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Obituaries for Friday, July 14, 2023

Laurie Sue ‘Lala’ Jacobs Gingerich

Laurie Sue “Lala” Jacobs Gingerich, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her beloved pets Kai and Makana on July 1, 2023, the same day of her 59th birthday. She was born in Prince George’s County, Maryland, at Joint Base Andrews. She was raised by her adored parents, high school sweethearts Dr. Paul Harold Jacobs and Jean Frances Jacobs.

She is survived by her two sons, three grandchildren, five siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews. While she will be missed, she had a few requests: laugh plenty, love deeply, and live life to the fullest, just as she did.

In honor of Laurie, her beautiful life will be celebrated at a later date in the near future. Her sons will notify family and friends about events related to celebrating Laurie in Santa Cruz and Kaua‘i.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate any help your heart wishes to provide to help for funeral expenses: Venmo @bgingerich or PayPal: Mahalo.

Rudy Madrid Fernandez

Rudy Madrid Fernandez, of Kapa‘a, passed away on June 23, 2023 at Wilcox Medical Center, at the age of 55. He was born on Nov. 22, 1967 in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a gardener/laborer.

He was preceded in death by parents Francisco Y. Fernandez and Rosalina M. Fernandez and brother Enrique M. Fernandez.

He is survived by wife Maida Fernandez, sons Ray Rex Labrador of O‘ahu, Jhevin Salvador-Fernandez of O‘ahu and Roy John (Zamira) Fernandez of O‘ahu, daughters Chellcy (Crystal) Koerte-Fernandez of Kaua‘i, Danielle (Demarco) Morris of Ohio, Deonna Guy-Fernandez of Ohio and Sharmin Fernandez of Washington, nine grandchildren, brothers Irineo (Rosita) Fernandez, Reynaldo (Lena) Fernandez, Rolly (Betty) Fernandez and Rely (Janet) Fernandez, sisters Gabriella (Ludovico) Ramiscal, Erlinda Sagucio, Glory (Gerardo) Aceret, Yolanda (Julius) Corpuz, Lydia (Nelson) Villanueva and Marlyn Stoner, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is at the Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i on Tuesday, July 18. Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. with a celebration of life to follow. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Kainoa Kaulukukui

On Nov. 29, 2022, Kainoa Kaulukukui, U.S. Navy veteran, professional hula and Tahitian dancer, loving mother, sister, daughter and friend, passed away at the age of 67. She will be sorely missed.

She was born on Oct. 6, 1955, in Honolulu, to May Leialoha Wright and Glenn Kaopua Kaulukukui.

She was preceded in death by her mother, her father, son Mart M. Mullins and brothers Glenn Jr., John W.K. and Frederick K.

She is survived by sisters Fabian (Anacleto) Kaulukukui-Heloca, T. Kanani Kaulukukui and Juliana (Gabriel) Tennberg, brothers Roddy (Gina) Kaulukukui, Moses (Michelle) Kaulukukui-Palisbo and Douglas (Debra) Kaulukukui, grand-daughter Maliana Mullins, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be a ceremony to spread Kainoa’s ashes at Kealia Beach on Sunday, July 16, starting at 11:30 a.m.
Source: The Garden Island

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