Obituaries for Friday, January 9, 2014

• Michael Pantohan • Louis Almodova Jr. • Hsiu Hsieh • Warren Kamiya • Helen Medeiros

Michael Pantohan

Michael Pantohan, born on May 22, 1953, of Kapaa died on December 27, 2014 at Garden Island Health Care at the age of 61.

He is preceded in death by his father, Juan Pantohan; and daughter Tiffany Pantohan.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen Pantohan; son Curt (Tia Koerte) Pantohan of Waimea; two daughters, Michele (Kurt) Oshima of Lihue, Talia (Jon) Green of Ele’ele; mother, Rosa Pantohan of Kekaha; mother-in-law, Hatsumi Fujimoto of Lihue; two brothers, James (Rose Keale) Pantohan of Kekaha, Steven (Edna) Pantohan of Washington; two brother-in-laws, David Fujimoto of Kapaa, Bobby Fujimoto of Hanapepe; three sister-in-laws, Kathy Kure of Washington, Eileen (Charlie) Powell of California, Cora Fujimoto of California; four grandchildren, Randy Oshima-Kekahu, Kayla Pantohan-Kali, Loea Pantohan, Liloa Pantohan; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Kaumakani Sports Pavilion. Family and friends gathering will begin at 2PM with services to follow at 3PM.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Louis Almodova Jr.

Uncle Louie passed away on December 31, 2014 at Hale Kupuna at the age of 97. Born on October 24, 1917 in Koloa, Kauai, he was a supervisor with McBryde Sugar Company.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Alice Almodova; parents Louis Almodova Sr. and Margaret Almodova; three brothers, Frank Almodova, Henry Almodova and Daniel Almodova; and sister, Sophie Ke-a.

He is survived by his daughters, Gerry (Thomas) Yamamoto of Hanapepe, Sandi (Ron) MacDonald of Ecuador and Patricia Ashley of Honolulu; son, Don (Jeriel) Almodova of Ele’ele; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, August (Bessie) Almodova of Honolulu, Benjamin (Diane) Almadova of Honolulu, and David (Ethel) Almodova of Utah; sister-in-law, Molly Almodova of Honolulu; and three sisters, Lydia Troche of California, Isabel Carvalho of California, and Marge (Tom Yamaguchi) DuPont of Pearl City.

Friends may visit with the family for a celebration of life on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation will begin at 8:30AM with mass at 10:30AM and a committal service to follow at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery at 3PM. The family suggests casual attire and to please omit flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Hsiu Hsieh

Hsiu “Sue” C. Hsieh of Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on December 28, 2014 at the age of 63. Born on May 6, 1951 in Changhua, Taiwan. She was the owner of Lawai General Store.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Okumura.

She is survived by her husband, Tim Keehn, Kalaheo; ex-husband, Rickey Mc Farland; sons, Kurtis (Melody) Mc Farland, Eleele, Kevin (Lisa) Mc Farland, Texas; daughters, Julie Mc Farland, Eleele, Jennifer (Kekoa) Makaneole, Puhi, 13 grandchildren.

A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday January 17, 2015 at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Eleele.

Visitation at 9:30 A.M, Service at 10:00 A.M.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai.

Warren Kamiya

Warren Kamiya passed away on January 1, 2015 at Kauai Memorial Veteran’s Hospital at the age of 63. Born on August 30, 1951, in Waimea, Kauai, he was a retired welder with Kekaha Sugar Company.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Genichi and Hatsuyo Kamiya.

He is survived by his two sisters, Rachael Tafua of Kekaha and Janice (Rodney) Yamakawa of Mililani; two nephews, Francis Tafua of Kapaa and Daniel (Malia) Tafua of Kekaha; four nieces, Jonell (Vernon) Kaohelaulii of Ele’ele, Jannah Tafua of Honolulu, Allyson Yamakawa of Millilani and Christy Yamakawa of Mililani; 5 grand-nieces; 2 grand-nephews; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Family may visit with the family for a celebration of life on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the Waimea Baptist Church. Services will be held at 10AM.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Helen Medeiros

Helen Ornellas Medeiros of Koloa, Kauai passed away on December 24, 2014 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 94. Born on December 22, 1920 in Waimea, Kauai, she was a Homemaker.

Preceded in death by her husband Abel Medeiros, son in law Lani Furtado, great great granddaughter KeiLee Anelamakamae Ahgeak.

Survived by her two daughters: Carol Furtado, Suzette Medeiros (Bill Kane); One son: Peter (Laura) Medeiros, 7 Grandchildren, 16 Great grandchildren, 4 Great-great Grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday January 10, 2014 at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and mass will be celebrated at 10:15 am. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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