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Obituaries
Tuesday, March 25, 2003


Adam Alfonso, 81, of Wahiawa, a retired Dillingham Corp. and Hawaiian Dredging accountant, died March 11 in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sisters Margaret Egan, Catherine Fernandez and Eveline Pechous. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice-West.

John Aruda Sr., 83, of Kahului, a retired Haleakala Ranch employee, died March 8 at home. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Rose D., sons Manny and Charles, sister Margaret Deniz, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Maria Consolacion Abad Baloran, 77, of Honolulu, died Feb. 27 in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Santa Maria, Laoag City, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Ulpiano, Rogelio, Phillip, Julie and Juanito; daughters Lorenza Motoike, Mely Darang and Lolita Abad; brothers Valentine and Marciano Abad; sisters Philomena Domingo, Felicidad Mateo, Ines Antonio and Juanita Andres; 27 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Adela Garcia Baron, 49, of Honolulu, a caregiver, died March 13 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Angelino "Angel" and companion Herman Carvalho. Mass: 6 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Visitation: 7 p.m.

Gabriel Mariano Barrientos, 65, of Waipahu, a Mililani Town Association maintenance man, died March 10 at home. He was born in Solano, Nueva, Viscaya, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Pepita A.; daughters Wilma B. Botelho, Valentina A. Alvarez and Chita A. Barrientos; brothers Silverio and Faustino; sister Perlina Pascua; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Florentina G. Castillo, 83, of Honolulu, a retired O.K. Diaper Service forelady, died Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Vernon, Tom, Roland and Chris; daughters Tessie Hatten and Gloria Renken; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 12:15 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Ahji Cho, 91, of Wahiawa, died March 16 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Korea. She is survived by sons Byung Soon, Chang Yong, Dae Kil and Chong Rae; daughters Keum Rae, Sook Ja, Keum Ja, Pil Rae, Chol Sook and Ui Tan; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy "Dot" Jean Dickey, 76, of Milolii, Hawaii, a retired telephone operator, died Friday in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Florida. She is survived by daughter Dee Dee Vierra and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday at Manuka State Park on Highway 11. Casual attire.

Alice Florence Gonsalves, 94, of Turlock, Calif., formerly of Ewa Beach, a Maguee Convalescent Hospital nurses aide in California, died March 17 in Turlock. She is survived by daughters Katherine G. Costa, Diane Gonsalves and Dale H. Matthews; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Esther Chun McKeague Henson, 88, of Maui, formerly of Honolulu, a retired Maui Resort employee, died March 9. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard and Douglas, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Olive Kimiko Honzaki, 93, of Hilo, died March 12 in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son William, daughters Maude M. Nii and May E. Hirano, 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary donations.

Michael Kalani Hulama Jr., 29, of Kaneohe, formerly of Hilo, died March 15 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in San Diego. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Arsenio Soriano Jose, 82, of Honolulu, died Feb. 25 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Margarita G.; sons Ramon, William, Fred and Joffrey; daughters Angelita Baguinat and Emelita Pascua; brothers Teodorico, Filomeno and Calixto; sisters Irene Butac and Teresa Jose; and 19 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Sadae Kanehira, 80, of Pearl City, died March 5 at home. She was born in Waianae, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Chester M. and Norman S.; daughter Lillian M. Toma; brothers Paul I. and Walter T. Yamaguchi; sisters Satsue Ogawa, May C. Kunimura, Mary K. Higa and Ruth S. Tsukayama; and four grandchildren. Private services.

John Maikai Keliiliki, 92, of Laie, a retired Highway Construction Co. employee, died Sunday. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons John P., Dale, Leroy and Michael; daughters Love Barenaba and Kuuipo Keliiliki; 27 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 1st Ward. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Edward "Eddie" T. Kimura, 88, of Pearl City, a retired Kaiser Punawai pharmacist and former owner of DeRussy Pharmacy, died March 15 in Waipahu. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by daughters Valerie T. Kurizaki and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bernard "Kalei" Kaleinani Kinney Sr., 72, of Waipahu, an American Japan Golf Association director, died March 15 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bernard K. Jr., stepmother Fusae, brother Kiha A., stepbrothers Robbins and Roger, stepsister Geraldine and two grandchildren. Committal services: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Cynthia Susan Sunbury Metcalf, 47, of Honolulu, formerly of Kona, co-owner of Metcalf Construction, died Sunday in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Terry, son Cody, daughter Haven Lee, parents Blaine and Susan Sunbury, sisters Pam Wood and Debbie Sunbury, and a grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Stone Church, Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. Burial to be held in Alexandria, Va.

