Obituaries for Thursday, November 21, 2014

• Epifanio Batangan • Carol Medeiros • Christopher Paden • Mary Miyano • Clyde French • Rev. Luana Dotimas

Epifanio Batangan

Epifanio Villia Batangan of Lihue passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on September 30, 2014, at the age of 86. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on April 4, 1928, was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served in the Korean War. He retired from McBryde Sugar Company and the Sheraton Poipu Beach Hotel.

Preceded in death by his daughter, Emilie and infant Edna; parents, Lorenzo and Ursola Batangan; 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Christina; sons Edwin of Costa Mesa, California and Reuben (Lyla) of Kahului, Maui; daughter, Elsie (Glenn) Perry of Kailua, Oahu; five grandchildren, Kelson, Jarin, Megan, Justin and Jordan; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 29, 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 and Funeral Home assisted the Batangan 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.

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 and 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 and Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Clyde French

Our beloved Father, Clyde Alexander Palikaluhi French of Omao, Kauai, passed into heaven peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on October 28, 2014 he was 92. Clyde was born on May 23, 1922, on Oahu in Niu. He was a Vice President of First Hawaiian Bank and worked for the bank for 47 years. After retiring from the bank he moved back to Kauai and worked with his son and daughter-in-law at Brennecke’s Beach Broiler and Nukumoi Surf Co. for 20 years before his 2nd retirement.

He served in the United States Army Airforce and vividly remembered the attack on Pearl Harbor. A veteran of WWII, Clyde participated in the Pacific Theater Campaign, including a tour of duty on the Island of Saipan.

An active outdoors enthusiast, during his lifetime Clyde enjoyed surfing, sailing, golf, fishing, hunting and four wheeling the often muddy roads of Kokee in his World War II surplus jeep. Clyde freely donated his time to many civic and charitable organizations including serving as President of the Lihue Rotary Club, was on the Board of Directors of G. N. Wilcox Hospital, the Waioli Mission House and several other organizations and is fondly remembered by many. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Kuhio Kalanianaole French and his mother Margaret Wassman French, his beloved wife of 52 years Mavis Chaney French, and his wife Nita Hayes French of 6 years and grandson Robert Dyck.

He is survived by his sister Emma Lichota of Kailua, eldest daughter Iwalani French (Brian) Dyck of Verdi Nv., Robert Chaney (Christine) French of Omao, Leilani French (Flip) McDiarmid of Kailua, Oahu, Grandchildren, Matt Dyck, Buck Dyck, Rochelle Ballard, Hoku Gordines, Kelly French, Jessica Owen, Kainoa French, Heather Asher, Mac McDiarmid, Shannon Lambert, and 15 great grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held Nov. 29th from 2-5pm at St. Michaels and All Angels in Lihue.

Arrangements were handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. The family has requested any gifts addressed to the GN Wilcox Foundation and Kauai Hospice.

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 and 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.


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