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ABRAHAM "BRADDAH" KAILIKINI JR.

Abraham "Braddah" Kailikini Jr. of Hanapepe, passed away on May 12, 2015 at Wilcox, at the age of 64. Born on April 19, 1951, in Waimea, he was a machine operator and a jack of all trades.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Abraham Kailikini Sr. and Ermine Kailikini; and survived by his sons, Kevin Kailikini of Hanapepe, and Travis (Jessica Hoe) Kailikini of Hanapepe; daughter, Shelcie (Kevin) Fune of Hanapepe; seven grandchildren, Jordyn and Justin Fune, Bronson, Lili and Ha'aheo Kailikini, and Noah and Logan Kailikini; and sisters, Pamela (Ernest) Dow of Kekaha, Ruth Naumu of Lihue, and Cynthia Blair of Hanapepe.

A celebration of Abe's life will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Hanapepe Valley residence at 11AM.

ADAM RONALD BRUN JR.

Adam Ronald Brun Jr. of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away on May 6, 2015, at the age of 51. Born on January 25, 1964, in Lihue, Kauai, he was a firefighter stationed at the Lihue Airport Crash Fire Department. He became an avid cowboy starting with 4-H events on Oahu. He was a skilled farrier who felt it a calling to correctly balance shoes on each horse. He taught his farrier and rodeo skills to anyone who was willing to learn. His famous words “pay attention” will be remembered by those he taught.

He was preceded in death by his father, Adam Ronald Brun Sr.

He is survived by his children Alana (Darren) Agustin, Waylon Brun, Kierra Bukoski, granddaughters Aaliyah and Dakota Agustin, mother Glenda Vierra, siblings Robert (Lorna) Brun, Rhonda Brun, Stephanie (Bambridge) Aona, Leona Brun, Shana (Lance) Ling and Angela (JJ) Prigge, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

A celebration of Adam’s life will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at St. Raphael Church, 3011 Hapa Road, Koloa. Visitation with family will be 8 to 10 a.m. with Mass to follow. Western attire is requested. 

Adam’s brief story was featured on the front page of The Garden Island newspaper on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, “Cowboy Up” by reporter Darin Moriki.

Adam’s ohana sends their deepest thanks and love to our extended family, friends, co-workers at Lihue Crash Fire and Sheraton Kauai Resort, cowboys and other supporters who helped Adam in his pancreatic cancer treatments. Numerous fundraisers where held and the outpouring of support was generous and beyond what was anticipated. Thank you to all who prayed, which God gave Adam the incredible strength for the journey. To the many that spent time with Adam, your visits lifted his spirit, thank you for your compassion.

YATSU OKIMOTO

Yatsu Okimoto of Lihue, Kauai passed away on April 27, 2015 at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital at the age of 91. Born on July 1, 1923 in Moloaa, Kauai, she was the stronghold of her family, a loving wife & mother, a caring & supportive auntie and a respected employee & supervisor at Hilo Hattie’s.

Yatsu is preceded in death by her husband, Kiyoto Okimoto.

She is survived by her daughters, Arlene (Wayne) Yamada of Castro Valley, California, and Joyce (Steve) Nishimura of Bainbridge Island, Washington; son, Wayne (Kathy) Okimoto of Reno, Nevada; brothers, Minoru Shimokawa and David Shimokawa, 5 grandchildren and 9 great children, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

“Please join the family for a service to celebrate Yatsu’s life, to be held at the Niumalu Park Pavilion on July 30, 2015 @ 11:00 am.”

Family suggests casual attire.

WILLIAM ANTHONY KISKEN

William Anthony Kisken of Omao passed away at home on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the age of 91. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was a retired Lineman Supervisor for Northeast Utilities in Greenwich CT. Bill was a World War II, US Army veteran who served in China, Burma, and India.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gloria Ann Kisken of Omao, sons, William M Kisken and (wife Aurora) of Omao, Stephen J Kisken and (wife Barbara) of Darien, CT., daughters, Elizabeth A Solazzo and (husband Richard) of Fairfield, CT. and Susan M Posson and (husband Lorne) of Wilton, CT. In addition to his children, he is also survived by 7 grandchildren and sister, Mary Wanag of Southbury, CT.

