Obituaries for Oct. 5, 2016

• Yvonne Uilani Keoho • Marjorie Joyce Nunes • Sachie Otoman • Laura K. Nada Mission • Janice Counce Weiner • Carlos Vea

Yvonne Uilani Keoho

Yvonne Uilani Keoho of Hanamaulu passed away on Sept. 13, 2016, at home at the age of 64. She was born on Dec. 31,1951, in Waimea, Kauai. Yvonne worked at Wal-mart as a fabric department associate and also a people greeter where she later retired. She was a seamstress and a crafter.

She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph Punilei Manini Sr and Beverly Ann Manini, her brother Hokulani Manini and her children’s father Albert K. Keoho Sr.

She is survived by two sons, Albert K. Keoho Jr of California, Philbert (Sherry) Keoho of Hanamaulu; one daughter, Kimberly ( Joey) Camelo of Hanamaulu; three brothers, Joseph P. Manini Jr, Elwood Manini, and Eben Manini; three sisters, Erna Kamibayashi, Clorinda Fiso, and Bonnyjean Manini; her Aunty Lynnette (Frank) Bukoski; six grandchildren Joenicia, Jonessalyn and Joleisha Camelo, Shyatesa, Lance and Lynden Lagundino-Keoho .

Her services will be on Saturday Oct. 8th, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lihue. Visit with family is at 9 a.m. and services to follow at 10 a.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral home assisted the Keoho Family.

Marjorie Joyce Nunes

Marjorie Joyce Nunes 79 years old of Kalaheo and Eleele, Kauai. She passed away on Sept. 18, 2016, at Samuel Mahelona Hospital.

Born on April 10, 1937, in Kauai, she was a retired bus driver from Yamaguchi bus service.

She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Octavia Nunes; 2 brothers, Robert and Timothy Nunes; and son Derek Farias.

Survived by her son, Stanley (Sherry) Farias; daughter, Caprice (Alex) Sagucio; 3) sisters, Mildred Orsatelli, Shirley Martin & Loretta Grace; 6 grandchildren, Gavin Sagucio, Kayla Sagucio, Seaton Farias, Levi Sagucio, Failen Farias and Fylas Farias as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 9 to 10 a.m. Memorial services will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Arrangements were handled by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.

Sachie Otoman

Sachie Otoman of Kekaha passed away on Sept. 8, 2016, at KVMH Long Term at the age of 88. Born on Nove. 15, 1927, in Waimea, Kauai, she was a housewife.

She is preceded in death by Sherry Ann Otoman and Sidney Nishiyama; brother, Yonechi Nishiyama; and sisters, Yayo (Roy) Tanioka, Moyo (Marcelo) Rapanot and Chisae Nishiyama.

Sachie is survived by her husband, Cipriano Otoman; sons, Michael (Marynel) Otoman of Ewa, O’ahu, Gene (Elaine) Otoman of Waimea, Kaua’i, David Otoman of Kekaha, Kaua’i, and Joseph Otoman of Kekaha, Kaua’i; daughters, Judy (Guy) Fujita of Waimea, Kaua’i and Lisa (Robin) Murayama of Lihue, Kaua’i; fifteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren & one great-great-grandchild.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. with services to begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be followed at the Kekaha Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Laura K. Nada Mission

Laura K. Nada Mission of Lihue, passed away at the age of 55 on Sept. 30, 2016, at Garden Isle Health Care. Born on April 9, 1961, in Lihue, she was a Physics Teacher at Waimea High School.

She is preceded in death by Jack Torao Nada; and survived by her sons, Mark Matsushima Jr. of Brea, California, Micah Matsushima of Brea, California, and Levi Mission of Ele’ele, Hawai’i; mother, Irene Nada; brothers, Dr. Aaron Nada of Honolulu and Clyde (Lota) Nada of Hanapepe; sisters, Marlene (Conrad) Oishi of Honolulu, Debbie Miyao of Honolulu, and Kathleen Nada-Schrader of Seattle, Washington; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and husband, Francis “Bully” Mission.

A Celebration of Laura’s Life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. with services beginning at 4 p.m.

Aloha attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Janice Counce Weiner

Born May 25, 1936

Died Sept. 29, 2016


Janice Yvonne (Hupman) Weiner is now in heaven with her Lord Jesus.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Weiner, her son, Larry Hupman, daughter, Laura Hupman, daughter and son in law, Heather and Carl Wilson, her sister, Diana York, and stepson, Adam Weiner. In addition, her 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, niece, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Thomas Ray and Beulah Marie Counce, her sister, Jacqueline Shelton, and Paul Hupman.

Janice was born in Hayes Center, Nebraska, and lived there until moving to Oakland, California. She married Paul Hupman and raised three children in the Bay Area. She had an accomplished career in Real Estate and as the Regional Real Estate/Loan Agent Manager at Great Western Bank. She worked for many charities throughout her life, including Make a Wish Foundation, as well as helping the homeless.

In 1983, she met the love of her life, Bob Weiner and was married for 31 years. Their love is one for the history books and they had many great and grand adventures together. They have lived on Kauai for the last 9 years, her paradise on earth.

Janice asked to celebrate her life and and to remember her in a child’s laugh, in a sunset, and when you help someone. She wanted everyone to know the joy she has in her Savior.

She will be laid to rest Kauai Memorial Gardens in Lihue.

A celebration of her life will be held at Kauai Christian Fellowship (2731 Ala Kinoiki, Koloa), on Oct. 8, at 10 a.m., and all friends are invited to attend. Attire will be Aloha.

Much Aloha and gratitude is given to Dr. Michael Murray and staff, Hale Kupuna, Hospice and their staff, especially to the nurses Kristi Weiss (Earth Angel), Annie Meredith-Mitchell, Pineda Guzman, Nathrene “Puna” Butay, and Crystal Stoner.

Instead of flowers or gifts, Janice asked to make a donation in her name to the cancer or heart associations.

Carlos Vea

Carlos Vea passed away on Sept. 30, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born on May 17, 1929, in Kekaha, he was a retired Herbicide Supervisor with Kekaha Sugar Company and the original drummer for The Starlighter’s from 1959.

He is preceded in death by his father, Valeriano Vea; mother, Rufina Sacullis; step-mother, Ruperta Vea; sister, Florencia Ramos Pedro; and sister-in-law, Patricia Ramos.

Carlos is survived by his wife, Florentine “Flora” Vea; sons, Anthony (Adela) Vea, Howard Vea, and Edwin Vea; grandchildren, Alicia Vea, Alison (Andrew Jr.) Vea Lazaro, Ashlee (Tawnya) Vea, Alyssa Vea, Shaun (Kaiann) and Jerrick (Shelcee) Fabro; thirteen great-grandchildren, Kalen, Kalee, Brett, Anson, Alia, Kalena, Kailen, Dylan, Brittny, William, Kaisen, Kanoa, and Lilly; one great-great-grandson, Oliver; brothers, Mariano (Carlina) Vea, Alejandro (Marcelina) Vea, Alfredo Ramos Jr., Juan Ramos, and Francisco (Lorna) Ramos; sisters, Julia Ramos Aque, and Gloria Ramos Hipolito; brother-in-law, Chris Pedro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the West Kauai United Methodist Church in Kekaha. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. with a Celebration of Life beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Janet ‘Elaine’ Bukoski

Janet “Elaine” Bukoski of Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Oct. 1, 2016, at the age of 63 with her daughters by her side. She was born on Oct. 8, 1952, in Dalton Georgia. Janet worked as a Jewelry Department Manager at Walmart for 20 years.

Janet is preceded in death by her parents Herbert Sisson and Betty Jean Moore, and son-in-law Kekoa S. Tecson. She is survived by three daughters Karin Bukoski-Tecson, Julie (Kevin) Akita, Melissa (Joseph Kona) Bukoski, eleven grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doors open on Oct. 7, 2016, at Old Koloa Church (The big white church) from 6:30 p.m. Services to follow at 7 p.m.


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