Obituaries for Friday, May 21, 2021

Ida S. Vidinha

Ida S. Vidinha passed away on May 17, 2021, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 6, 1927, in Hanama‘ulu.

She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by husband Edward M. Vidinha, parents Manuel and Maria Silva, and her siblings Ceazer Silva, Joe Silva, Ernest Silva, Alfred “Max Bear” Silva, George Silva, Emily Furtado, Hilda Corema, Violet Newcomb, Margaret Honor and Shirley Goias.

She is survived by son Harrison “Scotty” (Roxanne) Vidinha of ‘Ele‘ele, daughters Deborah (Richard) Morris of Hanama‘ulu, Cobina (Joey) Pimental of Kalaheo and Penny (Dwight) Matsushima of Hanapepe, special friends Martina Hilldofer and Cheryl Ueno, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins.

Services will be held on Friday, May 28, at Garden Island Mortuary, with visitation from 8 to 10 a.m. and a celebration of life from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

David H. Stewart

David H. Stewart of Wailua Homesteads passed away on April 30, 2021, at Wilcox Medical Center. He was born in Detroit on Oct. 16, 1939. After a career centered on computer systems and corporate management, he began his active retirement on Kaua‘i in 1990.

He was preceded in death by parents Versile and Alice Stewart and sister Marilynn Hamdorf.

He is survived by wife Donna Stewart of Wailua Homesteads, son Eric (Jodi) Stewart of Vancouver, Washington, two grandchildren, a great-grandchild, brother-in-law, nephews and cousins.

An informal outdoor reception is Saturday, May 22, from 1: to 3 p.m. at 324 Aina Manu Place, Wailua Rise Estates. Face masks and social distancing are requested. A celebration of life and interment in Honolulu will be held in August.

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

Cipriano Ragocos Jr.

Cipriano Ragocos Jr. passed away on May 6, 2021, at the age of 73, at his residence. He was born on May 23, 1947 in Waimea.

He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and retired as a drip irrigation crew chief for Kekaha Sugar Company. He also worked for Syngenta, Global Ag and Becks. He enjoyed being a shoreline fisherman and vacationed yearly in Las Vegas.

He was preceded in death by parents Cipriano Ragocos Sr. and Marcelo and Moyo Rapanot, son Marc K.Y. Ragocos, nephew Kevin Jon Ragocos and brother-in-law Jody Alvarez.

He is survived by wife Nora Doronio Ragocos of Kekaha, son Cipriano (Cheryl Stoddard) Ragocos III, aka Cippyboy, of Kekaha, daughters Yone (Roy Caberto) Ragocos of Kekaha, Kaysha Leina‘ala Ragocos of Kekaha, grandchildren Kaylah Kimokeo-Ragocos, Kaira Malone, Austin Ragocos-Apo, Syone Apo and Mason Camara, great-grandchild Braxton-Keali‘i Kimokeo-Ragocos-Caoagdon, favorite dog Prince, brothers Burt (Angela) Rapanot Sr. of Kekaha and Brian (Elaine) Rapanot of Kekaha, sisters Jilly (Dennis) Gerken of Texas, Rachel Alvarez of Kekaha, Karen (Wesley Sr.) Yadao of Kekaha, Mary “Mila” (Royce) Rapanot of Kekaha and Theresa (Darno “Bones”) Nakata of Hanapepe, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are at Garden Island Mortuary Saturday, May 29, with a walk-thru visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. and a celebration of life to follow. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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