Obituaries for April 1, 2015

• Dorothy Marcella Furtado • Leon ‘Angus’ Gonsalves Sr. • Hildred K. Palea Kamaka • Yukiko Kubota • Shigeo Tsuhako • Marcelina Bunao • Stanley Sadamitsu • Masahiro Morimoto • Juan Villasista

Dorothy Marcella Furtado

Dorothy Marcella (Balocan) Furtado passed away on March 21, 2015, at the age of 70 in San Diego, California. Born on Sept. 25, 1944, in Honolulu, she devoted her life to her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Furtado, and daughter, Jessica Elena Blando.

She is survived by her sons Frank (Lahaina) Furtado, Jessie (Leticia) Furtado, Clinton (Erica) Furtado, Bradley Furtado, Thomas Furtado Jr.; daughters Alison (Keleki) Crichton, Caroline (Patrick) Dodge, Tina Furtado, Peggy Furtado, April (Larry) Toussant; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

No immediate services are planned at this time. Her children will honor her request to have her cremated remains returned to Kauai and scattered at sea.

Leon ‘Angus’ Gonsalves Sr.

Leon “Angus” Gonsalves Sr. of Kalaheo passed away on March 22, 2015, at the age of 67 on Oahu in the care of Islands Hospice. He was born on Oahu on May 5, 1947. He worked for the County of Kauai for 33 years, first with the Kauai Police Department and then as an investigator for the Prosecut-ing Attorney’s office. Leon volunteered with the Pop Warner Football Association for over 30 years, holding many positions from coach to commissioner.

He was also a proud member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha, Chapter 3 and a strong advocate for kidney dialysis for the last several years of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Agnes Makepa Gonsalves; in-laws, Albert and Clara Jardin; brother Sandy Cantotay; niece Yolanda Gonsalves; and brother-in-law Peter Kali Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Gonsalves; sons, Leon Jr. (Patricia), Lionel (Cesili), Lance (Tobey) and Loran (Linette Rita) all of Kauai; hanai son, Kenney Meatoga of Kauai; seven grandsons; two great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; brother, Sam (Francine) Gonsalves of Washington; sister Annette Creamer of Las Vegas, Nevada; sisters-in-law, Alberta Kali and Jeanette Cantotay.

A celebration of life is scheduled for April 25, 2015, at Prince Kuhio Park in Poipu. Visitation with family from 9 to 11 a.m., services to follow. Family suggests casual attire and request flowers be omitted.

Hildred K. Palea 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 Dec. 12, 1937, in Waimea, Kauai, she was a homemaker and caregiver.

She was 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 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Kekaha Ward). Viewing and services is from 9 a.m. to noon, with burial to follow at the Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Yukiko Kubota

Yukiko Akazawa Kubota of Kalaheo, Kauai, passed away on March 9, 2015, at Straub Hospital at the age of 87. Yukiko was born on Oct. 1, 1927, in Makaweli, Kauai.

Yukiko was preceded in death by husband, Nobuo Kubota, and is survived by son Keith (Sharon) Kubota of Aiea, daughter Lorna (Steven) Freitas of Kalaheo; seven grandchildren, Jocelyn (Hank) Barriga, Keven Freitas, Sheralyn (Sal) Hernandez, Serene Kubota, Jaclyn (Kihei) Fernandes, Reid Kubota and Shealyn Freitas and nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Misao Mori of Santa Barbara and Itsuko (Harry) Murabayashi of Lawai and brother Eugene (Jessie) Akazawa of Manoa.

Please join our family in a celebration of her life on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Waimea United Church of Christ, Waimea, Kauai. Visitation at 10 a.m. followed by service at 11 a.m.

The family was assisted by Hosoi Mortuary, Oahu.

Shigeo Tsuhako

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

He 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).

Marcelina Bunao

Marcelina N. Bunao of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on March 23, 2015, at the age of 96. She was born on April 20, 1918, in Santa Ignacia, Tarlac, Philippines. She was a homemaker.

Marcelina was preceded in death by her husband, Tiburcio Bunao; sons, Domingo, Sergio and Rodolfo Bunao.

Marcelina is survived by her daughter, Gloria (Teodorico) Gacusan, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Kauai Veteran’s Center. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. A service to celebrate Marcelina’s life will follow at 10 a.m. Burial at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

The family has been assisted by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Stanley Sadamitsu

Stanley S. Sadamitsu of Lihue, Kauai, passed away on March 14, 2015, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 76. Born on July 14, 1938, in Lihue, Kauai, he retired from the Gas Company.

He is survived by his wife Ethel Sadamitsu; sons, Craig (Maria) Sadamitsu of Lihue, Darren Sadamitsu of Lihue, Curtis (Becky) Sadamitsu of Kapaa, and Shane (Jasmine) Sadamitsu of Hanamaulu; brothers, Richard (Carol) Sadamitsu and Wayne (Jane) Sadamitsu, both of Lihue; sisters, Sharon (Gary) Morita of Kalaheo and Janice Sadamitsu of San Gabriel, California; four grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

The family was assisted and final arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Masahiro Morimoto

Masahiro Morimoto of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on March 12, 2015, at the age of 93. Born on May 13, 1921, in Hanamaulu, Kauai, he was a retired carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Chiyomi Morimoto.

Masahiro is survived by his sons; Howard (Marlene) Morimoto, Lihue, Clifford (Colleen) Morimoto, Waipahu, Wayne Morimoto, Kapaa and his daughter, Janet (Robert) Isono, Pearl City. He had four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Yoshie Isokane, Lihue, brother, Masaaki Morimoto, Los Angeles, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held. Family requests no koden.

The family was assisted with final arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Juan Villasista

Juan Villasista, 100 years old, of Kaumakani, Kauai, passed away on March 7, 2015, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. Juan was born on July 12, 1914, in the Philippines. Juan was a retired laborer.

Juan is survived by his wife, Inocencia Villasista, son, Adriano (Erlinda) Villasista; two daughters, Romula (santiago) Alumbria, Lourdes (Joaquin) Del Rosario; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren,15 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 8:30 am to 9:45 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

The family is being assisted by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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