Obituaries Thursday, February 15, 2007

• Antonino “Leon” Campos Yago

• Margaret Whitworth

Hartwell Makuaole •

Albert Makuaole


Antonino “Leon” Campos Yago

Antonino “Leon” C. Yago of Lihu‘e died Feb. 4, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 83.

Born in the Philippines on Nov. 22, 1923, Leon was a farmer before emigrating to Guam and then to Hawai‘i, where he worked as a construction laborer and in various other occupations in order to bring his wife and several of his children to Hawai‘i.

Leon is survived by his wife, Esther Lorenzo Yago; children Willie (Hermie) Martinez, Del (Washington) Dagdagan, Lilia Yago, Villamor (Angie) Yago, Eddie (Olga) Yago, Florante (Aida) Yago, Kathy (Artemio) Constantino and Marites (Thomas) Yano; sisters Marina Y. Rosete, Teodocia Y. Iloreta and Fortunata Y. Lacuesta; 31 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may pay their last respects to Leon and visit with the family from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m on Friday, Feb. 16, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa, where rosary, prayer services and a celebration of Leon’s life will begin at 6 p.m.

Final funeral services and interment will be held in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on March 15.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Margaret Whitworth

Margaret Whitworth of Kilauea died on Feb. 9, 2007, at the age of 85.

Born in Illinois on Sept. 10, 1921, she was a doctor of metaphysics.

She is survived by Michael L. Saindon of California and Daniel E. Saindon of Hawai‘i; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to celebrate her life with a moment of reflection on Saturday, Feb. 17, at noon. Donations may be made to the Kauai Hospice, 4457 Pahe‘e Street, Lihu‘e, HI 96766.

Arrangements are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Mortuary.


Hartwell Makuaole

Hartwell Peter “Pete” Makuaole, born Sept. 6, 1938, in Waimea, died Nov. 22, 2006, at his home in Dayton, Nev. Pete is survived by his wife, Rosalie Fischer Makuaole; daughters Laura Kanani (Paul) Pulleyn of Reno and Noelle Ku‘ulei (Rick) Hart of Gardnerville, Nev.; son Kahana Makuaole of Kamuela; brothers George Makuaole, of Wai‘anae, Melvin Kealoha Makuaole of Kailua and Albert Kekua “Pepito” Makuaole of Waimea; sisters Grace Koonohi Acain of Kekaha and Eula Hannah Sapir of Wai‘anae; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The 14th of 16 children, Hartwell was preceded in death by his father, Kekua Kuapahi Makuaole; his mother, Eva Kaualililehuaopanaewa Adolpho Makuaole; brothers William Kuapahi Makuaole, Gillman Naopua Makuaole, Roland Mackenzie Makuaole, Ruben Peter Makuaole and George Makuaole (the first of two brothers named George); and sisters Katherine Kaluna Apo, Ruby Kapela Mederios, Muriel Waipio Makuaole, Mary Lindsay and Annie Kaonohi Makuaole.

Pete Makuaole moved from Kaua‘i to Honolulu as a teenager. He lived in California in the 60s, where he married Rosalie Fischer Makuaole before moving back to Hawai‘i.

He worked for Hawaiian Dredging, for the Outrigger Canoe Club, and as project manager for various construction companies on O‘ahu and on the Big Island prior to his retirement in 1997.

Pete moved from Kamuela on the Big Island to Gardnerville in 1997 and made his final move to Dayton in 2001. In his retirement, he worked part time at the Dayton Valley Golf Club and enjoyed putting on lu‘aus for the Dayton Valley community.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, cooking and horseback-riding, and was a member of the Outrigger Canoe Club in Honolulu.

Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Peter Makuaole, 260 Woodlake Circle, Dayton, NV 89403.


Albert Makuaole

Albert Kekua “Pepito” Makuaole, born June 20, 1925, in Waimea, died Feb. 8, 2007, at his home in Makaweli Valley

He is survived by brothers George Keoki Makuaole — the second of two brothers named George — of Wai‘anae and Melvin Kealoha Makuaole of Kailua; sisters Grace Koonohi Acain of Kekaha and Eula Hannah Sapir of Wai‘anae; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The fourth of 16 children, Albert was preceded in death by his father, Kekua Kuapahi Makuaole; his mother, Eva Kaualililehuaopanaewa Adolpho Makuaole; brothers William Kuapahi Makuaole, Gillman Naopua Makuaole, Roland Mackenzie Makuaole, Ruben Peter Makuaole, George Makuaole (the first of two brothers named George) and Hartwell Peter Makuaole; and sisters Katherine Kaluna Apo, Ruby Kapela Medeiros, Muriel Waipio Makuaole, Mary Mele Lindsay and Annie Kaonohi Makuaole.

Never married, Albert was a Coxswain in the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked for a time on projects for the U.S. Engineering Department as a powder man, dynamiting roadbeds of Kaua‘i and aircraft runways in Mana.

Written up in a two-page article in the April 1986 Life magazine and later in another spread in National Geographic magazine, Pepito was known and loved by many.

His real passion in life was hunting in Waimea Valley with his mule, Biggie, and his many dogs.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m.

Private burial will follow at the family plot at Kanekula, Waimea Valley.

The family asks that people bring a story to share of their experiences with “Uncle Pepito.” They also request that flowers be omitted and suggest casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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