Obituaries for Wednesday – September 27, 2006

• Jairie Asuncion-Ganancial

• Thelma L. Chong

• Geraldine Dabin

• Kyle A. Watanabe

• John G. Casmass


Jairie Asuncion-Ganancial

Jairie Polani Asuncion-Ganancial died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Sept. 19, 2006.

He is survived by his mother Tiare Asuncion; grandparents Vanessa Grogan, Michael and Rene Asuncion; maternal uncles Michael Asuncion-Magnani Jr., Matthew Asuncion-Magnani, Elias Espiritu, Ethan Asuncion, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private services will be held.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements.


Thelma L. Chong

Thelma L. Chong of Kealia died at home on Sept. 22, 2006, at the age of 83.

Born in Koloa, on April 24, 1923, she retired as a meat wrapper with Foodland Supermarket.

She is survived by her husband Herman Y.W. Chong Sr.; four daughters; Geri Dabin, Veronica McLaughlin, Nalani (Ronald) Data, Sheila (Damon) Ventura; one son Herman Chong Jr.; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements.


Geraldine Dabin

Geraldine “Geri” Iwalani Gaan Dabin of Kapahi died at home on Sept. 25, 2006, at the age of 65.

Born in Lihu‘e on July 3, 1941, she was an auditor for Plantation Hale and Department of Education and she was a member of the first woman’s platoon of the United States Army when Hawai‘i became a state.

She is survived by her son Larry “Kalani” (Shelby) Dabin; two daughters Jennelle (Lori) Duterte, Cheryl “Kalei” (Nic) Dabin; father Herman Y.W. Chong Sr.; three sisters, Veronica “Cookie” McLaughin, Nalani (Ronnie) Data, Sheila (Damien) Ventura; brother Herman Chong Jr.; nine grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Laureano “Larry” Dabin and mother Thelma L. Chong.

A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, at St. Catherine Church in Kapahi with visitation from 9:15 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m..

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


Kyle A. Watanabe

Kyle A. Watanabe of Puhi died at home on Sept. 17, 2006, at the age of 45.

Born in Honolulu, O‘ahu, on July 29, 1961, he was a technician with Lanier Worldwide.

He is survived by his father George Watanabe; mother Emily Watanabe; sisters Deedre (Ben) Hauger and Tanya (Craig) Yamada of Honolulu, O‘ahu; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, at Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service at 4 p.m. Casual attire and flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


John G. Casmass

John G. Casmass of Waimea died Sept. 22, 2006, at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu at the age of 44.

Born Feb. 28, 1962, in New York, he was a chef.

He is survived by two daughters Jade Casmass and Amber Casmass, both of Waimea; two sisters: Debra Borzumato and Barbara Walsh, both of New York; and two brothers Rick Casmass of New York and Paul Casmass of Florida.

Friends may visit with the family beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa, where services will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Kekaha Public Cemetery.

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

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