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Obituaries for Nov. 18, 2015
Linda Mae Koerte
Linda Mae Koerte, 63, of Hanamaulu, Hawaii entered Heaven’s gates on Oct. 15, 2015. She died at Straub Hospital in Oahu, Hawaii. She was born on July 16, 1952, in Lihue, Hawaii to Mary Lopes and Jocintho Duque. She married Michael G. Koerte on Feb. 17, 1979, and he survives.
Also suriving are her daughter Tina (Marilyn) Prem, two sons, Judd and Travis (Misty) Koerte of Kauai; three grandsons, Makana (Pohai), Kainalu (Leeana) Waipa, Trey Omura-Hernandez, six granddaughters, Moana (Gail) Waipa, Pualani, Sierra, Xailea, Bailey Koerte, Sarijah Sanchez, great-granddaughter Kailee Waipa of Kauai; two sisters, Mary Jane (Bernard) Simao, Diana (Darrel) Simao and two brothers, Larry (Sharon) Duque, Derek (Cindy) Reis of Kauai.
Linda was preceded in death by her three sisters, Josephine Albayrrak, Andrea Freitas, Delores Shaffer; two brothers Dennis and Jocintho Duque.
Linda graduated from Kauai High School in 1971 then moved on to become a licensed beautician. Linda worked as a beautician at the Coconut Market Place in Kapaa, Hawaii for many years. She then took an early retirement to stay at home and care for her three children.
Linda was the true definition of Mrs. Aloha. She always brought smiles to the faces of everyone she came in contact with. She was a very giving, loving and caring woman who was certainly the heart of her family. She will be missed by many.
Funeral Services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa. The family request casual attire.
Dominador ‘Dado’ Tomacder
Dominador “Dado” S. Tomacder of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Nov. 6, 2015, at the age of 88.
He was born on July 14, 1927, in Hanamaulu, Kauai, was a Veteran of the National Guard and spent his career as an auto mechanic for Garden Island Motors. He was also a Crossing Guard for Kapaa Elementary School.
“Dado” was preceded in death by his parents, Andres and Victoria Tomacder; wife, Augustina “Tina” Tomacder; sisters, Fausta Tomacder, Remedios “Remy” Aquino and Tinang “Maria” Amorin and brother, Ricarte “Ricky” Tomacder and son-in-law David Torres, Sr.
He will be missed by his sons, Stan (Elizabeth) Tomacder of Waimea, Sandy (Gloria F.) Tomacder, of Wailua Houselots; daughter, Sally Ann Torres, of Kapaa; sisters, Trinidad Fernandez of Hanamaulu, Priscilla (Oseng) Miguel, Honolulu; three grandchildren, David Torres, Jr. of Kapaa, Shannon (Victor) Aquino of Texas and Tianee Tomacder of Wailua; three hanai grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, friends.
Friends may meet with family on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue.
Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens, Kapaia.
Family suggests casual attire.
Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary/Koloa, Kauai.
Hughes Nahuka Naumu
Hughes Nahuka Naumu, 76, passed away on Oct. 7, 2015, at his home in Las Vegas.
Hughes is survived by his wife, Dorothea Bayot Naumu of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter, Yvette Kuulei Gettner, of Scotts Valley, CA; son, Nathan Nalei Naumu of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter, Nadine Haunani Naumu of Lawai, Hawaii; son, Troy Kaili Naumu of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandson, Daniel (Jaisa) Ikaika Cummings of Kapaa, Hawaii; grandson, Timothy (Tiffany) Cummings, of Henderson, Nevada; great-grandson, Kaleb Kainalu Cummings (Timothy); great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Grace Hilin’ai (Daniel) Cummings; grandson, Nathan Palmore of Stafford, Virginia; half-sister, Arlene Edwards of Tomball, Texas and large extended family.
He is predeceased by his son, Hughes Nahuka “Tino” Naumu, who died in 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A private ceremony service was held at Desert Memorial in Las Vegas, Nevada. Final interment will be held at Kauai Veteran Cemetery, Hanapepe, Hawaii on August of 2016.
Evelyn Agcaoili Pascua
Evelyn Agcaoili Pascua of Puhi, Kauai, passed away on Oct. 5, 2015, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital; at the age of 53. Evelyn was born on November 30, 1961, on Kauai. She was raised in Camp 7, Eleele; and graduated from Waimea High School; Class of 1979. Evelyn graduated from Cannon’s Business College on Oahu and Kauai Community College in Business. She was also formerly Miss Gumil Hawaii in 1980.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her father, Manuel B. Agcaoili.
