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Obituaries for July 24, 2015

• Rosita Simpliciano • Hazel Yong Kawada • Richard Ragudo, Jr. • Esther ‘Jade’ Allen • Dallace Craig Burton

Rosita Simpliciano

Rosita Agurilla Simpliciano of Hanapepe, Kauai, passed away on June 18, 2015 at the age of 89 at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.

She was born on January 18, 1926 in the Philippines. Rosita was a retired Kitchen Helper.

She is preceded in death by her husband Luis Simpliciano.

Rosita is survived by her 5 daughters; Carlina Butay, Perla (Balthazar) Duldulao, Elma (Harold) Goldberg, Luz (Rick) Alejo, and Noemi (Efren) Pacol, 5 Sons: Ben (Sally) Simpliciano, Manny (Pacita) Simpliciano, Arte (Natty) Simpliciano, Russell (Erlinda) Simpliciano and Manuel (Tina) Simpliciano. She also is survived by her siblings Perpetua (Teofilo) Pascual, Ester Ramos, Emerinciana Agurilla, Florencia (Leonardo) Bayudan, Alfredo Agurilla and Emiliano Agurilla, 26 Grandchildren, 16 Great grandchildren, 3 Great great grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Holy cross Churchin Kalaheo from 8 a.m. till 9:30 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.

Hazel Yong Kawada

Hazel Yong Kawada passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on July 5, 2015, at the age of 85. Born on June 28, 1930, in Hanalei, she was a front desk clerk with Coco Palms and a coordinator for the museum.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Pon Lee Yong and Bernice K. Akui, and sister, Levinia “Maka” Kaauwai.

She is survived by her husband, Masami “Pop” Kawada; three sons, Clayton (Aurora-Ann) of Kapa’a, Wilbert (Sun U) of Washington, and Randall (Debbie) of Kapa’a; daughter, Cathy Ellen (Ichiro) Nakamoto of Japan; two grandchildren, Andrew (Mona) Kawada and Aaron (Abigail) Kawada of Oakland, California; two great-grandchildren, Drew and Aiden Kawada; brother, Pak Sheong “Porky” Yong of Waimea; sisters, Gloriana “Nani” Lane of Mililani, Oahu, and Alice Pacheco of Kilauea; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Hazel’s life will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Kapa’a First Hawaiian Church. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with services to follow at 10 a.m.

Family suggests casual attire and to please omit flowers, but leis are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Richard Ragudo, Jr.

Richard J. Ragudo Jr. of Kapaa passed away on July 10, 2015, at the age of 51. He was born in Lihue on Nov. 18, 1963, was an avid diver and fisherman and was a Mason by trade.

He is survived by his parents, Richard and Dolores V. “Dolly” Ragudo Sr.; four brothers, Terence (Corrine), Paulino (Puni), Randy and Quinten (Malia); seven children, Kaikoa, Tasha, Shauday, Shai, Jedidiah Ragudo, and Jacob and Triton Lombardo; 6 grandchildren; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at St. Catherine Church with visitation from 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Ragudo family with arrangements.

Esther ‘Jade’ Allen

Esther “Jade” Hew Allen of Lihue passed away in Garden Isle Health Care on June 30, 2015, at the age of 88. She was born in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii on March 15, 1927, and retired from the Federal Government.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Foon and Sui Yin Hew and eleven siblings.

Esther is survived by her husband, William Phillip Allen; two sons, Ross (Brenda Vidinha) Ikeda and Bill (Rebecca) Allen; two daughters, Kathy Allen-Hays and Laura Valhuerdi; 14 grandchildren, Lynn “Binky” (Jesse) Goo, Britney Ikeda, Daniel Ikeda, Sean Allen, Grant (Jackie) Sagum, Michael “Chad” (Angela) Hays, Monica Allen-Hays, Cory Allen-Hays, Cassandra Hays, Danielle Valhuerdi, Caitlin Valhuerdi, Colin Valhuerdi, Nicole Valhuerdi and Ryan Valhuerdi; 5 great-grandchildren, Jessie Goo, Jia Marie Goo, Aubrey Ikeda, Kaikea Saiki and Hudson, Hays; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to a gathering in her remembrance on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 4339 Puaole Street in Lihue from noon until 4 p.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens is assisting the family.

Dallace Craig Burton

Dallace Craig Burton of Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawai’i, passed away at home on July 18, 2015 at the age of 55. Born on Oct. 17, 1959 in Royal Oak, Michigan, he was a Program Support Specialist with Saalex.

He is preceded in death by his father, Dallace L. Burton and brother, Phillip Burton; and survived by his sons, Cole Burton of Waimea, Kauai and Troy Burton of Waimea, Kauai; mother, Shirley Bostick of Belmont, Mississippi; brother, Michael Burton of Belmont, Mississippi; and numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family for a celebration of Dallace’s life on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel, in Lawai. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m.

Family requests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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