Obituaries for Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Emily R. Barretto

Emily R. Barretto, 94, of Kapa‘a, passed away at Kaua‘i Care Center on Dec. 11, 2021. She was born in New Mill on April 12, 1927, and was a dedicated homemaker and known as the pastele and gandule rice lady.

She was preceded in death by parents Pedro and Carlota Rivera, husband Frank F. Barretto Sr., son Dennis Barretto, grandson Travis Barretto and granddaughter Lani Lynn Barretto.

She is survived by children Frank F. (Liz) Barretto, Ronald Barretto Sr., Roy (Brenda) Barretto, Alberta (Steven Sr.) Pimental, Sharleen Ornellas, Alison Sanchez and Judy (John) Vegas, sister Margret Toleroc of O‘ahu, 22 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, 17 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. Catherine Church, with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kealia Cemetery.

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

Caroline Sue (Moniz) Miyake

Caroline Sue (Moniz) Miyake, 87, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Dec. 21, 2021. She was born on Kaua‘i on May 26, 1934, and was an alumna of Waimea High School “Classy 52.” She retired as a licensed practical nurse after 42 years of service with Wilcox Memorial Hospital and Kaua’i Medical Group/Clinic, and was a volunteer with the Immaculate Conception Church Health Ministry for 22 years.

She was preceded in death by parents William and Margaret (Victorino) Moniz Jr. and brother Thomas Moniz.

She is survived by husband Sueo Miyake, daughters Jocelyn (Bryan) Kelekoma and Norene (Teddy) Albarado, grandchildren Tiffany (Micah) Sibayan, Tyra (Clyde) Caires, Kristen Matsuura-Albarado, Marissa (Matt) Albarado Brigoli and Tiana (Kevin Tubon) Albarado, eight great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, sister Lorraine Bailey, brother Timothy Moniz, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is at Immaculate Conception Church on Wednesday, Jan. 19, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. with services to follow. Inurnment will take place at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required.

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

Fredrick ‘Boti’ Bacio

Fredrick “Boti” Bacio passed away on Dec. 22, 2021, at the age of 82, at home in Pakala Camp.

He was born on Aug. 24, 1939 on Kaua‘i. He was a veteran of the National Guard and a machine operator.

He was preceded in death by parents Isodoro and Aquilina Bacio, brothers Pedro “Sonny” Bacio and Rodney “Boy” Bacio, sister Lorraine “Dolly” Corbet, and grandson Nick Rin.

He is survived by wife Elizabeth “Momi” Bacio, sons Kaili J. Bacio of Kaua‘i, Fred (Mae) Rin of San Diego, Adam (Sue) Ho‘opai of Wisconsin, Tony Rin of Maui, Michael (Maribel) Rin of O‘ahu and Tito Rin of Maui, hanai son Ivan (Aileen) Kubo of Hanapepe, daughters Girlie Quinones of Maui, Kehau (Ross) DeCosta of Kaua‘i, Malia Murphy of Kaua‘i, Lilah Andino of Hilo and Pi‘ilani (Erickson) Makekau of Maui, hanai daughter Ku‘ulei Kubo of Maui, 19 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchilden, brother Kurt (Nellie) Bacio of Pakala, sisters Josephine “Tila” Brede of Anahola, Lyn (Burt) Moriguchi of O‘ahu, Geraldine “Chan” (Bill) Salsbury of Las Vegas, and numerous aunts, nieces nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, Jan. 15, with visitation from 8 to 9 a.m., followed by service. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required. The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Raymond Esona

Raymond Esona, 87, of Kilauea, passed away at home on April 14, 2020. He was born in Kalaheo on July 30, 1932. He was employed as foreman with the County of Kaua‘i Department of Water.

He was preceded in death by parents Florentino and Manuela Esona and wife Rose Esona.

He is survived by son Michael Esona, hanai daughter Sharnell Woodward and hanai son Tristan Espinosa.

A celebration of life is Friday, Jan. 14, at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e, with visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. with service to follow. Burial will be at 1 p.m. at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required.

Gary Kawane

Gary Kawane passed away on Nov. 11, 2021, at the age of 83. He was born on March 13, 1938, in Makaweli. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Esaki’s Produce and Foodland Supermarket.

He was preceded in death by parents Masashi and Hidemi Kawane.

He is survived by wife Lorraine Kawane, son Kevin (Jill) Kawane of Honolulu, daughter Darcey (Eric) Tsukamoto of Honolulu, grandchild Micah Tsukamoto, brothers Edwin (Mary) Kawane of Wahiawa, O‘ahu and Wallace (Irene) Kawane of Kalaheo, sister Lillian (Leonard) Vierra of Kalaheo, and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private service was held. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts) or flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Katherine Claire Dilwith

Katherine Claire Dilwith, 80, of Reno, Nevada, passed away on Oct. 16, 2021. She was born in Kekaha and was a cook.

She was preceded in death by husband James Dilwith Sr., parents Ralph Fernandez and Rose Aperto-Naumu, brothers Eddie Fernandez and Henry Fernandez and grandson Dolen Dela Cruz Jr.

She is survived by daughters Christine Dela Cruz, Jami Dilwith and Michelle Dilwith, son Dominic Dilwith, 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brothers Melvin Fernandez and Daniel Fernandez and sisters Bernice Fernandez and Jeanette Pahota.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. followed by service at 10 a.m. Friends are welcome to join the family at Kekaha Beach Park pavilions immediately following the service. The family suggests casual or aloha attire.

Edward ‘Eddie’ Lacro

Edward “Eddie” Lacro passed away peacefully at Garden Island Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Lihu‘e on Nov. 28, 2021, at the age of 81. He was born on June 23, 1940, in Waimea. He was a skilled and meticulous house painter, an avid fisherman and a talented handcrafter.

He was preceded in death by parents Vicente and Teodora Lacro, and brothers Alfred Lacro, John, Carmelo, Tony and George.

He is survived by brother Julian (Annie) Lacro of Waimea, sister Margaret Lacro of Waimea, sons Lyman (Erika) Lacro of Kailua, O‘ahu, Chad (Amberlyn) Rita of Anahola, Chaz Rita of Kalaheo and Nalu Silva-Lacro of Kalaheo, daughters Larlyn (David) Fitzpatrick of Camas, Washington, Laynette (Tim) Pabro of Kealia, Leslie Lacro of Waimanalo, O‘ahu and Leilan Kolaski of Vancouver, Washington, grandchildren Liam and Fiona Fitzpatrick, Lyman and Lake Lipke, Micah and Monica Lacro, Kaho‘ea, Ka‘anoi‘i and Kamalei Rita, sister-in-law Esther Lacro of Na‘alehu, Hawai‘i Island, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Waimea State Recreational Pier.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Marie Dorman Capener

Marie Dorman Capener passed away on Dec. 14, 2021, at the age of 99, in Koloa. She was born in Santa Monica, California, on Oct. 5, 1922. She was a homemaker and Wilcox Memorial Hospital volunteer.

She was preceded in death by husband Kenneth Capener and son Charles Capener.

She is survived by sons Don (Barbara) Capener of Kapa‘a and Kenneth (Pamela) Capener Jr., Cambridge, Idaho, six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

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

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