Obituaries for Friday, March 22, 2019

Larry Joe Loganbill


Larry Joe Loganbill passed away on Nov. 17, 2018, in Moloa‘a. He was born on Nov. 20, 1943, in Downey, California.

He was preceded in death by parents Marion (Masters) and Albert Loganbill.

He is survived by sister Janet (Dick) Fisher of Denver, brother Tom (Susan) Loganbill of Cambria, California, sons James (Leigh) Loganbill of Kaneohe and David Loganbill of Hawaii Kai, their mother Lynne Marshall of Noosa, Australia, daughter Anna Thronas Loganbill of New York City, her mother Ku‘ulei Thronas of Kalaheo, granddaughters Z’aree and Violet Loganbill, nieces, nephews, cousins and Winston the cat.

He received his bachelor’s degree in social work from Long Beach State College and master’s degree in education and instructional technology from USC. He was a water polo player in college, junior lifeguard instructor and lifeguard for ther Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and a mathematics teacher for grades two through six in Watts, California.

Upon moving to Hawaii, he began his 26-year career at Kamehameha Schools, first as a sixth-grade teacher, then as the media manager for the Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate Early Education Division from 1971 to 1988 before becoming the coordinator of video production from 1988 to 1997. He and his team members produced informational, instructional and video news releases for the education group, and documentary videos of Tahiti, Samoa, Cook Islands, Raiatea, Australia and Japan, including Hokule‘a segments.

He developed media components for an experimental classroom at the first bilingual/bicultural Native American elementary school in Rough Rock, Arizona, on the Navajo reservation. He co- produced and co-edited “My Aunt May,” winner of the 1990 American Film magazine award at the Hawaii International Film Festival, and edited/co- produced an Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association finals championship highlights videotape.

After retiring from Kamehameha Schools, he was a lecturer at Kauai Community College in the Native Hawaiian Community Based Learning Center, setting up a MacIntosh lab in Waimea for keiki and kupuna, and later worked as a substitute teacher for various public schools on Kauai.

His wit, humor, incessant penchant for current events, politics and all things irreverent will be very much missed by his family and friends.

A private scattering of ashes will take place.

Kevin Akira Gokan

Kevin Akira Gokan, 50, of Lihue, passed away on March 5, 2019. He was born on Aug. 22, 1968.

He was preceded in death by father Charles Gokan, paternal grandparents Takeshi and Kiyoko Gokan, and maternal grandparents Jisaburo and Yoshiko Kaya.

He is survived by son Blaise Gokan, mother Hiroko Gokan, brother Cory (Lani) Gokan, nephews Riley and Kai Gokan, and hanai daughter Emi Sakamoto.

A celebration of life will be held at the great lawn at Puakea Golf Course on Saturday, March 30, from 5 p.m. Family and friends may attend for an evening of reminiscing and remembering.

Stephen Carl Stuart

Stephen Carl Stuart, 74, of Princeville, passed away at home on March 18, 2019. He was born in Oregon on March 8, 1945, and retired from public accounting and Hertz Rent-a-Car.

He is survived by wife Regina Stuart, hanai daughter Melanie Malone, beloved dachshund Annie, two nicees, three grandnephews, and one great-grandniece.

Private services will be held.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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