John Souza Cravalho John Souza Cravalho of Puhi died Feb. 2, 2000, at

Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 79.

Born July 12, 1920, on Maui; he

was a cowboy with Kipu Ranch and served in the U.S. Merchant Marines from 1941

to 1945 and the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947.

He is survived by one

daughter: Joylnne (Calvin) Uyesono of Puhi; one granddaughter: Carla (Kimo)

Burnz-Matsushima of Lihu’e; two brothers: Louie (Mabel) Cravalho and Alfred

Cravalho, both of Maui.

Friends and family may call on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at

Lihu’e Christian Church for memorial services at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at

Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary.



Sandra Sue “Sandy” Namiko Yama of Kapa’a died at Wilcox Memorial

Hospital on Feb. 3, 2000, at the age of 50.

Born in Lihu’e, she is survived

by her husband of 30 years, Rodney Yama; two sons: Brandon and Rodney “Koalani”

Jr.; two daughters: Cherish and Melissa “Ihilani,”and a granddaughter


She is also survived by her grandmother Umeyo Akama of Lihu’e, her

parents Ted and Helen Matsuura of Ewa Beach; two brothers Russell Nohara of

Pearl City and Robin (Doreen) Nohara of Kane’ohe; and one sister Natalie Gerona

of Wahiawa; mother-in-law Betty Yama of Wailua; two brothers-in-law: Dwght

(Judy) Yama of Wailua and Winston Yama of California, and one sister-in-law

Valerie (David) Lee of Massachusetts; and numerous uncles, aunties, nieces, and


As a dedicated wife, she and the children lived with her husband

at numerous military bases in the United States, finally returning home to

Kaua’i in 1989. As the business service supervisor at the Department of

Transportation, Airports Division, she developed sincere friendships with many

of her co-workers. She was a loving mother as well as a caring grandmother

often seen at her children’s extra-curricular events as their #1


Funeral services will be held at Lihu’e Christian Church on

Monday, Feb. 7. Viewing will be at 4 p.m, with services following at 5 p.m.

Family requests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.


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