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Obituaries for Friday, April 14, 2023

Roger Soliva

Roger Soliva passed away on March 31, 2023, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 66. He was born on Oct. 22, 1956, in the Philippines. He was a welder and landscaper.

He was preceded in death by parents Jose and Adoracion Soliva and granddaughter Trixia Mitch Soliva.

He is survived by wife Delia Soliva, sons Ronald Soliva (Mary Jane) of Toronto, Canada, Michael Soliva (Cherry) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Darrel Soliva (Kristine) of Kaua‘i, grandchildren Kyle Avery Soliva, Xia Ysabelle Soliva, Mark Ron Soliva, Maria Janina Soliva, Markus Ian “Rodel” Soliva, brothers Rolando Soliva (Marcelina) of Kaumakani, Robert Soliva (Conita) of Oakland, California, Rodolfo Soliva (Lorna) of Kekaha, sisters Virginia Parbo of Kekaha, Reynalda Daligcon (Antonio) of Hanapepe, Remedios Tadije of ‘Ele‘ele, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at the Garden Island Mortuary from 5 to 8 p.m.

A service will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo with visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. and Mass to follow. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Rodney James Ochoa Jr.

Rodney James Ochoa Jr., born March 9, 1960 in Santa Monica, California, passed away Feb. 5, 2023 at the age of 62. He worked and lived at Island School for 28 years as the on-site property caretaker.

He was a loving husband to his wife Stacey Ochoa, the greatest father to his son Trey Ochoa, a bonus father to Aaron Jordan, Camille (Jordan) Parr and Catherine (Jordan) Posner, grandfather (PoPs) to nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and is also survived by father Rodney James Ochoa Sr., stepmother Ann Ochoa and mother Lana Thomas, sisters Susan (Ochoa) Lord, Jennifer (Ochoa) Rama and Emily Thomas and brother Justin Thomas, and several nieces and nephews.

His celebration of life is April 22 at Island School in Puhi, beginning at 11 a.m.

Imelda Salud

Imelda Salud, 52, of Nevada, passed away on March 28, 2023, at St. Rose Dominican, Las Vegas. She was born on May 3, 1970, in the Philippines. She was employed at Macys for 25 yrs.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Rizal and Saturnina Andres and paternal grandparents Regino and Matea Baliza.

She is survived by husband Ben Salud, children Christopher (Amelia) Sarmiento of Oregon, C.J. Sarmiento, Samuel Kalani Fu of Washington, Keilee Salud and Chelsea Salud, grandchildren Kaleb, Kaybree, Karma and Remi Rose Sarmiento, parents Ignacio and Adoracion “Doreen” Baliza, and siblings Robert Baliza of Las Vegas, Merle (Joseph) Briones and Lucena (Guy Clement) Baliza of Las Vegas.

A service is Wednesday, May 3, at St. Raphael Church in Koloa. Viewing begins at 9 a.m. and services at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihue Cemetery. The family requests casual attire.

Anthony Sentes

Our beloved and cherished Anthony Sentes (Tony) passed peacefully on the first day of Spring March 20, 2023. He was 68 years old. Anthony was born in British Columbia, Canada. He enjoyed the simple life of running around the wilderness of BC with his 3 older brothers and little sister.

He moved to Southern California with his family and enjoyed playing sandlot baseball every day. Anthony had the loudest whistle in the neighborhood. He graduated in Orange County as his dad worked his way up from being a truck driver to Vice President of Bell Brand Foods. Anthony joined the Army and became a Green Beret. As his brother Pat said “he wouldn’t jump off the high school high dive and ended up jumping out of C-130 airplanes.” After he got back he moved to Kauai in 1976 with his mom and dad and sister and joined his 3 older brothers. His dad invested in his brother Franks woodworking business. They would haul giant logs back to the warehouse in Kekaha and cut and saw and sand picture frames all day. After work Anthony, his dad, 3 brothers and sister would jump in their small boat and head up the westside coastline fishing for tuna for dinner. They kept an eye on the Kekaha sugar mill smoke stack as the bird piles would lure them out further out to sea.

He married Djuna and they had their beautiful children Shane and Malissa. After Djuna and the children moved back to the mainland, Anthony married Ruby and helped her raise her children. Together they had a lovely life. Ruby was always by his side. As his brother Pat said “Anthony was dealt some bad cards in life”. He struggled with multiple sclerosis for decades. With Ruby’s constant love and care, the 3rd floor nurses at Wilcox Long Term Care and Garden Island Rehab Center, his faith in Jehovah and that ever present whistle, Anthony had an amazing will to live, love and laugh. “There’s a better home awaiting, in the sky Lord, in the sky.” (Ada R. Habershon). May you be running and laughing and whistling your way across heaven and the universe Anthony with your beloved family.

Anthony was preceded in death by his loving father and mother, Frank and Joy Sentes, his daughter Jennifer, his older brothers Larry and Frank Sentes, his brother-in-law Carl Anderson, his nephew and niece Aaron and Lauren Sentes, his nephew-in-law Damon Martori, his first wife Djuna and his step-daughter Mary Jane Young.

He is survived by his wife Ruby and step kids Thurman, Tammy, Amy, Jennifer, Bonnie and Christopher, his son Shane ( Ashley ), his daughter Malissa (Garret and grandson Wyatt) and 27 step-grandkids. His brother Pat (Camille), his sister Pam Anderson and the many nieces and nephews.

A military service is to be announced for this summer. Forever Loving Anthony.
Source: The Garden Island

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