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Obituaries for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Helen Anne Knudsen Callahan

“Auntie” Helen Anne Knudsen Callahan, age 60, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully at her residence on Feb. 21, 2021.

She was preceded in death by husband Darrick Callahan and father Eric Lewis Knudsen.

She is survived by her loving mother Nancy Austin (Robert) Tracy, sisters Maile Knudsen (Barry) Nelson and Anne Knudsen (Steve) Temme, nephews Austin Lewis (Andrea) Knudsen and Collin, friend William Brown, caretaker Anne Chipchase, and numerous cousins, uncles and aunts.

She will be laid to rest at the O‘ahu Cemetery (also known as Nu‘uanu Cemetery) in Honolulu, alongside her ancestors, during a private service.

A celebration of life will take place on Kaua‘i. An announcement will be made once a date and time are determined.

Angel Alayvilla

Angel Alayvilla, of Escondido, California, passed away peacefully at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido on Jan. 30, 2021, at the age of 76. Born on May 9, 1944 in Lapog, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was a senior accountant at Green Horizons Landscape and Maintenance, Inc., and served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by parents Rufino and Juliana Alayvilla, and brothers Orencio, Raymond Nito and Wayne Alayvilla.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years Monica Louis-Alayvilla, daughters Andrea (Keone) Kelly and Angela (Amoie) Alayvilla, sons Aaron (Shana) Alayvilla and Austin (Brandie) Kekoa of California, stepdaughters Monalei (Punohu) Amulacion and Shana (Frank) Cruz of Kaua‘i, 21 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, siblings Teresita (Revelino Sr.) Tacsiat, Ben (Norma) Alayvilla, Remy (Edward) Chinen, Domi (Carol) Alayvilla, Lolita (Russell Sr.) Fernandes, Priscilla (Michael) Kano, Nancy ( Joseph) Fontanilla, David Efren Alayvilla, Josie (Serafin Jr.) Galvez and Wilfred Alayvilla, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, March 6, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with Mass at 10 a.m. Due to COVID 19, face masks and social distancing are required, and will be coordinated by the Immaculate Conception Church Bereavement Ministry.

Solidad ‘Soly’ Caronilla Fernandez

Solidad “Soly” Caronilla Fernandez, of Puhi, passed away on March 12, 2020, at the age of 89. She was born on Nov. 9, 1930, and was a food-service worker.

She was preceded in death by parents Miguel and Dominga Caronilla, and son Glenn Lardizabal.

She is survived by husband Regalado “Baco” Fernandez, daughters Maureen (Zachary) Octavio of Arizona and Regina Aiken of Washington, son Reynard Fernandez of Puhi, grandchildren SeraFran, Binky, Zenda, Colby, Tron, Reya, Topaz and LilyLu, and 13 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life is Friday, March 12, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia. Open visitation starts at 9:30 a.m. with a prayer service from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes will follow at noon in Kalapaki Bay. Social distancing and masks are required.

Fred W. Palacio

Fred W. Palacio passed away on Feb. 16, 2021, at the age of 72, in Kapa‘a.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1949, in Lihu‘e. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a field worker with McBryde Sugar Company and Olokele Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by parents Domingo and Maria Palacio, brothers Ernest Palacio and Augustine Palacio, and sisters Gloria Medeiros and Martha Proulx.

He is survived by wife Linda Palacio, son Gary (Carol) Palacio of Delaware, hanai son Rodney Cabral of Las Vegas, daughters Kimberly Cabral of Las Vegas, Virginia (Arnold) Pablo of Wailua Houselots, Veronica (Stuart) Palacio of Wailua Homesteads and Sunshine (Ross) Palacio of Kapa‘a, 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brothers Edwardo (Marie) Palacio (Marie) of New Jersey and Dennis Palacio of ‘Ele‘ele, sisters Theresa (Kennedy) Luis of ‘Ele‘ele, Shirleen Palacio of Kekaha and Elisa (Robbie) Cline of Virginia Beach, and by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A walk-thru visitation at Garden Island Mortuary is Saturday, March 13, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. A celebration of life is at 11:30 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Patrick H. Cain

Patrick H. Cain, 64, passed away on Feb. 6, 2021, on Kaua‘i.

He was born in Honolulu on May 4, 1956, and worked on Kaua‘i as a roofer for Garden Isle Roofing and Pacific Island Roofing.

He was preceded in death by father Patrick N. Cain, mother Betty J. Domdoma, grandparents William and Jenny AhSam and niece Leila Schmitt.

He is survived by stepfather Pake Domdoma, brothers Richard Cain and Frederick (Lori) Cain, sister Lisa Cain, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

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

Danny Neil Huff

Danny Neil Huff passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at The Queen’s Medical Center on O‘ahu. He was 65 years young.

Born in Long Beach, California to Lynn (Bush) and Neil Huff, he was the middle of three boys. He attended Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, where he was an outstanding athlete, playing baseball, football and basketball.

Throughout his life, he had a love for the ocean. It was no surprise that, in 1999, he fulfilled one of his dreams and moved to the island of Kaua‘i, where he embraced and passionately lived out the Hawaiian spirit.

It was there his path led him to his soulmate and loving wife, Lisa. He was a dedicated father to his daughter, Whitney, and especially loved the role of “Papa” to his granddaughter, Shyla. He worked in the hospitality industry for many years before obtaining his electrical license. Most recently, he owned and operated his own electrical business.

He was known by many as “Dan the Man,” and enjoyed surfing, canoeing, volleyball and bonfires. But his happiest moments were spending time with family and friends. He had an enormous zest for living and a charming personality. His outgoing nature only made you a stranger once. He will always be remembered for his disarming good looks and welcoming smile.

We will be celebrating his life at a later date, and will make the announcement once the date is determined.


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