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Obituaries for Sunday, April 28, 2019

Tsuneko ‘Sue’ Ono

Tsuneko “Sue” Ono, 94, of Lihue, passed away on March 21, 2019. She was born on July 1, 1924, at Waimea.

She was preceded in death by husband Champ S. Ono, brothers Robert Tamaribuchi and George Tamaribuchi, and sister Kay Tamaribuchi.

She is survived by son Mark (Darcy Attisani) Ono of Kapaa, daughters Marianne (Robert) Susinetti of Lihue, Annabel (Kurtis) Saiki of Kaunakakai and Kathleen (David Foord) Ventimiglia of Monterey, California, grandchildren, Kristine (Juan) Cornejo, Kaleo Saiki, Katie-Ann (Jr.) Bumanglag, Kyle Saiki, Kellie (Michael) Ventimilia-Vicent, Stephen Ventimilia, Lee (Weezy) Iboshi, Ronn (Les) Iboshi and Lana Bilbo, 10 great-grandchildren, brother Kinney Tamaribuchi of Lihue, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Sue’s life will be held on Saturday, May 4, at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe with visitation from 9:30 a.m., with services to begin at 10 a.m., followedby her inurnment and fellowship.

The family suggests casual attire and no koden (monetary gifts).

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Janet Mitsuko Fujii

Janet Mitsuko Fujii of Lihue passed away at Garden Isle Healthcare on April 16, 2019, at the age of 84. She was born in Lihue on June 23, 1934, and retired as a clerk typist at the state Department of Transportation Highways Division.

She was preceded in death by husband Tonaichi Fujii.

She is survived by daughters Lynn (Wayne Toyama) Fujii and Gail (Michael) Oride, brothers Isamo “Ike” Murata and Robert “Bobby” (Sachiko) Murata, and grandchildren Cory Oride and Kelli Oride.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Kauai Memorial Gardens &Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ernesto Paden

Ernesto Paden, 85, of Koloa, passed away on March 28, 2019, at Wilcox Medical Center. Born on April 6, 1933, in Koloa, he retired as a rock crusher operator with Grove Farm Rock Company.

He was preceded in death by parents Donato and Margarita Paden, brothers Margarito, Constancio and Carlito Paden, and sisters Emilia LaPuente, Lucia Alcares and Florencia Lewis.

He is survived by wife Rosita “Rose” Paden of Koloa, son Ernie Darin (Charlene) Paden of Lawai, daughters Norine Ann Chatterjee and Lorine Melissa Paden of Koloa, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sister Sofea Cagalawan, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 4, at St. Raphael Church in Koloa from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Raphael’s Church cemetery in Koloa. The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Brian David Lansing

Brian David Lansing, 72, of Kilauea, passed away at sunset on April 13, 2019 in Ventura, California, surrounded by his children and close friends.

He was born in Hollywood, California, and lived with his mother in Hilo as a young child before returning to West Los Angeles. After graduating from high school in 1965, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a submarine sailor stationed at Pearl Harbor. It was during his time off that he fell in love with Kauai while surfing Hanalei Bay. After serving, he traveled and surfed his way through France, the Mediterranean and Israel until finally settling in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, where he resided for four years, fulfilling his dream of surfing perfect waves with good friends.

After returning to Southern California, he married Karen Peake in 1973, and together they built a boat which became their home. Living on the ocean, he worked as a captain on yachts, allowing him to surf and sail the California coast and Channel Islands for several years. In 1978 they left San Diego for Kauai to build a home and a family. After hurricane Iwa, Brian bought his first machine, and began doing site work for local contractors, which later inspired him to start his own business as a licensed contractor. When Hurricane Iniki hit in 1992, he worked for months to help local businesses and homeowners rebuild the North Shore.

Shortly after, he invested in a tour boat company run by his friend, John White, which eventually became Na Pali Catamaran. He and Karen parted ways, but he continued two lifetime loves, traveling and surfing, for as long as his health allowed. Upon retiring from his contracting business in 2016, he bought a boat and docked mainly in Oxnard, California, where he could visit old friends, favorite beaches, and cruise the Channel Islands.

He was preceded in death by mother Natalie and father Jonathon. He is survived by children Naomi of El Sobrante, California, and Jonathon (Kulia) of Kilauea, and granddaughters Wawaele and Ha‘awi. Also surviving are many lifelong friends around the globe, and his beloved dog Koa.

A celebration of life and scattering of ashes will be held at a later date.
Source: The Garden Island

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