Obituaries for Wednesday, September 18, 2002

John Balaba Castelo, Benito Irorita Sablay, Marjorie MacQueen, Tameji Matsushige, Anthony Muscarella

John Balaba Castelo

John Balaba Castelo, Sr. of Kapa’a, Kaua’i, died Sept. 14, 2002, at his home in Kapa’a, at the age of 73.

Born March 10, 1929, in Kilauea, Kaua’i, he was a cargo agent for Hawaiian Airlines and also served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Castelo of Kapa’a; three sons: John (Donna) Castelo, Jr. of Maryland, Patrick Castelo of Kapa’a and Alvin “Bino” Castelo of Kilauea; brothers and sisters: Felisa Villanueva, Felix “Dong” Castelo, Mary Yoshimura, Joe Castelo, Donald Castelo, Eddie Castelo and Charline Sarita; and two grandchildren.

Family and friends may call on Friday, Sept. 20, at Immaculate Conception Church from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Father Paul. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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

Benito Irorita Sablay

Benito Irorita Sablay of Honolulu, and formerly of Kaua’i, died Aug. 5, 1947, at the age of 55.

A retired laborer for Lihue Plantation, he was born Aug. 5, 1947, in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.

He is survived by his wife: Zenaida Sablay of the Philippines; two daughters: Connie Caoili of Honolulu and Madeline Avila; one brother: Cornelio Sablay of Kauai; three sisters: Albina Fejeder of Kauai, Francisca Martinez of Kauai, and Consolacion Sablay of the Philippines; and two grandchildren.

Family and friends may call on Friday, Sept. 20, at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. where services will be conducted at 7 p.m. by Father Keahi, cremation to follow.

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

Marjorie MacQueen

Marjorie Crow MacQueen died in Sequim, Wash., on May 5, 2002, at the age of 79.

Born Sept. 14, 1922, in Koloa, Kauai to Bessie and George Crow, she was an accomplished avid horsewoman racing and winning many races as a teenager and young woman. She was a member of Lihue Union Church and the Mokihana Club. She also loved to golf.

She is survived by daughters, Marilyn (Raymond) Santiago and Diane (Michael) Ralston of Washington; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Marjorie Crow MacQueen will be held at Lihue United on Sept. 21 at 11 a.m.

Tameji Matsushige

Tameji “Tommy” Matsushige of Lihue, Kauai, died at home on Sept. 13, 2002 at the age of 87.

Born in Nawiliwili, Kauai on Aug. 29, 1915, he was the Retired Owner & Operator of Tommy’s Service and a member of the 100 Battalion D Company.

He is survived by wife, Shizue “Dorothy”; son, James (Christy) Matsushige of Lihue, Kauai; three daughters, Barbara S. (Lee) Owen of Austin, TX., Ruby S. Ota of Kaneohe, Oahu and Mary S. (Wayne) Tokuhama of Aiea, Oahu; brother, Seichi Matsushige of Lihue, Kauai; two sisters, Mary Ann Matsushige of Kapaa, Kauai and Kikumi Nakatsuka of Honolulu, Oahu; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 9 a.m. on Sat. Sept. 21, at the Lihue Christian Church; service officiated by Rev. James Koyama will begin at 10 a.m. Interment at 1 p.m. at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted. Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Anthony Muscarella

Anthony James Muscarella of Lihue, Kauai, died at home on Sept. 15, 2002 at the age of 61.

Born in New York, on Oct. 3, 1940, he was a production supervisor for General Motors.

He is survived by his wife: Erika Muscarella of Lihue; two sons: Oliver Muscarella of Florida, Phillip (Andrea) Muscarella of New York, two daughters: Jacqueline (Jeff) Lefever of New York, Christina (Tom) Enzinna of New York, 8 grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Kauai Hospice in memory of Anthony Muscarella.


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