Obituaries for Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Catalina Lucina Motilla

Catalina Lucina Motilla, 97, of Lihue, passed away on Nov. 14, 2017, at Wilcox Medical Center.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1920, in the Philippines.

She was preceded in death by husband Fermin Motilla, daughter Mercedes Motilla, and parents Victor and Maria Lucina.

She is survived by daughters Pacita (Teodulo) Ganiron, Priscilla (Villamor) Fabro Sr. and Narcisa Gonzalez, son Victor (Yvonne) Motilla, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Immaculate Conception Church, from 8 to 9:45 a.m., where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests casual attire.

Borthwick Kauai Mortuary assisted the family with arrangements.

Gordon Hyland Cameron

Gordon Hyland Cameron, 93, passed away on Nov. 8, 2017, at his home.

He was born in Boston, and grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Ridgewood, New Jersey. He was a star baseball pitcher in high school and threw a no-hitter before he threw his arm out. At age 17, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was stationed on Kauai at Marine Camp, and served as a lifeguard on the Wailua River. He then saw action on Okinawa and Peleliu as an infantryman and telephone operator. After WWII, he attended Michigan State and Kent State universities, but did not graduate, instead choosing to go to work in the north woods as a lumberjack and sales representative for the Simonds Saw & Steel Company.

In 1962 he married Australian Gwenneth Munro Evans in Portland, Oregon, and they settled in Menlo Park, California. They had one son, Trevor Lorne Cameron. Eventually they settled in Santa Clara, California. He worked as a nurseryman and then an arborist for the Foothill College District, retiring after 20 years.

He moved back to Kauai in 2009 and enjoyed eight of his best years, making many friends and riding the bus everywhere.

He enjoyed perfect health up until three months ago, before passing at home peacefully surrounded by his son, his caregiver Marco, and good friend Terry.

A graveside military service will be on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Richard Scott Harris

Richard Scott Harris of Kapaa passed away at home on Nov. 9, 2017, at the age of 59. He was born in Japan on Feb. 22, 1959, and was an English teacher in Japan.

He is survived by wife Chizuru Harris.

Private services will be held.

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

  1. Jessie T. Fernandez November 27, 2017 3:27 pm Reply

    Sorry for the errors in typing. I am just trying to see and reconnect with Victor Motilla if he was my classmate in third grade. If he is the one, please e-mail me at otherwise my apology for bothering you and your family.

    Jessie T. Fernandez

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