Obituaries for Saturday, November 15, 2008

• Albert Nawai

• Hiroshi Tateishi

• Marcelo Oyamot

• Mitsugi Nambu

Albert Nawai

Albert Lanakila Nawai died Nov. 5, 2008 at home at the age of 59.

Born on Oct. 5, 1949 in Honolulu, he was a retired heavy equipment operator .

Preceded in death by mother Matilda Hiilawe Nawai; fathers Robert Nawai and Herman Kaikaka; brothers Richard Lanakila Nawai, Robert Kaialau, Hilgard Kaialau, Wilber Kaialau, Makana Kaialau and Herman Kaikaka; sister Mary Nawai.

Survived by wife Nanette Noelani Nawai, daughters Albette (Alan Bajo) Nawai and Alexis Nawai both of Waimea, hanai daughtersJocelyn McGhion, Tia Koerte and Melissa Zorn; stepson Michael Brandon Tanaka of Oahu; mother Otilla Kaikaka; brothers Robert (Lei) Nawai of Kaua‘i, Bobby Kaikaka of Oahu, Paul (Margie) Kaikaka of Oahu and Calvin (Debbie) Kaikaka of New Jersey, sisters Elizabeth (Robert) Freitas, Meha Warkentin and Otillia “Cissy” Kaikaka; sister-in-law Linda Nawai; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 1 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2008 at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery pavilion with service at 2 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Hiroshi Tateishi 

Hiroshi Tateishi died Nov. 8, 2008 at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 84.

Born May 6, 1924 in Lawai, he was a retired general manager for Hawaiian Fruit Preserving Co.

Preceeded in death by son Guy Tateishi.

Survived by wife Aster Tateishi of Kalaheo; daughters Fay Tateishi of Kalaheo, Diane Kent of Kalaheo, Toni (Darrell) Uchima of Caifornia, Laurie Tateishi of Kalaheo, Ellen (Floyd Yoshimoto) Tateishi of Hilo; brother Stanley (Chieko) Tateishi of Honolulu; sister Doris Shimaoka of Kekaha; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held Nov. 21, 2008 at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihu‘e with viewing from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Services begin at 7 p.m. with cremation to follow.

The family graciously declines flowers.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Tateishi family with arrangements.

Marcelo Oyamot

Marcelo “Marcie” Oyamot died Oct. 20, 2008, at Pali Momi Hospital at the age of 80.

Born Oct. 12, 1928 in Makaweli, Kaua‘i he was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Survived by brothers; Dick Oyamot of Oahu, Lucky Oyamot, of Kaua‘i; sister Gloria Oyamot of Kaua‘i; children; Clifton (Editha) Oyamot Sr., Glenn (Yvonne) Oyamot Sr., Rochelle (Timothy) Yorong, Keith (Anna) Oyamot Sr., Donna Kehau (Chuckie) Maeha, Karen (Lance) Gurtiza, Alex Blanco, Tanya (Blaine) Guriza; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and neices.

 Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. at St. Philomena’s Catholic Church, Salt Lake, O‘ahu. Blessing of his ashes and service follow at 6 p.m.

No flowers. In lieu of flowers the family suggests giving blood donations in memory of the deceased through the Hawaii Blood Bank. Donor cards available at the church.

A celebration of life will begin at 11 a.m. at the Grove Room, Waimea Plantation Cottages on Nov. 22, 2008. Aloha attire is requested. A private scattering of his ashes will be done at K-1 beach.

Mitsugi Nambu

Mitsugi Nambu died on Nov. 6, 2008 at his home at the age of 85.

Born in Huleia, Kaua‘i on March 10, 1923, he was a retired maintenance supervisor with AMFAC Properties.

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Nambu of Lihue; brother, Manabu Nambu of Honolulu; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are private.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary.


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