In Memory of Those We Serve
MATILDA “MATTIE” YOSHIOKA
Matilda “Mattie” Yoshioka of Eleele, Kauai passed away at home on February 23, 2014 at the age of 62. Born on July 17, 1951 in Lanai, she was the President & CEO of the Kauai Economic Development Board, Inc. She retired from the County of Kauai after serving as the Director of the County Housing Agency and later as the Director of the Office of Community Assistance.
Predeceased by her father Celedonio Asuncion, and sister Felita Gapera.
She is survived by her husband Les Yoshioka, son Reid Yoshioka, daughter Lori Ann Yoshioka, mother Justa Asuncion, brother Cecil (Peggy) Asuncion, sister Elaine (Wayne) Yamaguchi, six grandchildren, Kirra Yoshioka, Melia Yoshioka, Elijah Yoshioka, Sanoe Yoshioka, Mila Yoshioka and Luana Simmons, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 8:30 to 10:00 am at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. A celebration of life service to follow. Family suggests casual attire and graciously decline flowers.
MARIA BOLOSAN VALENCIANO
Maria Bolosan Valenciano of Hanapepe, Kauai, died on January 16, 2014 at the age of 86. Born on August 15, 1927, in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Preceded in death by husband, Placido Valenciano, and daughter, Mary Sandra Claire Valenciano.
She is survived by her sons, Placido (Michelle) Valenciano and Randal (Debbie) Valenciano, both of Lihue; daughters, Patricia (Roland) Pablo of Waimea, Glenda (Reynold) Miyazaki of Lawai, Marilyn (Walter) Billingsley of Oahu, and Crystal (Bob) Rowe of Wailua; fourteen grandchildren, Jayson (Cecilie) Pablo, Tracy (Don) Sanchez, Corey Pablo, Travis (Jana) Miyazaki, Craig Miyazaki, Geoffrey (Brittany) Billingsley, Tony (Samantha) Billingsley, Logan Rowe, Whitney Rowe, Stephen Valenciano, Ryan Valenciano, Marisa Valenciano, Dreana Valenciano, and Randon Valenciano; five great-grandchildren, Courtney Guirao, Jack Billingsley, Colton Billingsley, Malie Miyazaki, and Skye Sanchez; sister, Virginia Besas of Pearl City; and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 1:00 pm at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Memorial Service will follow.
ELLEN MARY HOGAN
Helen Mary Hogan of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away on February 19, 2014 at home at the age of 92. Born on September 26, 1921 in Long Beach, CA, she was a full-time homemaker. She grew up in Kaimuki and attended Sacred Heart Academy.
Predeceased by her husband Patrick Joseph Hogan, son Patrick Hogan, parents John Allen & Ida Lillian Williams, and brothers, Martin Wiiliams and John Williams.
She is survived by her son, John Hogan of Kauai; daughters, Maureen Hogan of Honolulu, Diane Bushman of Santa Monica, CA, and Lynne Hart of Kalaheo, HI; sister, Ruth Williams of McMinnville, OR; grandchildren, Tyna Renee Mildrexler of Oregon, Tara McPherson (Sean Leonard) of New York , Grant Bushman of California, Ananda (RaeAnn) Hogan of Hilo, HI, Sean Hogan of Kalaheo, HI, and Keoni Hogan of Kaneohe, HI; great-grandchildren, Maile, Malia, & Hoku Mildrexter of Oregon, Caleb Terno Hogan of Hilo, HI, Koa Alan Hogan of Kalaheo, HI, and Ronan Vega McPherson-Leonard of New York; and numerous cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on March 13, 2014, 9:00 am, at the Holy Trinity Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at The National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).
Jason Doi of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away on February 9, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 64. Born on October 5, 1949 in Lihue, Kauai, he was a Certified Inspector with Terminix.
Predeceased by his parents, Albert & Kikue Doi; and survived by his brother, Randall (Jean) Doi of Kalaheo, and nieces and nephews.
Private Services were held at Lihue Hongwanji.
EURA HANNAH MAKUAOLE SAPIR
Eura Hannah Makuaole Sapir of Kekaha, Kauai passed away on February 18, 2014 at home at the age of 78. Born to Kekua Kuapahi Makuaole and Eva Adolpho on June 11, 1935 in Waimea, Kauai, she was a Front Office Manager with Fernhurst YWCA.
She is survived by her sons, Dexter (Pam) Tamura of Kahalui, Maui, Brian Gasper Sr. of Waianae, HI, Glenn Gasper of Makaweli Valley, Jaffrey Gasper of Waianae, HI, and Richard (Carla) Sapir of Portland, Oregon; daughter, Denise Aldene (James) – K. Leopoldo of Wainae, HI; brothers, George Makuaole of Wainae, HI, and Kealoha (Rosalie) Makuaole of Waimanalo, HI; sister, Gracie Acain of Kekaha, HI; life long Friend, Matilda Nawai Warkentin of San Jose, CA; nineteen grandchildren, fifty-six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10 am at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Service will begin at 11 am.
Romina Kaion of Koloa, Kauai passed away on February 13, 2014 at Queens Hospital at the age of 38. Born on September 29, 1976 in Marshall Islands, she was a housewife.
Preceded in death by her father, Hemu Joseph.
