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Obituaries for Friday, June 16, 2023

Eric Lynn Teruo Kajiwara

Eric Lynn Teruo Kajiwara, of Waimea, passed away on May 28, 2023, at the age of 69, in Waimea. He was born on Sept. 15, 1953, in Waimea. He was a primary troubleshooter.

He was preceded in death by parents Teruo and Ruth Kano Kajiwara.

He is survived by wife Jaedene Waiala Tremaine Kajiwara, son Jaime “Baba” (Lynnette) Kajiwara of Maryland, daughters Tiani (Ivan) Ruiz of Waimea and Taira “Banana” Kajiwara of Kaua‘i, grandchildren Waianuhea, Kawahinemaikalewa, Tiare, Paliku, Arte Boy and Temoana, brother Calvin (Julie) Kajiwara of Kekaha, sister Lorene (Glen “Slack”) Odo of Waimea, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is Saturday, June 24, at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i. Visitation is from 10 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.

Albert G. Moura

Albert G. Moura passed away on May 13, 2023 in Kalaheo at the age of 94. He was born on Jan. 14, 1929. He was a Korean War Veteran and one of the most skilled machinists on Kaua‘i. His first job as a machinist was at Kauai Pine. After the closure of Kauai Pine, he worked for Lihu‘e Plantation Company, where he retired after 40 years. He married his one and only true love, Dorothy Texeira Moura, 70 years ago on May 23, 1953. His love for his family was unconditional, always putting them first. He attended all of his grandchildren’s sporting events and was their biggest cheerleader. He was a devout parishioner of Holy Cross Catholic Church who devoted much of his lifetime as an usher.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph C. and Frances Moura, brothers Clarence and Wallace Moura and sister Angelica Tavares.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Texeira Moura of Kalaheo, daughters Marlene (Larry) Moises of Lawa‘i, Tanya (James) Brown of Indiana and Audrey (Wayne) Bonilla of Lihu‘e, grandchildren Brandon (Brandi) Moises of Waimea, Tyson (SheriAnn) Moises of Lawa‘i, Dustin (Kristi) Moises of Lihu‘e, Marissa (Mel) Purcell of Lihu‘e and Cody (Mele) Bonilla of Lihu‘e, great-grandchildren Braeanna Moises, Jeydon Moises, Avaeah Moises, Maiyah Moises, Noah Moises, Eden Moises, Shealee Moises, Kenzie Moises, Melia Purcell, MJ Purcell, Matai Purcell, Talan Bonilla and Haven Bonilla, sister Frances Freitas and sister-in-law Violet Moura, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on June 17, 2023 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Viewing is from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m., and burial will be at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Wayne Bermoy

Wayne Bermoy, of ‘Ele‘ele, passed away on June 7, 2023 at Wilcox Medical Center at the age of 72. He was born on June 25, 1950, in Lihu‘e. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked in the construction industry.

He was preceded in death by father Henry Bermoy Sr., mother Cleo Iaea Bermoy and brother Wendell Bermoy.

He is survived by sons Paul Keoni Bermoy of Hilo and Wayne Bermoy of Michigan, daughters Nani (Kauiki Cook) Widmer of Waimea, Ku‘uipo (Godfrey) Kainoa of Waimea, Alia Ellis of Lawa“i, Malia Ellis of Lawa‘i and Elena Bermoy of Michigan, numerous grandchlildren, five great-grandchildren, brother Henry Bermoy Jr., sisters Sandra Quinsaat of Kalaheo, Stephanie Bermoy of Volcano, Colleen (Kekai) Kapu of Kula, Trudy (Will) Viernes of Hilo, Linda Bermoy of Volcano and Charlene L. (Ernie) Paden of Kalaheo, and numerous uncles, aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

John Parongao

John Parongao left our world on May 16, 2023, at home in Kalaheo, and reunited with his beloved wife Tina, father Vicente Parongao, mother Romana Navarro, brothers Al (Florence), Paul and Tom Parongao, sisters Helen (William) Neves and Josephine (Theodore) Perez, stepmother Gloria Parongao, brother-in-law Henry Peralta, son-in-law Leonard Bagano, and the many extended family that preceded him.

He grew up in Numila/New Mill, graduated from Waimea High School, and served in the U.S. Army, was a mechanic for C. Brewer Co., with second jobs in maintenance at Kaua‘i Surf and later at Walmart.

Hunting, skeet shooting and bowling were some of his interests. He loved deep-sea fishing and making lures, and was an avid reader. But in his heart he was a jitterbug dancer and a passionate cook.

Mostly he was a loving and proud family man who will be missed by his five children: John (Cindy) Parongao Jr., Joan (Bobby) Bareng, Deborah Bagano, Reuben Parongao and Anthony Parongao, sisters Trini Peralta and Amy Parongao, sister-in-law Juanita Parongao, 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Rest in love and peace … until we meet again.

We will be celebrating his life at a later date.

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

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