Obituaries for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Harry K. Kamoku

Harry K. Kamoku, 87, of Kapa‘a, passed away on March 1, 2021, at Kaua‘i Care Center in Waimea. He was born on Moloka‘i on Feb. 28, 1934, and was an entertainer at Smith’s Motor Boat Service.

He was preceded in death by parents Herman and Julia Kamoku, and grandson Gavin Hernaez.

He is survived by wife Frances Kamoku, children Halan (Sonny) Kamoku Fernandez, Lana (Herman) Hernaez, Ipo (Dana) Kamoku De Mello, Francine Kamoku, Emma Kaili, Keith (Teri) Contrades, Rowenna (Mike) Pangan, Rhonda (Jeffery) Garcia and Craig Contrades, sister Malia Olaso, brother Douglas Kamoku, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Sunday April 18, from noon 5 p.m. at Anahola Market Place.

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

Jose Libed Layaoen

Jose Libed Layaoen passed away at his Kilauea home, surrounded by family, on March 28, 2021, at the age of 95. Born on Sept. 19, 1925 in Baay, Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he worked at Kilauea Sugar Plantation and retired from Lihu‘e Plantation.

He was preceded in death by parents Genaro and Modesta Layaoen, stepmother Segundina Layaoen, brother Efren Layaoen, sister-in-law Resurreccion Layaoen and brother-in-law Resty Parubrub.

He is survived by his loving wife of 75 years Cristeta Gallego Layaoen, sons Francis (Lilay) Layaoen of Kilauea, Jesse (Margie) Layaoen of Kilauea and Jose Jr. (Nuevelyn) Layaoen of Kilauea, daughters Eliza (Cresencio) Garcia of Kilauea, Welly (Larry) Pasion of Santa Ana, California and Diane (Clark) Collier of Paola, Kansas, brother Mac (Dely) Layaoen of Koloa, sister Magdalena Layaoen Parubrub of Kekaha, grandchildren, Lani (Aaron) Cummings, Frank “Kimo” (Christie) Layaoen, Liza (Jeremy) Pope, Lynn (Jason) Nelson, Eileen (Dennis) Cadiente, Julie (Robert) De Mond, Cris Garcia, Lawrence Pasion, Lianne (Keola) Taniguchi, Christine (Andrew) Abalos, Leah (Bryson) Ragsac, Matthew Collier, Allyson (Alex) Mooney, Jordan Layaoen and Joshua Layaoen, 26 great-grandchildren, and many nephews, nieces, loving friends and relatives.

A viewing is at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home Saturday, April 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. A celebration of life is at New Hope Kilauea on Sunday, April 18, at 10 a.m., with burial to follow at noon at Kilauea Japanese Cemetery.

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

Virgilio Bacsa Cacal

Virgilio Bacsa Cacal passed away on April 8, 2021, in Waimea, at the age of 74.

He was born on March 27, 1947 in Paniqui, Tarlac Philippines.

He worked for Kekaha Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by parents Domingo Cadiente Cacal and Francisca Bacsa Cacal.

He is survived by wife Fely Cacal, son Virgilio Cacal Jr., daughters Marites Cacal Stevens and Mariza Delos Reyes, grandchildren Myra Ashley Terrado, Harlan Jay Delos Reyes, Ciarra Mae Delos Reyes, Faith Salvador Cacal, Hope Isabella Cacal and Virgilio Christian Cacal III, and sister Vicenta Cacal Martinez.

A walk-thru visitation is at Garden Island Mortuary Friday, April 16, from 9 to 11 a.m., with a celebration of life to follow.

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.

Isidro ‘Sid’ Yadao Belmonte Jr.

Isidro “Sid” Yadao Belmonte Jr., 70, of Kilauea, passed away at his home on March 27, 2021.

He was born on July 20, 1950 in Lihu‘e.

He retired from Office Max, formerly known as Hopaco, as a logistics manager.

He was preceded in death by father Isidro “Ising” Sison Belmonte Sr., mother Esmenia “Essie” Edica Belmonte, and brothers Andrew and Patrick Belmonte.

He is survived by children Maile (Dustin) Alfiler, Pualani (Herman “Ekolu” Chong III) Belmonte, Cheryl (Franklin) Cummings, Brandie (Ross) Pimental and Aaron (Whitney) Belmonte, all of Kapahi, grandchildren Kekoa, Chelsey, Trestin, Kystin, Ashley, Courtney, Kayla, Teiven, Zavier, Aliyah, Makana and Triton, great-grandchildren Kaikoa, Keli‘ikoa, Colbey, Corissa, Rhiley, Blake and Paisley, brother Eric (Cyrstal) Belmonte, and by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many more close, loving, long-time family friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 24, at St. Sylvester Church in Kilauea at 8:30 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

The family suggests casual attire.

