Obituaries for Sunday, June 19, 2011

• Greg Bridges • Austin Barretto • Larry Kahaunaele • Kathryn

Haeberle • Steven Roush • Doyle Redmill • Sueo Matsuyama • Arsenio


Greg Bridges

Greg Bridges of Kekaha, Kaua‘i died at age 63. Born on July 21, 1947, in Glendale, Calif., he was a boat captain with Sight Seeing & Sports Fishing Experience.

He is survived by his sons, Micah Bridges of Portland, Ore.; Max Bridges of Marathon Key, Fla., and Jed Bridges of San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Kelsey Bridges of Kekaha; one grandchild; mother, Maxine Bridges of Canyon Lake, Calif.; brothers, Keith Bridges of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Jeff Bridges of Mammoth Lakes, Calif.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, at Polihale, service will be at 4 p.m. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Austin Barretto

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

He is survived by his daughter, Siana Bactad-Barretto; son, Kekona Bactad-Barretto; girlfriend, Shawna Kalani; 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 and Jolie Barretto-Valmoja; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held from 9 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 25, with lunch to follow at Lydgate Park (South Comfort Station).

Casual attire is suggested.

Larry Kahaunaele

Larry Napu’umanamana Kahaunaele of Kapa‘a died on June 5, 2011, at Garden Isle Healthcare in Lihu‘e at age 75. Born on O‘ahu on Nov. 16, 1935, he was raised in Anahola by his maternal grandparents, Alice and David Kahanu.

He served in the U.S. Army for three years and married Elma Leilani Kaneakua of Kapa‘a. He was a lifeguard at Wailua Beach, worked as a bartender at Coco Palms Hotel for many years and was a professional entertainer with Joseph Kahaulelio and Aloha Airlines. He also worked as a warehouse and delivery truck driver for Universal Delivery and as a construction worker for Ding’s Construction.

He will be remembered for his beautiful falsetto voice, an avid golfer and one of the original members of the Kaua‘i Hawai‘ian Men’s Golf Club. For many years he trained as a member of the Kenpo Karate Club in Hanapepe where he earned his brown belt and later black belt status. He also served as an instructor for Kenpo Karate at All Saints in Kapa‘a and was one of the original founders of the first surf club on Kaua‘i, “Nalu Ali’i Surf Club.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph K. and Elizabeth Kahaunaele, brother Joseph Kahaunaele and sister, Elizabeth Harbottle.

He is survived by daughter, Helene (Holbin) Kahaunaele-Akiona of Kapa‘a; sisters, Mervlyn Sperry of Colorado, Dora Swain of Anahola, Henrietta Kailimai of Honomu; brother, David Kahaunaele Sr. of Anahola; grandchildren, Chloe (Joseph) Beam and Kahealani Alapai of O‘ahu, Maka‘ailana Alapai, Shea-Nainoa Alapai, Camille Akiona and Kien-Kainalu Akiona of Kapa‘a; great-grandchildren, Gabby Kesolei of O‘ahu, Kainoa Akiona-Sexton, Zayden and Zaylee Gayagas of Kapa‘a; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 25, at First Hawai‘ian Church in Kapa‘a from 8 to 10 a.m. with service to follow.

Scattering of ashes will be at Anahola Beach Park directly following the service.

Aloha attire is suggested.

Kathryn Haeberle

Kathryn Helen (Rogers) Haeberle of Fitzwilliam, N.H., died Friday, May 20, 2011, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H., at age 73. She was born on Aug. 9, 1937 in Clearfield, Pa., to William and Eleanor Rogers.

In 1995 when she was 58, she fulfilled a lifelong dream of graduating with a bachelor of science degree from the University of New Hampshire. In 1998, at age 61, she completed a masters of science degree in speech and language at the University of New Hampshire, graduating second in her class.

