Obituary for Sunday 22 August 2021
Clifford J. Pimental
Clifford J. Pimental passed away on August 9, 2021, at the age of 69, in Lawa’i. He was born on July 19, 1952. He was an equipment operator.
He was predeceased by parents Charles and Rose Pimental, brothers Roy Pimental and Macky Pimental, father-in-law Adam Orsatelli, mother-in-law Mildred Orsatelli, brother-in-law Jeffrey Orsatelli and sister-in-law Valerie Camara .
He is survived by his wife Deborah Pimental, his sons Clifton Pimental and Troy (Hilina’i) Pimental, his daughter Tracy Pimental, his grandchildren Kira Pimental, La’akea Henderson, Kilinoe, Ilikea (Buggie), Po’okela & Ka la’e Pimental, brothers Wally (Jerry) Pimental and Joey (Cobina) Pimental, sisters Carol (Tony) Pereira and Laurie Pimental, sister-in-law Linda (Macky) Pimental and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service will be held at the Garden Island Mortuary on Friday, August 27, with tours at 9 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing and wearing a mask are mandatory.
The Garden Island Mortuary helps the family organize themselves.
Linda Marie Pacheco
Linda Marie Pacheco 73, of Scio, Oregon, died August 12, 2021. She was born December 5, 1947 in Lihu’e and retired as a teacher assistant at Turner’s Elementary in Oregon.
She was predeceased by her parents Willie “Marion” and Clara Gomes Rapozo of Kaua’i, her husband of 39 years William “Billy” Pacheco of Scio, Oregon and Kilauea, and her sister Veronica “Ronnie” Rapozo of Kaua ‘i.
She is survived by her son Brandon (Chelsea) Pacheco and daughter Michele (Greg) Clinton, all of Scio, Oregon, twin brother Richard (Evelyn) Rapozo of Dana Point, California, sisters Kathleen Barretto of Kaua’i and Laure ( Richard) Thacker of Covington, GA, nephews Daniel (Jocelyn) Barretto and Joshua (Heather) Rapozo, niece Ashley Thacker and five grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on Saturday August 21 at Notre-Dame de Lourdes Catholic Cemetery in Jordan, Oregon, where her ashes will be interred.
Weddle Funeral Home in Stayton, Oregon helped the family with the arrangements.
Edward Kanahele ‘Eddie Boy’ Kinzie
Edward Kanahele “Eddie Boy” Kinzie of Hilo, Hawai’i, passed away on July 1, 2021, at the age of 49. He was born on March 22, 1972 in O’ahu. He was a gardener at Hawai’i Community College in Hilo, former cook in the State Department of Public Safety at Kulani Correctional Institution in Hilo, former bouncer at Cilly’s Nite Club on O’ahu, and former stir fry cook / cook of chickens to John Richards on O’ahu.
He is survived by his fiancee Karen Otsubo, his sons Kobie Kinzie and Kedren Kinzie, his daughter Kaylyn Otsubo and ‘ohana, all of Hilo, the parents Paula Nani (Randy) Silva of Kalaheo and Patrick (Nohea) Kinzie of Anahola, sister Sheri Kinzie from Kalaheo, brothers Pono Kinzie from Hanapepe and Kaimana Kinzie and Keone Kinzie from Anahola, grandmother Damiana (Diane) Vierra from Honolulu, as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family asked for a private celebration of life.
Reverend Yoshiko Shimabukuro
Yoshiko Shimabukuro, 109, from ‘Ele’ele, died on July 20, 2021 at Garden Isle Rehabilitation & Healthcare. She was born in Kaua’i on December 26, 1911 and was the Reverend for the ‘Ele’ele Hongwanji Mission.
She was predeceased by parents Chokichi and Kame Shimabukuro, siblings Hiroko Itokazu, Chiyoko Shimabukuro, Naeko Kuwaye, Akiko Miyashiro and Fujiko, Kiyoko, Choichi, Choji and Tsuneo Shimabukuro.
She is survived by her sister Takeko “Betsy” (Akira) Oyakawa, her sisters-in-law Shizuko (deceased in Choji) Shimabukuro and Doris Hanae (deceased in Choichi) Shimabukuro, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Services will take place at a later date.
The family does not ask for koden (cash gifts).
Kaua’i Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home helps the family make the arrangements.
Edna Kawamura was born on May 25, 1935 and grew up on the banks of the Hanapepe River.
She was a staple of the Hanapepe Bank of Hawai’i until her retirement in 1990.
In her early years, she was a loving and caring mother who raised three children. She bowled, played golf, helped organize all of her class reunions, and was well known for her baking.
As a senior, she enjoyed volunteering in the community and at the Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. She was an officer at the Waimea Senior Center, where she developed lasting friendships.
Known in the family for her courage, cheek and humor, she cherished her grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as her grandnieces and grandnephews. She passed away peacefully on August 12, 2021, at her home in Waimea, surrounded by her family. Loved by all who knew her and unforgettable, she will be sadly missed.
She was predeceased by her sister Katie Taguma and her brother William Honjiyo.
She is survived by her beloved sister Elizabeth Tanita of Pearl City, O’ahu, her son Walter Kawamura of Waimea, her daughters Masae Kawamura of Mill Valley, Calif. And Cydney Kawamura of Seattle, and her grandchildren Kelcie and Kendra Kawamura and Aki and Koji Gormezano.
A private memorial service will be determined in the near future.
Robert Noboru Fujii
Robert Noboru Fujii, born May 4, 1942 in Lihu’e, died August 12, 2021 at the age of 79 at Wilcox Medical Center. He was an army veteran and a retired mason.
He was predeceased by parents Haruki and Masao Fujii.
He is survived by his son Eric N. Fujii of Honolulu, daughters Jerrelyn U. Mahiai of Honolulu and Jessica KM (Kevin) Carvalho of Lawa’i, grandchildren Tyler KM Carvalho, Taylor K. Carvalho and Tyra Lyn Carvalho, sisters Ellen (Robert – deceased) Sugita from Wailua, Elinor (Willy – deceased) Yasui from Honolulu, Elsie (James) Shimabuku from Honolulu and Susan (Duain) Hill from Honolulu, as well as many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
The Garden Island Mortuary helps the family organize themselves.
Charles Carveiro Jr.
On August 1, 2021, Charles Carveiro Jr., beloved son, husband, father and dad, passed away at the age of 57 with his family by his side in Seattle.
Charles was born on December 18, 1963 in Waimea, to Charles and Claire Carveiro. Charles graduated from Waimea High School in 1981. He then graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
He was part of the Linfield football team as an offensive lineman, where he became a two-time NAIA National Champion. He was inducted into the Linfield College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2011. He returned home after graduating and spent 25 years working for the Kaua’i. Community Federal Credit Union. He then worked at the Pacific Missile Range Facility. While working at the credit union, he met his wife Sheri Mundon Carveiro. They were married on November 21, 1990. Together they had three children: two daughters (Kelli and Kasey) and a son (Cory).
His interests included soccer, rodeo, hunting and fishing, all the outdoors, and a few chills with friends. He has been involved for many years with the Kaua’i Pop Warner association (Koloa, Kekaha and Hanapepe). Today, many still call him a “coach”. He has also been involved with the Kaua’i Keiki High School Rodeo Association and Hawai’i High School Rodeo Association for many years.
Charles was a good man, a loving husband, a caring father, and a great friend. He was known for his quick wit, infectious laugh, big smile, and caring heart, and would give anyone the shirt off his back. He will be truly missed by many.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, August 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at ‘Oma’o Ranch Lands.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and face masks are mandatory.
Please send your condolences to PO Box 418, Hanapepe, HI 96716