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Obituaries for Friday, June 13, 2008

• Juan Caberto(br) • Gayle Kohatsu(br) • Michael Iida

• Dana Scott Winters(br) • Daniel Funamura II

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.

Gayle Kohatsu

Gayle Kehaulani Kohatsu of Kaua‘i died on May 30, 2008, at Straub Clinic and Hospital at the age of 59. Born on Aug. 25, 1948, in Honolulu, she lived on the island of Kaua‘i for 21 years.

She is survived by husband Eldon N. Kohatsu Sr.; sons Eldon N. ( Rolinda) Kohatsu Jr., Michael H. K. (Lani) Kohatsu of Honolulu, Brian T. Kohatsu, Dean K.N. (Dayna) Kohatsu of Kaua‘i; daughter Marisa T.U. (James) Berardi of Kaua‘i; brothers Agenhart K. (Dorie) Ellis Jr., Daniel “Poki” (Hazel) Ellis, Gilbert “Kala” (Penny) Ellis of Honolulu, and Raynard (Janice) Ellis of Kaua‘i; sister Lianne Noelani (Harry) Donato of Honolulu; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren of Honolulu.

Funeral services will be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary in Honolulu on Monday, June 16. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Services will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The family requests casual attire. There will be a second service held on Kaua‘i at Hanama‘ulu Beach Park (Big Pavilion) on Sunday, June 22, at 1:30 p.m.

She will be laid to rest at Kalapaki Bay Park Memorial Gardens on Kaua‘i at a later date.

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.

Dana Scott Winters

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.

Daniel Funamura II

Daniel Chip Funamura II of Las Vegas, Nev., died June 5, 2008, at the age of 42. He was born in Lihu‘e on July 15, 1965. A graduate of the University of Hawai‘i with a degree in economics, he was a loan officer on Kaua‘i. In Las Vegas he was a quick poker dealer and successful professional gambler.

Funamura was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley.

He is survived by parents Dan and Barbara Funamura, brother Mark, sister Joni (Rodney) Funamura-Sasil, and favorite niece Justice.

A visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa; a service will follow at 4 p.m.

The family asks that flowers be omitted; aloha attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


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