Obituaries for Thursday, September 12, 2002

Sumiko Hamabata, Louis Soto Jr., Mitsuyo Nomi

Sumiko Hamabata

Sumiko Arashiro Hamabata founder and owner of the Green Garden Restaurant in Hanapepe, Kaua’i, died at home on Sept 10, 2002.

Botn to Jinso and Uto Arashiro in Kapaa on Oct. 12, 1921, Mrs. Hamabata was educated at Kekaha Elementary, Hawaii Mission Academy and Waimea High School.

Mrs. Hamabata was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Kenji Hamabata, and eldest son, Michaelson Yukio Hamabata. She is survived by sons, Mitchell Hamabata and Matthews Hamabata and daughters, Gwen and Marla Hamabata, and hanai daughter, Kelli Nishimura Minatoya.

She is also survived by brothers, Yone Arashiro and Take Arashiro and sister, Natsuko Matsuda; her Aunty Yamasato, sisters-in-law, Tome (Kenneth) Arashiro, Gladys (Richard) arashiro, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ; service officiated by Pastor Mitchell Young will begin at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Louis Soto Jr.

Louis Soto, Jr. of Kapahi, Kaua’i, died Sept. 6, 2002, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 81.

A laborer for the federal government, he was born Sept. 20, 1920, in ‘Ele’ele, Kaua’i.

He is survived by his wife: Elsie Nakamura Soto of Kapa’a; two daughters: Beatrice (Tyrus Siale) Conant and Lois Soto; one son: Michael Soto; one grandson: Elmer W. (Hannah Akau) Conant; three great grandchildren: Tonja L. Kane, Casey Delima Conant and T.J. Morris; one brother: Masulino Soto and one sister: Josephine Rodrigues.

Family and friends may call on Friday, Sept. 13, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. where a prayer service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Father Keahi. Burial to follow at Kaua’i Memorial Gardens.

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

Mitsuyo Nomi

Mitsuyo Nomi of Lawai, Kauai, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Sept. 2, 2002 at the age of 83.

Born in Waimea, Kauai on Nov. 8, 1918, she was a warehouse worker with Kauai Pine Co.

She is survived by a son, Marvin (Jennie) Nomi of Kapaa, Kauai; two grandchildren; three brothers, Masayoshi (Hatsue) Yamakawa, Shime (Mitsue) Yamakawa and Hisashi (Yoshie)Yamakawa ; three sisters, Patsy Takano (Eseo) Watanabe, Florence Umeno (Ike Torao) Ikari and Carole Akiko Yukihiro. Private services were held.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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