Former Kauai county official Raymond D. Souza died last Wednesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 90.
Souza, of Kapaa, held elective office for 20 years, including terms on the County Council and the former Board of Supervisors and seven years as county auditor, formerly an elected position. He retired after failing in a 1972 bid for re-election.
"He was always an active Democrat," said Turk Tokita, former administrative assistant to the Kauai Board of Supervisors. Souza continued to "come out in support of the younger candidates" after his retirement.
"Finance was his forte," said Tokita.
Souza graduated from St. Louis School and received a degree in business administration from St. Mary's College in California. He formerly managed the plantation store in Kealia and a clothing store in Kapaa. He was business manager of a weekly newspaper, Kauai News, before entering politics.
He is survived by sons Ainsley K., Earl and Deharn K. Waiwaiole; hanai daughter Tamarie Kaholi; sister Olivia Kanai; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Kapaa. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family suggests that casual attire be worn.
Borthwick Kauai Mortuary handled the arrangements.
Andrew Abraham, also known as "Uncle Billy," "Uncle Bogo" or "Uncle Happy," 67, of Nanakuli died Dec. 20 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Audreylyn "Laikupu"; sons John, David and Wayne; daughters Elizabeth Kauwe and Jarelynn Abraham; brother Kenneth; sisters Cecilia Kaupu, Gerty Apio and Mary Kaaihue, and four grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Rita Catholic Church. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Mary J. Ah Sing, 77, of Kula, Maui, a retired pineapple trimmer, died yesterday in Kula Hospital. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Herman Nascimento and caregivers Joyce Marciel and Theresa Oliveira. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Bryan J.Q.C. Ahue, 49, of Pearl City, a bartender, died Dec. 20 in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dee; son BJ; daughter Shyloh; father James; brother Eldon, and sisters Sharon Cole and Gwen Tompkins. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Kamehameha Schools, Bishop Memorial Chapel. Call after 1 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.
Henry A. "Papa" Auwae, 94, of Hilo, a retired superintendent of heavy equipment at the Kulani Honor Camp, died Sunday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Henry K., Mark K., Allen, Duane K., Charles K., Ronald and Anthony; daughters Maile Mauhili, Marie "Nani" Higashida, Henrietta Miranda, Norma Kema, Mercy Keopuhiwa, Jewellyn M. Leialoha, Rae Lee Awai, Leilani Balai, Charlotte Keo, Celestine Aquino and Julia Auwae; sister Abby Waggoner, and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
William D. "Bill" Bertrand, 66, of Lihue died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Ahukini, Kauai. He is survived by twin brother John; mother Marie R.; children William D. and John W. Bertrand II and Suzanne Bucknel, and a grandchild. Mass: 2 p.m. next Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after noon. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Celebration gathering: Hanapepe Neighborhood Center.
Bruce C. Bigelow, 54, of Honolulu, an attorney in Honolulu, died Monday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Celina, Ohio. He is survived by son Ian P.; father Charles T., and sisters Ann Bigelow Winfield Peterson and Linda Bigelow Edmundson. Memorial services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after noon. No flowers. Contributions suggested to the St. Francis Hospice Program.
Edmund A. Char, 64, of Kailua died Thursday in Kailua. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Evelyn; children Leanne Kauwe, Edmund Clarence and Loriann Char; mother Esther Makuaole; sister Hannah Kamoe; brother Joseph Char, and six grandchildren. Call from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, Kaneohe. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Col. George J. Collins, 80, of Kailua, a retired colonel of the U.S. Marine Corps, died Saturday. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Elaine; daughter Stacey Strutz; brother Warren, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Vianney, Kailua. Burial at a later date.
Mary Correa, 82, of Honolulu died Thursday in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Nelson; daughter Betty Lou Davis; sister Margaret Lancaster, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Martina R. Cortez, 87, of Pearl City died last Wednesday in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Isabelo; daughters Aurora Rapanut, Fe Gasalao and Loty Garperio, and 16 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines.
Elizabeth Ann S. Cummins, 79, of Kaneohe died Saturday in Kaneohe. She was born in Washington. She is survived by sons Patrick and Thomas; daughter Theresa Reelitz, and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.
Lorna A.K.P. Dunne, 73, of Hawaiian Paradise Park died Tuesday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael I. Dunne and Douglas Tolentino; daughters Eleanor Clasen and Leilani Peters; brother Leonard Koomoa; sisters Myrtle Mae Brown and Josephine Ingalls, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Malia Puka O Kalani Catholic Church in Keaukaha. Call after 9 a.m. Burial of ashes: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at Oahu Cemetery. Pa'ina to follow. Casual attire.
