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Rohit Jagadish Mehta
Rohit Jagadish Mehta (1947-2022) passed away on July 21 at Wilcox Medical Center, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Bikaner, India on March 5, 1947. He was the eldest son of Dr. Jagadish Manubhai Mehta and Kunda Jagadish Mehta.
He attended St. Xavier’s High School and St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India. He received his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Maine at Orono in 1973. He started his career in General Electric’s South Portland, Maine Steam Turbine Division, and thereafter in senior management and as a consultant in international business development in the power-cogeneration industry.
He met his soulmate Lucy Mehta (nee Spalding) at the University of Maine. They married on Aug. 19, 1972. They moved to Kaua‘i from Fairfield, Connecticut in 2000. She predeceased him on Sept. 19, 2011, in Kennebunkport, Maine.
On Kaua‘i and in Maine, he was actively involved in various community-development projects, including the Rotary and Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce. He served as the general manager of the Princeville Community Homeowners’ Association, was a board member of Samuel Mahelon Memorial Hospital, and a rotating chair for Hawaiian Health Care Services, among several other organizations.
An avid paddler, he was the president and a founding member of Namolokama O’ Hanalei Canoe Club. He was a Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fanatic, a keen golfer, and a cricket enthusiast. He was known and admired for his astute leadership skills, compassion, generosity and sense of humor. He loved music, gourmet cooking and travel.
He is survived by brother Rahul Mehta and partner Patty Haight, sister Brinda Mehta and husband Arturo Dávila Sánchez, and his in-laws, the Spalding family — Barbara Spalding, Phil Spalding and Lynn Coffin, Susan Spalding and Ed Franks, Benjamin Spalding and Mandy Holway, and Sarah Spalding and Tim Fountain, as well as their children. He will be deeply missed.
Alberto ‘Sonny’ Academia Ho‘opi‘i
Alberto “Sonny” Academia Ho‘opi‘i passed away at home on July 4, 2022, at the age of 87. He was born on Dec. 30, 1934, in Hana, Maui to Elizabeth Kaiakala Ho‘opi‘i and Alberto Academia. He was raised by Damiano Lazaro Sr. He retired as a first sergeant in the Army National Guard, and also as a truck driver for Amfac.
He was preceded in death by his wife Caroline Ho‘opi‘i, mother Elizabeth Lazaro, father Damiano Lazaro Sr., brothers Walter “Hale” Dela Cruz, Damiano “Gundy” Lazaro, Andrew “Bla” Lazaro and Patrick “Paleka” Lazaro, sister Peggy Wisneski, daughter Rowena “Lani” Stone and great-granddaughter Kaisa Hesapene Gramberg.
He is survived by his daughters Deborah Shimatsu of Kekaha, Norma Jean (Dean) Ho‘opi‘i-Manuel of Waimea, Camille (David) Hesapene of Hanapepe, sons Duke (Renee) Ho‘opi‘i of Alaska, Alberto Ho‘opi‘i Jr. of Kalaheo, brother Anthony (Hilda) Lazaro of Hanapepe, sisters Mercy Lazaro and Barbara Frasco both of Kekaha, sister-in-laws Cecilia Lazaro of Kekaha and Nancy Dela Cruz of Wailuku, Maui, 15 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A service is Saturday, Aug. 6, at St. Theresa Church in Kekaha, with viewing from 9 to 11 a.m. and Mass at 11:30 a.m. The family suggests casual attire and welcomes flowers.
Garden Island Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Henrietta Daisy Leinani Gonsalves
Henrietta Daisy Leinani Gonsalves passed away at her home on July 4, 2022, at the age of 86. She was born on Jan. 13, 1936, in Kapa‘a. She worked as one of the “Lunch Ledehz” at Kapa’a High and Intermediate and later worked at Flowers and Joys in Kapa’a.
