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Obituaries

Wednesday, January 17, 2001


Jourdaynleigh K. Acob-Supnet, infant daughter of Edwardo Supnet Jr. and Junelyn Acob, died Saturday in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. She is also survived by grandparents Edwardo and Katherine Supnet and Juanito and Lolita Acob, and great-grandparents Dolores Supnet and Francisco and Aleja Ricardo. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ballard's Funeral Home on Maui. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary in Honolulu. Call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Call again from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Carolyn J. Bell, 61, of Kohala, Hawaii, a retired clerk with Sunshine True Value Hardware Store, died last Wednesday in Kohala Hospital. She was born in San Jose, Calif. She is survived by son Alan Keefe; daughter Christi-Jean N.; mother Jean L. Banker, and brother Roger C. Henderson. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Friday at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Reception to follow. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the church or a charity.

Lafoai R. "Les" Brown, 55, of Aiea died Jan. 1 in Aiea. He was born in Fagatogo, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Timena Vaimaona; sons Lafoai "Reagan" and Vickers "Avaiona"; daughter Saitutuila Tuaopepe; brothers Tony, Alex, David, Norman and Lutu Peni and Teiutaifeau Brown; sisters Thelma Agae, Ana King, Helen Breeding, Molaeoletolu "Princess" Lobendahn, Laufalaga Lutali and Faalanu Brown, and a grandson. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Mauricio S. Cabe, 85, of Kaneohe died Jan. 2 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Eva; sons Duane and Angelo; daughter Magdalena Ostman, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Call after 9 a.m. Burial:Valley of the Temples.

Richard R. "Porky" De Leon, 66, of Ewa Beach, a retired highway sign installer for the state Department of Transportation, died Thursday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Judith B. Domingo; daughter Richelle Gaballo; stepson Patrick Domingo; stepdaughter Shoreen Domingo; sisters Marion Keopuhiwa, Pamela Cateel, Shirley Palibrica and Isabelle Akana, and four grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Health. Casual attire. No flowers.

Federico A. Gonzales, 89, of Honolulu died Dec. 30. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Gloria; sons Federico Jr. and David J. Jr., and five grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Margaret M. "The Scaffolding Lady" Hadley, 84, of Honolulu, who started "Romar Scaffolding, a scaffold rental business for high-rise buildings, died Friday. She was born in West Chicago, Ill. She is survived by children Margaret Hammersmith, Colleen Wedgewood, Roberta Bohmer, Marian M. Stevens and Joseph Murphy; brother Robert Mann, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mass held. Donations suggested to Hawaii Youth for Christ, P.O. Box 30084, Honolulu 96820 or the Maryknoll Sisters at Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic, Maryknoll Sisters Center, P.O. Box 311, Maryknoll, N.Y. 10545-0311. Private scattering of ashes.

Alma K.V. Holmes, 85, of Lanikai died Sunday at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughters Sharon Oksen, Patricia Yee, Marie Dockter and Kristin Holmes; sons Vincent, Fenwicke, Glenn, Douglas and Bryce, 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Wailuku Union Church. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, contributions suggested to Holmes Memorial Fund, c/o Windward United Church, 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua 96734.

Iris A. Iizaki, 53, of Kaneohe, a statistical programs specialist with the U.S. Postal Service, died Jan. 5. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Kristen; father Leo K.; brother Roy, and sisters Amy and Suzi. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m.

Akiji Kajiwara, 100, died Jan. 7 in Aiea. She was born in Nagano, Japan. She is survived by sons Takamasa "Fat," Susumu "Sam," George "Tadashi," Henry "Mamoru" and Jesse "Itsuo," five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Donna K. Kanemaru, 44, of Mililani Town died Jan. 9 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lyle S.; daughter Megan K.; father Richard Y. Okamura; brothers Jon S. and Darryl K. Okamura, and sister Maureen Y. Tamashiro. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Sueo Kawaguchi, 61, of Wahiawa died Jan. 1 in Wahiawa. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by brothers George Kawaguchi and William Horton, and sisters Thelma Kawaguchi, Victoria Spencer, Itsue Kaui and Louise Ebesu. Private services.

