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Obituaries for Tuesday, May 20, 2008

• James Nakagawa

• Rosalina Robles

• Thomas Morinaga


James Nakagawa

James Kiyoshi Nakagawa of Kalaheo died May 8, 2008, at Queens Hospital at the age of 65. Born Jan. 16, 1943, in Honolulu, he was the owner of Nakagawa Painting Inc. and Kauai Rainbow Paint and Fishing Supply Inc.

He is survived by wife June Nakagawa; son Kyle Nakagawa; and brothers Herbert Nakagawa, Harry Nakagawa and Gilbert Nakagawa.

Memorial services will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, at Kauai Rainbow Paint, 185 Aka‘Ula, in Port Allen. Casual attire is suggested.


Rosalina Robles

Rosalina A. Robles of Koloa died April 23, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 62. Born Aug. 30, 1945, in the Philippines, she was a waitress for Tip Top Restaurant and cook for Koloa Big Save.

She is survived by husband Bienvenido Robles; daughters Christine Robles and Donna Robles; son Richard Robles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 23, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa, and from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, at St. Raphaels Church in Koloa where Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.

Burial to follow at St. Raphaels Church Cemetery in Koloa.

Casual attire is suggested.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Thomas Morinaga

Thomas “Tom” Morinaga of Kaneohe died April 25, 2008, at the age of 83. Born in Kapa‘a, he was a retired civil engineer for the U.S. Coast Guard.

He is survived by son Neil Morinaga of Kaneohe; daughters Kit Uyeda of Aiea, Pamela Morinaga of Kaneohe, Jan Miyamoto of Lihu‘e and Fay Morinaga-Pang of Kaneohe; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister Tamiko Nagai of Lihu‘e.

Private services were held.

Arrangements were handled by Hosoi Garden Mortuary Inc.

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