Obituaries for Friday, June 10, 2011

• Kenneth DaVico • William Fernandes

Edith Noblisse • Yukio Arashiro

Austin Barretto

Kenneth DaVico

Kenneth Michael DaVico of Kapa‘a died at Po“ipu Beach on June 5, 2011 at the age of 74. He was born in Oakland, Calif. on Dec. 29, 1936. He retired as a Production Superintendant of the Machinery Group for the United States Navy Shipyard, Guam.

He is survived by his wife, Judy DaVico; sons, Michael (Martina) DaVico; Richard (Sandy) DaVico; sisters, Constance Cole and Beverly Bain; four grandchildren, Nicole, Dominic, Kenny, and Nicholas; numerous nieces and nephews.

Plans for a future memorial will be announced at a later date.

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

William Fernandes

William “Billy” Fernandes, former Territorial and State Representative, State Senator, and County of Kaua‘i Councilman, passed away on June 2, 2011 at his home in Wailua Homesteads, Kaua‘i. He was 88.

His political career began when he was elected to the Territorial House of Representatives in 1952. He served with his father, the late Senator John B. Fernandes-the first father and son elected to the legislature for the Territory of Hawaii. Billy was later elected to the State Senate. He was appointed by the late Governor John Burns to serve as Deputy Director for the State Department of Agriculture. In the mid-seventies, Billy ran for a seat on the Kaua‘i County Council, where he was elected and served as Councilman.

Billy is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Evelyn Ohai Fernandes; son, Kimo (Stephanie) Fernandes; daughters, Audrey Maile Fernandes; Lehua Fernandes-Salling; Napua (Wayne) Law; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, George B. Fernandes and Stanley B. (Wella) Fernandes.

A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, June 13, 2011, visitation at 9 a.m., Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa‘a. Burial will follow at the Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.

Edith Noblisse

Edith Kamekona Noblisse of Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i died on May 21, 2011 in New Haven Connecticut at the age of 94. She was born in South Kohala, Hawaii on May 19, 1917, she was a retiree of the historical Coco Palms Hotel.

She is the wife of the late Elias O. Noblisse. She is preceded in death by son, Elias K. Noblisse; sons, Herman, Leonard and Ronnie Noblisse, son Randolf Noblisse Kahumoku; daughter, Margorie Borges and  daughter, Jenny Noblisse Larock.

She is survived by son, Clifford (Sharon) Noblissa of Kaneohe, Oahu; daughter, Nora N. (Larry) Abregana of Oceanside California; daughter, Lorraine Beltrame of Anahola, Kaua‘i; 29 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

A celebration of Tutu’s life will be held at Anahola Beack Park on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please bring loose flowers or lei to be scattered in the ocean just beyond the reef.

Yukio Arashiro

Yukio Arashiro of Wailua Homesteads died at Garden Isle Health Care on June 4, 2011 at the age of 87. He was born on Kaua‘i on May 11, 1924 and retired from Union AFLCIO as a representative and was also a truck farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Yong Arashiro; children, Clyde (Sharon) Arashiro; Jassey (Raymond) Navarro; Lloyd (Pat) Arashiro; Floyd (Bobbie) Arashiro; Pola Knight; sisters, Toshiko Hironaka; Mieko (Tetsuo) Nakamura; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery Pavilion with visitation from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

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

Austin Barretto

Austin James Kichizo Liona O‘Ka‘aina Barretto of Kapa‘a died June 1, 2011 at the age of 22. Born in Lihu‘e on June 26, 1988, he was a maintenance worker at Princeville Ranch.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Shawna Kalani; daughter, Siana Bactad-Barretto; son, Kekona Bactad-Barretto; (mother of his children, Kelly Bactad); mother, Lori Barretto; step-father, Gerry (Cheryl) Coyaso; sister, Ashley (Tyson) Relacion; brother, Adam Coyaso; step-brother, Chase Coyaso; maternal grandfather, Alfred “Tony” Barretto; maternal grandmother, Cherle “Ipo” (Kimo) Kaholokula; nieces, Taylor Relacion, Teja Rita and Kaileah Latu; nephew, Cody Relacion; Aunt Sonya (Greg) Stoll; Aunt Jolin Barretto; Uncle Shane Barretto; cousins, Sheena (Delbert) Tuazon, Sade, Aaron, Anson and Shawn Villatora; Ekolu and Bronson Ramos andJolie Barretto-Valmoja; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 9 to 11 a.m., with lunch to follow at Lydgate Park (South comfort station).

Casual attire is suggested.


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