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Kiyoto Kinoshita of Lihue passed away at his home on Jan. 27, 2018, at the age of 99. He was born on Jan. 24, 1919, in Huleia, and worked for Grove Farm Co. as a carpenter and painter.
He was preceded in death by parents Suekichi and Eino Kinoshita, brothers Isoo, Suezo and Yoshio, sisters Matsue “Alice” Anama, Misao “Miko” Ringor and Harue Nahinu, and son-in-law Sione S. Tuitupou.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Eunice A. Kinoshita of Lihue, sons Harvey (Sandy) of Lihue and Wayne of Lihue, daughters Donna Tuitupou of Salt Lake City, JoAnne (George) Texeira of Hanamaulu, Iris Venzon of Lihue, Kay Dee (Talisiu) Huni of Lihue, 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, sisters Sunao “Nancy” Pescador, Tomie Kelekoma, Fujiko Yamamoto and Katherine Oyama, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, Feb. 19, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Lihue Ward chapel, with viewing from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests casual attire.
Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Caroline Marie Rivera
Caroline Marie Rivera, 83, of Kalaheo, passed away on Feb. 5, 2018, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home.
Born on Aug. 30, 1934 in Honolulu, she was a retired lead cashier at Kauai Surf Hotel.
She was preceded in death by parents William (Rose Ornellas) Rivera Sr., and brothers Henry and Jerry Rivera.
She is survived by husband Alfonso Martin Sr. of Kalaheo, daughter Therilynn (Travis John) Martin-Haumea of Kalaheo, grand-daughters Destiny-Lynn (Justin Riley Louis) Martin of Kalaheo and Brooklynn Martin-Haumea of Kalaheo, grandson Dylan Martin of Kalaheo, brother William “Jr.” (Josie) Rivera Jr. of Eleele, sister Mary Ann (Thomas Sr.) Rodrigues of Eleele, sisters-in-law Alice Martin-Silva of California, Maria Janet (Jack) Randall of Oahu and Dolores Decosta of Eleele, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 9 to 10:15 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at St. Raphael Church Cemetery.
The family suggests causal attire.
Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Debbie Dominga Liberato
Debbie Dominga Liberato, 77, of Koloa, passed away on Jan. 23, 2018, at Wilcox Medical Center.
Born on Dec. 20, 1940 in the Philippines, she was a retired from clerk from Koloa Big Save.
She was preceded in death by parents Ponciano and Maximiniana Daligcon.
She is survived by husband Vivencio Liberato, daughter Flora Jean Liberato, grandson Tristen Bryce Silva, sisters Victoria S. Daligcon and Leonora (Antonio) Arga, brothers Gregorio (Virginia) Daligcon and Leoncio (Maria) Daligcon, five stepchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, and numerous step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary chapel in Koloa from 8 to 9:45 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Cremation will follow.
The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.
Kennedy R. Luis
Kennedy R. Luis, 80, of Eleele, passed away on Feb. 8, 2018, at Wilcox Medical Center.
Born on Nov. 8, 1937 in Koloa, he was retired as a drip irrigator and also from the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by parents Isaac and Victoria Luis, and sisters Gloria Pagala and Soledad Camelo.
He is survived by wife Theresa Luis of Eleele, sons Kennedy (Chantel) Luis Jr. of Koloa, Kevin (Joan) Luis of Lihue, Ted (Marilyn) Luis of Lihue, Jason (Melanie) Luis of Eleele, Travis Luis of Eleele and Jonathan Luis of Eleele, grandchildren Jade, Maria, K Somer, Kazzandra, Cazzelle, Ahslyn, Kristie, Easton, Gerilyn (Shiler) Sugimura, Ted Jr., Ian, Taylen, Jana and Justin Luis, great-grandchildren Kysn Ponce, Kvyn Ponce, Tevai Sugimura, Kori Sugimura, Taelin Sugimura and Taedence Sugimura, brother Teddy Luis Sr. of Chicago, sister Florafina (Doric) Remata of Lihue, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friend may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 9 to 10:45 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.
Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Preston Ikehara-Yasay, 25, of Kapaa, passed way on Feb. 2, 2018 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
Born on May 26, 1992, in Kapiolani Hospital, he worked as a bell/valet at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas and as an entertainer at Luau Kalamaku at Kilohana.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers Seio Ikehara and Mariano Rafanan and grandmother Dora Yasay.
He is survived by fiancé Malia Cremer of Kapaa, stepson Scott Kimura of Kapaa, mother Gwen Ikehara-Yasay of Kapaa, father Gideon Yasay of Kapaa, brother Kelson Yasay of Kapaa, grandmother Stella Miyoshi of Kapaa, grandmother Sachiko Ikehara of Kapaa, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will be on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Kilohana/Gaylord’s luau pavilion in Puhi from 9 to 10:15 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.
John ‘Big John’ Kaluna Kaauwai
John “Big John” Kaluna Kaauwai passed away on Jan. 31, 2018, at the age of 66.
He was born in Lihue on Dec. 25, 1951, and retired as a heavy equipment operator for HC&S.
He was preceded in death by mother Carmen Daligdig, father Isaiah Kaauwai, and son Keo
He is survived by brothers Billy Lopes and Dorin Kaauwai, sisters Brenda Viado and Betty-Jean Contrades, sons Kaluna and Keoni Kaauwai, daughter and son-in law Kuuipo and Cory Muscutt, grandchildren Keo Kaauwai-Maddela, Pueolani Rabanes, Rhian Mendes-Muscutt, Kaiena‘ena Kaauwai, Kasen, Aria and Kira Muscutt.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Nakamura Mortuary in Wailuku. A casual service will begin at noon. The family requests flowers be omitted but welcomes lei.
Arrangements were handled by Nakamura Mortuary.
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