Obituaries for Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Kailee Freitas, Mitsugi Muraoka , Herbert Strieter, Simplicio C. Ochinang

Kailee Freitas

Infant Kailee Lynn Valmoja Freitas of Kapaa died on Aug. 21, 2002.

She is survived by her parents, Travis Freitas and Cheridan Valmoja of Kapaa; grandparents, Joseph Freitas, Jennifer Freitas, both of Kalaheo, Tino and Angie Valmoja of Kapaa; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins; friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, Aug. 28,at Holy Cross Church at 9 a.m.; service officiated by Father Keahi will begin at 10 a.m. followed by interment at Kauai Memorial Gardens; casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Mitsugi Muraoka

Mitsugi “Mitaru” Muraoka of Koloa, Kauai, died at home on Aug. 23, 2002, at his home at the age of 97.

Born in Lawai, Kauai on Feb. 15, 1905, he retired as a Harvesting Supervisor from Koloa Plantation.

Preceded in death by his wife, Matsue Matsumoto Muraoka, he is survived by two sons, Dennis (Sheilah) Muraoka of Koloa, Kauai and Eddie (Birdie) Muraoka of Honolulu, Oahu; four daughters, Shirley (Del) Harmon of Virginia, Ruth Siu of Kalaheo, Kauai, Gladys Muraoka of Koloa, Kauai and June (Roger) Muraoka-Jones of Koloa, Kauai; six grandchildren: Douglas Muraoka of Koloa, Dustin Taguado of Honolulu, Neal Muraoka of Waipahu, Harrison Muraoka of Honolulu, Carla (Jon) Kida of Honolulu, and Ben (Jessica) Harmon of Michigan; four great-grandchildren; brother, Ikito (Nancy) Muraoka of Koloa, Kauai; two sisters, Sue Goon of Pennsylvania and Hitoe Kamm of Honolulu, Oahu.

Friends may visit with the family at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Koloa Jodo Mission; service officiated by Rev. Ishikawa will begin at 11 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Herbert Strieter

Herbert “Herbie” Strieter of Kilauea, Kaua’i, died at Wilcox Hospital on Aug. 22, 2002, at the age of 55.

A mechanic, he was born Dec. 28, 1946, in California.

He is survived by his mother: Daisy Strieter of California; two brothers: John Strieter and Stephen Strieter, both of California.

Private services were held.

Borthwick/Kaua’i Mortuary handled arrangements.

Simplicio C. Ochinang

Simplicio C. Ochinang of Kekaha, Kauai, died at his residence on Aug. 24, 2002 at the age of 90.

Born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines on March 2, 1912, he was a irrigator with Kekaha Sugar, Co. He is survived by his wife, Mary of Kekaha, Kauai; daughter, Adela P. Ochinang of Kekaha, Kauai (fiance Anthony Vea); three step-sons, Alfred Pagala of Honolulu, Oahu, Elmer Bisarra of San Diego, CA. and Filamor (Adriane) Bisarra, Jr. of Honolulu, Oahu; step-daughter, Valerie (Kent) Murata of Honolulu, Oahu; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Kekaha Methodist Church; service at 10 a.m. Followed by burial at the Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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