Private services will be held at Saint Raphael Church in Koloa, followed by burial with military honors at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery. The family request that flowers be omitted and donations made to Kaua’i Hospice Inc. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Compassion. 4457 Pahe’e Street, Lihue, HI 96766.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

ROBERT ALAN KAI’OPUA FYFE

Robert Alan Kai’opua Fyfe of Lihue, Kauai passed away on May 4, 2015 at home at the age of 72. Born on November 20, 1942 in Alameda, CA, he was a senior construction estimator.

He is predeceased by his son, Shaun Alan Fyfe and parents, Robert Benzi Fyfe and Annabelle Kaluna Alanui Muller Fyfe.

He is survived by his partner, Sabra Kauka of Lihue; sons, George (Tonya) Keith Fyfe and Erin Joseph Fyfe, grandchildren, Nichole Nadine Kekaula Fyfe, Robert Shaun Fyfe, Karsianna Shaleen Fyfe, and Kinzington Haven Fyfe, sisters, Sylvia Ku’ulei Momi Thacker and Carole Ann Kaui Henderson, and daughter-in-law Denise Taranto, all of California.

A celebration of Kai’opua’s life will be held in June on Kauai. Details to be announced. Aloha attire is requested and leis are welcome.

ROBERT B. MC CAIG

Robert (Bob) B. Mc Caig, 88, of Koloa, Hi., passed on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at his home in Koloa, Hawaii. He was born in Topeka, Kansas on November 4, 1926.

Robert is preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Reeves, and his son, Daniel. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Emily Kendall Mc Caig. He is also survived by his daughter, Kerry McCaig Forrest (Robert) of Parker, Colorado; His stepchildren, Kendall and Bernard Langan; Bonnie Lofstedt (Curt) and Katherine Kosturos (Thomas); 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Bob served in the US Air Force from 1944-51, serving both as a private and as a 2nd Lieutenant in WWII and the Korean conflict. 

Bob graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1950. He lived in Topeka, Kansas where he owned a plumbing and HVAC company until retiring to Kauai in 1981. He was proud of being an Eagle Scout and served as a Master Scout for 3 years. He enjoyed flying for the Hawaii Civil Air Patrol and was an esteemed member of the Alpha Delta Fraternity; the Kiahuna Golf Club and the Lihue United Church.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held later this year. Bob and his family were supported by Kauai Hospice.

FRANKLIN NOEL SILVA, SR.

Franklin Noel Silva, Sr. of Makaweli, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Pali Momi Hospital on Oahu at the age of 76. Born on December 26, 1938 in Makaweli, Kauai, he was a retired water truck operator for Gay and Robinson.

He is preceded in death by his grandson, Guy Silva; and survived by his wife, Bernice Silva of Makaweli; sons, Franklin Jr. (Lorraine) Silva of Kaumakani, Willie (Vernie) Silva of Oahu, Vincent Silva of Makaweli; and daughter, Lisa (Sione) Latu of Hanamaulu; brothers, John (Irene) Silva of Oahu, Walter (Jasmin) Silva of Kona, and Richard (Tito) Silva of Kalaheo; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai at 10:00 A.M. Followed by a service to celebrate his life at 11:30 A.M. The family suggests casual attire and flowers be omitted.

CLEMENTE "CLEM" REPONTE, SR.

Clemente "Clem" Reponte, Sr., 94, formerly of Kekaha, Kauai, passed away on March 25, 2015, at Wilcox Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.  

Clem is pre-deceased by his wife, Linda, and sons Clemente, Jr., and Robert and daughter Frances McGuire.  

He is survived by daughters Patsy (Tommy, deceased) Palama of Kalaheo, Kauai, Cindy (Leggie) Vinluan of Kapolei, Oahu, and Tina Reponte of Wailuku, Maui, brother Estelato (Zosima) Reponte of Kekaha, Kauai, 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was born on November 23, 1920 in Cebu, P.I., and came to Kauai in 1923 with his parents, Pedro and Francesca Reponte and brother Estelato. The family lived in Mana, Koloa, and finally in Kekaha. Clem worked at the Kekaha Sugar Company as a journeyman pipefitter for 47 years, retiring in 1982.

Clemente had a passion for music and played part-time as a bassist for the Merrie Melodiers, a big band sound conducted by the late Charlie Kaneyama from 1941 - 1952. He also played with other small combo groups, with the late Joe Alavarez and Pat Nakayama. In his later years he was a member of the Kauai Senior Citizens musical performers.

