Obituaries for Sunday, June 28, 2020

George Motomi Mikasa

George Motomi Mikasa, 89, of Lihu‘e, passed away on June 19, 2020, at his home. He was born in Lihu‘e on Oct. 1, 1930. He retired from Kaua‘i Community College’s Business Office.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six of his brothers and sisters.

He is survived by wife Kayo Mikasa, sons Keith (Donna) Mikasa and Marvin Mikasa, daughter Sharon (Gordon) Talbo, brother Naotoshi (Lucille) Mikasa, sister Barbara (Thomas) Nakao, grandson Trevor Nakasone, and granddaughters Joy Mikasa and Jamie (Wai Kong) Ho.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Aaron Gabriel Cummings

Aaron Gabriel Cummings, 63, of Lihu‘e, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2020. Known especially for his impeccable drumming styles, he was an accomplished musician and entertainer. He was also an avid waterman who was happiest whenever he could be in the ocean. In fact, his favorite attire was a T-shirt, surf shorts and slippers — he was always ready in case the surf was up. He was also a loving father, son, brother, cousin and “Papa” to his cherished grandsons.

He was preceded in death by daughter Ka‘iulani Cummings and father Abraham “Bra” Cummings.

He is survived by sons Daron (Chandi) Cummings and Kaili (Mandi) Panui, mother Dolly (Bob) Gabriel Mandap, brothers Abraham (Carol) Cummings and Willie Cummings, sisters Rinda (Kappy) Aiu, Mamo (Max) Graham and Koki Cummings, grandsons Hazyn, Xaenon, Levi, Steel, Kaleb and Kholten, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunties and cousins.

The family wishes to extend its sincerest, heartfelt mahalo nui loa to Donna Takiguchi (cousin) and Cindy Rodrigues (former wife/life-long friend) for their constant love and faithful care of Aaron, and to his doctors, nurses and caregivers.

A private celebration of life Mass will be held.

Condolences can be mailed to Daron Cummings, 3329 Elima Street, Lihue, HI 96766.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lourdes Veronica Maglinti ‘Lori’ Alisna

Lourdes Veronica Maglinti “Lori” Alisna of Hanama‘ulu passed away on March 18, 2020, at the age of 84.

Born on Aug. 6, 1935 in Kapa‘a, she was a retired dining room manager for Kaua‘i Resort from its opening until its closing, for more than 40 years. She also worked for Wilcox Elementary School as a cafeteria assistant and babysat a dozen children in her retirement years.

She was preceded in death by father Juan Dela Cruz “Johnny” Maglinti Sr., mother Esidra Mangilit Maglinti, sisters Sally Susan Maglinti, Violetta Maglinti, Mary Maglinti, Catherine Maglinti, Josephine Maglinti, Pacita (Alfredo) Castillo, Natividad Ligaya Saflor, Inocencia “Sencia” Hoyhoy and Gloria Santos, and brothers Gilberto Maglinti, Alexander Maglinti Sr., William Maglinti Sr., Johnny “Juan” (Alice Almeida) Maglinti Jr., Antonio “Sabu/Tony” (Rosario “Rose” Patigayon) Maglinti and George (Catherine Munar) Maglinti, son Wayne Alisna, and great-grandchild Jordaen Alisna.

She is survived by husband Domingo “Domi” Alisna Sr., sons Perry (Kathy) Alisna, Dominic “Mickey” (Margie) Alisna, Domingo “Anthony” Alisna Jr., James (Lianne) Alisna Sr. and Peter (Lorna) Alisna Sr., daughter Donna (Primo) Ragsac Jr., brother Vicente Maglinti Sr., sister Incarnation “Inky” Ortiz, grandchildren Gabriel Alisna, Stacy Mendoza, Garrett Alisna, Chad Ragsac, David Alisna, Bryson Alisna-Ragsac, Brandon Tatemichi, Ronessa “Nessa” Alisna, Kelsey Alisna, Peter “Petey Boy” Alisna Jr., Christopher John “CJ” Alisna, Tiffany “Titi” Alisna, James “Jimmy Boy” Alisna Jr., Gregory “Yongie” Alisna, Taryn Alisna, Kevin “Kaika” Yadao-Alisna, Brian Yadao-Alisna and Naomi “Omi” Yadao-Alisna, and great-grandchildren Taylor Bryanna Ragsac, Lo‘ea Garza-Alisna, Kanei Alisna-Kolo, Kiana Alisna, Jasmyne Mendoza, Taylor Alisna, Jesley Mundon, Jacy-Mae Mendoza, Jahnei Mundon, Kameryn Alisna, Jeneley Mendoza, Chyston Alisna, Jax Ragsac, Ryder Ragsac, Jaela Cano Ragsac, Jazper Ragsac-Mendoza, Arianna Alisna, Jaevn Alisna, Waika Dias-Alisna, Ayanna Ragsac, Kaikea Agayan-Yadao-Alisna, Haelynn Agayan-Yadao-Alisna, Bryden Medina-Yadao-Alisna, Koamalu Tatemichi, Elijah Singer and Waika Agayan-Yadao-Alisna.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, July 7, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a, with viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. Mass will begin at 10 a.m. for immediate family only due to COVID-19 restrictions and church capacity. Family and friends may witness the burial at St. Catherine Church Cemetery at 11 a.m.

The Alisna family would like to especially thank the team of doctors, nurses and aides at Wilcox Medical Center and Kaua‘i Hospice, especially Jolene Cabiline for her warm compassion and tender care for our wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunty and friend.

Jose ‘Joe’ Ontoy

Jose “Joe” Ontoy of Kapa‘a passed away on April 23, 2020, at Wilcox Medical Center at the age of 85. Born on May 11, 1934, he was a well-known tako diver, Navy veteran, and a retired Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital laundry truck driver.

He was preceded in death by parents Pedro and Victoria Ontoy, brothers Victor and Alfred Amis, sisters Reymunda “Mona” Apana and Elizabeth Alesna, and daughter Kathleen Ontoy Barco.

He is survived by sister Rosita “Rose” (Ernest) Paden, daughter Darlene (Davay) Tapusoa, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit the family on Saturday, July 18, at St. Catherine Church. Due to COVID-19, masks will be required. St. Catherine Church is also requiring names and addresses of all attendees. Please email daughter Darlene at to submit information or please stop by Joe’s home to give his daughter information. Visitation and eulogy will begin at 8 a.m. Service is at 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery. A lunch gathering will be behind Joe Ontoy’s home in Kapa‘a, after burial. Parking will be available across the street at All Saint’s Church.

Robert ‘Barry’ Elkins

Robert “Barry” Elkins, 78, of Kapa‘a, passed away at home on June 17, 2020. He was born in Graham, Texas on Sept. 19, 1941, and was the owner of a printing company.

He was preceded in death by father Howard Elkins, mother Prudence Smith and brother Bruce Elkins.

He is survived by wife Winona Pa Elkins, daughters Patience Elkins and Prudence Webb, son Howard “Price” Elkins, sister Linda Elkins, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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