Obituaries for Oct. 26, 2016

• Valerie Ann Lagazo • Dolores ‘Dolly’ Ragudo • Michael Roy Strong • Bienvenido Acosta Robles • Joseph Mahiula Hashimoto Jr. • Barbara Rose Silva • Cheryl Moana Marie Medina

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, Kaua’i she was a van driver for Special Education children.

She is 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.

Dolores ‘Dolly’ Ragudo

Dolores “Dolly” Ragudo of Kapaa, Kauai, passed away on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Straub Hospital at the age of 73. She was born on May 10, 1943, and retired as Assistant Manager at the Kauai Sands Hotel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Grace Viado; son, Richard Ragudo Jr. and grandson.

Dolly is survived by her husband, Richard J. Ragudo Sr., sons, Terence Ragudo, Paulino Ragudo, Randy Ragudo, Quintin (Malia) Kaliloa; hanai children, Jr. and Clarissa Pacheco; four brothers, James (Linda) Viado, Ray (Brenda) Viado, Alfred (Pam) Viado, George Viado; 28 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Nov.12, 2016, at St. Catherine Church with viewing from 9 to 10:45 a.m. with Mass celebrated at 11 a.m.

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

Michael Roy Strong

Michael Roy Strong passed away on Oct. 11, 2016. Born on April 13, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, he was 69 years old. He was retired and resided in Honolulu.

Mike lived most of his life on Kaua’i. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Soil Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Mike was an innovative figure in Hawai’i agriculture. Decades Before the current “farm to table” movement, his Kaua’i acreage produced locally consumed vegetables, papaya, ornamentals, nursery crops and some of the earliest state plantings of exotic fruit like mangosteen and rambutan.

He traveled to Southeast Asia, Australia and other parts of the tropical world to research these crops and obtain planting material. Simultaneous with being a producer, he also spearheaded agricultural development on former plantation lands. When the Moloa’a area of Kauai had large-scale papaya plantings, Mike worked tirelessly with his fellow farmers to advance the local cooperative’s interests.

His farming success led to foreign consultant jobs with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He worked throughout Central America and the Caribbean. In Belize, his expertise created a local papaya industry from scratch. Mike served his community for a term on the Kauai Board of Water Supply. He loved sharing his knowledge with other farmers. He was a proud member of the Hawai’i Farm Bureau Federation, and the Kaua’i County Farm Bureau. He worked with those organizations to successfully lobby the Federal government to get agricultural hurricane relief for Kaua’i in the wake of the Inik’i and Iw’a disasters.

He was an avid surfer, enjoying the Waikokos break on Kauai’s north shore. Mike also enjoyed following pro surfing. In addition to his work and surfing, Mike loved motorcycles, music and Mexican food.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Roy and Laura Strong of Yucaipa, California.

He is survived by sons Eric Michael Strong of Kilauea, Kaua’i, Dylan Carl Strong of Moloa’a, Kaua’i, Austin Kalani Strong of Berkeley, California, former wife Candace Louise Strong of Honolulu, Sister Susan Trenschel of Goleta, California, nephew Christopher Trenschel of San Francisco, California, niece Sarah Trenschel of Mountain View California, grandsons Roy Eric Strong, August Robert Strong, and Maxim Michael Strong, all of Riverside, California, and granddaughter Solana Ceres Strong of Moloa’a, Kaua’i.

Bienvenido Acosta Robles

Bienvenido Robles passed away on Oct 1, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 81.

Born on Feb. 7, 1935, in Bacarra, San Simon Brgy 4 , Ilocos Norte, Philippines he worked for Lihue Plantation.

He is preceded in death by his parents Tomas Sr. and Feliciana Robles, wife, Rosalina Agpaoa Robles, brothers, Buenaflor (Dominga) Robles Sr. Imperial (Felicidad) Robles and sister Gloria Agcaoili.

He is survived by his children Richard Robles of Kauai, Christine (Anthony) Basuil of California, Donna Robles of Oregon, brother, Tomas (Benelyn) Robles Jr., sisters Erlinda Agcaoili & Bonnie Balbin & hanai-sister- Maxima Camelo.

Celebration of Life Wake Service will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa. Viewing will begin at 8am on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Koloa with mass to follow from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Raphael Cemetery, Koloa.

Joseph Mahiula Hashimoto Jr.

Joseph Mahiula Hashimoto Jr. passed away at the age of 70 on Sept. 26, 2016, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. Born on July 9, 1946, he was a golf course foreman for the Princeville Prince Golf Course.

He is preceded in death by his son, Thomas Kaina Hideo Hashimoto; and survived by his wife, Wanda Hashimoto; brother, Thomas (Annie) Hashimoto of Kilauea; sister Violet Goto of Ha’ena; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at the Waioli Hui’ia Church in Hanalei. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. with services beginning at 11 a.m.

Causal attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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, Hi. on March 1, 1933, and was a dedicated homemaker.

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; 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.

Cheryl Moana Marie Medina

Cheryl Moana Marie Medina of Puhi passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Sept. 28, 2016, at the age of 46. She was born in Waimea on Sept. 28, 1970, and was dedicated homemaker.

Preceded in death by her granddaughter, Samaria Auelua and father, John C. Davis Sr.

Cheryl is survived by her husband, Rodney Medina; children, Sherlynn (Chris) Mundon, Shantel (Sam) Auelua, Brian (Tono) Gerardo and Silas Gerardo; step-son, Aaron (Chrissy) Medina; mother, Elaine Seals; 11 grandchildren; brothers, John (Linda) Davis Jr., Julian (Kehau) Davis, Philip (Angie) Davis, Larry Davis; step-sister, Clara Costa; mother-in-law, Teresa Medina; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Aloha Church with viewing from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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

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