In his early 60's Clemente trained for long distance running and did many races including the Honolulu Marathon which he completed in 4hr 28min. A strength and inspiration he has passed on to his children and grandchildren throughout the years.

His also loved dancing, especially kachi-kachi. Up until he was 90, he use to dance at the numerous kachi kachi dances held on Kauai.

Services will be held on April 25, 2015 at St. Theresa's Church in Kekaha. Visitation from 8am - 9:30am, with eulogy and mass to follow. Aloha attire, flowers are welcomed.

LOUISE ABILLA MELENDEZ

Louise Abilla Melendez of Kapaa passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at home at the age of 83. Born on January 4, 1932, in Makaweli, Kauai, she was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Melendez Sr.

Louise is survived by her sons, Daniel (Lauri) Melendez of Oregon, and Randy Melendez, Herman (Bernadette) Melendez, and Ricky Melendez, all of Kauai; daughters, Suzanne Duncan and Sharlene Swanson, both of Kauai; brothers, Teofilo “Phil” Tacbian of Kauai and Robert Tacbian of California; sister, Helen Flores of Oregon; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Private services.

DELBERT MARK SILVA

Delbert Mark Silva of Lawai, Kauai passed away on April 12, 2015 at home at the age of 63. Born on January 23, 1952 in Lihue, Kauai, he retired for the Department of Health, Vector Control Department.

Delbert is survived by his wife, Theresa Ann Silva; sons, Caleb (Jodi) Silva and Cyrus (Daydrie) Silva, both of Kalaheo; daughters, Candida (Jess) Landagora of Kalaheo and Christie (Jonathan) Silva of Lawai; grandchildren, Jenna Landagora, Jonah Landagora, Camille Silva, Caleb Silva, Jr., Kaeden Pancho-Silva, Connor Silva, Ashley Hookano, and Chasen Silva; sister, Jolyn (Dace) Gisclard of Houston, Texas; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 9am. Services will begin at 11am, with burial to follow at the Lawai Cemetery. The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

ALMA SHIZUE ISHII

Alma Shizue Ishii of ‘Ele‘ele passed away April 11, 2015, at Wilcox at age 75. Born September 10, 1939, in Makaweli, she was a retired seamstress and homemaker. 

She was preceded in death by husband Setsuo Charles Ishii; father Shinsaku Yanagimoto; mother Tomiye Yanagimoto; and brothers Isao Shimazu, Cedric Takeshi Shimazu, and Theodore Hisashi Shimazu.

She is survived by daughters Lori (Chad) Cabral of Hanapepe and Leann Ishii (Wayne Matsushima Jr) of ‘Ele‘ele; grandchildren Chandi Cabral, Leiani Matsushima, Chandel Cabral, Layna Matsushima, Chad Cabral Jr, and Wayne Matsushima III; brother Paul Kenichi (Joanne) Yanagimoto of Kaneohe; brothers in law Takeshi (Reiko) Ishii of California, Muneo Nagato of Kalaheo, and Nobu Ota of Kapaa; and sisters in law Haruko Otsubo of Lihu‘e, Tomiko Kabazawa of Kalaheo, Lillian (Roy) Makizuru of Koloa, and Linda Ishii of Koloa. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2nd at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion.; memorial service at 11 a.m.

Interment to follow.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers will be accepted.

ANGELA YOUNG

Angela Young passed away at her home in Lawai on 4-2-2015 at the age of 44, under the care of Hospice. She was born on 10-13-1970 in Memphis TN. She had lived the last 12 years of her life on Kauai, as a registered nurse at KVMH, in the labor and delivery unit.

She is survived by her husband Zachary Young, and stepsons Riley and Evan Young; her 2 sisters Vicki Lassiter and Elizabeth Sheve, and nieces and nephews Bayley Lassiter, Chris Atkins, and John Sheve of Atlanta GA.

Service will be held Saturday 4/25/2015 at the NTBG visitor center (across from Spouting Horn). Gathering from 12-4pm, with service at 1pm. Join friends and family for a celebration of Angela's joyous life. Attire is casual/aloha; food, beverage and music provided.

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Angela Young Scholarship Fund for Healthcare Professionals.

MELVIN DICKENS

Melvin Dickens of Lawai, Kauai passed away on April 12, 2015 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 72. Born on March 28, 1943 in Hawaii, he was a honeybee keeper and remover.

