Obituaries for Tuesday, May 9, 2017

• Constantino Bueno Tapec • Rebecca Mahealani Galbraith • Carol Matsuyo Chiba

Constantino Bueno Tapec

Constantino Bueno Tapec Jr., 58, of Lihue, passed away on May 2, at his home.

He was born on Aug. 3, 1958, in the Philippines.

He is survived by his wife Mercedita Garlitos Tapec, son Joemer (Eloisa) Tapec, daughter Sheila Tapec, sisters Letecia (Gil) Domingo, Rufina (Lope) Primero and Susana Tapec.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 13, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary chapel in Koloa from 8 to 10:15 a.m.

Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Rebecca Mahealani Galbraith

Rebecca Mahealani Galbraith of Lawai passed away at the age of 83 on April 27, at her residence. She was born on Feb. 15, 1934 in the Territory of Hawaii, in Honolulu.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Laverne Roy Galbraith, father Joseph G. Perreira Jr., mother Marry Ellen Rowe Perreira, brother Harold J. Perreira, and sister Joeldene Amorin.

She is survived by her sons Charles (Chae) Bone of Pensacola, Florida, Robert (Donna) Bone of Archdale, North Carolina, and Michael (Angie) Bone of Lexington, North Carolina, daughters Bianca Bone of Lexington, North Carolina, Leigh Ann (Ricky) Curry of Lexington, North Carolina, and Teresa (Kyle) Morrison of Lawai, numerous grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, brother Joseph Pepe (Sally) Perreira of Fullerton, California, and numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on May 11, at The Church at Koloa at 3269 Poipu Rd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with services following at 10:30 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Carol Matsuyo Chiba

Carol Matsuyo Chiba passed away at the age of 86 on April 28, at Garden Isle Health Care. Born on Nov. 19, 1930, she was a postal clerk with the U.S. Postal Service.

She was preceded in death by parents Kabuki and Katsumi Hashimoto, and siblings Kimiko Hashimoto, James Hashimoto, Jerry Hashimoto, Ruth Cofer, Yatsuki Hashimoto, Harry Hashimoto, Hisayo Hashimoto and George Hashimoto.

She is survived by her husband Ichiro Chiba; sons Melvin (Sharon) Chiba of Lihue, Wesley Chiba of Lihue, Nelson Chiba of Lihue and Derrick Chiba of Wailua, daughter Susan (Charles) Brooks of Kalaheo, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, brothers Sumimitsu Wilson Hashimoto of California and Sueto Stan (Lynn) Hashimoto of California, and sister Tatsue Karen (John) Ibara of California.

A celebration of life will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai on Thursday, May 11. Visitation with the family will begin at 3 p.m. with memorial services beginning at 5 p.m.

The family suggests causal attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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