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Obituaries for Monday, May 20, 2024

Ervin ‘Erv’ Alonzo Contrades Jr.

Ervin “Erv’ Alonzo Contrades Jr., of Lihu‘e, passed away on April 9, 2024, at the age of 72. He was born in Lihu‘e on Jan. 19, 1952, and worked as the office manager for Blue Hawaiian Helicopters.

He was preceded in passing by his parents Ervin Sr. and Mercedes Contrades.

Erv is survived by his sisters Lavana (Debbie Almeida) Contrades, Sandi (Jerry) Costa, brothers Clayton Contrades, Kalei (Wiley) Contrades, hanai brother Charles Strunk, numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A service will be held at Lihu‘e Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 25, 2024. Visitation with the family beginning at 9:30 a.m. and services starting at 10:30 a.m.

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

Pilar Jose Mabini

Pilar Jose Mabini of Hanapepe passed away on May 12, 2024, at the age of 86. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on June 9, 1937, and was the laundry supervisor at Up to Date Cleaners.

She is preceded in passing by her son Nestor Mabini, her parents Salvador and Evarista Jose, her sisters Priscilla Jose Acoba, Aida Visitacion and Francesca Jose.

Pilar is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Dennis Mabini, her children Elmer (Eden) Mabini, Darlene (Ruben) Soriano, Estrella Cacal, Imelda (Robert) Douglas, Estela (Bret) Drewelow, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Thursday, May 23, 2024, with visitation from 8 to 9:30 a.m., a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. and burial to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Sarah Ulunani ‘Ulu’ Hoomanawanui

Sarah Ulunani “Ulu” Hoomanawanui of Anahola passed away on May 8, 2024, at the age of 86. She was born in Wainiha, Kaua‘i, on Aug. 5, 1937, and worked as a bus driver for Akita Enterprises.

She is preceded in passing by her loving husband Norman Hoomanawanui Sr., father Edward Keoua Puulei of Wainiha, mother Nancy Malia Hanohano Piilani of Wainiha, stepfather Peter K. Piilani Sr. of Wainiha, sons Richard Puulei, Hiram Kelii, sister Charlotte Hoomanawanui, brothers Edward Jr., William and Henry.

Ulu is survived by her daughters Gwendolyn Iwalani (Tita) Hoomanawanui, MonaLisa Maile (Randy) Boyer, Melveen Leilani Hoomanawanui, Norma Jean Kawehilani Hoomanawanui, Belinda Chandler and Sara Asaoka, sons Norman Jr. (Davilyn) and Leroy Kanaloa (Jordan) Hoomanawanui, Paul Poomaihealani, brother, Ivan Kaipoleimanu Piilani, 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren with one in the oven, numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

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

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