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Obituaries for Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wesley W. Decker

Wesley W. Decker, of Lihue, left us peacefully on Feb. 5 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born on Aug. 23, 1924, in Winsted, Connecticut. He was a retired air traffic controller for the PMRF Nasal Base in Mana. He served in the Navy and traveled the world for over 30 years and lived a long full life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milo Decker and Mary Hanauer; his loving wife, Rosalina “Sally” Decker; great-grandson, Kaumakani Kalama-Ventar.

He is survived by his son, Daniel Decker of Lihue, Warren Smith of Alaska; daughter, Laura (Greg) Hammond of Arizona; seven grandchildren, Serenity Kalama, Kayla-Anne Goo, Kegan Goo, Dynielle Decker, Dreyden Decker, Preston Decker, Kevin Fisher; sister, Marge (Henry) Fortier of Waterbury CT; great-granddaughter, Amilea-Rose Kalama-Ventar.

A Celebration of his Life with Military Honors will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Lihue Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at the church.

The family requests casual/aloha attire and flowers are welcome.

Michael K. Chow

Michael K. Chow, 59, of Visalia, CA, peacefully passed on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at Kaweah Delta Hospital. Michael was born on May 2, 1959, on Kauai. A hard worker, he was a long time employee of the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort as a security guard and retired from the State Department of Transportation highway division as a heavy equipment operator.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Martha Chow; eldest sister, Lyndelle Makanani.

A gentle soul, Michael was fun, loveable and a devoted family man. He is survived by his wife, Malia Chow; daughter, Mishelle Kahilena Chow; son, Michael Waika Chow; God children, Ekolu and Tristyn Rivera; his sister, Darlene (George) Thronas; brothers, Ken Chow, Clayton (Kim) Chow; nieces, Sheri and Sharlene Thronas, Kendra and Kaylyn Makanani; nephews, George Jr. Thronas, Tyson Thronas and Kahale Chow; brother-in-law, Tommy Makanani; in-laws, Wenny (Mary) Rivera, DeeAnn ( Tom) Slobig, Akala (Bryan) Aiwohi, Elua (Trish) Rivera; Hanai family, John and Judy Crabtree of Visalia; tons of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of life and legacy will be held at the Lihue Veterans Center on Kauai, on March 22, 2019. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. with services to follow and luncheon to follow at the Veterans Center. There will be a burial to follow at the Lihue Cemetery.

Joe Walsh

Dear friends of Uncle Joe Walsh. There will be a celebration of his long life of 92 years at Anini Beach Park, March 16, starting at 1:30 p.m., potluck. A paddle out by his longtime friend John, who was taught how to surf at the age of 7 by Joe. Anyone who would like to also paddle out, bring your boards. Please come and share your stories of Joe.

You could usually fine Joe at his second home, the Kilauea Bakery having a coffee and muffin. He loved the owner Tom and all the beautiful and friendly girls that worked there.

Joe was a waterman. He lifeguarded in Miami. He also traveled the world with a water show where he was the high-diver. He taught many to surf and free dive. Joe loved hiking on the Napali Trail.

He is survived by two sons, Brandon and Joey Jr. and daughter, Gina.

As Joe was a World War II veteran there will be a marker on the VA Wall at the Hanapepe VA Cemetery. Flowers will be welcome there. The inscription on the wall will bear these words: “We are not here for a long time, we are here for a good time”

Lenson William Coyamin Perez

Lenson William Coyamin Perez, 31, of Poipu, passed away on Mar. 1, 2019. He was born on April 8, 1987, in Lihue.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Julio Cruz Perez, Sophia Gonsalves (Joseph) Akita.

He is survived by his mother, Rebecca “Becky” (Ricky Imada) Coyamin; his father, Leonard; step-mom, Edwina Perez; his sister, Leona (Les Tumpap) Perez; maternal grandparents, Ross Coyamin, Frances (Donald) Rapozo; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many many friends.

Visitations with the family will be on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m., with Mass celebrated 10 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa. The family graciously requests no flowers.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dwayne Daye Naumu

Dwayne Daye Naumu, of Lihue, passed away on Feb. 12, 2019, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on Dec. 27, 1947, on Kaua’i.

He is preceded in death by his father, Wallace Aukai Naumu.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Naumu; mother, Janet Naumu; children, Tiffany Naumu, Trisha Naumu, Garrett Naumu, Krystal Naumu; brothers, Darryl (Caroline) Naumu, Glenn Naumu; grandchildren, Brenden, Aleajah and Taytra Naumu, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on March 24, 2019, at the Kaua’i Veteran’s Center in Lihue. Family visitation from 3 to 3:30 p.m. with services to follow. The family will be wearing his favorite color “red” at his celebration and invite anyone to join us.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Wilson Iwao Miyashiro

He worked as a Kaua’i police officer for 17 years then was the director of parks and recreation for 10 years.

