Obituaries for Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Alfredo ‘Rab’ Rabot Jr.
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Alfredo “Rab” Rabot Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, on April 20, 2021.
Since his diagnosis with cancer three years ago, he approached his health with the spirit of aloha, with love and peace. We filled his last days with the sound of his beloved Hawaiian music, talking story, the smells of his favorite Cajun meal, and the company of the ones he loved the most, especially his wife, children and grandchildren.
We will remember his smile. It was a gift, and he gave that gift to others. He could brighten anyone’s day with his smile, his easygoing manner and his love for his family. We are forever grateful for the support we’ve had from our families, our friends, and everyone whose life was touched by Rab.
Rab was born on Feb. 27, 1951, and spent many happy years on the Garden Island. Rab most recently lived in Portland, Oregon. He left Kaua‘i as a young man to join the Navy, where he learned to be a dental technician, a trade put to good use at various places across the country, including Lafayette, Louisiana, where he owned his own business. Kaua‘i was always his home, and he will be laid to rest on the island. Services will be held in September.
Rab is survived by his wife Terry, son Andres (Val), daughter Maria (Allen) Taggert, his beloved grandchildren Patrick, Rosa and Leo of Idaho, as well as his mother Maria (William) Sasan of Kaua‘i, siblings Charlotte (John) Konopka of California, Theresa (Patrick) Morita, Pauline (Raymond) Toguchi, Michael Rabot and Jocelyn Fabiana of Kaua‘i, Deborah (Steve) Riker of New Mexico and Kevin Sasan of O‘ahu. He also leaves behind many beloved uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Mauricio and Melchoria Catbagan, maternal grandparents Andres Valdes and Juanita (Casimiro) Valdez, and his father Alfredo Rabot.
He will be greatly missed by his extended family in Louisiana, especially the Rolkes, the Meyers and the Hollands.
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 services to follow.
Ernest Javier passed away at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital on April 16, 2021 at the age of 81. He was born in Honolulu on Dec. 2, 1939. He was a retired worker from McBryde Sugar Company.
He was preceded in death by parents Serapion and Margaret Javier, sisters Eupreciana Soucy and Loretta (Edward) Javier, and brother Bonifacio Javier.
He is survived by wife Adeline Javier, sons Ernest (Brenda) Javier of Koloa and James (Loida) Javier of Lihu‘e, grandchildren Cleve (Paige) Javier, Brandee Javier, Trisha Javier and Shawn Javier, great-grandchildren Keana Lovell-Obatake, Lanakila Lovell-Obatake, Nakoa Lovell-Obatake, Drake Javier and Grace Javier, brothers Ronald (Pam) Javier, Seraphine (Bobo) Javier and Benjamin Javier, sisters Josephine (Harry) Lee and Bernadette Javier, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jason Estil Oyler
Jason Estil Oyler, 52, of Princeville, passed away on April 26, 2021. He was born in Encino, California, on March 19, 1969. He was a competitive and avid surfer, worked many years as a carpenter, and later became a general contractor and founded JEO Construction LLC.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Winifred and Lucretia Oyler, father John Oyler, mother Barbara Braun, and first wife Tina Oyler.
He is survived by second wife Emily Oyler, children Kadin Oyler, Sofia Oyler, Jonah Grubbs, Elliamna Grubbs, Odin Grubbs, Mikayla Savoie-Carney and Kaimana Carney, aunt Lori Paulson, sisters Elicia Oyler Turner and Kristi Braun, and numerous other family.
A celebration of life paddle out is Sunday, May 2, at Hanalei Pier at 3 p.m.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Pedro L. ‘Larry’ Paet
Pedro L. “Larry” Paet, 75, of Lihu‘e, passed away on April 10, 2021, at Wilcox Medical Center. He was born in Koloa on Nov. 26, 1945, and was a taxi cab driver for Ace Kaua‘i Taxi.
He was preceded in death by parents Pedro and Abelina Paet, brother Bernardino “Jerry” Suetos Jr., and granddaughter Connor.
He is survived by wife Ligaya R. Paet, children Hazel (Dexter) Juvan and Chad (Divina) Paet, sister Lydia P. (Fortunato) Rebugio, and grandchildren Chayson, Logan, Caleb, Liam and Caitlin.
A celebration of life is at Immaculate Conception on Saturday, May 1, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. with services to follow at 10 a.m.
Social distancing and face masks are required.
A private family burial will take place later.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements