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Obituaries for Friday, April 28, 2023

Dr. Clyde Takeshi Ishida

Dr. Clyde Takeshi Ishida, 72, of Kapa‘a, passed away on March 14, 2023. He was born in Lihu‘e on April 10, 1950, and retired as a dentist in private practice.

He was preceded in death by wife Mary Taft Ishida.

He is survived by his fiancé Susan Mukai, children Emily Ishida and Timothy Ishida, grandchildren Selah Medeiros and Asher Medeiros, sister Charlene (Mitchell, deceased.) Quinones, brother Clarence (Jan) Ishida Jr., nieces and nephews Shelley Quinones Thomas, Kenji (Kristin Anderson) Quinones, Brett (Leeanne) Ishida, Chad Ishida and Nichole Ishida, and numerous cousins.

A celebration of life is Sunday, May 7, at Kapa‘a Hongwanji, with services beginning at noon.

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

Chad Timothy Alayvilla

Chad Timothy Alayvilla passed away in Las Vegas on Feb. 12, 2023, at the age of 45. He was born on July 29, 1977, in Lihu‘e. He worked in surveillance at the Red Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

He is survived by wife Staci Alayvilla, daughter Aubree Kenney-Alayvilla, parents Domi and Carol (Cataluna) Alayvilla, brother Lance Alayvilla, one niece, one nephew, one grand-niece, and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Rufino and Juliana Alayvilla and Augustine (Jiggs) and Dorothy (Dora) Cataluna.

A service is at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia on Saturday, April 29. Visitation with the family will be from 8 to 10 a.m. and Mass to follow. A scattering of ashes will be private. The family requests no flowers.

Davis Funeral Homes & Memorial Park is helping the family with arrangements.

Robert ‘Bobby’ Delapenia

Robert “Bobby” Delapenia passed away on March 24, 2023, in Lihu‘e, at the age of 84. He was born on March 1, 1939, in Waipahu, O‘ahu. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a mason foreman for Kaua‘i Builders after 41 years.

He was preceded in death by mother Mabel Ranis, father Vicente Delapenia, stepfather Fulgencio Laconsay, and brothers Jerry Delapenia, Timothy Ranis and Rudy Eugene Laconsay.

He is survived by wife of 60 years Marian Aki Delapenia, children Valerie (Andrew) Winchester, Mark (Mandie) Delapenia, Les (Kelly) Delapenia and Michele (Derek) Borrero, grandchildren Kalani (Emily) Delapenia, Chelyssa Delapenia, Kaimana Delapenia, Mariah Delapenia, Madison Delapenia, Amber Blocker, Andrew Delapenia, Brianna (Jessica) Borrero Contrades, Britney (Makana) Rivera and Braylee Borrero, great-grandchildren Kaleohano Rivera, Lilinoe Rivera, Addison Blocker, Emmaline Blocker, Peyton Delapenia, Micah Delapenia and Avery Delapenia, siblings Katherine J. Asis, Florence D. (Stanley) Olayan, Patrick (Clarice) Ranis, Daniel (Stephanie) Ranis and Vincent Patrick Delapenia, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service is Saturday, May 13, at Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e, with visitation at 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m.

Alice Shiraishi Ching

Alice Shiraishi Ching, 94, passed away in Kapa‘a on April 12, 2023. She was born in Lana‘i City, Lana‘i, on Jan. 6, 1929, and worked as a secretary at a law firm.

She was preceded in passing by parents Ikuji and Tomo Shiraishi, husband Edwin K.D. Ching, siblings Clinton and Spencer Shiraishi and Jonsie (Eugene) Yamamoto.

She is survived by sons Michael (Irene), Jason and Ben (Natalie) Kobayashi, grandchildren Tyler (Nohelani), Tori, Kallen, and Kadden Kobayashi, great-grandchildren Kyrie and Kamryn Kobayashi, and sister Jane (Buddy) Festerling of Honolulu.

Private services will be held. The family requests no koden (gifts).

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

Anselmo Galanga ‘Papa Joe’ Barba

Anselmo Galanga “Papa Joe” Barba, of Kekaha and Chino, California, passed away on April 13, 2023, at the residence of his son-in-law and daughter in Chino, California, and now rests in peace with his beloved wife Esmenia Yadao Barba. Born on April 14, 1924, in Banayoyo, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, he was called to rest at 98 years old, one day prior to his 99th birthday.

He is survived by daughter Selma (Calvin) Myles of Chino, California, sons Paul (Sharlene) Barba of Kekaha and Standford (April) Barba of Alhambra, California, grandchildren Joshua and Christen Myles of Los Angeles, Kierra Barba of Mesa, Colorado, and Desiree Barba of Alhambra, California, great-grandchildren Marley Simone Myles and Kamdyn Marcano of Los Angeles, and Jocko Barba of Mesa, Colorado.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 29, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha. Mass will begin at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at the Kekaha Public Cemetery.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

James ‘Kimo’ Gerardo

James “Kimo” Gerardo, 68, passed away peacefully at his Hanama‘ulu home on Feb. 4, 2023. He was born Sept. 17, 1954, in Lihu‘e, and retired from Duke’s restaurant.

He was preceded in passing by parents James Gerardo and Mary Keoho Haluapo Gerardo, sisters Marylyn Gerardo and Kathy Louis and brother Alan Gerardo.

He is survived by son Byron Gerardo, sisters Joyce (Terry) Daligdig, Alison (Clayton) Silva and Brenda (Rey) Coloma, brothers Brian (Shanell) Gerardo, Jerry Aquias and Mathew Louis, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and aunties.

A celebration of life is Saturday, April 29, at the Peter Rayno Sr. Park in Hanama‘ulu, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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