Obituaries for Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

Joseph TachibanaKinsley GuillenCarolyn Uluwehi KilauanoAlexander KaneapuaJose Pagala, Sr.Bayani GuerreroNodresa Punay Honnet

Joseph Tachibana

Joseph Kalani Naniwa Tachibana, 74, of Kalaheo, Kauai, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 9, 2013. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai on April 9, 1939. He retired from The Kauai Bus and was co-proprietor of an Omao nursery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tatsuo and Dinah Tachibana; brother, John Martins; sister, Dinah “Tomiko” Tamura.

He is survived by his wife Patricia, Kalaheo; sons, Joseph (Phyllis) Tachibana, Ewa Beach; David Tachibana, Honolulu; Lawrence (Lisa) Tachibana, Lawai; Ellsworth Kaohi, Jr., Honolulu; daughters, Maile (Bert) Nawatani, Honolulu; Kimberly Kaohi, Honolulu; Roslyn (Steve) Choi, Kalaheo; sisters, Minerva (Charles) DePonte, Mililani; Dorothy Smith, Honolulu; brother, Jacob (Theresa) Martins, Kapaa; 15 grandchildren, Phyllicia Wachi; Misty, Brandon; Caitlin and Kaimana Tachibana; Jason and Jesse Choi; Nadine Kanohokula; Ashley and Kalani Nawatani; Tammy Atou; Kalana, Mana; Alia and Emma Kaohi; and 6 great-grandchildren, Taylor-Ann and Thomas Atou; Genisis Nawatani; Mya Higa; Kaelen Suzuki-Kaohi; and Chloe Matsuda.

Friends may visit with the family on Sept. 21, 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Visitation at 9 a.m. Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Kinsley Guillen

Kinsley Ainsworth Guillen of Wailua, Kauai passed away on Aug. 11, 2013 at Straub Hospital at the age 59. He was born on July 25, 1954 in Honolulu, Oahu. He was a Scrimshaw Artist and a Security Guard for Garden Island Security.

Preceded in death by his mother Leonora Baldomero and brother Gary Buza. He is survived by his daughter, Kahealani “Tuni” Cummings; brothers, Leslie Guillen and Lance Guillen; sisters, Eileen Buza; Sharolyn (Malcolm) Kight; Corliss Greip; 3 grandchildren, Trysen Paik; Tejah Paik and Jhonetyn Rivera; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends can join the Celebration of Life at Anahola Clubhouse at 10 a.m on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. A scattering of ashes will be done on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 at Anini Beach. Aloha attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawaii.

Carolyn Uluwehi Kilauano

Carolyn Uluwehi Kilauano of Kekaha passed away on Sept. 10, 2013 at Home at the age of 87. Born on Aug. 14, 1926 in Waimea Kauai, she was a Travel Tax Claims Supervisor with Bank of America in California.

Preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Kawehiwa Kilauano; sister, Lauae Arashiro; and brother-in-law, Allen Yee.

She is survived by her sisters, Lorraine Togioka of Kekaha; Macy (John) Ige of California; and Wynnie Yee of California; brother-in-law, Osamu Arashiro; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Kekaha from 9 to 11 a.m. Service will begin at noon, with burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Alexander Kaneapua

Alexander “Alika” Kaneapua of Eleele passed away on Sept. 15, 2013 at home at the age of 38. Born on January 12, 1975 in Waimea, he was a stay-home Dad.

He is preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Kaneapua.

He is survived by his companion, Rachelle “Nani” Kanehailua; son Zyon Kaneapua, and daughters Jaelyn and Jaislen Kaneapua, all of Eleele; mother Mabel Kaneapua of Hanapepe; brothers, Lawrence “Tupi” Tupulua of Massachusetts, Ipo (Coreen) Kaneapua of Hanapepe, and Joseph Kaneapua of Hanapepe; sister Melanie “Boom” Kaneapua of Kekaha; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Alika’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 2013 at Salt Pond Main Pavilion at 10 a.m.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Jose Pagala, Sr.

Jose “Joe” Pagala, Sr. of Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Sept. 14, 2013 at the age of 88 at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 8, 1924 in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii. He was a retired service truck driver with Kekaha Sugar Co. U.S. Army Veteran, WWII.

He was preceded in death by parents, Roman and Anacleta Pagala; brothers, Melchor Baitiong; Alfredo Pagala; Aka Pagala; sisters, Romana Wamil; Isabel Pacariem; Mary Ochinang and Elena Peralta; son, Faustino Patricio, Jr.

He is survived by wife, Adela Pagala; sons, Fred (Julie) Patricio; Danny Patricio; Shelben Pagala; Michael Pagala; Jose (Rosa) Pagala, Jr.; Lester Pagala; Brandon (Lea) Pagala; daughters, Vicky (Chris) Dias; Esther Pagala; sister, Fermina (Jose) Bungcayao; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel, Koloa from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church, Kekaha, Visitation at 9:00 A.M. Mass to be Celebrated at 10 a.m. and burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe at 3 p.m. Family suggest casual attire.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai

Bayani Guerrero

Bayani Guerrero of Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Sept. 7, 2013 at the age of 55 at Straub Hospital, Oahu. He was born on December 1, 1957 in Tarlac, Philippines. He was a grounds man with Makai Golf Course.

He was preceded in death by parents, Juan and Gliceria Guerrero.

He is survived by wife, Marissa Guerrero, Canada; daughter, Maylyn (David) Weatherby, California; sons, Jeff (Zhenya) Guerrero, Georgia; Marlo Guerrero, Kilauea; Marlon Guerrero, Kilauea; Bayani Guerrero  Jr., Kilauea; 4 grandchildren;

brothers, Isaac (Estralita) Guerrero, Kilauea; Eladio (Elvira) Guerrero, Molokai; Feliciano (Frennie) Guerrero, Kilauea; Idong Guerrero, Philippines; sisters, Olive Aquino, Molokai; Josefina  Bulosan Philippines; Victory Guerry (Basilio) Sabado, Philippines;

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at Saint Sylvesters Catholic Church, Kilauea, Visitation at 8:30 a.m. Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Burial to follow at Saint Catherines, Kapaa Family suggest casual attire

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai

Nodresa Punay Honnet

Nodresa Punay Honnet of Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii passed away Sept. 5, 2013 at the age of 79 at her residence. He was born on Aug. 9, 1934 in the Philippines. She was a housekeeper.

She is survived by sons, Ruben Cayabyab, Philippines; Joseph Cayabyab, Florida; daughter, Marie Alma Acosta, Kauai; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; numerous siblings, nieces and nephews and cousins and friends

Celebration of Life has already been held.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai


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