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Obituaries for Nov. 16, 2016

• Kazuma ‘Monty’ Nishiie • Daniel Paul O’Flaherty • Lorita Angala • Masayo ‘Bachan’ (Iwai) Sakimae • Kikuye H. Higa • Melinia Dela Cruz Villanueva • Constance ‘Connie’ De Peralta • Eleanor ‘Lady’ ‘Grams’ Keakawailani Tai Hook Haumea • Esperanza ‘Ansing’ ‘Espe’ Sagucio Antolin • Ines Bumanglag Macatombas • Beryl Hideko Maka • Luzonia ‘Lydia’ Tolentino Bernardo

Kazuma ‘Monty’ Nishiie

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

Preceded in death by his son, Carl Nishiie; parents, Kuhei Nishiie and Asa Shinohara Nishiie; brothers, Kenjie, Masashi, Masayoshi and Edward Nishiie; sisters, Nora Yamamoto, Aileen Shimomura, Fukie Nishiie & brother-in-law Charles Bunji Shimomura.

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; 3 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 & Funeral Home assisted the Nishiie family with arrangements.

Daniel Paul O’Flaherty

Daniel Paul O’Flaherty of Haena, passed away on Nov. 9, 2016, at the age of 30 in Haena. Born on April 15, 1986, in Poipu, he was a Security Guard for Allied Universal Security.

He is survived by his father, Raymond S. O’Flaherty; brothers, Jonathan O’Flaherty and Sean O’Flaherty of Kalaheo; sisters, Rachel O’Flaherty of Kalaheo, Holly O’Flaherty of Lawai, and Melinda O’Flaherty of Kalaheo; along with numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Daniel’s Life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Kaua’i Christian Fellowship Church in Koloa. Visitation with the family will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Services will begin at 2 p.m. with light refreshments being served.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Lorita Angala

Lorita Angala of Kaumakani passed away on Oct. 24, 2016, at home at the age of 74. Born on June 17, 1942, in Waimea, Kauai, and was a housewife.

She is preceded in death by Arsenio Angala Sr.; mother, Frances Morales; father, Lorenzo Mendosa; and sisters, Eileen Crawford and Rose Aquino.

Lorita is survived by her husband, Frederick Viquelia; sons, Shaun (Brenda) Angala of 29 Palms, California, Arsenio (Alice) Angala Jr. of Kaumakani, and Heath (Julie) Angala of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy (Bill) Decker of Pearl City; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. with services at 11:20 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Masayo ‘Bachan’ (Iwai) Sakimae

Masayo (Iwai) Sakimae of Koloa, born on Jan. 4, 1919, passed away on June 21, 2016, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Sanichi Sakimae; brothers-Masuo Kameichi, Tsuruichi and Nikichi & sister-Mitsue Nakamura.

She is survived by her son, Bruce (Becky) Sakimae; three grandchildren, Sarah (Peter) Sakimae Chi, Taylor (Van) Kazuichi Sakimae, and Garrett Kameichi Sakimae; and four great-grandchildren, Krayson-Khang Dao, Kron-Nhan Sakimae, Jayden Shan Chi, and Kairi-Le Sakimae.

The celebration of life will take place Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Koloa Union Church. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. with services to begin at 10:45 a.m.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Kikuye H. Higa

Kikuye H. Higa, 92 years old of Kalaheo, Kauai passed away on Oct. 17, 2016, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Center.

Born on Sept. 15, 1924, in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was a retired housekeeper from Kuakini Hospital.

Preceded in death by her husband Wallace Yukiyoshi Higa and son Douglas Higa.

Survived by her 2 sons, Wendell (Jeanette) Higa of Pearl City, Riachard Higa of Seattle, 1) Daughter: Audrey (Clyde) Murakami of Kalaheo, Kauai, 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, siblings, Satoshi Hirata, Kaoru Kai, Clifford Kai, Thelma Shigemitsu, Jeanette Hiranaga & Besty Murata

Friend may visit with the family on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at Borthwick Mauka Chapel in Honolulu from 9 to 9:45 a.m. where memorial services will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Arrangements by: Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Melinia Dela Cruz Villanueva

Melinia Dela Cruz Villanueva passed away at Kauai Veteran’s Memorial Hospital on Oct. 20, 2016, at the age of 80. Born on Jan. 15, 1936, in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines, and retired at Poipu Golf Course as a groundskeeper.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Laurentino Villanueva; daughter, May Villanueva; and son, Hector Villanueva.

