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Obituaries for Thursday, September 19, 2019

Rosalia Viernes Erorita

Rosalia Viernes Erorita of Hanamaulu passed away on Aug. 29, 2019, at the age of 98.

She was born on June 30, 1921, in Damping, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

She was preceded in death by parents Pedro and Margarita Viernes, and husband Lijardo Erorita.

She is survived by daughters Remy (Eddie) Gudoy of Lihue and Gloria Suniga of Philippines, sons Julio Erorita of Lihue, Felix (Nelia) Erorita of Lihue, Regoberto (Yolanda) Erorita of Kalaheo and Ricarte (Merlita) Erorita of Lihue, 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, sister Maria Sagucio of Honolulu, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Aloha Church in Lihue, with visitation from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Samuel Contrades

Samuel Contrades of Kapahi passed away on Sept. 3, 2019, at the age of 52, at Wilcox Medical Center.

Born on Kauai on Sept. 26, 1966, he was the owner of Samuel Contrades Construction.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Isami and Minnie Morita and John Jr. and Emily Contrades.

He is survived by parents John III and Roberta Contrades, sister Roberta (James) Dandar, brothers, John IV (Crystal) Contrades, Ronald (Tammy) Contrades, Robert (Vanessa) Contrades and Patrick (Jocelyn) Contrades, and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Catherine Church in Kapaa, wehre visitation is from 8 a.m. with Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Keapana Cemetery, and a luncheon will follow at St. Catherine’s Coyle Hall.

The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Robert Bunji Nakamura

Robert Bunji Nakamura, 95, of Hilo, died Aug. 31, 2019, at his residence. Born in Holualoa, he was a retired general contractor.

He is survived by daughters Joy (Curtis) Kimura of Waimea and Liann (Terence Yagihara) Ching of Hilo, son Barry Nakamura of Pasadena, California, daughter-in-law Patsy Nakamura of Pasadena, California, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Dodo Mortuary chapel in Hilo, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

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

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