Obituaries for Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Lee Haumea-SeramurAmby CruzWayne Harada Sr.Servillano CastillejosFlorendo Melchor Sr.Barbara CummingsLucille Y. NakamatsuCynthia DuarteTsukasa Murakami

Lee Haumea-Seramur

Lee Imai Kalani “Harvy” Haumea-Seramur was born on April 5, 1982, passed away on December 13, 2013 in Capo Beach California.

He is survived by his grandmother “Lady” Eleanor K. Haumea and late husband John Haumea Sr., mother Johnnette K. Haumea and father “Big Al” Alan F. Seramur of Wainiha. 8 siblings. Daimond Kaimana Kuhaulua and Chai Kuhaulua of Anahola; John Keoni Haumea and Misty Haumea of Capistrano, CA., Tristian Makana Haumea and Mele Mahuiki of Kilauea; Sena Maile Marie Haumea-Seramur of Wainiha; Kylan Kapena Haumea-Seramur and Kanoe Sakihama of Kapaa; Racy Ann Makena Haumea-Seramur and Ainsley Galeon of Kona; Alan Michael Haumea-Seramur of Wainiha; Shealyn K. Haumea-Seramur of Capistrano, CA., Nieces and nephews Tayanie K. Kuhaulua, Kaena I. Kuhaulua, Noeau H. Kuhaulua of Anahola; Taylor P. Haumea, Rebekah W. Haumea and Jorjiana M. Haumea of Capistrano, CA.; Kameron Sakihama-Haumea of Kapaa and Rayson M. Galeon of Kona. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Waipa Beach from 9 am to 11 am followed by lunch.

Amby Cruz

Amby Cruz of Omao, Kauai. Passed away on January 1, 2014 at his home at the age of 88. Born on December 7, 1925 in San Ildefonso, Iloco Sur, Philippines. He was a retired Mechanic with Lihue Plantation.

Preceded in death by his wife Consuelo “Connie” (Bali) Cruz and his parents, Pedro and Emiliana  (Remular) Dela Cruz; Gregorio and Juliana (Agmata) Bali, Buddy Bali, David Bali, Virginia “Virgie” Bali and Joe Hernando, Martha Raguindin, Juaning Raguindin.

He is survived by his four children, Amby Gregory Cruz; Anthony (Edelwisa) Cruz; Adela (Alex) Padasdao, Arnold (Genevieve) Cruz. Seven grandchildren, Tiffany Bernades, Bryson Bernades, Annie Padasdao, Austin Cruz, Alisa Padasdao, Andrew Cruz, A.J. Padasdao and two great-grandchildren, Kairus Pedro and Nathan Bennor, also survived by in-laws, Rosita “Rose” (Jaime) Baloran, Peggy Bali, Natividad “Natty” Bali, numerous uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday January 18, 2014 at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa from 8:00 am to 9:45 am. Where mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Wayne Harada Sr.

Wayne “Opu” Takashi Harada Sr. of Wainiha, Kauai. Passed away on Dec. 31, 2013, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 65 Born on Aug. 27, 1948, in Lihue, Kauai, he was a Retired Proprietor from Hanalei Museum Snack Shop in Hanalei and the co founder of Hanalei Combine Game Farm.

He is preceded in death by his parents Susumu Harada and Harumi Ito Harada, sister Aileen Harada and nephew Stuart Harada Jr.

He is survived by his wife Kekilani Andrade Harada; Son: Wayne “Palala” (Kuuipo) Harada, Jr.; Daughter: Keaulani Harada; Sisters: Pauline Harada; Loraine Harada

Brother: Stuart (Beth) Harada; Grandchildren Kaleihiwahiwa, Ka`iponohea and Keoua. Hanai children: Nalani Aguano, Kapua Hermosura and Zion Harada; Step-brothers and sisters: Togo (Ann) Hermosura, Bito Hermosura, Teresa Pacatang, Marsha Hermosura and Joan Keahi Nuhi, Numerous uncle,aunties, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation is scheduled With Harada Ohana on Wednesday Jan 15, 2014, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 6pm to 9 p.m.  A Celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19th at Lumaha`i pasture across of beach from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Private Burial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.

Servillano Castillejos

Servillano “Sonny” Castillejos of Reno, Nevada passed away on January 1, 2014 at the age of 64. Born on April 17, 1949 he was a retired entertainer.

