Obituaries for Thursday — December 08, 2005

• Leonard Castillo

• Robert Howard Stambaugh

• Shirlet Pualani Apana-Miike

• Denis Isami Wakumoto

• Judith Rose Kessler


Leonard Castillo

Leonard Kalaimoku Castillo of Waimea died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Dec. 4, 2005, at the age of 24.

Born in Waimea, on Sept. 1, 1981, he was a lab assistant with Clinical Labs LLC.

He is survived by parents, Terrance & Patricia of Waimea; maternal grandmother, Felisa Natividad of Waimea; three brothers, Drake (Kimberly) Castillo, Zeal (Peggy) Castillo and Isaac Castillo of Waimea; three nephews, Kailen, Kaizen and Kaleo of Waimea; numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Waimea; service officiated by Father Rene Bisaillon will begin at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd


Robert Howard Stambaugh

Robert Howard Stambaugh of Kekaha, died on Dec. 1, 2005, at the age of 59.

Born in Salem, Ohio on April 9, 1946, he was a consultant and the president of Kapa’a Associates. He co-founded IHRIM (International Association for Human Resource Information Management), was a board member and chairman of IHRIM, and the Summit Award recipient in 2000. He was a well-known speaker and author and was presently the IHRIM Journal Editor.

He is survived by his wife: Judith (Miwa) Stambaugh; daughter: Lisa (Eric) Gordon of Napa, Calif.; his mother: Rosemary Stambaugh of Columbiana, Ohio; his sister: Jean (Dennis) Holt of Ohio; his brother: David (Sherrin) Stambaugh of Ohio; his niece: Katie Stambaugh; his nephew: Zack Stambaugh.

Funeral services on Kaua’i will be private and a memorial service will take place on Dec. 17, in Ohio


Shirlet Pualani Apana-Miike

Shirlet Pualani Apana-Miike of Kapa’a died Dec. 1, 2005, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 62.

Born Feb. 1, 1943, she was a musician and entertainer. She is survived by two daughters: Christine “Mele” Apana and Christy (Leland) Keale, Sr.; four sisters and one brother; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Kapa’a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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


Denis Isami Wakumoto

Denis Isami Wakumoto of Hanalei, died Dec 4, 2005, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 8, 1942, in Hawai’i, he was owner of Hanalei Liquor Store.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Wakumoto; daughter, Nicole (Jay) Welsen; two sons, Darin Wakumoto and Toby Wakumoto; mother, Kaeko Wakumoto; two sisters, Grace Yoon and Janet Youth; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Lihu’e on Saturday, Dec. 10, where memorial services will be celebrated at 3 p.m.

The family requests that flowers be omitted and suggests casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary


Judith Rose Kessler

Judith Rose Kessler of ‘Oma’o died Dec. 22, 2005, at Desert Regional Medical Ceneter, Palm Springs.

Born Nov. 2, 1938, in New York City, she is survived by her husband: Alan Kessler; daughter: Deborah (Matt) Parker; two sons: Steven (Rae Ann) Kessler and Jonathan (David Lane) Kessler; five grandchildren: Elijah, Sophie, Matt, Ben and Peter.

Graveside services will be held at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.

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

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