Obituaries for June 5, 2015

• Kevin Hurst • Elaine Watson • Corrado Altomare • Eugene Kaina, Jr.

Kevin Hurst

Kevin Patrick Hurst, 54, of Kapaa, Hawaii, formerly of Andover, CT passed away on May 13, 2015. Kevin was born to James and Patricia Hurst of Andover on June 6, 1960.

Including his parents, Kevin is survived by his siblings and their spouses Patricia and Robert Bascom of Summerville, South Carolina, Thomas and Shari Hurst of Andover, Luciann and John Norton of Hampton, and Timothy Hurst of Lebanon. He also leaves 26 nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to East Catholic High School Kevin Hurst Scholarship. A celebration of Kevin’s life will be held on Saturday June 6, 2015 at “The Hurst Group” office, 4-1177 Kuhio Hwy. Kapaa, from 11 a.m.

Elaine Watson

On Monday, May 11, 2015 Aunty Elaine-Tutu departed from mortality to rejoin her husband D Rollins Watson on their journey through eternity.

Elaine is preceded in death by their daughter Evone L Watson. Parents Solomon & Margaret Kupihea Sr .; brothers Solomon (Miriam) Kupihea Jr., Henry Kupihea Sr., Roy Kupihea, George Kupihea Sr., Henry “Peaches” Kupihea; sisters Martha (Bill) Witter, Rachel (Oliver) Bright, Margaret Malu Fernandez, Grace (Floyd) Fitzgerald, Dorothy (Christian) Goo, Rachel “Pogi” (Minato) Akiyama, Yvonne (Frances) Shimabukuro, Kelani Torres.

She is survived by her daughter Eileen I (Charlie) Bright, grandchildren Nancy L K Bright, her grandson Justin K (Jenna) Bright, granddaughter Chenoa K Watson and great-granddaughter Ryder Mahina Honjo; brother Wallace (Linda) Kupihea and George (Eileen) Kupihea; sisters, Mary (Edwin) Maunakea, Deborah (Jack) Muff, Yolanda Lana (Patrick) Rosa. Brother-in-law Bruce Torres, and sister-in-laws Loretta Kupihea, Beverly Rodrigues, and Florence Kupihea, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family held Services on May 23, 2015.

Corrado Altomare

Corrado “Dino” Anthony Altomare passed away at the age of 75 from heart failure on May 15, 2015 in Kindred Hospital, Rancho, California. Dino was born on June 15, 1940 in Hoboken, New Jersey and he was married to Michiyo Altomare on Sept.28, 1968 in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Tokyo, Japan.

His family meant everything to him and his life’s passion was helping people. This love for helping people is what led him to become a physician assistant; he worked as a physician assistant on Kauai from 1984-2008 when he retired at the age of 62. His life was also made rich through his years of service as a team medic for the Waimea High School football team and singing with the St. Theresa choir.

He is survived by his wife Michiyo Altomare, his brother Bill Bouyer, and his four children and their families: Anthony, Jenna and Cory Altomare; John, Narlyn, Vincent and Vittorio Altomare; Julia, Andrew and Chiyo Matseshe; and Andrea and Kiana Hoffman.

A celebration of Dino’s life will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at St. Theresa Parish in Kekaha. Visitation with the family will be from 9-10:30 a.m., special words from family and Eulogy will be from 10:30-11 a.m. followed by a Catholic Mass at 11 a.m.

Dino’s ohana sends their deepest thanks and love to our extended family and friends who helped to give him a full, colorful and joyful life.

Eugene Kaina, Jr.

Eugene Kalawai Kaina Jr. of Anahola passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on June 1, 2015, at the age of 60. He was born in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii on April 14, 1955, and was previously employed by Lappert’s Hawaii in Princeville for 16 years.

Preceded in death by his father, Eugene Kalawai Kaina Sr.; step-father, Robert H. Goodwin Sr.; brother, Mark Kaina; sister, Eulynne Kaina-Ganotisi.

He is survived by his mother Barbara Goodwin; three brothers, Tracy (Tayvian) Goodwin, Robert Goodwin, William Goodwin; three sisters, Darlene Kaina (Glaudia “Sonny”) Alafonso, Sandra Kaina all of Anahola, Clara Brown of Texas; numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Anahola Beach Park from 12 p.m. with services at 1 pm. Scattering of his ashes will be held with a Paina to follow. Leis and flowers are welcome.

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


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