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Obituaries for Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Daniel Kazu Taniguchi

Daniel Kazu Taniguchi passed away on Jan. 27, 2022, at the age of 63. He was born on Jan. 8, 1959, in Waimea.

He was preceded in death by brother Nicholas (Cola) Taniguchi.

He is survived by parents Nicholas and Nancy Taniguchi, sisters Bernadette (Gerard) Taniguchi of Kaua‘i, Antolynn (Alex) Taniguchi of Kaua‘i and April Joy Taniguchi of Kaua‘i, and by numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawa‘i Monday, Feb. 14, with a walk-thru visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Aurea Urubio Sagucio

Aurea Urubio Sagucio of Kaumakani passed away on Jan. 16, 2022, at the age of 75, in Waimea.

She was born on March 11, 1946, in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She was a housekeeper at the Kaua‘i Surf and Waiohai hotels, a supervisor at the Westin Kaua‘i Hotel, a certified nursing assistant at Kaua‘i Care Center and Hale ‘Oma‘o Care Center (now Hale Kupuna Heritage Home), adult supervisor at ‘Ele‘ele School and employed at ‘Ele‘ele McDonald’s and seasonally at Macy’s.

She was preceded in death by parents Theodore and Leonor Urubio.

She is survived by husband Nemesio Calvan Sagucio Sr., sons Alex (Caprice) Sagucio, Nemesio C. “Lala” Sagucio Jr., Jeffrey (Catherine) Sagucio, Sherwin Sagucio Sr. and Sherwin Sagucio Jr., daughters Nancy (Jun) Sanchez and Jennifer Sagucio, 20 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, sister Victoria (Chris) Visoria, and numerous nieces and cousins.

A service is at Garden Island Mortuary Saturday, Feb. 19, with a walk-thru visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

James Caronilla Simbre

James Caronilla Simbre passed away on Feb. 1, 2022, at the age of 73, in Kekaha. He was born on June 20, 1948 in Wahiawa, O‘ahu. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by brothers William Domingo, Pancing Lopez, Domingo Lopez and Eugene Ventura, and sisters Leonita Jeffries and Beatrice Simbre.

He is survived by son Joshua Godfrey of Kaua‘i, daughter Naomi Lee of O‘ahu, grandchildren Liana Pave, Pakela Godfrey-Kaohi, Ian Godfrey-Kaohi, Kawelo Kalani-Godfrey and Nahokulani Kalani-Godfrey, parents Urbano Sudaria Simbre and Mary Caronilla Simbre, brothers Lorenzo Simbre of Kaua‘i, Stephen Simbre of Hawai‘i, Richard (Linda) Simbre of O‘ahu, Urbano (Robin) Simbre Jr. of O‘ahu, Edward Ventura of California, Robert (Carol) Ventura of O‘ahu, sisters Jane Ringor of O‘ahu, Elizabeth Jardin of Texas, Shirley R. (Wayne) Simbre-Medeiros of Kaua‘i, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is at Salt Pond Beach Park main pavilion Saturday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Alejandro Balocan Sr.

Alejandro Balocan Sr. passed away on Jan. 30, 2022, in Koloa, at the age of 87. He was born on Sept. 11, 1934 in Lihu‘e. He was a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by parents Teodolfo and Claudia Balocan, and son Antone Balocan.

He is survived by wife Corazon Bargayo Balocan of Koloa, sons Ali Balocan Jr. of Lawa‘i, Alan (Dawn) Balocan of Waimea and Bully (Penny) Balocan of Kapa‘a, daughters Alicia (Stan) Sarmiento of Kapa‘a, Cora (Ted Garma) Balocan of Lihu‘e and Gloria (Alan) Hiranaka of Kapa‘a, 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, sister Bea (Ike) Ysseldyke of Michigan, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ronald Masashi Sakoda

Ronald Masashi Sakoda passed away on Jan. 26, 2022, at the age of 74, in Waimea, Kaua’i. He was born on Oct. 31, 1947 in Hilo, Hawai‘i. He was a veteran with the Hawai‘i Air National Guard, founder of Ron’s Electric, field representative for U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye and active with the Kaua‘i Economic Development Board.

He was preceded in death by father Masao Sakoda, mother Hatsue Kamei and brother Ernest Sakoda.

He is survived by wife Elena Hamm, sisters Beatrice Iwata of O‘ahu, Gladys Harada of Hilo and Betsy (Allen) Uyematsu of Kaua‘i.

A private service will be held at a later date. The family has asked, please, no koden (monetary gifts).

The Garden Island newspaper assisted the family with arrangements.

