Obituaries for Tuesday, September 12, 2017

• Michael Allan Splittstoesser • Manuel ‘Americano’ Ufina Unciano

Michael Allan Splittstoesser

Michael Allan Splittstoesser of Lihue passed away in Wilcox Medical Center on Sept. 6, 2017, at the age of 49. He was born in Japan on Oct. 27, 1967, and was a commercial diver and fisherman and employed at Aloha Termite Inc.

He was preceded in death by mother Chiyako Splittstoesser.

He is survived by wife Lisa Splittstoesser and daughter Malia Splittstoesser, both of Lihue; brother Mark (Sandy) Splittstoesser of California; sister Mika (Scott) Vann of Georgia; father Norman Splittstoesser of Marshall Islands; nieces, Kayla, Eryn, Rachel and Hannah; and nephews Obed and Connor.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. at Lihue Lutheran Church.

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

Manuel ‘Americano’ Ufina Unciano

Manuel “Americano” Ufina Unciano, 84, passed away on Sept. 3, 2017, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Born on Feb. 19, 1933, in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was formerly employed with Waimea dairy and retired from Kekaha Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by wife Nemesia S. Unciano, parents Catalino and Brigida Unciano, sister Vida Aschinger, brother Jaime Unciano, twin siblings Angelito and Angelita Unciano, hanai parents Crisanta Ufina and Epifanio Torres, father-in-law Alan Aschinger and Benito Sarmiento.

He is survived by children Marietta “Mars” (Jonathan) Oyamot of Hanapepe, Consolacion “Consa” (Neil) Pigao of Eleele, Eric (Tina) Unciano of Eleele, Edgar (Geri) Unciano of Hanapepe, Edelwisa (Anthony) Cruz of Hanapepe, sister Benedicta (Everett) Vicerra Brumaghim of Lanai City, grandchildren: Taysia and Jayson Oyamot, Kyle and Alyssa Pigao, Chastity Hada, Yrelle, Tysson and Tyreen Unciano and Austin Cruz; great-grandchild Hunter Kostjuk; hanai sisters Teresita (Frank) Torres-Dino of California, Pilar Torres of Philippines and Nora (Gerald) Torres-German of Texas; brother-in-law Domingo (Cora) Sarmiento; sisters-in-law Eugenia Realon and Emerita Sarmiento, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Waimea Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kekaha Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary.


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