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Obituaries for Thursday, October 26, 2023

James Yamamoto Locquiao, Sr.

James Yamamoto Locquiao, Sr., of Kekaha, passed on Sept. 20, 2023, at the age of 84, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Makaweli, Kaua‘i, on Jan. 29, 1939. He retired from Kekaha Sugar Plantation as an industrial mechanic.

He was preceded in death by parents Antipolo Locquiao and Yachiyo Yamamoto Locquiao.

He is survived by his loving wife Josefina Locquiao, children Cedric (Donald), Rosalind (Jason), James Jr. (Gemaline), Tricia, Vanessa (Irvin), April (Johnny), Anson (Margaret, Amber (Eric John), sisters Dolores and Nora, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. and service to follow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Keola Sean Picerno

Keola Sean Picerno passed away on March 15, 2023. He was born on Sept. 27, 1973. He was a bus driver for the Kaua‘i Bus.

He is survived by mother Haunani Picerno Manrique, father Robert Picerno, children Nainoa Picerno, Tiare Picerno, brothers Keoni Picerno, Tim Picerno, Keli‘i Manrique, Kaua‘i ‘ohana Uncle Tony and Aunty Tracey Camara, Aunty Vanya Fagasa, Akoni, Tansy Mae, Leici, Lainee and BreeAnn Camara, Ernie and Keiran Camara, Jasmin Camara, James and Serina Tavares, Johnathon, Juice and Liloa Rivera, Shawn and Rose Tavares, Shelbee Tavares (Noah Silva), Bladezee Tavares, Traci Simao, Rick, Lori, Kanai, Ryno and Hiilawe Banasihan and Lorna Ouderkirk.

Keola was a loving father, son, nephew, cousin, brother and uncle. He will always be in our hearts.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at the Salt Pond big pavilion starting at noon.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Donald Wayne Duarte

Donald Wayne Duarte passed away on Sept. 20, 2023, at the age of 88 years old. He was born on Dec. 13, 1934, in Koloa. He was a heavy-duty tire repair technician, and a veteran of the U.S. armed services.

He was preceded in death by parents Caesar and Rosalina Duarte, brothers Caesar Jr. and Ronald Duarte, sister Elizabeth Duarte and son-in-law Clifford Rafanan.

He is survived by wife Elizabeth “Betty” Duarte of Anahola, sons Donald (Joyce) Duarte Jr. of Maui, Keith (Michelle) Duarte of Maui, Kenneth (Irene) Duarte of Maui, daughters Lisa Rafanan of Maui, Donette Duarte of Anahola, 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i on Oct. 27, 2023. Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m., celebration of life at 11 a.m., and burial will follow at the Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery.

The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

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

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