Obituaries for April 19, 2015

• Frances Pavao Fu • Clemente ‘Clem’ Reponte Sr. • Ricardo Accorsi • Felipe Delos Reyes • Russel Kieth Marshall Sr. • Angela Young • Marion Ishiki • John Fredrick McGuigan 

Frances Pavao Fu

Frances Pavao Fu of Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away at home 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. and grandson, Justin Duque as well as great-grandson, Kaimana Duque.

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.

Clemente ‘Clem’ Reponte Sr.

Clemente “Clem” Reponte Sr., 94, formerly of Kekaha, Kauai, passed away on March 25, 2015, at Wilcox Hospital. He was born on Nov. 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.

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 and 4 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Ricardo Accorsi

Ricardo Accorsi, father of two and friend of many, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the age of 51. Born in Venezuela, Ricardo made his home in Los Angeles before sailing the world with his fiancé, Linda. When Ricardo’s ALS cut their trip short just nine months ago, they moved to Kauai to heal. Sadly, as his facial muscles — the last he had — disintegrated, he was faced with imminent isolation from those he cared about. Ricardo chose to remove the ventilator that kept him alive. He was surrounded by friends and family.

Though confined to his home since arriving on the Garden Isle, Ricardo forged many friendships in the community. His boundless interest in, and appreciation for, the world and people around him requited the affection of many.

A gifted designer, architect, musician, painter, illustrator and storyteller, Ricardo gave life to his idiosyncratic perspectives with creativity and vitality.

In his parting words, spoken through no more than his blinking eyes and Linda’s loving interpretation, Ricardo spoke of love, connectedness with others, and the importance of happiness.

He is survived by his two children, Linda, his mother, several siblings, and countless people left a little more inspired by both the quotidian and the monumental, alike.

In his memory all are encouraged, as Ricardo put it, to have fun.

Please reach out to Linda with any thoughts or questions linda@lindaparker.org

Felipe Delos Reyes

Felipe Delos Reyes of Hanamaulu passed away at home on April 11, 2015, at the age of 87. He was born in Lihue, Kauai, on Nov. 4, 1927. A veteran of the Unites States Army he retired with Lihue Sugar Plantation as a machinist.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Abelina; daughter, Priscilla Gummerus; granddaughter, Jasey Delos Reyes; grandson, John Phillip Gummerus; parents, Panteleon and Guillerma Delos Reyes and brother, Eugenio.

Felipe is survived by eight children, Philip (Sharlyn) Delos Reyes, Kenneth Delos Reyes, Robert “Bobby” (Jan) Delos Reyes, Roland (Monica) Delos Reyes, Kathleen Delos Reyes, Jason (Clover) Delos Reyes, Janice (Raynard) Ellis, Samuel Delos Reyes; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred (Lita) Delos Reyes, James “Jimmy” (Jeanette) Delos Reyes; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Aloha Church in Lihue with viewing from 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Russel Kieth Marshall Sr.

Russel Kieth Marshall Sr. of Lihue passed away in Garden Isle Health Care on April 13, 2015, at the age of 77. He was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin, on May 12, 1937, and retired as a planting coordinator with Lihue Sugar Plantation.

He is preceded in death by his son, Russel Jr. and Vernon Marshal and is survived by his wife, Erodita Marshall; son Michael (Melanie) Marshall of Kapaa, Carlito (Sylvia) Marshall of Oahu, Froilan (Amalia) Marshall of Chino, California, Ruel Marshall of Oahu, Angel (Jamie) Marshall of Lihue; daughters, Katherine (Daniel) Kamai of Anaheim, California, Travan Kelekoma of Anaheim, California, Corinna (Rod) Davis of Oregon, Kirstie (Martin) Banda of Anaheim, California, Harlynn (Richard) Rodriquez of Anaheim California; 24 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and numerous siblings.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

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

Angela Young

Angela Young passed away at her home in Lawai on April 2, 2015, at the age of 44, under the care of Hospice. She was born on Oct. 13, 1970, in Memphis, Tenn.

She had lived the last 12 years of her life on Kauai, as a registered nurse at KVMH, in the labor and delivery unit.

She is survived by her husband Zachary Young, and stepsons Riley and Evan Young; her two sisters Vicki Lassiter and Elizabeth Sheve, and nieces and nephews Bayley Lassiter, Chris Atkins and John Sheve of Atlanta, Georgia.

Service will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the NTBG visitor center (across from Spouting Horn). Gathering from 12-4 p.m., with service at 1 p.m. Join friends and family for a celebration of Angela’s joyous life. Attire is casual/aloha; food, beverage and music provided. Make donation check payable to Angela’s Angel Fund, Inc., PO Box 895 Kalaheo, HI 96741

In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Angela Young Scholarship Fund for Healthcare Professionals.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Marion Ishiki

Marion Rose Leinaala Ishiki, 83, of Kaneohe, Oahu, died April 4, 2015, in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu and was a retired distribution center supervisor for both Liberty House.

Marion is survived by sons; Robert Ishiki of Kilauea, Kauai, Mark Ishiki of Kapaa, Kauai, and Eric Colin Ishiki of Kaneohe; daughters Karen Tillery of Vacaville, Californian, Sharon Ah Nee of Kaneohe, Sandra Duldulao of Makakilo, Koren Refamonte of Kapaa and Nadine Begley of Kapaa; 26 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sister Wilhemina “Audrey” Mangrobang of Aiea and brothers Gilbert Lewis of Liliha, brother-in-law George Ishiki of Kaneohe and sister-in-law Jane Nakasone of Aiea.

Oahu services: Visitation 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at Kaneohe Missionary Baptist Church, 45-131 Waikapoki Road, in Kaneohe. Service to follow at 5 p.m. Committal service is to take place at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Family suggests casual attire.

John Fredrick McGuigan

John Frederick McGuigan of Koloa passed away on April 13, 2015, at the age of 90. He was born on Jan. 2, 1925, in Boston, Massachusetts, and retired as a carpenter on the Mainland.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Emmet and Agnes (O’Connor) McGuigan; his wife Mary; four sisters and a brother.

John is survived by two brothers: Darrell and Jim, and a sister, Helen, all of Canada.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

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