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Obituaries for Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Patty Cude Parker

Patty Cude Parker, of Po‘ipu, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on Sept. 24, 2020, at the age of 91.

She was preceded in death by husband Robert Wilson Parker of Richardson, Texas and Lancaster, California, and parents Clarence Samuel Cude and Doris Dean (Worley) Cude, both of Ardmore, Oklahoma.

She is survived by children Jeffrey Parker of Maui, Bevin (Richard Glen Evans) Parker-Evans of Kaua‘i and Kaley (James Matthew Morrissey) Parker Morrissey of Australia, grandchildren Mitchell Makanamakamae Parker Evans and Ryan Parker Morrissey, and extended-family daughter Kathleen Klett.

Born March 1, 1929 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, she attended Ardmore High School and was one of the first women to obtain a full scholarship to North Texas State University at Denton, Texas.

She headed west to California in 1954, settling in Lancaster. Her husband Bob was an instructor/advisor at Antelope Valley College for 25 years.

Her career began working with Peter Kiewet Construction as one of the only women at Edward’s Air Force Base in the 1950s, during the remarkable period of experimental aviation test flight history.

She then became executive assistant for the superintendent at Eastside Union School District. In the 1970s she earned a California real estate license, and worked in sales until her retirement.

After Bob’s passing in 1987, she came to Hawai‘i to live closer to her children. She lived in the small communities of Lawa‘i, ‘Oma‘o and Po‘ipu during her 28 years in Hawai‘i.

She never failed to take care of all members of her family and friends when they needed her. In 1992, Hurricane ‘Iniki, one of the most destructive hurricanes on record anywhere in the United States, destroyed Kaua‘i and all of its infrastructure. She lost her house, her car and her furniture. Like so many others on Kaua‘i, Parker family members were under enormous stress for months and months. Throughout all the struggle and chaos, she was a calming force, the calm at the eye of the storm.

She kept up on music, the arts, science and the environment, and was active in politics. She was an advocate for women, for civil rights and nature. She made a difference in the lives of many by her constant support and caring. She had close friends half her age, spoke with longtime friends and first cousins on a regular basis, and still corresponded with many high-school buddies.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Contact family members through Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary, P.O. Box 578, Koloa, HI 96756, 808-742-7551.

Patrick Bradley ‘Kiawi Kidd’ Morrah III

Patrick Bradley Morrah III, known by friends as the “Kiawi Kidd,” 73, of Kekaha, passed away at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital on May 5, 2021. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina on March 20, 1948, to Edna Burgess Morrah of Melbourne, Australia and Patrick Bradley Morrah Jr. of Greenville, South Carolina.

He was an adventurer with a passion for life, kayaking, hiking Napali Coast, and known for his love and dedication to the rescue and care of animals.

He is survived by son Patrick Bradley Morrah IV, sister Irene Morrah Ingold, niece Edna Ingold, close friend Henri Carnal, and the many people whose lives he touched.

A celebration of life is Saturday, June 19, at MacArthur Park in Kekaha, beginning at noon. The family would like to express their gratitude and honor all his friends for their love and support and for being part of the rich tapestry of his life.

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

Billy B. Delos Santos

Billy B. Delos Santos, 55, of Lihu‘e, passed away on May 26, 2021. He was born in Lihu‘e on Feb. 9, 1966, and worked in construction.

He was preceded in death by parents Benigno Sr. and Cristeta Delos Santos, and brother Benigno Delos Santos Jr.

He is survived by sisters Criscilia (Randall) Schaal, Normalynn Delos Santos and Adeline “Mona” (Charlie) Balilea, niece Stephanie (Alfredo) Yadao, nephews Shaun Pena, FJordan (Kayla) Delos Santos-Balilea and R. Chance Balilea, and numerous grand-nieces, grand-nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life is Saturday, June 19, at Immaculate Conception Church, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing will be enforced.

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

Derrick D. Linoz

I’m sad to say that after a long illness, my youngest brother Derrick D. Linoz, 63, of Las Vegas, has passed away. He was born on July 5, 1958.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and will surely be missed and loved by all.

He was preceded in death by parents Dalmacio and Feliza Linoz, brother Lenoard Linoz, and sisters Innocencia Linoz and Susan Butacan.

He is survived by sisters Linda Paza, Charleen (Glenn) Ganeku, Theresa Linoz and Charmaine Duarte, brothers John (Ruth) Linoz, Howard (Luz) Linoz, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family requests a private service. Anyone who would like to pay their respects may call Char at 808-631-7865.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Richard Mitchell Kuhlman

Richard Mitchell Kuhlman passed away on June 1, 2021, at the age of 86, in Lihu‘e. He was born Nov. 14, 1934 in Hilo. He was an aircraft mechanic for Aloha Airlines and hotel industry general maintenance laborer at Princess Ka‘iulani Hotel.

He was preceded in death by parents William Robert Kuhlman and Mary Mitchell Kuhlman.

He is survived by wife Joan Clare Calistro Kuhlman of Lihu‘e, son Gary (Jo-Ellen) Kuhlman of Georgetown, Massachusetts, daughters Phyllis (Niki) Stanwood of Lihu‘e, Carol (Rick Bellany) Kuhlman of Rutland, Vermont and Terri Flores of Kane‘ohe, and grandchildren Isaac Swearingin, Jacob Swearingin, Alyssa Standwood-Gorvine, Jesse Kuhlman, Jasmine Kizer and Tiare Flores, seven great-grandchildren, brother Gary Kuhlman of Honolulu, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be over ashes to be scheduled on O‘ahu at a later date.

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

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