Obituaries for Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Charlotte Leimomi ‘Momi’ aka (Reis) McCumsey

Charlotte Leimomi “Momi” aka (Reis) McCumsey, 78, of Wai‘anae, passed away on Sept. 4, 2021. Born and raised in Kapa‘a, she graduated from Kapa‘a High School, Class of ‘61.

Although she left too soon, she lived the best life possible. She enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceded in death by mom Margret Kameahou Kaui, dad Antone Carvalho Reis, son Clyde Higa, daughter Carol Kelekoma, brother Moses Kaui, sister Jeanette Souza, grandson Justin Kelekoma and stepson George McCumsey.

She is survived by husband Frederick Mac Willaim McCumsey Sr. of Wai‘anae, brothers Tony (Lorraine) Reis of Keapana and James (Allyson) Reis of Anahola, sisters Cheryl Reis of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Gwen Yancey of New Mexico, daughters Lisa Higa of Kapa‘a and Cindy Delima of Kapa‘a, sons Glenn Higa of Anahola and Clayton Higa of Wai‘anae, stepson David (Helen) McCumsey of Wai‘anae, stepdaughters Kim McCumsey of Honolulu and Debra (Wolf) Lindh, 30 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A walk-thru visitation is at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary in Koloa on Friday, Oct. 8, with viewing at 9 a.m. and services at 10 a.m. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Due to COVID-19, social distance and face masks are required.

The family requests no flowers. Feel free to send monetary donations to the American Heart Association Hawai‘i Division or National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the McCumsey, Reis and Higa families with arrangements.

Darlene L. Kashiwai

Darlene L. Kashiwai, 59 of Hanapepe, peacefully passed away on Sept. 23, 2021, at home surrounded by her family. Lovingly referred to as “Mama” because of her motherly and caring demeanor, she will be sorely missed.

She was born on Sept. 28, 1961, in Honolulu. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1979 and received her associate degree in mid-management at Kapi‘olani Community College in 1981. She then moved to Kaua‘i in 1982, where she was employed with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic for 13 years and the Hawai‘i Medical Service Association for seven years. In 2002, she then began her employment with the Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation, and ended her career after 19 years of service.

She became “Mama” in 2002. Her pride and joy, Tehani, was her everything. She took on the roles of mom/mama to everyone she was surrounded with. She liked to sew baby blankets, loved her family time, and was an avid fan of volleyball and baseball.

She was a happy, loving and genuine mother and friend who always put others before herself. Her advice was honest, straightforward and full of compassion. She always gave 110% and loved everything that she did. Her smiles and laughter gave us life and memories that will never be forgotten, and will remind us to always be happy. “Mama Dar” will live on forever in the memories of her family and friends, and we will never forget her.

She was preceded in death by father Arthur Kashiwai.

She is survived by her fur baby Nalu, son Mason (Taylor Gushiken) Lorenzo of Hanapepe, daughter Mari (Nicholas Taniguchi) Lorenzo of ‘Ele‘ele, granddaughter Tehani (Cory Goias-Soares) Togioka of ‘Ele‘ele, mother Alice Kashiwai of Manoa, O‘ahu, brother Jason (Denice) Kashiwai of Mililani, O‘ahu, and nephew Shiloh Kashiwai of Mililani, O‘ahu.

Private services will be held. A walk-thru visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i. Burial will be at a later time. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks and social distancing are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dominador P. Velasco

Dominador P. Velasco, 81, of Kapa‘a, passed away on Sept. 13, 2021, at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital. He was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, on Nov. 12, 1939. He worked at Lihu‘e Plantation for 22 years.

He was preceded in death by parents Angel and Juana Velasco, brother Jacinto Velasco and sister Basilia Asuncion.

He is survived by wife Carmelita Velasco, children Helen (Mike), Henry (Aileen) Velasco and Heidi (Joe) Diaz, grandchildren Britney, Reina and Troy, and numerous other relatives.

A celebration of life is at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a on Saturday, Oct. 23, with viewing beginning at 8:30 a.m. Services will begin at 10 a.m. and burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required.

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

Patsy Leilani Naito Asing

Patsy Leilani Naito Asing passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at the age of 91. She was born on March 20, 1930, in Lihu‘e. She was a cherished wife, mom, aunty and tutu to us all.

She was preceded in by death by her parents, Ralph Yoshio and Julia Panui Naito, her brothers Robert “Sonny” Naito and Ralph “June” Naito, and her beloved niece, Juli Naito.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Bill Kaipo Asing, children Kaipo R. Asing of Maui, Healani Asing, Kaili (Dukie) Asing, Linekona (Val) Asing, all of Niumalu, and Maile (Ryan) Koyanagi of Hawai‘i Island, grandchildren Alika (Debbie) Asing of Maui, Kaipo Yoshio (Dera Caberto) of Niumalu, and Amber (Cali) Carlos and Tori Koyanagi of Hawai‘i Island, great-grandchildren Kamailelauli‘ili‘i and Ka‘ipoleimanu Asing of Maui, Meleana, Kilinoe and Hilina‘i Asing of Niumalu, and Kukaleo Carlos of Hawai‘i Island.

Private services were held, arranged by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.


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