Obituaries for September 2, 2015

• Janis Sachiko Yoshimori • Warren Hidemi Yoshimori • Kikuyo Shimomura Ota • Romeo Lorenzo Ramos • Jackson Hamamura • John Ross Robson • Deharn Kaleo Waiwaiole • Christopher ‘Bradda’ Cremer • Nieves Malbog • Betty M. Correa

Janis Sachiko Yoshimori

Janis Sachiko (Takenaka) Yoshimori of Kapa`a, Kaua`i, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the age of 65. Janis was born on July 18, 1950 to James (Jimmy) Susumu Takenaka and Gladys Toshiko Kuraoka. She was a retired travel agent.

Janis was preceeded in death by her father James (Jimmy).

Janis is survived by her husband of 35 years, Warren Hidemi Yoshimori; mother Gladys Takenaka of Kapa`a; brothers Glenn Takenaka of Lihu`e, Alan Takenaka Sr. (Fran) of Mililani, James (Jr) of Kapa`a; caregivers Alan Takenaka Jr (Nephew) & Alison Lovell (Wife); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 05, 2015, at Garden Island Mortuary. Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Scattering of her ashes will take place at a later date.

The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Warren Hidemi Yoshimori

Warren Hidemi Yoshimori of Kapa`a, Kaua`i, passed away at his home on Thursday, August 20, 2015, at the age of 72. Warren was born on July 02, 1943 in Koloa with a midwife. He was married to Janis Sachiko Yoshimori for 35 years. He worked with the State Department of Transportation Maintenance at the Lihu`e Airport. He was a finish carpenter. His hobbies included making and sewing crab nets, and throw nets.

Warren was preceded in death by his wife Janis Sachiko Yoshimori; parents Hideto and Sumiko Yoshimori; his brother Clyde Yoshimori; and his sister Aileen Schecter.

He is survived by his brother Lloyd (Cheryl) Yoshimori of Kaneohe; caregivers nephew Alan Takenaka Jr. and niece-in-law Alison Lovell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held jointly with his wife, Janis Sachiko Yoshimori on Saturday, September 05, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Garden Island Mortuary. Services will be officiated by Pastor Niles Kageyama. Scattering of ashes will be at a later date.

Casual attire suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Kikuyo Shimomura Ota

Kikuyo Shimomura Ota of Lihue passed away in Garden Isle Health Care on August 28, 2015, at the age of 95. She was born in Wailua, Kauai on September 17, 1919, and retired from Tip Top Café as a waitress.

Preceded in death by her husband, Harry Ota, grandson, Darrin Iida and great-grandson, Michael Iida.

She is survived by two sons, Sanford H. Ota of Las Vegas, Arnold (Karen) Ota of Pearl City; two daughters, Janette M. (Bert) Matsuoka of Koloa, Diana S. (Danny) Navarro of Las Vegas; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Lihue Hongwanji with services beginning at 4:00 p.m. Inurnment will be private.

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

Romeo Lorenzo Ramos

Romeo Lorenzo Ramos, 69, of Waipahu, a DCK Pacific Construction retiree, died in Honolulu on July 29, 2015. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

He is survived by wife Josephine “Pina”; sons Patrick Realin and Evan and Joseph “Joey” Ramos; daughter Deanna Boone; brother Erwin; sister Corazon; half brother Orlando Guillermo; and three grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel, with Services to follow at 10:15 a.m. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. The family suggests casual attire. Flowers are welcome. A Kauai memorial will be held at later date.

Arrangements were handled by Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Jackson Hamamura

Jackson “Jack” Yorio Hamamura of Kekaha passed away at Salem Hospital in Oregon on August 10, 2015 at the age of 86. He was born on September 5, 1928 in Koloa. He was a jack of all trades, founder of Kauai Fire Protection and retired from the Hawaii Air National Guard.

He is preceded in death by his parents Suketaro and Shizuno Hamamura; brothers Masamu, Noboru “Nobu” and Tadao “Tad” Hamamura; sisters Toiko and Sadako Hamamura.

Jack is survived by his wife, JoAnn Hamamura; son Carl DiPalma of Waipahu; daughters Michele Cacal of Kekaha, Leslie (Jeff) Boyd of Salem, OR and Jaeda (Curtis) Elvenia of Koloa; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; brothers Shigeto “Shige” Hamamura of Lihue, Bunto and Hiroake “Harry” Hamamura of Omao; sisters Harriet Iseri and Gladys Kobashigawa of Koloa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service and inurnment with military honors will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Family suggests casual attire and invites you to stay for refreshments afterwards.