He is survived by his sister, Madeline Dickens of Lawai, son, Lawai Kaiwi of Kauai, daughter, Christie (Nimilote) Moli of Utah, ten grandchildren, and numerous cousins.

A celebration of Melvin’s life will be held on April 24, 2015 at the Kauai Bible Church at 1:00 pm. Casual attire.

PERFECTO BUNGCAYAO

Perfecto Bungcayao of Hanapepe, Kauai passed away on April 20, 2015 at the age of 98. Born on April 16, 1917 in the Philippines, he was a mechanic for Gay & Robinson Co., and loves to play music.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Alice Bungcayao, and brother, Pedro Bungcayao.

Perfecto is survived by his brother, Rogelio (Luz) Bungcayao of Honolulu, sisters, Josephine Corpuz of Philippines and Mercedes (Florencio) Villanueva of Kauai, and niece Tessie Soriano and nephew Max Bungcayao.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 9 to 10 am. Memorial services will begin at 10 am, with burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. 

NANCY CHIZUKO MATSUDA

Nancy Chizuko Matsuda, former proprietor of Larry’s Music Center in Kapaa, passed away on April 21, 2015 at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. She was 92 years old. 

Pre-deceased by husband, Lawrence K. Matsuda she is survived by son, Charles (Marianne) Matsuda and daughters, Lucille (Stan) Takahashi, Rona (Calvin) Sakai, Roberta (Sidney) Yanagawa, 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren.

Private funeral services were held and the family graciously requests no koden and flowers.

JAMES HISATO HORI

James Hisato Hori of Waimea, Kauai passed away on April 21, 2015 at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 89. Born on May 14, 1925 in Makaweli, Kauai, he was a Medical Technician with Waimea KVMH.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kusaka & Jin (Kumada) Hori, sister, Janet Hisako Nii, and great grandchild, Taevy Kawena Moises. 

James is survived by his wife, Michiyo Hori; sons, Ainsley (Ginny) Hori of Waimea and Allen Hori of New York, NY; daughter, Heidi Hori of Honolulu; brother, Masato “Mac” (Asako) Hori of Kalaheo; sister, Harriet Haruko Inouye of Kalaheo; two grandchildren, Brandi (Brandon) Hori Moises and Ashley (William) Hori, three great-grandchildren, Braeanna Mae Moises, Jeydon Lee Moises, and Avaeah Rhaeyn Moises, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family private service.

BONETTA MAE CORNELL SCHENCK

Bonnetta Mae Cornell Schenck of Kapaa slipped her hand into her husband Bill’s like she did so many times before and he led her away from this world to theirs. She slipped away from us with peace and grace; surrounded by family on April 16, 2015. She wanted to die in her bed, in her room looking over her beautiful island of Kauai. She did that. Known by friends as Bonnie, she was born on February 28, 1928 in Loma Linda, CA.

Bonnie lived an accomplished life. Among her many accomplishments, she was a registered nurse, a pilot, a paralegal, an educator to children and adults, a mother and a wife. She was also recognized by “Who’s Who in America,” in her work with children. 

Bonnie was particularly proud of her time as a Flight Instructor in Alaska. In her later life she received a PHD in Clinical Psychology and began a legacy of work with children. Bonnie had a heart to serve others, especially children. She spent many years working in the San Francisco School District within the district’s school psychology programs and was known as a fierce defender of the underprivileged and abused. After retiring to Kauai, she continued her work with children while acting as Guardian Ad Litem for Family Court of Kauai. Bonnie also served as a mediator helping to resolve issues and repair marriages. Doing all this with Bill at her side as there rarely was a Bill without Bonnie or a Bonnie without Bill. 

Bonnie met and married the love of her life, William A. Schenck in Marin County California in 1978. This was the thing she was most proud of. Bill/Dad and Bonnie/Mom set a goal for their marriage - they set the bar high and we all should move forward to experience their kind of love. They had an epic love affair that lasted until Bill went to play basketball at Anahola as he always did on Wednesdays and died of heart failure on the court. When Bonnie found out that Bill would never be home she decided that she would go be with him - that took 32 days. It is said that Bonnie passed of a broken heart. 

Bonnie is survived by her loving brother Bill Cornell(Marilyn) by her loving children; Calvin D. Smith, Robley E. Smith, David J. Smith, Melissa Mae Kinnersley (Ian), Patricia Lincourt, Christopher Schenck (Christie Haeiin). Grandchildren; Jonathan Cornell (Ashley), Zachariah Kinnersley, Casey Smith, Jackson Smith and a great-grandchild; Bailey Cornell.

