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Obituaries for Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Patrick Masami Urabe

Patrick Masami Urabe, 75, of Hilo, Hawaii, formerly of Buena Park, Calif., died Oct. 29, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Lihu‘e, he was retired from Boeing and a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.

Patrick is survived by brothers Harold Urabe, Steven (Sheryl) Urabe, Francis Urabe, sister-in-law Vivien Urabe, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wade Walter Poor

Wade Walter Poor originally from Hanalei, Kaua‘i passed away at the age of 43, on Oct. 22, 2021. He was born on June 20, 1978, in Lihu ‘e, Kaua‘i and currently resided in Palmyra, Missouri with his wife and 4 children.

Growing up on the northshore of Kaua‘i, Wade attended Hanalei Elementary School and Kapa‘a High and Intermediate where he graduated with the class of ‘96. Wade’s love for the ocean started as a young child. Beginning at the age of 10 he paddled with the Hanalei Canoe Club and was a steersman. He also paddled kayaks and competed in the Junior Olympics. He was a Boat Captain for sightseeing and snorkeling tours down the Na Pali Coast and always loved being on the ocean.

After high school, Wade’s love of being on the water called him to attend the Cal Maritime Academy in Vallejo, California where he graduated with the class of 2006. He continued his career as Captain for Dodge Island Hopper and Dredger.

Wade was preceded in death by his grandparents Walter and Delores Poor, William and Florence Brown, step-grandmother Mary Brown, and his Aunt Eileen Godfrey.

Wade is survived by his loving wife Tara, sons Walter, Joe, Oliver, daughter Emmelyn, his parents Randy and Barbara Poor, his sister Joya (Mike) Meeker, nephew Kekoa, niece Nalani, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Wade will be missed by so many whose lives he’s touched; including his Kaua‘i ‘Ohana and his mariner family. His legacy will certainly live on forever through his four beautiful children.

A paddle out in Hanalei Bay to celebrate Wade’s life will be announced at a later date.

Lewis Brother’s Funeral Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Marian C. Lizama

Marian C. Lizama passed away on Oct. 9, 2021, at the age of 84, in Lihu‘e. She was born on June 8, 1937, on Kaua‘i. She worked for the State of Hawai‘i, Department of Education.

Marian was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Maurice (Buddy) Lizama, Sr., parents Reinold and Margaret Cremer, brothers Robert Cremer, Ronnie Cremer, sisters Lorraine Medeiros and Jeanette Tu.

Marian is survived by her daughters Rhonda K. Lizama of Kaua‘i, Mary (Greg) Sur of Honolulu, Elizabeth Hashitate of Kaua‘i, son Bud (Dori) Lizama of Kaua‘i, 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, brothers Eddie Cremer of Kaua‘i, Eric Cremer of Kaua‘i, sisters Elizabeth Owen of Texas, Loretta Johnson of Texas, Bernadette Reynolds of Texas, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be at St. Catherines Church in Kapa‘a. on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, from 9 to 9:45 a.m., Mass to follow. Casual attire and flowers are welcome. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and face masks are required. All correspondence may be directed to Rhonda Lizama.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gavin Matthew Degracia

Gavin Matthew Degracia, 41 of Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, transitioned to heaven on Oct. 13, 2021. He was born on Feb. 18, 1980, in Honolulu, ‘Oahu.

Gavin was a loving husband to his wife Kristyn Degracia, loving father to Kanalu Kaneholani, Mikaela Degracia and Kobi Degracia, a wonderful son to Francis “Frenchie” and Corrine “Debbie” Degracia Sr., brother to Desiree (Randy) Oliver, Francis (Joli) Degracia Jr., Chelsie Degracia, nieces and nephews Ilona, Clifton, Bronson and Jared Oliver, Kahelena and Makana Degracia, Audree Catbagan and Shayden Wada, Shaundi, Lukas and Mikela Ayau, Jhayda and Jhayzlyn Oligo.

Gavin is preceded in death by his grandparents Steven Tolentino and Primativa Velanueva Clemente Degracia; Al and Juliana Beralas.

Gavin is a graduate of Kaua‘i High School, Class of 1998. He was employed at Aloha Airlines for 5 years, then with Hawaiian Airlines for 13 years as a Ramp Agent. He was a part of Hula Halau Kanikapahuolohi‘au under the direction of Kumu Hula Pohaku Nishimitsu. He was a member of various music bands on Kaua‘i, Na Holokai, Kainoa ‘Ohana and Revival. He enjoyed playing the acoustic/electric guitar, ukulele and keyboards.

Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at Kapa‘a Missionary Church visitation at 9 a.m., service to follow at 10 a.m. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks will be required.

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Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

A private service on Kaua‘i will be at a later date.

Dodo Mortuary, Inc. assisted the family with arrangements.

Deborah ‘Debbie’ Jean Lee

Deborah “Debbie” Jean Lee passed away on Aug. 25, 2021, at the age of 62. She was born in Sacramento, California on Oct. 24, 1958, and was a beloved homemaker.

Debbie was preceded in death by her father James Lee.

Debbie is survived by her mother Donna Jean Clay, sisters Cynthia Preston, Jennell Fresquez, Jaimie Lee, Lorri Lee-Feenstra, daughters Shiama Lee, Rosalia Lee, Taimay Lee, 7 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held at a later date.

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

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