Obituaries for Monday, August 12, 2013

• Alvin Aquino • Albert Keoho, Sr. • Mitsue Shigeta Takamatsu • John Joseph Taylor, Sr • Damien Victorino

Alvin Aquino

Alvin Arnold Aquino of Las Vegas passed away on July 31, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 55.  He was born on March 8, 1958 in Honolulu. He was a Maintenance Engineer with California Hotel, Las Vegas.

He was preceded in death by stepmom, Phyllis Aquino and sister, Tammy Marie Aquino.

He is survived by his wife, Doreen Aquino; son, Noa Rudy Kaulana Aquino; parents, Don Aquino and Pearl Rimando; brothers, Bobby Rimando of Las Vegas, NV; Ronnie Jensen of Provo, UT and Jerry Slaughter of Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Lori Jensen of Richfield, UT and Tammy Hiromoto of Oakville, CA; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai at 4:00 pm. Service starts at 5:00 pm. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Albert Keoho, Sr.

Albert Kahukinakamakahukilani Keoho, Sr. of Kapaa passed away on August 8, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 69. He was born on May 7, 1944 in Lihue, Kauai, he was a truck driver with Aina Construction.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Rose Leilani Keoho-Garcia.

He survived by his companion, Joann Frey and children of Albert and Yvonne Keoho, two sons, Albert K. Keoho Jr. of California; Philbert (Sherry) Keoho of Hanamaulu; daughter, Kimberly (Joey) Camelo of Hanamaulu; brothers, Edward K. Keoho Sr. of Kauai; Francis Lam of Honolulu and David (Bruna) Lam of Honolulu; hanai brother, Clifford K. (Danette) Lee Sr., hanai sister, Kathy (Matthew) Louis and six grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel at 9:00am. Service starts at 11:00am. Cremation to follow.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Mitsue Shigeta Takamatsu

Mitsue Shigeta Takamatsu of Lihue passed away on July 1, 2013, at the age of 92. She was born on November 16, 1920 in Moloaa, Kauai. She was a retired waitress from Kiibo Restaurant.

She was preceded in death by husband, Takeo Takamatsu and daughter, Elaine Takamatsu.

She is survived by sisters, Matsuko Doi and Kikuno Wakumoto; brother, Yukio (Alice) Shigeta; sisters-in-law, Fumiko Shigeta; Esther Shigeta; Shigeko Takamatsu; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held. The family requests no monetary donation (koden).

Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd., assisted the family with arrangements.

John Joseph Taylor, Sr

John Joseph Taylor, Sr. of Lihue passed away on August 3, 2013 at his residence at the Regency  Puakea at the age of 92.  He was born on July 25, 1921 in New York City, New York and moved to Southern California in 1948.  He was retired from the elevator industry as president of Reliable Elevator in 1984.  He served in the Navy aboard the USS Broome and the USS New Jersey during WW II.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy Louise Taylor.

He is survived by his son, John Joseph Taylor, Jr. of Koloa; daughter, Dorothy Bartz of Hemet, California; brother, Richard Taylor of Canyon Lake, CA; three grandchildren, Ben Taylor of Koloa; Kalena Taylor of Koloa and Maile Botelho of Honolulu; four great granddaughters; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private Celebration of Life will be held in Koloa.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Mortuary of Koloa.

Damien Victorino

Damien D. Victorino of Kapahi, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on August 3, 2013 at his home while surrounded by family at the age of 75.  He was born on Kauai.  He was a retired Fire Chief of the Kauai Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by parents, Alfred and Elsie Victorino of Kapaa.

He is survived by wife, Elizabeth Victorino; sons, Damien Victorino, Jr. and Bill Victorino; daughter, Angela Ledee; grandchildrens, Billy, Zane Kynan, Dalton, Harlo, Tiana and Mikey.

Service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa.  There will be a brief viewing from 10:30 to 10:50 am with mass to follow.  Following the mass there will be a luncheon at the Kapaa Baseball Park Pavilion.

Arrangements are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.


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