Obituaries for Thursday – February 09, 2006

• John L. Corstorphine Sr.

• Dr. H. Clark Dalton

• Claude H. McMillin

• Camila Puzon Gamoso

• Harvey Nohea Kai


John L. Corstorphine Sr.

John L. Corstorphine Sr. died on Feb. 2, 2006, at the age of 77. He was born March 25, 1928, in the Territory of Hawai’i. He was the second of three sons born to James and Elsie Corstorphine. At 21, he married Katherine Lee Langley, and they had seven children over the course of their 56-year marriage.

He begin a career with the Los Altos Police Department in 1954. He retired in 1982 with the rank of lieutenant, with over 30 years of service.

He is survived by brother James “Kimo” (Honey); his children John Jr., Deborah Odehnal, Joan Adams, James, Cecily Dennison, Heather Martin, and Evan; grandchildren Colin Corstorphine, Erin (Dennison) Stephens, Sarah (Ballou) Farren, Holly (Dennison) Davis, Robbie Adams, Kimberly (Corstorphine) Richardson, Crystal (Adams) Rasmussen, Deanna Martin, Jordan Ballou, Kirsten Corstorphine, KJ Martin, John Corstorphine III, Hannah (Ballou) Farinacci, Alex Corstorphine, Katherine Ballou, Kevin Corstorphine, Marissa Ballou and Amy Corstorphine; great-grandchildren Nicholas Reisinger, Cameron Rylands, Gabriel Davis, Michael Stephens Jr., Hunter Adams and Lucas Farren, and many lifelong friends.

Services will held Feb. 11, at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Crescent City, Calif.


Dr. H. Clark Dalton

Dr. H. Clark Dalton, of Lihu’e, died on Feb. 5, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was an emeritus professor of biology with the Pennsylvania State University. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from Wesleyan University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and obtained his doctorate degree at Stanford.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received four bronze stars for his service in the southwest Pacific area.

Dalton’s academic career was mostly at New York University and Penn State. He was a fellow of the New York Academy of Science. Thirty years after his graduation, Wesleyan officials awarded him a citation for outstanding achievement as a teacher and scholar.

After retirement on Kaua’i, Dalton was a volunteer tour guide and library helper at the National Tropical Botanical Garden. He also edited the garden’s bulletin for nine years.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanora K. Dalton.

There will be no services.


Claude H. McMillin

Claude H. “Mac” McMillin of Puhi died Feb. 7, 2006, at the Regency at Puakea assisted-living retirement home, at the age of 84. He was retired as an engineer in the aerospace industry.

He is survived by two sons: Michael McMillin of Seattle, Wash., and Patrick (Sharon) McMillin of Kilauea; a daughter, Joy Smith of Northern California; a brother, Albert McMillin of Arizona; five grandchildren; and close friend Fran Welsh.

Friends may visit with members of the family on Feb. 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Casual attire is suggested. Cremation will follow, and burial will be with his family in Arizona.

Arrangements are being handled by professionals at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


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.


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) Rudman of California, Noelle (Keith) Desaki of O’ahu, one son: Stephen Kai of Kalaheo; two brothers: Herbert (Evelyn) Kai of O’ahu and Robert Kai 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. to 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 Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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