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Obituaries for Wednesday, November 19, 2014

• Crispin Fontanilla • Rev. Luana Dotimas • Benigno Nicolas • Carol Medeiros • Claron Nakamatsu • Chiyeko Yoshii • Christopher Paden • Mary Miyano • Kit Mattingly

Crispin Fontanilla

Crispin “Chris” Fontanilla, 77, of Muleshoe, Texas, died on Friday, November 14, 2014 in a Lubbock, Texas hospital. He was born October 26, 1937, in the Philippines to Agatona and Catalino Fontanilla.

Chris attended Kaumakani Elementary School and was a 1957 graduate of Waimea High School. In 1959, he entered the U. S. Air Force and retired at the rank of Master Sergeant in 1979 after 20 years of dedicated service. After his retirement, he began his new career as a Golf Professional and managed area golf courses in Texas and coached all the local golfers in lowering their handicap.

He is survived by his wife; Jan Fontanilla of Muleshoe, TX., sons Terry Fontanilla of Muleshoe, TX., and Jeff (Kelley) Fontanilla of Texico, NM, and daughters Leslie (Jim) Leiberick of Portales, NM., and Marlene Toma of Kekaha. He is also survived by his brothers Archie (Alice) Fontanilla of Kaumakani, Joe (Nancy) Fontanilla of Lawai, and Gus Fontanilla of Kalaheo. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Cheryl Lavin, Josh Coleman, Johnny Lavin, Kayleigh Lavin, Kevin Toma, Kris Toma, Christian Fontanilla, Kirra Fontanilla, and four great grandchildren: Dorian, John J5, Benjamin and Korbin.

Crispin was preceded in death by his parents Catalino and Agatona Fontanilla, and his brother Rod Fontanilla.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday November 19, 2014, at Steed Todd Funeral Chapel with Hank Baskett officiating. Burial will follow at Texico Cemetery, Texico, NM. Arrangements by Steed Todd Funeral Home.

Condolences can be sent to son Jeff Fontanilla, 820 Avenue F, Texico, NM 88135.

Rev. Luana Dotimas

Rev. Luana Pualani Dotimas of Ke Akua Mana Church, Kapaa, died on November 7, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 56. Born on March 2, 1958, in Lihue, Kauai, she was an Office Manager with Bargreen Ellingson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward & Enith Panui, sister, Henrietta Costa and daughter, Kara-Lee Panui Souza.

Rev. Luana is survived by her husband, Gilbert Antonio Dotimas, son, Wynson (Michelle) Apaka Rapacon of Wailua, daughters, Brandi (James) Malie Dotimas of Kaumakani, Tiana (Frank) Lelia Mitzel of Minot, North Dakota, and Sharla Puanani Dotimas of Kaumakani; hanai son, Tyson (Nahealani) Kanoa Panui; brothers, Edward Panui of Lihue, Edwin Ku Panui of Kaumakani, and Anson Panui of Lihue; grandchildren, Shylee Kaelynn Dotimas Sueoka of Ewa Beach, Kaenon La’akeaoku’upuakalehua Torres of Kaumakani, Leianna Pualani Rapacon, Shawn Apaka Rapacon and Kaley-Anne Malialani Rapacon, all of Wailua, and Makayla Marianne Makana Mitzel of Minot, North Dakota; companion, Ford Sueoka, hanai daughter, Rachel Akemi Higashi of Kekaha, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 9:00am. Services will begin at 11:00am, officiated by Kahu Kihapai Rev. Wayne Vidinha Sr. Inurnment to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcome.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Benigno Nicolas

Benigno Andres Nicolas of Kapaa passed away in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital on October 27, 2014, at the age of 90. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines on February 12, 1924. He retired as a school teacher in the Philippines and a groundskeeper on Kauai.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Elena Nicolas; 3 sisters, Maria Nicolas, Manuela Andres and Macrina Nicolas; 1 brother, Alfredo Nicolas.

He is survived by 2 sons, Benedicto (Teresita) Nicolas and Benigno (Rostita) Nicolas Jr.; 2 daughters, Benelyn (Tommy) Robles, Juliet (Michael) Cruz; six grandchildren, Ryan (Shery Ann) Robles, Sheryl (Randy) Juan, Twyford Robles, Bryan Maneja, Julienne Mae Cruz and Michaelle Jae Cruz; 4 great-grandchildren, Trysen Robles, Alexis Robles, Shandy Juan and Shayna Juan; numerous nieces, nephews, hanai nieces and hanai nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at St. Catherine Church in Kapaa with visitation from 8:00 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Nicolas family with arrangements.