As a family we wish to express our gratitude to our mother’s caregivers and especially Hospice of Kauai for their support during this time. Special thanks to the Basketball team who have not forgotten us and has been here to help with all arrangements.. Mahalo.

Bonnie was an amazing mother with an equally amazing life spirit who loved the Island of Kauai and its people. She will be forever loved and missed. Bill and Bonnie, watch over us all. 
The family will have a celebration of life for these two amazing people sometime in June. Please stayed tuned for notices of when and where.

SANDI DAY

Sandi Day of Kalaheo, passed away on April 26, 2015 at home at the age of 67. Born on September 25, 1947 in Pueblo, Colorado, she was a certified public accountant on the island for many years.

She is survived by her brother, Paul Walsted of Mesa, Arizona; three sisters, Linda Van Deman of Mesa, Arizona, Barbara Bedard of Tucson, Arizona, and Laura Fields of Sunset, Utah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private memorial will be held at a later date. All donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Kauai Human Society.

YUTAKA HIRAKAWA

Yutaka Hirakawa of Kapaa, Kauai passed away on March 26, 2015 at home at the age of 87. Born on May 22, 1927 in Kapaa, Kauai, he was an Electronic technician.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kama and Uto Hirakawa, brothers, Herbert, Tadashi, and Takeo Hirakawa, and sisters, Ruth Yamauchi and Betty Higa.

Yutaka is survived by his wife, Laraine Hirakawa, brother, George Hirakawa of California, sister, Asayo Nishihara of Kapaa, sister-in-law, Nobue Hirakawa of Pearl City, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private services were held.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

TATSUO OKIKAWA

Tatsuo Okikawa of Hanapepe, Kauai passed away on March 20, 2015 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 90. Born on April 22, 1924 in Waimea, Kauai, he was a carpenter.

Preceded in death by his wife, Ririko Okikawa; he is survived by his sons, Wade (Patricia) Okikawa of Melbourne, Florida, Steven (Susan) Okikawa and Jerry (Adrienne) Okikawa, both of Honolulu, HI; daughters, Cheryle (Nelson) Oshiro of Hanapepe and Aileen (Randy) Yamamoto of Wailua; twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

KATHLEEN FLEMING

Kathleen Fleming of Waimea passed away on April 2, 2015 at Kauai Care Center at the age of 70. Born on April 7, 1944, in Glendale, CA, she was a free spirited woman with a big heart.

She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Brown, brother, Robert Brown, and sister, Mary Brown.

She is survived by her son, Matthew (Daisy) Fleming of Dallas, TX, daughter, Iolana (Brian) Vance of Overland Park, KS, mother, Kathleen Brown, brother, Charlie Brown of Kilauea, HI, sister, Jeanne McVey of Alexandria, VA, and four grandchildren.

Private services were held.

ELIZABETH “MAKALAPUA” HALUAPO

Elizabeth “Makalapua” Haluapo of Omao passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 80. She was born on December 22, 1934, in Ahukini.

She is survived by her brothers, Edward Keoho Sr. of Kapa’a, Clifford (Dannette) Lee of Wailua, Francis Lam of Nanakuli, and David (Bruna) Lam of Waianae, and sister, Kathy (Matthew) Louis of Oma’o.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Lihue First Church. Visitation begins at 9:00 am, followed by services at 10:00 am. Casual attire is suggested.

JANE VEGAS

Jane Vegas of Lawai passed away on April 4, 2015 at Garden Isle Healthcare at the age of 91. Born on September 21, 1923, in Koloa, Kauai, she was a Hawaiian Quilt Instructor with the County of Kauai.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Solomon F. Vegas, parents, Joseph & Candita Morris Figaroa, and brothers, Sarafin Figaroa and Joseph Figaroa, Jr.

Jane is survived by her sons, John S.F. (Judy) Vegas of Wailua, Joe (Janet) Vegas of Lawai, Charles (Betty) Vegas of Kalaheo, Bob (Angie) Vegas of Lawai, and Vincent (Josephine) Vegas of Kaumakani; daughters, Cathy (Dan) Counts of Lawai and Candy (Alan Mindoro) Vegas of Lihue; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-eight  great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on April 18, 2015 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Koloa at 9 am. Mass by Deacon Tom Contrades will begin at 11am, followed by burial at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire suggested.

