Obituaries for March 6, 2016
Herminigilda Dagracia Perono
Herminigilda Dagracia Perono of Kapaa passed away at home on Feb. 17, 2016, at the age of 85. She was born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines, on April 11, 1930, and was a dedicated homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Crispin Perono Sr.
Herminigilda is survived by five sons, Florentino (Delia) Perono Sr. of Germany and their two children, Rosemarie and Florentino Jr., Crispin (Pacita) Perono of Spain and their children, Jeanette and Myra, Cesar (Jackie) Perono of Kauai, Celerino (Mary Jane) Perono Sr. and their children, Russel, Jancelene, Celerino Jr. Joshua and Crispin James, Apollo (Florida) Perono Sr. of Kauai and their children, John Paul, Apollo Jr and Mary Rose; five daughters, Criselda (Russell) Yotsuda of Kauai and their children, Marie Grace, Sheryll and Christine, Clarissa (Wilfredo) Urbien of Kauai and their daughter, Clariefel, Chita Mary Ann Perono of Kauai and her daughter, Kris Cynthalynn, Anabelle (Edgar Sr.) Trance of Kauai and their children, Kristoffer Cris, Edgar Jr. and Jasper Cris, Fredes (Ronnie Sr.) Rapiza of Kauai and their children, Frenielda, Ronalene, Ronnie Jr., Raffy and Rocky; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins and sisters, Josefina, Honarata and Elizabeth.
A celebration of Herminigilda’s life will be held on March 12, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Herminigilda will be buried in the Philippines at Santa Maria Cemetery.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Perono family with arrangements.
Lettitia ‘Tish’ Ulanday Weaver
Lettitia “Tish” Ulanday Weaver of Koloa, Hawaii, passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2016, at the age of 73.
Born on June 20, 1942, in Waimea, Hawaii, she was a retired office manager for Makai Properties.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernaldo and Veronica Ulanday; sisters, Priscilla Warren and Estrella Sharon.
She is survived by he daughters, Lavonne (Leonard “Kema Boy”) Kanahele of Hanapepe, Leilani (Gleen) Santons of Koloa; son, David (Gina) Weaver Jr., Haiku of Maui; sisters, Loraine (Les) Stout, Nixa, Missouri, Christine McDaniel of Costa Mesa, California; brothers, Bernaldo “Blu” (Rena) Ulanday Jr. of Hanamalulu; Mark (Debbie) Ulanday of Kekaha; grandchildren, Leticia (Gil) Lorenzo, Leonard “Lenn” Kanahele, Veronica Leilani (Will) Kahahele Mendiola, Michlel’e (Kainoa) Santos, Che’lane Weaver, Amber Weaver, Kaitlin Santos and Kaylah Santos.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Poipu Beach Park, Main Pavilion, visitation at 11 a.m., with services at noon.
Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary, Koloa.
Severino ‘Toring’ Udaundo Baysa
Severino “Toring” Udaundo Baysa of Hanamaulu, passed away at home on Feb. 27, 2016, at the age of 67. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on July 16, 1948, and was employed as a houseman with Kauai Marriott Hotel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Julio and Segunda Baysa, and brother, Antonio Baysa.
Severino is survived by his wife, Estrella Baysa of Hanamaulu; two daughters, Sherry Baysa of Hanamaulu, Sheila Baysa of Honolulu; brother-in-law, Lorenzo (Edelita) Salud; cousin, Juana (Eddie) Ancheta of Honolulu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of Severino’s life will be held on April 9, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Baysa family with arrangements.
Joel Puuwai Miyashiro Sr.
Joel Puuwai Miyashiro Sr. of Keapana passed away at home on March 1, 2016, at the age of 51. He was born in Lihue on March 29, 1964, and was employed by the federal government with Homeland Security (TSA).
He was preceded in death by mother, Marian Miyashiro; sister, Jeannie Miyashiro.
Joel is survived by his wife, Alison Miyashiro; son, Joel Puuwai (Gemmalyn) Miyashiro Jr. and their children, Anjoelina, Alyssiya; two daughters, Cheilee (Andrew) Baltazar and their children, Carlee-Rose, Andrew “Kaiea,” Kailee-Ann; Alia (Alan Guillermo) Miyashiro and their children, Alijah and Aliviah all of Keapana; father, Wilson Miyashiro Sr. of Kapahi; numerous siblings, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of Joel’s life will be held on March 18, 2016, at St. Catherine Church with visitation from 8 a.m., eulogy at 10:30 a.m., and services at 11 a.m.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
William A. Woods
William (Bill) A. Woods was 78, when he passed away peacefully at home Feb. 24, 2016. He was born in Battle Creek, MI. He was pre-deceased by his father, Roy Harris Woods, and his mother, Virginia Gorham Woods.
