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Obituaries for Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Bernard Sau Yee Ding

Bernard Sau Yee Ding aka Mr. Dang, 71, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Jan. 12, 2021. He was born in Honolulu on Dec. 17, 1949, and retired as a courtesy bus driver with Avis Budget Group.

He was preceded in death by parents Joseph Ah Sut Ding and Margaret Shizue Ding.

He is survived by sisters Noelani (David) De Rossett of Florida, Kehaulani (Michael) Casler of Las Vegas and Vonda (William) Aki of Anahola, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6.

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

Vincent ‘Slinko’ G. Boiser Sr.

Vincent “Slinko” G. Boiser Sr., 72, of Kapa‘a, passed away on Jan. 25, 2021, at home. He was born in Kapaia on April 16, 1948. He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and retired as a custodian from the U.S. Postal Service Lihu‘e post office.

He was preceded in death by parents George and Theresa Boiser, son Edward Kalani Bactad, and sisters Marveline Relacion and Yvonne Kaialoa.

He is survived by sons Vincent (Chelsea) G. Boiser Jr. and Albert (Mahina) Bactad, daughters Chelsie (Michael) Canha, Cashie (Eric) Boiser and Ella (El) Ramelb, grandchildren Charles, Bradley, Cherrilynn and Samantha Coloma, Austin Pongasi, Trysten Bactad, Jadelynn Manzano, Mandee, Mia, Nanea, A.J., Maluhia, Halia, Kahiau and Keanu Bactad, Nakoa, Bryden and Qyrin Ibaan, Kana‘i Bactad, Jaesha and Jonathon Canha, Vyka and Legend Boiser, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be Saturday Feb. 27 at Immaculate Conception Church, with visitation at 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 10 a.m.

Face masks and social distancing are required.

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

Doris Corema Chang

Doris Corema Chang, 83, of Kapa‘a, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Jan. 25, 2021. She was born in Lihu‘e on July 21, 1937, and retired from the Kaua‘i Surf and Westin hotels and Lihu‘e 7-Eleven.

She was preceded in death by husband Kan Yin Chang and parents Albert and Hilda Corema.

She is survived by son Robert (Kim) J.W. Rumion, daughters Darlene Hatakeyama, Sharlene Rumion and Michelle Colley, sisters Irene (Richard) Machell and Janet (Ray) Domingo, grandchildren Mandi Rumion, John Hatakeyama, Starlee Saflor, Charley H. Moura and Justin Colley, and great-grandchildren Kayla, Kainoa and Kaelynn Moura and Braven Colley.

Private services were held.

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

Stella Tsuruyo Nakamasu Miyoshi

Stella Tsuruyo Nakamasu Miyoshi, 90, of Kapa‘a, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Jan. 27, 2021. She was born in Lihu‘e on Dec. 30, 1930, and retired as a cashier with Yasuda Store and Happy Kauaian in the Waipouli Coconut Marketplace.

She was preceded in death by husband Charles Miyoshi, grandson Preston Ikehara-Yasay, great-grandson Alden Fujise, parents Takejiro and Thelma Nakamasu, brother Ernest Nakamasu and sister Florence Wakuta.

She is survived by children Bryan Ikehara, Linden (Derek) Fujise, Gwen (Gideon) Ikehara-Yasay, Craig Miyoshi and Diane (Reggie) Basuel, grandchildren Renee (Jared) Mendoza, Aaron Fujise, Ariel Fujise, Kyle Basuel and Reid Kawamoto, great-grandchildren Malachi, Manoah and Micaiah Mendoza and Kelson Yasay, sisters Nancy (Andy) Talbo, Frances (Walter) Ishikawa and Donna (Douglas) Kozai, brothers Roy (June) Nakamasu and Denny (Bernie) Nakamasu, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Due to COVID-19, services will be announced at a later date.

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

Dolores Villaros Omakanim

Dolores Villaros Omakanim, 101, of Makaweli, passed away on Jan. 17, 2021. She was born on Kaua‘i on May 16, 1919, and was a dedicated homemaker.

She was preceded in death by husband Domingo Omakanim, son Daniel Omakanim, daughter Nancy Espinosa and son-in-law Juan Espinosa.

She is survived by daughter-in-law Elaine Omakanim, sister Josephine (Penang) Mande of Lihu‘e, grandchildren Lynn (Tim) Mira of Lawa‘i, Damien Omakanim of Waimea, Daniel D. (Lelian) Espinosa of Guam, Michlene E. (Ricky) Tucker of Kansas, Michelle C. (Joseph-deceased) Goodman of Illinois, Vincent J. Espinosa of Guam, Deena E. (Francisco-deceased) Guerrero of Texas, Jerri E. (Bob) Quinata of Texas, Joni A. (Dean) Dutcher of New Mexico and Zachery X. (Evita) Espinosa of Guam, 25 great-grandchildren, 31 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private burial services were held at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. The family graciously declines koden (monetary offerings).

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

Peggy Watson

Beloved Peggy Watson, devoted, loving wife and mother of two and cherished by many, transitioned peacefully in the presence of loved ones on Nov. 27, 2020, at 88 years young.

She was widowed in 2018 after a blissful 64 years of marriage to her soul mate, Joe. She lost her older son, Ken, in 2018, just three months after Joe, and is survived by identical twin Bobbi, younger brother Dan, and younger son Dave (and her only blood grandson and great-grandson from him).

She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and moved around growing up, as her father was a lieutenant commander in the Navy. Her twin sister and she were co-queens at their high school prom. Her inner beauty matched her physical beauty, as she saw and brought out the good in all things.

She gave of herself throughout her life as a teacher, and also taught many hundreds of children (including her own children and grandchildren) to swim.

As a daughter of a 33rd degree Mason, she was studied in every world religion, and became highly spiritual while not following any one dogma. She and Joe vacationed on Kaua‘i every year from 1980 to 1992, and then moved to the island several months after ‘Iniki (which they rode out in a high-school basement). After settling into Kaua‘i lifestyle, she and Joe met many like-minded spiritualists, and she became a spiritual leader in her worldwide ‘ohana, and is also survived by hundreds of global, beloved friends.

Please celebrate her life and legacy daily by embracing the commonality in acquaintances, thereby helping to heal the divisions that exist in the country today.

Paul Costales Cuaresma

Paul Costales Cuaresma, 80, of Kalaheo, passed away on Dec. 15, 2020, at Wilcox Medical Center. He was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines, on Jan. 26, 1940. He was a landscaper for Kikiaola Land Company.

He was preceded in death by son Virgilio Cuaresma and grandson Prince Paul Piso.

He is survived by daughters Ligaya (Bernie) Ramos, Nenita (Augie) Piso, Cristina Poller, Mary Lagrimas (Joselito Quiba) Cuaresma and Nemieda (John) Spence, son Jose Policarpio Cuaresma, 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brother Sergio Cuaresma, sister Norma Asprer, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A viewing will be Monday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Face masks and social distancing are required.

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

Dexter Keola Ibaan

Dexter Keola Ibaan, 34, of Lihu‘e, passed away on Dec. 31, 2020. He was born on Kaua‘i on Jan. 14, 1986.

He was preceded in death by sister Jessica Carvalho-Ibaan.

He is survived by children Meleana “Lucy” Manintin-Ibaan, Raiatea “My Crazy” Manintin-Ibaan and Kanai “Hawaiian” Manintin-Ibaan, parents Sonny and Betty Ibaan and Melinda Stout, siblings Eric (Cashie), Derek, Marlon (Trish), Shanlyn, Joshua and Jazmyn Ibaan, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements
Source: The Garden Island

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