Obituaries for Sept. 11, 2015
Jason Lee Martin
Jason Lee Martin of Kekaha passed away peacefully in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Aug. 8, 2015, at the age of 45. He was born in Sacramento, California on Jan. 20, 1970, and worked in Construction.
He is survived by one son, Jasper Martin of Hanapepe; parents, Hansen and Linda Martin of Kekaha; brother, Umi (Kaiulani) Martin of Waimea Valley; sister, Clover (Charles “Moku”) Moniz of Kalaheo; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at Kekaha Neighborhood Center beginning at 10 a.m. A paddle out will follow after a Paina. Loose flowers are welcome.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Martin family with arrangements.
Kikuyo Shimomura Ota
Kikuyo Shimomura Ota of Lihue passed away in Garden Isle Health Care on Aug. 28, 2015, at the age of 95. She was born in Wailua, Kauai on Sept. 17, 1919, and retired from Tip Top Cafe 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; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Lihue Hongwanji with visitation at 3 p.m. and services beginning at 4 p.m. Inurnment will be private.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Ota family with arrangements.
Gerald Wilder Alaibilla
Gerald Wilder Alaibilla of Kapaa, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at the age of 67. He was born in Honolulu on July 26, 1948. Gerald was a store manager for the Kapaa Big Save Supermarket.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Alaibilla; sons, Gerald Sky (Edna) Alaibilla of Waimea, Kele (Surrey) Alaibilla of Kapaa and Jose Jason Alaibilla of Seattle, Washington; daughter, Pecious (Larry) Garma of Makakilo; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
A celebration of Gerald’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue with visitation at 9 a.m. and services at 10 a.m.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Alaibilla family with arrangements.
Arlene Kashima Kawakami
Arlene Kashima Kawakami passed away at Wilcox Hospital on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at the age of 71. She was born on Jan. 6, 1944, in Huleia, Kauai and was an educator with the Department of Education.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Mutsumi and Dora Kashima and brother, Edwin Kashima.
Arlene is survived by her husband, Charles Kawakami; sons, Craig (Renee) Douglas, Derek (Monica) Kawakami; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Marian Horita and brother, Stanford Kashima.
Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at the Lihue Christian Church. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. and lunch to follow.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.