Obituaries for Sunday, May 18, 2008

• Olga Holi

• Omar Latif

• Anna Bisano

• Nobuo Kubota

• Ruth Ching

• Roberto Riola


Olga Holi

Olga Pualani Kali Holi of Hanapepe died May 3, 2008, at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 83. Born Sept. 23, 1924, in Hanapepe, she was a retired kupuna.

She was preceded in death by husband Solomon Holi, son Lorrin Holi, and brothers Samuel, Albert, John, Alexander and Lot Kali.

She is survived by daughters Wilma Holi of Hanapepe, Gwendolyn Holi of Lihu‘e, Belle Holi Kaiwi of Anahola, Mona Joy Holi of Hanapepe and Henrietta (Zachary) Helm of Moloka‘i; sons Nolan Holi of Wainihi and Gaylord (Lilas) Holi of Tahiti; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters Christina Kali of O‘ahu, Hyacinth Miller of O‘ahu, Gladiola (Melvin) Tawata of O‘ahu, Carol Edwards of Florida and Emma Decosta of ‘Oma‘o; brothers Henry (Elizabeth) Kali of Koloa, Anthony (Sue) Kali of Hanapepe and Peter (Alberta) Kali of Kalaheo; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lihu‘e Ward. Services will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Aloha attire is suggested.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Omar Latif

Omar (Alakai) Latif of Kapa‘a died March 24, 2008, in Singer Island, Fla., at the age of 36. He was born Jan. 6, 1972.

He is survived by parents Solange and Jim Latif; brother Magdi (Mike) and Sheree Latif of Kilauea; sister Magda Latif-Sterioff and Michael Sterioff of Lihu‘e; sister Mona (Latif) and Mark Hampton of Michigan; sons Isaac and Aaron Latif; sister/niece (siece) Farah Mongeau; nieces and nephews Alex, Dylan, Margo, Paul, Justin, Melissa, Nicholas and Sarah; grandniece Eva; and grandnephew Di Angelo.

Memorial service will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Wailua Beach on Saturday, May 24, where his ashes will be scattered. Friends are welcome.


Anna Bisano

Anna A. Bisano of Kekaha died May 11, 2008, at the age of 80. She was born Aug. 18, 1927, in Honolulu.

She is survived by children Cedric Bisano, Kathleen McGarvey and Wally Bisano; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha; mass at 10 a.m. Private internment.

Borthwick Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Nobuo Kubota

Nobuo Kubota of Kalaheo passed away May 13, 2008, at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home at the age of 83. Born Aug. 17, 1924, in Kekaha, he was an administrator/director of finance with Kentron, Hawai‘i.

He was preceded in death by brother Takeo Kubota and sisters Michie Tanaka and Matsue Morikawa.

He is survived by wife Yukiko Kubota of Kalaheo; son Keith (Sharon) Kubota of Aiea; daughter Lorna (Steven) Freitas of Kalaheo; grandchildren Jocelyn (Hank) Barriga, Keven Freitas, Sheralyn (Sal) Hernandez, Serene Kubota, Jaclyn (Kihei) Fernandes, Reid Kubota and Shealyn Freitas; six great-grandchildren; brother Yoshio (Judy) Kubota of Waimea; sister-in-law Hisako Kubota; brother-in-law Muggsy Morikawa of Waimea; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, at the United Church of Christ in Waimea; service officiated by Pastor Olaf will begin at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.


Ruth Ching

Ruth Aki Ching of Koloa died May 13, 2008, at her home in Koloa at the age of 92. Born July 23, 1915, in Kaua‘i, she was a retired school teacher.

She is survived by sons Francis Ching of O‘ahu and Thomas Ching of Kapa‘a; daughters Rowena Low of O‘ahu and Sheilah Ching of Koloa; sisters Mary Aguiar of O‘ahu and Theresa Surprise of Florida; brothers Patrick (Yoko) Aki of O‘ahu and Edward (Dilly) Aki of O‘ahu; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 22, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo; Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Raphaels Church Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Roberto Riola

Roberto Fontanilla Riola Sr. of Kaumakani died May 14, 2008, at Kauai Care Center at the age of 95. Born Jan. 26, 1913, in Casan Stebanan Pangasinan, the Philippines, he was a field worker.

He was preceded in death by wife Maria Sally Aguada, daughter Gloria Maruina and parents Andres and Maria Riola.

He is survived by children Robert (Rosalita) Riola Jr., Marcia (Andy) Emayo, Melinda Riola and Bernard (Marcy) Riola; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Friday, May 23, at Waimea Sacred Hearts Church; mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

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