Obituaries for Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Melina Keimi WalkerGenerosa Rivera AguinaldoTokusuke ‘Toku’ KutakaAlvin Aquino • Masaru KawamuraLucille AlapaiDamien VictorinoFlor M. LabuguenJames Dilwith Jr.Maria LorenzoGladys Hanako Shigematsu PalkShigeko YamamotoyaJohn Joseph Taylor Sr.Angelino GabrielThomas Earl Hawthorne Jr.Elaine Denny

Melina Keimi Walker

Melina Keimi Walker of Waimea passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 2. She was born on October 17, 2010 in Waimea, Kauai.

She is survived by her parents, Matthew Anthony Walker and Lorrie Deanne Otto; two brothers, Makai Walker and Mace Walker; sister, Hailey Walker; paternal grandparents, Mary Kagawa-Garcia and Daniel Garcia; maternal grandparents, Bulee Ben; Bill Emilyon and Rick Otto; aunties and uncles, Jaime (Kamanu Grace) Otto; Cassie (Isaac) Miyashiro; Michelle (Daniel Hurtado) Walker and Mitchel (Leila) Kagawa; and numerous cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church from 9:30 to 10:30 am, Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 am. Burial will be at the Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Generosa Rivera Aguinaldo

Generosa Rivera Aguinaldo of Kaumakani, Kauai, Hawaii passed away at Hale Kapuna Heritage Home on July 26, 2013 at the age of 103. She is born on January 15, 1910 in the Philippines. She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by mother, Engracia Rivera; husband, Juan Aguinaldo; daughters, Martina Aguinaldo and Mercela Aguinaldo.

She is survived by sons, Amado Aguinaldo; Ernest (Jackie) Aguinaldo; Domingo (Sunday) Aguinaldo; Fausto (Rose) Aguinaldo; daughters, Mariana (Benjamin) Villatora; Julia (Ferdinand “Andy”) Tambua; Carol (Nelson) Rita; 22 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with family on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, and visitation at 9 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Family suggest casual attire

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Tokusuke ‘Toku’ Kutaka

Tokusuke “Toku” Kutaka Of Wailua Homestead, Kauai, Hawaii passed away at his home on July 27, 2013 at the age of 83. He was born on June 21, 1930 in Wailua Homesteads. He served in the U.S. Army, and was retired from the County of Kauai.

He was preceded in death by parents, Shoki and Hatsuko Kutaka; brothers, Shinichi and Masaichi Kutaka.

He is survived by wife, Loretta Kutaka, Wailua Homesteads; step-daughters, Betty Jane (Joseph) Contrades, Anahola; Brenda (Ray) Viado, Wailua; stepsons, William (Sue) Lopes, Kapahi; John (Malyn) Kaauwai, Maui; Dorin (Dianne) Kaauwai, Wailua Homesteads; sister, Haruko (Yoshio) Awakuni, Wailua Homesteads; Aunt, Nancy Tokuda, Lihue; Grandchildren, Joseph (Val) Contrades; Lolita “Tida” (Roland) Ornellas; Greg (Roberta) Contrades; Leina Contrades; Peter (Deedee) Contrades; Moana (John) McAdams; Waiola (Dwayne) Horn; 20 Great -grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; God child, Casey Tupou; Great-great godchildren, Kaeo Rita-Tupou; Keahi Tupou, Friend and Caregiver, Joseph Arboleda.

Celebration of Life, Saturday, August 17, 2013 at his home, 6515 Hauiki Rd.

Celebration at 10 a.m. Lunch to follow.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

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 p.m. Service starts at 5 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Masaru Kawamura

Masaru Kawamura of Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on August 7, 2013, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home at the age of 100. He was born on February 13, 1913 Koolau, Kauai. He was a truck driver for Kilauea Plantation.

He was preceded in death by parents, Kikuzuchi and Shizu Kawamura; wife, Kimiyo Kawamura.

He is survived by sons, Walter Kawamura, California; Gary (Nadine) Kawamura, Hilo; James (Colette) Kawamura, Kapaa; daughters, June (Hideyuki) Asakura, Tokyo; Charlotte Kawamura, California; brothers, Kiyoshi Kawamura, Kilauea; Tokiyoshi Kawamura, Kilauea; Calvin Kawamura, Oahu; sisters, Karen Mizuta, Oahu; Hanayo Moritsugu, Kilauea; Setsuko (Hideo) Watari, Hanalei; Sandra Miyabuchi, Kilauea; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins and friends.