Melinia is survived by her sons, Edgardo (Caridad) Villanueva of Philippines, and Novy (Remy) Villanueva of Philippines; daughter, Charlita (Orling) Oligo of Kekaha; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; parents, Luis Dela Cruz and Valeriana Abraham Dela Cruz; brother, Ernesto (Rebecca) Dela Cruz of San Francisco; sisters, Felicita (Hermie) Salonson of Kekaha, and Erlinda (Ben) Esguerra of Philippines; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at the West Kauai Methodist United Church in Kekaha. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. with services at 10 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are welcomed.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Constance ‘Connie’ De Peralta

Constance “Connie” De Peralta of Pakala passed away at Kauai Veteran’s Memorial Hospital on Nov. 7, 2016, at the age of 87. Born on Dec. 25, 1928, on Maui she was a retired Food Service Specialist.

She is preceded in death by Guy De Peralta and Kimberlee Kauahi.

Connie is survived by her husband, Conrado De Peralta; sons, Keith De Peralta of Oahu, Darrin (Judy) De Peralta of Pakala, and Ron (Brigitte) De Peralta of Oahu; daughters, Colette (Harvey) Kauahi of Kalaheo; Yvonne (Michael) Delima of Oahu; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Florence Albano of O’ahu; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 9:30 to 11 a.m. with services to begin at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date.

Casual attire is requested and flowers are being declined.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Eleanor ‘Lady’ ‘Grams’ Keakawailani Tai Hook Haumea

Eleanor “Lady” “Grams” Keakawailani Tai Hook Haumea of Hanalei passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 1, 2016, at the age of 78. She was born on Nov. 28, 1937, in Wainiha, Kauai and was employed at Tahiti Nui.

Preceded in death by her husband, John Haumea; parents, Henry and Anne Tai Hook; grandson, Lee “Harvey” Imaikalani Haumea-Seramur; sisters, Catherine Kalehua Hamyoung, Florence “Flossie” Kaona, Pua Ponimoi and Paul Alapai.

Eleanor is survived by her daughters, Johnnette (Alan Seramur) Haumea, Stepahnie (Toni Buehner) Haumea, Annette Haumea, Barie-Lin (Gerry) Learned; sons, John Haumea Jr., Wilbert Haumea, Blane Haumea, John Keoni (Misty) Haumea, Tristian (Mele Ronning) Haumea, Pake (Allyn) Speer, Kapena (Kanoe) Haumea, Michael Haumea; siblings, Henry and Erica Tai Hook, Wilbert and Lilly Tai Hook, Anne (Tom) Hashimoto, Leimoni (Jerry) Tubal, Anne (Togo) Hermosura, Kim Tai Hook, Lahapa (William) Texeira, China Haumea, Lei’na’ala Kaneakua; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church, Hanalei Ward with viewing from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m. Private burial will be held. Family suggests casual attire.

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

Esperanza ‘Ansing’ ‘Espe’ Sagucio Antolin

Esperanza “Ansing” “Espe” Sagucio Antolin of Eleele, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Oct. 22, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 77.

Born on Nov. 3, 1938, in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philipines, she was a midwife and attended Kauai Community College for nursing & was employed ad Kauai Surf & Weston.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lorenzo and Josefina Sagucio, husband, Orlino Antolin Sr. and son-in-law Garrick Nakaahiki.

She is survived by her daughters Oriente “Ori” Antolin Nakaahiki of Eleele, Rosaly “Rose” (Frank) Domenden of Lihue, Leoni (Allan) Texeira of Lihue, Imelda “Mel” (Paul) De Los Reyes of Eleele, son Orlino “Boy” (Ivy) Antolin Jr. of Hanapepe, 11 grandchildren, Shanette (Jason) Dias, Ashley Nakaahiki, Justin (Irene) Michaud, Christine (Rey) Grande, Joscelynn (Gino) Jarquio, Joni Texeira, Dawn Texeira, Jenna Antolin, David (Sheanee) Michaud, 14 great-grandchildren, numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Kauai Memorial Convention Center. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. with service to follow at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Kalapaki Bay Cemetery, Lihue. Lunch and fellowship to be held after graveside service at Kauai Memorial Convention Hall.

Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary, Koloa, Hawaii.

Ines Bumanglag Macatombas

Ines Bumanglag Macatombas died peacefully at her home in Hanamaulu on Oct. 22, 2016, at the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her husband Isabelo Barayuga Macatombas Sr., parents Cecilia Bonilla and Bonifacio Gonzales Bumanglag, and sister Rita Inovero.

She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on April 20, 1934. She was a self-employed seamstress, laundry attendant for Coco Palms Hotel, and a bus aide for Akita Enterprises, Ltd.

Ines is survived by her sons “Billy” Jr. and Victor (Wendy) Macatombas of Hanamaulu, daughters Cynthia (Scott) Libert of Lihue and Irene Macatombas of Washington state, grandsons Matthew (Lovie) and David Macatombas, granddaughters Jasmine Libert and Rachael Macatombas, great-grandson Lokela Kiyoji Kealoha Kelekoma-Macatombas, brothers Quirino (Jesusa), Gavino (Isabel), Chris (Anastacia), Manuel (Rosalinda), Rudy (Lori) all of Oahu, Luciano Ponciano “Larry” (Lei) Bumanglag of Salinas, CA and sisters Fidela (Serafin) Arzaga, Linda (Tony) Salvador both of Oahu and Servilliana (Ponciano) Fiesta of the Philippines.

Private services were held and burial followed at Kauai Memorial Gardens. The family acknowledges Pastor “Dong” and Connie Nadarisay of The Way of Salvation Church and Kauai Adult Day Health Center.

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

Beryl Hideko Maka

Beryl Hideko Maka of Hanalei, Hawaii passed away at the age of 65 on Nov. 12, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born on June 24, 1951, in Lihue, Hawaii, she was retired from the State of Hawaii, Department of Education, as a cafeteria school cook from Kilauea School.

She is preceded in death by her son, Jake Maka Jr.; father, James Masada; mother, Barbara Masada; and sister, Kristyne Inanod.

Beryl is survived by her daughter, Nani Maka (Ekolu) Valpoon of Hanalei; hanai children, Kimo (Lilinoe) Inanod of Hanalei, Jana (Brydan) Blackstad of Hanalei, and Hanalei (Carrie) Hermosura of Hanalei; grandchildren, Cody Mersberg and Joshua (Rylee Pavao) Mersberg; step-grandchildren, Cody (Chavez) Valpoon, and Teeana Valpoon; hanai-grandchildren; Brock and Jordyn Blackstad and Waila’a Hermosura; step-great-grandchildren, Lokahi and Lawai’a Valpoon, and Liloa Ragsac; brother, Marvin (Geary) Masada of Kilauea; brother-in-law, Julio Inanod of Kilauea; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at the Wai’oli Hui’ia Church in Hanalei from 9 to 11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers are open.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Luzonia ‘Lydia’ Tolentino Bernardo

Luzonia “Lydia” Tolentino Bernardo of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Nov. 8, 2016, at the age of 72 at Garden Island Health Care.

She was born on Oct. 30, 1944, in San Mateo, Isabela Philippines.

She was retired from Hilton Hotel.

Preceded in death by: parents, Mamerto and Laurencia Tolentino, brother’s, Cardenio Sr., and Narcisco Tolentino, son’s, Isidro Jr., Renato Bernardo.

Survived by: husband, Isidro Bernardo, daughters, Merly (Jonathan Sr.) Fatu, Juliet (Kevin Jones) Ruiz

Jeanie (Chris) Tavares, sons, Alex (Olivia) Bernardo, Bernard (Tisha) Bernardo; numerous grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, sisters Rosenda (Dominador) Tumamao, Virginia (Carlos) Bernardo, Remy (Michael) Inouye, Linda (Resty) Bernardo, Francesca (Jean-Paul) Taylor; brothers, Dominador (Medina) Tolentino, Mamerto (Helen) Tolentino, Danilo Tolentino, Juanito (Cathy) Tolentino, numerous Aunties, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel, Koloa. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. with service at 10:30 a.m.

Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery

Family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements by: Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

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