Helen Hatsuko Nishina, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Sears sales clerk, died Saturday in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Clifford M.; sons Vincent, Lloyd and Conrad; daughter Amline Hayduk; brothers Sakae, Henry and James Tominaga; sisters Florence Matsumoto and Vivian Suenaga; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire.

Mildred Shigeko Oishi, 74, of Wailuku, died March 14 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sister Esther Watanabe. Private services.

Tsuru Omine, 98, of Waipahu, died March 14 in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by sons Yeiichi, Shigeru and Harry; daughters Haruko Katayama, Grace Tanouye, Violet Ganeku, Kikue Tagami, Yoshie Yamashiro and Janice Watanabe; a sister; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Gertrude Leilani Reis, 78, of Honolulu, died March 13 in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Henry J. "Hoppy"; sons Edward U.H. Jr. and Rudolph F. Sun, Joseph A. Miller III and James M. Reis; daughters Georgia K. Vager, Venus P. Cabinatan, Valerie F.U. Lau, Stephanie L. Sheehy and Tammy L. Soares; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Pedro Rosario, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Waikiki Banyan Hotel housekeeping supervisor, died March 15 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Pandan, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by companion Leonida Balanay; sons Peter, Isidro and Pedro Jr.; daughters Benita Yu and Fe Rosario; mother Joaquina; brothers Urbano and Vicente Jr.; and sisters Candelaira, Vin and Clarita. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Joe Hiroshi Shimamura, 78, of Honolulu, a self-employed optometrist doing business as Joe Shimamura, O.D., died Wednesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred Y.; son Dr. Mitchel; daughters Vilia and Denise Shimamura and Lisa Nakasaki; brothers Lawrence and Ralph; sister Betty Kajiyama; and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 12:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Kenichi Shinozuka, 80, of Lahaina, a Pioneer Mill heavy equipment mechanic and a Nagasako Supermarket part-time meat cutter, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Puukolii, Maui. He is survived by wife Akiko; sons Clayton, Keith, Glenn and Wayne; daughter Dina Nishimoto; sisters Akiko Akiyama and Amy Chang; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Ivan Seaton Stacy, 78, of Kapalua, Maui, an IBM consultant and U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He is survived by wife Marty, sons Douglas and Jeffrey, and sister Odessa Marshall. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793.

Clara Mitsuyo Suganuma, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Corp. packer, died March 10 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alvin A. and Roy; brothers Henry, Raymond and Charles Tatsuta; sister Kay Villanueva; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Aileen Kuulei Lazarus Thompson, 77, of Maile, died March 15 in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by sons Harold W. Harmon Jr. and Bob P. Thompson, daughters Barbara A. Harmon and Rachel K. Bautista, brother Wesley K. Lazarus, sisters Loretta Freittera and Madalin H. Dorothy, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Harry Kunichi Toi, 79, of Honolulu, a retired restaurant assistant manager, died March 8 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yoshiko, daughter Michelle Sullivan, sisters Jane Kawaoka and Lorraine Yamamoto, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Restituto "Resty" Tamayo Vitug, 77, of Ewa Beach, a Filipino guerrilla forces veteran who served in World War II, died Feb. 27 in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Lubao, Pampanga, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Dominga D.; sons Enrique, Emmanuel and Edwin; daughters Evangeline Dionisio, Edna Galura, Edelwina Vitug and Eloisa Evans; sisters Primativa Ronquillo and Maria Vitug; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robert Tetsuo Wakatake, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Fire Department mechanic, died Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty, son David, sister Matsue Tsugawa and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment at Honolulu Memorial Park. 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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