Obituaries for Friday, June 1, 2012

• Rena Marie Boyer • Saturnina Andres • June Achi • Bruce Perdue • Placido Valenciano • Harris Takiguchi • John Kuehu Sr.

Rena Marie Boyer

 Rena Marie Nakamaleihiwahiwaonalani Boyer of Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i died on May 19, 2012 at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 19, 2012.

She is survived by her parents, Randall and Jaylynn Boyer; two brothers Randall Jr. and Raysen; and two sisters, Reanne and Railea.

Private services were held.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Saturnina Andres

Saturnina Daligcon Andres of Hanama‘ulu died on May 18, 2012 at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital at the age of 88. Saturnina was born on April 3, 1924, in Makaweli, Hawai‘i.

Saturnina was preceded in death by her husband Rizal, brother Isidro and Luciano, and sister Tina Manuel.

Saturnina is survived by one sister, Rosita Yadao of Kekaha, and two brothers, Gregorio (Victoria) Daligcon of ‘Ele‘ele and Mariano Daligcon of the Philippines; children Doreen (Ignacio) Baliza of Koloa, Adriana Andres (Ray Pegeder) Of Hanama‘ulu, Artemio (Minda) Andres of Kaumakani, Rose (Prudencio Sr.) Labutong of Kalaheo; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-granchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Church from 8 a.m. and mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the Lihu‘e Cemetery.

Arrangements made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

June Achi

June Kimura Achi of Niumalu, Kaua‘i, passed away at Oceanside Hawai‘i Assisted Living on April 3, 2012 at the age of 82.

June was a graduate of Kapa‘a High School and attended the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, where she majored in speech.

June was a loving wife, mother, proud grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt to countless nieces and nephews. She will also be remembered for her influential role in the Niumalu-Nawiliwili Tenants Association and the Kaua‘i Canoe and Racing Association with her late husband, Stanford H. Achi. Throughout her life, June also held several substitute teaching positions. She thoroughly enjoyed her students and will be remembered as a loving and patient teacher. June was also especially proud of her involvement with the Hawaiian nonprofit organization, Alu-Like Inc.

June was preceded in death by her late husband, Stanford H. Achi; her parents, Toramatsu and Shizuko Kimura; sister, Fusae (Kenneth)Takayae; brothers, Nobu (Kiyoko) Asano, James (Kiyoko) Kimura, and Harvey(Miyoko) Kimura.

She is survived by sisters Amy (Edward) Gokan of Kaua‘i, Dorothy (Francis) Ching of O‘ahu, and Rose (Thomas) Yasuhara of Maryland. She is also survived by her daughter, Karen L. Graham of Kaua‘i, grandchildren Stanford H. Achi, 11, of North Carolina and Mari E.K. Graham of Kentucky. She also leaves behind beloved great-grandchildren Kailani, Wailani, Aolani, and Kanolani, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A private memorial service was held on May 3, 2012 at St. Michael and All Angels Church. Please send any gifts in her memory to St. Michael and All Angels Church in Lihu‘e.

Bruce Perdue

Bruce Sinjin Perdue of Kilauea passed into eternity at 2:30 a.m. on May 21, 2012. For someone who died at the young age of 23, he left an amazing legacy.  

Bruce is remembered as a person who always took the time to acknowledge everyone, say hello, and favor you with his brilliant smile.  

His community will always love and respect him, for the way he lived his life, with consistent aloha for everyone. He knew what he wanted, and was always striving to better himself. He had a strong work ethic instilled at a young age by working for his father’s business, North Shore Custom Floors; and later at Kintaro’s, Duke’s, Dave Taylor Construction and the Army National Guard.

He was proceeded in death by his grandmother Marguerite Perdue; his grandfather Robert Perdue; and his aunt Cira Angelica Marin.

He is survived by mother Goretti Perdue; father Robert Perdue; sister Wren Perdue; brother Christian Perdue; hanai grandmother Joan Woodward; and cousin Adam Kalani Ramson, all of Kaua‘i.

On his mother’s side he is survived by grandmother Victoria Marin Marin; grandfather Formerio Flores Perez;aunties Rosa Andrade, Irma Flores Marin (Pancho), Socorro Flores Marin, Victoria Flores Marin (Mayolo),  Trinidad Flores Marin (Agustine),  and uncle Formerio Flores (Yadira), all of Mexico, as well as uncles Oscar Marin of Colorado and Ferreol Flores Marin (Lorraine) of Texas; and numerous cousins from Mexico, Colorado and Texas.

On his father’s side he is survived by his aunt Mollie Lamberton (Chris), and cousins Ryan Lamberton (Meghan), Morgan Lamberton and Kelcie Lamberton, all of California.

Bruce will be forever loved and missed by many. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 2, at Kaua‘i Christian Academy. Visitation with family will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Service and lunch will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Spreading of ashes at Kalihiwai Bay to follow.

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 welder with Olokele Sugar Co., welding instructor at Kaua‘i Community College, welding instructor in the U.S. Army, and a former Civil Service Commissioner. He also served on 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 O‘ahu, 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, Juan Valenciano; and a sister, Virginia Ballesteros.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 2, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Visitation 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.  

Harris Takiguchi

Harris Tsutomu Takiguchi of Lihu‘e died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on May 19, 2012, at the age of 89. He was born in Kealia, Kaua‘i, on April 26, 1923, and was the entrepreneur of Hideaway and City Liquor.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Tadashi and Makoto.

He is survived by his wife, Sueko Takiguchi; sons Henry (Dale) Takiguchi, John (Donna) Takiguchi; daughter, Kathy (Ross Shimonishi) Takiguchi; sister, Takiko Takiguchi; three grandsons, David, Aaron and Ryan (Clente); step-grandchildren, Jonathan Barretto,  Jaryn (Derek) Gandia; step-great grandchildren, Joshua and Jaden Gandia, Micah, Jordan and Hope Barretto; and sister-in-law, Lillian Takiguchi.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 2, at Lihu‘e Christian Church with visitation from 10 a.m. and services celebrated at  11 a.m.

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

John Kuehu Sr.

John Hervan “Chonney” Kuehu Sr. of Anahola, Kaua‘i, passed away on May 24, 2012, at his residence at the age of 83. He was born in Hanalei on Nov. 30, 1928. John was a retired mason.

He was preceded in death by parents, Solomon and Helen Kuehu, sons Lance and James Kuehu and great-grandson Naia Kaimana Pohaiohukealoha O Kekai Makanikona Kuehu.

He is survived by his wife, Juliette Leinani Kuehu; sons John (Bootsie) Kuehu Jr. of Anahola, Derek (Mona) Kuehu of  Kapa‘a, Terrill Kuehu of Anahola, Garret “Rocky” Kuehu of  O‘ahu; daughters Juliette Roberts of Lihu‘e, Lorren “Baby” (Tad) Kuehu of Wailua, Blaze “Bert” Kaauwai of Anahola, brothers Richard Kaaumoana of O‘ahu, Harry (Barbara) Kaaumoana of Kilauea; sisters, Hanna Kaaumoana, Mauai Rebecca Maka of Ha‘ena; 20 granchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 2, at the Veterans Cemetery Pavilion in Hanapepe. Visitation is at 9:30 a.m. Service is at 10:15 a.m. and burial to follow at 1 p.m.

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

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