Obituaries for Friday, February 10, 2012

• Ward Hayward • Eli Caton • Victoria Moribe • John

Rodrigues • Virginia Fajardo

Ward Hayward

Ward Arnold Hayward of Princeville died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 30, 2012, at the age of 73. He was born in Massachusetts on July 4, 1938. He retired as a college professor with the University of Hawai‘i teaching electrical engineering, Chaminade University of Honolulu Department of Computer Science, a pilot in the United States Air Force, a movie critic, sailor and member of the Hawai‘i Yacht Club and the Nawiliwili Yacht Club.

He is survived by his wife, Masumi Hayward, and numerous friends.

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Hanalei Beach Pavilion beginning at 11 a.m.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Hayward family with arrangements.

Eli Caton

Eli Martin Caton of Kurtistown died Jan. 29, 2012, at Hilo Medical Center at the age of 19. He was born in Lihu‘e.  

He is survived by his father, Jon (Jennifer) Caton of Florida; mother, Catherine Seaquist of Kurtistown; brother, Makana La’akea Caton of Kailua-Kona; sister, Heather Nicole Caton of California; grandparents, Tom and Mary Ann Tomaro of California, Paul Martin of Nevada and Dorothy Martin of California; and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

Private services held.  

Arrangements made by Borthwick Hawai‘i Funeral Home, Hilo.

Victoria Moribe

Victoria Moribe of Kalaheo, Kaua‘i, died Jan. 29, 2012, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 75. Born July 13, 1936, in Waimea, Kaua‘i, she was a family development specialist with Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity, Inc.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Tomasa Esdicul; husband, Hajime Moribe; brother, Leocadio Esdicul; sisters, Bertha Kihei and Benita Cezar.

She is survived by sons, Wayne (Lillian) Moribe of ‘Oma‘o and Glenn Moribe of Kalaheo; daughter, Joy (Mike) McGill of Maryland; two grandchildren, Hoku Potts-Moribe and Tania Moribe; one great-grandchild, Lilah Moribe; brothers, Marcellino (Ruthie) Esdicul of Wahiawa, O‘ahu, Julian Esdicul of Mililani, O‘ahu and Lucas Esdicul of O‘ahu; sisters, Juanita (Benny) Callejo of ‘Ele‘ele and Felicidad (Francis) Oniate of Waipahu, O‘ahu.

Friends may visit with the family from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel. Service, officiated by Pastor Kua, will begin at 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

John Rodrigues

John “Rocky” Rodrigues of Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, died Nov 27, 2011, in Aiea at the age of 95. He was born in Kawaihau, Kaua‘i, on Nov. 16, 1916. He was a retired welder with Lihu‘e Plantation and EF Nilson Contractor.

He is survived by his son, Patrick (Kim) Rodrigues; daughters, Ginny (Wayne) Lee and Cindy Rodrigues; five grandsons and two great-grandsons.

Private services were held.

Arrangements were made by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai‘i.

Virginia Fajardo

Virginia “Virgie” Fajardo of Wailua Houselots, Kaua‘i, died Feb. 8, 2012, at home at the age of 71. Born in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, on May 15, 1940, she was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Alice Freitas and sister, Marie Cacabelos.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond Fajardo of Wailua Houselots; daughters, Angela (Eric) Fajardo of Wailua Houselots; Allison (Makoto) Sato of Honolulu; Raydene (Chris) Gampon of Lawa‘i; son, Daniel (Holly) Fajardo of ‘Oma‘o; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; brother, Vincent (Georgie) Freitas of Moreno Valley, Calif.; sister, Linda Paden of Koloa; and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews

A celebration of life will be held privately.

Arrangements made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Koloa.

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