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Obituaries for Thursday, February 29, 2024

Geronimo Bartolome Gonzales

Geronimo Bartolome Gonzales, of ‘Ele‘ele, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 13, 2024, at the age of 92. He was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on Sept. 30, 1931. He was a laborer for McBryde Sugar Plantation, Kaua‘i Coffee, Dekalb, Monsanto and Pioneer Corn.

He was preceded in death by parents Donato and Anselma Gonzales and sister Feliza Gonzales.

He is survived by wife of 66 years, Felipa Tongson Gonzales, children Lorna (Greg) Cerny, Zenaida (Peter) Tausend, Cornelia (Daniel) Works, Mercedes (Fredulin) Casticimo, Andy (Jane) Gonzales, Maria (Mark) Marsh, Lovelyn (Greg) Andres, 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, March 8, 2024, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Visitation starts at 8:30 a.m., Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m., and burial to follow.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lou Jyoji Nishida Sr.

Lou Jyoji Nishida Sr. passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, at his residence, at the age of 87 years old. He was born on Oct. 17, 1936, in Lihu‘e. He was a retired Ag Research Technician 4 at the UH Research Center in Wailua.

He was preceded in death by wife Mildred Wada Nishida, parents George T. Nishida, Ayame Y. Nishida and granddaughter Makanalani Lucyana Nishida.

His is survived by son Lou (Marci) Nishida Jr. of Wailua, daughter Millicent Agena of Wailua, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Family and Friends are welcome to visit from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nishida/Agena residence at 1070 Puuopae Rd. in Wailua. Lunch will be served.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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