Obituaries for Thursday, August 22, 2019

Wayne Watanabe

Wayne Watanabe, former Kapaa High School principal and football coach, passed away peacefully on Aug. 13, 2019. He was born on March 1, 1943, in Honolulu.

He was preceded in death by mother and father Mildred and Charles Watanabe, and brother Dennis Watanabe.

He is survived by wife Kathleen Watanabe, daughters Momi (Mike DeDeaux), Pua (Erin) Cobb-Adams and Lehua (Bryson Vivas) Watanabe, 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

The family invites friends, former students and colleagues to celebrate his life on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Kapaa High School cafeteria, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., service at 11 a.m., and lunch to follow.

The family requests that guests wear green or Kapaa High School attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Michele Charlotte Towler

Michele Charlotte Towler passed away at home on July 17, 2019, surrounded by loved ones, at the age of 63, after courageously battling cancer for over 20 years.

She was born in Lihue on July 7, 1956. Michele spent over 30 years working in the hospitality industry for the Hogan family, managing hotel properties and front-office teams on Kauai, and then in Kona for the remainder of her career.

She was preceded in death by parents Donald and Margaret Towler.

She is survived by sister April Kaulukukui of Wailua, son Jaret (Alana) Towler of Wailua, daughter Kayli (Matt) Van Aken of Wailua, niece Maile (Jordan) Kaulukukui of Redlands, California, nephew Donald (Sarah) Kaulukukui of Honolulu, and grandchildren Wailei‘a, Lehia, Bella, Haloa and Kamaha‘o.

A very special thank you to the Hogan family for their love and support throughout the years for Michele. Thank you also to Kauai Hospice and Kona Hospice for their continued care and support.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Royal Kona Resort’s Ali‘i Surf Room.

Private services will be held on Kauai at a later date.

Teodoro O. ‘Teddy’ ‘Boy’ ‘Godo’ Gorospe Jr.

Teodoro O. “Teddy” “Boy” “Godo” Gorospe Jr. was born on May 15, 1952, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

He passed away on July 8, 2019, at the age of 67 at Queen’s Hospital on Oahu, with his loving wife Dee Dee and sister Nadeen by his side.

He was preceded in death by father Teodoro O. Gorospe Sr., sister Rose Marie Gorospe, and an uncle and brother-in-law.

He was a cook at the Coco Palms and Sea Shell Restaurant and retired from Akita Enterprises, where he was a school bus driver.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50½ years Deanne Dee Dee Worthington Gorospe of Kapahi, daughter Rynda (Daniel “Danny”) Gorospe Ka‘aihue of Kapaa, sons Dustin Gorospe of Kapahi, Ryan (Delrae “Kaleo”) Gorospe-Keli‘ipule‘ole of Kapahi, grandchildren Courtney Gorospe, Kalin “Waikaula” (Nissa Raposas) Gorospe-Keli‘ipule‘ole, Kelsie “Honey-Girl” Gorospe-Keli‘ipule‘ole, Daniel “Mana Boy” Gorospe- Ka‘aihue, Makoa Gorospe, Kainalu “Kai Boy” Gorospe-Ka‘aihue, Kaison “Walea” Gorospe- Keli‘ipule‘ole, two hanai sons, mother Rose Villanueva-Alviar, brothers Richard Dale “Sonny” (Rubelyn A. “Ruby”) Gorospe Tolentino of Kapaa, Conrado “Dado” (Corazon “Cora”) Gorospe of Kapaa, James “Jimmy” (Sue) Macasio of Seneca, Kanas, Steve Elder of Knoxville and Tennessee, Scott “Scotty” (Cindy) Elder of Knoxville, Tennessee, sisters Adeline (Howard Toki II) of Lihue, Leonora “Nora” (Michael) Ornellas of Kapaa, Nadeen Aliveado of Wahiwa, Oahu, Norine “Girlie” (John) Goas of Pennsylvania, Denise (Edward “Eddie”) Alamillo of Makawao, Maui, and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 26, at St. Catherine Church, with visitation from 8 to 9:55 a.m., with Mass and services to be held at 10 a.m.

A celebration of life will be held at St. Catherine’s parish hall behind the church.

A scattering of ashes will be held at a later date.

Oahu Cemetery and Crematory Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Josephine Remoaldo Silva

Josephine Remoaldo Silva passed away on Aug. 15, 2019 at her residence at the age of 88.

She was born in Eleele on Sept. 17, 1930, and was a retired payroll clerk for the Kauai Police Department.

She was preceded in death by parents Manuel and Mary Remoaldo, brother David Remoaldo, and sisters Helen Data and Agnes Carey.

She is survived by husband Robert D. Silva, son Alan (Valerie) Silva, daughter Barbara (Edward) Vallejos, and grandchildren Robert Alan Silva and Richard James Silva.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eleele, with visitation from 8:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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