Obituaries for Sunday, June 23, 2019

Rosemary Sheehan

Rosemary Sheehan died on June 18, 2019, at her home in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota.

The funeral service will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m., with her son, the Rev. John Sheehan, her brother, the Rev. John McGuirk, and the Rev. Terry Roder concelebrating.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, LeMars, Iowa, on Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 25, from 4 to 8 p.m., with the family present at 6 p.m. and a vigil service beginning at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benedict V. McGuirk and Marguetite (Mannion) McGuirl.

She was born on June 28, 1938, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Benedict V. McGuirk and Marguerite (Mannion) McGuirk. She graduated from Heelan High School. She attended Clarke College in Dubuque and the University of Vienna as an undergraduate. She received a master’s degree in English from the University of South Dakota.

On Sept. 30, 1961, she married James Sheehan at Blessed Sacrament Church in Sioux City. They lived in LeMars, Iowa, from 1961 to 1968. She was a member of the LeMars Library Board, AAUW and other organizations.

For about 25 years the family lived in Pierson, Iowa, where James Sheehan was president of the Farmers Savings Bank. She was a Girl Scout leader and CCD teacher.

In 1977 she graduated from the University Of South Dakota School Of Law. She practiced with the firm of Crary Huff in Sioux City and Pierson for about 35 years. She was a licensed member of the Iowa and South Dakota bar. She was a past president of the Siouxland Estate Planning Council.

She was twice chairman of the Iowa Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Committee when the committee shepherded passage of several articles of the Uniform Commercial Code. She was a past president of the Sioux City Symphony Association and longtime board member and a member of the original board of directors of the Siouxland Economic Development Corporation.

During her retirement, she volunteered as a court-appointed advocate in Juvenile Court, tutored a GED student through WIT, and was a docent at the Sioux City Art Center. She enjoyed traveling worldwide, walking with husband James “Jim” Sheehan, reading, and researching family history.

Her family was most important to her. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, James Sheehan, son the Rev. John Sheehan of Monticello, New York, daughter Julie Anne Sheehan and grandson Miles Mannion Thorsen of East Quogue, New York, son Robert (Sarah) Sheehan of New York City, siblings Macrina (Bob) Sudbeck, the Rev. John McGuirk, Sister Margaret McGuirk, O.P., Joanna (Larry) Lindberg and Paul (Mary) McGuirk, and by many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Doris M. ‘Dolores’ McKenna

Doris M. “Dolores” McKenna was born on March 6, 1925, in Des Moines, Iowa. She moved to Kauai in 1976, where she resided until she passed peacefully on June 1, 2019, at the age of 94.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by sons Patrick (Diane) McKenna of Arroyo Grande, California, Timothy (Cathy) McKenna of Kekaha and Dennis McKenna of Nipomo, California, daughters Peggy (Gary) Yatsuoka of Waimea and Sheila (Alfred) Ringor of Puhi, hanai daughter Cindy Foresee of Shell Beach, California, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Monday, June 24, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waimea, with visitation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. A celebration of life will take place from 9:30 to 10 a.m., and prayer will be held at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. The family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

David Koerte Jr.

David Koerte Jr. passed away In Lihue on June 6, 2019, at the age of 82. He was born on Sept. 20, 1936, in Lihue, and was a retired supervising electrician at Lihue Plantation Company.

He was preceded in death by father David Koerte Sr., mother Conception Medina, sister Jeanette Koerte, and brother-in-law Louis Pontes.

He is survived by wife Marlow Koerte of Kapaa, sons David Koerte III of Las Vegas, Michael (Lu) Koerte of Kekaha and Davin (Blazey) Koerte of Kapaa, stepdaughter Tina Silva, grandchildren Danielle Koerte, David Koerte IV, Ui Costales, Michael K. Koerte, Tia Koerte, Cassandra Koerte and Michelle Enele, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous great-grandchildren, and sisters Rose (Jose) Castillo of El Paso, Texas and Eleanor Pontes of Kalaheo.

Services will be held on Wednesday, June 26, at Lihue First Church (behind King Auto Center), with visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and a celebration of life from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Inurnment will follow at Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery from 1:30 to 2 p.m., with lunch to follow at the Hanapepe tennis court pavilion. The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mary Day Wilson

Mary Day Wilson, 92, of Kapaa, died peacefully Monday evening, June 10, 2019, at Garden Isle Healthcare.

She was born in Honolulu on Nov. 12, 1926, granddaughter of early merchant C.J. Day, who came to Hawaii in 1892 on an apprenticeship and later operated a store on Fort Street from 1903 through 1943 specializing in English fancy foods.

