Obituaries for Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Violet Kauo Almarza

Violet Kauo Almarza, 76 years old, originally of Kauai, passed away on Jan. 10, 2018, in Kent, Washington. She was born on Jan. 9, 1942, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Violet retired from Woolworth’s Restaurant after 39 years.

She survived by her beloved husband, (just shy of 56 years) Bernard R. Almarza, of Kent, Washington; sons, Bernard C. (Putsie) and Donald (Lori) Almarza of Lihue; daughters, Sandra (Ipo) Yoshioka of Lihue, and Pamela (Ricky) Maghanoy of Kent, Washington. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Violet is also survived by brothers, Clarence (Duckie) and Eugene Kon of Oahu, Harry Kon of Hilo; sisters, Elizabeth (Betty Jean) Balocon of Oahu, and Pearl McKay of New Hampshire.

Services will be on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church. Friends may visit with the family beginning at 9 a.m. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Family requests casual attire and no flowers, please.

Loretta Hideko Nakao

Loretta Hideko Nakao passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the age of 95.

She was preceded in death by parents, Taka and Tadao Yashima; spouse, Yukio Nakao; brother, Nizae Yashima; sister, Grace (George) Hoshida.

Survivors include her brother, Wallace (Sue) Yashima; sister, Dorothy Nishimoto; her children, Arnette (Roland) Lee, Ceseli (Michael) Fujioka, Dreanna Nakao, Thad Nakao; her grandchildren, Charissa (Richard) Wagner, Anson (Frances) Lee, Kathlen Lee, Keli (Nyles) Nakama, Michaelle Fujioka, Lloyd Nakao, and Myles Nakao; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the West Kauai Hanapepe Hongwanji temple with visitation at 1 p.m. and services to follow.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arraignments.

Florence Kaleiohi Navas

Florence Kaleiohi Navas, 78, of Anahola passed away on May 10, 2018. She was born on Jan. 7, 1940, in Lihue, Kauai, retired as a housekeeper.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Navas; parents, George Kaleiohi Sr and Hannah Kaleiohi.

She is survived by her children, Hannah Akau, Stanley Akau and Charlene Akau; step-children, Joann, Renee, Elizabeth, Joseph, Bernadette; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther (Vic) Pezario and Elaine Fernandez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Anahola Koolau Huiia Church from 9 to 10 a.m. and services to follow.

Chai Hoku Kuhaulua

Chai Hoku Kuhaulua 43 of Anahola, Kauai passed on May 26,2018 peacefully with his wife, children and grandchildren by his side.

A loving husband to Kaimana Kuhaulua(Haumea), father to daughter Tayanie Kuhaulua, sons Kaena (Racquel) Kuhaulua, No’eau Kuhaulua, grandfather to Waikahe Kuhaulua and Ho’okena Kuhaulua,.

Chai is survived by his parents Kaleihoku and Sarah (Huddy) Kuhaulua. Brother Chad (Kalei) Kuhaulua. Numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and Friends.

A celebration of life, A hui Hou will be held July 14, 2018, 11:00 am, located at the empty lot at the end of the Manamana St. cul-de-sac, near the family home. Family and friends welcome.

Caroline Barretto

Caroline Barretto 73 years old of Hauaala, Kauai passed away on July 1, 2018 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital

Born on July 27, 1944 in Koloa, Kauai, she is preceded in death by her 3 children; Clyde DeCosta, Shirley & Leroy Barretto, parents Albert & Beatrice Almeida

She is survived by her husband: John F. Barretto, Sr., 2) sons: John F. (Amanda) Barretto, Jr.

Willis (Harriet) Kauakahi, 2) sisters: Alberta Paris, Lorraine Kakalia, 15) grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews & cousins

Friends may visit with the family on Friday July 6, 2018 at St. Catherines Church in Kapaa from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. where mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am. There will be a burial to follow at St. Catherine’s Church Cemetery. Casual attire

Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arraignments.

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