Obituaries for Saturday, February 22, 2020

Glenn Gushiken

Glenn Gushiken, 66 of Wailuku, Maui, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. He was born in Waimea on Feb. 10, 1953, to the late Hajime Gushiken and Gaelic Kalua Akina.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Dale Roy Gushiken and brother Mason Gushiken.

He is survived by wife Debra Ann Gushiken, sons Glenn “Ika” Gushiken and Steven Gushiken, daughters Iris Gushiken, Malie Sumida and Kimi Hamada, siblings Grace Cooper and Elton Gushiken, 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Services are Saturday, Feb. 29, at Norman’s Mortuary on Maui, from 9 a.m., with prayer service to begin at 10 a.m.

Condolences may be offered at ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

‘King of the Na Pali Coast’ Patrick T. Ku Malama

Patrick T. Ku “Paddy Boy” Malama passed away on Feb. 12, 2020, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waimea.

He was born on March 30, 1944, in Waimea, and was a longtime TV cable installer for Derby Cablevision and Kaua‘i Cable.

He was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Lucille Ku Malama, sisters Elaine Parker, Blubelle Kaowili, Barbara Westerdale, Kapio Ilae and Alma Nerez, brothers Joseph Malama Jr., Llwellyn Malama Sr. and Vernon Malama, and grandson Cyrus Malama Carveiro.

He is survived by wife Pinky Ruth Momilani Leoiki Malama, sons Patrick “Kanani” (Tammy Takamura) Malama of Waimea and Jaime Malama of Kekaha, daughters Roberta “Pua” (Chucky) Remata of Kekaha, Raenette (Alton) Lopez of Kekaha, Jackie (Preston) Lee of Kekaha, Lolly (Mel) Malama of Kekaha, and Desiree “Des” (Daniel) Kittredge of Waimea, grandchildren Pomai (Mackey), Kai (Nicole), Jaecie (Javin), Anu, Brandee (Sheldon), Byrlynn (Shane), Nakoa, Taryn (John), Tisha (Justin), Tylan, Tyran (Jocelynn), Kaelin (Ivy), Leann (Chase), Jessica (Tyler), Geon, Reese and Anais, great-grandchildren Mikaylah-Jade, Keiran Sage, Baelee-Rose, Meliyah-Grace, Teivan, Nevaeh, Kingsley, Camron, Michael, Kainalu, Kamaehu, Kaliko, Ezra, Qhaysen, Qhaiyah and Kaio, hanai sons Burt Shimabukuro, Kahalau Leoiki, John (Jodie) Kona, hanai grandchildren Tiare Ruiz, Kawahine and Kahia‘ai Palama, brothers Billy (Leona) Malama of Oregon and Edmund Malama of ‘Ele‘ele, sister Abigail Estacio of Hanamaulu, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, April 11, with viewing from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kekaha Harbor House, with services to follow.

Eugene Cambe Ballesteros

Eugene Cambe Ballesteros of Koloa passed away on Feb. 2, 2020, at the age of 96.

He was born on Nov. 7, 1923, in Umingan, Pangasinan, Philippines, and was a field irrigator at Kekaha Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by parents Semeon and Semeona Ballesteros, former wife Eufemia Badua Ballesteros, son Onofre Ballesteros and daughter Josefa Zabala.

He is survived by wife Meledrina “Meling” Mateo Ballesteros, son Gerardo (Fe) Ballesteros, daughters Josefina Fortunato, Lydia Segundo, Lourdes Kono and Gloria (Domingo) Panday Jr., 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services are Thursday, Feb. 27, at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church in Waimea, with visitation at 8:30 a.m. and service and Mass at 10 a.m.

Burial will be at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jason Kunane ‘Gooba’ Aquino

Jason Kunane “Gooba” Aquino of Kekaha passed away on Feb. 6, 2020, at the age of 46.

Born on June 6, 1973 in Waimea, he was a crew leader with Syngenta.

He was preceded in death by father Alejandro “Sonny” Aquino and son Moses Aquino.

He is survived by his mother Karin Aquino of Kekaha, wife Jerowina Aquino, daughters Ashley Agor of Washington, Jaslin Aquino, Shania Aquino, Naomi Vidinha and Pfeiffer Aquino of Kekaha and Martina Aquino of Montana, sons Wyatt Aquino and Waylon Aquino of Kekaha, brother James (Sandra) Aquino of San Diego, and sister Stacy (Joey) Aquino Bagain of Kekaha.

A celebration of life is Saturday, March 14, at Kings Chapel in ‘Ele‘ele from 9 a.m. to noon.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

1 Comments
  1. Charlie Chimknee February 22, 2020 8:23 am Reply

    Condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones.

    Notably was a citizen born and raised on Kauai who was by job description was exposed to Agricultural chemicals out in the West Kauai seed plantations.

    Living only to mid fifth decade in life is a preventable occurrence when there are alternatives. God Bless this Kauaian and his family.


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