Obituaries for Sunday, January 13, 2019

Sunao ‘Nancy’ Kinoshita Pescador

On Friday night, Dec. 7, 2018, Sunao “Nancy” Kinoshita Pescador, of Kapahi, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center at the age of 97, just weeks away from what would have been her 98th birthday on Christmas Day.

She was preceded in death by father Suekichi Kinoshita, mother Eino Kawaguchi Kinoshita, husband Pedro Pescador, their daughter Caroline Fernandez, and siblings, Alice, Kiyoto, Misao, Isoo, Suezo, Harue and Yoshio.

Sunao was born in Huleia Valley, Nawiliwili, on Dec. 25, 1920, where she grew up with her parents and 10 brothers and sisters on the family land in Halehaka, known as “the Lychee Patch.”

While working in the sugar cane fields, she met Pedro Pescador, who on May 18, 1938, became her husband. Together at their home in Kapahi, they raised their three children: Caroline, Pedro Jr. (Pete) and Benjamin.

She is survived by her children, Benjamin (Duanne) Pescador of Eleele and Pete (Judy) Pescador of Washington, sisters Tomie Kelekoma, Kathryn Oyama and Fujiko Yamamoto, 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren on Kauai and across the United States.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Garden Island Mortuary, with visitation at 8:30 a.m., and service at 10 a.m.

Matsuko Shigeta Doi

Matsuko Shigeta Doi, 93, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. She was born in Moloaa.

Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Lihue Christian Church, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Inurnment willfollow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Keith Ching Loy Ahuna

Keith Ching Loy Ahuna, 57, of Koloa, passed away on Nov. 5, 2018, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.

He was born on April 3, 1961 in Honolulu.

He is survived by sisters Imrgard K. Ahuna, CherylAnn Wan and Heidi K. Johnston, nieces Tesha Mills and Angela Wan, nephews Raymond Wan, Christopher Kyle and Brandon Johnston, and grandnieces Jessica Mills, Kealohilani Kyle and Leialoha Kyle.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Kukuiula Small Boat Harbor at 9 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mary Seiko Robinson

Mary Seiko Robinson, 68, of Waimea, passed away on Jan. 3, 2019, at her home.

Born on March 6, 1950 in Waimea, she was a manager with Liko Kauai Cruises.

She was preceded in death by father Koki Takata and mother Chiyoko Kaneko Takata, and sisters Katheryn Hirayama and Hannah Martin.

She is survived by husband Alvin “Billy” Robinson of Waimea, sons Marc K. (Celeste) Robinson of Kapaa and Cain K. (Joda Santos) Robinson of Koloa, grandchildren Kainoa Robinson, Chauncie Racca, Marcus Robinson, Maddox Robinson, Brandi Badua-Robinson, Austin Santos and Caidyn Seiko Robinson, brother Sam Takata of Lihue, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and close, loving friends.

A celebration of life and aloha ‘oe will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Omao Ranch Lands from 3 to 6:30 p.m.

The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Her ashes will later be scattered at sea in a private ceremony.


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