Obituaries for August 2, 2016

Obituaries for August 2, 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 the 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.

Dorothy Leilani Ellis Zeffiro

Dorothy Leilani Ellis Zeffiro, former Miss Kauai and Miss Hawaii 1953, and the youngest of six children of former Kauai County Chairman William Ellis and Maria (Maraea) Pihaleo Ellis of Kupolo, Kauai, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

She was blessed with flaming auburn haired beauty, vibrant witty personality, infectious sense of humor, compassion for the needy, love of family and a radiant glowing personality that exemplified the titles she earned as Miss Kauai and Miss Hawaii in 1953. She truly represented Hawaii’s cosmopolitan population since she was of Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, English, Irish, Scotch, German descent.

Educated at Kamehameha Schools and Kauai High School and following the Miss America Pageant competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey, she enrolled at Bryant College in Connecticut and later married college schoolmate Frank Zeffiro, Jr. of Torrington, Connecticut. After his military service Dorothy and Frank chose to raise their young children in Hawaii, making their home on Kauai in 1977. Her husband Frank, a Purchasing Agent for Lihue Plantation on Kauai, preceded her in death in 1997.

Survived by sisters, Edith Ellis and Winona Ellis Rubin of Honolulu; sons, Frank (Laurie) Zeffiro III of Connecticut and William Ellis Zeffiro and his family, Keola and Jordyn of Kauai; daughter, Winona (Mrs. Shane) Nelson and family, Seth and Mia of Idaho and numerous ohana.

Private family inurnment pending.


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