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Obituaries for Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Magdalena Patricia ‘Maggie’ Tremaine

September 6, 1942 — January 20, 2021

With great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of our mother Magdalena Patricia “Maggie” Tremaine, 78, of Lihu‘e.

She was born in Honolulu and moved to Kaua‘i in the 1960s. She was an avid golfer and bowler. She was a member of the Mokihana Bowling League and a member of the Fil/Am Golf Club on Kaua‘i.

She loved sports and encouraged her children and grandchildren to participate in school sports. She was mostly known for her generosity and hospitality for her family, friends and acquaintances.

Her personality was reflected in her beautiful smile. She worked as a bartender for the old Kaua‘i Surf Hotel for decades. Her last job was working for the County of Kaua‘i driving the Handi-Van.

She was preceded in death by husband John K. Tremaine Jr., and brothers and sisters Carole Mole, William Cabus, Lucio Cabus Jr. and Irma Tam.

She is survived by brother Phillip Tam, children Victoria Ann (Amos) Tamura, Clayton Paul (Mary Ann) delos Santos, Brenda (Eddie) Viernes, Karen delos Santos, Nadine (Solomon) Tam-Ito, Rochelle (Barry) Stark-White, Edward (Sandra) Kanda Jr. and Roxanne (Keoki) Palau, 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She passed away peacefully at Pali Momi Medical Center on Jan. 20, with daughter Victoria by her side. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten as a pillar of our ‘ohana.

Services will be provided by Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home at 4716 Ma‘alo Rd., Lihu‘e, Saturday, Feb. 13, with viewing from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery at 4331 Lele Road, Hanapepe.

The family requests semiformal attire. Due to COVID-19, safe distancing will be observed and coordinated by the staff of Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

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

Howard Kalani Frasco

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Howard Kalani Frasco. At 50, he passed peacefully at Straub Hospital in Honolulu on Dec. 10, 2020, surrounded by wife Kim, son Bradley, daughters Brooke, Hallie, Khloe and Mehana, mom Barbara Frasco, brothers Herbie and Brandon, and in-laws Buddie and Gail Ayudan.

He was also surrounded in spirit, thoughts and prayers by many of his ‘ohana and friends.

He was born in Waimea on Nov. 3, 1970, to the late Herbert (Chico) and Barbara Frasco, and was the second of four children. He was a graduate of Kekaha School, Waimea Canyon and Waimea High School’s Class of 1988.

He ventured to Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, where he earned his HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) certification. He worked in the engineering department for Westin Kaua‘i, as well as R Electric, before moving to Hilo to follow his true love. There he worked at Suisan Company, Ltd. After returning to Kaua‘i, he worked in the engineering department at Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club and Lawa‘i Beach Resort. He also worked for Honeywell and Sears Appliance. He was employed and later became franchise owner of Mr. Appliance Kaua‘i for 10 years, and most recently the owner of Makana Appliance Repair.

He was a man who loved his family most of all, and would do anything for them. Family and friends describe him as kind-hearted, fun-loving, and full of aloha. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, being a forever Raiders fan, and a proud hula husband and dad. He was often seen on the field coaching youth baseball for Kekaha, Hanapepe and Hilo, as well as for Kekaha Pop Warner Football Association and girls youth softball.

He was preceded in death by dad Chico, grandparents Sebiro Frasco, Louise (Kaulukou) and Phillip Aguilar, and grandparents Damiano and Akala (Ho‘opi‘i) Lazaro.

He is survived by wife Kimberly (Ayudan) Frasco, son Bradley (Kaiemi Moniz), daughters Brooke, Hallie, Khloe and Mehana, mother Barbara (Lazaro) Frasco, siblings Herbie, Barbie Jo and Brandon (Angela), in-laws Buddie and Gail Ayudan, Buddy and Mel Ayudan, Chelsie and John Ruiz, and numerous uncles, aunties, cousins, nephews and nieces.

A celebration of life public drive-by visitation is Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center, beginning at 4 p.m. A drive-In and live-stream virtual service follows from 6 to 7 p.m. Start on Kekaha Road, turn left on Amakihi Road and continue to the Kekaha Neighborhood Center gate entrance. Remain in vehicles. All pandemic rules will be in full effect — social distancing and masks are required.

Nu‘uanu Memorial Park & Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Adam J. Mendonca

Adam J. Mendonca, 84, passed away at his home in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on Jan. 6, 2021. He was born on Aug. 30, 1936, in ‘Ele‘ele. He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by parents John and Emily Mendonca and brothers Robert Allen and Raymond Mendonca.

He is survived by wife Carla Kay Mendonca, brother Lawrence Mendonca, daughters Patricia Ann (John C.) Carder, Deborah Ann (Michael W.) Hamlin, Mary Ann (Thomas) McGuire and Buffie Ann Mendonca, son Adam J. (Betty L.) Mendonca Jr., seven granddaughters, five grandsons, two great-grandsons, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Because of COVID-19, a private burial at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery will be held at a later date.

William ‘Eli’ Brede Jr.

William “Eli” Brede Jr., a U.S. Marines veteran of the Korean War, passed away at Garden Island Healthcare & Rehabilitation on Jan. 16, 2021, at the age of 86.

Born on Aug. 14, 1934 in Honolulu, he was a manager for Big Three Industries.

He was preceded in death by parents Julia and William Brede Sr., first wife Juliette Brede, sister Julia “Ulu” Kauwe, brother Paul Brede Sr., sons William Brede III and Gilmath Brede, and daughter Debbie Balai.

He is survived by wife Helen Kon Brede, brother Lono (Laverne) Brede, daughter Julieann “Tweety” (Gilbert) Balai, son Shane (Sue) Brede, sisters Mary (Ben) Aranio and Hazel Aki, stepdaughters Helen (Bobby) “Sweetie” Azevedo, Maryalice “Momi” Furtado, Lavern Sa and Leona (Robert) Sa-McDermott, 20 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is Friday, Feb. 12, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kapa‘a, with visitation at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rodney Delanoza

Rodney Delanoza, 65, of Kekaha, passed away in Reno, Nevada, on Nov. 19, 2020, of COVID-19.

He was born in Waimea on Jan. 11, 1955, and retired from United Airlines as a flight attendant.

He was preceded in death by father Bicente Delanoza.

He is survived by mother Genevieve Delanoza of Kekaha, life partner Rick Jordan of Reno, Nevada, sister Gwendolyn of Kekaha, brothers Alan of Los Angeles, Derek of Honolulu and Chad (Mary) Delanoza of Kekaha, and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.

A celebration of life is at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i on Saturday, Feb. 20, with visitatation with the family from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a short program. Safe social distancing and masks are required. Inurnment will be at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery at 2 p.m.

The family suggests aloha attire, and welcomes flowers and lei.

Nolan Calurio Garcia

Nolan Calurio Garcia, 76, of Hanama‘ulu, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Feb. 8, 2021. He was born in Honolulu on June 8, 1944, and was a landscaper.

He is survived by sons, Kalei (David McGaw) Kalani and Nolan (Elisha) Garcia, daughter Shannelle Gaytan, grandchildren Brianna Difalco, Alexandria Nunes, Alicia Nunes, Alessandra Garcia Dean, Joe Gaytan, Shannelle Gaytan, Kalani Garcia Shannon, Leinani Garcia, Kanoa Garcia, Emelyn Ramer, Amelia Ramer, Ellison “Sonny” Ramer and Thomas Ramer, brothers Dennis Garcia, Jack Reese and Noble Garcia, sisters Carlene Garrigan and Shirley “Jojo” Spencer, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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