Obituaries for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Thomas T. KawaguchiViolet HeeFrank KaneshiroKiyoto MiyashiroHelena AciertoPeter “Pete” Gentile

Thomas T. Kawaguchi

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

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

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m on Saturday, October 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.

Violet Hee

Violet Charlotte Lee Hee, of Lihue passed away at her home on October 4, 2013, at the age of 97. She was born on Oahu on March 25, 1916. She retired from a long career in education having taught at Hanamaulu School and Waimea High School, then serving as an educational officer at the Department of Education’s District Office in Lihue.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hong Min Hee, brothers Dr. Alexander (Vivian) Lee and Henry (Clara) Lee, and grandson Rick L. Demaris.

She is survived by her three sons Stephen M. (Arlene) Hee of Brush Prairie, WA, Bob A. Hee of Waimea, Kauai and Randall J. (Nancy) Hee of Kekaha, Kauai; four grandchildren, Malia (Brian Flannery) Hee of Corvallis, OR, Noelani (Jeffery) Schille of Vancouver, WA and Puanani Hee of Kekaha, Kauai; sister Mabel Cornwell of Honolulu, HI; 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue with visitation from 8 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Aloha attire.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family suggests donations be made to Catholic Charities Hawaii, Kauai Community College (UHF Kauai CC) or Delta Kappa Gamma Eta Chapter. Please memo donations “In Memory of Violet Hee”.

Frank Kaneshiro

Frank Kaneshiro of Kapaa passed away on October 5, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 90. He was born on August 14, 1923 in Waipouli, Kauai, he was a Grader Operator with the County of Kauai.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Toshiko Kaneshiro; son Van Kaneshiro of Kapaa; daughters, Ruth (Dean) Fochios of Wisconsin and Jill (Leroy) Lagmay of Kapaa; brother, Soichi (Jackie) Kaneshiro of Kapaa; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, October 14, at Kapaa Jodo Mission at 3 p.m. Service will begin at 4 p.m. The family requests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Kiyoto Miyashiro

Kiyoto Miyashiro of Kapaa, Kauai, passed away on Friday, October 4, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Kiyoto was born on August 2, 1928, in Wailua Homesteads, and is survived by his brother, Sueo Miyashiro; sisters Sakiko Miyashiro, Michiko (George) Brace, and Marion (Wesley) Harris; nephews and nieces, Julie Miyashiro, Barry Brace, Jan Miyashiro, Tisha Forfia, and Jonathan Harris; and numerous cousins.

Family and friends are invited to a gathering honoring Kiyoto at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 12. The address is 5859 Kawaihau Road in Kapahi where Kiyoto farmed and gardened for over 60 years. No flowers or koden, casual attire.  

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Helena Acierto

Helena “H” Acierto of Kapaa, Kauai passed away on October 2, 2013

at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 84. She was born on April 27, 1929 in Eleele, Kauai. She was a Homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Basilio and Palabia Dabin;

Brothers, Eulogio and Laureano “Larry” Dabin; Sister, Cosmiana “Ann” Parrilla; Son, Allen “Moose” Lopez; Grandson, Anthony Waipa;

Granddaughter, Julianna M. Lopez; Great Granddaughter, Deysha K. Machado.

She is survived by her husband, Contrado Acierto; Sons, Martin “Ali” Birtodaso, Jr.; Garrick Lopez; Ronald (Jeanette) Lopez; Frederick “Joe” (Lihue) Lopez; Edmund “Eddie” (Kim) Acierto; Daughters, Kathlyn Christian

Melissa Dabin; Esther (Raynard) Machado; Bernadette “Bernie” (Shilo) Pa;

33 Grandchildren; 42 Great grandchildren; 4 Great great grandchildren;

Brother, Miguel “Mike” (Linda) Albete; Sister in law, Lucy Dabin; Brother in law, Henry (Jackie) Parrilla; Hanai Daughter, Fran (Steve) Hollinger;

Numerous Aunties, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday October 19, 2013 at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa 8 to 9:45 a.m., view 10 a.m., Service, Inurnment to follow at St. Catherine’s Church Cemetery.

Peter “Pete” Gentile

Peter “Pete” Gentile of Lihue passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on September 28, 2013, at the age of 90. He was born in Pennsylvania on November 10, 1922, and retired as a mechanic with the Boeing Company.

He is preceded in death by his son, Don Gentile.

He is survived by his wife, Angie Gentile; son, Ron (Corinne) Gentile; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Isabell (Ray) Leaque; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

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

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