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• Miyogo Sugahara
• Anselm K. Liu and Doris S. Liu
• Mervilyn Yamashiro
• Beatrice Narciso
• Mason Chan
• Fred Eldon West
• Darnell K. Alapai
• Laurencio Y. Yere
• Yoshiharu Ogata
• Raymond C. Lee
• Carmella Milsohn
Miyogo Sugahara of Kapa‘a died June 20, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 77.
Born Sept. 15, 1929, in Kalaheo, he was a mechanic with Kapa‘a Super Service.
He is survived by his wife Doris Furugen Sugahara; sons Miles (Cathy) Sugahara of Kilauea, Leslie Sugahara of Kapa‘a; Joel (Faith) Sugahara of Arizona; and Brent Sugahara of Kapa‘a; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters Miyoshi Kyono of Kalaheo and Doris Snyder of Honolulu; and brother-in-law Tim Imada.
He was preceded in death by his parents Onokichi and Yoshi Sugahara; brother Ben Sugahara, sisters Florence Yamane, Beatrice Kimoto, Thelma Tomie Toyofuku and Nobuko Imada; and great grandchildren Kaya and Cody.
Friends may visit with the family on July 7, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Garden Island Mortuary, where service will begin at 10 a.m.
The family suggests casual attire and requests that flowers be omitted.
Garden Island Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Anselm K. Liu and Doris S. Liu
Services have been scheduled for former Kalaheo residents Anselm and Doris Liu, who died Feb. 8, 2003, and Feb. 15, 2007, respectively.
After the death of her husband, Doris Liu left the island to live with her daughter Aileen in Topeka, Kansas.
Anselm Liu was born on April 24, 1913, and raised on O‘ahu. He graduated from St. Louis College in Honolulu.
He married Doris and spent his life in public service. He served as County Treasurer of Kaua‘i as an elected official for many years.
Doris was born on Nov. 24, 1913. She spent her life as a devoted wife and mother. In her younger years she taught crafts to many young girls.
Their only son Anselm, a police officer, preceded them in death.
They are survived by daughters Shirley (Tom) Hodgson, Lily (Wil) Rivera, and Aileen (Don) Vest; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, at Immaculate Conception Church and committal will follow at Kauai Memorial Park in Lihu‘e.
Mervilyn Kazue Yamashiro of Kapa‘a died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 28, 2007, at the age of 63.
Born in Lihu‘e on Dec. 23, 1943, she is survived by husband Take Yamashiro, son Russell Iida of Bluffton, Ind.; stepson Clayton Yamashiro of Honolulu, O‘ahu; daughters Stephanie Nago of Kapa‘a and Renee Yamashiro of Honolulu; 11 grandchildren; brothers Wally Iwasaki and Patrick Iwasaki; sisters Irene Gusman and Miriam Klattenhoff; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, at the Kapaa Missionary Church; service officiated by Rev. Edwin Terui will begin at 2 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted.
Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.
Beatrice Veto Narciso of Lihu‘e died at home on June 30, 2007, at the age of 80.
Born in Kilauea on April 15, 1927, she was a substitute teacher with Kaua‘i High School and retired from Kauai Hilton Hotel as a housekeeper.
She is survived by seven children Ramon (Maria) Narciso of Lihu‘e, Diana (Brent) Goplen of Chicago, Regina (Ricardo) Igaya of Lihu‘e, Sergio (Liza) Narciso Jr. of Washington state, Fresco (Caroline) Narciso of Lihu‘e, Virginia (Martin) Vasquez of North Carolina, Pedro (Marie Rose) Narciso of Oregon; two brothers, Larry (Danita) Vito of California, Jose (Erlinda) Vito of Hanama‘ulu; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 14, at Immaculate Conception Church with visitation from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. The family suggests aloha attire.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Narciso family with arrangements.
Mason Ngar Kit Chan of Lihu‘e died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 20, 2007, at the age of 22. Born in Honolulu, O‘ahu on Jan. 21, 1985, he was a painter.
He is survived by his companion Nicole Sagum; parents Dennis and Mari-Kuulei Chan; brother Christopher (Evie Joy) Chan; sisters Crystal (Mitchell Pinzon) Chan and Mia Kainoa Chan; paternal grandfather Edward Sek Kang Chan; maternal grandmother Mildred S.U. Pang; and uncles, aunts and cousins.
Friends may visit with the family from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel; service at 3:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire is suggested.
Fred Eldon West
Fred E. West was born in 1941 in Salina, Kansas. He was awarded his United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Journeyman’s’ Certificate in 1966 in San Francisco. He worked at San Francisco State University for 33 years and as a carpenter supervisor gained a reputation as an expert craftsman and valuable employee.
