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Arthur Joseph (Joey) Lorenzo
Arthur Joseph (Joey) Lorenzo, 64, passed away on June 27, 2022, in Couer d’Alene, Idaho. He was born on May 12, 1958, in Pahala Ka‘u, Hawai‘i. He was a cowboy and held jobs as a ranch manager on Moloka‘i, heavy equipment operator, truck driver and farrier. He was a member of the Koa Puna Motorcycle club and was the past president of the Kaua‘i Chapter.
He is survived by wife Patricia (Trish) Lorenzo, daughters Shauntie (Jason Noah) Derego of Honoka‘a and Ku‘uipo Lorenzo of Kennewick, Washington, sisters Kathy (Glenn) Baybayan of Kea‘au, Kim Lorenzo of Pahoa and brother Clifford (Rachelle) Lorenzo of Waimea.
Services are Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Kaneshiro’s ‘Oma‘o Ranchlands at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at Mana Christian ‘Ohana from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Waimea, and on Sunday, Oct. 2, at The New Town and Country Stables in Wai‘anae at 5 p.m. for the Joey Lorenzo Memorial Double Mugging.
Bell Tower Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lola M. Bukoski
Lola M. Bukoski, 78, of Koloa, passed away on July 28, 2022, at Wilcox Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 26, 1943, in Lihue. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by parents Michael and Lillian Iida and husband Samuel K. Bukoski.
She is survived by daughters Weena (Royden) Kusaka and Tammy (Jack) Nishimoto, sons Elton “E.J.” Bukoski, Sam Bukoski and Kika Bukoski, brother Steven (Nicky) Iida, sister Cheryl Sasaki, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life is Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Raphael Church in Koloa. Visitation is from 9 to 10:45 a.m. followed by Mass at 11 a.m.
Alan Shigeru Naito
Alan Shigeru Naito, 76, peacefully passed on Aug. 12, 2022, at his home in Cerritos, California, with family by his side. He was born on May 9, 1946, in Lihu‘e.
He was preceded in death by parents Shigeru and Yukie Naito and sister Kay Sachi Tracey.
He is survived by wife Rose, daughters Gale Bejo of Lihu‘e and June (Matthew Brill) of St. Louis, Missouri, sisters Janet Sakagawa of Kane‘ohe and Ethel (Melvin Kauahi) of Lawa‘i, and cherished grandchildren.
A celebration of life is scheduled for Dec. 3, 2022, in California.
Elizabeth Jean Ferreira ‘Betty’ Gatewood
Elizabeth Jean Ferreira “Betty” Gatewood was born in Koloa on Nov. 3, 1941, and died on Sept. 5, 2022, in San Jose. She was the third of four children born to John and Mary Ferreira. As a young girl, she loved being outdoors, climbing trees and keeping company with the many animals around the yard. Like her sister Dorothy, she was enchanted by the beauty of her surroundings and a love of plants and flowers became a life-long passion.
Betty attended Holy Cross Catholic School and Kaua‘i High. During that time she and her sisters briefly worked as hula dancers at a local hotel’s hula show. She also worked as an extra in the movie “South Pacific,” for which she was paid $60 a day, a lofty sum for that time. After graduation she attended nursing school at St. Francis Hospital in Honolulu, where she met Boyd Gatewood, a Coast Guardsman who was stationed on O‘ahu. Two weeks later, the two were engaged. Boyd and Betty married on Sept. 16, 1961, at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa. Although she wanted to become a registerd nurse, she made the decision to leave nursing school with a degree as a licensed vocational nurse, because, at that time, married women were not allowed to remain in the program.
The newlyweds flew to California and embarked on their honeymoon, driving cross country to visit his family in Texas and New York. One of her fondest memories was watching the film premier of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” at Radio City Music Hall. The next year Lisa Louise was born, and then Traci Lee in 1964. A few months later, the family moved from Costa Mesa to San Jose. She first worked at Valley Medical Center and then at Kaiser Permanente, where she’d remain for over 30 years. During her tenure at Kaiser, she worked in clinical nursing and was promoted to supervisor, then manager of several key departments including EKG, Allergy and Psychiatry. After her retirement she continued to work at San Jose Job Corp, a federal residential, educational and job-training program for at-risk youth. It was at job corp that she got back to the very basics of nursing, which she very much enjoyed.
Parenting was a priority for Betty and Boyd, even though both worked full time and Lisa and Traci were “latch-key” kids. There was many a time when sibling arguments were settled over the phone by calling “mom” at work. Camping and, later, family motorhome vacations to Canada and Yellowstone, were unforgettable adventures. Family gatherings with Betty’s beloved sister and best friend, Jackie, were cherished times. In later years Betty and Jackie took turns caring for their mother, Mary, who came to live in California from Kaua‘i, often playfully arguing about who got to have “mom” the longest.
She doted on her garden, notably her orchids, roses and annuals. She volunteered for the Commission of Status of Women and at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.
