Obituaries for Wednesday, September 11, 2011

Wilma Mata • Orleen Kamishita • Kiyoko Wakumoto • Florida Galapir • William Renti Cruz • Violet Doi • Norman Nagao

Wilma Mata

Wilma Ione “Bucky” Mata passed away on Aug. 31, 2011 at the age of 73. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Upon her passing, she was surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on Sept. 11, 1937 in Humboldt County, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence Mata and grandson, Bryson Mata.

She is survived (loved) by her husband, Larry Mata; daughters, Sharlene Mata; Marianne (Sam) Sheldon; Sheana Mata and son, Robert Mata; grandchildren, Kiinani, Larry Boy, Kainalu, Chelsea, Kanani and Kaysha; great-grandchildren, Austin, Jaesha, Jonah, Kalia, Akoni and Kaiea all of Kaua‘i ; sister, Carol Ervin of California; daughter-in-law, Chickie Mata; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Kaua‘i Veteran’s Center. Visitation with family will be from 9 to 11 a.m. with service to follow.

Private burial will be held at a later date.

Orleen Kamishita

Orleen Matsuko Kamishita of Waimea died on Aug. 22, 2011 at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital at the age of 84. Born on June 13, 1927, in Japan, she was an employee with Big Save and Robert’s Tours.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiroji Kamishita.

She is survived by her sons, Clyde E. Kamishita of Honolulu; Edwin M. Kamishita and Galen H. Kamishita both of Waimea; brother, Hideo Takeda of Japan; sisters, Fusako Takeda; Takako Takeda and Yaeko Takeda all of Japan; brother-in-law, Seiso (Kikue) Kamishita; sisters-in-law, Haruku Kamishita and Kazue (Baker) Taniguchi; nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m. at the Waimea Honpa Hongwanji. Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Kiyoko Wakumoto

Kiyoko Wakumoto of Kapa‘a died on Aug. 26, 2011 at the age of 86. Born on May 25, 1925, in Kealia, Kaua‘i , she was retired.

She is survived by her brother, Mitsuo Wakumoto of Kapa‘a and sister, Sayoko Tanisaki of California.

Services were private.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Florida Galapir

Florida Butac Galapir of Koloa died on Aug. 19, 2011 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 87. She was born on June 17, 1924, in the Philippines, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her sister, Pacita Galapir; brother, Bilarmino (Belen) Galapir; caregiver, Arlene (Richard) Sagucio; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Chapel in Koloa from 8 a.m., where services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Koloa Public Cemetery.

William Renti Cruz

Dr. William A. Renti Cruz of Kalaheo, Kaua‘i , died on Aug. 31, 2011 at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 72. Born on January 1, 1939, in Waimea, Kaua‘i , he was a retired physician with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic.

He is preceded in death by parents, Juanita and Gil Renti Cruz.

He is survived by his wife, Ercelly (Soriano) Renti Cruz; son, Daniel Gil (Charlotte) Renti Cruz of Honolulu; daughters, Diana (Emmette) Honjiyo of Kapa‘a and Dena Renti Cruz of Kalaheo; brother, Abraham Solomon (Josephine) Renti Cruz; sisters, Perlita (Gerry) Mararagan of Kekaha; Trinidad Larson of Minneapolis, Minn.; Elizabeth (Joseph Sr.) O’Donnell of New York City, N.Y., and Saturnina Rehwaldt of Minneapolis, Minn.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo; mass officiated by Father Edison Pamintuan, M.S. will begin at 10 a.m. Followed by burial at the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Violet Doi

Violet Harue Doi of Lihu‘e died on Sept. 2, 2011 at Wilcox Hospital at the age of 72. Born on February 14, 1939 in Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i , she was a retired school teacher with the Department of Education.

She is survived by sons, Deron (Jamie) Doi of Camp Hill, PA., and Sean (Sheryll) Doi of Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i ; four grandchildren; brother, Edwin K. Nakagawa of Pearl City, Hawai‘i; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Lihu‘e Hongwanji Church; service officiated by Rev. Itaru Nozaki will begin at 4:00 p.m. Casual attire is suggested and flowers omitted.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Norman Nagao

Norman “Bobo” Nagao of Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i passed away on Sept. 3, 2011 at Wilcox Memorial Hospital at the age of 72. Born on January 18, 1939 in Waipouli, Kaua‘i, he was a supervisor for the State of Hawai‘i, Highways Division.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Yoshio Nagao and Hisayo Ebesu Nagao

He is survived by his companion, Cherie Hyde; sisters, Lorraine Oishi; Jane Rabot; Gladys Iha; Nancy (Allan) Nonaka; Afton Camat and Amy Nagao; numerous nieces, nephews, aunties and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Chapel in Koloa. Visitation is at 9 a.m. with service at 10 a.m. Family suggest casual attire and a private scattering.

Arrangements are made by Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary Koloa, Kaua‘i .

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