Preceded in death by his mother, Gony Komori.

He is survived by his brother, Emilio (Connie) Medina; Herman (Peggy) Castillejos and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Truckee Meadows Cremation and Burial Services.

Florendo Melchor Sr.

Florendo Macadaeg Melchor Sr. of Kapaa passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on January 4, 2014, at the age of 82. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines on August 28, 1931, and retired as a Research Associate with University of Hawaii Experiment Station.

He is survived by his wife, Consorcia “Connie” Melchor of Kapaa; seven children, Celia (Ferdinand) Questin of Kapaa, Josie (Tony) Aurelio of Lihue, Amy (Larry) Tamayo of Kapaa, Myrna (Douglas) Patterson of Ewa Beach, Florendo (Imelda) Melchor Jr. of Lihue, Agnes (Aristotle) Santa Cruz of Ewa Beach, Nelia (Rodel) Asuncion of Kapaa; 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Kapaa with viewing from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Barbara Cummings

Barbara Jean Cummings of Anahola passed away at home on Dec. 28, 2013, at the age of 76. She was born in Kealia, Kauai on July 1, 1937, and was a dedicated homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cummings Sr.; parents, George and Nora Keawe; brother George Keawe; sister, Arleen Keawe; son-in-law, Vince Efhan; grandson, Byron Cummings.

She is survived by seven children, John Cummings Jr. of Honolulu, Alvin Cummings of Seattle, Washington, Holiday Efhan of Anahola, George (Leimomi) Cummings of Anahola, Billy (Tessie) Cummings of Wailua Houselots, Dennis (Lynn) Cummings of California, Michele (Ken) Nakamura of Kealia; sister, Georgie Lynn Lucidarme of Kapaa; 24 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Kapaa Assembly of God Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and services at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home is assisting the Cummings family with arrangements.

Lucille Y. Nakamatsu

Lucille Y. Nakamatsu of Lawai, Kauai, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on January 7, 2014 at the age of 71. Born on October 10, 1942 in Waimea, she was a teacher/registrar with Waimea High School.

She is survived by her husband, Marshal Nakamatsu; son, Scott Nakamatsu of Lawai; daughter, Kelly (Wes Florentino) Valencia of Kunia, Oahu; two grandchildren, Tori Nakamatsu-Figaroa and Makayla Valencia; sisters, Brenda (James) Denny of Kekaha, and Diane (William) Meyer of Kingsburg, California; son-in-law, Marlon Valencia; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private Services will be held at a later date. Family only. Family requests privacy.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Cynthia Duarte

Cynthia Duarte of Wailua passed away at her home on January 8, 2014 at the age of 64.  She was born on Kauai on October 14, 1949.  She was a retired construction laborer and landscaper.  

She is preceded in death by her parents Kiyoko Victorino and Henry Victorino; brother Henry Victorino Jr., sister Valerie Victorino; and her son Anthony Waipa.  

She is survived by her husband Bernard Duarte; sons Cedrick Waipa of Wailua; John I Waipa of Waimanalo; John II Waipa of Kapaa; Brendan Duarte of Wailua; stepchildren Bernard Duarte, Jr., (Heidi) of Kapaa; Jonathan Duarte of South Carolina; Maile Duarte-Rego of Honolulu; sister Eileen Bascon (Roy Freitas) of Makawao; hanai sister and cousin Cosie (Phil) Tacbian of Wailua; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 18 at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa. Visitation 9 am to 10 am, mass to follow.  

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Tsukasa Murakami

Tsukasa Murakami of Hanapepe, Kauai, passed away at home on December 29, 2013 at the age of 90. Born on March 24, 1923 in Kalopa, Big Island, he was a Commercial Property Manager.

He is survived by his wife, Yukie Murakami; daughters, Aimee (Gerald) Y.M. Ida and Judith S. Murakami (Kenneth Fukushima), both of Kauai; two granddaughters, Kelsi H.K. Ida of Seattle, and Donica R.K. Ida of New York; step-brothers, Kiyoshi Murakami  and Yoshiki Murakami, both of Big Island; and step-sisters, Michiko Higa, Hatsuko Yamamura, and Yoshiko Murakami, all of Oahu.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Service will begin at 10:30 am

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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