Obituaries for Wedneday, March 16, 2022

Valerie Ann Barretto-Oshita

Valerie Ann Barretto-Oshita, of Kapa‘a, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2021, at the age of 70. She was born on July 3, 1951, in Lihu‘e.

She was preceded in death by arents Gilbert F. and Dorothy I. Barretto.

She is survived by husband Marvin G. Oshita, sons Wendell (Laverne) Packard of Kapa‘a and Kalani (Lauren) Barretto of Kapa‘a, grandchildren Mele, Kamaile, Kalehua and Kali, brothers Gilbert F. (Lisa) Barretto Jr. of Wailua, Glenn M. (Linda) Barretto of Waipio Gentry, Waipahu, Patrick N. (Jennifer) Barretto of Kapa‘a and Brian S. (Shari) Barretto of Kapa‘a, sisters Joyce B. (Rick) Hernandez of Waipio Gentry, Waipahu and Debbie M. Barretto of Hanalei, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, March 26, at St. Catherine Church, Kapa‘a, with visitation from 9 to 10 a.m., Mass at 10:15 a.m. and burial at St. Catherine Cemetery, Kealia. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Marlene Elizabeth ‘Andy’ Anderson

Marlene Elizabeth “Andy” Anderson passed away peacefully in her home on Jan. 1, 2022, at the age of 73. She as born on O‘ahu and moved to California at a young age. While in California, she met her husband, Ed, and eventually they moved to Oregon. After many years in Oregon, they moved to Kaua‘i to be near their daughter and her family.

She had many jobs throughout her life, but none brought her as much joy as working as a special-needs bus driver for the Portland School District, helping children with disabilities. She proudly held the title of School Bus Driver of the Year.

Her passions included painting, interior decorating, photography, adopting animals and all things chocolate. She enjoyed life’s simple pleasures such as walking her five dogs, laughing at a romantic comedy or repainting her living room vibrant colors that complimented the seasons and her personality. She always wore a warm smile, and her kind nature uplifted anyone who had the fortune to meet her. She was and will always be the heart of her family.

She was preceded in death by parents Joaquin and Emilia Martin and sister Patricia Amen.

She is survived by husband Edward Anderson, children Michelle (Gregg) Pacilio and B.B. Anderson and grandchildren Jai and Jade Pacilio.

A celebration of life is Sunday, March 20, at the Kukuiolono Park pavilion, from 3 to 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Kaua‘i, (808) 245-3200.

Ernesto ‘Pete’ Aguon

Ernesto “Pete” Aguon passed away on Feb. 12, 2022, at the age of 70, in Waimea. He was born on May 15, 1951, in Guam. He was a retired maintenance worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jose and Maria Aguon, brothers Ambrosio Aguon, Michael Aguon, and father and mother-in-law Jimmy and Aloha Ho‘okano.

He is survived by wife Pi‘ilani Aguon of Kekaha, sons Kauhi (Kalei) Aguon of Puhi, Peter Jo (Abigail) Swaney of Colorado and Kai (Kailan) Reyes of Kalaheo, daughter Keala Aguon of Kekaha, grandchildren Dawson Morris-Aguon, Dylan Morris-Aguon, Landon Kaniho Aguon, Hinaea Reyes, Hawena Reyes, Waimea Reyes, Genesis Swaney, Goliath Swaney, Lazerius Swaney and Jasmine Swaney, brothers Johnny (Josephine) Aguon of Guam, Greg (Rosita) Aguon of Arizona, Anthony (Doris) Aguon of Guam, Frank Aguon of Guam, Vincent Aguon of Guam and Kenneth Aguon of Guam, sisters Julie Delgado of Guam, Maryann (Joe) Guzman of Guam, Margaret “Agit” (Joe) Kona of Waimea and Angie Rabina of Washington, in-laws Pauline Kupo of Kekaha, Kaleo Ho‘okano of Waimea and Odetta and Joe Borja of Kekaha, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A walk-thru visitation is Saturday, March 19, at Lucy Wright Park in Waimea, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., with a celebration of life at 2:30 p.m. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jamie Bermodez

Jamie Bermodez, 88, passed away Jan. 26, 2022, in Mililani, O‘ahu. He was born April 14, 1933 in Waimea. He lived in Mililani and was a retired supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service.

He was preceded in death by wife Consuella (aka Connie) Kaleolani Bermodez, son James Matthew Bermodez, mom Hermilina Bermodez, dad Isidro Bermodez, and sisters Florida and Leonora Bermodez and Estelle Fukushima.

