Obituaries for Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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 also requires names and addresses of all attendees. Please email daughter Darlene at to submit information, or stop by the Ontoy home to give his daughter information. Visitation and eulogy will begin at 8 a.m. Mass is at 8:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, no lunch will be available at the gathering.

The family asks that all those attenting pick up a plate lunch provided by his family in Hanapepe immediately after interment.

Phoebe Bell ‘Pat’ Liddle

Phoebe Bell Liddle, aka “Pat,” beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, born in Chicago on Oct. 16, 1917, passed away peacefully at home, in Kapahi on June 23, 2020 at the age of 102 years and eight months, with her son and daughter by her side.

She was “Bebe” to her grandchildren, and was a very special lady and homemaker who lived a life full of love, family and fun. She was devoted to her family and moved to Kaua‘i to be closer to them in 2003. A beautiful lady, she loved to entertain and was a happy addition to any gathering — always ready for a good time. After being widowed, she started tap dancing and entertaining in the Conejo Valley area of California, where she lived. It was her great joy. She also was a fan of Big Band music — especially Frank Sinatra.

She was preceded in death by husband of 37 years, Floyd K. Liddle, parents Richard H. Luetke Sr. and Anna Victoria (Lindquist) Luetke, brother Richard H. Luetke Jr., and great-grandson Trusten.

She is survived by son Clark Gregory and wife Susan, daughter Barbara Gail, grandson Damon “Dove,” and great-grandsons Ryemin and Reason, as well as many Canadian relatives for whom “Aunt Pat” was a very special part of their lives, and a large, loving, admiring contingent of friends who consider her family. She will be missed.

No formal services are planned.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Richard Henry Sloggett Jr.

Richard Henry Sloggett Jr. (best known as “Uncle Dick” or “Captain Dick” to many), died peacefully at home in Hanalei, on July 9, 2020, at the age of 90. He was born on March 1, 1930, at the then Lihu‘e Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents Richard Henry Sloggett and Susan Reynolds Sloggett, as well as sisters Nancy Sloggett Goodale and Sally Sloggett.

He is survived by wife Loree Sandoz-Sloggett, children Richard Henry Sloggett III, Sheri (Paul)Sloggett-Shanks (Paul) Bruesehoff and Charles Digby Sloggett, grandchildren Summer Shanks, Blake Shanks, Nicholas Sloggett, Whitney Sloggett, Christopher Sloggett and Chad Sloggett, and numerous loving nephews, nieces and cousins.

Remembrances in his name may be made to Kaua‘i Hospice or Grove Farm Homestead Museum.

Services and a celebration of his long and well-lived life are pending.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Michael Anthony Bukoski

Michael Anthony Bukoski, loving husband, father, papa, son and brother, passed away on July 4, 2020, at Wilcox Medical Center.

He wasa born in Lihu‘e on June 22, 1949, and retired after 39 years of service at Hawaiian Airlines.

He was preceded in death by father Manuel Bukoski.

He is survived by wife Erlinda “Erla” Bukoski, daughters Claressa (Frederick) Casticimo and Kristen Bukoski, grandsons Erick, Kolby and Avery Casticimo, Micah Bukoski and Landen Kaneholani, mother Margaret Bukoski, and sister Loretta (Jim) Bonilla.

Mass celebrating the life of Michael Bukoski will be held on Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at St. Raphael Church in Koloa. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, masks are mandatory and social distancing is required.

The family requests that flowers be omitted.

A private burial will be held at a later date.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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