Obituaries for Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Rev. Yoshiko Shimabukuro

The Rev. Yoshiko Shimabukuro, 109, of ‘Ele‘ele, passed away on July 20, 2021, at Garden Isle Rehabilitation & Healthcare. She was born on Kaua‘i on Dec. 26, 1911, and was a reverend for the ‘Ele‘ele Hongwanji Mission.

She was preceded in death by parents Chokichi and Kame Shimabukuro, siblings Hiroko Itokazu, Chiyoko Shimabukuro, Naeko Kuwaye, Akiko Miyashiro, and Fujiko, Kiyoko, Choichi, Choji and Tsuneo Shimabukuro.

She is survived by sister Takeko “Betsy” (Akira) Oyakawa, sister-in-law Shizuko (Choji-deceased) Shimabukuro and Doris Hanae (Choichi-deceased) Shimabukuro, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are Saturday, Dec. 18, at Hanapepe Hongwanji, with public visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. Private family services will be celebrated at 10:15 a.m. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts).

The family requests proof of vaccination and masks for the public visitation.

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

Rosita ‘Rose’ Estacio Costa

Rosita “Rose” Estacio Costa passed away Oct. 31, 2021, at the age of 85. She was born on Dec 18, 1935 on Kaua‘i.

She was preceded in death by husband Edward “Caldine” and son Joshua Jon.

She is survived by daughters Edwina (Randy) Simao of Hanapepe, Rowena (Scot) Jimenez of Ko Olina and Rosette (Warren) Bradshaw of Ko Olina, grandchildren Caleb (Deanna), Sheena, Nathaniel and Shaylah (Denzell), great-grandchildren Ryder and Talia, sister Felicidad Kusaka, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A virtual memorial service will be held via Zoom Saturday, Dec. 11.

Borthwick Mortuary Honolulu is assisting the family with arrangements.

Janet Hovis

April 8, 1925 November 9, 2021

Janet Hovis passed away peacefully at her home in Santa Monica, California on Nov. 9, 2021, at the age of 96.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Stouder and Isabel (Hayner) Thompson. She moved to Los Angeles at an early age and attended Marlboro School for Girls, where she developed her competitive nature and a lifelong love of tennis.

After studying at Finch College in New York, she returned home to further her education at UCLA. She met and married her husband, Richard, before relocating to San Francisco, and then to O‘ahu. Her deep love of Hawai‘i kept her there for several years before she settled in her beloved Santa Monica residence.

She was a skilled artist who found great joy in creating collage cards for her family and friends. She was a devoted mother and an adored grandmother. She was a woman with an exceptionally strong will and a determination to live a life she loved. She was a special character who will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by son Peter Hovis, daughter Lisa Sullivan, and granddaughters Lauren Hovis and Michaela Sullivan.

A celebration of life is forthcoming, and will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the humane society or animal shelter of your choice in her memory.

Carol Ann Ventura

Carol Ann Ventura, 84, passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones, at her home in West Valley City, Utah.

She was born on Aug. 8, 1937 in Boston, to Robert Burgess and Beatrice Foulis. As a military family, her childhood was spent in Boston, Missouri and San Diego. It was in San Diego she met her true love, Les Ventura, a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. They were married April 24, 1955, and later moved to Kaua‘i, where she lived many years until moving to Utah.

She attended Kaua‘i Community College, and later became a registered nurse. She worked for the state of Hawai‘i, then became an administrator of Kaua‘i Care Center and later at Hale ‘Oma‘o Nursing Home.

She was an avid seamstress and had many talents in quilting. She loved cooking and was famous for her tacos. She was compassionate and touched many lives. She was a loving woman, very devoted to those around her, and was an overall positive role model.

Her love for her entire family was evident throughout her life. She will forever live in their hearts and be cherished, honored by her legacy.

She was preceded in death by beloved husband Ernest Leslie Ventura, parents Robert Burgess and Beatrice Foulis, brother Thomas Moore and grandson Ernest (Ernie) Leslie Ventura.

