Obituaries for Feb. 3, 2016

Obituaries for Feb. 3, 2016

Eleanora S. Manaday

Eleanora S. Manaday passed away on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, surrounded by her family and loved ones in Vallejo, California, at the home of her oldest daughter, Judith Solovieff. She was born on Kauai and lived here until the year prior to her passing. While raising a family of four children, she was also a nurse and worked at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Samuel Mahelona Hospital and Kauai Care for more than 40 years.

Eleanora loved to cook, especially local island dishes. She was an avid reader and the Sunday newspaper was one of her favorites. She thoroughly enjoyed watching both television game shows The Wheel of Fortune and The Price is Right.

Her additional leisure past time activities included shopping, growing orchids and antheriums, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Judith Ann Solovieff, Russell (Sun Cha) Manaday, Wesley Manaday and Alison (Kevin) Brown; sister, Juanita Umipeg; grandchildren Emily and Alexander Solovieff, Jennifer and Jonathan Manaday and Joanna and Rachel Brown and her great-grandchildren, Max Russell Manaday-Pilkington, Gabriel Nicolas Solovieff and Charlotte Ann Reikowsky.

Eleanora is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Martin Manaday; her brothers, Julian, Richard and Sunday Sabala; her sisters, Esperanza (formerly Takabayashi) Lacuesta, Rosario Santiago and Camela Sasan; and her son- in- law Nicolas E. Solovieff.

A private visitation for the family and close friends was held at Twin Chapels Mortuary in Vallejo on Friday, Aug. 21. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Aug. 22 at St. Catherine of Sienna Church also in Vallejo.

On Saturday, Feb. 13, a Memorial Mass will take place at Immaculate Conception Church in Lihue at 10 a.m. Visiting time with the family will be from 8 to 9:45 a.m.

Internment following services will be at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Raymond Espino Sr.

Raymond Espino Sr. passed away at KVMH on Jan. 11, 2016, at the age of 79. Born on April 27, 1936, in Waimea, Kauai, he was a retired electrician with Olokele Sugar Company.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Carol Espino; son, Raymond “Kokosoi” Espino Jr.; sister, Juana Domingo, Rose Caluya and Diane Esdicul.

Raymond is survived by his sons, Robby L. Espino of Kaumakani, and Anson M. Espino of Kaumakani; daughters, Melanie (Roger) Honjo of Kalaheo, and Lorelei (Bala) Campos of Kipu; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Placido “Sonny” (Esther) Espino Jr. of Makakilo, and Anthony “Tony” Espino of the Philippines; sisters, Mercy (Andy) Gorospe of Oahu, Alfonsa Maligro of Oahu, Julia McCullen of Oahu and Geraldine (Elisio) Dureg of Oahu; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family for a Celebration of Life at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Friends may visit with the family at 8 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire and are graciously declining flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Glenn Hontz

Glenn Hontz of Poipu, Kauai, transitioned to a new life on Jan. 20, 2016, at the age of 87. He was born on June 5, 1928, in Plattsburgh, New York.

Glenn was involved in many things over the course of a very productive life. His passions were teaching and humanitarian causes. He was a professor at University of Rochester, Rochester, New York; Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana; University of Hawaii, Manoa, Oahu, Hawaii and Kauai Community College, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii.

He initiated many programs; he would take on a job against apparently insurmountable odds, and reach his goal.

No goal was too challenging because he planned for the long term. He was ever optimistic with his eye to the future. He lived a very meaningful life. He was ahead of his time in understanding the needs of the world.

Glenn Hontz was a brilliant visionary fueled by a powerful education. He was a warm, caring humanitarian who always strove for the higher, more integrative path, whether it be in consulting, desegregation, teaching, farming, advertising, program development, leadership, or friendship.

