Obituaries for Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thomas Nishimitsu •

Mauricio Balisacan • Marilyn


Thomas Nishimitsu

Thomas Katsuyoshi Nishimitsu of Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i died on April 23, 2011, at home at age 92. Born in Honolulu on Aug. 8, 1918, he was the Kaua‘i district tax administrator with the State of Hawai‘i until his retirement in 1983.

He served in World War II with the 442nd Regiment, Company D, 100th Battalion in Italy. He was active with the Kapa‘a Golf Club, Hawai‘i Government Employees Association, the Democratic Party and All Saints Episcopal Church vestry. He enjoyed golfing, crossword puzzles, science fiction, being with his grandsons, and frequent trips to Las Vegas.

He was preceded in death by his son, Pohaku Nishimitsu.

He is survived by wife, Peggy Nishimitsu; daughters, Lorna Nishimitsu (Keith Aoki); Holly Nishimitsu (Gerald Alfiler); grandsons, Matthew Isoda and Taylor Alfiler; sisters, Doris (Charles) Hoch, Claire (Lloyd) Tanabe; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were private. Those wishing to honor Thomas’ memory may consider donations to Kaua‘i Hospice, 4457 Pahe‘e St., Lihu‘e, HI 96766.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary.

Mauricio Balisacan

Mauricio Badua Balisacan Sr. of Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i died May 15, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at age 73. Born in Sta. Rosa, Sarrat, Illocos Norte Philippines on May 17, 1937, he was a landscaper and retired as a cook at KFC.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa G. Balisacan; two daughters, Chita (Francisco) Capistrano and Marylou (Albert) Iglesia; two sons, Amante (Marietta) Balisacan and Mauricio Balisacan Jr.; nine grandchildren, Cesar (Grace) Capistrano; Arjay (Gena) Balisacan; Ashley, Alyssa, BJ and April Mae Balisacan; Alma, Marissa and Allison Iglesia; three great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Alex Capistrano and Rayden Balisacan; two brothers, Francisco (Nicasia) Balisacan and Tomix, deceased (Maria) Balisacan of Kaua‘i; four sisters, Salome Balisacan, Felicidad Urata, Fortunato Dumayas of Honolulu and Florinda Ganotis of the Philippines; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 3, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary in Koloa and from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., June 4, at Immaculate Conception Church, where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihu‘e Cemetery.

Marilyn Silva

Marilyn A. Silva of Koloa died on May 26, 2011, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born in Hawai‘i, she retired as a stock clerk at Koloa Big Save.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank G. Silva Jr.; brother, Frank M. Silva; grandmother, Rita Jacintho; uncles, Louis Jacintho Jr., Richard (Dick) Jacintho; and an aunt, Marie Emura.

She is survived by her mother, Eleanor Carvalho (Daniel); sister, Patricia Reyes; brother, David Silva; great-uncle, Gabriel Cataluna; aunties, Myrna Jacintho and Lydia Sakimae; uncles, Henry Emura and George Sakimae; nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 9:45 a.m., Friday, June 3, at St. Raphael’s Church in Koloa where memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Koloa County Cemetery.


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