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Obituaries for Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Aletha Blanche Matsusaka

Aletha Blanche Matsusaka passed away on March 20, 2022, at the age of 74, at home in ‘Ele‘ele. She was born on May 28, 1947 in Waimea. She was a beautician.

She was preceded in death by husband Ronald K. Matsusaka, mother May M. Corr, father James W. Corr, brothers James Corr Jr. and Richard Corr Sr., sisters Goldie Mae Kahale and Colleen Okamoto and great-grandchild Lily Wa‘alani-Matsusaka.

She is survived by sons Myron Kalani (Channel Jerves) Matsusaka of ‘Ele‘ele and Clifford K. Matsusaka of Kalaheo, daughter Staci Ilima Matsusaka of Kalaheo, 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, brothers Charles (Jean) Corr of Texas, John (Sandy) Corr of California, Wilfred (Patricia) Kuali‘i of Puhi, brother-in-law Lawrence Okamoto of Kekaha, sister Barbara (Julian) Velasquez of Utah, sister-in-law Wanda Corr of Kalaheo, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is at Garden Island Mortuary Saturday, April 9, with visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. and a celebration of life at 10 a.m. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Robert Peter Oroc

Robert Peter Oroc, born on June 28, 1952, Waimea, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2022, at home in Makaha, O‘ahu.

He was a retired guest service agent and night auditor at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel.

He is survived by parents Epifanio and Gregoria “Jeannie” Oroc of Kekaha, daughters Christine Oroc of Makaha and Chandra Oroc of North Carolina, son Robert Brad Oroc of Georgia, brothers Eric Oroc of Kekaha and Gregory Oroc of Colorado, sisters Elizabeth (John) Perea of Kailua-Kona, Stephanie (JJ) Bostick of Kekaha, grandchildren Kalei, Isabella, Jacob, Channing, Kainoa, Kiani, Shazzarae, Syrenity, Kainalu and Brad Jr (BJ), great-grandchildren Leo, Avani and Liam, and numerous aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins,

A memorial service is Thursday, April 14, at Borthwick Mortuary in Honolulu. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m., with services at 12:30 p.m. and refreshments to follow. The family suggests aloha attire and welcomes flowers.

Keith De Peralta

Keith De Peralta, 69, of Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu, passed away on Feb. 13, 2022, at The Queen’s Medical Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1953, in Honolulu. He retired as a passenger and processor supervisor at Hickam Air Force Base.

He was preceded in death by wife Phyllis De Peralta, mother Constance De Peralta and brother Guy De Peralta.

He is survived by father Conrado De Peralta, daughter Nikki De Peralta, sons Mikah De Peralta, Cade Oyadamori and Shay Oyadamori, sisters Colette (Harvey) Kauahi and Yvonne (Michael) Delima, and brothers Darrin (Judy) De Peralta and Ron (Brigitte) De Peralta.

A celebration of life is Saturday, April 23, at Anchor Church, Kane‘ohe, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., with services at 10:15 a.m. The family suggests aloha attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Private burial will take place at a later date.

Shireen (Celebrado) Espina

Shireen E. F. (Saflor/Celebrado) Espina, of Kapa‘a, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2022, at Castle Memorial Hospital in Kailua, O‘ahu, at the age of 42. She was born Sept. 18, 1979, in Lihu‘e. She was self-employed.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Rufino (Noi) Espina, Dolores Espina, Natividad (Ligaya) Saflor and Florencio Saflor, uncles Greg Espina, Mikey Espina and Steven Saflor, and aunt Cecilia Moore.

She is survived by ex-husband Mark Celebrado, sons Eli, Cody and Micah of Lihu‘e, parents Roxanne (Peter Rose) Hiltsley and Dennis (Nanea) Saflor, brothers Levi (Katie) Saflor of Hanama‘ulu and Isaiah Saflor of Wainiha, sisters Sherissa (Nestor) Gorospe of Kapa‘a and Stephanie (Michael) Cyr of Washington state, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, April 9, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a, with visitation from 8:30 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m. The family welcomes flowers and suggests aloha attire.

Ronald ‘Squeaky’ Keli‘i Kealoha Sr.

Ronald “Squeaky” Keli‘i Kealoha Sr. passed away on March 26, 2022, at the age of 74. He was born on Jan. 27, 1948, in Lihu‘e. He was a retired veteran in the U.S. Army and a firefighter with the Kaua‘i Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by parents Robert Kealoha Sr. and Rose (Kua) Kealoha, brother Robert Kealoha Jr. and sister Irene Kealoha.

He is survived by wife Elaine M. Kealoha, sons Ronald Keli‘i Kealoha Jr. and Douglas (Malama) Kaina Kealoha, daughter Rose (Dewey Henderson) Napua Kealoha, 11 grandchildren, sisters Fannie (Damien) Gonsalves, Ululani ( Marvin ) Ho‘okano and Helen K. Brede, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, May 14, at Niumalu Beach Park Pavilion, from noon until pau.

“You stay dreaming small; dream big” – Papa Squeaky
Source: The Garden Island

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