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Obituaries for Saturday, June 29, 2024

Vicente Efhan

Vicente Efhan, 91, of Kapa‘a, passed away at home on June 19, 2024. He was born in Kilauea, Kaua‘i, on Feb. 27, 1933. He retired as a welder with AFL CIO Local 625 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an honorable, humble, good man, husband, friend, and grandfather. He will be forever missed and never forgotten.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helga Efhan, four children Heidi (Dave) Lambert, Vincent Efhan, Tammy (Chono) Fernandez, Jason Efhan, eight grandchildren Bryson, Kyrie, Kiana, Keawe, Kayla, Zariani, Zaimana (Kamaha’o-deceased), seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held.

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

Emeteria Ann Nerpio

Emeteria Ann Nerpio fell asleep in death on Sept. 28, 2023, in Kea‘au, Big Island at the age of 89. She was born on Jan. 11, 1934, to the late Gabino and Cristina Dela Cruz Garcia in Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i. Ann worked at the Kapa‘a Pineapple Cannery and Kalaheo Video Store.

Ann is survived by daughters Jessica (Keith) Caldwell of Kurtistown, Big Island, Rachel Nerpio of Kapa‘a, son Wesley Nerpio of Kapa‘a, brothers Juan (Loretta) Garcia of Oakland, California, Benjamin (Gwen) Garcia of Kea‘au, Big Island, sixteen grandchildren Jeremiah Jr. Nerpio, Chad (Ashley) Nerpio, Brandon (Lisa) Nerpio, Phaedra (Tim) Figlinski, Levi (Nani) Nerpio, Lawrence “Squeaky” Taniguchi, Jeremy Taniguchi, Jennifer Fernandez, Shanelle Nerpio, Bronson Nerpio, Reno Nerpio, Jedediah Nerpio, Saundri (Matthew) Grant, Christina (Donivan) Konno, Brian Bentley, Keelan Nerpio, 18 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Stacy O Nerpio of Wailuku, Maui, numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband Antero Nerpio, sons Jeremiah (Sharon) Nerpio, Jonathan Nerpio, Mark Nerpio, brothers Alfonso Garcia, Marcelino Garcia, Bonifacio Garcia, sister Ambrosia “Maggie” (Herman) Romero, granddaughter Laurann Harris and grandson Jack Nerpio.

Friends are invited to join her family on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2024, at 2 p.m. at the Lihu‘e Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses for her memorial service. Her service will also be on zoom.

The family requests aloha attire and graciously declines monetary gifts (koden).

Robert George Yamamoto

Robert George Yamamoto, 82, of Kapa‘a, passed away at home on June 18, 2024. He was born in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i, on Jan. 1, 1942, and retired as a mechanic with Gary’s Service Station and Hawaiian Airlines.

Robert is survived by his wife Heidy Huddy-Yamamoto, sons Robert Mark Yamamoto, Craig Takeshi Yamamoto, Michael Scott Yamamoto, William Kimo Huddy, grandchildren Kylee Yamamoto, Stephanie Edwards, Ryan Yamamoto, Kami Yamamoto, Kauhane Huddy, Audrey Huddy, great-grandchild Micah Ryan Rice, sister Joanne McDowall, numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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