Obituaries for Sunday, February 3, 2019

Teresa Annette Floreen (Bukoski) Morita

Teresa Annette Floreen (Bukoski) Morita, 62 of Koloa, passed away on Jan. 13, 2019, at Wilcox Medical Center. She was born in Lihue on Jan. 22, 1956. She worked most recently as an office assistant with Workforce Development Division services in the American Job Center.

She was preceded in death by parents Antone Bukoski Jr. and Flora Lumacad Bukoski, and brothers Patrick Bukoski, Robert (Felicia) Bukoski and Wayne Paglinawan.

She is survived by her ex-husband Wesley (Val) Morita, daughter Westy (Derek) Kessler, son Anthony (Joanie) Morita, brothers Ivan Navarro, Carl Paglinawan and Nolan Paglinawan, sister Darlene McHenry, grandchildren Tylenn, Selena, Krystah, Tiare and Skyler Morita and Aukai, Keegan and James Kessler, and numerous nephews, nieces, uncles and aunts.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Raphael Church in Koloa, with visitation at 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Inurnment will take place at St. Raphael Cemetery in Koloa at a later date.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jeanette Cremer Tu

Jeanette Cremer Tu, 78, of Lihue, passed away on Jan. 16, 2019, at Wilcox Medical Center. She was born a twin on May 9, 1940, at Wilcox Hospital. She retired from running her own vending stores at Lihue Airport and later at the circuit court house on Oahu.

She was preceded in death by husband Filo Kapesi Tu, daughter Jeanette Tu Smith, grandson Shaeden Tu, parents Reinhold and Margaret Cremer, sister Lorraine Medeiros, and brother Robert Cremer.

She is survived by sons Keith (Jasmine) Hardy of Hanapepe, Robert Hardy of Lihue and Tavita (Tasha) Tu of Lihue, daughter Susan (Mark) Moriwake of Hanapepe, granddaughters she raised, Shantel Tu of Washington and Sierra Peirce of Lihue, 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, sisters Marian Lizama of Kapahi, Elizabeth Owen of Houston, Loretta (Henry) Johnson of Garfield, Texas, Bernadette (Jerry) Reynolds of Fort Worth, Texas, brothers Reinhold Cremer Sr. of Lihue, Edward Cremer of Puhi and Eric Cremer of Lihue, and sister-in-law Patrica Cremer of Wailua.

A celebration of life will be held at Aloha Church in Lihue on Saturday, Feb. 9, with visitation at 9 a.m. and teh celebration service at 11 a.m. The family suggests casual attire.

Her ashes will be brought to Honolulu at a later date.

David George Akre

David George Akre was born on Sept. 1, 1955, in Bellingham, Washington, to Earl and Norma Akre. He passed away unexpectedly Jan. 16, 2019, in Kalaheo.

He is survived by wife Julie, son Bryce, daughter Kelli (Arin Smith), grandchildren Lillian, Makaila and Alexander Akre, and several nieces and nephews.

He married his high school sweetheart and they contributed their 42-year marriage to their love for each other and faith in God. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

They called Kauai and the Pacific Northwest their home. He was a genuine, caring and compassionate man who became friends with whomever he met. He was always willing to lend a hand and share his skill of carpentry with others. He enjoyed sports, being on the water, fishing, diving, and spending time with the ones he loved. He will be truly missed by all.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Adele Yuki Matsuyoshi

Adele Yuki Matsuyoshi, 68, of East Palo Alto, California, died Jan. 13, 2019. She is survived by siblings Jun Matsuyoshi, Gloria Corcino, Robin Akio Matsuyoshi, John Matsuyoshi, Leigh Matsuyoshi and Thomas Matsuyoshi.

Known as Yuki, she was devoted to her pets. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. She was well-loved by her friends in the community. She was a tutor and a volunteer at senior centers. Her intellect enabled her to study German and Japanese literature in the original languages.

We love you Yuki

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George M. Taguma

George M. Taguma, 90, of Kalaheo, passed away on Jan. 18, 2019 in Kalaheo.

Born on March 7, 1928, in Makaweli, he was a retired radio frequency telemetry technician and also served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by parents David and Matsuko Taguma, brothers Tsuneo and Victor Taguma, sisters Gladys (Larry) Nagata and Helen (David) Kanno and grandson Eben Kaneshiro.

He is remembered with love by the mother of his children, Sylvia Bracklin, daughters Valerie (Derwin) Kaneshiro of Kauai, Lori Taguma of Wisconsin and Carol (PeeWee) Fergerstrom of Kauai, grandchildren Ahren (Shantel) Kaneshiro, Monique (Shane) Estrella, Summer (Daniel) Kaiawe and Kasey (Sway) Fergerstrom, great-grandchildren Jeni Kaneshiro, Kamalei Estrella, Kilinahe Estrella, Jastey Fergerstrom, Kaezi Fergerstrom and Haezyn Fergerstrom, brother Lawrence (Nanako) Taguma of Kauai, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Roseline Lokalia Tremaine

Roseline Lokalia Tremaine, 78, of Kekaha, passed away on Jan. 29, 2019. She was born on Aug. 24, 1940, and was a retired produce manager.

She was preceded in death by parents Maha Leoiki and Florence Kapule, son John Kaena Tremaine III, brother Rosedale “Brudoah” Leoiki, sister Eileen Ululani Malama, and former husband John K. Tremaine Jr.

She is survived by sons Jaeson Tremaine of Maui and Kaimana Tremaine of Kauai, daughter Jaedene Waiala (Eric) Kajiwara of Kauai, grandchildren Tiani (Ivan) Kajiwara, Jaime (Lynnette) Kajiwara, Taira “Banana” (Roger) Kajiwara and John (Kanoe) Lyman-Tremaine, great-grandchildren Waianuhea, Kawahine Pueo and Tiare Heualihau, brothers Robert (Boobie) Leoiki and Rodney Charman Leoiki, both of Kauai, sisters Pinky Malama, Sharon Maha and Lolly Malama, all of Kauai, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 3 p.m., where services will be celebrated at 4 p.m. The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Elaine C. Kojiri

Elaine C. Kojiri, 87, of Pakala, passed away on Jan. 13, 2019. She was born on Dec. 12, 1931, on Kauai. She was a retired school teacher with Waimea Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by husband Tsutomu Kojiri, daughter Christine Nakaahiki, and sister Annie C. Denison.

She is survived by son Clifford Kojiri of Pakala, son-in-law Lambert Nakaahiki of Waimea, grandchild Kellen Nakaahiki, great-grandchildren Payton Nakaahiki and Kiyomi Nakaahiki, and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

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