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BEATRICE COYASO CAMACHO

Beatrice Coyaso Camacho of Lihue passed away at Killeen Texas on October 2, 2015 at the age of 82. Born on December 20, 1932 in Numila, she was a laborer with the Hawai’i Labors Union.

She is survived by her husband, Arturo Camacho; son, Arturo “Artie” (Alexis “Lani”) Camacho of Lihue, Kaua’i; daughters, Mary (Lloyd) Shimono of Wailua and Susan Powers of Killeen Texas; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Marcelino “Kucho” (Isabel) Coyaso of Kalaheo; sisters, Laura “Lita” Vales of O’ahu and Dora (Henry) Vales of California; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Ernest “Neto” Coyaso and Phillip “Beto” Coyaso.

A celebration of Beatrice’s life will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai. Visitation will begin at 9AM with services to follow at 11AM.

The family suggests casual attire and are respectfully declining flowers.

MAMORU "MAMO" YAMADA

Mamoru “Mamo” Yamada of Lihue passed away at home on October 14, 2015 at the age of 94. Born on May 31, 1921, in Lihue, he was a scale master with Kauai Bulk Sugar Storage.

Mamo is survived by his wife, Amy Yamada of Lihue; sons, Craig (Tanya) Yamada of Honolulu, Lance Yamada of Lihue, and Royden (Vina) Yamada of Mililani; daughters, Donna (Larry) Bankus of Bremerton, Washington and Rowena Yamada of Haiku, Maui; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Masaichi and Takino Yamada.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the Lihue Hongwanji Mission. A celebration of Mamo’s life will begin at 4PM with services to begin at 5PM.

The family suggests casual attire and are respectfully declining flowers.

GARY ALLEN BELMES ALLIANIC

Gary Allen Belmes Allianic of Lihue passed away at Wilcox Hospital on September 26, 2015 at the age of 38. Born in California on December 22, 1976, he was a laborer with Garden Isle Disposal.

He is survived by his wife, Lauren (Agrade) Allianic of Lihue; son, Ky-mani Alliance of Lihue; daughters, Mapuana Duhaylongsod of Koloa and Mysha Alliance of Lihue; father, Gary Allianic of Lihue; mother, Teresa Belmes of Koloa; grandpa, Benjamin Allianic Sr. of Lawai; grandma Nisbe Belmes of Vietnam; sisters, Cheray Kahalewai of Honolulu and Kehau Kahalewai of Koloa; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Juan Belmes.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel with visitation from 9 to 11 AM and mass to follow.

The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

AKIKO "JANE" KUROKAWA

Akiko “Jane” Kurokawa of Hanapepe, Kaua’i passed away at the age of 95. She was born in Kalaheo, Kaua’i, Hawai’i on November 6, 1919.

Akiko was preceded in death by her husband, Katsuyoshi “Kats” Kurokawa; her parents Mr. & Mrs. Kana Uejo; her brother, James Uejo; and her sisters Yoshiko Ishihara, Doris Senaga and Grace Tolis.

She is survived by her four children, Diane (David) Landretti of Hanapepe, Dennis (Dayle) Kurokawa of Eleele, Steven (Nancy) Kurokawa of Hanapepe and Fay (Edwin) Kimura of Hanapepe; two brothers Kenji (Betty) Uejo from O’ahu and Charlie (Helen) Uejo from California; two sisters, Kay Oyasato from O’ahu and Elsie Arakaki from O’ahu; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at the West Kauai Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Hanapepe with viewing from 10AM to 11AM. Services will begin at 11AM with an inurnment to follow at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe.

The family respectfully declines flowers.

BERNARDO CORPUZ ANCHETA

Bernardo Corpuz Ancheta born on July 1, 1921, in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, passed away at the age of 94, on October 2, 2015 at Garden Island Health Care. He was a World War II Veteran SFC E-5 that worked for McBryde Plantation for 32 years and continued with the Grand Hyatt Hotel for another 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Ancheta of Kalaheo; sons, Stanley Ancheta of Kalaheo and Floyd (Celia) Ancheta of Colorado Springs, Colorado; daughter, Gwendolyn (Kenneth) Vickers of Fayetteville, Georgia; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Remedios R. Ancheta of Mililani, Hawaii.

