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Elizabeth Margaret Honjo
Elizabeth Margaret Honjo, 88 years old, of Kalaheo, Kauai, passed away on Oct. 8, 2018. Born on July 21, 1930, in New York, she was a retired nurse.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William Raymond and Lainie Marie Culver.
She is survived by her husband, Henry T. Honjo of Kalaheo; brother, Lowell (Auka) Culver of Ill.; sister, Wilma Lydick of Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Celebration of live will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Kalaheo Missionary Church at 10 a.m. Aloha attire suggested.
Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Peter Michael Oliver
Peter Michael Oliver, 74, of Anahola passed away at home on Sept. 26, 2018. He was born in Massachusetts on May 24, 1944. He was a Veteran with the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War and a self-employed landscaper.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Doris Oliver.
Peter is survived by his wife, Leiola Kamalani-Oliver of Anahola; 8 children, Kekaikaheelani Oliver of Anahola, Kaiana (Mokihana) Oliver of Wainiha, Lahaina (Robert) Grance of Anahola, Kahelena Oliver of Kauai, Mi Nei (Jason) Martins of Kapaa, Waika (Mary) Oliver of Hilo, Kauluwehiokekai (Keoni) Nakano of Kapahi, Kawahineha’aheo (Caleb) Keolanui of Anahola; 23 grandchildren; brother, Jamie Oliver of California; sisters, Christine Sumner of Nevada, Jacqueline (Greg) Tesch of California; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at his residence in Anahola beginning at 11 a.m. Peter’s cremated remains will be separated and scattered at sea and also be placed at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Frank Shigekichi Nonaka
Frank Shigekichi Nonaka, 89 years old, passed away on Oct.5, 2018, at Garden Isle Health care. Born on Aug. 23, 1929, in Kauai, Frank was the president/manager of Kauai Produce and also served in the U.S. Armym
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jin Kuro and Takano Nonaka.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl Nonaka of Hanapepe; son, Scot (Tweety) Merlyn Nonaka of Lihue; daughter, Shari Nonaka of Lihue; grandson, Chad Nonaka of Honolulu; brother, Paul Nonaka; sisters, Helen (Tokio) Uyeno, Clara (Chuck) McCollum; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 3 to 3:45 p.m . Where services will be at 4 p.m. Family suggests aloha attire. Please omit flowers.
Clesson En How Ching
Clesson En How Ching, 91, of Wailua Homesteads passed away at home on Sept. 26, 2018. Born in Waimea, Kauai, on Sept. 26, 1927, he was a Veteran of WWII and a Sergeant in World War II and the Korean War with the United States Army, an assistant manager with the Coco Palms Hotel and retired as a janitorial supervisor with Kauai Surf Hotel.
Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Eva Ching; son, Darrell Keith Ching; brothers, Harold Ching, Lester Ching and Wilford Ching; great-grandson, Coleman Ching.
Clesson is survived by his wife, Grace Rapozo Ching of Wailua Homesteads; sons, David (Amy) Ching of California, Derrick Ching of Wailua Homesteads; daughters, Colette (James) Kawamura, Melinda (Robert) Hammond and Debbie (John) Sotelo all of Wailua Homesteads; 10 grandchildren, Chelsie (Jon) Ing, Jamie Kawamura, Brandie (Joey) Silva, Dionne (Antone) Teves, Justin Ching, Penny Ching, Chantel Hammond, Bobby (Jenn) Hammond, Lani Sotelo, Kalea Sotelo; 10 great-grandchildren, Joey Silva Jr., Wailana Silva, Nevaeh Silva, Christian Teves, Cameron Teves, Malia Teves, Manoah Teves, Eliana Pacheco, Temana Teves, Byron Hammond; brother, Harmony (Edna) Ching of Kalaheo; sister, Opal Healani (Chuck) Trembath of Lihue; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, 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.
