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Jack Curtis Odo
Jack Curtis (Jackie Boy) Odo was born on Sept. 19, 1958, in Renton, Washington. At the age of 60, he passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, while picking opihi, one of his favorite past times.
After graduating from Waimea High School, Jack moved to Oahu to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he earned a Bachelor’s in Science Degree in Recreation. He worked as a care coordinator for special needs children and adults for fifteen years as well as a physical education director for a church school before moving back to Kauai.
Jack spent his remaining years on Kauai as a substitute teacher, educational assistant, summer school teacher, and A+ After-School group leader and program aide for the Department of Education. For a few summers, he was employed as a coordinator for the County of Kauai summer fun program and did part time work at Brick Oven Pizza. Jack took pride in doing yard work for family and friends during his spare time but was happiest when playing his guitar and singing at family get togethers. He brought joy to many visitors when performing at the Friday Art Nights in Hanapepe. His beautiful talent will be missed by all.
Jack is preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Tarokichi and Yukiko Odo and Jose Guadalupe Bulatao. He is survived by his parents, Kaoru and Mabel Jean Odo; sisters, Josilu “Josie” (Vernon) Parongao, Lori (Laine) Griffith, Karyn (Russell) Reynolds III, and Shari (Charles) Dang. Jack is also survived by his nieces, (Qyla/Quincee Parongao, Charise “Rissy” Ponce); nephews, (Braxton Parongao, Asher Griffith, Tyran Ponce, Zackary/Cameron Dang); grandnephews, (Kysn/Kvyn Ponce, Brody Melendez); grandniece (Tevai Ponce) who were all playfully trained to call him “Kako.” Jack also had loving uncles, aunties, and cousins.
A private service will be at the Koloa Union Church and inurnment at the Kekaha Methodist Church will be held at a later date.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mildred Setsumi Yamauchi
Mildred Setsumi Yamauchi, 81, of Kalaheo, passed away on March 13 2019, at her home. She was born on Dec. 2, 1937, in Eleele. She was a retired Postmaster.
She is preceded in death by father Katsumi Yamamoto; mother Helen Cudiamat; brother Walter Yamamoto.
She is survived by her son Kent (Esther) Yamauchi of Omao; daughters, Debbie Watts of Kalaheo, Lisa (Kelly) Kaauwai of Anahola, Cathy Shibuya (Eric Agena) of Lihue; 7 grandchildren, Ashlyn Yamaoka, Chase (Sharon) Watts, Kyrstin Watts, Chad Shibuya, Leslie Yamauchi, Kerry Yamauchi, Anela Kaauwai; 4 great-grandchildren, Keenan and Kyran Luis, Carter Tseu and Tytan Acob; brother, Melvin (Florence) Yamamoto of Kaneohe; aunt Ruth Hanada; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel in Lawai from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Service to follow. Family suggests casual attire. Omit flowers.
Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.
Hope Grace Kumie Simao
Hope Grace Kumie Simao, 10, of Kalaheo, passed away at her home in Kalaheo, on Feb. 22, 2019. She was born on March 17, 2008, in Punahou, Oahu.
She is preceded in death by her great grandparents, Manuel (Kumie) Simao, Mary Duque, Thomas Tokioka, Gilbert (Dorothy) Barretto.
She is survived by her father Jonathan Barretto; mother, Darrellyne (Jason Keahi) Caldeira, Jr.; brothers, Micah Barretto of Kapaa, Noah Simao of Kalaheo; sister, Jordan Simao of Kalaheo; grandparents, Darrel (Diana) Simao, Donna (John) Takiguchi, Patrick (Jenniffer) Barretto; great-grandparents, Grace Tokioka; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Family suggests casual attire.
Marina Dureg Makua
Marina Dureg Makua, 72, of Eleele, passed away on March 12, 2019, on Oahu. Born on Aug. 13, 1946, in Waimea.
She is preceded in death by her husband James Akina Makua; parents Tobias and Lorenza Dureg; sister Leonora Manuel; brothers, Elisio and Jack Dureg.
She is survived by her daughters, Wanda Irving of Eleele, Jaimie (Victor) Perez of Texas, Julia Makua of Michigan, Melissa (Brian) Edwards of Florida; sons, Audie (Lisa) Dureg of California, Billy (Doreen) Irving of Idaho; 12 grandchildren, Douglas (Pam) Dureg, Nathan Reyes, Neil (Jaylynn) Reyes, Kody Irving, Brittney (Evan) Hilliard, Kasey Toller-Dureg, Katelynn Toller-Dureg,Chynna Guy, Julian Thielbar, Miya Edwards, Dylan Dureg, Dallas Dureg; 4 great-grandchildren, Alexis, Kiann, Paigelynn and Rory.
