Obituaries for Friday, March 27, 2015

• Potenciano Agustin • Shigeo Tsuhako • Melvin Iwamoto • Natividad Saflor • Aida Carbonel • Jeremy Ledward • Robert Stuart • Hildred Kamaka • Andrew Masunaga

Potenciano Agustin

Potenciano “Pat” Agustin passed away on March 5, 2015 at the age of 84. Born on October 23, 1930, in Puhi, Kauai, he worked Security for Securitas at the Lihue Airport. He retired from Grove Farm Sugar Plantation.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Josefina Jadulang Agustin; his parents, Timoteo Domingo Agustin and Euphracia Lopes Agustin; his brothers, Acasio Agustin, Juan Agustin, Bernard Agustin, Paustino Agustin and Deme Agustin, .

“Pat” is survived by 5 daughters, Candice (Steve) Cummings of Kapaa, Kauai, Patricia Melendez of Puhi, Kauai, Lara Sadorra of Puhi, Kauai, Lori (Richard) Pascua of Waianae, Oahu, Danielle (Aaron) Olds of Richardson, TX; one son Duwain Sadorra of Kaneohe, Oahu, 14 grandchildren 9 great-grandchildren, one sister Rose (Matias) Arizo of Puhi, Kauai and numerous nieces and nephews.

A “Celebration of his Life” will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Lihue Baptist Church 3223 Elua St. Lihue, Kauai. Visitation at 9:00 am followed by Services at 10:30am.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Shigeo Tsuhako

Shigeo Tsuhako passed away peacefully after at short illness at Torrance Memorial Hospital on February 1, 2015. Shige was born in Kahului, Maui on September 1, 1933. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Shigeo was honorably discharged from US Army and a retired insurance agent.

Shigeo is 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.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the United Church of Christ in Waimea. Visitation at 10 a.m. and Services will begin at 11 a.m. Family respectfully requests no flowers and no monetary gifts (koden).

Melvin Iwamoto

Melvin Tadao Iwamoto, age 53 of Hanama’ulu, HI passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Honolulu. Born on January 11, 1962 in Lihu’e HI, he was employed with Waialae Golf Course and the Hawaiian Electric, Inc. and attended the Kamehameha Schools, Class of 1980.

Melvin was preceeded by his father, Melvin T. Iwamoto, grandparents Tadashi and Pearl Iwamoto of Hanama’ulu and Kaluna and Daisy Ka’auwai of Waipouli, Kaua’i.

Melvin was survived by his wife, Lea Kamakawiwo’ole Iwamoto of Honolulu; son Melvin T. Iwamoto, III, and daughter, Melia Kamakawiwo’ole Iwamoto of Honolulu. Also survived by his mother, Linda Kaauwai-Iwamoto of Hanama’ulu, sister Darrah (Hiwa) Makanui of Anahola, and brother Kyle T.K. Iwamoto of Honolulu; nieces Tihane (Luke) DeKneef of Honolulu and Chanita (Calsen) Makanui of Anahola; nephews Beau Lopez of Anahola and Rustin Iwamoto Hee of Honolulu. Grandniece Kahoku Morrow Lopez, Chase La’akea Chang Lopez of Kapa’a and Kapilioha Makanui Hasegawa of Anahola and many cousins.

You may visit with the family at 8am, Saturday, (March 28) at the Kapaa’a First Hawaiian Church, Kapa’a, Kaua’i; followed by service celebrating his life starting at 10 am, and Sunday, (April 12) at Maunalua Bay, Hawaii Kai, O’ahu, service starting at 3:30 pm., scattering of ashes to follow.

Natividad Saflor

Natividad “Naty” Ligaya Maglinti Saflor, a former longtime resident of Kauai, passed away on February 22, 2015 at Horizon Specialty Hospital in Henderson, Nevada at the age of 82. Born on November 1, 1932 in Kapaa, Kauai, She worked at the Coco Palms Hotel for 36 years as a waitress and dining room supervisor and retired at Kauai Wal-Mart.

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.

