Obituaries for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Yukie-Lynn Nalani DeSilva

Yukie-Lynn Nalani DeSilva of Kapa’a passed away at Queen’s Medical Center on Jan. 26, 2019, at the age of 48. Born on Dec. 7, 1970, she was an Advertising Sales Assistant for The Garden Island Newspaper and also an active Crossfitter at Kaua’i CrossFit.

She is preceded in death by her father, Yukio Higashi. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Kevin DeSilva; daughter, Moana (Chris) Baltazar; son, Dustyn (Michaela Manago) DeSilva; hanai son, Kalani Kahaunaele; mother, Olinda Higashi, two sisters, Maile (Jonah) Cummings and Anolani (Kelo Rivera) Higashi, five brothers, Gordon (Danice) Higashi; Alvin (Deborah) Higashi, Dean (Mel) Higashi; Blaine Kaneholani and Kenny (Kana Kaohi) Meatoga; In-Laws, Wayne and Rita DeSilva; brother-in-law, Travis (Lisa) DeSilva; and grandchildren, Cijay, Cyris, Christyn and Chloey Baltazar. She was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Alan and Shannon DeSilva and sister-n-law, Lynette Meatoga.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Anahola Beach Park. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. where services are to follow.

David George Akre

David George Akre was born on September 1st, 1955 in Bellingham, WA. He passed away unexpectedly Jan. 16, 2019, in Kalaheo.

Dave is survived by his wife of 42 years, Julie; son, Bryce; daughter, Kelli (Arin Smith) and grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Feb., 24, at 1 p.m. at Kauai Christian Fellowship Church in Koloa.

Bernardo Gerardo

Bernardo Gerardo, 81, of Lihue, passed away on Jan. 31, 2019, in Lihue. He was born on March 5, 1937, in Lihue.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Benito and Apolinaria Gerardo; wife, Iva Jean Gerardo.

He is survived by his companion, Katherine Kua; daughter, Bernadine (Raymond) Villatora; stepsons, Stanley Cadawas, Jr. of Kapaa, Alan (Lori) Cadawas of Kilauea, Stan (Cathy) Kua of Lihue; stepdaughters, Jo Ann Langtad of Kapaa, Jeanne (Robert) Raposas os Eleele, Doreen Kua of Eleele; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Cayetano Gerardo of Lihue; sisters, Encarnation Guzman of CA, Dolores Yoshida of CA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Immaculate Conception church from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Family suggest casual attire. Please omit flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Bernice Lavinia Leimomi Miyamoto

Bernice Lavinia Leimomi Miyamoto, 86, of Eleele, passed away on Feb. 2, 2019, in Waimea. She was born on June 26, 1932, in Koloa.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Katsumi Miyamoto; father, Lawrence Hamauku Akona; mother, Mary Tluczek; step-father, Joseph Tluczek; brothers, Lawrence Jr., Ronald, Walter “Sonny,” Butchie Tluczek and infant sister, Eldora Akona.

She is survived by her sons, Guy (Marva) Miyamoto of Washington, Lon (Valerie) Miyamoto of Eleele; daughters, Lee Anne (David) Miyashiro of Kalaheo, Donna (Steven) Okihara of Eleele; grandchildren, Sharla Aviguetero, Cy Miyashiro, Jodi Villanueva, Tysen and Kasey Okihara, David Cain, Loren McPherson, Kai Miyamoto, Lanell, Mandy, Hayley and Alyssa Miyamoto, Lacy Santos; great- grandchildren, Sandy, Eli, Hoku, Barak and Kaina Aviguetero, Ashlee Miyashiro, Aubree Nakazawa, Bronx and Haven Villanueva, Katie and Kami Okihara, Thomas and Aubrey Cain, Quinn, Enora and Valen McPherson, Brittni Fujioka, Kody Gardner, Keane and Keanu Hosaka, Gaelen, Lexi, Nakoa and Kenui Bostick, Kayla, Kaylee, Kaikela & Kaili Aquino 12 great-great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Charlotte) Tluczek of California; sister, Janice (Thomas) Wynn of Pennsylvania; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services are planned. Family requests no flowers or monetary gifts.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Thomas Hashimoto

Thomas Hashimoto, 84, of Kilauea, peacefully passed away at his daughters’ home in Kilauea on Feb. 12, 2019. He was born in Haena, on July 13, 1934, and retired from National Tropical Botanical Gardens, Limahuli, Haena as a foreman/landscape maintenance and the late Juliet Rice Wichman Family Estate in Haena.

Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Mahiula Sr. and Dora (Poe) Hashimoto; brothers, John (Jack) Hashimoto, George (Gabby) Hashimoto Sr. and Joseph Mahiula Hashimoto Jr.; sister, Violet Hashimoto Goto; sisters-in-law, Florence Kaala Hashimoto and Helen Hashimoto; son-in-law, Howard “Kachi” Tadashi Yokotake Jr.; nephew, Thomas Kaina Hideo Hashimoto.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Annie Tai Hook Hashimoto, children, Thomasine Leilani Romas, Valerie Ann Leolani Yokotake, Haven (Bert) Iwalani Dawbarn, Taryn (Kelii Alapai) Nalani Hashimoto, Dancette (Patrick) Lani Green, Kimberly (Ronnie Gorospe) Wailani Tai Hook, Shann (Kelly Boro) Anolani Hashimoto, Junedale Ualani Hashimoto and Jodi Keala Hashimoto-Omo; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Wanda Hashimoto, Travis Leimomi Tubal; brothers-in-law, Wilbert “Afuk” (Mieko) Tai Hook and Henry (Rikki) Tai Hook Jr.; Hanai children, Chipper & Hau’oli Wichman, David “Kawika” Goodale, Lee Gushiken, Emily Cadiz; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and extended family and dear friends.

Uncle Tom’s Celebration of Life “Paina” will be celebrated at a later date.

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

Gale Elizabeth Lee

Gale Elizabeth Lee, 63, of Kalaheo, passed peacefully on Feb. 4, 2019 at Kaiser Hospital in Honolulu. Born on Sept. 11, 1955, in Hawthorne, California, she and her husband Herb owned Kauai Vacation Helpers and Hideaway Cove Poipu Beach.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jeff Wright and father, Frank Lundstrom.

She is survived by her husband, Herb Lee; daughter, Kim (Justin) Wright; son, Bill (Jessica) Wright; step-daughter, Nicole Wright; step-granddaughter, Nalani Wright; mother, Virginia Lundstrom; brothers, Chuck (Donna) Lundstrom, Paul (Sue) Lundstrom, Ed (Kathy) Lundstrom; sister, Alice (Ron) Torres; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at The Club at Kukui’ula in Poipu on Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m.

Marcelo Antonio Cayaban

Marcelo Antonio Cayaban, 86, of Eleele, passed away on Feb. 10, 2019, at his home in Eleele. He was born on April 1, 1932, in the Philippines and was a retired field worker with Pioneer.

He is survived by his wife, Loreta Sensano Cayaban of Eleele; sons, Romy (Donna Gutierrez) Cayaban of Eleele, Fred (Georgeatte Galicinao) Cayaban of Eleele, Rodulfo “Rudy” Cayaban of Eleele, Danilo “Danny” (Rhodelia Ubando) Cayaban of Japan, Jonathan Cayaban of California; grandchildren, Ron Michael (Kacie Caberto) Cayaban of Waimea, Randy Cayaban of Washington, Brandon Cayaban of Washington, Bryson Cayaban of Colorado, BreeAnn Cayaban of Washington, Braelyn Cayaban of Eleele, Daniel Cayaban of Japan, Danika Cayaban of Japan, Aayden Cayaban of California; great-grandchildren, Raiden, Ryder, and Kierah Cayaban of Waimea, Rylan and Serenity Cayaban of Lihue; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 9 a.m. and services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. There will be a burial to follow at Hanapepe public cemetery. Family suggests casual attire

Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Marc Harrison Rice

Marc Harrison Rice, 64, of Kapaa, passed away on Feb. 1, 2019. He was born on May 16, 1954, in Fort Collins, Colorado, and was a retired painter/artist.

Marc is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Isenberg and Joyce Pauline Rice.

He is survived by his sisters, Robin (Greg) Yano of Honolulu, Kelly (Gary) Hudson of Wailua; nieces, Randy Hudson Wailua, Liana Wright of Colorado and nephew, Hunter Rice-Hudson of Wailua.

A celebration of life and one last paddle out will be held at Horner’s on March 3 at 11 a.m. Potluck to follow.

Edita ‘Didi’ N. Lung

Edita “Didi” N. Lung, 61, of Las Vegas and Wailuku, passed away Jan. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas. She was born on Oct. 3, 1957, in Santa Ana, Manila. She had been a resident of Nevada since 2008.

Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Paia Community Center Main Hall.

Didi graduated from Kauai High School. She moved to Oahu, where she attended and graduated from travel school. She declined a job offer in Alaska with Delta, after she had met her soon to be husband. She worked for Budget RAC for many years. She later chose a career path in mortgage loans, which she retired as an Executive Senior Loan Officer. Her greatest joy was her family, she loved to craft, and play keno.

Didi is survived by her husband, John R. Lung; children, Jillayne (Kalani) Ching, Darren (Faye) Lung; granddaughters, Kaylen and Bailey Ching; grandsons, Draysen Lung(son of Mary Ann), Blake Ching, and Robert Lung; siblings, Calvin (Liberty) Corpuz, Rose (Calvin) Lalin, Evelyn (Donald) Gonsalves, Julie (Michael) Broyles, Peter (Margie) Corpuz, Jay Dela Cruz, Josephine “Jo” Eslit-Gerardo; and 11 nieces and 16 nephews.

Didi is predeceased by her grandson, Drake Lung (son of Mary Ann); brothers, Larry Corpuz and George Corpuz; and parents, Simplicio and Pacita N. Corpuz.

Benjamin B. Castillo

Benjamin B. Castillo, 79, of Kapaa, passed away on Feb. 15, 2019, in Lihue. Born on June 21, 1939, in Makuele, he was a retired engineer and serviced in the Marine Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Margie A. Castillo of Kapaa; sons, James (Chelsey Agrade) Castillo of Eleele, Richard Castillo of California; daughters, Cheryl Castillo of Kapahi, Christene (Douglas) Alvarez of Oregon; grandchildren, Vicent Killeen, Ricky Killen, Doug (DJ) Alvarez, Shelby Alvarez, Jared Killeen, James Castillo, Jr., Rio Castillo, Ryan Castillo; great-grandchildren, Cohlton Castillo, Lura Castillo; brothers, Robert “Bobby” (Jan) Castillo of Nevada, Richard (Nena) Castillo of Wailua; sisters, Linda Dias of Oahu, Marybeth (Duane) Wolfe of Kapahi; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, from 3 p.m. and services will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Family suggests aloha attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Albert Carveiro

Albert Carveiro, 80, of Kaumakani, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 21, 2019. He was born in Makaweli Hospital on Nov. 30, 1938, was a Veteran of the United States Army and retired from Gay & Robinson as a Heavy Equipment Operator.

Preceded in death by his parents, Manuel and Adeline Carveiro; brothers, Robert Carveiro, Manuel Carveiro Jr. Richard Carveiro, Lawrence Carveiro; grandson, Markis Allin “Bigadamac” Carveiro.

Albert is survived by his wife, Maximina Manaday Carveiro of Kaumakani; daughters, Cheryl Lynn (Albert) Carveiro Pacanas of Fremont, CA., Alicia Ann (Mizdebz) Carveiro of Hanapepe; sons, Alan Dwayne Carveiro of Kaumakani, James Michael (D’Neice) Carveiro of Kalaheo; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Albert’s life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo with visitation from 8:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Family suggests casual attire.

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

Hatsue Tasaka

Hatsue Tasaka, 101, of Hanalei, passed away on Jan. 30, 2019, at her home in Hanalei. Born on Jan. 1, 1918, in Lihue, she was a retired homemaker and farmer.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Tasaka; son, Richard Tasaka; parents,Yoshino and Jinkuro Ota; brothers, Harry, Takeshi, Mitsuyuki, Kikuji and Toshiyuki Ota; sister, Yoshiko Tasaka.

She is survived by her son, Alan (Suzy) Tasaka of Hanalei; daughter, Susan (Dwight) Morishige of Hanalei; brother, Nobuo Ota of Kapaa; sister, Hideko Uemura of Lihue; grandchildren, Alanne (Scott) Hiranaka, Wayne (Melissa) Tasaka, Bianka (Danteticman) Tasaka, Maikai Tasaka, Shani Morishige and Kylie (Adam) Hussey; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Kiana, Kayne and Kamden Tasaka, Micah and Noah Hussey; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Wai’oli Hui’ia Church in Hanalei from 10 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 11 am. Family suggests casual attire. Please omit flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Chidori Ohara

Chidori Ohara, 94, of Hanapepe, passed away on Feb. 4, 2019, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born on Aug. 18, 1924, in Wahiawa, nd was a retired as a sales clerk at Sakoda Garage.

He is preceded in death by her parents, Keiso and Ika Sakoda.

He is survived by her husband, Shizuo Ohara of Hanapepe; son, Guy Ohara of Hanapepe; daughter, Cheryl (Dennis) Wong of Kapaa; grandchildren, Lisa Wong, Lori Wong and Charles Wong; great-grandchild, Kamaile Cacal-Wong; sister, Kazue Toyama of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will have a private service at a later date and time. The family of the late Chidori would like to thank Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Kauai Care Center, and Garden Island Mortuary for all their services. Family requests no flowers or koden.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

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