In Memory of Those We Serve

 

HIROKO NADA MATSUOKA

Hiroko Nada Matsuoka of Ele’ele passed away on July 7, 2014 at home at the age of 80. She was born on July 25, 1933 in Makaweli, Kauai and was a cashier/head baker at Thrifty Mart.

Preceded in death by her parents, Zenkichi and Tsuneko Nada; and brothers, Torao “Jack” Nada and Yoshiyuki Nada.

She is survived by husband Hiroshi Matsuoka; daughters, Verna (Kenneth) Nobriga of Puhi and Lisa Matsuoka of Oahu; two grandchildren, Klarisse and Kira Nobriga; brother, Yukio “Herbert” (Ethel) Nada of Honolulu; sisters-in-law, Irene Nada, and Sue Nada; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held on Sat. July 19, 2014 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Visitation 10:00 am and service at 10:30 am.  Aloha attire.  No flowers.

 

TIMOTHY LEE YUK ON CHANG WO JR.

Timothy Lee Yuk On Chang Wo Jr. passed away on July 6, 2014 at Honolulu at age 30. He was born on March 8, 1984 in Honolulu.

 

Preceded in death by his mother, Ms. Dinnie Marie Luis and maternal grandfather, Dionicio Luis.

 

He is survived by his son Tykei Chang Wo and daughter Jordyn Maruyama-Chang Wo, both of Kekaha; father, Mr. Timothy Chang Wo Sr., brothers, Pomaikai Chang Wo of Oahu and Pookela Chang Wo of Kalaheo, sisters, Dolores Luis of Kalaheo, Ailina Marie Chang Wo, and Dejarene Chang Wo of Kalaheo, maternal grandmother Dolores D. Luis of Kalaheo, paternal grandfather Henry Chang Wo of Ewa Beach, Aunt Roxanne Laguatan and Uncle David Laguatan of Kalaheo, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 9 to 11 am, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Service will begin at 11 am.

 

BAKER TAKESHI TANIGUCHI

Baker Takeshi Taniguchi passed away on July 16, 2014 at Waimea at age 94. He was born on February 5, 1920 in Waimea, Kauai. He managed the Waimea Bakery and later became an insurance and businessman.

 

Preceded in death by his parents, Yenzo and Iwae Taniguchi, sisters, Roseline Ikeno and Sumiko Metivier, and brother Edsil Taniguchi.

 

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Kazue Kamishita Taniguchi; sons, Chad (Myra Munekata) Taniguchi of Kailua, Oahu and Donn (Maile) Taniguchi of Kalaheo, Kauai; brothers, Hisao (Jackie) Taniguchi of Niu Valley, Oahu, Eisei (Hazel) Taniguchi of Torrance, CA, and Dexter (Naomi) Taniguchi of Nuuanu, Oahu; sisters, Yukie Kato of Nuuanu, Oahu, Yayoi Sabra Toma of Makiki, Oahu, and Jane (Herbert) Okamoto of Tustin, CA, two grandchildren, Alana (Alexsandro Arasawa) Taniguchi of Kailua, Oahu and Todd (Vivien Ong) Taniguchi of Singapore; one great-grandchild, Elis Emalani Arasawa of Kailua, Oahu; and numerous nieces and nephews including Sara (Randall) Uyehara, Val (Kevin) Ko, and Hiroyuki (Yumiko) Mizutani.

 

Celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Waimea United Church of Christ (Foreign Church, old stone church), with visitation at 10 am and service at 11 am. Inurnment at Kauai Veterans Cemetery at 2:30 pm. Family suggests Kauai attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

 

Robert "Bob" A. Nesti

In loving memory of Robert (Bob) A. Nesti

24 Year Kauai resident of Princeville, died on July 2nd at home, at the age of 77. Born in Manhattan, the son of Anthony and Martha Nesti.

He was a retired Regional Director with Boehringer Ingelheim.  Bob grew up on the east coast and in the spirit of adventure, uprooted his young family and moved to California.  He later decided that Kauai was where he and his late wife Melinda wanted to spend their golden years.

