Obituaries for Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Takeshi ‘Take’ Yamamoto

Takeshi “Take” Yamamoto, 91, of Kapaa, passed away peacefully and entered the Pure Land on Dec. 16, 2019. He was born in Wahiawa, Oahu, on May 20, 1928.

He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He lived a full life as a farmer, fisherman and business man.

He is preceded in death by his parents Yoshimatsu and Tsuru Yamamoto; brothers, Toshio, Larry, and Mitsuo Yamamoto.

Takeshi is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Betty Yamamoto; children, Brian (Wendy) Yamamoto, Diane (Mark) Kobayashi, Gary (Else) Yamamoto, Harry (Patricia) Yamamoto; grandchildren, Shari, Andrew, Alison, Brandi, Nicholas and Anela Yamamoto; brother Ramon (Akiko) Yamamoto; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Takeshi’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Kapaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. with service to begin at 10 a.m. Family request casual attire and no flowers.

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

Jose Saludares Beltran Sr.

Jose Saludares Beltran Sr., passed away on Dec. 7, 2019, at the age of 82. He was born on March 19, 1937, in Puruganan Dingars, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a retired maintenance worker with Coco Palms and a veteran during WWII.

Preceded in death by parents Maximino Beltran and Mercedes Saludares; brothers, Arturo Saludares, Lito Beltran; sisters, Felicitas Seismundo, Elvira Beltran, Lucina Andam, Claudia B Manuel.

Survived by wife Eglorina “Nita” Pascua Beltran of Kapaa; son Jose P. Beltran Jr. of Wasilla, Alaska; daughters, Joyce B. (Jesse) Fadden of Anchorage, Alaska, Janice P. (Bavy Kieng) Beltran of Anchorage, Alaska, Nanette B. (Randall Lee) Smith of Anchorage, Alaska, Kaylie Ann P Beltran of Kauai; 14 grandchildren, Austin Furumoto, Kaylin Furumoto, Danin Hanson, Aaliyah Beltran, Alexondrei Beltran, Michael Beltran, Maegan B. Priestley, Leila Fadden, Amanda Kieng, Kaitlyn Kieng, Breanne Smith, Deanza Smith, Kloie Sarme-Smith, and Jaylee Kamanuwai; sister Juliana B Villa of Maui; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services to be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at the St. Catherine Catholic Church in Kapaa with visitation: From 8 to 10 a.m. Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery at Hanapepe. Family request casual attire and flowers are welcome.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

Rosenda Pasion Madrid

Rosenda Pasion Madrid, 100, of Hanamaulu, passed away at Hale Kapuna Heritage Home, on Dec. 29, 2019. She was born in Baccara, Ilocos Norte, Philippines on May 1, 1919, and was a dedicated homemaker.

Preceded in death by her husband Venancio Madrid; daughter Eugenia Bergonia; son Mark Madrid.

Rosenda is survived by six children, Petra (Ben) Barbosa, Angel (Gloria) Madrid, Abelina (Cuyler) Shaw, Norbertha Madrid, Juanita Abara, Jose (Juliet) Madrid; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 10 great great-grandchildren; brother Benjamin Pasion; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall with viewing from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Asako Hori

Asako Hori passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 22, 2019, at the age of 89, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 24, 1930, in Waimea, and was a retired cafeteria assistant at Kalaheo Elementary School.

She is preceded in death by her parents Kinjiro and Tomeyo Takita; sister Nancy Harrold; brothers, Meldin, Wataru and Satoshi Takita.

She is survived by her loving husband Masato Hori; sons, Wayne (Janice) Hori of Koloa, Clyde (Norma) Hori of Kalaheo; daughters, Cynthia (Ronald) Terry of Kalaheo, Karen (Kenneth) Torigoe of Lihue; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

In respect to our mother’s wishes, the celebration of life services will be private and no koden please.

Arrangements provided by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Jacqueline ‘Jai’ Roberts

Jacqueline “Jai” Roberts, 71, of Kapahi, peacefully passed away on Dec. 9, 2019, in her beloved Kapahi home. Born on June 15, 1948, in Ottowa Canada, Jacqueline was the daughter of John Arthur Roberts and Muriel Elizabeth Pettigrew.

