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Obituaries for Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Laureta Ganal Ganiron

Laureta Ganal Ganiron passed away on April 17, 2023, at the age of 107. She was born in Pariir, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on Aug. 25, 1915, and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by husband of 56 years Fermin Ganiron, parents Ignacio and Eulogia Ganal, and siblings Melquiades Ganal, Celestino Ganal, Francesca Aguilar and Jacinta Ganiron.

She is survived by sons Felix (Juliana) Ganiron, Jaime (Fresnaida) Ganiron and Teodulo (Pacita) Ganiron, hanai daughter Elena (Manuel) Respicio, grandchildren Fhilamer Joy (Thomas) Kim, Fern (Flaviano Jr.) Reyes, Fae Gwen (Anson) Wooding, Jaime Jeffrey (Alexandra) Ganiron, Jason (Tess) Ganiron, Jayleen (Royden) Ikehara, Ernest (Kimberly) Ganiron, Elmer (Sylvia) Ganiron, Marvin (Arianne) Respicio and Mark (Rhea) Respicio, great-grandchildren TJ Kim, Lauryn Kim, Christian Reyes, Forrest Reyes, Ella Lourdes Ganiron, Tessa Ganiron, Jazmine Ikehara, Jenna Ikehara, Maison Ganiron, Noah Ganiron, Kaylyn Ganiron, Owen Ganiron, Maymay Respicio, Kamaile Respicio, Haven Respicio, Caiden Zeus Respicio, Xander Apollo Respicio and Avery Athena Respicio, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life is Saturday, June 3, at the Immaculate Conception Church. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Mass beginning at 10 a.m., and burial to follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

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

Pacita Ringor Melchor

Pacita Ringor Melchor passed away on May 13, 2023, in Lihu‘e, at the age of 88.

She was born on March 28, 1935, in the Philippines. She was retired.

She was preceded in death by husband Marcelo Melchor, parents Antonio and Antonia Ringor, brother Emilio Ringor and sister Leonora (Mauro) Valvieja.

She is survived by daughter Elizabeth Ringor of Lihu‘e, grandchildren Reggie Acoba of Lihu‘e and Leslie Acoba of Lihu‘e, brother Remigio (Villanerva) Ringor of Kapa‘a, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service is at Lihu‘e United Church, 4340 Nawiliwili Road, Lihu‘e, on Saturday, June 10. Viewing is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 9:30 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Hiroo Masuda

Hiroo Masuda passed away on April 26, 2023, at Pali Momi Hospital in Honolulu, at the age of 84, surrounded by his daughter and grandchildren. He was born on Kaua‘i on March 1, 1939.

He was a retired captain at the Crash Fire Rescue station at Lihu‘e Airport. He also served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by parents Tadao and Shizue Masuda, siblings George and Oscar Masuda, Elaine Fujii, Naomi Sokei and Gail Kodama.

He is survived by wife Kirsten Masuda, daughter Leanne (Patrick) Rosa, son Kyle Masuda, brother David (Myrna) Masuda, grandchildren Branden Orsatelli, Shaylece Masuda, Shayna, Shyann and Shalene Rosa, Kyle Jr., Kysen, Kyndall, Kia‘i a malama and Kaikea Masuda, great-grandchildren Lashya Masuda, Gunner Igne, Khloe Orsatelli and Sanira Igne, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends and family may visit with the family on Saturday, June 17, at Garden Island Mortuary. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. and services will follow. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.
Source: The Garden Island

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