Tomiko (Watanabe) Ching
Tomiko (Watanabe) Ching, 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.
She was born on March 31, 1933, in Gunma-ken, Tomioka, Japan, to Otojiro Watanabe and Tsuru Matsui. After marrying Lester S.F. Ching, they moved to O‘ahu and lived in Kaimuki for many years, where she retired in retail sales. They later moved to Hule‘ia, where she lived until her last two years of life. She was then cared for by her daughter in Idaho full-time until her passing.
She was preceded in death by husband Lester (whom she missed dearly) and granddaughter Tiara Danielson. She is survived by children Vernon (Roberta) Ching, E. (Steve) Danielson, Holly (Scott) San Diego and Irvin (Vanessa) Ching, 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two more on the way.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in various callings. She loved serving others and helping those in need. Sewing, knitting, crocheting, crafting and cooking Japanese and local foods were her specialties.
A very spiritual woman, her faith and testimony in God and His Son Jesus Christ never wavered. She continued to pray every day until her last days. She loved playing the ukulele and was part of the Kaua‘i senior centers ‘ukulele organization for many years. She was an amazing mom, gramma, great-gramma, aunty and friend. She will be missed.
There will be a viewing on Saturday, March 21, at Garden Island Mortuary, 2-3780 B Kaumuali‘i Highway in Lawai from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a short service from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Burial services will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery, where she will be buried with her husband. We thank all those who have helped support our family in this time of need. Mahalo, love and gratitude from the bottom of our hearts.
Nelia Galicinao Erorita
Nelia Galicinao Erorita of Hanama‘ulu passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on March 5, 2020, at the age of 66.
She was employed at Burger King restaurant.
She was preceded in death by father Pedro Galicinao and son Felijar Erorita.
She is survived by mom Carlina Galicinao, husband Felix Erorita Sr., son, Felix (Marygene) Erorita Jr., Neleo (Shallee) Erorita and Richjoy (Monica) Erorita, daughter Rose (Eddie) Motilla, numerous siblings in the Phillipines, and 11 grandchildren.
Family may visit with the family on Friday, March 27, at Aloha Assembly of God Church, Lihu‘e, with visitation from 9 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park, Lihu‘e.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Anthony Nuivo, 86, of California, formerly of Kaua‘i, passed away on Feb. 12, 2020. He was born in Lihu‘e on Feb. 15, 1933, and retired from Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
He was preceded in death by wife Ruby “Terry” Nuivo, parents Benito and Eugenia Nuivo, brothers Francisco Nuivo, Marcario Nuivo and Paustino Nuivo, and sister Natividad Nuivo Arato.
He is survived by daughter Mary (Hykeem) Jordan of California, son Anthony Lee “Tony” Nuivo of Lihu‘e, granddaughters Victoria Fung of California and Scarlett Nuivo of Lihu‘e, sister Soledad Nuivo Cui of Florida, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of life is at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, with graveside services on Wednesday, April 1, at 10 a.m.
Alta Vista Cremation and Funeral Service of Suisun City, California, and Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island