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Obituaries for May 27, 2015
Ernest F. Veniegas
Ernest F. Veniegas of Hanamaulu, Kauai passed away on May 19, 2015, at Wilcox Hospital. Born on June 17, 1925, in the Philippines, he was 89 years old. Ernest retired from Wailua Golf Course as an Assistant Maintenance Man.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Emilio and Felisa Veniegas.
Ernest is survived by his wife, Juanita Catbagan Veniegas, his daughter, Rosemary (Christine Dean) Veniegas, his son, Christopher Ernest Veniegas, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He also leaves extended family, Annette and April (Caregivers) Julia, Glory and Lisa Barut, his god daughter.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, May 29, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church from 9 to 9:45 a.m. where mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
“Don’t worry. Be Happy!”
Abraham Kailikini Jr.
Abraham “Braddah” Kailikini Jr. passed away on May 12, 2015, at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 64. Born on April 19, 1951, in Waimea, he was a machine operator and a jack of all trades.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Abraham Kailikini Sr. and Ermine Kailikini.
Abe is survived by sons Kevin Kailikini, Travis (Jessica Hoe) Kailikini and daughter Shelcie (Kevin) Fune, seven grandchildren, Jordyn and Justin Fune, Bronson, Lili, Haaheo, Noah, and Logan Kailikini of Hanapepe. Sisters Pamela (Ernest) Dow of Kekaha, Ruth Naumu of Lihue and Cynthia Blair of Hanapepe, numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Hanapepe Valley residence, 5010 Awaawa Rd. at 11 a.m.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
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; brother Frank (Lynn) Bukoski, Koloa; sisters, Elaine Panui, Koloa and Margaret “Peggy” (Dave) McCallum, Big Island, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, 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 are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai.
Cynthia Ann Yamamoto
Cynthia Ann Yamamoto, born on November 7, 1948, passed away on May 17, 2015, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 66.
She is survived by her husband, Grant Yamamoto; son, Ronson (Shantelle) Valdez of Lihue; daughters, Tisha (Marcques) Henderson of Portugal, Dawn (Matthew) Lopez of Lihue; Chelsey Valdez of Eleele; 10 grandchildren; mother, Mildred S. Miller; step-mothers, Peggy Wisneski and Wilhelmina Perreira; brothers, Mark Perreira of Lihue, Teddy (Tammy) Perreira of Kekaha, Robin Perreira of Kalaheo; Uncle Bill of Texas; sisters, Theresa L. Ratcliff of Texas, Caroll Neilsen of Oahu, Susan Perreira of Lihue, Jessica (Alan) Kung of California, Dara (Kelly) Balmores of Kalaheo, Tiare Sorensen of Texas, Deidre Wisneski of Oahu, Denise Wisneski of Kekaha, Shawn Wisneski of Kekaha; Amber Wisneski of Kekaha; brother-in-law, Roland (Robin) Yamamoto; sisters-in-law, Audrey Abe and Shawn Cummings Perreira; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her father, Alfred W. Perreira; and brother, Robert Perreira.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with services to follow.
Family suggests casual attire.
Rin H. Sakoda
Rin H. Sakoda passed away on May 17, 2015, at Waimea, at the age of 95. Born on April 26, 1920, in Makaweli Camp, she was a house wife.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ryojiro and Hisa Honma; husband, Masao Sakoda; daughter-in-law, Alma Sakoda; granddaugter, Karin Sakoda; brothers, Tatsutaro Honma, Yukichi Honma, and Riyozo Honma; and sister, Grace Date.
She is survived by her sons, Ronald of Huntington Beach, California and Erwin (Bernie) of Lihue, Hawaii; daughter, Vivian (Charles Jr. Pereira) of Kalaheo, Hawaii; eight granchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Hiroshi Honma of Honolulu, and Alan Ken Honma of Honolulu; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private services were held.
Rex Bernard Ancheta
Rex Bernard Ancheta of Kalaheo passed away on May 10, 2015, at the age of 55. Born on January 7, 1960, in Lihue, Hawaii, he was an Air Force Veteran as an E2 air cargo specialist and aviation technician with Aloha Airlines.
Rex is survived by his parents, Bernardo C. Ancheta and Gloria F. Ancheta; brothers, Stanley Ancheta of Kalaheo, and Floyd (Celia) Ancheta of Colorado Springs, CO; sister, Gwendolyn (Kenneth) Vickers of Fayetteville, Georgia; sister-in-law, Wilma, uncles, aunts and numerous cousins, three nieces, four nephews, five great-grandnieces and one great-grandnephew.
Friends may visit the family on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation will begin at 8:30 with services at 10 a.m. and burial to follow at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe.
Family suggests aloha attire and is open to flowers.
Adam Ronald Brun Jr.
