Obituaries for Sunday, March 4, 2018

Dorothy Tung Moi Chow Huddy

Dorothy Tung Moi Chow Huddy, 99, of Kapaa, passed away on Dec. 17, 2017, at her home in Kapaa. Born on Dec. 12, 1918, in Niumalu, she was a retired cashier and cook at Big Save gift shop and Olympic Cafe.

She was preceded in death by husband, Abraham Huddy; and parents, Yee and Shee Chow.

She is survived by sons, retired Judge Wendell K. Huddy of Oahu, Charles K. (Cynthia) Huddy of Massachusetts; daughter, Anne D.K. Huddy Crawford of Texas; grandchildren, Michael Huddy, Douglas (Rachel) Huddy, Terri Ann Crawford and Chad (Angel) Huddy Crawford; great-grandchildren, Haven and Caleb Crawford; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be on Saturday, March 10, at Ko‘olau Hui‘ia Church from 10 a.m. Services will be at 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow at the church cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the church hall.

The family requests aloha attire and that wreaths be omitted. Flowers and lei are welcome.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Kristy Michiko Lei Shimamoto

Kristy Michiko Lei Shimamoto, 47, of Kapaa, passed away on Nov. 28, 2017, at Wilcox Medical Center. She was born on June 4, 1970, in Lihue.

She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Seiichi and Misao Shimamoto; and maternal grandparents, Joseph Lei Jr. and Sheila Viela.

She is survived by parents, Donald and Sharlene Shimamoto of Kapaa; sister, Renae (Thomas) Benjamin of Florida; nieces, Kierstyn and Mackenzie Benjamin of Florida; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 24, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 9 to 9:45 a.m., where a celebration of life will be at 10 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Tsuyoshi Tommy Tanimoto

Tsuyoshi Tommy Tanimoto, 92, of Lihue, passed away on Feb. 23, 2018, at home. He was born on Feb. 20, 1926, in Lawai, he was retired as a radar technician with the Air National Guard and from the U.S. Army, and was warehouse manager with Koa Trading.

He was preceded in death by wife, Edith G. Tanimoto; daughter, Lou Ann Tanimoto, Pal Miko; parents, Masata and Natsuko Tanimoto; and sister, Sally T. Kim.

He is survived by caregivers, Debbie and Houkea Bahnmiller and Amanda Phillips; daughter, Joy (Ron) Kouchi; grandchildren, Dan and Egan Kouchi; his Wailua ohana, Florence, Eric, Fredna “Tita,” Keahi, Robyn; late grandpa, Philip; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Kaneshiro, Ethel Lei Minniear, Esther (James) Kaneshiro, Janet (Edwin) Terui and Patricia Gushiken; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, March 4, at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue from 2 p.m., where services will be celebrated at 3 p.m.

The family requests aloha attire and that flowers be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Lincoln Takeo Uegawa

Lincoln Takeo Uegawa, 65, of Kapaa, died on Feb. 6, 2018, in Honolulu. He was the retired owner of Pono Dry Cleaning.

He is survived by wife, Betty-Jane (B.J.) Uegawa of Kauai; brother, Eugene (Merle) Uegawa of Kauai; sisters, Jane Kanda of Honolulu, Amy (Roy) Kimura of Honolulu, Katy Uegawa of Honolulu and Irene (Dean) Lekarczyk of California, and nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m.

Services in Honolulu include visitation from 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, with services at 11:30 a.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Elizabeth Ragsac Abalos Ramos

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Elizabeth Ragsac Abalos Ramos of Las Vegas, known to friends as “Liz,” announce she is resting in peace, after a brief illness, on Feb. 9, 2018, at the age of 65.

She was born in Addalam Jones, Isabela, Philippines, on June 24, 1952, and formerly worked at Big Save as a produce clerk supervisor.

