Obituaries for Friday, November 7, 2014

• Oseas Tumbaga • Malcom Stransky • Alice Kaneshiro • Michael Thornton

Oseas Tumbaga

Oseas “Osh” Yabes Tumbaga passed away at Zale Lipshy University Hospital on October 27, 2014, in Dallas, Texas at the age of 78 He was born on April 7, 1936, in the Phillipines.

He is preceded in death by parents Daniel and Maria Tumbaga of Kekaha, Kauai, first wife Linda “Lynne” Shannon of Reno, Nevada, and niece Jennifer Tumbaga of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

He is survived by his wife Aurora Acevedo Tumbaga; children, Loni Jo Tumbaga Holt, Jodi Lyn Tumbaga, and Gary Craig Tumbaga, Humberto “Junior” Acevedo and Iris Ruiz; siblings, Carlena Tumbaga Vea, Julie Tumbaga Peake, Job Tumbaga and Sam Tumbaga of Kekaha, Kauai. 

A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 1st at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 750 West Lucas Road Lucas, TX 75002. The family plans an island ceremony of remembrance next summer. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to UT Southwestern Medical Center, Office of Development, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888 or online at   

Malcom Stransky

On October 23, 2014 Malcolm W. Stransky, Mac, joined his dearest wife Winnie in heaven. Born April 29, 1912 he was 102 and a half years young. While attending Oregon State University he met the love of his life Winnifred, a home economics major. They married in 1939 on Winnie’s 22nd birthday.

After getting a BS in mechanical engineering and a MS in chemical engineering together they moved to San Francisco and later to San Jose CA where son Jack was born.

They set deep roots in Redwood City CA where Mac build his own home and welcomed daughter Lynn.

Mac ran large factories which built then technologicly innovative upscale heating systems and built-in vacuum cleaners, which he invented.

In retirement after moving to Los Osos and later to Arroyo Grande CA Mac and Winnie travelled all over America by RV.

They also spent winter months enjoying Mammoth Lakes and Death Vally CA, square dancing, hiking, meeting up with snowbird friends, relatives and college roommates.

Married 68 years, Mac and Winnie are now young again and together with relatives, friends and young son Kim.

Malcolm is preceded in death by his beloved wife Winnie, his parents Joe and Mable Stransky; sisters Mildred Judd and Ardice Stransky; brother Waldo Stransky, all from Oregon; 2 year old son Kim Stransky, CA; brother-in-law Walter Brown, Santa Rosa CA and many many friends.

He is survived by his son Jack (Annette) Stransky, Saratoga CA; daughter Lynn (David) McLernon, Koloa, Kauai; sisters-in-law Phyllis Brown, Santa Rosa CA and Jackie Darstein, Seattle WA; nieces Sheryl (John) Fabianek, Anacortes WA; Pam Wooster, WA; Terralyn Barfield, Santa Rosa CA and nephew Tod (Andrea) Brown, Woodinville WA plus loving helpers Petra Ione, Cheryl Amyx, Shelby Simms, his attentive doctor Craig Netzer & team and John Black DDS & team. Mahalo nui loa to KFD Koloa, AMR, KPD and Wilcox Hospital’s great ER team.

Mac taught us all much; Marry Well, Work Hard and Always Smile and Laugh, even if you can’t hear or understand what’s being said. We will all miss Mac’s big smile, heart felt laughs, big shaka waves and Ray Ban cats.

No formal services are planned.

Alice Kaneshiro

Alice “Jackie” Ku’ulei Kaneshiro of Kapaa, Kauai, Passed away on November 2, 2014 at Samuel Mahelona Hospital at the age of 87. Born on June 2, 1927 in Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawaii. She was a Retired Bar Owner.

Preceded in death by her two children.

She is survived by her husband: Soichi “Boy” Kaneshiro, 5) Daughters: Sheila McFadden, Lita Buccat, Jeri Ann Madrid, Cash Lopez, Crystal Chow, 3) Sons: Raymond Chow, Rodney “Raychel” Flores, Seagram Flores, 1) Brother: Nick Ignacio, Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Private services were held.

Arrangements were handled by BORTHWICK/KAUAI MORTUARY.

Michael Thornton

Michel Francis Thornton passed peacefully in his sleep Sunday, September 27 2014. Mike was born September 5 1950 in San Diego California.A skilled fine artist and house painter, Mike surfed, fished and golfed his way through life with a cheerful and positive outlook.

He is survived by his son Michel (Shantel) Thornton, sister Marilyn (Dirk) Vandermeer, niece Breanne Vandermeer Cope and beloved grandchildren Tyler and Sephina Thornton.

A Celebration of life will be held at Grandpa’s (pine trees) November 16, 2014 at 4 pm. Call

635-7637 for more information.


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