Dec. 15, 2010
Cristota Gella Samson, 85, of Waipahu, a state Department of Education retiree, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael A. and Mark G., daughters Mary T. Samson and Patricia Samson-Thorbs, 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Mass: 10 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.