Bruce Rapozo

Bruce Rapozo, 63, passed away on March 5, 2021, at his home in Lihu‘e. He was born on Nov. 14, 1957, and was a talented artist and welder.

He was preceded in death by parents Arthur and Frances Rapozo, brother Steven, and sisters Carol and Susan.

He is survived by brother Gregory Rapozo and sister Roz Rapozo, nephews Travis and Brandon Fukumoto, niece Dionne Watts and six great-nephews and great-nieces.

A celebration of life is Sunday, April 18, at 10 a.m. at Kaiola Canoe Club at Niumalu Beach Park.

Reinhold ‘Ronnie’ Cremer Sr.

Reinhold “Ronnie” Cremer Sr., born on June 13, 1944 in Waimea, passed away on March 28, 2021 at his home in Lihu‘e, at the age of 76.

He was preceded in death by wife Daphne K. Cremer, son Richard K. Cremer, grandson Christopher Cremer, sisters Lorraine Medeiros, Jeanette Tu and brother Robert Cremer Sr.

He is survived by daughters Doreen (Glenn) Gomes of Lihu‘e, Kanani (Kela) Kawamura of Anahola, sons David (Denise) Cremer of Puhi, Reinhold (Elmer) Cremer Jr. of Maui, Shawn Cremer of O‘ahu, sisters Marian Lizama of Kapa‘a, Elizabeth Owen of Texas, Loretta Johnson of Texas and Berna Reynolds of Texas, brothers Edward Cremer of Puhi, Eric Cremer of Lihu‘e, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services are Sunday, April 25, at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i, with visiting from 2 to 2:30 p.m. and a memorial service to follow.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ronald Jerome Holte

Ronald Jerome Holte, age 86, Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away March 27, 2021 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born on June 22, 1934 in Ulen, Minnesota, to Carl and Thelma Tiedje Holte, children of immigrants from Norway and Northern Europe. His family moved to the Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco at the start of WWII. He attended San Francisco schools, McKinley Grammar School, Everett Junior High and Commerce High School, graduating in 1952.

He served two active terms in the U.S. Army, after which he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1962 from San Francisco Golden Gate University. He also worked in the General Accountability Office, finishing as supervisory auditor, serving on national and international audits until 1969.

He received a master’s degree in business administration from California State Univeresity-Sacramento in 1972. He was a licensed stockbroker, maintaining his own business, offering financial services. Also in 1972, he started with a large state agency, where he served as audit manager. He was invited to present a paper at the Institute of Internal Audit International Conference in Israel, later publishing the paper as an ebook.

In 1995, he sold his many business activities in California and moved to Kaua‘i to play golf at Wailua Golf Course. He continued working as a financial consultant on Kaua‘i until 2014, then downsized to a Honolulu condominium. In 2017, he moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he purchased a home at McCormack Ranch, joining McCormack Ranch Golf Club, playing till health interfered in 2018.

He was baptized Lutheran at birth, had no children, and was married and divorced twice.

He was preceded in death by father Carl Holte, mother Thelma Tiedje Wilbert, and stepfather Joseph Wilbert, all of San Jose, California, and sister Sandy Ortiz of Sequim, Washington.

He is survived by a sister, Bonnie Wash of Rohnert Park, California, two nieces in Washington, and loving partner of 31 years, Mary Deal in Scottsdale, Arizona, who continues hers and Ron’s legacy as an author, artist and photographer doing business worldwide. She will bring his ashes back to Kaua‘i.

Derwin Kaneshiro

Derwin Kaneshiro passed away on March 12, 2021, in ‘Oma‘o. He was born on October 7, 1955, in Lihu‘e. He was a hog farmer and president for M&H Kaneshiro Farms.

He was preceded in death by wife, Valerie Kaneshiro, and son Eben Kaneshiro.

He was survived by son Ahren (Shantel) Kaneshiro, granddaughter Jeni Kaneshiro, parents Mamoru and Joen Kaneshiro, siblings Serene (Gary) Towner, Meryl Momohara, Mark Kaneshiro and Troy (Margaret) Kaneshiro, and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

A private gathering will be held. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts). Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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