Obituaries for Friday, June 18, 2021

Derrick D. Linoz

I’m sad to say that after a long illness my youngest brother Derrick D. Linoz, 63, of Las Vegas, has passed away. He was born on July 5, 1958. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and will surely be missed and loved by all.

He was preceded in death by parents Dalmacio and Feliza Linoz, brother Lenoard Linoz, and sisters Innocencia Linoz and Susan Butacan.

He is survived by sisters Linda Paza, Charleen (Glenn) Ganeku, Theresa Linoz and Charmaine Duarte, brothers John (Ruth) Linoz and Howard (Luz) Linoz, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family requests a private service. Anyone who would like to pay their respects should call Char at 808-631-7865.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Esperanza A. Juan

Esperanza A. Juan passed away on May 21, 2021, at the age of 90, in Lihu‘e. She was born on Feb. 14, 1931, in the Philippines. She was a laundry attendant.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernardo Juan.

She is survived by daughters Nora (Samuel) Corpuz of Puhi and Nida (Raymundo) Barroga of Lihu‘e, grandchildren Raven Corpuz, Berniece DeLuca, Michelle Kino-Spelman and Branden Barroga, great-grandchildren Olivia Kino-Spelman, David DeLuca and Isaac DeLuca, brother Toribio (Lydia) Abad of Honolulu, sister-in-law Evelyn Cardinez of Kaumakani, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service at Garden Island Mortuary is Saturday, June 19, with a walk-thru visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. and celebration of life to follow. The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Keala Shandi Kwai Lan Ruiz

Keala Shandi Kwai Lan Ruiz, 39, of Hanapepe, was born at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Aug. 24, 1981. She passed away at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital on June 1, 2021.

She is survived by her fiance Christian “Chris” Parado of Hanapepe, sons Chanson Mano’i-Ruiz, Chaedyn Parado and Cairyn Parado of Hanapepe, parents John D. Ruiz and Lisa (Palama) Ruiz, brothers Danny (Ashlie Tao) Ruiz of Nevada and Ikaika Ruiz of Nevada, grandparents Damascio Ruiz Jr. and Thelma (Fu) Ruiz of ‘Oma‘o, David (Moana) Palama of Kahili, Beverly (Michael Edwards) Nunes-Palama of Kapa‘a, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service at Garden Island Mortuary is Saturday, June 26, with a walk-thru visitation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and celebration of life to follow. The family suggests aloha attire and welcomes flowers. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Robert (Bob) L. McGinty

Robert (Bob) L. McGinty, 83, of Gladstone, Michigan, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Lakeview Memory Care Center in Gladstone, surrounded by family.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1938, in Flint, Michigan, the son of Edward and Lilah (Ferguson) McGinty. He graduated from Flint High School in 1955. He graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree, and received master’s degrees from Western Michigan University and Michigan State Univeristy, and a doctorate degree in math from Michigan State University.

He taught math at Douglas MacArthur High School in Saginaw, Michigan, and was a math professor at Northern Michigan University for 38 years. He served as the national president of the School Science and Mathematics Association, president of the National Council for Teachers of Math, and president of the Michigan Council for Teachers of Math. He was united in marriage to Margaret Bays on Feb. 14, 1981.

He was a licensed contractor who built many houses, and loved to spend time with his family, attending their sporting and musical events, camping and traveling.

In 1986, he and his family went to Malaysia, where he taught at a university. He and Margaret lived in Hawai‘i after retirement, where he volunteered at the National Tropical Botanical Garden and the Kaua‘i Humane Society. His love of animals was very clear with his contributions and fostering of many kittens for years at the Kaua‘i Humane Society and the Delta County Animal Shelter. He and Margaret adopted three of the kittens they nursed to health.

He was a supporter of Players de Noc in Escanaba and the annual high school musical on Kaua‘i, and attended as many plays as he could. Friends knew he was a kind, gentle, generous and caring man. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved pranking anyone he could, especially his closest and dearest friends and family.

He is survived by wife Margaret McGinty of Gladstone, children Michael (Robert Miley) McGinty of San Francisco, Amy (Kirk) Cooper of Escanaba, Kira McGinty of Albany, New York and Brendan (Susan) McGinty of Arlington, Virginia, grandchildren Alanna and Joshua Cooper and Conor and Finn McGinty, brother Ronald (Connie) McGinty of Sierra Vista, Arizona, nephews Chad and Todd McGinty of Arizona, sister-in-law Verna Beach, and numerous nieces and nephews and his favorite feline companion, Eddie.

He was preceded in death by parents Lilah and Eddie McGinty, first wife Gail, and brother-in-law Jim Beach.

The family will celebrate his life on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Kid’s Kingdom Pavilion in Gladstone. For those who would like to celebrate his life with a donation, the family requests donations be directed to the Kaua‘i Humane Society or the National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Skaradski Funeral Home is assising the family with arrangements.

Robert Adair Warren Jr.

Robert Adair Warren Jr. died peacefully on Thursday, June 10, 2021, in his beloved home in Kilauea. He was born Nov. 16, 1947, in Ravenna, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by parents Robert Warren Sr. and Dorothy Madden, and sister Patricia Warren.

He is survived by wife Pamela Warren of Kilauea and daughters Dawn Warren and her husband William Thompson in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Robin Warren Myers and husband Garan Myers in Mooresville, North Carolina, and grandchildren Grady Everett Myers and Sierra Adair Myers, sisters Susie Ward and husband John Ward of New Bern, North Carolina, and Judy Hammond and husband Drew Hammond of Bryson City, North Carolina.

A graduate of the Univesrity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1973 aboard the LSD Fort Snelling out of Little Creek, Virgina. After his military service, he strove for career excellence, becoming a senior vice president with Morgan Stanley. His career as a financial advisor and wealth manager spanned 40 years with Morgan Stanley.

His love affair with Hawai‘i began as a summer-school student at the University of Hawai‘i in 1969. He fulfilled his dream of a life in Kaua‘i, building a home, strong friendships and a commitment to the island.

His deep affection for boats and sailing made him a passionate protector of the local waterways. He led the charge to have Kilauea River remediated after the Kaloko Dam breach and continued to fight the invasive salvinia in Kaua‘i’s streams. He and his wife were recognized by the state Legislature as 2018 Hawai‘i Invasive Species Committee Heroes. He was recognized by the Kaua‘i Police Department after serving for several years on the Mayor’s Council on Crime. He initiated Citizens Against Thieves, a community-information and action group. CAT was instrumental in curbing thefts on the north and east shores. He took an active interest in the Kilauea community through the Kilauea Neighborhood Association, continued support for Anaina Hou Community Park and the maintenance of Kahili Beach.

Please make any remembrance donations to Anaina Hou Community Park. Payments via check can be sent to 5-2723 Kuhio Hwy., Kilauea, HI 96754, or at anainahou.org.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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