Obituaries for Sunday, April 3, 2022

Shireen (Celebrado) Espina

Shireen E.F. (Saflor/Celebrado) Espina, of Kapa‘a passed away peacefully on March 14, 2022, at Castle Memorial Hospital in Kailua, O‘ahu, at the age of 42. She was born Sept. 18, 1979, in Lihu‘e, and was self-employed.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Rufino (Noi) Espina, Dolores Espina, Natividad (Ligaya) Saflor and Florencio Saflor, uncles Greg Espina, Mikey Espina and Steven Saflor and aunt Cecilia Moore.

She is survived by ex-husband Mark Celebrado, sons Eli, Cody, Micah of Lihu‘e, parents Roxanne (Peter Rose) Hiltsley and Dennis (Nanea) Saflor, brothers Levi (Katie) Saflor of Hanama‘ulu and Isaiah Saflor of Wainiha, sisters Sherissa (Nestor) Gorospe of Kapa‘a and Stephanie (Michael) Cyr of Washington state, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, April 9, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Mass to follow at 10 a.m. The family welcomes flowers and suggests aloha attire.

Keith De Peralta

Keith De Peralta, 69, of Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu, passed away on Feb. 13, 2022, at The Queen’s Hospital. He was born Jan. 4, 1953, in Honolulu. He retired as a passenger and processor (MVO/FLO) supervisor at Hickam Air Force Base.

He was preceded in death by wife Phyllis De Peralta, mother Constance De Peralta and brother Guy De Peralta.

He is survived by father Conrado De Peralta, daughter Nikki De Peralta, sons Mikah De Peralta, Cade Oyadamori and Shay Oyadamori, sisters Colette (Harvey) Kauahi and Yvonne (Michael) Delima, brothers Darrin (Judy) De Peralta and Ron (Brigitte) De Peralta.

A celebration of life is Saturday, April 23, at Anchor Church, Kane‘ohe, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., with services at 10:15 a.m. The family suggests aloha attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

A private burial will take place at a later date.

James Panui Jr.

James Panui Jr. passed away on March 11, 2022, at the age of 87 + 363 days, in Anahola. He was born on March 13, 1934, on Kaua‘i. He was a Veteran with the U.S. Air Force and a mechanic with Roberts Hawai‘i Tours. He was also the assistant pastor (hope kahu) at Ke Akua Mana Church.

He was preceded in death by sons James Panui III and Jason Panui, daughter Margeret Rose Panui, parents Margeret and James Panui Sr., brother Paul Panui, and sisters Kanani Kahaunaele and Napua Nakamura.

He is survived by wife Carmen “Babu” Panui, sons Daniel (Lynda) Panui of Orlando, Florida, Monty Panui of Honolulu, Scott (Gail) Bukoski of Mountain View, Hawai‘i and Frank Bukoski of Kapahi, daughters Jamelyn (Gaylen) Shigeta of Kapa‘a, Leilani (Wayne) Laranio of Wailua, Judy (Kalani) Kelekoma of Hilo, Hawai‘i Island, Christy (Leland) Keale Sr. of Anahola, Cathy (Kenny) Green of Wailua, Kelly (Mark) Kawasaki of Pearl City, O‘ahu and Jaycee (Robert) Lo Porto of Tennessee, 28 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, sisters Merrilee Chandler of Anahola, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, April 9, at Kalihiwai Beach. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Services will begin at noon. The family requests casual attire and lei only.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.


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