Obituaries for Friday, July 31, 2020

Elpidio ‘Pat’ Aquino

Elpidio “Pat” Aquino passed away peacefully on July 8, 2020, at Wilcox Medical Center at the age of 94. He was a press operator for Garden Island Publishing and later Printing Services Corporation, from where he retired.

He was born in Koloa on Jan. 28, 1926.

He was preceded in death by parents M. Quirino Aquino and Clara Unday Aquino, sons Timothy Aquino and Dominic Aquino, grandson Shaun Angel Aquino, brothers Benjamin, Wenceslao “Winky” and Rudy, and sisters Fely Begonia, Trinidad Pagador and Katherine Lavilla.

He is survived by wife of 64 years Elizabeth Remata Aquino, son Myles (Darnell) Aquino, daughters Celeste (Edgar) Rivera and Wanda (Michael) Lazaro, daughter-in-law Lorlina Aquino, 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, brothers Demetrio “Don” Aquino and Dennis (Anita) Aquino, sisters Mercy (David) Remata, Nadia (Pablo) Sarmiento and Dinah (Wally) Tavares, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service including family visitation and a Catholic service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Garden Island Mortuary. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, masks are mandatory and social distancing is required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Richard Masao ‘Soupbone’ Kashiwabara Sr.

Richard Masao “Soupbone” Kashiwabara Sr., 84, of Lihu‘e, passed away at home on July 26, 2020. He was born in Wahiawa Camp on March 24, 1936. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Army National Guard and Air National Guard, and retired from the County of Kaua‘i as an electrician.

He was preceded in death by wife Jane Kashiwabara.

He is survived by children Amy (Wayne) Arakaki, Grace (Danny) McCluskey, Dean (Yang) Kashiwabara, Willy (Lani) Kashiwabara, Ken Kashiwabara, Richard Kashiwabara Jr., Susan (Rolland Jr.) Peahu, Sharon Kashiwabara and Carol Orr, 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, brother Larry Kashiwabara of Lihu‘e, sister Janet Fukushima of Honolulu, sisters-in-law Alice Victorino and Minnie Maeno, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Viewing and visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e. Masks are required. Services and burial at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens will be private.

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


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