Obituary For Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Peggy Ditch, Fausto Bunao, Jr., Dorothy Barretto, Clyde Gordon, James (Nappy) K. Napoleon Jr. , Daisy Vidinha

Peggy Ditch

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

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

Preceded in death by her husband Warren Bert Ditch Sr., parents Raymond John and Virginia Martha Douglas Taylor and granddaughter Michelle Stephanie Ditch, she is survived by 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.

Fausto Bunao, Jr.

Fausto Bunao, Jr. of Kilauea, Kauai, died on Jan. 4, 2003, at Straub Clinic and Hospital on Oahu at the age of 71.

Born in Santa Ignacia Tarlac, Philippines, on Dec. 15, 1931, he retired from the Armed Forces of the Philippines after 26 years of service. On Kauai, he retired as a ground maintenance keeper at the Princeville Corporation.

He is survived by his wife: Leonora Bunao of Kilauea; three sons: Marxing (Digna) Bunao of the Philippines, Greg (Cresencia) Bunao of Kapaa, Leo (Nellie) Bunao of Hanamaulu; one daughter: Annabel (Eldy) Ragasa of Kilauea, one brother, Jose (Feliciana) Bunao, 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Jan. 17, at the family residence on 2476 Kamalii St. in Kilauea from 6-9 p.m. Rosary at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, Jan. 18, at St. Sylvester Church in Kilauea from 9 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Father Vince Curtain. Burial to follow at Kilauea Catholic Church Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Dorothy 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.

Clyde Gordon

Clyde Gordon of Texas, formerly of Kaua’i and Kailua, O’ahu, died at Marietta, Ga., on Nov. 19, 2002, at the age of 67.

Memorial service was held in Georgetown, Texas on Nov. 30, 2002.

Family and friends will gather on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Kapa’a Boat Harbor on Moana Road for the scattering of his ashes.

Mr. Gordon served 21 years in the U.S. Navy and was a retired employee of Liberty House stores.

He is survived by his wife, Jacquelin of of Texas, sons, Kenneth of Albuquerque NM; Douglas (Jana) of Georgetown, TX, Michael (Jeanning) of LIhue, and daughters Kathleen (Timothy) Fisher of Georgetown, TX, Tamara Sandersfeld of Littleton CO. There are eight grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the animal shelter or charity of your choice.

James (Nappy) K. Napoleon Jr.

James (Nappy) K. Napoleon Jr., died Sept. 18, 2002, in Bothell, Wash., at the age of 69.

Born Dec. 6, 1932 on Kaua’i, he was the son of James Sr. and Albena Napoleon. A1950 Kamehameha School graduate, he was well known as “Nappy” of the Tiki-Lites.

He is survived by his spouse of 48 years, Alexa Napoleon, son James Napoleon III, daughters Haunani Napoleon, Frances (Brian) Olsen and Johanna Akse; hanai sons, Terry Anderson and Gary Bernard; brothers Jerry, Frances, and Bobby; sister Barbara Wheeler; 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many extended family members.

Memorial services are being held Saturday, Jan. 18, at Lihu’e Cemetery at 11 a.m.

Daisy Vidinha

Daisy Vidinha of Kalaheo, Kauai, died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, on Jan. 12, 2003, at the age of 85.

Born in Kauai, Hawaii on Dec. 20, 1917, she was a homemaker.

Preceded in death by her first husband Adam Brun and two daughters: Grace Brun and Barbara Waalani and son-in-law: Richard Nawai, she is survived by her husband: Lawrence Vidinha of Kalaheo; two sons: Adam “Ronnie” (Sandy) Brun, Sr. of Kalaheo, Patrick (Helen) Brun of Kekaha, six daughters: Marjorie (William) Cerny of Lawai, Adele (Albert) Braun of Lawai, Linda Nawai of Lawai, Anthonella (Carl) Schumacher of Lawai, Maryann (Wesley) Yorkman of Lawai, Lexandra (Randal A. Cummings) Borengasser of Lihue; son-in-law: Richard “Ricky” Waalani Sr. of Lawai, step son: Lawrence Vidinha, Jr. of Kalaheo, step daughter: Charlene (Bernard) Medeiros of Lawai, sister: Mae (Manuel) Andrade of Lawai, brothers: Albert (Elimay) Rapozo of Honolulu and George Rapozo of California. 26 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, Jan. 20, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. where mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by Father Keahi. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Church Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


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