Obituaries for Sunday, October 24, 2021

James William Amorin Jr. aka ‘Cashim’

James William Amorin, Jr., aka “Cashim,” went to be with his Lord on Sept. 22, 2021, at Queen’s Hospital, O‘ahu, at the age of 86. Born on Dec. 7, 1934, he was from Hanama‘ulu.

He was preceded in death by father James Amorin Sr., mother Beatrice Paul Rayno, stepfather Peter Rayno Sr., and first wife Marie Celades Amorin.

He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Magdalena “Maggie” Amorin, sister Matilda Joan (Thomas-deceased) Baldovino, brothers Gene (Marilyn “Tootsie”) Rayno and Peter Paul Rayno Jr., and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He went to Hanama‘ulu School. He worked at Lihu‘e Plantation as a cane truck driver and Singer Sewing Company as a repairman. He was with the Hawai’i Army National Guard, and also worked at the original Lihue Bowling Alley as a pin boy. He kept himself busy by also being a truck driver for PS&D, and also a vehicle-service attendant at Hertz Rent-A-Car. He was an avid motorbike racer and would often go up Kalepa Mountain before race day to clear the trails and make it safe for the racers.

Services are at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, Oct. 30. The church will open at 9:30 a.m. with Mass starting promptly at 10 a.m., with burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

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 from Kapi‘olani Community College in 1981. She moved to Kaua‘i in 1982, where she was employed with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic for 13 years and Hawai‘i Medical Service Association for seven years. In 2002, she 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 she 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 a 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 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, brother Jason (Denice) Kashiwai of Mililani and nephew Shiloh Kashiwai of Mililani.

Private services will be held. A walk-thru visitation is 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.

Julie Ann Yamane Baxter

Julie Ann Yamane Baxter was born on July 27, 1956, in Minneapolis. She passed away peacefully at her home in Kapa‘a on Aug. 25, 2021, at the age of 65, surrounded by her loving husband of 44 years, Mel, and their four sons.

She grew up on Wake Island in the north Pacific Ocean as a young girl. Her family relocated to O‘ahu in 1967. She graduated from Kailua High School in 1974. She was a homemaker while raising her four beloved boys, and then worked for the state Department of Education as a clerical assistant. She loved the outdoors, especially the beach and the many sports her boys played.

She was preceded in death by father Jiro Yamane and sister-in-law Jan Yamane.

She is survived by husband Mel Baxter, sons Curt (Tasha) Baxter, Erik (Molly) Baxter, Blaine (Jackie) Baxter and Kaleo (Rob) Baxter, mother Vivian Yamane, sisters Cheryl (Gordon) Doo, Gail Yamane, Lynn Kaita and Karen (Robert) Pihana, brother Terry Yamane, grandchildren Kekailoa, Kapena, Kalia, Kiani and Kepa Baxter, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her love and kindness to all will be remembered.

Services are Saturday, Oct. 30, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a, with visitation from 8:30 to 10 a.m., followed by Mass and services. Due to COVID-19, please wear a face mask and social distance. The family suggests aloha attire and requests that flowers to be omitted.

The family would like to extend their sincere mahalo to the Hospice Foundation of Kaua‘i.

Services will be held on O‘ahu on Saturday, Dec.11, at St. Anthony Church in Kailua at 9 a.m.

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