Obituaries for Thursday, July 31, 2008

• Sam Pa

• Milton Hiranaka

• Gregorio Oroc

• Percy Peck

• Alfredo Ragasa


Sam Pa

Sam Pa of Anahola died July 23, 2008, at the age of 75. He was born Aug. 29, 1932, on Kaua‘i.

He is survived by wife Darlene “Yvonne” Pa; daughters Iwalani (Michael) Martin and Angelina (Lealiiki) Koli; sons Robert (Shannon) Pa, Sam (Laura) Pa III, Kekane (Anela) Pa, Mitchell (Kimberly) Pa and Shilo (Bernadette) Pa; brothers Clarence (Carol) Kauliakamoa, Ezera (Joyce) Pa and Edward Hooikaika; sisters Winona Elkins and Ida Hooikaika; 42 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihu‘e; services will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire is suggested.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Milton Hiranaka

Milton Atsushi Hiranaka of Kapa‘a died July 27, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 60. Born May 27, 1948, in Kapa‘a, he retired as an accountant with the federal government. A man of strength and humor, he showed perseverance right up to his dying day.

He is survived by wife Anna Hiranaka of Kapa‘a, son Melvin Hiranaka of Kapa‘a, daughter Susan (Calvin) Mar of California, brothers Harvey (Yong Sil) Hiranaka of Kapa‘a and Jefferey (Lorelle) Hiranaka of Lihu‘e, granddaughter Chloe and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will begin at 3 p.m. during a celebration of his life scheduled for Friday, Aug. 1, at Kauai Memorial Gardens; services begin at 4 p.m.

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


Gregorio Oroc

Gregorio Jatico Oroc of Kekaha died July 24, 2008, at the age of 104. Born May 8, 1904, in the Philippines, he was a retired mill worker.

He was preceded in death by wife Mary Candida Oroc.

He is survived by son Epifanio (Gregoria) Oroc, daughter Sister Candida “Solidad” Oroc O.S.F., five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Waimea Sacred Hearts Church where Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Father Fred. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Percy Peck

Percy “Del” Delvin Peck died July 25, 2008, at his home in Kalaheo at the age of 69. Born March 9, 1939, in Oregon, he was a retired comptroller.

He is survived by wife Lucille “Mollie” Peck, daughters Nancy Parsons and Patti Grant, sons Kenneth Peck and James Peck, three brothers, two sisters, and 10 grandchildren.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary is handling the arrangements.


Alfredo Ragasa

Alfredo R. Ragasa of San Martin, Calif., died July 17, 2008, in Morgan Hill, Calif., at the age of 76. Born Nov. 8, 1931, in Kekaha, he was an electronic technician.

He was preceded in death by parents Diego and Juana Ragasa, brother Alejandro Rabago, sister-in-law Linda Rabago and brother-in-law Frank Nance.

He is survived by wife Elizabeth Ragasa, son Aaron John Ragasa, daughters Cheryle (Ragasa) Hall (husband Gary) and Nadine Marie (Ragasa) Hendry (husband Tim), brother Eldren Rabago, Teo Rabago (wife Jewels), sisters Shirley Nance and Mildred Rabago, sister-in-law Lourdes Rabago and five grandchildren.

Friends may visit the family from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 25, for Rosary at Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, Calif. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, also at Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, Calif. Private burial is scheduled for Monday, July 28.

Arrangements are being handled by Johnson Funeral Home.

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