Obituaries for Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Kaya Sugahara, Jaden Harman, James Yamamoto, Virginia Sagucio Butac,

Mitsuru Doi, Hazel Nakashima, Jesse Ashby

Kaya Sugahara

Kaya Barrett Po’okelaokekaiohanalei Kiyoshi Sugahara died at Children’s Hospital in San Diego, Calif. on Aug. 10, 2002.

Born on Aug. 8, 2002, he is survived by his parents, Byron and Amy Sugahara of Carlsbad, Calif., formerly of Kaua’i; maternal grandparents, Ed and Candy Johnson of Carlsbad, Peter Campo of Poway, Calif. and Karen Campo of Utah; aunts Monica, Nicole and Kendra, Uncle Joe and cousin Luke; paternal grandparents Lloyd and Debbie Haraguchi of Hanalei, and Leslie Sugahara of Kapaa; uncles Bryson, Brelan, Keiji, Fujio and Aunt Jaylene all of Hanalei, great grandparents Gilbert and Dorothy Barretto and Miyogo and Doris Sugahara of Kapa’a; numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Services were held at El Camino Mortuary in San Diego, Calif. followed by cremation.

Ashes will be scattered at a later date in Hawai’i.

Jaden Harman

Jaden Alexander Harman, infant son of Andrew and Mia Harman of Kaua’i, died on Aug. 17, 2002.

Jaden is also survived by brothers, Noah and River; grandparents and great-grandparents.

A celebration of life will be held at the Princeville Club House on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Mortuary.

James Yamamoto

James S. Yamamoto of Kekaha, died at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home on Aug. 18, 2002, at the age of 79.

Born in Waimea, Kaua’i on June 11, 1922, he was a shop aide with Kekaha Sugar Plantation.

He is survived by his son; James (Rosalie) Yamamoto of Kalaheo; daughter Doris (Orlando) Viloria of Kekaha, There are four grandchildren.

Also surviving are brothers: Tetsu (Iko) Yamoto of Makaweli, Yorozu Yamamoto of Waimea, sister: Yukiyo Sakai of Kilauea. There are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 1 p.m. on Aug. 24, at the ‘Ele’ele Baptist Church. Service will be officiated Rev. Blane DeLoach will begin at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being held by Garden Island Mortuary.

Virginia Sagucio Butac

Virginia Sagucio Butac “Inlang” of Kahului Maui and formerly of Kaumakani, Kaua’i, died on Aug. 17, 2002, at Kula Hospital on Maui. She was born at Lanao Bangui, Ilocos Norte, P.I. on Aug. 8, 1914.

She is survived by her son: Manuel (Sharon) Butac of Pearl City, O’ahu, daughters: Presentation (Wesley) Apo of Kahului, Maui, and Cion (James) O’Sullivan of Mililani, O’ahu. There are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are sisters: Maria Vidad and Trinidad de Asis, both from the Philippines.

Funeral services will be held at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Mission, Waimea Chapel on Saturday, Aug. 24. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. with Mass at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow at Hanapepe Filipino Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Virginia was a member of the Senior Citizens of Kaua’i and St. Theresa’s Rosary Club on Kaua’i.

Mitsuru Doi

Mitsuru Doi on Hanamaulu died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Aug. 19, 2002. He was born on June 12, 1924 in Koloa. He was retired from the County of Kaua’i and a member of the 442 and 100th Battalion.

He is survived by his wife: Matsuko Shigeta Doi, daughter: Lauren Jayne Yet, sister: Marian Doi Matsuda and one grandchild.

Family and friends can call on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Lihu’e Christian church from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Burial will be at 12:45 p.m. at Kaua’i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

The family requests aloha attire and no flowers.

Hazel Nakashima

Hazel S. Nakashima died at Queens Medical Center on Aug. 18, 2002 at the age of 78. A food service worker for Big Save Snac Ship in Kapa’a, she was born in Kapa’a on April 8, 1924.

She is survived by children: Dennis Nakashima, Gerald (Amy) Nakashima, Jorene (Guy) Solusod, and Elden (Jane) Nakashima, brothers: Suzuku Sakata and sisters: Jeanette Oishi and Hatsume Shimamoto.

There are six grandchildren.

Family and friends can call on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Lihu’e Christian Church from 2-2:45 p.m. where services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at Kaua’i Memorial Gardens.

Casual attire is suggested.

Jesse Ashby

Jesse Edward Ashby of Makawao died on Aug. 5, 2002, at the age of 51. Private services for family and friends will be held on Kaua’i on Friday, Aug. 23 (Call Patrice 828-1941)

A self-employed carpenter, he was born on June 9, 1951, in California. He was a member of the Carpenters Union. He enjoyed riding dirt bikes, making furniture, and raising horses and dogs.

He is survived by his wife: Michelle Richards Ashby, his mother; Mary Louise Doucette of Kaua’i, two sisters: Patrice Asuncion from Kaua’i and Marie Grout from Denmark and a step-brother; James Lape from Arizona, and his nieces and nephews.


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