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Obituaries for Monday, April 8, 2024

Eric Andrew Corn

Eric Andrew Corn passed away on March 4, 2024, in Calgary, Canada, at the age of 59. He was born in Anderson, South Carolina, on May 12, 1964.

Eric is survived by his wife Sunny Gail Mitsui of Kapa‘a, daughter Amber (Tyler) Smith of Stirling, Canada, son Kyle (Jennie) Taylor of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, six grandchildren, sister-in-law Joy (Ken) Au of O‘ahu and mother-in-law Helen Mitsui of Kilauea.

He worked at the Pacific Missile Range at Barking Sands as a Range Operations Program Manager and Operations Conductor and was a veteran of the US Navy.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 13, at the Kilauea Episcopal Christ Memorial Church at 11 a.m. Aloha attire is suggested. The family asks that flowers be omitted.

Moleni Koli

Moleni Koli, of Anahola, passed away on March 11, 2024, at the age of 38. He was born on April 21, 1985, in Honolulu. He was a mason.

He was preceded in death by mother Anapesi Kite Koli and brother Uikelotu Masaniai.

He is survived by wife Kainuwailani Koli, daughters Anapesi Koli, Sisilia Pakimoto Koli, Haitelenisia Koli, father Otuleaihetohi Koli, brothers Tuungafue Masaniai, Saluni Koli, sisters Haitelenisia Kite, Pakimoto Koli, Tapenisa Koli, Ilisapesi Koli and Leilani Kite.

Friends may visit the family on April 20, 2024, at Kapa‘a First Hawaiian Church. Viewing begins at 9:30 a.m., service at 10 a.m., and burial will follow at Kapa‘a-Kealia Cemetery at 12:30 p.m.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Irene Batalion Vigilia Michaud

Irene Batalion Vigilia Michaud, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on March 5, 2024. She was born on Aug. 4, 1984, in Waimea, Kaua‘i. She was a medical assistant in the admissions department at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

She is survived by parents Rudy and Ofelia Batalion Vigilia, husband Justin Michaud, daughters Kaylee Michaud, Rylee Michaud, Teagan Michaud, sons Justin “Elijah” Michaud, Corbin Michaud, brothers Richard (Jasmine) Vigilia, Oliver ( Kuulei) Vigilia, Reggie (Kuu) Vigilia, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit the family on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Visitation begins at 8:30 a.m., Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m., and burial will follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Elaine Kaleiohi Fernandez

Elaine Kaleiohi Fernandez, 83, of Anahola, passed away in Honolulu, on March 20, 2024. She was born in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, on Jan. 24, 1941.

She was a singer/entertainer employed at Smiths Motor Boat Tours on the Wailua River. Later in life, she was a Campus Aide Security at Kapa‘a High and Intermediate School, where she retired.

She loved singing, playing music, gardening, planting, and caring for her beautiful flowers and orchids. She also was a devoted housewife and homemaker along with being a loving mother and grandmother to her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Rawlin K. Fernandez Sr., parents George and Hannah Kaleiohi Sr., her daughter Darnell K. Alapai, grandson Ikona Ivan Fernandez, siblings Ruth Tupa, George (Momi) Kaleiohi Jr., John Kaleiohi, Hiram (Mollie) Kaleiohi, Esther (Vic) Pezario, Julia (Alvin) Wasano, Helen (Sandy) Obrero and Florence (Joseph) Navas.

She is survived by her children Samuel (Lisa) Alapai of Anahola, Shanna‘Nalei (Vincent) Palmer of Seattle, Washington, and Kamaka (Amparo) Fernandez III of Anahola, stepchildren Patricia Noda, Phyllis Miyake, Kamaka Fernandez Jr., and Solomon Fernandez, sister-in-law Jane Kinzie and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary on Friday, April 26, 2024, with visitation at 9:30 a.m., service/Mass at 10:30 a.m., and burial at Lihu‘e Cemetery.
Source: The Garden Island

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