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Manuel Medeiros, 97, of Hanama‘ulu, peacefully passed away on Nov. 1, 2022. He was born in Lihu‘e, on Jan. 10, 1925, and retired as a supervisor with Lihu‘e Plantation Co., then went to work at Grove Farm as a security guard.
He was preceded in death by parents Edward and Mary Medeiros, wife Alice Jerves Medeiros, sons Calvin and Rodney Medeiros, and grandson Donald “Butch” Collins.
He is survived by sister Marlyn “Molly” Kuhaulua, granddaughters Alyssa (Hanson Hsu) Kaneakua and Cherina (Tony Laborte) Medeiros, grandsons Richard Medeiros, Joel Marquez and Calvin Jesse Medeiros, 18 great-grandchildren, cousin Billy Richardson, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life is Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Po‘ipu Beach Park main pavilion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Frank Costa Rita
Frank Costa Rita passed away on Nov. 6, 2022, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital, at the age 93. He was born on July 19, 1929, in Kalaheo. He was a mechanic at Kukuiolono Golf Course in Kalaheo and within the community, as well as an employee of Rollins Dairy in his younger years.
He was preceded in death by parents Gabriel and Rose Rita, son Patrick Brustowicz, daughter-in-law Karen Kanahele, grandchildren Verna Rita and Rhonda Rei Mederios, and siblings Antone, Gabriel, Joseph, Madeline and Emily.
He is survived by wife Lita Rita, brother Alfred “Freddie” Rita, sons Ronald Brustowicz, Nelson Rita, Frankie Rita, Lawrence (Jolene) Rita, Erik (Cherisse) Rita and Ashley (Tania) Rita, daughters Gloria Rita and Sheila Rita, 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A service is Thursday, Dec. 1, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. and Mass at 11:30 a.m. The family requests casual attire.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Irene G. ‘Dede’ Wilhelm
Irene G. Wilhelm, affectionately known as Dede, 88, of Lihu‘e, was born on Jan. 19, 1934 in Kohala, Hawai‘i Island.
She was a well-known cocktail waitress at the former Kaua‘i Surf Hotel up until the day the hotel closed its doors. Her charm and excellent service could never be duplicated. Locals and tourists alike would return time and time again whether for a vacation or to relax and have a cocktail at the Planter’s Bar or Golden Cape just to see her.
On Nov. 18, 2022, Dede gave her “last call.” She was surrounded and embraced by her loved ones when the almighty came and gently took her to eternal paradise.
Throughout her life she remained passionate about traveling the world, reading murder mysteries and writing and journaling.
Another great passion of hers was criminal work. For six years, which was the term limit, she was the head of the Kaua‘i Police Commission. She was also a member and served on the National Board of Police Commissions. It was all very time consuming and she enjoyed every single minute.
She was preceded in death by parents John Gonsalves and Clarinda Pinho Gonsalves, brother Arthur Gonsalves, sister-in-law Winnie Crawford Gonsalves, and sons Jerry (Norma) Yahiku Jr. and Scott (Andrea) Yahiku.
She is survived by husband Earl “Jack” Wilhelm, daughter Kristine (Darrell) Borrero and son Robin (Cathy) Yahiku, and her most precious grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Our family would like to give a very, very special thank you to Bernie Ka‘eo for her unbelievable love and support. Also, a big mahalo to Kaua‘i Hospice for all of their time and wonderful care.
Private services were held.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Rose Marie Lopez
Rose Marie Lopez, 83, of Kalaheo, passed away on Nov. 21, 2022 at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home in ‘Oma‘o. She was born on Jan. 21, 1939, in Waimea. She was a graduate of Kapi‘olani Technical School in culinary arts. She was a retired prep cook and caregiver.
She was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Margaret Correa, husband Charles Lopez Sr., brothers Thomas Harold Correa, Richard Correa, Jerry Correa and John Correa, sister-in-law Betty Correa and daughter Gail Lopez.
She is survived by sons Charles Paul (Corina) Lopez Jr. and Brian John (William, Mandel) Lopez, daughter Margaret Marie (William) Rita, sisters-in-law Maxine Correa and Mary-Lou Correa, grandchildren Linette Rita, William Rita Jr. and Charles Lopez III, great-grandchildren Logan Gonsalves and Ka‘ena Rita, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service is Thursday, Dec. 1, at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i. Visitation with the family is from 2 to 3 p.m. and Mass at 3 p.m. The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Imelda Negrillo Quiban
Imelda Negrillo Quiban passed away on Oct. 15, 2022, in Las Vegas, at the age of 56. She was born on Aug. 26, 1966, in Luna, La Union, Philippines.
She is survived by husband Noli Quiban, siblings Feniano (Carmen) Negrillo, Cipriano (Shirley) Negrillo, Teresa Bailey, Patricia Negrillo, Maria (Chito) Zabala, Ramon (Glean) Negrillo and Vicky (Cecilio) Redaus, brother-in-law Alejandro Quiban Jr., sisters-in-law Nenita Quiban, Mercy Vasques and Renante Quiban, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life is Saturday, Dec. 10, at Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev. Edison Pamintuan presiding, assisted by Deacon Bill Farias. Final resting will be at a later date. Friends are welcome. The family suggests casual attire.
Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park is assisting the family with arrangements.
Michelle ‘Michie’ Matsuko Perlas
Michelle “Michie” Matsuko Perlas passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, surrounded by family, at the age of 51. Born on Jan. 12, 1971, in Lihu‘e, she grew up in Puhi. She worked for state Child Welfare Services as a social worker for 26 years. She helped and served so many clients and children. She enjoyed baking and, most of all, making Stampin Up cards.
She was preceded in death by parents Damaso and Aurellia “Nina” Perlas.
She is survived by companion Sean Nakamura, sister Alicia Perlas (Tyrus C.) Miyashiro, brother Michael Perlas, nephews Jordan (Mae) Perlas and Tyrus K. Miyashiro, niece Kaytlyn Perlas, grand-nephew Micah Perlas, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A celebration of life is Thursday, Dec. 15, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary. Visitation is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by services at 10:45 a.m.
Mary Yoshimura, 91, of Wailua Houselots, passed away on Oct. 15, 2022. She was born on Dec. 13, 1930, and raised in Kilauea. She was a retired custodian for Kapa‘a Elementary and Middle School.
She is survived by husband of 70 years Masashi Yoshimura, daughters Penny (Dennis) Purviance and Patty Yoshimura, grandsons Kaili (Sara) Purviance and Kanoa Purviance, great-grandchildren Benjamin, Emilia and Chandler Mary Watts, and sister Charlene Sarita.
A celebration of life is Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Sylvester Church in Kilauea, with visitation at 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m.
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