Natividad is survived by five 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; three daughters, Cecilia (John) Moore of West Palm Beach, Florida, Valerie (Pascual) Riofta of Las Vegas, and Lorene (Roberto) Texeira of Hanamaulu; eighteen grandchildren and thirteen 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 a.m. to 10 a.m. Services and Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Burial on Monday, March 30 at 12 noon at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

Aida Carbonel

Aida Yelo Yniss Carbonel of Koloa went to be with the Lord and was reunited with her husband, Alfredo Itabac Carbonel, on March 2, 2015. She was born in Honolulu, Oahu on April 29, 1929.

She is survived by children Lorraine (Mike) Schmidt, Alfredo (Ruth) Carbonel, Albert (Tina) Carbonel, and Arlene (Adolf) Santana; grandchildren Kristie (Marlon) Cadiente, Alison Carbonel, Tasha (Patrick) O’Brien, Ryan Schmidt, Katrina Carbonel, Alec Carbonel, Alan (Katherine) Kalili, Ashleigh Carbonel, Aston Carbonel; great-grandchildren Khloe Miller, Ian Cadiente, Jystin Stiles, Kiani Farias, and Aysen Farias.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Koloa Missionary Church.

Viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. with services at 10:00 a.m.

Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family requests aloha attire.

Jeremy Ledward

Jeremy Keli `i 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 Keli `i 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.

Jeremy is 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.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Sun 3/22/2015 in Waimanalo, Oahu at Alaihi St. “beach access” and Sunday 3/29/15 in Hanalei, Kauai at “Pinetrees.

For both Celebrations, visitation begins at 11:00 am. Services to begin at 12 noon. Scattering of ashes and “Paddle Out and Potluck Pa`ina to follow.

Robert Stuart

Dr. Robert S. Stuart of Brunswick, Maine died on March 20, 2015. He was 93.

Dr. Stuart was born on December 7, 1921 in Rangeley, Maine, son of Dr. Charles Stuart and Edith Sterling Stuart. He graduated from Deering High School in 1940, Bowdoin College in 1944 and Columbia University Dental School of Dentistry in 1947. During the Korean War, he served in the US Air Force Dental Corps at Lackland Air Force Base and K9 Korea. Later he was a dental officer with the New Hampshire Air National Guard for many years, retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel. He had a private dental practice in Brunswick, Maine for 30 years.

Dr. Stuart was a Senator in the 104th Maine State Legislature. He was a past president of the Brunswick Rotary Club. For the past 29 years, Dr. Stuart and his wife, Barbara, have lived in Maine in the summer months and in Princeville, Kauai during the winter. He was an active volunteer at the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge for many years and a member of Christ Memorial Church in Kilauea.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Porter Stuart, daughters Nancy Reid and Gail Stuart Winner, his son Robert, Jr., eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and step-daughter, Karen Steenhof.

The family will have a small private ceremony to honor his life.

Hildred Kamaka

Hildred K. Palea Kamaka of Kekaha passed away on March 21, 2015 at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 77. Born on December 12, 1937, in Waimea, Kauai, she was a homemaker and caregiver.

Preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Kamaka, father, William Palea, and mother, Henrietta Nordmeier Palea.

She is survived by her sons, Kaneala and Kimo Kamaka, both of Kekaha; daughters, Danelle (Kaimi) Kamaka of Kekaha, Anna Kamaka of Kekaha, and Denise (Wilbur) Parubrub of Kaumakani, hanai daughters, Keikilani Dela Cruz of Waimea, Noelani Dela Cruz of Hanapepe, and Alaina Duarte of Waimea. Aunty Hildred was a childcare provider for over 40 years. She has many hanai children. Also surviving is her sister, Rhoda (Howard) Vinhasa of Ewa Beach; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on April 11, 2015 at Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Kekaha Ward). Viewing and services is from 9 am to 12 noon, with burial to follow at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Andrew Masunaga

Andrew R. Masunaga of Kapaa passed away on March 20, 2015 at Papa’a Beach at the age of 64. Born on November 24, 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska, he was a carpenter.

He is preceded in death by his father, Andrew H. Masunaga and brother, Dennis C. Masunaga.

Andrew is survived by his mother, June K. Masunaga, and two sisters, Jill A. Masunaga & Larry Hall of Renton, WA, and Lori Masunaga & Chuck Nakagawa of Mililani, HI. Also surviving is his uncle, aunt, and numerous cousins.

Private services were held. No koden please.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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