Obituaries for Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Monico Ramos Balico

Monico Ramos Balico, 97, of Hanamaulu, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Dec. 1, 2018. He was born in Brgy 1, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on May 4, 1921, and retired as an irrigator with Lihue Sugar Plantation.

Preceded in death by his parents, Gervasio and Raymunda Balico; sister, Susana Balico.

Monico is survived by his wife, Carmen G. Balico of Hanamaulu; daughters, Saniata Balico of Canada and Gesevel (Leonilo) Militante of the Philippines; son, Anthony (Annalyn) Balico of the Philippines; 7 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

William ‘Whitey’ Pascua

William “Whitey” Pascua, 85, of Koloa, passed away on Dec. 13, 2018, at Garden Isle Healthcare. Born on May 21, 1933, in Kipu, he was a retired elections administrator and served in the U.S. Army.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Alipia Pascua; brother, George Pascua and sister, Rosalina Ganir.

He is survived by his wife, Marina Pascua of Koloa; son, Lono (Rose Marie) Pascua of Koloa; daughters, Lani (Jason) Kaui of Kapaa, Lei Pascua of Sacramento; grandchildren, Taryn Kaui, Mitchell Pascua-Parris; brother, Gemi (Priscilla) Pascua of Koloa; sisters, Leonora Pascua of Kapolei, Nina “Dolly” Pascua of Omao; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The eulogy will begin at 10 a.m. and Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Family suggests casual attire. Luncheon and fellowship to follow after services.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Genzo Philip Nabeshima

Genzo Philip Nabeshima, 85, passed away on Nov. 30, 2018, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. Born on Sept. 16, 1933, in Port Allen, he was a retired as a heavy equipment operator and also he was in the National Guard.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Julia Buduan Nabeshima; parents, Genshiro and Taju Nabeshima; brothers, Gengo and Genchi Nabeshima and half-brother, Mafaji Obuchi.

He is survived by his sons, Philip (Lorna) Nabeshima of Hanapepe, Raynard (Dawn) Nabeshima of Oahu, Neil (Marlene) Nabeshima of Kaumakani; daughter, Danette (Clinton) Fujii of Lihue; grandchildren, Danielle, Cyndi, Dayna Fujii, Elisha, Neil, Jade, Troy Nabeshima, Ashley Nabeshima; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Emiko Arakaki of Koloa; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 10 a.m. and services will be at 11 a.m. Family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

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 in the Philippines.

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

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

A celebration of life will be held on Jan. 11, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church. Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. and services will be held at 10 a.m. There will be a burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Lunch will be served after the burial at Immaculate Conception Church. Family suggests casual attire.

Randford (Randy) Lee Canales

Randford 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, Andrew Canales; daughters, Kyra (John) Canales, Healani Canales; stepchildren, Tyler (Ashley) Hale, Krista Bell; brothers, Blaine (Linda) Yaris, Salvador (Wendy) Yaris Jr, and Rodney Canales; sisters, Waedeen (Eddie) Yaris, Rodreen Canales Boyd; mother, Alice Canales and 4 grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Niumalu Park Pavilion at 4:30 p.m. This will be a potluck, BYOB, and please bring dish/dessert to share. Randy’s ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony with close friends and family.

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 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,Reyne Kihei; by nine grandchildren, Kaycee Selga-Hiranaka, Harlan Hiranaka, Abigail Uyesato, Hannah Uyesato, Sophia Kihei, Julyssa Kihei, Rylee McMillin, Lexee Works, 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, 2019, at St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church, Kilauea, Kauai. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Family suggests casual attire.

Ernest Anthony Medeiros

Ernest Anthony Medeiros, 77, of Lihue, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Dec. 23, 2018. He was born in Koloa, Kauai 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.

Preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Medeiros; grandson, Preston Lee “Makana” Ramson; parents, Lawrence and Marie Medeiros and brother, Gilbert Medeiros.

Ernest is survived by daughters, Christina (David Arzadon) Medeiros of Lihue, Gina Ramson of Kalaheo, Laurenne (Kimo) Wilson of Lihue; son, Ernest (Sue) Medeiros of Washington; 9 grandchildren, Jessica Calves, Skyler (Kyra) Ramson, Seanna (Ashley) Medeiros, Jaerene Medeiros, Eric Rivera Medeiros, Jacie Lynn Fabro, Shania-Leigh Nishimori-Medeiros, Shai Nishimori, Kimren Medeiros-Wilson, 3 great-grandchildren, Zyrah-Lee Ramson, Relyx Ramson, Rylee Ramson; sisters, Marylou Correa, Bernice Perreira; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, 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 and Funeral Home assisted 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, Gerry was a assistant bakery manager with Deli and Bread Connection.

