Obituaries Wednesday, February 28, 2007

• Mary Tanimoto

• Irineo S. Caletena

• Jacinto Dela Cruz

• Leonard Galvez Sr.

• Mary Tanimoto


Leshay Gusman

Leshay Kahalawai Mina Gusman of Honolulu died Feb. 15, 2007, in Honolulu at the age of 18.

Born in Lihu‘e, she was a 2006 graduate of Kamehameha School and a student at Ulu Pono Academy, a Paul Mitchell Partner School.

She is survived by her father, Wesley Gusman, of Las Vegas; mother Berney Puha Valle, of Maui; brothers Avery Gusman and Tyson Valle, both of Maui; and Cassie Valle of Maui; grandparents Paul and Irene Gusman of Kapa‘a; grandmother Isabel Puha of Maui; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at First Hawaiian Church in Kapa‘a; service at 3:30 p.m.

Casual attire is suggested. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Mortuary.

Irineo S. Caletena

Irineo S. Caletena of Lihu‘e died Feb. 17, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 90.

Born June 16, 1916, in the Philippines, he was a mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Leonora Caletena; daughters Lourdes (Ricardo) Castillo, Ardientes (Ernesto) Matias, Salvacion (Efren) Visaya and Gloria (Eric) Koizumi; step-daughters Marilee Flestado and Mailie Flestado; and nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Immaculate Conception Church, where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Father Bill. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Church cemetery.

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

Jacinto Dela Cruz

Jacinto Malunao Dela Cruz of Kaumakani died Feb. 17, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 87.

Born March 10, 1919, in the Philippines, he was a field hand.

He is survived by daughter Norma (Ben) Alayvilla; son Rodolfo (Encarning) Dela Cruz; grandchildren Helene (Brian) Yamamotoya, Allison (Paul) Matter, Ryan (Samantha) Alayvilla, Brenda (George) Alayvilla, Rosie (Deo) Flores and Betty (Larie Acob) Dela Cruz; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Father Nap. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

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

Leonard Galvez Sr.

Leonard Timothy Galvez Sr. of Kapa‘a died Feb. 19, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, at the age of 59.

Born April 5, 1947, in Hawai‘i, he was an active National Guardsman and also a cook.

He is survived by daughters Cheri L. Galvez and Stacy D. Galvez; son Leonard T. Galvez Jr.; sisters Catherine Galvez, Victoria Toki and Adele Galvez; brothers Francis Galvez and Richard Galvez; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Friday, March 2, at St. Catherine Church in Kapa‘a, where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

A mahalo/aloha gathering for Leonard will be held March 3, at the Kapa‘a Lihi behind the Kapa‘a Hongwanji Missing beginning at noon.

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

Mary Tanimoto

Mary Tanimoto of Kaumakani died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, on Feb. 24, 2007, at the age of 86.

Born in Syracuse, Utah, on May 19, 1920, she was a seamstress with Robert’s.

She is survived by her husband, Takeshi Tanimoto; sons Larry Tanimoto of Lihu‘e and Dean Tanimoto of Honolulu; daughter Pat Bressant of Honolulu; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister Chiyo Nishinouchi.

Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

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