Thomas Haruichi Yomen Jr.
Thomas Haruichi Yomen Jr. passed away on Feb. 28, 2022, at the age of 65, in ‘Ele‘ele. Formerly of Po‘ipu, he was born on Jan. 18, 1957, in Honolulu. He was a journeyman electrician.
He was preceded in death by father Thomas H. Yomen Sr., mother Diane S. Yomen and cousin Bryan Miyake.
He is survived by wife Melinda Balmores Yomen, daughters Cherisse S. (Tyrus Delos Reyes) Yomen of Kaua‘i, Kelcie E. Yomen of Kaua‘i, Asia K. (RJ Masada) Yomen of Kaua‘i and Paris A. Yomen of Kaua‘i, one grandchild, brothers Jon Yomen of Honolulu and Roy Yomen of Honolulu, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service is at Garden Island Mortuary Saturday, April 2, with walk-thru visitation beginning at 9 a.m. and services at 10 a.m. The family suggests aloha attire and requests that flowers be omitted. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required. There will be a paddle out at PK’s at noon.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Steven “Uncle Steve” Gregory Abreu, 80, of Kailua Kona, Hawai‘i Island, died Feb. 27, 2022, at Kona Community Hospital. Born July 7, 1941, in ‘Ele‘ele, he was a retired carpenter, fisherman, waterman, a former member of Kai ‘Opua Canoe Club and Waikiki Beachboy.
He is survived by daughter Stephanie Robinson-Boisse of California, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
A paddle-out scattering of ashes is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 27, at La‘aloa (White Sands Beach) on Hawai‘i Island, with a celebration of life to follow.
Cremation Services of West Hawai‘i is assisting the family with arrangements.
Annie ‘Wehi’ K. Hashimoto
Annie “Wehi” K. Hashimoto of Kilauea peacefully passed away on Feb. 27, 2022, at her home, at the age of 89. She was born in Wainiha on Feb. 1, 1933. She worked in hospitality and retired from National Tropical Botanical Garden Limahuli Garden in Ha‘ena.
She was preceded in death by parents Henry and Annie (Chung) Tai Hook, husband Thomas Hashimoto, and sisters Catherine Pfeffer, Eleanor Haumea and Florence Kaona.
She is survived by daughters Taryn (Keli‘i Alapa‘i) Hashimoto, Dancette (Patrick) Green, Kimberly (Ronnie Gorospe) Tai Hook, Thomasine Romas, Valerie Ann Yokotake, Haven (Bert) Dawbarn and Shann (Kelly Boro) Hashimoto, brothers Wilbert “Afuk” (Mieko) Tai Hook and Henry (Rikki) Tai Hook Jr., sisters Travis Tubal and Rhona Ann Hermosura, 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the famaily with arrangements.
Gail Y. Sakai
Gail Y. Sakai, 69, of Lihu‘e, passed away on March 9, 2022. She was born in Lihu‘e on April 10, 1952, and retired as a clerk from Wilcox Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by father Toshio Matsuyama.
She is survived by daughter Kelsi (Oscar) Holck, mom Akiyo Matsuyama, Colin Sakai, siblings Susan Nakagawa, Marsha (George) Nishimura, Warren (Melanie) Matsuyama and Neal (Robbin) Matsuyama, two grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be announced at a later date.
Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island