Born in Kalihi, she moved with her family to Manoa in 1936. She attended Hanahau‘oli kindergarten and then Punahou School, graduating in the Class of 1944. She attended the University of Oregon, where she graduated in 1948.

When she returned from college, she went to work at First Hawaiian Bank. She met her husband Robert F. Wilson in 1950, and they were married in 1952. In 1961 they moved to Kauai, and remained married for 58 years before Robert passed away in 2010.

She was a substitute teacher at Wilcox Elementary and Koloa schools for 22 years. She was also very active with her sons in the 4-H agricultural program, raising cattle, pigs and other animals for market and home.

She was an active member of All Saints Church in Kapaa, and served with and volunteered her time to many nonprofit causes. She especially loved to cook, and was very proud of her mango chutney, which was always one of the first items to sell out at various bake sales.

In her later years, she was a guide and office assistant at Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum, and also a trustee.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Colin and Nancy Wilson, son and daughter-in-law Steven and Katrina Wilson, son and daughter-in-law Richard and Susan Wilson, grandchildren Christen, Cassie, Jessica, Alana, Sean, Luke and Chloe, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 29, at All Saints Church in Kapaa, from 10 a.m., with services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at Nu‘uanu Cemetery on Oahu at a later date.

Marta Segismundo Dolor

Marta Segismundo Dolor, 92, of Puhi, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on May 14, 2019. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, on Feb. 15, 1927, and retired from Hanamaulu Cafe.

She was preceded in death by husband Arsenio Dolor, four sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by children Clarita (Luis-deceased) Moises of Puhi, Teresita (Dominador) Tarape of Guam, Norma (Florentino) Villanueva of California, Emilia (Danilo) Guzman of Lihue, Generosa (Ernesto) Cantoria of California, Dante (Belinda) Dolor of Kapaa, Elsie (Ramirez) Dolor of Hanamaulu and Gilbert Dolor of Puhi, 22 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 5, at Immaculate Conception Church, with viewing from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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


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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 Deparatment 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 Keahapana and 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, Maliana Ka‘iulani Kaui, 13 great grandchildren, sister Irene Miyashiro of Kapahi, and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers.

Service 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. Chapel services will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, with 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.

Barbara Jean Hammond

Barbara Jean Hammond, 80, of Anahola, passed away, surrounded by love ones, at Hale Kapuna Heritage Home on May 19, 2019.

Born on Sept. 8, 1938, in Kaneohe, Oahu.

She served as a police officer in San Jose, California for a brief time before moving to Kauai with her husband and children in 1971. She spent her lifetime and retired as a tour bus driver for Greyline Kauai.

After retirement, she kept on working for the tour industry at Princeville Sheraton, Papillion Helicopters as well as Smith’s luau driver. In her lifetime she won many awards for employee of the year(s), and the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Aloha Spirit Award.

She was also recognized for saving the life of a tourist from drowning at Kee Beach in 1976. She was an avid bowler and swimmer.

She was preceded in death by husband Fred Hammond Sr., son Jordan Hammond, parents Robert and Ruby Bowles, brothers Henry and Robert, and sisters Leimomi, Leina‘ala and Gwendolyn.

She is survived by daughter Shanlynn Hammond of Anahola, sons Robert (Melinda) Hammond of Wailua Homesteads and Alfred Hammond of Anahola, stepchildren Ramona and Fred Jr., sisters Audrey Kahakui of Pearl City and Mahi Husemann of Waianae, grandchildren Chantel, Bobby, Kalau, Joseph, Brooke, Kaimana, Kekoa, Kahea, Keali‘i, Keolu, Keani and Timmy, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The celebration of life will be held at the family home in Anahola, with a lunch on Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. The fam,ily suggests casual attire.

Bortwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Glenn Joseph Lardizabal

Glenn Joseph Lardizabal passed away on April 9, 2019, at the age of 64, in Lihue.

He was born on March 25, 1955, and was the owner of Lee’s Rentals. He also served in the Hawaii Air National Guard.

He was preceded in death by wife Karen Lee Lardizabal of Lihue and father Mauricio Lardizabal Sr.

He is survived by daughter Lynn “Binky” Goo, son-in-law Jesse Goo, granddaughters Jessie and Jia Marie Goo, all of Wailua, mother Solidad E. Fernandez, stepfather Baco Fernandez, brothers Maurice (Florence) Lardizabal Jr. of Lihue, Alfred (Heidi) Lardizabal of Oahu and Reynard Fernandez of Puhi, sisters Maureen (Zachary) Octavio of Rio Rico, Arizona, and Regina Aiken of Kent, Washington.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at the Niumalu Canoe Club at Kalapaki.

