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Obituaries for Friday, May 17, 2019

Katherine McNelly

Katherine McNelly, 84, of Lihue, passed away on April 13, 2019, at her home.

She was born on July 1, 1934, in Lihue, and was a retired executive secretary at Kauai Community Federal Credit Union.

She was preceded in death by father Tsutao Sato, mother Misae Sato, brother Harold Sato, sister Elaine Rindal, and son Mark McNelly.

She is survived by son David (Kelly) McNelly, daughters Julie (David) Miyasaki and Shelley (Dwight) Lee, sisters Karen (James) Tamaye and Charmian Sato, numerous grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Friend may visit with the family on Friday, May 24, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary chapel in Koloa from 5:30 p.m., where d services will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. The family suggests casual attire. Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Virginia Madayag Cabillan

Virginia Madayag Cabillan, 84, of Lawai, passed away on April 12, 2019, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. She was born in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines, on Jan. 28, 1935, and retired from Wilcox Memorial Hospital as a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by parents Julian and Barbara Alegado, twin sister Ines Cabales, and brothers Daniel Alegado and Santos Alegado.

She is survived by sons Rolando (Leah Lei) Agustin and Froilan (Ashley) Madayag, grandchildren Hunter Madayag, Taylor Agustin, Scarlett Madayag and Phoenix Madayag, sisters Adoracion Almero, Bobbi Hernandez and Maring Torres, brother Simo Alegado, stepdaughters Solena (Ed) Guerrero and Ramona (Bill) Reilly, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 18, at Immaculate Conception Church, with viewing from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery. The family suggests casual attire.

Joseph LeRoy Browne

Joseph LeRoy Browne, 73, died of heart failure in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 6, 2019. Born Jan. 14, 1946, he was the son of the late Joseph and Eileen Ruth Asemissen Browne. He is survived by his beloved wife, Susan Jeffrey.

He is also survived by children Jason Browne (Yesenia Chavez Browne) of Los Banos, California, Stephanie (Kevin) Browne Jean of Gilbert, Arizona, and Seth Browne (Elle Garcia) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, stepchildren Karen (Roger) Welser of Providence, Rhode Island, and Aimee Jeffrey of Chevy Chase, Maryland, grandchildren Andrew Welser, Evan Welser, Samuel Joseph LeRoy Browne, Nicholas Joseph Jean, Joseph Browne, Jenya Welser, Lillian Jean, Nya Stoian, Gabriella Browne, Teddy Stoian and Mari Welser, brother Robert Browne, and seven nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by sister Ruth Babel.

He was a much-loved man who loved hugely, said daughter Stephanie. The most important thing to him was his family. He cherished his wife, Susan, who was his anchor for 40 years. He loved his children fiercely. His three children adored him. Each named a son in his honor.

He delighted in nature: the mountains and ocean, and also tropical flowers, many varieties of which he raised. He had a lifelong hobby of garage-saleing. He loved the bargain-hunting, and often took his kids along to find treasures. He loved Hawaiian culture, Hawaiian music, and the Hawaiiana he collected at garage sales.

He and Susan enjoyed traveling anywhere. He appreciated trying the foods and seeing the art and culture of the world, and meeting interesting people wherever he went. He leaves behind many dear friends in California and Kauai.
There will be a private family memorial.

Christopher James
‘Kimo’ Napolis

Christopher James “Kimo” Napolis, 43, of Lihue, passed away on May 14, 2019. He was born in Lihue on Jan. 15, 1976, and was self-employed.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Juan Mahor, paternal grandfather Andrew Napolis, paternal uncle Ross “Bozo” Napolis, and brothers Brandon Stagner and Kelala Durante.

He is survived by mother Valerie Mahor, father Paul Napolis, sisters Desiree Napolis, Heidi Alexander-Surbona and Amber Alexander, brothers Jesse Sapp and Brandon Sibonga, maternal grandmother Sandra Mahor, paternal grandmother Wenonah Napolis, daughters ABCDE Napolis and Destiny Napolis, 10 nieces and nephews, and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

Private services will be held.

Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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