Obituaries for Wednesday, May 31, 2017

• Verdelle Constance Kealo‘okawa‘a Peters-Lum • Ashlet Sarah Marie Girald • Hipolito ‘Bobot’ ‘Hip’ Bacud Jr. • Barney Mateo • Vicente Garduque Tumaneng • Irene C. Fujita • Jiro Yukimura

Verdelle Constance Kealo‘okawa‘a Peters-Lum

Verdelle Lum passed away at the age of 88 at home peacefully surrounded by family in Kilauea on April 25, 2017. She was born on April 6, 1929 in Honolulu. She was very active with the Kauai Association United Church of Christ. She was a volunteer secretary and moderator for the Wai‘oli Hui‘ia Church of Christ. Verdelle was an accountant for the Waikiki Beach Press, American Sanitary Laundry and C&H Sugar Company. She was the office manager and account manager for Coors Beer Western Region and Murchison Construction, and was also employed at Hanalei Bay Resort.

She was preceded in death by husband Albert YC Lum, son Barney G.S. Lum, parents Albert Kahilikuokalani Peters and Esther Kekaiku‘ilehua Woodward-Peters, sister Florence Ka‘ala Peters-Hashimoto, brother Spencer Kahilikuokalani Peters, half-sisters Esther Kekaiku‘ilehua “Lehua” Perkins, Stella Peters and Elaine Perkins-Arellano, half-brothers Milton Perkins, Ralph Sing Choy and Homer Perkins, and hanai sister Agnes Chung.

She is survived by adopted brother Kervin Peters of Honolulu, sons Bruce G.S. (Sharlene Chun) Lum of Honolulu and Brent G.W. (Deborah) Lum of Kilauea, daughter Jade Haunani S.L. (Gary) Pacheco of Kilauea, grandchildren Christopher (Margaret) Lum, Jennifer Lum-Matamua, Matthew Chun-Lum, Jeffrey Chun-Lum, Stacy-Al Pacheco, Chad (Kim Pa) Pacheco, Aaron H.K. (Tracy Kyle) Lum, Cheri R.K. Lum, Eric R.K. (Ashley) Lum, great-grandchildren Christian (Victoria) Lum, Rachel Lum, Michael (Ashley) Matamua, Jordan Matamua, Taira Matamua, Isaiah Matamua, Tylor Pacheco, David Pacheco and Aliyah Lum, great-great-grandchildren Dawson Lum, Eliza Lum, Taimane Matamua-Faataoafe and beloved puppy Princess, and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 3, at Wai‘oli Hui‘ia Church in Hanalei, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. with services beginning at 11 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Ashlet Sarah Marie Girald

Ashlet Sarah Marie Girald of Kapaa passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on May 1, 2017, at the age of 62. She was born in Koloa on Sept. 11, 1954, and was vice president of Kauai Freight Service Inc.

She was preceded in death by her brother Rocky Lacro, in-laws Manuel and Constance Girald, sister-in-law Geraldine Girald and her father Samuel Apao.

She is survived by her husband Stephen Girald Sr., son Stephen (Terry) Girald Jr., daughter Debbie Girald, grandchildren Samantha Girald, Naiya Girald and Uraiya Girald, brother-in-law Robert (Gloria) Girald, nieces Crissy, Kira and Casey, nephews Robert II and Michael, mother Rose Marie Lacro, sisters Donna, Nan, Corvette, Marion and Richlette, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 3 at Kilohana Plantation in Puhi, with visitation beginning at 8:30 a.m. and services celebrated at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon will follow.

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

Hipolito ‘Bobot’ ‘Hip’ Bacud Jr.

Hipolito Bacud Jr. of Hanapepe, formerly of Waipahu, born in Honolulu on March 26, 1969, passed away at home on April 20, 2017, at the age of 48.

He was preceded in death by his father Hipolito Cac Bacud Sr.

