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• Michael Williams • George Ishibashi
• Pete Pagador • Durward Bynum
• Antonio Wong • Choichi
Michael “Kaimi” Williams of Anahola died Sept. 10, 2011, at USC Medical Center at age 60. Born Dec. 13, 1950, he was the son of Adaline and Solomon Williams of Lihu‘e.
He was a retired firefighter for the County of Kaua‘i, providing 30 years of service. He also worked at Aloha Airlines and enjoyed moonlighting as a bartender when time allowed. He was a proud graduate of Kamehameha School and always volunteered his time to help others in need. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and friend.
He is survived by his wife, Denise Williams; son, Koa Williams; daughter, Lea Williams; sisters, Kahao Williams and Waiola Fields; sisters-in-law, Lani (late Russell Williams) and Peggy (Tony) Mazzeo; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A celebration of life will be held at Camp Faith (Anahola Beach River Mouth) at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1. A paddle-out will follow. Casual attire is suggested.
George Y. Ishibashi of Koloa, died on September 22, 2011 at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital at age 78. He was born on September 3, 1933 in Kaua‘i and was a retired Superintendant.
He is survived by his wife, Sueko “Sue” Ishibashi; sons, Peter (Lisa) Ishibashi and John (Delia) Ishibashi; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 2 brothers, Paul (Arlene) Ishibashi and Robert (Caroline) Ishibashi; sisters, Ruth Nishiyama and Joyce Yokoyama; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Veterans Cemetery Pavilion in Hanapepe from 10:00 a.m. and where memorial services will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Inurnment will be private with the family.
Arrangements are being made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.
Pete Pagador of Koloa died Sept. 24, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 88. Born Oct. 13, 1922, in the Philippines, he was a retired equipment operator.
He is survived by his eight sons, Lionel (Ursula) Pagador Sr., Dante (Adelaida) Pagador, Pedro Pagador Jr., Wesley (Miriam) Pagador, Terry (Kim) Pagador, Kevin (Janine) Pagador, Ely (Chona) Pagador and Lee (La’arni) Pagador; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Sept. 30, t St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa from 9 to 10:45 a.m. where mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.
Arrangements are made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.
Durward Bynum of Morgan Hill, Calif., died Sept. 8, 2011, peacefully, at home at age 91. He spent at least a month every year on Kaua‘i for the last 20 years and made many friends here. Born Dec. 4, 1919, he was a retired supervisor of parks and roadside trees for the County of Los Angeles.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Bynum.
He is survived by his sons, Curt (Barbara) Bynum of Carlsbad, Tim (Gini) Bynum of Kaua‘i, and John (Jennifer) Bynum of Morgan Hill; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; grandchildren residing in Hawai‘i are David Bynum, Kelly Kakalia and great-grandchild, Kawika Bynum.
A memorial service is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 1, in Morgan Hill, Calif.
Antonio “Tony” Moreno Wong of Kekaha died Sept. 2, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 84. Born May 17, 1927, in New Mill, Kaua‘i, he was a heavy equipment tractor operator with Kekaha Sugar Co.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Kua Wong; father, Ah Chin Wong; mother, Juana Moreno Ruiz; daughters, Marjorie Wong and Evelyn “Suku” Baniaga; son, Darrell Dwayne Wong; and brother, Harold Aiu.
He is survived by his daughters, Antoinette (Lawrence) Daos of Pearl City; Charmaine Manuel (George Perreira, Jr.) of Waimea; Walnita (Fred Sr.) Aviguetero of Waimea and Jacqualene Wong of Sacramento, Calif.; sons, Anthony Wong (Windee Martin) of Kekaha, Byron (Joveen) Wong of Waimea and Chadwick Wong (Betsy Moonihoawa) of Hanama‘ulu; son-in-law, Patrick Baniaga of Kaumakani; sisters, Anna May (Fedor) Brandt of Kekaha, Dolores Phillips of Florida and Rose Marie (Robert) Burns of Makakilo; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service is at 11 a.m. followed by the burial at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.
Choichi “Shima” Shimabukuro of Lihu‘e died on Sept. 25, 2011, at Garden Isle Health Care at age 92. Born on April 22, 1919, in Wahiawa, Kaua‘i, he was a maintenance specialist with Kaua‘i Soda Bottling Company/Coca Cola, a WWII Veteran with the 100th Infantry Battalion and an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Tsuneo “Joe” Shimabukuro; sisters, Hiroko (Shimpo) Itokazu, Chiyo Shimabukuro, Naeko (Roy) Kuwaye, Akiko (Peter) Miyashiro Kiyoko Shimabukuro and Fujiko Shimabukuro.
He is survived by his wife, Hanaye “Doris” Shimabukuro; sons, Ross Shimabukuro and Robin (Corliss Tamura) Shimabukuro, both of Lihu‘e; daughter, Joni Arakaki of Lihu‘e; grandchildren, Amanda (Joseph Koerte) Arakaki, Jerel (Shana Takiguchi) Arakaki and Kalia Shimabukuro; great-grandchild, Kaori Koerte; brother, Choji “Chachi” (Shizuko) Shimabukuro of ‘Ele‘ele; sisters, Rev. Yoshiko Shimabukuro of ‘Ele‘ele and Takeko “Betsy” (Akira) Oyakawa of O‘ahu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services are private. Family requests no koden. Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.
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