Obituaries for Sept. 23, 2015

• Jennie Mailekini Keuma • Rosario Ibe Ragasa • Caesar Binyan Rubio • Conchita Apor Kobayashi

Jennie Mailekini Keuma

Jennie Mailekini “Aunty Jennie” Keuma, of Hanapepe, Kauai passed away on September 9, 2015 at her home. She was born on February 3, 1925 in Waimea, Kauai.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Keuma, father George Kahalekomo, Sr, mother Miriam Namakaeha, step father Kalei Makawelo Kuapahi, brothers George, Abraham, Gabriel, Rueben, Raymond Kahalekomo and Leialoha Kuapahi, sisters Rachel Kahalekomo, Primrose Caldeira Machado and her two sons Wilton & Daniel Keuma

Jennie is survived by her daughters, Donna “Manu” (Dennis) Tokuoka and Charlene “Kehau” (Dave) Kerwin and sons, Eldon “Kaulei” (Joyce) Kahalekomo, Dalsay (Verlynn) Keuma, Keenan (Susan) Keuma, Shyronjon “Kainoa” (Healani) Keuma, Frank (Laura) Keuma and Delayne (Glennis) Pai. Jennie had 41 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren, sister in laws, Janet Kahalekomo and Arlene Kaupahi as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday September 26, 2015 at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary in Koloa from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcome.

Arrangements by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.

Rosario Ibe Ragasa

Rosario Ibe Ragasa passed away on August 30, 2015 at home on Molokai, Hawaii at the age of 82. He was born on October 7, 1932 in Catalina, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He retired as a carpenter foreman with PMRF on the Marshall Island.

He is preceded in death by his son Charito Ragasa, former wife, Rosalina Pagat Alquiza, parents Catalino Ragasa and Martina Ibe Ragasa, brothers, Rafael (Patrocinio Yadao), Crispin (Leonila Asuncion), Fernando (Martina Guzman), Santiago (Candra) Attorney Jose Pedro, sisters Caridad (Vicente Asuncion), Lourdes Ragasa, daughter in law, Yolanda Ragasa, step-son, Virgilio Nartatez and nephew, Teddy Ragasa.

Rosario is survived by his wife Violeta Rogasa, daughter, Rosemarie (Mario) Dulatre of Lihue, sons Roger (Dina) Ragasa of Kekaha, Felymar Ragasa of Hanamaulu, Rheme (Cynthia) Ragasa of Las Vegas, Marfyn (Marlyn) Ragasa of Hanamaulu, Eldy (Annabel) Ragasa of Kapaa, daughter in law, Evangeline Butay of Kaumakani, 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, step-children, Leonora Nartatez of Oahu, Susan Nartatez of Molokai, Alfonso Nartatez of Kapaa, Christopher (Lori) Nartatez of Molokai, Nida (Franz) Langer of Molokai, sister, Josefina (Felix) Iloreta of Kapaa, sister in law, Esmerna and Elena Ragasa of Philippines and numerous nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8 a.m. St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa, Kauai, Mass to follow at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church with burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery in Lihue.

The Ragasa family is being assisted by Garden Island Mortuary.

Caesar Binyan Rubio

Caesar Binyan Rubio of Wailua Homesteads passed away at home on September 20, 2015, at the age of 94. He was born in Pahala, Big Island, Hawaii on March 15, 1921. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. Ceasar retired from Big Save in Kapaa.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Rosalia Rubio; son, Michael Rubio; grandson, Randy Machado and great-grandson, Landen Machado.

Ceasar is survived by his two daughters, Shirley (Bernard) Machado, Ella (Calvin) Lai; daughter-in-law, Janice Rubio Plumer; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandchild; one brother, Reuben Rubio; two sisters, Angelina Navarro and Rebecca Galios; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and “his gang.”

A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Conchita Apor Kobayashi

On the morning of September 16, 2015, Conchita Apor Kobayashi went home to be with the Lord from the comfort of her home at the age of 82. She was born in Koloa, on January 28, 1933 to Pedro and Rose Apor. She retired from Nursing in 1987 from Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Conchita had a love for traveling and being surrounded by her grandchildren and her family. Conchita will be remembered by her many friends as a woman who lived life to the fullest and brought that out in others.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Hajime Kobayashi; daughter, Joni Kobayashi Craig, sister Lillian Apor and brother Pedro Apor, Jr.

Conchita is survived by her daughter, Debra Bahnmiller; son, Jon (Leila) Kobayashi. Conchita will forever be remembered by her grandchildren, Tori Craig, Braden and Larissa Kobayashi; sister Mary (Kenichi) Shimogawa and her nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Conchita’s life on Monday, September 28, 2015 at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with a Celebration Mass at 10:30 a.m. A private burial will follow. The family suggests aloha attire and graciously declines flowers and koden.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary and Holy Cross Church.


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