Wilson was a very participated athlete while at Kapaa High School 1947-1949. After high school he was very involved with Catholic Youth Organization, 4H club, and as the driver’s education teacher. He was also active as a little league coach and umpiring. In 70’s he refereed basketball for High school games. In 90’s, he was very active with Kauai Seniors in bowling and mountain ball.

He is survived by children, Leinani (Robert Demond),Wilson Jr. “Sonny” Miyashiro, Bruce Miyashiro, Bridget Miyashiro, Marcia Miyashiro, David Miyashiro, Philip “TOPPY” (Cherie) Miyashiro, Darnel and Deseree Klask; grandkids, Robert “Kealoha” (Julie) Demond, Crystal “Noe” (Larry Partida), Sara Miyashiro, Christopher Miyashiro-Amer, Melissa Miyashiro, Matthew Miyashiro-Amer, Mishell (Julian Dumont), Sabrina Miyashiro, Haunani Miyashiro, Kaimi Miyashiro, Joella ( Andrew Baltazar), Joel Jr. (Gemmalyn), Alia Miyashiro (Alan Guillermo); great-grandkids, Carlie-Rose, Kaiwi, Kailee-Ann, Alijah, Aliviah, Keona, Kaleo, Kainoa, Iradessia, and Vylet.

He is preceded by wife, Marian; daughter, Jeannie; son, Joel Sr., Alan Klask; parents,Yeiyu and Matsue; brothers, Peter, Steve, Hideo, Hiroshi, Yone, Tom; sister, Mary Thompson.

A celebration of life will be held on March 16, at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa. Viewing will be held from 8 to 9:15 a.m. with eulogy and Mass to follow at 10 a.m. There will be a pahina to follow in the parish hall.

Edward Ulangco Jimenez

Edward Ulangco Jimenez, 77, of Kilauea, passed away at home on March 5, 2019. He was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines on Oct. 13, 1941, and retired as a groundkeeper with Hanalei Bay Resort.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Emma Villahermosa Jimenez; son, Benjamin Jimenez; brother, Enrique Jimenez.

Edward is survived by his son, Edgar (Lovella) Jimenez of Kapaa, Edwardo Jimenez Jr. of Philippines, Ronald (Zoya) Jimenez of Kilauea, Randy Jimenez of Arizona; daughter-in-law, Rose Jimenez of Alaska; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at St. Catherine Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kealia Cemetery.

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

Encarnacion Rabago Delgado

Encarnacion Rabago Delgado, 95, of Lihue, passed away at Garden Isle Health Care on March 5, 2019. She was born in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on Jan. 4, 1924, and retired from Sheraton Coconut Beach Hotel as a housekeeper.

Preceded in death by her husband, Melanio Pancho Delgado.

Encarnacion is survived by her caregiver and granddaughter, Tiffany Delgado; daughters, Nancy Delgado, Pat Delgado Macadangdang, Victoria D. Garcia, Mercedes D. Baay of the Philippines, Teresita (Dario) Sibolboro of Las Vegas; son, Henry (Ofelia) Delgado; adopted children, Zelda (Buddy) Viernes, Milagros Delgado, Wilmer Delgado; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebration at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Michael ‘Mikey’ Blackstad

Michael “Mikey” Blackstad, 26, of Koloa, passed away on Feb. 14, 2019. Born on Aug. 10, 1992, in Lihue. Mikey was an AC Tech.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Tia Obrero; maternal grandfather; Chang Kaui; nephew, Kingstyn Texeira

He is survived by his son: Milo Pihanakalani Blackstad of Poipu; daughter, Mia Mailani Blacksted of Poipu; father, Billy (Leo) Blackstad; mother, Bessie (Eddie) Kaui-Caberto; brother, Derek (Briann Lazaro) Louis of Kaumakani; sisters, Ashley (Ruben Texeira) Blackstad of Puhi, Tiffany Blackstad of Puhi, Ariel (Tevyn Rita) Blackstad of Koloa, Kayla Blackstad of Omao; paternal grandparents, Michael and Sharon Blackstad of Lawai; maternal grandparents, Sandra Kaui of Hanamaulu; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins

Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Kalapaki Nawiliwili Beach Park visit with the family is at 9 a.m. and celebration will be at 10 a.m. There will be a luncheon to follow. Casual attire suggested.

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