Obituaries for Nov. 26, 2014

• Epifanio Batangan • Clyde French • Catalina Parbo  • Tokiko Tada

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.

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.

Catalina Parbo

Catalina Manzano Parbo of Waimea, Kauai passed away on November 18, 2014 at her residence in Waimea surrounded by her family and friends at the age of 70. Born March 25, 1944 in Batac, Ilocos Norte Philippines. She was a retired Field Technician at Syngenta Seed Kekaha.

Preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Isabel Manzano, son Edwin Parbo, Brother-in-laws Rizalino Parbo, Alfredo Parbo and Fernando Sayno.

She is survived by her husband Julio Parbo, daughter Luz (Orlando) Austria and daughter-in-law Melita. 4 grandchildren: Janice (Charlie) Bahet, Albert (Maybeline) Parbo, Evelyn (Ricardo) Parbo, Michelle (Alton) Austria. 3 great-grandchildren: Christian June Bahet, Charice Bahet and Ricardo Mederos Jr., 4 sisters: Flor Sayno, Juliana (Pedro) Cocson, Segundina (Hipolito) Pitpit, Lucena (Isidro) Ringor, 1 brother Virgilio (Celerina) Manzano, Sister-in-laws Virginia Parbo and Cornelia Parbo, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha from 8:00 to 9:45 a.m. Where mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Tokiko Tada

Tokiko Tada died on November 13, 2014 at the age of 94. Born to Kiichi and Shu Takenaka on October 21, 1920, in Kapaa, Hawaii, she was a waitress at Tip Top.

She is preceded in death by her husband Megumi Tada; brother Shoichi Takenaka, and three sisters, Betty Kurihara, Sue Kono and Hinazumi.

She is survived by her two sons, Lance Tada and Kent Tada, both of Lihue, Hawaii; daughter, Jessie (Ray) Lum of Oahu, nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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