Obituaries for July 15, 2016

• Timothy ‘Timmy’ E. Aquino • Anthony ‘Bruddah’ Arden Wong • Shuji Sanekane • Marcia Jean Bjornstad • Tom Byrnes • John Philip Mooris

Timothy ‘Timmy’ E. Aquino

Timothy “Timmy” E. Aquino passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, and went to the Lord on May 18, 2016 at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington at the age of 58.

Timmy was born in Lihue, Kauai on Aug. 7, 1957, the oldest child of Elpidio and Elizabeth Aquino.

Preceded in death by brother Dominic Aquino, and son Sean Angel Aquino.

He is survived by his wife Lorlina Aquino, daughter Lorilei (Glen Bliss) Aquino, and son Karsten Aquino.

Survived by parents Elpidio and Elizabeth Aquino, brother Myles (Darnell) Aquino, sisters Celeste (Edgar) Rivera and Wanda (Michael) Lazaro.

Also survived by mother-in-law, Angelina Manzano, sisters-in-law Gloria Valdez, Vicky (Nardo) Escalona, Virgie (Julius) Yacas, Charing Gacula, Mercy (Patricio) Matias, Corazon “Corz” Manzano and brothers-in-law Tony Manzano and Ronnie Manzano. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Timmy resided on Kauai except for his time away while enlisted in the U.S. Navy and attending college on Oahu. Timmy and his family moved to the Seattle-Tacoma area in the state of Washington in 1996 where they have resided since then.

A remembrance service was held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Marlatt Funeral Home and Chapel in Kent, Washington. Timmy’s burial was the same day at the Tahoma National Military Cemetery in Tahoma, Washington after a military funeral honors ceremony.

There will be a memorial service and mass on Kauai for Timmy on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 at the St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Koloa. Visitation with family is from 9-10:15 a.m., Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m.

Anthony ‘Bruddah’ Arden Wong

Anthony “Bruddah” Arden Wong of Las Vegas, born on Feb. 25, 1951 in Waimea, Kauai, passed away on May 18, 2016 at the age of 65.

He is preceded in death by his father, Antonio “Tony” Wong; mother, Marjorie Kua Wong; sisters, Evelyn “Suku” Baniaga and Marjorie Wong; and brother, Darrell Wong.

He is survived by his wife, Paulette Kanoa of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter, Anelle (Burt Rapanot Jr.) Brun of Kaumakani; son, Arden (Dianne Coley) Wong of Santa Rose Beach, Florida; sisters, Antoinette (Lawrence) Daos of Pearl City, Charmaine (George Perreira Jr.) Manuel of Waimea, Walnita (Fred Sr.) Aviguetero of Waimea, and Jacqualene Wong of Sacramento, California; brothers, Byron (Joveen) Wong of Waimea and Chadwick (Betsy Moonihoawa) Wong of Hanamaulu; brother-in-law, Patrick Baniaga of Kaumakani; grandsons, Dalton (Cassandra Owen) Brun of Kekaha and Dallas Brun of Kekaha; granddaughter Qiyrah Rapanot of Kaumakani; great-granddaughters, Tiah and Teily Brun of Kekaha; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunties, and uncles.

Friends may visit with the family on July 23, 2016 from 11 a.m.-noon at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery Committal Shelter in Hanapepe. Services to begin at noon-1 p.m.

Casual attire is requested. Private burial at a later date.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Shuji Sanekane

Shuji Sanekane of Lawai, Kaua’i passed away at the age of 91 on July 6, 2016 at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. Born on April 17, 1925 on Kaua’i, he was an Army Veteran and an Auto Mechanic with Tao Garage.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Yuhei and Torano Sanekane; and brother Takeru Sanekane.

Shuji is survived by his brother, Glen (Jeanette) of Kailua, O’ahu; sister-in-law, Hanayo Sanekane of Lawai, Kaua’i; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private services were held.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Marcia Jean Bjornstad

Oct. 16, 1950 – July 4, 2016

Marcia Jean Bjornstad, a native of Northwest Iowa, died on July 4, 2016 on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. She was the daughter of Harley and Dolores (Henderson) Bigger, was born October 16, 1950 in Terril, Iowa. She was 65 years old.

Marcia graduated from Terril High School in 1968. She worked for numerous years at Berkley Fishing in Spirit Lake. She was married to Wally Bjornstad and they moved to Kalaheo, Kauai; shortly thereafter. Marcia worked in Kauai at Koloa Gardens and the Poipu Bay Golf Course.

Even with her small size Marcia was best known for her big laugh, wonderful golf game, and love for her friends and family. Marcia was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, loved to fish, and was more than gracious to beat you in a game of golf.

She is survived by her brother Ron Bigger and his wife, Brad Bigger, Clint Bigger; Wally’s Sons and daughters, Chris Bjornstad, Ned, Bjornstad, John Bjornstad, Fred Bjornstad, Margie Russell; step grandchildren, Jack Bjornstad, Emily Bjornstad, Joe Bjornstad, Nick Bjornstad, Tom Bjornstad; numerous grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; as well as many other relatives and friends, and “Bobo” her loving cat.

A celebration will be held at 4 p.m., on Friday, July 15, at Pizzetta’s in Koloa. Services will be held at 5:30 p.m., on Sunday, July 17, boats will leave at 6 p.m. at Kukuiula Harbor in Poipu bay. Family and friends are welcome to attend either.

If you would like to honor Marcia and cannot make the services, friends and family would love if you made a donation to the Kauai Humane Society in Puhi, located at 3-825 Kaumualii Highway.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Lt.

Tom Byrnes

Tom Byrnes passed away peacefully at his home on July 9, 2016.

He is preceded in death by his son, Jimmy and survived by his loving wife, Debbie of 45 years; son, Jeff; daughter, Jane; grandchildren, Blake and Avalon; sister, Linda; two nephews; and one niece.

Tom was a surfer through and though who just loved the water. Growing up in sunset Beach California, he made his own surf board and fell in love with the love of his life, Debbie. From the time they met, they were inseparable. If there ever was two people meant to be together, it was Tom and Debbie. They both fell in love with the island of Kaua’i and moved here back in 1988. Tom surfed every day and made great friendships along the way. He had a kind soul and was loved by all that met him. He will be truly missed.

A memorial service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held this Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Kalapaki Beach Park at 10:30 a.m. A paddle out will be followed to take Tom out to sea where he loved to be.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

John Philip Mooris

John Philip Mooris will be laid to rest at the Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe at 3 p.m. on July 16, 2016.

Gifts or donations may be made to the William Cramer at P.O Box 137, Lawai HI, 96765.


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