He is survived by his 6 children, Robert Jr & Luice, Thomas & Petra , Tony & Betsy, Joann,  Kim & Bogen, Sean & Tiffini.  His brother Anthony Nesti Jr, Sisters; Francesca Gabrielli, Janet Schubert, Michelle Nesti  & Yvonne Rockwell, His 7 Grandchildren;  Lisa, Sarah, Bella,  Hanalei, Nicolas, Jackson, & Ava.

A “Celebration of Life” ceremony will be held on Tuesday July 29th at 10:00 AM at the Wai’ oli Hui’ia church in Hanalei (Also known as the Green Church)  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.

ALVIN EDMUND CORNWELL

Alvin Edmund Cornwell of Kapaa passed away on May 25, 2014 at home at the age of 60. Born on December 4, 1953 in Honolulu, he worked as a security guard at the Lawai Beach Resort, an employee of Sears in Lihue for many years, and as a professional bartender.  He was a loving father, brother, and uncle who loved to surf and play golf.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James L. “Kaipo” & Mabel Agnes Cornwell, and brother, Clayton Cornwell.

He is survived by his daughter Alayne Cornwell and son Royce Cornwell of Kapaa; sister Juanita “Sweetheart” Enos of Honolulu and brother James L. “Kimo” (Debbie) Cornwell of California; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of Alvin’s life will be held on Saturday, July 19th at 9 am on the beach at the Ewa side of Ala Moana Beach Park (Ewa of the Tennis Courts).  His ashes will be scattered by family, friends and members of the Ala Moana Beach Surfing Association.

 

STANLEY YOKOTA

Stanley Yokota of Lihue passed away on June 25, 2014 at home at age 76. Born on March 1, 1938 in Lihue, Kauai, he was a switching technician with Hawaiian Telephone Co.

 

He is survived by his wife, Frances Yokota, daughters, Kari Yokota of Lihue and Carla (Jason) Idica of Eleele, brothers, Wallace (Sally) Yokota and Kenneth (Joyce) Yokota, both of Honolulu, sisters, Nancy Yamamoto and Diana (Norman) Oyakawa, both of Lihue, and two grandchildren, Leigh & Wyatt. Also surviving are numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, August 2nd at the Lihue Christian Church from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Service will begin at 10:30 am. Casual attire is suggested.

 

SEVERINO LLAPITAN BUTAY SR.

Severino Llapitan Butay Sr. of Brydeswood, Kalaheo, passed away on June 19, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 55. Born on April 25, 1959 in Cagayan, Philippines, he was a Parks & Recreation Caretaker with the County of Kauai.

Preceded in death by his father, Cayetano Butay Sr., brother, Alfredo Butay, father and mother-in-law, Mr & Mrs Inonsencio Lagoc.

He is survived by his wife, Magdalena Butay, sons, Richard (Puna) Butay of Hanama’ulu and Severino (Jaimie Pascua) Butay Jr. of Brydeswood, Kalaheo, daughter Cathy Butay of Brydeswood, Kalaheo, his mother, Lorenza Butay,  brothers, Percival Butay of Oregon and Cayetano (Shamira Nitsche) Butay Jr. of Kekaha, sisters, Evangeline (Vereno Geronimo) Butay of Kaumakani and Felina Butay of Lihue, brothers-in-law, Arthur (Flora) Lagoc and Mario (Jovita) Lagoc, both of Kaumakani, sisters-in-law, Angielita (Julio) Ganotisi of Eleele and Christine (Junior) Ramos of Kaumakani, and seven grandchildren, Keyrsten, Kaya, Jayvier, Rhyzen, Sylas, Rhextyn, and Rhicky.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 7:30 to 9:30 am, at St. Theresa’s Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, burial at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcome.

Reception to follow at Hanapepe Stadium.

MALINA LEAHI PEREZA-SANTOS

Malina Leahi Pereza-Santos of Lawai, Kauai, passed away on June 19, 2014 at age 26. Born on September 1, 1987 in Lihue, Kauai, she was a wife, mother, daughter and sister with one child.

