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Obituaries for Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017 GMT

Engracia ‘Conching’ Aguzar Baris

Engracia Aguzar Baris, 97 of Hanamaulu, Kauai passed away on her birthday, April 16, 2017, at Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born on April 16, 1920, in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She was a homemaker and talented business woman while busy raising her family in the Philippines. Immigrated to Kauai in 1975, was employed and retired from Lihue Sugar Plantation Co.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bonifacio Agor Baris; Parents Eligio and Luisa Aguzar; brothers Moises and Wen Ceslao “Stanley” Aguzar; Sister Ildefonsa de Guzman and grandson Peter Gano and sons-in-law David Bali, Bernardo Gano, Romulo Duran & Florendo Ancheta.

She is survived by her children, Natividad Bali, Veronica Gano, Corazon Duran, Fel “Boy” (Belma) Baris, Thelma (Pacifico) Ruiz, Adora Ancheta, Alicia (Romeo Mercado) Paleracio, Nonito Baris, Benny (Josephine) Baris, Artemio (Rocelyn) Baris and Jay Baris, adopted son, 25 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, cousin Tecla Ganio, numerous nephews and nieces.

Wake service will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary from 6 to 9 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, May 6, 2017, visitation from 8 to 9 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Kauai Memorial Garden. Family requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being held by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Mariano Vea

Mariano Vea of Kekaha, Hawaii passed away at the age of 85 on April 19, 2017, at home. Born on May 6, 1931, in Kekaha, he retired from Kekaha Sugar Plantation as a Journeymen Welder.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Valeriano Vea and Rufina Sacullis; step-mother, Ruperta Vea; brothers, Carlos Vea and Aurelio Vea; sister, Florencia Ramos Pedro; and sister-in-law, Patricia Ramos.

Mariano is survived by his wife, Carlina Tumbaga Vea; sons, Norman (Diane Acoba) Vea of Kekaha, and Ivan (Fay) Vea of Waimea; daughters, Marlina Vea of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Danette (Korey James) Vea Wise of Hanapepe; grandchildren, Eric Uribe, Stevan (Ashley) Uribe, Norman Vea Jr., Aaron Vea, Nikki-Ann (Cy) Corona, Urijah Acoba-Vea, and Kustom V.V. Wise; great-grandchild, Brisa Uribe; brothers, Alejandro (Marcelina) Vea of Koloa, Alfredo Ramos Jr. of O’ahu, Juan Ramos of O’ahu, and Francisco (Lorna) Ramos of Hilo; sisters, Julia Aque of O’ahu, and Gloria Ramos Hipolito of Maryland; brother-in-law, Chris Pedro; sister-in-law, Flora Vea; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the West Kaua’i United Methodists Church in Kekaha. Visitation will be at 8:30 to 10 a.m. with services beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be followed at the Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.