Obituaries for Friday, October 10, 2014

• Valie Acorda Visaya • Sosei Chinen • Donna Yamamoto • Artemio Melchor

Valie Acorda Visaya

Valie Acorda Visaya of Kekaha, Kauai passed away on September 28, 2014 at the age 78 at Straub  Hospital. Born on February 27, 1936 in Isabella, Philippines, he was a housekeeper.

She is Survived by her husband: Joaquin Visaya, two daughters: Eliza Villarino & Evelyn (Robert) McClurg, her three sons: Villamor (Loida) Visaya, Jhomar (Kathy) Visaya, Nelson (Brenda) Visaya, her sister Perpetua Ilarde, her 15 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday October 11, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Church from 8:00 am to 9:45 am, where mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Sosei Chinen

Sosei Chinen of Kekaha, died on October 2, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 85. He was born on May 3, 1929 in Kekaha and was a retired power house plant operator with Kekaha Sugar.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris Chinen; and survived by his four sons, Randy (Verna) Chinen of Kekaha, Mark (Ella Kaohi) Chinen of Ele’ele, Ryan Chinen of Honolulu, Robin (Stacey) Chinen of Wailua Homesteads; one daughter, Marlene (Mike) Matutino of Kekaha; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers, Dusty Chinen of Kirkland, WA., Robert Chinen of Newport News, VA., Thomas (Noreen) Chinen of Monterey Park, CA., Edward (Remy) Chinen of Kalaheo; two sisters, Mitsue Hammond of Olympia, WA., and Irene (Jay) Rhee of Redondo Beach, CA.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be held on October 11, 2014 with visitation at 9AM and services to follow at 10AM at the Waimea United Church of Christ, officiated by Pastor Olaf Hoeckman.

Family suggest casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Donna “Gigi” Yamamoto

Donna Yamamoto of Koloa passed away on Septmeber 18, 2014 at the age of 58. She was a tennis club attendant at Poipu.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Claudio & Lillian Lumacad, and is survived by her former husband Robert Yamamoto, her children Lon (Malia) Raposas, Donya (Tony) McKnight, Dane (Darcy) Yamamoto, Rusty Yamamoto, her brother, Claude (Karen) Lumacad, her grandchildren, Kylie, Nissa, Navaeh, Kalawaia, Mailani & Kainnan, & family friend Deuce Psstibone.

A celebration of Donna’s life will be held on Saturday October 11, 2014, at Kukuiula Boat Harbor at 10am. Leis welcome. Arrangements were handled by Brothwick Mortuary.

Artemio Melchor

Artemio “ Art” S. Melchor of Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on September 26, 2014 at Garden Isle Healthcare. Born on August 4, 1922 n Ilocos Norte, Philippines he was a mechanic and a farmer.

He is Preceded in death by his parents, Clemente & Juana Melchor, daughter, Gayle Melchor, brother, Crisogono Melchor and is survived by his wife, Rosamilia “Rose” Melchor, Koloa

daughter, Merlyn (Jeff) Craddock, Wailua Homesteads, Lily (Bob) Davies, Washington, Diane (Mark) Beeksma, Omao, Suzie (Michael) Schad, Washington, son, Artemio (Audrey) Melchor Jr., Big Island, 10 grandchildren, sisters, Crispina, Rosa and Florita, brothers, Anacleto, Ben, Manuel & Geronimo, & numerous extended family members.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday October 11, 2014 at Kauai Christian Fellowship Church, Poipu. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM, with service at 2:00 PM. Burial to follow at Koloa Public Cemetery

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa, Kauai.

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