• Richard Luetke Jr. • Mary Stevens
Richard Luetke Jr.
Richard Herbert Luetke Jr. of Kapaa, Kauai, beloved brother and uncle, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2014, at Garden Island Healthcare, Lihue, at the age of 94. Born on August 4, 1920, in Villa Park, Illinois, Richard was a retired Linotype operator for Typographic Services in Los Angeles. He proudly served his country in the US Coast Guard as a Gunner’s mate First Class on the Icebreaker Eastwind during WWII. He joined family in Kauai in 2004. He loved good times, music, Mexican food, the Dodgers and beer.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Richard H. Luetke, Sr. and Anna Victoria (Lindquist) Luetke.
He is survived by his loving sister Phoebe “Pat” Liddle, nephew Clark Gregory and wife Susan (Harshman) Liddle and Susan’s father Allan Harshman, niece Barbara Gail Liddle, great-nephew Damon “Dove” Liddle, great-great-nephews Ryemin Liddle and Reason Liddle.
No formal services are planned.
Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Koloa assisted the family with arrangements.
Mary Jane Stevens, 77 of Waimea, Hawaii died November 1, 2014, at Hale Ho’ola Hamakua in Honokaa, Hawaii. She was born in Paia, Maui on April 4, 1937. She was a homemaker and a member of the Waimea Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her son: Phillip (Lee Jay Aki) Hocson of Anahola, Kauai; 3 daughters: Theresa (Max) Cabulizan of Waimea, Hawaii, Toni (Carlton) Bello of Pepeekeo, Jaye Lynn Hocson of Las Vegas, Nevada; brother: Richard (Chanh Su) AhHeong of California; 3 sisters: Catherine Matsuda of Hilo, Julie Ann (Juan) Pacheco of Hilo, Mary Jane (Robert) Caravalho of California. She is also survived by numerous step-children, 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Kolekole Beach Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Casual attire is suggested.
Arrangements are being handled by Dodo Mortuary, Inc.