Obituaries for Sunday, April 16, 2017

• Eleanor Jane Rosa Nobriga • Vernon Tasaka • Joshua Akamu Josiah • Jiro Yukimiura • Anna May Brandt • Michael (Mike) Alan Kornegay • Glorita (Andy) Doctor McIntyre

Eleanor Jane Rosa Nobriga

Eleanor Jane Rosa Nobriga of Puhi passed away at home on March 26 at the age of 85. She was born in Hanamaulu on Oct. 1, 1931, and was a dedicated homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Georgina Rosa, brother John Rosa, and granddaughters Lori Jayne Nobriga-Nakamoto and Vanessa Nobriga.

She is survived by her husband David Nobriga Sr., daughters Regina Kaui and Rosemary (Melvin) Robley, sons David (Allison) Nobriga Jr., Mark Nobriga and Anthony Nobriga, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, sisters Lucille Lingaton and Paulette Rosa, brother Harold (Paula) Rosa, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Vernon Tasaka

Vernon “Sonny” Tasaka of Wailua passed away at Garden Isle Health Care on March 27, at the age of 88. He was the owner of David’s Body & Fender Shop on Kapaia.

He was born in Hanalei on Oct. 29, 1928.

He was preceded in death by his wife Florence Tasaka and his parents Kenichi and Asayo Tasaka.

He is survived by daughters Sheri Baker of California, Nina Tasaka of Wailua, Donna Tasaka (Wayne) Moore of South Carolina, and hanai daughter Shawna Okami-Rose Hill of Nevada, grandchildren Karlina Tasaka of Wailua, Das Baker of California, Wayne Moore Jr., Kaitlyn and Kyle Moore of South Carolina, great-grandchildren Kaylin Espada-Tasaka, Kaleomana Tasaka, Roselynn, Christopher and Micah Rapozo, all of Wailua, and Brooke and Graysin Moore of South Carolina.

He is also survived by sisters Shinae Tasaka of Hanalei and Winona Yoshida of Oahu, brother Clyde Tasaka of Wailua, and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 12, at Lydgate Beach Park main pavilion. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to noon, with services to follow.

The family suggests casual attire, requests flowers be omitted, and welcome lei. Assisting the family in arrangements was Borthwick Mortuary.

Joshua Akamu Josiah

Joshua Akamu Josiah of Kapaa passed away on March 14 at the age of 37. He was born in Honolulu on March 25, 1979, and was a jack of all trades.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather William Dias, paternal grandparents Peter and Julia Josiah, aunt Althea “Kuuipo” Vidinha, uncles Butch Josiah, David “Kaweka” Josiah, Jerome “Ross” Dias and Todd Okuno, and cousin Kaimana Duque-Dias.

He is survived by his maternal grandmother Corliss Dias, mother Diane Dias, father Adam “Akamu” (Earlene) Josiah, daughter Ailanna (Keilan) Lagmay-Josiah, grandson Kaikoa Gonsalves, brothers Isaac Josiah, Kaleo (Chanel) Josiah, Jacob Josiah and James Dias, and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 22, at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

Jiro Yukimura

Jiro Yukimura of Hanamaulu passed away on April 6 at Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 96. He was born in Lihue on Nov. 17, 1920, and retired as a probation officer with the Family Court and was a Military Intelligence Service (MIS) World War II veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hisakichi and Shima Yukimura, and brother Yoshio Yukimura.

He is survived by his wife Jennie, children JoAnn Yukimura (John Wehrheim) of Lihue, John (Hinda) Yukimura of Edmonds, Washington, Miles Yukimura of Lihue, Kathy (Mark) Fertello of Brier, Washington, David Yukimura of Lihue, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A celebration of life is being planned and will be announced at a future date.

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

Anna May Brandt

Anna May Brandt of Kekaha was born on Feb. 16, 1929, in Eleele, and passed away on April 8 at Kauai Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her father Ah Chin Wong and mother Juana Moreno Ruiz.

She is survived by her husband Fedor M. Brandt Jr. of Kekaha, daughter Brenda (Phillip) Chee of Honolulu, sons Douglas (Vicky) Brandt of Kekaha and Michael (Rondalynn) Brandt of the Big Island, grandchildren Bryan and Jocelyn Chee of Honolulu, Ronson and Maegan Brandt of Honolulu and Cody Brandt of Arizona, sisters Rose Marie (Robert) Burns of Makakilo and Dolores Phillips of Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, April 23, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai at 10 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Michael (Mike) Alan Kornegay

Michael (Mike) Alan Kornegay, born on Oct. 23, 1948 in San Diego, passed away at his home in Lakeside, Oregon, on March 19. He lived on Kauai from 1971 to 2003.

He was an avid outdoorsman and craftsman. Kauai offered him everything for his many interests of fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, horticulture and woodworking. He will be remembered most for his contribution as the onsite caretaker of YWCA’s Camp Sloggett in Kokee, where he lived and worked for eight years.

His ashes will return to Kauai later this year, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Glorita (Andy) Doctor McIntrye

Glorita (Andy) Doctor McIntyre, 78, of Washington, passed away on March 18. Born in the Philippines, she immigrated to Kauai in 1946 at the age of 7 with her family.

She was a social worker for the Hawaii Department of Social Services and Washington Department of Employment Security.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 30 years, DeWitt McIntyre, long-time companion William Freeze, parents Bienvenido and Sofia H. Doctor, and brother Julio Doctor.

She is survived by children Cori Lei McIntyre Smith (Michael), Dona Rae McIntyre Cocking (Steven) and Eric McIntyre (Tamara), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Sofia H. Doctor, Clarita Doctor Kaapuni and Norma Doctor Sparks, and nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on April 22 at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, Washington.


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