Obituaries for Aug. 16, 2015

Obituaries for Aug. 16, 2015

Gary Miyashiro

Gary “Black” Miyashiro of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 7, 2015, at the age of 68. Born on April 12, 1947, he was a retired supervisor for Verizon.

Gary was preceeded in death by parents, Shinichi and Grace Otome Miyashiro, and brother Thomas.

He is survived by wife, Joanne Fujio; sons Chris Miyashiro of Honolulu, Levi Miyashiro of Wailua Homesteads; daughters Lisa (Dean) Agcaoili of Mililani, Lea Miyashiro of Wailua Homesteads; one grandson; brother, Melvin (Gail) Miyashiro of Honolulu; sisters, Patsy Zulawski of El Paso, Texas, Janet (Roger) Neaves of San Francisco, Judith (Larry) Sallee of Fremont, California, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the Kapaa Hongwanji Church. Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m. The scattering of ashes will take place at a later time.

The family requests donations be made in memory of Gary to the ALS Association Golden West Chapter, P.O. Box 11284, Honolulu, HI 96828.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

Nieves Malbog

Nieves Malbog of Hanamaulu passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Aug. 7, 2015, at the age of 85. She was born in Lihue, Kauai, on Sept. 15, 1929, and retired from Dani’s Restaurant.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Feliciano Malbog; daughter, Joan Santos and sister, Neolita “Lolang” Sabugo.

She is survived by three sons, Lawrence (Irene) Santos of Oahu, Kenneth (Mela) Santos of Hanamaulu, Edward (Mary) Santos of Wailua Homesteads; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Asuncion “Connie” (Paul) Laforga, Mercedes (Mercy) (Benjamin) Calvan; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held in September. Services will be announced.

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

Helen Iida

Helen Maxima Iida of Lihue passed away at home on July 22, 2015, at the age of 74. She was born in Hakalau, Big Island, Hawaii on March 4, 1941, and retired from Coco Palms Hotel as a hostess.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Iida; mother, Hilda Lei’ilima Kai and son, Llewellyn Yadao.

Helen is survived by two sons, Leland (Elaine) Yadao of Lihue, Barry (Everlyn) Yadao of Honolulu; five daughters, Yvonne (William) McKeown of Kapaa, Donna (Craig Yokote) Yadao of Eleele, Dee Ann (Nolan) Rapozo of Lihue, Moana Chun of Mililani, Desiree Chun of Mililani; 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Alfred (Lovey) Nabalta of Honolulu; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the McKeown residence from 11 a.m. Call 639-1413 for directions.

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

Satoko Kironaka

Satoko Hironaka of Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away July 29, 2015, at the age of 93, surrounded by her family. Born on April 26, 1922, she was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by: husband, Masayuki “Michael” Hironaka (2009); son, Bryant Hironaka (2012); parents, Kichisaburo and Kinue Shirai; brother, Kenneth Noboru Shirai; sisters Kiyoko Shirai and Mildred (Harry) Yamamoto. She is survived by her daughter, Dawn (Keith Olson) Nakata of Kalaheo and Cook, Minn., and grandson, Ryan (Lamarrie Nerpio) of Kalaheo.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Kalaheo Missionary Church. Visitation will be 4 p.m. with service to follow at 4:30 p.m. The family suggests casual attire and graciously declines flowers. Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Lawrence Carveiro

Lawrence “Antone” Carveiro, of Kalaheo, Kauai, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at Straub Hospital on Oahu at the age of 79. Lawrence was the sole proprietor of Larry’s Reel Mower Sharpening. He was also known as Santa Claus at “Candy Lane” (Onohi Lane), in Kalaheo during the Christmas holidays for the past 25 years. He retired from Kauai Builders and the County of Kauai where he worked as a carpenter.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents Manuel and Adeline Carveiro Sr.; brother’s Robert Carveiro and Manuel Carveiro Jr., parents-in-law, John V. and Mary Medeiros Sr., and brother-in-law, Leonard Medeiros.