He retired from the University in 1995. He nursed his beloved first wife Sharon in their home until she died in 1996. He later met and married Dolores Dickey. They moved to Kilauea in 1999 where he always considered himself a guest on the island.
He frequently left firewood at the local North Shore campgrounds, picked lychee and mountain apples from his backyard to share with friends, neighbors and the community, and always kept a supply of candy for the neighborhood keiki. He loved growing flowers, the outdoors, and was an avid fisherman. A mountain man at heart, the tranquil surroundings of his property in the Sierra Nevadas near Oroville, Calif., brought him peace and great joy.
In 2006, Fred celebrated 21 years of sobriety, an accomplishment that he was extremely proud of. He is remembered for his great love of his children, grandchildren, and extended family. He experienced the most joy when he was surrounded by those he loved and who loved him.
Fred is survived by his wife Dolores, two sisters Joanne Speck and Shirley Mendoza, two sons Jim and Jesse West, two stepchildren Jeff and Michelle Hawkins, and six grandchildren he cared for deeply. He is also loved and survived by numerous relatives and extended family.
A private service for family was held at sunset at Rock Quarry beach. Island friends can make donations in his name to the charities of their choice or do a kindness for someone else.
Darnell K. Alapai
Darnell K. Alapai of Kapa‘a, died June 26, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 46.
Born April 26, 1961, in Lihu‘e, she was a waitress.
She is survived by her mother Elaine Fernandez, son Christopher Kamaka Fernandez, daughter Dionne Waiulu Fernandez; brothers Keli‘i (Gwen) Jamile, Sam (Lisa) Alapai, Kalani (Jasmin) Alapai, Kamaka (Amparo) Fernandez III; sisters Shanna (Vincent) Palmer, Sandy (Reggie) Kaai, and Anuhea Alapai; grandson Pohaku Contrades; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father Samuel K. Alapai Jr.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, July 7, from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Koolau Hui‘ia Protestant Church where a celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. Scattering will be done at a later date.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and suggests aloha attire. Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling arrangements.
Laurencio Y. Yere
Laurencio Y. Yere of Waimea died June 28, 2007, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 79.
Born Nov. 10, 1927, in the Philippines, he was a surveyor.
He is survived by his wife Edita Yere; daughter Michell (Ramon) Semblante, son Lionel Yere; granddaughter Rachel Semblante and Jasmine Semblante; grandson Nicholas Semblante; brother Federico Yere, sister Adelina Flores; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel in Koloa and again on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church in Kekaha where Mass wil be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.
Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Yoshiharu Ogata of Waimea died at his home on June 28, 2007, at the age of 88.
Born in ‘Ele‘ele on Feb. 3, 1919, he was a retired teacher with Waimea High School.
He is survived by his wife Naoko Ogata of Waimea; son Jon (Joanne) Ogata of Honolulu, O‘ahu; daughter Joy (Lynn) Miyamoto of Waimea; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Friends may visit with the family at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, at Waimea United Church of Christ; service officiated by Rev. Olaf Hoeckmann-Percival will begin at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.
Raymond C. Lee
Raymond C. Lee of Waimea died at his home on June 30, 2007, at the age of 86.
Born in Kawaihae, Hawai‘i on May 11, 1921, he was well-known for his throw-net making.
He is survived by a son, Ryan (Kelley Linoz) Lee of Waimea; daughters Raelani Lee of Kapa‘a, Regina (William) Pavao of Kalaheo and Rowena (Ben) Akiu of Honolulu; 10 grandchildren; brothers Bernard Lee and Paul Lee, both of Honolulu, Edward Lee of Alaska, James Lee and George Lee, both of Hilo; nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit with the family at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 6, at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery pavilion; service officiated by Father Fred will begin at 2:45 p.m.; followed by burial. Casual attire is suggested.
Carmella Torres (Ubongen) Milsohn of Kapa‘a, died at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home on June 30, 2007, at the age of 87.
Born in Honomu, Hawai‘i, on June 17, 1920, she retired as an LPN at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital.
She is preceded in death by son Delphin Ubongen and survived by son Dorrik (Rosemarie) Ubongen of Kapa‘a; daughters Jean Ubongen-Travaso of Wailua, Sara Jane Ubongen of Arizona, Carmen (Bob) Feaster of California, daughter-in-law Christine Ubongen of Washington; brother Ernest Torres of San Francisco; two sisters, Mary Lopez of Honolulu, Louise (Jimmy) Marchan of Texas; 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, July 6, at Kapaa Assembly of God Church with visitation from 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted her family with arrangements.
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