Obituaries for Friday — September 05, 2003

• George Pereira

• Rita Villon

• Dorothy S. Sato

• Preston Dettman

George Pereira

George Pereira of Waimea, died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on September 2, 2003, at the age of 42.

Born in Waimea on August 5, 1961, he worked at the Water Treatment for the County of Kauai.

Preceded in death by father Charles Pereira, brother John Pereira and Sister Baby Adeline Pereira.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Pereira; daughter, Johnella Basa-Pereira; mother, Adeline Pereira; four brothers, Charles (Vivian) Pereira, Jr., Patrick (Leah) Pereira, Anthony (Carol) Pereira, Steven (Reni) Pereira; three sisters, Adele (Gordon) Mattos, Mary (Zbigniew) Solecki, Kathleen (Steven) Miguel; mother-in-law, Dollyann Basa, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, Sept. 8, at St. Theresa’s Church from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. where mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. by Father Larry. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Rita Villon

Rita Alayvilla Villon of Hanama‘ulu, died at Kahului, Maui on August 20, 2003 at the age of 87.

Born in Lapog Ilocos Sur, Philippines on May 19, 1916, she was a retired field laborer for Lihue Plantation.

Preceded in death by husband Pedro F. Villon, she is survived by three daughters, Anunciacion Martinez of Philippines, Julie (Larry) Bernades of Maui, Mercie (Randy) Streeter, California; four sons, Floresto Vic (Lagrimas) Villon of Lihu‘e, Atelano (Rose) Villon of Korea, Jaime (Laverne) Villon Sr., of Hanama‘ulu, Rudy Villon of Hanama‘ulu; 27 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday, Sept. 5, at 4868 Laukona St. in Hanama‘ulu from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rosary at 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Immaculate Conception Church from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. where mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

Dorothy S. Sato

Dorothy S. Sato of Kalaheo died on Aug. 29, 2003 at the age of 89.

Born in Koloa, Kaua‘i on Sept. 27, 1913, she is survived by son, Lynn M. Sato of Lawai; daughter, Karen S. Godwin of Charlotte, NC; five grandchildren; sister, Hisako Mizumoto of Honolulu, O‘ahu.

Services were private. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to the Kauai Care Center, P.O. Box 507, Waimea, HI 96796 in memory of Dorothy S. Sato.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Preston Dettman

Preston Dettman of Kalaheo, died Aug. 29, 2003, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 82.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he served in the Navy during World War II. He ran a music store and cut two record albums of hymns in Miami, Fla. He also branched out into specialty printing of programs, tickets, labels and cards on his own press. He and his partner, Earl Brothers, expanded this into Kahnay Cards, a line of specialty studio cards.

Preston was also church organist and on the staff of Christ the King Lutheran Church where he designed and constructed some of the stained glass windows. In appreciation, a newly added choir rehearsal room was dedicated as the Preston Dettman Hall.

He continued playing the organ and frequently substituted at the Waimea United Church of Christ, where he helped set and tune the pipes of their new organ.

He is survived by his nephew, Bruce (Carol) Dettman of Pennsylvania; two grandnephews, Brian Dettman and Mike (Angela) Dettman and their children, Alec and Alyssa.

A Celebration of his Life will be held between 12 and 3 p.m. Sept 7, at his home at 4171 Kai Ikena Drive, Kalaheo.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.


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