Adam Ronald Brun Jr. of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away on May 6, 2015, at the age of 51. Born on January 25, 1964, in Lihue, Kauai, he was a firefighter stationed at the Lihue Airport Crash Fire Department. He became an avid cowboy starting with 4-H events on Oahu. He was a skilled farrier who felt it a calling to correctly balance shoes on each horse. He taught his farrier and rodeo skills to anyone who was willing to learn. His famous words “pay attention” will be remembered by those he taught.
He was preceded in death by his father, Adam Ronald Brun Sr.
He is survived by his children Alana (Darren) Agustin, Waylon Brun, Kierra Bukoski, granddaughters Aaliyah and Dakota Agustin, mother Glenda Vierra, siblings Robert (Lorna) Brun, Rhonda Brun, Stephanie (Bambridge) Aona, Leona Brun, Shana (Lance) Ling and Angela (JJ) Prigge, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces.
A celebration of Adam’s life will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at St. Raphael Church, 3011 Hapa Road, Koloa. Visitation with family will be 8 to 10 a.m. with Mass to follow. Western attire is requested.
Adam’s brief story was featured on the front page of The Garden Island newspaper on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, “Cowboy Up” by reporter Darin Moriki.
Adam’s ohana sends their deepest thanks and love to our extended family, friends, co-workers at Lihue Crash Fire and Sheraton Kauai Resort, cowboys and other supporters who helped Adam in his pancreatic cancer treatments. Numerous fundraisers where held and the outpouring of support was generous and beyond what was anticipated. Thank you to all who prayed which God gave Adam the incredible strength for the journey. To the many that spent time with Adam your visits lifted his spirit, thank you for your compassion.
Clyde Tomio Yoshimori of Lihue, Kauai, passed away in his home on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the age of 67. Born on March 11, 1948, in Lihue, he worked for McBryde Sugar Plantation until they closed, then Lihue Plantation, and, finally, Aqua Engineers from which he retired. He was also a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Navy.
Raised in Koloa, Kauai, he was preceded in death by his wife Gwendolyn; parents, Hideto and Sumiko Yoshimori of Koloa; and sister, Aileen Schecter of Honolulu.
He is survived by his son, Isaac (Karen Ching-Silva) Yoshimori of Lawai; two daughters, Esther (James) Miller of Kapaa, and Naomi (Don) Lewanski of Lihue; three grandchildren; two brothers, Warren (Janis) Yoshimori of Kapaa, and Lloyd (Cheryl) Yoshimori of Kaneohe.
Friends may visit with the family from 9:15 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel; service officiated by the Rev. Niles Kageyama will begin at 10 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Yoshio Suzukamo passed away on April 30, 2015, at Samuel Mahelona Hospital, at the age of 90. Born on Jan. 6, 1925, he was a canner with the Hawaiian Cannery.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Mieko Suzukamo; and survived by his family and friend, Salome Wong and family; brother, Tetsuo Suzukawa of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A small private service was held according to his wishes.
Doris E. Wataya
Doris E. Wataya of Kapaa, Hawaii, passed away on May 13, 2015, at Garden Isle Health Care, at the age of 92. Born on January 21, 1923, in Kapaa, Hawaii, she was a teacher in Honolulu, Hawaii.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Minoru and Shizuko Wataya; and brother, Tsukasa Wataya; and survived by her sister, Floris H. Wataya of Kapaa; sister-in-law, Yachiyo Wataya of Kapaa; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private services held. Family requests no flowers and no koden.
Ralph Candido Burns
Ralph Candido Burns of Kapaa passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on May 20, 2015, at the age of 54. He was born in Monterey, California on August 4, 1960. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was employed by Kauai Beach Resort as a Maintenance worker.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Saldavia.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Maria Burns of Kapaa; two daughters, Racquel Burns, Rachel Burns; two sons, Randolph Burns and Brandon Robles; one grandson; sister, Betty Crowden; brother, Duke Ezzo; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at St. Catherine Church with viewing from 8:45 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:45 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe at 1 p.m.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Burns family with arrangements.
Marcelino Aguilar Igaya
Marcelino Aguilar Igaya of Koloa, passed away on May 9, 2015 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 70. Born on October 15, 1944, in Cavite, Philippines, he worked for the McBryde Sugar Company.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Marie Igaya; sons, Don Igaya of Las Vegas, Nevada, Elmer Igaya and Toto Igaya, both of the Philippines; daughters, Amalia Igaya of the Philippines, Mary Ann (Jack) Pescador of Lihue, Amelia (Cupido Gonzales) Igaya of Eleele, and Nancy Igaya of Koloa; six grandchildren; brothers, Severino Igaya of Kapaa, Mario Igaya of Hanapepe, Ricardo Igaya of Arizona, and Ramon Igaya of the Big Island; sister, Lucing Gawaren of Eleele; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family at the Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 9 a.m. Inurnment will be at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
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