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• Dorothy ‘Dora’ Cataluna
• Taketora Otsubo
• John Teixeira Jr.
• Melody Acantilado Belen
• Matsuko Masuda
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 the 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.
Taketora Otsubo of Kalaheo died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Feb. 5, 2007, at the age of 87. Born in Koloa on Nov. 23, 1919, he was a retired truck driver and mechanic with McBryde Sugar Company.
Preceded in death by sons Glenn and Burt, he is survived by his wife Haruko; daughter Elaine (Kenneth) Miyazaki of Pearl City, O‘ahu; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; half-brother Harry Sato; sister Takayo Hamada; half-sisters Cynthia Sato and Mildred (Donald) Konishi; and daughters-in-law Roberta Wong and Lynn Kusamoto.
Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, at Koloa Jodo Mission; service at 4 p.m. Casual attire, flowers omitted.
John Teixeira Jr.
John Souza Teixeira Jr. of Kapa‘a died Feb. 4, 2007, at Garden Isle Healthcare Center, at the age of 88.
Born Feb. 12, 1918, on the Big Island, he was owner of Teixeira’s U-Drive and also had a charter fishing boat, the “Lucky Lady.”
He is survived by his wife, Maxine Landgren Teixeira, of Kaua‘i; children Richard A. Teixeira of Kaua‘i, Sharon Teixeira of Kaua‘i and Carla Teixeira Briggs of Texas; hanai daughter Cindy Teixeira; sisters Mabel Gomes, Nickey Rawlins and Agnes Chuck; brothers Fred Teixeira, Walter Teixeira and Norman Teixeira; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents John and Isabella Teixeira and son Ronald Teixeira.
The Lions Club will pay their respects at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at Lihue Lutheran Church, where memorial services will begin at 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes will follow.
Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Melody Acantilado Belen
Melody Ann Acantilado Belen of West Covina, Calif., and formerly of Kaua‘i, died on Jan. 23, 2007, at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Los Angeles at the age of 38.
Born in Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines on Aug. 7, 1968, she worked as a utilization management coordinator at Central Health Hospital. While on Kaua‘i, she worked for the Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa in the Room Service Department.
She is survived by two sons, Giancarlo Kyle A. Belen and Nathaniel Louie A. Belen; fiancé Cecilito “Bobby” Hernandez; parents Rolando and Clarita Acantilado; brothers Daniel (Remy) Acantilado and Ronnel (Jocelyn Ruiz) Acantilado; sisters Marionette (Angelito) A. Cataquian and Mary Jane (Kip) Zynda; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa on Saturday, Feb. 10. Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Matsuko Masuda of Kapa‘a died at home on Jan, 31, 2007, at the age of 95.
Born in Kapa‘a on Jan. 11, 1912, she retired as a teacher at Anahola and Kapa‘a elementary schools.
She is survived by brother Satoru Masuda of Lihu‘e; two sisters, Setsuko Nozoe and Lana Masuda, both of Honolulu; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were private. Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
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