Obituaries for Sunday, September 27, 2020

Vicki Darlene (Swanson)-Wise

Vicki Darlene (Swanson)-Wise, 85, died Sept. 12, 2020 in Lomita, California. She was born in Tucson, Arizona. She married Robert Swanson, and together they raised their 11 children in Torrance, California.

When Robert passed away, Vicki married Jay Wise and moved to Kapa‘a, where they enjoyed island living for over 25 years.

She was preceded in death by son Greg Swanson.

She is survived by children Michael Swanson, Kenneth (Valerie) Swanson, Sherry (Ernie) Swanson-Asa, Diana (Swanson) Eagan, Jerry Swanson, Marvin Swanson, Timothy Swanson, Zackary Swanson, Christina (Swanson) Sorenson and Brandon Swanson, 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She will always be remembered for her faith in God, her devotion to family, her love of pets, music and dance, and her flare for hospitality. She will forever live on in our hearts.

Leonarda Valiente Cadiz

Leonarda Valiente Cadiz of Kapa‘a passed away on Sept. 12, 2020, at Wilcox Medical Center, at the age of 85. She was born in Isabela, Philippines, on Nov. 26, 1934.

She was a retired housekeeper at Coco Palms Resort.

She was preceded in death by parents Amadeo and Alejandra Valiente, husband Josue Cadiz, sister-in-law Emilia Galiza and daughter-in-law Marilyn Cadiz.

She is survived by daughters Leonila (Ernie) Basconcillo and Florencia (Irwin) Nakamura, sons Leo (Florence) Cadiz and Alex (Laura) Cadiz, sister-in-law Andrea Garcia, grandchildren Janice, Ernette, Lea, Lenny, Liane, Lindsey, Jasmine and Jamie, and great grandchildren Jaydalyn, Evan, Emily and Brielle.

Friends may visit the family at Aloha Church, Lihu‘e, on Saturday, Oct. 10, with visitation at 8:30 a.m. and service at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens, Kapaia.

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

Fumie Nitta

Fumie Nitta passed away on Sept. 23, 2020, in Waimea, at the age of 104.

She was born on April 18, 1916 in Waimea. She was a clerk.

She was preceded in death by husband Minoru Nitta and son Edwin Nitta.

She is by sons Stephen (Harriet) Nitta of Kilauea and Owen (Evalani) Nitta of Snohomish, Washington, daughter Diane (Patrick) Smith of Corvallis, Oregon, brother Sadao Inazu of Kekaha, sister Tomoe Shimatsu of Kekaha, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arraignments.

Flora Leonora Cataluna

Flora Leonora Cataluna, of Koloa, passed away at home on Sept. 17, 2020, at the age of 92.

She was born on Kaua‘i on Dec. 4, 1927.

She was preceded in death by husband Gabriel Cataluna.

She is survived by daughters Aileen Takenaka and Kathleen Murguia, sons Gabriel Cataluna Jr. and Anthony Cataluna, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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

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

Imelda Udaundo Tacata

Imelda Udaundo Tacata, 64, of Lihu‘e, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Sept. 11, 2020.

She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippibes, on Dec. 21, 1955, and retired from Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club as a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by husband Manuel Costa Sr., parents Prudencio and Presentacion Tacata, and sister Elsa Lucas.

She is survived by sons Tommy (Elyse) Navalta and Tryston Dela Cruz, grandsons Canaan and Noah Navalta, sisters Phoebe (Victor) Devera and Mary Jane Olea, brothers James (Hilda) Tacata and Prudencio (Jackie) Tacata Jr., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 9, with viewing from 2 to 5 p.m. with services at 3 p.m., with cremation to follow.

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

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