Obituaries for Wednesday — February 08, 2006

• Harvey Nohea Kai

• Paul Joseph Texeira Sr.

• Shizue Shibao

• Camila Puzon Gamoso

•Althea Pualani Lazaro

• Ruth Luka Goo


Harvey Nohea Kai

Harvey Nohea Kai of Kalaheo died Jan. 27, 2006, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 68. Born Sept.16, 1937, in Hilo, Hawai’i, he was manager for PMRF/HELCO. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Neri Kai of Kalaheo; two daughters: Ginger (Shannon) Kudman of ters: California and Noelle (Keith) Desaki of O’ahu; one son: Stephen Kai of Kalaheo; two brothers: Herbert (Evelyn) Kai and Robert Kai, both of O’ahu; two sisters: Lillian (William) McFeeley of O’ahu and Alberta Kai of O’ahu; five grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa, where services will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

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


Paul Joseph Texeira Sr.

Paul Joseph Texeira Sr. of Koloa died Jan. 24, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 67.

Born April 28, 1938, on Kaua’i, he was a groundskeeper.

Preceded in death by his father, Joseph Texeira; mother, Alice Hilda Balbas; brother, Robert Neil Makiko Texeira; stepfather Balbino B. Balbas; and brother in-law James Sam Okutsu, he is survived by three sons: Paul Joseph Texeira Jr., Brian Anthony Texeira of Honolulu, and Patrick Timothy Texeira, all of Honolulu; and daughter, Monica Lynn Texeira of Honolulu; caregiver and sister: Joan Palmer Okutsu of Po’ipu, sister: Margaret (Jose) Bernades of Kapa’a; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa’a, where Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. by Father Al. Burial to follow at St. Catherine Church Cemetery.

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


Shizue Shibao

Shizue Shibao of Kapa’a died at home on Feb. 6, 2006, at the age of 92. Born in Honaunau, Hawai’i on April 30, 1913, she retired as a produce stocker for Nakamura Store. Survived by two sons: Lincoln (Mary) Shibao of Mililani Town, O’ahu, and Gordon (Shirley) Shibao of Kapa’a; daughter, Susan (Bob) Allen of Port Orchard, Wash.; one brother, Tamotsu Hirayama of Kalaheo; six grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with family members on Monday, Feb. 20, from 10:00 a.m. at Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji in Hanapepe.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home professionals assisted family members with arrangements


Camila Puzon Gamoso

Camila Puzon Gamoso of Kapa’a died Feb. 1, 2006, at her home in Kapa’a.

Born July 14, 1923, in the Philippines, she was a kitchen helper for Kountry Kitchen.

She is survived by seven daughters: Remedios (Bert) Limon, Mely (Felisisimo) Del Rosario, Marilou (Rudy) Fabros, Shirley Renutar and Naneth (Rogelio) Pagluanan, all of the Philippines; Nelly (Romulo) Manzano of Kapa’a; and Imelda (Anthony) Custodio of Kaua’i; two sons: Roger (Marilou) Gamoso and Norman (Erlinda) Gamoso, both of Kaua’i; two sisters: Rosalina Puzon Marcelina Puzon, both of the Philippines; 44 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa’a, where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Father Al. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

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


Althea Pualani Lazaro

Althea Pualani (Brandt) Lazaro of Kekaha died at her home on Jan. 31, 2006, at the age of 62.

Born in Hilo, Hawai’i on Aug. 19, 1943, she was a counselor with Nurse Finders.

Preceded in death by husband, Damiano Lazaro, and sister, Joyce Puu, she is survived by five sons: Chico (Elise) Lazaro, Leroy Lazaro, and Michael (Wanda) Lazaro, all of Kekaha; Kimo (Rochelle) Lazaro of Waimea; and Damien (Theri) Lazaro of Kalaheo; daughter, Lani (Kainoa) Keuma of Hanapepe; 19 grandchildren; two brothers, Hubert Brandt of Kekaha and Melvin (Sweetheart) Berengue of O’ahu; brother-in-law, Charlie Puu of O’ahu; in-laws: Sonny (Carol) Hoopii of Kekaha, Hale (Nancy) Dela Cruz of Maui, Cecilia Lazaro of Kekaha, Anthony (Hilda) Lazaro of Kekaha, Paleka (Sunni) Lazaro of Kekaha, Peggy Wisneski of Kekaha, Barbara (Chico) Frasco of Kekaha, and Mercy Lazaro of Kekaha, numerous uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Waimea United Church of Christ; service officiated by Pastor Olaf will begin at 11 a.m.

Followed by burial at the Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by professionals at Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd


Ruth Luka Goo

Ruth Luka Goo, 67, of Lihu’e, died Feb. 5, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. A security guard at Kaua’i High School, she was born on Kaua’i on April 8, 1938.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph K. Goo; son, Kimo (Natalia) Cabral; daughters: Cheryl (Dwayne) Rego, Jonette (George) Fraticelli and Terri Goo; grandchildren: Keoni Souza, Keanuhea Rego and Ke’alawaianuhea “Tu Kui” Rego, Iokepa Fraticelli, Kai’ulani Fraticelli, Ku’ukeikione Goo and Kalukalani Goo, and Kawaileleleialoha Cabral and Jaesha Cabral; brothers Steven (Claudia) Kanoho, Makalapua Kanoho and Harry Kanoho; sisters: Eloise (Eddie) Taniguchi Sr., Leilani (Stanley) Suenaga, Noelani Ornellas, Jackie (Greg) Figueira, Iwalani Kanoho Soares and Eldean Kanoho; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with family members Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Lihue First Hawaiian Church behind King Auto Center. Services begin there at noon.

Cremation to follow. Arrangements are being handled by professionals at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary

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