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

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

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa from 9 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. following is a paddle out and luncheon at Kukuiula small Boat Harbor. Family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Jon Kalani Makanani

Jon Kalani Makanani, 70, passed away in Portland, Oregon on Dec. 5, 2018. Jon was born on March 12, 1948 in Lihue to John and Agnes Leimomi (Manini) Makanani, and siblings, Cheryl (Lawrence) Jordan, Clinton Makanani, and Randy Makanani who preceeded him in death.

He is survived by his brother, Gabriel (Phyllis) Makanani of Washington; aunt, Laynette (Frank) Bukoski of Koloa; uncle, Thomas Makanani of Kapaa; nieces, Lea (Robert) Boyce, Leina (Lincoln) Manahan, Alicia (David) Booth all of Washington; nephews, Lohiau Jordan, Shane (Brianne) Makanani of Washington, Ioane (Shiannte) Makanani of Kapaa, Kaliko Makanani; grandnephews and grandnieces.

Jon attended Kauai High School (Class of 1966), and earned a football scholarship to Michigan State University. He served in the Army from 1967-1970 then settled in Tampa, Florida until 1992 before relocating to Portland, Oregon. Jon was active in the Portland Chinese Golf Club and the Oregon Nisei Bowling League, ever the athlete.

Services will be held on Kauai at a later date in 2019.

Loyd Graham Clayton Jr.

Loyd Graham Clayton Jr., 68, passed away on Jan. 1, 2019. He served as the treasurer for Kauai’s Democratic Party for many years and was a long term employee at Home Depot.

He was also very involved in the gay rights movement and was an army veteran having served two terms in Vietnam. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, four overseas bars and two army commendation medals.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Shirley Clayton and brother, Don Clayton.

He is survived by his husband, Roy Buduan; siblings, Margie Elliot, Richard Clayton, Sherry Walling, Lance Clayton and James Clayton.

A celebrate of life will be held at the Veteran’s Cemetery on Jan. 15, 2019, with visitation at 10 a.m. and services to follow from 11 a.m. to noon.

There will be refreshments to follow at the United Church of Christ.

Gordon Ray Soares

Gordon Ray Soares, Sr., 64, of Kalaheo, passed away on Dec. 27, 2018, at his home in Kalaheo. Born on Dec. 16, 1954, in Lihue, Gordon was a truck driver/heavy equipment operator with Operator Engineering Union Local 3.

He is preceded in death by his son, Gordon R. Soares; parents, Albert and Harriett Soares, Sr.; sisters, Antoinette Arizo, Irene Tupou; brother-in-law, Filipie Tupou; in-laws, Clarence Souza, Sr. and Jeannette Matsumura.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Souza Soares of Kalaheo; sons, Gordon (Rhoda) Soares, Jr. of Kauai, David (Misty) Soares of Kauai; grandchildren, Kalen (Jenna Cadiente), Maegan, David Jr., Devin, McKenna Soares; brothers, Albert Soares, Jr. of Lihue, Edward Roger Soares, Sr. of Kapaa; sister, Cindy (Michael) Bandman of Kauai; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Monica Liocadia Amorin

Monica Liocadia Amorin, 87, of Lawai, passed away at her home in Lawai on Jan. 6, 2019. Born on Feb. 2, 1931, on Kauai, Monica retired as a janitor for the State of Hawaii at The State Building.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joaquin Amorin; son, Ricky Amorin; parents, Antonio and Rosie Pereira.

She is survived by her daughter, Claudia (Charles) Boggs, Sr.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Sollas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held

Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Carl James Malani Bilyeu

Carl James Malani Bilyeu, 69, of Kapaa, passed away on Dec. 27, 2018, in Kapaa. Born on June 13, 1949, in Honolulu, Malani was a musician with Kalapana also he served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Crystallyn K. Bilyeu; sons, Travis Isobe, James Bilyeu, Joel Bilyeu, Dion Fernandez, Jonathan Bilyeu, Jeremiah Bilyeu, Isaac-Paul Bilyeu; daughters, Leina’ala Hatori, Sarah Bilyeu; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Lihue Veterans Center from 8 a.m. to noon and again on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Kawaiaha’o Church in Honolulu from 1 to 5 p.m. Burial will be on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe at 10 a.m. Family suggests aloha attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary and Woolsey Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

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