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Obituaries for Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:00 am

Wallace Masao Sugimura

Wallace Masao Sugimura of Lawai passed away on July 25, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 81.  He is born on April 24, 1932 in Lihue, Kauai.  He was a retired self-employed Contractor.  

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred M. Sugimura; and son, Tait J. Sugimura.

He is survived by his son, Floyd (Ruby) Sugimura of Lawai; daughters, Myra (Michael) Niau of Lawai, Terry (Richard) Woodford of Las Vegas, and Doreen (Alvin) Aquino of Lawai; brother, Richard Sugimura of Kalaheo; sisters, Elaine Sugimura and Karen Matsumoto, both of Kalaheo; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai at 9 a.m. Service starts at 10 am. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Alvin Aquino

Alvin Arnold Aquino of Las Vegas passed away on July 31, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 55.  He was born on March 8, 1958 in Honolulu. He was a Maintenance Engineer with California Hotel, Las Vegas.  He was preceded in death by stepmom, Phyllis Aquino and sister, Tammy Marie Aquino.

He is survived by his wife, Doreen Aquino; son, Noa Rudy Kaulana Aquino; parents, Don Aquino and Pearl Rimando; brothers, Bobby Rimando of Las Vegas, NV; Ronnie Jensen of Provo, UT and Jerry Slaughter of Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Lori Jensen of Richfield, UT and Tammy Hiromoto of Oakville, CA; numerous uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai at 4:00 pm. Service starts at 5:00 pm. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Generosa Rivera Aguinaldo

Generosa Rivera Aguinaldo of Kaumakani, Kauai, Hawaii passed away at Hale Kapuna Heritage Home on July 26, 2013 at the age of 103.  She is born on January 15, 1910 in the Philippines.  She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by mother, Engracia Rivera; husband, Juan Aguinaldo; daughters, Martina Aguinaldo and Mercela Aguinaldo.

She is survived by sons, Amado Aguinaldo; Ernest (Jackie) Aguinaldo; Domingo (Sunday) Aguinaldo; Fausto (Rose) Aguinaldo; daughters, Mariana (Benjamin) Villatora; Julia (Ferdinand “Andy”) Tambua; Carol (Nelson) Rita; 22 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with family on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, and visitation at 9:00 AM and service at 10:00 am.  Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.  Family suggest casual attire

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai.

Mark Darius Hennessy

Mark Darius Hennessy of Wainiha passed away at home on July 23, 2013, at the age of 58. He was born in San Francisco, California on June 3, 1955. Mark was a loving father, accomplished artist, carpenter, and handy man.

He is survived by his son, Justin Hennessy; daughter, Lea Hennessy; father, John Hennessy; mother, Marian Gregoroff; brothers, David Hennessy and Noah Gallagher; sister, Tonya Schineller; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at Haena Beach Park.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Hennessy family with arrangements.

Tokusuke ‘Toku’ Kutaka

‘Tokusuke “Toku” Kutaka of Wailua Homestead, Kauai, Hawaii passed away at his home on July 27, 2013 at the age of 83.  He was born on June 21, 1930 in Wailua Homesteads.  He served in the U.S. Army, and was retired from the County of Kauai.

“He was preceded in death by parents, Shoki and Hatsuko Kutaka; brothers, Shinichi and Masaichi Kutaka.

He is survived by wife, Loretta Kutaka, Wailua Homesteads; step-daughters, Betty Jane (Joseph) Contrades, Anahola; Brenda (Ray) Viado, Wailua; stepsons, William (Sue) Lopes, Kapahi; John (Malyn) Kaauwai, Maui; Dorin (Dianne) Kaauwai, Wailua Homesteads; sister, Haruko (Yoshio) Awakuni, Wailua Homesteads; Aunt, Nancy Tokuda, Lihue; Grandchildren, Joseph (Val) Contrades; Lolita “Tida” (Roland) Ornellas; Greg (Roberta) Contrades; Leina Contrades; Peter (Deedee) Contrades; Moana (John) McAdams; Waiola (Dwayne) Horn; 20 Great –grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; God child, Casey Tupou; Great-great godchildren, Kaeo Rita-Tupou; Keani Tupou, Friend and Caregiver, Joseph Arboleda.

Celebration of Life, Saturday, August 17, 2013 at his home, 6515 Hauiki Rd

Celebration at 10:00 a.m. Lunch to follow.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, Koloa, Kauai

Stewart Swacker

Stewart “Larry” Swacker of Kalaheo passed away on July 22, 2013 at his home at the age of 69.  He was born on September 28, 1943 in Bremerton Washington; he was a Pharmacist owner of Garden Island Pharmacy.  

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Bird Swacker; sister, Julia Vaughn; and grandson, Robert Francis Stein.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne Swacker; son, Steven L. Swacker of Kalaheo; daughter, Lisa (Robert) B. Stein of Orlando Florida; father, Stewart W. Swacker of Dallas Texas; sisters, Virginia (Bob) Leef of Illinois and Carol Joe of Texas; and grandchildren, Kari-ann Baylee Stein and Mikayla Jolynn Swacker.

Private Service.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Matthew Robert Stradley

Matthew Robert Stradley of Kapaa, Kauai passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on July 18, 2013, at the age of 67. He was born in Richland, Ohio on October 29, 1945, and retired from United Airlines as the lead mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Joann Stradley; daughter, Heather Scholten; 2 grandchildren; siblings, Virginia Jones; James Stradley; Linda Stradley; Nancy Pezzi; brothers-in-law, Christian Strohmaier; Robert Strohmaier; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Stradley family with arrangements.

Maria Lorenzo

Maria B. Lorenzo of Waimea passed away on July 28, 2013 at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 78.  She is born on July 2, 1935 in the Philippines.  She was a field worker with Global Ag.  

She was preceded in death by spouse, Venancio Lorenzo; parents, Florentino (Maura) Barcena; brother, Juanito Barcena.  

She is survived by her two daughters, Maura (Leo) Sloan of Las Vegas; and Lucia (Ricky) Kaui of Kapaa; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous brothers, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, August 23, 2013 at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel in Lawai at 9 a.m. Service will start at 10 a.m.

Casual attire suggested.  Family asks that you join them for lunch at the Dela Cruz Ohana (Eddie Dela Cruz) in Waimea; 9964 Poke Road Waimea.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Stanley Funaku

Stanley “Jumbo” Funaku of Lihue passed away on August 5, 2013 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 82.  He was born on July 30, 1931 in Los Angeles California.  

He was a retired Branch Manager with Occidental Corp.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Seiichi and Sakae Funaku and brother, Alvin Funaku.

He is survived by his wife, Michiye F. Funaku; daughter, Cynthia Hanano of Lihue; brother, Edmund Funaku of Los Angeles; sisters, Nora Yamamoto of Pearl City and Miriam Onomura of Honolulu; four grandchildren; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Lihue Christian Church at 1:00 pm. Service starts at 2:00 pm. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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