In later years, Betty and Boyd traveled to New Orleans and Europe. Visits to Kaua‘i became an annual event. She was known to scour the island looking for guavas to make guava jam. Most weekends were spent with her daughters on outings to craft festivals, Costco runs, or just breakfast at The Bite of Wyoming. She loved Hawaiian music, Prince, Leon Russell, and Sammy Davis Jr. “Moonstruck,” “16 Candles” and “Pride and Prejudice” were favorite movies. She loved her dogs and cats, and the Gatewood home became a refuge for strays.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 61 years, her two daughters, her son-in-law Matt Jacquet, her brother John Ferreira, her two dogs — Koloa Jack and Mary (named for her parents) and her current brood of felines.
She was an intelligent, practical, funny and kind woman. She suffered no fools, was not afraid of death, and lived life to the fullest. A celebration of life is being planned. Please contact Traci Gatewood-Jacquet at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-205-5104 for more information. In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to send a donation to the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (https://secure.hssv.org).
Loretta Ellen ‘Lori’ Ventura
Loretta Ellen “Lori” Ventura, 84, passed away on Sept. 10, 2022, in Huntington Beach, California. She was born on May 26, 1938, in Koloa. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by parents Wallace and Caroline Clement Ah Nee (Fujita).
She is survived by husband Bill, children Greg (Jackie), Tambi (Gregg), Karlyne (Mike), Chris (Flor), Kym, Tiffany, Tiare (Mike), Todd (Joanna), Josh (Maggie) and Jon (Denise), brother Bob (Lu), sister Lani (Jack), 30 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
A service was held at St. Bonaventure Church in Huntington Beach, California.
Benjamin Monje Mones Sr.
Benjamin Monje Mones Sr., 92, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Sept. 9, 2022, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 4, 1930, in Pangasinan, Philippines. He retired as a landscaper with Westin Kaua‘i.
He was preceded in death by wife Loreta Mones and son Mario Mones.
He is survived by children Myrna (Ernesto) Balmonte, Jimmy Mones, Benjamin Mones Jr., Leo (Daisy) Mones and Melandro (Alegria) Mones, 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brother Benny (Anna) Mones, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life is Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Immaculate Conception Church, with visitation from 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Judith Ellen Jardin ‘Judy’ Gonsalves
Judith Ellen Jardin “Judy” Gonsalves, of Kalaheo, passed away Sept. 8, 2022, at the age of 77, at Straub Medical Center on O‘ahu. She was born Oct. 22, 1944, in Waimea to Albert and Clara Jardin, the first of two daughters.
The vast majority of her life was spent in Kalaheo, near family. She graduated from Waimea High School in 1962. In 1966 she met the love of her life, Leon Gonsalves Sr., as they worked together at Waiohai Hotel. She and Leon were married in March of 1967 and remained together until his passing in 2015. Together they very proudly raised four sons.
She loved animals, especially dogs, and couldn’t remember a time in her adult life when she didn’t have a dog. More often than not, it was multiple dogs at the same time.
She held different jobs over the years, such as house cleaning for private residences and working at various grocery stores. She enjoyed her final employment as a meat wrapper for Sueoka Store in Koloa the most.
She was preceded in death by parents Albert and Clara Gomes Jardin, husband Leon Gonsalves Sr., son Lionel Gonsalves, brother-in-law Peter Kali and nephew Peter Kali Jr.
She is survived by sons Leon (Patricia) Gonsalves Jr., Lance (Tobey) Gonsalves and Loran (Linette Rita) Gonsalves, seven grandsons, four great-grandchildren, sister Alberta Kali and niece Clarice Kali.
Private services will be held. The immediate family will receive family and friends at the family home at 4590 Pu‘uwai Rd., Kalaheo, on Saturday, Oct. 8, at noon.
John Alexander Kalimahana ‘JP’ Punua
John Alexander Kalimahana “JP” Punua was born in Lihu’e on Sept. 15, 1956. He grew up in Wailua, and passed away peacefully on Aug. 23, 2022. He lived a great life and was loved and appreciated by his family, many friends and co-workers. He enjoyed an outstanding, 37-year career as a senior flight attendant with Hawaiian Airlines.
He was preceded in death by mother Mary Ann Ku‘uleialoha Punua.
He is survived by father Victor Punua Sr., daughter Herenui Ku‘uleialoha Punua, former wife Cara Tekopunui, sister Ku‘uleialoha (Yossi), brothers Victor Jr.(Cheryle), Wallis (Shana) and Edward Sr. (Vanessa), nieces Kei‘alohi, Kawehi (Russell) and Leimomi, nephews Kaimana, Matthew (Patrice), Micah, Kala‘e (Kris), Iki (Chandee), Marcus and Edward Jr., grand-nieces Victoria, Lana, Stella and Lilinoe, and grand-nephews Kamakau, Hekili and Mason.
A service is Saturday, Oct. 8, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Kapa‘a. Visitation starts at 1 p.m., service at 3 p.m. and reception to follow.
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