He is survived by his sons Dylan Sidiaren-Bacud of Las Vegas and Bryson Sidiaren-Bacud of Lake Worth, Florida, daughter, Abide Sidiaren-Bacud of Las Vegas, grandchildren Zaydee Eraso and Kenneth Eraso Jr., mother Florafina L.B. Castillo, stepfather Delifin C. Castillo, brother Herwin Langaman Bacud of Hanapepe, sisters Ann Margaret Hangman Bacud of Hanapepe and Floralyn Langaman Bacud (John) Moreno of Texas, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 3, at St. Theresa’s Church in Kekaha. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. with Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Barney Mateo

Barney Mateo passed away at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital on April 29, 2017, at the age of 84.

He was a U.S Army veteran and a retired County of Kauai Planning Department inspector.

He was preceded in death by his sister Carmen Bostick.

He is survived by his wife Jane Mateo, daughters Janil (Keola) Ke of Kauai, Leiko (Vince) Bedoya of Oahu and Pam (Chris) Patrinos of Oahu, brother Ben (Bea) Mateo of California, sisters Mary (Ritchie) Gentry of California, Rose Michael of Kauai and Youngie (Dean) Akita of California, three grandchildren and numerous nieces and newphews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 3, at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. with services to follow at noon. Burial will be at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

The family requests casual attire.

Vicente Garduque Tumaneng

Vicente Garduque Tumaneng, born on March 2, 1972, in Claveria Cagayan, Philippines, passed on April 4, 2017 at Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital. The son of Bonifacio and Carlina Tumaneng Sr., he is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Armin and Elfie Tumaneng of Hanapepe, Bonie and Joyce Tumaneng of Hanamaulu, brother Carbonn Tumaneng of Honolulu and sister Lida Tumaneng of Hanamaulu, and children Brandon and Braxton Simpliciano of Kekaha and Branddy Dimples Tumaneng in the Philippines, uncles and aunties Filemon and Esperanza Yago of Puhi, the late Ernesto and Carmen Baltazar of Kapaa, Severo and Magdalena Tumaneng of Seattle, the late Silvestre and Fely Tumaneng, Toribio and Letticia Tumaneng of the Philippines, many cousins, nephews, nieces and grandchildren. The funeral was held on April 29, 2017, in Claveria, Philippines.

Family and friends are invited to a one-night home prayer at 4235 Kaulu Place, Hanamaulu, on June 7 at 6 p.m.

Irene C. Fujita

Irene Chiyoko (Tanaka) Fujita, 81, of Koloa, passed away at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home on May 18, 2107. She was born Aug. 22, 1935, in Waialua, Oahu, and raised there.

She is survived by daughters Corlis K. Moritsugu of Koloa and Wanda S. (Fred) Goo, of Carson, California, grandchildren Bricen S. Moritsugu of Koloa, Nadine M.L. (Michael S.) Park of Mililani, Oahu, and Ashley (Richard) Bee, Randall (Emily) Goo and Logan Goo, all of California, great-grandchildren Emma K.C. Park and Nainoa K.K. Park, Ryan Bee and Khali Goo, siblings Lillian (Kenneth) Kusunoki, Howard Tanaka, Leslie Tanaka, Janet (Stan) Inouye, Elaine (Don) Ishiara, Joy (Randy) Kodo and Curt (Lori) Tanaka.

She was preceded in death by husband Norman Fujita and parents Shoichi and Michie (Kubota) Tanaka.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Mortuary.

Jiro Yukimura

Jiro Yukimura of Hanamaulu passed away on April 6, 2017, at the Garden Isle Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Lihue on Nov. 17, 1920, he was 96 years old, a retired probation officer with the state Family Court and 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 and David Yukimura of Lihue, grandchildren Maile (Patrick) Walters of Kalihiwai, Rachel Yukimura of Oakland, California, David Fertello of North Hollywood, California, Jesse Yukimura of Miami, Florida, Kara Fertello of Honolulu and Audrey and Elise Yukimura of Lihue, and great-grandchild Ualani Walters of Kalihiwai.

He was a warm, unassuming man who loved his family and friends, the ocean and the outdoors, classical music, languages, painting and playing his ukulele with a can of cold beer close by. He was a faithful Christian and a member of the Y’s Men Club, a service club to the YMCA. As a probation officer, he showed compassion with discipline. Many of his clients remember with affection how he helped them get through a rough time of their lives. He also had a keen sense of humor and a strong commitment to social justice. He will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 15, at Lihue Christian Church, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. The family suggests aloha or casual attire.


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