Obituaries for Thursday, September 16, 2021

Conchita Guillermo

Conchita Guillermo passed away on Sept. 9, 2021, at the age of 63 at Garden Isle Health Care Lihu‘e. She was born March 23, 1958, in Urdaneta Pangasinan, Philippines. She worked in the hotel industry and was a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by her son Harold Santos.

She is survived by husband Delfin Guillermo, son Michael Santos (Marry Rose) of Pangasinan, Philippines, daughter Jeniffer Santos (Giovania) of Pangasinan, Philippines, daughter-in-law Gerlyn Santos of Pangasinan, Philippines, 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A walk-through visitation will be at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, from 4 to 5 p.m. A Celebration of Life to follow. Casual attire and flowers welcomed. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and face masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Marcus Kamakani Reis-Vierra

Marcus Kamakani Reis-Vierra, 35, of Anahola, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Sept. 13, 2021. He was born on O‘ahu on May 27, 1986, and was a construction laborer working many jobs.

Marcus was preceded in death by his father Stanford Vierra and paternal grandmother Joyce Vierra.

Marcus is survived by his daughter, Moea Joy Marie Vierra, mother Sarah Lindsey, brother Stanton Reis-Vierra, adoptive parents Kathie Ann Reis and Patrick Young, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be announced at a later date.

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

Dolores Villaflor Alpeche

Dolores Villaflor Alpeche passed away on Aug. 6, 2021, at the age of 91, in Waimea. She was born Sept. 15, 1929, in ‘Ele‘ele. She retired as a sales clerk at Liberty House.

Dolores was preceded in death by husband Alfonso Alpeche, Sr son Leonard Alpeche (Cindy) great-granddaughter Aria- Skye Raquel.

Dolores is survived by sons Alfonso Alpeche, Jr. (Shuweh) of Vacaville, California, Dennis Alpeche of Lihu’e, Gerald Alpeche (Tricia) of Tucson, Arizona, daughters Patricia Eguchi (Dennis) of Kekaha, Jeanette Neva (Jim-deceased) of Ocean Park, Washington, Stephanie Raquel (Norie) of Kapa’a,Charleen Amulacion (Cosme, Jr.) of Kekaha, 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to Covid-19 services will be held at a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Kenneth Kauionalani Shintani

Kenneth Kauionalani Shintani passed away on Aug. 24, 2021, at the age of 69 in Lihu‘e. He was born on April 2, 1952, in Ni‘ihau, Pu‘uwai. He was a rancher, handyman.

Kenneth was preceded in death by Kuramatsu Shintani, Sr., Violet Shintani, Violet Kahokuloa, Kuramatsu Shintani, Jr., and Henry Shintani.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Judie Shintani, sons Jeremiah (Rachel) Shintani of Ka‘awanui, Kaua‘i, Kaui (Momi) Shintani, Jr. of Ka‘awanui, Kaua’i, Barney (Ua) Shintani of Pu’uwai, Ni’ihau, Michael (Hoku) Shintani of Pu’uwai, Ni’ihau, John (Pui) Kahokuloa of Waimea, Kaua’i, daughter Racine (Manu) Niau of Ele’ele, 16 grandchildren, brother James Shintani, Sr. of Kekaha, sister Grace Shintani of Pu’uwai, Ni’ihau and by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins

Visitation with the family will be at Kings Chapel in Ele’ele on Saturday, Sept.18, 2021 between 9 and 10 a.m. Followed by a Celebration of Life. Casual attire is suggested and due to COVID-19, social distancing face masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Steven Donald Pringle

Steve Pringle, age 59, peacefully left this earth while at home on Tuesday, August 17th 2021. Steve was born in Reno, Nevada on September 25, 1961.

Steve studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno but was always most at home as a computer programmer. He made a career as an Electronics Engineer with the Department of the Navy where he helped to build the first intranet capability, the iNet, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Barking Sands, Kaua’i, Hawai’i where he lived for 12 years and met his wife, Paola.

Steve retired from the Department of the Navy in February 2005 to raise his only daughter, Acacia. After months of searching for a new home, Steve settled in Brookings, Oregon with his new family. There he continued to practice and improve his computer programming skills on his collection of Raspberry Pi’s. He spent time with the fishing club where he showed Acacia all about salmon, steelhead and trout. Steve enjoyed building his own antenna with the Radio Club so we could enjoy all the local television channels. He also worked with the bee club and cultivated bee hives where he harvested honey for us all. Steve lived in constant improvements to his environment, his daily practices and himself. He enjoyed skiing, and mountain climbing with Mount Rainier being his highest climb. His adventures included scuba diving, sky diving, fishing, hunting (birds, elk, deer, goats, wild boar), hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, bee keeping, mushroom hunting and gardening. An avid learner, he studied Buddhism, quantum physics, philosophy and always enjoyed a good puzzle whether verbal or manual. Whether he was riding his bike around town (coffee mug in hand), playing tennis, or kayaking up the river, because down the river was too easy, he had a smile ready for anyone he encountered. Steve’s woodworking practice resulted in many improvements at home and at the 3/4 Acre Woods where he kept his bee hives. At home we enjoyed constant attention to our bunnies and our dogs and could always expect a perfected cup of coffee or an evening cocktail accompanied by cheese and crackers, of course, plus whatever fruit was growing in the garden and maybe some freshly smoked salmon.

We all loved and admired Steve for everything he was and what he taught us. He showed us a world filled with forests, stars, oceans, life, encouragement and love surrounding us always. We are all better humans because we were graced with knowing him.

Steve is preceded in death by his father Donald Aubrey Pringle and survived by his mother Delores Pringle, brothers Ken and David Pringle, his wife Paola Pringle, his daughter Acacia Pringle, and step-children Dante, Arman and Nastassia Carrasco.

Services will be held at The Forest Conservation Burial Ground at Willow-Witt Ranch in Ashland, OR on The Autumnal Equinox 22 September 2021 at 1100 a.m. For more information on the location please go to

We are asking that donations to the following non-profit organizations be considered in lieu of sending flowers.

Send donations payable to: The Forest Conservation Burial Ground, 658 Shale City Rd., Ashland, OR 97520

Or to: Oregon Public Broadcasts. Online at

  1. Mia C September 17, 2021 3:55 pm Reply

    Link to donate to family of Marcus Vierra.

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