Obituaries for Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wayne Watanabe

Wayne Watanabe, former Kapa‘a High School Principal and Football Coach, passed away peacefully on Aug. 13, 2019. Wayne was born on March 1, 1943 in Honolulu.

Wayne was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mildred and Charles Watanabe; his brother Dennis Watanabe.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen Watanabe; daughters, Momi (Mike DeDeaux), Pua (Erin) Cobb-Adms, Lehua (Bryson Vivas) Watanabe; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; numerous uncle, aunts, nieces and nephews.

The family invites friends, former students and colleagues to celebrate Wayne’s life on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Kapa‘a High School Cafeteria. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., service at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow. Please wear green or Kapa‘a School attire.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

Leonora Saulibio

Leonora Saulibio, 92, of Lihue, passed away at home on Aug. 17, 2019. She was born in Sprecklesville, Maui on July 3, 1927, and retired as an Accounting Clerk with Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

Preceded in death by her husband Leon “Panta” Saulibio; son Michael Saulibio; parents Tranquilino and Faustina Romua.

Lee is survived by her daughter Joanna Lynn (Albert Jr.) Kaui; grandchildren, Michael David (Sophia Hsu) Saulibio, Tara (Steven Dunn) Saulibio, Ambrosia Kamakana (Matt Whitrock) Kaui, Ka’ike Isaiah Kaui; great-grandchildren, Jada Dunn, Aiden Saulibio, Ever Saulibio, Aliya Saulibio; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Sept, 14, 2019, at Aloha Church with viewing from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Pacita Ellamil Bisarra

Pacita Ellamil Bisarra passed away at home in Kekaha on Aug. 17, 2019, at the age of 83. She was born on July 27, 1936, in the Philippines. She was a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by her parents Anastacio and Adriana Ellamil; seven siblings; grandson Randson Tamio Bisarra; great-grandson Sean Santiago-Bisarra, Jr.

She is survived by her husband Eugenio Celestino Bisarra; sons, Arnold Ellamil Bisarra of Kekaha, Sean Christopher Ellamil Bisarra (Shentel Santiago) of Kilauea; daughter Gina Marie Ellamil Bisarra of Kekaha; grandchildren, Scott Anthony (Jacqueline) Remigio, Arquilio (Gabriella) Remigio, Jr., Terence (Stephanie) Bisarra, Ardensly Remigio (Brandee Magno), Tresen Lacaden Bisarra, Teresen Bisarra; great-grandchildren, Betthany-Pearl Remigio, Shayden Rajon Remigio, Ayson Jun Remigio, Zyren Sly Remigio, Julian Remigio, Nathan Remigio, Aubrey Anela Remigio, Trey Bisarra, Quinton Zayn Remigio, Sophia Ariana Bisarra; brother Pedro Ellamil of the Philippines; sister Julita Ringor of the Philippines; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services on Sept. 14, 2019, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church in Waimea. Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Mass at 10 a.m. Burial at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Family suggest casual attire, flowers welcome.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

Phil Scott

Phil Scott passed away peacefully at his residence at the age of 85.

Phil attended Colorado State University, earning a degree in Biological Science; Botany/Plant Pathology. He married his college sweetheart and love of his life, Eldean. They were inseparable.

Phil was stationed at Schofield Barracks as First Lieutenant, Field Artillery (1956-58). He began working at Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association (HSPA) as a Lab bottle washer. He entered their Trainee Program and started on the job training at different plantations throughout Hawaii. Phil started at Grove Farm Plantation, then Hawaiian Ag. Co in Pahala and finally at Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. (HC&S) on Maui. In 1960, He was hired by HC&S as a Junior Assistant Agriculturist. He advanced through the company to eventually become Assistant Manager of HC&S (1974). He was also Manager of East Maui Irrigation Co. (1960-82).

In 1982, Phil was promoted to General Manager of McBryde Sugar Co. on Kauai. He began to investigate alternative crops; Petal (perfume industry), Macadamia nuts, Tea and Coffee. Coffee showed the greatest promise. In 1987 McBryde transformed into Kauai Coffee, which at that time was the largest producer of Coffee in Hawaii. It continues to be the largest producer in not only Hawaii but also in the U.S. Phil planned to retire in 1992 but stayed on due to Hurricane Iniki damaging much of the crops. He retired in June 1993 after 35 years in the Sugar industry.

