Obituary For Sunday, January 12, 2003

Gary Messick, Peggy Ditch, Dorothy Ibia Barretto

Gary Messick

Gary Messick of Kapaa, Kauai, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, on Jan. 10, 2003, at the age of 41.

Born in Hawaii, on April 13, 1961, he was a carpenter.

Her is survived by his mother: Gina (Damien) Texeira of Kapahi, two brothers: Finis (Deborah) Messick of Georgia, Butch (Vicki) Messick of Traveler, one sister: Kelly (Danny) Escalona of California, one son: Allen Messick of Georgia and one daughter: Jessica Messick of Georgia.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, Jan. 13, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. where memorial service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Father Keahi. Scattering to follow. Family suggests casual attire and that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Peggy Ditch

Peggy Ditch of Topeka, Kansas, died Jan. 6, 2003, at Topeka Hospital, at the age of 73.

Born in Topeka, Kansas on July 22, 1929, she owned and operated Ditch Trash Service.

She is preceded in death by her husband Warren Bert Ditch Sr., parents Raymond John and Virginia Martha Douglas Taylor, four daughters: Sharon Kay McKinney of Panama City, Fla., Camellia A. Crosby of Kauai, Hawaii, Lisa L. Jenkins of Topeka, and Kimberly A. Hocking of Linn., seven sons: Warren B. Ditch Jr., of Honolulu, Steven R. Ditch Sr., Gregory W. Ditch, Michael D. Ditch Sr. and Rocky W. Ditch and Scott W. Ditch, all of Topeka, and Quintin R. Ditch of Eskridge; 26 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at the Northland Christian Church. Burial at Topeka Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Peggy Ditch Memorial Fund and sent in care of Lisa Jenkins, 3443 N.W. Cherry Creek Drive, Topeka, Kansas 66618.

Dorothy Ibia Barretto

Dorothy Ibia Barretto, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 7, 2003 at the age of 71.

Born March 2, 1931, in Kealia, Kauai, to Julian and Henrietta (Kapuniai) Ibia, she attended Kapaa School. She was employed at Hawaii Fruit Packers for 26 years and later retired as a Sales Associate from the Happy Kauaian.

She was known for a “clean home,” terrific cooking, and a welcoming spirit to share her home with all.

She is survived by her beloved husband and friend of 55 years, Gilbert Barretto, Sr.; seven children: Joyce (Rick) Hernandez of Waipahu, Gilbert “Bully” (Lisa) Barretto, Jr. of Kapaa, Glenn (Linda) Barretto of Waipahu, Valerie Barretto-Oshita (Marvin Oshita) of Kapaa, Debbie Barretto-Haraguchi (Lloyd Haraguchi) of Hanalei, Patrick (Jennifer) Barretto of Kapaa and Brian (Shari) Barretto of Kapaa; 30 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Julian (Gloria) Ibia of Puhi and Raymond (Eleanor) Ibia of San Jose, Calif., sisters Mildred (Sergio) Asuncion of Hanamaulu and Irene (Marcial) Patigayon of Honolulu.

She is preceded in death by her great-grandson Kaya Sugahara, and her brother, Henry “Sonny” (Pauline) Ibia, Sr. of Lihue.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Kapaa; service officiated by Father Bruce will begin at 11 a.m. followed by burial at the Kealia cemetery. Aloha attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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