Obituaries for Wednesday — March 22, 2006

• Francis T. Takahashi

• Cecilio Dacay

• Cisario “Sonny” Yadao

• Edward Fujimoto

• Albert Sadamu Taogoshi

• Nannie Kanehe

• Mabel Panquites

• Julie Stitt

• Roy Kenji Iwai

• Cupertino B. Morden

• Michael Collins McDonnell


Francis T. Takahashi

Francis T. Takahashi, of Kalaheo, died March 7, 2006, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 95.

Born in Hanapepe, he was a retired agricultural extension agent with the Department of Agriculture and the University of Hawai‘i. He was also one of the early growers of macadamia nuts on Kaua‘i and established the S&F Takahashi Farm.

He is survived by son, Francis Jr.; daughters, Annabelle Takahashi, Sandra Henmi and Susan Betsui; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Private services were held. A memorial fund, the Francis and Sueko Takahashi Endowment Fund has been established at the University of Hawai‘i Foundation at Kaua‘i Community College. Any contributions will be donated to this fund to promote agriculture and technology.

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


Cecilio Dacay

Cecilio Packet Dacay of Puhi died on March 15, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 81.

Born in Pakala on Feb. 5, 1925, he retired as the Senior Harvesting Supervisor from McBryde Sugar Plantation and also was a tour bus driver with Grayline Hawaii.  

He is survived by his wife Delphine “Nina” Dacay of Puhi, two daughters: Aurora (William) Fritz of Wailua, Wanda (Glyn) Higashi of Puhi, two sons; Mansfield (Donna) Dacay of Lihu‘e, Wadsworth (Lyn-

ette) Dacay of California, two sisters; Mary (Stanley) Bicoy of O‘ahu, Genoveva (Floyd) Miguel of Puhi, 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, March 23, at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation from 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

The staff of Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


Cisario “Sonny” Yadao

Memorial services for Cisario “Sonny” Yadao  of Kilauea, who died Feb. 15, 2006.  Special services will be held at Anini Beach Pavilion on Saturday, March 25, at 11:30 a.m. Food, family, friends, music by HAPA will be held following services at 1:30 p.m. Directions will be given at services.


Edward Fujimoto

Edward Fujimoto of Lihu‘e, died at home on March 18, 2006, at the age of 95.

Born in Hanama‘ulu, on April 15, 1910, he is survived by his wife, Yaeko of Lihu‘e; son, Paul of Kaneohe, O‘ahu; two daughters, Anne (Paul) Uyehara of Kaneohe, O‘ahu, and Carol of Honolulu, O‘ahu; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were private.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Albert Sadamu Taogoshi

Albert Sadamu Taogoshi of Kapa‘a died March 20, 2006, at Garden Isle Health Care at the age of 93.

Born on Sept. 29, 1912, in Kilauea, he worked as a supervisor with Hawaiian Canneries and later retired as an irrigator with Lihue Plantation.

Preceded in death by his son, Gary Taogoshi, he is survived by his wife Kazue “Jane” Taogoshi of Kapa‘a, four sons; Albert Yoshii of O‘ahu, Roy (Lynne) Taogoshi of Wailua, Alan Taogoshi of Kapa‘a, Cary (Priscilla) Taogoshi of O‘ahu, three sisters; Miyoko Hashimoto, Yoshiko Mullins, Sachiko (Hiromi) Aboall of O‘ahu, one brother, Kaoru (Alice) Taogoshiof Kapa‘a, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 23, at Kapaa

Hongwanji Mission with visitation from 3 p.m. and services beginning at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and flowers are gratefully declined.

The staff of Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


Nannie Kanehe

Nannie Yanlan Kanehe of Wainiha died March 2, 2006, at her home in Wainiha at the age of 81.

Born May 25, 1924, in Kona, she worked as a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughter, Haunani (John) Pauole of Las Vegas, three sons; Howard (Rose) Kanehe of California, Darrel (Joyce) Kanehe of Oregon, Robert (Carol) Kanehe of Anahola, sister, Mina Ching, brother, Richard Ching, 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 25, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Kapaa Jehova’s Witness Church, where services will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m.

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


Mabel Panquites

Mabel Panquites of Kilauea died March 19, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 76.

Born Dec. 29, 1929, in Kapa‘a she worked for the County of Kaua‘i and Hawaiian Fruit Packers.

She is survived by her husband, Philip Panquites, Jr.; four children: Philip (Blanche) Panquites, III, Stella Brown, Lynne (Philip) Steeno, Cindy (Ken) Shimonishi, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 24, at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Kilauea where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m by Father Al. Her ashes will be scattered on a later date.

The family suggests casual attire. Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Julie Stitt

Julie Stitt of Cody, Wy., died March 3, 2006, at Deaconess Hospital in Billings, Montana, with loving family members by her side. She was born May 2, 1932, on Kaua‘i.

She is survived by her husband Bob Stitt, daughter Cynthia (Ron) Verona of O‘ahu, son Joddy (Sheri) Tagatac of San Jose, Calif., daughter Sharon (Rudy) Catekista of O‘ahu, daughter Debbie Tagatac of O‘ahu, daughter Bobbie (Nash) Pugrad of Cody, Wy., daughter Pattie Darias of Westminster, Calif., brothers Sonny and Mosso Casabar and Benny and Siling Taroc; sisters Nora Palma, Elaine Samiano, Thelma Tamagawa and Betty Casabar; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Rodney Stitt, father-n-law Robert John Stitt, her (Mama) Sophie Taroc, sisters Florence Casabar and Dolly Redongo.

No services will be held to meet her wishes and cremation has already taken place.


Roy Kenji Iwai

Roy Kenji Iwai of ‘Ele‘ele, died at Hale Omao Care Home on March 17, 2006, at the age of 65.

Born in ‘Ele‘ele, on Aug. 1, 1940, he is survived by three brothers, Kenneth Iwai, Franklin (Stephanie) Iwai and Rudy Iwai; sister, Irene (Thomas) Muraoka; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 25, at the Hanapepe Hongwanji. Service officiated by Rev. Hashimoto will begin at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted.

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


Cupertino B. Morden

Cupertino B. Morden of Lihu‘e, died March 17, 2006, at Queen’s Hospital at the age of 75.

Born Sept. 18, 1930, in the Philippines, he was a groundsman.

He is survived by his wife: Cristina Enilo Morden, son: Danny (Leah) Morden; brother: Glicerio B. Morden; three sisters: Flora Pachuca, Dominga Pachuca and Presca Manuel; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, March 27, beginning at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Father Bill. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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


Michael Collins McDonnell

Michael Collins McDonnell died on March 16, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 83.

Born Dec. 20, 1922, in San Francisco, he served in the U.S. Air Force for 32 years and retired in 1974 as a full colonel and moved to Princeville, where he held St. Patrick’s Day gatherings at his home for 29 years.

He is survived by one daughter, Kathleen Kovely, of Anaheim, Calif.; son Michael Collins (Maranne) McDonnell, Jr.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at St. Sylvester Catholic Church on Sunday, March 19.

Memorials can be made to St. Catherine School, 5021 Kawaihau Rd. Kapa‘a HI 96746.

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