Obituaries for Friday – February 10, 2006

• Maria S. Casogoc

• Paul Joseph Texeira Sr.

• Ruth Luka Goo

• Chiyoko Kure Kaneshige


Maria S. Casogoc

Maria S. Casogoc, 68, of Hanapepe, died Feb. 4, 2006, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waimea. A homemaker, she was born in the Philippines on Oct. 22, 1938.

She is survived by her husband, Ernesto Casogoc, of the Philippines; daughters Erlinda (Ador) Casogoc Fernandez of the Philippines and Lea (Anthony) Casogoc Mangayayam of Hanapepe; sons Edwin (Judith) Casogoc and Ernesto (Belen) Casogoc Jr., of the Philippines; and eight grandchildren.

Also surviving are sisters Lalang Negrillo and Rosita Serra, and brothers Domingo Serra and Tigel Serra, all of the Philippines, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on family members Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Family members suggest casual attire. Burial will be in the Philippines at a later date.

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 four sons: Paul Joseph Texeira, Jr., Brian Anthony Texeira, and Patrick Timothy Texeira, all of Honolulu, and Benjamin Michael Texeira of California; 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 Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


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’ukeikihone 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.


Chiyoko Kure Kaneshige

Chiyoko Kure Kaneshige of Lawa’i died at home on Feb. 4, 2006, at the age of 78. Born in Koloa on Oct. 15, 1927, she was a retired secretary with Koloa School.

She is survived by her husband, Shizuo Kaneshige; two sons: Craig (Michele) Kaneshige of ‘Oma’o and Don Kaneshige of Lawa’i; daughter, Elayne (Robin) Liu of O’ahu; four grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were private.

Arrangements were handled by professionals at Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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