Obituaries for Wednesday, June 20, 2007

• Dona Kaiu

• Joenna Delaserna

• Andrew Smith

• Tomiyo Uyematsu

• Richard K. Brun Sr.

• Edith Woodward

• Haruo Watanabe


Dona Kaiu

Dona Edith Kaiu of Lihu‘e died at Garden Isle Health Care on June 10, 2007, at the age of 92.

She was born in Minnesota on March 24, 1915, and lived in North Dakota for several years before moving to California. She worked at an aerospace company as a spot welder before retiring and moving to Kaua‘i in 1972.

She is survived by her companion William Kolo of Lihu‘e; daughter Charlona Suzuki; brother William (Marcy) Evans, both of California; grandchildren Chris (Tasha) Shadowens of Seattle, Brad Shadowens of California, Jillian Spain and Megan Spain, both of California; great-grandchildren Sage, Cole and Levi; nephews Bill (Sandy) Evans, Paul (Melinda) Evans and Brian (LouAnn) Evans.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 23 with visitation with family and friends at 11 a.m. and services beginning at noon at Kalapaki Beach Park.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted Dona’s family with arrangements.


Joenna Delaserna

Joenna (Johanna) Kaui Delaserna of Kempner, Texas, died on Jan. 20, 2007, at the age of 81.

Born April 21, 1925, at Keahapana, Kealia, she was a retired CNA at Hale Nani Hospital, Honolulu, and Wong’s Care Home.

Preceded in death by son Boyd, husband Kenneth I. Delaserna, and daughter Iva Jean Gerardo, she is survived by sons Charles R. Kaui and hanai daughter Petra of Kempner, Texas, and Kenneth D. (Jayelle) Bray of Kapahi; and daughter Jennifer V. (Henry) Camacho of Mililani, O‘ahu.

Also surviving are grandchildren Kevin (Marion) Kaui of Frankfurt, Germany; Norman (Saev) Kaui of Honolulu; Stanley Cadawas Jr. of Kapahi; Allan (Lori) Cadawas of Kilauea; Joann (Jason) Langtad of Kapa‘a; Jeanie (Robert) Cadawas of ‘Ele‘ele; Berna (Raymond) Villatora of Kapahi; Bernie (Heidi) Duarte of Kapa‘a; Jonathan Duarte of South Carolina; Maile Duarte of Mililani, O‘ahu; Onassis Kim of Mililani, O‘ahu; Chenoa, Cholena and Ginger Bray of Kapahi; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by sisters Lorraine Smith of Tennessee and Irene Miyashiro of Kapahi and brother Richard C. (Jane) Kaui of Keahapana; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Casual attire is suggested. Services will commence on Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. at the Keahapana Kaui Ohana Cemetery, one mile inland starting from Kealia Arena Rd. Refreshments to follow.


Andrew Smith

Andrew K. “Andy” Smith Sr. died at his home in Po‘ipu on June 9, 2007, at the age of 73.

He was born in Warwick, Rhode Island, on Sept. 24, 1933, and had a long career in the oil industry spanning over 50 years, having founded his existing business, Evergreen Oil Company. He had a great love for Kaua‘i and all of its natural beauty and was a member of the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach.

He is survived by wife Melony Smith; sons Andy Jr. and Scott; daughters Kristin and Wendy; eight grandchildren, all of Colorado.

Memorial services will be held on June 21, at Joe’s on the Green at the Kiahuna Golf Course from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Kaua‘i Hospice, P.O. Box 3286, Lihu‘e, HI 96766.

Tomiyo Uyematsu

Tomiyo Uyematsu of Lihu‘e died at Garden Isle Healthcare on June 14, 2007, at the age of 91.

Born in Hanama‘ulu, she was preceded in death by husband Masao Uyematsu. She is survived by sons Allen (Betsy) Uyematsu of Lihu‘e and Wayne (Patsy) Uyematsu of California; daughter Nora (James) Uyeda of Nevada; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters Kiyoko Doi of Kalaheo, Sueko (Bob) Hamada of O‘ahu, Yoshie Shibuya of O‘ahu and Yaeko (Bob) Teraoka of O‘ahu; nieces, nephews and cousins; and sisters-in-law Helen Isokane of O‘ahu and Yoshie Isokane of Lihu‘e. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. Funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 22, at the Lihue Hongwanji. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Natsuyo Yoshida

Natsuyo Fujimoto Yoshida of Hanapepe Hts. died at her home on June 17, 2007, at the age of 88.

Born in Kalaheo on July 28, 1917, she retired from Sheraton Kauai and Up to Date Cleaners.

Preceded in death by her husband Katsumi “Archie“ Yoshida, she is survived by daughter Donna (Eric) Fujiwara of Kalaheo; grandchildren Michelle (Michael) Hinazumi and Daniel Fujiwara; great-grandchild Mari Hinazumi; sisters Fusano Yoshimasu and Marian Kanekiyo; and nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion; service at 2:30 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Richard K. Brun Sr.

Richard K. Brun Sr. of Kalaheo died June 15, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 70.

Born on Kaua‘i, he was a golf course superintendent.

Preceded in death by his son Christopher J. Brun and brother Vernon Brun, he is survived by his wife Betty Brun, son Ricky (Paul) Brun; daughters Debbie (Sean) Pulawa and Peanut (Marshall) Aviguetero; brothers John Brun Jr., Herbert Brun and Francis Brun; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family Saturday, June 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, where Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

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


Edith Woodward

Edith Pookapu Kahoa Hooikaika Woodward of ‘Anini Beach died at Garden Island Health Care at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 11, 2007, at the age of 85.

Born in Hanalei on Aug. 29, 1921, she was an aide for Kilauea Neighborhood Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eliza Makanani; father William Kahoa Hooikaika, husband Samuel Kekoanawelu Woodward; son Stanley Louis Kamaki Woodward; and daughter Heather Hokulani Woodward; sister Jane Hooikaika Goo and brother Paul Mori Hooikaika.

She is survived by sons Samuel (Margaret) Woodward of Kilauea, Hayden (Jacqueline) Woodward of Pearl City, O‘ahu, Darriel (Iris) Woodward of Marina, Calif., Llewellyn (Nadine) Woodward of Anahola, Dayne (Dolly) Woodward of Kapa‘a; daughters Celeste (Ted) Castillo of Wailua and Lavanna (Joe) Woodward of Lihu‘e; sisters Ida Hooikaika of Honolulu; brothers Sam (Yvonne) Pa of Anahola, Edward Hooikaika of Honolulu, Clarence (Carol) Kaliakamoa of Kaneohe; 21 grandchidren and 24 great-grandchilldren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Hanalei Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Mortuary.


Haruo Watanabe

Haruo Watanabe of Kapa‘a died at Samuel Mahelona Hospital on June 13, 2007, at the age of 78.

He was born on Kaua‘i and he was a heavy equipment mechanic for Lihu‘e Plantation.

He is survived by wife Dolores Watanebe; sons Randal (Leeann) Watanabe and Roy Watanabe; daughters Joan Cummings and BettyLou Watanabe; brother Shigeo Watanabe; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on June 21, at the Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa at 10 a.m. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Lihu‘e Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested and no flowers or monetary donations.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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