Obituaries for May 23, 2015

Obituaries for May 23, 2015

Leonora Vidinha

Leonora C. Vidinha of Makaweli passed away in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on May 19, 2015, at the age of 76. She was born in Wahiawa, Kauai on August 3, 1938, and retired as a bartender with Sheraton Kauai.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Placido and Alejandra Cabancugan and one son, Mason John Vidinha.

Leonora is survived by her husband, Michael Vidinha of Makaweli; three sons, Martin (Cindy) Vidinha of Florida, Mark (Patricia) Vidinha of Idaho, Michael Vidinha of North Carolina; one daughter, Perle “Pua” (Robbie) Kaholokula of Kapaa; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one brother, Abelardo “Sonny” Cabacungan of California; three sisters, Maggie Honjo of Kalaheo, Violet Aceret of Hanapepe, Mary Leong of California; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Waimea United Church of Christ (Waimea Stone Church) with viewing from 10:15 a.m. and services beginning at 11:15 a.m. Burial will be held at Kauai Memorial Gardens at 2:15 p.m.

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

Frederick Ku’uipo Kaulukukui

Frederick “The Legend” Ku’uipo Kaulukukui of Wailua, passed away on May 15, 2015, in Lihue, Kauai at the age of 58. Born on December 5, 1956, in Honolulu, Fred was loved by all. “The Legend” enjoyed life to the fullest, and was known for his exuberant laugh and larger-than-life personality. Always ready with a funny story, Fred loved golfing, surfing, hanging out his family and friends. He made many life-long friends from his days as a National Guardsman and from golfing at the Wailua Golf Course.

He was preceded in death by his mother, May Leialoha Wright and stepfather, Manuel Badayos.

He is survived by the loves of his life, wife, April (Towler) Kaulukukui; children, Maile (Jordan) Kaulukukui-Falk and Donald (Sarah Rose) Kaulukukui; hanai sons Jaret Towler and Kaiea Kaulukukui; granddaughters, Lilinoe, Kiele, Waileia, Lehia and grandson, Haloa. Also survived by his father, Glenn (Joan) Kaulukukui Sr.; siblings, Glenn (Kathy) Kaulukukui Jr., Roddy (Gina) Kaulukukui, Fabian (Anacleto) Kaulukukui-Heloca, John W. Kaulukukui, Ruth Kainoa Kaulukukui, Moses (Michelle) Kaulukukui- Palisbo, Douglas Kaulukukui, Tamara (Carl) Moore, and Juliana (Gabriel) Tennberg and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A celebration of Fred’s life will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 3 p.m. at the Kaulukukui residence, 5236 Nonou Road, Wailua Houselots. We would love to see you and share stories but if you can’t make it, toast him with a chelada, knowing that Fred is smiling at you with his huge trademark grin.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the Kaulukukui Ohana requests that a donation be made in Fred’s honor to the Kauai Hospice.

A very special thank you to the Wilcox Hospital doctors and nurses, staff and nurses at Garden Island Healthcare, and a big mahalo to Kauai Hospice for taking such good care of Fred. Also, thank you to all the friends and family who have been so supportive to our family over the past 16 months. We are forever grateful for your kindness.

Debra Kikumi Aguinaldo

Debra Kikumi Aguinaldo of Eleele, passed away on May 15, 2015, at Kauai Care Center, at the age of 61. Born on Sept. 14, 1953, in Waimea, Kauai, she was a retired public school teacher with the Department of Education.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen Aguinaldo; son, Travis (Brooke) Aguinaldo of Lihue; two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Cainan of Lihue; brother Bruce (Gail) Masuda of Pakala; and nephew, Kekoa Masuda of Utah.

Friends may visit with the family at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai, on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Visitation will begin at 12noon with services to follow at 1 p.m. Family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Elaine Kupihea Watson

On Monday, May 11, 2015, Aunty Elaine-Tutu departed from mortality to rejoin her husband D Rollins Watson on their journey through eternity.

Elaine is preceded in death by their daughter Evone L Watson.

She is survived by her daughter, Eileen I (Charlie) Bright; grandchildren, Nancy L K Bright; grandson Justin K (Jenna) Bright; granddaughter, Chenoa K Watson and great-granddaughter, Ryder Mahina Honjo.

Services will be held at Kapaa LDS Chapel located at 4561 Ohia Street on Saturday, May 23, 2015. You may visit with the family at 9:30 a.m., Service at 10 a.m. and Celebration of Life to follow. All who loved her are welcome.

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