Obituaries for Friday, November 30, 2007

• Kevin Gonzales

• Linda Kay Lemke

• Sadao Hirata

Kevin Gonzales

Kevin Akeakamai Gonzales of Lihu‘e died at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Nov. 26, 2007, at the age of 47.

Born in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 15, 1960, he worked for Northrop Corporation in California and was a home service technician with Sears on Kaua‘i.

He is survived by his wife Thalia Waiamau-Gonzales, daughters Callie Gonzales of Georgia and Makana Waiamau of Lihu‘e; parents Carlette Gonzales of California and Jose Gonzales of Colorado; brothers Dean, Warren, and Christian, and sister Moani, all of California; brothers-in-law Douglas (Wanda) Waiamau of Lihu‘e, Alton (Cathy) Waiamau of Honolulu; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Lihue Christian Church with visitation from 9 a.m. and services beginning at 10 a.m.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Gonzales family with arrangements.

Linda Kay Lemke

Linda Kay Lemke, of Kapa‘a, died on Nov. 20, 2007, at the age of 52.

She was born on July 12, 1955, in Nebraska and previously worked for Hawaiian Airlines. Linda graduated from Northwest High School in Grand Island, Neb., and attended Kearney State in Nebraska and also Kaua‘i Community College.

She is survived by her husband Paul, sons Nahio and Taylor; brother Mark Taylor of O‘ahu; sister Diana Howard of Palmer, Neb., numerous nieces and nephews.

Linda is predeceased by her parents Eugene and Barbara Taylor.

A celebration of her life will be held on Dec. 15, at St. Catherine Church with visitation from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and services celebrated at 11 a.m.  Cremation will follow. Aloha or casual attire is suggested.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Lemke family with arrangements.

Sadao Hirata

Sadao Dick Hirata, of ‘Ele‘ele, died at Wilcox Hospital on Nov. 25, 2007, at the age of 93.

Born in Wahiawa, Kaua‘i, on March 21, 1914, he was a draftsman with McBryde Sugar Company.

He is survived by sons Melvin (Miriam) Hirata of Gardena, Calif., Ronald (Claire) Hirata of Camarillo, Calif. and Gerald Hirata of Lihu‘e; daughters Evelyn (Harry) Masaki of ‘Ele‘ele and Adele Iwasaki of Honolulu; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Kauai Soto Zenshuji Temple in Hanapepe; service at 4 p.m. Aloha attire is suggested and flowers omitted. Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


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