LIBERATO “LIBBY” VIDUYA, JR.
LIBERATO LIBBY VIDUYA, JR. 1937 - 2016 Liberato "Libby" Viduya, Jr., 78 years old, of Pearl City passed away peacefully on January 8, 2016, at Kaiser Hospital, surrounded by his wife and family. He died of multiple debilitating ailments. Born to immigrant parents Liberato Viduya Sr. and Loreta Caluya on February 15, 1937 in Lana'i City. Libby was blessed with a gifted mother who guided and mentored all of her children to become their best and a father who gave his children a strong work ethic. At 14 years of age Libby's mom encouraged him to compete and he won the First Territorial 4-H speaking competition. As a high school senior he competed and represented the territory of Hawaii in the National FFA Public Speaking contest in Kansas City and won. Being a member of the Hongwanji Toastmasters Club, he represented Hawaii in the Western Regionals. He went on to the International level, in New York City, where he tied for third. He served for 45 years in various positions within the Department of Education as the Leeward and Central District Superintendent, State Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, counselor for the disadvantaged, teacher at Lana'i High and Elementary School, principal at Nana'ikapono, Ewa Beach, Aiea, Waialua High School, Mililani High School, and Farrington Community School for Adults. Teaching was his passion, he was an adjunct instructor at Chaminade University for 20 years. For 15 years, Libby served on the board of directors for the Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union. Libby is survived by the former Loretta Canida, his devoted wife of 54 years daughter Liamarie Ligaya Viduya Thomas (Dale), grandchildren: Tyler, Brittany and Tamara; nephews Aaron and Gavin Canida; sisters Rosita Hueu (Jacob), Adeline Uyeda (Sidney- deceased) and brother Robert Viduya, COL, USA, Ret. Libby's presence will be truly missed by all. Celebration of Libby's life will be held at the Mililani Mauka Chapel on Friday, February 26, 2016. Visitation from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Service and program 11:00 a.m. Burial at Mililani Memorial Park, 12:30 p.m.
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