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Obituaries for Saturday, January 27, 2023

Victoria Banua

Victoria Banua, of Kekaha, passed away on Jan. 4, 2024, in Kekaha at the age of 89. She was born on May 27, 1934, in Mana, Kaua‘i. She was an operations scheduler for the Federal Government at PMRF.

She was preceded in death by husband Herbert Santana Banua, parents Placido and Hertrudes Tango, sisters Felisa Natividad and Magdalena Mayo.

She is survived by sons Carlos Banua and Aldino “Dino” (Denise) Banua, daughters Anna (Sonny) Balauro, Tina (Albert) Carbonel, Lisa (Dino) Pabre, grandchildren Emery (Stephanie) Banua, Tiana (Erik) Banua, Jace Balauro, Kyle (Ashley) Balauro, Natasha (Patrick) O’Brien, Katrina (Kimo) Farias, Alec Carbonel, Briana Banua, Corbin Banua, Dino Pabre, Jr., great-grandchildren Nevaeh Banua, Abigale Shaekley, Clara Bella Shaekley, Kaeden Quinto, Ezra Vidal, Easton Scholl, Ember Balauro, Adrian Balauro, Jystin Stiles, Kanoa Farias, Kiani Farias, Aysen Farias, Briella Farias, brother Antone (Irene) Tango, and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha. Visitation begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 10:30 a.m. The family requests casual attire and kindly omits flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Asayo ‘Sai’ Sakahara

Asayo “Sai” Sakahara peacefully passed away at home on Dec. 15, 2023. Preceded in death by her husband, Bob, in 1986 and her son Glenn in May 2023.

She is survived by her son Howard, daughter Melanie Willis, grandchildren Matthew Willis, Jacqueline Womble, Howard Jr., Justin Sakahara, Maile Horikawa and several great-grandchildren.

Born in 1921, Sai was the youngest of six children of the Saikichi and Sawayo Hashimoto family of Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i. Her friends from the Hawaiian Telephone Company and the Engineering Office of the County of Kaua‘i, U.S. Naval Station Midway Island, and her friends from the Burke Lake senior golfers and various senior clubs of Fairfax, Virginia will remember her graciousness and her heartwarming smile.

A memorial service will be held at the Pearl City Hongwanji Mission temple on Jan. 31, 2024.
Source: The Garden Island

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