Obituaries for Friday, November 1, 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 was preceded in death by mother Violet Yong Dok Kubo, father Leslie Levi Sueo Kubo, and brother Sanford “Sanny” Wesley Kubo.

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

A celebration of life will be held at Kapaa First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon church), Kuhio Highway in Kapaa, on Saturday, Nov. 2, with visitation from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and services from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Refreshments and pupu will be served following the service in the church cultural hall.

Burial will be private.

Oahu Cemetery and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dwayne Linn ‘Manny’ Fernandez

Dwayne Linn “Manny” Fernandez, 67, of Kekaha, passed away on Oct. 5, 2019. He was born Sept. 11, 1952, in Honolulu, to Andres and Winona. He began his career at the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands as a Crash Fire Rescue firefighter.

He is survived by wife Kim (Ryan), daughters Ryann Mailani (Aaron) and Paige Keana, grandchildren Tyson Vaika (Mailani) and Khloe Amaya (Paige), mother Winona (Robert), sister Gigi (Charlie), sister Stacey (Steven), nephew Kiv Rivera, niece Kira Rivera, nephew Chase Bohn, niece Kaylee Fernandez, niece La‘akela Fernandez, uncle Pelane Fernandez, countless family members of the Fernandez clan, an immeasurable amount of friends, softball teammates, and many more.

He was preceded in passing by father Andy, sister Maynette, and brother Kiley.

Services are Saturday, Nov. 9, at St. Raphael Church, 3011 Hapa Rd,, in Koloa, with visitation from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m., with Mass at 10 a.m. and ohana-style lunch to follow.

The family requests casual or aloha attire and that flowers be omitted. Fresh lei are welcome.

Robert Lawrence Bentley

Robert Lawrence Bentley, 67, of Lihue, fell asleep in death on Oct. 5, 2019, at Cebu North General Hospital in the Philippines. He was born on Oct. 13, 1951, in Wakefield, Rhode Island. He was a retired general contractor of Us Guys Builders and BZ Building.

He was preceded in death by parents Howard Osborne Bentley in December, 1990, and Beverly Elsie Bentley in July, 2010.

He is survived by daughter Christina (Donivan) Konno of Lihue, son Brian J. Bentley of Kapaa, sisters Bonnie (Linda) Bentley and Elizabeth Bentley, both of Grand Terrace, California, grandsons Ethan, Makoa and Landon Konno, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services are Saturday, Nov. 9, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa, with visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. The family requests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.

A private scattering of ashes will take place at a later date.

Kaisa Kahanuolamaikahikina Hesapene Uehara Gramberg

Kaisa Kahanuolamaikahikina Hesapene Uehara Gramberg passed away at home on Oct. 19, 2019, at the age of 47 days. She was born on Sept. 2, 2019, in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by great-grandmother Caroline Ho‘opi‘i, great-grandfather Magua Hesapene, and grand-uncles Dean and Kenneth Hesapene.

She is survived by parents Nawaimakaonamauna Gramberg of Waimanalo and Kacie’lin Hesapene of Hanapepe, great-great-grandmother Marion Gramberg of Waimanalo, great-great-grandfather George Gramberg of Molokai, grandparents Chuck and Tammy-Jean Uehara of Haiku, Maui, aunties Shalysse (Chuck) Kidd of Haiku, Maui and Sammy Wada of Hawaii Kai, Oahu, uncles Jarvis Iokepa of Waimanalo, Iakona (Miranda) Iokepa of San Diego, Naholowa‘a Gramberg of Oahu, Kaimana Uehara of Haiku, Maui, cousins Sayde and Chayden Iokepa of San Diego, great-grandfather Alberto “Sonny” Ho‘opi‘i of Kekaha, great-grandmother Corazon Hesapene of Kekaha, grandparents David and Camille Hesapene of Hanapepe, uncles Kelsey (Emilie Bierly) Hesapene of Kekaha, David “Junah” (Hollianne Naka‘ahiki) Hesapene Jr.of Pakala, cousins Teiva, Talen, Ekolu Hesapene and Hailey Niau, and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins and friends, and Toots Ohana.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Kekaha Beach Park (MacArthur Park), with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and services to follow.

Stanley Sekiichi Sekimoto

4/23/1941 – 10/21/2019

On the night of Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, Stanley Sekiichi Sekimoto passed away peacefully after a bout with cancer, at the age of 78. He was the son Harry Sekizo Sekimoto and Irene Kiyoko Sekimoto Pillon of Waikapu, Maui.

He was a 1959 graduate of Baldwin High School. He attended the University of Hawaii, where he was involved in the the U.S. Air Force ROTC program.

He went on to serve 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, and retired as a major. As a pilot flying the world’s largest aircraft, the C5 cargo plane, he flew missions in the Vietnam War and all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Argentina, England and Hawaii.

After his Air Force career, he returned to Hawaii, where he worked as the director of conventional aviation, overseeing the small, non-commercial airplanes and airports for the state. He was later promoted to be the airport manager at Lihue Airport.

He is survived by wife Valerie Texeira Sekimoto of Kauai, stepdaughters Teresa Pia and Rayna Pia, hanai daughter Lara Crawford, eight grandchildren, brothers Rodney M. (Carole) Sekimoto of Chula Vista, California and Harvey T. (Darla) Sekimoto (Darla) of San Antonio, niece Allison (Graham) Smith and nephews Leigh (Lena) Sekimoto, Steven (Trilla) Sekimoto, Ryan (Ashley) Sekimoto and Christopher (Clarissa) Sekimoto.

Private services were held. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts) or flowers.

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