The family requests casual attire.

Henry Y. Cabading

Henry Y. Cabading, 78, of Kapaa, passed away peacefully at home in the Philippines on May 15, 2019.

He was born in San Juan, La Union, Philippines, on Dec. 8, 1940.

He worked at and retired from Garden Isle Disposal.

He was preceded in death by parents Marcelino and Rosita Cabading, Catbagan, daughter Rachel Cabading and granddaughter Kristell Faye Areola.

He is survived by wife Magdalena Cabading, son Arvin (Carol) Cabading of Kapaa, daughters Florida (Christopher) Areola of the Phillipines, Emy (Mariano) Miranda of the Philippines, Jenny (Roderick) Engalan of Kapaa, Sheila (Rodel) Eslava of Kapaa, Rhylen (Melvin) Buccat of Kapaa, Sheryl (Jeff) Xue of Sacramento, California, Rhona (Jeremy) Bento of Kapaa, Arlyn Cabading of Kapaa and Cherie Cabading of Kapaa, sisters Magdalena Bueno and Bella Cabanilla of the Philippines, brother Warlito Cabading of Honolulu, and 16 grandchildren.

Services were held in the Philippines on May 25, 2019.

Mark Boiser

Mark Boiser, 72, of Moloaa, passed away on June 6, 2019, at Straub Medical Center in Honolulu. He was born on Jan. 2, 1947, in Lihue. He was a retired lineman for HawaiianTel, a former naval officer, skilled fisherman, and an advocate for the aina.

He was preceded in death by wife Evelyn Louise Evans Boiser, parents Philip Boiser Sr., George Kaleiohi Jr. and Juliet Leimomi Ferreira Huddy.

He is survived by partner Susan Storm, daughters Maile (Lance Katekaru) Horikawa of Makakilo, Waianela Boiser of Wailua, Caroline Lahela (Buddy) Victorino of Waimea, and Martha Leimomi (Victor Ewulo) Boiser of Moloaa, son Howard “Sonny” Sakahara of Wailua, grandchildren Buddy Victorino, Cody Victorino, Ford Victorino, Nicole Katekaru, Joseph Camelo, Jodie Sakahara and Sonny Boiser, brother Philip “Butch” Boiser of Kapahi, former spouse Charlene “Pinky” Boiser, and his best friend Fluffy the dog.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 6, at Waikaea (Lihi) boat ramp in Kapaa, with visitation at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. A Facebook event titled Mark Boiser Celebration of Life will be live.

George Kauai Akana

George Kauai Akana, of Kekaha, passed away at his residence on June 11, 2019, at the age of 88. He was born Dec. 5, 1930, in Honolulu. He was a service member of the U.S. Army, Hawaii Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. He was a supply logistics specialist with Bendix Field Corporation for NASA.

He was preceded in death by wife Angeline Keo Akana, son Lawrence Gilbert Akana, and numerous brothers and sisters.

He is survived by sons Wendell (Emerald) Akana of California, Lewellyn (Anna) Akana of Kekaha and Clifford (Raynette) Akana of Kekaha, daughters Deborah (Marshall) Celestino of Kekaha and Darlene (Bill) Nordmeier of Kekaha, 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, June 27, at the Lawai Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with services to follow. Burial will be at a later date. Lei are welcome.

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 was preceded in death by 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, brother Alfonso Hilacion, sister Virginia Waiwaiole, grandchildren Ueili (Erika) Taufatofua, Melaea Taufatofua, Lena-Mae Taufatofua, Latanoa Taufatofua, Lilio Masi, Mosese Masi, Soane Latuniupulu and Paul Latuniupulu, great-grandchildren Teili Taufatofua and Isaleilia Taufatofua, and 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 a.m. Burial will follow at Kapaa Public Cemetery.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Chaunde Weilan Kauilani ‘Pure Love’ Cockett

Chaunde Weilan Kauilani “Pure Love” Cockett, 33, of Lihue, passed away on June 17, 2019. She was born on Oahu on Nov. 19, 1985.

She is survived by parents Ike and LeAna Cockett, sister Erica Cockett, paternal grandfather Ike Cockett Jr., maternal grandfather G. AhVah Wong, and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 29, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Lihue Ward, with viewing from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 11 a.m. Graveside services and burial will be held on Tuesday, July 2, at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Oahu at 10 a.m.

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


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