Obituaries for Oct. 29, 2014

• Thomas Sheldon • Henry Azeka • Katsumi Matsukawa

Thomas Sheldon

Thomas Loubet Sheldon, 74, of Wailua passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 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.

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 Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Viewing will be at 9 a.m. with services to follow at 10 a.m.

Henry Azeka

Henry Norimi Azeka of Hanapepe, Kauai, died on Oct. 18, 2014, at home at the age of 93. Born on April 24, 1921, in Hanalei, Kauai, 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 Nov. 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.

Katsumi Matsukawa

Katsumi “Jane” Matsukawa, 97, of Honolulu, passed away on Oct. 8, 2014, in the Palolo Chinese Home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai and was a retired State Government outreach worker and former school cafeteria manager.

She is survived by sons, Glenn, Edward and Michael; sister, Kimiko Sugibayashi; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Visitation from 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Waimea Foreign Church (UCC), Kauai; memorial service 4 p.m. No monetary gifts or flowers. Casual attire is suggested.


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