MARK NAGAOKA

Mark Nagaoka of Kapaa, Kauai passed away on April 2, 2015 at home at the age of 65. Born on July 17, 1949 in Lihue, Kauai, he was a retired store manager with Whalers General Store and Foodland.

He is survived by his son, Ryan Nagaoka of Kapaa, daughter, Ashley Nagaoka of Honolulu, brother, Ed Nagaoka of Manhattan Beach, CA, and sister, Judi Ishida of Kapaa.

KIMO JARDIN

Kimo Iokepa Jardin passed away on December 1, 2014 at home at the age of 36. Born on October 15, 1978 in Waimea, Kauai, he was a laborer with the State of Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Antone and Helga Kahiapo Caldeira; paternal grandparents, William Jardin and Beatrice Abreu Jardin Capocci; uncles, Tony Caldeira, Kimo Caldeira, Jay Caldeira, and Billy Jardin; and aunt, Ramona Anzai Caldeira. He is survived by his parents, Gary and Heidi of Anahola; sister Ashley Kanoelani of Ewa Beach; uncle Caeser (Kris) Jardin of Kalaheo; aunts, Sandy (Dickson) Inouye, MaeLynn (John) Rita of Kalaheo, Mary (Bobby) Silva of Waimanalo, Carolee (Naka) Nakamura of Kaneohe, Hokulani (Boy) Kila of Nanakuli and Charlotte (Sonny Figaroa) Caldeira of Kekaha; numerous cousins and close friends; and Kimo's beloved and loyal furry babies, Nohea, Jojo and Mana Boi (RIP 01-02-2015). A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Friends may visit with the family at 9:00 AM. Mass will be celebrated at 9:45 AM.

JOHN M. MONTALBANO

John M. Montalbano passed away on March 27, 2015 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 71. Born on February 6, 1944 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he was an Electronic Engineer with Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Preceded in death by his parents, Benny and Lucy Montalbano, John is survived by his wife, Ruth Montalbano, son, John (Alexis) A. Montalbano of Castle Rock, CO, daughters, Lisa M. Montalbano of New York City, NY and Anna Lucia Montalbano of Lewisberry, PA, brothers, Benjamin (Patricia) Montalbano and Robert (Patricia) Montalbano , both of Dunmore, PA, sister, Santa (Daniel) J. Corby of Scranton, PA, and numerous nieces, cousins, and friends.

A celebration of John's life will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at the Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai. Visitation starts at 6pm, followed by services at 7pm. Casual attire.

ANDREW R. MASUNAGA

Andrew R. Masunaga of Kapaa passed away on March 20, 2015 at Papa'a Beach at the age of 64. Born on November 24, 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska, he was a carpenter.

He is preceded in death by his father, Andrew H. Masunaga and brother, Dennis C. Masunaga.Andrew is survived by his mother, June K. Masunaga, and two sisters, Jill A. Masunaga & Larry Hall of Renton, WA, and Lori Masunaga & Chuck Nakagawa of Mililani, HI. Also surviving is his uncle, aunt, and numerous cousins.

Private services were held. No koden please.

STANLEY SHIGEMI SADAMITSU

Stanley Shigemi Sadamitsu of Lihue, Kauai passed away on March 14, 2015 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 76. Born on July 14, 1938 in Lihue, Kauai, he retired from Gas Company.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Sadamitsu; sons, Craig (Maria) Sadamitsu of Lihue, Darren Sadamitsu of Lihue, Curtis (Becky) Sadamitsu of Kapaa, and Shane (Jasmine) Sadamitsu of Hanamaulu; brothers, Richard (Carol) Sadamitsu and Wayne (Jane) Sadamitsu, both of Lihue; sisters, Sharon (Gary) Morita of Kalaheo and Janice Sadamitsu of San Gabriel, CA; four grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private services were held.

HILDRED K. PALEA KAMAKA

Hildred K. Palea Kamaka of Kekaha passed away on March 21, 2015 at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 77. Born on December 12, 1937 in Waimea, Kauai, she was a homemaker and caregiver.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Kamaka, father, William Palea, and mother, Henrietta Nordmeier Palea. She is survived by her sons, Kaneala and Kimo Kamaka, both of Kekaha; daughters, Danelle (Kaimi) Kamaka of Kekaha, Anna Kamaka of Kekaha, and Denise (Wilbur) Parubrub of Kaumakani, hanai daughters, Keikilani Dela Cruz of Waimea, Noelani Dela Cruz of Hanapepe, and Alaina Duarte of Waimea; Aunty Hildred was a childcare provider for over 40 years. She has many hanai children. Also surviving is her sister, Rhoda (Howard) Vinhasa of Ewa Beach, nine grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Kekaha Ward). Viewing and services will be from 9am to 12 noon, with burial to follow at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.

