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Obituaries for Monday, September 4, 2023

Leah Kanoelani Pereira

Leah Kanoelani Pereira, of Kekaha, passed away on July 25, 2023 in Waimea at the age of 73. She was born on Sept. 18, 1949 in Waimea. She was a licensed practical nurse.

She was preceded in death by father Isaac K.L. Ho‘okano, mother Mitsuko Kimura and nephew Hoku Ho‘okano.

She is survived by husband Patrick Pereira, sons Patrick Liko Pereira of Waimea and Daniel Kila Pereira of Waimea, daughter Gina Marie (George) del Fierro of Makakilo, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, brothers Aaron Ho‘okano of Honolulu and Isaac Liko Ho‘okano of Kekaha, sister Prellna McGee of California, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Sept. 30, at the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Kekaha Enterprise Center. Talk story/visitation is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. followed by a celebration of life.

The family suggests casual attire, welcomes flowers and requests that koden (monetary gifts) be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Yvonne NaOmi
Puanani Mae Elaban

Yvonne NaOmi Puanani Mae Elaban, better known as “Omi,” 68, passed away at home in Hanapepe on Aug. 17, 2023. She was born on O‘ahu on Aug. 24, 1954, and was the proprietor of Eat n Gitt food truck until retiring in 2020.

She was preceded in death by parents Clarence “Puka” and Mitsue Elaban and niece Danielle Elaban.

She is survived by partner Carla Dusenberry of Hanapepe, brothers Lee (Becky) Elaban and Guy Elaban, both of Arizona, and Cal (Jennifer) Elaban of Ohio, sister Kim (Rod) Neal of Arizona, extended Dusenberry ohana: Sal and Dynamite Dusenberry-Lee and ‘ohana of Kalaheo, Garrick Dusenberry and ‘ohana of Hanapepe, Krim and Manu Dusenberry-Kenolio and ‘ohana, Shane ‘Aulani Dusenberry and ‘ohana, both of Maui, Penny Dusenberry of Hanapepe, hanai parents Al and Pat Ho and ‘ohana of Lawa‘i, hanai sister Carrie Palama and ‘ohana of Kalaheo, best buddy Keith Pigao of Lawa‘i, and also leaving behind numerous nieces, nephews and ‘ohana from near and afar.

A celebration of her life is Saturday, Sept. 16, at Garden Island Mortuary, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. and remembrance from 11 to 11:45 a.m. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

The family and Carla would like to give special thanks to Dr. Buik and nurses of Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital and Kaua‘i Hospice.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bernice Fernandez Wade

Bernice Fernandez Wade, 83, of Kekaha, passed away on Aug. 15, 2023, in Waimea. She was born on May 8, 1940, in Waimea. She was an architectural draftsman and designer at AMFAC (American Factors) and the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands.

She was preceded in death by father Ralph Dominador Fernandez, mother Rosita Aperto Naumu, brothers Edward Fernandez and Henry Fernandez, sister Katherine Dilwith, daughter Doreen Cecilia Young and great-grandchild Hayven Young.

She is survived by grandchildren Lonnie Apelila (Cherrella Cronin) Young, Justin Mark (Jamie Moulton) Young and Colin Kalani, great-grandchildren Mikaela Kiarah Malulani Moulton-Young, Liliana Kolina U‘ilani Moulton-Young, Aubrey Katlin Kaleah Moulton-Young, Colin Kalani Young Jr., Star Lokilei Aloha Cecilia Young and Haeden Alexander Young, brothers Melvin Fernandez of Rhode Island and Daniel Fernandez of Kekaha, sister Jeanette (Jeannie) Pahota of Washington, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is Friday, Sept. 8, at Garden Island Mortuary. Visitation for family is at 8:30 a.m. and friends at 9 a.m., eulogy at 10 a.m., and sharing at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m.
Source: The Garden Island

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