Obituaries for Sunday, February 4, 2007

• Dorothy ‘Dora’ Cataluna

• Florence ‘Flo’ Weisenburger

• Catherine Louise Agueda

• Joseph Hanwright

• Francisco Agader

• Nobuku Marugame


Dorothy ‘Dora’ Cataluna

Dorothy “Dora” Cataluna of Hanama‘ulu died at home on Jan. 31, 2007, at the age of 84.

Born in Lihu‘e on Jan. 24, 1923, she was a custodian with State of Hawai‘i.

Preceded in death by her husband, Augustine “Jiggs” Cataluna, she is survived by son Clayton Cataluna of Hanama‘ulu; two daughters, Carol (Domi) Alayvilla of Hanama‘ulu and Linda Cataluna of Puhi; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where Mass officiated by Father Don Merrifield will begin at 11 a.m., followed by burial at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Florence ‘Flo’ Weisenburger

Florence “Flo” Maureen Weisenburger died at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 4, 2007, at the age of 64.

Born in Kilauea on Oct. 26, 1942, she was an X-ray technician, avid golfer and a person who lived life with fervor.

She is predeceased by parents Julian and Adoracion Aquino and brother Julian Aquino Jr.

She is survived by daughter Vanessa Daniel of Los Angeles; five brothers, Peter (Gloria) Aquino, Albert (Soli) Aquino, Richard (Debbie) Aquino, David (Luci) Aquino and James (Joyce) Aquino; four sisters, Theresa Newsom, Carmen Young, Virginia “Cookie” (Don) Zywot and Mary (Ken) Daubert; uncle Philip Demerin; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with relatives from 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City, O‘ahu. A memorial service will be held at the church at 10 a.m.

The family suggests aloha attire and that flowers be omitted.


Florence ‘Flo’ Weisenburger

Florence “Flo” Maureen Weisenburger died at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 4, 2007, at the age of 64.

Born in Kilauea on Oct. 26, 1942, she was an X-ray technician, avid golfer and a person who lived life with fervor.

She is predeceased by parents Julian and Adoracion Aquino and brother Julian Aquino Jr.

She is survived by daughter Vanessa Daniel of Los Angeles; five brothers, Peter (Gloria) Aquino, Albert (Soli) Aquino, Richard (Debbie) Aquino, David (Luci) Aquino and James (Joyce) Aquino; four sisters, Theresa Newsom, Carmen Young, Virginia “Cookie” (Don) Zywot and Mary (Ken) Daubert; uncle Philip Demerin; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with relatives from 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Pearl City, O‘ahu. A memorial service will be held at the church at 10 a.m.

The family suggests aloha attire and that flowers be omitted.


Catherine Louise Agueda

Catherine Louise Agueda died at Wilcox Hospital on Jan. 26, 2007, at the age of 86.

Born on July 12, 1920 in Gardena, Calif., she retired from Honeywell, Inc. in 1993 moving to Kaua‘i in 1994 to be with her family.

Preceded in death by her husband Ernest Agueda, she is survived by a daughter Constance (Mike) Law of Wailua Homesteads; granddaughter Lisa (Jeff Mira) Patterson of Wailua Homesteads; great-granddaughter Kelley Patterson of Wailua Homesteads; sister Nancy (Bob) of Whittier, Calif.; brother Richard (Lorena) Meagher of Torrance, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service will be held at St. Michael and All Angels Church on the corner of Umi and Hardy on Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association or St. Michael and All Angels Church.


Joseph Hanwright

Joseph Hanwright died on January 15, 2007, at the age of 65. As a filmmaker, he traveled the world with his wife Patricia and son Joachim. He inspired and touched many with his passion, love and vision. He made magic and found the profound. He is loved and missed by his family and friends. A celebration of his life is being planned for a later date.

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


Francisco Agader

Francisco Saldevar Agader of Hanama‘ulu died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 30, 2007, at the age of 99.

Born in Santa, Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippines on Jan. 26, 1908, he retired as a tractor operator from Lihue Sugar Plantation.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Saiki Agader, and survived by his daughter, Karen Agader Pescador of Lihue; sons Milton (Lavina) of Waialua and Jeffrey (Sandra) Agader of Mililani; grandchildren John (Ivy) Pescador, Lee Anne (Robert) Domingo, Dr. Marie (Tim Chun) Pescador, Dr. Kern (Shawn) Agader, Tammy Agader, Dana (Stanton Oishi) Agader and Derek Agader; great-grandchildren Mari, Mika, Akira, Micah and Emilee; as well as nieces and nephews.

The family requests no monetary gifts or flowers.

Services will be private. Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the Agader family with arrangements.


Nobuku Marugame

Nobuko “Nellie” Nambu Marugame died at her home in Waimea on Jan. 28, 2007. She would have turned 87 on Feb. 4.

She was born in Huleia on Feb. 4, 1920, and later moved to Waimea, where she met and married her husband, the late Shoichi “Slim” Marugame. In Waimea, they raised their family and founded and operated their business, Slim’s Appliances, later opening a second Slim’s Appliances in Kalaheo.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter, Lawrence “Larry” Marugame of Kalaheo, Alan (Barbara) Marugame of Anchorage, Alaska, and Amy (William) Clise of Seattle; five grandchildren, Kevin Marugame, Lori Marugame, Laura Clise, Steven Clise and Jaclyn Marugame; one great-granddaughter, Kalena Marugame-Kahalekomo of Honolulu; two brothers and a sister, Mitsugi Nambu of Lihu‘e, Manabu Nambu of Honolulu and Doris Kawamura of Kilauea; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Waimea United Church of Christ; services officiated by Rev. Olaf Hoeckman Perceival will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a reception across the street at the community center. The family suggests aloha attire, that flowers be omitted and that remembrances are directed to Kauai Hospice.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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