Obituaries for August 4, 2016

• Timothy ‘Timmy’ E. Aquino • Josephine ‘Jo’ Gilland • Dorothy Leilani Ellis Zeffiro

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, August 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.

Josephine ‘Jo’ Gilland

Josephine “Jo” Gilland, 83, of Marion, KY died Monday Aug. 1, 2016 at her home in Marion, KY. She was a member of St. William Catholic Church and worked as an RN for 57 years before retiring.

Survivors include her daughters, Nadine “Bernadine” Gilland-Sarono of Ewa Beach, HI, Debbie Gilland-Eubanks of Benton, IL, Glenda Pinheiro of Waianae, HI and Lisa Jo Dossett of Marion, KY; sisters, Alice Adams of Temecula, CA and Flora Aguinaldo of Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, 21 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Gilland, parents, Pedro and Clotilde Cabulagan; brother, Robert Cabulagan and sister, Dolores Johnston.

Services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday Aug. 5, 2016 at St. William Catholic Church in Marion, KY with interment in St. William Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, KY.

Dorothy Leilani Ellis Zeffiro

Dorothy Leilani Ellis Zeffiro, former Miss Kaua’i and Miss Hawai’i 1953, and the youngest of six children of former Kauai County Chairman William Ellis and Maria (Maraea) Pihaleo Ellis of Kupolo, Kaua’i, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital — Lihue, Kaua’i on Saturday, morning 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 Kaua’i and Miss Hawai’i 1953. She truly represented Hawaii’s cosmopolitan population since she was of Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, English, Irish, Scotch, German descent.

Educated at The 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 Hawai’i, making their home on Kaua’i in 1977. Her husband Frank, a Purchasing Agent for Lihue Plantation on Kaua’i, 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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