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Obituaries for Wednesday, June 26, 2019

James Beryl ‘Bill’ Clifford

James Beryl “Bill” Clifford of Princeville, Kauai passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Wilcox Hospital. He is preceded in death by his wife Karen; parents Harry E. and Eva Angeline; brother Byron; sister Hallie Freile and son James Scott.

Bill is survived by sons, Robert “Bob” (Mona) and Bradley Clifford; daughter Amy Clifford Wamhoff (Chad); stepsons, Marc and Mike Dahlquist; grandchildren, Jade, Josh, Libby, Zach, Mackenzie, Spencer, Abby, and Ally; numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill grew up in Little Falls, MN, he graduated from Royalton High school 1946. After high school Bill attended University of Minnesota graduating with a Bachelors in 1951. With the Korean War going on, he served his country 1951-1953 and was honorably discharged. Bill was extremely active in politics, including serving as councilman in Plymouth, MN and the Minnesota House of Representatives 1973-1974.

Bill also had a successful career selling group life and individual insurance for North American Life for many years then becoming the regional manager. In 1981, he decided to start Corporate Benefits of America CBSA and went on to grow it into a very successful company. In his career, he served as President of the MN Life Underwriters, and received the prestigious industry award the G. Bennet Serrill award in 1989. After selling the CBSA in 1991 Bill and Karen, bought their home in Kauai but did not move there until the completed the “loop” on their boat that took about a year and a half.

Bill and Karen lived in Princeville, Kauai for 19 years, enjoying many trips around the world. Bill continued to live in Princeville after Karen’s passing in 2013. After suffering a major illness in May 2018 Bill moved to Garden Isle in Lihue. There he enjoyed going out to dinner with a good friend, Jeff many night for the last year. While living on Kauai Bill continued his love for politics and community by serving on several boards for condominium and housing association in the Princeville area.

Bill proudly served as a Rotarian for over 20 years between Minnesota and Kauai, including being on the board. Bill also enjoyed giving garden tours with Karen at Na’ Ania Kai gardens. Bill drove the tour cart while Karen shared her knowledge about all the beautiful things in the Garden.

A celebration of his life will be held on July 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. Wai’oli Hui’ia Church in Hanalei. Family suggests aloha attire.

George Kauai Akana

George Kauai Akana, of Kekaha, passed away at his residence on June 11, 2019, at the age of 88. He was born Dec. 5, 1930, in Honolulu. He was a service member of the U.S. Army, Hawaii Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. He was a supply logistics specialist with Bendix Field Corporation for NASA.

He was preceded in death by his wife Angeline Keo Akana; son Lawrence Gilbert Akana; numerous brothers and sisters.

He is survived by sons, Wendell (Emerald) Akana of California, Lewellyn (Anna) Akana of Kekaha, Clifford (Raynette) Akana of Kekaha; daughters, Deborah (Marshall) Celestino of Kekaha, Darlene (Bill) Nordmeier of Kekaha; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be on June 27, 2019, at the Lawai Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with services to follow. Burial will be at a later date. Leis are welcome.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary provided arrangements.

David Koerte, Jr.

David Koerte, Jr. passed away In Lihue, on June 6, 2019, at the age of 82. He was born on Sept. 20, 1936, in Lihue. He was a retired supervisor electrician for Lihue Plantation.

Preceded in death by father David Koerte, Sr.; mother Conception Medina; sister Jeanette Koerte; brother-in-law Louis Pontes.

He is survived by his wife Marlow Koerte of Kapaa; sons, David Koerte, III of Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael (Lu) Koerte of Kekaha, Davin (Blazey) Koerte of Kapaa; step-daughter Tina Silva; grandchildren, Danielle Koerte, David Koerte IV, Ui Costales, Michael K. Koerte, Tia Koerte, Cassandra Koerte, Michelle Enele, Summer Silva, Kekoa Quirantes, Gigi Guillermo, Saige Silva; 1 great great grandchild; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose (Jose) Castillo of El Paso, Texas, and Eleanor Pontes, Kalaheo.

Services will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Lihue First Church (behind King Auto Center) with visitation from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and a celebration of Life from 10:30 a.m. to noon. There will be an Inurnment to follow at Hanapepe Veteran’s Cemetery from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and a lunch to follow at Hanapepe Tennis Court Pavilion. Family suggests casual attire. Please omit flowers.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

Leighton Roy Cabreira Sr. 

