Obituaries for Wednesday — November 09, 2005

• Jolene Fiorito

• Melvin Mori Clayton

• Robert Kato

• Elpidio Garma


Jolene Fiorito

Jolene Fiorito was born on May 28, 1946, and died on Nov. 2, 2005. She was the daughter of Betty and Bud Harris. She is survived by her sons Erin and Patrick. She lived to see the birth of three grandchildren; Ariana, Penelope and Xander. Never wanting to be called Grandmother she cherished them as Tutu. Jolene Fiorito also had two surviving brothers, Gary and Dell Harris. Married to Mike Fiorito, although divorced, she loved and cared for him as she promised. Jolene Fiorito had many close friends, but there was one she especially held dear, Connie Ueding. Founder of Bearhugs of Kauai, Jolene Fiorito loved volunteering. She invested a great deal of her life trying to help and touch the lives of others.

Beachside services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. at Kaha Lani Condos at the beach. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Way of Kauai or Kauai Food Bank.

Arrangements are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home


Robert Kato

Robert Satoru Kato of Kekaha, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Nov. 6, 2005, at the age of 73. Born in Lihu’e, on June 25, 1932, he was a retired security officer with the Federal Civil Service. He is survived by wife, Kay Kiyoko Kato; three sons, Blaine K. (Lorraine) Kato of Mililani, O’ahu; Lance S. (Melrose) Kato of Lihu’e and Glenn I. (Kehau) Kato of Kekaha; two daughters, LaVerne (Umesh) Gheewala of Danville, Calif. and June (Jeffrey) Ikeda of Hilo; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, James T. (Florence) Kato; sister, Lillian (Masaki) Teshima; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9-10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service officiated by Rev. Iwase will begin at 10 a.m. Burial service will be held on Monday, Nov. 14, at the Kauai Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 10 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being held by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd


Melvin Mori Clayton

Melvin Mori Clayton of ‘Ele’ele, died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Nov. 4, 2005, at the age of 56.

Born in Honolulu, Hawai’i on July 22, 1949, he joined the Air Force and was an administrative specialist at Hickam Air Force Base, and an honorable service rank of RE-2. He then worked for the acoustic insulation industry as a foreman. He later worked as a carpenter before retiring. He is survived by his companion, Fely Mier; twin brother, Calvin Mori Clayton of Honolulu and sister, Delma Ogata of Honolulu; aunties, Akiyo Mori Honjo of Lihu’e, Mildred Wakisaka of O’ahu, Ruth Obayashi of Big Island and Doris Honjiyo of California, uncles, George Mori of Hanapepe and Joseph Mori of O’ahu; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion; service officiated by Father Biz will begin at 11 a.m. followed by burial. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd


Elsie Nishi

Elsie Nishi of Honolulu, O’ahu, died at Kaiser Hospital on Oct. 27, 2005 at the age of 59.

Born in Lihu’e, on Jan. 24, 1946, she was a seamstress with No Ka Oi Productions.

She is survived by parents, Shigekazu and Tsuruye Nishi of ‘Ele’ele; three brothers, Robert (Rosemary) Nishi of Honolulu, James Nishi of Honolulu and Wayne (Lorna) Nishi of Kaua’i; sister, Janet (Bob) Kagihara of Honolulu; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may visit with the family at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel; service officiated by Pastor Niles Kageyama will begin at 2 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd


Clyde Lovelace

Clyde Randolph Lovelace of Kilauea died on Nov. 1, 2005, at the age of 92.

He was born on Sept. 19, 1913 in California and retired as a training supervisor from Camp Pendleton U.S.M.C.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Lovelace; one son, Richard Lovelace; two daughters, Susan Cohen and Bette Rodrigues; four grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

Private services will be held. Arrangements are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home


Elpidio Garma

Elpidio “Larry” “Jonge” Garma of Kekaha, died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Nov. 5, 2005 at the age of 72. Born in Mana, Kaua’i, on April 23, 1933, he was a cook with a restaurant. He is survived by his loving companion, Anna Bisano; children, Corinna (Prescott) Chun; Cherisse Kanetoku, Elliot (Jennifer) Garma, Larry (Precious) Garma; Gary Garma, all of O’ahu; hanai children, Hisaowen Shih and Yuchen Shih, both of Honolulu; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters and brothers, Florentina (Primotivo) Ames of O’ahu; Juanita (Alejandro) Bungcayao of O’ahu, Bonifacio “Boni” Garma of Kaua’i, Juhiana (George) Pascual of O’ahu, Alfredo (Judy) Garma of O’ahu and Debbie Garma Yoshimitsu of Kaua’i; numerous uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews and nephews. Friends may visit with the family from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Kekaha;

Mass to begin at 10 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Stuart Robertson

Stuart Robertson of Bainbridge Island, Wash. was Born Feb. 28, 1918, in Montesano, Wash., to George and Ann (McLeod) Robertson, he was the youngest of six children.

In 1939, he married Marjorie Moch, also of Montesano; they had been married nearly 66 years.

They have a son, Richard, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and a daughter, Ann Corn, who died in 1975. They have three grandsons:

David Robertson Corn of Silverdale, Wash., Thomas Robertson of San Francisco and Andrew Robertson of Sacramento, Calif., and a greatgranddaughter, Madison Corn of Silverdale. Patrick McInnis, of Los Angeles, was adopted as a grandson in 1976.

He was a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a past member of the Board of that organization. He was co-founder and retired chairman of Milliman & Robertson, now Milliman Inc., a large international actuarial consulting firm.

He is a member of St. Barnabus Episcopal Church, Bainbridge Island, and of St. Michael and All Angels Church in Lihu’e. Stuart and Marjory have made their home on Bainbridge Island since 1960. For 30 years, they have enjoyed winters in their second home on Po’ipu Beach. A memorial service will be held at St. Barnabus Church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Memorials to St. Barnabus Church or to the donor’s preferred charity.

Arrangements are being handled by Kass & Cook Family Funeral Home, Bainbridge Island, Wash


Donald Kanahele Jr.

Donald Kanahele, Jr. of Kekaha, died Nov. 2, 2005, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 35.

Born June 26, 1970, in Waimea, he was a Ni’ihau shell lei maker. He is survived by his parents, Donald and Annie Kanahele, Sr.; two brothers: Kele Kanahele and Joseph (Maryann) Kanahele; five sisters: Anna (Dana) Kaohelaulii, Ida (Kawailani) Kaaumoana, Diane (Oliwa) Kanahele, Annie (Keaka) Kanahele, Ehu (Isaac) Kanahele; three hanai sisters: Kaleialoha (Kekoa) Roback, Kaanoi (Mikeala) Kanahele, and Kahea (Kaiini) Niau; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa, where services will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary


Jason Kanahele

Jason Kanahele of Kekaha, died Nov. 2, 2005, at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 20.

Born July 23, 1985, in Waimea, he was a warehouse worker for Kauai Freight.

He is survived by his parents George “Keaka” and Annie Kanahele of Ni’ihau, four sisters: Georgiana Nawai (Kalei) Kahale of Kekaha; Tiffany K. Kanahele of Kekaha, Myrahann Kanahele of Kekaha, Kerrylyann of Kekaha; one brother: Kurtis Kanahele of Kekaha; grandparents: Donald and Annie Kanahele of Ni’ihau, grandmother: Eunice Kanahele of Ni’ihau, hanai parents on Kaua’i: Ehu and Apolani Kanahele of Kekaha; numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa, where services will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary

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