Friend may visit with the family on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 4 to 5 p.m. celebration of life will be at 5 p.m. Fellowship to follow. Family suggests casual attire.
Valentine ‘Kolo’ Lionel Adric III
Valentine “Kolo” Lionel Adric III, 47, passed away on March 1, 2019. He was born on Oahu on Feb. 13, 1972, and worked in construction.
He is preceded in death by his father Valentine L. Adric Jr.
Kolo is survived by his mother, Blossom Maile Adric; five daughters, Kahelelani Maka-Adric, Naia Maka-Adric, Kauihane Maka-Adric, Leinaala Maka-Adric, Kilakila Maka-Adric; siblings, Valerie “Kaleio” (Jonathan “Beaver” Caminos, Ellen (William “Billy”) Hooikaika, Elvin (Kealoha) Adric, Alika (Jaylene “Pi’i”) Adric; hanai brother, Kawika “Chooch” Kahaunaele; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Anahola Beach beginning at 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be at a later date.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Matsuno Matsumoto Kaohi
Matsuno Matsumoto Kaohi, 90, of Kalaheo, passed away on March 22, 2019, at her home. Born on Dec. 11, 1928, she was a seamstress for Lauhala Sportswear and enjoyed working at Joni Hana and Camp House Grill.
She is preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Pupu Kaohi and her parents, Sanku and Uta Matsumoto.
She is survived by daughters, Jolynn (Rodney) Chew, Janis (Eric) Kane; son Matthew Kaohi; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Naoe Ishii of Oahu and Asano Suizu of Maui.
A celebration of her life will be on Monday, April 15, 2019, 10 a.m. at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church. Luncheon to follow.
Garden Island Mortuary assisted with the arrangements.
Paul R. Fujiyama
Paul R. Fujiyama, 60, of Kilauea, passed away on April 18, 2018, at his home. He was born on April 20, 1957. He was a landscaper at Aloha Acres.
Paul is survived by his wife of 41 years, Vanessa G. Fujiyama.
A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anaina Hou Porter Pavillion below the Kilauea Mini Golf Course.
Jonathan Ibanez passed away on March 14, 2019 at Straub Medical Center, at the age of 34.
Jonathan is survived by his wife Lea May Ibanez; daughter Ysabelle Ibanez of Kapaa; his parents, Villamor and Visitacion Ibanez of Kapaa; siblings, Cathleen (David) Barton of Kapa, Joanna Ibanez of Kapaa; nieces, Daileen Barton of Kapaa, along with many aunties, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William Sr. and Caridad Butulayan; paternal grandparents, Fruto and Pacitia Ibanez.
Jonathan was born on Nov. 9, 1984, in Lihue, to Villamor and Visitacion Ibanez. He graduated from Kapaa High School in 2002 and Kauai Community College in 2017 with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism. He married Lea May in 2015. Jonathan worked for the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas.
Jonathan’s funeral is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Kapaa from 9 a.m. with a reception to follow at Kealia Farms. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jonathan’s Life.
Caira Toshimi Nakasone
Caira Toshimi Nakasone, was born on Sept. 21, 1984, and she passed away on April 2, 2019.
Caira was deeply loved by her mother Carmen Nakasone; her father Jerry Nakasone; sister Calah Rodero; brother Trevor Nakasone and partner Sean Toyooka.
Caira was born and raised on the island of Kauai, a graduate of Island School, she furthered her education and obtained a Bachelor’s of Political Science from the University of Puget Sound, a Bachelors of Sociology from Oregon State University and her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Chaminade University.
Caira’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at St. Catherine Church in Kapaa. Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. 10 a.m. eulogy with her Mass to follow. A reception will be held at Coyle Hall on the church premises immediately after Mass, all are invited.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home Assisted the family with arrangements.
Basilia Velasco Asuncion
Basilia Velasco Asuncion, 86, of Hanamaulu, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on April 4, 2019. She was born in Bulag, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, on Nov. 28, 1932, and retired as a Baker with Kauai Surf Hotel.
Preceded in death by her husband Irenio B. Asuncion; mother Juana Velasco; brother Jacinto Velasco; infant daughter Grace.
Basilia is survived by her children, Ayreen (Edgar) Valenzuela, Aida (Glenn) Kawamura, Ryan (Denise) Asuncion, Joven Asuncion, Jason (Rachelle) Asuncion; 7 grandchildren, Josh (Nichole Barnes) Valenzuela, Tasha Nalei (Nathan) Jugas, Lance (Allison Arakaki) Okasaki, Alayna (Christopher) Cate, Nicholas Arestad, Riley Asuncion, Emma Asuncion; 8 great-grandchildren; brother Domi (Carmelita) Velasco; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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