Obituaries for Thursday, June 12, 2008

• Dana Scott Winter

• Juan Caberto(br)

• Michael Iida

• Ricardo Garma Sr.


Dana Scott Winter

Dana Scott Winters of Lihu‘e died at home on June 8, 2008, at the age of 89. Born in Long Beach, Calif., on Aug. 30, 1918, he retired as high school principal of Whittier Union High School.

He was preceded in death by daughter Patricia Bradbury and brother John Winters.

He is survived by wife Virginia Winters of Lihu‘e; son Dale (Eileen) Winters of Kapa‘a; grandchildren Mardi (Donnie) Maione and Deron (Amy) Winters of Kapa‘a, and Emily Bradbury and Travis Bradbury of Oregon; son-in-law Michael Bradbury of Oregon; sister Sydney (Don) Wood of Arizona; and three great-grandchildren.

No services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kaua‘i Hospice. Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the Winters family with arrangements.


Juan Caberto

Juan “Carlos” Palaraon Caberto of Kapa‘a died May 29, 2008, at Straub Hospital at the age of 83. Born May 24, 1925, on O‘ahu, he was a retired maintenance/carpenter for the county of Kaua‘i.

He was preceded in death by parents Mariano and Feliza Caberto, brother Federico Caberto Sr. and sister Connie Caberto-Balauro.

He is survived by wife Gregoria “Gloria” Villatora Caberto of Kapa‘a; sons John (Sue) Caberto of Hanama‘ulu, Ronald (Loreen) Caberto of Kilauea, Anthony Caberto and Leroy Caberto of Kapahi, Carl “Kali” (Holly) Caberto of Wailua Homesteads and Jerry Caberto of Kapahi; daughter-in-law Carlette Souza of ‘Oma‘o; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Virginia Mary Caberto of ‘Ele‘ele; brothers Antone and Richard Caberto of ‘Ele‘ele; and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing will be held on Saturday, June 14, from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, with Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. The family requests casual attire.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home is assisting the Caberto family with arrangements.


Michael Iida

Michael Kunio Iida of Kalaheo died May 30, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 18.

Born in Lihu‘e, he was a student at Waimea High School.

Iida was preceded in death by his father Darrin Kunio Iida; grandfather Jose Raposas; and great-grandfather Cirilio Raposas.

He is survived by mother Teressa Han (Derwin M. Nohara) Iida; brothers Mark Kunio Iida, Davin Nohara and Michael Nohara; sister Deedriana Nohara; grandparents Yon “Hannah” Raposas, Daniel (Lim) Iida and Diana (Danny) Navarro; great-grandparents Rosalina Raposas, Satoyu (James) Kurihara and Kikuyo Ota; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Friends and family may call on Saturday, June 14, at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Services will be at 4 p.m. Interment will be on Monday, June 16, at Kauai Memorial Gardens at 10 a.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


Ricardo Garma Sr.

Ricardo A. Garma Sr. of Hanalei died May 31, 2008, at Garden Isle Healthcare at the age of 94. Born Feb. 14, 1914, in Camaling Tarlac, Philippines, he was a retired taro farmer.

Garma is preceded in death by wife Marciana, parents Benito and Leona Garma of Camaling Tarlac, and brother Tranquilino Garma of Winnipeg, Canada.

He is survived by children Rosalina Linda (Ernie) of Kapahi, Yolanda (George) Baldwin of Kapahi, Ricardo (Carol) Garma Jr. of Hanalei, Leona Garma Lemn of Anahola, and Norbert Garma of Hanalei; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, June 19, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., with Mass at 10 a.m. and burial to follow at Kealia Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.

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