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Obituaries for Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Hatsuko Taba

Hatsuko Taba, of Kalaheo, passed away on March 8, 2024, in Lihu‘e at the age of 95. She was born on March 15, 1928, on Kaua‘i. She was a business co-owner.

She was preceded in death by husband Yasuo Taba and son-in-law Ernest Kawaii.

She is survived by her daughters Sandra Kawaii of Upland, California, Rena (Alan) Horikawa of ‘Ele‘ele, Lani (Russell) Furusho of Lawa‘i, Joni Taba of Kalaheo, five grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private service was held.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted by family with arrangements.

Wiley Kaipolani Junjiro Bernard Yoshioka

Wiley Kaipolani Junjiro Bernard Yoshioka, of Lihu‘e, passed away on March 8, 2024, at the age of 32. He was born on Nov. 28, 1991. He was a lead pipe fitter for the County of Kaua‘i, Department of Water.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Jitsuo and Theresa Yoshioka and Bernard and Violet Almarza.

He is survived by parents Darin Ipo and Sandra Yoshioka, brothers Micah Yoshioka of Lihu‘e, Hunter Yoshioka of Lihu‘e, Kobi Yoshioka of Lihu‘e, numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Service information will be provided at a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Florentino Salvador, Sr.

Florentino Salvador, Sr., of Kilauea, passed away on Feb. 13, 2024, at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 91. He was born on Nov. 24, 1932, in Hanalei. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a plant seed operator of Lihu‘e Plantation.

He was preceded in death by father Hilario Salvador, mother Irene Salvador, son Neil Salvador, brothers William, Bonafacio and Nicholas Salvador.

He is survived by wife Eliza Salvador of Kilauea, son Florentino Salvador, Jr. of Kilauea, daughters Janet (Bart) Ovalles of Kilauea, Peggy (Eddie Espina) Salvador of Kilauea, six grandchildren, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Kilauea St. Sylvester. Visitation is from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by Mass at 10 a.m. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

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

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