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Obituaries for Friday, October 21, 2022

Irwette Kalua Santiago

Irwette Kalua Santiago passed away on Sept. 1, 2022, at home at the age of 68. She was born on March 14, 1954, in Lihu‘e. She was employed by Grayline and Freeman Guard.

She was preceded in death by legal parents Irwin and Elizabeth Cockett, parents Philip and La-Plane Kekahu and son Ronald Kimo O’Kalani Santiago.

She is survived by husband Ronald James Santiago of Hanapepe, son Irwin (Elise) Santiago of Lawa‘i, daughter Ronette Santiago of Hanapepe, brothers Ira (Lori) Cockett of Lihu‘e and Philip (Alina) Kekahu of Romania, sisters La-Plane (Pauly) Valmoja of Hanama‘ulu, Karen Philbrook of Sacramento, California, Sharon Kekahu of O‘ahu and Bobbie Peahu of Arizona, grandchildren Brayden Santiago, Brayanna (Parnell) Legaspi, Tori (Tania) Santiago and Kampala Santiago, great-grandchildren Neveah Santiago, Karen Legaspi and Aleina Legaspi, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, Oct. 22, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by service. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.

John Palanca Cruzada

John Palanca Cruzada, of Kekaha, passed away on Sept. 28, 2022, in Honolulu.

He was born on Oct. 20, 1953, in Sap-ang, Silago, Southern Leyte, Philippines.

He was preceded in death by parents Frankie and Lalia Cruzada and sisters Adela Cruzada Flores and Ness Cruzada.

He is survived by children Jhenny Cruzada Mendoza, Aquilino Cruzada, Dale (Joseph) Kaneakua, John (Carmina) Cruzada and Francis Uy Cruzada, grandchildren Joshua Cruzada, Nathaniell Cruzada Mendoza and Joseph and Jaxon Kaneakua, siblings Bobby (Virgie) Cruzada and Donny (Sheri) Cruzada, nieces and nephews Donny Cruzada, James Flores, Neil (D’Lissa) Baris, Nathan (Mharnelle) Baris, Don Karl Cruzada, Mary Cruzada and Lennie (Harold) Tallano, and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

A service is Friday, Oct. 21, at Immaculate Conception Church in Hanama‘ulu. Viewing is from 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park.

Jerry Eric Lagazo Jr.

Jerry Eric Lagazo Jr. passed away on Sept. 13, 2022, at Pakala Beach.

He was born on April 1, 1978, in Waimea.

He was preceded in death by mother Faith Arizo, grandmother Margaret Kaleo and grandfathers Genaro Lagazo Sr. and Ramon Arizo.

He is survived by fiancée Kahea Pahia, sons William Lagazo of O‘ahu and Delcynn (Lowen) Lagazo of Kaua‘i, grandchild Kysen Lagazo, father Jerry Lagazo Sr., grandmother Solidad Lagazo, sister Liza (Jacob) Emproso, niece Harmony Woodman, and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Oct. 29, at MacArthur Park (Kekaha Beach Park), starting at noon. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

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

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