Obituaries for Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Duanne Lynn Healani Kubo

Duanne Lynn Healani Kubo of Wailua Homesteads, passed on Sept. 25, 2019. She was born on Dec. 3, 1960. She was retired.

She is preceded in death by her mother Violet Yong Dok Kubo; father Leslie Levi Sueo Kubo; brother Sanford “Sanny” Wesley Kubo.

She is survived by her daughter Donna Lee “Lezlee” Kainani Kubo (Tommy Kim Castillejos); son Duston Ray Kainalu Kubo (Asha Peahu); sisters, Donna Lee Momilani Lloyd (Gary), Leslie Takasaki (Francis); brother Derwin Leslie Kubo (Jane); grandchildren, Kulani Peahu, Kaiden Ray Kubo, Kyara-Lee Castillejos, Levin Lee Castillejos; nieces and nephews, Jerrilee Bukoski Largusa (Paka), Chevas Takasaki (Mikki), Cody Takasaki (Ehlen), Tia Takasaki (Brenden), Taeani Largusa, Taeden Largusa, Monika Crain Lee, Ella Takasaki; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at Kapaa Ward I, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) , Kapaa, HI 96746 on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. and services from 11 a.m. to noon. Refreshments and pupus will be served at noon in the Church Cultural Hall. Burial will be private.

Arrangements by Oahu Cemetery and Crematory, Honolulu.

Dan Oshiro

Dan Oshiro, 53, of Huntsville, Alabama, formerly of Kapaa, passed away on July 19, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his dad Katsumi Oshiro and mom Toshie Oshiro.

He is survived by his wife Michelle Oshiro; daughter Paige Oshiro; two brothers, Roy (Amelia) Oshiro of Hunstville, Alabama; Guy (Sandra) Oshiro of San Diego, California.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. at Kapaa Jodo Mission.

The family suggests casual attire and request flowers be omitted.

Van Martinez Ruaboro

Van Martinez Ruaboro, 80, of Kilauea, passed away at Garden Isle Health Care on Sept. 13, 2019. He was born on March 22, 1939, in Kilauea and retired from Hanalei Bay Resort as a ground maintenance personal.

Preceded in death by his parents Victorio Ruaboro and Salome Martinez Ruaboro; brothers, Ricardo Ruaboro, Javis Ruaboro, Genciano Ruaboro.

Van is survived by his wife of 50 years Amelia Ruaboro of Kilauea; son Melvan Ruaboro of Oahu; 3 grandsons, Stephvan Ruaboro, Nathan Ruaboro, Victorio Ruaboro, all of Oahu; brother Feliciano (Pilar) Ruaboro of Kilauea; sister Carmen (Jaime) Jimenez of Kilauea; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at St. Catherine Church with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Mercedes ‘Mercy’ Efhan

Mercedes “Mercy” Efhan, 82, of Kapaa, passed away at home on Sept. 6, 2019. She was born on Oahu on Jan. 6, 1937, and was a dedicated homemaker.

Preceded in death by her husband Sancho Efhan; granddaughter Shawnte Keala Efhan Jaquias; great-grandson Kamahao Henderson; parents Simeona and Gregorio Datanagan; siblings, Larry Datanagan, Connie Villaro.

Mercy is survived by daughters, Bernie (Harlan) Nakae of Kapaa, Suzie Efhan of Lihue, Sherrie Efhan of Kapaa, Val Yadao of Hanamaulu, Lulu (Wilbert) Cummings of Puhi; sons, Teo Efhan of Anahola, Aaron (Janis) Efhan of Lihue; 23 grandchildren, Kaipo (Tivoli) Jaquias, Jodelle (Lee) Alba, Deslynn Jaquias, Waynette (Jeff) Parraga, Tina (Greg) Parraga-Alejandro, Kai (Kawai) Parraga, Vanessa Parraga, Wesley (Cherisse) Henderson, Dewey (Napua) Henderson, Darius (Sadie) Henderson, Clifford (Jamie) Henderson, Micah (Maiah) Henderson, Liane (Kepa) Henderson, Shannah (Kalei) Parbo, Elisa (Brock) Kawaihalau, Paul Yadao Jr., Aaron (Jamie) Yadao, Kainalu Fernandez, Wai’Ulu Fernandez, Kekoa (Angelia) Cummings, Bryson (Levonn) Cummings, Sunni Efhan, Keliikoa Efhan; 44 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandson; siblings, Vic Datanagan of Daly City, California, Lourdes Corpuz of Ewa Beach, Oahu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion at 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

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

Susan Lanette Uchida

Susan Lanette Uchida, 76, of Lihue, passed away on May 14, 2019, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Modesto, California on Oct. 23, 1942, and retired as a professor and Business Education Division Chair with the University of Hawaii, Kauai Community College after 34 years. In 2008, the U.H Board of Regents awarded her the distinction of Emeritus Professor.

