Obituaries for Sunday, February 21, 2021

Consuelo ‘Connie’ Marie Badua Pumaras Nadarisay

Consuelo “Connie” Marie Badua Pumaras Nadarisay, 72, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Feb. 3, 2021.

Mom was born on March 20, 1948, in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, and retired from the state of Hawai‘i Judiciary.

She is survived by her children Chrysanthemum Erorita and Edison Erorita.

We will be celebrating mom’s life at a later date and will make the announcement once the date is determined.

Donn ‘Curly’ Carswell

Donn “Curly” Carswell, age 85, of Hanalei, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 4, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his lifelong love, wife Gale Carswell, father Archibald Carswell mother, Laura Carswell, and stepmother Joyce Carswell.

He was born on Feb. 4, 1936. He grew up on O‘ahu and was a graduate of Punahou High School, class of ’53. He went on to attend Stanford University, where he was an all-star and an all-American, and later nominated as an all-century football player. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering and a minor in geology. After college he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and trained in judo, earning his black belt.

In 1963, he moved to Kaua‘i with his wife Gale of 55 years. He worked for Grove Farm Corporation before taking a job with Princeville Corporation on the North Shore. In 1978, he and Gale started Po‘oku Stables, along with the famous Hanalei Stampede Rodeo.

He was responsible for opening the first athletic club on the island, Kaua‘i Athletic Club, which he ran for almost 30 years. He was also president of the Hawai‘i Cattlemen’s Cooperative in the early 2000s, and played an important role in the cattle industry in Hawai‘i.

He was also very involved in the Koke‘e Leaseholders Association, helping to preserve trails and signage, and was integral in helping renew cabin leases with the state.

He was a leader in the community. He was an entrepreneur, a Marine, an engineer, an avid handball player and a rancher. He was an adventurer and always met life head-on with passion, curiosity and enjoyment. He faced the circumstances of life without apology or complaint, and lived such a full life that he is often described as having lived “nine lives.”

He is survived by daughters Kelley Carswell (Brian Fredock) Haneberg and Karin Carswell (Jeff) Guest, sons Chris (Jackie) Carswell and David (Denise) Carswell, grandchildren Kela Haneberg, Kaulana Haneberg, Reyn Guest, Ryder Guest, Hayden Guest, Sophie Carswell and Delaney Carswell, and great-grandchildren Anela and Jon Kamai.

There will be an intimate, private family service, and then a larger celebration of his life to be determined post COVID-19.

Rose Marie Pimental

March 31, 1928 Feb. 13, 2021

Rose Marie Pimental was born in Lana‘i City and grew up in Kealia. She was 92 years old and a housewife.

She was preceded in death by husband Charles Pimental, parents John and Mary Arruda, siblings Helen Christiansen, Agnes Shea, Mary Augusto, Ernest Arruda Branco and Manuel Arruda, and sons Manuel (Macky) and Roy Pimental.

She is survived by brother John Arruda of Moloka‘i, sister Dora Sugai of Kealia, sons Wally (Jerry) Pimental of Lawa‘i, Clifford (Debbie) Pimental of Lawa‘i, and Joseph (Cobina) Pimental of Kalaheo, daughters Laurie Pimental of Kalaheo and Carolyn (Tony) Pereira of Kalaheo, daughter-in-law Linda Pimental of Kalaheo, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A walk-thru visitation at Garden Island Mortuary is Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 7:30 to -8:30 a.m., with an order of service at 8:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Clyde Richard Efhan

Clyde Richard Efhan passed away on Jan. 30, 2021, at the age of 64, in Koloa. He was born on Sept. 19, 1956, in Lihu‘e. He was retired.

He was preceded in death by father Maximo Efhan, mother Trinidad Camaliri Efhan, and brothers Vince Efhan and Bolo Efhan.

He is survived by wife Janell Efhan, son Kevin Efhan of Waimea, daughters Dara Efhan of Phoenix, Taryn Rosare of Phoenix and Merleigh Motooka of Kapolei, grandchildren Kaimo Motooka, Kamuela Motooka, Shayden Rosare Wilson, Amber Motooka, Keian Garcia, Micah Efhan, Kiani Motooka, Sassley Aviguetero, Keanu Nieves, Melia Motooka, Kiaryn Efhan, Tony Williams and Johncie Efhan, great-grandchildren Auzen Baniaga, Skyler Motooka, Elys Motooka, Kaiden Suzuki, King Motooka and Khaze Wilson-Kelekoma, sisters Wanda Efhan of Maui, Karen Schoner and Natalie “Tootsie” Efhan of Kaua‘i, and by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Lihu‘e Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m., and services at 11 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Matthew Ethan King Bisarra

Matthew Ethan King Bisarra was born on March 2, 2002, and went to be with our Lord on Feb. 13, 2021. He was a very smart and vibrant young man. He loved computers, technology, cooking, video games, playing guitar, paintball and skateboarding.

He was preceded in death by greatparents Victor Wingle of Glendale, Arizona and Cleo and James King of Washington.

