Obituaries for Oct. 9, 2016

• Reginaldo ‘Dude’ Makai Rivera

• Laura K. Nada Mission

• Jose Edica Yadao

• Carlos Vea

• Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Hiroshi Nakazawa

Reginaldo ‘Dude’ Makai Rivera

Reginaldo “Dude” Makai Rivera, 79, of Koloa, Kauai, passed away on Oct. 4, 2016, at his home in Koloa.

Born on in North Kohala, Hawaii, Reginaldo was a carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene Sueoka Rivera; daughter, Alvida Medeiros; son, Noah Rivera; stepson, Dean Mori; five grandchildren; three brothers, Franklin Rivera, George Rivera, Victor Rivera; two sisters, Lucina Pasco and Elaine Kawai; brother-in-law, Marty Saxton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held on a later date. No flowers and no monetary donations.

Arrangements were handled by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.

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 was 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 Eleele, Hawaii; 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.

Jose Edica Yadao

Jose Edica Yadao of Kapaa, Hawaii, passed away on Sept. 27, 2016, in Lihue. Born on Sept. 14, 1934, in Hanalei and was a diesel mechanic for Smith’s Motor Boats.

He is preceded in death by his father, Timoteo Yadao; mother, Eutropia Yadao; brothers, Bernard “Nado” Yadao, and Raymond “Mondo” Yadao; and sisters, Lourdes “Mary” Cabacungan, Esmenia “Essie” Belmonte, and Christina “Katy” Constantino.

Jose is survived by his wife, Jean Yadao; sons, Keith (Noel) Crozier of Oregon, Jose Yadao Jr. of San Jose, and Chad Yadao of Kapaa; daughters, Darlene Gonsalves of Lihue, and Renee Yadao of Kalaheo; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph “Juny” (Theresa) Yadao of Kilauea; sisters, Josephine “Sipen” (Vernon) Asuncion of Kilauea, and Frances “Ansing” (Modesto) Bilog of California; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with services to begin at 11 a.m. Internment will take place later at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Carlos Vea

Carlos Vea passed away at the age of 87 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; 13 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.

Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Hiroshi Nakazawa

Ronald “Ronnie” Hiroshi Nakazawa, 74, of Kilauea, Kauai passed away on Sept. 17, 2016, at his home in Kilauea, Kauai.

Born on Dec. 2, 1941, he was an alarm installer.

He was preceded in death by parents Katsumi and Kimie Nakazawa, sister Yuriko Nakazawa, nephew Joseph (Joey) Nakazawa.

He is survived by his wife Jennifer Nakazawa; son, Ronald Nakazawa, Jr.; daughter, Kimie (Wendal Olanalan, Jr.) Nakazawa; granddaughters, Alyssa Nakazawa, Siani Olanolan and Starry Olanolan; three brothers, Edward (Nelia) Nakazawa John “Jackie” (Faith) Nakazawa, Harold (Pat) Nakazawa; three sisters, Betsey Tanaka, Grace Nakazawa, Nancy Nakazawa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friend may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea from 9:30 to 10 a.m., then service to follow.

Arrangements were by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.

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