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Obituaries for Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Anson A. Abalos

Anson A. Abalos passed away on Feb. 12, 2021, at the age of 63, in Waimea. He was born on Dec. 4, 1957, in Waimea. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a project manager with Kawailoa Development.

Anson was preceded in death by his father Dominador Abalos, Sr.

Anson is survived by his sons Anthony Abalos of Hanapepe, Aaron Abalos of Pakala, daughter Andrea Abalos (Tiara) of ‘Ele‘ele, mother Amparo Abalos from Makaweli, brothers George Abalos (Karleen) of Kapa‘a, Dominador Abalos, Jr. (Marlyn) of Kapa‘a, sister Allison Hiranaka (Brad) of Lihu‘e, numerous uncles aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Walk through visitation will be held at Garden Island Mortuary on April 3, 2021, from 9 to 10 a.m. There will be a Celebration of life to follow from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Family suggests casual attire and flowers omitted. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks & social distancing are required.

Arrangements assisted by Garden Island Mortuary

Josephine Edica Yadao Asuncion

Josephine Edica Yadao Asuncion, 84, of Kilauea, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on March 9, 2021. She was born in Hanalei, on Nov. 13, 1936, and retired from Princeville Hotel as a bartender.

Josephine was preceded in death by her husband Vernon “Cris” Asuncion, parents Timoteo and Eutropia Yadao, brothers Bernard, Jose, Raymond and Joseph “Juny” Yadao, sisters Maria Cabungan, Esmenia “Essie” Belmonte, Christina “Katy” Constantino.

Josephine is survived by her children Timothy “Timmy” (Patrice) Asuncion, Nadine (Robin) Robinson, Cisco (Tom) Peru, Magdalena “Cookie” Peru, Leslie (Evajoy) Peru, Marian “Hue” Regidor, Cristine Asuncion, Leonard (Theresa) Asuncion, Joanne Asuncion, Jade (Larry) Rosa, sister Francis Bilog, 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and sisters-in-law.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Kauai Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with viewing from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

A Mass will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at St. Sylvester Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kilauea Japanese Cemetery.

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

Isao Sugibayashi

Isao Sugibayashi passed away on Feb. 3, 2021, at the age of 98 in Lihu‘e, He was born on Nov. 3, 1922 in Lihu‘e. He was a Veteran with the U.S. Army and a retired postal clerk at the Lihue Post Office.

Isao was preceded in death by his parents Chotaro and Haru Sugibayashi, brothers Chojiro Sugibayashi, Kichiji Sugibayashi, Hiroshi Sugibayashi and Yoshizo Sugbayashi, sisters Kimi Oliva, Kazue Horikawa and Mine Tamura.

Isao survived by his wife Hazel Sugibayashi of Lihu‘e, sons Ross (Irene) Sugibayashi of Aiea, Lee Sugibayashi of Lihu‘e, daughter Rona Miura (Victor Sasaki) of Lihu‘e, grandchildren Kylee Sugibayashi and Ryoka Sasaki.

A walk-through visitation will be held at Garden Island Mortuary on April 3, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m. There will be a Celebration of Life to follow. Family suggests casual attire and please omit flowers. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks required.

Arrangement assisted by Garden Island Mortuary.

Harold Dwight “Danny” Frazier

Harold Dwight “Danny” Frazier was born on Feb. 25, 1958, to Clarence and Ophelia Frazier in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

“Danny” as he was lovingly known to his family and home town, attended Lewis County High School, graduating in 1977. He excelled in football and was active with his community church.

Shortly after graduating high school he joined the U.S Navy and traveled the world before his final duty assignment at Barking Sands in Kaua‘i where he remained for 40 years.

He became known in Kaua‘i as “Frazier.” He was involved with the Kaua‘i NHRA drag racing community for over 25 years and was an avid car lover. He also enjoyed fishing off-shore and trolling or bottom fishing whenever he could. He loved the many roosters he raised and groomed. It seemed everywhere he traveled he would run into people that knew him and would always be asked if he had a bottle of his car polish that he formulated and perfected.

Frazier is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Ophelia Frazier, grandparents Matt and Willie Mae Brown, numerous aunts and Uncle Fred T. Brown, also his Great Aunt Mary Ella Harris, also known as Aunt May, who was a large influence in his life and helped to guide him to become the man that he was. He spoke of her daily.

