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Obituaries for Friday, February 22, 2019

Yukie-Lynn Nalani DeSilva

Yukie-Lynn Nalani DeSilva of Kapaa 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 an active CrossFitter at Kauai CrossFit.

She was preceded in death by father Yukio Higashi, brothers-in-law Alan and Shannon DeSilva, and sister-in-law LynetteMeatoga.

She is survived by husband of 29 years Kevin DeSilva, daughter Moana (Chris) Baltazar, son Dustyn (Michaela Manago) DeSilva, hanai son Kalani Kahaunaele, mother Olinda Higashi, sisters Maile (Jonah) Cummings and Anolani (Kelo Rivera) Higashi, 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.

A celebration of life will be Saturday, March 9, at Anahola Beach Park, with visitation at 10 a.m. and services to follow.

Chidori Ohara

Chidori Ohara, 94, of Hanapepe, passed away on Feb. 4, 2019, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Aug. 18, 1924, in Wahiawa, Kauai, and was retired as a sales clerk at Sakoda Garage.

She was preceded in death by parents Keiso and Ika Sakoda.

She is survived by 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, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will have a private service at a later date and time. The family would like to thank Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Kauai Care Center, and Garden Island Mortuary for all their services.

The family requests no flowers or koden (monetary offerings).

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting 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 was preceded in death by husband Bobby Tasaka, son Richard Tasaka, parents Yoshino and Jinkuro Ota, brothers Harry, Takeshi, Mitsuyuki, Kikuji and Toshiyuki Ota, and sister Yoshiko Tasaka.

She is survived by 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, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Wai‘oli Hui‘ia Church in Hanalei from 10 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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 was preceded in death by parents Benito and Apolinaria Gerardo, and wife Iva Jean Gerardo.

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

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Immaculate Conception Church from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

David George Akre

David George Akre was born on Sept. 1, 1955, in Bellingham, WA

He passed away unexpectedly Jan. 16, 2019, in Kalaheo.

He is survived by 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 Poipu.

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 Hi-Bred International.

He is survived by 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 and 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 and Aayden Cayaban of California, great-grandchildren Raiden, Ryder and Kierah Cayaban of Waimea and Rylan and Serenity Cayaban of Lihue, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 9 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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