In Memory of Those We Serve



Kay Yoshimatsu of Kapaa passed away on April 4, 2014 at home at the age of 94. She was born on December 4, 1919 in Kapaa, Kauai.

Preceded in death by her husband George Yoshimatsu and daughter Linda Sogawa.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Bill) Davies of Placerville, CA and Jill Yoshimatsu of Kapaa, Kauai; one grandchild; sisters, Elnora Wakatake of Honolulu, Takeko Yamane of Kapaa, Ellen Goto of Kaneohe, and Jean Morioka of San Diego; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date.


George Nobuo Oshita died April 2nd at home at the age of 93. Born March 23rd, 1921 in Anahola, the eldest of 6 children to Osamu and Ume Oshita. He was a pineapple/fruit/vegetable farmer and a Journeyman Carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 745. He also served during WWII in France and Italy with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, earning 3 Purple Heart awards for wounds received in combat and a Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Margaret Y. Oshita and his son Damon Oshita.
Survived by sons Russell Oshita of Oahu, Clayton Oshita of Kauai, and Marvin (Valerie) Oshita of Kauai, 2 brothers Clarence of Oahu and Albert of Kauai, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Service will be held Saturday, April 12th at the Kapaa United Church of Christ. Visitation at 9:30 am with the service at 10:00 am. Light lunch to follow. Internment will be at Punchbowl Cemetery of the Pacific on Oahu at a later date.


In deep sorrow, we announce the death of Raymond Harding Henry, resident of Kalaheo. He died peacefully at home on April 3rd 2014 at the age of 90. Born on August 10th, in Philadelphia, he was a man who brought a smile to all he met. 

He is survived by his loving wife Mechtild, son Karl and wife Lynn, daughter Karola and husband Gene Gilbert, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Private Celebration of Life
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kauai Hospice.


Lucille Hill of Omao, Koloa passed away on April Fools Day 4/1/2014 at Kauai Care Center at the age of 92. Born on March 23, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah, she was a homemaker and an artist.

She is survived by her son David S. Hill of Hacienda Heights, CA; daughter Judy (Melvin) Sanehira of Omao, Koloa; three grandchildren, Monica Julia (Steven) Farrell, Alisha Omega (Bryan) Loar, and Gabrielle Lailani Sanehira; five great-grandchildren, Tashjianna Kawaiulani Rodriguez, Kiana Kawai Rodriguez, Anya Kiera Loar, Meila Juliet Loar, and Ailee Simone Loar; and nieces, Jan Perkins, Lois Williams, and Joy Coffin.

A Celebration of Lucille’s life will be held with family and friends.


Ethel Yoneda Tehada of Lawai, Kauai passed away on March 16, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 79. She was born on April 29, 1934 in Kohala, Hawaii.

She is survived by her son Ryan Tehada of Lawai, daughter Diane (Hernando) Andres of Ewa Beach, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sisters, Matsue Nishiura and Kay Fukuda, both of Hilo, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery at 10:00 am, with light refreshments to follow. Casual attire is suggested.


Rico Manayo Yap passed away on March 14, 2014 at the age of 25. Born on January 7, 1989, in Maui, he was a construction worker. 

Preceded in death by his brother Gaig Yap.

He is survived by his sons, Darius of Oahu and Brayden of Kauai, and daughter Tailor-Lee of Kauai. Also surviving are his parents, Laureen & Jeffrey Yap; sisters, Leetheadra (Daniel) Yap, Kabbradeen (Isaiah) Bicoy, and Brejahlynn (Richard) Duvauchelle, all of Molokai; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Rico’s Life will be held on May 3rd 2014, 9:00 am at Kalapaki Beach Park. Casual attire and flowers are welcome.


Benehakaka Kanahele-Kaiwi II passed away on April 6, 2014 at home at the age of 67. He was born on August 25, 1946 in Pu’uwai, Niihau. An avid fisherman and diver, he loved being outdoors, among friends and laughing with his family. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator, Maintenance Worker for Raytheon at PMRF and a retired Deckhand with Hawaiian Tug and Barge; Inland Boatmen’s Union (IBU).

He is preceded in death by his parents Michael Naluluolehua Kaiwi & Emalia Waiopuna Kaiwi. Brother’s, Kalawelo Kaiwi, Allen Kaiwi; Sisters, Mary Kanahele, Rose Kanahele and Salala Kaiwi.

He is survived by his Sons, Bruce (Stephanie) Kaiwi, Ben Kaiwi; Daughters, Barbara Kaiwi, Benetta Kaiwi; 6 Grandchildren, Ethan Kaiwi, Rigo Ceron-Flores, Bruce Kaiwi Jr., Christina Kaiwi, Solomon Keliihoomalu, Isaiah Keliihoomalu; 3 Brothers, Mike Kaiwi, George Kaiwi, Eugene Kaiwi; 3 Sisters, Emalia Kanahele, Isabella Matayoshi, Myra Silva, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Immediately followed by Memorial services at 11:00 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.
Inurnment will be at a later date at Kekeha Cemetery.



Hiroshi Azeka passed away on April 2, 2014 at home at the age of 82. Born on July 21, 1931, in Hanalei, he was a Building Inspector with the State of Hawaii. 

He is survived by his daughters, Lynn (Robert) Hathe of Seattle, Fran (Karl) Miyake of Kapaa, and Faye (Chris) Neves of Honolulu; granddaughter, Aedan Azeka; brother Clifford Azeka of Honolulu, sister Lorraine Ayame Katsumoto of Honolulu, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial Services will be held on May 17, 2014 at Kapaa Hongwanji at 2:00 pm. Casual attire is suggested.
Internment at a later date at Hanalei Japanese Cemetery.


Natsue Abe Higashi passed away on April 2, 2014 at Kauai Care Center at the age of 86. Born on June 5, 1927 in Sprecklesville, Maui, she was a house cleaner.

She is survived by her son Gerald Higashi of Kekaha, daughters, Peggy (Frank) Kiger of Maui and Evelyn Higashi of Eleele, sister Setsuko Takahashi of Maui, three grandchildren, Ginger (August) Camara, James Kiger, and Daniel “Teddy” Higashi, four great-grandchildren, Shaylyn Kiger and Alexis, Austin, and Ashley Camara, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday April 10, 2014, 4:00 pm at the Eleele Baptist Church. Service will begin at 5:00 pm. Family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.


Nenita Palacio of Eleele, passed away on March 8, 2014 at home at the age of 65. Born on September 1, 1948 in Nagbacalan, Paoay, Ilocos Norte Philippines, she worked 22 years for the Grand Hyatt as a housekeeper.

Preceded in death by her parents, Antero Sr. & Severa Cabugon; daughter, Rosenda Palacio;  brothers, Antero Cabugon Jr., William Cabugon, and Edwardo Cabugon; and sisters, Romulda Cabugon, Presentacion Cabugon, and Belen Cabugon.

She is survived by her husband Reynaldo Rosales Palacio; sons, Remigio Palacio of Eleele, Rogelio “Roger” (Ann) Palacio of San Antonio, Texas, and Noel (Catherine) Palacio of Hanamaulu; daughter Erlinda “Lynn” (Julius) Ramos of Eleele, and hanai-daughter Britnelyn Palacio of Wailua; sister Flordelina Lacro of Philippines; sixteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo, Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 am.  Burial will follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcome.