Obituaries for Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dolores ‘Dolly’ ‘Doding’ Teresa Espina

Dolores “Dolly” “Doding” Teresa Espina, 85, of Lihue, passed away on Dec.23, 2018, at Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born in Kilauea on April 23, 1933. She worked as a floor clerk at Kapaa Big Save.

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Rufino Espina Jr.; sons, Gregory “Greg” Espina and Michael “Mikey” Espina; parents, Esteban and Fortunata Largusa; sisters, Modesta (Nicanor) Razonable, Linda Largusa, Magdalena Largusa and Adrian Mandep; brothers, Bonificio, Ben, Frank, Nador, Raleigh and Norman Largusa, Roy Mandep.

She is survived by her daughters, Roxanne (Peter) Hiltsley, Priscilla Espina and Novella (Lawrence) Natividad; sons, Edward (Peggy) Espina; brothers, Domingo (Janet) Largusa, Robert (Dolly) Mandep and Justin (Beatrice) Tactay; sisters, Aurea (Phil) Laymon, Loretta (Kenneth) Goode, Elaine (Michael) Prebula; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Jan. 19, 2019, at St. Catherine Church in Kapaa. Viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Mass celebrated at 11a.m. Inurnment will take place at Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe at a later date.

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

Sunao ‘Nancy’ Kinoshita Pescador

On Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, Sunao “Nancy” Kinoshita Pescador of Kapahi, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital 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 her father, Suekichi Kinoshita; her mother, Eino Kawaguchi Kinoshita; her husband, Pedro Pescador, their daughter, Caroline Fernandez; and her 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 ten 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.

Sunao is survived by her children, Benjamin (Duanne) Pescador of Eleele; Pete (Judy) Pescador of Washington; sisters Tomie Kelekoma, Kathryn Oyama, and Fujiko Yamamoto; along with 13 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren and 11 Great Great Grandchildren on Kaua`i and across the United States.

A Celebration of Life for Sunao will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Garden Island Mortuary: Visitation at 8:30 a.m., Service at 10 a.m.

Jean Marie Bartolo

Jean Marie Bartolo, 50, of Kapaa passed away on Jan. 9, 2019. She was born in Massachusetts on Oct. 1, 1968, and was manager and part owner of All Kauai Cleaning and Kulana Kokoleka Farm.

Preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn Francis Brown and Robert Edward Bany.

Jean is survived by her husband, Bob; son, Bobby; daughter, Sabrina; step-daughter, Dominique.

A service will take place on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at St. Michael’s Church in Lihue beginning at 10 a.m. It will be followed by a Celebration of Life with her many dear friends.

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

Jon Kalani Makanani

Jon Kalani Makanani, 70, passed away in Portland, Oregon on Dec. 5, 2018. Jon was born on March 12, 1948, in Lihue to John and Agnes Leimomi (Manini) Makanani, and siblings Cheryl (Lawrence) Jordan, Clinton Makanani, and Randy Makanani who preceeded him in death.

He is survived by his brother, Gabriel (Phyllis) Makanani of Washington, Aunt Laynette (Frank) Bukoski of Koloa, Uncle Thomas Makanani of Kapaa; nieces, Lea (Robert) Boyce, Leina (Lincoln) Manahan, Alicia (David) Booth all of Washington; nephews, Lohiau Jordan and Shane (Brianne) Makanani of Washington, Ioane (Shiannte) Makanani of Kapaa, Kaliko Makanani; grandnephews and grandnieces.

Jon attended Kauai High School (Class of 1966), and earned a football scholarship to Michigan State University. He served in the Army from 1967-1970 then settled in Tampa, Florida until 1992 before relocating to Portland, Oregon. Jon was active in the Portland Chinese Golf Club and the Oregon Nisei Bowling League, ever the athlete.

Services will be held on Kauai at a later date in 2019.

William ‘Whitey’ Pascua

William “Whitey” Pascua, 85, of Koloa passed away on Dec. 13, 2018, at Garden Isle Healthcare. Born on May 21, 1933 in Kipu, he was a retired elections administrator and served in the U.S. Army.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Francisco and Alipia Pascua; brother, George Pascua; sister, Rosalina Ganir.

He is survived by his wife, Marina Pascua of Koloa; son, Lono (Rose Marie) Pascua of Koloa; daughters, Lani (Jason) Kaui of Kapaa, Lei Pascua of Sacramento; grandchildren, Taryn Kaui and Mitchell Pascua-Parris; brother, Gemi (Priscilla) Pascua of Koloa; sisters, Leonora Pascua of Kapolei, Nina “Dolly” Pascua of Omao; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The eulogy will begin at 10 a.m. and Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Family suggests casual attire. Luncheon and fellowship to follow after services.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

George De Costa

George De Costa, 88, of Pakala, passed away at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Dec. 29, 2018. He was born in Makaweli on Aug. 26, 1930. He was a Veteran of the United States Marines and retired from Gay & Robinson.

Preceded in death by his parents, John and Christina De Costa; brothers, Johnny De Costa, William “Bill” De Costa, Vincent De Costa; sisters, Madeline Goldfinger, Mary Rita, Katherine Pace, Helen Silva, Adeline Pereira.

George is survived by siblings, Robert (Bernice) De Costa, Christina Vidinha, Virginia “Dianna” Abordo; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at St. Theresa’s Church in Kekaha with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

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

Yukitoshi Inouye

Yukitoshi Inouye, 98, of Lihue, passed away on Dec. 2, 2018 at Garden Isle Healthcare. Born on Oct. 25, 1920, in Lihue, he was a retired substation superintendent, HSPA (Hawaiian Sugar Planter Assn)

He is preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Inouye.

He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Ichimasa of Lihue; grandchildren, Robyn (Frank) Bryan of Las Vegas, Kyle Ichimasa of Lihue; great-grandchildren, Kylie Bryan, Kyan Ichimasa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.


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