Obituaries for Friday, June 6, 2014

• Byran Rego • George Arris • Sadako Sueoka • Ken Dorland • Juan Rabasa • Richard Tom

Byran Rego

Byran Lopaka Rego of Lihue passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital May 24, 2014, at the age of 36. He was born in Lihue on May 17, 1978, and was employed as a merchandising clerk with Home Depot.

Preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Nobu Rego Sr; maternal grandparents, Daniel and Roseline Rapozo.

He is survived by his wife, Shanda Rego; daughter, Nadja Saraos; parents, Robert and Priscilla Rego; brothers, Danny (Michele) Rego and Corey (Shantelle) Rego; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Salt Pond in Hanapepe with visitation from 9:30 a.m. and services celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Super Hero attire.

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

George Arris

George Raymond (Red-O) Arris passed May 2nd at his home in Kilauea on Kauai, at the age of 64. Born in San Francisco on October 25, 1949 he was a master carpenter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife Esther Arris and daughter, Tiffany Wilson.

A celebration of life will be held at 3rd pavilions, Anini Beach, June 7th, Paddle Out at 11 a.m. Potluck to follow.

Sadako Sueoka

Sadako Sueoka, 98, of Hilo, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was born in Hilo and retired as a Domestic Engineer.

She is survived by her son Harold Sueoka of Hilo; daughters Marian (Henry) Hamada of Kaua’i and Doris Kimura of Hilo; brothers Jerry (Chiharu Sasaki) Nishioka of California and Yoshito Nishioka of Mililani; sister Carolyn Saito of Aiea; son in law Roy Yamashita of Hilo; 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 6 great- great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Visitation at 10:00 am, service at 11:00 am. Please no flowers.

Arrangements by Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home, Hilo.

Ken Dorland

Ken L. Dorland passed away on May 26, 2014, in Honolulu. Born in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1937. He and his wife Chris first came to Hawaii in 1981 and stayed for 5 years before returning to the mainland to live until retirement. Ken always had a sense of wanderlust and never stayed in one place too long—the longest being Fairbanks, Alaska, where he retired as the IT manager for the City of Fairbanks. He and his wife returned to Kauai to stay on January 1, 2000. He always loved living near the water and the leisure life that Kauai offered.

He is survived by his wife, Christine, sisters Maxine Barnette (Jacke) and Barbara White of Olympia, WA, brother Guy Dorland (Diane) of Olympia, WA, daughter Marcie Moores (Michael) of Lacey, WA, son Mark Dorland (Kathie) of North Pole AK, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will take place on Sunday, June 8, at the Nawiliwili Yacht Club at 5:00, a potluck to follow. Aloha wear is requested. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Doctors Without Borders.

Juan Rabasa

Juan “Johnny” Rabasa of Lihue passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 3, 2014, at the age of 78. He was born in Wailuku, Maui on July 13, 1935, a Veteran of the United States Army; he retired from the United States Postal Service as Postmaster of Kaumakani Post Office.

He is survived by his wife, Minako Rabasa; one daughter, Shirley Dennis of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sons, John (Anne) Rabasa of Santa Clara, California and Jimmy Rabasa of Lihue; five grandchildren, Rachelle Colston, Thalia (Keenan) Edwards, Michael (Lianne) Dennis, Savannah Rabasa, Donovan Rabasa; 7 great-grandchildren; one brother, Pete Rabasa of Wailuku, Maui; two sisters, Tina (Joe) Brun of Koloa, Pauline Ibia of Hanamaulu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

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

Richard Tom

Richard M. D. Tom of Kapaa, Kauai died on May 29, 2014 at the age of 93. He was born on March 28, 1921 and was a retired Officer and Industrial Relations director at Grove Farm Company. He was also a retired Director, Officer, and Manager of the company-sponsored federal credit union.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian, daughter Stephanie Wong of Honoulu, sons Jonathan (Avis) Tom of Kapaa and Dr. Richard Dana (Laurie) Tom of Aiea, Oahu; Brothers Webster (Juliette) Tom of Honolulu and Thomas (Marietta) Tom of Palo Alto, CA. Surviving grandchildren are Richard Kiakona, Lyndsey, Kyler, Hali and Naleah Tom of Kapaa and Zachary and Courtney Tom of Aiea.

Services will be held at All Saints Church in Kapaa on Saturday, June 28, 2014 with details to be announced later.

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