Obituaries for March 23, 2016

Obituaries for March 23, 2016

Brian Silva

Brian Silva passed away at Hale Kupuna on Jan. 26, 2016, at the age of 63. Born on Oct. 30, 1952, to Andrew and Norma “Silva” Vidinha, he was a heavy equipment operator with Kekaha Sugar and an umpire for various baseball and softball organizations throughout Kauai.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest G. Silva and Marian “Huddy” Silva.

Brian is survived by his son, Dustin (Jessica Tabije) Silva of Oahu; three grandchildren, Justin Josiah Silva, Danielle Silva, and Faith Silva, all of Oahu; twin brother, Burt (Ku’ulei) Vidinha of Kekaha; sisters, Erleen “Erla” Akana of Kekaha and Jayneen (BG) Laysa of Kalaheo and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Glen Shigeru Yamamoto

Glen Shigeru Yamamoto of Puhi passed away at home on Feb. 29, 2016, at the age of 58. He was born in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii on Feb. 19, 1958, and was employed by Kauai Island Utility Cooperative as a Field Services Representative.

Preceded in death by his father, Daniel Yamamoto; sister, Crystal Pia and brother, Randal Yamamoto.

Glen is survived by his wife, Rebecca “Bec” Yamamoto of Puhi; seven children, Lauren “Maka” (Kahoku) Yamamoto of Kapaa, Jordan “Kai” (Pita) Yamamoto of Lawai, Anthony (Chelsie) Osorno of Kapaa, Benjamin (Thersha) Osorno of Kapaa, Ethan “Ekana” Yamamoto of Honolulu, Matthew (Nalikka) Osorno of Anahola, Kiona Esteban of Manoa; mother, Fujiko Yamamoto; seven grandchildren, Lilly Latu, Leila Yamamoto, Angel Cansino, Melelani Higuchi, Leinaala Higuchi, Aracela Osorno, Legend Latu; siblings, Debbie (Glenn) Taba, Keith (Janice) Yamamoto, Gail (Dwayne) Sandberg, Joy (Roy) Kamanu, Joan Yamamoto; sister-in laws, Aileen “Lynko” Yamamoto, Mary Martin; brother-in-laws, Jacob “Jake” Pia, James (Ece) Mabry; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Glens’ life will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Lydgate Park from 2 p.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Yamamoto family with arrangements.

Kekailani D. Pau

Kekailani D. Pau of Koloa, Hawaii passed away on Feb. 27, 2016, at the age of 23. Born on Aug. 18, 1992. in Lihue, Kauai, she was a college student at Kaua’i Community College majoring in Hawaiian Culture.

She is preceded in death by her father, A. Rocky Pau; maternal grandmother, Hazel Arzadon; maternal grandfather, John Okamura; maternal great-grandmother, Mildred Puni; maternal uncle, Kevin Okamura; paternal grandmother, Josephine Pau; and paternal grandfather, David “Blackie” Pau.

Kekai is survived by her mother, Faith Pau; brother, Keoni (DeeAnn) Pau; sister, Kainoa (Jared) Aqui; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints; Kalaheo Ward. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

William ‘Bill’ A.S. Akana

William “Bill” A.S. Akana passed away March 13, 2016, at the age of 92. Born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Koolau, Kauai, he was the office manager for First Insurance Co. and later president of Akana Insurance Agency, Inc. until retirement. A veteran of WWII, Chamber President, member of the Rotary Club of Lihue, Senior Warden of All Saint’s Episcopal Church and an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.

He is preceded in death by his father William “Willy” K. Akana, former asst., manager of Kilauea Plantation, and mother, Janet M. Akana, a teacher at Kilauea and Wilcox Schools.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret “Marge” Akana and son, Scott P. Akana; grandsons, Brandon, Cody (Amanda); granddaughter, Saige and great-grandchildren, Marley, Ryan and Avery.

Service will be at All Saints Episcopal Church, Kapaa, on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 9 a.m. visitation and service at 10 a.m. Bill requested Aloha attire and in lieu of flowers, donations to All Saint’s Episcopal Church or your favorite charity.

Albert D. Soto

Albert D. Soto of Hanapepe, Hawaii, passed away in Honolulu, Hawaii, on March 13, 2016, at the age of 69. Born on March 8, 1947, in Waimea, Kauai, he was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army and was the head coach for Waimea High School Softball since softball started at Waimea. They won many KIF titles and brought home the first ever Hawaii High School State Softball trophy in 1990.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lovina Soto; brothers, Robert “Bobby” Rita, Ralph Soto, and Dennis Soto and brother-in-law, Andrew Lazaro Sr.

Albert is survived by his brothers, Thomas (Lynn) Rita of Kalaheo and Mervin (Cindy) Soto of Hanapepe; sisters, Hilda (Anthony) Lazaro Sr. of Hanapepe and Cecelia Lazaro of Kekaha; sister-in-laws, Bernadette Soto of Hanapepe, Ginny Soto of Eleele, and Peggy Rita of California; along with numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with mass at noon and burial to follow at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe.

The family requests casual attire and flowers are welcome.

Arrangements were handled by Woosley Mortuary Service and Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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Nancy Turner Dubuque

Nancy Dubuque, died March 13, 2016, at her home in Princeville, Kauai, with her beloved husband of 66 years, Louis by her side. Nancy was born in 1928 and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, to Hank and Dorothy Krebs Turner. Nancy graduated from the Mary Institute and met her husband, Louis J. Dubuque III after enrolling in Briarcliff College.

