Obituaries for Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Clesson En How Ching

Clesson En How Ching, 91, of Wailua Homesteads, passed away at home on Sept. 26, 2018.

Born in Waimea, Kauai, on Sept. 26, 1927, he was a Veteran of WWII and a Sergeant in the Korean War with the United States Army, an assistant manager with the Coco Palms Hotel and retired as a janitorial supervisor with Kauai Surf Hotel.

Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Eva Ching; son, Darrell Keith Ching; brothers, Harold Ching, Lester Ching and Wilford Ching.

Clesson is survived by his wife, Grace Rapozo Ching of Wailua Homesteads; sons, David (Amy) Ching of California, Derrick Ching of Wailua Homesteads; daughters, Colette (James) Kawamura, Melinda (Robert) Hammond and Debbie (John) Sotelo all of Wailua Homesteads; 10 grandchildren: Chelsie (Jon) Ing, Jamie Kawamura, Brandie (Joey) Silva, Dionne (Antone) Teves, Justin Ching, Penny Ching, Chantel Hammond, Bobby (Jenn) Hammond, Lani Sotelo, Kalea Sotelo; 10 great-grandchildren Joey Silva Jr., Wailana Silva, Nevaeh Silva, Christian Teves, Cameron Teves, Malia Teves, Manoah Teves, Eliana Pacheco, Temana Teves, Byron Hammond, brother Harmony (Edna) Ching of Kalaheo, sister Opal Healani (Chuck) Trembath of Lihue; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapaa 1st Ward with viewing from 9:30 a.m. and services celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

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

Isidro Belmonte Sr.

Isidro Sison Belmonte Sr., 93 years old, of Kilauea, Kauai, passed away at his home on Oct. 4, 2018. He was born on May 15, 1925, in Pangasinan, Phillipines.

He worked at Kilauea Sugar Plantation and Mahelona Hospital where he retired.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esmenia Belmonte; sons, Andrew and Patrick Belmonte.

He is survived by sons, Isidro Belmonte Jr. of Kilauea, Eric (Crystal Marie) Belmonte of Kilauea; daughter, Brandie (Ross) Pimental of Kapaa; daughter-in-law, Crystal-Rain Belmonte of Kilauea; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, cousins, friends and his beloved Merlin.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church at 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kilauea Japanese Cemetary. Family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Delphine ‘Nina’ Dacay

Delphine “Nina” Dacay, 88, of Puhi, passed away at home on Oct. 6, 2018. She was born in Waimea, Kauai on Dec. 24, 1929, and retired as a housekeeping inspector.

Preceded in death by her husband, Cecilio Dacay and son, Mansfield Dacay.

Delphine is survived by three children, Aurora (Bill) Fritz, Wanda (Glyn) Higashi, Wadsworth (Lynette) Dacay; daughter-in-law, Donna Dacay; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Cremation will follow.

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

Sidney Seiki Ikehara

Sidney Seiki Ikehara, 77 years old, of Hanapepe, Kauai, passed away on Oct. 5, 2018, at his home in Hanapepe. Born on March 17, 1941, in Waimea, Kauai, he was a retired warehouse Manager with Koa Trading & Big Save and also served in the U.S. Army.

He is preceded in death by his father, Seikichi Ikehara; mother, Tsuruko Ueunten Landon; sister, Adolfo and brother, Denis Ikehara.

He is survived by his wife, Regina K. Ikehara of Hanapepe; son, Wade (Jackie) Ikehara; daughter, Robyn (Justin) Murakawa of Calif.; 5 grandchildren; brothers, Clinton (Setsuko) Ikehara of Kauai; brother-in-law, Christologo Adolfo of Calif.; sister-in-law, Rosita Ikehara of Kauai; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Grave side services will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, with visitation at 9:15 a.m. and services at 10 a.m. There will be an inurnment to follow. Family suggests casual attire. Omit flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Leonila Encarnacion

Leonila Encarnacion, 66 years old of Lihue, Kauai, passed away on Sept. 24, 2018, at Straub Hospital. She was born on Dec. 22, 1951, in the Philippines.

She is preceded in death by her father, Gelacio Tangonan; husband, Elpidio Encarnacion.

She is survived by her son, Edison (Melisa) Encarnacion of Philippines, El-Joseph (Sherrydee) Encarnacion of Philippines; daughters, Eileen (Norbi) Encarnacion of Philippines, Erlyn Encarnacion of Kauai; grandchild, Joemarie Michael Encarnacion of Kauai; mother, Perpetua Tangonan of Philippines; brothers, Rodolfo (Gilda) Tangonan of Kauai, Benjamin (Virginia) Tangonan of Philippines; sisters, Virginia Yadao of Philippines, Isabel Bumanglag og Philippines, Jolita (Ernesto) Agpaoa of Kauai; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 5 to 9 p.m. With prayer services at 6:30 p.m. Burial will take place in the Philippines. Family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

William Aki, Sr.

William Aki, Sr. of Anahola, passed away peacefully at his home on Aug. 26, 2018, at the age of 76. Born on Oct. 13, 1941, in Anahola, he formerly worked for the Princeville Community Association where he retired as a security officer.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Miller Aki and MaryAnn Lovell Aki; brother, Fred Aki, Sr. and Alfred “Kalei” Aki, Sr.

Survived by his wife, Hazel Brede Aki; daughters, Hazel (Harold) Chun, Regenald “Reggie” McCabe, Lavannah Aki and Lee Jay (Phil) Aki; sons, William (Vonda) Aki, Jr., Leslee (Lisa) Aki; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter; sister, Marian (Robert) Delapenia; brother, Richard (Priscilla) Aki, Melvin “Bully” (Sandra) Aki, Sr. and George (Joyce) Aki; sister-in-laws, Wanda Aki and Helen Aki; numerous family members.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Anahola Beach Park on the Hawaiian Homes side. Services will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch to follow.

Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

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