Obituaries for April 12, 2015

• Leon ‘Angus’ Gonsalves Sr. • Darryl Henry Arruda • Frances Pavao Fu • Daniel Gregory Newbold • Clemente ‘Clem’ Reponte, Sr. • Arturo Lazo Dumaoal Sr. • Elizabeth ‘Makalapua’ Haluapo • Richard Fujii • Jane Vegas • Kathleen Fleming • Kent Frank • Mark Nagaoka • Marla Hiranaka Okazaki • Samuel ‘Jumbo’ Bukoski • Eugene Holcomb

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 Prosecuting 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; nine great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; brother, Sam (Francine) Gonsalves of Washington; sister Annette Creamer of Las Vegas, NV; 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.

Darryl Henry Arruda

Darryl Henry Arruda of Hilo, Hawaii passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Kona Community Hospital at the age of 66. He was born in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii on December 29, 1948. He was a retired Heavy Equipment Mechanic and a Vietnam Veteran in the United States Army.

Preceded in death by son, Darin Arruda; father, Henry Arruda and nephew, Kyle Arruda.

He is survived by his son, Dustin (Malia) Arruda of Hilo, Hawaii; daughters, Kristy Arruda of Kauai, Angela (Billy) Farias of Kauai; eight grandchildren, Shelcee Camat of Kauai, Gordon “Koni” Camat of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jhaiston Lumacad of Kauai, Brayden Farias of Kauai, Breena Farias of Kauai, Brevin Farias of Kauai, Damian Arruda and Anthony Arruda of Hilo, Hawaii; three great-grandchildren, Kanoa Farias of Kauai, Javen Camat of Honolulu, Lilly Fabro of Kauai; mother, Alice Arruda of Kauai, Hawaii; brother, Kelly (Linda) Arruda of California; sister, Nadine (Darrell) Horner of Kauai, Hawaii; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Friday, April 17, 2015, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, Visitation from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Celebration of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at East Hawaii Veterans #2 at 11:30 a.m.

Family requests casual attire, flowers are welcome.

A Memorial service will also be held on Kauai on Friday, April 24, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia, Kauai with visitation from 8 to 9:45 a.m. with Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

Frances Pavao Fu

Frances Pavao Fu of Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on March 31, 2015, at the age of 78. Born on Kauai, Frances was a retired Anahola preschool teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lono Fu; son, Lanning Joseph Fu; parents, Phillip and Rose Pavao; brother, Phillip Pavao, Jr.

Frances is survived by her daughters; Lissa Fu, Lona Duque (Harry Brown) Lani (Darrin) Gomes, Lynn Leong, Leilani (Kip) Furugen; sons, Lance (Roni) Fu, Vernon (Lynn) Fu; sisters; Dolores Soto, Patricia (Phillip) Kamakea, brother, Patrick (Karen) Pavao; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel at 9:30 a.m., followed by a service to celebrate her life at 10:30 a.m. Family suggests casual attire with a hint of red.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary; Koloa, Kauai.

Daniel Gregory Newbold

Daniel Gregory Newbold passed suddenly on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his home in Kapahi on the Island of Kauai. Daniel was 52 years old. Born in Toronto, Canada, Daniel was the youngest of seven children. Deciding to leave Canada in 1965, the Newbold family immigrated to the United States and settled in beautiful Santa Cruz, California. They then moved South of Santa Cruz where Daniel attended Rio Del Mar Elementary, Aptos Junior High, and Aptos High School, graduating with the class of 1979. A true seeker of adventures, Daniel formed a love with the ocean at a young age. He was an avid long boarder, diver, and fisherman.

Daniel moved to Hawaii in 1989, settling on the Island of Kauai and began working as a commercial painter. His work then brought him to the Island of Oahu where he was a project manager for a local construction company. Daniel was involved in many honorary projects in his line of work such as restoration efforts at Hickam Field and Pearl Harbor. His roots were set in Hawaii, but his heart never left Santa Cruz where he visited family and friends frequently. He had quite the following in Santa Cruz and was always showered in love by all who knew him.

Daniel was full of life, full of love. His spirit, followed by his smile were both radiant beyond words. A simple man with more funny stories than fingers and toes, Daniel always valued a good laugh. To him, the reciprocation of love was all that mattered. He will be missed deeply for he was loved more than he could ever imagine.

