Obituaries for March 28, 2016

• Albert D. Soto • George R. Pascua

Albert D. Soto

Albert D. Soto of Hanapepe, Hawai’i passed away in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 13, 2016 at the age of 69. Born on March 8, 1947 in Waimea, Kaua’i, 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 Ele’ele, 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 Kaua’i 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.

George R. Pascua

George Pascua, of Lawa’i, Kaua’i, Hawaii, passed away on Feb. 25, 2016, at his home at the age of 84.

He was born on Feb. 21, 1932, and was a project coordinator for the Kaua’i Housing Agency. Mr. Pascua was the first Filipino-American to serve on Kaua’i’s Board of Supervisors from 1961-1966.

He was preceded in death by his parents Francisco C. Pascua and Alipia R. Pascua, and his wife, Naoe Watanabe Pascua.

He is survived by his two daughters, Brenda (Steven) Takahashi of Aiea, Oahu, and Shelly Pascua of Lawa’i; two brothers, William (Marina) Pascua of Koloa and Gemi (Priscilla) Pascua of Koloa; and two sisters, Leonora (Jose) Masiclat of Makakilo, O’ahu and Nina Pascua of O’mao.

A memorial service for Mr. Pascua will be held on April 2, 2016; with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the memorial service to follow from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans Center in Lihue.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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