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Obituaries for Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Virginia A. Rapozo

Virginia A. Rapozo, 97, who was born in and lived in Kalaheo, passed away on May 17, 2022 at Wilcox Medical Center in Lihu‘e. She attended Kalaheo School and graduated from Waimea High School. While working on O‘ahu, she met, fell in love with and married Frank Rapozo, the love of her life. They were married for 53 years until his passing in 2003.

Frank and Virginia returned to Kalaheo to start their life together, and raised a daughter and a son. Besides being an industrious homemaker, she was a forward-thinking rancher who was always trying to improve their small herd. Raising cattle, horses, plants, gardening, fishing, hunting, cooking and storytelling were a few of her many joys.

She was preceded in death by parents John and Mary Costa Ayres, sisters Emily (Frank) Souza and Frances Corral, brothers Joaquin (Nancy) Corral, Manuel (Frances) Corral and Joseph (Carrie) Corral.

She is survived by daughter Barbara (Lawrence) Rego and son John Rapozo, grandchildren Tamara (Jeffrey Garcia) Rego, Andrew (Paula) Rego, Alithia Rapozo and Nicholas Rapozo, great-grandchildren Michael, Matthew, Malia and Marcus Manipon, Isaac, Nathan and Noah Rego, brother Antone (Josephine) Corral, caregivers Diane C. Cooke and Helen Mattingly, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private service, with burial to follow, will be held at Holy Cross Church on July 21.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Thomas Norman Nollar

Thomas Norman Nollar passed away on July 3, 2022 on Kaua‘i, at the age of 78.

He was born on Feb. 3, 1944 in Newport Beach, California. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a painter.

He was preceded in death by father Walter Nollar, mother Edna Mabel Mason and sister Patricia Ellen Canastro.

He is survived by son Juan Nollar of Florida, daughters Angie Nollar of Koloa, Stacy Nollar of Kona and Emi Nollar of Kalaheo, nine grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service will be held at a later date.

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

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