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Obituaries for Wednesday – May 24, 2006

• Nobu Gushiken

• Tooru Yamane

• Jose Dingal Tumpap

• Lorena Bergonia-Fernandez

• Tsuruyo Moribe

• Susanna Fernandez Salvacion

• Frederick Alan Silva

• Walter Yamamoto

• Tama Kosuge


Nobu Gushiken

Nobu “Larry” Gushiken of Waipahu died May 11, 2006, in Honolulu at the age of 81.

Born Nov. 13, 1924, in Koloa, he was a retired auto electrician with Auto Electric Inc.

He is survived by his wife: Yone Gushiken; two sons: Elson (Aileen) Gushiken and Ricky Gushiken; daughter: Lori (Edson) Hoo; four sisters: Kimiko Oshiro of Honolulu, Katsuko (Joe) Matsuyama of Lihu‘e, Madeline (Miyoshi) Matsuda of ‘Ele‘ele, and Alice (Paul) Kamiya of Kaneohe, O‘ahu; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services over his ashes will be held on Sunday, May 28 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., services at 11 a.m. Private inurnment by the family will take place at a later date.

The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by the staff of Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

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Tooru Yamane

Tooru Yamane of Kapa‘a died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on May 15, 2006, at the age of 89. Born in Kealia, on Dec. 20, 1916, he retired as a clerk with the Kaua‘i County Council, graduate of Kaua‘i High School class of 1936, member of Kapa‘a UCC and Kapa‘a Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife Ruth T. Yamane, three sons; Dr. Stanley (Joyce) Yamane of Jacksonville, Florida, Larry Yamane of Waipio Gentry, Robin (Blanche) Yoshida of Kapa‘a, three daughters; Janice Bond, Diane (Michael) Horita, both of Lihu‘e, Emily (Henry) Silva of Mililani, two sisters; Tsuyako Shoda of Kahului, Maui, and Mitsuko Yamane of Kapa“a, three sisters-in-law; Kawayo Yamane of Honolulu, Kazuko Yamamoto of Japan, Takeko Yamane of Kapa‘a, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, May 30 from 3 p.m. at Kapaa United Church of Christ on Ulu St. in Kapa‘a with services beginning at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and family gratefully declines flowers.

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

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Jose Dingal Tumpap

Jose Dingal Tumpap of Hanama‘ulu died at home on May 14, 2006, at the age of 92.

Born in Dingras, Philippines on March 19, 1914, he retired as an irrigator with Lihue Sugar Plantation.

He is survived by one daughter, Marina Del Rosario of Hanama‘ulu, three sons; Santiago (Maria) Tumpap of Honolulu, Loreto (Nena) Tumpap of Hanama‘ulu, Juanito Tumpap of Hanama‘ulu, 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 27 at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 11 a.m. by Fr. Bill Shannon.

Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements.

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Lorena Bergonia-Fernandez

Lorena Ke‘Aloha-Jewel Bergonia-Fernandez of Lihu‘e, died May 19, 2006, at Kapiolani Children’s Hospital at the age of 7.

She was born Feb. 12, 1999, in Lihu‘e.

She is survived by her parents: Norman and Triana Bergonia; two brothers: Kaena Bergonia and Tyler Bergonia; three sisters: Shana (Joel) Andres, Chelsey Bergonia, and Denise Bergonia; grandparents: Charlotte and Allan Beall, Gary Fernandez, and Ben Bergonia; four nephews: Ayden Bergonia, William Andres, Jordan Andrews and Tristen Silva; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nurses.

Friends may visit with the family from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa. Cremation will follow.

Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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Tsuruyo Moribe

Tsuruyo Moribe of Kaumakani died at home on May 22, 2006, at the age of 84.

Born in Waimea on Nov. 11, 1921, she was a field worker with Olokele Sugar Company.

She is survived by four sons, Stanley (Maxine) Moribe of Los Angeles, Calif., George (Merle) Moribe of Pearl City, O‘ahu, Dennis Moribe of San Rafael, Calif. and Wesley (Rita) Moribe of Kapa‘a; daughter, Janie (Collen) Kunimura of San Jose, Calif.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral service officiated by Rev. Hashimoto will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 27 at the Hanapepe Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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Susanna Fernandez Salvacion

Susanna “Suzie” or “Sandy” Fernandez Salvacion died May 18, 2006, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 83.

Born March 3, 1923, in Hilo, she was preceded in death by her husband, Irenio Salvacion, father Santiago Fernandez, mother Flora Tompiat, daughter Juliet (Pedro) Riopta and Veronica (William) Newall, grandson Chavis Duclyan Cortez; brothers and sisters: Cecilio Fernandez, Benjamin Castillo, Rose Castillo, Katherine Ventura, Samion Fernandez and Daniel Quiral.

She is survived by two sisters: Angelina (Luis) Flores and Florafin (William) Mande; two brothers: Porfirio (Patricia) Ventura and Edward (Nikki) Tarape; four sons: Gerald (Josie) Pongasi, Johnny (Karen) Pongasi, Rojellio (Adela) Duclyan, Norman (Jayme) Salvacion; five daughters: Bernadette (Samuel) Banasihan, Priscilla (Norman) Akana, Chubby Avelina (Deanna Arakaki) Salvacion, Nadine (John) Abreu, Abbie (Kanani Cardinez) Salvacion; 33 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be on Saturday, May 27 at ‘Ele‘ele Sacred Hearts Church from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. by Father Nap. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary.

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Frederick Alan Silva

Frederick Alan Silva of Honolulu, died May17 at his home at the age of 59.

Born Aug. 8, 1946, in Lihu‘e, he loved Kaua‘i and golf.

He is survived by his wife Anita of Honolulu; son, Brandon of Honolulu; daughters: Shannon Calistro and Chelsea Silva, both of Honolulu; brothers, Ronald and Alfred, Jr., both of Kaua‘i; sisters, Aileen Higashi of Kaua‘i, Linda Ching of Colorado, and Lori Silva of Honolulu; two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Friday, June 2 at Diamond Head Mortuary; service at 11:45 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Diamond Head Mortuary.

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Walter Yamamoto

Walter Hideyuki Yamamoto of Koloa died May 17, 2006, at the age of 70.

Born July 24, 1935, in Koloa, he was a retired meat cutter.

He is survived by his wife, Doris, daughter: Charyl (Rory) Kashima; son Wade (Mitzi) Yamamoto; sisters: Janet Gerboc, Amy Hand, and Barbara (Val) Hataishi, and Margie Picadura; brother: Hubert (Lillian) Yamamoto; grandchildren: Tammi Kashima, Ashley (Glenn) Rodero, Tobi Yamamoto, and Tirah Yamamoto; great-grandchildren: Koby Kashima and Lyndsie Kashima; and numerous other relatives.

Services will be held Saturday, May 27 at Veteran’s Cemetery in Hanapepe. Visitation with the family will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Service at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Burial to follow. Flowers will be omitted. Casual or aloha attire is suggested.

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Tama Kosuge

Tama Kosuge of Tokyo, Japan, died at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital on May 17, 2006, at the age of 87.

Born in Tokyo, Japan on Feb. 14, 1919, she was a retired seamstress.

She is survived by son, Katsuumi (Miyoko) Tsuji of Saitama, Japan; four daughters, Misako (Tatsuo) Suzuki of Chiba, Japan, Noriko (Seichi) Sano of Yokohama, Japan, Michiyo (Dino) Altomare of Waimea, and Ayako (Toshiro) Kuroda of Saitama, Japan; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 26 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Kekaha. Mass officiated by Father Biz will begin at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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