Obituaries for Friday, June 11, 2021

Stephen Joel Thomas

Stephen Joel Thomas passed away on May 17, 2021, at the age of 76, at home, in Kapa‘a. He was born on Dec. 13, 1944, at Wilcox Hospital in Lihu‘e. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army and a Sugar Plantation Superintendent.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents Alexander and Frances Thomas and daughter Nicole Thomas.

Stephen is survived by his wife Sheilah Sanae Thomas, son Brandon (Leo) Thomas of Wailua, daughter Dawn (Kenneth) Cummings of Wailua, grandchildren Tierny (Chris) Fu, Teagan Waialeale, Keona Fukushima-Peahu, Kawana Peahu, Kahinu Peahu, Kamuela Peahu, Kyary Cummings, Kaliyah Cummings, Brooklyn Thomas and Bronx Thomas, great-grandchildren Tavis, Tariq, Tazin Fu, Kaniela, Kamaha’o Peahu, brothers Dennis Thomas of Wailua, Jeff (Norma) Thomas of Wailua, sister Valerie Thomas of Wailua, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be determined at a later date.

Arrangements assisted by Garden Island Mortuary.

Hiroshi Matsuoka

Hiroshi Matsuoka of ‘Ele‘ele passed away at home on May 17, 2021. He was born in Koloa, on July 24, 1926.

Hiroshi was preceded in death by his wife Hiroko Nada Matsuoka, siblings Yoshio Matsuoka, Takeshi Matsuoka, Chisato “Lily” Maeda, “Dora” Takashima.

Hiroshi is survived by his daughters Verna (Kenneth) Nobriga of Puhi, Lisa Matsuoka of O‘ahu, granddaughters Klarisse and Kira Nobriga, great-grandchild Kadyn, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Hanapepe at Church of the Nazarene located at 4476 Pepe Road, Hanapepe. Visitation from 9:30 a.m. with a Celebration of Life at 10 a.m. Private burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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