Gavino Vila Tagavilla

Gavino Vila Tagavilla, 77, of Lihu‘e, passed away at Wilcox Medical Center on Jan. 26, 2022. He was born in Dilavo, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on Mar. 29, 1944, and retired as a landscaper.

He was preceded in death by parents Teodoro and Jacoba Tagavilla, sisters Marciana Tangonan, Gloria Tangonan and Eleceo Tagavilla, and grandsons Jason Joson, John Paul Joson and Dave Tagavilla.

He is survived by wife Florencia Tagavilla, children Aurora (Efren) Salud, Glyceria (Jimmy) Joson, Efren (Ailene Balatico) Tagavilla, grandchildren Aira, Mark, Kailen, Joyce Ann, James, Reniel Jay and Jake, great-grandchildren Jake Ryan, Jayden, Jared and Jeremiah, brother Guillermo (Catherine) Tagavilla, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is Saturday, March 12, at Immaculate Conception Church, with viewing from 9:30 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery. Social distancing and masks are required.

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

Felix Ingel Iloreta

Felix Ingel Iloreta passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. He was born on Oct. 16, 1927, in Binacud, Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He worked for Lihu‘e Plantation and the old Kaua‘i Surf Hotel.

He was preceded in death by wife Josefina Ragasa Iloreta, son Abelardo Iloreta, parents Felipa Ibe Ingel and Francisco Yago Iloreta, brothers Nicasio, Juan and Basilio Iloreta, and sister Magdalena Iloreta.

He served under the Philippines Commonwealth Army of the United States Armed Forces Far East (USAFFE) during World War II. He joined the military ground operations at the age of 16, becoming a part of the Philippine guerilla forces that helped defeat the Japanese in the Philippines. For meritorious achievement in combat, he received the Bronze Star Medal. On Jan. 16, 2022, he was posthumously presented the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal.

He is survived by children Arsenio (Daisy) Iloreta, Antonio (Erlinda) Iloreta, Edna (Glenn) Douglas, Jimmy Iloreta, Joselito (Leto) Iloreta, George (Josie) Iloreta and Eddie (Jayne) Iloreta, daughters-in law Amelia Iloreta and Emma Iloreta, 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is Saturday, Feb. 19, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a, with public viewing and visitation from 9 a.m. and Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Face masks and social distancing are required. Following mass, burial services will take place at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

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

Dallas Vernon Kauaolikokalani Brun

Dallas Vernon Kauaolikokalani Brun passed away on Jan. 24, 2022, at the age of 26, in Lawa‘i. He was born on March 6, 1995, in Waimea. He was a homemaker.

He was preceded in death by grandparents Anthony (Braddah) Wong, Vernon and Lorraine Brun, aunty Lisa Brun and uncle Vernon Brun.

He is survived by mother Anelle (Burt Rapanot Jr.) Brun, father Arthur (Ata) Brun, brothers Dalton (Casandra) Brun and Brendan Brun, sisters Qiyrah Rapanot, Hannah Brun and Faith Brun, nieces Tiah Brun, Talia Brun, Teily Brun and Tairee Brun, grandmother Anora Peralta, hanai family Chris and Mary Rapacon, and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

A service is Saturday, Feb. 19, at Westside Christian Center (stone church) in Kekaha. Visitation is from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by service. The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and masks are required.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Maria Precy Udaundo Aguada

Maria Precy Udaundo Aguada, 44, of Kapa‘a, passed away at home on Jan. 28, 2022. She was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on Feb. 22, 1977 and was a dispatcher with Wyndam Hotels.

She was preceded in death by father Esteban Udaundo Sr., brother Amor Udaundo and brother-in-law Roger Balino.

She is survived by husband Glorioso “Garry” Aguada, sons Glenn Patrick U. Aguada and Maj Kevin U. Aguada, daughters Mariah Gwyneth U. Aguada and Stephanie U. Aguada, mother Florentina Udaundo, siblings Jimmy (Jane) Udaundo, Romulo (Judith) Udaundo, Helene (Manuel) Llapitan, Grace Anne Balino, Ronnie (Maria Theresa) Udaundo, Ronald (Maria) Udaundo, Lilybeth (Roger) Algordo, Jannette (Felino) Agustin and Esteban (Katherine) Udaundo Jr., in-laws Cresencio and Belen Aguada, sisters-in-law Cristalyn Aguada and Florie Acio, and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A wake service is Friday, Feb. 11, at 4-6151 Kuhio Hwy. from 6 p.m. A celebration of life is Saturday, Feb. 12, at St. Catherine Church, with viewing from 8 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10 a.m., followed by burial at Kealia Cemetery. Masks and social distancing are required.

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

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