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Vincent Lopez Jr.
Vincent Lopez Jr. passed away on June 29, 2022, at the age of 62. He was employed by Akita Enterprises as a bus driver, and previously worked for The Kaua‘i Bus.
He was preceded in death by father Vincent Lopez Sr., sister Stella Lopez, maternal grandparents John C. Reis and Mabel Borges, paternal grandparent Mareclino Lopez, John Medina and Mary Pavao.
He is survived by mother Marjory Lou Naone, brothers Lyons “Kapio” Naone, Lee “Kaleo” Naone, one nephew, four nieces, one grandniece, Aunties Elizabeth “Wayne” Allianic, Sweetie “Patrick” Lopez, numerous cousins, co-workers, and friends who miss his phone calls the most.
A service is Saturday, Aug. 20, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation starts at 9 a.m., Mass is at 10 a.m., and internment will follow Mass. Feel free to call cousin Petra at 808-346-3517 with questions. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Brian Martin Andrade
Brian Martin Andrade, 48, of Lawa‘i, passed away at his home on Aug. 10, 2022. He was born on Feb. 28, 1974, in Lihu‘e. He worked as a rancher at Andrade Slaughter House and Cattle Company.
He is survived by parents Manuel “Mac” and Phyllis Andrade, children Cheyenne, Brooklyn, and London Andrade, siblings Macky Andrade, Sharleen (Meha) Balmores, grandmother Helen Martin, loving companion Heather Martin, niece Paisley Balmores, nephew Kroix Balmores, numerous uncles, aunties, and cousins.
Private services were held by the family.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Adam Huskey passed away on July 25, 2022, in Clearlake, California, at the age of 32 years old.
He is survived by mother Leslie Ferrell, brothers Keith (Jeanne) Grebner and Earl (Kira) Huskey. He lives on in the hearts of his niece Mackenzie Grebner and his nephews Nathan Grebner and Jax Furugen-Huskey.
In the business of entertaining people with his unique sense of humor and gentle heart, he had countless friends and will be missed by many.
Genevieve ‘Aunty Genny’ Carmelita Moura
Genevieve “Aunty Genny” Carmelita Moura, 85, of Oma‘o. passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on May 17, 2022. She was born on Aug. 24, 1936, in Kaimuki, O‘ahu. She retired as an LPN.
She was preceded in death by her former husband Charles Howard Moura, daughter Cimmeron Louise Moura, parents Santos Domingo Troche, Lucy Ramos Troche and sister Lucy T. Metiz.
She is survived by children Rose Marie (Benjamin) Jimenez, Charles Moura, James Moura, Cimmeron Carmelita Jones, Howard (Gigi Quinn) Moura, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, brother Domingo Santos Troche Jr., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life is Saturday, Aug. 27, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation starts at 9 a.m., Mass is at 10 a.m. and burial to follow at Holy Cross Church. There will be a reception at Hanapepe Pavilion by the tennis courts after the burial. Masks are required at Holy Cross Church.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lee Everette Kapuakea Balino
Mind over matter with perfect form, Lee Everette Kapuakea Balino completed his final set on July 30, 2022.
The eldest son of Naval Base Shipyard supervisor and Marine Corps veteran George Balino Jr. and Naomi Clark “Ami” Balino, he was raised with his siblings in their family home on Honohono St., Aiea Heights, O‘ahu.
A 1974 graduate of Na Ali‘i O‘Ai‘ea, #80 was an all-star wide receiver and offensive end. His passion for football was undeniable. A versatile athlete, he mastered every contact sport. His fondest and most cherished memories were spent with teammates and rivals on and off the field.
Dubbed an honorary “ladies man,” he was well known for his charm, charisma, chiseled physique, arrogantly good looks, his debilitating left hook and worldly knowledge.
There was always a war story when he was home. Attracting the locals with his wit and humor, many stopped in to listen. It was in those moments, he shared of his love for Jehovah and the trials and tribulations that transformed him into the man he was.
Versed in the art of tai chi, his focus, meditation and breathing techniques carried him through the toughest fight of his life. An amazing mindset, strong and resilient, he is the epitome of strength, focus and perseverance. His legacy lives on.
Once a warrior, now a legend!
He was preceded in death by parents and sister Ellison Kehaulani Balino.
He is survived by siblings Honey girl, Cheri, Lori, Kevin and Kalani, friend and foe for over 45 years Jaime “Ona” Rankin (Keith Kamana), children Kapuakea (Eliah), Kimo (Melissa), Kanoelani (Duncan), Kaleo Balino, Ferdinand Lagundino, Craig Nakaahiki, Carlina Espino, Carly Nishibata and Alicia Kilpatrick, grandchildren Jordyn (Austin), Allison (Tony), Skylar (Ky), Jadyn (Jesse), Edyn, Dylan, Eryn, Cassie, Jameson, Bella, Reyn, Erdin, Kayden, Makayla, Te’a and Sofia, hanai grandchildren Crystalyn, Taralyn, Jadelyn and Jedadiah, great-grandchildren Blayze and Leigha, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life is Sunday, Aug. 21, at Kanoe’s Hale, 553913 Kawaihau Rd, Kapa‘a, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome. Please bring a war story in remembrance of our father. Opened to all who knew Lee, wish they knew him and for those who are hungry. Come help us celebrate the life of a true Hawaiian.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Robert R. Valencia, Sr.
Robert R. Valencia, Sr. passed away on July 27, 2022, at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 84. He was born on March 12, 1938, in California. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and a range programs manager.
He was preceded in death by wife Emma L. Valencia, son Robert R. Valencia, Jr. and parents Raymond and Margarette Valencia.
He is survived by son Ron (Julie) Valencia of Lihu‘e, grandchild Reece R. Valencia, long time loving companion Makiko Texeira of Kapa‘a, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service is at the Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, Aug. 20, starting at 9 a.m. followed by burial at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery at 11 a.m. The family requests casual attire.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Amanda Michelle Skelton
Amanda Skelton, 44, of Kalaheo, passed away Aug. 9, 2022, from an apparent heart attack while traveling. She was born Aug. 30, 1977, in Dallas, Texas, to Bill and Maria Skelton.
She was preceded in death by her mother Maria.
She is survived by partner Brian Gillen of Rumson, New Jersey, father Bill Skelton of Lihu‘e, brother Edward Skelton (Lisa) of Flower Mound, Texas and sister Cynthia Skelton (David Cooper) of Dunedin, Florida.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Koloa Union Church at 3 p.m. followed by a pot luck reception at Poipu Beach park. Masks will be required at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the Napali Coast Ohana (napali.org) or the Kaua‘i Native Plant Society (kauainativeplants.org).
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