Bernardo is preceded in death by his son, Rex Ancheta and parents, Florentino and Susana Corpuz Ancheta.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Holy Cross Church in Kala-heo. Visitation will be from 8AM to 9:45AM with mass to begin at 10:15AM. Burial will follow and be held at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. All are welcome to join the family back at Holy Cross Church Social Hall in Kalaheo for a luncheon after the burial.

The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

CHARLES K.C. FU

Charles “Papa” Fu of Hanapepe passed away at home on September 25, 2015 at the age of 102. Born on June 24, 1913, in Wailua, Kauai he was a truck driver with Olokele Sugar.

He is survived by his sons Charles (Bonnie) Fu of Hanapepe, Douglas Fu of Wailua, and Calvin (Jeanne) Fu of Hanapepe; daughters, Lydia Kaohi of Eleele and Thelma (Damascio) Ruiz of Omao; twenty-seven grandchildren; sixty-eight great-grandchildren; forty-three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Hattie Baptiste of Florida, Ellen “Ah Lan” (Thomas) Kaneakua of O’ahu, and Anna “Lin Oui” Pacheco of O’ahu; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his son Solomon Fu Sr.; son-in-law, Lionel Kaohi; daughter, Agnes (Thomas) Fujigami; daughter-in-law, Ululani Pupuhi Fu; grandchildren, Charles Edward Fu and Stella Kahealani Fu Ortiz; parents, Lung Shak Fu and Phoebe Kelekoma; brothers, Harry (Ela-nor) Fu, Lono “Kwai Mun” (Francis) Fu, and Edwin “Ah Meng” (Clara) Fu; and sisters, Helen “Lin Choy” (George) Hitchcock, Lillian K. (Abraham) Mundon, and Emma (Joseph) Cummings.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at the Kalaheo Ward of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Visitation will begin at 8:30 AM with services to follow at 11 AM. Burial will be at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests aloha attire and are respectfully declining flowers.

IRENE MIYAKE

Irene Miyake of Waimea passed away at Hale Kupuna on September 10, 2015 at the age of 98.

She is survived by her son, Vernon (Linda) Miyake of Honolulu; and granddaughters, Chelsey and Kaylea.

Private services were held.

TATSUO KOBAYASHI

Tatsuo Kobayashi of Lihue, passed away at home on September 25, 2015 at the age of 78. Born on December 19, 1936, in Koloa, he was a meteorologist technician with NOAA.

He was survived by his wife, Julia Kobayashi; sons Duke Kobayashi of Lihue and Lance (Lisa) Kobayashi of Honolulu; daughters, Darlene (Christopher) of Maryland and Tammy Kobayashi of Lihue; three grandchildren; four brothers, Toshio (Setsuko) Kobayashi of Koloa; Shizuo Kobayashi of Kaneohe, James (Lillian) Kobayashi of Wailua, and Stanley (Bette) Kobayashi of Koloa; sister Kikuyo Inouye of Honolulu; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Tatsuo is preceded in death by his parents, Ryuichi and Okiyo Kobayashi.

Private services were held.

LYDIA ARRUDA RODRIGUES

Lydia Arruda Rodriques, born on November 22, 1924 in Kealia, Kauai, Hawai’i passed away at Hale Kupuna on September 17, 2015 at the age of 90.

She is survived by her daughters, Catherine Perreira, and Mary Sarsi; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her son, James Anthony Rodriques; parents, Manuel and Mary Arruda; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Friends may visit with the family at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Thursday, September 24, 2015 with services to begin at 10AM. Burial to take place at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

KATSUMI HASHIMURA

Katsumi Hashimura of Eleele passed away at Garden Isle Healthcare on September 10, 2015 at the age of 93. He was born on April 12, 1922 in Kukuiula and was a warehouse clerk with the McBryde Sugar Company.

