Obituaries for Friday, June 7, 2019

Cupertino Vibangco Valmoja

Cupertino Vibangco Valmoja, 68, of Kapaa, passed away at Straub Clinic and Hospital on Oahu on May 31, 2019. He was born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, on Sept. 18, 1950, and retired from the state Department of Transportation Harbors Division as a maintenance man.

He was preceded in death by parents David and Dolores Valmoja, and granddaughter Kailee Lynn Valmoja Freitas.

He is survived by wife Angelina B. Valmoja, children Michael (Eve) Valmoja of Kapaa, Cheridan (Travis) Valmoja of Kalaheo, Billy Valmoja of Kapaa and Chad (Shandiin) Valmoja of Kalaheo, grandchildren Travis Valmoja, Shaileah Valmoja Pigao, Kaysha Valmoja Freitas, Trestyn Valmoja, Travis Freitas Jr., Taeani Valmoja, Kenzie Valmoja, Kaizley Valmoja and Kaizen Valmoja, brothers Artemio (Betty) Valmoja of Las Vegas, Mario (Zeny) Valmoja of Hanamaulu, David Valmoja Jr. of Lihue, Freddie (Celia) Valmoja of California and Pauly (Laplane) Valmoja of Hanamaulu, sisters Lagrimas (Vic) Villon of Lihue, Expedita (Greg) Soriano of Las Vegas and Rosemarie (Romell) Guerrero of California, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, June 21, at Immaculate Conception Church, with viewing from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home.

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

Frederico F. Astrologio Jr.

Frederico F. Astrologio Jr., passed away at Wilcox Medical Center, on April 25, 2019, at the age of 60. He was born on March 14, 1959, in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

He was the owner of Astro Sheet Metal. He finished at FEATI (Far Eastern Air Transport Incorporated) University in Manila, Philippines.

He worked in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as a draftsman for five years before moving to Kauai in 1992. He joined the sheet metal industry through Duct-er Sheet Metal in 1993, taught the sheet metal apprenticeship program at Kauai Community College, and started his own sheet metal company, Astro Sheet Metal, in 2015. He was a member of Sheet Metal Union Local 293.

He was preceded in death by parents Frederico and Maria Astrologio, sister Betty Racho, and brothers Rudy Astrologio, Noli Astrologio and Crispin Astrologio.

He is survived by wife Delia (Bumagat) Astrologio, sons Frederick J. Astrologio of Lihue and Jared M. Astrologio of Lihue, sisters Florida (Cipriano) Tallano of Lihue, Mel Tapuro of United Arab Emirates, Felina Olegario of Manila, Philippines, Relyn (Ronnie) Vergara of Manila, Philippines, nephew Harold (Lennie) Tallano, father-in-law Felipe Restituto Bumagat of Lihue, brother-in-law Henry (Delia) Bumagat of Hanapepe, sisters-in-law Rozel (Wayne) Ebinger of Kapaa, Joanie Bumagat of Alaska, Marina (Lance) Nojima of Koloa, Aleli (Sammy) Cadiz of California and Ruena Bumagat of Washington, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai, with Friday visitation from 5:30 to 9 p.m., and Saturday visitation from 8 to 11 a.m., with services from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home.

The family requests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Michiko Brace, nee Miyashiro

Surrounded by her family, Michiko Brace, née Miyashiro, of Ponte Vedra, Florida, went to be with her Lord and savior Jesus Christ on June 1, 2019, after her third courageous battle with cancer.

Born and raised in Wailua Homesteads, she was the daughter of the late Teiji and Yoshiko (Nakamura) Miyashiro. She graduated from Kapaa High School in 1950, then earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University of Agriculture and Applied Science and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan.

She was working in a civilian capacity on an American Army base in Germany when she met the charming George Brace of Springfield, Massachusetts. Ever the romantics, they whisked off to Basel, Switzerland, to marry, and later had two children. The family moved back to Kauai in 1975, where she was an avid gardener, crafter and seamstress. Her creativity led her to open a clothing and crafting business in Hanamaulu. A woman of many talents, she was a member of the Kauai Board of Realtors for many years before retiring to Las Vegas in 2006.

While in Las Vegas, she continued to discover her artistic abilities, including painting, calligraphy and piano. George and Michiko recently moved to northeast Florida to seek additional medical treatment and to enjoy a simpler way of life.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, George Brace; son Barry (Heidi) Brace of Montevideo, Minnesota, and daughter Tisha (Ronald) Forfia of Ponte Vedra, Florida, brother Sueo Miyashiro of Wailua Homesteads, sisters Sakiko Miyashiro of Kapaa Homesteads and Marion (Wesley) Harris of Wailua Homesteads, grandchildren Lindsey Brace, Jesse Brace, Emily Brace and Christopher Forfia, nieces, nephew and extended family.

Her kind demeanor will be missed by the many lives that she touched. The family will hold a private remembrance ceremony at a later date. Ponte Vedra Valley Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.

Stanley Amorin Sr.

Stanley Amorin Sr. passed away on April 10, 2019, at his home in Lihue. Born on April 3, 1930, in Lihue, he was a mechanic with Lihue Plantation Company.

He was preceded in death by wife Consuelo “Connie” Amorin, son Patrick Amorin, parents Virgin and Sophie Amorin, and brothers Donald Amorin and Gerald (Gerry) Amorin.

He is survived by sons Stanley (Connie) Amorin Jr. of Lihue and David (Terilyn) Amorin of Lihue, daughters Phyllis Amorin of Lihue, Rochelle (Leroy) Vandergalien of Wisconsin and Christine (Wilber) Villanueva of Eleele, 10 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 8, at Immaculate Conception Church from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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