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Obituaries for Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Anthony Hubahib

Anthony Hubahib passed away on March 7, 2022.

He is survived by wife Taiko Hubahib and sister Rose Aluag.

He was born on Kaua‘i to Emiliano and Florence Hubahib. He spent his youth exploring, fishing and taking adventures with his pet cat in the Hanapepe area. He learned how to play the trumpet and enjoyed music.

In 1956 he graduated from Waimea High School and joined the U.S. Air Force. He served his country at various Air Force bases. He began his military career at Hickman AFB on O‘ahu. He then took a post at Misawa AFB in Japan. It was there that Tony met and married his wife, Taiko Nakura, in 1965. It was also while stationed in Japan, Leona Ai Hubahib was born. Taiko and Leona moved to Hawai‘i while Tony served in Taiwan and Vietnam. He was then reassigned to Lackland AFB in San Antonio.

After serving for several more years, he moved his family to Hawai‘i and was stationed for his final assignment at Hickman AFB. He retired in 1975 from the military.

He will be missed by family and friends.

A memorial service is Saturday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at Kaua‘i Christian Fellowship, 2731 Ala Kinioki, Koloa.

Vivian Elena Remata Nonaka

Vivian Elena Remata Nonaka passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her husband, in the comfort of her home in Pakala, the morning of March 1, 2022.

She was preceded in death by father and mother Crisanto and Vicenta Remata, brothers Teodorico (Flora) Remata and Edward (Berna) Remata, sister Sister Florence Remata and grandson Hunter Salvu Thelion Nonaka.

She is survived by husband Alvis T. Nonaka, daughters Nadine T. Silva and Noelle A. (Keusi) Nonaka-Thundah, son Nolan T. Nonaka, grandsons Levi-Drake C. Belcher, Yashua K. Nonaka, Kapono M. Nonaka, Kali T. Thundah and Raven K. Thundah, granddaughters Khai C. Silva and Logan K. Thundah, brothers David (Mercedes) Remata, Stanley (Norma) Remata, Richard Remata, Wildfred Remata, Lawrence (Donna) Remata and Patrick Remata, sisters Mildred (Bernardo) Olores and Elizabeth (Pat) Aquino, hanai brother and sister Andy and Annette Asuncion, and numerous generations of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She will be remembered as a woman who lived her every day with pure aloha in her heart, her feisty spirit and as Alvis’ “Silver Fox,” his “darling.”

A memorial service is Saturday, April 30, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha, with visitation from 9 to 10 a.m., eulogy at 10 a.m. and Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Helene Eiko Tada

Helene Eiko Tada passed away on March 13, 2022, at the age of 72, in Lihu‘e. She was born on Aug. 30, 1949, in Lihu‘e. She was a receptionist.

She was preceded in death by father Nichi Miyao, mother Pansy Miyao, brother Warren Miyao and son Delrick Tada.

She is survived by daughter Melanie (Tyrus) Matsumoto of Lihu‘e, grandson Kristian Matsumoto, brothers Earl Miyao of Lawa‘i and Winston (Marian) Ogata of Lihu‘e, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is at Garden Island Mortuary on Sunday, May 1, with visitation from 2 p.m. and celebration of life at 3 p.m. The family recommends wearing masks.

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

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