He is survived by his devoted and loving son Adam, step-son Ilde Panoncillo, sister Chris D. Corbin (Ronnie) of Louisiana, nephews Jovan and Vidall, brothers Jackie (Phyllis Tickle) R. Frazier, Curtis Frazier both of Centerville, TN, nephews Mario, Brandon and Brent, brother Terry Frazier of Spokane, WA, Aunts Caroline Brown and June Brown, also of Centerville, TN, special cousin Tammie Johnson Scates and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Frazier is also survived by his loving best friend and “other half” Mary S. Katahira as well as her children: Kyle (Kalea Pereza) and Alison (Jason “Bubba” Poe HooiKaika) and grand children.

Frazier passed to a peaceful paradise on March 14, 2021. He was loved by many and will be terribly missed.

A private scattering of his ashes will be held at a later date.

Nancy Namiko Talbo

Nancy Namiko Talbo of Lihu‘e, passed away peacefully with family members by her side on March 14, 2021. She was born on June 13, 1935, in Moloa‘a.

Nancy was preceded in death by parents Takejiro and Thelma Nakamasu, brother Earnest Nakamasu, sisters Florence Wakuta, Stella Miyoshi, and Frances Ishikawa.

Nanacy is survived by her husband Andy Talbo, children Ayrick Talbo of Nevada, Gordon (Sharon) Talbo, Sheane (Melvin) Talbo-Mandrigues, Debra Ventura, Dorraine (Drew) Brumbaugh of Iowa, and hanai son Dean Oshiro. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Private Services will be held by the family.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Florita F. Gubaton

Florita F. Gubaton passed away on March 14, 2021, at the age of 90, at home. She was born on Jan. 9, 1931, in the Philippines, San Fernando La Union. She was a homemaker.

Florita was preceded in death by her husband Dominador Gubaton, sons Leo Gubaton, Elmer Gubaton, parents Apolinario Flores and Anastacia Rivera Flores, brothers Anastacio Flores, Jaime Flores and sister Josephine de Perio.

Florita is survived by her sons Danilo Gubaton (Yolanda), Cesar Gubaton (Frozerfina), daughters Virgie Pascua, Alicia Rivera, Marie Paiste (Greg), 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral service to be held at a later date:

Arrangements assisted by Garden Island Mortuary.

Samuel Martinez Ramos Jr.

Samuel Martinez Ramos Jr. “Jun” of Lihu‘e, passed away at home on March 20, 2021, at the age of 42. He was born in Lihu‘e, on Dec. 20, 1978. He worked as a driver with The Kauai Bus.

Samuel was preceded in death by his father Samuel Ramos, mother Renee Ramos, grandparents Primitivo and Maria Ramos, Crispin Evangelista and Anicia Cruz, sisters Michelle and Leilani Ramos, cousins, Cres Ramos Jr. and Aaliyah-Rose Ramos Pasa.

Samual is survived by his wife Kanani Akui-Ramos, four children Alexis Ramos, Pua’ala, Lei‘ala, Kapono Akui-Ramos, nieces Alyssa Lardizabal, Xandra Ramos-Masumoto, grandma Juana Ramos, uncles Reynaldo (Marjorie) Ramos, German (Mila) Ramos, Crescencio “Cres” (Becky) Ramos, Jerry (Emily) Ramos, aunties Gladdy (Angel) Palaroan, Sheanne (David) Michaud, Cleo (Andrew) Mulligan, in-laws Darvin (Puaala) Akui and numerous cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Church. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with mass to follow at 10 a.m.

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

Heather Lee Ayon

Heather Lee Ayon, 46, passed away on March 1, 2021. She was born on April 30,1974, in Covina, California.

Heather is survived by her daughter Jada Monet Ayon, 25, of Koloa, and son Jovan Ronnie Powell 17, of Reseda, California.

Heather is also survived by her parents Shirley and Frank Ayon of Kalaheo, eldest sister Deborah Ann, husband Brian Carroll, middle sister Rebecca Lynn, nephew Edward Repsha, wife Blackbird, grand-nephew Oliver Brennecke, grand-niece Cloud Janice, niece Skyla Rae Bowne, as well as numerous friends on Kauai and uncles and aunties, cousins in California.

A Memorial service will be held at Kalaheo Missionary Church, 4480 Kokua Road, Kalaheo, on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 10 a.m. Aloha attire is encouraged.

Private spreading of ashes Celebration of Life will follow the service.


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