Obituaries for June 11
Frank John Gigliotti, 64, of Kailua-Kona died June 9 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Springfield, Mass., he was an Army veteran, worked for the Social Security Administration until retirement and came to Hawaii May 2002 settling in Kailua Kona where he enjoyed scuba diving. Survived by wife, Carol Gigliotti of Kailua-Kona; and sister, Starnell (Howard) Franklin of North Carolina. Private services planned. Arrangements by A Hui Hou Crematory & Funeral Home of West Hawaii.
Leonard “Nato” Naboa Sr., 60, of Milolii died June 5 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Pahala, he was a heavy equipment operator for Goodfellows Brothers Construction Company. He also worked for Willock’s Construction, E.M. Rivera & Sons Inc., and Ka‘u Agribusiness Co. Inc. He was a member of the Operator Engineers Local No. 3. Friends may call at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pahala for a 9 a.m. Mass. Casual attire, no flowers. Survived by wife, Loretta Naboa of Honomalino; sons, Mervin (Heather) Naboa of Naalehu, Leonard (Claire) Naboa Jr., of Arlington, Wash., Francisco Naboa of Milolii; daughters, Ievan (Mark) Henriques of Keaau, Olana (Casey) Kaiwi of Sasebo, Japan, Lydia (Kyle Kapuniai) Naboa of Honaunau; parents, Thomas and Felisa Kaniho of South Point; brothers, Lebert (Leann) Naboa of Ocean View, Lambert (Eileen) Naboa of Discovery Harbor, Dean (T.C.) Kaniho of South Point; sisters, Leinell Naboa of Pahala, Thyone Kaniho of Waimea, Leivanell (Dennis) Salmo of Pahala, Leinette (Greg) Noritaki of Bainbridge, Wash., Thomasina (Lincoln) Beck of Kealakekua, Myra (Alfred) Keanu of Kama‘oa; brothers-in-law, Ronald Christoph and Neil Donato, both of Keaau, Edward (Magie) Martinez of Ka‘u; sisters-in-law, Dolores (Chucky) Olivera and Myrtle Lopez, all of Hilo, Corey Remilik of North Carolina, Tanya Christoph of Keaau; 12 grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangement by Dodo Mortuary.
Kurt Tai Okada, 47, of Waimea died June 1 at the Kona Community Hospital. Born in Waimea, he was an independent vegetable producer and heavy equipment CDL (commercial driver’s license) truck operator. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Kamuela Hongwanji Mission located at “Church Row” on Mamalahoa Highway. in Waimea for a 10 a.m. memorial service. Survived by parents, Alex and Yoshie Okada of Waimea; sister, Diane (Alan) Ito of Honolulu; brothers, Guylon (Iris) Okada of Hilo, Clint Okada of Waimea, Rockwell Okada of Honolulu; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Agnes Josephine Mills Yap, 81, of Pepeekeo died June 7 at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Niulii, Kohala, she was a homemaker, member of St. James Episcopal Church and St. James Episcopal Church Choir. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the St. James Episcopal Church in Waimea; Memorial service at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire. Survived by husband, Joseph K. Yap of Pepeekeo; daughters, Ramona (Tom Silva) Naone of Keaau, Brenda Mae (Robert) Kleinschmidt of San Diego, Calif., Lindamae (Kevin) Horiuchi of Hilo, Zelda (Stephen) Montoya of Perrott’s Brook, England; sisters, Gladys K. Mills Chock of Waimea, Odetta K. Mills (James) Price of Nogales, Ariz., Norah M. Mills (James) Williams of San Diego, Calif.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Gilbert S. Garcia’s obituary in the Monday, June 8, edition omitted the name of a survivor, daughter Barbina (Rodney) Padillo.
Vicente “Sonny Borinque” Rosario’s obituary in the Sunday, June 9, edition omitted some information. Rosario was also a musician for Alex Riviera and the Serenaders.
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