Obituaries for May 6, 2015

Obituaries for May 6, 2015

Joseph Rozon

Joseph Laurant Raymond Rozon of Kapaa, HI, passed away on January 9, 2015. Born December 31, 1948 in London, England, Joseph spent his life as an Artist and Barista. He retired from Java Kai, Kapaa, HI in October of 2012.

Joseph is preceded by his parents, Raymond Joseph Razon and Jean Dorothy Hobbs Rozon. He is survived by his son, Aaron Rozon and Aaron’s Mom Michelle Rozon; brother, Michele Rozon. Joseph is also survived by his life partner, Peggy McClure.

A “Celebration of Joseph’s Life” will take place on Sunday, March 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm till 6:30pm. Join us at Kealia Beach Park, Last Pavilion, south of the Lifeguard Station (just before the Pedestrian Bridge). Come as you are.

Mabel Ely Haas

Mabel Ely Haas of Wailua House Lots passed away at home on May 3, 2015, at the age of 91. She was born in New Mexico on September 29, 1923 and she was a self-employed/owner of Lihue Veterinary Hospital since 1965 and at its location since November 1968.

Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Walter Haas whom she married on August 27, 1948; parents, Cook and Carrie Lillie Belle Ely; sister, Toby Easton and brothers, Tom and Harry Ely.

She is survived by her four sons, Gordon (Jeri), Jay (Bonnie), David (Barbara), Rick (Lynn); hanai daughter, Violet Vierra; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer (James, Tim, Tracy, Joseph (Tanya), Kaleo (Josanna); 6 great-grandchildren, Sylvia, Ellen, Jared, Sarah, Jasmine, Jalena; caregiver, Cyndi Desamparado and family; sister, Christopher Ely; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Mabel’s life will be held at a later date.

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

Ernest Moniz Sr.

Ernest Roy Moniz Sr. of Kaumakani, Kauai, Hawaii passed away at home on April 4, 2015 at the age of 70. Born in Lihue, Kauai on July 28, 1944, he was retired from Lihue Plantation.

Ernest is preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Beatrice Moniz, sister: Beatrice Andrade, brothers Manuel Moniz Jr. and Bernard Moniz

He is survived by his wife Brenda Moniz, son: Ernest Moniz Jr., daughters: Cheryl (Jay) Perreira, Michelle (Rick) Juarez and April (Gerald) Ancheta as well as 7 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter, his brouther Jaime (Lolita) Moniz, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday May 16, 2015 At Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo Visitation 8:00 AM Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 AM

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa

Nancy Chizuko Matsuda

Nancy Chizuko Matsuda, former proprietor of Larry’s Music Center in Kapaa, passed away on April 21, 2015, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. She was 92 years old.

Pre-deceased by husband, Lawrence K. Matsuda, she is survived by son, Charles ( Marianne) Matsuda and daughters, Lucille (Stan) Takahashi, Rona (Calvin) Sakai and Roberta (Sidney) Yanagawa; 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Lincoln (Yasue) Takahashi; sister, Diane (John) Uyeno and sister-in-law, Kesa Takahashi.

Private funeral services were held and the family graciously requests no koden or flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Alfredo ‘Sonny’ Asuncion

Alfredo “Sonny” Asuncion, 77 of Wailua Homesteads on Kauai, Hawaii passed away on April 4, 2015 in Honolulu. He was born on April 16, 1937 on Kawaihau Road in Kapaa, Kauai. He was a retired carpenter and fisherman.

Alfredo is preceded in death by his son Keith Asuncion, step-daughter, Kim Hocson, grand-daughter Kaiyah Alani, Sister, Delores “Baby” Stepferson, brother, Philip Asuncion, his father Juan Asuncion and mother Saturina Asuncion.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen Asuncion of Wailua Homesteads, son, Alfredo “Kimo” (Allyson Randall ) Escalante of Kauai, Jennifer Simmons, granddaughter, Keala Simmons-Asuncion of California, Allyson Randall, grandson, Kadyn Randall of Kauai, son Raymond (Sarah)Asuncion granddaughters, Violet and Lehua Asuncion of Kilauea, son, Wayne “Augie” (Teresa) Asuncion; daughter Jan Kaleimamahu , Aloha of Omao, step-granddaughter Lia Alani, Arley, grandchildren Jamin Lopez, Kymani, Arlie, Koloe, Karley Alani.

