Obituaries for Friday, January 14, 2022

David Ko’omealani Palama Jr.

David Ko’omealani Palama, Jr. passed away peacefully at home in Kahili Mountain, Koloa on December 12, 2021, aged 85. He was born in Makaweli on May 5, 1936. He was a building contractor and rancher.

David was raised by his parents David and Marie Palama Sr., siblings Claire (Buddy) Perreira, Thomas (Patricia) Palama, Roland Palama, Arthur (Lena) Palama, Clarence Palama, Clayton (Barbara) Tremaine and son Austin. Alquiza preceded in death.

David leaves behind his wife Moana Kinimaka Palama from Koloa, the sons Dana Palama from Kalaheo, Jeffrey Palama from Waikoloa, Hawaii, daughters Maile Gonsalves from Modesto, California, Lisa (John) Ruiz from Hanapepe, Galeen (Mark) Palama from Keapana, Hawaii, Leilani (Damien) Alquiza of Commerce, Texas, Kauanoe (Stefan) Ho’omanawanui of Kahili Mountain, Kahala Ho’omanawanui of Anahola, brother Stephan (Cathy) Palama of Kalaheo, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-grandchildren-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

David Ko’omealani Palama Kona’s family welcomes you to his memorial service on January 15, 2022 at 2 p.m. at his home in Kahili Mauka.

Arrangements supported by Garden Island Mortuary

James Joseph Sheehan

James Joseph Sheehan died on December 26, 2021 on the island of Kauai, where he had a second home. The funeral will take place on January 28, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Sioux City, Iowa, near his home in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, with Reverend Terry Roder celebrating. The family will be in the church from 9:30 am to 10:15 pm to attend before mass. The funeral will later take place in Calvary Cemetery in LeMars, Iowa with his son, Reverend John Sheehan. The funeral home Meyer Brothers takes care of the organization.

James, known to his friends as Jim, was born on September 24, 1936 to Joseph Fahey Sheehan and Maurine (Gard) Sheehan. He graduated from Gehlen High School in LeMars, where he had a devastatingly accurate hook shot as the center of the basketball team. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. He spent his junior year abroad at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. He also attended Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massatuchetts, and the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking, Madison, Wisconsin. He served in the US Navy.

After graduation, he ran the Sheehan Produce Company until 1967 and worked at First National Bank, both in LeMars. From 1967 to 1997 he was President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Farmers Savings Bank, Pierson, Iowa. During this time he was active in many banking and civil organizations.

His family was most important to him. James married Rosemary McGuirk in 1961, and they traveled extensively during their 57-year marriage. They valued education, fellowship, good conversation, and their Catholic faith. He leaves behind his three children, Rev. John Patrick Sheehan of Monticello, New York; his daughter Julie Anne Sheehan and grandson Miles Mannion Thorsen of East Quogue, New York; and son Robert Pierson Sheehan and wife Sarah Sheahan of New York, New York.

He also leaves behind his brother Joseph (Patricia) Sheehan and sister Maureen Ann Sheehan, as well as many beloved nephews, nieces, cousins ​​and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary, parents, and a brother, Dennis (Maureen) Sheehan.

Instead of flowers, monuments of the Sioux City Symphony or the Gehlen High School would be desirable.

Marie Dorman Capener

Marie Dorman Capener died on December 14, 2021 at the age of 99 in Koloa. She was born on October 5, 1922 in Santa Monica, California. She was a housewife and volunteer at Wil` Hospital.

Marie was preceded in the death by husband Kenneth Capener and son Charles Capener.

Marie leaves behind sons Don (Barbara) Capener of Kapaa, Kenneth (Pamela) Capener, Jr., Cambridge, Idaho, six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Katherine Claire Dilwith

Katherine Claire Dilwith, 80, of Reno, Nevada, died on October 16, 2021. She was born in Kekaha and was a cook.

Katherine died in the death of her husband James Dilwith Sr., parents Ralph Fernandez, Rose Aperto-Naumu, brothers Eddie Fernandez, Henry Fernandez and grandson Dolen Dela Cruz Jr.

Katherine leaves behind her daughters Christine Dela Cruz, Jami Dilwith, Michelle Dilwith, son Dominic Dilwith, 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brothers Melvin Fernandez, Daniel Fernandez, sisters Bernice Fernandez and Jeanette Pahota.

On Saturday, January 15, 2022, a celebration of her life will take place in the parish of St. Theresa in Kekaha. The visit begins at 9 a.m., followed by the service at 10 a.m. Friends are welcome to join family at the Kekaha Beach Pavilions immediately after the service. Casual or aloha clothing is recommended.

Mercedes ‘Metsing’ Valle

Mercedes “Metsing” Valle from Lihu’e died on December 21, 2021 at the age of 92. She was born on June 19, 1929 in Pangasinan, Philippines, and was a housewife.

Metsing was preceded in death by parents Geronimo and Lorenza Gagelonia and husband Graciano Valle.

Metsing leaves behind her son Arnold Vale.

Friends can visit family at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. A funeral will then take place at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park in Lihu’e. Masking and social distancing are required due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Borthwick Kaua’i Mortuary helped the family prepare.

Raymond Esona

Raymond Esona, 87, of Kilauea, died at home on April 14, 2020. He was born on July 30, 1932 in Kalaheo. He was employed as a foreman in the County of Kauai Department of Water.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents Florentino and Manuela Esona and his wife Rose Esona.

Raymond leaves behind his son Michael Esona, Hanai daughter Sharnell Woodward and Hanai son Tristan Espinosa.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kaua’i Veteran’s Center in Lihu’e on January 14, 2022. The visitation begins at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by a prayer service at 10 a.m. and a burial at 1 p.m. at the Kaua’i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required.

Edward ‘Eddie’ Lacro

Edward “Eddie” Lacro passed away peacefully on November 28, 2021 at the age of 81 at Garden Island Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Lihue. He was born on June 23, 1940 in Waimea. He was a skilled and meticulous painter, an avid fisherman, and a talented craftsman.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents Vicente and Teodora Lacro, the brothers Alfred Lacro, John, Carmelo, Tony and George.

Eddie leaves behind his brother Julian (Annie) Lacro of Waimea, sister Margaret Lacro of Waimea, sons Lyman (Erika) Lacro of Kailua, O’ahu, Chad (Amberlyn) Rita of Anahola, Chaz Rita of Kalaheo, Nalu Silva-Lacro of Kalaheo , Daughters Larlyn (David) Fitzpatrick of Camas, Washington, Laynette (Tim) Pabro of Kealia, Leslie Lacro of Waimanalo, O’ahu, Leilan Kolaski of Vancouver, Washington, grandchildren Liam and Fiona Fitzpatrick, Lyman and Lake Lipke, Micah and Monica Lacro, Kaho’ea, Ka’anoi’i and Kamalei Rita, sister-in-law Esther Lacro from Na’alehu, Hawaii, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Waimea Landing Recreational Pier on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11 a.m.

Arrangements supported by Garden Island Mortuary

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