Obituaries for Saturday, July 12, 2008

• Joseph Freitas Sr.

• Tadao Sunada


Joseph Freitas Sr.

Joseph Freitas Sr. of Kalaheo died July 6, 2008, at Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 85. Born Sept. 10, 1922, in Lawa‘i, he was a truck driver with McBryde Plantation.

He was preceded in death by son Rodney Freitas and daughter Loretta Freitas Troyer.

He is survived by wife Frances Freitas; sons Michael (Sharon) Freitas and Joey Freitas, both of Kalaheo; daughters Bernie Soto of Hanapepe, Miss Frannie (Dickie) Silva of Kalaheo and Laurie (Wesley) Chow of Kalaheo; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister Minnie Soto of ‘Oma‘o; sisters-in-law Margaret Freitas, Minnie Freitas and Emma Freitas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, at Holy Cross Church; Mass at 1:30 p.m. followed by burial at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.


Tadao Sunada

Tadao Sunada of Hanalei died June 29, 2008, at his residence at the age of 84. Born April 7, 1924, in Ko‘olau, Hawai‘i, he was a taro farmer and truck driver with Kobayashi Construction.

He is survived by sister-in-law Mabel Sunada of Kilauea, and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, at the Kapaa Hongwanji Mission; service at 4 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

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