Obituaries for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

Thomas T. KawaguchiJustice QuelAkinori WatanabeLarry StueflotenHerman Chong Sr.

Thomas T. Kawaguchi

Thomas T. Kawaguchi of Eleele passed away on Sept. 25, 2013 at home at the age of 71. She was born on Aug. 29, 1942. He was a carpenter with Hawaii Carpenters Union.

He is survived by his siblings, Earl (Linda) Kawaguchi of Honolulu; Sharon (Wayne) Uyehea of Honolulu; Warren (Joann) Kawaguchi of Eleele; and Bert Kawaguchi of Honolulu; niece, Aheka (Phillip) Bartholomew and nephew, Bryson (Becky) Kawawguchi.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery’s Committal Shelter. Memorial Service will start at 9:30 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Justice Quel

Justice John Pacifico Makana O Ka Malu Quel of Hanamaulu passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Sept. 23, 2013, at the age of 11. He was born in Honolulu on Dec. 18, 2001, and was a student at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Johnette “Kaleo” Quel; maternal grandparents, John Billianor and Marie Tumbaga; paternal great grandparents, Joaquina Eulalio and Felicidad Quel and cousin, Anjannette Duyanen.

He is survived by his father, Jeff Quel; paternal grandparents, Clementine and Pacifico Quel of Hanamaulu; sisters, Jazelle; Jazzlyn and Jazzmine Billianor-Pinero of Oahu; brother, Jeff Andrade of California; paternal great-grandfather, Luis Quel of Hanamaulu; numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

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

Akinori Watanabe

Akinori Watanabe of Lihue, formerly of Wailuku, Maui passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Sept. 24, 2013, at the age of 84. He was born in Makawao on Nov. 19, 1928, and retired as an electrician with Stan’s Electric.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris T. Watanabe; brothers, Yukio “Butch”, Toshio “Snipe” Watanabe and sister, Evelyn “Kimie” Wilhelm.

He is survived by one son, Dennis (Carlina) Muffly; sister, Sue Dangler; brothers, Stan (Bonnie) Watanabe, Robert “Bob” (Marlene) Watanabe; 3 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Paia Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission with visitation from 9:30 a.m. and services celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Maui Memorial Park at 2 p.m.

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

Larry Stuefloten

Larry Stuefloten of Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Sept. 2, 2013 at the age 75. He was born on Nov. 11, 1937 in San Jose, California. He was a retired of San Jose Police Department.

He is survived by his loving wife, Helen Stuefloten; Children, Deborah (Rick) Westerlund; David Stuefloten; Kathryn (Jonathan) Paul; and grand-daughter, Ella Rose.

A Celebration of Life will be held Oct. 12 at the Pine Trees Beach/Park Hanalei. Service at 11 a.m. No flowers and casual attire.

Donations could be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society in Larry’s name.

Herman Chong Sr.

Herman Yau Wing Chong Sr., of Kealia passed away at home on Sept. 28, 2013, at the age of 92. He was born in Kealia, Kauai on June 27, 1921, and retired from Lihue Sugar Plantation as the electrical department superintendant.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Chong and daughter, Geraldine Dabin.

He is survived by his son Herman Chong Jr., of Kapaa; four daughters, Veronica McLaughlin of Oahu, Nalani (Ronald) Data of Oahu; Sheila (Damon) Ventura of Kilauea, Jennelle (Lorry) Duterte of Wailua; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild; brother, Albert (Jocelyn) Chong of Oahu; sister, Mary Jane Akana of Oahu, Pearl Silva of Kapaa; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Oct. 26 at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church with visitation from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m.

Family declines flowers.

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

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