Family suggests casual attire.

ORLING W. OLIGO

Orling William Oligo of Kekaha, Kauai, passed away on February 8, 2015 at home at the age of 56. Born on January 7, 1959, in Waimea, Kauai, he was a maintenance mechanic for Kekaha Sugar Plantation and a Level-IV maintenance in the Engineering
Department with the Grand Hyatt Kauai.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Clara L. Kaneshiro and survived by his wife, Charlita V. Oligo; two daughters, Tianna O. (Noe) Soltero and Chynna C. Oligo, both of Kekaha; parents Orgelano O. Oligo and Bessie C. Oligo; brother Ortilano "Bobby"
(Karen) Oligo of Colorado; three sisters, Betty A. (Brian) Dabis of Kekaha, Marie E. (Jim) Aana of Waimea, and Rosie M. Oligo of Colorado; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the West Kauai United Methodist Church at 9AM. Services will begin at 11AM with refreshments being provided at the church after the service. Family suggests casual attire and are open to flowers. 

DENNIS DODO

Dennis Dodo of Lihue, Kauai passed away on February 6, 2015 at home at the age of 75. Born on August 20, 1939, in Kealia, Kauai, he was an electrician with Kauai Sugar Storage.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kanichi and Nellie Dodo; and survived by his son, Maxwell Dodo of Hilo, Hawaii; two grandchildren; three sisters, Josephine Dodo of Kelia, Hawaii, Evelyn Nakamura of Kelia, Hawaii and Eleanor (Tom) Kajiwara of Lihue, Hawaii; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Lihue Hongwanji Mission Church at 10AM. Services will begin 11AM with a burial at the Hanapepe Veteran's Cemetery.

Family suggests casual attire and graciously declines flowers.

COLLEEN CORR OKAMOTO

Colleen Corr Okamoto of Kekaha, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on January 30, 2015 at the age of 68. Born on March 12, 1946, in Waimea, Kauai, she was a branch manager with Waimea and Ele'ele KCFCU.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and May Corr; two brothers, James Corr Jr. and Richard Corr; and sister, Goldie Kahale.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Okamoto; three sons, Larry Okamoto of Kekaha, Jason (Loretta) Okamoto of Keaau and Jon Okamoto of Kekaha; daughter, Lorene Okamoto of Kekaha; four grandchildren; two hanai grandchildren; two hanai great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wilfred (Patricia) Kualii of Puhi , Charles (Jean) Corr of Texas and John (Sandy) Corr of California; two sisters, Barbara Velasquez of Utah and Aletha Matsusaka of Kalaheo; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Church of Latter Day Saints, Kekaha Ward. Viewing will begin at 9AM with an 11AM mass. A Celebration of Life is to follow at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center.

Family suggests casual attire and to omit flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

TOSHIO "TENNY" IKEDA

Toshio "Tenny" Ikeda of Kaumakani passed away on March 3, 2015. Born on November 19, 1922, in Makaweli, Kauai, he was a mechanic with Olokele Sugar Company.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Atsushi Ikeda; and daughter, Fay Nihei; and survived by his wife, Tsuneyo Ikeda; son, Mitchell (Carol) Ikeda of Lihue; daughter, Lorraine (Galen) Ikeda-Yee of Bothell, Washington; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held. Family requests no koden.

JUNE C. IKEMOTO

June C. Ikemoto of Lihue, passed away on February 25, 2015 at Stanford Medical Center at the age of 55. Born on June 14, 1959, in Waimea, Kauai, she was an attorney with Law Office of June C. Ikemoto and vice president and co-owner with Blue Knight Services Hawaii, Inc. She is survived by her husband, Leroy W. Taguma; two daughters, Taryn Taguma of Lihue and Holly Taguma of Lihue; one brother, Alvin M. Ikemoto of Waimea; and one sister, Mitsue Ikemoto of Waimea. A memorial service for June will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. with visitation at 9AM and services to begin at 11AM. Family suggests casual attire.

