Janet Y. Yamada
1919 – 2021
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Janet Yuriko Yamada, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. 102 years old, born on Kaua‘i. A resident of Gardena, California, she went home to the Lord on April 13, 2021, to be with husband James, her four brothers and two sisters, and daughter-in-law Toni.
After moving permanently to Gardena in 2005, she volunteered at the Gardena Japanese Cultural Institute in their lunch program, where she made many new friends. She also attended Faith United Methodist Church and their WISH Bible Study. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to her wonderful caregivers Millie, JaJa, Emily, Virgi and Darwin at Royal Palms Villas for the excellent and loving care she received during her stay.
Janet is survived by sons Alvin (Janet K.) Yamada of Gardena and Ronald Yamada of Hawai‘i, granddaughters Lisa Yamada and Jennifer Yamada, grandson Joshua (Christina D.) Yamada, great-grandson James Yamada, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She will be interred in Punchbowl Cemetery on O‘ahu along with her husband. A celebration of life service will be held on a later date. Fukui Mortuary in Los Angeles, fukuimortuary.com/ and 213-626-0441, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Francis ‘Big Lee’ Robert Marin Kalaninaiaupuni Lee
Francis “Big Lee” Robert Marin Kalaninaiaupuni Lee, 72, of Kekaha, passed away, surrounded by his family, on Jan. 8, 2021.
He was born in Honolulu on Aug. 5, 1948, son of the late Francis Lee and Dorthy Branco.
He is survived by wife Patti, son Francis, daughter Chelsea, and grandson Kaya.
Francis wasn’t just a ray of sunshine; rather, he was the whole damn sun. He truly was the ultimate people magnet, as people were drawn to his contagious laugh and devilishly-charming smile.
He lived a full life, working in several industries, from general contracting to owning a Kawasaki dealership. But his longest job was working as a stay-at-home father, taking care of his family, where he ensured that the house was beyond perfect and cooked the best food that anyone has ever tasted. He volunteered at the Kaua‘i Museum with his wife, and was known as the “charming bartender” during events.
He will be deeply missed by his family and those who knew him. But his light, his laugh and his smile will be remembered and cherished always.
Eduardo C. Pagaduan
Eduardo C. Pagaduan passed away on March 15, 2021, at the age of 98, in Kekaha.
He was born on April 5, 1922 in the Philippines. He was a retired worker from Kekaha Sugar Company.
He was preceded in death by wife Grace M. Pagaduan and brother Ponciano Pagaduan.
He is survived by son Edward Pagaduan of Kekaha, daughter Blossom M. (Pedro S. Jr. aka Buddy) Eugenio of Torrance, California, and grandsons Matthew Eugenio and Aaron Eugenio.
A Mass is at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Moses Ho Jr.
Moses Ho Jr passed away on March 26, 2021 at the age of 57, in Kailua.
He was preceded in death by father Moses “Koko” Ho Sr.
He is survived by his mother Virgie Ho, wife Jennifer Ho, children Holly Ho, Nakoa Ho, Bashia Ho and Moses “Moki” Ho lll, grandchildren Jullianna, Kahilei and Camren, and sisters Karla, Leihua and Crystal.
A celebration of life is Sunday, April 25, at 1 p.m. at Tahiti Nui, with a paddle out to follow.
Antonio ‘Tony’ Machacon Duyanen
Antonio “Tony” Machacon Duyanen, of Las Vegas, passed away on April 13, 2021, at the age of 75. He was born on Feb. 9, 1946, in Cili, Binalonan, Pangasinan, Philippines. He retired from the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa.
He was preceded in death by parents Melchor and Argonia Duyanen, in-laws Leonardo and Paulina Tomboc, brother Raymundo Duyanen and granddaughter Anjannette Duyanen.
He is survived by wife Elvira Duyanen, sons Christopher (Cresilda) Duyanen of Las Vegas and Roldan (Cassity) of Lihu‘e, daughters Marivie Duyanen and Gina (Michael) McDonald Duyanen, both of Las Vegas, brother Ernie Duyanen of Las Vegas, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services are Thursday, May 6, at David Funeral Homes and Memorial Park in Las Vegas, with viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. and a service to follow.