Obituaries For Friday, December 20, 2002

Herbert William Fune, Sr., Tadao Seto

Herbert William Fune, Sr.

Herbert William Fune, Sr. died peacefully at home in Kalaheo on Dec. 13, 2002, surrounded by his family. He was born in Koloa on March 9, 1936. His career with the sugar industry lasted 46 years, beginning at McBryde Plantation in 1952 and finally retired as a lead sugar processor at Lihu’e Plantation in 1998. He also worked as a groundskeeper and maintenance man at Olu Pua Gardens for 28 years.

Herbert was preceded in death by his father: Manuel, sister Patricia and infant son Joseph Benito Fune. He is survived by his mother: Anna Freitas Fune of Kalaheo, his beloved wife Rosita Benito, and six children: Herbert William, Jr. (Adela) of Koloa, Desiree Ann Yadao of Kaneohoe, Curtney Andrew, Sr. of Lawai, Ryan Manuel of Denver, Colo., Bradley Patrick (Lorena) of ‘Ele’ele, Kevin Fredrick (Shelcie) of Hanapepe. Herbert is the beloved Papa to 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He will be missed by Sharilyn, Eric, Jonathan, LeinaRose, Benny, Curtney Jr. (Lani Aguinaldo), Christopher, Sierra, Bronson, Jordyn, Justin, Aaron and Andrew.

Herbert is also loved by his sister: Cathline (Richard) Broyles of Kekaha, brothers: James (Theresa) Fune of Hanamaulu, and Richard (Pat) Fune of San Francisco, sisters-in-law: Senaida (Harvey) Kinoshita of Lihu’e, Ida (Salvador) Corrales of Los Angeles and many other nieces, nephews, friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.

Private services following cremation will be officiated by Father Christopher Keahi at Sacred Hearts Church in ‘Ele’ele. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

Tadao Seto

Tadao Seto of Waimea, Kauai, died at Kauai Care Center on Dec. 11, 2002 at the age of 92.

Born in Waimea, Kauai on July 12, 1910, he was a Boiler Maker with Kekaha Sugar Co., he is survived by wife, Haruko; three sons, Edward (Lorraine) Seto of Honolulu, Gary (Molly) Seto of Honolulu and Lynn (Jane) Seto of Waimea; daughter, Mae (Woodrow) Kinoshita of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Toshio Seto of Waimea; three sisters, Tokiwa Matsuda of Waimea, Kazue (Robert) Onzuka of Hilo and Grace Nozaki of Honolulu; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were private.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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