Obituaries for Friday, May 31, 2019

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 souseman.

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 Philippines, 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 to follow at St. Catherine Church Cemetery.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Samuel James ‘Lawrence’ Araneta

Samuel James “Lawrence” Araneta of Kapaa, passed away on May 10, 2019, in Lihue.

He was a roofer, a boxer and a musician born on Oct. 21, 1946, and was 72 years old.

He wasa preceded in death ny father Cruz Gobrino Araneta, mother Candaladia “Emma” Vera Cruz, brothers Jose, Mac, Phillip, Ralph and Claudio Hilacion, Albert “Beto” Araneta, and sister Eleanor Borilez.

He is survived by son Samuel J. Araneta Jr., daughters Celena (Sione) Taufatofua, Sheleah (Piukala) Masi, ex-wife and lifelong friend Maureen Latuniupulu, and brother Alfonso Hilacion, sister Virginia Waiwaiole, grandchildren Ueili (Erica) Taufatofua, Melaea Taufatofua, Lena-Mae Taufatofua, Latanoa Taufatofua, Lilio Masi, Mosese Masi, Soane Latuniupulu and Paul Latuniupulu, two great-grandchildren, Teili Taufatofua and Isaleilia Taufatofua, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit the family at Borthwick Kauai Mortuaryin Koloa on Saturday, June 29, with visitation at 9 a.m. and service at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kapaa Public Cemetery.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rosa Aledo Pantohan

Rosa Aledo Pantohan passed away on Dec. 1, 2018, in Lacy, Washington.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1932, in Koloa.

She was preceded in death by husband Juan Pantohan, son Michael Pantohan, granddaughter Tiffany Pantohan, brothers Dong Aledo, Cereal and Andy Fernandez, and sisters Josephine and Erenio Aledo.

She is survived by sons James (Rosa) Pantohan of Kauai and Steven (Edna) Pantohan of Washington, parents Cirisco Aledo and Teofila Fernandes, sister Reme (Jimmy) Bolster of Oahu, sisters-in-law Jeanie (Epifanio) Oroc of Kauai, Mary (Cipirino) Otlang of Kauai, Sharlene ( Alejandro) Otlang of Texas, Shirley (Cristobal) Otlang of California and Suzette Kenny of Kauai, daughter-in-law Colleen Pantohan of Kauai, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery on Saturday, June 1, at 1:15 p.m.

The family requests aloha attire.

Ralphine ‘Lei’ Leger

Ralphine “Lei” Leger passed away in Lihue on May 10, 2019, at the age of 49. She was born on Jan. 6, 1970, in Lihue. She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by parents Ralph and Myra Worrell and daughter Maile Leger.

She is survived by husband Steve P. Leger of Anahola, sons: Kiliona (Lehua Apo) Leger of Kekaha, Steve (Kaia Powell-Santos) Leger Jr. of Anahola, Tuna (Rachel Puakea) Toa of Hilo, Steve Leger III of Anahola, Timothy (Helena Lopes) Duffy of Hanamaulu, daughters Katalina Worrell of Anahola, Moana (Jasper Martin) Leger of Lihue, Shiori (Andre Medeiros) Leger of Keapana, Kaumalani (Hanauma Taketa) Leger of Anahola, Leilani Leger of Anahola, eight grandchildren, brothers Ralph (Teresa) Worrell of Anahola and Paddy (Aileen) Ramson of Lihue, sisters Katherine (Anthony) Rodriguez of Waianae and Alexandra Russell of Anahola, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were held.

Arrangements were provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

Richard Cummings Kaui Sr.

Richard Cummings Kaui Sr. of Keahapana Valley passed away at the age of 77 on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Pali Momi Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 11, 1941, on Kauai.

He retired as a district road overseer, stationed at Hanalei baseyard, after 33 years with the County of Kauai Department of Public Works.

He is survived by wife Jane L. Kaui, children: Daniel Pohaku (Rochelle) Kaui of Kapahulu, Oahu, Joanne Katherine Griffin of Dallas, Pamela S.K. (Brian) Kaui-Baligad of Wailua Homesteads, Christy L.P. Kaui of Forest Grove, Oregon, Randolph “Randy” Kalihilihiokala (Erin) Kaui of Bellingham, Washington, Richard “Ricky” Kaui (Luci), Jr. of Keahapana Valley, Scott Kalani (Aulani) Kaui Sr. of Keahapana Valley, and Sharolyn “Mele” Maliana Kaui of Kunia, Oahu, grandchildren Kaleinani Fumiyo Kaui, Kevin Keala Kaui Sr., Krystal Kini Kaui, Ryan Keola Kaui, Nicole Pa‘aikanoemakamailani Moore, Calvin Justin Griffin, Clemont Devern Griffin, Reginald Kenard Griffin, James Corey Griffin, Bryson Keli‘i Baligad, Brandi Kanani Baligad, Sherice Kealalani Almazan, Shaun Kekoa Almazan, Kamalulokelani J. Kaui, Carolyn Keli‘ikapaole Kaui, Creighton Kalihilihiokala Kaui, Brittany Mahealani Kaui, Scott Kalani Kaui, Jr., Richard Wayne Kaulana Kaui, Kalia Kanoelani Kaui, Aulani Leipuamakamae Kaui and Maliana Ka‘iulani Kaui, 13 great-grandchildren, sister Irene Miyashiro of Kapahi, and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers.

Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kapaa Ward on Saturday, June 29. A public viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., with chapel services from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial will follow at the Kaui family cemetery in Keahapana Valley, with a luau to follow in Keahapana Valley.

Nuuanu Mortuary and Garden Island Mortuary are assisting the family with arrangements.

Michael Keali‘ikanakaole Naka‘ahiki Jr.

The ohana of Michael Keali‘ikanakaole Naka‘ahiki Jr. invites all to celebrate his life and memory.

He was born to Minnie Keolamau Takahashi and Michael Keali‘ikanakaole Naka‘ahiki Sr., on June 10, 1943, in Waimea. One of five children, he would graduate from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama and later serve in the Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force. Later taking his skills and charisma into the private sector, exceling for companies such as Roberts, MCI Vacations, Non-Stop Travel and handi-van, and retiring as director of marketing from the Hale Koa Hotel. An avid fisherman, golfer and exceptional cook, he cherished his time spent with friends, family and his many furry friends over the years.

He is survived by wife Leona Goo Nakaahiki, children Baily, Craig, Teri‘i, Kahele, Leighton and Michele, 25 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and siblings Lambert Naka‘ahiki and Doris Viloria.

Services will be held on Tuesday, June 4, at Diamond Head Mortuary on Oahu, beginning at 9 a.m. for family, and 10 a.m. to noon for friends of the family, with refreshments to follow. Inurnment will be held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, “Punchbowl,” on Friday, June 14, at 2 p.m.

Diamond Head Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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