Jaqueline is preceded in death by her parents John and Muriel Roberts; sister Deborah “Debbie” Elizabeth Roberts.

Jai is survived by her daughter Julianne “Julie” Moye Mai; son-in-law Savino Torea Mai; 4 grandchildren, Hanavai Pua’ora, Maluhia Meherio, Temerahi “Tajee” Torea, Tehani Vahine Moonbow Mai of Kilauea. Jai is also survived by her sister Virginia “Ginny” Lenore Blair of Martintown, Ontario and her brother Donald “Don” Kensington Roberts of Vancouver Canada.

A Celebration of Jai’s life will be held at The Kauai Ranch (6782 Hauaala Rd Kealia, HI 96751) on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at 11 a.m. Visitation with service, shares, music and potluck lunch to follow. Casual, colorful attire requested by family.

Helen Mae Lacono

Helen Mae Lacono went to rest on Dec. 16, 2019, surrounded by the love of her ʻohana in Camarillo, California. Helen worked at her restaurant, the Hanapepe Cafe, and was known as “The Soup Lady” of Kukuiʻula Culinary Farmers Market.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents Beulah and Edward Molle; sister Debbie Swaim; beloved husband Andy Lacono.

She is survived by daughters, Maria (Ken) Ito and Andrea (Galen) Kaohi; grandchildren, Kuʻuleinani Breen, Anuhea Breen, Kenji Ito, Wailenalena Kaohi, Galen E. Kaohi; great granddaughter Punohu Vigilia; many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorial service for Helen will be held at the Kekaha Kingdom Hall of Jehovahʻs Witnesses (8833 Kaumualiʻi Hwy) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2019. There will be a Celebration of Life to Follow at Hanapepe Cafe (3830 Hanapepe Rd.) at 4 p.m. Lei or sweets are welcome.

Oscar F. Agpalza

Oscar Agpalza passed away on Dec. 3 2020, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 68. He was born on June 4, 1951, in the Philippines. He was a utility worker for the Lihue Airport Restaurant.

He is survived by wife Natividad “Nati” Agpalza of Lihue; 4 daughters, Geraldine (Dennis) Campos of Eleele, Eunice (Joel) Tambio of the Philippines, Yedah (lAlbert) Villanueva of the Philippines, Gedidah (Reynald) Sagsagat of the Phillppines; 4 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Florendo (Cresencia) Agpalza of the Philippines, Rogelio (Matilde) Agpalza of Honolulu, Joel (Lorna) Agpalza of Honolulu; 3 sisters, Nancy Asuncion of the Philippines, Delelah Holmedad of Norway, Estrella (Swerre) Sandberg of Norway; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services are on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2020, at the Lihue Kingdom Hall Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. With Celebration of life to follow at 3 p.m. Family request casual attire and flowers are welcome.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Olsen Louis Ebinger

Olsen Louis Ebinger of Balston Spa, New York, passed away at Saratoga Springs Hospital, New York, at the age of 68. Born in Lihue on June 15, 1951, raised in Anahola.

He was preceded in death by his father George Ebinger; mother Marie Garcia Ebinger; brothers, Gilbert Ebinger and Hitcliff “Bully” Ebinger.

He is survived by wife Lori Shultz; daughters, Melissa Ebinger-Timm (Matt Timm) of Hanamaulu, Sonya Ebinger-Phelps (Stephen Phelps) of Murrieta, California, son Barry Ebinger of Murrieta, California; sister Flo Munkacsi of Wailua Homesteads; brothers, Hughes Ebinger of Anahola, Keith Ebinger of Lihue; 3 granddaughters; 3 grandsons; 1 great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews.

