Obituaries for Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Evelyn Laureta Kazuo KuboyamaConsuelo AmorinPriscilla Leong

Evelyn Laureta

Evelyn Reantillo Laureta of Lihu’e passed away on Feb. 28, 2012, at Straub Medical Center in Honolulu at the age of 82, following a short illness. She was born on Dec. 13, 1929, in Jamaica, N.Y. She was a retired registered nurse and nursing instructor at Kaua’i Community College and an active volunteer in numerous community organizations.

She is survived by her husband, retired state and federal Judge Alfred Laureta of Lihu’e; sons Michael (Liz) Laureta of Wailua, Gregory (Marian) Laureta of Powell River, Canada; daughters Pamela Laureta (Rodney) Mayer of Wailua, and Lisa Laureta of Hanama’ulu; grandchildren Ihilani and Maika’i Laureta, Makana, Kaluhea, Kokua, Konane and Hokuloa Laureta of Canada, Kilinoe (Clayton) Ventura, Kaena, Kanoa, Keani and Kali’a Mayer; great-grandchildren Kawena, Kawehi and Kawailele Ventura; Keilani Laureta of Canada, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa’a on Prince Kuhio Day, Monday, March 26. Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with Mass following at 10:45 a.m. The celebration will continue with lunch in the church’s Fellowship Hall following the service. Flowers to be omitted.

Kazuo Kuboyama

Kazuo Kuboyama of Kapa‘a died at Garden Isle Health Care on March 1, 2012, at the age of 84. He was born at the Kuboyama Hotel located on Kalapaki Beach on Sept. 19, 1927. He lied about his age and joined the Army, serving in the South Pacific at Guadacanal. He attended Minnesota College of Music, and was self-employed most of his life.

He was the owner of Lihu‘e Super Service Gas Station in Lihu‘e, and enjoyed being a tour driver, talking to tourists and telling them stories about old Kaua‘i. He started Stop Cue Pool Hall in Lihu‘e for the younger generation so they had a place to hang out and talk story, watching over them and lecturing always about how important education was. He also obtained a permit for the drag strip.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella; brothers-in-law, Kunio Fujimura, Larry Kiyabu, Melvin Kiyabu and Jerry Yamane.

He is survived by his daughter, Lorry Kuboyama of Kapa‘a; son, Henry (Julie) Kuboyama of Arizona,; grandchildren, Todd (Robin) Medeiros of Lawai, Kristy (Shane) Kahananui of Kapa‘a, Scott Medeiros of Kapa‘a, Leslie Kuboyama of Arizona, eight great-grandchildren; sister, Asae Fujimura and Ruth Tanaka, both of Lihu‘e; sisters-in-law, Lavell Kiyabu, Lavern Kiyabu both of Kaneohe, Vivina Yamane of Kailua, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 8, at Lihu‘e Lutheran Church, with visitation from 8:30 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and graciously declines flowers.

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

Consuelo Amorin

Consuelo “Connie” D. Amorin of Hanama‘ulu, Kaua‘i, passed away on Feb. 29, 2012, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home in ‘Oma‘o at the age of 80. She was born on Aug. 18, 1931, in Kealia, Kaua‘i. She was a home health caregiver for St. Francis home health.

Preceded in death by: parents, Constancio Dela Cruz and Antonia Sanchez; son, Patrick D. Amorin; sisters, Juanita Wileman and Consolacion Cline.

She is survived by: husband, Stanley Amorin Sr., Kaua‘i; daughters, Phyllis Amorin, Kaua‘i, Rochelle (Leroy) Vandergalien, Wisconsin, Christine (Wilber) Villanueva, Kaua‘i; sons, Stanley (Connie) Amorin Jr., Kaua‘i, David (Terrilyn) Amorin, Kaua‘i; stepmother, Trinidad Dela Cruz; sister, Rose Carvalho, Kaua‘i; brothers, Sonny Dela Cruz, Kaua‘i, Mark Dela Cruz, O‘ahu; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family On Thursday, March 8, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihu‘e. Visitation at 9 a.m.  Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m.   Burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Family suggest casual attire.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Koloa, Kaua‘i.

Priscilla Leong

Priscilla Tam Leong of Kapa‘a died at home on Feb. 11, 2012, at the age of 91. She was born on Kaua‘i on Oct. 27, 1920, and retired as a librarian with Kapa‘a Elementary School.

The last survivor of 12 siblings, she is survived by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life was held privately.

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


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