 

She is survived by her husband, Rudy Kimo Santos and daughter, Mahiehie Pereza-Santos of Lawai, Kauai. Also surviving are her parents, Tommy Pereza and Caroline (Klocke) Pereza of Lawai, Kauai, brothers, Eli Brainerd of Lawai, Kauai, Stephan Pereza of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Alika Pereza of Lawai, Kauai, and sisters, Kanoe (Aberegg) Naone of Moanalua Valley, HI and Kalea Pereza of Lawai, Kauai.

 

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai at 10 am. Service will begin at 12 noon.

 

A celebration of Malina’s life will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the Kekaha Harbor House from 3pm to sunset.

 

MASAHARU ARITA

Masaharu Arita, who was born in Lihue, passed away on July 1, 2014 at age 88. He was retired.

 

Preceded in death by his brother, Yoichi, and sisters, Hatsuyo, Shizue, and Kay.

He is survived by his wife, Jane, son, Alvin of Japan, daughter, Arleen of Oregon, sister, Mitsue Nogami of Lihue, and two grandchildren.

 

Private family service. No koden and flowers.

 

MASAYO O. TONE

Masayo O. Tone of Kapaa, Kauai, passed away on July 1, 2014 at age 98. Born on November 1, 1915 in Koolau, Kauai, she worked as a Bookkeeper and Front Desk at Coco Palms.

 

Preceded in death by her husband, Sadao Tone and son, Wayne Tone.

 

She is survived by her sons, Miles (Karen) Tone and Glenn (Adele) Tone, both of Kapaa, six grandchildren, Byron (Jennifer) Tone, Daren (Leila) Tone, Kyle Tone, Kristin Tone, Kelsie Tone, and Kevin Tone, three great-grandchildren, Kasen Tone, Coen Tone, and Kaya Tone, and sister, Eiko Watanabe.

 

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Kapaa Jodo Mission with visitation at 9:30 am and service will begin at 10:30 am. Family requests that flowers be omitted.

HIDEO WAKUTA

Hideo Wakuta of Kapaa, Kauai passed away on June 25, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 86. Born to Matsu and Mito Wakuta on April 10, 1928 in Halaula, Kauai, he was a District Water Chief with the Board of Water Supply and a life long farmer starting with pineapples in 1957. Known for his big heart and generosity, he will be missed by his family and dear friends.

 

He is survived by his wife, Florence Nakamasu Wakuta, sons, Derek (Debra) Wakuta of Kapaa, Daryl (Alison) Wakuta of Torrance California, and Duane (Puanani) Wakuta of Kapaa, daughter Dawn (Xavier) Ikei of Aiea, brothers, Mamoru Wakuta of Kapaa and Seichi Wakuta of Gardena, California, and sister Shizue Sakihama of Kapaa. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Desiree Wakuta-Matsuda, Kelsey Arakaki, Brent Arakaki, Brandee Wakuta, Carey Wakuta, Chivas Wakuta, Jetsen Wakuta, and Duaney boy Wakuta, and great-grandchildren, Grant and Emily Matsuda, and Elua Wakuta.

 

Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 4 pm on Thursday, July 3rd at the Wakuta’s Residence, 5962 Kaapuni Rd, Kapaa. Service will begin at 4 pm. Casual attire is suggested and please omit flowers.

 

EUSEQUIO DEFUNTORUM

Eusequio Defuntorum passed away on June 19th 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 81. Born on December 7, 1932 in Pangasinan, Philippines, he was a farm worker with Kilauea Agronomics.

 

He is survived by his wife, Florencia Defuntorum, sons, Gil (Jennifer) Defuntorum of Kalaheo and Carlos (Marjorie) Defuntorum of Lihue, daughter Evangeline (Ramsy Labasan) Defuntorum of Lihue, sister, Leonida Leones, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

 

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo at 9:00 am. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, with burial to follow at Lihue Public Cemetery.