George Inouye (G.I), age 68, died Oct. 7, 2018, at Wilcox Medical Center after a long battle with Agent Orange from the Vietnam War. (preceded by parents) Richard and Clarissa Inouye of Waimea and Siblings Lani Madriaga, Arnold Kamalei, Birdie Higashi. Mr. Inouye is survived by a wife, Matilda; five children, Josi (Kulani) Kahalekomo of Utah, Catalina (Charles) Araki of Maui, Nicolann ( Brannon) Miller of Texas, Richard (Jamei) Agor Ele’Ele, Joni (Casey) Lance of Utah. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Richelle Agor, Calvin-Paul Araki, Raine Agor, Raia Agor and Raely Agor. Mr. Inouye also leaves behind his siblings, Richard (Estrelita) Inouye of Oahu, Irene (Owen)Matsuwaki of Kalaheo, Hannah (Ron) of Kansas. Along with Aunty Kalipo and Uncle Doug Furuto of Oahu, Aunty Lei Vaughan of Oahu, Aunty Hannah and Uncle Shattuck Oahu.
He will also be leaving behind a numerous amounts of in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. George is a Veteran of the Vietnam War for the United States Army, where he earned several medals and served with honors. When he returned home from the war, he worked for the Kekaha Sugar Plantation as a Heavy Equipment Operator. He also worked at the Kauai Sheraton as a shuttle driver/banquette helper; he was also a member of the Guardian Angels.
Services will be held on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, with a viewing at Christ of Latter Day Saints Church 3 p.m. Family Viewing at 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Public viewing at 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Family last viewing at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Funeral Service, (light refreshments provided). A burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. burial begins .Lunch to follow at Kekaha Christ of Latter Day Saints Church.
Helen S. Koga Oyama
Helen S. Koga Oyama, 89, of Lawai, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Oct. 4, 2018. She was born in Koloa, Kauai on May 23, 1929, and retired as a secretary with the National Tropical Botanical Gardens.
Preceded in death by her husband, Nobuyoshi Oyama; parents, Komezo and Keyo Koga; brothers, Kazuyoshi Kawahara, Masaru (Mae) Koga and Tatsuo Koga; sisters, Kiyoko Shimokawa and Doris Uyeda.
Helen is survived by two children, Cheryl Oyama and Russell Oyama both of Lawai; 4 grandchildren, Darren (Cherene) Galas, Shaun Galas, Kristie Serizawa, Kodi (Jamie) Oyama; 7 great-grandchildren, Austin, Braden and Nevaeh Galas, Blake Hashimoto, Dylan Galas, Sadie and Sion Serizawa; sister, Yoshiko Okiura; brother, Henry (Ginger) Koga; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Robert John Schleck
Robert John Schleck, “Bob”, 72, of Koloa passed away on Oct. 15, 2018. Born Aug. 8, 1946 in Baraboo, Wisconsin, he graduated from Waunakee High School and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Bob moved to Kauai in 1969 and began working for Miss Mabel Wilcox in 1971. He helped her establish the non-profit Waioli Corporation, through which she gifted to the community the Waioli Mission House and Grove Farm museums as well as other historic sites on the island. As the museums’ Curator and Director, his unwavering leadership, meticulous attention to detail, and impeccable memory resulted in the authentic preservation of Kauai community’s cultures, landscapes, and lifestyles. Bob retired from the museums in 2017 after giving them his heart for 46 years.
Bob’s commitment to the Kauai community’s history also included serving as: Project Supervisor of the historic Kauai County Building restoration (a span of 22 years starting in 1982), member of the Hanalei Pier restoration committee, President of the Hawaii Museums Association and board member of the Lihue Cemetery. He was the sitting President of the Kauai Historical Society as well as serving as a board member, Publications Committee Chair and prior terms as President. In addition, he is the author of The Wilcox Quilts in Hawaii, currently out of print, that is awaiting funding for its 8th printing.
