Obituaries for Feb. 8, 2015

• Florence Tomita • Fred Coleman • Remegio Bugayong • Juan Cadiz • Shigeo Tsuhako

Florence Tomita

Florence Tomita, known by many as “Aunty Flo” of Lihue, passed away on Feb. 1, 2015. She was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and loyal friend. Florence generously gave her time and energy to many causes within our community. She will be remembered as incredibly kind and caring.

Florence volunteered for numerous civic and charitable organizations, including Zonta Club, Kauai FCE, and Lihue Hongwanji Women’s Association. She also served as President of the Hawaii Heart Association, Kauai Chapter.

She had many careers during her lifetime including retail, food and beverage management, and her own business “Flo and Sho Associates.”

Florence enjoyed oshibana, watercolor painting, ceramics, ikebana, cooking, singing and dancing. Aunty Flo’s enthusiasm and compassion will continue to be an inspiration in the countless lives she touched.

She is survived by her three daughters, Lisa (Brandon Vallejos) Tomita of Lihue, Nancy (Jerry) Berson of Maryland, and Kerry (Dane) Han of Maui; two grandchildren, Gregg ( Nicole) Berson and Trevor Han; two great-grandchildren, Alexander Berson and Addison Berson; two brothers, Alan Nakamura of Sacramento and Rex Nakamura of Lihue; two sisters, Eleanor (James) Kimura of San Francisco and Janet Malindog of Sacramento; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at the Lihue Hongwanji Church at 3 p.m. Services are to follow at 4 p.m.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Fred Coleman

Fred Coleman of Haena passed away at home on Feb. 3, 2015, at the age of 93. He was born in Arkansas on Dec. 13, 1921, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Air Force in 1965 and was also the Pacific Liaison Officer for Civil Air Patrol.

He was preceded in death by his son, Fred Coleman.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Lydgate Coleman of Haena; three grandsons, Fred Coleman III of Minnesota, Donald Coleman of Texas and Scott Coleman of Hanapepe.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe beginning at 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Coleman family with arrangements.

Remegio Bugayong

Remegio U. Bugayong of Kalaheo, passed away on Jan. 10, 2015, at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 80. He was born on June 20, 1934, in Rosales, Pangasinan.

He is survived by his wife, Pacita Bugayong; son, Renato (Rowena) Bugayong of Kalaheo; two daughters, Marietta (Clyde) Kihara of Big Island and Rowena (Eric) Asuncion of Honolulu; seven grandchildren, Kristy Bugayong, Melissa Bugayong, Dylen Bugayong, Jimmy Kihara, Jade Kihara, Ashley Felipe, and Grand Felipe; and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Feb. 21, 2015, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo at 8:30 a.m., with Mass celebration at 9:45 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.Family suggests casual attire and are open to flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd

Juan Cadiz

Juan C. Cadiz of Lihue, Kauai passed away on Jan. 21, 2015, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 87. Born on May 13, 1927, in the Philippines Retired Laborer with the Guava Company.

He is survived by his wife: Edarlina Cadiz, daughters: Terrie (Eden) Mabini, Susana (Dondee) Duldulao, Vhina (Junior) Padilla; sons: Erwin (Liabelle) Cadiz, Freddie (Naein) Cadiz, 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, brothers: Menancio (Tina) Cadiz, Tony (Marlene) Cadiz, sisters: Lorenza Bolosan, Rosita Bolosan, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and again on Saturday Jan. 14, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church from 8 to 9:45 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Shigeo Tsuhako

Shigeo Tsuhako passed away peacefully after at short illness at Torrance Memorial Hospital on Feb. 1, 2015. Shige was born in Kahului, Maui on Sept. 1, 1933, he was a Beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and a retired insurance agent. Survived by his wife May of 53 years; daughter Joy Tsuhako Salas; son-in-law Sergio Salas; grandchildren Zachary and Sanoe; and brothers Rikio and Masao Tsuhako of Maui.

Services will be held on April 4, at the United Church of Christ in Waimea. Family requests no flowers and no monetary gifts (koden).


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