He is survived by parents Pedro Bisarra Jr. of Mesa, Arizona, and Stephanie King of Sierra Vista, Arizona, brother Nathan Bisarra of Kekaha, grandparents Laura and Tony King of Kekaha and Leonida and Pedro Bisarra of Kekaha, great-grandmother Janet Wingler of Glendale, Arizona, aunties and uncles Trisha (King) and Billy Plante, of Mesa, Arizona, Leonila and John Jensen of Kekaha and Evi and Alex Bisarra of Fargo, North Dakota, cousins Maribel and James Plante of Mesa, Arizona, Joshua Bisarra, Jordan Bisarra and Nichols Bisarra of Fargo, North Dakota, Maeve Jensen of Kekaha, and numerous great-aunties, great-uncles and cousins.

Services are being held at Chapel of The Chimes Mortuary in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday Feb. 21, at 11:30 a.m.

He will be greatly missed and will be carried in the hearts of many. We love you son and brother, mom, dad and Nathan.

Kenneth Kiyoshi Kaneshiro

Kenneth Kiyoshi Kaneshiro (Sgt. First Class, U.S. Army, retired), 75, passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, due to a heart condition.

A native of Kauai, he faithfully served in the U.S. Army for 24 years and retired as a sergeant first class. After his military service, he worked at Georgia Narrow Fabrics, McKenzie, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, until his retirement. He was an active member of the Full Gospel Korean Church in Hinesville, Georgia, as well as an active member and leader of Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous for both the Jesup and Hinesville communities.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Myong Suk Kaneshiro of Hinesville, Georgia, children Anngie Kaneshiro Stevens of Frisco, Texas, Jennifer Kaneshiro Spencer of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Philip Kaneshiro and Daniel Kaneshiro, both of Hinesville, Georgia, grandchildren Vivian Stevens and Claire Stevens, both of Frisco, Texas, Makaio Spencer and Kainoa Spencer, both of Edmond, Oklahoma, siblings Patsy Gapasen of Kekaha, Gary Laysa of Apalachin, New York, Janet Nishimura of Honolulu, Patrick (BeeGee) Laysa of Kalaheo, Lillian Walke of Cincinnati, Lincoln Laysa of Honolulu, Walter Laysa of Honolulu, Davida Heeder of Ocoee, Florida, and Raymond Souza of Honolulu.

A walk-thru visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Funeral services with military honors were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Full Gospel Korean Church of Hinesville. The service was viewable via livestream at

Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Alipio Subia Butac

Alipio Subia Butac, 95, of Lihu‘e, passed away at home on Feb. 9, 2021. He was born in the Philippines on May 5, 1925, and retired from Kekaha Sugar Company.

He is survived by wife Angelita Butac, son Alan (Leila) Butac, grandchildren Kristofer, Noah, Jordan and Mich’lae, brother Marcelo Butac, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Feb. 27, at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, with viewing from 9 to 11 a.m. and a prayer service at 11:15 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

COVID-19 restrictions will be in force.

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

Dr. Richard Tadashi Haruki

Dr. Richard Tadashi Haruki passed away on Feb. 15, 2021, at the age of 88, in Lihu‘e.

He was born on Nov. 18, 1932 in Kealia. He was a dentist.

He was preceded in death by parents Matsuzo and Tsurue Haruki, siblings Sadako Shimabukuro, Hiroshi Haruki, Hisayo Nakamura, Momoyo Moribe, Tokiyo Arita, Julia Suzuki, Sumie Haruki and Yoshie Kodama.

He is survived by wife Jane Haruki of Wailua, sons Dr. Craig Haruki of Lihu‘e and Dr. Todd and Susan Haruki of Honolulu, daughter Michele (Alan Iwasaki) Haruki of Lihu‘e, grandchildren Brandon Haruki, Caroline Haruki, Bradley Fujiuchi, Alyssa Fujiuchi, Jordan Haruki and Lexi Haruki, sister-in-law Barbara Haruki of Wailua, and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Adoracion Ramos Soliva

As gentle as her spirit, Adoracion Ramos Soliva, 92, transitioned peacefully on Jan. 28, 2021, at her home in ‘Ele‘ele. Born on Dec. 22, 1928, in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she was employed and retired as a field hand from Northtrup King Corn Seed Company.

She was preceded in death by husband Jose Soliva, parents Lorenzo and Victoria Ramos, siblings Merced, Fermin, Melchor, Andres and Alfonso Ramos, sons-in-law Armando Tadije and Rizalino Parbo, and great-grandchild Trixia Soliva.

Her legacy lives through her children Rolando (Marcelina) Soliva of Kaumakani, Robert (Conita) Soliva of California, Roger (Delia) Soliva of ‘Ele‘ele, Rodolfo (Lorna) Soliva of Kekaha, Virginia Parbo of Kekaha, Reynalda (Antonio) Daligcon of Hanapepe, Remedios Tadije of ‘Ele‘ele, sister Basilia Ramos of the Philippines, brother Arturo Ramos of Philippines, and by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her pet Kikoe.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Feb. 27, at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i, with viewing from 9 a.m. and service at 10 a.m.

Burial will be at Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

COVID-19 precautions will be enforced. Face masks and social distancing required.


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