Obituaries for Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Federico F. Astrologio Jr.

Federico F. Astrologio Jr., passed away at Wilcox Hospital 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 University in Manila, Philippines. He worked in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as draftsman for 5 years before moving to Kauai in 1992. Joined the Sheet Metal Industry through Duct-er Sheet Metal in 1993. Taught the sheet metal Apprenticeship Program at KCC. Started his own sheet metal company Astro Sheet Metal in 2015. Member of Sheet Metal Union Local 293.

He is preceded in death by parents Federico and Maria Astrologio; sister Betty Racho; brothers, Rudy Astrologio, Noli Astrologio, Crispin Astrologio.

He is survived by wife Delia (Bumagat) Astrologio; sons, Frederick J. Astrologio of Lihue, 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 (Lenny) Tallano; father-in-Law Felipe Restituto Bumagat of Lihue; brother-in-Law Henry (Delia) Bumagat of Hanapepe; sister-in-laws, Rozel (Wayne) Ebinger of Kapaa, Joanie Bumagat of Alaska, Marina (Lance) Nojima of Koloa, Aleli (Sammy) Cadiz of California, Ruena Bumagat of Washington; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 14, 15, 2019, at the Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai. Visitation on Friday will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Visitation on Saturday will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Family request casual attire.

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 (DRO II), stationed at Hanalei Baseyard after 33 years with the County of Kauai Public Works Division.

Richard Cummings Kaui, Sr is survived by his wife Jane L. Kaui; children, Daniel Pohaku (Rochelle) Kaui of Kapahulu, Oahu, Joanne Katherine Griffin of Dallas, Texas, Pamela S.K. (Brian) Kaui-Baligad of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, Christy L.P. Kaui of Forest Grove, Oregon, Randolph “Randy” Kalihilihiokala (Erin) Kaui of Bellingham, Washington, Richard “Ricky” Kaui (Luci), Jr. of Keahapana Valley, Kauai, Scott Kalani (Aulani) Kaui, Sr. of Keahapana Valley, Kauai, Sharolyn “Mele” Maliana Kaui of Keahapana, Kunia, Oahu; randchildren, 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, Maliana Ka’iulani Kaui; great grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Irene Miyashiro of Kapahi, Kauai; numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and co-workers.

Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Kapaa) on Saturday, June 29, 2019. A public viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Chapel services will be held from 11 to noon. There will be a burial to follow at the Kaui Family cemetery in Keahapana Valley and a Luau to follow in Keahapana Valley

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

Cupertino Vibangco Valmoja

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

Preceded in death by his parents David and Dolores Valmoja; granddaughter Kailee Lynn Valmoja Freitas.

Cupertino is survived by his wife Angelina B. Valmoja; 4 children, Michael (Eve) Valmoja of Kapaa, Cheridan (Travis) Valmoja of Kalaheo, Billy Valmoja of Kapaa, Chad (Shandiin) Valmoja of Kalaheo; 9 grandchildren, Travis Valmoja, Shaileah Valmoja Pigao, Kaysha Valmoja Freitas, Trestyn Valmoja, Travis Freitas Jr., Taeani Valmoja, Kenzie Valmoja, Kaizley Valmoja, Kaizen Valmoja; 5 brothers, Artemio (Betty) Valmoja of Las Vegas, Mario (Zeny) Valmoja of Hanamaulu, David Valmoja Jr. of Lihue, Freddie (Celia) Valmoja of California, Pauly (Laplane) Valmoja of Hanamaulu; 3 sisters, Lagrimas (Vic) Villon of Lihue, Expedita (Greg) Soriano of Las Vegas, Rosemarie (Romell) Guerrero of California; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019, 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.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home Assisted the family with arrangements.

William Badua

William Badua, born in Waimea on July 20, 1928, passed away peacefully in his Lihue residence on May 2, 2019. He was 90 years old.

He is preceded in death by his wife Mabel Keike Badua; sons, Leonard and Milton Badua; grandson Bryan Badua.

He is lovingly missed and survived by his son William Val (Debra) Badua of Hanapepe; daughters, Stella (Aaron) Ho’okano of Honolulu, Michelle Badua San Nicolas of Guam; grandchildren, Joseph (Erica) Gagne, Janette (Sebastian) Dela Concepcion, Keone (Amalia) Badua, Jason Petitte, Aukai (Vicky) Badua, Gabrielle (Daniel) Del Toro, Christopher San Nicolas, Nalukai Ho’okano, Andrew Manibusan, Vincent Badua, Amabelle Manibusan, (hanai) granddaughter Cheryl (David) Sundlov; great-grandchildren, Alohilani Gagne, Tyler Badua, Nolan Waiola Del Toro, Isaiah Dela Concepcion, Charlie Paige Badua, Isaac Kupa’a Del Toro, Sanoe Del Toro, Haweo Del Toro, Hunter Dela Concepcion, Brynn Scott Badua; brother Wayne (Lilian) Badua of Waimea; sisters, Anita Edwards of Honolulu, Edna Bayot of Waimea; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

