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Obituaries
Tuesday, October 1, 2002


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Joseph Nicholas Bommersbach, 64, of Aiea, an entrepreneurial businessman, died Friday in Aiea. He was born in Oakes, N.D. He is survived by wife Kathleen; stepdaughters Rosie Figueroa, Maile Jones and Claire Torrey; brothers Marcus, Thomas and Richard Bommersbach and Charles Bernard; sisters Mary Hill and Sandra Cooke; and six grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Aiea. Private scattering of ashes.

George Wilson Broome Jr., 62, of Waianae, an automobile specialist and engineer for Ko Olina Golf Club House, died Friday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Donna L.; sons Christopher, Joey and Scott; daughters Christie, Crystal and Kerry-Ann; mother Edna E.K.; brothers Robert and Greg; sister Sherilyn Pahed; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Church in Waianae. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dawn L. Cabero, also known as Emma Kealoha Hikalea, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Queen's Medical Center telecom operator, died Sept. 21 in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons David Keasler and William "Dutch" Becker, daughter Carol Mikasobe, 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Michael "Zak" Carta, 29, of Orchidland Estates, Keaau, Hawaii, died Sept. 17 in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo. Call after 1 p.m. Incorrect information was printed in an obituary published yesterday.

Diana Choy Hoong Eveland, 56, of Kaneohe, a retired Waiahole Elementary School teacher, died Sept. 23. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jeremiah and Jonathan, father Raymond K.W. Chong, brother Clarence Chong and sister Beverly Lee. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Carol Ann Henley, 48, of Ewa Beach, died Sept. 13 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by daughters Michelle H. Kekona, Christina Henley and Regina Lawson; sons Joshua Lawson and Kalani Nichols; hanai children Marie, April and Chas Montalbo; and two grandchildren. Mass: noon Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 9 a.m. For more information, call 689-0906. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Zenso Ishii, 78, of Pearl City, a retired Federal Aviation Administration transportation assistant, died Sept. 23 in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol Y., sons Ricki and Glen, brother Howard, sister Florence Nishioka and a grandchild. Private services.

Vernon Koichi Izuka, 61, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard mechanical systems inspector and a Esthetics Dental Lab employee, died Sept. 22. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Gertrude L., daughters Cheryl M. and Michelle S., and sisters Gladys Yoshizawa and Gail Kaneshiro. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rowena "Nona" Mahilani Kaluhiokalani, 50, of Kula, Maui, a Makawao Elementary School kumu, died Wednesday. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Kawika, Kawena and Kalamalama; mother Delores Rowe; brothers Noble and David Kaluhiokalani, Anthony and Augustine Morlock and Sean Hall; and sister Kehaulani Jardina. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services to be held on Maui at a later date. Aloha attire.

Stanley Luke, 77, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. safety clerk, died Sept. 22. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vera; sons Dean and Kelly; daughters Denise Luke, Charisse Goza and Rachelle Pruss; sister Ellen Wakayama; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Helen Hisano Nakao, 98, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a self-employed seamstress and homemaker, died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kapulena, Hawaii. She is survived by sons James and Richard, daughters Betty Nakano and Dorothy Ishikuro, brother Raymond Hamasaki, sister Kotoe Hamasaki, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Henry Susumu Nakata, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education deputy superintendent of buildings, died Aug. 29 in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Martha; brothers Toyoto, Naruaki and Shunro; and sister Haruko Shirai. Services held.

Laurie Hiroko Odo, 47, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a self-employed business person, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Bernard, stepson Bryan, parents James and Tsugie Azeka, and brother Miles Azeka. Services: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Garden Island Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Andrew Norio Okazaki, 61, of Honolulu, a retired accountant, died Sept. 22 in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Kathy Okazaki and Koreen Marcello; brother Kenneth; sisters Janet Sato, Frances Sigler, Evelyn Masuoka and Peggy Kwok; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Juana Gungab Pascua, 88, of Honolulu, a retired tuna packer, died Sept. 23 in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Ceferino Efrain; sons Loreto, Conrado, Jacob and Efrain Jr.; daughters Magdalena Gungab, Veronica Tumamao, Leonida Cabel, Lordes Tabon and Leticia Bareng. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Gelacio Pascual Sr., 93, of Lihue, a retired Akita Enterprise mail carrier, died Wednesday at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Aida, sons Gelacio Jr. and Francis, daughter Sally Abe, brother Isaac Sr., a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Wayne Ramsey, 52, of Lihue, a clerk, died Sept. 21 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in California. He is survived by son Sean, sister Mariann Laymance and brother Jim. Services at a later date.

Wellington "Willie" Maxwell Rapez, 43, of Honolulu, an employee at K. Masonry and DZS Baker, died Sept. 22. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife April, son Brian, daughters Kimberly and Kelly Rapez, father Edward Rapez Sr., mother Mercedes Ganancial, sister Verna, brothers Edward Jr., Victor and Randall Rapez and Lloyd and Lance Rapes, hanai brother Dong Su Ko and a grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Juldeliza Hernandez Rivera, 42, of Waipahu, a Tripler Army Medical Center housekeeper, died Sept. 16. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Elpidio; parents Julian and Eliza Hernandez; and brothers Robert, Rolly, Rudy and Arnolfo Hernandez. Services: 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at St. Theresa's Co-Cathedral. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Mildred Tam Salonga, 82, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Thursday in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by son Joe Wong, daughter Ida Young and five grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m.

Lucille Sylva, 94, of Kahului died Thursday. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Wilbert, daughter Mildred, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

John James "Kanai" Tagaro, 52, of Honolulu, died Sept. 23 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Melanie Shoemaker and Melaree Smith; brother Philip; sisters Naivy, Milag and Joey Credo; mother Florence Credo; and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2311 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Toyoki "George" Tateno, 81, of Aiea, a retired proprietor for Kalihi Kai Auto Repair Shop, died Thursday. He was born in Japan. He is survived by sons Kenneth and Chris, daughters Phyllisjean Toma and Sharlene Clephane, brothers Glenn H. Tateno and Utaka Ikeda, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Grace Fujiko Zukeran, 79, of Kaneohe, died Sept. 23 in Kaneohe. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Lester C.; daughters Yvonne Y. Schreck, Kay K. Zukeran-Chinn and Amy A. Zukeran; sisters Kay Loo, Jane O. Tokashiki and Yaeko Kurisu; and three grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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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