He is survived by daughter Moana (Raymond) Callejo, son Chauncy (Jennifer) Bermodez, brother Justino (Myong Son) Bermodez, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life is Saturday, March 26, at Calvary Chapel Honolulu on Komo Mai Drive, with visitation at 10 a.m. and ervices to follow at 11 a.m. The family suggests casual attire. Burial will be held on Monday, March 28, at 9:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Dominic J. Alisna

Dominic J. Alisna of Kalaheo peacefully passed on the evening of Feb. 16, 2022. He was born on April 24, 1958, in Lihu‘e, to Domingo and Lourdes Alisna. He was a 1976 graduate of Kapa‘a High School. He worked for County of Kaua‘i for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by mother Laurie Alisna, brother Wayne Alisna and Jordaen Alisna.

He is survived by his loving wife Margie Nordmeir Alisna, siblings, Perry (Kathy), Domingo, Anthony Alisna Jr., James (Liane), Peter (Lorna), sister Donna (Primo Jr, Ragsac), many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews across the country.

He was nicknamed “Red Blazer,” liked to fish on his boat, especially loved to go dancing kachi kachi with his wife on the weekends. He was always smiling and will be missed for his caring and giving, “no-worry-I-get-um” attitude. He loved playing cards with his family and enjoyed spending time with his CB radio family.

Thank you for all the prayers given to him.

His funeral is Saturday, March 19, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a, with visitation at 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. Masks are required.

Michiko Yamashiro

Michiko Yamashiro, of Waimea passed away peacefully on March 10, 2022, at the Kaua‘i Care Center, at the age of 100. She was born on Sept. 19, 1921, in Makaweli to Yotaro and Iye Okamoto.

She was preceded in death by husband Sadamu Yamashiro, daughter Sharon Yamashiro, brother Yoshio Okamoto and stepmother Waka Okamoto.

She is survived by daughter Ellen (Michael) Nakata of Lawa‘i, grandchildren Kris (Corey) Nakamura, Greg (Kathi) Nakata and Kale (Jasmine Wong) Nakata, great-grandchildren Kate and Trey Nakamura and Ethan and Ridge Nakata, hanai family Yasutakes, Munechikas and Kitamuras, and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

A private service will be held at a later date.

The family requests no monetary gifts (koden) and expresses sincere gratitude for your love and support.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Joaquin Costa Ayres Jr.

Joaquin Costa Ayres Jr. passed away on Feb. 19, 2022, at Wilcox Medical Center, at the age of 65. Throughout his life he worked as a heavy equipment operator/mechanic alongside his father Joaquin Sr.

He was preceded in death by parents Emmaline Ah You Costa Ayres and Joaquin Costa Ayres Sr., sister Cherle (Ipo) Tanabe Kaholokula and grandnephew Austin Barretto.

He is survived by daughter Cherisse (David Lillie) Zaima, grandsons Rayden and Cyan Bonilla, nieces Sonya Barretto Stoll, Lori Barretto and Jolin Barretto, nephew Shane (Tira) Barretto, grandnieces Ashley (Tyson) Relacion, Sheena (Delbert Jr.) Tuazon, Sade (Josh) Thomas, Shawn (Fletcher Parker) Villatora and Jolie Barretto-Valmoja, grandnephews Adam (Christine) Coyaso, Aaron (Sarah Tobiassen) Villatora, Anson (Ariel) Villatora, Bruno Ekolu (Sarah Kasai) Ramos III, Bronson (Brooke Yasuda) Ramos and Edgar Porter III, great-grandnieces Taylor Relacion, Neshae Tuazon, Lahela Tuazon, Siana Bactad-Barretto, Teja Rita, Keala Tobiassen-Villatora, Mia Kasai and Rebecca Parker, great-grandnephews Kaimana Tuazon, Cody Relacion, Kaniala Tuazon, Kekona Bactad-Barretto, Arion Baltazar, Maxon Parker and Rory Thomas.

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

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

Paul Tsugio Nakamura

Paul Tsugio Nakamura, 82, of Kapa‘a, passed away on Nov. 13, 2021. He worked at S. Nakamura Store, a family business, until it closed in 1991.

Being an entrepreneur, he then started a carpet and upholstery cleaning business and also detailed cars. He especially loved fishing, eating ono food with family, “talking story” with his best of friends and having coffee at Pono Market.

He is survived by daughter Tammy, son-in-law Rodney and sister Gail Stroupe.

He was preceded in death by wife Charlotte and granddaughter Paige.

Due to COVID-19, private services were held.

Craig Miyoshi

Craig Miyoshi, 73, of Kapa‘a, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Feb. 28, 2022. He was born in Lihu‘e on Oct. 11, 1948, and retired with Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity.

He is survived by sister Diane (Reggie) Basuel, nephews Kyle (Shana) Basuel and Reid Kawamoto, and numerous cousins.

Private services were held. The family graciously declines koden (monetary gifts).

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


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