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Francisco Badua Balisacan
Francisco Badua Balisacan, of ‘Ele‘ele, passed away on June 18, 2021, at the age of 98. He was born on Oct. 10, 1922, in Santa Rosa, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He retired as a sugar cane juice processor with McBryde Sugar Company.
Francisco was preceded in death by wife Nicasia Lahip Balisacan, brothers Mauricio Balisacan, Tomix Balisacan, sisters Florida Balisacan Ganotisi and Salome Balisacan.
Francisco is survived by son Villamor L. (Teresita Taroma) Balisacan Sr., grandchildren Villamor T. (Jennie) Balisacan Jr., Julius T. (Hazel) Balisacan, Lorelei T. (Bruno) Balisacan Ramos, great-grandchildren Jacie (Shaun) Balisacan Ipac, Gavin Miyazaki, Javin (Jaecie) Balisacan, Gabrielle Balisacan, Brayden Balisacan Ramos, great-great-grandchildren J’sha Kawamura, J’zen Kawamura, Kingsley Balisacan, Teagan Perreira, sisters Felicidad Balisacan Calabucal, Fortunata Balisacan Dumayas, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life is at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, July 17, 2021, with viewing and visitation with the family beginning at 9 a.m. and service to follow. The family suggest casual attire and welcomes flowers. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and face masks are required.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Joshua Jon Costa
Joshua Jon Costa, of Honolulu, unexpectedly passed away at home on Sept. 15, 2020, at the age of 42. He was born on Aug. 17, 1978, in Lihu‘e, and was a construction estimator.
Joshua was preceded in death by father Edward J “Caldine” Costa.
Joshua is survived by mother Rosita E. Costa of Kapolei, O‘ahu, sisters Edwina (Randy) Simao of Hanapepe, Rowena (Scot) Jimenez of Ko Olina, O‘ahu, Rosette (Warren) Bradshaw of Ko Olina, O‘ahu, nephews Caleb and Nathaniel, nieces Sheena and Shaylah, grand-nephew Ryder, grand-niece Talia, numerous family and friends.
The family has requested a private service.
Pani Shrew Tolenoa
Pani Shrew Tolenoa, 50, of Kilauea, passed away at home on July 11, 2021. He was born in Micronesia on July 22, 1970, and was a heavy equipment operator.
Pani is survived by wife Linda, children Gergley, Keani (Aloni), Shrew, Moku, Deo and Keali‘i, nieces and nephews Meliana, Dow, Swin and Elsa, hanai children Christopher and Heather, numerous brothers, sisters, hanai grandchildren, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was an amazing father, uncle, papa and friend to all. He was a beautiful person inside and out, and loved by many.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Crispina Theresa Laranio
Crispina Theresa Laranio, 91, of Kapa‘a, passed away peacefully at home on June 24, 2021, with her family by her side. She was born in Kapa‘a, on May 15, 1930, and retired from Kojima Store as a butcher.
Crispina was preceded in death by husband Bacillio “Dick” Laranio, parents Ambroscio and Margarita Mande, siblings Belarmino Mande, Faustino Patricio Sr., William Mande Sr., Gladys Padre, granddaughters Melissa and Misty Pia-Laranio.
Crispina is survived by children Richard B. (Donna Lau) Laranio, Diana (Clifford) Mancia, Linda (Calvin) Tani, John Laranio, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life is Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, with viewing from 9 a.m. and a blessing at 11:45 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe at 1 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required.
Sadao Inazu, 98, was born on July, 18, 1922, in Waimea, and passed away peacefully on June 30, 2021, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital.
Sadao was preceded in death by parents Momotaro and Setsu Inzau, wife Doreen Tomiko Inazu, brothers Kunito Inazu, Toshiaki Inazu, sisters Beatrice Hamada, Fumie Nitta and Momoe Hamada.
Sadao is survived by sister Tomoe Shimatsu, sister-in-law Chiyoko Hashimoto, daughters Claire (Soren) Seaver, Haidee Inazu, grandson Kielland Seaver, great-grandson Oliver Seaver as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Sadao retired from Kekaha Sugar Company, where he held the positions of Irrigation and Research Supervisor for many years. He was a very prominent and active representative of Kekaha Community Association, Kekaha Federal Credit Union, West Kaua‘i Soil Conservation District and a proud alumnus of Waimea High School Class of 1940. Sadao was known for being an avid fisherman, tennis and volleyball player, opihi picker, and loved nothing better than listening to his favorite music and dancing with his wife.
The family has requested a private service.
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