Guyson R. Ebalei, infant son of Noelani and Guy, died Dec. 22. He is also survived by sister Tehani and grandparents Anthony and Wanda DeGuzman and Benny and Lillian Ebalei. Private scattering of ashes.
Peter K. Hanohano, 73, of Hauula, owner of financial business services, died last Wednesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Queenie U. Keonaona; sons Peter Jr., Danford, Clayton, Chad and Neal; daughters Valerie Kahanu and Arlene Kahawaii; brothers Edward, Edwin, Carl, Edgar, Henry, Louis, William, Harry, Phillip and Robert; sisters Esther Lum, Maude Nakila and Stella Judd, 31 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hauula Makai Chapel, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Emma K.P. Hashimoto, 74, of Waimanalo died Dec. 26 at home. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by sons Warner and Hastings, also known as Ace Aiu; daughters Irma Kidder, Leocadia Hashimoto and Tamar Cordeiro, 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Minnie A.F. Helenihi, 87, of Waianae, a retired public schoolteacher, died Dec. 16 in Honolulu. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons William S. Jr. and George L.; daughter Simone L. Andrade; brother George Fraticelli; sister Ramona Mercado, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Harry S. Higa, 97, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of Captain Market and Daikoku-Tei catering, died Dec. 14. He was also a master Okinawan music composer and shamisen instructor. He was born in Gushikawa, Okinawa. He is survived by daughters Alice Chinen, Nancy Shimokawa and May Toya; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Nancy S. Ito, 83, of Honolulu died Dec. 21 in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Roy; daughters Thelma Tanouye and Jean Ito, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Joseph M. Kahaunaele, 69, of Kapaa, Kauai, a luggage transfer worker for the tourist industry, died Dec. 26 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He also served in the U.S. Marines. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by daughters Pam C. Domingo and Corina Kimura; sons Joseph Jr. and Jonathan; children's mother Flora Miyamoto; sisters Elizabeth "Kelly" Harbottle, Dora Swain, Mervlyn "Alapai" Sperry and Henrietta Kailimai; brothers David and Larry, and seven grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at Kauai Veterans Hall in Lihue. Call after 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Smiths Beach in Anahola. Casual attire.
Joseph S.N. Kim, 86, of Halawa Heights, a retired pipefitter foreman at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Monday in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. He is survived by daughter Lorna Ah Yat; son Joseph Jr.; brothers John, Moses and Walter; sisters Katherine Gibson and Elizabeth Lau, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Bernice Pauahi Chapel, Kamehameha Schools. Call after 4 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Sam Kau Lau, 80, of Pearl City, who retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Thursday in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betsy; daughter Cheryl Yukumoto; three brothers, a sister and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jeremy K.P. Leong, 53, of Hilo, a retired chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy, died Friday at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Nona Sasahara; sons John and Jeffrey; daughters Sara Leong, Rondalyn Ogawa and Ginger Ross; brother Kernan; sisters Sylvia Belcher and Donna Leong-Swain, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.
Norman M. "Molo" Lindsey, 64, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired construction inspector for the County of Hawaii, died Sunday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Kevin, Billye, Keith "Ala," Kent and Jason; brothers Clifford and Jonathan; sister Bernadette Cocoulidis, and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Imiola Congregational Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Lindsey Family Cemetery. Casual attire.
Jaime M. Malapit, 72, of Honolulu died Dec. 23 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Sylvia; children Zeny Bocalig, Jennifer Garcia and Rick, Freddie and Jaime Malapit Jr.; brothers Bernard, Pastor, Manrique and Froilano; sisters Marcela Julian and Enriqueta Gapuz, and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.
Ariston A. Martinez, 86, of Kilauea, Kauai, will be remembered in services at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 at St. Sylvester's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Incorrect information was provided for an obituary published Saturday.
Kenneth M. Nakamoto, 74, of Honolulu, a retired printer for the U.S. Navy, died Nov. 3 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet; son Dean, and sisters Asako Kimura, Doris Saito and Dorothy Kawate. Private services.
Mervin S. Oana, 67, of Wailuku, a retired assistant fire chief in the Maui County Fire Department, died Friday in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Mervin S. Jr.; daughter Mia Lalau; brothers Alexander and Michael; sister Edith Bal, and two grandchildren. Wake services: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Tribute: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Services: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Tribute: 10 a.m. Aloha attire.
Irene N. Pagan, 74, of Kaneohe died Friday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Alexander "Chico"; daughters Rose Marie Bradley, Trudy Jean Monte, Betty Ann Masano and Irene R. Medeiros; son Alexander; brother Richard Navas, and 15 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the park. Casual attire.
