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Obituaries for Thursday, January 28, 2021

Patsy Katsuno Kuwata

Patsy Katsuno Kuwata, daughter of Haruo and Kiyoko Akiyama, passed away in Torrance, California at the age of 87. Patsy was born on April 14, 1933, in ‘Ele‘ele. She grew up in Hanapepe, then left, for Los Angeles to find work. In Los Angeles, she married Frank Kuwata. They had two sons, Dean and Kevin.

After her sons grew up, Patsy went back to work as an executive secretary for Hughes Aircraft. She worked until after her husband retired. Patsy enjoyed cooking, and baking cakes and pies, for special occasions, sewing, crafts, gardening, Tai Chi Chuan and ceramics.

Anyone who knew her could attest to the fact that she excelled at all of these. She also enjoyed taking trips to Las Vegas and Hawaii with her husband. Patsy and Frank were devout members of the congregation at the Gardena Valley Baptist Church.

Patsy was preceded in death by her father Haruo Akiyama and her mother Kiyoko, husband Frank Kuwata, their eldest son Dean Kuwata and her sister June Shishido. She is survived by her brother, James Akiyama, sisters Carol Akiyama, and Amy Sagawa, numerous nieces and nephews and her youngest son, Kevin Kuwata.

Patsy will be interred with her husband at the Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held on a later date. The family was assisted by Los Angeles Cremation in Redondo Beach.

Patrick H. Ishii

Patrick H. Ishii, 73, of Lawai, passed away on Jan. 19, 2021, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Koloa on June 24, 1947. He served in the US Army and retired as a journeyman glazier.

He is preceded in death by his parents Hideaki and Yoshino Ishii, son Shawn Ishii, brothers Steve and Scott Ishii.

Patrick is survived by his wife Kathy Ishii, son Chad Ishii, sister Sheila (David) Hoota, 3 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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

Vernon Lee Kahui’nalu Kumu’waina o’kalani Niau

Vernon “Kahui” Niau 34, of Kaua’i. Born on Sept. 29, 1986, died Jan. 9, 2021, on O‘ahu.

He is predeceased by his parents Lillian “Melia” Niau and Lyle Lee Sperry

He is survived by his children-Melia Yoshioka-Niau, Elijah Yoshioka, Sanoe Yoshioka-Niau and his brother Kawai Niau

A safe, outdoor celebration of life will be held at Salt Pond at 1 p.m. with the spreading of his ashes to be followed.

Calvin Randolph Eulalio

Calvin Randolph Eulalio aka “The Poke Man”, “Elvis Impersonator” 71, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Dec. 31, 2020. He was born in Lihu‘e, Kauai on May 5, 1949, and was a carpenter.

He is preceded in death by his parents Leoncio and Joaquina Eulalio.

Calvin is survived by his sons Calvin Eulalio and Levi (Pam) Eulalio, 9 grandchildren, sisters Clementine (Pacifico “Pat”) Quel, Lauren Rapozo, Cecilia Isobe, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass will be held at St. Catherine Church at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, with a viewing to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens Funeral Home from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Kealia Cemetery.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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