Obituaries for Wednesday — Feb. 26, 2003

Connor Paet Plowman, Barbara Koerte, Mark Sutherland, Gregorio Pacol, Conceicao Rita, Katsuko Takahashi, Mervin Kaohi


Connor Paet Plowman

Connor Paet Plowman, infant daughter of Chad and Divina Plowman of Lihu’e, died at Kapi’olani Women’s & Children’s Hospital on Feb. 20, 2003.

She was born on Feb. 18, 2003.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Dolores) Delos Santos; Dr. and Mrs. Gary (Pina) Plowman; Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Adelina) Paet, all of Lihu’e; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m., with Mass at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lihu’e. Burial will be at 11 a.m. at Kaua’i Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


Barbara Koerte

Barbara P. Koerte of Hanama’ulu, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Feb. 23, 2004, at the age of 68.

A custodian for the Department of Water, she was born on June 12, 1934.

She is survived by her daughter: Joanne Koerte of Hanama’ulu and Cindy (Pedro) Duterte of Hanama’ulu, sons: Stanley (Rose) Koerte of Puhi and Michael J. Koerte of Hanama’ulu. Also surviving are sisters: Marian P. Silva of Lawa’i and Susan (Benjamin) Kali of Hanapepe. There are four grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. There are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Immaculate Conception Church from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. where Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by Fr. Keahi. Burial will follow at Kaua’i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.


Mark Sutherland

Mark Monroe (Elegalo O. Samoa) Sutherland of Kapa’a, Kaua’i, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Feb. 20, 2003, at the age of 65.

Born in Honolulu, O’ahu, on July 2, 1937, he grew up in Kona and graduated from Konawaena High School in 1956. After graduating from high school, he lived in Oregon, California and O’ahu before returning to Kona in 1973. Even though an accident in 1995 left him a quadriplegic, he still had a zest for life and kept busy on his voice-activated computer. He enjoyed many close friendships with staff, patients and volunteer workers at Mahelona Memorial Hospital where he lived. He also enjoyed associating with the local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

He is survived by three sons; Mark Daniel Sutherland, James Kenneth Sutherland of Hawai’i and Carey Steven Sutherland of Hawai’i; two daughters; Marie Renee Ennis and Laura Lee Harrison, both of Oregon; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Carl Carver Sutherland of Alabama.

Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Mahelona Hospital.


Gregorio Pacol

Gregorio Pacol of Kekaha, died on Feb. 17, 2003, at Kaua’i Care Center.

An irrigator with Kekaha Sugar Co., he was born at Paoay Ilocos Norte, Philippines on Nov. 12, 1906.

He is survived by his daughters: Ana Caday and Melie (Honorato) Dela Cruz, and sons: Jose (Corazon) Pacol, Loreto Pacol and Efren (Noemi) Pacol. There are 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may call on Saturday, March 1, at Kekaha Kingdom Hall from 2 p.m. where memorial service will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Inurment will follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.


Conceicao Rita

Conceicao “Connie” Rita of Kalaheo, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Feb. 21, 2003, at the age of 82.

Born in Madeira, Portugal, on April 20, 1920, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by daughter, Maria Arakaki of Koloa; step-son, Nelson (Carol) Rita of ‘Ele’ele, Kaua’i; four step-daughters, Bernice (Gabriel) Silva of Lawa’i, Kaua’i, Patricia Silva of Hanama’ulu, Pricilla (Guy) Ruiz of Kekaha, and Stella (James) Burgess of Koloa; step-daughter-in-law, Barbara Rita of Kalaheo; two grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Holy Cross Catholic Church; service officiated by Father Keahi will begin at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.


Katsuko Takahashi

Katsuko Takahashi of Puhi, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Feb. 15, 2003 at the age of 83.

Born in Koloa, Kaua’i on May 26, 1919, she retired at Kauai Surf Hotel.

She is survived by three sons, Glenn (Dawn) Takahashi of Mililani, O’ahu, Dennis Takahashi of Honolulu, O’ahu and Darrel Takahashi of Wahiawa, O’ahu; five grandchildren; six brothers, Toshio (Setsuko) Kobayashi of Koloa, Kaua’i, Takeshi (Alice) Kobayashi of Pearl City, O’ahu, Shizuo (Joan) Kobayashi of Kane’ohe, O’ahu, James (Lillian) Kobayashi of Wailua, Duke (Julie) Kobayashi of Lihu’e, and Stanley (Betty) Kobayashi of Kalaheo; three sisters, Kikue Inouye of Mililani, O’ahu, Katie (Ralph) Urabe of Kapa’a, and Itsue Ikehara of Kapa’a; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were private.


Mervin Kaohi

Mervin “Buzzy” Kawahinekaahiki Kaohi, Jr. of Waimea, died Feb. 16, 2003, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 50.

Born Sept. 19, 1952, he was the proprietor of a construction business.

Preceded in death by his father, Mervin Kaohi, Sr., he is survived by Hoaloha Renee Tyler; three sons: Kauluwehi Kaohi, Jimmy Tyler and Justin Tyler of Honolulu; three daughters: Anya Kaohi, Tammy (Mel) Tapucol and Natalie Kaulula’au; mother: Aletha Goodwin Kaohi, brother: Galen Kaohi; three sisters: Kawailana (Tony) Mata, Vivien (Michael) Tamashiro and Lamela (Rodney) Kahalepuna of O’ahu; four grandchildren; several uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call on Saturday, March 1, at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. where memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

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