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Obituaries for Thursday, May 18, 2023

Helen Valencia Peterson

Helen Valencia Peterson, 62, of ‘Oma‘o, passed away on March 26, 2023, in Valencia, California. She was born on April 19, 1960, in Capasan, Philippines. She worked at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort &Spa in Po‘ipu, in the Grand Club.

She was preceded in death by father Juan Valencia and mother Segundina Gali Valencia.

She is survived by husband Gary Peterson, daughters Beverly Manuel and Melody Manuel, son Jeremy Manuel, stepchildren Jeremy Peterson, Jason Peterson, Josh Peterson, Kyra (Matt) Sneddon and Halle (Jake) Lester, seven grandchildren, sisters Presentacion (Abe) Aquino, Herminia Ancheta, Pacita (Manny) Simpliciano, Soledad Valencia, Dolores (Wayne) Delos Santos, Merlita Valencia and Susana (Dan) Abadilla, brothers Pedro (Rita) Valencia and Benito (Cina) Valencia, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is Saturday, May 27, at Koloa Neighborhood Center, starting at 1 p.m. The family requests casual attire.

Bernard Duarte Sr.

Bernard Duarte Sr., 82, of Wailua, passed away on April 30, 2023 in Honolulu. He was born on July 25, 1940, in Lihu‘e. He was a retired fireman.

He was preceded in death by wife Cynthia Duarte, brother Dennis Kalaniopua Duarte, sister Gwendolyn Ho‘olu Duarte and stepson Anthony Waipa.

He is survived by siblings John Akoni Duarte, Libbie Kealoha Duarte Feroben and Jack Nishimoto, sons Bernard (Heidi) Duarte Jr., Jonathan Duarte and Brendan (Mahealani) Duarte, stepsons Cedrick Waipa, John Waipa I and John Waipa II, daughter Maile (Chad) Hamada, and numerous grandchildren.

A celebration of life is Saturday, June 10, at Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center, starting at 11 a.m. The family requests casual attire.
Source: The Garden Island

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