Simeon ColobongSimeon Colobong of Wailua, Kaua’i, died June 21, 2000, at

Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 92.

A retired construction laborer,

he was born Sept. 4, 1907, in the Philippines.

He is survived by oen

daughter; Florence (Daniel) Cortez of Hanama’ulu; four sons: Edward (Louise)

Colobong of O’ahu, Robert (Betty) Colobong of LIhu’e, James (Veronica) Colobong

of Hanama’ulu, and Benjamin (Jolena) Colobong of Hilo; 18 grandchildren and 29


Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements

are being handled by Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary.

Hisako Morimoto


Morimoto of Hanama’ulu, Kaua’i, died June 22, 2000, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital

at the age of 92.

A cafeteria helper for Wilcox Elementary School, he was

born March 19, 1908, in Kukuiula, Kaua’i.

He is survived by one daughter;

Harriet Maruyama of O’ahu; two sons: Garth (Renee) Morimoto of O’ahu and

Michael (Vivian) Morimoto of California; one sister: Doris Liu of Kalaheo; 15

grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and


Private services were held. Arrangements were handled by

Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary.

Louis Rapozo, Jr.

Louis Rapozo, Jr. of

Hanama’ulu, Kaua’i, died June 21, 2000, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age

of 79.

A retired crane operator for Lihu’e Plantation, he was born Sept.

14, 1920, in Kealia, Kaua’i.

He is survived by three sons: Leonard “Leo”

(Laola) Rapozo of Lihu’e, Stephen Rapozo of Las Vegas, and Gerald (Rose) Rapozo

of Wailua; two sisters: Daisy (Lucas) Rapozo of Lihu’e and Eva Strickland of

San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; several

nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends and family may call on Thursday, June

29, at Immaculate Conception Church from 10:30 a.m. where services will be

celebrated at1 p.m. Burial to follow at Kaua’i Memorial Gardens.


attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by


Saburo Ibara

Saburo “Sharp” Ibara of Waimea died June

17, 2000, at Queen’s Medical Center at the age of 84.

A retired journeyman

carpenter for Kaua’i Builders, he was born June 1, 1916, in Waimea.

He is

survived by his wife: Rose Tsuyako Ibara of Waimea; four sons: Richard

(Irmgaard) Ibara of Mountain View, Calif., Wilfred Ibara of Kekaha, Leslie

(Linda) Ibara of Waimea, and Thomas (Melanie) Ibara of Waimea; two daughters:

Patsy (Glenn) Nitta of Waimea, and Susan (Allen) Arquette of Waimea; 12

grandchildren; five brothers: Itsuo Ibara of Waimea, Katsuye Ibara, Hisao

Ibara, Mutsuo Ibara, and Akikazu Ibara, all of Honolulu; four sisters: Matsue

Horikawa and Shizue Harada, both of Honolulu, Mitsue Kimura of Waimea and Yaeko

Suehiro of Honolulu.

Private services were held by Rev. Ikeda of Waimea

Nishi Hongwanji. Arrangments were handled by Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Inc.


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