Jose “Joe” Ontoy of Kapa‘a passed away on April 23, 2020, at Wilcox Medical Center at the age of 85. Born on May 11, 1934, he was a well-known tako diver, Navy veteran, and a retired Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital laundry truck driver.
He was preceded in death by parents Pedro and Victoria Ontoy, brothers Victor and Alfred Amis, sisters Reymunda “Mona” Apana and Elizabeth Alesna, and daughter Kathleen Ontoy Barco.
He is survived by sister Rosita “Rose” (Ernest) Paden, daughter Darlene (Davay) Tapusoa, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may visit the family on Saturday, July 18, at St. Catherine Church. Due to COVID-19, masks will be required. St. Catherine Church is also requiring names and addresses of all attendees. Please email daughter Darlene at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit information or please stop by Joe’s home to give his daughter information. Visitation and eulogy will begin at 8 a.m. Service is at 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery. A lunch gathering will be behind Joe Ontoy’s home in Kapa‘a, after burial. Parking will be available across the street at All Saint’s Church.
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