He is survived by his wife, Nobuko Hashimura; son, Eric (Gwen) Hashimura of Lihue; daughter, Gail (Jeffrey) Emoto of Hanapepe; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; parents, Eimatsu and Hideyo Hashimura; brothers, Takashi Hashimura of Eleele and Hiroki (Yuki) Hashimura of O’ahu; sisters, Nancy (Wally) Nakamoto of Illinois and Helen Fujimoto of Washington; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Doris  Hironaka.

Private services were held.

STEPHANIE LYNN TOLBE FIGUEIRA

Stephanie Figueira of Omao, born on November 22, 1951 in Waimea, Kauai, passed away at the age of 63 on September 5, 2015.

She is survived by her husband, William Figueira Jr.; daughters, Kristin (Neill) Domingo and Sheena (Steven) Galbraith; four grandchildren, Mackenzie Domingo, Avenue-Leighn Figueira-Galbraith, Presley-Lyric Figueira-Galbraith,and Monroe-Lahbelle Figueira-Galbraith; parents, Jaime Tolbe and Juanita Eslit; step-mother, Marilyn Tolbe; brothers, Howard (Anna) Tolbe, Brandon (Jilleen) Tolbe, and Preston Tolbe; sisters, Clara (Gary) Mackler and Colleen (Joe) Bautista; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of Stephanie’s life will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Visitation will begin at 9AM with services to follow at 11AM.

The family suggests casual attire.

ROSARIO IBE RAGASA

Rosario Ibe Ragasa passed away on Molokai on August 30, 2015 at the of 82. He was born on October 7, 1932, in Molokai and was a truck driver with Pacific Concrete and Roinamor Lead Carpenter Finish.

He is survived by his wife, Violet Ragasa; sons Rogelio (Dina) Ragasa of Kekaha; Felymar (Late Yolanda) Ragasa of Hanamaulu, Rheme (Cynthia) Ragasa of Las Vegas, Marfyn (Marlyn) Ragasa of Hanamaulu, and Eldy (Annabelle) Ragasa of Kapa’a; daughter, Rose (Mario) Dulatre of Lihue; daughter-in-law, Vangie Butay; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Josefina (Felex) Iloreta.

Friends may visit with the family at Saint Catherine’s Church in Kapa’a on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Visitation will begin at 9AM with mass at 11AM. Burial will be fol-lowed at the Lihue Public Cemetery.

The family requested casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

JOE RIYOHEI SHIROMA

Joe Riyohei Shiroma passed away at the age of 90 on September 6, 2015. He was born on January 3, 1925, in Kapa’a, Kauai, Hawai’i and was a technician with the University of Hawai’i Agricultural Experiment Station.

He is survived by his wife, Yoshiko Shiroma; son Floyd (Lori-Ann) Shiroma of Aiea, Ha-wai’i; daughter, Judy Shiroma of Kapa’a, Hawai’i; one grand-daughter, Naomi Taylor; and numerous family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Naoya and Kame Shiroma; and brother, Roy Shiroma.

Friends may visit with the family at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery Pavilion on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Visitation will begin at 9AM with services to follow at 10AM.

The family suggests casual attire.

CLAUDIO V. ASTRERO

Claudio V. Astrero of Kapa’a passed away at Wilcox on September 14, 2015 at the age of 74. He was born on March 20, 1941 ind Tarlac, Philippines and a groundskeeper with Wyndam.

He is survived by his wife, Leonora M. Astrero; son, Jojo (Jeanette) Astrero of Kapa’a; daughters, Maria Liza Valenzuela of Philippines, Annie (Charles) Hyde of Kapa’a, and Jean (Edmund) Velasco of Kapa’a; seventeen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Juana (Jaime) Concepcion of Philippines and Flor (Efipanio) Mina of Philippines; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his daughters, Catherine Astrero and Donnabelle Astrero; brothers David Astrero and Macario Astrero; and sisters Marcela Santos and Antonia Grospe.

