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Obituaries
Sunday, March 9, 2003


Kimiyo "Kay" Alba, 77, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a housewife, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Albert Sr.; sons Albert Jr. and Ronald; brother Kenneth Oyama; sisters Mitsuko Okazaki, Chiyoko Ishimaru, Itsue Crook and Haruko Kambe; and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Catherine Bowes, 55, of Kailua-Kona, a self-employed artist, died Feb. 2 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Portland, Ore. She is survived by brother Jeff, and sisters Karol Norris and Vickie Bodell. No services.

Denny Byron, 50, of Keaau, Hawaii, died Dec. 26 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Eldorado, Kan. He is survived by brother Kent Denny. No services.

Leonora Baxa Cafirma, 83, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Friday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Rufino and Arnulfo "Arnie," daughters Severina Albano and Victoria Villaruz, brother Juan Baxa and sister Lourdes Baxa. Visitation: all night Friday at Severina and Dionicio Albano home, 9 1/2 Mile Camp, Keaau, Hawaii. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Suzette Lynn Davis, 41, of Kapoho, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Feb. 28 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Coville, Wash. She is survived by companion Mark Quilausing, parents David and Donna, brother Todd, and sisters Sheryl Harnasch and Bille Jo Coy. Private services.

Eleanor Dyhr, 86, of Honolulu, retired from Lanai Sportswear, died March 1 at home. She was born in Ely, Minn. She is survived by sisters Betty Jane "B.J." Dyhr, Evelyn Werson, Elaine Briggs, Inez Myers and Doris Behr. Private services. Donations suggested to Salvation Army.

Katherine Sadako Fukuda, 76, of Hilo, a retired KTA Super Stores and S.H. Kress Store employee, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Koichi, daughter Renee Honda, brothers Harry K. and Robert M. Nishiyama, and one grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Willard "Lucky" Matsu Hind Jr., 53, of Waimanalo, a retired Hawaii Housing Authority heavy-truck driver, died Feb. 28 in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruby; son Elia Kamaunu; daughters Kaelene Kamaunu, Ruby Kalama, Kekai Borges and Cheryleeann and Camille Hind; parents Ruby and Anthony Kaleiopu; brothers Preston Hind and Mervin, John and George Akeo; sisters Thelma Akeo, Winona McCabe and Ella Kaawa; and five grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park.

Clara Helen Kanekoa, 80, of Honolulu, a musician, died Feb. 23 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Moiliili. She is survived by sons Ellis Jr. and Colson Kanekoa and Steven Watson; daughters Marcie Nera and Wanda Lou Kanekoa-Grance; sister Abbey Moon; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Saturday at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Solomona Kuresa, 75, of Kaneohe, a retired police officer, died Feb. 25 in Honolulu. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Faamoana; sons Fatausaga, the Rev. Solomona Jr., Laau and Harry; daughters Toeaso Anthony, Vaitia Tauala, Usoalii Ki and Asomuamua Faamausili; 38 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Siu Pun "John" Kwok, 87, of Aiea, a retired Honolulu Community Action Program aide, died last Sunday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in China. He is survived by son Bobby W.K.; daughters Mei Lin Chang, Winnie Wong and Yuk Lin and Lim Yan Kwok; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Curtis Frederic "Fred" Livingston, 82, of Hilo, a retired U.S. Army colonel who served in World War II and Vietnam, died Tuesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Iberia, Mo. He is survived by wife Rose U.; sons Stephen and Darryl; stepson Aaron Costa; and stepdaughters Debbie Neves, Rowena Freeman, and Patricia and Dorena Costa. No services. Donations suggested to YMCA in Waiakea.

Eva Jacqueline Martines, 84, of Waimea, Hawaii, a nursing home bookkeeper, died Feb. 20 in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in San Antonio, Texas. She is survived by son Hector, sisters Chickie Quorvilian and Emma Uset, and two grandchildren. No services.

Noney Murakami, 89, of Honolulu, a retired American Factors salesman, died March 1 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son David A., daughter Elaine Ching, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Michael Dunn Murphy, 64, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a self-employed stock market day trader, died Feb. 5 in Waikoloa. He was born in Glendale, Calif. He is survived by wife Judy E.; son Robert; daughters Robin Mulvehille, Kathy Morales and Teri Rohan; brother Robert; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Violet Kikuko Nakagawa, 89, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Honolulu Poi Co. employee, died Feb. 24 in Kau Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harry, James, Herbert and Gilbert; sister Doris Mihata; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Violet Zane Nakano, 94, of Honolulu died Jan. 28 in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Phoebe Boyce. Services: 11 a.m. March 20 at Nuuanu Baptist Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Mitsuko Nakao, 72, of Hilo, a retired Japanese-language educational aide at University of Hawaii at Hilo, died Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Tokyo, Japan. She is survived by brother Kozo Aratani; and sisters Chiyoko Kato, Teruko Yachi, Haruko Sasaki and Naoko Okazaki. Services: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Church of the Holy Cross, 440W Lanikaula St., Hilo. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cody Kamakaokekoa Nishida, 3, of Waianae died Feb. 28 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Chad L. and Tiffany K.; grandparents Leewayne and Carolyn Nishida, Dave Leonida, and TinaRei and Michael Pia; and great-grandparents Daniel and June Pearl. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 3:30 p.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. next Sunday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Giovannina G. Piwowarski, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Quintana Oil Co. secretary and PBX operator, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Massachusetts. She is survived by husband L. Roger; sons Dennis Piwowarski and Fred George; daughters Cecilia Carter, Rosalei Tharp, Janice Schroder and Barbara Salthouse; brothers Joseph, Vincenti and Tony; sisters Nancy and Jill; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 800 Kaheka St., Honolulu. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Roy R. Sanchez, 58, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii County firefighter and U.S. Army National Guard major, died March 1 in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kapulena, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Carmen A. Salazar-Sanchez; sons Michael and Brian; daughter Rochelle Kagawa; brothers Alfred, Jaime, Benjamin, Herman, Wally and Richard; sister Lynn Gutierres; hanai daughter Kuuipo Widmer; and six grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Call after 5 p.m. Prayer service: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Emily Suan, 87, of Honolulu, a retired American Steiner Linen Supply supervisor, died Wednesday in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Victor, sister Ludy Furtado, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Junji Suzuki, 83, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Puna Sugar Co. experiment crop logger, died Wednesday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Wayne and Jerry Suzuki, sisters Chieko Onigashi and Umeno Miyamoto, and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 4 p.m.

Frank "Frankie" Mana Tahere, 60, of Laie, an American Medical Response paramedic, died March 1 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in New Zealand. He is survived by wife Arlene "Kealailimalani"; son Kawika; stepchildren Sherilyne Len, Alvin Chung Jr. and Julieann Sarroca; brothers Peter, Murdoch and Dallin; sisters Gracie Garisan and Tomazita Tahere; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 3rd Ward. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Aida Ellen Vincent, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Feb. 25 in Honolulu. She was born in England. Private services.

Francis Shun Kam Wong, 85, of Pearl City, a Hilton Hawaiian Village chef, died Feb. 26 in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in China. He is survived by sons Dominic W.K. and Louis W.W.; daughters Magdalene P.W. Sah, Theresa P.L. Lee, Cecilia P.S. Mukai, Josephine P.H. Fong and Frances P.P. Shiroma; brothers King Tim Wong and King Cheung Wong; sister Sau Hing; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.



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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