Obituaries for Sunday, February 7, 2021

Reynalda Evangelista Ramos

Reynalda Evangelista Ramos, of Lihue, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 17, 2021, at the age of 71. She was born in Orani, Bataan, Philippines on April 23, 1949. She worked at Wilcox Memorial Hospital as a nurse’s assistant and Wal-Mart as a front associate.

Reynalda was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Ramos, daughters Michelle and Leilani Ramos, parents Crispin Evangelista and Anicia Cruz, brothers Bayani, Marcial, Dante and Salome Evangelista.

Reynalda is survived by her son Samuel “Jun” (Kanani) Ramos Jr., six grandchildren, Alyssa Lardizabal, Xandra Ramos-Masumoto, Alexis Ramos, and Pua’ala, Lei‘ala and Kapono Akui-Ramos, sister Antia De Leon, brother Guillermo Evangelista, in-laws Reynaldo (Marjorie) Ramos, German (Mila) Ramos, Crescencio “Cres” (Becky) Ramos, Jerry (Emily) Ramos, Gladdy (Angel) Palaroan, aunt Adorada Cruz, cousins Gerry Cruz, Leandro (Bing) Cruz, Edwin (Lorna) Cruz, Gina (Noel) Erfe, Dr. Tanta (Ellen) Cruz, Edith (Keith) Barnett, numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Church. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 10 a.m. There will be a burial of her ashes to follow at Lihu‘e Cemetery.

Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd. assisted the Ramos family with arrangements.

William ‘Eli’ Brede Jr.

William “Eli” Brede Jr., an US Marine veteran of the Korean War, passed away at Garden Island Health Care Center on Jan. 16, 2021, at the age of 86. Born on Aug. 14, 1934, in Honolulu, he was a manager for Big Three Industry.

Eli was preceded in death by parents Julia and William Brede Sr., first wife Juliette Brede, sister Julia “Ulu” Kauwe, brother Paul Brede Sr., sons William Brede III, Gilmath Brede, and daughter Debbie Balai.

Eli is survived by wife Helen Kon Brede, brother Lono (Laverne) Brede, daughter Julieann “Tweety” (Gilbert) Balai, son Shane (Sue) Brede, sisters Mary (Ben) Aranio, Hazel Aki, 4 step daughters Helen (Bobby) “Sweetie” Azevedo, Maryalice “Momi” Furtado, Lavern Sa, and Leona (Robert) Sa-McDermott, 20 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of life will be held on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Kapaa, with visitation at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m.

There will be a burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Howard Kalani Frasco

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Howard Kalani Frasco. At 50, he passed peacefully at Straub Hospital, in Honolulu, on Dec. 10, 2020. He was surrounded by his wife Kim, son Bradley, and his four beautiful daughters Brooke, Hallie, Khloe and Mehana, along with his mom Barbara Frasco, brothers Herbie and Brandon, and in-laws Buddie and Gail Ayudan. He was also surrounded in spirit, thoughts and prayers by many of his ‘ohana and friends.

Howard was born in Waimea, on Nov. 3, 1970, to the late Herbert (Chico) and Barbara Frasco and was the second of four children. He was a proud graduate of Kekaha School, Waimea Canyon, and Waimea High School’s Class of 1988. He ventured to Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Phoenix, Arizona, where he earned his HVAC certification. He worked in the engineering department for Westin Kauai, as well as R-Electric before moving to Hilo to follow his true love; there he worked at Suisan Company, Ltd. After returning to Kaua‘i, he worked in the engineering department at Kaua‘i Marriott Resort and Lawai Beach Resort. He also worked for Honeywell and Sears Appliance. He was employed and later became franchise owner of Mr. Appliance Kaua‘i for 10 years and most recently the owner of Makana Appliance Repair.

Howard was a man who loved his family most of all and would do anything for them. Family and friends described him as kind-hearted, fun-loving, and full of Aloha. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, being a forever Raiders fan, and a proud hula husband and dad. He was often seen on the field coaching youth baseball for Kekaha, Hanapepe, and Hilo, as well as for Kekaha Pop Warner Football Association and girls youth softball.

Howard is survived by wife Kimberly (Ayudan) Frasco, son Bradley (Kaiemi Moniz), daughters Brooke, Hallie, Khloe and Mehana, mother Barbara (Lazaro) Frasco, siblings Herbie, Barbie Jo, Brandon (Angela), in-laws Buddie and Gail Ayudan, Buddy and Mel Ayudan, Chelsie and John Ruiz, numerous uncles, aunties, cousins, nephews and nieces.

Howard was preceded in death by his dad Chico, grandparents Sebiro Frasco, Louise (Kaulukou), Phillip Aguilar, grandparents Damiano and Akala (Ho‘opi‘i) Lazaro.