She was preceded in death by parents Isaiah Kalunakanawai and Daisy Ka‘auwai, mother and father-in-law Peter and Jennie Gonsalves, brothers John Keonaona Ka‘auwai, Joseph Ho‘onani Ka‘auwai, James Ho‘omaika‘i Ka‘auwai, Samuel Kaulia Ka‘auwai, Isaiah Kalunakanawai Ka‘auwai III, Kenneth Hokumalamalama Ka‘auwai and Abraham Lincoln Ka‘auwai, sisters Esther Rose Ka‘auwai Teraoka, Elizabeth Nellie Ka‘auwai Costa, Abbie Kananimalamlama Ka‘auwai Nabeshima and Maureen Kealoha Ka‘auwai Seagrove.
She is survived by husband Robert Fairbanks Gonsalves Sr., sons Robert (Gail) Gonsalves Jr, Douglas (Summer) Keola Gonsalves and Alan Kalama (Kelli) Gonsalves, daughters Roberta Leinani (Allen) Bactad and Joyleen TeeTee (Kachi) Rivera, brothers William King (Nan) Ka‘auwai and Bert (Blaze Ann) Ka‘auwai, sisters Annette Ku‘uipoaloha Ka‘auwai and Linda Napua Butchie (Dan) Iwamoto, sister-in-law Barbara Ka‘auwai, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, aunties, uncles, cousins and friends.
A service is at Kapa‘a First Hawaiian Church on Saturday, Aug. 13, with visitation at 9 a.m. and service at 11 a.m.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Douglas N. Nagoshi
Beloved husband, father and grandfather Douglas N. Nagoshi, of Las Vegas, passed away at home on March 7, 2022. He was born on March 22, 1942, in Kalaheo. He retired as vice president of marketing and customer service at Suburban Propane in New Jersey. He graduated from the University of Hawai‘i with a master’s degree in business administration. He began his career with Dillingham Corp. in Honolulu. His career led him to Sacramento, California, Memphis, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Palm Harbor, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee and Whippany, New Jersey, retiring in Las Vegas.
While serving in the army in Europe, he volunteered to go to Vietnam. As a Vietnam veteran, he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Service medal.
He was preceded in death by parents Tetsuro and Shizue Murakami Nagoshi, sisters Yuriko (Wallace) Tasaka, Evelyn (Edward) Matsumoto, brother Kunio Nagoshi, nephew Guy Tateishi and nieces Ellen Tateishi and Lani Ardelle Weissenburger.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pearl Iwasaki Nagoshi, son Matthew (Jessica) Nagoshi of Georgia, daughter Jennifer Nagoshi Harrell of Alabama, grandsons Anthony Harrell, Brian Harrell, Gabriel Nagoshi and Maverick Nagoshi and granddaughter Adaline Nagoshi, sisters Aster (Hiroshi) Tateishi of Kalaheo, Charlotte Nagoshi of Honolulu and Vivian (Michael) Morimoto of California, brother Richard Nagoshi of Kalaheo, and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews of Hawai‘i and the mainland.
Interment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu at a later date.
Rose Marie ‘Rose’ Carvalho Costales
Rose Marie “Rose” Carvalho Costales, 77, of Lawa‘i, passed away on July 9, 2022 peacefully at Wilcox Medical Center. She was born on March 11, 1945, in Koloa. She worked at Waiohai Hotel, Po‘ipu Beach Hotel, K-Mart and Sueoka Market.
She was preceded in death by parents John S. and Helen S. Carvalho, uncle Joseph “Joe” Dionizio Silva, brother Gilbert W. Carvalho and sister Lillian (William) Manago.
She is survived by husband Jose Costales Jr., sons Jose (Michele) Costales III and Jonathan E. Costales, daughter Elena M. Costales, grandsons Josiah Costales and Isaiah Costales, sister-in-law Patricia Carvalho, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A celebration of life is at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel on Friday, Aug. 5, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Raphael Catholic Cemetery in Koloa. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required.
Borthwick Kaua‘i Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
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