Obituaries for May 11, 2016

 Clareta Manaytay • Raymond K. Itamura • Charles Valdez

Clareta Manaytay

Clareta Manaytay of Kapaa passed away in Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital on May 1, 2016, at the age of 86.

She was born in Wahiawa, Hawaii, on May 12, 1929, and retired from Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital as a Housekeeper.

She is survived by one son, Jessiebar (Tarcelita) Manaytay of the Philippines; four daughters, Merna (Edward Broenner) Espina of Kauai, Lisa (Dennis) Matsushima of Kauai, Laurie (Harry Rivera) Manaytay of Kauai, Lani Manaytay of Hawaii Island; 22 grandchildren, Redjie (Lisa) Espina, Rowena Espina, Razil Espina, Jennylen Espina, Jeizl Manaytay, Dwight Manaytay, Claire Manaytay, Arceli (Warren) Tamashiro, Junrey (Roselyn) Tulin, Arveb (Ronald) Matutina, Aubrey (Brandon Pangan) Tulin, Dennis Matsushima, Aretha Matsushima, Sherieme Glovasa, Mary-Christine Glovasa, Ramil Glovasa, Stephanie (Michael) Cyr, Aaron Gonzales, Alixis Comilla, Paka Comilla, Austin Gonzales, Israel Gonzales Jr.; 15 great-grandchildren, Clyde Jose, Sean Jose, Rommel Espina, Marris Espina, Jellian Espina, Anne Marie Finer, Kerryn Finer, Bryze Manaytay, Dwayne Manaytay, Tsuyoshi Manaytay, Nikhayla Tulin, Ysabela Matutina, Venice Matutina, Aria Cyr, Camden Comilla; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at St. Catherine Church with visitation from 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

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

Raymond K. Itamura

Raymond K. Itamura of Kalaheo passed away at the age of 82 on April 9, 2016, at Garden Isle Health Care. Born on Nov. 22, 1932, in Lihue. He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired concrete plant supervisor for Hale Kauai, Ltd. before starting his own construction company.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Itamura and Leilani Halemanu Itamura; brother, Kenneth Itamura; sister, Leilani Kalaukahi; uncles, Joseph Halemanu, Herman Halemanu, and Moses “Moke” Halemanu; aunty, Grace “Pua” Hanohano; hanai sister, Lydia “Lily” Halemanu Estacio; niece, Lily Halemanu Fernandez; and great-grandchild Kayla Itamura.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Marie “Gladys” Itamura; son, Glenn (Barbara) Itamura of Hanamaulu; daughters, Karen Ono Itamura of Puhi, Cheryl (Lisa Ka’aihue) Itamura of Kalaheo; and Raynette (Wayne) Taniguchi of Kalaheo; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on May 14, 2016, at the Garden Island Mortuary at 9:30 a.m. with the Celebration of Life beginning at 11 a.m. and burial to follow.

Casual attire is preferred and flowers are welcomed.

A special thank you to the social workers, doctors, nurses and staff at Kauai Hospice, KVMH and Garden Isle Health Care.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

Charles Valdez

Charles Valdez of Eleele passed away at the age of 71, on April 28, 2016, at Tripler Army Medical Clinic. Born in Lihue on Oct. 18, 1945, he was retired from the army and a director of engineers for Kamaole Sand Maui, Castle Resorts.

He is preceded in death by his father, Tranquilino Nero Valdez.

Charles is survived by his son, Sean Valdez of Eleele; grandson, Skyler Morris-Valdez; mother, Felicidad B. Valdez of Kekaha; brothers, Ronnie (Novena) Valdez of Eleele and Stanford Valdez of Kekaha; sisters, Juliette Valdez of Oahu, Erlinda (Dennis) Schliewe of Pahrump, Nevada, and Sylvia (Eli) Pablo of Kaumakani; along with numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be at 9 to 10 a.m. with services to begin at 10 a.m. Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Albert Souza

Albert Souza born on May 11, 1931, on Kauai passed away on May 9, 2016. He was retired and a Marine Veteran.