He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn Marie Carveiro; daughters Lawrie Woods (Ronald Ellamar), Debby (Leroy) Gatioan and Lisa (Marvin) Fernandez; six grandchildren, Raven Woods, Amanda Gatioan, Branden Gatioan, Micah Fernandez, Skyler Fernandez and Tanner Fernandez, brothers Richard (Lydia) Carveiro and Albert (Maxima) Carveiro, sisters-in-law, Leonora Carveiro, Carol (Thomas) DePonte and Kathleen (George) Langtad; brother-in-law, John V. (Shirley) Medeiros Jr.

Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Visitation is from 8:30 to 10 a.m., with Mass to follow. Family suggests casual attire.

Clifford Long-Gat Espanto

Clifford Espanto of Makaweli, Kauai, formerly of Hanamaulu, passed away at home on Aug. 6, 2015, at the age of 42. Born on June 1, 1973, in Lihue, Kauai, he was a mechanic with Tire Warehouse.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lucrecio Espanto.

Clifford is survvied by his wife, Cheryl (Lumabao) Espanto; three sons, Paul “PJ” Lumabao-Espanto of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Noah Espanto of Makaweli, Hawaii, and Isaiah Espanto of Makaweli, Hawaii; mother, Romana Espanto of Hanamaulu; brothers, Lucrecio (Jocelyn) Espanto of Oahu, and Patrick Espanto of Oahu; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. with services to follow at 1 p.m.

The family suggests casual attire and is welcoming flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Nicasia Lahip Balisacan

Nicasia Lahip Balisacan of Eleele passed away at Kauai Veteran’s Memorial Hospital on Aug. 9, 2015, at the age of 90. She was born on Oct. 9, 1924, in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

Nicasia was preceded in death by her parents, Felipe and Francisca Lahip; brother, Antonio Lahip; and sisters, Petra Balintona, Juana Ganotisi, and Florentina Ganotisi.

She is survived by her husband, Francisco Badua Balisacan; son, Villamor L. (Teresita) Balisacan Sr. of Kekaha; three grandchildren, Vill Jr. (Jennie) Balisacan of Eleele, Julius Balisacan of Lawai, and Lorelei (Bruno) Ramos of Kekaha; four great-grandchildren, Jacie (Shawn) Ipac, Javin (Jaecie) Balisacan, Gabrielle Balisacan, and Brayden Ramos; great-great-grandchildren, J’sha Kawamura, J’zen Kawamura, and Kingsley Balisacan; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai, on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m.

A burial will take place at the Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Deharn Kaleo Waiwaiole

Deharn Kaleo Waiwaiole of Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on July 16, 2015, at the age of 62. Born on March 28, 1952, in Lihue, Kauai, he was employed with Cost-U-Less and was a U.S. Army Veteran.

Deharn was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Souza and brother, Earl Waiwaiole.

He is survived by his brother, Ainsley “Kaipo” (Wendy) Waiwaiole; hanai sister, Tammy (Fred) Kaholi as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of life is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at Kapaa Small Boat Ramp (Lihi) Beach from 1 to 4 p.m.

Arrangements by: Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa.

Angela Soares

Angela “Angie” Soares of Kalaheo, Kauai, born on May 3, 1955, in Lihue, Kauai, passed away at home on July 31, 2015, at the age of 60. She was a telecommunication specialist with PMRF and was an E4 in the U.S. Army with honorable discharge in 1977.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Alice Soares; and brother, Antone Soares.

Angela is survived by her husband, Paul Phillips; daughter, Alicia Phillips (Isaac Vanterpool) of Kalaheo, Kauai; brothers, Rodney (Joyce) Soares, Ernest Soares Jr., Alexander (Francine Ramos) Soares, and Alan Soares, all of Kalaheo, Kauai; and sister, Leona (Calvin) Soares of Kalaheo, Kauai.

Friends may visit with the family at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11 a.m. A burial will follow at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe with full military honors.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Tomasa Alquesa Utrera

Tomasa Alquesa Utrera of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, passed away in her daughters’ home in Lihue on Aug. 11, 2015, at the age of 65. She was born in Cagayan, Philippines, on Dec. 14, 1949, and worked at Marriott King Kamehameha Hotel in the housekeeping department.

