Obituaries for Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

• Marcelino ‘Kucho’ Coyaso • Denise D. Ortal-Ballaibe • Momoyo Matsumura • Helen L. Souza

Marcelino ‘Kucho’ Coyaso

Marcelino “Kucho” Coyaso passed away at the age of 88 on Dec. 20, 2016, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born on Sept. 28, 1928, he was a truck driver and trainer with the McBryde Sugar Plantation Company.

He is preceded in death by his father, Isodoro Coyaso; mother, Maria Coyaso; son, Damien Coyaso; grandson, Austin Baretto; brothers, Ernest “Nato” Coyaso; and Phillip “Bito” Coyaso; and sister, Beatrice Coyaso Camacho.

Kucho is survived by his wife, Isabella Coyaso; sons, Russell (Valerie) Coyaso of Brydeswood, Alfred (Colleen) Coyaso of Lawai, and Gerry (Cheryl) Coyaso of Kalaheo; daughter, Annamarie (Howard) Tolbe of Ele’ele; twelve grandchildren: Shandon Coyaso, Bruce (Wailana) Kanoho Jr., Crystal (Koty) Kaiakapu, Ashley (Tyson) Relacion, Aaron (Sheena) Coyaso, Brandon Kanoho, Shantel (RJ) Coyaso, Chelsie (Howie) Kanoho, Adam (Sunni) Coyaso, Rachel (Camden) Coyaso, Hope Coyaso, and Chace Coyaso; fifteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Laura “Lita” Coyaso Vales of Pearl City, O’ahu, and Dora Coyaso Vales of Vacaville, California; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Visitation will be at 8:30 a.m. with services beginning at 10 a.m. Internment will be held at Holy Cross cemetery and refreshments will be followed at the church hall.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Denise D. Ortal-Ballaibe

Denise D. Ortal-Ballaibe 54, of Mililani, Hawaii passed away on Dec. 15, 2016, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on June 15, 1962, in Pasadena California. Memorial Services for Denise will be held on Oahu and Kauai. Oahu’s service will be on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Ballard Family Moanalua Mortuary, 1150 Kikowaena St. Honolulu, Hawaii. Visiting hours will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Kauai’s service will be on Saturday, Jan 21, 2017, at the Kauai Veterans Cemetery, 4331 Lele Rd., Hanapepe, Hawaii. Visiting hours will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Service will begin at 10 a.m. Graveside Service will begin at 11:15 a.m.

Denise is survived by her husband, Rudolph O. Ballaibe; children, Noah Kaneala Ballaibe, Emma Grace Ballaibe; stepson, Daniel R. Ballaibe; along with step, wife Jenifer B. Ballaibe; step nieces, Kaya J. Ballaibe and Kailani I. Ballaibe; and step nephew, Koa D. Ballaibe. The daughter of the late Earl W. Dusenberry. Denise is also survived by mother, Sharon; stepfather, Leonard Marlin; sisters, Barbara Kermode, Lori Karle and Sandra Dusenberry; nephews, Robert Karle and Tyler Dusenberry.

Momoyo Matsumura

Momoyo Matsumura passed away in Lihue on Dec. 10, 2016. Born on Sept. 15, 1924, in Lihue, she was a police records analyst.

She is preceded in death by Buster Isao Matsumura; and survived by her son, Ronnie Matsumura of Lihue; daughter, Michele (Wayne) Tanaka of Lihue; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Shirley) Ibe of Kaneohe; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be held on Jan. 14, 2017, at the Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m.

Casual attire is suggested.

Arrangements were handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.

Helen L. Souza

Helen L. Souza of Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on Jan. 3, 2017, at the age of 93

She was born on Nov. 18, 1923, in Eleele, Kauai.

She is preceded in death by parents, Marion and Margaret Lopes; husband, Clarence Souza; son, Francis Souza; and numerous siblings.

She is survived by daughter’s, Laverne (Paul) La Fleur and Judy (Patrick) Cortez; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Private services were held.

Arrangements by Borthwick Kauai Mortuary.


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