Obituary For Sunday, December 22, 2002

John Taeza Sr.

John Taeza Sr. of Kapaa, Kauai, died on Dec. 14, 2002 at the age of 61.

Born in Waimea, Kauai on Feb. 24, 1941, he was the Director of Engineering at the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort. He retired from the Hawaii Air National Guard in 1988 after 23 years of Honorable Service. He served as an instructor at the Kauai Community College, and was a member of the St. Catherines Choir as well as many other programs and club’s throughout Kauai.

He is survived by his wife: Gwen Taeza of Kapaa, three sons: John Taeza Jr. of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Matthew (Lani) Taeza of Waimea; Mark Taeza of Kapaa and daughter: Holly (Sam) Moises of Kapaa; two brothers: Jerry (Linda) Taeza of California; Henry Taeza of Waimea; three sisters: Maryann (Don) McMillen of Kekaha; Patricia (Barton) Quijano of Oahu and Theresa (Greg) Doroha of California; 10 grandchildren, numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to noon, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church where mass will be celebrated at noon. Burial service to follow at St. Catherine’s Church Cemetery in Kealia. Aloha attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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