Obituaries for Sunday, January 10, 2021

Alika S. Aguiar

Alika S. Aguiar passed away on Dec. 27, 2020, at the age of 49, in Waimea. He was born on May 19, 1971, in Honolulu, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Edwin M. Aguiar, uncle Robert Aguiar, andmaternal grandparents Reynolds and Lehua Horswill.

He is survived by parents Anthony and Renee Aguiar, brothers Ikaika E. Aguiar of Waimea, Kaimi Ike A. (Jan) Aguiar of O‘ahu, Keali‘i A. (Kisha) Aguiar of Kekaha and Iolana (Sara) Aguiar of Utah, sisters Kimberly K. (Anna) Aguiar of Florida and Star K. Aguiar of Kekaha, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are pending due to COVID-19 matters.

Burial will occur at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. A limited amount of people, 10 at a time, will be allowed at the burial site for 10 minutes. COVID-19 rules apply social distancing and masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Edward ‘Mr. Ed’ John Medeiros

Edward “Mr. Ed” John Medeiros, 73, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Dec. 29, 2020, at Wilcox Medical Center. He was born in Koloa on June 24, 1947. He retired as the CEO of Kaua‘i Government Employees Federal Credit Union.

He was preceded in death by father Edward Medeiros and sister Jessie Sam-Fong.

He is survived by spouse Jennifer Medeiros, daughters Lisa (Jason) Overmyer and Michelle (Christian) Jenkins, sister Edwina Saunders, mother Otilda Medeiros, stepchildren Ben (Melissa) Camelo, Lambert Camelo and Clifton (Pua) Camelo, grandchildren Ashlie Overmyer, Kaylee Overmyer, Hailey Overmyer, Kaden Rapozo-Medeiros, Olivia Jenkins and CJ Jenkins, six step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be at Immaculate Conception Church at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, with services to follow at 10 a.m. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Social distancing and face masks are required.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Charles Yoshio ‘Bull’ Kusaka

Charles Yoshio “Bull” Kusaka passed away at home on Dec. 13, 2020, at the age of 92. He was born near Iron Bridge, Wailua, on Feb. 26, 1928. He retired from H. Tanaka Plumbing Kapa‘a in 1988 after working for 46 years as a master plumber with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, Local No. 675. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by parents Robert and Masaji (Sasaki) Kusaka, brother Yukitoshi “Boogie” Kusaka, brother-in-law Akira Teramoto, brother-in-law Gerry Kikuta, and nephews Lester Teramoto and Dwayne Kusaka.

He is survived by wife Maryanne W. (Pinho) Kusaka, son Charles H. “Kale” Forward III, sisters Helen Teramoto, Katherine (Lamont) Shadowens, Dorothy Kikuta and Chieko (Harry) Ehara, brother Henry (Lynn) Kusaka, sister-in-law Fely Kusaka, and nieces and nephews Dennis (Susanne) Teramoto, Leah Shadowens, Tina Shadowens, Russell (Debbie) Kikuta, Gail (James) Kaeka, Norine Kusaka, Royden (Weena) Kusaka, Eydie (Michael) Miskel, Melanie Ehara, Cheryl Ehara and Kendall Kusaka.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Clara Barriga Manabat

Clara Barriga Manabat, 88, born in Waimea, passed away on Jan. 6, 2021, of COVID-19 complications, in Torrance Memorial Hospital in Torrance, California. She was born Dec. 29 1932.

She was preceded in death by husband Innocentio Manabat of Kapa‘a, and brothers Alejandro Barriga and Piligrino Barriga.

She is survived by son Rodney Dale Manabat, wife Tanya Manabat, son Terrence Kieve Manabat, daughter Carmela Manabat Clements and her husband Dino Clements, grandchildren Matthew Manabat, Marissa and David Casillas, Morgan Manabat, Stephanie Clements and Kimberlee Clements, and siblings Rosita Delanoza, Edwin Barriga, Priscilla Freitas, Walter Barriga and Patricia Dickerson.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services will be held at a later date.

James “Kunz” Vernon Kunane Ka‘auwai

James “Kunz” Vernon Kunane Ka‘auwai, 57, of Kapa‘a, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Dec. 24, 2020. He was born in Lihu‘e on Nov. 25, 1963, and worked as a heavy-equipment operator.

He was preceded in death by granddaughter Kayla Ka‘auwai, grandparents Kaluna Ka‘auwai and Daisy Contrades Ka‘auwai, and mother-in-law Alice Oliveira.

He is survived by wife Kehaulani Ka‘auwai of Kapa‘a, mother Annette Ku‘uipoaloha Ka‘auwai of Anahola, his eldest children shared with Elizabeth Ho‘oikaika, sons James Kekoalauli‘i Ho‘oikaika of Anahola, Byron Keala Ka‘auwai-Ho‘oikaika of Honolulu and daughters Jaimelyn Ka‘auwai-Ho‘oikaika of Anahola, Seanne Ka‘auwai-Ho‘oikaika of Anahola, hanai son Jonathan Mahoe Poe-Ho‘oikaika of Anahola, younger children shared with Kehaulani Ka‘auwai, sons Landon Demello-Oliveira of Kapa‘a, Tyler Ka‘auwai of Anahola and Tryten Ka‘auwai of Kapa‘a, and daughter Shaylen Demello-Oliveira of Koloa, brothers Ross Teraoka of Kapa‘a and Arthur (Meagan) Rice of Kalaheo, sister Laurinette Masako (Eric) Fujimoto of Hanama‘ulu, brothers-in-law Troy (Kaui) Oliveira of Waikoloa and Kaohu Oliveira of Hilo, father-in-law James (Mercy) Oliveira of Hilo, grandchildren Bryden, Brysen, Branden, Bronsen, Lilinoe and Kailee Ka‘auwai, Leianaokekai Poe-Ho‘oikaika, Kaleb Lemalu, Ayden Lopes, Kapua Yamamoto and Ace-Lawai‘a Ka‘auwai, and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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