Obituaries for Jan. 1, 2016

• Leslie ‘Kuni’ Sugahara • Lucile Namiko Horita • Jennifer Lei Victorinoa

Leslie ‘Kuni’ Sugahara

Leslie “Kuni” Sugahara of Kapaa passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on December 20, 2015 at the age of 57. Born on November 15, 2015 in Lihue, he was a self-employed jack of all trades, master of all.

Kuni is preceded in death by his father, Miyoso Sugahara; and survived by his sons, Bryson (Brooke) Sugahara of Kapaa, Byron (Jessie) Sugahara of Kilauea and Brelan (Courtney) Sugahara of Costa Mesa; seven grandchildren; mother, Doris Sugahara of Kapaa; and brothers, Miles (Cathy) Sugahara of Kilauea, Joel (Faith) Sugahara of Arizona and Brent Sugahara of Kapaa.

Private services were held.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Lucile Namiko Horita

Lucile Namiko Horita of Lawai passed away at home on December 29, 2015 at the age of 71. Born on October 27, 1944 in Hanapepe, Kaua’i, Hawai’i, she was a PSAP Aide with Wilcox Elementary School.

She is survived by her husband Edwin Mamoru Horita; mother, Mrs. Mikiko Muraoka; brothers, Calvin (Jane) Muraoka of Kaua’i and Leighton (Lisa) Muraoka of Kaua’i; sisters, Brenda Honda of Kaua’i and Sheila (Gerry) Tamura of Hilo; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. with services to follow at 4 p.m.

The family suggests casual attire and will be graciously declining flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Jennifer Lei Victorino

Jennifer Lei Victorino,, 60, of Omao, Kauai, passed away on December 24, 2015, surrounded by family and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Beatrice Victorino.

Born in Lihue, Kauai on January 22, 1955, Jenni attended and graduated from Kapaa High School and Kauai Community College. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Phoenix.

Jenni spent over 30 years caring for others in the field of nursing. Over her career, she worked for G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Hale Omao Nursing Home, Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, and Kauai Care Center. As a testament of her dedication, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Nursing on December 1, 2015, from Kauai Care Center, Hale Omao Nursing Home, and Hale Kupuna Heritage Home.

Outside of her work, Jenni enjoyed spending time with family, gathering shells from every beach she visited, gardening, and fishing.

She is survived by her six sisters and one brother: Sharon Chang of Ewa Beach, Oahu; Yvonne (Victorino) Borges of Kapaa, Kauai; Carol (Victorino) Lovell of Anahola, Kauai; Eileen Victorino of Kapaa, Kauai; Evelyn (Victorino) Levinthol of Kapaa, Kauai; Irene (Victorino) Yoshida of Kapaa, Kauai; William Victorino, III of Kapaa, Kauai; her former spouse, Thomas James Texeira of Waimea, Kauai; her daughter Kalea Texeira of Washington, DC; her two sons Koma Texeira of Hilo, Hawaii, and Kea Texeira of Waimea, Kauai; and five grandchildren Kaikoa, Koma, Victoria, Kanaloa, and Keala; and beloved friend, Mei Ling Aranio.

The Celebration of Life Service for Jenni Victorino will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 9 a.m. at Anahola Beach Park. (For more information about the service, please call Yvonne Borges at 808-821-9324). Cards and messages of condolence may be sent to the Victorino family at P.O. Box 826 Lawai, Hawaii 96765.

The family wishes to extend its gratitude to Kauai Hospice for providing support during final days.


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