Obituaries for Tuesday — January 03, 2006

• Ryoichi Roy Yamasaki

• Melchor Duyanen


Ryoichi Roy Yamasaki

Ryoichi Roy Yamasaki of Koloa, died Dec. 28, 2005, at his home in Koloa, at the age of 87.

Born Aug 17, 1918, in Hanapepe, he retired as a social worker with Hawai’i state government and US-CAR in Okinawa. He served in the military with MIS.

He is survived by his wife. Yoshiko Yamasaki of Koloa; brother Thomas Yamasaki; and two sisters: June Shizuno Sato and Flora Takekawa.

Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Koloa Jodo Mission. Services will be held at 10 a.m. with inurnment in Kauai Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


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 grand-children.

Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Lihu’e, where services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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

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