Obituaries for Friday, June 16, 2017

• Martha Sialana Kruse • Letitia ‘Letty’ Okino • Douglas Kenji Keone Kawakami • Theodore ‘Ted’ Tetsuo Inouye

Martha Sialana Kruse

Martha Sialana Kruse, 97 years old of Kekaha, passed away on June 2, 2017, surrounded by her beloved ohana. She was born on Jan. 18, 1920, in San Fernando, Cebu PI. Martha immigrated to Hawaii in 1922, attended Kekaha Elementary and Waimea High School where she met the love of her life, George Arthur Kruse. They were married in 1939 and were very active with St. Theresa Parish activities as well as the Kekaha Community Association. She received numerous awards and recognitions for her services to the public.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Arthur Kruse; her parents, Victoriano and Vicenta Sialana; brothers, Jose Sialana and Patricio Sialana; daughter, Rosemary Peters; son-in-law, Stanley Leaf; grandchildren, Brian Kruse, Marissa Dela Cruz, and Lokelani Kruse.

She is survived by George “Kalani” Kruse Jr (Judy) of AZ; son-in-law, Raymond Peters Jr of Kekaha, Bernadette Leaf of CA, Theodora “Teddie” Dela Cruz (Clayton) of Waimea, Joseph “Jocko” Kruse of Makakilo, Anthony Kruse (Esme) of TX, Peter Kruse (Wendy) of Eleele, Ann Duarte (Steven) of Waimea and Malia Fu (David) of Kekaha; hanai daughter, Trudy Hegwood of Waimea; 23 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kekaha. Viewing and visitation with the family will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. with Mass to follow. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. Aloha attire requested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Letitia ‘Letty’ Okino

Leticia “Letty” Vasquez Okino of Lawai passed away on May 9, 2017, at the age of 53. Born on Jan. 7, 1964, in Waimea, Kauai. She worked as a Personal Assistant at Ho’oheno.

She is survived by her son, Chad M. Okino; parents, David and Lita Vasquez; brother, David (Cristina) Vasquez, Jr.

A service will be held for all those who have known and loved her at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo on July 1, 2017, with visitation at 8:30 a.m. services at 10 a.m. A Luncheon to follow.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Douglas Kenji Keone Kawakami

Douglas Kenji Keone Kawakami of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on June 5, 2017 at the age of 47. He was born on October 26, 1969.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Charles and Arlene Kawakami.

He is survived by: his dogs Zoey, Kira and Hana, brothers, Craig (Renee) Kawakami of Lihue, Derek (Monica) Kawakami of Lihue, and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at Lihue Christian Church. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Services to follow.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Theodore ‘Ted’ Tetsuo Inouye

Theodore “Ted” Tetsuo Inouye of Lihue passed away on May 20, at the age of 91. He was born in Honolulu, Oahu on Feb. 20, 1926. Ted retired from the State of Hawaii, Department of Health as a Sanitation Supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; sons, Derek (Carolyn) Inouye of Lihue and Ross Inouye of Puhi; brother, Mike Inouye of Honolulu; sister, Beatrice (Ben) Yoshinaga of California. 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on June 17, 2017, at the Lihue Hongwanji Mission at 4 p.m. Visitation 3 p.m. Services. Casual attire.

Family request no monetary gifts and flowers. Private burial will be at a later date.

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


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