Obituaries for Wednesday, December 26, 2012

• Crisogono Melchor • Michael Aki • Chelsey BergoniaWalsor Clement

Crisogono Melchor

Crisogono Simeon Melchor died peacefully on December 7, 2012 at his home in Omao at age 92.  Born in the Philippines on November 21, 1920, he retried as a Broiler Operator from McBryde Sugar Mill in Koloa on March 22, 1982.  He participated in the 2011 Koloa Plantation Days Parade as one of the oldest living 1946 Filipino Immigrant “Sakada” on Kauai.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clemente and Juana Melchor; brothers, Eugenio Melchor, Pomocino Melchor, Inocencio Melchor, and Pedro Melchor; brothers-in-law, Lauriano Gaoiran, and Ernesto Asuncion.

He is survived by his wife, Emilia Melchor of Omao; sons, Constante (Kay) Melchor of California, Tony (Diane) Melchor of Koloa; five grandchildren, Clinton (Leslie) Melchor of California, Cyrus Melchor of California, Tyson Melchor of Koloa, Kendrick Melchor of Koloa, Diandra Melchor of Oahu; brothers and sisters, Artemio (Rose) Melchor of Omao, Crispina Gaoiran of Koloa, Anacleto (Soledad) Melchor of Koloa, Rosa Melchor of Koloa, Ben (Amie) Melchor of Koloa, Manuel (Flora) Melchor of Koloa, Florita Asuncion of Koloa, Geranimo (Carrie) Melchor of Oahu; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at St. Rafael Church, Koloa.  

Visitation will be from 8:30 am to 10:30 am with mass to follow at 11:00 am; Burial to follow at St. Raphael Church Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Michael Aki

Michael M. Aki of Lawai, Kauai died on December 17, 2012 at the age of 55. Born on May 17, 1957 in Lihue, he was the President and owner of Hawaii Partition Systems.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond X. Aki and Veronica Commons; brother, Jerome Aki; and sister, Claire Aki.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Pearl Aki; four sons, Keola Aki, Kainoa (Uluwehi) Aki, Kaiwi Aki, and Kupono Aki, all of Lawai; seven daughters, Moani Aki, Mokihana Aki, Maile Aki, Melia Aki, Mahealani Aki, Momi Aki, and Makanani Aki, all of Lawai; five brothers, Raymond Aki of Florida, Blaise (Carol) Aki of Kapaa, Matthew Aki of Maui, Timothy (Kurumi) Aki of Mililani, and Kevin Aki of Las Vegas; seven sisters, Maria (Fred) Orr of Mililani, Maureen (Richard) Carvalho of Ewa Beach, Seana Aki of Mililani, Veronica (Greg) Lindo of Arizona, Anne (Ashbell) Park of Arizona, Elizabeth (Michael) Manning of Washington, and Monica (Albert) Nagahisa of Wailua; and two grandchildren, Harrea and Namoku.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 28, 2012, at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa with viewing from 9:00 a.m, and Mass celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Lunch to follow at Poipu Beach Park (Big Pavillion). Feel free to bring a pupu to share.

Private burial at a later date. Arrangements were made by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Chelsey Bergonia

Chelsey Marie Bergonia of Koloa passed away on December 19, 2012, at the age of 31. She was born in Tacoma, Washington on April 6, 1981, and was employed as a Medical Clerk with Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lorena Bergonia; maternal grandparents, Pedro & Loretta Duterte, paternal grandparents, Ben & Genie Bergonia; and uncles, Serafine Duterte & Pedro Duterte Jr.

She is survived by her children, Ayden Bernardino, Xaenyn Yamamoto, Micah Yamamoto; companion, Kelsey Yamamoto; father, Norman (Triana) Bergonia of Lihue; mother, Jerilynn (Nick) Agor of California; sisters, Shanamae (Joel) Andres of Lihue, and Denise Bergonia; brothers, Kaena Bergonia, Tyler Bergonia; nephews, William, Jordan & Jacob Andres, Mason Bergonia; aunts and uncles, Jaselyn (Jon) Garcia, Rose (Sonny) Koerte, LaFrance (Laurie) Bergonia, Bobby Duterte, Lorry (Janelle) Duterte, Norman (Sherrie) Duterte, and Alan (Vanessa) Duterte; and numerous cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall with visitation from 4:30 p.m. with services celebrated at 6:00 p.m.      

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Bergonia family with arrangements.

Walsor Clement

Walsor Clement of Kapaa passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on December 12, 2012 at the age of 52. He was born in the Marshall Islands on September 15, 1960 and was a very dedicated church member.

He is survived by his wife, Mency Clement of Kapaa; 13 children, Alwina (Helden) Ainios of California, Tawe (Serina) Clement of Lihue, Patrick (Judy) Clement of Hanamaulu, Monica (Aster) Ned of Eleele, Judy Clement and Joshua Clement of the Marshall Islands, Robert Clement, Willis Batol, Wheeler Batol, Willo Batol, Cylynnrose Batol, Brandon Clement, Elaine Mency Clement all of Kapaa; mother, Mekua Clement of Hanamaulu; 15 brothers and sisters; numerous grandchildren, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church with viewing from 11:00 a.m. and services celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Clement family with arrangements.


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