She is survived by husband, Freddy Ramos Sr.; mother, Anita Ragsac; daughter, Anna “Lisa” (LesLee) Aki; son, Andrew (Christine) Abalos; grandchildren, Cianna Abalos-Okamoto, Keisha-Lee and LesLee Aki, Nelson and Landon Abalos; stepchildren, Fleance (Julie) Ramos, Francesca Ramos, Florina Marinas, and Freddy (Adriane Awaya) Ramos; 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brothers, Primo (Donna) Ragsac Jr. and Orlando (Amy) Ragsac; sisters, Editha (Renato) Ramos and Bernadette (Abraham) Torres; sister-in-law, Candida Ragsac; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by first husband, Benigno Abalos; father, Primo Ragsac Sr.; brother, Samson Ragsac; stepson, Fabron Ramos; and stepgrandson, Josiah Ramos.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, March 9, at Aloha Church, with private viewing for family from 8 a.m., public viewing from 9 a.m., and services beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Allen T. Nonaka

Allen T. Nonaka, 74, of Hanapepe, passed away on Feb. 19, 2018, at Wilcox Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 18, 1943, in Hanapepe, he was a heavy equipment operator for Aina Construction, and also worked for Pacific Concrete Cutting and Coring.

He was preceded in death by parents, Takao and Chiyoko Nonaka; brother, Edward Nonaka; sister-in-law, Ethel; and brother-in-law, Charles Yoshioka.

He is survived by wife, Nancy Nagao Nonaka of Hanapepe; sons, Leroy Nonaka of Hanapepe, Wendall (Darla) Nonaka of Hanapepe; hanai daughter, Michal Nakashima of Hanapepe; grandchildren, Keith, Kasey, Hailey and Mikah Nonaka; brothers, Alvis (Vivian) Nonaka of Makaweli, Bert (Wendy) Nishida of Eleele, Harry (Charlene) Nonaka of Honolulu and Clifford (Lynthia) of Kekaha; sisters, Irene Yoshioka of Hanamaulu, Lynda (Bernard) Makanui of Lawai, Amy (Roy) Sunada of Hanapepe and Janice (Minato) Akiyama of Puhi; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 17, at Kauai Soto Zen Shuji in Hanapepe from 1 to 3:45 p.m., where services will be celebrated at 4 p.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Nicholas ‘Cola’ Placid Taniguchi

Nicholas “Cola” Placid Taniguchi, born in Waimea, passed away at his residence on Feb. 25, 2018, at the age of 61.

Born on Oct. 5, 1956, in Waimea, he was employed at Kauai Shrimp in Hanapepe.

He is survived by Naomi “Kooki” Camacho- Taniguchi of Kailua Kona; son, Nicholas (Mari) Taniguchi of Eleele; daughters, Tasha (Chance) Taniguchi of Kailua Kona, Tina (Billy) Taniguchi of Kapaa, Tiffany Taniguchi of Waimea, Tiana (Wayne) Taniguchi of Kailua Kona; parents, Nicholas and Nancy Taniguchi of Waimea; brother, Danny Taniguchi of Waimea; sisters, Bernadette (Gerard) of Hanapepe, Antolynn (Alex) Taniguchi of Kekaha, Joy Taniguchi of Waimea; grandchildren, Jaelace, Kiani, Nikayla, Tiare, Kouaikane, Tehani, Kiele, Keona, Hayley, Kainoa, Lilia, Chelby-lee, Kysen, Anali‘a, John-wayne, Keani, Kameaola, Ka‘eo, Wyatt, Wailei‘a, Pi‘ilani, Kilinahe, Chanelle, Kekanemekala, Cain; great-grandson, Raysen-jay; and numerous uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life on Friday, March 9, at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Elizabeth H. Camara

Elizabeth H. Camara, of Kalaheo, passed away on Feb. 18, 2018, at home.

She was born on March 24, 1921, in Wanfried, Germany. She was a baker for Waiohai and Poipu Beach Hotels.

She was preceded in death by parents, Jakob Heinemann and Sophie Franke Heinemann; husband, August J. Camara; daughter, Birgit H. Landry; son-in-law, Calvin T. Roush; and granddaughter, Julia Roush Landry.

She is survived by son, Wayne (Valerie) Camara of Kalaheo; daughter, Brenda (Leonard) Carvalho of Lihue; grandsons, August (Ginger) Camara of Maui, Stanley (Christine) Camara of Kalaheo, Shane K. Carvalho of Las Vegas, Brian Roush of Hawaii; granddaughters, Kimberly (Ernest) Ganiron of Hanamaulu, Tamarine Carvalho of Lihue, Nicole Landry of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private celebration of life will be held at a future date.

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