Obituaries for Wednesday, September 20, 2017

• Filemon Idica Yago • Kaoru Fujita • Reynold ‘Rey’ Crispin Aranio • Annette Mae Miller • Hisako Kubota • Fred Christian DeBusca Sr. • Ludi A. Ouderkirk • Thomas Warden

Filemon Idica Yago

Filemon Idica Yago of Puhi passed away in Queens Hospital on Aug. 21, 2017, at the age of 82. He was born in Santa Cruz, Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines on March 8, 1935, and retired from McBryde Sugar Company as an irrigator.

He was preceded in death by parents Pedro and Serquia Yago, brother Estanislao Yago, sister-in-law Juliana Yago, brother-in-law Dominador Saludes, and great-grandchildren Amayah Nevae Agpaoa and Max Anthony Agpaoa.

He is survived by wife Esperanza Tumaneng Yago, son Edwin (Debra) Yago, daughters Imelda (Fredelito) Agpaoa and Jackie (Scott) Remigio, grandchildren Ian (Nisa) Agpaoa and Sienna Agpaoa, great-grandson Cohen Scot Agpaoa, brothers Rodolfo “Rudy” Yago, Adolf (Kathy) Yago and Alden Yago, sisters Matilde Saludes, Eugenia (Santos) Pagat and Sonia (Virgilio) Uy, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Immaculate Conception Church, with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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

Kaoru Fujita

Kaoru Fujita passed away on Dec. 30, 2016.

He was born on March 23, 1927.

He was preceded in death by wife Kikumi Fujita.

Friends may visit the family on Friday, Sept. 22, at Eleele Episcopal Church from 9 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Inurnment will be at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted with arrangements.

Reynold ‘Rey’ Crispin Aranio

Reynold “Rey” Crispin Aranio of Puhi passed away on Sept. 13, 2017, at the age of 82. He was born in Koloa on April 7, 1935, he retired from Hawaiian Telephone as an auto mechanic.

He was preceded in death by son Delray Aranio, parents Crispin and Rose Aranio, and brother Angel Aranio.

He is survived by wife Lorena Aranio of Puhi, son Bradley Aranio of Puhi, sister Frances (Arnold) Beck of California, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Sept. 29, at Immaculate Conception Church, with visitation from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Lihue Cemetery.

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

Annette Mae Miller

Annette Mae Miller of Kapaa passed away in Wilcox Medical Center on Sept. 5, 2017, at the age of 75. She was born in Ohio on July 4, 1942, and was previously employed at the Wilcox Medical Center emergency room admitting office.

She was preceded in death by parents Ivan and Kathryn Pursley.

She is survived by husband James “Jim” L. Miller of Kapaa, sons James (Esther) Miller of Kapaa, Ivan (Joy) Miller of Lihue, daughter, Shannon (Sid) Francisco of Kapaa, four grandchildren, brother Jerry Pursley of Australia, sister Marleen (Greg) Lampe of Arizona, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held.

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

Hisako Kubota

Hisako Kubota of Kekaha passed away in Garden Isle Health Care on Sept. 12, 2017, at the age of 93. She was born on Kauai on Feb. 4, 1924, and retired from Kuramoto Store as a bookkeeper.

She was preceded in death by husband Takeo Kubota.

She is survived by daughter Cindy (Jeffrey) Bryant of Kalaheo, grandson Jason (Kathleen) Bryant of Kalaheo, granddaughter Jennifer Bryant of Kekaha, great-grandchildren John Bryant, Kara Bryant and Hina Bardago, brother Tamotsu Ogawa of Honolulu, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private service were held.

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

Fred Christian DeBusca Sr.

Fred Christian DeBusca Sr. of Lihue passed away in Garden Isle Health Care on Sept. 12, 2017, at the age of 96. He was born in Lihue on Aug. 26, 1921, and a veteran of the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. He retired from Lihue Plantation as a supervisor.

He was preceded in death by wife Elsie Penna DeBusca, son Norbert A. DeBusca, parents Mariano Pacis and Johanna Bandmann DeBusca, and sister Cecelia Dorothea DeBusca Farias.

He is survived by sons Patrick C. (Rosalind) DeBusca and Freddy (Trudy) DeBusca, grandchildren Patrick C. (Michelle) DeBusca Jr., Keith C. (Kari) DeBusca, Debra C. DeBusca, Monica (Derek) Kawakami and Kateri (Kevin) Tennberg, great-grandchildren Michael DeBusca, Kaitlin DeBusca, Christopher Kawakami, Liam DeBusca, Emily DeBusca, Hailee Kawakami, Joshua Dobashi, Teia DeBusca and Matthew Dobashi, brother Mariano P. DeBusca Jr., and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, at Immaculate Conception Church, with visitation from 8:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Ludi A. Ouderkirk

Ludi A. Ouderkirk, 75, passed away on Sept. 16, 2017 at Wilcox Medical Center.

Born on March 29, 1942 in Carite City, Naic, Philippines, she was a retired sales manager at Zales Jewelers.

She was preceded in death by husband Donald L. Ouderkirk Sr., mother Juanita Adorna, and brother Rolando Caina.

She is survived by son Donald (Jamie) Ouderkirk Jr. of Hilo, daughters: Donna S. Ouderkirk of California, Tiger (Phillip) Ouderkirk Bachler of California and Dyan Nicole Ouderkirk of Kalaheo, grandchildren Brandon, Christopher and Andrew Ouderkirk, Kayla Bailey, Robert Bachler, Ashely Reynolds, Christopher Bachler, Bella Bachler and Luke Bachler, great-grandchildren Lexi Aragon, Leila Ouderkirk, Alannah Ei Fert-Ouderkirk, Rush Cabatbat and Blake Reynolds, brother Rolando (Vinnie) Caina of Philippines, sister Lita Adorna of Canada, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Koloa, from 9 to 10:45 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Thomas Warden

Thomas Warden, 69, passed away at his home in Waimea on Sept. 10, 2017. He was born on Feb. 7, 1948, in Lehi, Utah, and was the youngest of nine children.

In 1965 he joined the U.S. Navy and spent two tours (four years) in Vietnam. Upon his return from Vietnam he worked as an operations specialist at the Kunia Tunnel, Oahu, at CTF 130 in support of NASA’s manned spacecraft recovery in the Pacific. During his naval career he served on a variety of ships, which ended with shore duty at Barber’s Point Naval Air Station. He was honorably discharged in 1985 and from 1986 to 1998 he was air field manager at Barbers Point as a civilian. Due to the base closure in 1998 he transferred to the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands in the range safety office, where he was still employed. He was an active participating layperson at St. Andrews and St. Timothy’s Episcopal churches on Oahu.

He was preceded in death by father Francis Martin and mother Nellie Elizabeth Patrick, brothers Dan, George and Jack, and sisters Peggy and Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol, stepchildren John D. (Robyn) of Moanalua, Oahu, Gary M. (Terry) of Wailua, Christopher P. “Kapena” (Hope) of Jamestown, California, daughter Ceslee K. Gaddis (Dave) of Makakilo, Oahu, brother-in-law Robert J. Moore Jr. (Paulette) of Pacific Palisades, Oahu, brothers Robert and James, sister Donna Adams of Utah, his beloved dogs Skipee and Angel, 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

Private services were held.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

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