Obituaries for Sunday, May 19, 2019

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 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 U.S. Congressional Gold Medal.

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

He is survived by 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, great-grandchildren Preston and Nolan Foerch and Madison, Avery and Connor Burns, and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Kauai Hospice, Bayada Home Health Care and the physicians and staff of Wilcox Medical Center for the care and compassion shown him. Special thanks go to Kauai Veterans Affairs services for the ongoing humanitarian assistance they provided.

Special thanks to his niece Marissa Jardin De Jesus for her loving care and assistance to the family.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Fausto Sambajon Torres

Fausto Sambajon Torres, 85, of Kapaa, passed away peacefully at home on April 5, 2019. He was born in Poblacion West, Nagbukel, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, on July 22, 1933, and retired from the hotel and tourism industry as a houseman.

He was preceded in death by parents Guillermo and Crispina Torres and infant son Francis Torres.

He is survived by wife Regina Cabico Torres, children Sonny Torres, Juanita (Richard) Agaran, Boni (Cathy) Torres, Clarence Melba Torres, Anabel (Rhod) Giron of Lanai City and Robert Torres, siblings Maria Torres and Remy Luzano of the Phillipines, 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 1, at St. Catherine Church, with visitation from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Catherine Church Cemetery.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Shirley Jane Ipac

Shirley Jane Ipac of Eleele passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on May 9, 2019, at the age of 71. She was born on Kauai on March 2, 1948, and was a dedicated homemaker and caretaker, and worked as a housekeeper at Poipu Kapili.

She was preceded in death by husband Juan “Keawe” Ipac, parents Frank and Jennie Jane Simao, brother Michael Simao and sister Patsy Alayvilla.

She is survived by daughter Jennie (Vill Jr.) Balisacan, sons John Ipac and Justin (Ashley) Ipac, brothers Frank Simao Jr. and Patrick Simao, sisters Theresa Mahuiki and Diane (Michael) Carvalho, grandchildren Jacie (Shaun) Ipac, Javin (Jaecie) Balisacan, Joshua Aceret-Ipac, Jondelle Aceret-Ipac, Cerriah Ipac-Perreira and Jusiah Perreira-Ipac, great-grandchildren J’sha Kawamura, J’zen Kawamura, Kingsley Malama-Balisacan, Jairae Aceret-Ipac, Jahstice Aceret-Ipac, Jaydam Ipac and Jayzden Ipac, and numerous uncle, aunties, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saaturday, May 25, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 8640 Kiowea Rd. at the corner of Elepaio and Aukuu roads in Kekaha, with visitation at noon and services to begin at 1 p.m.

The family suggests aloha attire and welcomes lei.

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

George Kauhaku Mundon

George Kauhaku Mundon 63, passed away at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Honolulu on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

He is survived by mother Leona Mundon-Kahoonei of Hilo, father Richard Kahoonei of Hilo, sisters Laurilyn (Frank) Puni of Anahola and Kennydeane Kane of Kapaa, and several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunties, cousins and family friend Camie Kaohelauli‘i of Anahola.

A memorial service will be held at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe on Tuesday, May 28, at 10 a.m. The family suggests casual attire.

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Leonida Fernandez ‘Leo’ Fujimura

Leonida Fernandez “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, grandchildren Renette (Rico) Garma, Traci (Greg) Soriano, Kerick (Erin) Fujimura and Amlan Fujimura, great-grandchildren Arianna and Alyssa Garma, Emmet Fujimura, and Kaleb, Ryder, and Ayva Soriano, 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 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 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. He was a retired grounds manager.

He was preceded in death by parents Shigenori and Betty Nishikawa, and sister Carol Rodriguez.

He is survived by 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 the celebration of life service at 5 p.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Patricia Ann Carvalho Kuali‘i

Patricia Ann Carvalho Kuali‘i, 79, of Puhi, passed away at home on April 30, 2019. She was born in Lihue on March 17, 1940, and retired as a cafeteria manager with Ae Kamalii and Immaculate Conception School.

She was preceded in death by parents Ernest and Clarissa Carvalho and sister Audrey Mae Carvalho.

She is survived by her husband Wilfred Kuali‘i III, children, Sandra Mae Hokulani (Alan Yamashiro) Kuali‘i, Debra Jean Ualani (Ron Silva) Kuali‘i, KipuKai Leslie Patrick (Joe Carrillo) Kuali‘i, Alan Brian Pono (Tiana Pangan) Kuali‘i, Kurt Kalani (Michele) Kuali‘i and Kris Kawika (Kaina) Lovell Kuali‘i, grandchildren Penny Tomacder, Jackie “Malia” Tomacder, Tanya Tomacder, Brian Kuali‘i, Brysen Kuali‘i, Leann Nobriga, Lance Nobriga, Laci Nobriga, Kori Ann Kuali‘i, Megan Kuali‘i, Elijah Kuali‘i, Ariannah Kuali‘i and Lukela Kuali‘i, several great-grandchildren, brothers James (JoAnn) Carvalho Sr. and Robert Carvalho, sisters Sharon (Michael) Blackstad, Val McGurn, Marcia Jimenez and Betty (Sonny) Ibaan, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, May 23, at Immaculate Conception Church, with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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