Obituaries Friday, February 16, 2007

• Antonino “Leon” Campos Yago

• Robert Victorino

• Samuel Calves Sr.

• Gayle Rodrigues

• Inocencio Torres

• 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.


Robert Victorino

Robert “Bobby” Victorino of Wailua Houselots died at home on Feb. 6, 2007, at the age of 83.

Born in Kapa‘a on June 29, 1923, he retired from the Kaua‘i Police Department as a police captain in 1976.

Preceded in death by his parents, John and Marie Ferreira Victorino, he is survived by his wife, Alice Maeno Victorino; daughters Joyce (Patrick) Hada of Kapolei and Sharleen (Peter) Soule of Massachusetts; son Bruce Victorino of Kaua‘i; grandchildren Derick Hada, Dana Hada, Bonnie Soule and Jeremy Soule; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services have been held at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihu‘e. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the Victorino family with the arrangements.


Samuel Calves Sr.

Samuel Mark Calves Sr. of Lihu‘e died Feb. 12, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 49.

Born June 14, 1957, in Waimea, he was preceded in death by son Samuel M. Calves Jr.

He is survived by sons Kevin Castillo, Anthony “Jahga” Calves and Jeffery D. Calves; parents Lucas and Patricia Calves; sisters Peggy Ann Ayers and Salina Calves; brothers Lucas John Calves and Matthew Calves; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Memorial services will be celebrated at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, at Salt Pond Beach Park. Inurnment will be at a later date.

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


Gayle Rodrigues

Gayle Annette Rodrigues of Kalaheo died Feb. 9, 2007, at her home, at the age of 53.

Born Feb. 26, 1953, on Kaua‘i, she worked with member services at KIUC.

Preceded in death by her father, Adam Jacintho, she is survived by son Michael (Ashley Rauert) Saulibio; daughter Tara Saulibio; mother Adelaide Ross; brothers Wayne (Nancy Dawson) Jacintho and Bruce (Tracie) Jacintho; sister Donna (Terry Okuno) Fu; fiancé Millard McLaurin; former mother-in-law Leonora Saulibio; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, where Mass will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cremation will follow.

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

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Inocencio Torres

Inocencio Somera Torres, formerly of Kaua‘i, died on Jan. 29, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center East on O‘ahu, at the age of 82.

Born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philipines, he retired as an oiler and mechanic for Pacific Concrete Company.

Preceded in death by his parents, Gavino and Ramona Torres, and wife Magdalena Torres, he is survived by Teresita (Rizal) Antonio, LaVerne (Melvin) Corpuz, Sr., and Bartolome (Anastacia) Torres of Puhi; also hanai children Elvanette (Ben) Pule, Richard, Wayne, Warren and Jr Galeng of O‘ahu; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild, sister Gregoria Tagata of the Philippines and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, with services beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary Makai Chapel on O‘ahu,1330 Maunakea St. The family suggest casual attire. Cremation to follow.


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 Kaneakula, 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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