Obituaries for Thursday, January 1, 2015

• Yoshie Sato • Loretta Abalos • Michael Piano • Adrien Malina

Yoshie Sato

Yoshie Matsuwaki Sato of Lawai, died December 15, 2014 on Oahu at the age of 82. She was born in Lawai and retired as a medical secretary for the Department of Health, State of Hawaii.

She is survived by husband, Henry “Hank”, daughter, Jody (Kawika) Agpalsa of Waipahu; brothers, Gary (Lillian) Matsuwaki of Honolulu and Alex Matsuwaki of Kapahulu; three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Service at 11 a.m. The inurnment will follow at 2 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Family suggests casual attire and no flowers.

Hosoi Garden Mortuary assisted the Sato family with the arrangements.

Loretta Abalos

Loretta A. Abalos of Mountain View, passed away on Friday December 19, 2014 at the age of 82. She was born in Maui and Retired as a Homemaker.

She is survived by her sons Al (Rose) Abalos of Mountain View, Martin Abalos of Honolulu; daughter Pearla (Micheal) Glanton of Georgia; brothers Cris Asuncion of Kaua’i, Alfred Asuncion of Honolulu; sister Dolores Stollar of California; 4 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held.

Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary- Hilo.

Michael Piano

Michael James Piano was born on October 26, 1944 in Rochester, New York to Theresa and Norman Piano. Husband of 33 years to Judy Piano, brother to Bernadette, and father of Rachel, Nicole, Sarah, and Dominic. Father-in-law to Mike Pooley, Dylan Jones, and Joshua Tjarks. Grandfather to Lily and Milo Pooley. Uncle and hanai father to many. 

Lover of all things music, golf, the church, a good crossword puzzle, a hot cup of McDonald’s coffee, shell hunting, snorkeling in the warm waters of Hawaii, with a passion for movies, and good conversation. What he cherished the most was cooking and sharing good food with his family. 

He had an early love for music that led him to a professional music career and world travels with his band, ‘The Sandpipers’. Upon moving to Kauai with his family, he enjoyed a long career with the Marriott. In his retirement, he gave back to the community by volunteering for the food pantry at St. Catherine’s Church and worked to share the word of God with the inmates at KCCC. 

He passed away peacefully at home on December 29, 2014 surrounded by all of his loving family members. 

His services will be held at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa’a, Saturday, January 3rd at 10 am, followed by a gathering at the Piano hale. Contact (808) 651-1471. 

The family has asked that any donations in his name be made to St. Catherine’s Food Pantry or Kauai Hospice. 

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Adrien Malina

Adrien “Eddie Cowboy” Malina of Lihue passed away on December 20, 2014 at the age of 58. He was born on May 21, 1956 in Lihue and the owner of Malina Ranch.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Henry and Leila Malina of Nawiliwili and maternal grandparents Richard and Antonina Lee of Waimea Valley.

He is survived by his parents Norton and Eveline Malina, Spouse, Marylou Mendes, Brothers-Norton Malina Jr. (Joyce) and Lee Malina, Daughters-Toni (Royden) Malina, Summer (David) Malina, Leinani (Marshall) Malina and Oniki Malina, Grandchildren, Tori Tanka, Shayna Malina, Kaya, Koen & Kyli Camara. Numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2014 from 10-1 at Maalo Road (Wailua Falls). Family requests hunter orange shirts or casual attire.

Arrangements were made by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


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