Obituaries Monday, February 5, 2007

• Dorothy “Dora” Cataluna

• Tsutomu Kawate

• Don Olivas


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; 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.


Tsutomu Kawate

Tsutomu “Buster” Kawate of Koloa died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Jan. 22, 2007, at the age of 82.

Born in Waimea on April 28, 1924, he was a retired electrician with VA Hospital in Long Beach, Calif.

He is survived by his wife Dora Funamura Kawate; daughter Leanna K. (Morris) Ishibashi of LaMirada, Calif.; grandson Jason Ishibashi; brother Kenneth K. Kawate of Honolulu; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were private. Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Don Olivas

Don Domingo Olivas of Mililani, O‘ahu; formerly of Waimea, Kauai, died at home on Jan. 22, 2007, at the age of 64.

Born in Magsingal Ilocos Sur, Philippines, on Dec. 19, 1942, he was a carpenter with the Carpenter’s Union.

He is survived by his wife Lynn Olivas; children, Donna (Jed) Kaohi of Lawa‘i, Rochelle Olivas of Lawa‘i, Christie (Ronny Jr.) Tanihiro of Wailua and Neal (Tricia Valmoja) Olivas of Lawa‘i; siblings, Alejandra “Ann” Olivas Dusseault (Bruce) of Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu; Athmore Dexter Olivas (Eunice) of Kalaheo, Lorraine Romey (Shaya) of Washington and Joseph Olivas (Angela) of Kapa‘a; six grandchildren, Sasha, Searra and Jaymison Kaohi, Veronyka and Kalyssa Tanihiro and Tahiti Kaiwi; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo; Mass officiated by Father Nap will begin at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, LLC & Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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