Obituaries for Friday, February 23, 2018

Abigail Mary Ann Natto Stewart

Abigail Mary Ann Natto Stewart of Waipahu passed away peacefully on Jan. 23, 2018, at the age of 95. She was born on April 6, 1922, in Honolulu.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Walker Stewart Sr., who was the Kauai district manager for The Honolulu Advertiser, parents Paulino Natto and Judith Kahele Cobb, granddaughter Darrilyn Morishige, five sisters, three brothers, and four sons-in-law.

She is survived by daughters Carylee Gifford of Anahola, Chippy Morishige of Hanalei, Wendy Meyer of Tallahassee, Florida, Aggie (Butch) Ferreira of Waipahu and Suzy (Alan) Tasaka of Hanalei, son William (Shawnette) Stewart Jr. of Waianae, and hanai son Kaipo Waiwaiole of Lihue. She has 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren, and is also survived by sister Pauline Kilohana Palencia of Hilo and brother Whitney Teeny Natto of Honolulu.

Family and friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Waipa (Ke Ano Lani Hale), from 10 a.m. Services will be at 11 a.m. The family suggests casual attire. Final inurnment will be at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe at a later date.

Messages of memories and sympathies may be sent to

Roger A. Ridgley Sr.

Roger A. Ridgley Sr., 92, of Kapaa, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 13, 2018, following a short battle with cancer.

Born Nov. 8, 1925, in Haverford, Pennsylvania, he was a retired tile setter and a retired stocker at Safeway from 1991 to 2001. He was a WWII Navy veteran who served as a boatswain mate and section leader on LST-1006.

He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Gloria (DiTomo), who preceded him in death on June 2, 2004. He is survived by son Roger A. (Carol) Ridgley Jr., granddaughter, Erin Ridgley, great-grandchildren Hailey and Kain Gerena, daughter Deborah J. (Jerry) Pennington, grandson Jerry (Shannon), great-grandchildren Hunter, Connor and Braden, and granddaughter Rebecca. A celebration of life will be on Saturday, March 3, at St. Catherine Church in Kapaa. Visitation with the family will begin at 9 a.m. with Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. and refreshments to follow.

Internment will be at a later date in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

The family requests flowers be omitted.


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