Obituaries for Sunday, October 26, 2014

• Stanley Wakayama • Thomas Sheldon • Lester Goo • Henry Azeka

Stanley Wakayama

Stanley Mitsuo Wakayama of Wailua Houselots passed away at home on October 6, 2014, at the age of 89. He was born in Lihue, Kauai on February 20, 1925. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, Military Intelligence Service and retired from the Department of Water.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Shigeru Wakayama, Tadao Wakayama and Ernest Wakayama.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Laura Wakayama and son, Scot Wakayama of Wailua Houselots; two grandsons, Tyson (Chanelle) Wakayama of Wailua Houselots and Travis Wakayama of Honolulu; one great-grandson, Makoa Stanley Wakayama of Wailua House Lots; one brother, Jack (Florence) Wakayama of California; four sisters, Miyako Betty Yama of Kauai, Kate Watase of Oahu, Grace (Kenji) Munechika of Oahu, Irene (Jerry) Matsuda of Washington; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Lihue Christian Church with visitation from 3:00 p.m. and services beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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

Thomas Sheldon

Thomas Loubet Sheldon, 74, of Wailua passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. “Luby” as he was affectionately known, was born on October 11, 1940, in Kealia, Kauai and served his country in the United States Army. He retired as a Sergeant for the Kauai Police Department. He was a fun loving, charismatic person, and will be missed by all of those who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy Sheldon; parents, Henry C. and Sarah Sheldon, and brother, Samuel W. Sheldon.

He is survived by his siblings, Henry K. Sheldon (Gladys), Richard Sheldon (Jeannie), Joyanne Dilwith, and companion, Winona Sheldon. Loved by all nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lihue Chapel (4580) Ehiku St. on November 1, 2014. Viewing will be at 9:00 a.m. with Services to follow at 10 a.m.

Arrangements and burial services will take place at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Lester Goo

Lester Yuk Waa Goo of Kapaa passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on October 15, 2014, at the age of 66. He was born in Lihue, Kauai on November 9, 1947 and was a waterman.

Preceded in death by his father, Edward Waa Yin Goo.

He is survived by his son, Edward Carl Kaikea Goo; daughters, Alana (Mark) Frazier, Dr. Kaimana (Landon Rahtz) Goo DMD; mother, Elsie Mew Lung Goo; sister, Sylvia Gibboney; brothers, Bernard (Charlene) Goo and Roland (Lynette) Goo; one granddaughter; former wife, Gretchen Goo; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Anini Beach by the boat ramp from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with services beginning at 11 a.m. Family requests no flowers.

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

Henry Azeka

Henry Norimi Azeka of Hanapepe, Kauai, died on October 18, 2014, at home at the age of 93. Born on April 24, 1921, in Hanalei, he was a retired fireman with the County of Kauai and painter with Sadao Kakuda Painting.

Henry was the youngest sibling and is preceded in death by his parents, Sotaro and Matsuyo Azeka of Hanalei; three brothers, Hiroshi Azeka of Maui, Megumi Azeka of Hanalei and James Takemoto of Wailua; five sisters, Chie Takimoto of Sapporo, Japan, Shizuno Azeka of Hanalei, Ruth Hamada of Maui, Nancy Sugihara of Waimea and Eva Yasutake of Wailua.

Henry is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Kaauamo Azeka; son Malcolm (Trudy) Azeka of Hanapepe; four daughters, Haunani (Jeff) Seward of Hanapepe, Joy (Thomas) Canute of Hanapepe, Debra (Robert) Ruiz of Waimea, Romaine (William) Oliveira of Hana, Maui; twelve grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

Friends may visit with the family on November 1, 2014, at Garden Island Mortuary with visitation at 9 a.m. and services to follow at 10 a.m.

Aloha attire is suggested and omit flowers. Leis will be accepted.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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