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Obituaries for Friday, December 8, 2023

Gerald D. Faulkner

Gerald D. Faulkner, 91, passed away on Nov. 12, 2023, in Lihu‘e. He was born on Aug. 14, 1932, in Alabama. He was an ophthalmologist and a Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by mother Edna Eastis, father Dewitt Drennen, son Kelly Faulkner and stepson Donnie Libre.

He is survived by wife Fely (Igne) Libre Faulkner, sons Dr. Alan Faulkner, Steven Faulkner, stepsons Lydell (Yvonne) Libre, Floyd (Peggy) Libre Sr., stepdaughter Rhoda (Michael Hayton) Libre, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren and 21 step great-grandchildren.

A service is Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, Makai Ballroom, in Kapa‘a. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by service at 10:30 a.m. Internment to be at a later date at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Anastacion (Ana) Agpaoa

Anastacion (Ana) Agpaoa, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Nov. 13, 2023, at home at the age of 97. She was born on April 3, 1926, in Lawa‘i, Kaua‘i. She was a housekeeper at Kaua‘i Surf and a kupuna at King Kaumuali‘i Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by husband Urbano Agpaoa, daughter Adoracion Raquel, parents Flabiano Galot and Maria Galot.

She is survived by sons Norie Raquel (Stephanie) of Kaua‘i, Jerry Raquel (Mi) of Kaua‘i, Pacifico Raquel (Miyong) of Nevada, Enrique Raquel (Dorothy) of California, daughters Evangeline Budrewicz (Hanz) of California, Marilyn Char (Russell) of Kaua‘i, Josie Carroll of Kaua‘i, Remy Rea of Kaua‘i, 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.

A service will be held on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, at the Garden Island Mortuary. Visitation is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a celebration of life. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Alfonso M. Martin Sr.

Alfonso M. Martin Sr. left his earthly home on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, at the age of 89. He was born on May 21, 1934, in Kalaheo, Kaua‘i. He was a retired AC Technician for Dynalectron Corp. at PMRF.

Those who welcomed Alfonso home were his wife of 52 years, Caroline Marie Rivera, parents Trinidad and Antone Martin Sr., his sisters Libby Martin Sanchez, Alice Martin Silva, Dolores Martin De Costa, and his brother Antone Martin Jr.

Continuing in his legacy is his daughter and caregiver, Theri-Lynn Martin- (Travis) Haumea of Kalaheo. Their children, Destiny-Lynn Martin- (Justin Riley) Louis of Hanapepe, Dylan Martin (Shaeli Amorin), and Brooklynn Martin-Haumea of Kalaheo.

Also survived by his children Alfonso “Braddah” (Carolyn) Martin Jr. of Kalaheo, Leilani (Joseph) Nullar of Big Island, Puanani (Thomas) Schierenbeck of California, Marilyn (Roy) Kaululaau of O‘ahu, and sister Maria Janet (Jack) Randall of O‘ahu, brother-in-law William “Junior” (Josie) Rivera of ‘Ele‘ele, sister-in-law Maryann (Thomas Sr.) Rodrigues of ‘Ele‘ele, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at Holy Cross Cemetery Grounds (located behind the church). Come and visit with the family from 8 to 9:30 a.m. with inurnment services to follow. Flowers are welcomed.

Michael Wayne Kiyabu

Michael Wayne Kiyabu, 76, passed away on Nov. 29, 2023, in Kapa‘a. He was born on May 9, 1947, in Hawai‘i. He was in the U.S. Navy and a retired Kaua‘i Police Officer.

He was preceded in death by mother Hatsuko Kiyabu, aunts Rita S. Kiyabu and Theresa Braun.

He is survived by wife Lori R. Kiyabu, son Michael K.G. Kiyabu (Michael Haritos), daughters Lori G.K. (Glen) Balisacan, Kristy Sasachika (Chance Kinney), stepdaughter Liana (Randall) Koerte, sister Teri Kaluahine, brothers Larry Fernandez, Eddie Fernandez, grandchildren Norven Balisacan, Kingston Kinney, Roman Kinney, Royal Kinney, Kannon Kinney, beloved pets Orion, Kitty, Tang, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at later date.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Edwin Ku Panui

Edwin Ku Panui, of Kaumakani, passed away on Oct. 21, 2023, in Waimea at the age of 74. He was born on Feb. 19, 1949, in Lihu‘e.

He was preceded in death by father Edward Panui Sr., mother Enith Apaka Panui, sisters Henrietta Costa and Rev. Luana Dotimas.

He is survived by brothers Edward Panui Jr. of Lihu‘e, Anson Panui of Lihu‘e, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at Poipu Beach on Dec. 9, 2023, from 10 to 11 a.m. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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