Leighton Roy Cabreira Sr., 68, of Kapaa, passed away at home on June 10, 2019. He was born in Hilo, on July 9, 1950, and the owner of Cabreira’s Plumbing.

Preceded in death by his father Oliver Cabreira Sr.; mother Ethel Martinez; brother Oliver Cabreira Jr.

Leighton is survived by his wife Ann Cabreira; father Manuel Martinez; sisters, Gwen Cabreira, Carol Kekaualua; brother Joey (Juanita) Cabreira; 5 children, Leighton (Shawnita) Cabreira Jr., ClaraLei (Doug) Peterson, Kevin (Kimie) Cabreira Sr., Kelly (Ken) Parkman, Scott (Leah) Burton; 18 grandchildren, Leighton Cabreira III, La’akea Cabreira, Shawnissa Cabreira, Cris Cabreira, Cierra Peterson, Kayen Cabreira, Sade Reuarin, Matthew (Brittney) Cabreira, Casey Greenwood, Kevin Cabreira Jr., Preston Cabreira, Cody Cabreira, Kailee Cabreira, Samantha Cabreira, Elise Burton, Samuel Burton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family graciously decline floral wreaths.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Aloha Church with visitation from 10 a.m. and services beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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

Evangeline A.K. Duclayan

Evangeline A.K. Duclayan passed away on May 23, 2019.

She is preceded in death by her husband Leon Duclayan.

She is survived by her children, Larry (Clarissa) Duclayan, Laura-Mae Duclayan, Lisa-Ann (Mariano Vergador Jr) Duclayan, Lei-Ann (Fred Otsuka) Duclayan, Larissa (A. Robert) Ganiron, Laurena (Jeffrey) Burigsay; brother Vance “Maka” Apolo; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and the members of her Kauai family: Banasihan, Stevenson, and Newall.

A wake will be held on July 2, 2019, at the Makai Chapel in the Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe at 5:30 p.m. A funeral mass service will take place on July 3, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Church in Ewa Beach at 9 a.m.

There will be a burial to follow at the Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe at 1 p.m. and a lunch at the Makai Dining Lanai from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Henry Y. Cabading

Henry Y. Cabading, 78, of Kapaa, passed away peacefully at home in the Philippines on May 15, 2019. He was born in San Juan, La Union, Philippines on Dec. 8, 1940. He worked at and retired from Garden Island Disposal.

He was preceded in death by his parents Marcelino and Rosita Cabading, daughter Rachel Cabading; granddaughter Kristell Faye Areola.

He is survived by his wife Magdalena Cabading; son Arvin (Carol) Cabading of Kapaa; daughters, Florida (Christopher) Areola of Phillipines; Emy (Mariano) Miranda of the Philippines; Jenny (Roderick) Engalan of Kapaa; Sheila (Rodel) Eslava of Kapaa; Rhylen (Melvin) Buccat of Kapaa; Sheryl (Jeff) Xue of Sacramento, California; Rhona (Jeremy) Bento of Kapaa; Arlyn Cabading of Kapaa; Cherie Cabading of Kapaa; sisters, Magdalena Bueno and Bella Cabanilla of the Philippines; brother Warlito Cabading of Honolulu and 16 grandchildren.

Services were held in the Philippines on May 25, 2019.

Samuel James ‘Lawrence’ Araneta

Samuel James “Lawrence” Araneta of Kapaa, passed away on May 10, 2019, in Lihue. He was a roofer, a boxer and a musician born on Oct. 21, 1946, and was 72 years old.

He was preceded in death by father Cruz Gobrino Araneta; mother Candaladia “Emma” Vera Cruz; brothers, Jose, Mac, Phillip, Ralph and Claudio Hilacion, Albert “Beto” Araneta; sister, Eleanor Borilez.

He is survived by son Samuel J. Araneta Jr.; daughters, Celena (Sione) Taufatofua, Sheleah (Piukala) Masi; ex-wife and lifelong friend Maureen Latuniupulu; brother Alfonso Hilacion; sister Virginia Waiwaiole; grandchildren, Ueili (Erika) Taufatofua, Melaea Taufatofua, Lena-Mae Taufatofua, Latanoa Taufatofua, Lilio Masi, Mosese Masi, Soane Latuniupulu, Paul Latuniupulu; two great-grandchildren, Teili Taufatofua, Isaleilia Taufatofua; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit the family at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa on Saturday, June 29, 2019, with visitation at 9 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kapaa Public Cemetery.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Larry K. Tokuhara

Larry K. Tokuhara passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 16, 2019, at the age of 79. He was born on March 23, 1940, in Makawao, Maui. He was an Electrician.