She is survived by her husband, Ludi Pascua, of Puhi, Kauai; two sons, Michael Agcaoili and Jordan Pascua of Puhi, Kauai; two daughters, Cherish Pascua, of Washington State and Krystle Pascua, of Puhi, Kauai; her mother, Erlinda Agcaoili, of Puhi, Kauai; and brother, Rey (Amy) Agcaoili and nephews, Reyson, Reygan and Rey C. Agcaoili, of Lihue, Kauai; as well as numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Evelyn’s Life will take place on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel, in Koloa; Again, on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at St. Raphael Catholic Church, in Koloa from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Mildred Haruyo Taniguchi Puni
Mildred Haruyo Taniguchi Puni passed away at home at age of 97 on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Born on April 24, 1918, in Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, she was a housekeeper with Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by her son, Ernest Puni of Los Angeles, California; daughter, Ellen U. Cabacungan of Mililani, Oahu, Hawaii; seven grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and two brothers, Paul T. Taniguchi and David Y. Taniguchi of Oahu, Hawaii.
A Celebration of Mildred’s life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kalaheo Ward. Services will begin at 9 a.m.
The family requests casual or aloha attire and flowers are welcome.
Elizabeth ‘Nohi’ Johnson Ako
Elizabeth Kao “Nohi” Johnson Ako, of Wailua Houselots, Kauai, passed away on Nov. 4, 2015, at the age of 86. She was born on May 15, 1929, in Honolulu, Oahu. Elizabeth worked for the State of Hawaii Library System in both Kapaa and Lihue branches.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Juliette Lahela Huddy-Johnson; sisters, Blanche Kamala Ako, Juliette Leimomi Kalei’ohi, Alethea Queenie Klask, Clarissa Johnson and Lillian Pua Kaimi and her brothers, William Luahine Ferreira Huddy and Fred Johnson, Jr.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Valentine “Uncle Val” Ako; daughters, Blanche “Kepola” (Stan) McCabe, Valerie “Nani” (Ernie) Garcia, Julie-Beth “Mamo” Ako and Dana Kaleo Kamai (Hanai daughter); her sons, Ivan K. Ako and Willie K. Pulawa, Jr. as well as seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of her life is scheduled for Saturday, November 28, 2015, at Koolau Hui’ia Protestant Church. Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. with service to follow at 11 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and Leis will be welcomed.
Arrangements by: Borthwick Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai
Robert Martin Rego
Robert Martin Rego of Hanamaulu passed away at home on Nov. 13, 2015, at the age of 88. He was born in Hanamaulu on May 25, 1927, and retired from the County of Kauai as the District Road Overseer.
Preceded in death by his daughter, Caroline Rego; parents, Manuel and Maui Rego; siblings, Rose Nobriga, John Rego, Helen Matsushima, Manuel Rego Jr., Martin Rego, Joseph Rego, Olivia Rego, Alice Thompson and Rosaline “Kaimi” Matsushima.
Robert is survived by his wife, Frances Carvalho Rego; son, Lawrence (Barbara) Rego; daughter, Marie (Stan) Yadao; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Po; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Rego family with arrangements.
Stanley Oana Jr.
Stanley “Uncle Smokey” Manaia Oana Jr., born on April 21, 1935, went home to be with the Lord, on Nov. 5, 2015, at his home.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Esperanza Oana; sister, Leina’ala (Stanley) Carvalho and brother-in-law, John Ornellas.
Uncle Smokey is survived by his sons, Shane Oana of Honolulu, Sterling (Tammy) Oana of Las Vegas, and Styles (Rose) Oana of Honolulu; daughters, Stanette (Aaron) Takeuchi of Las Vegas and Sheldeen (Robert) Ronia of Hilo; step-children, Jackie (Davelyn) Balauro, and Alfred (Janice) Balauro of Kauai and Denise Balauro of Kona; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Flora Ornellas of Anahola; brother, Rossiter (Vicki) Oana of Kauai; niece, Romy Oana of Las Vegas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with services at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd and the family was also assisted by Davis Funeral Home in Las Vegas.
Theresa A. Fune
Theresa A. Fune, lovingly known as “Aunty Terry” passed away on Oct. 31, 2015, at the age of 74. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai on Oct. 9, 1941, and was a homemaker and childcare provider.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Arruda, Sr. and Mary Victorino Arruda. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Arruda, Jr., Jordan Arruda, and Donald Arruda and her sisters, Marie Arruda and Georgina Arruda.
Aunty Terry is survived by her husband of 56 years, James Ronald Fune. She is also survived by her sister-in-laws, Cathline Broyles, Rose Fune, and Lillian Arruda and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
A celebration of Aunty Terry’s life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa, Kauai. Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. with Mass to begin at 10 a.m. and burial to follow at the St. Catherine’s Cemetery.
Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd. is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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