He also leaves step-daughter Michelle Saia of Wailua Homesteads, grandchildren Andrew and Natasha of Kealia, Tiane Lao, Latu of Utah, stepdaughter Dannette Madeira Wailua Homesteads, gfrandchildren TRandy Teves –Aban of Oahu and Annie Madiera of Wailuya Homesteads, step-son Standford (Chantel)Aban, of Wailua Houselots and grandson, Stanford Aban Jr. as well as his sister Beatrice Furamoto of Kaelia, brother Juan (Ursula Asuncion of Las Vegas and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-grandchild nieces and nephews.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held by St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa on Saturday, May 23, 2015. You may visit with the family at 9:30 am, with Services to follow at 11:00 am. Casual attire is suggested.

Visitation is scheduled for 9:30 am on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kapaa, Memorial Service at 11:30 am. The family suggests Aloha attire.

Placida Visitacion

Placida Jose Visitacion passed away peacefully at Queen’s Medical Center, at the age of 66. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on September 11, 1948 and was employed by Up-To-Date Cleaners.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Salvador and Evarista Jose; brothers, Rodrigo Jose, and Rodolfo Jose; sister, Francisca Jose; and brother-in-law, Francisco Mabini.

Placida is survived by her husband, Pablo Visitacion of Kekaha; son, Arnel (Alicia) Visitacion of Kekaha; daughter, Arlene (Emmanuel) Marcos of San Jose, California; granddaughter, Charlene Visitacion; and grandson, Charlz Allen Visitacion, both of Kekaha, and Andre Marcus of San Jose, California; sisters, Pilar (Dennis) Mabini of Hanapepe, Priscilla (Eduardo) Acoba of Florida, LiwLiwa Mabini of Waimea and Reynalda (Renato) Acoba of Kaumakani; brothers, Villamor (Nicolasa) Jose of Koloa, Pepito (Gloria) Jose of Kahului, Maui and Vincent (Lynn) Jose of Kaumakani; brother-in-law, Segundo (Louie) Visitacion of the Philippines; sister-in-laws, Shirley (Loreto) Agudo of Hilo, Hawaii and Erlinda (Longboy) of the Philippines; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, from 8am – 9am. Mass will begin at 9:30am, with burial to follow at the Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements by Nuuanu Mortuary from Honolulu and Garden Island Mortuary on Kauai.

Pelagio Andres

Pelagio Andres of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2015 at the age of 90. Born on October 15, 1924 in Dingras Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he was one of the Sakada’s to migrate to Kauai in 1946 on the SS Maunawili. He retired as a truck driver with Hawaii Sugar Planters Association (HSPA).

He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernancio and Eusebia Andres, his bother Macario (Marcelina) Andres of the Philippines, Alfredo Andres of Oahu, and sisters Maximina Andres (Lorenzo) Verdadero of the Philippines, Avelina Andres Eugenio of the Philippines and sister-in-law Priscilla Nacnac Andres of Koloa, Kauai.

Pelagio is survived by his wife, Priscilla Lagadon Coloma Andres of Kalaheo, daughter Diane (Tony) Melchor of Koloa, son Jeffrey Andres of Kalaheo, and daughter Norma (Clyde) Hori of Kalaheo, Kauai as well as 5 grandchildren, Tyson Melchor of Koloa, Kendrick Melchor of Koloa, Diandra Melchor of Koloa, Kristy (Kelly) Hadama of Kalaheo and Titus

Hori of Kalaheo, 2 great grandchildren, Kelson Hadama of Kalaheo and Kayden Hadama of Kalaheo; brother Faustino Andres of Koloa, sister in law Bernabela (Alfredo) Andres of Oahu; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Please join our family in the celebration of his life on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo at 9:00 am. Mass by Father Tony Abuan will begin at 10am. Luncheon to follow. Burial will be at Kauai Memorial Gardens. The family graciously requests no flowers.


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