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Obituaries for Saturday, June 8, 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, and 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. 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.

Tina Marie Leilani Soboleski (Aki)

Tina Marie Leilani Soboleski (Aki) passed away at home on May 30, 2024, while surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on April 14, 1973, in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i. She spent most of her days being surrounded by her family and loved spending time with her animals, which included her dogs and horses. Known for being a sweet soul to most who met her. She loved every person she met wholly and unconditionally.

Survived by her parents Melvin “Bully” Aki and Sandra Wunschel, two daughters Nalanimae (Justin Dannog) Soboleski, Nohealani (Taylor Lemke) Soboleski, three sons Brett (Mahogany) Vegas-Soboleski, Bradshaw (Brianna Ellegard) Soboleski, and Brock Soboleski, grandchildren Amelia Vegas and Zyrus Ventura, siblings Melvin (Kau`i) Aki, Sandy Consylman, and Kalani Aki, hanai sister Kelly Parr, and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a on June 14, 2024. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. with Mass to follow at 10 a.m.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Evelyn Rivera Bonachita (Melendez)

Evelyn Rivera Bonachita (Melendez), of Hanapepe, passed away peacefully at home on May 28, 2024, at the age of 88. She was born on Nov. 21,1935, in Lihu‘e.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Genaro Kenneth Bonachita, son Michael Bonachita, grandson Levi Tolbe, father Manuel Borilez, mother Dominica Veracruz Borilez, siblings Isabella Anduha, Victoria Cancel, Mary Watson, Louie Tory, Harold Melendez, Israel Melendez, Rita Wiltfang, Daniel Melendez, Andrew Borilez and Ronald Borilez.

She is survived by her children Judith Leilani (Andres Jr.) Carino, Jacquelyn Braun, Joseph Bonachita, Jessie (Garrick) Barretto, Sharlene (Barney) Valdez, Kareen Gardner, Debbie (Eddie) Ponting, Beverly (Anthony) Kauahi, grandchildren Malia, Mathew, Kiana, Andres III, Keanu, Alisa, Tania, Ryenn, Tia, Taylor, Travis, Janai, Kenlyn, Keneke, Jonathan, Kalen, David, Zach, Toni, Wanda, Michael Jr., Janelle, Naomi, Michael, Carla, 43 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Julie Bonachita, sister Sylvia Hardy, sister-in-law Pauline Borilez, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaheo Ward on Saturday, June 15, 2024. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. followed by service at 11 a.m.

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

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