Obituaries for Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Delfin Fernandez Geronimo

Delfin Fernandez Geronimo passed away Sept. 16, 2021, at the age of 71, at Straub Medical Center. He was born Oct. 15, 1949, in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He retired as a food preparer at ‘Ele‘ele Big Save Market.

He was preceded in death by parents Teodorico Felix Geronimo and Feliciana Fernandez Geronimo, brother Felipe Geronimo, daughter Eugenia Geronimo Villanueva, and grandchildren Angela Drueg and Angel Dureg.

He is survived by wife Victoria Del Rosario Geronimo, sons David (Nova) Geronimo of ‘Ele‘ele, Roderick Geronimo of ‘Ele‘ele, son-in-law Tito Villanueva of Hanama‘ulu, daughters Maria (Danilo) Coloma of ‘Ele‘ele, Ana Margarita (Crispin) Lugod of the Philippines and Shirley (Darwin) Dureg of ‘Ele‘ele, grandchildren Danielle Marie Coloma, Daisy Coloma, Jessica Villanueva, Jenny Anne Villanueva, Ty Villanueva, Maricris Ritter, Dominic Geronimo, Nadine Geronimo, Ruby Brown, Darvin Dureg, Sherilyn Dureg, Ares Rica Anne Geronimo, Rikaya Anne Geronimo and Amarra Anne Geronimo, brothers Justino (Rebecca) Geronimo of Hilo, Vereno (Vangie) Geronimo of Kaumakani and Marcial (Wilma) Geronimo of ‘Ele‘ele, sisters Norma (Rodrigo) Del Rosario of Washington, Angeles Geronimo Alonzo of Hanama‘ulu, Josephine Geronimo of Kaumakani and Juanita (Steve) Babas of Hilo, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are at Garden Island Mortuary Friday, Oct. 1, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a celebration of life and then burial at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19 social distancing, face masks, and the 10-indoor and 25-outdoor gathering policies apply.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Kalalau Kaulei Rivera

Kalalau Kaulei Rivera, born Aug. 17, 1978, in Waimea, went home to his savior on Sept. 16, 2021, from his earthly home in Kapahi. He was 43. He grew up in Makaweli, Kawanui Camp 6. He was a veteran of the Hawai‘i Army National Guard, an excellent marksman, an avid fisherman, a jiu jitsu blue belt, and a gifted and much-sought-after certified arborist.

He was preceded in death by father Isidro Rivera and half-brothers Swain and Rudy Rivera.

He is survived by daughter Kalia Fletcher, son Lakona Rivera, parents Susie and Norman Heitmann, love of his life Fern Anuenue Holland, and siblings Hanakapi‘ai (Nathan) Grosse, Benjamin (Trisha) Rivera, Celeste (Anwar) Ali and Bonnie (Kenny) Elledge, as well as his half-siblings Swanie (Robert) Kepple, Paulette Glover, Joan Rivera-Sims, Joshua (Kawena) Rivera, Naomi Rivera and Noah Kama‘aina (Cara) Rivera, and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was one of a kind, and had the ability to bring laughter and joy to just about any situation. His life touched so many other lives in a profound and unforgettable way. He had a smile that lit up a room and the ability to befriend any soul. He never gave a second thought to offering help to others. He was outgoing, loving, and simply a joy to know.

Services are Saturday, Nov. 6, at Kalihiwai Beach at 1 p.m.

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

Ernest Roy Mindoro Jr.

Ernest Roy Mindoro Jr., of Kalihi, O‘ahu, passed away on Sept. 3, 2021, at Kuakini Hospital, at the age of 73. He was born on May 30, 1948 in Honolulu, and retired from Lihu’e Plantation.

He was preceded in death by parents Ernest and Bebincia Mindoro Sr., and twin granddaughters Daylene and Gaylene.

He is survived by Mary Lou Mindoro of Hanama‘ulu, daughter Destiney of Kalihi, O‘ahu, son Donovan Mindoro of Hanama‘ulu, granddaughters Desley (Casey) Edboi-Ebinger of Aiea, O‘ahu, Gezley “Gigi” (John Aiwohi Jr.) of Mililani, O‘ahu and Dezlynn (Rondel Nabua) of San Diego, grandson Gerett “Braddah Boy” Ebinger Jr. of Kalihi, O‘ahu, brothers Alan (Candy), Clifford (Leilani) and Micheal (Cindy), sisters Crystal (John) Song and Lorelei Mindoro of O‘ahu and Cecilia (Rudy) Verdugo of San Pedro, California, two great-granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held and scattering of his ashes will be on Sunday, Oct. 24, at Ahukini.

Borthwick Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Clarita ‘Nana Claring’ Manzano Lagura

Clarita “Nana Claring” Manzano Lagura passed away on Sept. 1, 2021, at the age of 83. She was born on July 9, 1938 in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by parents Pedro and Basilia Manzano, brother Mariano Manzano and daughter Clariza Lagura.

She is survived by husband German Lagura, daughters Germilin (Augustin) Tacata, Josephine Lagura, Irene Lagura, Wilma (Andrew) Ringor, Joy (Romel) Begonia and Jenny Lagura, sons Jesus Lagura and Gerald (Kiira) Lagura, brother Marcial Manzano, sisters Maria Lagoc and Herminia Go, 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services are Friday, Oct. 1 at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary, with visitation at 10:30 a.m. followed by prayer service at 11 a.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing are required.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lisa Marie (Unciano) Gaspar

Lisa Marie (Unciano) Gaspar, age 57, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Born on Dec. 26, 1963 in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Charlotte (Santana) Unciano.

On Aug. 20, 1988, Lisa was united in marriage to Gregg Gaspar in Kekaha.

She was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend to so many. She was a member of Circle of Hope. Lisa’s relationship with God was evident in all that she did. It brought her joy to share God’s love with others in any way she could. She always said, “the greatest of these is love,” and truly lived her life with that in mind.

Lisa is survived by her parents, Lawrence and Charlotte Unciano, her husband Gregg, her daughter Tanica Gaspar, her siblings Darryl (Marlene) Unciano and Melanie Reece, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her son Terrence Steven Gaspar and her grandparents Catalino and Caroline Unciano and Metodio and Gloria (Santana) Morales.

Memorial services honoring Lisa’s life are Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at Journey Church, 10700 75th St., in Wisconsin.

Piasecki Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.

Derek Darryl Morita

Derek Darryl Morita passed away on July 21, 2021, at the age of 67, in Waimea. He was born on May 20, 1954 in Honolulu. He was a teacher and businessman.

He was preceded in death by son Dustin Morita, father Edward Morita and brother Ronson Morita.

He is survived by daughters Hi‘ilani Shizuko (Geoff Badua) Morita of O‘ahu and U‘ilani Reiko Morita of O‘ahu, grandchildren Kaeden Ramirez, Kaecen Ramirez and Zaeliah Nunes, mother Shizuko Morita, sister Kelijene (Derek) Tengan of O‘ahu and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins

Services are Saturday, Oct. 2, at Garden Island Mortuary, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. and celebration of life to follow. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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