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Obituaries for Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Virgil Munar Caday

Virgil Munar Caday, 61, of Lihu‘e, passed away at home on March 22, 2020. He was born in Lihu‘e on Nov. 6, 1958, and was an electrician.

He was preceded in death by father Antonio Caday Sr. and brother Merlin Caday.

He is survived by partner Carmenia Montano, mother Crispina Caday, brother Antonio (Arlene) Caday Jr., nieces Brandy and Giselle, sister-in-law Gail Kaliko and granddaughter Shanti Montano.

A celebration of life is Monday, March 15, at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon. Inurnment will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

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

Solidad ‘Soly’ Caronilla Fernandez

Solidad “Soly” Caronilla Fernandez, of Puhi, passed away on March 12, 2020, at the age of 89. She was born on Nov. 9, 1930, and was a food-service worker.

She was preceded in death by parents Miguel and Dominga Caronilla, and son Glenn Lardizabal.

She is survived by husband Regalado “Baco” Fernandez, daughters Maureen (Zachary) Octavio of Arizona and Regina Aiken of Washington, son Reynard Fernandez of Puhi, grandchildren SeraFran, Binky, Zenda, Colby, Tron, Reya, Topaz and LilyLu, and 13 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life is Friday, March 12, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia, with open visitation at 9:30 a.m. ith a prayer service from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes follows at noon in Kalapaki Bay. Social distancing and masks are required.

Dusty Keali‘i Perreira

Dusty Keali‘i Perreira passed away on Feb. 12, 2021, at the age of 24, in Honolulu.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1996, in Lihu‘e.

He was preceded in death by brother Anthony Lopaka Michael.

He is survived by his fiancée Temari Davis, parents Alicia (Sean) Abergas-Spriggs and Mark Perreira, brothers Dylan Abergas, Devyn Abergas, Billy (Ku‘uipo) Perreira and BJ Ortiz, all of Kaua‘i, sisters Keiley Abergas-Apilado, Ala (Jessie) Perreira-Jeffries, Misty (Travis) Koerte and Christie Michael-Perreira, all of Kaua‘i, maternal grantparents Shirley (Wayne) Simbre-Medeiros and Francis (Geri) Abergas Sr., and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephew and cousins.

A walk-thu visitation is at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, March 13, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A celebration of life takes place at 5:30 p.m. The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Glenn Marden Gerrish

December 8, 1951 — February 26, 2021

Glenn is survived by his dedicated wife, Kathy (Fasani) Gerrish of Kapaa, his loving son Justin (Heather) Gerrish of Carbondale, Colorado, hanai children Jordan Shelton of Fort Collins, Colorado and Taylor Kennedy of Mar Vista, California, brothers Harold (Charlene) Gerrish of Aptos, California and Stephen (Barb) Gerrish of Hailey, Idaho, and an extensive family of cousins, nieces, and nephews and their children.

Glenn was born in Hollywood, California, and attended Palo Alto High School (Class of 1970), where he excelled in academics and athletics. He played guitar with his friends in the garage band “The Skiffle Blues.” He then went on to have a long and successful career as a mobile diesel mechanic, first in the California oil fields in Ventura, California, then later as a fleet mechanic for O. Thronas Concrete in Lawa‘i from 1988 to 2018.

“Big Daddy” will be remembered by so many lifelong friends, young and old, as the Gentle Giant. His dedication and hard work in his profession as a heavy-duty mechanic and his passion for creating custom koa furniture was admired by all who knew him and set a good example for the next generation.

Moving to SoCal in 1972 he built an extended family of lifelong friends with his wife and son where he enjoyed decades of pure enjoyment, living life on his own terms. He loved his many passions such as scuba diving the Channel Islands, skiing the sierras, camping, hunting, surfing, many trips to Mexico, riding his Harley, cooking Kalua Pig on the beach for friends, and much more! His quest for fun and clean living led him and Kathy to Kaua‘i in 1988. Here they were blessed with warm water, amazing waves, ample work, and the respect of new friends. Glenn was able to shift his schedule and take time to chase big waves. However, in pursuit of those perfect waves, his list of injuries grew. His final effort created a much-needed resource, a firearm range, for the Kaua‘i community and hopefully they will acknowledge his strength by protecting and preserving it.

Unfortunately, for those of us who loved him, he was unable to heal from his injuries and this loss has created a void in our hearts that can only filled by… More surfing! Or participating in whatever leisure activities you find enjoyable! Reminding ourselves of his example to live, love, laugh and be kind and generous. Teach others to enjoy all life has to offer as he did for you. Pass it on.

Please join the celebrations of his life in either, or both, Hollywood Beach, California in March 2021 or Thanksgiving 2021 lu‘au in Kapa‘a.

Harry Haruo Higashi Jr.

Harry Yasuo Higashi Jr. passed away on June 11, 2019, at the age of 66, in Hanama‘ulu.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1953, in Lihu‘e.

He was preceded in death by father Harry Yasuo Higashi Sr., mother Michiko Patsy Higashi, brother Boyd Higashi, sister Lynn Ajimura-Lee, grandmother Katsuyo Miyabara and nephew Lambert Paul Lukela Alapa‘i Jr.

He is survived by brother Buddy Higashi, sisters Gail (Bryan) Chun of O‘ahu, Karen (Lambert) Alapa‘i of Kaua‘i and Amanda Higashi of O‘ahu, and by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jabor Anjerok

Jabor Anjerok passed away on March 4, 2021, at the age of 76.

He was born on April 21, 1944 in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

He was preceded in death by brother Jalur Anjerok, and sisters Spoon Anjerok and Arena Anjerok.

He is survived by wife Helly Anjerok, sons Bolton Andrew, Rinton Andrew, Bobby Andrew, Jomi Anjerok, Ajen Anjerok and Simon Pedro, daughters Tina Johnny and Maryantha Anjerok, grandchildren Tahirile Anjerok, Izat Anjerok and Jina Andrew, great-grandchildren Jenkin H. Optinia Alanzo, brother Kejin Anjerok and sister Mary Anjerok.

Visitation will be held at Garden Island Mortuary on Friday, March 12, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ethel Yoshimura Yamaguchi

‘Ethel Yoshimura Yamaguchi of Lihu‘e passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Feb. 11, 2021, at the age of 90. She was born in Kapa‘a on Dec. 25, 1930, and retired as a teacher with the state Department of Education.

She was preceded in death by husband Melvin, parents Nobori and Hatsuyo Yoshimura, and brothers, Kenneth, Allen and Norman.

She is survived by daughters Michelle (Daniel) Rausch of Oregon and Donna Yamaguchi of California, grandchildren Sydney Rausch and Sarah (Matthew) Desmond, sister Irene Wakatsuki, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She will be interred with her husband at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park. Private services will be held at a later date.

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

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