Obituaries for Sunday, June 24, 2007

• Eusebio C. Caoili

• Shoichi Iwasaki

• Noboru Okamoto

Eusebio C. Caoili

Eusebio C. Caoili, of Lihu‘e, died at home on June 16, at the age of 102.

Born in Posoribio, Pangasinan, Philippines, on June 15, 1905, he was an irrigator with Lihue Plantation.

He is survived by his wife Maria Udaundo Caoili of Lihu‘e; son Alex James (Connie) Caoili of Waipio, O‘ahu; daughter Emelda Caoili Dias of Lihu‘e; five grandchildren Melinda Kaui, Tara-Lynn Kaui, Keahilani Dias, Mariah Dias, all of Lihu‘e and Taira Alysha Caoili of Waipio, O‘ahu; great-grandson, Kenji-Kealii Kaui Ishida of Lihu‘e.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 30 at St. Michael & All Angels’ Episcopal church in Lihu‘e; service at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Shoichi Iwasaki

Shoichi Iwasaki, of Lihu‘e, died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on April 26, 2007, at the age of 90.

Born in Halehaka, Kaua‘i on Dec. 2, 1916, he retired as manager of the hardware and house ware departments at Kauai Store. He was a dedicated member of the Lihue Christian Church, and a conscientious community helper for the elderly and needy. He was also known for growing the beautiful day-blooming cereus flower which he would donate to the Kaua‘i Museum and Lihue Christian Church.

He is survived by daughters Pearl (Douglas) Nagoshi of Las Vegas, Nev., and Jeanne (Kenneth) Thoennes of La Jolla, Calif.; sister Hanako Tateishi of O‘ahu; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one niece and nephew.

Private services were held at the Lihue Christian Church.

Kauai Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home assisted the Iwasaki family with arrangements.

Noboru Okamoto

Noboru “Lefty” Okamoto, of Wailua Houselots, died at home on June 12, 2007, at the age of 83.

Born in Lihu‘e on April 23, 1924, and was in WWII as a member of the 442nd infantry.

He was a man of many talents including being a mechanic, game warden and finally retired as a self-employed body and fender repairman.

He is survived by sons Carlton of Honolulu, Stanley of Maui, Stephen (Karen) of Wailua Houselots; daughter Arleen Okamoto Powell of Wailua Houselots; brother Hidemi (Sally) Okamoto of Kealia; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held and the family requests no koden.

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


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