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Obituaries for Friday, October 13, 2023

William Allan Leonard

1968 – 2023

Will Leonard, beloved husband, son, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many, passed away at home in Princeville, Kaua‘i, on Aug. 28, 2023.

There will be a celebration of his life at the Hanalei Pier on Oct. 14 at 9 a.m.

Debra Barreira Soto

Debra Barreira Soto, age 68, peacefully passed away on Sept. 29, 2023, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Aug. 14, 1955, on Kaua‘i to Ernest and Dolores Barreira, and was a driver education specialist for the County of Kaua‘i before retiring in 2017.

Debra is survived by her loving husband, Deacon Averiet Soto, daughters Alyssa (Ed) Soto-Gelacio, Angela Soto, Amanda (Matt) Cuaresma, Averie Soto, mother Dolores Barreira, sisters Diane Generalao, Carolyn (Mike) Hutchins, Ernette (Steven) Wagner, Corrine (Mike) Rosa, brother Ernie (Annette) Barreira, grandchildren Iris Soto, and Aileah and Kyron Cuaresma, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Barreira.

A loving, kind, and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to many, Debra was known for her giving heart and compassionate nature. Always willing to lend a helping hand, she volunteered at the Kaua‘i Food Bank and Hanapepe Library, was a Filipino Catholic Club member, and was a proud parishioner and pianist of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She also played the piano for the St. Theresa School children’s mass. Debra had a knack for understanding the needs of others, and her greatest joy was being in service to them and to God.

Funeral services will be held on Oct. 21, 2023, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with a eulogy and tribute to follow. Mass will be held at 11 a.m.

James Yamamoto Locquiao Sr.

James Yamamoto Locquiao Sr., of Kekaha, Kaua‘i, passed away at the age of 84 at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kaua‘i, and retired as an Industrial Mechanic for the Kekaha Sugar Plantation. He spent his time on the West side of the island as a warm-hearted family man and was known as Mister Miyagi of Kekaha. Jimmy devoted time and all that he had to his family, and loves each and every one of them.

He was preceded in death by his parents Antipolo Locquiao and Yachiyo Yamamoto Locquiao.

James will be lovingly remembered by his wife Josefina and his children Cedric (Donald), Rosalind (Jason), James Jr. (Gernaline), Tricia, Vanessa (Irvin), April (Johnny), Anson (Margaret), Amber (Eric John), sisters Dolores, Nora, along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i. Visitation with the family will be from 10 to 11 a.m., with services to follow afterwards from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The family requests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.

Abraham ‘Abe’ Peralta Aquino

Abraham “Abe” Peralta Aquino passed away peacefully at home with his beloved family by his side on Sept. 27, 2023. He was born on Dec. 10, 1946, in Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, Philippines. He retired from Aston at Poipu Kai Resort where he was an outstanding employee for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents Santiago and Adoracion Aquino, whom are now receiving him with open arms in heaven.

He is survived by his wife Presentacion “Precy” Aquino, daughters Eliza (Alexander) Butac and Elvie (Josue Guzman) Aquino, son Rolly Aquino, grandchildren Leo Daniel (Marjorie) Butac and Yasmine Ware (Nick Agosto), great-grandchildren Louis Butac and Lucas Butac, numerous brothers, sisters, uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews and cousins on the island of Kaua‘i, on the many islands of the Philippines, as well as around the world.

Friends may visit the family on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary in Koloa. Visitation begins at 9 a.m., service at 10 a.m. and burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Ma‘alo Road, Lihu‘e. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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