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Obituaries for Friday, November 18, 2022

Judith Bohnert Breyer

Judith Lynn Bohnert was born on May 2, 1944, in Boston, Massachusetts, the eldest of two daughters to June Bohnert (a teacher and homemaker) and Dr. John Bohnert (a U.S. Naval lab researcher). She spent her early childhood in Pittsburgh, and the family later moved to Washington, D.C., where she sang as a tenor in her youth choir.

She earned the honor of 1962 class valedictorian at Anacostia High School before attending and graduating from the University of Michigan.

She moved to Chicago for a position teaching high school mathematics. While there, she was introduced to Arnold Breyer by her friend and his cousin, Donald Breyer. The couple relocated to Hermosa Beach, California, and were married in Manhattan Beach in 1968.

Judy and Arnie, as they were best known, eventually headed north to Mount Shasta in 1974. They raised three daughters in the small, idyllic mountain town, where much of Judy’s time was spent taking her girls to dance and gymnastics classes, swim meets and soccer games, music lessons and social events.

A skilled seamstress who also enjoyed gardening and canning her own foods, she was also an avid reader with a renowned “gift of gab.” She worked at Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta and Fairchild Medical Center in Yreka doing hospital administration for many years, before retiring to Kaua‘i in 2004 with Arnie. Once there, she worked at KONG Radio station for more than 10 years, where she made lasting friends and ‘ohana. In 2018, Judy and Arnie returned to California. Judy lived with her daughters for several years after Arnie’s passing.

Judith Bohnert Breyer peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by her daughters, on Sept. 18, 2022, in Ojai, California, following a two-year battle with lymphoma. She was 78 years old.

She is survived by sister Janice (Betsy) Bohnert and brother-in-law Roger Wilson, daughters Johanna Breyer, Sarena Garcia and Marisa Breyer-Smith, sons-in-law Ryan Smith and Genaro Garcia, and grandchildren Karmelo Garcia, Lexina Garcia and Huxley Ray Breyer-Smith.

EJ Nalani Iwasaki

EJ Nalani Iwasaki, 73, passed away on Oct. 14, 2022, on Maui. Affectionately known as “Aunty Na,” she was born July 26, 1949, in Honolulu. She worked in the hotel services industry in different capacities on the islands of O‘ahu and Kaua‘i.

She was preceded in death by father Joseph Wayne Benson, mother Lydia Benson and sister Donna Benson.

She is survived by sons Kaleo Iwasaki and T.J. Iwasaki, brothers Wayne Benson of Galt, California and John and Renee Benson of Kane‘ohe, sister Jo-Ann Benson of Honolulu, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are Wednesday, Nov. 23, at St. Augustine Church in Waikiki. Visitation will be from 9 to 9:50 a.m., eulogy at 9:50 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. The family requests aloha attire. The scattering of ashes ceremony will be for immediate family only.

Heide H. Lardizabal

Heide H. Lardizabal passed away peacefully on Sept. 18, 2022 in Wailua, at the age of 82. She was born in Berlin, Germany on Sept. 25, 1939. She loved the Lord with all of her heart. She was as a butler at The Princeville Hotel, a carriage driver for The Westin, a cashier at The Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa, handled intake for the YWCA, and was a waitress for the Spindrifter.

She was preceded in death by parents Kate and Hans Hensen, husband Alfred C. Lardizabal, brother Uwe Hensen, brothers-in-law Maurice Lardizabal Jr., Glenn Lardizabal and David Ibsen and grandson Isaac Kanealama Lardizabal.

She is survived by children Perry (Dee) Lardizabal and Sonya (Jess) Lardizabal-Quel, grandchildren Ashley (Kevin) Cremer, Mariah Pai, Kaileen Lardizabal, Mikelle and Chelsi Quel and Kailee Loa Sugihara, great-grandchildren Kaisen Yanos, Ezrin Cremer and Braden and Kaylee Ramos, sister Rose Holthaus, sisters-in-law Charlene Arita, Carmen Mercado, Florence Lardizabal and Maureen Octavio, brother-in-law Scott Lardizabal, nieces and nephew Susan Woods, Jennifer and Christopher Holthaus, and many more family and friends.

A celebration of life for both Alfred and Heide Lardizabal is Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Kapa‘a Seventh Day Adventist Church. Visitation with family will be from 9 to 10 a.m. and service to follow.

