Obituaries for Wednesday, May 23, 2012

• Joseph Rapozo Sr. • Alfred Carvalho • Santiago Cadaos • Emmaline White • Sadamu Daida • Harriette Yoshino • Ceferino Calumag • Placido Valenciano • Mariano Rafanan

Joseph Rapozo Sr.

Joseph “Big Joe” Kaumuali‘i Rapozo Sr., of Anahola, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on May 16, 2012, at the age of 49.

He was born November 27, 1962 in Lihu‘e. He was an avid fisherman, loving father and the best grandpa.

Big Joe is preceded in death by his daughter, Tasha Rapozo; father Joseph Rapozo; maternal grandfathers Francisco Alejo & Clarence Napoleon; paternal grandparents John and Helen Rapozo and his uncle, Lorenzo “Bum” Alejo.

Joe is survived by sons Joseph (Welena) Rapozo Jr., Anahola; Kevin (Jamie) Rapozo, Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu; Kaumuali‘i Rapozo-Kaleiohi, Anahola; daughters Rayana Rapozo, Anahola; Lilia Rapozo-Kaleiohi, Anahola; brothers Chad (Teri) Rapozo, Anahola; Clete “Kalani” Rapozo, Anahola; Ryan “Kalei” Rapozo, Hilo, Big Island; sister Janelle (Mark) Rapozo, Anahola; girlfriend, Marissa Kaleiohi, Anahola; mother, Lorraine Rapozo, Anahola; grandmother, Mary Alejo Napoleon, Anahola; grandchildren Zion, Kamahina, Olivia, Kingston, Taelyn, Kaden and Star; and numerous friends and family members.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday May 24, 2012, for a potluck gathering. Visitation from 6 p.m. at the family home, 4224 Anahola Road, Anahola. Celebration of Life at 7 p.m. Funeral service to be held on Friday May 25, 2012 at Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Kapa‘a. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Mass to be celebrated at 10a.m. Burial to follow at Saint Catherine Cemetery.

The family suggests aloha attire.

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

Alfred Carvalho

Celebration of Alfred Carvalho will be held on Sunday, June 3, at 12 p.m. at Lydgate Beach Park, ocean side.

There will be a potluck. All families and friends are invited

Santiago Cadaos

Santiago Quiamas Cadaoas of ‘Oma‘o died at home on May 7, 2012, at the age of 84. He was born in ‘Ele‘ele, Kaua‘i on Oct. 2, 1927, and retired from the County of Kaua‘i as a mechanic.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Paula; son, Steven; daughter, Norma; parents, Pastor Cadaoas and Juana Quiamas and sister, Rosalia Pagtulingan.

He is survived by his three daughters, Della (Charlie) Silva of Koloa, Kathleen Cabral of Lawai, Valerie (Calvin) Lagazo of Waimea; brother, Dennis (Pilar) Mabini; sisters, Evelyn (Ernest) Johnston of Lihu‘e, Florencia Pascua of the Philippines; 8 grandchildren, Shawn (Dawn) Silva of ‘Oma‘o, Sheldon (Stacie) Silva of Utah, Tiffany Cabral of Las Vegas, Nicole (Don) Okami of Las Vegas, Kanoe (Troy) Hayden of Wailua, Amber Cabral of Lihu‘e, Ashley Lagazo of Arizona, Vakeesha Lagazo of Waimea; 12 great-grandchildren, Shaylyn and Hailey Silva of ‘Oma‘o, Colby, Braxton and Jayden Silva of Utah, Tynoa Shigemoto of Las Vegas, Zayden and Mason Okami of Las Vegas, Ethan and Sierra Hayden of Wailua, Makoa Vanaman of Lihu‘e, Mikela Ginevra of Arizona; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Holy Cross Church with viewing from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.

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

Emmaline White

Emmaline Lovell White of Anahola, Kaua‘i, passed away on May 5, 2012, at Garden Isle Health Care at the age of 84.

Born on July 19, 1929 In Anahola, Kaua‘i, she retired from Hawaiian Telephone Co. and was a former president of Ko‘olau Hui‘ia Protestant Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon K. White; daughter, Kana Marchino.

She is survived by sons, Clyde (Oma) White and Kahea (Lynette) White; sister, Gladys Christian Pearl Santos and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012. Visitation is 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Service at 10:30 a.m.

Luncheon to follow at Ko‘olau Hui‘ia Protestant Church in Anahola. Family suggests casual attire. Burial at a later date.

Private arrangements by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary in Koloa, Kaua‘i.

Sadamu Daida

Sadamu Daida of Lawa‘i, Kaua‘i, died on April 9, 2012, at Hale Kupuna Heritage at the age of 94. Born on Oct. 18, 1917, in Koloa, Kaua‘i, he was a retired heavy equipment operator with the County of Kaua‘i, a member of Medical Detachment 100th Battalion 442nd Infantry Regiment, and a veteran of WWII.

 He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Shizuka Daida; parents, Reisaku and Akino Daida; brothers, Iwao Daida, Susumu Daida, Kayan Daida, and Sueto (Shirley) Daida; and a brother-in-law, Harry Fukushima.

