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Shantel Lee Amulacion
Shantel Lee Amulacion left us to join the Lord at the age of 40, on Dec. 13, 2022. Born on Aug. 7, 1982, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waimea, she will always be remembered as loving, caring and free-spirited. She always enjoyed her life to the fullest.
She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Im Song Bong and Yi Jon Yong and paternal grandparents Cosme Amulacion Sr. and Fortunata “Titang” Amulacion.
She is survived by parents Cedric (Smack) and Ok Son Amulacion, lifelong partner and best friend Ahren Kaneshiro, son Kanaloa Amulacion, sisters Cheryl (Johnny) and Selena, niece Hokulani, nephews Jonas and Kapili, along with numerous uncles, aunties and cousins.
Please join our ‘ohana in a celebration of life on Jan. 29, at Kekaha Neighborhood Center, starting at noon.
Let us remember Shantel “Shan” and her loving, caring and free-spirited ways.
Nancy Anne Roberts
Nancy Anne Roberts of Kailua, O‘ahu and Lawa‘i, passed away on Jan. 5, 2023.
She was born in Portland, Oregon to Winfred and Ruth Knight on Oct. 18, 1926. She went to school at Grant High School in Portland. She graduated from University of Oregon with a major in English as a member of the Class of 1948, and a member of the Phi Beta Phi sorority.
She married Thomas A. Roberts Jr. on Aug. 27, 1948, in Portland, Oregon. In 1960 Tom and Nancy moved to Kailua, O‘ahu, with their three sons. She resided in Kailua for 53 years before moving to Kaua‘i in 2014 and residing in Lawa‘i. Most of her working career was spent at Oceanic Institute (Mokapu‘u, O‘ahu) as executive secretary from 1971 to 1996. She was a volunteer at Kailua Library, Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kane‘ohe, and was an avid runner for many years. While on Kaua‘i she volunteered at the National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore gardens oshibana group.
At her Kailua home, she hosted gymnasts from Maui Gymnastics (granddaughter Malia) as well as Kaua‘i volleyball players from Po‘okela Volleyball Club and Kaua‘i High girls volleyball (granddaughter Heather). She was one of the founders of Po‘okela Volleyball Club on Kaua‘i.
She was preceded in death by husband Thomas A. Roberts Jr., daughter-in-law Molly (Thomas) Roberts and grandson Matthew (Tiffany) Roberts.
She is survived by sons Thomas A. Roberts III, David K. Roberts and Richard L. (Peggy) Roberts, grandchildren Malia (Todd) Nordman, Lisa (Rey) Andrade, Tami (Jerry) Yamamoto, Heather (Nathan) Dewhirst and Colton Roberts, 11 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and Terrie Roberts.
Memorials may be given to Friends of Kailua Library, Ho‘omaluhia and National Tropical Botanical Garden.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the caregivers who so lovingly cared for Nancy the last five years of her life.
Services will be held at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl, O‘ahu, where she will be laid to rest with her husband Tom A. Roberts Jr.
Sakiko Okihara, of Kekaha, passed away on Jan. 6, 2023 in Waimea, at the age of 100. She was born on June 13, 1922 in Makawei. She was a cafeteria manager at Waimea High School and a member of Honpa Hongwanji and Kekaha Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by husband Kiyoichi Okihara, sisters Chieko Nitta and Tokiko Murakami, and brothers Sadamu Okada and James Okada.
She is survived by daughters Amy (Michael) Willman of Michigan and Kate (Scott) Hardwick of Kekaha, grandchildren Forrest (Lisa) Willman, Travis Willman, Laurien Hardwick and Greg Hardwick, great-grandchild Khat Hardwick-Kaohelauli‘i, sister Nobue Watanabe of Kekaha, sisters-in-law Emiko Okada of California and Michiyo Hori of Waimea, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life is at the West Kauai Hongwanji Mission, Waimea Temple, on Sunday, Jan. 29. Visitation is from 2 to 3 p.m. and services at 3 p.m.
The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts). Due to COVID-19, masks are required and temperatures will be taken.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family the family with arrangements.
Salvatore Fred DiLeonardo
Salvatore Fred DiLeonardo, of Moloa‘a, passed away at his residence on Jan. 11, 2023 at the age of 72. He was born on Jan. 22, 1950, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He was a general contractor.
He was preceded in death by parents Anthony Charles DiLeonardo and RoseAnita DiLeonardo and sister Rosemarie DiLeonardo Holcomb.
He is survived by wife Jo-Ann DiLeonardo, daughters Ora May DiLeonardo and Mytra (Ryan) Mckeague, brother Anthony Michael DiLeonardo, granddaughters Salina Joy Manibog and Myla Jo Mckeague and pet Pineapple the cat.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of any offerings, please donate to Kaua‘i Hospice.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Frank J. Mattia
Frank J. Mattia passed away on Dec. 22, 2022, in Lihu‘e at the age of 67.
