Obituaries for Thursday, May 16, 2019

Leonida ‘Leo’ Fernandez Fujimura

Leonida “Leo” Fujimura passed away at her residence in Kekaha on April 21, 2019, at the age of 86. She was born Jan. 4, 1933, on Kauai. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by parents Casiano and Patricia Fernandez, daughters Mary and Angelina Fujimura, and brothers Elpedio Fernandez and Andres Fernandez.

She is survived by husband George “Buji” Fujimura, sons Keith (Jan) Fujimura, Nolan Fujimura and Lance (Mercy) Fujimura, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, brothers Larry Toni of Oahu, Feliciano “Pelane” (Lita) Fernandez of Kauai, sister Clarita Ide of Oahu, and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 25, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha, with visitation with family is from 8:30 to 10 a.m., with Mass at 10 a.m.

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

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Harris Nishikawa

Harris Nishikawa passed away at his residence on May 9, 2019, at the age of 69. He was born on May 10, 1949, on Kauai. and was a retired grounds manager.

He was preceded in death by parents Shigenori and Betty Nishikawa.

He is survived by sister Carol Rodriguez, son Daniel (Taylor) Nishikawa of California, daughter Eve (Jeffrey) Guzman of Oahu, grandchildren Kaila Guzman of Oahu and Jordan Guzman of Oahu, and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Services will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at Kalaheo Missionary Church, with visitation from 4 to 5 p.m. and celebration of life service at 5 p.m.

The family requests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Francisco Taaca ‘Frank’ Jardin

Francisco Taaca “Frank” Jardin passed away peacefully at his home with his wife and loving family members by his side on April 28, 2019, at the age of 95.

He was born on Jan. 29, 1924, in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines. After the war he moved to Kauai, where he worked at Olokele Sugar Company, and held several positions during his illustrious career with the plantation. He retired from Olokele Sugar Company with 45 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.

He was an Army combat veteran of WWII and saw action in the Philippines from 1941 to 1945. In 2018 he was awarded the Filipino Veterans of WWII United States Congressional gold medal.

He was preceded in death by parents Bonifacio and Anatalia Jardin, brothers, sisters, and granddaughter Lechele Schlink.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carlina (Gabor) Jardin, whom he married on March 28, 1954, children Mercedes (Tom) Schlink of Wisconsin, Lorena Jardin of Wisconsin, Robin (Agnes) Jardin of Oahu and Florinda (Karl) Ubongen of Lawai, grandchildren Shannon (Shawn) Burns of Wisconsin, Breanne (Trevor) Foerch of Wisconsin, Ryan Schlink (fiance Cat) of Wisconsin, Casey (Liz) Jardin of Georgia, Ashlyn and Dylan Ubongen of Oahu, Michael and Jacob Cooney of Wisconsin, and Brandon Jardin of Washington, and great-grandchildren Preston and Nolan Foerch, and Madison, Avery and Connor Burns. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation is from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. until time of Mass at 10 a.m. Internment will follow at Kauai Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Hanapepe with full military honors.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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