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Obituaries for Friday, July 8, 2022

Lester Allen Lutao

Lester Allen Lutao, 64, of Kaumakani, passed away on April 6, 2022, at The Queen’s Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 27, 1958, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital. He worked at Olokele Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by parents Domingo Lutao Sr. and Gomercinda Lutao.

He is survived by wife Laura J Lutao, sons Lauren Lutao, Layne “Jumbo” Lutao, daughter Leslie Lutao, granddaughter Lola-Jane Lutao, sister Rosemary (George) Nagato, brothers Domingo (Rhonda) Lutao Jr., Richard Lutao, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, July 16, at Salt Pond Beach starting at 12 noon. The family suggests casual attire.

Stella Tsuruyo Nakamasu Miyoshi

Stella Tsuruyo Nakamasu Miyoshi, 90, of Kapa‘a, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 27, 2021. She was born on Dec. 30, 1930, in Lihu‘e. She was a sales clerk at Kojima’s, Yasuda’s, Happy Kauaian, and S & S Business.

She was preceded in death by parents Takejiro and Thelma Nakamasu, husband Charles Miyoshi, grandson Preston Ikehara-Yasay, great-grandson Alden Fujise, brother Ernest Nakamasu and sister Florence Wakuta.

She is survived by son Bryan Ikehara of Pearl City, O‘ahu, daughters Linden (Derek) Fujise of Kaneohe, O‘ahu, Gwen (Gideon) Ikehara-Yasay of Kapa‘a, Diane (Reggie) Basuel of Kapa‘a, grandchildren Renee (Jared) Mendoza of Pearl City, O‘ahu, Aaron (Judy) Fujise of Seattle, Washington, Ariel (Young) Fujise of Honolulu, O‘ahu, Kelson Yasay of Kapa‘a, Kyle Basuel of Kapa‘a, Reid Kawamoto of Kapa‘a, great-grandchildren Malachi, Manoah and Micaiah Mendoza of Pearl City, O‘ahu, brothers Roy (June) Nakamasu of Kalihi, O‘ahu, Dennis (Bernie) Nakamasu of Honolulu, O‘ahu, sister Donna (Douglas) Kozai of Las Vegas, Nevada, Francis (Walter) Ishikawa (deceased), Nancy (Andy) Talbo (deceased), Craig Miyoshi (deceased), numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is at Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center Saturday, July 9, with visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. and service at 3 p.m. The family requests casual attire. Due to COVID-19, face mask is required.

Kauai Memorial Gardens is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sovaleni Malani Isaiah Lucidarme-Musika

Sovaleni Malani Isaiah Lucidarme-Musika, of Wailua, passed away peacefully at his home on May 7, 2022, at the age of 26. He was born on April 23, 1996, in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents Bill and Mardi Lucidarme, Fusae and Rufino Castillo, grandparents Ronald Charles Lucidarme, Alamita Lemani Musika and Uncle Robby Scott Silva.

He is survived by mother Nicole Lucidarme (Junya Ramos), father Uasi F. Musika, sister Vaimoana Musika (Tyrell Aipa-Rivera), hanai brother Raymond Duarte, children Anelakai Lucidarme-Rapozo, Kainakoa Lucidarme-Rapozo, grandparents Ka‘ohu and Carolyn Cummings and Sova Musika Sr.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, July 10, at Lydgate south comfort station (Ocean front field behind the soccer field) starting at 12 noon. Bring your beautiful smiles and happy hearts to share in life’s beautiful blessings.

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

Teeana Kaleimokihana Valpoon

Teeana Kaleimokihana Valpoon passed away on Sept. 17, 2021, at Hilo Medical Center at the age of 32. She was born on July 15, 1989, in Lihu‘e and a graduate of Kapa‘a High School. She worked for Wyndham and Kuhio Motors.

She was preceded in death by sister Mistie K. Valpoon, grandfather Clifford Matsushima Sr., and grandmother Beverly Ann Valpoon.

She is survived by son Liloa (Elijah) Ragsac, parents Leah “Teete” (Russell Iida) Matsushima, Amil “Ekolu” (Nani) Valpoon, brother Cody (Ipo) Valpoon, step-brothers Cody and Josh (Rylee Pavao) Mersberg, grandmother Katherine Matsushima, grandfather Amil “Tinoa” Valpoon, nephews Lokahi, Lawai‘a, Kaikoa, niece Lihau, numerous aunties, uncles and cousins who loved her dearly.

A celebration of life is Saturday, July 16, at Ko‘olau Hui‘ia Church, Anahola with visitation at 10 a.m. followed by service at noon.

Benedicto ‘Benny’ A. Dela Cruz

Benedicto “Benny” A. Dela Cruz passed away on June 6, 2022, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital, at the age of 99. He was born on June 13, 1922, in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a retired truck driver with Olokele Sugar Plantation.

He was preceded in death by parents Valentin and Fermina Dela Cruz, wife Consuelo Dela Cruz, brothers Mariano, Ruperto, Wenceslao, Honesto and sister Filomena.

He is survived by daughter Helen Dela Cruz, grandchildren Charlene Matute-De Haro, Jennifer Matute, great-grandchildren Analy Grace De Haro, Isa De Haro, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, July 9, at Borthwick Kaua’i Mortuary. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by services at 10:30 a.m.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Masajiro Habu

Masajiro Habu passed away on June 27, 2022, at Sterling Ridge Assisted Living Center, at the age of 99. He was born on May 27, 1923, in Lihu‘e. He retired in 1985 as a welder for McBryde Sugar Company and served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by parents Uichiro and Okame Habu, sisters Yasuno Fujii, Annie Iwamoto and son-in-law Vicente Fermin.

He is survived by wife Marjorie Habu, just made 69 year wedding anniversary, son Derek (Hana) Habu, daughter Corine Fermin, sister Satsuki Yokote, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Inurnment to be at a later date at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Palm Cemetery and Neptune Society is assisting the family with arrangements.

Pamela K. Vincent

Pamela K. Vincent, 73, of Princeville, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i, passed away peacefully at home on May 11, 2022.

A life lived with grace and humility. She was vibrant, strong, determined, intelligent, generous, caring, kind, loving, and thoughtful, with a great sense of humor. A most wonderful person.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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