Obituaries for Friday, August 22, 2008

• Leonardo Cabatan

• Masayoshi Nishiie


Leonardo Cabatan

Leonardo R. Cabatan of ‘Ele‘ele died Aug. 17, 2008, at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 66. Born Jan. 5, 1942, in Agno, Pangasinan, Philippines, he was a drip operator with McBryde Sugar Company.

He was preceded in death by parents Benjamin and Simeona Cabatan.

He is survived by wife Prima Cabatan; sons Joey and Jesse Cabatan, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother Nestor Cabatan of Puhi; sisters Norma (Claro) Reposar of Hanapepe, Emelda (Efren) Gray of Puhi, Puring (Justiniano) Abaya, Lucerna (Fernando) Nino, and Trifina Cabatan, all of the Philippines; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, at the Garden Island Mortuary chapel; service at 7 p.m.; friends may also visit from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Holy Cross Catholic Church; Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial at the Hanapepe Public Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.


Masayoshi Nishiie

Masayoshi Nishiie of Kilauea died Aug. 10, 2008, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 85. Born Jan. 1, 1923, in Kilauea, he was a retired painter with Kilauea Sugar Company, Global Associates and with DAGS State of Hawai‘i.

He was preceded in death by son Patrick Tadao Nishiie.

He is survived by wife Myra Otei Nishiie, daughter Evelyn (Shawn) Conant of Kilauea, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, brother Kazuma “Monty” Nishiie of Kilauea, sisters Chizue Nishiie Kimura of O‘ahu and Alice Akiko Nishiie of California, and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were private. Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary Ltd.

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