She was preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Betty Hoatson.

Susan is survived by her husband Alvin Uchida; brother Mark (Phyllis) Hoatson of California; sister Jennifer Hoatson of California; nephew Jeffery Hoatson.

A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Lihue Lutheran Christian Social Hall. Visitation with the family will be held at 11:30 a.m. with an informational luncheon and remembrance at noon.

Kauai Memorial Garden assisted the family with arrangements.

Ernesto ‘Erning’ Itabac Carbonel

Ernesto “Erning” Itabac Carbonel of Koloa, passed away on Sept. 14, 2019, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 81. Born in Salomague, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was retired from the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa.

He was preceded in death by his parents Saturnino Q. Carbonel and Estefania I. Carbonel; brothers, Bartolome Carbonel, Julio Carbonel, Alfredo Carbonel, Sr., Emilio Carbonel, Eugenio Carbonel; sisters, Rosita Rivad, Fortunata Carbonel, Herminia Carbonel; brothers-in-law, Teofilo Serrano Sr., Petronilo Rivad; sisters-in-law, Rufina Carbonel, Dolores A. Carbonel, Aida Carbonel, Eugenia Carbonel.

He is survived by wife Dolores Tugade Carbonel; sons, Ernest “Pali” (Lauri) Carbonel, Jess (Jodee) Carbonel; daughter Ralna (Jack) Burbank; grandchildren, Bryson Carbonel, Trevor Carbonel, Jonah Carbonel, Jacob Burbank, Jaden Carbonel, Ryder Burbank, Jewel Carbonel; brothers, Daniel (Vicenta) Carbonell, Rudolfo (Marites) Carbonel; sisters, Flora Serrano, Adelina (Luis) Rivad; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Saint Raphael’s Catholic Church, Koloa. Visitation to begin at 8 a.m. Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Saint Raphael’s Cemetery.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Lionel Eric Kuuipo Gonsalves

Lionel Eric Kuuipo Gonsalves, 49, of Lihue, passed away at Wilcox Hospital on Aug. 30, 2019. He was born on Nov. 6, 1969, in Waimea. He was employed by the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources-Department of Conservation and Resources Enforcement as Kauai Branch Chief.

He was preceded in death by his father Leon Gonsalves, Sr.; his maternal grandparents Albert and Clara Jardin; his paternal grandparent, William and Agnes Gonsalves; his uncles, Peter Kali, Sr., Sandy Cantotay; and his cousin Peter “P.K.” Kali, Jr.

He is survived by his wife Cesili Gonsalves; his son Bryson Gonsalves; his granddaughter Ayva Marie Gonsalves; his grandson Ayden Brock Gonsalves; the mother of his grandchildren Kaira Kupihea, his mother Judy Gonsalves; his brothers, Leon (Patricia) Gonsalves, Jr., Lance (Tobey) Gonsalves, Loran (Linette Rita) Gonsalves; his mothers and fathers in-law, Kaipo and Wendy Waiwaiole, Leonard and Yolanda Esona, Sr.; his sisters-in-law, Pua (Brian) Fernandez, Moana Waiwaiole, Jennie (Chad) Vega, Nicole (Kenneth) Carvalho, Shannelly Esona, Kabbie (Aaron) Koshan; his brother-in-law Leonard Esona, Jr.; his aunts, Alberta Kali, Annette Cremer, Jeanette Cantotay; his uncle, Sam (Francine) Gonsalves; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and his Kalapaki surf crew.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Nawiliwili Beach Park, Kalapaki Bay, with visitation at 8 a.m.; services at 9 a.m.; paddle out in the bay at 10 a.m.; and a luncheon to follow. Family kindly requests flowers be omitted.


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