She is survived by her husband, Venerando V. Utrera Sr. and family of Kailua-Kona; two daughters, Rina (Alex) Jimenez of Lihue, Janette (Solomon) Selencio of the Philippines; two sons, Zosimo (Josephine) Unza and Guillermo (Grace) Unza of the Philippines; seven grandchildren; one sister, Dolores Angeles of the Philippines; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall with viewing from 9 a.m. and eulogy at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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

Dr. Alan I. Sugawara

Sept. 29, 1939 – July 22, 2015

Alan Iwao Sugawara died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at home in Corvallis, Ore. He was 75. The eldest of four children, Alan was born in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii, to Takeo and Yasuko Sugawara. He graduated from Waimea High School in 1956 and then graduated from the University of Hawaii. Alan later obtained a Master’s of Divinity from the Chicago Theological Seminary; he then earned a master’s degree at Michigan State University and a doctorate at Oregon State University, both in early childhood development. He remained at Oregon State as a professor until his retirement in 2000.

Alan was a gentle, kind, giving, loving, unassuming and principled man. His philosophy of life was to make a positive difference in the world. Without a doubt, he accomplished that goal. Led by the doctrines of Jesus, Buddha, and Martin Luther King Jr., Alan lived a life of service in his personal and professional lives. After graduating from seminary, he spent a year ministering to the afflicted people in the leper’s colony on Molokai, Hawaii. This experience motivated Alan to better understand children’s development in the context of the family. He returned to graduate school to further his knowledge of child development. As a teacher and researcher at Oregon State University, Alan addressed such issues as non-sexist education in early childhood, sex-role stereotypes in children, teacher competence in early childhood education, prosocial behavior in children, cross-cultural child development, and many other topics. Alan leaves a wonderful legacy through the many graduate students he mentored at OSU. These students claim that “Alan changed my life.”

Alan’s dedication to service extended to his personal life. He was devoted to promoting a world that valued love, equality and justice for all. He was an avid and constant supporter of the Old Mill Center for Children and Families in Corvallis, both as a benefactor and volunteer. Many other charitable organizations benefited from his financial support. Alan was always up for new experiences and enjoyed traveling, quilting, exercising, seeing Broadway musicals, and even camping and fly-fishing (as long as a bottle of wine was included). He exemplified pure joy in all he did. His song was “HAPPY,” always displaying a smile on his face.

The impact of Alan’s life can best be seen through his relationships with a wide network of friends and family. Alan was a single man all of his life, but he had many “families.” Of course, he first cherished his biological family in Hawaii. On the other hand, for his many years in Oregon he became a “brother/uncle” to many families. He loved these families greatly and he was loved similarly in return. His reach extended to many intersecting circles including academia, benefactor, neighborhood friends, workout partners and quilting buddies. There is a great sadness in these circles at Alan’s passing, but there is solace in that we carry him and his grace in our memories, hearts and lives.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Yasuko and Takeo Sugawara, brother, Wayne Sugawara, and sister, Carolyn (Lyle) Martell.

Alan is survived by his sister, Lyndel (Dale) Erdman of Kauai, Hawaii; and nieces, Nathlie Martell, Shelly Lynn Erdmann, nephews, Lance Martell, Elgin (Wanell) Erdmann, Eric (Shelby) Erdmann, grandnieces, Lacie (Tom) Corba, Garalei Martell, grandnephew, Chris Mahi, and cousins, and of course, many, many friends.

A celebration of Alan’s life will take place Saturday, Aug. 29 at Old Mill Center for Children and Families, with a brief commemoration at noon, followed by a festive, Hawaiian-style lunch. As Alan himself said, “When I die, just throw a party.” And we will! Hawaiian attire is suggested.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Alan’s name to Old Mill Center for Children and Families, 1650 SW 45th Place, Corvallis, OR 97333.

Arrangements were made with DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home and Crematory, www.demossdurdan.com.

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