Married in 1950, Nancy and Lou were the proud parents of five children that they raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. Nancy created a beautiful and fun loving home, and with her friendly, outgoing demeanor and quick wit, had a particular gift for making all feel welcome. In addition to supporting her family, she worked at the Convent of the Sacred Heart School in Greenwich and pursued her many creative talents: painting, sculpting, quilting, sewing and writing children’s stories. Endlessly curious and capable, Nancy was a ‘gadget gal’ and an early adopter of any new technology- everything from knitting machines to Mac computers. She took computer programming classes and was as comfortable with a screwdriver as a spatula.

When Lou retired from Pitney Bowes, Nancy led the effort to figure out “what next?” Nancy insisted that they “change their mojo” and explore different areas of the world and ways to spend their retirement. In 1990, they moved to Kauai to join a firm selling real estate. An astute business woman, Nancy was one of the first realtors in Hawaii to use the Internet and computers in selling real estate. Nancy and Lou fell in love with their community and were active volunteers and communicants at St. Williams parish in Hanalei. They survived the destruction of Hurricane Iniki in 1992, and joined their community eating with the National Guard for six months and helped with the rebuilding of the North Shore.

Throughout the years, Nancy volunteered with Hospice, Easter Seals, and delivered communion to shut-ins. The Princeville Rotary Club held a special place in her heart because of the joint focus on the Hanalei community, as well as the international goal of eradicating polio, a disease that impacted one of Nancy and Lou’s children.

Nancy shared Lou’s love of travel and no one planned a more fun trip than Nancy. They traveled throughout the world, Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and took their children on several fabulous trips over the years. Finally, Nancy or “Grandy” was loved by her grandchildren as a “fun grandmother” sharing her love of life and learning with them. Visits with Grandy were always adventurous: she would organize rounds of golf, horseback riding, Aikido classes, backyard BBQs, trips to a buffalo farm to watch baby buffaloes being born, whale watching, renting a convertible to buzz around the island, watching Shrek movies and her beloved Giants, drinking champagne at brunch, ordering hot fudge sundaes from room service and endlessly laughing. She generously supported her family’s interests, education and medical needs. Finally, her legacy is one of kindness, curiosity and joy.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Louis Joseph Dubuque III of Princeville, Kauai; her five children, Stephan Dubuque of Richmond, Virginia; Lisa Shuneman and husband, Wesley of Castle Rock, Colorado; Andrew Dubuque and wife, Susan of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Beau Dubuque and husband, Denis Sharon of New Milford, Connecticut; and Michelle Vallely and husband, Scott Vallely of New Canaan, CT. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Nancy was predeceased by her brother, Dr. James Turner of St. Louis and her granddaughter, Jessica Miller-Pfeufer.

A mass celebrating her life is being planned at the St. William’s parish and will be announced once details are finalized. Memorial contributions in Nancy’s name can be made to St. Williams, care of St. Catherine’s, 5021-A, Kauai Hau Road, Kapaa, HI 96746

Finally, Nancy’s family would like to thank the North Shore community, Hospice and particularly the loving care of Lose Tauhelangi and all the wonderful caretakers who have loved and cared for Nancy in recent years. Mahalo.

Donato P. Parinas

Donato P. Parinas of Kekaha, passed away at the age of 78 on March 12, 2016, at home. Born on Sept. 7, 1937, in Langiden Abra, Philippines, he was a surveyor for Kekaha Sugar Plantation.

He is preceded in death by his parents Fernando and Antonia Parinas; nephew, John Eric Parinas; and sister-in-law, Cathy Parinas.

Donato is survived by his wife, Marcelina Parinas of Kekaha; daughters, Evelyn (Shawn) Yadao of Hanapepe, and Vangie (Mark Rapozo) Parinas of Kalaheo; grandchildren, Shawn Yadao Jr., Shawntel (Garrette Duarte) Yadao, Dylan Pimental, and Kristy Pimental; great-grandchildren, Tytus Pimental, and Gage Duarte; brothers, Puleriano (Conchita) Parinas of California, and Nestor (Avelina) Parinas of Ele’ele; sister, Rosalina Perona of Chicago; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Edward Calija

Edward Calija of Kaumakani passed away on March 5, 2016. Born on Oct. 13, 1968, in the Philippines, he was a housekeeper with Waiohai, Diamond Resort and Pacific Facility Services.

He is survived by his wife, Clair Acob Calija; two sons, Christian Ferdz Acob Calija and Ron Janvis Acob Calija; daughter, Amerfil Grace Acob Calija; mother, Carmen Calija; brothers, Elmer Caliva of California and Reynaldo Caliva of Cebu City, Philippines; along with numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai with wake services to begin at 7 p.m.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Viola Lozito

Viola Lozito, born on March 12, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, and passed away on March 4, 2016, in Kapaa, Hawaii.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Rocco Louis Lozito and survived by her grandchildren, Catrina Lozito of Kapaa, Paul Lozito of New York, and Ambrosia Mazzeo of New York; and great-grandson, Rocco Sebastian Lozito-Doepke of Kapaa.

Services are private.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Esther Brodsky

Esther Brodsky of Princeville passed away at home on March 13, 2016, at the age of 87. She was born in Michigan and retired as a housekeeper with Hanalei Colony Resort.

Preceded in death by her parents, Irving and Lilian Silber; daughter, Sandy Pia; brothers, Morris “Morrey” Silber and Joel Silber.

Esther is survived by her daughter, Pamela Brodsky Roberts; grandson, Jason Robert Fliegel; great-granddaughters, Tiffany Fliegel, Jacelyn (BJ Rapozo) Fliegel, Leeana (Nalu Waipa) Fliegel; great-great-grandchildren, Rylan Rapozo, Kailee and Kaila Waipa, Zaileiah and Kolton Butay; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Esther’s life will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2016, at Hanalei Bay from 9 a.m. Potluck to follow at family home.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


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