Obituaries for July 20, 2016

Obituaries for July 20, 2016

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 St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Koloa. Visitation with family is from 9 to 10:15 a.m., Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m.

Manuel Sanchez Jr.

Manuel Sanchez Jr. of Kapaa passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 6, 2016, at the age of 92. He was born in Lihue, Kauai on Sept. 17, 1923, and retired as a supervisor with Kilohana.

Preceded in death by his wife, Leilani Sanchez; father, Manuel Sanchez Sr., and mother, Bertha Gomez Sanchez.

Manny is survived by his children, Gerald Sanchez, Gordon (Healani) Sanchez, Rodney Sanchez, Doreen (Harold) Lewis and Robin (Charlotte) Sanchez, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandson; brothers, John Sanchez, Antone Sanchez, Alexander (Becky) Sanchez and William Sanchez; sisters, Rosa Fernandez and Barbara (Wallace) Isoda; caregiver Diane Boreliz; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at St. Catherine Church with viewing from 9 a.m. Eulogy at 10:40 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Peggy Mikie Higashi Yaka

Peggy Mikie Higashi Yaka of Hanamaulu passed away at home on June 23, 2016, at the age of 93. She was born in Lihue, Kauai on Jan. 17, 1923, and retired as a Sales Clerk with Kauai Stores.

Preceded in death by her parents, Sakichi and Kiku Higashi; brother Masayuki Higashi, York Higashi and Harry Higashi; sister, Edith Higashi; grandson, Cameron Yaka; great-grandson, Keean Nuivo.

Peggy is survived by two sons, Clinton (Tuesday) Yaka of Idaho, Jason (Linda) Yaka of California; daughter, April (Willie) Nuivo of Hanamaulu; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, David Higashi and Richard (Misa) Higashi; sister-in-law, Olinda Higashi and caretaker, Shan Resinto.

A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Lihue Hongwanji Mission with visitation from 10 a.m. and services celebrated and 11 a.m.

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

Haming S. Lardizabal

Haming S. Lardizabal Passed away May 16, 2016, in Lawai at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home at the age 87.

She was co-owner of Leilani Taxi and Tour Company with her late husband, Mauricio J. Lardizabal.

Haming was born Dec. 5, 1928, on Maui and is survived by six children, Scott Lardizabal, Gloria Reed, Fred (Carol) Tangalin, Yolanda, (Scott) Kurihara, Nena (late William) Smith, Leroy Tangalin; daugther-in-law, Charlotte Kaai (late Steven Tangalin), Karen Tangalin (late Leonard Tangalin); six stepchildren, Maurice (Florence) Lardizabal, Jr., Alfred (Heidi) Lardizabal, Carmen Orpilla, Charlene Avita, Maureen (Zachary) Octavio and Glenn (late Karen) Lardizabal; two sisters, Nina Martin, Catherine Madrid; 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Celebration of New Life Memorial Service will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Niumalu Pavilion on Niumalu Road (use Google maps or GPS as there is no physical address — closest landmark Kaiola Canoe Club, the pavilion is right before the canoe club.)

Family requests casual attire.

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. to noon at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery Committal Shelter in Hanapepe. Services to begin at noon to 1 p.m.

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

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Margaret Vidinha Remoaldo

Margaret Vidinha Remoaldo of Omao passed away on July 12, 2016, at the age of 91. Born Dec. 28, 1924, in Eleele, Kauai, she was the office manager of Island Rentals and later retired from the accounting department at Kauai Stores.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David and son, William “Billy” Remoaldo; parents, Jacinth and Mary Vidinha, and brothers, Edward “Eddie” Lawrence and Ronald Vidinha.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Remoaldo of Eleele, Jennifer (Tony) Reis of Lawai and Mary (Ryan Cummings) Remoaldo of Kirkland, Washington; brother, Robert Vidinha of Bordentown, New Jersey, Steven Vidinha of Kaneohe and sister, Eleanor Smart of Vancouver, Washington; grandchildren, Tina Duarte of Henderson, Nevada and David (Jessica Vegas) Gusman of Omao; great-grandchildren, Elias Castillo of Hanapepe, Chelsey Castillo of Henderson, Nevada and Saige, Kane and Kade Gusman of Omao and great-great-granddaughter, Lyla Castillo of Henderson, Nevada.

Services will be held at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., eulogy at 10:45 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Kauai Veterans’ Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Dora Keapokuaokalani Kahaunaele Swain

Dora Keapokuaokalani Kahaunaele Swain passed away on July 17, 2016, at the age of 86. She was born in Kalihi, Oahu. A well-known musician and singer she was often referred to as the “Songbird of Kauai” the place she calls home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Swain; parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Kahaunaele; brothers and sisters, Elizabeth “Kelly” Harbottle, Alapai Sperry, Joseph and Larry Kahaunaele.

Dora is survived by children; Captain Lani Swain, Dora Leilani Cobb-Adams, Enola Jo Kawelo, Mervlyn Kitashima, Wiliam “Billy” Swain, Philip Swain, Anna Velasco and Raymond Salazar; 31 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, July 28, at Kapaa Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) for viewing from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Services to follow at 11 a.m. Friends may also visit with the family on Saturday, July 30, at Anahola Beach at 10 a.m. for a Celebration of Life.

Phoebe Jean Wramp

Phoebe Jean Wramp of Waimea, Kauai, passed away at the age of 89 on June 27, 2016, in Waimea. Born on July 3, 1926, in Waimea, Kauai she was an office administrator with Waimea Dairy/Meadow Gold Dairies.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Lily Wramp; and sisters, Ethel Wramp-Dias and Ruth Fernandez.

Phoebe is survived by her caregiver, Arlene Kuapahi; nephews, George (Maria) Fernandez of California, and Gerritt (Barbara) Fernandez of California; nieces, Patti Ann (Steven) Niau of Lawai, and Lori Lilinoe (Don) Almarza of Lihue; along with numerous cousins.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday July 30, 2016, at the Waimea Foreign Church Cemetery with an interment to follow. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with services at 11.

Flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Shirley Marie Ruiz Cambra

Shirley Marie Ruiz Cambra of Omao, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on July 6, 2016, at the age of 80.

She was born in Waimea on June 7, 1936, she was a housewife.

Preceded in death by parents, John Damacio and Margaret Ruiz.

Shirley is survived by husband, Herbert Cambra, daughter, Marilyn (Montgomery) Pia, Dawn (Warren) Etrata; sisters, Rose Medeiros, Mary Jane (John) Vegas, Emily Ruiz; brothers, John Damacio (Thelma) Ruiz Jr., Donald (Edith) Ruiz; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and numerous aunties and uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit the family on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens

Visitation at 9 a.m. Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


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