Daniel is survived by four brothers, Thomas Newbold of Santa Cruz; Sean Newbold of Kapaa, Kauai; Patrick Newbold of San Luis Obispo; Ford Newbold of Queensland, Australia; sisters Gabrielle Catherine Newbold of Aptos; and Toni Seiler of Scotts Valley; nieces Lauren Rose Newbold of Kapa’a, Kauai; Crystal Lauren Newbold of Santa Cruz; Lindsey Seiler of Scotts Valley; Bridget Johnson of Santa Cruz; Lesley Montes of Bakersfield; and a grandnephew, Michael Montes of Bakersfield and sister-in-law Christina B. Newbold.

Daniel’s memorial mass will take place on April 18, 9 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa, followed by a paddle out at Wailua Beach. A celebration of Daniel’s life will take place at Daniel’s house in Kapahi with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St Catherine’s Church on Daniel’s behalf.

“That we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”

Clemente ‘Clem’ Reponte, Sr.

Clemente “Clem” Reponte, Sr., 94, formerly of Kekaha, Kauai, passed away on March 25, 2015, at Wilcox Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Clem is pre-deceased by his wife, Linda, and sons Clemente, Jr., and Robert and daughter Frances McGuire.

He is survived by daughters, Patsy (Tommy, deceased) Palama of Kalaheo, Kauai, Cindy (Leggie) Vinluan of Kapolei, Oahu, and Tina Reponte of Wailuku, Maui; brother Estelato (Zosima) Reponte of Kekaha, Kauai; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was born on November 23, 1920, in Cebu, P.I., and came to Kauai in 1923 with his parents, Pedro and Francesca Reponte and brother Estelato. The family lived in Mana, Koloa, and finally in Kekaha. Clem worked at the Kekaha Sugar Company as a journeyman pipefitter for 47 years, retiring in 1982.

Clemente had a passion for music and played part-time as a bassist for the Merrie Melodiers, a big band sound conducted by the late Charlie Kaneyama from 1941-1952. He also played with other small combo groups, with the late Joe Alavarez and Pat Nakayama. In his later years he was a member of the Kauai Senior Citizens musical performers.

In his early 60’s Clemente trained for long distance running and did many races including the Honolulu Marathon which he completed in 4 hours, 28 minutes. A strength and inspiration he has passed on to his children and grandchildren throughout the years.

He also loved dancing, especially kachi-kachi. Up until he was 90, he use to dance at the numerous kachi-kachi dances held on Kauai.

Services will be held on April 25, 2015, at St. Theresa’s Church in Kekaha. Visitation from 8 to 9:30 a.m., with eulogy and mass to follow. Aloha attire, flowers are welcomed.

Arturo Lazo Dumaoal Sr.

Arturo Lazo Dumaoal Sr. passed away on March 24, 2015, at the age of 75, in Reno Nevada. He was born on August 2, 1939, in Marcos Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

Arturo is survived by his wife, Filipinas Manuel Dumaoal; three sons, Danilo (Flor) Mateo of the Philippines, Arturo (Grace) Manuel of the Philippines, Francis (Jenny) Dumaoal of Nevada; one daughter, Elizabeth (June) Dumaoal of Kauai; 10 grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A prayer will be held for the celebration of Arturo’s life on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 6 p.m. at 5276 Aalona Street in Kilauea, (Rendens House). Burial will be held in the Philippines at a later date.

Elizabeth ‘Makalapua’ Haluapo

Elizabeth “Makalapua” Haluapo of Omao passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 80. She was born on December 22, 1934, in Ahukini.

She is survived by her brothers, Edward Keoho Sr. of Kapaa, Clifford (Dannette) Lee of Wailua, Francis Lam of Nanakuli, and David (Bruna) Lam of Waianae, and sister, Kathy (Matthew) Louis of Oma’o.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Lihue First Church. Visitation begins at 10 a.m., followed by services at 11 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Richard Fujii

Richard N. Fujii passed away on March 19, 2015, at Straub Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu at the age of 65. Born on April 13, 1949, in Lihue, Kauai. He was a retired Controller for Koa Trading Co.

He is survived by sisters, Carol (Dennis) Seino of Lihue; Clare (Glenn) Morishige of Lihue; brother, Douglas (Susan) Fujii of Lihue; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family has chosen to hold Private services. No koden.

Arrangements by: Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Jane Vegas

Jane Vegas of Lawai passed away on April 4, 2015, at Garden Isle Healthcare at the age of 91. Born on September 21, 1923, in Koloa, Kauai, she was a Hawaiian Quilt Instructor with the County of Kauai.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Solomon F. Vegas, parents, Joseph and Candita Morris Figaroa, and brothers, Sarafin Figaroa and Joseph Figaroa, Jr.

