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Lydia Madriaga, 80, of Puhi, passed away on July 14, 2023 in Lihu‘e. She was born in Waimea on Sept. 30, 1942, and loved working in her garden, growing flowers.
She was preceded in passing by parents Pedro and Placida Pajardo and siblings Larry Pajardo and Marcelina Bungcayao.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years Rudy, children Rubilee (Rafael) Camarillo and Michele (Mario) Gervacio, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life is Saturday, Aug. 26, at Immaculate Conception Church. Visitation is from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., a funeral Mass is at 10 a.m., and burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Barbara Schumacher Bales
Barbara Schumacher Bales, of Lihu‘e, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on July 29, 2023, at the age of 92. She was born in Lihu‘e on Feb. 22, 1931. She was a retired elementary school teacher.
She was preceded in death by husband Edward Bales, parents Frederick and Jennie Schumacher, and sisters Jeanette (Thomas) Hines and Priscilla (Melvin) Alencastre.
She is survived by daughter Bonnie (Max) Ocariza, two granddaughters and one great-grandson.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Lihu‘e Lutheran Church, German Hill. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with the service to follow at 10 a.m. Burial will be held immediately after the service at Lihu‘e Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Flora Elizabeth Leialoha Ornellas
Flora Elizabeth Leialoha Ornellas, 83, of Anahola, passed away in Lihu‘e on July 31, 2023. She was born in Lihu‘e on April 3, 1940, and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in passing by her husband of 52 years John Ornellas Jr., parents Stanley Manaia Sr. and Elizabeth Leialoha Oana, and siblings Stanely “Smokey” Oana Jr. and Eleanor “Leina” Carvalho.
She is survived by children Johnette (Patrick) Kinzie, Pualani Ornellas, Roland (Tida) Ornellas and Randal “Kaipo” Ornellas, brother Rossiter (Vicky) Oana, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
Private services will be held by the family. However, they invite all friends and family to Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home for the interment of both Flora and John Ornellas on Sept. 8, at noon.
Damon M. Ventura
Damon M. Ventura was born on May 18, 1944, in Lihu‘e. He died on Aug. 10, 2023, at his home in Kilauea after a 16-month illness. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Kaua‘i Fire Department as an engine operator.
He was preceded in death by parents Joaquin and Daisy Ventura, brothers Joaquin Ventura Jr. and James Ventura, and sisters Lorraine Amaral and Patricia Kaui.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Sheila Chong Ventura, sons Damien (Shayne) Ventura and Kurt (Mahina) Ventura, sister Lillian Rapozo, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held at a later date. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts).
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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