Obituaries for Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Dean ‘Ikaika’ Brown-‘Aiwohi

Dean “Ikaika” Brown-‘Aiwohi, 34, passed away on June 8, 2019, on Kauai. He was born on March 27, 1985, on Kauai.

He is preceded by his “Grandpa Larry” Lawrence ‘Aiwohi; great grandparents Antone and Marie Arruda.

He is survived by mother Denise (David) Cremer; brothers and sisters, Ekolu (Jodi) Allianic, Danielle Allianic, Destiny (Chris) Storer, Dj (Kele) Cremer; grandparents, Harold Dan, Norma Jean Brown; stepfather, William (Ruth) Allianic Jr.; father Lorrin ‘Aiwohi; brothers and sister, Lorrin “Sonny-Boy” ‘Aiwohi Jr., Lathan ‘Aiwohi, Larson ‘Aiwohi, Kailee (Kimo) Ortez; grandparents, Carol (Loren) Franklin; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapaa with visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. and service to follow.

A private burial will be held. Family suggests casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Florence Nakamasu Wakuta

Florence Nakamasu Wakuta passed away at the age of 86, surrounded by her loving ohana on July 14, 2019. She was born on Dec. 7, 1932, to Takejiro and Chiyo Nakamasu and was the 2nd eldest of 8 children. Florence was married for 61 years to Hideo Wakuta who predeceased her in 2014.

Florence’s children were fortunate to have their mother as a stay-at-home mom until they were in their teens and later worked for Kapaa Bakery and Kapaa Big Save. She also worked tirelessly beside her husband on their pineapple farm.

An active member of Hui Alu Club, she was a strong supporter of the Okinawan heritage and cooked for many of their events including their yearly Golf Tournament, Shinnenkai (New Year’s Party) and the Okinawan Festival. Her favorite dishes that friends and family loved were her Pigs Feet Soup, Sweet/Sour Pigs Feet and Poi Andagi. Along with her husband, they were awarded the HUOA Uchinanchu of the Year in 2002.

Florence was preceded in death by her brother Ernest Nakamasu and survived by her children, Derek (Debra) Wakuta of Kapaa, Dawn (Xavier) Ikei of Aiea, Daryl (Alison) Wakuta of Torrance, California, Duane (Puanani) Wakuta of Kapaa; siblings, Stella Miyoshi of Kapaa, Nancy Talbo of Lihue, Frances Ishikawa of Honolulu, Roy Nakamasu of Honolulu, Dennis Nakamasu of Honolulu, Donna Kozai of Las Vegas, Nevada. Also surviving are her 8 grandchildren, Desiree Wakuta-Matsuda, Kelsey and Brent Arakaki, Brandee and Carey Wakuta, Chivas, Jetsen and Duane Wakuta, Jr.; 4 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at the Wakuta residence at 5980A Kaapuni Road. Please see parking attendants for assistance. Services will begin at 4:30 p.m. Casual attire and no flowers please.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

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.

Yukitoshi (Boogie) Kusaka

Yukitoshi (Boogie) Kusaka passed away at Garden Island Health Care on March 13, 2019, at the age of 87. He was born on Jan. 13, 1932. He retired from the Carpenters Union. He also served in the US Marines, and was a Corporal in the Korean War.

He is preceded in death by son Dwayne Kusaka; parents Robert and Masaji Kusaka; brother-in-law Akira Teramoto; nephew Lester Teramoto; brother-in-law Gerry Kikuta.

He is survived by wife Fely Kusaka; son Royden (Weena) Kusaka of Lihue; daughter Norine (Val) Kusaka of Lihue; grandchildren; brothers, Charles (Mayor Maryanne) Kusaka of Wailua, Henry (Lynn) Kusaka of Lihue; sisters, Helen Teramoto of Honolulu, Kay (Lamont) Shadowens of California, Chieko (Harry) Ehara of California, Dorthy Kikuta of Honolulu; numerous nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be held on Aug. 10, 2019, at Niumalu Pavilion at noon. Family suggests casual attire.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

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