Glenn touched so many lives; he was deeply loved by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Bessie Hontz; survived by his wife, Virginia Dunas, Poipu; son, Steven Hontz, Lihue; daughter, Erika (Jeff) Robinson, Oregon; brother, Howard Hontz, New York; hanai children, Jedd Dunas, Tiburon, Calif., Felice Dunas, Los Angeles, Calif., Kelly (Tom) Cox Quayle, Dylan Thomas Quayle, Ventura, Calif.; Brendan J. Claybourn, Los Angeles, Calif. and numerous other hanai children, nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

All are welcome at Glenn’s Celebration of New Life on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 5 p.m. at the Smith Memorial Parsonage, 3281 Waikomo Road, Koloa. Please park on the street or at Koloa Union Church, 3289 Poipu Road. Waikomo is the road on the left just south of the church; The parsonage is the fifth house on the left.

There will be many incarnated angels, food and beverage, stories to share, laughter and tears, prayers, music and song. Bring your favorite potluck and beverage.

Let’s come together and love one another in honor of this great man.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the food ministry of Koloa Union Church, P.O. Box 536, Koloa, HI, 96756. Please write “Food Ministry” on the note portion of the check.

Our family expresses our sincere appreciation to the Koloa Fire Station, Medic 24, the Wilcox Memorial Hospital emergency department and medical/surgical units, Kahu Alan Akana of Koloa Union Church.

The arrangements made by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary with the gracious assistance of Tricia Blake.

Edward Aliwanag Alconcel

Edward Aliwanag Alconcel, 49 of Lihue, Hawaii passed away on Jan. 22, 2016. He was an Auto Service Writer who was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Edward is survived by his wife, Charmin D. Alconcel; son, Andru Alconcel; mother, Francisca Alconcel; brothers, Arnold Alconcel and Hirlario Martin.

Funeral Services for Edward Alconcel will be held on Feb. 8, 2016, at Borthwick Mortuary – Maunakea Chapel, 1330 Maunakea Street, Honolulu, HI 96817. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. and service at 6.

On Feb. 9, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-132 Moanalua Road, Aiea, HI 96701, visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 10:30. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Sheila Pi’ilani Freitas

Sheila Pi’ilani Freitas (Poko) of Hanapepe Valley, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 8, 2016, at the age of 48. Born on July 26, 1967, in Lihue, Hawaii, she was a home caregiver with Endless Love Care.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Damien Freitas Jr. Sheila is survived by her father, Damien Freitas Sr. and mother, Rebecca Kali; brother, Delbert (Vanessa Romo) Freitas of Kekaha; sisters, Diann (Keith) Delima Sr. of Eleele and Nicol (Dean) Nonaka of Hanapepe; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at the Sacred Hearts Church in Eleele on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with services to follow at 11. Burial will be held at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Erlinda ‘Linda’ Susan Acoba Banquel

Erlinda “Linda” Susan Acoba Banquel of Eleele passed away at Kauai Veteran’s Memorial Hospital at the age of 66. Born on Nov. 28, 1949, on Oahu at Kapiolani, she was a retired school teacher with Waimea High School.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Antonio Acoba and Yukio Oyakawa.

Linda is survived by her husband, Robert Banquel; sons, Ki Banquet of Kauai, Hawaii and Jordan Banquet of Las Vegas; two grandchildren, Lanakila Gushiken-Banquel and Makani Gushiken-Banquel of Kauai; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Interment will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Aloha attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Betty Yaeko Shimogawa Ihara

Betty Yaeko Shimogawa Ihara of Kalaheo passed away on Dec. 31, 2015, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 84. Born on June 29, 1931, in Kalaheo, Kauai, she was a sales clerk with Slim’s Appliance in Kalaheo and also a seamstress.

She is survived by her four daughters, Sharlyne (Michael) Fallon of Florida, Tamra Lea (Warren Amaral) Ihara of Kauai, Ellarye (Ron) Ramos of Florida, and Bekki Dee (Mark) Malapit of Kauai; five grandchildren, Justin (Traci) Ihara, Jonah Malapit, Karlyee Rye Malapit, Micah Malapit, and Marley Ramos; one great-grandchild, Audryn Ihara; brother, Kenichi “Stupe” (Mary) Shimogawa of Kauai; sister, Dorothy Soares of Oahu; two sister-in-laws, Daisy Shimogawa of Oahu and Edith (Jim) Matsuda of Oahu; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services for Betty Yaeko Ihara will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the Hanapepe Veteran’s Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with services to follow at 2. Interment will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Upper Committal Court on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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