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Obituaries for Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Romualdo ‘Rhomy’ Bumanglag Basilio

Romualdo “Rhomy” Bumanglag Basilio passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family by his side on Oct. 10, 2023, at the age of 70. He was born on Feb. 14, 1953, in San Nicolas, Philippines. He worked at Kiahuna, Sheraton and Hyatt, Kaua‘i. He retired from McBryde and State of Hawai‘i, Judiciary. He also managed his own Janitorial Family Business.

He was preceded in death by his son Michael Basilio, his parents Eulalio and Alejandra Basilio, his in-laws Vincente and Eufemia Pablo, his brothers Cornelio (Clarita), Teofilo ((D) Salvacio) and Felino (Dionicia), Florencio ((D) Milagros, Bonnie).

He is survived by his wife Marcelina “Cely” Basilio, daughter Rhocel (Keneke), granddaughter Gabrielle M. Basilio-Valdez, his brother Robert Sr. (Esther), his sisters Lucena (Agrifino) Bunsaan, Angela (Patrick) Tayamen, Caridad ((D) Victorino) Villanueva, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit the family on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Church. Visitation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., service at 10 a.m., and burial will follow at Kaua‘i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.

Special thanks to Hospice Staff, Tiara his Registered nurse, Wilcox Hospital staff, Doctors, Kyla (Ultrasound Aide, Wilcox Hospital), Queens Medical Hospital 9th floor and ER.

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

Richard Hoapili Ka‘a‘a

Richard Hoapili Ka‘a‘a, 93, of Anahola, Kaua‘i, rode into his last sunset on Oct. 20, 2023, at Wilcox Medical Center in Lïhu‘e, Kaua‘i. He was born in Ma‘alaea, Maui, Hawai‘i to his parents, William Kauwe‘äina Ka‘a‘a, Sr. and Rose Kailimai Ka‘a‘a on Jan. 20, 1930. Richard retired from Otis Elevator as an Elevator Journeyman Mechanic.

He was predeceased by his parents, his oldest brother William Kauwe‘äina Ka‘a‘a, Jr., his sister-in-law Myrtle Kanakaole Ka‘a‘a and his grandson Francis Ka‘imipono Ka‘a‘a.

Richard is survived by his wife Maybelle (“Toni”) Ka‘a‘a, his brother, Melvin Ka‘a‘a (Ornetta), his sister, Melvyna Gomes, his sons and daughter from his first wife, ‘Iwalani Briones: Manuel Ross (Sandy), Thomas Hoapili, Errol Glen, Mark Francis (Nälani), Clyde “Butch” (Marian) Ka‘a‘a, Glenette Heart (TJ), step-son Paul M.K. Ho‘okano, step-daughter Laurine K. Entendencia (Eddie, Jr.), 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, three step-grandsons, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m.; Service: 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Kapa‘a 2nd Ward, 4561 Ohia Street, Kapa‘a Hawai‘i. Interment: 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, at the Veterans Cemetery, Makawao, Maui, Hawai‘i.

Yau Loy Wong

Yau Loy Wong passed away Oct. 10, 2023, at Queens Hospital in Honolulu. He was born Nov. 19, 1931, in the Hanalei valley.

He lived an active life until the end. Was enrolled in the army during the Korean War. Loved fishing, crabbing, and making fishing throw nets. His knowledge about boats was impeccable, and was a huge animal lover, especially dogs.

He retired from the Boeing company in Everett, Washington, in 1989 and moved back to Kaua‘i to enjoy his retirement fishing. He enjoyed fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska, for years as well.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Marla Wong, son Robert (Trinh) Wong, brother Frederick (Vallendee) Wong, sisters Mew Ung Lee, Mew Lin Ching, Clara (Gordon) Wong, granddaughters Sonora, Chelsey, Tram, many nieces and nephews. As well as his loving dogs Ziggy and Quigley who will also miss him terribly.

He was preceded in death by his son Steve Wong, sister Margaret Yee and brother Arthur Wong.

He was a kind, sweet man who made people smile when he walked in. Honest, hard working and independent. Always there to help others in need. He will be missed by many that knew him.

Private services were held. Ashes to be scattered at a later date.
Source: The Garden Island

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