Obituaries for Friday, October 19, 2018

Clesson En How Ching

Clesson En How Ching, 91, of Wailua Homesteads, passed away at home on Sept. 26, 2018.

Born in Waimea on Sept, 26, 1927, he was a veteran of WWII and a sergeant in the Korean War with the U.S. Army, an assistant manager at Coco Palms Hotel, and retired as a janitorial supervisor with Kauai Surf Hotel.

He was preceded in death by parents Samuel and Eva Ching, son Darrell Keith Ching, brothers Harold Ching, Lester Ching and Wilford Ching, and great-grandson Coleman Ching.

He is survived by wife Grace Rapozo Ching of Wailua Homesteads, sons David (Amy) Ching of California and Derrick Ching of Wailua Homesteads, daughters Colette (James) Kawamura, Melinda (Robert) Hammond and Debbie (John) Sotelo, all of Wailua Homesteads, grandchildren Chelsie (Jon) Ing, Jamie Kawamura, Brandie (Joey) Silva, Dionne (Antone) Teves, Justin Ching, Penny Ching, Chantel Hammond, Bobby (Jenn) Hammond, Lani Sotelo and Kalea Sotelo, great-grandchildren Joey Silva Jr., Wailana Silva, Nevaeh Silva, Christian Teves, Cameron Teves, Malia Teves, Manoah Teves, Eliana Pacheco, Temana Teves and Byron Hammond, brother Harmony (Edna) Ching of Kalaheo, sister Opal Healani (Chuck) Trembath of Lihue, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kapaa 1st Ward, with viewing from 9:30 a.m. and services celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

James (Jim) Yang


James (Jim) Yang, 84, of Temple City, Calif., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born and raised in Honolulu and a 1953 graduate of Farrington High School.

He enlisted in the Army to serve in the Korean War. He then moved to California and graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, where he played football and majored in education. This is also where he met the love of his life, Ramona Ancheta, who was from Kapaa. They were married for 58 years.

He enjoyed a 30-year career at South Pasadena High School as a teacher, football coach and athletic director. He was elected into the South Pasadena Athletics Hall of Fame. He was an avid golfer and returned often to Hawaii over the years. His biggest love in life was spending time with his six grandchildren, who all loved him just as much

He is lovingly remembered by his wife Ramona of Temple City and his three children, Michael (Dawn) of Del Mar, Calif., Corinne Carter (Bill) of Pasadena, Calif., and Randall (Anita) of Pasadena, Calif. He will be especially missed by his six grandchildren: Katie Carter Elia, Alison, Jameson, Jillian, Haley and Taylor Yang. He is also survived by sister Loretta Kam of Aiea, Oahu.

Funeral services will be held at St. Luke’s Church in Temple City, Calif., at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Sidney Seiki Ikehara

Sidney Seiki Ikehara, 77, of Hanapepe, passed away on Oct. 5, 2018, at his home in Hanapepe.

He was born on March 17, 1941, in Waimea.

He was a retired warehouse manager with Koa Trading and Big Save, and also served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by father Seikichi Ikehara, mother Tsuruko Ueunten Landon, sister Sally Adolfo and brother Denis Ikehara.

He is survived by wife Regina K. Ikehara of Hanapepe, son Wade (Jackie) Ikehara of Oahu, daughter Robyn (Justin) Murakawa of California, five grandchildren, brothers Clinton (Setsuko) Ikehara of Kauai, brother-in-law: Christologo Adolfo of California, sister-in-law Rosita Ikehara of Kauai, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe, with visitation at 9:15 a.m. and services at 10 a.m.

The family requests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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