Obituaries for Oct. 23, 2016

Philip Kanialama Inciong

Philip Kanialama Inciong, of Lihue, Kauai, and formerly of Kula, Maui, died on Sept. 18, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihue, Kauai at the age of 95.

Philip is survived by his children, Alex (Suzanne) of Wisconsin, Gary of Wisconsin, Tricia Feiteira (Alan) of Maui, Cindy Nobriga (John) of Oregon, Stacie (Lee) of Kauai; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren. Philip is preceded in death by his wife, Alexa Kilipohi Tavares Incion,g and by his son, Kevin James Tavares.

Philip was born on Dec. 23, 1920, in Kilauea, Kauai, to Benito and Roselani Ho’oipoikamalanai Gooman Inciong. The family lived in a town what was known as Kahili and then moved to Kekaha. At the age of 8 years old, they moved to Haiku, Maui, where he graduated from Maui High School in 1938.

At Maui High, he played football and track and field. He also played various sports with a charitable organization called The Alexander House Settlement for the County of Maui, Territory of Hawaii, which developed athletic programs for the public schools along with his brothers, Joseph (Bull), Henry and David Inciong. His memorable years were playing for the 1938 Haiku Championship Team seven-man Barefoot Football League, the Haiku Senior Soccer Championship Team, and in 1946 for the Senior Maui Raiders Football Team. Off season, he played basketball for the Maui Pine Senior League, the Business- men’s Blooper Softball League and coached the Maui Pine CYO Basketball League. In 1947, his cousin Henry Long asked him to assist as a football coach for St. Anthony Boy’s School Varsity team along with his brother Henry. He also coached the JV Football Team with his longtime friends Ross Tamayose and Racky Santos. In 1952, he became the Athletic Director for St. Joseph Grade School, volunteering after work and weekends, where he coached various sports and championship teams for track and basketball until 1967. He went back to coaching assisting Ross Tamayose with the Makawao Cowboys Pop Warner Football Team that won the 1967 Championship that year.

Philip was first employed at Kress Store as a window dresser where he met his wife-to-be by the name of Alexa Kilipohi Tavares. They married a year later on Oahu on July 20, 1940, and were married for 68 years until her passing on Oct. 4, 2008. In his own written words found in a notebook after he passed, “Alexa was my first love, my first and only girlfriend, my best friend and love of my life.” They first lived in Wahiawa where he worked for Hawaiian Pineapple as a truck driver. In 1941, his brother-in-law Nelson Tavares offered him a warehouse position at Pearl Harbor as a civilian worker. They were at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day. Philip’s wife with their 8-month-old feared he had -died. He returned home three days later filled with stories and worry for his Japanese American co-workers and friends that were unwillingly sent to an Internment Camp.

In 1945, they moved back to Maui and he was hired as a storekeeper at the Naval Air Station in Kahului until the closing in 1947. He then went to work for Maui Pineapple Company working in the warehouse where he later became the supervisor of inventory control at their Hailiimaile Division. He later transferred to Kahului Cannery Division as the purchasing agent and retired in 1983.

Philip was active in various organizations as a board member for Maui Pine Community Association and Makawao Recreational Council, Track Committee. He volunteered helping his friends Hannibal Tavares and Alvin Amaral’s campaigns. He was appointed Member of the Board of Adjustment and Appeals for the County of Maui. He resigned in 1980 when Hannibal Tavares became the mayor as he did not want to jeopardize the mayor’s position. He belonged to the Makawao Filipino Catholic Club and later joined the St. Joseph Holy Name Society until his move to Kauai in 2004.

He was active with Maui Track and Field Events and honored to help his longtime friends Bill Tavares and Hannibal Tavares in the dedication of the new Track and Field at War Memorial Complex in 1986. Philip was an avid golfer, belonging to the Maui Retirees Golf Club and the Kamaaina Golf Club. Up until his passing he actively worked in his yard and enjoyed reading Westerns.

Funeral is scheduled for Oct. 29, 2016, 9 a.m., at St. Joseph’s Church in Makawao, Maui, with Mass to follow and lunch at noon, at St. Joseph Gym. A celebration of life and final disposition will be on Nov. 12, 2016, 10 a.m., at Kalapaki Beach in Lihue, Kauai, with lunch to follow at the Inciong/Ridley Hale at noon.