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 was preceded in death ny father Cruz Gobrino Araneta; mother Candaladia “Emma” Vera Cruz; brothers, Jose, Mac, Phillip, Ralph and Claudio Hilacion, Albert “Beto” Araneta; 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; brother Alfonso Hilacion; sister Virginia Waiwaiole; grandchildren, Ueili (Erica) Taufatofua, Melaea Taufatofua, Lena-Mae Taufatofua, Latanoa Taufatofua, Lilio Masi, Mosese Masi, Soane Latuniupulu, Paul Latuniupulu; two great-grandchildren, Teili Taufatofua, Isaleilia Taufatofua; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit the family at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in 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.

Neil Kalani Sadora

Neil Kalani Sadora passed away on May 18, 2019, in Sacramento, California. He was born on Feb. 18, 1970, in Lihue. Kalani loved to cook and was employed at various eating establishments in Hawaii and California.

He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Loreto and Maxima Sadorra and maternal grandparents Eusebio and Estephania Afaga.

He is survived by parents Greg and Goni Sadora; brother Greg (Nani) Sadora; sisters, Cheryl (Dr. Glenn) Belisle, Stephanie (Stacy) Iwasaki; nieces, Shaunte Sadora, Shyanne Sadora; nephews, Kaiea Iwasaki, Kanoa Iwasaki, Keala Iwasaki, Skyler Sadora; numerous uncles, aunties, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on June 22, 2019; visitation at 8 to 9:45 a.m. ; services at 10 a.m. Leis are welcome.

Leighton Roy Cabreira Sr.

Leighton Roy Cabreira Sr., 68, of Kapaa, passed away at home on June 10, 2019. He was born in Hilo on July 9, 1950, and the owner of Cabreira’s Plumbing.

Preceded in death by his father Oliver Cabreira Sr.; mother Ethel Martinez; brother Oliver Cabreira Jr.

Leighton is survived by his wife Ann Cabreira; father Manuel Martinez; sisters, Gwen Cabreira, Carol Kekaulua; brother Joey (Juanita) Cabreira; 5 children, Leighton (Shawnita) Cabreira Jr., ClaraLei (Doug) Peterson, Kevin (Kimie) Cabreira Sr., Kelly (Ken) Parkman, Scott (Leah) Burton; 18 grandchildren, Leighton Cabreira III, La’akea Cabreira, Shawnissa Cabreira, Cris Cabreira, Cierra Peterson, Kayen Cabreira, Sade Reuarin, Matthew (Brittney) Cabreira, Casey Greenwood, Kevin Cabreira Jr., Preston Cabreira, Cody Cabreira, Kailee Cabreira, Samantha Cabreira, Elise Burton, Samuel Burton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Aloha Church with visitation from 10 a.m. and services beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home Assisted the family with arrangements.

Yoshiko Higa

Yoshiko Higa, 91, of Kilauea, died on June 4, 2019, at Garden Isle Health Care. She was born on Kauai on Sept. 17, 1927, and was a retired babysitter.

Preceded in death by her parents Kamesuke and Ushi Taira; brothers, Shigeru Taira, Isamu Taira, Minoru Taira; sisters, Nobuko Taira, Hanami Kohatsu.

Yoshiko is survived by son Kevin (Udom) Higa of New Mexico; daughter Sherlyn (Irwin) Haraguchi of Kilauea; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother Tsutomu Taira of Georgia; sister Ayako Garcia of Hanamaulu; care giver Ford Sueoka of Kapaa; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private graveside service will be held at a later date. Family graciously declines flowers and monetary gifts.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home Assisted the family with arrangements.

Alan Gerardo

Alan Gerardo was born on June 15, 1958 in Lihue. He passed away peacefully in his home in Ridgecrest, California, at age 60, on Feb. 2, 2019.

Chief Alan Gerardo served in the United States Navy and also worked for the navy as a civil servant. He retired after 24 years.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents James and Mary Gerardo; sisters Marylyn Gerardo and Kathy Louis.

He is survived by his wife Marites Gerardo; children, Kari Momi (Bryan Rapsholdt) Gerardo, Lori (Zef Perales) Long, Christine (Joven) Haramura, Sophia Dame, Brian Dame; six grandchildren, James, Jordyn, Jaylin, Chimera, Serenity, Jareth; his siblings, Joyce (Terry) Daligdig, James K Gerardo, Alison (Clayton) Silva, Brenda (Rey) Coloma, Brian (Shanell) Gerardo Sr.; brother-in-laws, Mathew Louis Sr., Jerry Aquias; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services, including military rites were held at Saint Ann Church in Ridgecrest California on Feb. 16, 2019.

A celebration of life with Prayer Service is planned for Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Hanamaulu Beach Park at 10 a.m.

The family requests no wreaths, sprays, bouquets, only leis and loose flowers.

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