Obituaries for Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Katherine R.L. ‘Kay’ ‘Katie’ Ramboyan

Katherine R.L. “Kay” “Katie” Ramboyon passed away on May 18, 2020, at the age of 88, in Lihu‘e.

She was born on May 22, 1931, in Hilo. After 25+ years of service, she retired from the Kaua‘i office of the state Department of Taxation, and also worked at Macy’s.

She was preceded in death by husband Juan Ramboyon, mother Luciana Nuesca, father Antonio Liaga and brothers Richard Liaga and Robert Liaga.

She is survived by sons Jon Ramboyon of Lihu‘e, Lawrence (Cindy) Ramboyon of Honolulu and Leonard (Keri) Ramboyon of Hilo, daughters Roberta (Thomas) Lang of Wailua, Leslie (Fernando) Bran of Lihu‘e and Yolanda (Alan) Urakami of Hilo, 24 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, sister Mercedes Pagatpatan of Honolulu, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, May 22, at Immaculate Conception Church, with visitation with the family from 9:30 to 10 a.m., with Mass to follow. Burial will be at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home.

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

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Virginia Margaret ‘Ginny’ Rapozo

Virginia Margaret “Ginny” Rapozo, age 75, passed away peacefully May 6, 2021. She was born Jan. 6, 1946 in Honolulu, to Henry Carvalhero Cruz Sr. and Bernice Lizama Cruz. She grew up in Kapa‘a, raised by her grandparents, Louis and Flora Lizama.

She attended St. Catherine School, graduated from Kapa‘a High School, and received a bookkeeping degree from Kaua‘i Community College. She worked for many years as an bookkeeper for a number of businesses.

She was a lifelong parishioner at St. Catherine Church. She put her faith into action teaching confirmation classes at Immaculate Conception Church for over 20 years. Her service afforded her many opportunities to make a positive impact on the young people in her parish. She traveled on religious educational retreats from Hawai‘i to California. Her love for travel also took her to many countries.

As a mother, she loved deeply and unconditionally. As a grandmother, she experienced profound joy. As a daughter, she remained completely devoted. As a sister, she experienced the meaning of ‘ohana, and as a friend she found loyalty. Those of us lucky enough to be counted as her as friend or family will truly miss her courage, generous spirit, quick wit and fun-loving attitude.

She survived by son Kevin Rapozo, grandson Kyle Rapozo, aunt Vivian (Oliver) Gour, uncle Stephen (Evalani) Lizama, sister Shirley Kaluhiwa, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by parents Henry Carvalhero Cruz Sr. and Bernice Lizama Cruz, grandparents Louis and Flora Lizama and brother Henry Cruz Jr. All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Services will be held at St. Catherine Church on Saturday, May 22, with visitation from 9 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m.

Masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Daniel Kirby Silva

Daniel Kirby Silva passed away on April 6, 2021, at his home in Tacoma, Washington. He was 63 years old. He was born March 7, 1958, in Lihu‘e.

He was preceded in death by parents William I. Silva and Isabella Ramson Silva.

He is survived by siblings Naomi (the late Manuel) Emproso, William Silva (the late Jodine Silva), Diane (Don) Okuno, Dean (Glends) Silva, Leila (Julian) Fernandez-Cardoso and Jewel Silva, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private memorial will be held for family and friends.

Yumi Yasutake

Yumi Yasutake, 41, of Kapa‘a, passed away on April 30, 2021. He was born on Kaua‘i on Aug. 26, 1979 and was a program coordinator and scientific diver for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

He is survived by wife Tami Yasutake, children Kaison and Myla Yasutake, parents Leslie and Carol Yasutake, sister Lachelle (Mark) Rodrigues, brother Kobi (Hannah) Yasutake, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is Saturday, May 22, at Nukoli‘i, wih visitation at 8:30 a.m. and services beginning at 9 a.m.

Social distancing and face masks are required.

Public live streaming will be available on Facebook via Tami Keakaokalani Moikeha Yasutake.

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


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