He is preceded in death by parents Isamu and Masayo Tokuhara; brother Jimmy Tokuhara.

He is survived by wife Patricia Tokuhara of Kapaa; sons, Larry Tokuhara, Jr. of Honolulu, Kevin Tokuhara of Kapaa; daughters, Carrie Sumie, Leeann Tokuhara; hanai sons, Lloyd Chow of Lihue, Kamu Van Gieson of Kapaa, Lew Asai of Oregon, of Honolulu, Roven Toai of Kapaa; grandchild Jayson Tokuhara; brother Harry (Sandy) Tokuhara of Honolulu; sisters, Jane (Stanley) Yagi of Honolulu; by numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai. Visitation with family is from noon to 1 p.m.. Service will follow at 1 p.m. There will be a burial at a later date. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Arrangements were provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

Chaunde Weilan Kauilani Cockett

Chaunde Weilan Kauilani Cockett, 33, “Pure Love,” of Lihue, passed away on June 17, 2019. She was born on Oahu on Nov. 19, 1985.

Chaunde is survived by her parents Ike and LeAna Cockett; sister Erica Cockett; paternal grandfather Ike Cockett Jr., maternal grandfather G. AhVah Wong; numerous aunties, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lihue Ward, with viewing from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 11 a.m. Graveside services and burial will be held on July 2, 2019, at Hawaiian Memorial Park on Oahu at 10 a.m.

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

Francisco Mendoza Visitacion

Francisco Mendoza Visitacion, passed away at his residence in Eleele, on June 2, 2019, at the age of 77. He was born on Nov. 4, 1941, in Makaweli. He was a retired maintenance building supervisor.

He is preceded in death by parents Modesto F. and Elena M. Visitacion; sister Maria Visitacion; brother Irenio Visitacion.

He is survived by his sisters, Sarah (George) Paiste of Kekaha, Esther (Placido) Espino of Makakilo, Oahu; brothers, Alfred (Lourdes) Visitacion of Sacramento, California, Jaime (Carol) Visitacion of Fresno, California, John (Brenda) Visitacion of Eleele; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion with visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. A celebration of life at 10 a.m. There will be a burial to follow.

Arrangements provided by Garden Island Mortuary.

Mary Day Wilson

Mary Day Wilson, 92, of Kapaa, died peacefully Monday evening, June 10, 2019, at Garden Isle Healthcare.

She was born in Honolulu on Nov. 12, 1926, granddaughter of early merchant C.J. Day, who came to Hawai‘i in 1892 on an apprenticeship and later operated a store on Fort Street from 1903 through 1943 specializing in English fancy foods. Born in Kalihi, Mary moved with her family to Manoa in 1936. She attended Hanahau‘oli kindergarten and then Punahou School graduating in the Class of 1944. Mary attended the University of Oregon where she graduated in 1948. When she returned from college, she went to work at First Hawaiian Bank. She met her husband Robert F. Wilson in 1950, and they were married in 1952. In 1961 they moved to Kaua‘i, and remained married for 58 years before Robert passed away in 2010. Mary was a substitute teacher at Wilcox Elementary and Koloa Elementary schools for 22 years. She was also very active with her sons in the 4-H agricultural program raising cattle, pigs and other animals for market and home. Mary was an active member of All Saints Church in Kapa‘a, and served with and volunteered her time to many nonprofit causes. She especially loved to cook and was very proud of her mango chutney, which was always one of the first items to sell out at various bake sales. In her later years, Mary was a guide and office assistant at Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum and also a trustee.

Mary is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Colin and Nancy Wilson; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Katrina Wilson; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Susan Wilson; seven grandchildren, Christen, Cassie, Jessica, Alana, Sean, Luke and Chloe; number of nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at All Saints Church in Kapa’a, from 10 a.m., with services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at Nu‘uanu Cemetery on O‘ahu at a later date.
Source: The Garden Island

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