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Obituaries for Tuesday, January 24, 2023

William Bruce Marston

William Bruce Marston, longtime Princeville resident, passed on Dec. 14, 2022.

Born on May 5, 1935 in Pasadena, California, he attended Pasadena High School and later attended UCLA, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and majored in political science. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1958 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps, stationed at the Fifth Army Headquarters in Chicago.

Following his Army service, he settled in Newport Beach, California, where he pursued a career of sales and marketing for various computer and data communication companies, including Bunker-Ramo Corporation, where he participated in the launch of the NASDAQ stock trading system. In 1991, he founded Clide Systems that marketed networking systems to major users of IBM computers.

He fell in love with Kaua‘i in 1968 when he first visited his uncle Bruce Marston and wife Louise Marston, the founders of the Tahiti Nui bar in Hanalei. Bill and Lori loved Kaua‘i and returned often to visit friends and family. After Bill’s retirement from Clide Systems, he and Lori moved to Princeville in 2001.

During his time on Kaua‘i, Bill volunteered for the Kaua‘i Historical Society and was involved in the production of two DVDs produced by the Kaua‘i Historical Society for the purpose of “Preserving Kaua‘i Backyard Music”. He also served on the board as treasurer of the Kaua‘i Polo Club and the Kane Club Men’s Golf Club. In 2010, he was appointed chair of the Hawai‘i State Elections Commission, where he served until 2018.

Bill is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gloria (Lori), sister Linda Marston of Newport Beach, California, daughter Terry Ann Torres of Newport Beach, California, stepdaughter Teresa Gleason of Maricopa, Arizona, stepson John Gleason of Irvine, California, grandchildren Jesse and Matthew Torres of Newport Beach, California, step-grandchildren Joshua and Aubree Gleason of Maricopa, Arizona, nieces Lynne Nicoletti and Tracey Nicholson of Newport Beach, California, and many Kaua‘i cousins.

Bill’s heart will always be part of his beloved Kaua‘i and its people. He will be truly missed. A celebration of life is pending.

Nelson Keller

Nelson Keller passed away on Jan. 8, 2023, in Waimea, at the age of 76.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1947. He was a harbor agent for the state Department of Transportation Harbors Division.

He was preceded in death by parents Edwin W. Keller and Juanita H. Sadino, wife Diane L.H.R Keller, daughter Resa L. Keller, brothers Albert Keller, Lawrence Keller, Hermen Keller and Edwin Keller, and sisters Emma Keller and Juanita Gonsolves.

He is survived by daughters Erika Keller, Emma (Kaina Rosare) Keller and Corrina (Sonny Kamauoha) Keller, son Nelson Keller Jr., brother Rabb Keller, and 10 grandchildren.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Feb. 11, at Waimea Neighborhood Center, beginning at noon.

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

Ichiro Chiba

Ichiro Chiba, of ‘Ele‘ele, passed away on Nov. 26, 2022 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 Games 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, grandchildren Bradley I. Chiba, Stacie Chiba Miguel, Sandi M. Chiba Battles, Kevin Chiba, Michelle Chiba Emayo, Lauren N. Chiba and Kimberly K. Brooks, great-grandchildren Davian I. Chiba, Brinnley Chiba, Emalia Miguel, Cayden Miguel, Charlie Battles, Ameia K. Gallagher, Isabella M. Gallagher, Sophia Matsumura, Quinn U. Battles and Austyn Emayo, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A service is Saturday, Jan. 28, at Garden Island Mortuary. Visitation is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and funeral service at 3:30 p.m.

The family requests no koden (monetary gifts) or flowers.

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

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