Obituaries for June 21,2000

Asuncion Gaoiran Vermudez of Kekaha died June 7, 2000, at Queen’s Hospital at

the age of 47.

A pantry helper for Sheraton Kaua’i Resort, she was born

Aug. 15, 1952, in Laoag City, Philippines.

She is survived by her husband:

Rafael Vermudez of Kekaha; two brothers: Jose Gaoiran and Fred Gaoiran; five

sisters: Lolita Aguiran, Persing Gaoiran, Fely Salvador, Procing Gaoiran, and

Maria Gapasen; nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call on Friday,

June 23, at Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. and

again on Saturday, June 24, at St. Theresa’s Church in Kekaha from 9 a.m. to

9:45 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at

Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being

handled by Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary.

Harry Poe Kaneholani of Anahola died

June 18, 2000, at his home in Anahola at the age of 51.

A fisherman, he was

born Jan. 26, 1949, in Waianae, O’ahu.

He is survived by his wife: Georgina

Ramos Kaneholani of Anahola; one daughter: Elizabeth (Keanu) Kaneholani of

Anahola; two sons: Harry Kaneholani, Jr. and Macky Kaneholani, both of Anahola;

two hanai sons: Christopher and Paul Champol of Anahola; three grandsons; Evan

Hurd, Kory Kaneholani-Davis and Naleo Kaneholani-Davis; his mother-in-law:

Carol Ramos of Honolulu; nine brothers: David (Charlotte) Kaneholani, Daniel

(Eva) Kaneholani, John (Leila) Kaneholani, Billy Kaneholani, Herbert

Kaneholani, and Clement Kaneholani, all of Anahola, Jerry (Noreen) Kaneholani

and George (Cheryl) Kaneholani, both of Kapa’a, and Tatiana Kaneholani of

California; five sisters: Olinda (York) Higashi, Miriam Kupihea, and Mary

(Gregory) Sanay, all of Anahola; and Midge (Blackie) Asai and Olandra Kaleiohi,

both of Kapa’a; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and

cousins.

Friends and family may call on Friday, June 30, at

Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on

Saturday, July 1, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. where

services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Kapa County

Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by

Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary.

Jiro Okamoto of Wailua died June 16, 2000, at

Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 83.

A chef for Coco Palms, he was

born Nov. 20, 1916, in Puna, HI.

He is survived by his wife: Mildred

Yoshina Okamoto of Wailua; three sons: Alan Okamoto of Hawaii, Brian Okamoto of

Wailua and Charles (Nellie) Okamoto; one daughter: Grace (Thomas) Yamashita of

O’ahu; two brothers: Noboru “Lefty” (Helen) Okamoto of Wailua and Hidemi

(Sally) Okamoto of Kealia; one sister: Miyoko Kimura of O’ahu; and seven

grandchildren.

Family and friends may call on Monday, June 26, at Kapa’a

Hongwanji Church from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. where services will be at 10 a.m.

with cremation to follow.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are

being handled by Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary.

Florence Haruko Valpoon of

Anahola died June 18, 2000, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 78.

A

farmer, she was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Hilo, Hawaii.

She was preceded in

death by her husband, Amil Richard Valpoon Sr., and is survived by three

daughters: Marie (John) Leekley of Wisconsin, Karen Valpoon of Anahola and

Debbie Coleman of Anahola; one son: Amil “Tinoa” (Beverly) Valpoon, Jr. of

Anahola and one brother: Archie (Dolores) Soken of O’ahu; six grandchildren:

Amil Ekolu Valpoon of Hanalei, Carla, Michael and Travis Coleman, KJ &

Tracy Leekley and three great grandchildren: Teeana and Cody Valpoon and Kekai

Pletteplace.

Friends and famly may call on Thursday, June 22, at Koolau

Hui’ia Church in Anahola from 10 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 3

p.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary.

Pedro Ramos

“Pete” Baniaga, of Kaumakani, Kauai, died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital

on June 18, 2000, at the age of 85.

Born in Dingras, Ilo

cos Norte,

Philippines on Oct. 21, 1914, he was a retired Loading Machine Operator with

Olokele Sugar Co., also a member of the Kaumakani Senior Citizens Club, member

and officer of the ILWU Unit 3105 Olokele Sugar Co., Coach for Unit 3105

Fastpitch Softball Team and Kaumakani Fil-Am Softball Team.

He is survived

by: his wife: Consuelo “Connie” Baniaga of Kaumakani, Kauai; one son: Patrick

(Suku) Baniaga of Kaumakani, Kauai; one daughter: Marianne (Mark) Upward of

Vermillion, South Dakota; grandchildren: Pedryn Sanoe Baniaga, Patrick Apolonio

Baniaga, Teisha Terril Upward, Terri Lynn Upward, Tyra Leianne Upuward, and

Tristen Malia Upward; five brothers: Francisco Baniaga of Kaumakani, Kauai,

Segundo (Angeline) Baniaga of Eleele, Kauai, Genofre Baniaga of Waipahu, Oahu,

Lauro Baniaga and Emillio Baniaga, both of the Philippines; four sisters:

Petra Valencia of Philippines, Francisca Gallegos and Helen (Bonifacio) Ramos,

both of Waipahu, Oahu, and Pacita (Demetrio) Alonso of Philippines; numerous

nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family at 9 a.m. on

Saturday, June 24, at the West Kauai United Methodist Church, Kaumakani;

service to begin at 11 a.m. followed by burial at the Hanapepe Public

Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by

Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Yukie S. Isonaga, of Poipu, Kauai, died at

Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 9, 2000, at the age of 83. Born in

Koloa, Kauai on Jan. 3, 1917, she is survived by: her husband: Kokichi Isonaga

of Poipu, Kauai; one son: Eric Isonaga of Lawai, Kauai; two daughters: Irene

Isonaga of Gardena, Calif., and Lorna (Stanley) Kapahu of Honolulu, Oahu; three

grandchildren; one brother: Jenichi (Patsy) Shigematsu of Koloa, Kauai; three

sisters: Satomi Nakasone of Torrance, Calif., Alice Okuma of Aiea, Oahu, and

Tamino Ahn of Lihue, Kauai; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service

were private. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary,

Ltd.

Helen Ota of Kapaa, Kauai, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 8,

2000, at the age of 61. Born in Koloa, Kauai on Jan. 27, 1939, she is survived

by: her husband: Nobuo Ota of Kapaa, Kauai; three brothers: Akira (Linda)

Ishii of Koloa, Kauai,Takeshi (Reiko) Ishii of California, and Charles (Alma)

Ishii of Eleele, Kauai; four sisters: Hatsuyo (Matsuo) Maeda of Lihue, Kauai,

Haruko (Taketora) Otsubo and Tomiko (Kinjiro) Kabazawa, both of Kalaheo, Kauai,

and Lilliian (Roy) Makizuru of Koloa, Kauai; numerous nieces and nephews.

Service were private. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary,

Ltd.

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