Celebration of life on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Kapaa Seventh Day Adventist Church, Visitation at 3 p.m. Service at 4 p.m. Family suggest casual attire.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai

Lucille Alapai

Lucille “Momi” Yvonne Leimomi Alapai of Anahola passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on August 4, 2013, at the age of 65. She was born in Lihue on July 26, 1948, and retired as a bartender from Molokai airport.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adrian “Ula” Lewis and Martha Alapai Caculitan; brothers, Ambrose Worthington and Paul Alapai; sisters, Martha Worthington-Ormord; Esther Marie Heen and Rose Doiron-Ponomoi.

She is survived by sons, Akira (Marietta) Alapai of Molokai; Paul “Pauly” (Lisa) Kuwamura of Kapaa; daughters, Mieko (Randall) Kaui of Anahola; Kiku (Kevin) Donnelly of Molokai; Shar “Choo” Iseri of Kapaa; Ty (Chacha) Alapai of Kapaa; Shay ”Choriki” Iseri of Anahola; 14 grandchildren, Dylan; Moani; Keani; Brandi; Korie; Kamyl; Noah; Susan; Lynsey; Eesha; Kolby; Kylee; Deshaynee; La’akea; 9 great-grandchildren, AJ; Austin; Ashlynn; Aamen; Ishawra; Iden; Iriana; Ariani; Charles Shigeru; siblings, Adrian Lewis of California; Delbert K. Lewis of Hanapepe; Flora “Laie” Iseri; Miriam “LaHapa” (William) Texeira; Frances “Leinaala” Kaneakua; Rosemary “Leialoha” Millarich; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Christian Crossroads on Kapaa bypass road with family visitation from 8:30 a.m. and public visitation from 9:30 a.m. Services celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kapaa County Cemetary.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Alapai family with arrangements.

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; grandchildren, Billy, Zane, Kynan, Dalton, Harlo, Tiana and Mikey; brother, Butch Victorino.

Service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa. There will be a brief viewing from 10:15 to 10:50 a.m. 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 and Funeral Home.

Flor M. Labuguen

Flor “Flo” M. Labuguen of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on August 3, 2013 at Garden Island Healthcare at the age of 87. He was born on October 15, 1925 in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was retired from the Westin as a groundskeeper, U.S. Army Korean War Veteran.

He was preceded in death by parents, Victor and Juliana Labuguen.

He is survived by wife, Juanita Labuguen, Lihue, Kauai; sons, Moises Labuguen, Lihue, Kauai; Bennett (Ernelle) Labuguen, Mililani, Oahu; Florante Labuguen, Honolulu, Oahu; 5 Grand children:Aaron Labuguen, Janessa Labuguen, Chaslynn Labuguen, Alex Yasay and Bryson Labuguen; 2 Great grand children: Duke Labuguen and Ha’akoa Labuguen, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit the family on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue, Family time 8 to 8:30 a.m., Visitation at 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe.

Arrangements are being held by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

James Dilwith Jr.

James “Jimmy” “The Crab Man” T. Dilwith Jr., of Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on August 5, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 72. He was born on April 16, 1941 in Waipahu, Oahu. He was a retired Police Lieutenant with the Kauai Police Department in the traffic unit.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Aileen Dilwith Sr.

He is survived by wife, Joyanne Dilwith, Kapaa; sons, Kalani Addington, Kapaa; James (Annette) Dilwith III; Mississippi; daughter, Deborah (James) Walker, Mississippi; hanai daughter, Debbie (Randy) Tandal, Oahu; sisters, Malinda (James) Micus, Oahu; Joan (Arther) Boener, Colorado; Bernadette, Oahu; Jami Dilwith, Nevada; Michelle (David) Lacerda, Nevada; step sister, Christine Dela Cruz, Oahu; brothers, Dennis (Phyllis) Dilwith, Oahu; Glenn Dilwith, Oahu; Dominic Dilwith, Nevada; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren numerous uncle, nieces and nephews and cousins and friends.

Memorial Service to be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church, Kapaa, visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 10:50 a.m. Family suggest casual attire.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Maria Lorenzo

Maria B. Lorenzo of Waimea passed away on July 28, 2013 at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. She is born on July 2, 1935 in the Philippines. She was a field worker with Global Ag.

