Obituaries for Wednesday — February 01, 2006

• Mitsue Matsuwaki

• Reuben Toshiharu Kakimoto

• Lucas E. Ortiz

• Ann M. Vallatini

• Edward ‘Uncle Eddie’ K. Robinson

• Amie Agor

• Martha “Aunty Leila” Kiaha

• Constancio Paden

• Harvey Nohea Kai


Mitsue Matsuwaki

Mitsue Matsuwaki of Koloa, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 28, 2006, at the age of 85.

Born in Lihu’e, on Jan. 15, 1921, she was a housewife.

She is survived by four sons, Lawrence (Josie) Matsuwaki of Koloa, Ronald (Beverly) Matsuwaki of Mililani, O’ahu, Glenn (Kathy) Matsuwaki of Kona, Hawai’i and Clyde (Lynn) Matsuwaki of Mililani, O’ahu; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, John Nagano; five sisters, Kikue Yamamoto of Waimea, Itsumi Nakamura of Mililani, O’ahu, Yoshie Ogata of Lihu’e, Maisie Chow of Lihu’e and Hazel Takemoto of Hilo, Hawai’i; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 to10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel; service officiated by Pastor Lawrence Matsuwaki will begin at 10 a.m. Casual attire is suggested and the family requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Reuben Toshiharu Kakimoto

Reuben Toshiharu Kakimoto of Hanapepe, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 22, 2006, at the age of 79.

Born in Papa’a, Kauai, on Feb. 17, 1926, he was a produce supervisor with Safeway in Los Angeles, Calif. He is survived by brothers, Haruo (Saeko) Kakimoto of Anahola and Harold Kakimoto of Lihue; three sisters, Emily Hatsue Miyabara of Hanapepe, Gladys Ishii of Hanapepe and Florence (James) Mukai of Los Angeles, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were private.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Lucas E. Ortiz

Lucas E. Ortiz of ‘Ele’ele, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 23, 2006, at the age of 86.

Born in the Philippines on Feb. 22, 1919, he was a carpenter with Grove Farm Plantation.

Preceded in death by a son, Stanley D. Ortiz, he is survived by his wife, Janet K. Ortiz; two sons, Randall (Kristen) Ortiz of Kalaheo and Charles (Nieva) Ortiz of ‘Ele’ele; four grandchildren; five brothers, Eduardo E. (Elizabeth) Malapit of Koloa, William Malapit of Maui, Mark (Becky) Malapit of Kalaheo, Earl Malapit of Koloa and Noel Malapit; three sisters, Constance Aquino of Waimea, Aurora Lo of Honolulu and Julia Smith of Honolulu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 8:30 to10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalaheo Ward; service officiated by Bishop Myron Barino will begin at 10 a.m. followed by burial at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Ann M. Vallatini

Ann M. Vallatini of Lihu’e, died in Honolulu on Jan. 25, 2006, at the age of 77.

Born in New York, on Jan. 24, 1928, she was retired.

She is survived by her sons, Tom and Ray; daughter, Ann Marie Nakata; brother, Joe Clancy and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services will be on Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at 4:30 p.m. at Kalapaki Beach. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai’i.


Edward ‘Uncle Eddie’ K. Robinson

Edward K. Robinson (“Uncle Eddie”) died Jan. 25, 2006, at the age of 75.

Born July 11, 1930, in Waimea, on July 11, 1930, he served in the armed forces in Korea where he earned a Purple Heart. He worked at the NASA Tracking Station in Koke’e for 27 years and most recently the National Tropical Botanical Gardens for 15 years.He is survived by his wife: Robin Anne Robinson, aunt: Josephine “Honey” (Kenneth) Fisher; father and mother-in-law: Myron and Rita Shisler; sister-in-law: Lollie Burr; niece: Deborah Lee Robinson Noland, nephew: Michael Eli Robinson and a large extended family.


Amie Agor

Amie Agor was born and died on Jan. 24, 2006, at Wilcox Hospital.

She is survived by her parents, Jamie and Richard Agor, sister Richelle Agor, grandparents, Vincent and Rufelia Levinthol and George and Matilda Inouye.

She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Martha “Aunty Leila” Kiaha

Martha “Aunty Leila” Kaumakaokalani Hohu Kiaha of Honolulu and formerly of Kaua’i, died Jan. 16, 2006, in Honolulu.

Born on April 5, 1927, in Honolulu, she was an organist, choral arranger and director for many community organizations, choirs and churches. She arranged many songs for the annual Kamehameha Schools Song Contest for years. Shortly before her death, she was presented with the Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award while in the hospital.

She is survived by sons: Charles “Anu” Makanui Rider-Kiaha of California, Gregg Kealoha Kiaha of Kaua’i, Mark Erdman “Pu’ukapu”

Kiaha of Honolulu and Daniel “Danny” Hoakahilani Kiaha of Honolulu; daughter, Marthalei “Bootie” Ululani Kiaha-Osakoda of Kaua’i; nine grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Kamehameha Schools, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel, service at 3 p.m. Private scattering of ashes will be done at a later date. Aloha attire is suggested, lei are welcome.

Arrangements are being handled by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.


Constancio Paden

Constancio Paden of Koloa, died Jan. 28, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 69.

Born Feb. 24, 1936, on Kaua’i, he was a utility truck driver and Koloa School crossing guard.

He is survived by his wife: Linda Paden of Koloa; three sons: Christopher Paden of Koloa, Carl Paden of California, and Cory Paden of Lihu’e; one brother: Ernesto (Rose) Paden of Koloa; three sisters: Lucy (Andy) Alcares of California, Sophia Cagalawan of Kaua’i and Florence (James) Lewis of Las Vegas; three grandchildren: Ashlyne (Tim) Jeffery, Ahlyssa Paden, Cody Paden, Tyler, Sage, and Caleb Paden; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa where Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial to folow at St. Raphael’s Church Cemetery in Koloa.

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


Harvey Nohea Kai

Harvey Nohea Kai of Kalaheo, died Jan. 27, 2006, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 68.

Born Sept. 16, 1937, in Hilo, Hawai’i, he was manager for PMRF/ HELCO.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy “Nen” Kai of Kalaheo; two daughters: Ginger (Shannon) Kudman of California, Noelle (Keith) Desaki of O’ahu, one son: Stephen Kai of Kalaheo; two brothers: Herbert (Evelyn) Kai of O’ahu and Robert Kai of O’ahu; two sisters: Lillian (William) McFaley of O’ahu and Alberta Kai of O’ahu; five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa, where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

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

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