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Obituaries for Monday, June 17, 2024

Ruby Kawaiulailiahi Pia Cummings

Ruby Kawaiulailiahi Pia Cummings, of Anahola, beloved wife, dedicated homemaker, and a pillar in her ‘Ohana, passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on May 20, 2024. Born on Jan. 23, 1934, in Waimea Valley and raised in Hanama‘ulu, Ruby’s life was marked by love, kindness, and unwavering devotion to her ‘Ohana and extended family.

Ruby is preceded in passing by her loving Husband of 57 years, Gary Frank Cummings Sr., her parents John Pia and Miriam Taniguchi Pia, her siblings Lily Ki‘ilau, Madeline Raymond, Joseph Pia, George Pia, Arthur Pia and her grandson Gary Frank Cummings III.

She is survived by her children Frank (Sandy) Cummings, Sharlyn (Philip) Delos Reyes, Lizann (Gerard) Oga, Momi (Alan) Carvalho, Steve (Candice) Cummings, Ed (Michel) Cummings, Randall (Lexi) Cummings, Puanani (Boom) Gomes, Sherri Cummings as well as her siblings John Pia Jr. and Hiram (Karen) Pia, along with sisters-in-law Agnes Apo and Charlene Cummings.

Ruby’s legacy extends through her 29 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren, who will continue to honor her memory through the generations. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, June 22, at the Cummings Farm in Anahola on Hulu Place. Please follow the designated signage, visitation and services will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with burial to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens. Casual or Aloha attire is requested, lei are welcomed. Lunch to follow after the burial at the Cummings Farm.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Joseph Henry D’Enbeau

Joseph Henry D’Enbeau, of Kapa‘a, passed away on April 23, 2024, at the age of 78. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana, on Dec. 22, 1945. He taught at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and also was a pilot for Island Helicopter.

He was preceded in passing by father Joseph Henry D’Enbeau Sr. and mother Celeste Naomi King.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Annette D’Enbeau, sons Peter and Noah D’Enbeau, sister Madelyn “Benni,” one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

A celebration of his life and a paddle out for the spreading of his ashes will happen on O‘ahu on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, at Outrigger Canoe Club at 10 a.m.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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