He is survived by two sons, Bruce Daida of Lawa‘i and Barry (Merle) Daida of Mililani; four daughters, Gloria (Robert) Camp of Fallbrook, Calif., Darlene (Richard) Daida-Martin of Kalispell, Mont., Joy (Keith) Faufata of Ainakoa, Hawai‘i, and Sherry (Michael) Andrade of Lawa‘i, Hawai‘i; seven grandchildren, Eric (Christy) Dannenberg, Melani Dannenberg, Kayla Faufata, Noelle Faufata, Skye (Victor) Andrade Ngo, Michael Daida, and Paige Daida; four great-grandchildren, Austin, Ashlyn, Callie, and Tayler Dannenberg; two brothers, Masami (Margaret) Daida of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Masao (Adeline) Daida of Maui; a sister, Machie Fukushima of Kapahi, Hawa‘i; sisters-in-law, Toshie Daida of Lawa‘i and Nancy Daida of Lihue; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Service to begin at 11 a.m., with Military Honors to follow.      

The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Harriette Yoshino

Harriette Ululani Dias Yoshino died peacefully on Sunday, May 6, at the Queen’s Medical Center on O‘ahu, surrounded by her family. Harriette worked as a clerk at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Shigeru Yoshino and sister Beryl Mapuana Bruhn.

She is survived by her four daughters, Karen (Claude) Lumacad, Lianne Yoshino, Noreen (Kurt) Javinar, Elise (Jesse) Guirao; nine grandchildren, Nicole and Jason Lumacad, Lee Yoshino, Kurtis, Kolby and Keenan Javinar, Isaac and Amber Lopes and Elijah Guirao; two great-grandchildren Kainalu Lumacad Aguinaldo and Kieren Lumacad and godson Shawn Tyler Ah Mow.

A celebration of life will be held at the Koloa Borthwick Mortuary on Saturday, June 2. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with service to follow. A private family burial will be held on Monday, June 4.

The family suggests casual attire. Arrangements by Koloa Borthwick Mortuary.

Ceferino Calumag

Ceferino H. Calumag of Kapa‘a passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on May 5, 2012, at the age of 97. He was born on Aug. 14, 1914, in the Philippines. Ceferino was a retired gardener.

He is survived by sons, Eddie and wife Lolita Calumag and two children Allen (Denise) and Eileen, Fred Calumag and wife Aida and daughter Princess; daughters, Aning Caring and Rosie D. Calumag, and Ester C. Delos Santos; great-grandchildren, Dellen and Hayven Calumag; granddaughter, Laline and her husband Fred Manera and daughter Lei-Ann; nephews and nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the Philippines, Canada, O‘ahu, Maui, London and Texas.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, May 25 at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel In Koloa from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 26  at Kaua‘i Memorial Convention Hall from 8 a.m. Services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihu‘e Cemetery, followed by lunch at the Kaua‘i Memorial Convention hall.

Placido Valenciano

Placido Dias Valenciano of Hanapepe, Kaua‘i, died on May 17, 2012, at the age of 95. He was born on March 16, 1917, in Dingras, Philippines. He was a welding instructor in the U.S. Army, and a former Civil Service Commissioner. He also worked with the Salary Advisory Committee for the County of Kaua‘i.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Faustino and Patricia Valenciano; daughter, Mary Sandra Claire; and his brother, Mariano Valenciano.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Bolosan Valenciano; two sons, Placido (Michelle) Valenciano of Lihu‘e and Randal (Debbie) Valenciano of Lihu‘e; four daughters, Patricia (Roland) Pablo of Waimea, Glenda (Reynold) Miyazaki of Lawai, Marilyn (Walter) Billingsley of Oahu, and Crystal (Bob) Rowe of Wailua; 14 grandchildren, Jayson (Cecilie) Pablo, Tracy (Don) Pablo Sanchez, Corey Pablo, Travis (Jana) Miyazaki, Craig Miyazaki, Geoffrey (Brittany) Billingsley, Tony Billingsley, Logan Rowe, Whitney Rowe, Stephen Valenciano, Ryan Valenciano, Marisa Valenciano, Dreana Valenciano and Randon Valenciano; four great-grandchildren, Courtney Guirao, Malie Miyazaki, Jack Billingsley and Colton Billingsley; a brother, Jauan Valenciano; and a sister, Virginia Ballesteros.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 2 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Service to begin at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery. The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Mariano Rafanan

Mariano Riopta Rafanan of Hanama‘ulu, Kaua‘i, died on May 21, 2012, at the age of 91. He was born to Donato Rafanan and Petra Riopta on July 9, 1920, in Philippines. He was a truck driver with Lihu‘e Plantation.

 He is survived by his wife, Teodora Yasay (Dora); four sons, Edwin (Pamela) Yasay of Hanamaulu, Gideon (Gwen) Yasay of Kapa‘a, Ruben (Cora) Yasay of Hanama‘ulu, and Elson Yasay of Hanama‘ulu; two daughters, Marina (Mark) Martinez of Puhi and Collette Correia of Kalaheo; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 Services will be held on Saturday, May 26 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Visitation is from 10 to 11 am. Service to begin at 11 am. The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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