Obituaries for Sunday, August 10, 2008

• Richard Yano

• Solomon Fu

• Louis Jacintho

• Ginger Hanada

• Lillian Nishimura


Richard Yano

Richard T. Yano died Aug. 1, 2008, on O‘ahu at the age of 74. Born March 15, 1934, in Volcano, Hawai‘i, he was a retired Kaua‘i High School science teacher and also retired from his second career as an Agricultural Inspector at Lihu‘e Airport.

He was preceded in death by brother Mitsuyuki Yano and son John Yano.

He is survived by wife Donna (Doi) Yano of Lihu‘e; daughters Jolene (John) Ogle of Lihu‘e and Alane (Bradley) Obidowski of Lincoln, Neb.; grandchildren John Makalea and Jana Ogle, and Jack and Jared Obidowski; sisters Chiyomi Waikida of Hilo, Betty Yano of Los Angeles, Calif., Ruth Nagata of Mountain View, Hawai‘i, Helen (Hatsuo “Joe”) Honma of Manoa and Nancy Yano of Honolulu; sister-in-law Toyo Yano of Los Angeles, Calif.; mother-in-law Yukiko Doi of Wailua; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; services begin at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and the family requests flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.


Solomon Fu

Solomon K. Fu Sr. of Kekaha died April 16, 2008, in Waimea at the age of 71. Born Aug. 10, 1936, in Hanalei, he was a self-employed wood carver.

He was preceded in death by wife Vernica Kalani Fu, daughter Stella Ortiz, son Hilarrion Kalani, mother Mary Makue Fu and sister Agnes Fuchigama.

He is survived by sons David H. (Malia) Fu, Solomon K. Fu, Samuel K. (Tanya) Fu, James H. Kalani, Leonard Kalani, Mathew Z. Kalani, Anthony Kalani, Solomon Fu Kalani, Ben Kalani Pa‘aluhi, Adrian Kalani, Hermin Kalani, Sammie Kalani, Eddie H. Kalani, Mano Kalani, Solomen Kalani, Samuel H. Kalani, Raymond (Perlita) Kalani, Victor K. Kalani, David D. Kalani and Pumai Kuhio Kaliloa; daughters Healani (Mark) Fu of Honolulu, Haunani Fu, Leiolani (Jake) Velasco, Ida (Stanley) Miguel, Angela Kalani, Jasmine Kalani, Jaime (Elmo) Tafoya, Rebbeca Kalani, Heraldine Kalani, Loke Kalani, Bernice Kalani and Sweetheart Kalani; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; father Charles K.C. Fu Sr.; brothers Charles Fu Jr. of Waimea, Douglas Fu of Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i, and Calvin Fu of Hanapepe; sisters Lydia (Lionel) Kaohi of ‘Ele‘ele and Thelma (Damascio Jr.) Ruiz of ‘Oma‘o.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Salt Pond Beach Park. Inurnment to follow at Kealia cemetery.


Louis Jacintho

Louis “Uncle Louie” Jacintho Jr. of Koloa, died Aug. 6, 2008, at Garden Isle HealthCare at the age of 83. Born Dec. 19, 1924, in Koloa, he was a retired irrigation supervisor with McBryde Sugar Co.

He was preceded in death by wife Sayoko Watanabe Jacintho, brother Richard Jacintho and sister Marie Emura.

He is survived by son Dennis (Darcy) Jacintho of ‘Oma‘o; daughters Doreen Jacintho of Koloa and Delia (Bruce) Akaji of Kalaheo; grandchildren Michelle (Kimo Texeira) Jacintho, Nicole Jacintho, Destiny Jacintho, Dennis Jacintho, Rhiannon (Brian) Morales, Electra Aki, Cy (Shan) Akaji, Brooke Akaji, Leif Akaji and Sunny Akaji; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters Eleanor Carvalho of Lihu‘e and Lydia Sakimae of Gardena, Calif.; brother-in-law Henry Emura of Kekaha; uncle Gabriel Cataluna Sr. of Koloa; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at St. Raphael Church in Koloa; Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. The family requests casual attire. A private scattering of ashes will follow Mass.


Ginger Hanada

Ginger Kii Hanada of ‘Ele‘ele, died Aug. 6, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 81. Born Aug. 4, 1927, in Waipahu, O‘ahu, she was a cook with Sheraton Kauai.

She is survived by son Burt Hanada of California; daughter Helene Hanada of California; brothers Susumu (Ruth) Hasegawa of Waipahu, O‘ahu, and Saburo Hasegawa of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister Katherine (Richard) Okouchi of Honolulu; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; memorial service officiated by Rev. Abeshima will begin at 4 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.


Lillian Nishimura

Lillian Hideko Nishimura of Wailua died July 29, 2008, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital at the age of 68. Born June 2, 1940, in Koloa, she retired as a business clerk with Otsuka Furniture & Appliances.

She is survived by sisters Helen Ayako Nishimura, Kathryn Katsuko (Tatsumi) Hiramoto both of Wailua, Jeanette Setsuko (Robert) Seo of O‘ahu; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

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

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