Obituaries for Friday, September 6, 2013

• Leslie Kubo • James Cummings Jr. • Eulalia Suguitan • Irene C. Fontanilla • John Harry Riskus

Leslie Kubo

Leslie Levi Sueo Kubo of Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on August 24, 2013 at the age of 77 at Straub Hospital, Honolulu, Oahu. He was born on September 28, 1935 in Kealia, Kauai. He worked for Kauai Police Department and retired from the prosecutor’s office.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Riichi & Kealoha Kubo; wife, Violet Lee Kubo;  son, Sanford Kubo, brothers, William Kato Sr. & James Kubo,  sisters, Jane Aki, Alice Fujimori, Hannah Dolick, Hazel Kobayashi, Josephine Eugene & Verna Asui.

He is Survived by his wife, Siebel Sheldon-Kubo, Kapaa; son, Derwin (Jane) Kubo, Illinois;  daughters, Donna Lee (Gary) Lloyd, Oahu;  Leslie (Francis) Takasaki, Wailua; Duanne Lynn Kubo, Wailua; step sons, Sam (Marianne) Sheldon, Lihue; Kamalu (Irene) Sheldon, Wailua; sisters, Irene (Bernard) Apana, Wailua; Annie Christian, Las Vegas;  Grandchildren,  Donna-Lee “Lezlee” Kubo (Tommy C.), Duston Ray Kubo (Asha Peahu), Jerrilee Bukoski Largusa (Paka), Kelsi Kubo, Kylie Kubo, Chevas Takasaki, Cody Takasaki, Tia Takasaki, Rosalyn Palmeira Ladera (Mike Ladera), Leila Sheldon (Jason) and Sheana Mata and great grandchildren, Kaiden Ray Kubo, Taeani Largusa & Taeden Largusa; Hanai son, Alson Kanahele (Donna Frye Kanahele).

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday September 7, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Kapaa. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. Service at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaa Public Cemetery.  Aloha attire.  

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

James Cummings Jr.

James D. Cummings Jr. of Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Aug. 28, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 71.  He was born on March 22, 1942 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.  He was an Electronic Technician for P.M.R.F. for 41 years.  He was in the United States Air Force.

He is preceded in death by parents, James and Myrtle Cummings; brother, David Cummings.

He was survived by wife, Diana Cummings, Hanapepe; daughters, Selina (Donald) Smith, Florida; Stephanie Machado, Kapaa; sons, Wayne (Mary) Knight, Lawai; Glenn (Crystal) Kelly, North Carolina; Michael Knight, Hanapepe; Bradley Cummings, Hanapepe; sister, Diane Couzens, Georgia; brother, Rick (Scarlette Delbridge) Cummings, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Visitation at 9 a.m. Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai. 

Eulalia Suguitan

Eulalia “Leila” Maghanoy Suguitan of Hanamaulu passed away at Straub Clinic & Hospital on September 1, 2013, at the age of 75. She was born in Lihue on December 14. 1937, and was employed as a clerk at Lihue 711.

Preceded in death by her parents, Leoncio and Felomina Maghanoy; sister, Jean Allianic; brother, Richard Maghanoy.

She is survived by four sons, Bryan (Joanne) of Hanamaulu, Stanford “Squeaky” (Mary Jane) of Arizona; Myles (Marilyn) of Hanamaulu; Paul (Roz) of Arizona; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Arthur Maghanoy of Hanamaulu; Albert Maghanoy of Lihue; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m.  

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

Irene C. Fontanilla

Irene C. Fontanilla of Kaumakani passed away on Aug. 20, 2013 at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 76.  Born on April 4, 1937 in Ilocos Sur Philippines, she was a retired Cook with Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.  

Preceded in death by her husband, Marcelo Fontanilla; and parents, Benny and Hilaria Caberto.

She is survived by her son, Marcy Fontanilla of Kaumakani; daughters, Emily Fontanilla of Kaumakani, and Lani (Matt) Taeza of Waimea; brother, Michael (Annalyn) Caberto of Kaumakani; sister, Pauline Cachero of Kaumakani; three grandchildren, Kiana (Devin Parado) Fontanilla of Oahu, and Bailee and Keoua Taeza of Waimea; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at St. Theresa Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

John Harry Riskus

John Harry Riskus of Kapaa passed away at home on September 3, 2013, at the age of 74.  He was born in Colorado on January 9, 1939 and was the proprietor of Hula Girl The Vintage Collection in Kapaa Town.  

He is survived by his wife, Pilar Riskus of Kapaa; daughter, Sylvia (Nick) Vander Elst of Hanapepe; two sons, Johnny (Laleinia) Riskus of Kapaa and Ric Julian Riskus of Kapaa; 7 grandchildren, Nicholai Vander Elst; Clinton Riskus; Tatijana (Makaia) Leong; Chason Riskus; Ariana Vander Elst; Colt Riskus; Alexa “Chicky” Riskus; 5 great-grandchildren, Nikki; Hailey; Kailea; Mason; Trey; two sister, Janet Falls of California; Karen Sartin of Oregon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013, at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Kapaa with visitation from 1:15 p.m. and services at 2:00 p.m.

Kauai Memorial Garden & Funeral Home assisted the Riskus Family with arrangements.


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