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Obituaries for Sunday, December 20, 2020

Juan Ancheta

Juan Ancheta, 83, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Dec. 8, 2020. He was born in Lihu‘e on April 26, 1937, and retired from Lihue Plantation Company.

He was preceded in death by wife Rehina Ancheta, daughter Betty Fahselt, parents Leocadio Ancheta and Eugenia Sanches, brothers Cipriano and Pedro Ancheta, and sister Louisa Ramos.

He is survived by children Gabriel Ancheta and Clayton (Donna) Ancheta of Hanamaulu and Teresa (Ralph) Worrell of Anahola, grandchildren Nalani (Daniel) Pa of Lihu‘e, Amanda (Chad) Canaynay of Largo, Florida, Salena (Vernon) Dela Cruz of ‘Ele‘ele, Bryson Worrell of Kapa‘a and Nelson Nitta Jr. of Kalaheo, great-grandchildren Daniel “Kaili,” Tyler and Jonah Pa, Isaiah and Maliah Dela Cruz, Morgan Worrell-Bunao and Caleb Canaynay, sisters Mary (Jesse) Canoy of Ewa Beach, E. Delores (Robert) Helser of Nanakuli and Rosita Fry of Colorado Springs, Colorado, brother Eiko Ancheta of San Francisco, brothers-in-law Albert and Arthur Maghanoy, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Dec. 26, at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens, with viewing from 10 a.m. to noon. Cremation will follow.

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

John Gillen

John Gillen, 78, of Kilauea, passed away on Dec. 12, 2020, at home. He was born July 12, 1942 in New York.

He was preceded in death by parents Vincent William Gillen and Irene Maguire Gillen.

He is survived by wife Catherine Gillen, siblings, Ann Gillen, William Gillen, Joyce Rossitter and Mark Gillen, children John Justin Gillen, Collen Granata, Shannon Gillen and Courtney Gillen, and grandson Sean Gillen.

Private services will be held by the family at a later date.

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

Nelson Abreu

Nelson Abreu passed away on Dec. 8, 2020, at the age of 90. He was born in Makaweli on July 31, 1930. He retired from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility ordinance and as a security guard at Maha‘ulepu for Wa‘alani. He served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Lucy Abreu, first wife Mary Abreu, brothers Willie, James, Eddie and Henry Abreu, and sister Beatrice Jardin.

He is survived by wife Tina Abreu, children John (Cindy) Abreu, Keoni (Michelle) Koslowski, Kainoa (Roman) Koslowski, Kim (Mike) Teel, Malika Agoo, Tiana (Erwin) Taylan and Kawehi Koslowski, grandchildren Devon and Hailee Teel, Sarah and Tyree Shaw, Kainalu, Kamalei and Kekai Taylan, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life is private.

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

Anacleto Melchor

Anacleto Melchor passed away on Dec. 12, 2020, at the age of 88.

He was born in Laoag City, Philippines, on July 5, 1932. He retired from McBryde Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by parents Clemente and Juana Melchor, brothers Eugenio, Pomocino, Inocencio, Pedro, Crisogono, Artemio and Manuel, sister Crispina Gauiran and son Manny.

He is survived by wife Soledad, sons Nestor (Imelda), Noel (Mimi), Edgar (Pina) and Albert (Kathy), daughter Cherry Joy (Tsali) Ricketson, brothers Buenaventura (Amie) and Geronimo (Carrie), sisters Rosa and Florita Asuncion, sister-in-law Emily Flora, and numerous grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Friends may visit the family on Wednesday, Dec. 30, with visitation at 9:30 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary. There will be limited seating for social distancing due to COVID-19. Facial coverings are required.

Burial will follow at St. Raphael Cemetery.

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

Charlies Yoshio ‘Bull’ Kusaka

Charles Yoshio “Bull” Kusaka passed away at home on Dec. 13, 2020, at the age of 92. He was born near Iron Bridge, Wailua, on Feb. 26, 1928.

He retired from H. Tanaka Plumbing Kapa‘a in 1988, after working for 46 years as a master plumber with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry, Local No. 675. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by parents Robert and Masaji (Sasaki) Kusaka, brother Yukitoshi “Boogie” Kusaka, brother-in-law Akira Teramoto, brother-in-law Gerry Kikuta, and nephews Lester Teramoto and Dwayne Kusaka.

He is survived by wife Maryanne W. (Pinho) Kusaka, son Charles H. “Kale” Forward III, sister Helen Teramoto, sister Katherine (Lamont) Shadowens, sister Dorothy Kikuta, sister Chieko (Harry) Ehara, brother Henry (Lynn) Kusaka, sister-in-law Fely Kusaka, nieces and nephews Dennis (Susanne) Teramoto, Leah Shadowens, Tina Shadowens, Russell (Debbie) Kikuta, Gail (James) Kaeka, Norine Kusaka, Royden (Weena) Kusaka, Eydie (Michael) Miskel, Melanie Ehara, Cheryl Ehara and Kendall Kusaka.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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

Rudy Campos

Rudy Campos, of Simi Valley, California, formerly from Makaweli, died on Nov. 29, 2020, at age 74. He was born on Aug. 4, 1946, at Waimea Hospital. He was a retired mechanic leadman from Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

He was preceded in death by parents Francisco Sr. and Clarita Campos, and sister Marcelia “Marcy” Mendonca.

He is survived by wife Katherine Harada Campos of Simi Valley, sister Fely (Daryll) Dement of Kaua‘i, brother Francisco Campos Jr. of Kaua‘i, sons Rudy Jr. and Brandon (Monique Perriera) Campos of Simi Valley, daughters Michele “Maile” (Jeff Gonzales) Ae of Las Vegas, Camille (Trevor) Koholua Lau of O‘ahu and Erin Campos of Simi Valley, 10 grandchildren, two fur grandbabies, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID-19, no services will be held at this time.

Leslie H. Shimizu

Leslie H. Shimizu of Honolulu, formerly from Koloa, passed away on Nov. 14, 2020, at the age of 68. He was born on May 10, 1952, and was a retired store manager at Safeway.

He was preceded in death by parents Errol Kazuki and Fuyuko Shimizu, and sister Diane S. Shimizu.

He is survived by wife Colleen Shimizu, daughters Lindsie Shimizu and Kainoa Kato and Lacie and Owen Yonehara, granddaughter Jovie Yonehara, brother Dennis (Lois) Shimizu, and sisters Christine (Gary) Hashimoto and Jeanne Shimizu.

A private service and drive-thru were held at Hosoi Mortuary in Honolulu.
Source: The Garden Island

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