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Obituaries for Sunday, November 10, 2019

Florentina ‘Tina’ Dugay Acob

Florentina “Tina” Dugay Acob, 74, of Kilauea, passed away at home on Oct. 21, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Nov. 16, 1944, in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, and was a retired housekeeper at The Cliffs at Princeville.

She was preceded in death by husband Pedro Acob, parents Tomas and Cecilia Dugay, brothers Rizalino Dugay, Pedro Dugay and Alejandro Dugay, and sister Maria Dugay Baxa.

She is survived by daughters Catherine “Kehau” (Rodney Woodward) Acob, Michelle (Joshua) Acob-Apana, Jacqueline (Jose) Lopez, sons Edward (Maria) Acob and John-Pierre (Sonrisa Stepath) Acob, all of Kauai, aunt Isabel Luluquisen of California, sisters Salvacion Bolo and Jesusa Cadelinia, both of the Philippines, Bernarda Dugay, Nenita Bergonia and Ardelina Constantino, all of Kauai, brother Emil (Lilia) Dugay of California, grandchildren Rachel “Momo” (Elele) DeMello, Kawaiolu Apana, Makaio Apana, Luis Lopez, Graciela Lopez, Cecilia Acob, Alexander Acob, Mark Martinez and CJ Martinez, and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Sylvester Church in Kilauea, with visitation at 8:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at the Kilauea Japanese Cemetery.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Maxima B. Jardin

Maxima B. Jardin passed away on Oct. 24, 2019, at the age of 74, at Queen’s Hospital. She was born on Oct. 1, 1945, in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines. She retired from Sheraton Hotel as a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by parents Mariano Bajit and Tomasa Osias Bajit.

She is survived by husband Rolando A. Jardin, son Neal (Mylene) Jardin of Kekaha, daughter Loretta (David) Casarez of Ewa Beach, granddaughters Makaylin Jardin, Malyssalin Jardin and Meigan Jardin, grandsons Dylan Casarez, Aidan Casarez, Bryce Casarez and Cody Casarez, brothers Leonides (Juliet) Bajit of Lihue and Melchor (Milagros) Bajit of Eleele, sisters Antonia Bajit of Kalaheo, Olivia (Pablo) Antolin of Kalaheo and Teresita Bajit of Waipahu, and by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Holy Cross Church, with visitation from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. and Mass from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Burial will follow at the Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bryan Kazumi Miyake

Sept. 5, 1955 Oct. 6, 2019

It is with profound and deep sorrow and sadness that the Miyake family announces the untimely death of beloved brother Bryan Miyake on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.

He is survived by Steven S. Miyake of Berkeley, California, and twins Lynne Miyake and Michael Miyake of Los Angeles.

He was born on Sept. 5, 1955, in Honolulu, then moved at an early age to Los Angeles. After graduating from high school, he moved back to Kauai in 1973 to surf.

Following a career at Lihue Airport as a porter, he followed his dream and launched his own tax preparation and bookkeeping company, Makena Miyake, with Roxanne Makena.

Through his hard work, dedication, integrity and honesty, he grew his business to serve the tax and bookkeeping needs of thousands of clients.

Growing up on Kauai, he touched and made a difference in the lives of a multitude of people in the community. His charisma, sense of humor, down-to-earth demeanor and warmth affected and moved everyone he met. He built a good, decent life, and surrounded himself with good, decent people.

The Kauai community, and the world, have lost a good man. He will be missed.

He disdained funerals, mourning and eulogies, and preferred to have a grand party in his memory. To honor his memory, the Miyake family invites his friends and family to a celebration of his life on Saturday, Nov. 30, beginning with the scattering of his ashes at Poipu Beach Park at noon.

Those who wish to paddle out can call Tom Yomen, 482-0453, to coordinate the event. Those who do not wish to paddle out can still participate in the scattering of ashes with Komohana Charter, graciously donated by Koa Fuller, at the Kukuiula Small Boat Harbor. The limit is seven people. Contact Fuller reserve a space at 652-8293.

The party will begin at 2 p.m. at Grove Farms, next to the Hookipa Cafe at Puakea Golf Course, 4150 Nuhou Street, Lihue. The gathering will be catered. Casual kine dress OK. Those who attended the earlier scattering ceremony in Waimea are more then welcome to these events as well.

Harriet Michie Yamahira

Harriet Michie Yamahira passed away at Regency at Puakea on July 6, 2019, at the age of 92. She was born on March 23, 1927, in Lihue. She was an executive director at the Richard St. YWCA on Oahu.

She was preceded in death by Seizuchi and Hide Yamahira, Jack (Matsuko) Yamahira and Masao Yamahira.

She is survived by nieces Jacqueline Yamahira, Flora (Ronald) Oda, grandniece Emily (David) Ruiz, grandnephew Andrew (Michelle) Oda, grandnieces and grandnephews Jonah Ruiz, Isaiah Ruiz, Maya Ruiz, Keira Oda and Mikayla Oda.

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

Arrangements were provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

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