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Obituaries for Oct. 11, 2015
Bernardo Corpuz Ancheta
Bernardo Corpuz Ancheta, born on July 1, 1921, in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, passed away at the age of 94, on October 2, 2015, at Garden Island Health Care. He was a World War II Veteran SFC E-5 that worked for McBryde Plantation for 32 years and continued with the Grand Hyatt Hotel for another 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Ancheta of Kalaheo; sons, Stanley Ancheta of Kalaheo and Floyd (Celia) Ancheta of Colorado Springs, Colorado; daughter, Gwendolyn (Kenneth) Vickers of Fayetteville, Georgia; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Remedios R. Ancheta of Mililani, Hawaii.
Bernardo was preceded in death by his son, Rex Ancheta and parents, Florentino and Susana Corpuz Ancheta.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation will be from 8 to 9:45 a.m. with Mass to begin at 10:15 a.m. Burial will follow and be held at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. All are welcome to join the family back at Holy Cross Church Social Hall in Kalaheo for a luncheon after the burial.
The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Francisco “Kiko” Trujillo passed away on September 28, 2015, at the age of 32 in Santa Barbara, California. He was born on May 7, 1983, in Bismarck, North Dakota and was a long time resident of Kauai. Kiko was a machine operator and tour guide.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Orile Trujillo; Papa, Kenneth Karch and grandfather, Steve Wetzstein.
Kiko is survived by his mother, Carrie Helen Wetzstein; stepfather, Donald Wetzstein; sister, Shylo BreeAnn Trujillo; as well as two nephews and numerous cousins and friends and father Al Trujillo.
A celebration of his life will take place at Kalapaki Beach in Lihue on October 17, 2015, at 11 a.m., followed by a paddle out and scattering of ashes.
The family welcomes flowers and leis and suggests casual attire.
Dr. Gerald S. Tomory of Kalaheo died peacefully at home on September 28, 2015, at the age of 75. Born on July 16, 1940, in Bangor, Michigan, he was a fine and talented classical musician and former Medical Director and Director of Laboratories at both KVMH and Samuel Mahelona Hospitals. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. For many years he played with the KCC orchestra and band and enjoyed teaching French horn.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest Tomory and Lillian Geresy Tomory, and his brother, Robert Tomory.
He is survived by Dianne Gerard, and children: Alyssa (Bert Zdenek) Tomory of Los Angeles; Sarah (Mitch) Speers of New York; Stephen (Tawny) Tomory of Illinois; and Aaron Tomory of New York. He is also survived by his beloved grandsons: Cooper Speers and William Speers of New York. His niece, Lauren Tomory (Ryan) Evans of Reno also survives him.
Private services will be held in New York. Family requests any donations be made to the Larry McIntosh Music Scholarship (c/o Sarah Tochiki; P.O. Box 3234, Lihue, HI 96766).
Daisy Maxine Carvalho Medeiros, 80 years old of Lihue, Kauai, passed away on October 5, 2015, at her home in Lihue. She was born on July 12, 1935, on Kauai, Hawaii. She was a homemaker.
Daisy is survived by her daughters, Debra Medeiros and Tammy (Pono) Lanning; sons, Rodney Medeiros and Gilbert (Tammie) Medeiros, brother, Adam (Ann Carnation) Carvalho; sister, Violet Koerte as well as 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday October 23, 2015, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 9 to 10:15 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
The family is being assisted by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.
Charles ‘Papa’ Fu
Charles “Papa” Fu of Hanapepe passed away at home on September 25, 2015, at the age of 102. Born on June 24, 1913, in Wailua, Kauai he was a truck driver with Olokele Sugar.
