Obituaries for June 10, 2014

• Juan Rabasa  • Jean Hangai • Annie Wright

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 and Funeral Home assisted the Rabasa family with arrangements.


Jean Hangai

Jean Sachiko Hangai, 76, of Aiea, Oahu passed away on June 1, 2014 in Honolulu. She was born in Koloa, Kauai on October 14, 1937.

She was preceded in death by her father Masakado Hamamura and brother Harry Hamamura.

She is survived by husband Stephen H. Hangai of Aiea; sons Darren (Alma) Hangai of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines and Dwayne (Lani) Hangai of Aiea; daughter Stephanie (Stacey) Hangai-Erese of Makiki, Oahu; granddaughter (Jeanette Hangai) of Las Vegas; mother Asae Hamamura of Aiea; brothers Ray (Hannah) Hamamura of Aiea and Roy (Kay) Hamamura of Kalaheo, Kauai; sister-in-law Carol Hamamura of Kalaheo, Kauai.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday (June 17) at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary on Oahu, Visitation 5 p.m., service at 6 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and No flowers requested.

Arrangements are being handled by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, LLC.

Annie Wright

Annie Malie Kuamoo Wright, 94 of Waianae died in Waianae. She was born in Malama, Hawaii. 

She is survived by son Alika Gaspar, daughters Jeanette Loomis and Donna Mae Gaspar, 35 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Daughter-in-law Laurinda Lei Cano, Francine (Randy) Oligo, Frank Cano III (Judy), Franchot Hawaiian (Pamai) Cano, Francisco Mauna (Pomai) Cano, Francella Napua (Lloyd) Rita, Francford Braddah (Jamie) Cano, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren. 

Visitation: 8:30 a.m., Friday at Mililani Mortuary – Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. 

Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.


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