Masae Kiyosaki, 93, of Honolulu died Dec. 22. She was born in Onomea, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Rose Nakamura, Iris Namae, Sarah Morishige and Patsy Nishimura; brother Hisashi Inouye, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Shigeo "Boot" Maeda, 87, of Kula, Maui died Monday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by wife Fudeko; sons Stanley and Allen; daughters Jean Kawakami, Jane Uehara and Maizie Akimoto, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Reception to follow. Casual attire.Minnie S. "Sanchez" Matias, 88, of Honolulu died Jan. 6 in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Edward J. and Gabriel Rodrigues and Edward Jr. and Randall Matias; daughters Mildred Torres, Elizabeth Perez, Josephine Ward, Judy P. Matias-Ng and Esther Shibata; brother Hertrudy Salsedo; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 12:15 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Arata Minatoya, 91, of Koloa, Kauai, died Jan. 8 at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by daughters Arline Matsunaga and Elexa Moon; brothers Yasuo and Toshio, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tatsuo "Baker" Miyashita, 84, of Hilo, retired proprietor of the former Hilo Pastry Shop, died Jan. 9 in Hilo Medical Center. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sumiko; sons Morris and Calvin; brother Hiroji, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Charles S. Nanbu, 73, of Lihue, a retired postal clerk with the Lihue Post Office, died Sunday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kipu, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yuriko; son Daniel; brothers Mitsugi and Manabu Nambu; sisters Nobuko Marugame and Doris Kawamura, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Christian Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

William K.K. Paia, 63, of Honolulu died Dec. 27 at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Wynnona; son Billy III; daughters Bambi Gibo, Tambi Paia, Kim Borges and Porscha Paia; mother Eleanor; brother Peter Opulauoho; sisters Roberta Okimoto, Napua Knight and Arde Yamashita, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Guillermo F. "Imong" Poblete, 73, of Honolulu died Dec. 27 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Josefina P.; sons Danny, Lucito and Benjamin; daughters Flora, Estrella and Maribel; brothers Jaime and Narding; sisters Rosal, Maria and Juling, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Philomena Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elva L.P. Rose, 84, of Aiea, a retired librarian, died Jan. 4 in Aiea. She was born in Cass, Ark. She is survived by daughter Martha Wilson; son Morris; sister Erma Pinion, two grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Carlton E. Taber Jr., 85, of Honolulu, a radio telegrapher operator for the U.S. Coast Guard and Radio Communications Association, died Saturday in Honolulu. He was born in Lynn, Mass. He is survived by wife Gladys; son Ronald; daughter Dianne; sister Doris I. Mangelson, and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Nativity. Call after noon. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice or Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Violet Toomey, 82, of Honolulu, a retired baker at University of Hawaii, died Jan. 9 in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Makapuu Lighthouse. She is survived by sister Minnie "Ululani" Medeiros; hanai brother John Spencer; hanai sister Katherine Letson, and hanai sons Nelson, Kevin and Randy Spencer. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Gordon "Buster" Tribble, 82, of Honolulu, a salvage diver, died last Wednesday in Honolulu. He was also a hydrographic surveyor and underwater demolition team officer. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty Anne; brother Robert; sister Beverly; sons Philip and Gordon, and three grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Iolani School.Henry E.S. Tyau, of Honolulu, a pipefitter, died Saturday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rose Chai Sim; daughter Kathlyn Wong; sister Rose Pacheco, and two stepgrandsons. Services: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 1:30 p.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Charles N. Upchurch, 68, of Honolulu, a master automotive mechanic, died Jan. 9 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Charles N. Jr. and Randall K. Kaaloa; daughters Charlene K. Cenido, Leah N. Upchurch and Danderine Clark; father James K.; brother James K. Jr.; sister Alice H. Yap, and fiancee Lois K. Chung-Hoon. Memorial services: 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Private scattering of ashes.

Thelma K.A. Waahila, 70, of Kailua-Kona, a retired head bartender at the King Kamehameha Hotel, died Jan. 8 in Kona Community Hospital. She also worked at the Kona Hukilau Hotel and the former Kona Inn Hotel. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by companion Kenneth Ching; son Bryant; daughters Barbara Battle and Jane Carter; hanai daughter Maile; sister Jane Yang; hanai brothers James Jr. and Herman; hanai sisters Kamala A. Espinda and Mary A. Peter, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 3:45 p.m. Friday at Mokuaikaua Congregational Church on Alii Drive. Call from 3 to 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Kristen A. Weber, 20, of Kapolei died Friday. She was born in Silver Spring, Md. She is survived by mother Helene Yancey; stepfather Clifford Yancey; brother Alex Yancey; sister Danielle Yancey, and grandmothers Pauline Sylvester and Mae Weber. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church.

Lorrie Ann M. Wiley, 32, of Waimanalo, a Hawaii Air National Guard supply clerk, will be remembered in wake services at 7 p.m. Friday at St. George's Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. She died in Waimanalo after a car accident Jan. 2. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband David; daughter Kayla; mother Lorenza "Loring" Macanas, and brother Robert Macanas.



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http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/education/hcc/library/hiindex.html
The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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