Obituaries for April 27, 2000

Yoshitomi KaiharaYoshitomi Kaihara of Hanama’ulu died April 25, 2000, at

Queen’s Medical Center at the age of 82.

An electrical contractor, he was

born April 7, 1918, in Kealia, Kaua’i.

He is survived by his caregiver:

Helen Iwai of Wailua; two sons: Patrick (Dawn) Kaihara of Lihue and Wesley

(Judy) Kaihara of California; one daughter: Alison (Randall) Matsumoto of

Lihue; five grandchildren; one brother: Yasuto Kaihara of O’ahu; numerous

nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, at

Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 3 p.m. with services to be

conducted at 4 p.m.

Casual attire is suggested and that flowers be omitted.

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

Helen T.


Helen T. Soma, of Kealia, Kaua’i, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on

April 24, 2000, at the age of 73.

Born in Honolulu, Oahu on May 21, 1926,

she is survived by: her husband, Takazo Soma of Kealia, Kaua’i; two sons:

Warren (Kathryn) Soma of Honolulu, O’ahu, and Layne Soma of Kihei, Maui; one

daughter: Aileen (Gregg) Daima of Wahiawa, O’ahu; four grandchildren; one

brother: George (Kay) Uemura of Honolulu, O’ahu; one sister: Katherine (Pat)

Takayama of ‘Ele’ele, Kaua’i; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and


Funeral service has been scheduled at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April

30, at the Kapa’a Hongwanji Mission; with Rev. Takata officiating. Casual

attire is suggested and flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by

Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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