Obituaries for Friday, March 23, 2012

• Shigekazu Nishi • Hilda Inouye • Justo Vicente

Shigekazu Nishi

Shigekazu Nishi died March 19, 2012. He was born June 30, 1917.

He was preceded in death by his wife Tsuruye Nishi, daughter Elsie Nishi, brother John Nishi and sister Gladys Kikuchi.

He is survived by sons Robert (Rose) Nishi and James Nishi of Honolulu, Wayne (Lorna) Nishi of Kapa‘a; daughter Janet(Robert) Kagihara of Pearl City; Seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister Misako Kawamoto; brother-in-law Hideo Sasaki; sisters-in-law Akio Matsuyama, Momoe Sato, & Joyce Sasaki and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at a later date.

The family requests no koden.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Hilda Inouye

Hilda Kiyoko Hirata Inouye of Lihue died March 4, 2012 at Garden Isle Health Care at the age of 89. She was born on September 10, 1922 in Honolulu. She was a Branch Manager with HMSA.

She is survived by her husband, Yukitoshi Inouye; daughter, Barbara Ichimasa of Lihu‘e; grandchildren Robyn (Frank) Bryan of Las Vegas and Kyle Ichimasa of Lihu‘e; great-granddaughter, Kylie Bryan; brother, William (Kikue) Hirata of O‘ahu; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Lihu‘e Hongwanji Mission. Visitation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Services to begin at 2 p.m. The family suggests casual attire and flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Justo Vicente

Justo Vicente of ‘Ele‘ele died on March 15, 2012, at his home in Hanapepe at the age of 87. He was born on July 22, 1924, in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a retired supervisor for Kaua‘i Electric.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carmen Labrador Vicente.

He is survived by his daughters, Nina (Romeo) Ramelb of Kaua‘i, Lynn (Nick) Abramo of O‘ahu; son, Kenneth (Ana Lissa) Vicente of California; grandchildren, Sherri (Guy) Matsumoto, Liza (Al) Tolentino, Jennifer Ramelb, all of California, Carlyn, Elijah, Nicholas Abramo of O‘ahu; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Dyan and Mari of California.

Memorial service will held on Wednesday, March 28, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihu‘e Cemetery. The family suggests casual attire and no flowers.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary

Thanks and appreciation to Dr. C.J. “Paul” Flora and staff, The Kaua‘i Hospice.

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