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Obituaries for Thursday, December 1, 2022

Matsuko ‘Mats’ Uyeda

Matsuko “Mats” Uyeda, 95, went home to be with her Lord and savior Jesus Christ and her husband of 67 years Itsuo on Nov. 21, 2022. She was born on Kaua‘i on May 8, 1927, and worked for the County of Kaua‘i as the manager of the Kaua‘i Senior Center.

She was preceded in passing by husband Itsuo Uyeda and brothers Francis, Wally and Herbert Ida.

She is survived by sons Mark Uyeda and Eric (Lisa) Uyeda, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Feb. 4, at Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m.

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

Ichiro Chiba

Ichiro Chiba, of ‘Ele‘ele, passed away at the age of 93. He was born on Feb. 26, 1929, in Waimea, and was a retired field survey supervisor for Gay &Robinson.

He was preceded in death by mother Shizuo Chiba, father Ryuichi Chiba, wife Carol M. Chiba, sisters Tamae Chiba Honda, Haruko Chiba Kamishita and Mitsue Chiba, and brother Yutaka Chiba.

He is survived by sons Melvin I. (Sharon) Chiba of Lihu‘e, Nelson Y. Chiba of Lihu‘e, Wesley R. Chiba of Lihu‘e and Derrick S. Chiba of ‘Ele‘ele, daughter Susan N. Chiba (Charles) Brooks of Kalaheo, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date.

The family requests no koden (monetary gifts).

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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