Obituaries for Friday, June 8, 2007

• Lokomaika‘i ‘Kai’Chandler

• Scott Y. Yoshida

• Haruko Oshima Quinones

• Nobumatsu Kobashigawa


Lokomaika‘i ‘Kai’ Chandler

Lokomaikai “Kai” Chandler was born on April 23, 1981, to parents Kirkland Kuhio Chandler Sr. and Hilary Ferris-Chandler. On May 31, 2007, at age 26, Kai passed on.

Kai is loved and survived by his parents; brothers Kuhio (Amber) Chandler and Kaleo (Heather) Chandler; sister Kapua Chandler; grandmothers Kapeka Chandler and Helen Ferris; grandfather Robert Ferris; nephew Kamalei Chandler; half-sister Kaimana Kuhaulua; immediate aunts and uncles Pualani and Robert Baptista, Francis “Junior” and Rhoda Chandler, La‘aboy and Aimee Chandler, Moku and Nancy Chandler, Jeff and Linda Chandler, Venna Chandler, Colin and Coty Chandler, Belinda Chandler, Kainoa and Skip Forrest, Pa‘ula Chandler, Lahela and Jackie Correa, Conrad “Rackey” Chandler, Luka Chandler, Ben and Collette Ferris and Beth and Stuart Harada. Kai is also loved and survived by extended aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services to honor Kai’s life and passing will be on Saturday, June 9, at St. William’s Church in Hanalei from 1 p.m., service will begin with pule at 2 p.m.


Scott Y. Yoshida

Scott Yoshiichi Yoshida, of Kapa‘a, died at Queen’s Medical Center on May 31, 2007, at the age of 43.

Born in Honolulu, O‘ahu, on April 13, 1964, he was a machine operator with Young Brothers, Ltd.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Soriano Yoshida; sons Bryce and Grant Yoshida, of Kapa‘a; parents Reuben and Florence Yoshida; grandmother Namiko Yoshida; brothers Jason and Todd Yoshida; parents-in-law Thomas and Nives Soriano; brothers and sisters-in-law Irineo (Thelma) Soriano, Ruben (Darlene) Soriano, Edwin (Luzviminda) Soriano and Emilie (Dominador) Bucasas; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Kapaa Missionary church, followed by a celebration of his life from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. officiated by Pastor Mark Randolph. Casual attire is suggested and that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Haruko Oshima Quinones

Haruko Oshima Quinones of Kilauea died June 2, 2007, at home at the age of 90.

She was born in Anahola on May 7, 1917.

Predeceased by her husband Frank Quinones Jr. and son Mitchell, she is survived by children Frank III (Flo) of California, James of Kilauea, Linda of Kilauea, Irene (Arnold) Ujimori of Wai‘anae, Doris (Peter) Ng of Honolulu, Beverly (Manuel) Ang of Honolulu; daughter-in-law Charlene Quinones of Kapa‘a; brothers Haruto Oshima of Los Angeles, Calif., Haruo Oshima of Honolulu; sisters Kazue Taogoshi of Kapa‘a, Fumiko Matsukawa of Huntington Beach, Calif; 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, June 10, at St. Sylvester Church in Kilauea with visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and Mass celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. The family requests aloha attire and gratefully declines flowers.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Quinones family with arrangements.


Nobumatsu Kobashigawa

Nobumatsu “Nobu” Kobashigawa of Kekaha died on June 4, 2007, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 93.

Born in Kekaha on Oct. 28, 1913, he was a retired electrician with Kekaha Sugar Company.

He is survived by sons Barry N. Kobashigawa of Kekaha, Jerry T. (Cherry) Kobashigawa of California and Alvin K. Kobashigawa of Kekaha; daughter Jean (Larry) Rosenow of Kansas; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Matsukichi “Jack” (Lois) Kobashigawa of Kekaha, Matsusuki “Jeep” Kobashigawa of Honolulu and Shigenobu “Shige” (Gladys) Kobashigawa of Koloa; sister-in-law Sayoko Kobashigawa of Honolulu; brothers-in-law Hideshi Hirata of Honolulu and Albert (Kiyomi) Momohara of Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral

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