John Ross Robson

John Ross Robson, a resident of Holladay Park Plaza, Portland OR, for the last four years, died of respiratory failure on August 22, 2015 at age of 86.

Ross Robson was born on November 6, 1928 in Seattle WA. He attended Whitworth University, graduated from University of Washington and San Francisco Theological Seminary. Ordained into the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. in 1953, he served churches in Calgary Alberta, Canada; Williston and Fargo ND; and First Presbyterian Church, Omaha NE where he was honored as Pastor Emeritus. Ross is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret (Peg) and four children, Peter (Joanne), John Daniel, Kauai HI; Beth Hamstra (Kent), Denver CO; and Tim (Lisa) Portland; surrogate parents for Prakash Mathew (Sandy) Fargo ND; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and brother, Robert (Pete) Robson, Rochester NY.

In retirement in Port Ludlow WA Ross chaired the greenbelt committee and had leading roles in the community theater productions. For a time Ross served as an interim minister for the Lihue United Church, Kauai, HI. In addition he assisted small churches on the Olympic Peninsula and throughout the world. In Bali, Indonesia; Paris and Strasbourg, France; and Vienna, Austria he served English speaking churches. He helped with a land purchase for a school in Mexico, in establishment of a water system in West Timor, and with a housing project in a small village in El Salvador.

Not only was Ross a good shepherd to his flocks, he was concerned about the plight of those with less opportunity for advancement. In Williston and Fargo he established schools for mentally-challenged children who were at that time being hidden in their homes. He was an original member of the Fargo Housing authority. In Omaha, he with the congregation, established Presbyterian Metropolitan Ministry of Omaha—PMMO, a four-prong service to those in need. His most challenging project was Wellspring, a program to help women in prostitution.

In 1979 Jamestown University, Jamestown ND, conferred on Ross an honorary D.D. degree. In 1980 he was keynote speaker for the Church of South India Convention in Mallapalley, Kerala, India. Peg and he were fortunate to spend a half hour with Mother Teresa at her convent in the then Calcutta, India.

Memorial Services will be held later in September in Minnesota.

Deharn Kaleo Waiwaiole

Deharn Kaleo Waiwaiole of Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on July 16, 2015 at the age of 63. 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; sister-in- law, Virginia Waiwaiole; hanai sister, Tammy (Fred) Kaholi as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday September 6, 2015 at Kapaa Small Boat Ramp (Lihi) Beach from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Arrangements by: Borthwick Kauai Mortuary-Koloa, Kauai.

Christopher ‘Bradda’ Cremer

Christopher-Isaac Keli’i Shigeo Cremer (Bradda) of Lihue passed away on August 18, 2015 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 19.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Daphne K. Cremer.

Christopher is survived by his mother, Chelsea Arakaki; father Richard Cremer; sisters Alyssa Cremer-Arakaki, Aiesha Cremer-Arakaki; brothers Richard Kanoa Cremer, Kanen Kainalu Cremer: girlfriend Aillean Defontorum: grandmother Christine (Tina) Saito (Dan Saito): grandfathers, Jerome Arakaki, Reinhold Cremer Sr. numerous aunts, uncles, niece, nephews and cousins.

Christopher’s Celebration of life and the scattering of his ashes will be held on Sunday September 13, 2015 at Kalapaki Beach Park at 12:30 pm.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Nieves Malbog

Nieves Malbog of Hanamaulu passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on August 7, 2015, at the age of 85. She was born in Lihue, Kauai on September 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.

Nieves is survived by three sons, Lawrence (Irene) Santos of Oahu, Kenneth (Mela) Santos of Hanamaulu, Edward (Mary) Santos of Wailua Homesteads; 9 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 on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation from 8:00 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Betty M. Correa

Betty M. Correa of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away in Hale Kapuna Heritage Home on August 31, 2015, at the age of 83. She was born on Kauai on March 13, 1932, and retired from Department of Education, State of Hawaii as a cafeteria worker.

Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Correa; sons, Keith and Ernest Correa; sister, Barbara Perreira and brother, Franklin Ventura.

She is survived by one son, Robin (Melinda) Correa of Kalaheo; one daughter, Teresa (Rick) Christmas of California; daughters-in law, Carol Correa and Leanne Correa of Kalaheo; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Ernest “Les” Ventura and August (Bernie) Ventura; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015, at Holy Cross Church with viewing from 8:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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


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