Phil grew up on a farm in Illinois but lived the last 63 years in Hawaii. He was honored to work with and become friends with people of diverse backgrounds. He served the community as Chairman for the Board of Directors for Kukuiolono Park Trust, Island School Board of Trustees and Antone & Edene Vidinha Charitable Trust distribution.

Phil was a talented wood craftsman. He also loved Country music, cribbage, trapshooting, gardening, Disney trips, annual Colorado ski trips and walking his Labs, Dolly and Babe.

Phil’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was loved and adored by many. His humor, gentle, kind, playful and generous spirit is greatly missed. We will carry these qualities in our memories and hearts always.

Phil was preceded in death by Eldean, his loving wife of 60 years. He is survived by his daughter Cyndy Bear (Dave) Jordan; son Phil (Karen) Scott, grandchildren Hokulani (Eric) Fujikawa, Kaimana Jordan, Krista (Jared) Miller and great-grandchildren Keira Sky Fujikawa, Enzo Fujikawa and Kaylee Miller.

Kauai Memorial Gardens assisted the family with arrangements.

Alfreda Haunani Hookano

Alfreda Haunani Hookano passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Aug. 27, 2019, at the age of 66. She was born on Aug. 18, 1953, in Waimea. She was a retired Head Custodian at Waimea High School.

She was preceded in death by parents Ohu and Eliza Hookano; sisters, Ui Hookano, Lehua Kona, Kiki Hookano.

She is survived by her lifetime companion Dennis Matsuda; son Shawn (Roslynn) Hookano; hanai-son Kaui (Dina) Kona; grandchildren, Brayden, Ashley, Reyah, Ani, Raelee, Rayanne, Maya, Sumiko, Makaio, Kyana, Aliyah; great-grandchildren, Braylee, Tayzlin, Kyrie; brothers, Renfred (Michelle) Hookano, Lionel Hookano, Norman (Noe) Hookano, Dean (Debbie) Hookano, Delbert Hookano; sister Joni Hookano; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services on Sept. 22, 2019, at Kekaha Harbor House with visitation at 10:30 a.m. and service at noon. Family suggests casual attire, flowers welcome. Refreshment will be served.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

David Kalaunuiohua Kahanu Kahaunaele Sr.

David Kalaunuiohua Kahanu Kahaunaele Sr. 84, of Anahola, passed away at home on Aug. 30, 2019. He was born on Oahu, Hawaii on Sept. 20, 1934, a veteran of the United State Coast Guard and retired from Kauai Community Correctional Center as an Adult Corrections Officer.

Preceded in death by his wife Marjorie Lynette Kanani Panui Kahaunaele; daughter Cynthia Kahaunaele; parents Joseph and Elizabeth Kahaunaele; siblings, Kelly Harbottle, Dora Swain, Joseph Kahaunaele, Larry Kahaunaele and Alapai Sperry.

David is survived by his children, Ipo (Mike) Kahaunaele-Ferriera, David (Teri) K. K. Kahaunaele Jr., Paulette K. Kahaunaele-Ferreira, Lyman K. Kahaunaele, Margaret (Leone) H. Lea’e, Raymond (Maile) K. Kahaunaele; sister Henrietta Kailimai; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Anahola Beach Park beginning at 9 a.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Michael A. Givens

Dec. 21, 1938 — Sept. 5, 2019

Mike passed away at his home in Omao on Sept. 5, 2019.

He is survived by his wife Joann; children, Mika (Katie) Givens, Maui Givens, Mele (Calvin Costa) Givens, Sonya (Al) Stone and Malia (Chris) Owens; grandchildren, Sevi and Azie Givens, Ke’ala, Mahina and Alani Costa, Ben Stone and Madison and MacKenzie Owens.

Mike was born and raised in Honolulu. He graduated from Punahou in 1957 and went on to attend Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, on a swimming scholarship. He graduated with a degree in Hotel Management.

Mike loved Hawaii and the South Pacific. He managed hotels in Kona, Honolulu, Molokai, American Samoa and Tahiti.

Mike will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Funeral services will be at St. Raphaels Church in Poipu on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Visitation begins at 9:45 a.m. Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. A Celebration of Life will be held same day at 5451 Wailaau Rd., Koloa, from 3 to 5 p.m.

All are welcome to attend either or both. Thank you everyone for your prayers and good thoughts. Hope to see you on Saturday. Aloha

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.


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