Obituaries for July 24, 2016
Ethel Akemi Nonaka
Ethel Akemi Nonaka, 72, of Hanapepe, Kauai, passed away on May 28, 2016, at Wilcox Hospital. She was born on Feb. 24, 1944, in Hilo.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward T. Nonaka. She is survived by her daughter, Adele Yoshimori (Guy) of Koloa, Kauai; son, Darin Nonaka (Kristie-Lyn) of Wahiawa, Oahu; sisters, Alice Murakami of Hilo, Ruth Masaki of Oahu; sister-in-law, Judy Ota of Oahu and grandchildren, Tammie-Jane and Mason Yoshimori. She was also predeceased by her sister, Helen Murobayashi and brother, Stanley Ota.
Services to be held at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m.
Family requests casual attire and no flowers.
Miyako Sugano Kure
Miyako Sugano Kure of Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on July 17, 2016, at her residence at the age of 99.
Born on Feb. 5, 1917, in Koloa, Kauai, she was a manager at the Poipu Beach Hotel gift shop.
She was preceded in death by: parents, Hitoshi and Tsuneyo Sugano, husband, Takeshi Kureson, Gary Kure, four brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by: daughters, Lois (Dwight) Fujii, Beverly (Larry) Yasuda, sister, Sueko Ishibashi, six grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Private Celebration of Life at Koloa Union Church on July 29, 2016. Visitation at 10 a.m. Service at 11 a.m.
Family suggests flowers be omitted.
Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa, Kauai.
Haming S. Lardizabal
Haming S. Lardizabal, 87, passed away May 16, 2016, in Lawai at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home.
She was born Dec. 5, 1928 on Maui, and was co-owner of Leilani Taxi and Tour Company with her late husband, Mauricio J. Lardizabal.
She 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), daugther-in-law 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 and Catherine Madrid; 25 grandchildren and 28 great- grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Celebration of New Life Memorial Service will take place at the Niumalu Pavilion on Niumalu Road. Use Google maps or GPS as there is no physical address; closest landmark is Kaiola Canoe Club. The pavilion is right before the canoe club.
The memorial will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
Family requests casual attire.
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 9:30-10:30 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 called 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, William “Billy” Swain, Philip Swain, Anna Velasco and Raymond Salazar, 31 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren. She is also survived by brother David Kahaunaele of Anahola, and Henrietta Kailimai of Honomu.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, July 28, at the Kapaa Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) for viewing from 9-10:45 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.
Cherise ‘Risee’ Pualeinani Fu Carvalho
Cherise “Risee” Pualeinani Fu Carvalho of Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii, passed June 30, 2016, at the age of 37.
Born on April 8, 1979, in Lihue, Kauai, she was a front desk clerk and night auditor at Courtyard Marriott.
She was preceded in death by: maternal grandparents, Lono and Frances Fu and paternal grandfather, Ernest Carvalho III.
She is survived by: mother, Lynn Cherise Fu , Anahola, father, Rickey (Anna) Carvalho, Anahola, paternal grandmother, Alice Carvalho, companion, Richard Benedito, Anahola, daughter, Phoenix-Rhychelle, Benedito, Anahola, sister, Cherelle Fu Carvalho, Kapaa, and numerous aunties and uncles, cousins, friends.
Celebration of Life will be Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Visitation will be at 9 a.m., Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Family suggests aloha attire.
Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.
Ellen May Taylor Erskine
Ellen May Taylor Erskine, 63, met her higher power on July 19, 2016 in Boise, Idaho. She was born in Burns, Oregon, to Johnnie Earl Taylor and Dorothy Evelyn Slate Taylor on Nov. 6, 1952. The family moved to Idaho when she was a child. Ellen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Boise State in 1974. She immediately began her lifelong career in law enforcement, working for the Caldwell Police Department, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, and the Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She retired after more than 33 years, but her heart was still set on serving her community in some capacity. Soon after, Ellen contracted as an investigator with Idaho P.O.S.T. Academy and Ada County, where she worked at the time of her death.
She was known by friends as “one righteous cop.”
Ellen was the most selfless person you would ever meet. She put the needs of her community, friends and family before her own. She seemed to never miss an opportunity to send a card, email or make a call to let friends know she cared. Ellen was proud of her 28 years of sobriety. Knowing the depth of her alcohol addiction, and overcoming her own demons, she became an exemplary sponsor, mentor and friend to others through Alcoholics Anonymous.
It was in the beginning of her sobriety that she met the love of her life and partner, Jan Rinker. They were inseparable and traveled the world, but their favorite adventure was in Kauai, Hawaii. Together they enjoyed and loved life, whether it was riding the Harley, zip lining, camping, sea kayaking, or hanging out at home. They knew what love was and were devoted to each other.
Ellen is survived by her loving partner of 25 years, Jan Rinker; and her sister, Donna Taylor Holt, both from Boise, Idaho. Her mother and father, and her brother, Johnnie Everett Taylor, preceded her in death.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 W Woodlawn Ave., Boise, Idaho, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to donate to the Idaho Humane Society or to their favorite charity.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Ellen’s memorial webpage at www.summersfuneral.com.
Emmett Wayne Hutchins
Emmett Wayne Hutchins died peacefully in his home on June 27, 2016. The first-born of Emmett and Marjorie Windsor Hutchins, he was born on Sept. 30, 1934, in Newberg, Oregon. He was a senior faculty member and director for the Guild for Structural Integration, a school dedicated to the teaching of Dr. Ida P. Rolf.
He was preceded in death by his lifetime partner, Richard A. Stenstadvold, his parents, and his sister, Sharon Windsor.
He is survived by his life-long partner, Wayne Hackett, of Wailua, Kauai, nieces and nephews, colleagues, friends and dedicated students around the world. His touch forever changed our lives.
A celebration of Emmett’s life will be held at his home on July 31, 2016.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Henry Willard Glenn
Henry Willard Glenn of Lihue passed away at home on July 7, 2016, at the age of 67. He was born in New Jersey on Oct. 21, 1948, was a Vietnam War veteran and retired as a musician.
Henry is survived by five children, Henry Glenn of Florida, John Glenn of Florida, Henrietta Fagg of Florida, Sara Glenn of Omao, Kauai and Connie (Ben) Porter of Kipu, Kauai; nine grandchildren, one great- grandchild; brother, Billy Glenn; sister, Lynette Glass; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many beloved friends.
A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Lydgate Small Pavilion beginning at 6 p.m.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Glenn family with arrangements.
Ashlynn Keaninaneaokawailani Lee
Ashlynn Keaninaneaokawailani Lee of Kapaa passed away at home on July 21, 2016, at the age of 9. She was born in Lihue, Kauai, on Dec. 14, 2006, and was a student at Kapaa Elementary School.
Ashlynn is survived by her parents, Aaron Lee and Moani Kaui of Kapaa; three brothers, Aaron James Lee, Austin Lee, Aamen Lee; paternal grandparents, Wilford and Roxanne Lee of Molokai; maternal grandparents, Randall and Mieko Kaui of Anahola; great-grandmothers, Jane Lee and Irene Keanini of Molokai; uncles and aunties, Wendell Lee of Molokai, Lauwae (Donny) Lee of Molokai, Haley (Christopher) Jardine of Hawaii Island, Kelsie (Ernest) Kaui of Anahola, Brandi (Martin) Kaui of Anahola, Korie (Mana) Kaui of Molokai and numerous grand-aunties and grand-uncles, cousins and friends.
Memorial services for Ashlynn will be announced at a later date.
Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.