Obituaries for March 18, 2015

• Fallon Lopez • Wilhelmina Soto • William Schenck • Jeremy Ledward • Natividad Saflor • Indalecia Redolfin • Joseph Day • Shizuo Higashiyama • Masako Yukimura 

Fallon Lopez

Fallon Lopez of Kapaa passed away at home on March 8, 2015, at the age of 32. She was born in Lihue, Kauai on June 9, 1982, and was a Security Dispatcher for Securitas at Lihue Airport.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers Patrick Lopez Sr. and John I. Makanani and also by her grandmother Agnes Leimomi Makanani.

She is survived by her grandmother, Rosalina “Sweetie” Lopez; mother, Petra Lopez Makanani; father, Clinton I. Makanani Sr.; sister Lea (Rob) Makanani-Boyce; brothers Clinton “Ioane” (Shiannte) Makanani Jr and Stephen “Kaliko” (Patty) Makanani. 6 nieces Mercedes “Noe” Makanani, Leilyn Makanani, Brianna “Boo Boo” Boyce, Seijia “Kilinahe” Makanani, Kiana “Aiko” Makanani and Faith Makanani; 3 nephews Robert “Paka” Boyce, Michael “Kamalu” Makanani and Jacob “Keone” Makanani; numerous Uncles, Aunties, Cousins and Friends.

A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at St. Catherine Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. Burial to be announced.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the Lopez/Makanani family with arrangements.

Wilhelmina Soto

Wilhelmina “Minnie” F. Soto, of Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on March 13, 2015, at the age of 90.

Born in Lawai Camp on Feb. 14, 1925, She was a homemaker.

Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Mary Freitas; husband, Angel Soto; sister, Virginia Souza; her brothers, Manual, Ted, John, Larry and Joseph.

Survived by her daughter, Stella (Bill) Bukoski, Chermain (Manny) Rapozo, Gwendolyn (Susumu) Muraoka; sons, Averiet (Debra) Soto, Mark (Gayleen Palama) Soto, Randy (Susan) Soto; 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Saint Raphael’s Catholic Church, Koloa.

Visitation at 9 a.m. Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery

The family is being assisted by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

William Schenck

William Allen Schenck of Kapaa, passed away on March 11, 2015, at Kapaa, at the age of 78. Born on Sept. 30, 1937, to parents Herbert Schenck and Anita Allen Schenck in Chattanooga TN, he was a Land Use Planner and City Planner with the County of Marin in California and a Guardian Ad Litem for Family Court of Kauai.

He is survived by Wife Bonnetta Mae Schenck, brothers James Schenck of Delaware and Anthony Schenck of South Carolina, children Christopher (Christie Haejin) Schenck and daughter Patricia K. Lincourt, Calvin D. Smith, Robley Evans Smith, David J. Smith, Melissa (Ian) Kinnersley; grandchildren Jonathan (Ashley) Cornell, Zachariah Kinnersley, Casey Smith, and Jackson Smith; and great-grandchild Bailey Cornell. Memorial services TBA. The Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Jeremy Ledward

Jeremy Kelii Ledward “da HAWAIIAN”, 43 of Kauai, died on February 3, 2015 at Straub Hospital. He was born on January 1, 1972 on Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu, Oahu.

He is survived by his daughter, Kiananapua okai ulani Ledward, sons, Jeremy Kelii Ledward Jr. and Kyle Ledward. Na ohana o Makuahine, Mark “Papa Sau” Sausen, and Auntie Louise Sausen, brother Chad Listman, sisters Lehua Listman and Leah Sausen, Na ohana on Makuakane.

Preceded in death by Makuakane Leonard “Bobo” Tilton, “Mama Ipo” Colleen K. Tilton, brothers Shane K. Tilton and Saffery K. Tilton, sisters Shantel K. Tilton and Stacy K. Tilton, 6 nieces and 9 nephews as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.

“Celebration of Life” will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Waimanalo, Oahu at Alaihi St. “beach access” and Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Hanalei, Kauai at “Pinetrees. For both Celebrations, visitation begins at 11 a.m. Services to begin at noon. Scattering of ashes and “Paddle Out and Potluck Paina to follow.

