Obituaries for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Betty Jean GomesRudolfo P. ParreñoChoko Hamamoto

Betty Jean Gomes

Betty Jean Gomes of Lihue passed away at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on January 21, 2014, at the age of 76. She was born in Lawai on April 12, 1937, and was the owner of Printing Services Corporation.

Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Gomes; parents, John and Mary Santos; grandson, Aaron Pezario-Young; sister, Lillian Perreira and brother, Manuel Santos.

She is survived by three sons, Richard (Fran) Young, Robert (Pamela) Young, John (Deanna) Young; one daughter, Florence (Kevin Ono) Young-Cawaring; 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; brother, John Kenneth (Louise) Santos; sisters, Bella Ilalaole, Louise Silva; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Church with viewing from 8:00 a.m. and Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are being handled by Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.


Rudolfo P. Parreño

Rudolfo P. Parreño of Kalaheo passed away on January 19, 2014 at home at the age of 85. Born on April 14, 1928, in Iloilo, Philippines, he was a retired He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Parreño; daughters, Maria Parreño and Anna Parreño, both of Kalaheo; sisters, Romola Gonzales of Roswell, NM, and Rosa Thaiaporn of Bangkok, Thailand; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held in Pasadena California on February 15, 2014.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Choko Hamamoto

Choko Hamamoto of Pearl City, Hawaii, passed away at Avalon Care Center on January 19, 2014, at the age of 99. Born in Koloa, Kauai on March 10, 1914. He retired from McBryde Sugar Plantation as a field supervisor.

He is survived by wife, Florence M. Hamamoto; daughters, Yaeko W. “Winnie” Goshi;  JoAnn H. Shimabukuro and Molly M. Fujikawa; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; sister, Misao Reyes.

Private service held. No Koden Envelopes or Monetary Gifts.

Arrangements were handled by Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, LLC.


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