The family would like to thank Kaua‘i Hospice and the Kapa‘a, Lawa‘i, Wai‘anae and Central Seventh Day Adventist Churches for their love, support and prayers.

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present not things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord” Romans 8:38-39

Bill ‘Kaipo’ Asing

Bill “Kaipo” Asing, Also known as William Ulrich Asing Jr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at the age of 92. Born on Sept. 11, 1930, in Ha‘ena, he was a cherished father, grandfather or “papa” and uncle to us all.

Kaipo worked for Hawaiian Telephone for 45+ years, and served as a County Council member for 28 years, with eight of those years as chairperson. He also served as interim mayor from July 2008 to November 2008. He was a proud member of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials for 25 years.

He was preceded in death by the “love of his life,” his wife of 70 years, Patsy Naito Asing, father William Ulrich Asing, mother Anna Kanani Chee and sister Maile Asing Semitekol.

He is survived by children Kaipo R. Asing of Maui, Healani Asing, Kaili (Dukie) Asing, Linekona (Val) Asing and Kaipo Y. (Dera Caberto) Asing, all of Niumalu, and Maile (Ryan) Koyanagi of Hawai‘i Island, grandchildren Alika (Debbie) Asing of Maui, Amber (Cali) Carlos and Tori (Richard Domingo) Koyanagi of Hawai‘i Island, great-grandchildren Kamailelauli‘ili‘i and Kaipoleimanu Asing of Maui, Trysten Caberto, Isaiah Brainerd, Meleana, Kilinoe and Hilina‘i Asing of Niumalu and Kukaleo Carlos of Hawai‘i Island, brother John Asing, sisters Mapuana Guzman, Ellarene Yasuhara, Syliva Ing Arlene Kamoe and Maydell Morgan, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services are being arranged by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary in Koloa.

Rosita Gabriel

Rosita Gabriel, 86, a resident of Kalaheo, passed away on Oct. 15, 2022 at Wilcox Medical Center. She was born March 6, 1936, in the Philippines. She was a laundry attendant.

She was preceded in death by parents Alipio Bayno and Otela Bayno, husband Angelino Gabriel and son Eddie Gabriel.

She is survived by sons Salvador (Floricita) Gabriel of Kalaheo, Daniel (Elizabeth) Gabriel of Salinas, California, Nelson (Victoria) Gabriel of Kalaheo, Renato (Dawn Marie) Gabriel of Kapa‘a, Arnold (Christina) Gabriel of Makakilo, O‘ahu, daughter Rebecca (Philip) Elisara of Makakilo, O‘ahu, grandchildren Heather Fernandez-Orlando, Matthew Gabriel, Raphael Gabriel, Natalie Gabriel, Tierra Gabriel, Michael Gabriel, Nicholas Gabriel, Dustin Elisara and Tiana Elisara-Payne, great-grandchildren Leiah Wheelock, Koa Manuel, TJ Tudela, Jayden Tudela, Taliah Fernandez-Orlando, Akoni Fernandez-Orlando, Milo Gabriel, Isla Gabriel, Aariah Elisara, Aleiah Elisara and Adonis Elisara, brother Paulino (Cristita) Bayno of Kalaheo, sisters Esperanza Bayno (Ernesto) Garaguez of the Philippines, Marcelina (Pedro) Pajaron of the Philippines, Estelita (Mauro) Posugac of the Philippines and Virginia (Melchor) Dipad of Kalaheo, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo on Saturday, Nov. 19. Visitation will start at 9 a.m. with Mass to follow at 10 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and request no flowers. Her final resting place will be at Lihu‘e Cemetery.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Loran Alapaki Gonsalves

Loran Alapaki Gonsalves, 43, of Hanapepe, passed away Nov. 14, 2022, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea on Sept. 1, 1979.

He grew up in Kalaheo and graduated from Waimea High School in 1997. He was self employed as a construction handyman.

He was preceded in death by grandparents William and Agnes Gonsalves and Albert and Clara Jardin, parents Leon and Judy Gonsalves Sr. and brother Lionel Gonsalves.

He is survived by girlfriend Linette Rita, son Logan Gonsalves, brothers Leon (Patricia) Gonsalves Jr. and Lance (Tobey) Gonsalves, aunt Alberta Kali, and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Family will receive family and friends at the Gonsalves family home at 4590 Pu‘uwai Road, Kalaheo, at noon on Saturday, Nov. 26. Private services will be held at a later date.
Source: The Garden Island

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