Obituaries for Feb. 5, 2016

• Erlinda A. Banquel • Richey Kobayashi • Raymond Espino Sr. • Crispin Menor Tacata • Wendall ‘Jumbo’ Kalaniana’ole Kwai Chun Fu • Mildred Kuki Kolo Chow

Erlinda A. Banquel

Erlinda “Linda” Susan Acoba Banquel of Ele’ele passed away at Kaua’i Veteran’s Memorial Hospital at the age of 66. Born on Nov. 28, 1949 on O’ahu 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 Kaua’i, Hawai’i and Jordan Banquet of Las Vegas; two grandchildren, Lanakila Gushiken-Banquel and Makani Gushiken-Banquel of Kaua’i; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, February 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.

Richey Kobayashi

Richey Kobayashi, born on July 31, 1958 in Lihue, Kaua’i, passed away on Dec. 25, 2015 at his home in Hayward, California at the age of 57. He was a Technical Support Specialist.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Masuo and Hazel Kobayashi.

Richey is survived by his brother, Marc Kobayashi of Maui and hanai brother, Ronald Brown of Maui; sister, Lianne Kobayashi of Kaua’i; Aunts, Irene (Bernard) Apana of Kaua’i, June (Bobby) Kobayashi of California, and Annie Christian of Nevada; Uncle Jerome (Alice) Fujimori of O’ahu; and numerous cousins.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kapa’a Ward.

Arrangements were handled by Chapel of the Chimes in Alameda County, State of California and Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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, Kaua’i, 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; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-seven 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 O’ahu, Alfonsa Maligro of O’ahu, Julia McCullen of O’ahu, and Geraldine (Elisio) Dureg of O’ahu; 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.

Crispin Menor Tacata

Crispin Menor Tacata of Kekaha, Kaua’i passed away at KVMH on Jan. 15, 2016 at the age of 77. Born on Oct. 25, 1938 in Pasuquin, Philippines, he was a retired Truck Driver with Kekaha Sugar Plantation.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Juana Tacata; and brothers, Prudencio Tacata Sr. and Constante Tacata.

Crispin is survived by his wife, Betsy Lagoc Tacata; sons, Eddie (Sarah) Tacata of Paia, Maui, Jesus (Belinda) Tacata of Hanapepe, Kaua’i, and Jonathan Tacata of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughters, Anna (Mark) McClure of Waipahu, O’ahu, Kristine (David Campos) Tacata of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Natalie Tacata of Las Vegas, Nevada; five grandchildren, Cindi (Marvin) Tumpap), Matthew McClure, Bryson Tacata, Brock Tacata, and Keanu Campos; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at the St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kekaha. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. with mass to follow at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at the Kekaha Public Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Wendall ‘Jumbo’ Kalaniana’ole Kwai Chun Fu

Wendall “Jumbo” Kalaniana’ole Kwai Chun Fu died at home surrounded by his family on Jan. 25, 2016, at the age of 63.

He was born in Lihu’e to Clara Lihau (Enrique) Fu and Edwin “Ah Meng” Fu. Wendall worked as a Na Pali tour operator, fisherman, construction worker and at Hanalei Club Med, Hanalei Bay Resort and Princeville Resort. He was a founding member of Hanalei Canoe Club, an avid waterman and loved playing music with his many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Charleen “Shasha” Kinney and brother-in-laws, Kevin McDermott and Thomas “Peewee” Giltner.

Wendall is survived by his wife Joanna Fu, son, Tyrone (Esmeralda) Fu;

Daughter, Jessica Kaui (Lionel) Fu; son, Nicholas Kaimana (Ashley) Fu; 3 grand-children, Mary, Lyla and Ridge; siblings, brother, Edwin (Aleta) Fu Jr., sisters, Edleen Kaui, Claradeen Fu McDermott, Helena Giltner, Marleen (Greg) Fu; brother-in-law, William “Blue” Kinney; numerous uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Please join us for a celebration of life to be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Waipa, Hanalei with visitation from 9:30 a.m. and services celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Lunch and music to follow.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Fu family with arrangements.

Mildred Kuki Kolo Chow

Mildred Kuki Kolo Chow of Puhi passed away in Lihue on Jan. 22, 2016 at the age of 87. Born on July 14, 1928, in Lihue, she was a laundry attendant with Kaua’i Surf Hotel, honorary member of ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Society chapter 6 Kaua’i and member of Alu Like Kupuna program.

Preceded in death by husband Richard Ah Hung Chow Sr.; son, Timmy Jay Ah Tai Chow Sr.; Hanai son Kaleo Oana; parents William Kaiwi Sr. and Mary Kanikela Kolo; Siblings, Mary Magdalene Chow, William Kaiwi Kolo Jr., David Kawika Kolo, Samuel Palea Kolo, Alapai Kolo, Lorraine Kawahine Kilomana Danner, Norman Keali’iaukai Kolo, Leslie Kanikela Kolo, Lillian Leihulu Agtarap, Alice Puanani Silverman.

She is survived by her sons, Richard (Mary Ann) Chow Jr. of O’ahu and Lloyd (Rose Mary Oganeku) Chow of Nawiliwili; daughters, Colleen (Frank) Nadarisay of Puhi and Noelle (Ford) Kimura of Lihue, daughter in law Debby Chow of South Carolina; grandchildren, Lisa (Daniel) Rapozo, Richelyn (Richard) Chow, Jeanelle Chow, Frank Nadarisay Jr., Rae-Ann (Jamie) Hyatt, Lea (Zoom) Bukoski, Regina (Troy) Otake, Timmy Chow Jr., Rebecca Chow, Renee Chow, Delta Taniguchi, Brock Aki; great-grandchildren, Rienice Chow, Kaiwi Nadarisay-Bejo, Reign Hoban, Kaimi Gonzalez, Wailana Bukoski, Kainalu Nadarisay, Na’ialeleokekai Hyatt, Hope Hyatt, Kainoa Rapozo, Talia Otake, Talon Otake; great-great grandchild, Hikianalia Chow-Jones; sisters, Elsie Mokihana Ka’ahaina of O’ahu and Louisa Eta Kaleiokalani Brown of Arkansas; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with services at 11 a.m. and burial to follow at Kaua’i Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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