Obituaries for Sunday, August 25, 2019

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 8:30 a.m. and Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ilona Ku‘ulani Toi Lin Fu Moritsugu

Ilona Ku’ulani Toi Lin Fu Moritsugu, 77, of Koloa, passed away at her home on Aug. 3, 2019. She was born on Oahu on Feb. 25, 1942.

She was preceded in death by husband Warren “Wally” Moritsugu, son Cory Moritsugu, mother Alice Almeida-Moniz Maglinti, father: Lono Fu, stepfather Johnny Maglinti Jr. stepmother Frances Pavao Fu, and siblings Drucilla (Richard) Louis and Landis Fu.

She is survived by sons Robin Moritsugu of Kapaa and Ross Moritsugu of Koloa, daughter-in-law and caregiver Corlis Moritsugu of Koloa, brother Vernon (Lynn) Fu, half-brother Lance Fu, step- and half-sisters Lissa Fu, Lona Duque, Lani Gomes, Lynn Fu and Leilani Furugen, grandchildren Bricen Moritsugu, Nadine (Michael) Park, Keria Moritsugu-Vandehey, Rowin Moritsugu, Christian Moritsugu, Erin “Kalei” Moritsugu, Luca Canil, Jade Rosenthal-Moritsugu and Ross “Kamanu” Moritsugu, great-grandchildren Emma Park and Nainoa Park, and by aunts, uncles and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, Aug. 30, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa, with visitation at 9:30 a.m. and service to follow.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Robert (Bob) Wright

Robert (Bob) Wright of Princeville peacefully passed away at home on Aug. 10, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was 94.

He is survived by wife of 67 years Jane, son Eric, brother Don, and granddaughter Celine.

His life was marked by a lively intellect, great business acumen, an unquenchable curiosity, a great sense of humor and a passion for photography, nurtured by consummate imaging skills. He was a proud WW II veteran of the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops.

He enjoyed being an accomplished athlete, running marathons, golfing, playing tennis, and enjoying and teaching skiing. He was also well-known for his skills as a sailor. He participated in ocean big- and small-boat sailing. For a good portion of his life he was involved in windsurfing and competitive sculling.

He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in February of 1925. In 1951, he graduated from American International College with a master’s degree in business administration. He worked his entire career in the packaging industry, retiring as the senior vice president of Dixie Packaging in 1988 to make Kauai his new home.

He was proud to have served the Princeville community in various leadership roles, as a member and vice president of the Princeville Community Association, president of the Princeville Men’s Golf Club, and vice president of the Sunset Drive Community Association for over 20 years.

He leaves a lasting legacy with decades of excellent images. He enjoyed a long, successful second career selling prints at various venues on the island. His work resides in the private collections of patrons in Hawaii and on the mainland. Using film, digital and drone cameras, he created many memorable and diverse images, always investing time and energy in new ways to explore orexpress his creativity.

He will be greatly missed by family, friends and everyone who has had the honor of sharing time with him.

Scot K. Tsuchiyama

Scot K. Tsuchiyama, 58, of Lihue, passed away on Aug. 2, 2019, at Straub Clinic.

He retired as a manager from the Kekaha Federal Credit Union.

He was preceded in death by father Stanford Tsuchiyama.

He is survived by mother Violet Tsuchiyama, brothers Alan (Joy) Tsuchiyama and Mark Tsuchiyama, sister Iris (Wallace) Zoller, nephews Ryan and Evan Tsuchiyama, and dearest friends Aida and Brandi Dolfo.

Services to be held at Lihue Hongwanji Mission Saturday, Aug. 31, with visitation from 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m.

The private inurnment will be held at a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Elena Foronda Aguinaldo

Elena Foronda Aguinaldo, 65, of Lihue, passed away at Garden Isle Health Care on Aug. 4, 2019. She was born in Aurora, Isabela, Philippines, on June 27, 1954, and was employed as a sales associate with Walmart.

She was preceded in death by parents Andres and Maria Aguinaldo, and brother Rosario Aguinaldo.

She is survived by son Jefferson (Jessica) Mones, sisters Eliza Caoagas of Lihue and Emeteria Velasco and Rita Rumbaoa of the Philippines, brother Jose Aguinaldo of the Philippines, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Immaculate Conception Church, with viewing from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

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

Wayne ‘Kahale’ Bautista Rivera Jr.

Wayne “Kahale” Bautista Rivera Jr. passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2019, at Wilcox Medical Center, at the age of 38.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1981, in Lihue.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Frank Sr. and Juanita Rivera and Theodore and Agnes Pabo.

He is survived by parents Wayne Sr. and Liane Rivera, brother Pomai Rivera, sister Makana Rivera, and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins and friends.

A celebration and remembrance of life will be held on Friday, Aug. 30, at Anahola Beach Park at 5 p.m., with service to follow at 6 p.m.

Lynne Marie Mack

Lynne Marie Mack died peacefully at home, surrounded by friends and family, on Aug. 2, 2019.

Her greatest loves in life were her husband and two sons. She created a masterpiece of a beautiful and comfy home and an abundant garden with food and flowers.

Her 20 years of service as a hospice volunteer touched the hearts of many Kauai families. Her many interests included paddling on the Wailua River with Kawaikini Canoe Club, taiko drumming with Taiko Kauai, and ikebana flower arrangement.

Her family will hold private services.

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, Tennessee, and 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 Saturday, 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 follow 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

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., with lunch to follow.

The family suggests wearing green or Kapaa High attire.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Regina Cabico Torres

Regina Cabico Torres, 80, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on July 24, 2019.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1938, in Dasay, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, and retired from the Kauai Hilton Hotels & Resorts as a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by parents Severo and Hilaria Cabico, husband Fausto Sambajon Torres, and infant son Francis Torres.

She is survived by children Sonny Torres of the Philippines, Juanita (Richard) Agaran of Kapaa, Boni (Cathy) Torres of the Philippines, Clarence (Melba) Torres of Eleele, Anabel (Rhod) Giron of Lanai City and Robert Torres of Kapaa, siblings Cresencia Garces of Kealia and Carol (Elpidio) Nono of Kapaa, 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Catherine Church, with visitation at 8 a.m. and a Mass celebration at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Shelene M. Fujii

Shelene M. Fujii passed away at home on Aug. 2, 2019, at the age of 48. She was born on Aug. 30, 1970, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was previously employed with Oceanic Time Warner Cable as a customer service representative.

She was preceded in death by father Thomas S. Nakamura and grandparents.

She is survived by sons Derwin (Kaylan Barretto) Yamamoto of Kalaheo, Dustin (Lehua Ho‘okano) Yamamoto of Kalaheo, Ronsen Macabeo Fujii of Kalaheo, parents Karen Y. Nakamura and Douglas (Sarah) Fujii, brothers Chris Nakamura of Wailua and Duane Fujii of Hanamaulu, sisters Douri (Kimo) Doria of Kona, Karene (Miles) Kawamoto of Puhi, Kristie (Darin) Nonaka of Wahiawa, Terry (Paul) Kuribayashi of Koloa, Wendy (Aaron) Chan of Oahu, Sharie Anne (Ryan Tagomori) Fujii of Oahu, Sharyl Lynn (Eric Armenti) Fujii of Oahu, and by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. and service to follow at Garden Island Mortuary.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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