Obituaries for Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Thomas Quiocho, Santiago Pajela, Patricia Duarte, Allen Lopez

Thomas Quiocho

Thomas R.E. “Boxer” Quiocho of Makaweli, Kauai, died at West Kauai Medical Center-KVMH on Jan. 16, 2003, at the age of 69.

Born in Makaweli, Kauai, on Oct. 1, 1933, he worked for Gay & Robinson for 44 years at many different positions and retired as a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife: Loretta of Pakala, and three children: Darryl (Melba) Quiocho of Hilo, Tanya Quiocho of Hanapepe, and Tita Anne (Shelley) Aguinaldo of Eleele Nani; step mother: Leau Quiocho of California; two brothers: Wilfred Quiocho of California; Ernest Quiocho of California; three sisters: Yolanda Canancia of Honolulu; Francis Quiocho of Honolulu; Angie Ili of California; grandchildren, Niki Quiocho & Chase Quiocho of Honolulu, Deric Aguinaldo & D’anne Aguinaldo of Eleele, Luke Tsuchiya & Steve Tsuchiya of Hanapepe and great-grandaughter Syani Chandler-Aguinaldo of Eleele, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Jan. 24, at Waimea Sacred Hearts Church from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. where mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Father Keahi. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Filipino Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Santiago Pajela

Santiago Pajela of Kekaha, Kauai, died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Jan. 17, 2003 at the age of 97.

Born in Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines on May 1, 1905, he was a Field Irrigation Supervisor with Kekaha Sugar Co.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary and daughter, Helen Remigio. He is survived by two sons, Peter (Joey) Pajela Sr. of Koloa and Santiago (Rainelda) Pajela Jr. of South Carolina; daughter, Magdalina (Faustino) Oligo of Kekaha; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003 at the Kekaha Kingdom Hall; service officiated by Mark Driver will begin at 2 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Patricia Duarte

Patricia “Patsy” Duarte of Kalaheo, Kauai, died at Kauai Veterans Mememorial Hospital on Jan. 17, 2003 at the age of 62.

Born in Honolulu, Oahu on Nov. 14, 1940, she was an Independent Social Worker.

She is survived by husband Ronald “Skippy” Duarte; three sons, Ronald (Marleen) Duarte, Jr. of Kalaheo, Caesar (Vanessa) Duarte of Kalaheo and Ryan Duarte of Maui; three daughters, Elizabeth Duarte of Kalaheo, Pernella (Jesse Sr.) Soares of Kalaheo and Editha (Edie) Arrocena of Eleele; four brothers, James Reyes of Texas, Michael “Sonny” Reyes of CA., Edward “Eddie” Reyes of Oahu and Patricio “Boy” (Rena) Agoto of Makaweli; five sisters, Cecilia Vidinha of Puhi, Rosalinda (John) West of Colorado, Cynthia (Manuel) Brun of Hilo, Sharon (Clarence) Corpuz of Hanamaulu and Shandra (Tev) Goldsman of Kapaa; mother-in-law, Rosalina Duarte of Omao; brother-in-law, Donald (Betty) Duarte of Anahola; She is preceded in death by her mother, Hilda Agoto; father, Felicisimo Reyes; father-in-law, Caesar Duarte; son, Darrick Duarte; 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four uncles: Albert (Madeline) Gomes, Henry Gomes, Lou Malama-Gomes and William Salas. There are numerous aunts nieces nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Holy Cross Catholic Church; mass officiated by Father Keahi will begin at 11:30 a.m. Followed by burial at Hanapepe Public cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Allen Lopez

Allen “Moose” Lopez, formerly of Kealia, Kaua’i, died in Santa Rosa, Calif. on Jan. 10, 2003, at the age of 51.

Allen worked with Tanaka Plumbing and later became a self-employed plumber. He is survived by his parents, Helena (Contrado) Dabin Acierto, Frederico (Chris) Lopez, daughter Elizabeth “Kapeka” Lopez, son Kailani Lopez, stepdaughter Maya Sullivan, five brothers: Ali (Nadine) Birtodaso, Garrick Lopez, Ronald (Jeanette) Lopez, Joe (Lihue) Lopez, Edmund “Eddie” Acierto; four sisters: Kathlyn Christian; Martha (Dennis) Kaminski, Dolores (Bill) Barry, Lopez of Seattle, Washi., Melissa (Joe) Caranno, Esther (Raynard) Machado, Bernadette (Shilo) Pa; stepbrothers: Timmy Laranio (Anna), Wayne Laranio (Leilani); stepsisters: April Rellin, Martha (Dennis) Kaminski, Delores (Bill) Barry, Annie Rellin, Sheila (Ralph) Schmarge, Carmela Cabacungan, and Novella Laranio. He is survived by 29 nieces and nephews, 14 grand nephews and nieces, and one great grand nephew.

Family and friends may gather for a Celebration of Life scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kealia Beach with reception to follow. For information, contact Ali Birtodaso at 335-5397 or Bernie Pa at 822-7105.

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