Obituaries for Wednesday — January 18, 2006

• Dora Helen (Souza) Contrades

• Tetsuo Esaki

• Jane S. Souza

• Elizabeth Eaton

• Rose Braun

• Edward N. Rabot

• Yoshiharu Shimatsu

• Fernando Santiago

• Harue Fong

• Dominador Abalos Sr.

• Maude Solaita

• Mary Ann Kupihe


Dora Helen (Souza) Contrades

Dora Helen (Souza) Contrades, widow of Joseph Kaohimaunu Contrades Jr., passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006. A homemaker, she was born Oct. 12, 1913, in Moloa’a, Kaua’i.

She is survived by four sons: Stanley, Maurice, Thomas (Jacqueline) and Robert and hanai son Robert N. Mansfield of O’ahu; six daughters: Patricia Happek, Monica Contrades, Susan (Dennis) Brooks, Therese Staszkow, Annette (Steven) Manaday, and Lisa Curtin; sister Emily Piper of Arizona and sister-in-law Juanita (Contrades) Thomas of Honolulu; 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be at St. Catherine Church in Kapa’a on Saturday, Jan. 21, visitation from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Mass from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with interment immediately following at St. Catherine Cemetery.

The family requests that flowers be omitted. Aloha attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary.


Tetsuo Esaki

Tetsuo Esaki of Anahola, died at home on Jan. 13, 2006, at the age of 80. Born in Papa’a Valley, on Nov. 4, 1925, he cofounded Esaki’s Produce.

He is survived by wife, Keiko; two sons, Samuel (Karen) Esaki of Kapa’a and Daniel (Isabel) Esaki of Koloa; three daughters, Carol (Roy) Brunson of Denver, Jean (Don) Sasaki of Kona and Jane (Peter) McClaran of Lihu’e; 12 grandchildren; brother, Joseph T. Esaki of Kapa’a; sister, Michiko (Shoji) Kato of Pearl City, O’ahu; hanai son, Darryl Esaki of Anahola; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel; service to begin at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Jane S. Souza

Jane S. Souza of ‘Oma’o, died Jan. 13, 2006, at home at the age of 90.

Born June 7, 1915, on Kaua’i, she was a retired pineapple cannery worker.

She is survived by her husband: Antone Souza Jr. of ‘Oma’o and sons: Denis (Beryl) Souza of ‘Oma’o and Kenneth (Carol) Souza of Kalaheo; one daughter: Patricia Carvalho of Lawa’i; two sisters: Ethel Farias and Bella Chandler, both of Kalaheo; 16 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at St. Raphael’s Church, where Mass will begin at 10 a.m. officiated by Father Larry. Burial will be in St. Raphael’s Cemetery.

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


Elizabeth Eaton

Elizabeth Carlos Eaton of Lihu’e, died Jan.15, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 60.

Born April 5, 1945, at Queen’s Hospital on O’ahu, she was a Home Health Care nurse for Hawaii Health Care Professionals and Nurse Finders.

She is survived by her daughter: Lisa Frankovich of Portland, Ore.; brother: Robert (Anita) Arconado of San Dimas, Calif.; two sisters: Evelyn (Robert) Haygood, Pascagoula, Miss., and Lynn Spears of Kapa’a; nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Kapa’a Seventh Day Adventist Church where service will begin at 6 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Rose Braun

Rose Maria Braun of Hanama’ulu, died Jan. 11, 2006, at her home at the age of 81.

Born May 26, 1924, in Hanama’ulu, she was a homemaker and former employee of Big Save Inc., Coco Palms Hotel, Lihue Store and Hawaiian Fruit Packers.

She is survived by her husband Robert G. Braun, three children: Sharlene (Edward) Muraoka, Eric (Julie) Braun, and Colin Braun; three sisters: Dolores Salcedo, Belin Rellin, and Loling Carios; one brother, Alexander Manandic; six grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Kapaa Missionary Church, where a memorial service will be celebrated at 2 p.m.; scattering of ashes at a later date.

Casual attire is suggested and flowers should be omitted. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Edward N. Rabot

Edward N. Rabot of Kapa’a, died at home on Jan. 14, 2006, at the age of 74.

Born in Koloa on Aug. 1, 1931, he was a retired carpenter with Shimamoto Contractors.

He is survived by three sons, Edward A. Rabot, Edward Rabot and Jason Rabot, all of Kapa’a; three daughters, Celestine Negley of Kapa’a, Dawn A. Rabot of Puhi and Charmaine Penney of Burlingame, Calif.; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Henry N. Rabot and Francisco Rabot Jr., both of Kapa’a; three sisters, Cecelia Gabriel of Kekaha, Linda Enos and Rosalina Rabot, both of Kona, Hawai’i; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Garden Island Mortuary Chapel; service at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Yoshiharu Shimatsu

Yoshiharu Shimatsu of Kekaha died on Jan. 10, 2006, at Kauai Memorial Veterans Hospital at the age of 95.

