Obituaries for Wednesday, October 15, 2008

• Rodney Wasano

• Lempi Vilja

• Lawrence Andrade

• Keli‘i-Joseph Ka Ua‘oliko Kalani Enrique

• Gary Kodani

• Tsutao Okasako

• Moana Aki

• Laura Ellacott

• Enrique Ancheta

• Wilson Aranda

Rodney Wasano

Rodney Katsumi Wasano of Kapa‘a died Sept. 14, 2008, in Koloa, at the age of 73. Born Feb. 7, 1935, in Kapa‘a, he was the proprietor of Wasano Enterprises.

He was preceded in death by wife Ann Wasano.

He is survived by daughters Loukey (Nico) Duin of The Netherlands, Carol (Roland) Cristobal of Kapa‘a, Mildred Royals of Kapa‘a, Anki (Alden) Takata of Lihu‘e, Leah Royals of Florida; brothers Denis (Mary) Wasano of Kapa‘a, Gary (Karen) Wasano of Maui, Richard Wasano of Virginia; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 9 a.m. during a celebration of his life on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihu‘e; services begin at 10 a.m. Military honors and flag presentation will begin at 11 a.m.

The family requests casual attire and graciously declines flowers.

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

Lempi Vilja

Lempi Pura Vilja of Kapa‘a died Oct. 9, 2008, at her home at the age of 83. Born in Finland, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by daughter Liisa VanDerMeer (Dennis) of Kapa‘a; sons Jussi Vilja (Lynne Haas) of California and Pauli Vilja of Washington; three grandchildren; and sister Elvi Pasanen of Finland.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Lawrence Andrade

Lawrence “Larry” Andrade died in Odessa, Texas, on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at the age of 88. He was born Nov. 27, 1919, on O‘ahu. He had a great love of motorcycles from an early age. He owned and operated the first motorcycle shop on Kaua‘i, and had a passion for riding until he was 84. He retired from the Kaua‘i Liquor Commission after 34 years of service. He also was an avid fisherman and a part-time cowboy at Kipu Ranch for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by mother Daisy Hobbs Andrade, father and stepmother Charles and Helene Andrade, and brothers Reginald and Boyd Andrade.

He is survived by wife Clarice of Odessa, Texas; daughter Susan; sons Carlos (Maile), Russell, Paul (Nancy), Kimo (Margaret) all of Kaua‘i, Pierre (Susan) of Tacoma, Wash.; stepson Bruce (Sue) of Rhome, Texas; grandsons Shannon Makali‘i, Joshua, Micah, Kaimalino, Cyrus, Sam, and Keith Nainoa; stepgrandsons Jacob and Mark; granddaughters Taeru, Pelika, Stacy, Natalie, Ku‘ulei, Noel and Karina; step-granddaughter Chrystal; 13 great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; brothers Charles Andrade of Arizona, Tandy (Pat) Andrade of Arizona; sisters Tanya Muse of Arizona, Movita Kaimimoku of Maui; sisters-in-law Eleanor Andrade of Kaua‘i, Shirley Simpson of Odessa, Texas; brother-in-law Jerry (Millie) Houston of Colorado.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, Oct. 17, at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., and services will start at 2:30 p.m. Ashes will be scattered at a later time. The family requests casual attire and flowers to be omitted.

Keli‘i-Joseph Ka Ua‘oliko Kalani Enrique

Keli‘i-Joseph Ka Ua‘oliko Kalani Enrique of Anahola died Oct. 9, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 18. Born March 20, 1990, in Lihu‘e, he was a rock wall laborer.

He is survived by parents Paul Enrique of Anahola, and Adrienne Kahana of Maui; siblings Ashley Waipa, Pikake Enrique, Jovi Enrique, Chavez Enrique, Benjamin and Marleen Brown; and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Anahola Beach Park.