He is survived by his sons Charles (Bonnie) Fu of Hanapepe, Douglas Fu of Wailua, and Calvin (Jeanne) Fu of Hanapepe; daughters, Lydia Kaohi of Eleele and Thelma (Damascio) Ruiz of Omao; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 43 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Hattie Baptiste of Florida, Ellen “Ah Lan” (Thomas) Kaneakua of O’ahu, and Anna “Lin Oui” Pacheco of Oahu; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son Solomon Fu Sr.; son-in-law, Lionel Kaohi; daughter, Agnes (Thomas) Fujigami; daughter-in-law, Ululani Pupuhi Fu; grandchildren, Charles Edward Fu and Stella Kahealani Fu Ortiz; parents, Lung Shak Fu and Phoebe Kelekoma; brothers, Harry (Elanor) Fu, Lono “Kwai Mun” (Francis) Fu, and Edwin “Ah Meng” (Clara) Fu; and sisters, Helen “Lin Choy” (George) Hitchcock, Lillian K. (Abraham) Mundon, and Emma (Joseph) Cummings.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the Kalaheo Ward of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests aloha attire and is respectfully declining flowers.
Benjamin Masaru Matsuda
Benjamin Masaru Matsuda of Lihue passed away at home on October 3, 2015, at the age of 79. He was born in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii on December 27, 1935. A Veteran of the United States Army he was the proprietor of B and G House of Printing in California.
Benjamin was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Matsuda.
He is survived by one brother, Iwao (Yumi) Matsuda; three sisters, Katherine DeCardenas, Carolyn (Tom) Drake and Jeannie Yanai; numerous nieces and nephews.
Private services were held.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Matsuda family with arrangements.
Craig Fumio Shimatsu of Puhi passed away on October 5, 2015, at the age of 65. He was born in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii on September 22, 1950, and retired as a Wastewater Working Supervisor with the County of Kauai.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Shimatsu and brother-in-law, Dennis Uehara.
Craig is survived by his wife, Clarice Kashima Shimatsu; son, Shane (Melissa) Shimatsu; daughter, Tracie (Raul) Shimatsu; five grandchildren, Taylor, Jonah, Ethan, Aidan, Rylee; father, Fumiyuki Shimatsu; sister, Peggy (Dennis) Uehara; brothers, Dexter (Bonnie), Gilbert (Gale), Gene (Darlene) Curtis (Shirley); mother and father-in-law, Torao and Dixie Kashima; sister-in-law, Tanya (David) Sakihama; brother-in-laws, Myron (Pam) Kashima, Rory (Cheryl) Kashima, Darren (Kirstie) Kashima, Teddi (Nita) Kashima; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at Lihue Missionary Church with visitation from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. The family requests no monetary gifts.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Shimatsu family with arrangements.
Akiko “Jane” Kurokawa of Hanapepe, Kauai passed away at the age of 95. She was born in Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii on November 6, 1919.
Akiko was preceded in death by her husband, Katsuyoshi “Kats” Kurokawa; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Kana Uejo; her brother, James Uejo; and her sisters, Yoshiko Ishihara, Doris Senaga and Grace Tolis.
She is survived by her four children, Diane (David) Landretti of Hanapepe, Dennis (Dayle) Kurokawa of Eleele, Steven (Nancy) Kurokawa of Hanapepe and Fay (Edwin) Kimura of Hanapepe; two brothers Kenji (Betty) Uejo from Oahu and Charlie (Helen) Uejo from California; two sisters, Kay Oyasato from Oahu and Elsie Arakaki from Oahu; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at the West Kauai Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Hanapepe with viewing from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m. with an inurnment to follow at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe.
The family respectfully declines flowers.
Steven Paul Duarte of Makaweli, Kauai passed away on October 2, 2015, at Kauai Care Center in Waimea at the age of 81. He was born on April 4, 2015, in Waimea, Kauai. Steven retired as a Service Attendant from Gay and Robinson Plantation.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Duarte and brothers, Edward and David Duarte.
Steven is survived by his wife, Diane Duarte; sons, Steven (Ann) Duarte and Richard (Leilani) Duarte; daughters: Jane (Clyde) Rodrigues and Joan (Dewey) Ebesu; brother, George (Sarah) Duarte as well as nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Friend may visit with the family on Friday October 23, 2015, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church in Waimea at 9 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.
The Duarte family is assisted by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.
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