The family would like to thank the staff at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Pepe Trask and Ka’iola Canoe Club. Special thank you to Dr. Craig Netzer and staff for years of outstanding dedication, care and kindness showed to our parents, Philip and Alexa Inciong. We will never forget, Dr. Netzer, all you did for both of them and we are forever grateful to you.

Narcisa Joaquin Venzon

Narcisa Joaquin Venzon, 87, died on Oct. 17, 2016, in Waipahu, Hawaii.

She is survived by her husband, Conrado O. Venzon; children, Conrodo Venzon Jr. (wife Marilyn), Yola Galeon (husband Dante), Delano Venzon (wife Florzena), Mae Utrera (husband Noel), Dindo Venzon, Nel Venzon (wife Cora), Raul Venzon (wife Joselita), Nathan Venzon; sister Modesta “Annie” Joaquin; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Service will be held in Mililani Memorial Park, Mauka Chapel on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at 9 a.m.

Valerie Ann Lagazo

Valerie Ann Lagazo of Kekaha passed away on Oct. 7, 2016, at the age of 50. Born on Aug. 26, 1966, in Waimea, Kauai, she was a van driver for special education children.

She was preceded in death by Genaro Tabing Lagazo, Carlos Manaday, Valentina Alejandro Manaday, Cerilo Lagazo, Heralda Tabing Lagazo, Martin Man-day, Rosalia Fontanilla and Pacita Boro.

Valerie Ann Lagazo is survived by her mother, Solidad Manaday Lagazo of Kekaha; brothers, Calvin (Valerie) Lagazo of Waimea, Jerry Lagazo of Kaumakani, Gerard (Sylvia) Lagazo of Omao, Ronald (Wanda) Lagazo of Texas, and Genaro (Shelley) Lagazo of Lihue; along with numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, Oct. 30. 2016, at the Salvation Army Church in Hanapepe. Visitation will be at 8:30 a.m. with services to begin at 11 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Mary Margaret ‘Penny’ Wallis Bennington

Mary Margaret “Penny” Wallis Bennington, 70, of Sunriver, Oregon, passed away at home on Oct. 17, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Penny was born June 19, 1946, and raised in Lihue, Hawaii. She was the daughter of Dr. Samuel Wallis and Dora Rice Wallis. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, Penny spent much of her career in the medical field before she achieved her MBA from the University of Oregon. She and her husband started Bennington Properties, a vacation rental management company in Sunriver. Penny is survived by her husband of 41 years, Gene, her only son Robert, her brother Sam Wallis, and five grandchildren. Penny was a loving wife, an amazing mother and tutu, and a caring friend. Her sense of humor remained until her final moment.

Service is yet to be determined. Please call Robert Bennington to (541) 948-0214 for more information.

Tatiana Taylor Pomaikai Kaneholani

Tatiana Taylor Pomaikai Kaneholani of San Francisco, CA, died at home on Oct. 12, 2016, at the age of 55. She was born on Jan. 14, 1961, in Lihue, Hawaii. She was a receptionist, office manager and executive assistant for Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center before liver cancer ended her ability to work.

Tatiana grew up in Kapaa, Kauai. She was a cheerleader at Kapaa High School, attended UH, and later San Diego State University (M.A., major in Communications). In 1998, she moved to San Francisco, CA, where she was active in the Hawaiian cultural community and a Kumu Hula for The Ladies of Passion and Halau Hula O Ke Ala I Ka Pono.

Tatiana was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Kelii Kaneholani Sr.; mother, Elizabeth Sarah Kaneholani; brothers Herbert, Harry, David, George and Jerry Kaneholani; and sister, Rosemary Sanay.

Tatiana is survived by her husband Terry (aka: Albert) Ryan, of San Francisco, CA; hanai sons Ryan Fuimaono of San Francisco and Ronald Sese of New York City; brothers John (Leila) Kaneholani, Billy Kaneholani, Daniel (Evangaline) Kaneholani and Clement (Sarah) Kaneholani, all of Anahola; sisters, Olinda Higashi of Anahola, Midge Asai and Miriam “Honey Girl” Kupihea of Kapaa, Olandra Kaleiohi of Lihue; sister-in-laws Charolette Kaneholani, Star Kaneholani, Cheryl Kaneholani and Noreen Kaneholani, numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life for Tatiana will be held on Nov. 12, 2016, from noon to 2 p.m., at Brisbane Marina (Sierra Point), 400 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane, CA 94005. Aloha attire is suggested. Please bring a lawn chair or a blanket for the outdoor event, a favorite potluck dish to share, and a table for food if you have one. Mahalo nui loa!