Jane is survived by her sons, John S.F. (Judy) Vegas of Wailua; Joe (Janet) Vegas of Lawai; Charles (Betty) Vegas of Kalaheo; Bob (Angie) Vegas of Lawai; and Vincent (Josephine) Vegas of Kaumakani; daughters, Cathy (Dan) Counts of Lawai and Candy (Alan Mindoro) Vegas of Lihue; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on April 18, 2015, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Koloa at 9 a.m. Mass by Deacon Tom Contrades will begin at 11 a.m., followed by burial at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Kathleen Fleming

Kathleen Fleming of Waimea passed away on April 2, 2015, at Kauai Care Center at the age of 70. Born on April 7, 1944, in Glendale, CA, she was a free spirited woman with a big heart.

She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Brown, brother, Robert Brown, and sister, Mary Brown.

She is survived by her son, Matthew (Daisy) Fleming of Dallas, TX; daughter, Iolana (Brian) Vance of Overland Park, KS; mother, Kathleen Brown; brother, Charlie Brown of Kilauea, HI; sister, Jeanne McVey of Alexandria, VA, and four grandchildren.

Private services were held.

Kent Frank

Kent Edward Frank of Kapaa passed away on March 18, 2015, at the age of 55. He was born on October 14, 1959, in Burbank, California and was a cashier at Costco.

Kent is survived by his parents: Margaret and Arnold Frank of California; his spouse, Joseph Adorno of Kapaa; brother, Frank of California; sisters: Mary Horning , Kathleen Frank, and Moreen Frank, all of California, and Patty Frank of Nevada.

A celebration of Kent’s life will be held to be held at All Saints Church in Kapaa, on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual Hawaiian “Aloha” wear recommended. Flowers and donations in Ken’s name to All Saints Church accepted.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements

Mark Nagaoka

Mark Nagaoka of Kapaa, Kauai passed away on April 2, 2015, at home at the age of 65. Born on July 17, 1949, in Lihue, Kauai, he was a retired store manager with Whalers General Store and Foodland.

He is survived by his son, Ryan Nagaoka of Kapaa, daughter, Ashley Nagaoka of Honolulu, brother, Ed Nagaoka of Manhattan Beach, CA, and sister, Judi Ishida of Kapaa.

A celebration of Mark’s life will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai. Visitation at 9 a.m., and memorial services with military honors at 10 a.m. Reception to follow.

Inurnment will be at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe at 1 p.m.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Marla Hiranaka Okazaki

Marla K. Hiranaka Okazaki of Lihue passed away at her home on April 7, 2015, at the age of 57. She was born in Lihue, Kauai, on November 13, 1957, and was a Technician/Receptionist with Dr. Michael Oride, Optometrist.

Preceded in death by her father, Mamoru Hiranaka and husband, Wesley Okazaki.

She is survived by her mother, Bernice Hiranaka of Lihue; two brothers, Leslie (Lynn) Hiranaka of Wailua Homesteads and Russell (Cathy) Hiranaka of Manoa, Oahu; three nephews, Bradley, Sean-Michael and Brice Hiranaka; numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted Marla’s family with arrangements.

Samuel ‘Jumbo’ Bukoski

Samuel “Jumbo” K. Bukoski of Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on April 2, 2015, at the age of 72. Born on June 6, 1942, in Koloa, Kauai, he was a retired police officer.

Samuel is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Elizabeth Bukoski; sister, Rosie Bukoski; and brother, Kenneth Bukoski.

He is survived by his wife, Lola Bukoski, Koloa; sons, Samuel Bukoski, Oahu, Keith “Kika” Bukoski, Oahu, Elton “E.J.” Bukoski, Koloa; daughters, Weena (Royden) Kusaka, Puhi and Tammilyn (Jack) Nishimoto, Lihue; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, numerous aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of his life will be on Saturday May 30, 2015, at Saint Raphael’s Catholic Church, Koloa. You may visit with the family at 8 a.m., followed by Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. The family has chosen to have a “private” burial.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai

Eugene Holcomb

Eugene Leslie Holcomb of Kapaa passed away at home on April 9, 2015, at the age of 87. He was born in Nyack, New York, on June 17, 1927, and retired from the Federal Government as a Contract Compliance Officer.

Preceded in death by his parents, John and Martha (Pfeiffer) Holcomb and sister, June Dalin.

He is survived by two daughters, Ilona (Paul) Friedrich-Holcomb of Belmont, California and Laurie Knutson of Minnesota; four sons, Grant (Kimi) Holcomb of Kapaa, Jeff Holcomb of Illinois, Doug (Sarah) Holcomb of North Carolina, Timothy (Kris) Holcomb of Wisconsin; 12 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held.

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


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