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Obituaries for Friday, January 6, 2023

Darrel (Mark) Heyne

Darrel (Mark) Heyne, 68, of Lawa‘i, and formally of Wainiha, peacefully went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 31, 2022, due to 5 years of diabetes complications. Born in Santa Monica, CA., on May 1, 1954 to Darrel George and Gwen Heyne. Marky-Mark, is what he often called himself, was born the same day his grandfather Roland Heyne was born.

Marky-Mark attended Ala Wai Elementary, Kawananakoa Internediate on O‘ahu, than finished his high school education at Kapa‘a High School. Though Mark did not attend culinary school, he had a natural gift when it came to cooking, whether for one person or hundreds of people. He was known for preparing local Hawaiian food, with enough leftovers so that his ALOHA could be extended to their dinner table the next day. It brought Mark so much JOY to see people filled with food he prepared with so much love.

At a very early age, Marky-Mark and his brother Robert had their own paper route delivering newspaper in Nu‘uanu, O‘ahu. He also worked many years for the Ching family cooking at the Village Snack Shop & Bakery in Hanalei, while his wife Claire cooked and baked along side of him. He also worked as a laborer for Spencer’s Masonry, Inc., in Kilauea. Fishing and gathering from the land to provide for his family was one of Mark’s passions, along with gardening and landscaping. Mark loved being a steward of the land caring for native plants and keeping the land looking it’s best.

Mark survived by his sister Ginger Heyne McDowell of Lihu‘e, stepdad Don McDowell of Long Beach, Washington, Matthew Heyne of Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, his cousin, caregiver, and dearest friend of all times, Loui Cabebe and his wife Fumi of Hanapepe, Kaua’i.

Preceded in death by parents Darrel and Gwen Heyne, sister Melanie Kolika Heyne of a Princeville, Kaua‘i, and brother Robert Heyne of Anchorage, Alaska.

Please join us this Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at the Princeville Park Pavilion from 1:30 to 4 p.m. for Mark’s Celebration of Life. A private scattering of Mark’s ashes will be held at a later date with his immediate family.

Debbie Lynne Sakai Ortiz-Luis

Debbie Lynne Sakai Ortiz-Luis, 60, of California, passed away on Aug. 20, 2021, in Kalaheo. She was born on Dec. 13, 1960. She was a retired nurse of Napa State Hospital.

She was preceded in death by daughter DeeAnne Falls and father William Teruo Sakai.

She is survived by mother Myra Linda Sakai, husband Manuel Ortiz-Luis, hanai children Fherie Bernardos, Allan Booth, Xander Robinson, Benjamin Sobrepena, sister Amy (Greg) Rita, brother William (Samantha) Sakai Jr., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is Saturday, Jan. 7, at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery with services from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

John Kelepine Lopes, Jr.

John Kelepine Lopes, Jr. passed away on Dec. 15, 2022, at Garden Isle Healthcare at the age of 84. He was born on Feb. 3, 1938, in Honolulu. He was a veteran with the U. S. Air Force and a master plumber.

He was preceded in death by wife Patricia Ann Lopes, father John Kelepine Lopes, Sr., mother Violet Kapaona Makia, sister Margaret Claudette Lady Kelepine Kaleohano, brothers Clement “Tui” Lopes, Herman Lopes, Richard Lopes and Peter Estoy.

He is survived by sons Calvin Arroyo of Honolulu, Teddy Arroyo of Lihu‘e, Ioane Lopes of Lawa‘i, Aukai Lopes of Anahola, daughters Lavina Taovao of Anahola, Kolina Lopes-Carter of Waianae, Aulani Lopes-Villalobes of Anahola, 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

A service is Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Garden Island Mortuary. Visitation is from 10 a.m. followed by a celebration of life at 11:30 a.m. The family requests aloha attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ricardo E. Navor Sr.

Ricardo E. Navor Sr., 83, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Dec. 10, 2022, in Lihu‘e. He was born on March 14, 1939, in the Philippines. He was a sugar crane operator at Lihu‘e Plantation.

He was preceded in death by parents Agapito Navor and Celerina Navor, grandson BJ Navor Gaitos, brother Juanito (Anacleta) Navor, sisters Adelina (Mariano) Negrillo, Paulina (Cresencio) Bumatay, Darlene Navor and stepmom Rachel Navor.

He is survived by wife Adelina P. Navor, daughters Marlene (Jonathan) Reyes, Virgie (John Nakamura) Navor, Norma Mission, Maile (Lester) Tugade, hanai daughter Zhylelah Cummings-Navor, sons Ricardo (Kym Estacio) Navor Jr., Ridel (Jayne Ramelb) Navor, brother Agapito (Melissa) Navor, sisters Cecilia Navor, Ululani (Dan) Urwiller, grandchildren Fredrick-Hollywood

(Nadia) Navor-Aquias, Tyner (Sierra Kelekoma) Navor, Dustin (Leiala Cummings) Navor, Brandon (Shaleia Aplidao) Navor, Mariah (Justin Moriguchi) Navor, Nalani (Marion Carbonel) Mission, Kelsie (Kalen Laranio) Navor, Krystal-Carrie ”KC” (Kylie Souza) Gaitos, Austin (Diamond) Ramos, Cameron Navor, Alaysia Navor, Lauryn Tugade, Logan Tugade, Lexi Tugade, Kasarah Navor, Nalu Nobriga, Clifton (Amber Keeler) Mission, Anu Navor, Naya Navor, Kiani Taniguchi, Chastin Mission, 33 great-grandchildren, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is Friday, Jan. 6, at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i from 8 to 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park cemetery.

Myra Linda Sakai

Myra Linda Sakai, 79, of Kalaheo, passed away on Aug. 6, 2022, at Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born on Jan. 26, 1943, in Hanapepe.

She was preceded in death by husband William Teruo Sakai, daughter Debbie Lynne Sakai Ortiz-Luis, granddaughter DeeAnne Falls, parents Celedonio “Tony” and Angeline “Angie” Erlandiz, sister Carmen Dolores Erlandiz, brothers James Alvin Reyes and Tonieng Erlandiz.

She is survived by daughter Amy (Greg) Rita, son William (Samantha) Sakai Jr., grandchildren Raquel and Garrett Rita and Sasha and Kaimana Sakai, brothers August, Stanley and Edward Erlandiz, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is Saturday, Jan. 7, at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery with services from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Source: The Garden Island

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