Born in Kekaha on April 12, 1910, he retired with the Kekaha Sugar Plantation as a truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Stella S. Shimatsu of Kekaha, two sons; Marvin (Suzanne) Shimatsu, Lance Shimatsu, both of Idaho, two daughters; Eileen (Al) Cabinte of California, Janice (Stan) Blankenship of Alabama, two brothers; Norie (Annie) Shimatsu, Fumi Shimatsu, both of Kekaha, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. with services beginning at 10 a.m. at the West Side Christian Center, 8041 Kekaha Road.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


Fernando Santiago

Fernando Santiago of Kekaha died on Jan. 13, 2006, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 92.

Born in Lingayen Pangasinan, Philippines on May 30, 1913, he came to Hawai’i in 1932 and worked at the Kekaha Sugar Plantation until he retired as a Senior Pan man in 1978 after 45 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Rosita Santiago of Kekaha, five children: Sylvia Divine of California, Richard (Betty) Santiago of Kekaha, Kenneth Santiago of Kekaha, Ernesto (Arlene) Santiago of California and Cecilia (Tom) Bean of Arizona, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, brother, Laureano (Lilia) Santiago Sr., of Kekaha, sister, Modesta Villoria of Philippines, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. with Mass beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church in Kekaha. Services will be officiated by Fr. Larry.

Casual attire is suggested. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens in Kapa’ia.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements.


Harue Fong

Harue Fong, formerly of Kapa’a, died on Nov. 12, 2005, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, Wisc., at the age of 78.

She was born on Feb. 16, 1927, in Kapa’a and was the daughter of Yoshitaro and Kinu (Uyemura) Fujinaka. She was married to Kee Chong Fong for 59 years and was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Kapa’a.

She is survived by a son: Patrick Fong of Willow Park, Tex. and a daughter, Esther (James) Helgesen of Janesville, Wisc.; five grandchildren: Joshua (Jill) Helgesen of Woodbury, MN, Melani Helgesen of Janesille, Wisc.; Patricia Fong of Willow Park, Tex., Kevin and Eric Fong of Honolulu; two great-grandchildren: Jacob Fong of Willow Park, and Kalia Helgeson of Woodbury; daughter-in-law, Yvonne (Steven) Fong of Honolulu; sister, Asako Takeuchi of Kekaha; brother, Matsuo (Burnette) Fujinaka of Kapa’a and sister-in-law Mazie (Wataru) Fujinaka of Kapa’a; sisters-in-law Gwendolyn (Jim) Hughes of Hendersonvile, Tenn., and Cecelia Fong of Milford, Del., and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kee Chong Fong and son, Steven Fong.

A Celebraton of Life service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Kapa’a with family visitation beginning at 1 p.m. and the service at 2 p.m. Reverend Mary Koppel will officiate.

The family suggests casual attire and that flowers be omitted. Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church in Harue’s name.


Dominador Abalos Sr.

Dominador “Domingo” Abalos, Sr. of Makaweli, died Jan 11, 2006, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, at the age of 80.

Born March 26, 1925, in Tayug, Pangasinan, Philippines, he retired as a field attendant at Gay & Robinson Inc. and was also active in politics.

He is survived by his wife: Amparo “Frances” Abalos of Makaweli; three sons: George (Karleen) Abalos and Domi (Marlyn) Abalos, both of Kapa’a; Anson Abalos of Hanapepe; daughter: Allison (Bradley) Hiranaka of Puhi; two brothers: Pancho Abalos and Pantaleon (Edna) Abalos, Jr., 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; hanai children: James, Chris, Gary and Leslie Largo, and Geri Kawamura; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery.

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


Maude Solaita

Maude Solaita of Kapa’a died Jan. 17, 2006, at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 46.

Born July 2, 1959, she was a clerk for Safeway.

She is survived by her caregiver: Mr. and Mrs. Tino Agustin; two sisters: Donna Perreira of Hilo and JoAnn (Lowell) Kane of Anahola; two brothers: Douglas (Kuna) Gleason of Honolulu and Abraham (Linda) Machado, Jr. of Kapa’a; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at Aloha Church in Lihu’e. Scattering to follow at Salt Pond in Hanapepe.

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


Mary Ann Kupihe

Mary Ann Kaimilani Kupihe of Kealakekua, HI and formerly of Kaua’i, died Dec. 31, 2005, in Honolulu at the age of 62.

Born in Honolulu on July 8, 1943, she was a housekeeping inspectress for the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel.

She is survived by her sons, Tina Sape, Peter Vanderpoel, Martin Vanderpoel; daughters, Lisa Kupihe, Misty Kauahipaula, Nicole Makahanaloa, Nichole Kolo, Gwendolyn “Tita” Hoomanawanui; mother, Reverand Martha Kamai; brothers, Walter Kupihe, George Kupihe, Richard Kamai; sisters, Linda Kamai, Reverend Mabel Chang, Reverend Molly Kalama, Reverend Joyce Kamai, Paricia Kauahipaula, Velhma Johnson and nine grand-children.

Memorial services will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Lanakila Congregational Church in Kainaliu.

Arrangements are being handed by Ultimate Cremation Services of Hawai’i.

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