Obituaries for Sunday — October 30, 2005

• Russell Matsuyama Sr.

• Kathleen “Katzy” Alexander

• Richard Lapilio


Russell Matsuyama Sr.

Russell Matsuyama Sr. of Kalaheo, died at home on Oct. 24, 2005, at the age of 45.

Born in Lihu’e on April 13, 1960, he is preceded in death by his father, Isami Matsuyama and mother, Mitsue Delostrico.

He is survived by one son, Russell Matsuyama Jr. of Lawa’i; two daughters, Lauren Matsuyama of Puhi and Brianne (TJ) Iwasaki of Lawa’i; grand-daughters, Tylar and Rylee Iwasaki; brother, Roy (Laura) Matsuyama; sister, Cindy (Leonard) Alpeche; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service officiated by Pastor Maeda will begin at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd


Kathleen “Katzy” Alexander

Kathleen “Katzy” Alexander died on Oct. 22, 2005, at home after a brief illness, just two weeks short of her 80th birthday.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Worth, and her loyal dog, Tippy, of Princeville; her stepmother, Irene Simon; granddaughter, Corrina Rosebrook; great-grand-daughter Grace McCulloch; sister, Martha “Weezie” DeHart; and step-brother, Richard Simon, all of the San Francisco Bay area; and by her three stepchildren, Louise, Carolyn, and Charles Alexander, as well as numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her son, Guy “Brooks” Rosebrook III; her husband, Peter Alexander; and her brother, Carl “Bud” Simon.

Katzy had a smile as big as the sky, and a zest for life that brought joy to the many friends she loved. She worked only when she had to and played as often as she could. She loved quilting, playing golf, and winning at duplicate bridge. But mostly she loved Kaua’i — its aloha and its ‘aina — and she and Tippy were regular morning walkers on Hanalei Bay.

A celebration of her life will be on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. at her daughter’s home in Princeville. She was grateful to Kauai Hospice and requested that any contributions in her memory be given to the Kauai Hospice Capital Campaign, P.O. Box 3286, Lihue, HI 96766.

Arrangements are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home


Richard Lapilio

Richard Alameida Lapilio of Anahola died at home on Oct. 21, 2005, at the age of 73.

Born in Honolulu, he retired as a maintenance worker with Kilauea Agronomics.

He is survived by his wife, Hanako Lapilio, of Anahola, two sons: Fred Lapilio, Mark (Ruby) Lapilio, both of Anahola; two daughters; Ramona Lapilio of Florida, Joanne (Sam) Keopuhiwa of Anahola; five brothers: Douglas Lapilio of O’ahu, Benjamin Lapalio of O’ahu, John Alameida of Minnesota, Jerry Miura of O’ahu, Paul Yeschenko Jr. of O’ahu; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. at the Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Arrangements are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home

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