Vale Cemetery Crematorium, Schenenctady, New York, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Antonio Almasan Cabanes

Antonio Almasan Cabanes, age 88, passed away on Jan. 7, 2020, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on Jan. 17, 1931, in Pilar, Abra, Philippines. He was a seed cutter/watchman at Olokele Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents Simpilicio and Anastasia Cabanes; adoptive parents Mariano and Susana Camangyan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Barbara Cabanes; sons, Simplicio Tito (Nami) Cabanes of Hanapepe, Billy Cabanes of Eleele; daughter Anabel (Moises) Lopez San Juan of Eleele; 3 grandchildren, Aisha and Akito Cabanes and Alex Lopez; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the Lihue Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 3100 Akahi St. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. with the memorial services at 3 p.m. Refreshments to follow.

Arrangements by Garden Island Mortuary.

Mitsuko Hookano

Mitsuko Hookano passed away on Dec. 22, 2019, in Waimea at the age of 90. She was born on March 15, 1929, in Waimea. She was a licensed practical nurse.

She was preceded in death by her husband Isaac Kaleialoha Liko Mokihana Hookano; parents Kataro and Kiku Sano Kimura; brothers, Torao Katada, Hisashi Kimura, Shinge Kimura, Haruo Kimura, Tamotsu Kimura, Maseru Kimura; sisters, Agnes Yaeko Kimura, Esther Yachiyo Woods.

She is survived by her sons, Aaron (Stella) Hookano of Honolulu, Isaac Liko (Debra) Hookano of Kekaha; hanai son Keith Kimura of Honolulu; daughters, Leah (Patrick) Pereira of Kekaha, Prellna (David) McGee of California; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters, Tomiko (Daniel) Akuna of California, Yoshiko (Donald) Young of Honolulu; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Lawai at Garden Island Mortuary with visitation from noon to 1 p.m. and services at 1 p.m. Family suggests aloha attire. Leis and loose flowers accepted. Lunch to follow.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

Shawn Kimo Parraga Sr.

Shawn Kimo Parraga Sr. passed away on Jan. 1, 2020, on Kauai at the age of 39. He was born on May 4, 1980, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his sons, Shawn Kimo Parraga Jr. of Kauai, Kaleb Akoni Parraga of Kauai; daughters, Cheyenne J.K Nativadad Parraga of Kauai/Nevada, Kiersten-Zalia Rodrigues Parraga of Kauai; parents Carnation Harris and Antone Parraga Jr. of Kekaha; brothers, Anthony “Bully” Parraga of Kauai, Shane (Anna) Buesil of Kauai, Anthony “Ants” Harris of Kauai; sisters, Antonette Parraga of Kauai, Tina (Larry) Yadao of Kauai, Trinette (Wesley) Kaui of Kauai, Elise (Corey) Silva of Kauai, Raynette (Stuart) Saito of Oahu; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, with visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 p.m. at the Kekaha Gardens Hawaiian Homes Community House. Family suggests aloha attire and flowers welcome.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

Flora Gomes Duarte

Flora Gomes Duarte passed away on Nov. 5, 2019, at Wilcox Hospital. Born on March 29, 1930, on Kauai, she was a senior secretary for 45 years at Olokele Sugar Company.

She is preceded in death by her husband David Frank Duarte; parents Manuel and Albina Gomes; sisters, Helen Jordan, Clara Jardin, Dorothy Rita, Margie Vidinha, Laura Duarte, Miriam Rita; brother Manuel Gomes Jr.

She is survived by her son Douglas (Roberta) Duarte of Washington; daughters, Sylvia Duarte of California, Deedee (Vance) Tanaka of Eleele; sister Alice Palmeira of Wailua; grandchildren, Robyn (Spencer) Jenkins Weber of Washington, Kiana (Kaleb Kaiwi) Tanaka of Eleele; great-grandchild Kelly Weber of Washington.

Services will be held on Jan. 18, 2020, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo with visitation from 8 to 9 a.m. and a celebration of life at 9 a.m. An inurnment will be held at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

Taichi Hashizume

Taichi Hashizume passed away on Dec. 2, 2019, in Lihue, at the age of 90. She was born on June 4, 1929, in Lihue. She was a retired Air Traffic Controller with Lihue Airport.

Private Services were held.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.


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