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Obituaries for Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Anthony James ‘Tony’ Kay

Anthony James Kay, 60, of Pahoa, Hawai‘i Island, unexpectedly passed away on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2021. He was born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and retired as a carpenter.

He will be remembered as a kind-hearted, humble cowboy and skilled carpenter who taught those around him of gratitude and love by example.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father. He lived a simple lifestyle and practiced Buddhist philosophy with a strong Christian faith. Those who were fortunate to know him laughed with him at his funny stories and took to heart his sincere lessons for life.

He genuinely made you feel welcome, and wanted to be in your presence. He was the uncle who would make it a point to talk story, listen and gently offer his insights and humor to the conversation until your cup was overflowing. It is with a heavy heart that we bid our dear father and brother a hui hou as he rides off into the sunset on his beloved stallion Tzadeek, with his trusty canines Kila and Nui at their heels.

He leaves behind daughters Aubrey Kay of Bozeman, Montana and Bronwyn Kay of Kalaheo, their mother Lisa Johnshoy Prinzing of Kalaheo, brothers John Kay of Hilo, Hawai’i Island, Andy Kay of California, Paul Kay of Honolulu and Daniel Kay of Honolulu, sisters Juli Kay of Honolulu, Sarah Kay of Hilo, Susie Hajou of Fresno, California, Mary Kay of Spain, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held in the next year, with a scattering of ashes at Kealia Beach.

Julius Coloma Jarquio

Julius Coloma Jarquio, 45, of Kapa‘a, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Dec. 13, 2021. He was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines, on July 16, 1976, and was employed as groundskeeper maintenance at Silver Falls Ranch.

He was preceded in death by father Domingo Jarquio Sr.

He is survived by wife Shay Ann Jarquio, daughter Jullie Anne (Celerino) Perono Jr., son Derrick Jay Jarquio, mother Resty Jarquio, siblings Marylou Jarquio and Domingo Jarquio Jr. of the Philippines, Tina Vergara of Las Vegas, Danillo “Danny” (Marlene) Jarquio, Nato (Perlina) Jarquio, Victor (Marilyn) Jarquio, Lorie (John) Pollante of Maui, Zenaida (Samuel) Pangdan Jr., Rizza Jarquio, Gino (Jocy) Jarquio of Las Vegas, in-laws Cesar and Ciony Antolin, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Jan. 8, at St. Catherine Church, with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kealia Cemetery.

Face masks and social distancing are required.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Happy Alice Makali‘ili‘i Kila Morikawa

Happy Alice Makali’ili’i Kila Morikawa, 91, of Hanama‘ulu, passed away at home on Dec. 8, 2021. She was born on Dec. 31, 1929 in Honolulu, and retired from the AFL-CIO Laborer’s Union Local 368.

She was preceded in death by husband Yasumori Morikawa, sons Noel Yasu Morikawa and Brent Morikawa, grandson Paul Kaipo Pomaikai Jr., sister Christina Yadao, brothers Herman Kila Sr., Stephen Kila Sr., Allan Kila Sr. and Paul Kila Sr.

She is survived by daughters Candace Namiko (Dale) Byers of Mill Creek, Washington, Wendy Keakealani (Gareth) Souza, Cathy Mitsuko (Anthony) Simao, Lori Eiko Pomaikai (Lincoln) of Kona, Hawai‘i Island, Stacie Toshiko (Joseph Jr.) Victorino, Terri Tomiyo (Kenn) Miyashiro, Tamra Yoshiko (Kurt Sr.) Medeiros, Arnel Leimomi (George) Cummings, Alice Lehua (Duke) Pu‘ulei, Cindy Morikawa and PJ (Jim) Foster, brother James (Arnetta) Kila of Kentucky, 34 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life is Friday, Jan. 7, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary in Koloa. Visitation with the family begins at 9:45 a.m., with service to follow. The family suggests casual or aloha attire.

A private burial will take place.

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

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