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

Gary Kodani

Gary Isami Kodani died Oct. 11, 2008, at his home in Kapa‘a. Born Sept. 19, 1948, in Lihu‘e, he was a HUD program manager for Kaua‘i County.

He is survived by wife June Masada Kodani of Kapa‘a; daughters Stacy Lary and Casey Kodani; son Christopher Lary; parents Toshimi and Satsuki Kodani; sister Aileen (Wayne) Nakai; brother Clyde (Helena) Kodani; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with family from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Kapaa Missionary Church. Services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements will be handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

Tsutao Okasako

Tsutao “Oka” Okasako of Kapa‘a died Oct. 7, 2008, at Garden Isle Health Care. Born June 4, 1915, in Kilauea, he worked as a section foreman at Moloa‘a Camp for Hawaiian Pineapple Cannery and later retired as a self-employed farmer.

He was preceded in death by wife Hisako, sister Takayo and brother Masao.

He is survived by son Norman (Nancy) Okasako of O‘ahu; daughter Caroline Okasako of Kapa‘a; sister Shizuno Uegawa of Kapa‘a; brothers Teruo (Nobuko) Okasako of California and Kazuo (Alice) Okasako of O‘ahu; sister-in-law Michiko Okasako of O‘ahu; in-laws Takahiro (Mitsuko) Tengan, Morio (Emi) Tengan, Clara Tengan and Grace Nakamatsu; grandchildren Nathan (Nicole) Okasako, Noel Okasako, Nicole (Todd) Owens; great-grandchildren Braden, Zachary, Micah and Lauren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held. No koden.

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

Moana Aki

Moana Keala Malia Benzon-Aki of Anahola died Oct. 12, 2008, at the age of 17. Born Feb. 5, 1991, in Lihu‘e, she was a senior at Kaua‘i High School and a waitress at Kalapaki Beach Hut.

She was preceded in death by grandfather Benny Benzon.

She is survived by father John Benzon, mother Sandy (Jack Caneda) Aki, brothers Kelii (Jeanine) Benzon and Keahi Benzon, grandparents Melvin “Bully” and Sandra Aki, and Teresa Benzon, and numerous uncles, aunties and cousins.

Services will begin at noon on Sunday, Oct. 19, at Kalapaki Beach. Casual attire is suggested.

Laura Ellacott

Laura Lee Ellacott of Beaufort, S.C., died Oct. 10, 2008, at home at the age of 53. Born Dec. 14, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a federal employee with the U.S. Marine Corps.

She was preceded in death by mother Juanita C. Ellacott.

She is survived by father William F. Ellacott and sister Renee Brewer (Michael) of Edgewater, Fla.

Private services will be conducted Friday, Oct. 17, in Beaufort, S.C.

Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Enrique Ancheta

Enrique Corpus Ancheta Jr. died Oct. 9, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 57. Born in Waimea, he was the son of Enrique Ancheta Sr. and Caridad Francisco-Ancheta.

He is survived by father Enrique Ancheta Sr.; brothers Robert, Ronald, Raymond and Dexter Ancheta; sisters Darlene Crowe and Teresita Riis; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Waimea landing/pier (west side of highway/across from theatre). Reception to follow at 4865 Koko Road (Hanapepe Heights) in Hanapepe.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Wilson Aranda

Wilson Ulep Aranda of Lihu‘e died Oct. 2, 2008, at WIlcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. He was born June 6, 1930, in the Phillipines.

He was preceded in death by son Wilson Aranda Jr.

He is survived by wife Carmen Aranda; sons Dante (Ligaya) Aranda, Warlito (Regina) Aranda, Roland (Nympha) Aranda and Alejandro (Susan) Aranda; daughters Wilma (John) Bumanglag and Marjorie (Carlos) Defuntorum; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers Jovencio, Constantino, Fernado, Ruben, Mariano and Victory Aranda.

Family and friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa and again from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, at Immaculate Conception Church.

Mass at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements will be handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

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