He was born on Dec. 25, 1954, in Bayshore, New York. He was employed at Costco as a payroll clerk in Carlsbad and in Lihu‘e for over 35 years. He cherished his beloved Costco family very much.
He was preceded in death by wife Mindy Mattia and parents Cosimo and Frances Mattia.
He is survived by sister and brother-in-law Debora A. Herzog and Joe Herzog and special friends Priscilla and Eric Tallman.
A celebration of life is Sunday, Jan. 22, at Nawiliwili Park, starting at 7:30 a.m. Flowers will be provided to toss in the water. Canoes, surf boards and boats are welcome.
Jose M. Pigao Jr.
Jose M. Pigao Jr. passed away on Jan. 5, 2023, in Waimea at the age of 87.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1935, in Hawai‘i. He was a veteran of U.S. Marines and a retired sergeant with the Kaua‘i Police Department.
He was preceded in death by parents Jose and Alice Pigao Sr., sister Conchita Pigao, brother Ludivico “Jackie” Pigao, sister-in-law Joanne Pigao and brother-in-law MacArthur Dela Cruz.
He is survived by wife Rosaline Navarro Pigao, sons Dean (Mary) Pigao of Lihu‘e and Dale (Leilin) Pigao of Hanapepe, daughter Josette (Russ Santiago) Corona of Hanapepe, grandchildren Janilani Curammeng, Ashton Ka‘aumoana, Natasha (Matt) Dennis, Jake (Tiana) Corona, Cy (Nikki) Corona, Whitney (Ryan) Moura, Kiana Pigao and Drewan (Skyler Sadora) Pigao, eight great-grandchildren, brothers Donald Pigao of Kekaha and Ronnie (Johanna) Pigao of California, sisters Rosita (Jerry) Sakamoto of Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island, Linda Dela Cruz of Kekaha, Gail (Wayne) Ayudan of Kekaha and Jenny (Rommel) Manansala of Oahu, stepmother Luming Yapo of California, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service is Saturday, Jan. 28, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a celebration of life. Private inurnment will be at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery. The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.
William Bruce Marston
William Bruce Marston, longtime Princeville resident, passed on Dec. 14, 2022.
Born on May 5, 1935 in Pasadena, California, he attended Pasadena High School and later attended UCLA, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and majored in political science. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1958 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army Intelligence Corps, stationed at the Fifth Army Headquarters in Chicago.
Following his Army service, he settled in Newport Beach, California, where he pursued a career of sales and marketing for various computer and data communication companies, including Bunker-Ramo Corporation, where he participated in the launch of the NASDAQ stock trading system. In 1991, he founded Clide Systems, that marketed networking systems to major users of IBM computers.
Bill fell in love with Kaua‘i in 1968 when he first visited his uncle Bruce Marston and wife Aunt Louise, the founders of the Tahiti Nui Bar in Hanalei. Bill and Lori loved Kaua‘i, and returned often to visit friends and family. After his retirement from Clide Systems, he and Lori moved to Princeville in 2001.
During his time on Kaua‘i, Bill volunteered for the Kaua‘i Historical Society and was involved in the production of two DVDs produced by the Kauai Historical Society for the purpose of “Preserving Kaua‘i Backyard Music.” He also served on the board as treasurer of the Kaua‘i Polo Club and the Kane Club Men’s Golf Club. In 2010, he was appointed chair of the Hawai‘i State Elections Commission, where he served until 2018.
Bill is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gloria (Lori), sister Linda Marston of Newport Beach, California, daughter Terry Ann Torres of Newport Beach, California, stepdaughter Teresa Gleason of Maricopa, Arizona, stepson John Gleason of Irvine, California, grandchildren Jesse and Matthew Torres of Newport Beach, California, step-grandchildren Joshua and Aubree Gleason of Maricopa, Arizona, nieces Lynne Nicoletti and Tracey Nicholson of Newport Beach, California, and many Kaua‘i cousins.
Bill’s heart will always be part of his beloved Kaua‘i and its people. He will be truly missed. A celebration of life is pending.
Steve P. Leger
Steve P. Leger, 53, of Anahola, passed away on Jan. 11, 2023, in Lihu‘e. He was born on Jan. 17, 1969. He was a cement finisher.
He was preceded in death by mother Katauna Lolita Toa, wife Ralphine Leger, brother Ray Leger, daughter Maile Leger, and sister Madeline Toa.
