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Obituaries
Tuesday, December 24, 2002


Josephine Aricayos, 64, of Kaneohe, a retired Kaiser Foundation Hospital health coordinator, died Dec. 16. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Augustine C., sons Kallen and Kuincey, daughters Kathleen and Karen, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Haleiwa Beach Park.

Cecilia Victor Chang, 89, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Health office clerk, died Dec. 14 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Victor Chang, daughters Cecilia "Lei" Yamada and Patricia Farinas, brother Benedict Victor, 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services held.

Kenneth Clemons Foster, 73, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a palm seed collector, died Dec. 13 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by son William, daughter Carol Homchick and four grandchildren. Private services.

Gloria Galano, 45, of Lihue, a yard serviceman, died Dec. 11 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Walter; sons Richard, Joefrey, Melody and Ford; daughter Grace; father Ismael Bautista; brothers Jolly and Fred Bautista; and sisters Dolores Delacruz, Marcy Manibog and Angie Fevella. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire.

Jack Atcherley Garcia, 79, of Waimanalo, a retired Dillingham Shipyard employee, died Dec. 11 in Kaiser Malama Ohana. He is also survived by daughter Patricia Hitchcock. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published Saturday.

George Masakazu Gushiken, 75, of Hilo, a retired automobile sales manager, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Marjorie; sons Paul and Brice; daughters Sandra Trenholme, Gloria Yoshimoto, Deborah Fujimoto and Corinne Gushiken; brothers Robert Gushiken and Earl Yamamoto; sisters Helen Takayama, Sachiko Tanimoto, Dorothy Stevens and Shirley Kikugawa; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Earl Isamu Hashitate, 71, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Transportation supervisor of airport services, died Dec. 8 in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Amei, son Alan, daughter Ann Hashitate-Au and two grandchildren. Private services.

Shigeru Kabei, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department lieutenant, died Wednesday in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Stephen and Neal, daughter Karen, sister Nora C. Miyamoto and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Lawrence Hisato Kobayashi, 75, of Lihue, president of Kauai Credit Adjusters Ltd., died Dec. 8 in San Diego. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by sons Michael, Jason and Ben; brothers Clifford, Buddy and Victor; sister Constance Yamamoto; and three grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hilario Danne Lao-Ing, 84, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria; sons Bernave, David and Ceaser; daughters Erlinda Lucero, Mary Asio and Flor Martinez; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Kazuo "Fred" Matsushige, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Paper Co. clerk, died Dec. 16 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Thelma T., daughter Charlene Yamasaki, brothers Howard K. and Edward M., sisters Mildred M. Iwai and Violet S. Nishimoto, and one grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Aloha attire.

Charles Opio Mokuiki Jr., 73, of Waimanalo, a retired E.E. Black Construction Co. crane operator, died Friday in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nephews Matthew and Mark Acosta; and nieces Sheila Touli, Wendy Akau, Lynnette Kanoa, Cindy Yamashita, Marie Kahalehoe and Lowleta Madrid. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Alice Tomita Nagato, 71, of Lihue, a former YMCA secretary, died last Tuesday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sisters Helen Tomita, Patsy Ginoza and Jane Ozaki. Private services.

Edmund M. Nanamori, 82, of Honolulu, died Dec. 14. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Paul and Mark, mother Masao, brother Noriaki, and sisters Florence Shibuya and Mary Manabe. Private services.

Jane Urako Nishijima, of Honolulu, died Dec. 4. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Yoshiaki, sons Paul and Peter, daughter Joan Geary, sister Peggy Fujishima and four grandchildren. Private services.

Chiaki Ouchi, 73, of Mililani, a retired Star Market, Ltd. produce buyer, died last Tuesday at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by daughters Karen C. Mullins and Lori Wong, brothers Kazuo Ouchi and Minoru Miura, sister Mieko and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ellen Kikuyo Ozaki, 93, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died last Tuesday in Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son-in-law Charles I. Daniels and one grandchild. Private services.

Richard Todd Raby Jr., infant son of Richard Sr. and Bernadette, of Wahiawa, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Todd J. and grandparents Richard and Karen. Private services.

Sania Feleti Ryan, 47, of Wahiawa, died Dec. 11. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by parents Feleti Sr. and Apiseka Su'a; brothers Feleti Jr., Anthony and Joe-Kima Su'a; and sisters Masina "Sina" Kauha, Cindy Isnec and Ruth Salausa. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Irene Wong Tam, 94, of Aiea, a retired schoolteacher, died Wednesday. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Wilfred and Alvin, and five grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10:45 a.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Yoshiko Taniguchi, 93, of Honolulu, died Dec. 5. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Dr. Raymond, Edwin and Rick; daughter Elaine Takehara; sister Harriet Watanabe; caregiver Carol Baird; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Sharon F. Yamamoto, 46, of Waipahu, an East-West Center editor, died Dec. 15 in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ross Alan Christensen, mother Emiko, brother Wesley and sister Sandra Lau. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

James "Jimmy" Nobuo Yamura Sr., 66, of Honolulu, a former city scalemaster, died Wednesday in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife LaVern May, son James Jr., daughter Reina Souza, brothers Happy and Harry, sister Helen Kami and four grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at United Gospel Fellowship, 95-061 Waiamakua Drive, Mililani. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lorraine Kiyoko Yoshizumi, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children nurse, died Dec. 15. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roy I. and Victor S., sisters Edith Sims and Nora Takayanagi, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.



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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