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Obituaries for Saturday, March 7, 2020

Arthur E. ‘Arte’ Palama

Arthur E. “Arte” Palama of Kalaheo and Hawai‘i Island passed away on Feb. 13, 2020, at home.

He was a self employed general contractor, A. Palama Contracting.

He was preceded in death by parents David K. and Marie Rapozo Palama, sister Claire Pereirra, and brothers Roland, Thomas and Clarence Palama.

He is survived by wife Lena K. Chang Palama, son Roger Waialae (Taira Kajiwara) Palama, daughter Alice “Nalani” (Randall Soares) Palama Soares, and brothers David (Moana) Palama and Stephen (Kathy) Palama.

A celebration of life is Saturday, March 14, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, with visitation at 8 a.m. and Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Stanley Wolshin

Stanley Wolshin, the man, the legend, the voice, and the unbelievable comic, surfed on to the big waves in the sky on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.

“Stan da Man,” as he was lovingly known hailed, was originally from Miami Beach, Florida, and was the fifth child out of six born to Lou and Olga Wolshin. He lived on Kaua‘i for over 30 years.

Women loved him and men were amazed by him. He had the kindest, biggest heart, and the sweetest soul. He was and will always be an iconic figure here on the garden isle of Kaua‘i.

Through his vibrant personality, shtick and song, he was able to forge a tender connection to everyone he encountered. His friendships ranged from celebrities to local surfers, from billionaires to the homeless, and anyone in between. Everyone loved him. He had a way of making you feel like you are the most important and the best person in the world.

He was a humble, extremely talented sales consultant and renowned, award-winning surfer who would go out of his way to help anyone who needed him. Not only did he have a huge heart, but he had one of the most amazing operatic voices in the world, comparable to that of Pavarotti.

He is survived by brother Steve, sisters Susan, Sonia and Sandy, brother-in-law Craig, niece Kandace and her mom Rhonda, nieces Sarah and Mary and nephews Benjamin and Max. Because of Stanley, we all feel a little more loved. He was an angel who was here on earth for too short of a time. We love you Stanley and you will always be with us.

A potluck celebration of life is Saturday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m. at Hanalei Pavilion Park.

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Jason Kunane ‘Gooba’ Aquino

Jason Kunane “Gooba” Aquino, of Kekaha, passed away on Feb. 6, 2020, at the age of 46.

Born on June 6, 1973 in Waimea, he was a crew leader with Syngenta.

He was preceded in death by father Alejandro “Sonny” Aquino and son Moses Aquino.

He is survived by mother Karin Aquino of Kekaha, wife Jerowina Aquino, daughters Ashley Agor of Washington, Jaslin Aquino, Shania Aquino, Naomi Vidinha and Pfeiffer Aquino, all of Kekaha, and Martina Aquino of Montana, sons Wyatt Aquino and Waylon Aquino of Kekaha, brother James (Sandra) Aquino of San Diego, sister Stacy (Joey) Aquino Bagain of Kekaha, and grandson Hunter Aquino-Ortiz (deceased).

A celebration of life is Saturday, March 14, at King’s Chapel in ‘Ele‘ele from 9 a.m. to noon.

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

Michael C. Machado

Michael C. Machado of Kapa‘a passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Thursday, Feb. 27. Originally from Catalina Island, California, he was born on Oct 5, 1992, and was Kaua‘i ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union) division director until he retired in 2016.

He was preceded in death by parents Frank and Rafaela Machado and brother Francisco Machado.

He is survived by spouse Donald Dragon, brother Nicholas Machado, sister Catalina (Machado) Ho‘oikaika, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial and celebration of life will be held on Kaua‘i at a later date.

Jovencia Sagaysay Catiggay

Jovencia Sagaysay Catiggay of Lihu‘e passed away on Feb. 5, 2020, at the age of 86.

She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philipines, on June 3, 1933.

She was employed as a housekeeper.

She was preceded in death by husband Federico Catiggay and daughter Esther Catiggay.

She is survived by daughters Everlina Dantis, Paula Catiggay, Nenita (Cornelio) Saguid and Corazon (Ronald) Balbin, sons Manuel (Remedios) Catiggay and Angelo (Lerma) Catiggay, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services are Saturday, March 7, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia, with visitation at 8:30 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m.

Burial will follow at Lihu‘e Public Cemetery.
Source: The Garden Island

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