Friends may visit with the family for a rosary at St. Catherine's Church in Kapa’a on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 4PM to 8PM.

The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

ARLENE KASHIMA KAWAKAMI

Arlene Kashima Kawakami passed away at Wilcox Hospital on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the age of 71. She was born on January 6, 1944 in Huleia, Kauai and was an educator with the Department of Education.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mutsumi and Dora Kashima and her brother, Edwin Kashima.

Arlene is survived by her husband, Charles Kawakami; sons, Craig (Renee) Douglas, and Derek (Monica) Kawakami; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister Marian Horita; and brother, Stanford Kashima.

Services will be held on Saturday September 12, 2015 at the Lihue Christian Church. Visitation will begin at 9AM with services at 11AM and lunch to follow.

ERNESTO ULEP MARTINEZ

Ernesto Ulep Martinez passed away at Hale Kupuna on September 4, 2015 at the age of 71. He was born on January 25, 1944 in Munoz Nueva Ecija Philippines and was a haul cane truck driver with the Kekaha Sugar Plantation.

He is survived by his wife, Vicenta C. Martinez; sons, Jun (Anabelle) Martinez of Las Vegas, Nevada and Michael (Cheryl) Martinez of Kekaha, Kauai; daughters, Elvira Martinez of Kekaha, Kauai and Jessica M. (Pedro Jr.) Galiza of Lihue, Kauai;  and twelve grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Maximo and Aurelia Martinez; brother, Jaime Martinez; and sisters, Macaria M. Obello, Florentina M. Isidro, Carolina M. Manlapaz, and Myrna M. Aquino.

Friends may visit with the family at the St. Theresa Church in Kekaha on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Visitation will begin at 9AM with services at 11AM and burial to follow at the Kekaha Public Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

KENNETH M. OLANOLAN

Kenneth M. Olanolan passed away at Wilcox Hospital on September 5, 2015 at the age of 67. He was born on February 19, 1948d in Haena and was self employed with Pale Horse Corporation.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Olanolan of 41 years; daughters, Tiffany (Chris) Perriera of San Diego and Shawnlynn Uriah-Kennedy of O’ahu; four grandchildren, Lohiau (Virginia Kaaihue) Olanolan of Lihue, Tyesha and Aislynn Brock of North Carolina, and Christopher Perriera of San Diego; one great-grandchild; brothers, Michael (Karen) Olanolan of Haena, Wendell (Anne) Olanolan of Kalihiwai, Dexter Chung of Anahola; Wesley Olanolan of O’ahu, Gregg (Bula) Olanolan of O’ahu, Nathan Olanolan of O’ahu, Nick of O’ahu and Ronald Sojot of O’ahu; and sisters, Vivian Olanolan of Anahola, Sheila (Macky) Desilva of Kapa’a, Debbie Manuel of O’ahu and Kathy Ching of O’ahu.

He is preceded in death by his son, Kaimi Kai Olanolan.

Services will be held at a later date on O’ahu.

MICHAEL T. BONACHITA SR.

Michael T. Bonachita Sr. of Hanapepe passed away at Kaiser Permanente on August 17, 2015 at the age of 65. He was born on October 24, 1949 in Waimea and was truck driver with the County of Kauai.

He is survived by his wife, Julie Ann Bonachita of Hanapepe; sons, Michael Coleman of Molokai, and Michael T. Bonachita Jr. of Anahola; daughters, Carla Coleman of Anahola, Naomi (Buddy) Taniguchi of Waimea, and Janelle (Joshua) Olores of Kekaha; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Sharlene (Barney) Valdez of California, Kareen Gardner of McBryde, Debra (Ed) Ponting of Kekaha, Bev (Kau) Kauai of Kekaha, and Jessie (Garret) Barretto of the Big Island; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai, on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Visitation will begin at 9AM with services at 11AM and burial to follow at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe.

The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.
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