Obituaries for Sunday, August 7, 2011

• Abraham Koga • Matthew Victor

Abraham Koga

Abraham Tadao Koga of Kapa‘a died July 21, 2011, at age 80. Born Feb. 13, 1931, he was a retired golf course superintendent at Wailua Golf Course.

He was preceded in death by his father, Noriyu Koga; mother, Sueno Koga; sisters, Masako Nishikawa, Mae Otsuka; and brother, Wilfred Koga.

He is survived by his wife, Trude Koga; son, Stan Koga; daughter-in-law, Kelly Koga; grandsons, Randon Kane, Dustin Koga, Elijah Koga, Jai Ali Koga; brothers and sisters, George (Joyce) Koga; Helen (Herbert) Onizuka, Ralph Koga, Rudy Koga, Diane (David) Haskin, Annette Koga, Jeanette (David) Horen; numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral assisted the Koga family with arrangements.

Matthew Victor

Matthew Gordon Victor of Lihu‘e died July 29, 2011, at age 52. He was the founder and beloved pastor of ‘Ohana Christian Fellowship for 13 years and employed as a TSA agent.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bernard Victor.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Victor of 24 years; sons, Jeremy and Daniel Victor; daughter, Jamie Victor; parents, Bernard and Mae Victor; brothers, Allen (Elizabeth) Victor; Guy Victor; Lee (Rachel) Victor; numerous nieces and nephews. He was also loved by the Johnson (Ruth) family, his Christian brothers and sisters, the soccer and surfing community and throughout Kaua‘i and Kailua, O‘ahu, his birth hometown.

A remembrance and celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, Aug. 14, at the  War Memorial Convention Hall. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. with a memorial service to begin at 1:30 p.m., following a committal prayer and scattering of ashes in a “paddle-out” at 5:30 p.m. at Hanalei Pier.

The family requests that flowers be omitted.

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