Gregorio "Gorio" Pedronan, 101, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired laborer with Rice Farm, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Nicomedes, Marcello and Flor; daughters Nieves Soriano, Helen Pedronan and Susan Andrade; brother Pedro; sisters Olympia Galiciano and Eulalia Malagday; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. No flowers.
Audrey G.K. Peterson, 69, of Honolulu died Dec. 26. She is survived by sons Christopher and Lawrence Newman and Gary and Eric Anderson; daughters Katherine Woolsey and Karen Lindermann, and brothers Gordon and John. Scattering of the ashes: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Kewalo Basin on the S/V Hilton Rainbow I.
Patelisi L. Pilimai, 91, of Hauula died Dec. 22. She was born in Lotofaga, Western Samoa. She is survived by sons Sofeni, Lolo Lesa, Fagaote and Iosefa; daughters Mele Pilimai, Olive Tuiono, Fiapaipai Tuimaunei and Siulai Ma'ae, 39 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. to noon today at Hauula Fifth Ward, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial will be in Western Samoa.
Elizabeth A. "Aunty Alice" Reimer, 71, of Kona, Hawaii, will be remembered in memorial services at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kona Church of the Nazarene. Casual attire. No flowers. Condolences suggested to Daniel Reimer, P.O. Box 383125, Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738. The additional information was provided for an obituary published yesterday.Hanae Sakanashi, 94, of Honolulu died Saturday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Richard, Kenneth and Robert; daughters Helen Wakatsuki, Clara Nakahata, Sally Iwai and Jane Oyama; brother Harold Ogata; sisters Ellen T. Kobayashi and Tsuyuko Ogata, 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Talaluatunamafata T.E.K. Sane, 47, of Honolulu died Dec. 22. She was born in Malaeloa, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Pastor Keli; sons Faimanifo, Keli Jr. and Charlie; daughters Margaret and Soonafai; brothers the Rev. Elder Taofia-Taulapapa, Iremis and Lefanoga Eseroma, and sisters Nuusina and Ma'opuolealofioamoa Eseroma. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Palolo First Samoan United Methodist Church. Call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
Kikue "Irene" Shimamoto, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired garment cutter, died Dec. 22 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in North Hilo. She is survived by son Denis M., four grandchildren and a great-grandson. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Manuel N. Souza III, 84, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired sugar plantation heavy equipment operator, died Saturday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was also a World War II veteran for the U.S. Army. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Eileen P.; sons Manuel Jr. and Wayne; daughter Sharon DeMello; sister Mary Ramos, and seven grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Honokaa Catholic Church, Our Lady of Lourdes. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.
John W. Sullivan Jr., 67, of Kailua will be remembered in a Mass 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Chapel-Diocesan Center, 6301 Pali Highway. Incorrect information was provided for an obituary published Saturday.
Leslie Syracuse, 62, of Kahuku died Dec. 14 in Ewa Beach. She was born in Indiana, Pa. She is survived by sons Russell and Thomas Syracuse and Frank Machleit III, and daughters Tracy Anne Humble-DePaola and Kelly and Victoria Syracuse. Private scattering of ashes.
Charles R.K. Todd, also known as "Boyce" or "Huck," 69, of Honolulu, a warehouse foreman, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gaile; son James; daughter Rowena Murphy; brothers John, Clarence, Ronald and Thomas; sister Kulani Soares, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Kailua Christian Church, 317 Manono St. Call after 9 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire.
Helen C. Vidinha, 84, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Puhi, Kauai. She is survived by son Thomas; daughters Joyce Abreu and Lydia Carveiro; sisters Julia Ferreira, Roselina Duarte, Gloria Pereira and Emily Lopes, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 1 p.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.
Alberto S. Villaver, 69, of Honolulu, a maintenance man at the City and County Rose Garden in Kapahulu, died Dec. 25 in St. Francis Hospital. He is survived by wife Brigida A.; sons Richard, Alberto Jr., Rolly and Erwin; daughters Liberty Matas, Thelma Campania, Emilia Daquioag and Amalia Castillo; sister Marciana Zulueta, and 19 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church. Call from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.
George E. Widel, 79, of Hilo, a technician for telephone companies in Pennsylvania and Florida, died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was born in Franklin, Pa. He is survived by wife Hai "Chi" Thi;l son George R.; daughter Mary Ann; stepdaughters Lena Kurashige and Chuc Doan; sister Jan Pease, and three grandchildren. Services: 2:45 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Call after 2:30 p.m. Burial to follow.
Kiyomi Woo, 47, of Honolulu, a controller/systems operator, died Thursday in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Miyagi, Japan. She is survived by husband Thomas Q.; daughters Kimberley M. and Katrina H.; mother Ryuko Hirama; brother Keiji Hirama, and sisters Hiromi Ishikawa and Sharon S. Juncker. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.
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