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Obituaries for Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Charles Joseph Silva Sr.

Charles Joseph Silva Sr. passed away on Oct. 28, 2022, in Kalaheo at the age of 90. He was born on Sept. 1, 1932, in Makaweli. He was a retired cultivation superintendent for McBryde Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by wife Lillian Muraoka Silva, parents Louis and Minnie Pavao Silva, brothers Paul (Helen) Silva, William (Alice) Silva, Louis (Emily) Silva, brothers-in-law Alfred Hart, Takeo Okuno and sons-in-law Rudy Alao and Errol Lanning.

He is survived by son Charles (Della) Silva Jr. of Koloa, daughters Carolyn (Ronnie) Dotario of Kalaheo, Marilyn Alao of Kalaheo, Theresa (George) Castillo of Kohala, Bonnie Lanning of Hanapepe, Lynn (Teddy) Perreira of Kalaheo, sister Caroline Hart of Honokaa, sister-in-law Elethia Okuno of Oma‘o, caregivers Leilani and Kahena Cox, 15 grandchildren, 29 great- grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is Friday, Nov. 18, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Visitation with family is from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by Mass at 10 a.m. The family requests casual attire and no flowers please.

Special thanks to the staff at Kaua‘i Hospice.

Kuuipo Reiko Shimizu

With heavy hearts, we inform the loss of Kuuipo Reiko Shimizu, our cherished mother, daughter, and loving friend to all whose lives she touched.

After a valiant fight with diabetes, she passed peacefully on Sept. 25, 2022, at Wilcox Medical Center and was only 43 years old. She was born on March 19, 1979, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Kuuipo was preceded in death by her father Allen Shimizu.

She is survived by boyfriend Garrett Higa, daughter Jezrael, mother Beatrice, brothers Matthew and Corey of Hanapepe, as well as her extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

God’s adult life calling for Kuuipo was to be a foster parent. Selfless, generous, and thoughtful as she already was, she didn’t hesitate and chose to make a difference in the lives of many kids.

Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at West Kaua‘i Hongwanji Mission, Hanapepe Temple. Visitation starts at 3 p.m. with fellowship to follow. ***MASK is required in temple***

Sueko ‘Sue’ Ishiguro Nakatsuka

Sueko “Sue” Ishiguro Nakatsuka, 96, of Honolulu, former resident of Koloa, Kaua‘i, passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, 2022. Sue moved to a care facility in Honolulu from Kaua‘i in 2018.

Sue was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Hisashi “Hisa” Nakatsuka who passed away on Kaua‘i in 2013.

She is survived by her sisters Hinako Oda, Yoshie Tanabe, sons Dr. Craig (Claire Loo) Nakatsuka, Ellsworth (Claire) Nakatsuka, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Sue is a donor with the John A. Burns School of Medicine Willed Body Program. A memorial service will be held with the program in 2023. The family requests no koden (monetary gifts) and that flowers be omitted.

Thomas Daishiro Yano

Thomas Daishiro Yano passed away at home on Oct. 24, 2022. He was born on Nov. 26, 1952, in Honolulu. He was self-employed as an Attorney at Law.

He was preceded in death by parents Vincent and Eloise Yano and brother Daniel Yano.

He is survived by wife Marites “Tess” Yago Yano, children Shay, Marielle and Aleah Yano, brothers Frank (Shelley) Yano, Vincent Yano, Michael Yano, Greg (Robin) Yano, Robert (Zoe) Yano, sisters Therese Yano, Katherine Yano, Clare Omid-Zohoor and JoanMarie (Dave) Hughes.

A service is Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Immaculate Conception Church in Lihue. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. and Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at 11:15 a.m. at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park in Lihu‘e.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Source: The Garden Island

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