Albert is survived by his wife, Millie Souza; son, Albert John Souza of California; daughters, Donna Wyatt of California and Margaret (Troy) Kaneshiro of Kauai; and six grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Saint Raphael’s Church in Koloa at 9 a.m. Mass will begin at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Harumi Yamaguchi Nanbu

Harumi Yamaguchi Nanbu of Lihue passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on April 30, 2016, at the age of 92. She was born on Kauai on April 10, 1924, and retired as a Bartendress with Hideaway Bar.

Preceded in death by her husband, Takeshi Nanbu; parents, Ruitaro and Miyoshi Yamaguchi; siblings, Thomas Yamaguchi, Kaoru Sato, Yoshiharu “Yoko” Yamaguchi, Noboru “Nobo” Yamaguchi and May Yamaguchi.

Harumi is survived by two sons, Glenn (Jeanne) Nanbu of Oahu, Irvin Nanbu of Lihue; grandchildren, Janeen Aiko Nanbu and Nolen Nanbu of Las Vegas; sister, Ellen Okada of California; numerous nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. The family graciously declines any flowers and Koden.

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

Takeshi Matsuda

Takeshi Matsuda of Lihue passed away in Garden Isle Health Care on April 27, 2016, at the age of 90. He was born in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii on April 12, 1926, and retired from the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Highways Division as a Bridge Maintenance Supervisor.

Preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Matsuda.

Takeshi is survived by two sons, Steven Matsuda and Randall Matsuda; one daughter, Lorna (Claude) Hebaru; five grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert “To” (Nancy) Matsuda; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Lihue Hongwanji Mission with visitation from 3 p.m. and services beginning at 4 p.m.

Family requests casual attire.

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

Ruben Julian Rea

Ruben Julian Rea of Wailua, Kauai passed away on May 4, 2016, in Lihue, Kauai. Born in Quezon City, Philippines, he graduated from high school in Los Angeles, California, and moved to Honolulu in the mid 1960s to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he earned a Bachelors and Masters of Arts Degree.

Having worked for Safeway during college, he later taught Speech and English at Chaminade University, Hawaii Pacific University and the University of Hawaii College Systems.

He began a career in investments at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter before moving on to Bankoh Investments Group and later becoming a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones.

He is survived by his wife, Remy Rea; step-son, Micah Alayvilla of Lihue; daughter, Candace Rea Beale of Kaneohe; step-daughter, Danielle Alayvilla of Lihue; grandchildren, Cameron Beale, Autumn Alayvilla, and Chloe Alayvilla; half-brother, Elmo Rea Jr. of Seattle, Washington; sisters, Rosalinda (Andy Seretan) Rea of Seal Beach, California and Lilian Rea of Kent, Washington; and niece, Avery Seretan of California.

A Celebration of His Life will be held at his residence, 6394 Kaahele St. in Wailua Homesteads on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Visitation will be at 4:30 p.m. with services at dusk.

Casual attire is suggested and no monetary gifts or flowers are being requested by the family.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Donna Lou Dalesandro

Donna Lou Dalesandro, 63, of Wailua Kauai, went to the Lord on June 17, 2015, in Honolulu. She was born in Chicago Illinois but lived in Hawaii the majority of her life. She was a well-known artist who studied at The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago. She is survived by her Husband, Geoffrey Townsend; step daughter, Tiana Townsend; sister, Lynn Shade and husband, John Shade; brother, Michael Dalesandro and wife, Stacey.

Memorial services and celebration of life will be held at Donna’s resident, 6522 Kaahele St. in Wailua Homesteads. Celebration of Life begins at noon on May 14, 2016. A scattering of ashes ceremony will be held.

All welcome. Geoff Townsend can be reached at: 635-7909 or

Aloha attire requested. Leis welcome. Donations are welcome.

Andrew Dencio Sarita

Andrew Dencio Sarita passed away on April 13, 2016, in Eloy Arizona.

He is survived by his father, Stephen Sarita; sister, Jamielee (Austin) Sarita from Portland Ore, and his guardian and aunt, Fay Yoshida.

Services will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Thursday, May 12, 2016, with visitation from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Services will start at 2 p.m.

Family requests casual attire.


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