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• John Moises
• Robert ‘Bob’ Britt
• Emmaline Hooikaika
• Julio Santiago
• Barney Tamura
• Vilma Gatchalian
John Moises of Kapa‘a, died July 15, 2007, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 19.
Born May 29, 1988, in Lihu‘e, he was a busboy.
He is survived by parents Juan and Tita Moises; brother Mark Moises; grandmother Jovita Moises and grandfather Antonio Palaroan.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Severina Palaroan and grandfather Ernesto Moises.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, July 26, from
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa and again on Friday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapa‘a from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park Cemetery.
Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.
Robert ‘Bob’ Britt
Robert “Bob” Britt, 56 died July 14, 2007, at his home in Princeville at the age of 56 after a long and valiant battle against liver disease following an initially successful transplant in the fall.
Born in Santa Monica, Calif., Bob and his wife moved to the North Shore of O‘ahu in 1978 from L.A. seeking better surf and cleaner air and then onto the North Shore of Kaua‘i in the spring of 1980. Bob died surrounded by his loving family, wife Petrina of 27 years and sons Justin (32), Jake (22) and Jesse (20), his adoring Great Dane, Murphy, were in attendance along with some amazing caregiving help. He is also survived by his sister, Judy Bradley, of Big Bear, Calif., and nephews, Josh and Levy, of Ventura, Calif.
Bob was a complete original known for his classic outspoken attitude and straight on approach to life. He was known as “Supa” to his sons, and as “Grandmaster Flash” around the Wailua MX track, where his unflagging motocross talent was admired by all. Bob was forever a kid at heart who loved to play and strove to have the biggest and best toys. He never did confess to his wife the true number of motorcycles he owned over the years though the guess is at least 30. During his 27 years on Kaua’i, he would most likely be spotted waterskiing the Wailua River, dirt bike riding or surfing. His love of athleticism lives on in his sons with each of them now pursuing their own athletic interest.
Bob was also an exceptionally talented finish carpenter, working for the union upon moving to Kaua‘i after he completed many high-end custom homes in the Malibu area and on O‘ahu. He ran the “Kilo,” one of the first tour boats and sport fishing charters on the North Shore and down Napali Coast before it became the major attraction it is today. His biggest legacy is the beautiful home he designed and built for his family with only two other carpenters in the Princeville area before retiring to devote his time to be a hands-on dad. He was one of the few fathers at Hanalei Elementary School who accompanied classes on field trips and always made it a priority to be there for his family. While Bob kept a low profile in the community he was a very special man who touched the lives of all who were lucky enough to know him. He will be dearly missed by both family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory can be sent to The Hawaii Medical Center Foundation, Attn: Transplant Institute, P.O. Box 30100, Honolulu, HI 96820 with a note in the memo line “For Transplant Institute”. This will help others get a second shot at life as Bob did. There will be an informal celebration of Bob’s life at the family home on Sunday Aug. 12 starting at 3 p.m.
Emmaline “Emma” Helen Hiilei Hooikaika of Anahola died at home on July 11, 2007, at the age of 69.
Born in Koloa on Feb, 10, 1938, she was a dedicated homemaker besides being employed as a waitress at Coco Palms Hotel and Hanalei Plantation.
She was preceded in death by her husband Richard K. Hooikaika in 1979; her long time companion James K. Reyes in 2006; two granddaughters Hiilei Hooikaika and Tiffany Medina; one great-granddaughter Kayla Kaauwai; two brothers Samuel “Sonny” Kane and Arthur Poli.
She is survived by six children Desiree “Kui” (Phil) Tung Loong of Kapa’a, Ahkem (Catalina) Hooikaika of Catalina Island, Frank (Ulu) Hooikaika of Anahola, Elizabeth “Liz” Hooikaika of Anahola, Lynette “Lehua” (Don) Hooikaika-Medina of Wailua, Billy (Ellen) Hooikaika of Anahola; step-children, Brian Reyes, Blaine (Maile) Reyes, Barrett Reyes, Marlene Silva, Roxanne Silva; seven siblings Alice (Yoshio “Cheetah”) Kaneshiro of Kekaha, Lilly Christian of Kapa’a, Ahkem (Roslyn) Tung Loong of California, Melvin Tung Loong of California, Charlotte (Ben) May of Tennessee, Douglas “Boogie” Tung Loong of Arkansas, Marvin Tung Loong of California; aunts, Emily Smith of Kapa’a, Alfreida Hanano of Koloa; 22 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of her life will be held on Aug. 5, at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihu’e with times to be announced at a later date. Cremation to follow.
Donations may be made to Lynette Hooikaika-Medina at P.O. Box 368, Anahola, HI 96703.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Hooikaika family with arrangements.
Julio Purificacion Santiago of Kilauea died at home on July 18, 2007, at the age of 62.
Born in Barangay, Ferdinand, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, on July 14, 1945, he worked for Hawaii Care & Cleaning as a janitor.
He is survived by his wife Dionicia Santiago, son Edgar (Fe) Santiago of Kilauea; daughters Vilma (June) Santiago and Donna (JR) Santiago, both of the Philippines; and four grandchildren.
Services will be on Sunday, July 29, at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihu‘e with visitation from 5 p.m. and services beginning at 8 p.m. Burial will take place in the Philippines.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Santiago family with arrangements
Barney Makoto Tamura of Anahola died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on July 16, 2007, at the age of 46.
Born in Lihu‘e on Sept. 25, 1960, he was a delivery driver for Kauai Growers Exchange.
He is survived by his wife Liane Tamura, parents Henry and Shirley Tamura of Kapa‘a,
Denise Tamura, all of Kapa’a and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, July 28 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kapa’a with visitation from 2 p.m. followed by services at 3 p.m.
Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Tamura family with arrangements.
Memorial service for Vilma Gatchalian will be held on Saturday, July 28, at Holy Cross Church. Viewing is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mass will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. In celebration of Vilma’s life, program and fellowship will be at Holy Cross Hall after the Mass.
Vilma Paguia Gatchalian of Gilbert, Arizona died on May 11, 2007 at Banner Hospital in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 74.
Born in Sorsogon, Philippines, on April 27, 1933, she was a retired optometrist and a long-time Kalaheo resident. She was a parishioner of Holy Cross Church, an active Filipino Catholic Club member, a pioneer of the Misa de Gallo at the parish, a member of the Bailes de Jose Dance Troupe and a member of Kauai Visayan Club.
She is survived by her husband, Solomon Gatchalian, numerous nephews and nieces.
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