Natividad Saflor

Natividad “Naty” Ligaya Maglinti Saflor, a former longtime resident of Kauai, passed away on Feb. 22, 2015, at Horizon Specialty Hospital in Henderson, Nevada at the age of 82. Born on Nov. 1, 1932, in Kapaa, Kauai. She worked at the Coco Palms Hotel for 36 years as a waitress and dining room supervisor until it’s closure as a result of Hurricane Iniki in 1992, and continued as a hostess at the Aston Kauai Resort Hotel. She later worked at the Kauai Walmart for 15 years as a Sporting Goods cashier, then as a people greeter. She relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2013.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Florencio “Enciong” Sicam Saflor; parents, Johnny “Juan” Dela Cruz Maglinti Sr. and Esidra Mangilit Maglinti; sisters, Sally Suzanne Maglinti, Violeta Maglinti, Mary Maglinti, Katherine Maglinti, Josiephine Maglinti, Pacita (Alfredo) Castillo; and brothers, Gilberto Maglinti, Alexander Maglinti Sr., William Maglinti Sr., Johhny “Juan” (Alice Almeida) Maglinti Jr., Antonio “Sabu/Tony” (Rosario “Rose” Pantigayon) Maglinti, George (Catherine Munar) Maglinti.

She is survived by 5 sons, Steven Saflor of Las Vegas, Dennis (Victoria “Nanea” Pu’ulei) Saflor of Wainiha, Jeffrey Saflor of Tracy, California, Fredric Saflor of Las Vegas, and Kevin (Starlee) Saflor of Las Vegas; 3 daughters, Cecilia (John) Moore of West Palm Beach, Florida, Valerie (Pascual) Riofta of Las Vegas, and Lorene (Roberto) Texeira of Hanamaulu; eighteen grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Vicente Maglinti Sr. of Oahu; four sisters, Gloria Santos and Inocencia “Sencia” Hoyohoy both of Oahu, Lourdes “Laurie” (Domingo Sr.) Alisna of Hanamaulu, and Incarnation “Inky” (Pancho) Ortiz of Lihue; and two sister-in-laws, Anna Seabury Maglinti of Wailua, and Pastora “Patsy” Pantigayon Maglinti of California.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, March 27, 2015, at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa, with viewing from 8 to 10 a.m. Services and Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Cremation and burial to follow at a later date at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Indalecia Redolfin

Indalecia Medrano Redolfin of Eleele, Kauai passed away on March 10, 2015, at the age of 90 at Hale Kupuna. She was born on March 26, 1924, in the Philippines. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughter, Jesusa “Susan” (Juan) Magallanes, 2 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, March 24, 2014, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 9:45 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

The family is being assisted by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Joseph Day

Joseph Day of Princeville passed away on March 8, 2015, at the age of 78. He was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL on August 22, 1936, and was a retired journalist.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Tony. Joseph is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children: Peter, Matthew, and Sarah; seven grandchildren; two brothers: Tom and James.

A celebration of his life will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico at a later date. Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Day family with arrangements.

Shizuo Higashiyama

Shizuo Higashiyama passed away on March 11, 2015 at Garden Isle Health Care at the age of 93. Born on Nov. 27, 1921, in Lihue, Hawaii, he was a retired salesman with Garden Island Motors.

He is preceded in death by his sister, M. Hatakeyama; and survived by his wife, Mitsuko Higashiyama; 2 daughters, Kay (Clyde) Takekuma of Kapaa and Leila (Roy) Nishida of Kapaa; 4 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Henry Higashiyama of Aiea, Hawaii and Alan Higashiyama of Kailua, Hawaii; sister, Elaine Harano of Honolulu, Hawaii; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held. Family requests no koden.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Masako Yukimura

Masako Yukimura of Lihue passed away peacefully at home on March 15, 2015, at the age of 94. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai on May 26, 1920, and was the proprietor along with her late husband of Yukimura Store in Lihue.

Preceded in death by her husband, Yoshio and her daughter, Julie.

She is survived by 2 sons, Paul (Karen) Yukimura, Peter (Lani) Yukimura; daughter, Lisa Jeffery all of Kauai; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Sally Kingman of Kauai, Kiyoko Aoki of Oahu; 2 brothers, Bob Hiraoka of Kauai, Stan Hiraoka of California; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015, at Lihue Christian Church with visitation from 4:30 p.m. and services beginning at 5:30 p.m. Family graciously declines flowers and requests no Koden. If you wish, you may make donations in memory of Masako Yukimura to Kauai Hospice 4457 Pahee St., Lihue, HI 96766.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Yukimura family with arrangements.


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