Obituaries for Sunday, July 5, 2009

• Douglas Sakai

• Don Roan

Douglas Sakai

Douglas Masayuki Sakai of Kalaheo died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 26, 2009 at age 79. Born in ‘Ele‘ele on Dec. 6, 1929, he was a retired carpenter with the State of Hawai‘i.

He is survived by brothers William T. (Linda) Sakai of Kalaheo, James T. (Sarah) Sakai of Kalaheo; nephew and caregiver William T. (Samantha) Sakai Jr. of Kalaheo; nieces Debbie (Manuel) Sakai Ortiz-Luis of California, Amy S. (Greg) Rita of Kalaheo, Suzi Sakai of Waimea; nephew Timothy Urquhart of Kalaheo; grand-nieces and nephews Raquel Rita, Garrett Rita, Sasha Sakai, Kaimana Sakai, all of Kalaheo, and Isaac Dumlao of Waimea.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 11, at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavillion with visitation at 1:30 p.m. and services beginning at 2 p.m. Inurnment to follow at the cemetery.

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

Don Roan

Don Steven Roan “Papa” of Kapa‘a died June 23, 2009 at his home at age 59.  Born Feb. 5, 1950 in Twin Falls, Idaho, he was the owner of Time Share Auto, previously Rent-A-Wreck.

He is survived by his wife Sheryl Roan; daughters Jill Sanchez (Michael Tapp) of Washington and December Roan-Martinez (Luis) of Kapa‘a; stepdaughter April Layne of Kapa‘a; sister Mary (Jerry) Reis of Twin Falls, Idaho; brothers Pierce Roan, Jr. of Boise, Idaho and Dennis Roan; six grandchildren, Kimberly Sanchez, Christopher Sanchez, both of Connecticut, “Gabby” Sanchez and Nathan Tapp, both of Washington, Ale Sanchez and Zion Lopez, both of Kapa‘a.

A celebration of his life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at Lydgate Beach Park on the Kamalani Bridge side (south end).

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


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