He is survived by sons Kiliona (Lehua) Leger of Kekaha, Steve (Kaia) Leger Jr. of Anahola, Tuna (Rachel) Toa of Hilo and Steve (Idaliss) Leger III of New York, daughters Katauna (Rayner) Worrell of Anahola, Moanalynie (Jasper) Leger of Koloa, Shiori (Andre) Leger of Keapana, Hawai‘i Island, Kaumalani (Kurt) Leger of Kapahi and Leilani (Lilinoe) Leger of Anahola, grandchildren Maleah Powell-Leger, Meleana Powell-Leger, Kiliona Leger Jr., Maikai Skivii Leger, Myra Medeiros, Kharmah Leger, Kawena-Kai Martin, Chasie-Lei Rapozo, Lilo Medeiros and Ryder Martin, brothers Daniel (Lynne) Leger of Washington, Arthur (Leilani) Leger of Samoa, Jason (Iwa) Leger of Samoa, Larry Leger of Samoa and Tini (Amanda) Leger of Washington, sisters Sharon Leger of New Zealand, Lilieni Maiava of Washington, Ausi Leger of Samoa and Lolini Latoa of Hilo, Hawai‘i Island, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service is Friday, Jan. 27, at Island Worship Center, 4414 Hokualele Road, Anahola, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dianne Marie Melanson
Dianne Marie Melanson, born Feb. 9, 1952, second child of five to Andre and Theresa, passed away on Jan. 10, 2023 at the Hilo Medical Center, Hilo, Hawai‘i Island.
Dianne is survived by spouse Kirk O’Shaughnessy, daughter Andrea Gray, grandchildren Geordan Gray and Aaryn Gray, great grandson Emmett Gray, sisters Gloria Davis and Susan (Bart) Bradley, brothers Richard (Nona) Melanson and David Melanson, as well as many beloved in-laws, nephews, nieces and cousins.
While Dianne’s family and friends are grieving her loss from coast to coast, they are choosing to remember her in a way that honors her spirit, and in the way she herself chose to honor the memory of her loved ones who went before her. On her upcoming birthday, Feb. 9, please toss some flowers in the ocean or a special place in her memory. In a letter of her final wishes, she said that she would love “tons of flowers.”
A celebration of life gathering on Kaua‘i, per her request, will be scheduled at a later date.
Jalouise Carlyle-Anderson was born in Port Townsend, Washington, on Oct. 7, 1984. Jali moved to the North Shore of Kaua‘i at the age of 1. Jali passed away on Jan. 9, 2023.
She was preceded in death by parents Douglas Hebron and Thea Carlyle, sister Jessie Monroe, husband Mikala Anderson, and aunt Beatrice Hebron Bullock.
She is survived by hanai parents James and Julie Monroe, siblings Jake Monroe and Jenna (Kysen Lopez) Monroe, aunts and uncle Bob (Becky) Carlyle and Julia Turner, hanai daughter Tiana Simpson, nieces and nephews Keenan Hebron-Woodward, Ikaika Hebron-Woodward, Junior Fernandez, Rachel (Lionel) Fernandez, Brandon Price, Kainoa Price, Raja Counts, Kymani Counts, Keahi Lopez, Jessie Lopez and Jayda Lopez, grand-nieces Kaileia Hebron-Woodward and Ailana Hebron-Woodward, cousins Jacob Carlyle and Jesse Carlyle, dearly beloved friends Thad Jenkins and Jenna Kerr, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A celebration of life is Saturday, Feb. 18. The location has not been determined.
Jali was loved by all. The song has ended, but the melody lingers on.
Silas Cody Streeter
Silas Cody Streeter, much beloved by his family and friends, passed away to his heavenly Father on Oct. 21, 2022.
Born April 22, 1991, he loved working with his mom and helping friends and family. He was an active participant in Special Olympics and eagerly anticipated participating in the events on O‘ahu. He enjoyed his many friends there and all his friends on Kaua‘i.
A celebration of life is Sunday, Jan. 22, at Wailua Houselots Park pavilion, 4988 Nonou Road, Kapa‘a, beginning at 2 p.m. We will be sharing memories and giving honor for all the love that he showed us.
The family suggests casual attire and requests no koden (monetary donations).
With aloha from Cody’s family.
Annie ‘Wehi’ K. Hashimoto
Annie “Wehi” K. Hashimoto, of Kilauea, peacefully passed away on Feb. 27, 2022, at the age of 89. She was born on Feb. 1, 1933, in Wainiha. She worked in hospitality and retired from National Tropical Botanical Garden Limahuli Garden in Ha‘ena.
She was preceded in death by parents Henry and Annie (Chung) Tai Hook, husband Thomas Hashimoto, and sisters Catherine Pfeffer, Eleanor Haumea and Florence Ka‘ona.
She is survived by daughters Taryn (Keli‘i Alapa‘i) Hashimoto, Dancette (Patrick) Green, Kimberly (Ronnie Gorospe) Tai Hook, Thomasine Romas, Valerie Ann Yokotake, Haven (Bert) Dawbarn and Shann (Kelly Boro) Hashimoto, brothers Wilbert “Afuk” (Mieko) Tai Hook and Henry (Rikki) Tai Hook Jr., sisters Travis “Momi” Tubal and Rhona Ann (Aldrino) Hermosura, 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
A service is Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary, with visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and service at 10:45 a.m. Burial of ashes will be done at a later date.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
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