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Jose L. Bernades Sr.
Jose L. Bernades Sr. passed peacefully on June 14, 2023, at Wilcox Medical Center at the age of 87. He was born on July 14, 1935, in Koloa. He was an U.S. Army veteran, a retired supervisor at Lihu‘e Plantation Company, and owner of Bernades Welding.
He was preceded in death by parents Gregorio and Crisanta Bernades, sister Helen Batangan and brother-in-law Pete Batangan.
He is survived by wife Eden Lopez, brother Larry (Julie) Bernades, sisters Trinie and Jean Bernades, daughter Michel (Ed) Cummings, sons Jose Jr. (Renee) Bernades, Bryan (Rebekkah) Bernades, mother of his children Margaret Bernades, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends may visit the family on Friday, Aug. 18, at Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e from 5 to 8 p.m.
A service is Saturday Aug. 19, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Visitation for family is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for friends, Mass celebrated at 10 a.m., and burial will follow at the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe at 1 p.m.
The Bernades family would like to acknowledge the staff at Wilcox Memorial Hospital Emergency (ICU Unit) and the staff at Kaua‘i Dialysis Facility.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Noelani Armine Smythe
Noelani Armine Smythe, 93, of Kapa‘a, passed away, at home in her sleep on July 9, 2023. Born in Haiku, Maui, she was a retired nurses supervisor at Samuel Mahelona Hospital. She is a graduate of Mid Pacific High School on O‘ahu and Loma Linda School of Nursing in California.
She was preceded in death by her brother Edward Kalani Smythe formerly of Honolulu and her sister Juliette Kalama Chaikin formerly of Sherman Oaks, California.
She is survived by her nephews David Chaikin of Kona, Steven Chaikin of Molokai along with two great nieces and two great nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at her residence in Wailua Homesteads on Aug. 12, from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Robert Noguchi was born in Waialua, O‘ahu, on Feb. 1, 1941. He died on Aug. 1, 2023, at his home in Kapahi after a 10-month illness. He was retired from the Kaua‘i County Fire Department with the rank of Captain.
He was preceded in death by baby son Robert Jude Noguchi, parents Robert and Agnes Noguchi, sister-in-law Tane Noguchi and niece Mariah Noguchi Lim.
He is survived by sons Bob (Lesley) Noguchi, Vincent (Shanel) Noguchi, daughters Julie (Mike) Cruz, Anita (Joey) Durocher, grandchildren Isaac, Bobby, Luke and Caleb Noguchi, Naomi, Vincent Jr. and Isaiah Noguchi, Jude (Raquelle) Noguchi, Mikey and David Cruz, Joseph, Anthony, Julia and Andrew Durocher.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine Church on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023. Viewing will begin at 9 a.m., services will begin at 10 a.m. and burial will follow at St. Catherine Kelia Cemetery.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisting the Hiranaka family with arrangements.
Tony John Jose
August 31, 1927 — July 31, 2023
Tony John Jose, 95, passed away on July 31, 2023, in Lihu‘e. He was born on Aug. 31, 1927, in Kona, Hawai‘i.
Tony married the love of his life Dorothy. They had 2 children Dennis and Dorothy Ann, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchidren. God Blessed them with 69 years of marriage together.
Tony was raised in Holualoa, Kona. At an early age, he learned the basic skills of roping, branding, horse shoeing, stone wall making and the herding of animals by working and gaining experience from his father’s ranch.
At the age of 18 he served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Korea.
After serving his country, he came back and started working as a ranch hand at the W.H. Greenwell Ranch. His work included breaking in colts, driving herds to different paddocks, inoculating the animals, branding large numbers of cattle and he remained on Mauna Loa mountain slopes at the Puu Lehua ranch house, for 6 week periods at a time. While there at night they would entertain themselves by playing cards, mainly Kamau and good old fashioned storytelling of the past. He remained at W.H. for 4 years.
Then, he was employed by Palani Ranch under its owner, Frank Greenwell. There he remained for 26 years. During that time he would do everything and anything imaginable, from building 40-50 thousand gallon water tanks, to making a 4 million gallon reservoir, drove cattle to pens in Kailua for the Humuula to take to Honolulu, making water pipelines for miles, building roads within the ranch, roping wild cattle to be led and hauled into trucks to be taken to the slaughter house. Other jobs included planting fruit trees on the slopes of Hualalai, fence making, stone wall building and repairing, weed control, caring and rotating cattle and breaking in colts for the ranch use.
After 26 years he dedicated his life to his own ranch in Kona, where he worked long hours of labor that he enjoyed doing. He also was an avid roper where he competed in rodeos. In 2014, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Paniolo Preservation Society.
As he looked back at his life, as a ranch hand and a ranch owner, he was very pleased with what he had accomplished over the years. Tony’s measure of success was the amount of satisfaction a person received in a lifetime. “My years were well spent, and I can say this with pride and satisfaction.”
Tony was always known to say to everyone, ” Pray to the Lord”
He was preceded in death by wife Dorothy Jose, brother Frank Jose, sisters Mary Fergerstrom, Ida (George) Paiva, Hilda Stewart and Rose Jose.
He is survived by son Dennis L. Jose Sr. (Sharon), daughter Dorothy A. Yeaman (Michael), grandchildren Shane Jose (Julia), Dustin Nosler (Valerie), Dennis Jose Jr., Darrin Nosler, Robin Maglinti (Kendall), Clay Jose, Keith Jose and Calden Jose, sister Gladys Jose and six great-grandchildren.
A service is Friday, Aug. 11, at St. Michael Church in Kona, Hawai‘i. Visitation is from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., service at 10 a.m., and burial will follow at Kona Memorial Park.
Dodo Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements.
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