Obituaries for Friday, July 5, 2002

Shizuko Okuda, Joseph Lee, Melinda Nesti, Thomas Ibia

Shizuko Okuda

Shizuko E. Okuda of Koloa, Kaua’i, died at Wilcox Mememorial Hospital on June 29, 2002 at the age of 91.

Born in Koloa, Kaua’i on Feb. 13, 1911, she was a Homemaker.

She is survived son, Earl Okuda of Honolulu, O’ahu; two brothers, Burt (Asako) Ebata of Koloa, Kaua’i and Asao (Alice) Ebata of Honolulu, O’ahu; four sisters, Kii Honda of Koloa, Kaua’i, Kimi (Kiichi) Odo of Waimea, Kaua’i, Betty Yamamoto of Lihu’e, Kaua’i and Dale Yamanaka of Honolulu, O’ahu; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee of Kalaheo, Kaua’i, died at Kauai Care Center on June 24, 2002 at the age of 89.

Born in Honolulu, O’ahu on March 29, 1913, he was a Security Guard at Punahou School.

He is survived by wife, Miriam Williams Lee of Waimea; two sons, Joseph K. (Teresa) Lee of Honolulu, O’ahu and John H. (Karen) Lee of Kalaheo, Kaua’i; brothers, Matthew Lee, Paul Lee and John Lee; sisters, Clara Mankee and Eleanor Lee; 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Sat. July 13, 1 p.m. at the Kapahulu Bible Church. Service to begin at 2 p.m. Aloha attire is suggested and flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Melinda Nesti

Melinda Jane Nesti of Princeville, Kaua’i, died at home on July 2, 2002 at the age of 50.

Born in Wisconsin on October 24, 1951, she was an active volunteer with many associations.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Nesti of Princeville, Kaua’i; four sons, Robert (Ali) Nesti of CA., Tom (Petra) Nesti of Germany, Tony (Betsy) Nesti of New York and Sean (Tiffini) Hiss of CA.; two daughters, JoAnn Nesti of CA., and Kimberly (Bogen) Karlak of Florida; mother, Kit Campbell of CA.; two brothers, Joel Campbell of Michigan and Corky Campbell of Idaho; sister, Kathleen Taylor of CA., 2 grandchildren; numerous friends and hanai family.

Funeral service officiated by Minister Bruce MacKenzie has been scheduled at 10 a.m. on Sat. July 6, at the Waioli Hui’ia Church. Casual attire is requested.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Cancer Society of Kauai or Kauai Hospice.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Thomas Ibia

Thomas James Ibia of Kapa’a, died June 30, 2002, at his home at the age of 41.

Born April 25, 1961, in Lihu’e, Kaua’i, he was a dockman with Smith’s Boats, bellman with Sheraton Coconut Beach, busman with Outrigger and Sheraton Kaua’i hotels; Ohana Helicopters and Flowers Forever.

Preceded in death by his dad: Henry Ibia, Sr., he is survived by his mother: Pauline Rabasa Ibia of Hanama’ulu; one sister: Wanda (Robert) Labuguen of Kapa’a; three brothers: Henry “Hank” (Doreen) Ibia, Jr., of Lihu’e, Robert (Mindi) Ibia of Kapa’a and Darryl “DD” (Anne) Ibia of Hanama’ulu; aunts and uncles, Tina (Joe) Brun, Johnny (Minako) Rabasa, Pete Rabasa of Maui, Raymond “Dukie” (Eleanor) Ibia of San Jose, Calif., Julian “Jr.” (Gloria) Ibia, Dorothy (Gilbert) Barretto, Irene (Bobby) Patigayon of Honolulu, and Mildred (Terri) Asuncion; nieces and nephews: Hank Kawika Ibia, Schyler Arakaki, Preston Ebinger, Raevyn-Simone Ibia, Kjandra-Sanoe Ibia, Kawika Lindsay Bandman, Chelsie Labuguen, Charisse Labuguen, and Chasa’re Labuguen, and Ashlyn Ibia.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, July 5, at Borthwick Kaua’i Mortuary Chapel from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation again is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Kapa’a from 9 a.m. with Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Kealia.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary.

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