Obituaries for Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dorothy Tung Moi Chow Huddy

Dorothy Tung Moi Chow Huddy, 99 years old, of Kapaa, Kauai, passed away on Dec. 17, 2017, at her home in Kapaa, Kauai. She was born on Dec. 12, 1918, in Niumalu, Kauai, she was a retired Cashier/Cook, Big save gift shop and Olympic Cafe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham Huddy; parents, Yee and Shee Chow.

She is survived by her sons, Retired Judge Wendell K. Huddy of Oahu, Charles K. (Cynthia) Huddy of MA; daughter, Anne D.K. Huddy Crawford of Texas; grandchildren, Michael Huddy, Douglas (Rachel) Huddy, Terri Ann Crawford, Chad (Angel) Huddy Crawford; great-grandchildren, Haven and Caleb Crawford; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Celebration of life will be on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Koolauhui’ia Protestant Church from 10 a.m. Services will be 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at church cemetery.

Luncheon to follow at church hall.

Aloha attire. Flowers and leis are welcome. No wreath

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arraignments.

Elsie Tokuko Ishida

Elsie Tokuko Ishida, 81 years old of Kapaa, Kauai passed away on Jan. 24, 2018, at her home in Kapaa, Kauai. She was born on Oct. 31, 1936, in Kauai. She was a retired Teacher with Kilauea Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ishida; brother, Albert and Paul Fujii; granddaughter, Holly Oyama.

She is survived by her son, David (Ruby) Ishida of Kapaa; daughters, Doreen (Anthony) Koerte of Hanamaulu, Lynn (James) Oyama of Kapaa, Pamela (Edgar Castro) Ishida of Pearl City; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Grace Marumoto of Aiea, Mazie Fujinaka of Kapaa, Elaine (Ernest) Yamanoha; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Kapaa Hongwanji from 10 a.m. and services will be at 11 a.m.

Casual attire. Omit flowers

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arraignments.

Leonard Vegas

Leonard Vegas, 78 years old of Lawai, Kauai, passed away on Feb. 5, 2018, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 17, 1939, in Waimea, Kauai, he was retired as a Carpentry Foreman and also from The United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon F. (Julia B.) Vegas.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine Vegas of Lawai; sons, Leonard (Laura) Vegas of Lawai, Mark Vegas of Lawai, Leon (Dione) Vegas of Lawai; daughter, Julivia (John) Applegate of Colorado; grandchildren, Mason, Malu, Kanani, Maile, Breanna, Devin, Selena, Kaimana, Leann, John, Jeannette, Jennifer, Kaelyn, Landon, Rayson; great-grandchildren, Xaiden and Wren; brother, Johnny (Jane) Vegas of Honolulu; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 9 to 10:45 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Inurnment at a later date.

Casual attire

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arraignments.

Chauncey Wightman Keoholani Pa

Chauncey Wightman Keoholani Pa, 82, passed away on Jan. 3, 2018, at Wilcox Hospital. Chauncey was born on Aug. 10, 1935, in Kilauea to Joseph and Elizabeth Pa.

Chauncey grew up in Kalihiwai. He was raised by his Tutu Annie Kaonohi. Chauncey graduated from Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, Oahu in 1953. Then he went to attend Occidental College in Pasadena, CA and graduated in 1957. He was passionate in sports where he broke numerous state and world records in track and field. While in college he played football with Jack Kemp and Jim Mora. From there he went to the U.S Army. After that he worked for Standard Oil on Wake Island, where he greatly enjoyed his time.

He would tell us the fishing was great and that that’s where he met his wife Chris. They left Wake Island to return to Hawaii to start their family, Chauncey worked for numerous companies when he returned. He loved to fish, play his ukulele and pulehu in the front yard. Chauncey was invited to the Smithsonian Institute in D.C to demonstrate the art of Throw Net. He also loved his friends and his classmates. He enjoyed calling them daily or at least once a week to check on them.

Chauncey is survived by his ex-wife, Chris; daughter, Kimberley (Chad Pacheco) Pa; sons, Chauncey (Lisa) Pa and Chadry (Madison Strecker) Pa; grandchildren, Kalei Chandler-Pa, Hi’ilei Costa-Pa, Keliko, Kaiea, Arrow and Indah Pa; sisters, Elizabeth Chai and Harriette Nakea; brothers, Stanton and Stanford Pa; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Chauncey was preceded in death by his Tutu, Annie Kaonohi; parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Pa; siblings, Gaylord Kaonohi, David and Joseph Pa and Annabell Pa-Kam.

Friends and family may visit with the family on Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at 3077 Kalihiwai Rd., the family residence, for a celebration of life.

Roger A. Ridgley, Sr.

Roger A. Ridgley, Sr., 92, of Kapaa, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 13, 2018, following a short battle with cancer. Born Nov. 8, 1925, in Haverford, PA, Roger was a retired tile setter and a retired stocker at Safeway from 1991 to 2001.

