Obituaries for Sunday, July 28, 2019

Toshio Kobayashi

Toshio Kobayashi of Koloa, passed away on July 18, 2019, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 93. He was born in Koloa to Ryuichi and Okiyo Kobayashi on March 11, 1926. He retired from Grove Farm Properties as a carpenter leadman and was an Army Veteran. Toshio served in the Army from April 1946 until August 1949 as a Corporal in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He was honorably discharged with the Army of Occupation Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

At the age of 33, Toshio made the most important decision of his life ~ he made the decision to believe in Jesus Christ and to receive him as his personal Lord and Savior. From that moment on, he did his best to live a life committed to the Lord and to raise his children up according to the truth of God’s Word. Through the grace of God and Toshio’s decision to place his faith in Jesus, we can rest assured that when Toshio took his last breath here on earth, he breathed his next breath in heaven, his eternal home. Toshio was an active member of Koloa Missionary Church and Hanapepe Church of the Nazarene. He will always be remembered for his hardworking, sacrificial and generous spirit especially toward his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ryuichi and Okiyo Kobayashi; his sisters, Katsuko Takahashi, Katherine Shizuko Urabe, Itsue Ikehara; his brothers, Takeshi Kobayashi, Tatsuo Kobayashi.

He is survived by his wife Setsuko Kobayashi; daughters, Laurie (Michael) Depoe of Eleele, Lynne Kobayashi of Kalaheo; son Miles (Mary Jean) Kobayashi of Lihue; sister Kikuyo Inouye of Honolulu; brothers, Shizuo (Joan) Kobayashi of Kaneohe, James (Lillian) Kobayashi of Wailua, Stanley (Bette) Kobayashi of Koloa; grandchildren, Jaycie, Sean, Kody, Allan Jeremy, Mikaela, Madden, Arahbella; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Services will start at 11 a.m. with lunch and burial to follow. The family requests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Pedro Munoz

Pedro Munoz of Kilauea, passed away on July 19, 2019, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital following complications from bladder cancer removal. He was 93 years old. He was born on March 24, 1926, in Carlsbad, California to Jobita Acevedo and Anastacio Munoz.

He proudly served in the US Army, stationed in Japan during WWII and heroically fought at the beginning of the Korean War. Returning to Carlsbad, California, he brought his wife, Umeno and two children, Joe and Joan. He joined the California National Guard Reserve and worked as a heavy equipment operator, Civil Service at Camp Pendleton, California.

He is proceeded in death by his parents; his wife Umeno Munoz; brothers, Frank Munoz, Gilbert Munoz, David Munoz, Treno Munoz; sisters, Dora Lambert, Bea Gomez, Marie Montanez.

He is survived by his children, Joe (June) Munoz of Keapana, Joan (Robin) Slingerland of Kapahi, Bobby Munoz of Brookings, Oregon, Linda (Jim) Hennessy of Haena, Albert(Sandy) Munoz of Carlsbad, California; grandchildren, Leela Pabo, Sachi Munoz, Makana Munoz, Leroy Slingerland, Monica Moore, John Moreno, Justin Hennessy, Lea Hennessy, Robert Hennessy, James Hennessy, Jordan Munoz, Rachel Munoz. There are 16 great grandchildren.

Having retired on Kauai over 35 years ago he became an avid farmer taking pride growing bananas, rambutans, papayas, citrus and avocados. You would usually find him selling at the local Sunshine Market, most notably Wednesday’s market in Kapaa.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at 2 p.m. at 2981 Kaohe St., (take left off of Kalihiwai Road) on your way to the beach. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you support Kauai farmers at your local Sunshine or outdoor markets.

Kauai Memorial Gardens assisted with his passing.

John Kenneth Santos, Sr.

John Kenneth Santos, Sr. passed away on July 18, 2019, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kauai. He was born March 1, 1932, to John and Mary Santos.

He served in the US Army (Korean War Veteran) and was Retired from Grove Farm and McBryde Sugar Plantation as a Senior Pan Man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening in his spare time.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Manuel Santos; sisters, Lillian Perreira, Betty Gomes; brother-in-laws, Richard Silva, Joe Gomes, Joe Perreira, John Ilalaole; sister-in-law Beatrice Santos; son-in-law Kerry Oatis.

He is survived by wife Louise Santos; children, Debra (Royden) Orsatelli, Sylvia (Robert) Tolentino, Irene (Lyle) Brackenridge, Donna (Tony) Dotimas, John Santos, Jr., Lisa Oatis, Albert (Rosela) Santos, Thomas (Cynthia) Santos, stepdaughter Margaret Nunes, sisters Bella Ilalaoe, Louise Silva; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Celebration of his life will be held at Garden Island Mortuary on Aug. 4, 2019. Visitation from 2 to 3 p.m., celebration of life at 3 p.m. Food and refreshments to follow at Garden Island Mortuary. Family suggests casual attire.

Aurea Laymon

Aurea Laymon of Kapaa, passed away on July 12,2019, at the age of 90. Born on July 19, 1928, on Kauai, she was a retired Activities Director.

Preceded in death by parents Esteban and Fortunata Largusa; husband Philip Laymon.

She is survived by sons, Patrick (Noreen) Caycayon Jerry (Iris) Caycayon, Bruce Laymon; daughters, Linda (Gilbert) Miles, Joni Youn, Phyllis (Stuart) Wellington; daughter-in-law Norma Estrada; brother Domingo (Janet) Largusa; sisters Loretta (Ken) Goode, Elaine Prebula; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Saint Catherine’s Catholic Church . Visitation 8:30 a.m. and Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery

Arrangements provided by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Robert Clarence King

Robert Clarence King suddenly passed on July 13, 2019, at KVMH at 1 p.m. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 1, 1932. He was 87 years old.

He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Ruth (Eland) King; sister Ruthann Geommel.

He is survived by a brother Howard King, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio. He is also survived by a friend, partner and care giver, Stanley Buduan; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bob, is what everyone called him, liked to work in the yard. He grew orchids, volunteered with AARP doing taxes and at KHS Store in Lihue. He helped coach a women softball team although he’s not much of a sports guy. Bob was in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a radio operator on a ship stationed in the Philippines . After he was discharged, he went back to Cleveland, went to florist school and worked with his father. Work didn’t work out so Bob moved west where he worked for United Airlines. That’s how he came to Hawaii and stayed.

Services will be held on Aug. 1, 2019, at 4 p.m. at Hanapepe UCC with a scattering of ashes at sea at a later date. Family suggests casual attire, flowers welcome.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.


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