Obituaries for Wednesday — February 15, 2006

• Motomu “Rattle” Onishi

• Vicente Bartolome

• Demetrio Ramos

• Thomas G. Morris

• Austin Earl Allvin

• Michael Mundon

• Marcelo Fontanilla

• Ernest Silva, Sr.

• Filemon Salvador

• Tameko Iwai

• Caridad Eichelberger

• Warren Kaui Low


Motomu “Rattle” Onishi

Motomu “Rattle” Onishi passed away on Feb. 9, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 82. Born in Lihu‘e, on July 23, 1923, he retired as a Herbicide Crew Chief with Lihue Plantation.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Carol E. Yamamoto, and grandson, Quinten Yamamoto. He is survived by his wife, Gladys Onishi of Lihu‘e; two sons, Warren Onishi of Lihu‘e, Terry (Candace) Onishi of Puhi; one daughter, Jerilyn (Dennis) Fukushima of Lihu‘e; sister, Chieko Takeuchi of ‘Oma‘o; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Lihue Baptist Church with visitation at 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m. The family requests flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home


Vicente Bartolome

Vicente Labrador Bartolome of Hanama‘ulu died at home on Feb. 8, 2006, at the age of 74.

Born in the Philippines on July 19, 1931, he retired as an irrigator with Lihue Plantation.

He is survived by three daughters; Rachelle (Virgilio) Colobong of Puhi, Yolanda Bartolome of Hanama‘ulu, Helen (Ricky) Uemura of Hanama‘ulu, four brothers: Ciriaco, Manuel, Francisco and Benigno, all of the Philippines nine grandchildren, John Colobong, Donna Colobong, Sarah Colobong, Lindsey Pascua, Kessyca Pascua, Brittney Pascua, Jasper Jay Pascua, Kory Uemura, Royce Uemura, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation at 9 a.m.and Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. by Fr. Bill Shannon. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens in Kapa‘ia.

Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home


Demetrio Ramos

Demetrio Maltizo Ramos of Hanapepe died Feb. 3, 2006, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, at the age of 87. A field equipment operator, he was born in the Philippines on May 15, 1918.

He is survived by his wife, Eusebia Ramos, of Hanapepe; daughter Cora Ramos of Hanapepe; sons Orlando (Remy) Guillermo of the Philippines, Romeo (Josephine) Ramos of Honolulu, and Erwin (Karen) Ramos of Hanapepe; sister, Adelina Flores of the Philippines; eight grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on family members Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Mass will be celebrated by Father Edison at 11 a.m., with burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Family members suggest casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Thomas G. Morris

Thomas G. “Lover Boy” Morris of Kapa‘a and Medford, Ore., died Feb. 8, 2006, in Kapa‘a at the age of 77.

Born on Oct. 7, 1928, in Tacoma, Wash., he was the manager of a moving and storage company. He retired in 1999.

He married Yvonne M. Johnstone in 1971 at Tumwater, Wash. They moved to Medford, Ore., in 1976 and for the past 18 years have been part time residents of Kapa‘a.

He is survived by his wife Yvonne of Medford, Ore., and Kapa‘a, sons Thomas R. and wife Lorri of Gig Harbor, Wash., Steven L. of Tacoma, Wash., and Michael J. of Springfield, Ore., 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, a niece and nephew. In addition he was adopted as Grandpa by a family of eight children. He was preceeded in death by his brother Donald.

There will be a celebration of life at Salt Pond’s Beach Park on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 1:30 p.m..

Cremation was done at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa.


Austin Earl Allvin

Austin Earl Allvin, formerly of Lihu‘e, died at his Green Valley, Ariz., home, on Feb. 5, 2006, at the age of 80.

Born on Feb. 24, 1925, in Warren, Ill., he was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Allvin worked in government intelligence, research and development, ultimately editing technical materials. In 1962 the family moved to Tucson, Ariz.; the family managed the Broken Arrow Lodge in Lakeside, Ariz., until 1978. Mr. Allvin joined Burr-Brown Research Corporation in Tucson. He was the technical editor until retiring in 1988.

Mr. and Mrs. Allvin lived in Lihu‘e for several years and moved back to Green Valley seven years ago.

Mr. Allvin is survived by his wife, Rosemary, Green Valley, Ariz.; brother, Oran Allvin, Warren, Ill.; nine children,Victoria Tidwell, Everett, Wash., Steve Allvin, Marana, Ariz., Sr. Lynn Allvin, OP, Mesa, Ariz., Diane Allvin Beach, Mount Lake Terrace, Wash., Barbara Vierling, Santa Paula, Calif., Judy Allvin and Karen Allvin, Shoreline,Wash., Col. Dave Allvin, USAF, Dumfries, Va., and Paul Allvin, Vail, Ariz.; as well as three sons-in-law, three daughters-in-law and nine grandchildren.

A private family celebration of his life has been held.


Michael Mundon

Michael Hoonani Mundon of Anahola died at home on Feb. 12, 2006, at the age of 68.

Born in Kapa‘a on March 20, 1937, he retired as a Fire Chief with the County of Kauai.

Preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Fu Mundon, he is survived by his wife Cary Mundon of Anahola; father, Abraham Mundon of Kapa‘a; five sons, Robert Mundon of Honolulu, John (Diane) Mundon of Kapahi, Lawrence (Shan) Mundon of Kapahi, Joel Pahukula of Anahola, Kaleo (Andrea) Pahukula of Sherwood, Oregon; one daughter, Michelle (Matthew) Vidinha of Hilo; two sisters, Helene (Lee) Pulley of Texas, Judy Prim of Kapa‘a; one brother, James “Bully” (Annette) Mundon of Wailua; 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church with visitation from 8 a.m. to10:45 a.m. and services beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens in Kapa‘ia.

Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.


Marcelo Fontanilla

Marcelo Fontanilla of Kaumakani, died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Feb., 12, 2006, at the age of 89.

Born in Urdaneta Pangasinan, Philippines on Oct. 30, 1916, he was a retired drip irrigation system operator with the former Olokele Plantation.

He is survived by his wife Irene Fontanilla of Kaumakani; daughters Emily Fontanilla of ‘Oma‘o and Lani F. (Matthew) Taeza of Waimea; son, Marcy Fontanilla of Kaumakani; grandchildren, Kiana Fontanilla, Bailee and Keoua Taeza; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kaumakani on Saturday, Feb. 18. Viewing will be from 9 to10 a.m., with Mass to follow. Burial will be at the Hanapepe Filipino Cemetery. The family requests casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Ernest Silva, Sr.

Ernest Simon Silva, Sr. of Kekaha, died at home on Feb. 9, 2006, at the age of 78.

Born in Makaweli on Oct. 27, 1927, he was a retired heavy equipment operator with Amfac Sugar.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Silva; children, Ernest Jr. (Brenda) Silva of Kekaha, Geraldine Silva of Lawa‘i, Lloyd (Kaimi) Silva of Kekaha, Rosalie (Francis) Nitta of Kekaha, Jasmine Silva of Kekaha; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth (Wayne) Allianic of Lawai, and Henrietta Boynton of Wailua; two brothers, Patrick (Sweetie) Lopez of Kapa‘a and Alfred Lopez of Kapa‘a; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel; rosary officiated by Father Biz will begin at 7:30 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Filemon Salvador

Filemon Salvador of Hanama‘ulu, died Feb. 11, 2006, at his home in Hanama‘ulu, at the age of 67.

Born in the Philippines on Nov. 22, 1938, he was a housekeeper at the Kauai Marriott.

He is survived by his sister, Felicidad “Fely” Odoya, of Hanama‘ulu; brother Rodrigo (Gloria) Salvador of the Philippines; caregiver and nephew, Robert S. Odoya of Hanama‘ulu, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on family members from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia. Mass will be celebrated by Father Bill Shannon at 11 a.m., lunch at noon with burial at Kauai Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m. The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by the staff at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Tameko Iwai

Tameko Iwai of Kapa‘a died at Garden Isle Healthcare on Feb. 7, 2006, at the age of 92.

Born in Kapa‘a, on July 25, 1913, she was a seamstress.

Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Kenichi Iwai, and son, Norman, she is survived by two sons, Howard Iwai and Paul (Cathy) Iwai, both of Kapa‘a; daughter, Patsy (Brad) Imano of Kapa‘a; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Funeral service officiated by Rev. Mary David will be held at 2 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by the staff at Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Caridad Eichelberger

Caridad M. Francisco Ancheta Eichelberger of Santa Ana, Calif., and formerly of Hanapepe, died at Coastal Communities Hospital (Santa Ana, Calif.) on Jan. 5, 2006, at the age of 74.

Born in Waimea, on Aug. 4, 1931, she was a food service director for numerous military installations in Hawai‘i and California.

She is survived by five sons, Enrique C. Ancheta, Jr. of Santa Ana, Calif., Rudy A. F. Ancheta of Honolulu, O‘ahu, Robert K. Ancheta of ‘Ele‘ele, Ronald M. (Michelle) Ancheta of Maui, and Raymond J. Ancheta of Santa Ana, Calif.; two daughters, Mildred D. (James) Crowe of Santa Ana, Calif., and Teresita Thompson of El Granada, Calif.; eight grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; two brothers, Conrado (Sumile) Francisco of Kaumakani and Juan Francisco of Hanapepe; two sisters, Maria Alquiza of Hanapepe, Olivia Gubaton of Kaumakani; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends my visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kalaheo Ward; Memorial Service presided over by Bishop Myron Barino and conducted by Bishop Wesley Seguritan will begin at 11 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Local arrangements are being handled by the staff of Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Warren Kaui Low

Warren Kaui Low of Lawa‘i, died Feb. 2, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 49.

Born May 6, 1956, in Honolulu, he was a musician.

He is survived by his daughter: Jennifer Moani Low and her mom V; hanai son: Jayme Shimamura; three brothers: Thomas “Komo” (Valerie) Low, Adrian (Tylene) Low and Clifton “Keao” Low; two sisters: Cheryl (Felix) Mena and Sandra Strutin; and companion Susan Tai; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call on Sunday, Feb. 29, at Borthwick Makai Chapel in Honolulu from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again for a celebration of Kaui’s life on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Po‘ipu Beach Park from 2 p.m. where services will be at 5 p.m. Scattering of remains will follow at sunset.

Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Borthwick Kauai

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