Carol Medeiros

Carol Ann Medeiros, 75, passed away at her home in Lihue on November 5, 2014. She was born on January 19, 1939 in Dearborn, Michigan. As the owner of CALM, Inc. in Lihue, she prepared individual and small business tax returns for nearly 40 years.

Mrs. Medeiros is predeceased by her beloved husband, Patrick E. Medeiros and her parents, John Edward and Frances Elizabeth Nettenstrom.

Mrs. Medeiros is survived by her five daughters: Lori (Elpidio “Tony”) Cardenas of Lawai, Laura (Dave) Cristobal-Andersland of Kalaheo, Teri (Chad) Cataluna of Lihue, Ranae (Edward) Vicoy of Wailua, and Julie (Darren) Nygaard of Colorado, thirteen grandchildren: Michael (Achel) Cardenas, John Cardenas, Sean (Jessika) Cristobal, Nicole (Nelson) Cristobal, Nathan (Zenda) Ragragola, Chelane Weaver, Shaston (Deja) Oshiro, Shaidon (Justyce) Oshiro, Randy Vicoy, Eliza (Junior) Vicoy, Jenna (Ben) Vicoy, Charmonieux (John) Figueroa and Dominica Nygaard, and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Ronald W. Nettenstrom, of St. Louis, Missouri, and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe beginning at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 22, 2014. Services will begin at 2:00 pm with inurnment to follow.

The family requests that flower arrangements be omitted, but lei are welcome. Aloha attire is suggested.

Claron Nakamatsu

Claron Nakamatsu of Kapaa, Kauai peacefully passed away on November 5, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving wife and son at his side at the age of 64. Born on March 4, 1950 in Lihu`e, Kauai he was retired from Aloha Airlines and recently retired from the United States Department of Agriculture at the Lihu`e Airport.

Preceded in death by his son Liloa, he is survived by his wife of 37 years Terri and his son Kahai.

He is also survived by his parents Yasu and Sue Nakamatsu, siblings Sheilah Miyake and Baron Nakamatsu, father and mother -in-law Clarence and Lydia Ludin, sister-in-law Pat Autele, brother-in-law Joel Ludin, and his two nieces, Michelle and Hayli.

A celebration of his life will be held at Breath of Life Christian Ministries in Lihue on Saturday November 22, 2014. Visit with the family from 9:00 to 10:00 am with services to follow.

Chiyeko Yoshii

Chiyeko Yoshii of Moloa’a, passes away on November 1, 2014 at the age of 101. She was born on April 7, 1913 in Anahola.

She is preceded in deaeth by her husband, Matsuo Yoshii; daughters, Yoshiko Nakamura and Sally Dingethal; and son, Lawrence Yoshii.

She is suvived by her sons, Stanley (Kuija) Yoshii of California and Dick (Linda) Yoshii of Moloa’a; Daughters, Shirley (Larry) Senaha of Las Vegas and Rachel LeDuc of Moloa’a; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three great-greatgrandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Kapaa Jodo Mission with visitation at 10AM and services to follow at 11AM. The family is requesting that donations be made to Kapaa Jodo Mission and to please omit flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Christopher Paden

Christopher “Chris” Paden of Koloa, Kauai passed away on November 8, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 51. Born on August 18, 1963 in Lihue, Kauai he was a Carpet Installer with Harvey’s Flooring.

Preceded in death by his father Constancio Paden.

He is survived by his wife Arceli Paden, 2 daughters: Ashlyne Paden, Ahlyssa (Patrick) Kua, mother Linda Paden, 2 brothers: Cory (Dana) Paden, Carl (Lisa) Paden, 2 step children: Brian Carvalho, Jr., Sheena Carvalho, 8 grandchildren, numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday November 22, 2014 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 9:00 am to 10:45 am where services will be celebrated at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at St. Raphael’s Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa.

Mary Miyano

Mary Hisaye Miyano of Portland, Oregon, previously of Kauai and Honolulu passed away on November 13, 2014, at the age of 92. She was born on November 15, 1921 in Lahaina, Maui, and was a dedicated homemaker.

Mitsuo Miyano, her husband of 43 years preceded her in death in 2008.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in law, Doreen and Bob Harunaga-Ewing; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and JoAnn Harunaga; niece, Linda Alexander; and nephew and his wife, Warren and Paige Wakiyama, and their three children.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, November 24, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia with viewing from 8:00 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Kit Mattingly

Kit Davis Mattingly of Princeville passed away at Regency at Puakea on November 16, 2014, at the age of 64. He was born in Palo Alto, California on June 11, 1950, and was a retired self-employed carpenter and avid golfer.

He is survived by his daughter, Shannon Mattingly of California and one grandson, Jesse Mattingly.

A celebration of his life will be held privately.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Mattingly family with arrangements.


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