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Obituaries for Friday, June 28, 2024

Clifton Kenji Hino

Clifton Kenji Hino, 80, of Lihu‘e, passed away on June 15, 2024. He was born in Waimea, Kaua‘i, on May 17, 1944, and retired as a welder.

Preceded in death by his parents Masao and Hisae Hino, brothers Stanley and Bert.

He is survived by his daughters Maile (Neal) Hino, Debbie (Greg) Hino-Spaan, brothers Dean Hino, Robin (Young) Hino, sister Carol (Carlton) Ito, two grandchildren, sisters-in-law Glayds Hino, Naomi Hino, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held.

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

Harmony Ching

Harmony Ching, 90, of Kalaheo, Kaua‘i, proud U.S. Marine, retired Sheriff for the State of Hawai‘i and retired Security Officer for PMRF, peacefully passed away on June 6, 2024, comforted by music and with his family lovingly by his side.

Known by many as Harmo, Harmon or Pili, he was gifted with a beautiful voice, a “green thumb” and was passionate about his cooking. He had many other talents and had a wide variety of occupations. Harmon was a “Jack of All Trades”, “seeker of knowledge” and DIY Master. He could do a little or a lot of “everything”. He had so much insight and gave the best advice.

Harmon was a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather and made his family his whole world. His presence will be deary missed.

He is survived by wife Edna, daughters Krystal (Tom), Stephanie (Keola), Valerie and four grandchildren, whom he deeply adored.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Lihu‘e Ward Chapel. Visitation begins at 9 a.m., services at 11 a.m., and Inurnment will follow at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe at 1 p.m. Aloha or casual attire is requested.

Vicente Efhan

Vicente Efhan, 91, of Kapa‘a, passed away at home on June 19, 2024. He was born in Kilauea, Kaua‘i, on Feb. 27, 1933. He retired as a welder with AFL CIO Local 625 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an honorable, humble, good man, husband, friend, and grandfather. He will be forever missed and never forgotten.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helga Efhan, four children Heidi (Dave) Lambert, Vincent Efhan, Tammy (Chono) Fernandez, Jason Efhan, eight grandchildren Bryson, Kyrie, Kiana, Keawe, Kayla, Zariani, Zaimana (Kamaha’o-deceased), seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held.

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

Anna Aukai Seabury Maglinti

Anna Aukai Seabury Maglinti, 95, of Kapa‘a, passed away at home on June 3, 2024. She was born in Lahaina, Maui, on May 8, 1929, and retired from Kaua‘i Surf Hotel as dining room supervisor.

Preceded in death by her husband Alexander Maglinti, son Bryan Maglinti, grandson Darell J.K. Maglinti, parents William and Anna Hoolulu Seabury, four brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her sons Darell Maglinti of O‘ahu, Alexander (Jin) Maglinti Jr. of California, Andrew (Michele) Maglinti of Kaua‘i, Carlan (Amy) Maglinti of Kaua‘i, daughter Nolia “Girlie” Maglinti of Kaua‘i, 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, three nephews (sons of late Raymond and Harriett Seabury) Kekai, Kala and Keoni Seabury, caregivers Robert and Rosalia Roman, numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at St. Catherine Church with viewing from 9 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens.

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

David Walton Pratt

David Walton Pratt passed away peacefully while traveling with his family on June 17, 2024. He was 89 years old. He was born in Honolulu on Feb. 12, 1935, the youngest of the four children of Charles Dudley Pratt, Sr., and Dora Marion Broadbent Pratt.

David grew up in Honolulu and attended Hanahaoli School from kindergarten through 6th grade, then attended Punahou School, graduating in 1953. He then attended Hotchkiss School in Connecticut before enrolling at Colorado State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy in 1958.

David started his career in the Hawai‘i Sugar Planters Association training program in 1959 and 1960, then joined American Factors (AMFAC) where he worked until 1972 at O‘ahu Sugar, Lihu‘e Plantation, Puna Sugar and in the headquarters office in downtown Honolulu.

In March of 1972, he began 28 years of work with Grove Farm Company, Inc. as a Manager and Administrative Assistant. He was named Vice President in 1973, and in 1974 became President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he held over two separate periods for a total of 25 years. Under his leadership, Grove Farm phased out of sugar production and became a land steward, envisioning and creating the Lihu‘e-Puhi community which includes several residential neighborhoods, Puakea Golf Course, Puhi Industrial Park, Kuku‘i Grove Shopping Center and the surrounding commercial areas, as well as various projects in Koloa and Po‘ipu including the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i.

David also held various positions including President and was a Director of his family’s business, Niu Pia Land Company, Ltd., for the last 54 years. His grandfather Edward H.W. Broadbent founded Niu Pia on lands in the Wailua and Waipouli areas.

During the last fifty years he has been a champion for the Kaua‘i community, serving on numerous committees and boards of directors for organizations such as Kaua‘i United Way, Hawai‘i Community Foundation, First Hawaiian Bank, Kaua‘i Economic Development Board, Kaua‘i Island Burial Council, Wilcox Health System, National Tropical Botanical Garden, and G. N. Wilcox Hospital Board where he was president for 19 years. David was a passionate advocate of education in Hawai‘i serving on the boards of Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy for 32 years and Island School for 37 years, both schools including him as Trustee Emeritus. He was a member of Kaua‘i Rotary for more than fifty years.

David was Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2001; was named Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year in 2010 by the Aloha Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals; was recognized as a Living Treasure by Kaua‘i Museum in 2012; and was honored in 2018 with the Charles S. Judd, Jr. ’38 Humanitarian Award which is given to outstanding Punahou alumni.

David was a 6th generation kama‘aina member of the Judd family whose long life in some way impacted nearly every visitor and resident of Kaua‘i. He was meticulous and detail oriented with a knack for proofreading. He will be remembered for his humility, welcoming everyone with due respect and gracefully including humor in most of his interactions with others.

David was preceded in death by his wife Deborah Wilcox Pratt, brother Charles “Dudley” Pratt, Jr., sisters Joan Pratt and Barbara Vaughan. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Carol Jesse Hinesly Pratt, sons Sam (Robin) Pratt, Bill Pratt, grandsons James Pratt, Bradley Pratt, two nieces, two nephews, numerous other extended family members and friends.

A private ceremony for family and close friends will be held at Lihu‘e Cemetery and a celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 3 p.m. at Puakea Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in David’s honor to Island School, National Tropical Botanical Garden, or Wilcox Health Foundation.
Source: The Garden Island

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