Obituaries for Wednesday — September 28, 2005

• Live M.H. Niheu

• George Hashimoto

• Shigenori Nishikawa

• Richard Edward Spielmaker

• Jovencio Lopez

• James “Jimmy” Hasegawa


Live M.H. Niheu

Live Milimilinakalaweloilehua Hanaike Niheu of Makaweli, died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Sept. 25, 2005 at the age of 78.

Born in Kalaeki’i, Ni’ihau on Oct. 12, 1926, he was a retired truck driver/cowboy with Gay & Robinson.

He is survived by wife, Rebecca Kapahu Niheu; five daughters, Lei (Tim) Chavies of Greeley, Colorado, Ala Nizo of Kekaha, Pam (Larry) Kamakele of Waimea, Moki (Hiram) Niheu-Yong of Hanapepe and Mili (Ken Vandenbussche) Niheu of Kekaha; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; hanai brother, Palenapa (Elizabeth) Kaohelaulii; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 2-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Waimea United Church (Foreign Church); service officiated by Rev. Dr. Olaf Hoeckmana-Percival will begin at 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow and scattering of the ashes at a later date. Aloha attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd


George Hashimoto

George Riyogi Hashimoto of ‘Oma’o, died at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home on Sept. 10, 2005, at the age of 77.

Born in Hanalei on March 2, 1928, he was a carpenter with Grove Farm.

He is survived by four brothers, Jerry T. (Vera) Hashimoto, Harry H . (Yayoi) Hashimoto, Wilson S. Hashimoto and Stan S. (Lynn) Hashimoto; three sisters, Ruth M Cofer, Carol M. (Ichiro) Chiba and Karen T. (John) Ibara; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were private.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd


Shigenori Nishikawa

Shigenori Nishikawa of Waimea died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on Sept. 8, 2005, at the age of 99.

Born in Waimea on Nov. 7, 1905, he was a retired custodian with Waimea High School.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Nishikawa; son, Harris Nishikawa of Waimea; daughter, Carol (Richard) Rodriguez of Pueblo, Colo.; two grandchildren; two brothers, Larry (Ayame) Nishikawa of Hanapepe and Tomeo (Yaeno) Nishikawa of Honolulu, O’ahu; sister, Mitsuko Ishii of Waimea; numerous nieces and nephews. Services were private.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd


Richard Edward Spielmaker

Richard Edward Spielmaker of Koloa, died at his home on Sept. 21, 2005, at the age of 60.

Born Sept. 16, 1945, in Michigan, he was a painter.

He is survived by his caregiver: Sharlene (Ed) Ford of Koloa; daughter: Laurie Castonguay of Boston; sisters: Marilyn and Suzie; brother: Bill; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Brennecke’s Beach at 4 p.m.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary


Jovencio Lopez

Jovencio Lopez of Kapa’a, died Sept. 27, 2005, at Wilcox Memorial Hospial at the age of 70.

Born June 1, 1935, in the Philippines, he was in the maintenance industry.

He is survived by his wife: Anastacia Lopez; children: Lolita Tejano, Lillian (Samson) Lozano, Luisita (Larry) Imperial, Jovencio Lopez Jr., Lalaine (Juanito) Rabaino, Dominador Lopez, Geoffrey (Stacy) Lopez; brother: Perfecto Lopez and sister: Jacinta Lopez; 25 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa’a, where Mass wll be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary


James “Jimmy” Hasegawa

James “Jimmy” Hasegawa of Hanapepe, died Sept. 24, 2005, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 68.

Born Oct. 12, 1936, in Hanapepe, he was a refuge technician for the State of Hawai’i.

Preceded in death by his parents Tamitaro and Masako Hasegawa; two sisters, Jay Santos and Gladys Fujii and brother Wally Hasegawa, he is survived by nine children: Clay (Millicent) Igarashi, Clyde (Cookie) Igarashi, Tammy (Rick) Steinbauer, Tamisa A’awapuhi, Samenta (Les) Jacinto, Tamio (Noralyn) Garma, Michael Ignacio, Duke Taniguchi, and Maile Taniguchi; brothers: Kunio, Masao and Paul Hasegawa; sister: Beatrice Kanda; numerous grand-children, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call on Friday, Sept. 30, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Salt Pond pavilion at 11 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary

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