She is survived by her husband, Kimeo Kaion of Koloa; daughter, Kiomina Meio Kaion of Koloa; mother, Neji Joseph of Koloa; brothers, Haine Joseph of Honolulu, and Mylon (Maiset) Joseph of Kilauea; and sisters, Mency Clement of Lihue, Julie (Jun) Pedrus of North Carolina, Reiko (Aini Henry) Joseph of Majuro, Marshall Islands, Flomina (Carlson) Jacklick of Marshall Islands, Fonda (Richard Cortez) Cortez of Wailua, Elizabeth Joseph of Marshall Islands, and Diana Joseph of Marshall Islands.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 9:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kalaheo Ward. Services at 11:00am, followed by burial at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.
"Tu Tu Connie" Connie Velarde of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away on November 7, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 75. Born on January 30, 1938 in Mariam Indy, she was a housewife.
She is survived by her daughters, Kim Depiero of Eleele, Tracy Roma of Avalon Catalina Island, Julie Ann MacQueen of Hanapepe; four grandchildren, Vanessa, Serina, David Romo, and Kainalu Palama; brothers, Charles Wimmer of Wisconsin, Jimmy Jumper of Washington, and John Jumper of Washington; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Join us at Salt Pond Beach Park for her "Celebration of Life" Sunday, Feb. 23rd at the 3rd pavilion at 3:00 till sunset. Lady Ipo will be starting the ceremony at 4:00 following with George Kahumoku Jr and Axcels Menese playing the beautiful ukulele along with chant and the blowing of the pu. Bring a beach chair and a pupu would be appreciated.
JOEL CACCAM BAJIT
Joel Caccam Bajit of Lihue passed away on February 16, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 22. Born on October 27, 1991 in Lihue, Kauai, he was a crew member at McDonalds in Lihue.
He is survived by his parents, Leonides O. Bajit and Juliet C. Bajit, sister Charlene (Harbey) Manglallan; uncle Melchor (Milagros) Bajit, aunts, Maxima (Rolando) Jardin, Antonia Bajit, Olivia (Pablo) Antolin, and Teresita Bajit, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family on Monday February 24, 2014, 9:00 am to 10:00 am, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, followed by burial at Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire suggested and flowers are welcome.
FEDERICO R. PALACIO
Federico R. Palacio of Numila, Kauai passed away on February 14, 2014 at Garden Isle HealthCare at the age of 90. Born on January 14, 1924 in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was a seed cutter with McBryde Sugar Co.
Preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth K. Palacio; daughters, Florentina Gaoiran, Carmelita Patricio, and Shirleen Badgley; parents, Santiago and Veronica Palacio; brothers, Domingo Palacio, Felex Palacio, Mariano Palacio, Lorenzo Palacio, and Santiago Palacio; and sisters, Gerelma Palacio and Pelomina Palacio.
He is survived by his sons, Rey (Nenita) Palacio, Aurilio (Claudia) Mina Jr. of Pahoa, HI, Vincent (Lois) Palacio of Kalaheo, Benjamin (Nani) Palacio of San Antonio, Texas, Valentino (Kathi) Palacio of Kapolei, HI, and Edwin (Natalie) Palacio of Hilo, HI; daughters, S. Kuulei Aloha Mina of Honolulu, and Donna (Richard) Lau-Laranio of Kalaheo; fifty-one grandchildren, ninety-five great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday February 25, 2014, 9 am to 11 am, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Memorial Services will begin at 11 am, followed by burial at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire suggested and flowers are welcome.
Kosuke Miyashiro of Kekaha, Kauai passed away on February 9, 2014 at Kauai Care Center at the age of 100. Born on July 7, 1913 in Mana, Kauai, he was an employee at Kekaha Sugar Co.
He is survived by his sons, George (Yukie) Miyashiro of Oahu, James (Diane) Miyashiro of Oahu, Roy (Maureen) Miyashiro of Kauai, Max (Kathleen) Miyashiro, and David (Lee Anne) Miyashiro; daughters, Violet (Henry) Arakaki and Georgiana (Wallace) Sonoda; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Private Services will be held.
Pansy Miyao of Lawai passed away on February 6, 2014 at Hale Kupuna at the age of 94. Born on December 10, 1919 in Moloa’a, Kauai, she was a seamstress at Dan’s Upholstery.
Preceded in death by her husband, Nichi Miyao; son, Warren Miyao; brother, Tadashi Inomoto; and sister, Hatsuyo Sasaki.
She is survived by her sons, Earl Miyao of Lawai and Winston (Marian) Ogata of Lihue; daughter, Helene Tada of Lihue; granddaughter, Melanie (Tyrus) Matsumoto; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 1:00 pm at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Service begins at 2:00 pm. Interment at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.
Ms. Winnie Jensey McGraw of Kapaa, HI died on February 5, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 64. Born on July 12 1939, she was a retired Counselor with The Texas Department of Social Services.
She is survived by her brother, Dr. James C. McGraw of Bellevue, WA, and nephews, Douglas S. McGraw of Ketchikan, AK and Jeffrey A. McGraw of Redmond, WA.
Predeceased by her parents Dr. John C. McGraw and Winnie R. McGraw of Abilene, TX, and son John G. McGraw of Waco, TX.
She grew up on Molokai, attended the University of Texas (BA) '64 and St. Mary's University (MA) '68. Served 2 years in Domestic Peace Corps at The Sioux Indian Reservation at Wounded Knee, then a counselor for the State of Texas in Houston, TX, retiring to Kaua'i.