She worked for from 2000 to 2005 in the Kapa‘a School District of Kaua‘i as a speech pathologist. She loved living on Kaua‘i, and loved working with the kids and teachers in Kapa‘a Elementary.

She is survived by her husband, Hank; son, Henry of New Hampshire; five siblings, Judy MacNamara, Ruth Phillips, Harry, Roy and twin brother, Kenneth of Denver, Colo.

A celebration of life ceremony on Kaua‘i is planned for November. Please contact the family at for details.

Steven Roush

Steven Terrence Roush died April 29, 2011, in Santa Monica, Calif. after a courageous two-year battle with melanoma. He was born on May 9, 1955, in Chula Vista, Calif.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation administration from SDSU in 1977 and worked as a state lifeguard on Silver Strand Beach, Calif. before moving to Kaua‘i in 1977. He had established a well regarded landscaping and nursery business on the north shore of Kaua‘i and was an accomplished surfer as well as an outstanding fisherman and free diver. He served on the Board of Directors for Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens on Kaua‘i for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Serina and Michelle; parents, Hiram and Beverly; brother, Rick (Anne); sister, Sheryl, as well as numerous friends and relatives.

A celebration of life potluck will start at 2 p.m. on June 25 at Hanalei Bay by “Grandpa’s Beach” off Ana‘e Road.

Donations may be made in his memory to Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, P. O. Box 1134, Kilauea , HI 96754.

Doyle Redmill

Doyle Gene Redmill died peacefully with loved ones by his side on June 1, 2011, in Farmington, N.M. at age 76. He was born on July 30, 1934, near Bengal, Oklahoma to James Wilson and Dollie (Cogburn) Redmill. The family moved to Winters, Calif., where he graduated from high school and married.

He and his family moved to Hawai‘i in the early 1960s. They moved to the Longview- Kelso area in the mid-1960s, returning to Hawai‘i a few years later to work as a drywall contractor on Kaua‘i and the Big Island. He also lived part-time in Sedona, Ariz., where he built a home. He was an avid reader and loved golf, NASCAR and the Lakers.

His love and sense of humor will be missed by his beloved companion, Elsie Huddleston of Farmington; son, Terry Redmill of Kelso; four daughters, Donna Knapp of Sedona, Laura Bigno (Jon) of Kurtistown, Hawai‘i, Wendy Johnson (Rory) of Longview and Linda Bargamento (Rodney) of Kaua‘i; the mother of his children, Lois Keith Redmill Wagoner of Kelso; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter and many extended family members and friends.

His ashes will be scattered at Anahola Bay on Kaua‘i at a later date.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Angel’s Valley Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to c/o Linda, 4251 Kole Pl. Lihu‘e, HI 96766.

Sueo Matsuyama

Sueo “Joe” Matsuyama of Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i died May 30, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital age 83. Born in Kapaia, Kaua‘i on June 1, 1927, he was a driver instructor for Lihu‘e Plantation.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katsuko Matsuyama.

He is survived by daughters, Debra (Kenneth) Okuno of Honolulu, O‘ahu; Joni (Gil) Cabot of Puhi, Kaua‘i; Iris (Chad) Manoi of ‘Ele‘ele, Kaua‘i; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary, Koloa.

Arsenio Aguzar

Arsenio “Jojo” Jose Aguzar of Hanama‘ulu died on June 16, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 45. Born in Legazpi City, Philippines on Sept. 1, 1965, he was employed as a baker with Safeway.

He was preceded in death by his father, Calixto Aguzar.

He is survived by his sons, Arnold Aguzar and Archie Alexander Mendoza, both of Hanamaulu; mother, Josefina Aguzar of Kapa‘a; mother of his children, Betty Mendoza of the Philippines; sisters, Lourdes (Eddie) Obiano of Kapa‘a, Marie Jo (Frank Taitague) Aguzar of Hanama‘ulu; aunties, Tecla Ganio, Engracia Baris and Rosalina Aguzar; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, June 30, at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.

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


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