Obituaries for Wednesday, june 4, 2008

• Alan DeSilva

• Lillian Ruiz

• Harue Okura

• Kishio Muramoto

• Jesusa Sante

• Juliette Sagum

• Ella Sagocio


Alan DeSilva

Alan Wayne DeSilva of Lihu‘e died May 27, 2008, at home at the age of 41. Born April 22, 1967, in Lihu‘e, he was a computer technician and graphic artist at Island Image and also past president and vice president for the Kapa‘a Pop Warner Association.

He was preceded in death by brother Shannon Jordan DeSilva, grandparents Fred and Mary Kenison, and grandfather Manuel DeSilva Sr.

He is survived by wife Shirlynn “Honey Girl” DeSilva; daughter Haylie DeSilva; sons Glen, Adam, Gage, Noah, Kyle and Blaz‘; parents Wayne and Rita DeSilva; brother Kevin and wife Yukie DeSilva and brother Travis and wife Lisa DeSilva; hanai brother Rollin “Nui” Simao; nieces Moana (Chris Baltazar) DeSilva and Carlie DeSilva; nephews Gavin DeSilva, Dustyn DeSilva and Keanu Saito; great-nephew Cijay Baltazar; grandmother Hilda DeSilva; mother-in-law Shirley Viernes; brother-in-law Shannon; sisters-in-law Stacy, Shelley, Samantha; hanai cousin Donna; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held Saturday, June 7, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa. Friends may visit with the family beginning at 9 a.m., with services at 11 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and asks that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Lillian Ruiz

Lillian R. Ruiz of Kekaha passed away May 15, 2008, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home at the age of 74. Born Nov. 21, 1934, in Kekaha, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by husband Frank Ruiz Jr. of Kekaha; sons Richard (Tiffany) Ruiz and James (Melanie) Ruiz, both of Kekaha; three grandchildren; brother Fedor (Mary) Brandt of Kekaha; sisters Mabel Rosa of Honolulu, Alice Mcanany of Honolulu, Mary Jane of the Mainland and Linda Moreno of Kekaha; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel; service at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.


Harue Okura

Harue Okura of Hanapepe passed away May 15, 2008, at home at the age of 87. Born in 1921, in Wahiawa to Santaro and Mitsue (Koga) Wataru, she grew up in New Mill Camp. She retired as a department manager with F.W. Woolworth Co. Active for many years with the Kauai Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, she also enjoyed Japanese dance and was a longtime member of the Hanapepe Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

She was preceded in death by husband Tamotsu Okura, son Thomas Okura, and brothers Masato Wataru and Ken Wataru.

She is survived by son Wendell (Jani) Okura of Hanapepe, daughter Eileen (Mike) Bolin of Washington, five grandchildren; brothers Ralph (Anna) Wataru and James Wataru of Honolulu, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.


Kishio Muramoto

Kishio Muramoto of Pearl City, O‘ahu, died May 20, 2008, at the age of 96. Born in Makaweli, he was a retired tailor.

He is survived by sons Richard and Glenn, daughter Fay Sumida, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A private service was held.

The family requests no koden.

Arrangements are being handled by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.


Jesusa Sante

Jesusa Sante of Kapa‘a died May 22, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 74. Born Dec. 24, 1933, in the Philippines, she worked in housekeeping.

She is survived by children Jovino (Leticia) Sante of Lihu‘e, Rebecca (Alex) Siquian of Las Vegas, Sabina (Mariano) Sampilo of Lihu‘e, Virgilio (Elizabeth) Sante of Lawa‘i, Amelia (Reynaldo) Yasau of Las Vegas, Cynthia (Rheme) Ragasa of Las Vegas, Evelina (Edwin) Abalos of Lihu‘e, Remelyn (Jose) Molina of Las Vegas, Leonida Sante of Las Vegas and Rose (Randy) Iloreta of Kapa‘a; sisters Helen Dichitans and Juanita Iglesia, both of the Philippines; brother Faustino Ordonia of the Philippines; 35 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 6, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa, and again from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at Lihue Aloha Church where services will be held at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Juliette Sagum

Juliette Blossom Hiileilani Ching Sagum of Honolulu died May 25, 2008, at the age of 74. Born in Honolulu, she was retired from the Office of U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka.

She was preceded in death by husband Roland D. Sagum Jr. and brother Joseph Samuel Ching Jr.

She is survived by daughter Juli-Ann (Joe) Arruda; sons Scott, Roland III, Stanforde (Nazha) and Ray (Lee-Ann); 15 grandchildren; sisters Priscilla Wong, Iwalani Kahookele, Deborah Chu, Bertha Kawakami and Nancy Martin; hanai sons Bobby Zablan, Steve Hookano, Gavin “Chubby” Kaapana, Henry AhLoo and Solomon Lee Jr.; and hanai daughter Coreene Zablan.

Visitation will be 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Kawaiaha’o Church; service at 6:30 p.m. Burial at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire is suggested.

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Ella Sagocio

Ella Pearl Sagocio of Kapa‘a died May 30, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 65. Born Nov. 30, 1942, on Kaua‘i, she was a manager and cook.

She is survived by husband Honorato Sagocio of Kapa‘a, daughters Cheryl Paogofic of Kapa‘a and Darlene (Nelson) Iwai of Puhi, sons Honorato (Dana) Sagocio Jr. of Las Vegas and Wilmar (Krissy) Sagocio of Kalaheo, sisters Ellie (Polou) Kirifi of Maui and Pamela (Gerry) Alaibilla of Kapa‘a, brother David Kawika (Marilyn) Kauai of Kapa‘a, 10 grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at Kapa‘a Jehovah’s Witnesses Church; memorial services will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Casual attire is suggested. Scattering will be held on a later date. Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

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