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Obituaries for Friday, September 15, 2023

Dennis Mitsuaki Esaki

Dennis Mitsuaki Esaki, 71, of Wailua, passed away on July 25, 2023, at the Queen’s Medical Center on O‘ahu. He was born in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, on Nov. 20, 1951, and was the owner of Esaki Surveying and Mapping, Inc.

A private service was held. Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements. Burial followed at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park.

A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Grove Farm Park in Puhi.

Carol E. Seshiki

Carol E. Seshiki, of Kapa‘a, passed away on Aug. 27, 2023, at Wilcox Medical Center at the age of 85. She was born on Feb. 18, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois. She was a retired nurse.

She was preceded in death by husband Richard Seshiki, son Clayton “Butch” Shibao, grandson Dylan Kuwamura and parents Larry and Sue Brady.

She is survived by daughters Gina (Roddy) Kaulukukui, Laurie (Sherri) Shibao, Lisa (Pauly) Kuwamura, grandchildren Brandon (Brandy) Bridges-Basuel, Kristin (Dave) Kealoha, Noi Kaulukukui, Nainoa (Keaton) Kaulukukui, Mikayla Drews, great-grandchildren Braxton, Caiden and Ashlynn Ah Nee, Pua, Kawika, Kona, Akoni, Keani and Keoni Kealoha, Kaison Basuel and great-great-grandchild Tyler Marie Ah Nee.

A service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Anahola Club House. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by a celebration of life at 11 a.m.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Nobuko ‘Clara’ Kimata

Nobuko “Clara” Kimata, of ‘Ele‘ele, passed away on Aug. 1, 2023, at Wilcox Medical Center at the age of 97. She was born on May 18, 1926, in Wahiawa, Kaua‘i. She was retired seamstress and sewing teacher.

She was preceded in death by father Kiyoshi Kimata, mother Kozue Kimata, sister Margaret Ueunten and brother-in-law Senji Ueunten.

She is survived by brothers Dr. George (Mamie) Kimata of O‘ahu, Herbert (Jane) Kimata of Hanapepe, sister Esther Kimata of O‘ahu, nephews Glenn (Danielle) Ueunten, Dr. Kevin (Piikake) Kimata, Dr. Jason (Monica) Kimata, Scott Kimata, nieces Iris (Roy) Umeno, Denise (Mike) Nishiki, Stacie (Jeffrey) Rita, Janis Kimata, numerous cousins, great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces.

A celebration of life is Sept. 16, at Kaua‘i Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. with service to follow.

The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers and koden (monetary gifts) be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Junicio Cacal Sr.

Junicio Cacal Sr., of Anahola, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Sept. 3, 2023, at the age of 72. Born in Waimea, Kaua‘i on Nov. 28, 1950, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for Kekaha and Lihu‘e Plantation.

He was preceded in death by parents Isidro Cadiente Cacal and Aurilia Grande and sister Segundia “Tina” Litherland.

He is survived by wife Sherry Kaluahine-Cacal, children Junicio “Bongie” (Jessica) Cacal, Jr., Matthew (Jenna) Kaluahine, Keli‘i Cacal, Keerah Cacal, Junelle (Makana) Cacal-Makaneole, Kekoa Kaluahine-Cacal and Kala‘i Cacal, grandchildren Janelle, Jason, Kamaile, Matthias, Jacob, Kanoelani, Jenna, Katie, Keison, Mattix, Jianna and Hi‘ilei, brothers Alfredo (Myrna) Cacal, Artemio Cacal, Isidro “Eddie” (Rosanna) Cacal, Roland (Elisa) Cacal, Isidro “Sonny” (Tammy) Cacal, Robert (Charlene) Cacal, Richard (Chuck) Cacal and Ivan Cacal, sisters Angelina (Jose) Batres, Vivian Perry, Joann (Wesley) Ikeda and Glorayin (Duane) Cacal.

We invite family and friends to join us for a celebration of life on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Hanapepe Neighborhood Center from 12 to 3 p.m. Private burial to take place at a later date.

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

Cyrus James Kekoa Kanoho

Cyrus James Kekoa Kanoho passed away on Aug. 17, 2023, in Warrenton, Oregon. He was born on April 13, 1999, in Lihu‘e, Hawai‘i. Cyrus lived most of his life in Oregon, but was proud of his Kaua‘i roots. He made such a huge impact on everyone he met. Always putting the needs of others before his own. Everyone who knows him always talked about his beautiful smile and infectious laugh.

Cyrus is survived by his parents Venus (Steve Beeman) Kanoho of Anahola and Burl (Lisa Grimes) Kanoho of Seaside, Oregon. He also leaves behind his siblings Chynoa and Anela Kanoho of Hawai‘i, Keao (Jack Larson) Kanoho, Ashley-Rose (Tim Ueland) Kanoho-Ueland of Oregon, nephew Zander and nieces Karli-Rose, Phoenix and Lorriann all of Oregon. His grandmother Barbara Soto of Kapa‘a, aunts Debra Bonilla of Anahola, Becky (Lance) Horka of Puhi, uncles Rawlin (Cheri) Kanoho of Salem, Oregon, Charles Soto of Honolulu, Henry Kanoho Jr. of Anahola, numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Robynne Kanoho and grandfathers Charles Soto and Henry Kanoho.

Cyrus’s celebration of life was held in Oregon, with another one being planned for Kaua’i. The family would like to share a website made especially for Cyrus. http://flyinhawaiian.cafe
Source: The Garden Island

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