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Obituaries for Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Kuniaki Shimauchi

Kuniaki Shimauchi, 85, passed away on Aug. 19, 2022, in Lihu‘e. He was born on Feb. 9, 1937, in Fukuoka, Japan. He retired from the state Department of Transportation Highways Division as an engineer technician.

He was preceded in death by father Kenzo Shimauchi, mother Ochiye Shimauchi, stepfather Yasuhiko Shimaúchi, older brother Toshiaki Shimauchi and sister Mineko Shimauchi.

He is survived by wife Lorraine Shimauchi, sons Jason Shimauchi and Ian Shimauchi, daughter Iris Shimauchi, grandsons Tyler, Kyle and Brandon, sister Shizu Shimauchi, brother Hisaaki Shimauchi, sister Koko Shimauchi and brother Jeff Shimauchi.

Private services were held.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Hannah Pakaka Ka‘iwi Noblisse

Hannah Pakaka Ka’iwi Noblisse passed away on Aug. 4, 2022, at the age of 79.

She was born on Feb. 13, 1943, in Ko‘olaupoko, O’ahu. She worked as a security manager at Lihu‘e Airport.

She was preceded in death by mother Hannah Racoma (Kapule), father David Kealoha, sister Hirene (Racoma) Chase, and brothers Peter Kealoha, John Kealoha and David Kealoha Jr.

She is survived by daughters Jacqueline (Hoskins) Ornellas, Christina (Hoskins) Aqui, Tonya (Hoskins) and Benny Lagmay, Ronnessa (Noblisse) and Lopaka Searle Jr., and Joy (Noblisse Kawamura) and Ryan Hardwick, sisters Marta Moniz and Mary Blackstad, brother William Racoma Jr., 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life is Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary. Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. with a pa‘ina to follow at Anahola Clubhouse from noon to 4 p.m.

Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Arthur ‘Atta Boa’ Wailani Kahale

Arthur “Atta Boa” Wailani Kahale, 63, of Anahola, passed away at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital on Sept. 2, 2022. He was born on May 29, 1959, on Kaua‘i. He retired from construction as a drywaller.

He was preceded in death by parents Charles and Loke Kaliloa Sr. and by adopted grandparents Joseph and Adeline Kahale Sr.

He is survived by sons Emory Kahale-Sugimura, Ian Ka‘ulu Kahale, Kamalei Kahale and Kunane Kahale, daughter Pualilia Kahale, mother of his children Raylene “Cissy” Kahale, two grandchildren, brothers Arthur (Dorothy) Keale, Wayne (Phyllis) Vidinha Sr., Harold (Wendy) Vidinha, Leslie “Chala” Vidinha Sr. and Charles (Aloha) Kaliloa Jr., sisters Rose K. Dahle, Katherine “Momi” Kaliloa and Lorrielee “Bobi” (Kenneth) Rapozo, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of his life is Saturday, Oct. 15, at Prince Kuhio Park in Kukui‘ula, with visitation from 10 a.m. and services beginning at 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes will follow.

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

Irwette Kalua Santiago

Irwette Kalua Santiago passed away on Sept. 1, 2022, at home at the age of 68. She was born on March 14, 1954, in Lihu‘e. She was employed by Grayline and Freeman Guard.

She was preceded in death by legal parents Irwin and Elizabeth Cockett, parents Philip and La-Plane Kekahu and son Ronald Kimo O‘Kalani Santiago.

She is survived by husband Ronald James Santiago of Hanapepe, son Irwin (Elise) Santiago of Lawa‘i, daughter Ronette Santiago of Hanapepe, brothers Ira (Lori) Cockett of Lihu‘e and Philip (Alina) Kekahu of Romania, sisters La-Plane (Pauly) Valmoja of Hanama‘ulu, Karen Philbrook of Sacramento, California, Sharon Kekahu of O‘ahu and Bobbie Peahu of Arizona, grandchildren Brayden Santiago, Brayanna (Parnell) Legaspi, Tori (Tania) Santiago and Kampala Santiago, great-grandchildren Neveah Santiago, Karen Legaspi and Aleina Legaspi, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life is at Garden Island Mortuary on Saturday, Oct. 22, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by service. The family requests casual attire and welcomes flowers.

Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Arlene Evalani Chun

Arlene Evalani Chun, 71, of Kekaha, passed away on Aug. 29, 2022, in West Palm Beach, Florida. She was born on Nov. 28, 1950, on O‘ahu. She retired as a clerk at the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands.

She was preceded in death by husband Ronald Chun, mother Dora Ingraham, father George Ingraham, mother-in-law Gladys Chun and father-in-law Edward Chun.

She is survived by daughters Ronda Chun of Delray Beach, Florida, Crystal (Michael) Shimatsu of Waimea and Jamie (Bryan) Fandrich of Billings, Montana, son Aaron (Jennifer) Chun of O‘ahu, seven grandchildren, brother Jerome Ingraham of O‘ahu and sister Janice Ingraham of O‘ahu.

A service is Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha, with viewing from 9 a.m. and service at 10:30 a.m. A celebration of life to follow at Kekaha Gardens Park on Uliuli Street in Kekaha. The family suggests aloha attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Lolita ‘Loling’ Pascua Villanueva

Lolita “Loling” Pascua Villanueva, 98, of Kilauea, passed away on Sept. 7, 2022. She was born on April 10, 1924, in the barangay of Toboy in Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines. A retired cook and beautician, she was a resilient woman who survived the Japanese occupation of the Philippine Islands during World War II. She immigrated to Kaua‘i in 1959 after marrying the love of her life, William. She was an avid game-show watcher who enjoyed reading, gardening and traveling, as well as mastering crossword puzzles in her third language.

She was preceded in death by parents German and Margarita Mateo Pascua, son William Edward Villanueva, brother Sergio Mateo Pascua and sisters Genoveva Pascua Macandog, Leonora Pascua Cariazo and Primitiva Pascua Ramirez.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years William Pascua Villanueva, daughters Rose-Marie Morimoto, Theresa (Joseph) Yadao, Leah Fe (Ray) Ho, sons Walter (Shirley) Villanueva and Wendell (Jade) Villanueva, 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A service is Friday, Oct. 14, at St. Sylvester Church, 2390 Kolo Road in Kilauea. Visitation begins at 8:30 a.m. and services at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe at 1 p.m.
Source: The Garden Island

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