RAYMOND HIDEO SATO

Raymond Hideo Sato of Kapaa passed away on February 10, 2015 at The Regency At Puakea at the age of 75. Born on April 23, 1939, on Oahu, he was Manager and Chief Engineer with the Department of Water, County of Kauai and City and County of Honolulu. He also served as the State Comptroller, State of Hawaii and was a Consultant for SSFM. He is survived by his wife, Jean E. Sato; daughter, Stephanie R.S. (Noa) Char of Kapaa; two grandchildren, Naia and Sullivan; brother, Warren (Kathleen) Sato of Kailua, Oahu; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai, with visitation from 10:00 to 10:30am, services to follow. Family suggests casual attire.

TAKEO HIRAKAWA

Takeo Hirakawa passed away on February 11, 2015 at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 89. Born on September 21, 1925, in Wailua Homestead, Kauai he was a controller with the County of Kauai, Department of Water. He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley T. Hirakawa; parents, Kama and Uto Hirakawa; two sisters, Ruth Yamauchi and Betty Higa; and two brothers, Herbert Hirakawa and Tadashi Hirakawa. He is survived by his two sons, Clayton Hirakawa of Lihue and Gary Hirakawa of Wailuku, Maui; daughter, Gail Hirakawa of Kapaa; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Yutaka (Laraine) Hirakawa of Kapaa and George (Tsuruko) Hirakawa of Gardena, CA.; sister, Asayo Nishihara of Kapaa; sister-in-law, Nobue Hirakawa of Pearl City; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may visit with the family on February 27, 2015 at the Kauai Veteran's Cemetery in Hanapepe at 9AM. Services will begin at 10AM, followed by an inurnment with military honors. Family suggest casual attire.

JEAN MARIE BOURGOIN

Jean Marie Bourgoin of Kapaa, passed away on February 18, 2015 at Wilcox at the age of 84. Born on February 11, 2931, in Barnstable, Massachusetts, she was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred Lawrence Dutra and Maud Beatrice Cash; and brothers, Alfred "Buddy" Dutra, Joseph Dutra and Rodger Dutra. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Bourgoin; sons, Manuel "Ski" (Leilia) DeMello of Colorado and Dana "Ipo" DeMello of Anahola; daughters, Dianna (Tim) Dwight of Wailua Homesteads and Brenda Kuwamura of Kapaa; brother George Dutra of Massachusetts; and sister, Cecelia Moniz of Massachusetts. Private services.

SABURO LARRY INAGAKI

Saburo Larry Inagaki passed away on February 17, 2015 at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 93. Born on April 19, 1921, in Kamoloa, Kauai, he was a World War II Veteran in the 232nd engineer company with the 442nd regiment and retired from the VA as a computer system analysts. He is preceded in death by his wife, Hideko (Iwata) Inagaki; two brothers, Jack Tsuneji Doi and Harumi David Inagaki; and sister, Natsue Lillian Mizuno. He is survived by his three daughters, Lynne (Inagaki) Machado of Bowie, MD., Michielle (Inagaki) Looser (Robert) of Longmont, Co., and Roxann (Inagaki) Luttner (Paul) of Gaithersburg, MD.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Satoko Edith Ishii of Honolulu; and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services will be held.

FUSETSU MIYAZAKI

Fusetsu Miyazaki of Ele'ele passed away on February 12, 2015 at Kauai Care Center at the age of 100. Born on June 12, 1914, in Makaweli, Kauai, he was a surveyor with the McBryde Sugar Plantation and a World War II 442nd Infantry Regiment in the 100th Battalion Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Mitsuko Miyazaki; three daughters, Anne Yoshioka of Wailuku, Maui, Laura Miyazaki of Honolulu and Janice (David) Ishibashi of Kalaheo, Kauai; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services were held. Family requests no koden.

DEAN EDWARD TAKASHIMA

Dean Edward Takashima of Kapaa, passed away on Feb. 20, 2015, at the age of 63. He was born on January 19, 1952, at Lihue’s Wilcox Hospital. Dean retired early due to his battle with emphysema. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Hanae Takashima of Kapaa. He is survived by brother Dexter Takashima (Kuulei) of Kekaha, sister Mona Takashima Kitasoe (Raymond) of Belmont, CA; and brother Galvin Takashima (Mary) of Millington, TN, and 4 nieces and 2 nephews. Private memorial service held.
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