She is survived by son Stephen (Diana) Ventura of Kalaheo, daughters Kathi (Joseph) Yap of Arizona, Laurie (Bill) Wallace of Kalaheo and Christie (Nimilote) Moli of Utah, grandchildren Brandon (Natasha) Ancheta, Azaria (Anthony) Ortiz, Victoria Ventura, Kawika (Marites) Ventura-Smith, Kaneala (Callie) Ventura-Smith, Kayleena Yap, Tashiana (Levi) Canales, Seth Wallace, Kalisitiane Moli, Kahelelani Moli and Siosiana Carol Moli, 13 great-grandchildren, sisters Winona (Bill) Caldwell of Tennessee and Linda Brooks of Hawai‘i, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date, when all family members will be able to travel to Kaua‘i.

The family would like to thank Rocky Mountain Hospice, especially Angela, Vickie and Mel, for the attentive care and service for mum.

Lindquist Mortuary of Bountiful, Utah is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ernest ‘Olaf’ S. Fujita

Ernest “Olaf” S. Fujita passed away on Oct. 31, 2021, at the age of 93.

He was preceded in death by wife Judith (Judy) Fujita and daughter Karen Ramos.

He is survived by children Guy (Judy) Fujita and Lisa (Fujita) Gubaton, grandchildren Shereen (David) Abalos, Dyani (Bru) Fujita, Breeann (Kenny) Estes, Kylen (Chynna) Chinen, Tyler Chinen, Beau (Dinorah) Ramos and Aaron Ramos, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of life was held privately at the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people, individuals, teams and staff, who took excellent care of, had consideration for, and were dedicated to Grandpa Ernest Fujita: Barbara Cabanes, Lucy Andres, Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital medical surgery team – Dr. Lanier and her staff, VMH long-term-care unit – Elsie Bayot and her staff, and Garden Island Mortuary.

Those who wish to honor his life may be directed to Lisa R. Gubaton, P.O. Box 753, Hanapepe, HI 96716.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Peyton Siliado II

Peyton Siliado II, 40, of Waimea Valley, passed away on Nov. 22, 2021. He was born on July 10, 1981, in Lihu‘e. He was a sole-proprietor, exceptional plumbing contractor, and loving and devoted husband and father. He was loved and cherished and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by mother Rodetta Siliado.

He is survived by wife Alisha Siliado, sons Peyton Siliado III and Neyton Siliado of Waimea, daughter Ariell Siliado of Hilo, parents Peyton (Lorna) Siliado of Hanapepe, brothers Reyton (Aileen) Siliado and Winston Siliado of Kekaha, sister Pamela Siliado of Hanapepe, grandparents Marie (Clemente) Ceballos, and Maxie and Florentina Moreno of Kekaha, mother and father-in-law Lisa and Thomas Moreno of Kekaha, brother-in-law Thomas (“Lily”) Moreno Jr. of Kekaha, sisters-in-law Tina (Ronald) Moreno of O‘ahu and Melissa Moreno of Kekaha, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with family on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel, followed by a celebration of life. The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and face masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Guillermo A. Marcos

Guillermo A. Marcos, 79, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Nov. 29, 2021, at Wilcox Medical Center. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on Feb. 10, 1942. He retired in the Philippines as a provincial auditor of Illocos Norte after 40 years of service, and later became a sales clerk at Walmart on Kaua‘i.

He was preceded in death by parents Filomeno and Ernestina Marcos, sister Demetria Marcos and parents-in-law Elpidio and Isabel Coloma.

He is survived by wife Julita Marcos, children Glenn (Blanca) Marcos, Gilda (Angel Jr.) Valera and Grace Anne (Ruel) Sahagun, sister Clarita Marcos (Emiliano) Remigio, grandchildren Brandon Jude Marcos, Aeden Valera, Gabruella Sahagun, Ally Sophia Sahagun and Madison Grace Sahagun, and numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is Sunday, Dec. 12, inside the Island Comfort building on the corner of Rice and Ewalu streets in Lihu‘e, with visitation at 3:30 p.m. and services at 4:30 p.m.. Face masks and social distancing are required.