He was survived by his artist-wife, Roberta Jean Griffith; two daughters, Lisa (Woods) Epp; her husband, Ken Epp of San Jose, CA; their two children, Stephanie and Michael Boehnker, and Tracey Woods, and her son, Jacob Gulley of Mesa, AZ; his sister, Lory (Woods) Jenkins of Columbus, OH, and his brother, Tom Woods and his wife Sandra, of Battle Creek, MI.
Roberta Griffith and William (Bill) Woods grew up in the same neighborhood in Battle Creek, then went separate ways after graduating from Battle Creek Central in the Class of 1955. After 46 years without communicating with one another, they re-connected, got married and Roberta retired from college teaching and moved to Hawaii. As soon as William (Bill) graduated from high school, he enlisted in the US Navy. After a short period of journalism training, he was assigned to the USS Iowa, the last American battleship in the Atlantic, with the rank of Journalist 3rd Class. He wrote for the Navy Times until he was honorably discharged in 1959.
William (Bill) attended Michigan State University from 1959-60, when he then moved to Kalamazoo, MI, where he opened the Side Door, a popular coffee shop for two colleges in the alcohol-free town. Musicians such as Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger, and a number of other well-known musicians performed there. Not only was William (Bill) a talented cartoonist, but also an amazing musician. He would accompany the performers at his coffee shop by playing the stand-up bass behind them. He also played bass for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. In 1963, William (Bill) traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, for a year to live and work at Dansk Porcelain where he learned how to work with porcelain. As he learned Danish, he became a translator of purchase orders from English to Danish for the company. In 1964, he returned to the USA and settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Among the jobs he held in New Mexico were as owner of Racket and Slats tennis and ski shop, for a rubber stamp company, as a political cartoonist for the Silver City Daily newspaper, as well as with Ed Black Chevrolet for a year. Around 1980, he became a loan officer at the First National Bank in Albuquerque.
After about 10 years at the bank, William (Bill) took early retirement in 1990, when he was 52, and moved to Princeville, Hawaii, a place he had grown to love during several vacations, and was employed by Lelan Nishek of Kauai Nursery and Landscaping. William (Bill) and his crew of 20 landscaped the Princeville Hotel grounds twice and the Hyatt grounds in Poipu once. After that, he assumed responsibilities for a number of home landscape accounts for Kauai Nursery on the North Shore for 10 years. For five of those years, his daughter, Lisa and her two children lived with him while she worked alongside him landscaping.
William (Bill) was well liked by his landscape clients because he was reliable and did outstanding work for them. During his 26 years as a resident of Princeville, William (Bill) enjoyed the company of many, many great friends. He truly looked forward to Friday nights of Hawaiian music at Hanalei Bay Resort, where he always sat at the corner of the bar for many years. In fact, William (Bill) and Roberta were married at HBR in 2006. Throughout his life, William (Bill) was an avid reader. In his younger years, he loved snow skiing, tennis and fishing. After moving to Kauai’s North Shore, he generally fished at Anini beach and below the Pali Ke Kua Resort in Princeville. As a fisherman he practiced catch and release. He enjoyed riding motorcycles for many years and was especially attached to his black 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTC/I-ANV Heritage Softail Classic Anniversary model. One of the highlights of his life occurred a few summers ago when William (Bill) was invited to play the stand-up bass for six hours with the Beach Boys as they celebrated Brian Williams’ 50th birthday on the beach in Hanalei.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to Kauai Hospice or a charity of your choice.
Dr. Sensuke Ueunten of Kalaheo, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Feb. 27, 2016, at age 95. He was born in Lawai to the late Senfu and Kama Ueunten on Jan. 20, 1921.
He was survived by sons Paul (Bobbie) of San Jose, California, David (Lei) of Honolulu, Gary (Glenna) of Lawai, Wesley (Julie) of El Cerrito, California; eight grandchildren, JJ, Kyle, Brett, Amy, Trent, Christina, Teresa and Lyle; siblings, Yoshiko Orlando, Senmatsu, Thomas, Stanley, George, Marvin.
He was preceded in death by wife, Chiyo; siblings, Tsuruko Landon, Senji, Senki, Sentei, Senmei and Isamu.
Sensuke graduated from Kalaheo School in 1935, Kauai High School in 1939, and Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago in 1950. He worked as a dentist in Kalaheo for almost 50 years and served in the US Army during the Korean War.
Family requests no flowers or koden. Private services to be held.