Obituaries for Thursday, May 12, 2011

•  Mauro Cadavona •

Daniel Rivera Sr. • Robert

Bakiano

Mauro Cadavona

Mauro Rivera Cadavona of Kekaha, Kaua‘i died May 1, 2011, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital at age 89. Born in the Philippines on May 6, 1921, he worked for Olokele Sugar Plantation as a journeyman mechanic and retired in 1983. After retirement, he was a bus driver for the Office of Elderly Affairs and then became an activity manager of the Kaumakani Senior Center.

He was recognized in the “Star Bulletin’s Men and Women of Hawai‘i 1972” for his significant involvement and contribution in educational, religious, civic and cultural fields. These include: Kaumakani Methodist Church member and Administrative Board Chairman, Kaumakani School PTA President, Union Insurance Service Ltd. agent, WWII Platoon Sergeant in PI, Kaua‘i Filipino Community Council VP, delegate to state United Filipino Community Council, ILWU 142 Unit 3105 Advisor, Kaua‘i County Committee on Aging and delegate to State convention, Kaumakani Senior Citizens and Pension Club Association, Olokele Filipino Community Assoc. Exec. Sec., Kaumakani Federal Credit Union Credit Committee, and Banguinos Club member. He was recently recognized for his 25 years of service for Kaua‘i Retired Seniors Volunteer Program.

He was an avid gardener and basket weaver. He enjoyed participating in the Democratic Party grassroots campaigns with friends. He loved to read, dance and sing in the church choir.

He is survived by his wife, Encarnacion Ramoran Cadavona; two daughters, Delia (John) Ishibashi of Kalaheo; Florence (John) Langaman of Hanapepe; one son, Edwin (Ann) Cadavona of Tustin, Calif.; one brother, Andrew (Brenda) Cadavona of Norwalk, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Kristyn and Britney Ishibashi, Jessica and Taylor Langaman, Alyssa, Kyle and Cory Cadavona.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 14, at Kekaha Methodist Church from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Arrangements made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

Daniel Rivera Sr.

Daniel Rivera Sr. of ‘Ele‘ele died April 15, 2011, at his home at age 82. Born in Koloa on Jan. 3, 1929, he retired as a harvesting crane operator with McBryde Sugar Plantation.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Ramona Rivera; sisters, Antonia Figaroa; brothers, Abraham “Lincoln” Rivera, Perfecto Rivera, Isidro “Kalalau” Rivera, George Rivera and Rudy Rivera.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Jane Rivera of ‘Ele‘ele; three sons, Zeebedee (Raleen) of  York, NE; Daniel (Melissa) Rivera, Jr. of Koloa; Mario (Rondalyn) Rivera of Pepeekeo, Big Island; one daughter, Jan (Amador) Jacinto of York, NE; one sister, Lucille “Lucy” Santiago of El Paso, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 14, at St. Raphael’s Church with visitation at 9 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. with burial at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Rivera family with arrangements.

Robert Bakiano

Robert A. Bakiano of Lihu‘e died April 19, 2011, at the Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre at age 83. Born in Hanama‘ulu, he retired as a Merchant Marine.

He is survived by his sisters, Maxima Alfiche of Michigan; Eluteria Saulibio of Kauai; brother, Gregorio Bakiano of Seattle; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation is 8 to 9 a.m., Monday, May 20, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Kane‘ohe (46-129 Haiku Road); Mass at 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow at 10:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).

No flowers. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

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