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

Josephine ‘Sefa’ Mary dela Torre

Josephine “Sefa” Mary dela Torre, 89, formerly from Kekaha, passed away on Sept. 8, 2020 at her daughters’ home in Wailua Houselots. She was born April 11, 1931.

She was preceded in death by husband Daniel dela Torre and brother Raymond (Linda) Moreno.

She is survived by daughter Alison (Michael) Fernandes of Wailua Houselots and Gary (Carol) dela Torre of Oregon, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and brother Maxie (Flora) Moreno.

A celebration of life is Tuesday, Dec. 21, at St. Catherine Church, with visitation from 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required.

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

Victoria De Santos

Victoria De Santos passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Kalaheo, at the age of 80. She was born on June 8, 1941 in the Philippines.

She was preceded in death by son Christopher Griffin and brother Led Lazada Jr.

She is survived by husband Lars Borg of Kalaheo, daughters Cynthia (Vince) Retort of Pleasanton, California and Angelica Griffin of Sunnyvale, California, grandchildren Anthony Retort, Gabriel Retort, Andre, Miles, Kristin, Sara, Christopher Jr., and Michael Griffin, five great-grandchildren, sister Christine Dela Cruz of Henderson, Nevada, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at a later date

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Frank Medeiros

Frank Medeiros passed away on Nov. 9, 2021 at home, at the age of 80. He was born on Nov. 8, 1941 at Kealakekua, Hawai‘i.

He was preceded in death by parents Alfred and Mary Medeiros, brothers Alfred Medeiros Jr., Clarence Medeiros, Gilbert Medeiros and James (Kimo) Medeiros.

He is survived by wife Victoria (Vicky) Medeiros of Kapa‘a, sons Frank K. (Emily) Medeiros of Kapa‘a and Jonathan K. Medeiros of Kapa‘a, grandchildren Selah Medeiros, Kaimalino Medeiros, Asher Medeiros and Kilinoe Medeiros, sister Phoebe Loo of Utah, and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services were held.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Alika Sterling Marrotte

Alika Sterling Marrotte, originally from Anahola, passed away at the age of 50 on Sept. 12, 2021. He was born in Honolulu on May 3, 1971, and lastly resided in Las Vegas.

He was preceded in death by father Dennis P. Marrotte Sr., grandparents Lawrence and Sarah Marrotte, grandmother Harriet Kalai, grandfather Jacques Lopes and sister Noelani Renee Marrotte.

He is survived by wife Lori Ann Figueroa Marrotte, son Justin Figueroa, mother Ilene Marrotte, siblings Dennis P. Marrotte Jr. of Anahola, Roy (Tiffany) Marrotte of Kapahi, David Marrotte of Anahola, Malialani (Liza) Kelekoma of Anahola, Keli‘i (Karla) Marrotte of Waipahu and Jason (Heather) Baptiste of Anahola, nieces and nephews Megan (Sean) Palombo, Alexa (Sateki) Marrotte, Dylan Marrotte, Kamalei Marrotte and Kamaehu Marrotte, all of O‘ahu, and Bryden Baptiste Marrotte of Anahola.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Dec. 11, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kapa‘a, with visitation with the family from9 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. The family suggests aloha attire.

Beatrice S. Silva

Beatrice S. Silva of Kalaheo passed away on Nov. 20, 2021 at the age of 93. She was born on July 24, 1928 in Koloa and was a retired as a cashier from Sueoka Store.

She was preceded in death by parents Philoman and Maria Simao, husband Nicholas G. Silva, son Bernard Silva, brothers Daniel Simao, Manuel Simao, Frankie Simao and Bernard Simao, and sisters Madeline Aguiar, Margaret Reis and Marriane Baptiste.

She is survived by sons Joseph (Linda) Silva and Nicholas “Dennis” (Donna) Silva, sisters Dorothy Costa and Bernice Perriera, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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