She was preceded in death by spouse, Venancio Lorenzo; parents, Florentino (Maura) Barcena; brother, Juanito Barcena.

She is survived by her two daughters, Maura (Leo) Sloan of Las Vegas; and Lucia (Ricky) Kaui of Kapaa; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous brothers, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, August 23, 2013 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai at 9 a.m. Service will start at 10 a.m.

Casual attire suggested. Family asks that you join them for lunch at the Dela Cruz Ohana (Eddie Dela Cruz) in Waimea; 9964 Poke Road Waimea.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Gladys Hanako Shigematsu Palk

Gladys Hanako Shigematsu Palk of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away August 2, 2013 at the age of 85. She was born in Lihue, Kauai on March 10, 1928.

She was a Secretary for Pearl Harbor Naval Base Department of Defense.

She is survived by sister, Eunice Asayo Kinoshita; step-sons, Darryl Park and Kevin Palk; step-daughter, Bonnie Palk Humble; 4 grandchildren; nieces; nephews; grand-nieces and grandnephews.

Funeral services will be held at Borthwick Mortuary, Makai Chapel, at 1330 Maunakea Street, Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, August 15, 2013. Visitation is at 9 a.m. Service is at 10 a.m.

Burial will be held at National Cemetery of the Pacific, 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 1 p.m.

Shigeko Yamamotoya

Shigeko Yamamotoya of Lihue passed away at Garden Isle Health Care on August 2, 2013, at the age of 77. She was born in Iwakuni, Japan on August 23, 1935, and retired from The Westin Kauai as a cook.

She was preceded in death by her husband Mitsuru Yamamotoya; brother, Kiyomi Hiranaka.

She is survived by her son, Don Yamamotoya of Lihue; daughter, Marie (Gehan) Yamamotoya Devendra of California; three grandchildren, Gideon, Micah and Elijah; two sisters, Toshiko Shimizu and Shizuko (Yoshito) Ogata; sister-in-law, Michie Hiranaka all of Japan; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Yamamotoya 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 www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Mortuary of Koloa.

Angelino Gabriel

Angelino Gabriel of Kalaheo passed away on August 8, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 79. He was born on February 15, 1934 in the Philippines. He was a Park Caretaker with the County of Kauai.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maximilliano and Trinidad Gabriel; and son, Eddie Gabriel.

He is survived by his wife, Rosita Bayno Gabriel; sons, Salvador (Floricita) Gabriel of Kalaheo, HI; Daniel (Elizabeth) Gabriel of Salinas CA; Nelson (Victoria) Gabriel of Kalaheo, HI; Renato (Dawn Marie) Gabriel of Waikele HI, and Arnold (Christina) Gabriel of Puhi, HI; daughter, Rebecca (Philip) Elisara of Makakilo HI; brother, Artemio (Julie) Gabriel; sisters, Teupeng (Perfecto) Vigilia of Philippines; Filomena Gabriel of Kaumakani HI; Pacita (Remi) Bogayong of Kalaheo HI; Tita Visitacion of Las Vegas NV; and Lotta (Elino) Manuel of Kalaheo; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 9 a.m, with Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Thomas Earl Hawthorne Jr.

Thomas Earl Hawthorne Jr., of Kalaheo, passed away at home on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at the age of 72. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and United Air Lines as a Control Maintenance Supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene C. Hawthorne; daughter, Brenda

Hawthorne (partner Marcy Morgan) of Santa Rosa, CA; sister, Mary Ann Smith (nephews, Steve and Mike Smith) of Holiday, FL; step-daughter, Renee’ Kester (Kirby, Karter, and Kaleb Kester) of Koloa, HI; four stepsons; several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the Hawthorne family requests donations in his honor are sent to Kauai Hospice.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Elaine Denny

Elaine Michiko Denny of Lawai passed away on August 11, 2013 at home at the age of 65. She was born on April 18, 1948 in Hilo, Hawaii. She was a High School Math Teacher and Registrar with Kapa’a High School.

She was preceded in death by husband, James J. Denny Sr. and parents Mineo and Sueno Kodama.

She is survived by her sons, Michael (Kristy) Denny and Andrew (Janel) Denny, both of Honolulu; daughter, Janine (Anthony) Williams of Kihei, HI; brothers, Glenn (Hester) Kodama and Howard (Patti) Kodama, both of Hilo; sister, Pat (Reginald) Arai of Hilo; six grandchildren; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai at 10 a.m. Service starts at 11 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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