Obituaries for Sunday, July 21, 2002

Joseph Nakamura, Jean Oneha

Joseph Nakamura

Joseph “Bucky” Masao Nakamura of Halehaka, Lihue, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, on July 16, 2002 at the age of 82.

Born in Lihue, Kauai, on Feb. 27, 1920, he was in yard service.

Predeceased in death by his wife: Elsie Hepa Nakamura and two sons: Philbert & Joseph Nakamura. He is survived by five children: Elsie (Loui) Soto of Kapahi; William (Nela) Nakamura of Texas; Mitchell (Octavia) Nakamura; Lana (Nelson) Lopes of Hilo; Momi Nakamura of Hanamaulu; Brothers, Sister & Sister In Laws: Tatso (Catherine) Nakamura of Kapahi; Mildred Nakamura of Halehaka; Sarah Ohai Nakamura of Kapahi; Robert (Betty) Nakamura of Lihue; Napua Panui Nakamura of Waipouli; 10 grandchildren: Mitchell (Shannon) Nakamura of Hanapepe; Patricia (Eric) Arizon of Waimea; Laverne (Levi) Squire of Texas; James (Judy) Lopes of Hanamaulu; Chucka Lopes of Hanamaulu; Jessica (Greg) Paku of Kalaheo; Joe Lopes of Koloa; Pollyanna (Gabriel); Beatrice Conant of Kapahi; Elmer & Casy Conant of Kapahi; 17 great-grandchildren: Kale (Tiare) Makua of Waimea; Kaina & Kalae Makua of Waimea; Elsie & Mikayla Nakamura of Hanapepe; Mele Alpeche of Hanapepe; Kimberly, Devan & Kiani Lopes of Hanamaulu; Mason, Paige & Jordan Paku of Kalaheo; Leviticus Joseph & Leiana Squire of Texas; Chelsey & Jaymine Lopes and Tonja Kane; 1 great-great-grandchild: Kealae Makua, numerous nieces & nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, July 25, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. A prayer services will be conducted at 10 a.m. by Father Keahi. Burial to follow at Halehaka Family Cemetery in Lihue. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Jean Oneha

Jean Leialohakuiwalani (DeBusca) Oneha of Waipahu, Hawaii, died July 13, 2002, at the age of 69. She was born in LIhu’e, Kaua’i.

Predeceased by her mother, Annie Andrade and Mariano DeBusca, she is survived by husband Max Oneha, daughters Charlette (Kea) Pakele, Dorian (Leimomi) Dela Cruz, Lorna (Chris) Kalei, April (Rob) DeGuchi; stepdaughters, Maxine (Al) Prudencio, Abby (Chester) Heanu, Rose Kapunui, Marylou Hassard; sons, Raymond Dela Cruz, Dallas Swain, Roscoe Swain, stepsons: Harry (Anna) Oneha, Charles Hassard; sisters Julia Dixon, Mildred (Adam) Periera, Cecilia (Willy) Farias, Anita (Dennis) Aquino, brothers, Mariano Kahea (Mercy) DeBusca, Fred (Elsie) DeBusca; 27 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.

Services will be on July 25, at Hawaiian Memorial Park on O’ahu from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on July 26, with burial to follow after services at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire is suggested.


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