Obituaries for Sunday, August 12, 2018

Dexter James Takashima

Dexter James Takashima, 67, of Kekaha, passed away on July 22, 2018, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Born on Nov. 9, 1950, in Wilcox Memorial Hospital, he was a telecommunications officer with the Kauai Police Department and a master sergeant with the Hawaii Air National Guard.

He is survived by wife Ku‘ulei Takashima of Kekaha, daughters Joslyn Wong, Michelle Kinimaka- Aranio and Kristen Takashima, all of Kekaha; grandchildren Ashtin Kinimaka-Aranio, Koa Wong, Keanu Wong and Kamu Kinimaka-Aranio, parents Lester and Hanae Takashima, brother Galvin Takashima of Tennessee, sister Mona Kitasue of California, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friend may visit with the family on Saturday, Aug. 18, at St. Theresa Church from 10 to 10:45 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Rosary will be at 9:30 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rosaline Bernadette Esona

Rosaline Bernadette Esona, 77, of Kilauea, passed away on July 24, 2018, at Straub Hospital.

Born on June 12, 1941, in Honolulu, she was a retired housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by parents Emilio and Annie Lanoza, brothers John and James Figueroa, Albert and Emilio Lanoza Jr., and sister Bernice Figueroa.

She is survived by husband Raymond Esona, son Michael Esona, brother Bill Lanoza, hanai daughter Sharnell Woodward, hanai son Tristan Espinosa, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Aug. 17, at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue, from 9 to 9:45 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Cremation will follow.

The family requests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Waldon Hisaki Nishioka

Waldon Hisaki Nishioka, 56, of Lihue, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on July 29, 2018. He was born in Honolulu on Oct. 26, 1961, and was a maintenance worker with the County of Kauai.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Jinsaku and Soyo Nishioka, maternal grandparents Kenichi and Haruno Miyoshi, and brother-in-law Eric Koga.

He is survived by parents Wilfred and Florence Nishioka, brother Nathan and twin brother Walton Nishioka, sister Alison Koga, step-grandmother Chimako Miyoshi, nephew Dane Koga, niece Cailee (Justin) Estes, grandniece Brooke Estes, and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

Private services were held. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts).

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

Charles ‘Charlie’ Franklin Soto Sr.

Charles “Charlie” Franklin Soto Sr., 72, of Kapaa, passed away on July 12, 2018, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 31, 1946, in Lihue, and was a retired landscaper.

He was preceded in death by parents Cataline Carley Soto and Rose Mary Soto, and sister Barbara Soto.

He is survived by wife Barbara Jean Soto of Kapaa, brother Michael Soto of Eleele, sisters Mabel Laysa of Wahiawa, Oahu and Lorraine Rodrigues and Betty Colobong of Lihue, son Charles (Michelle) Soto Jr. of Waianae, Oahu, daughter Venus Kanoho of Anahola, son-in-law Burl Kanoho of Warrenton, Oregon, grandchildren Joshua Dasalia-Soto, Charles Franklin Soto III, Clifton Dasalia, Zaelynn Soto and Eusebio Dasalia-Soto, all of Kapaa; Carley Awong of Orem, Utah; Kawika Soto and Nalani-Jean Soto of Waianae, Oahu; Chynoa Kanoho of Anahola; Burl Kanoho Jr., Ashley-Rose (Tim) Kanoho-Ueland, Cyrus Kanoho and Anela Kanoho, all of Warrenton, Oregon; hanai grandchild Kande Wong of Hanamaulu, great-grandchildren Joseph-Charles Kaneholani-Soto and Jo’zaevaleh Kaneholani-Soto of Koloa; Zander Kanoho-Ueland, Karli-Rose Kanoho-Ueland and Phoenix Kanoho-Ueland of Warrenton, Oregon; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Lydgate Beach Park, with services beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Yvonne Lehuanani ‘Kealoha’ Fitisemanu

Yvonne Lehuanani “Kealoha” Fitisemanu, 63, of Salt Lake City, and formerly of Anahola, passed away on Aug. 4, 2018, at the Paramount Health and Rehabilitation Center in Millcreek, Salt Lake City.

She was born on Feb. 28, 1955, at Anini.

She was preceded in death by parents Ahukini and Emalia Kealoha, brother Ahukini Abraham Kealoha and nephew Kamalei Kealoha.

She is survived by husband David Fitisemanu of Utah, son Abraham (Kim) Fitisemanu of Minnesota, brother James (Arlette) Kealoha of Oahu, sisters Elizabeth “Ulu” (Howard) Perreira of Kalaheo and HaralanLouise “Bae” Kuahiwinui of Kauai, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation is at 9:30 a.m. and funeral services at noon Friday, Aug. 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Rose Park 15th Ward, Rose Park North Stake, Salt Lake City. Inurnment will follow at The Utah Veterans Cemetery, Bluffdale, Utah.

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