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Francis Frank Patrick Green
Francis ‘Frank’ Patrick Green
Francis “Frank” Patrick Green, 79, of Kapaa, passed away at home on April 7, 2019. He was born in New York on Feb. 11, 1940, and retired as a plumbing union worker.
He is survived by wife Mennie Green of Kapaa, daughters Helen (Martin) Dempsey, Terryann (John) Quigley, Kelly (Roger) Hirschkind, all of Long Island, New York, son Frankie Green of Kapaa, grandchildren Kaylin, Frankie, Johnny, Ryan, Mikey, Matty and Nikki, and sister Helen (John) Kropp of South Carolina.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 11, at St. Catherine Church, with visitation from 8:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.
Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Felina Raymunda Higa
Felina Raymunda Higa, 78, of Ewa Beach, Oahu, died at home on March 17, 2019. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, and was a pantry worker at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort &Spa.
She is survived by husband Lawrence “Larry” Higa, son Lester Higa of Ewa Beach, daughter Shirley Higa of Dallas, brother Alfredo Baptista of Honolulu, and grandchildren Brycen Kato of Mililani, Chloe Higa of Wailua and Aiko Rowe of Dallas.
Visitation will be at noon Friday, April 19, at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Oahu, where services will be held at 1 p.m.
Hosoi Garden Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jack Curtis ‘Jackie Boy’ 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, he moved to Oahu to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation. He worked as a care coordinator for special needs children and adults for 15 years as well as a physical education director for a church school before moving back to Kauai.
He 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 state 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.
He 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.
He was 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 and sisters, Josilu “Josie” (Vernon) Parongao, Lori (Laine) Griffith, Karyn (Russell) Reynolds III and Shari (Charles) Dang, nieces Qyla and Quincee Parongao and Charise “Rissy” Ponce, nephews Braxton Parongao, Asher Griffith, Tyran Ponce and Zackary and Cameron Dang), grandnephews Kysn and Kvyn Ponce and Brody Melendez, and grandniece Tevai Ponce, who were all playfully trained to call him “Kako.” He 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.
Debbie Vidinha, 65, of Wailua, passed away on March 16, 2019, at Stanford, California.
Born on July 25, 1953 in Evans City, Pennsylvania, she was a retired aerospace electrician and sales associate.
She was preceded in death by parents David and Vera Broge, and sister Tammy Erickson.
She is survived by husband Robert “Bobby” Vidinha of Wailua, stepsons Alan Jeff Vidinha of Pennsylvania, Michael J. Vidinha of Idaho, nine grandchildren, sisters Terri (Jamey) Newberry of Florida and Tracey Broge of Oregon, and numerous uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 26, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary chapel in Koloa from noon to 3 p.m.
The family suggests aloha attire.
Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Satomi Hadama of Poipu passed away at home on March 31, 2019, at the age of 87. She was born in Kapaa on Nov. 2, 1931, and retired as a loan officer at Central Pacific Bank.
She was preceded in death by parents Kaichi and Takami Kubota, and husband Harry Hadama.
She is survived by son Burt (Annette) Hadama, daughter Lauren (Keith) Sugihara, sister Kimie Sugimoto, grandchildren Eric (Joan) Hadama, Lori (Bruce) Nance, Kelly (Kristy) Hadama, Kristen Sugihara and Mandy Sugihara, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private services were held.
Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Damien Leroy Freitas Sr.
Damien Leroy Freitas Sr., 73, of Hanapepe, passed away on March 12, 2019, at Wilcox Medical Center.
Born on Aug. 21, 1945 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, he was a sugar cane truck driver for McBryde Sugar Company.
He was preceded in death by wife Wanda Lee K. Freitas, father Theodore Freitas, mother Helen Freitas, son Damien L. Freitas Jr., daughter Sheila P Freitas, mother of his children Rebecca K. Kali, and brother Dennis Freitas Sr.
He is survived by son Delbert (Vanessa Romo) Freitas of Hanapepe, daughters Diann (Keith) DeLima of Eleele, Nicol (Dean) Nonaka of Hanapepe, stepdaughters Michele Santiago of New York, Monica (George) Lumabao of Waimea, Melissa (Kyle Kaukani) Santiago of Waimea, grandchildren Keith (Allison) Delima of Kekaha, Kyle (Keani) Delima Of Eleele, Kell (Cherine) Nonaka of Hanapepe, Sandie (Kaeo) Nonaka of Hanapepe, Austin (Brittnee) Cun-Lara of Waimea, Auslyn (Chance) Cun-Lara of Waimea, Harley Nonaka of Hanapepe, Kai Nokaka of Hanapepe, Keanu Freitas of Oregon, Manase Kahale of Kekaha, Kawika Kahale of Kekaha, John Lumabao of Waimea, Alana (Tawny) Lumabao of Oahu, George Lumabao and Paigelyn Lumabao of Waimea, great-grandchildren Karissa Nokaka Howard, Kalea Nokaka Howard, Zaiden Lumabao, Phoenix Lumabao-Shea and Mila Jade Lumabao-Shea, brother Leanord Freitas of Koloa, sister Arleen Whittens of Koloa, and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 11, at St. Raphael Church in Koloa, from 9 to 9:45 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
The family suggests casual attire.
Glenn Joseph Lardizabal
Glenn Joseph Lardizabal passed away on April 9, 2019, at the age of 64, in Lihue.
He was born on March 25, 1955, and was the owner of Lee’s Rentals. He also served in the Hawaii Air National Guard.
He was preceded in death by wife Karen Lee Lardizabal of Lihue, father Mauricio Lardizabal Sr., and stepfather Baco Fernandez.
He is survived by daughter Lynn “Binky” Goo and son-in-law Jesse Goo of Wailua, granddaughters Jessie and Jia Marie Goo, mother Solidad E. Fernandez, brother Maurice (Florence) Lardizabal Jr. of Lihue, Alfred (Heidi) Lardizabal of Oahu and Reynard Fernandez of Puhi, sisters Maureen (Zachary) Octavio of Rio Rico, Arizona, and Regina Aiken of Kent, Washington.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 29, at the Niumalu Canoe Club at Kalapaki in the afternoon.
The family requests casual attire.
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