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Obituaries for Tuesday, November 1, 2021

Calvert Guerric de Coligny Jr.

Calvert Guerric de Coligny Jr., born on May 31, 1939, in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, died in Roanoke, Virgina, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021.

A Memorial Service will be held and live streamed at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 1 Mountain Ave. in Roanoke, Virgina.

The service was originally planned for earlier in the day, but Cal was not a mourning person. Cal, who would have made that groaner of a joke himself, was an oversized distributor of sarcasm, humor, kindness, warmth, advice, and strong opinions. His superpower was the ability to charm, disarm, and generate smiles and laughter in all persons from all walks of life. He possessed an endless supply of puns and wisecracks and delivered each with a twinkle in his eye.

At the age of 17, Cal was deeply impacted by the sudden loss of his father, after which he found solace and inspiration in academics, business, and the theater. In theater, Cal perfected accents and dialects, becoming a master of free-associations and corny one-liners. In academics, Cal was a proud graduate of Saint Christopher’s School in Richmond, Virgina, and Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he earned a nearly full scholarship.

He started his first business while attending W&L, and applied his can-do attitude and tireless work ethic, creating a reputation for successfully building business relationships. Shortly after the Vietnam War began, Cal volunteered to serve his country. He spent two years with Army Intelligence in South Vietnam as an advisor to the South Vietnamese Army. There, Cal built relationships that would form the foundation of his life in international business. Cal was a complicated and complete person; he was sometimes intimidating, but always well-meaning, deeply intelligent, and ferociously dedicated to serving the needs of his family and friends. His determination and ambition led him to explore the far corners of this earth, a pursuit he enjoyed almost as much as being with the people, pastures, and quiet places of southwest Virginia and the island of Kaua‘i.

He was happiest sharing these places and his adventures with his wife of 49 years, Eva Laverge de Coligny, whom he will now gleefully join in Heaven; where together they will again be a force to be reckoned with.

Cal is survived by his son Calvert Guerric de Coligny III, and his daughter Juliana Boelen de Coligny. Juliana and her daughter, Amelia, live in Roanoke, Virgina, and Guerric lives in Kaneohe, Hawai‘i, with his wife, Ashley, and their children, Ella and Charlie. Cal is also survived by his sister, Amanda de Coligny of Amherst, Virginia, his brother, Bill de Coligny of Durham, North Carolina, and their respective families, and many cousins in Virginia.

Cal was predeceased by his father, Calvert Sr., and mother, Julia, of Richmond, Virginia; his sister, Anne; and his infant son, Henry.

Cal was an active member of the Vestry of St. John’s, board member of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA), board member of The Lawa‘i Beach Resort, and a supporter of many charitable organizations in the Roanoke Valley.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in his name to the VCCA, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, or any charitable organization of your choice. For more information, including a link to the live service, please visit

Arrangements entrusted to Oakey’s Funeral Service – Roanoke Chapel, Roanoke, Va., (540) 982-2100. Online condolences may be made at

Joddielynn Ku‘uipo Taylor

Joddielynn Ku‘uipo Taylor passed away at the age of 54. She was born on Mar. 10, 1967, on O‘ahu.

Joddielynn was preceded in death by her mother Margaret Long and brother Robert Taylor, Jr.

Joddielynn is survived by her sons Nick Pedro of O‘ahu, Howard (Karyn) Pedro, Jr. of Kaua‘i, daughter Sasha (Brandon) Kanei of Kaua‘i, 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, father Robert Taylor, Sr., brother Brian (Nyomi) Taylor of Kaua‘i, sister Shannon Buckner of Kaua‘i, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service will be held at a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Luisa Gano Agmata

Luisa Ganoo Agmata passed away at home on Oct. 24, 2021, at the age of 96. She was born on May 22, 1925, in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She retired from Up to Date Cleaners.

Luisa was preceded in death by parents Eulogio and Paula Gano Agmata and siblings Alipio, Nemesio and Felicitas.

Lusia is survived by daughter Inocencia (Jose) Balintona, son Ernesto (Consorcia) Agmata, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit the family on Nov. 4, 2021, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary. Visitation is at 9:30 a.m. with service at 11:15 a.m. followed by a burial at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, masks and social distancing is required.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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