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Obituaries for Friday, November 4, 2022

EnCarnacion ‘Carnation’ L. Carvalho

EnCarnacion “Carnation” L. Carvalho passed away at her home in Lihu‘e on Oct. 16, 2022, at the age of 87. She was born on April 27, 1935, in Koloa, and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by parents John and Micaela Torres, brothers Stanley and Paul Torres and sister Cidela Imaoka.

She is survived by husband Adam Wallace Carvalho, daughters Charlotte (John Mc Farland) Camara, Joyce (Jerry) Baptista and Colleen (David Sr.) Braun, grandchildren Cheryl (Cipriano Ragocos III) Stoddard, Rhonda (Walter Dotimas) Camara, Jason (Layleigh Carveiro) Camara, Maile (Anthony) Lakatsas, Leilani (Nick) Quiroz, Lehua (Manny) Mossa, David (Summer Malina) Braun Jr., Crystal Braun and Kaylee Braun, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, Nov. 10, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary chapel in Koloa. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe at 1 p.m.

The family requests flowers be omitted and kindly asks that masks be worn.

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

Stephen (Steve) Martin Landis

Born 8/8/1948, died 10/14/2022

Steve Landis was born in Glendale, California, on Aug. 8, 1948, to Harry E. Landis and Ellen Martin Landis. He moved to Belmont Shore, Long Beach, when he was 6 years old, and began a love affair with the ocean that lasted for the rest of his life.

He attended Lowell Elementary, Rogers Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School, where he played varsity football. He earned a master’s degree in physical education and a life teaching credential from California State University Long Beach, where he also played varsity football and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

After graduation from CSULB in 1971, he married Jill Davis Landis, his college sweetheart. He went on to teach and coach football at Jordan High School and his alma mater, Wilson High School, under Head Coach Jon Meyer. An avid snow skier, he became the Wilson Ski Club advisor. He was also an accomplished surfer, kite surfer and golfer.

While teaching, the couple invested in real estate and retired early. As Jill grew a career in writing, Steve became an actor and model. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild. They bought a home in Hawai‘i in 1978. Steve paddled outrigger canoe competitively for Hanalei Canoe Club and then Namolokama Canoe Club. Over the years, he and his teammates won a wall full of gold medals. He also became an accomplished Hawaiian slack-key guitar player.

Steve passed on Oct. 14, 2022, after a long illness. He’s survived by his wife, Jill, his brother James Landis, nieces and nephew, great-nieces and grand-nephews, and cousin Christopher Martin. He was a kind and loving man who will be missed by a huge ‘ohana. A celebration of life will be held in Hanalei in the spring of 2023. Mahalo to Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Kaua‘i Hospice at

Robert Charles Moss

Robert Charles Moss, 73, of Kekaha, passed away on Oct. 23, 2022. He was born on Jan. 1, 1949, in Aurora, Illinois. He was a musician and a Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by wife Kathleen Moss, daughter Gina Scripture and stepson Austin Zimmerman.

He is survived by son Andy (Betsy) Moss, daughter Sara (Terry) Dennison, grandchildren Derek Dennison, Anna Scripture, Sarah Scripture and Owen Scripture, sisters Patricia Usry, Vicki Nagy and Vivian Balder, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Nov. 5, at Salt Pond Beach Park main pavilion in Hanapepe, from noon to 5 p.m. The family requests casual attire.

Special thanks to Sherlee Palacio for all the love and aloha you gave him.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Jo Ann Padre Shimamoto

Jo Ann Padre Shimamoto, of Kapa‘a, passed away at The Queen’s Medical Center on O‘ahu Oct. 8, 2022, at the age of 73. She was born on Kaua‘i on Dec. 21, 1948, and retired from the County of Kaua‘i housing agency as the Community Development Block Grant coordinator. She was the backbone of her family and someone everyone could turn to and count on.

She was preceded in death by parents Jacinto and Gladys Padre and grandson Gabriel Shimamoto.

She is survived by husband Patrick Shimamoto, sons Gavin (Gwynn) Shimamoto and Tyson Shimamoto, daughter Megan (Mordecai Calhoun) Shimamoto, grandchildren Grayson Shimamoto, Gabrielle Shimamoto, Garexson Shimamoto and Malia Calhoun, brothers Jay Padre and James (Deborah) Padre, sisters Janice (Mike) Plumer and Jayne Padre, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. Catherine Church, with visitation at 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 9 a.m. Private burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

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

Calvin Mitsuru Kaipoleimanu Murayama

Calvin Mitsuru Kaipoleimanu Murayama, 51, of Hilo, Hawai‘i Island, passed away on Sept. 18, 2022, in Hilo. He was born on June 19, 1971, in Waimea. He was a cook.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Craddock and Ruth Yorkman and Denji and Masako Murayama.

He is survived by children Joshua and Ashley Murayama of Wai‘anae, mother Rosebelle K. Hansen of Waimea, father Calvin M. (Mary) Murayama of Texas, brothers Boyd (Ed Lilley) Murayama of Arizona, Miles (Martha) Murayama of Texas and Conrad (Coralyn) Murayama of Lawa‘i, sister Shanlynn (Randy) Seto of Waimea, and numerous nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

A celebration of life was held.

Elsie Taeko Takata

The celebration of life gathering for Elsie Taeko Takata is Saturday, Nov. 5, at Niumalu Canoe Club, Kalapaki Beach (behind the ABC Store).

The informal service starts at noon, and includes an open mic for anyone who would like to share a memory or anything. Lunch and homegrown entertainment will follow. All are welcome to share talents.

It was her wish to have that one more reunion gathering.

The family requests no koden (monetary gifts) or gifts.

The family apologizes for the last-minute, spur-of-the-moment announcement.

Juanita Annie Cabanting

Juanita Annie Cabanting, 97, of Kapa‘a, passed away on Oct. 19, 2022. She was born on April 16, 1925, in the Philippines. She was a retired retail clerk.

She was preceded in death by husband Macario Cabating.

She is survived by sons Macky (Lisa) Cabanting of Bellevue, Washington and Richard Cabanting of Kapa‘a, daughters Merlinda (Louie) Pelekai of Honolulu and Lee Ann-Nalani Cabanting of Honolulu, grandchildren Moses Cabanting, Joshua Pelekai, Sean Cabanting and Brian Cabanting, and great-grandchildren Paxton Cabanting and Whitney Cabanting.

Private services were held.

Future memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Source: The Garden Island

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