A celebration of life for Tatiana is in the planning stage for Kauai early in 2017. Contact family members and friends on Facebook for details.

Bienvenido Acosta Robles

Bienvenido Robles passed away on Oct. 1, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

Born on Feb. 7, 1935, in Bacarra, San Simon Brgy, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he worked for Lihue Plantation.

He was preceded in death by his parents Tomas Sr. and Feliciana Robles; wife, Rosalina Agpaoa Robles; brothers, Buenaflor Robles Sr. Imperial Robles; sister Gloria Agcaoili; and hanai sister Maxima Camelo.

He is survived by his children, Richard Robles of Kauai, Christine (Anthony) Basuil of California, Donna Robles of Oregon; brother, Tomas Robles Jr.; sisters Erlinda Agcaoili and Bonnie Balbin.

Celebration of life/wake service will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, 8 to 10 a.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Koloa. Burial to follow at St. Raphael Cemetery, Koloa.

Barbara Rose Silva

Barbara Rose Silva of Kekaha passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Oct. 17, 2016, at the age of 83. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai, Hawaii, on March 1, 1933, and was a dedicated homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Silva; parents, Frank and Charlotte Lopez; brother, Frank Lopez Jr.; and sister, Patricia Velez.

Barbara is survived by four sons, Teddy Medeiros, Randy (Colleen) Medeiros, Philip John “PJ” Medeiros, Wayne Medeiros; two daughters, Francine M. Corona and Julie Ann Bonachita; 14 grandchildren, 33 great- grandchildren; sister, Isabel (Marcelino) Coyaso; brother, Gerry Lopez; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Kapaa Missionary Church with viewing from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at Kauai Memorial Gardens at 1:30 p.m.

Casual attire suggested.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Kazuma ‘Monty’ Nishiie

Kazuma “Monty” Nishiie of Kilauea passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Oct. 6, 2016, at the age of 101. He was born in Kilauea on July 25, 1915, the eldest of 10 siblings, a veteran of the United States Army, 100th Infantry Batalion/442 Regiment, and retired from Wilcox Memorial Hospital as maintenance personnel.

He was preceded in death by his son, Carl Nishiie; parents, Kuhei Nishiie and Asa Shinohara Nishiie; and seven siblings.

He is survived by his wife, Celia L. Nishiie of Kilauea; five children, Roy Nishiie of Kapaa, Cherry Ruth Nishiie of Saudi Arabia, David John Nishiie of Kilauea, Elizabeth Raquel Nishiie of Kilauea, Rebecca Sarah Nishiie of Kilauea; three grandchildren, Yhurie Anthony Nishiie, Criz Sean Nishiie and Cristal Shyanne Nishiie, all of the Philippines; sisters, Chizue Kimura of Honolulu, Alice Nishiie of California; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Mae Nishiie of California, Helen Nishiie of Honolulu, Yonsoon Nishiie of Honolulu, Myra Nishiie of Kilauea; and brother-in-law, Jonah Yamamoto of Lawai.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at St. Sylvester Church in Kilauea with viewing from 8 to 10 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veteran Cemetery in Hanapepe. Flowers are welcome and condolence cards can be sent to P.O. Box 122, Kilauea, HI 96754.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Nishiie family with arrangements.

Audrey Jewel Delos Santos

Audrey Jewel Delos Santos peacefully left with the Lord’s angels on Oct. 13, 2016, Audrey was born on July 31, 2003, in Lihue, Hawaii. She was home-schooled by Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School teachers.

Audrey is survived by her parents, Arden and Jennifer Delos Santos; her two younger sisters, Aliyah Jade Delos Santos and Angela Gem Delos Santos; her maternal grandparents, Julio and Gloria Calano; and many aunties, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Erlinda Delos Santos, Cristina Delos Santos and Jose Delos Santos.

A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Delos Santos family with arrangements.

Rogelio P. Villanueva

Rogelio P. Villanueva, 62, of Kalaheo, Kauai, passed away on Oct. 19, 2016, at home in Kalaheo, Kauai.

Born on July 3, 1954, in Lihue, Kauai, he was a retired fraud analyst with AT& T.

He was preceded in death by his father, Anatalio Villanueva Sr.

He is survived by his two brothers, Anatalio Villanueva Jr. and Antonio Perry; sisters, Kathy Rita, Lynn Lambertsen and Leilanie Villanueva; stepmother, Claudia Villanueva; and numerous nieces and nephews.


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