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Obituaries for Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Pedro Redor Riopta

Pedro Redor Riopta, 94, of Hanamaulu, passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Nov. 25, 2018. He was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines on June 29, 1924, and retired from Lihue Plantation as a tractor operator.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Juliet Ellasos Riopta; parents, Gavino and Maria Riopta; father-in-law, Silverio Ellasos; mother-in-law, Suzy Salvacion; sisters, Isabel Abaya, Marcelina Riopta, Ceverina Riopta; brothers, Angel Riopta, Castor Riopta, Ceferino Riopta, Domingo Riopta; brother-in-law, Jose Ragasa

Pedro is survived by his son, Peter (Esther) Riopta; grandchildren, Brooke (Travis) Aguinaldo, Amber (Emerson) Amorin, Casie Riopta, Donovan Riopta; great-grandchildren, Cainan Aguinaldo, Caitlyn Aguinaldo, Aryana Amorin, Alexia Amorin, Wana’ao O’ Kealoha Na’ihe; brothers, Emidgio (Gloria) Riopta; sisters, Alejandra Riopta, Jacinta Ragasa; sisters-in-law, Violet and Veronica Riopta; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall with viewing from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Barbara A.Y. Hataishi

Barbara A.Y. Hataishi, 85, of Kalaheo passed away on Dec. 14, 2018. Born on June 30, 1933, in Koloa, she wasa a retired secretary with McBryde Sugar Company.

She is survived by her husband; Valentine Hataishi of Kalaheo, sisters: Janet Gerboc of Honolulu, Amy Hand of Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Visitation at 10 a.m. Services at 11 a.m. Family suggests casual attire and requests no koden.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Genzo Philip Nabeshima

Genzo Philip Nabeshima, 85, passed away on Nov. 30, 2018, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. Born on Sept. 16, 1933, in Port Allen, he was a retired as a heavy equipment operator and also he was in the National Guard.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Julia Buduan Nabeshima; parents, Genshiro and Taju Nabeshima; brothers, Gengo and Genchi Nabeshima.

He is survived by his sons, Philip (Lorna) Nabeshima of Hanapepe, Raynard (Dawn) Nabeshima of Oahu, Neil (Marlene) Nabeshima of Kaumakani; daughter, Danette (Clinton) Fujii of Lihue; grandchildren, Danielle, Cyndi, Dayna Fujii, Elisha, Neil, Jade and Ashley Nabeshima; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Emiko Arakaki of Koloa; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai from 10 a.m. and services will be at 11 a.m. Family suggests casual attire.

Garden Island Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Elisa A. Bodano

Elisa A. Bodano, 78, of Puhi, passed away on Dec. 2, 2018 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born on Nov. 10, 1940, in Camiling Tarlac, Philippines. Elisa was a housekeeper at Coco Palms, Outrigger, Kiahuna Plantation and Garden Island Inn.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Alipio Bodano and brother, Antonino Arellano.

She is survived by her son, David (Darlene) Bodano of Hanamaulu; daughters, Verna (Richard Leota) Bodano of Anahola, Katherine (Craig) Reiff of New Hampshire, Marla (Scott) McGurn of Puhi; 8 grandchildren, Jamie (Ricardo) Johnson, Brandon (Diona) Borrero, Davin Bodano, Natasha (Tom) Leota, Dannie Bodano, Kaleb McGurn, Kalea McGrun and Hailey Reiff; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Puring Macias of Philippines, Violeta Sta Ana of Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. There will be a burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Bradford ‘Brad’ Thomas Scott

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Bradford “Brad” Thomas Scott on Dec. 22, 2018. Brad’s remains will be spread in the places he loved most. Brad will live on in our memories as a funny, creative, gentle, lover of music and nature.

Brad was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, on Sept. 7, 1961, to Tom and Bonnie Scott. He was raised in Cincinnati and Middletown, Ohio before setting off on a life of adventure.

Never one to conform to societal expectations, Brad travelled with the Grateful Dead, worked a farm in the arctic circle, and worked as an observer for NOAA on fishing boats in Alaska and off of the coast of Japan.

In the early 90’s, Brad moved to the north shore of Kauai living on the beach and helping to rebuild homes after Iniki. He loved children and taught at the local school. He got his scuba diving certification and participated in research for the University of Hawaii in Hanalei Bay. Always one with the gift for gab, he also worked for a tourist business hosting trips on the Na Pa Li coast. Brad loved the island and its people and made it his home for the rest of his life.

In 1994 Brad was in a cycling accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury. His mother moved to Oahu to be with him during his rehab at Queen’s Rehab hospital of the Pacific.

Brad is survived by his devoted and loving family and friends: his father, Tom Scott of Middletown, Ohio; sister, Kim Scott and her fiancé, Fletcher Andrews; sister, Gwen Scott; niece, Sophia Thomas and brother in spirit, Bryce Thomas all of Seattle, Washington. He was preceded in death by his forever committed mother, Bonnie Scott of Middletown, Ohio. “Fare you well, fare you well, I love you more than words can tell, Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul.”

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family.

Randford (Randy) Lee Canales

Randford Lee Canales, passed away on Oct. 16, 2018, at the age of 56. Born in Lihue on Jan. 9, 1962, he was an auto body mechanic for Advance Auto Body in Modesto, California.

He was preceded in death by father, Emilio Canales and sister, Beverly Philips.

He is survived wife, Marrya Bell; sons, Levi (Tashiana) Canales, Rejis Canales, Andrew Canales; daughters, Kyra (John) Canales, Healani Canales; stepchildren, Tyler (Ashley) Hale, Krista Bell; brothers, Blaine (Linda) Yaris, Salvador (Wendy) Yaris Jr, Rodney Canales; sisters, Waedeen (Eddie) Yaris, Rodreen Canales Boyd; mother, Alice Canales and 4 grandchildren.

Celebration of life will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Niumalu Park Pavilion at 4:30 p.m. This will be a potluck, BYOB, and please bring dish/dessert to share. Randy’s ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony with close friends and family.
Source: The Garden Island

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