A Celebration of Life public drive-by visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center beginning at 4 p.m. Drive-In and live-stream virtual service to follow from 6 to 7 p.m. Please start on Kekaha Road, turn left on Amakihi Rd. Continue to Kekaha Neighborhood Center gate entrance. Please remain in your vehicles. All pandemic rules will be in full effect – social distancing and masks are required.

Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Dolores Villaros Omakanim

Dolores Villaros Omakanim, 101, of Makaweli, passed away on Jan. 17, 2021. She was born on Kaua‘i on May 16, 1919, and was a dedicated homemaker.

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Domingo Omakanim, son Daniel Omakanim, daughter Nancy Espinosa and son-in-law, Juan Espinosa.

Dolores is survived by daughter-in-law Elaine Omakanim, sister Josephine (Penang) Mande of Lihue, 10 grandchildren Lynn (Tim) Mira of Lawai, Damien Omakanim of Waimea, Daniel D. (Lelian) Espinosa of Guam, Michlene E. (Ricky) Tucker of Kansas, Michelle C. (Joseph-deceased) Goodman of Illinois, Vincent J. Espinosa of Guam, Deena E. (Francisco-deceased) Guerrero of Texas, Jerri E. (Bob) Quinata of Texas, Joni A. (Dean) Dutcher of New Mexico, Zachery X. (Evita) Espinosa of Guam; 25 great-grandchildren; 31 great great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private burial services were held at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Family graciously declines Koden.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Noboru Kinoshita

Noboru Kinoshita, 98, of Nawiliwili, passed away on Jan. 30, 2021, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was a retired Iron Worker.

Noboru was preceded in death by his parents Koizo and Yasu Kinoshita, sister Masae Morita, brothers Yukio and Satoshi Kinoshita.

Noboru is survived by his sisters Edith Ige of Guam, Mabel Nakashima of Honolulu, numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services to be held at a later date. No koden requested.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements

Debra Kim Burrell

Debra (Debbie) Kim Burrell passed from this life to the next in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 25, 2020, at the age of 60. She was born on May 4, 1960, in Pomona, California. Growing up on Kaua‘i Debbie loved horses and was involved with the 4-H program. Debbie raised four children and worked as a shift manger at Foodland Kapa‘a for many years before moving to O‘ahu just seven days before Hurricane ‘Iniki where she continued to work for Foodland in Mililani and Waianae.

Debra also worked as the manager of the Waianea mall and assisted in the operations of the Manoa Valley Inn which her mother owned. Debbie moved from O‘ahu to Virginia in 2011 to live new her two daughters and grandchildren.

Debra was preceded in death by her grandparents John and Ida Barretto, Kenneth and Blanche Burrell and sister Kimberly Davenport.

Debra is survived by her parents Theresa Wery and Dean Burrell, brothers Rick (Lynne) Burrell, Jerry (Sharon) Burrell, children Kalani (Carolynn) Duarte, Gregory (Tiffany) Aranio, Maile (Jonathan) Thomas, Elizabeth (Juan) Pereira, nephews Garrett (Mary Carolyn) Burrell, Jason Burrell, grandchildren Chevelle, Tylor, Alexus, Abbygail, Brennan , Nicolus, Ikaika, Genesis, Trinity Paetyn, Kimberly Rose and Aaliyah.

Merle Hay Funeral Home in Des Moines, Iowa, assisted the family with arrangements.

Betsy Kimiko Tsuda Akama

Betsy Kimiko Tsuda Akama, 94, of Lihue, passed away at home on Feb. 2, 2021. She was born in Kipu Valley, Kauai on May 18, 1926, and retired from Department of Health as a Lab Technician.

Betsy was preceded in death by her husband Paul Akama and son Lance Akama.

Betsy is survived by her 5 children David Akama, Edythe (Rodney) Maeda, Alan Akama, Michael (Gina) Akama, Kenneth Akama, daughter-in-law Ann Akama, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held. Family graciously declines Koden.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Inocencio Calvan Sagucio

Inocencio Calvan Sagucio, 83, of ‘Ele’ele, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 28, 2021. He was an animal lover, a tireless organizer within the small Ilocano community of Kaumakani, a father figure to many, and a brave spider-squisher and cockroach-combatant (much to his children’s relief!). He was born on Jan. 24, 1938, in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, and graduated from Laoag Trade College as a carpenter. He immigrated to Hawai‘i in 1966, thus paving the way to a better life for his wife, his children, and innumerable others. He retired as a Senior Mill Tender at ‘Olokele Sugar Company.

Inocencio is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years Estrella (“Terry”) Sagucio, grateful children Marilyn (Shane) Davis of Roseville, California, and Richard (Arlene) Sagucio of ‘Ele‘ele, and one doted-upon grandchild, Ryder Sagucio of ‘Ele‘ele; brothers Nemesio (Aurea) Sagucio and Alfonso (Leticia) Sagucio; he is also survived by numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death and is now reunited with his parents, Pedro and Catalina Sagucio, his father-in-law Eugenio Papa, and his aunts and uncles.

A private service will be held at a later date.

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