Obituaries for Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sharon Ann McMillin

Sharon Ann McMillin, 65, of Kilauea, was born on Molokai on Oct. 24, 1952. She passed away on Oct. 21, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

She worked for 15 years with the state Department of Education as an administrative professional at Kilauea School, Hanalei School, and Kapaa Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by parents Julian and Christina Constantino.

She is survived by husband Patrick, children Garrett (Cheryl) Hiranaka, Shyla (Clifford) Uyesato, Reeve (Tiffany Tsark) Kihei and Reyne Kihei, grandchildren Kaycee Selga-Hiranaka, Harlan Hiranaka, Abigail Uyesato, Hannah Uyesato, Sophia Kihei, Julyssa Kihei, Rylee McMillin, Lexee Works and Johnnie “JJ” Works, siblings Leona (Tom) Blankley, Roy (Lisa Donnan) Constantino, Julie (Pierre) Pavao, Marie (Jeff) Berry and Jodie (Rick Oshita) Carlsen.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Sylvester Church in Kilauea, with visitation at 8:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. The family suggests casual attire.

Rogelio Pagat Ragasa

Rogelio Pagat Ragasa passed away on Dec. 18, 2018, at the age of 61. He was born on Aug. 4, 1957, in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

He was preceded in death by father Rosario Ragasa, mother Rosalina Alquiza, brother Charito Ragasa and sister-in-law Yolanda Ragasa.

He is survived by wife Dina Ragasa, ex-wife Vangie Butay, sons Reginald (Joycelyn) Ragasa of Kapaa and Kelly Boy Ragasa of Kekaha, daughter Lorelei Ragasa of Oahu, grandchildren Raiden Ragasa, Leila Ragasa and Kylee Ragasa, brothers Felymar Ragasa of Hanamaulu, Rheme (Cynthia) Ragasa of Puhi, Marfyn (Marilyn) Ragasa of Hanamaulu and Eldegarde (Annabel) Ragasa of Kapaa, sister Rosemarie (Mario) Dulatre of Lihue, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, at Immaculate Conception Church, with visitation from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. and services at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery. Lunch will be served after the burial at Immaculate Conception Church.

The family requests casual attire.

Randford (Randy) Lee Canales

Randford (Randy) Lee Canales passed away on Oct. 16, 2018, at the age of 56. Born in Lihue on Jan. 9, 1962, he was an auto body mechanic for Advance Auto Body in Modesto, California.

He was preceded in death by father Emilio Canales and sister Beverly Philips.

He is survived wife Marrya Bell, sons Levi (Tashiana) Canales, Rejis Canales and Andrew Canales, daughters Kyra (John) Canales and Healani Canales, stepchildren Tyler (Ashley) Hale and Krista Bell, brothers Blaine (Linda) Yaris, Salvador (Wendy) Yaris Jr. and Rodney Canales, sisters Waedeen (Eddie) Yaris and Rodreen Canales Boyd, mother Alice Canales, and four grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Niumalu Beach Park pavilion at 4:30 p.m. This will be a potluck and BYOB. His ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony with close friends and family.

Takeshi ‘Nick’ Nakato

Takeshi “Nick” Nakato, 85, of Lawai, passed away on Dec. 12, 2018. Born in Hilo on June 30, 1933, he was a Korean War veteran, retired from the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant, and then retired again as a chef at Wailua Marina Restaurant.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Nakato, sons Clifford Nakato and Joseph (April) Nakato, seven grandchildren Britney (Bronson) Fune, Kaina Lopez-Nakato, Nohealani Lopez-Nakato, Pualani Lopez-Nakato, Caelen Nakato, Jasmine Oune and Caelee Nakato, sisters Harue Shimasaki, Kiyoko “Kay” Tomoyasu and Ann Kodama, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

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

Ernest Anthony Medeiros

Ernest Anthony Medeiros, 77, of Lihue, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Dec. 23, 2018. He was born in Koloa on Nov. 23, 1941, and retired from NASA Tracking Station as a security guard, and also retired from Avis Rent-A-Car as a service agent.

He was preceded in death by wife Gloria Medeiros, grandson Preston Lee “Makana” Ramson, parents Lawrence and Marie Medeiros, and brother Gilbert Medeiros.

He is survived by daughters Christina (David Arzadon) Medeiros of Lihue, Gina Ramson of Kalaheo and Laurenne (Kimo) Wilson of Lihue, son Ernest (Sue) Medeiros of Washington, grandchildren Jessica Calves, Skyler (Kyra) Ramson, Seanna (Ashley) Medeiros, Jaerene Medeiros, Eric Rivera Medeiros, Jacie Lynn Fabro, Shania-Leigh Nishimori-Medeiros, Shai Nishimori and Kimren Medeiros-Wilson, great-grandchildren Zyrah-Lee Ramson, Relyx Ramson and Rylee Ramson, sisters Marylou Correa and Bernice Perreira, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Holy Cross Church, with visitation from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., eulogy from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:15 a.m.. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Gerry Valdez Rayray Jr.

Gerry Valdez Rayray Jr., 27, of Lihue, passed away on Dec. 29, 2018 in Lihue.

Born on Aug. 17, 1991, in Lihue, Rayray was an assistant bakery manager at Deli &Bread Connection.

He was preceded in death by grandfather Steven Kaauwai, grandmother Judith Freitas, brother Lucas Makana Riley and cousin Kalena Freitas.

He is survived by mother Kitty Lee Freitas, father Gerry (Tracy) Valdez Rayray Sr., brother Jayden Celebrado, sisters Ashley Rayray, Autumn Rayray, Amelia Rayray and Neolani Panes, and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday Jan. 12, at St. Raphael Church in Koloa from 9 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. A paddle-out and luncheon at Kukuiula Small Boat Harbor will follow the services.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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