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Obituaries for Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tevita Mafi Tovi

Tevita Mafi Tovi, 83, of Lihu‘e, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on April 19, 2022. He was born in Kapa, Tonga on Sept. 9, 1938. He was a skilled mason.

He was preceded in death by mom Meleane Tovi, dad Vili Kata Kulii, daughter Leslie Shitake, brothers Makeatle Kulii and Tesemoni Kulii and stepson Keith Asuncion.

He is survived by wife Collette Puamelia Lanning Tovi, sisters Lavinia Kata of Tonga, Sila Kata of New Zealand and Lata Hala Holo of San Francisco, brother Inoke Kata of New Zealand, stepchildren Khristafo Solunga, Wayne (Theresa) Asuncion of Kapa‘a, Crystel (Randy) Chong Tim of Nevada and Clayton Asuncion of Lihu‘e, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing and services are Saturday, May 21, at Lihu‘e Methodist Church. Viewing begins at 7 a.m. with services at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Keapana Public Cemetery.

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

Bernice Jerves Fernandes

Bernice Jerves Fernandes passed away on May 1, 2022, at the age of 100. She was born on March 25, 1922.

She was preceded in death by husband Frank J. Fernandes, sisters Christina Jerves Fox, Veronica Jerves Waiwaiole and brother Bernard V. Jerves.

She is survived by daughter Bernadine L.F. (Vincent) Robinson of Kalaheo, five grandchildren, 18 great-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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