In May of 2018 Bob was recognized by the Historic Hawaii Foundation with the prestigious Haines Award for Lifetime Achievement, presented to individuals who have made significant contributions in preserving historic and cultural sites in Hawaii. In 2018 he was also honored as a “Living Treasure” by the Kauai Museum.
Bob was a kind and charming gentleman who was loved and highly respected by his many, many friends, museums’ staff & business associates (and pets!). He was truly a touchstone to Kauai’s past and his loss will be felt for generations. His family including sister, Mary Lynne Laski; nephew, David Laski (Wendy); nieces, Carin Lawing (Adam), Nancy Laski, and Anne Temple (Guy) will miss him terribly. Bob was predeceased by parents, Reginald and Mary Schleck; brothers, Richard R. and William M. Schleck (all of Waunakee, WI); brother-in-law, Norbert Laski (Findlay, OH) and companion Geoffrey Wilcox Michels, 26 year resident of Kauai and originally of Piedmont, CA.
There will be a gathering to remember Bob Schleck on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at the Grove Farm museum in Lihue. Funeral services will be held at a later date.
Emilia Tagala Tumacder
Emilia Tagala Tumacder, 80, of Hanamaulu passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Oct. 18, 2018. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on Jan. 10, 1938, and retired as a Chambermaid with Kauai Resort Hotel.
Emilia is survived by three children, Melaney (Larry) Ha’o-Bergado, Marylyn (Bradford) Lee, James (Janet Hatmaker) Bergado; 4 grandchildren, Liko Ha’o Bergado, Christopher Lee, Caitlyn Lee, Cara Lee; hanai son, Rodney (Deana) Lee and family; sisters, Laura Zuniga of Honolulu, Corazon Tagala of the Philippines; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lihue with visitation from 4:30 p.m. and services beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Family graciously declines flowers
Isabella Coyaso, 84 years old, of Kalaheo, Kauai, passed away on Oct. 9, 2018, at her home in Kalaheo, Kauai. Born on July 7, 1934, in Makaweli, Kauai, she was a homemaker and babysitter to many.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Marcelino “Kucho” Coyaso; father, Frank Lopez; mother, Jobiria “Hosa” Lopez; mother, Charlotte Abreu; son, Damien Coyaso; son-in-law, Bruce Kanoho; and grandson, Austin Barretto.
She is survived by her sons, Russell (Valerie) Coyaso of Brydenwood, Alfred (Colleen) Coyaso of Lawai, Gerry (Cheryl) Coyaso of Kalaheo; daughter, Annamarie (Howard) Tolbe of Eleele; grandchildren, Shandon Coyaso, Bruce (Wailana) Kanoho, Jr., Crystal (Koty) Kaiakapu, Ashley (Tyson) Relacion, Aaron (Sheena) Coyaso, Chelsie (Howie) Kanoho, Shantel Coyaso, Adam (Christine) Coyaso, Rachel (Camden) Coyaso, Hope Coyaso and Chace Coyaso: 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Lopez; sister, Virginia Lopez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 9 to 10:15 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. There will be an Inurnment to follow at Holy Church Cemetery. Refreshments to follow at the church hall. Family requests casual attire
Anthony ‘Tony’ Divina
Anthony “Tony” Divina, 69, of Wailua Homesteads, died at Garden Isle Health Care on Oct. 4, 2018. He was born in Waimea, Kauai on Oct. 24, 1948. A Veteran of the Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars and a highly decorated soldier, he retired from the United States Army as a 1st Sergeant.
Preceded in death by his beloved son, Matthew Akoni Divina and parents, Baldomero and Genevieve Divina.
Anthony is survived by his loving wife, Felicidad Ramelb Divina; daughters, Shandra (Rudy) Salud and Toni (Butch) Keahiolalo; 3 granddaughters, Gabrielle Salud, Sailor Keahiolalo and Liliwai Keahiolalo as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many relatives.
Private services were held with inurnment at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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