He was a very proud WWII Navy Veteran who served as a Boatswain Mate and Section Leader on the WWII, LST-1006. Beloved husband of 55 years., to Gloria (DiTomo) who predeceased him in death on June 2, 2004.

Survived by son, Roger A. Ridgley, Jr. (Carol); granddaughter, Erin Ridgley; great grandchildren, Hailey and Kain Gerena. He is also survived by daughter, Deborah J. Pennington (Jerry); grandson, Jerry (Shannon); great grandchildren, Hunter, Connor, Braden; granddaughter, Rebecca.

A celebration of life will be on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in Kapaa. Visitation with the family will begin at 9 a.m. with Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. and refreshments to follow. Interment at a later date in Upper Darby, PA. Family requests no flowers.

Danilo ‘Danny’ L. Medina

Danilo “Danny” L. Medina of Hanamaulu, Kauai, Hawaii passed away on Feb. 6, 2018, at the age of 44. He was born on Sept. 27, 1973, in Bacoor, Cavite Philippines, he was a detailer at Kuhio Motors, Kapaa.

He is preceded in death by, father, Angel Medina; sisters, Maria Teresa and Maria Luisa.

He is survived by, mother, Norma Langas; sisters, Susan (Joe) Llego, Rose Medina; brothers, Armando Medina, Rizalde “Zaldy” (Josephine) Medina; nieces, Sherryl Llego, Joanna Llego, Angelina Llego, Chanelle Hashimoto, Jennilyne Medina; nephews, Aaron (Cathleen) Medina, Chadwin Medina, Arnel Medina, Justin Medina, Kai Medina; numerous aunties, uncles, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lihue. Visitation will be held at 8:30 a.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens, Kapaia.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai assisted the family with arraignments.

Eddie Lopez Jr.

Eddie Lopez Jr., 57, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter of Kauai, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born in Texas, to Eddie and Lucille Lopez, he lived most of his life in Kauai.

Preceded in death by his sister, Tammy Lopez.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Lewella of 40 years; daughters, Dainastra (Randy) Lopez, Carly (Kahiku) Lopez, Makena Gorman; sons, Job (Felicia) Lopez, Calvin Lopez; parents, Eddie and Lucille Lopez; brother, Garry (Patricia) Lopez; sisters, Delia (Bruce) Lopez and Bridget Lopez; 11 loving grandchildren, Piilani, Nainoa, Kahelelani, Kaimana, Isaac, Elijah, Zion, Jonah, Jeremiah, Joby and Julia; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Eddie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. He was a gifted musician and artist. He never had a formal guitar, music, singing or songwriting lesson and yet he was able to sing, play the guitar and compose beautiful lyrics and melodies that expressed his love and devotion for his wife, children and friends. Each song told a story of how he lived and how precious life was to him. From an early age he learned to express his happiness through music and art. In his adult life he was able to share his love of music with the people all over. His smile, his jokes, his voice will be truly missed by all who loved him. Aloha Oe Crazy Eddie.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Kapaa Missionary Church with visitation from 10:30 a.m. services beginning at 11 a.m. A gathering will be held at Kealia Beach after the services.

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

Tsuyoshi Tommy Tanimoto

Tsuyoshi Tommy Tanimoto, 92 years old, of Lihue passed away on Feb. 23, 2018 in Kapaa, Kauai. He was born on Feb. 20, 1926, in Lawai, Kauai. Retired as a Radar Technician with the Air National Guard and United states Army and Warehouse Manager with Koa Trading.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Edith G. Tanimoto; daughters, Lou Ann Tanimoto, Sally T. Kim; Pal Miko; parents, Masata and Natsuko Tanimoto.

He is survived by his caregivers, Debbie and Houkea Bahnmiller, Amanda Phillips; daughter, Joy (Ron) Kouchi; grandchildren, Dan and Egan Kouchi; His wailua ohana, Florence, Eric, Fredna “Tita”, Keahi, Robyn; the late grandpa, Philip; sister-in-laws, Dorothy Kaneshiro, Ethel Lei Minniear, Esther (James) Kaneshiro, Janet (Edwin) Terui and Patricia Gushiken; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue from 2 p.m. and services will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Aloha attire and omit flowers.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

  1. Charlie Chimknee February 28, 2018 5:57 am Reply

    Aloha and may all the blessings of God be bestowed on those people of Kauai who have recently passed on. I’m sure the whole island’s condolences are with the families and friends of these people who are and have been a very large part of Kauai.

    Can we pause a moment to observe some interesting things about the different people.

    We have some Kauaians who lived the following amount of years. 99, 81, 78, 82, 92, and 92.

    If we could only know why some gain quite elderly years and others don’t. All people young, old, sick or healthy do one thing in common. they eat food. What food?

    Could it be food that contributes to longevity. What foods contribute to health, there’s a myrad of choices.

    How can we separate out the foods of longevity vs the foods of shortivity?

    Is that the question of the ages?

    Does anyone know…would the families of the elderly know these answers. How could we approach this subject. Maybe wait a year when times are less sensitive.

    God bless all your families.



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