Obituaries for Sunday — January 01, 2006

• Melchor Duyanen

• Sakae Koike

• Shirley Batey


Melchor Duyanen

Melchor Duyanen of Hanama’ulu died Dec. 29, 2005, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 89.

Born Jan. 6, 1916, in the Philippines, he was a mill operator for the sugar plantation.

He is survived by his wife: Valeriana Duyanen of Hanama’ulu; five sons: Cipriano Duyanen, San Luis Obispo, Calif., Hermogenes (Betty) Duyanen, Las Vegas, Nev., Antonio (Elvira) Duyanen, Las Vegas, Leonardo (Shirldeen) Ada, Jr., Honolulu, and Petrocenio Duyanen, Coco Beach, Fla.; his daughter Gloria (Caesar) Esteban, Hanama’ulu; his brother: Francisco Duyanen, Philippines; three sisters: Andreana Obra, Philippines, Olejandra (Ruben) Aradanas, Philippines, Patricia (Selso) Esposo, Philippines; 17 grandchildren; and 40 great grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Lihu’e, where services will be held at 3:30 pm. Creatin to follow.

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


Sakae Koike

Sakae Koike of Kekaha died on December 24, 2005, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 94. He was born in Koloa on Dec. 22, 1911, retired as a surveyor with Kekaha Plantation, was a self-employed accountant and also was an insurance representative.

He is survived by his wife Fumiko Koike of Kekaha, two sons; Roy (Judy) Koike of Los Angeles, Lester Koike of Singapore, two daughters; Mazie (Robert) Kozuki of Kapolei and Alma (Robert) Yotsuda of Kapa’a, one brother, Shiro (Vicky) Koike, one sister, Betty Furuhashi, both of Honolulu, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were private. Family requests no Koden.

Arrangements were handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.


Shirley Batey

Shirley Jean (Wittern) Batey died peacefully at her home Dec. 23, 2005. Born in Estherville, IA., on March 20, 1924, to Cecil Mapes and Ordell Wittern, she graduated from Algona High SchoOl in 1942, then moved to Washington D.C. in 1942 where she met her husband Thomas O. Batey and they were married Dec. 3, 1943. She accompanied her husband on many assignments during his 34 years of military service to such places as Newfoundland, Okinawa, Japan and many bases in the continental U.S. She worked for the Federal Civil Service for 37 years retiring as a Resource Management Supervisor in May 1997. She lived in Hawai’i since 1969.

She is survived by her husband Thomas O. Batey of Koloa; sons Thomas O. (Faye) Batey Jr. of England; Kevin J. (Lani) Batey of Kailua; two granddaughters, Heather Lea (Batey) Harrison from Vandenberg AFB, Calif, and Malia Nicole Batey of Kailua; and two great grand-daughters, Baylea Danielle Harrison and Kynzie Taylor Harrison from Vandenberg AFB, Calif; brother Jack (Betty) Wittern of Milford, IA.

A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at the Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa on Dec. 30. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. and services at 6:30 p.m.

The family requests casual attire and that flowers be omitted. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kauai Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society of Kauai or Kauai Hospice in her memory is requested.

Interment will be at Punchbowl National Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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