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Obituaries
Sunday, April 6, 2003


Roxann Gale Alcover, 47, of Pearl City, a state Department of Education secretary, died March 28 in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Ashia Alcover-Fernandez, father James, brothers Burchell and Derwin, sister Jaymie Naauao and grandmother Remedios Davin. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and noon Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. Friday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Leonora Dionio Cababat, 82, of Kihei, a Pfizer Genetics cornfield worker, died March 25 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Aurelio; sons John, Ceriaco and Benny; daughters Emilia Badua, Conchita Maga, Priscilla Robinion, Lisa Okawa, Pacita Barrientos and Julie Guerra; 24 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Wednesday and after 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Gerardo Alvarez Cabo, 63, of Wahiawa, a former Dole Pineapple Co. truck driver, died March 26 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Barrio Lanipao, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Eulalia "Taling"; son Wesley; brothers Benito, Mauro, Monico and Nestor; and sisters Dominga C. Racho and Veolita and Teresita Cabo. Services: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Hatsuko Nakano "Joyce" Funamoto, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Palolo Superette cashier, died March 25 in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by husband Norio, daughter Jennifer Kuniyoshi, brothers Roy and Herbert Nakano, sister Shirley Nakamura and one grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

John William Giabbai, 69, of Hauula and Cape Cod, Mass., a retired U.S. Navy veteran, firefighter and Massachusetts state trooper, died March 14 in Kahuku Hospital. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by wife Pauline; daughters Susan, Jude and Jennifer; son Robert Cabral; and four grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Roch's Catholic Church in Kahuku.

Florence "Aunty Florence" Wong Hoke, 94, of Kaneohe, a homemaker and former Young Laundry employee, died March 28 in Ann Pearl Care Home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery.

Winona Leina'ala Johnson, 74, of Honolulu, a homemaker and former Hawaii Pacific X-Ray employee, died Wednesday in Kailua. She was born in Kaimalino, Hawaii. She is survived by husband William "Bill"; sons Wayne, Mark and Chris; daughters Marilyn Ahuna and Heidi Nishimura; brothers Frank and Edward K. Thompson Jr.; sisters Blanche "Dolly" Bates and Shirley Ann "Tynee" Jones; and eight grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kamehameha Schools, Bishop Memorial Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire.

Aiko Kurashige, 94, of Lanai, a retired meat wrapper for Richard Shopping Center, died March 22 in Lanai Hospital. She was born on Lanai. She is survived by daughters Setsuko Hashimoto, Hideko Saruwatari, Mitsuko Matsuda and Edna Egami; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yu Kuen Lowe, 91, of Honolulu died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Wai See; sons Renato H.C., Newton H.T. and Winston H.H.; daughters Jeanie M.P. Mah, Marian L. Ching and Maureen L. Chang; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Connie D. Lynch, 44, of Waipahu died March 24 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Fort Riley, Kan. She is survived by sons Darryl McCollum and Trevor Harris-Lynch; parents Andrew and Mildred; brother Michael; and sisters Marvaleen Williams, Renee Richardson, Lynette Easley and Andrea Jeter. Services: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sita Maafala, 60, of Waipahu died Monday in Waipahu. He was born in Aua, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Eseta; sons Amosa, Sene, Tala, Mua, Solomona and Sione; daughters Fa'afetai and Ella; brothers Sione, Lealao'o, Fiafia and Esau; sisters Fa'amele Haley and Laloata Maafala; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Church of Christ, 15 Craigside Place. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Lily Medeiros, 102, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Julia Fernandez, sister Caroline Belken, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Friday at St. George Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Victor L. Morine, 81, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kailua, a retired vice president and general manager of NAPA Distribution Center in Hawaii, died March 25 in Las Vegas. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Marjorie, sons Victor E. and Michael A., daughter Jessica Johnson, brother Robert, sister Audrey Hansen and three grandchildren. Services held. Tax-deductible donations suggested to the Vincent E. Morine Memorial Scholarship, c/o San Jose State University, Attn: Cathy Casey, Director, Major and Planned Gifts, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0036.

Elaine Kimie Morishige, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Spencecliff food waitress, died Monday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Haleiwa. She is survived by son Robert T. and daughter Phyllis E. Tyau. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Kazuo Nekonishi, 83, of Hilo, a Yamada Transfer carpenter, died Thursday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Kaiwiki, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sanae; daughters Lynne Lam, Lillian Wong and Joan Chow; sisters Kiyoko Yasukawa, Tomiko Kaido, Hanako Shikuma and Shizuko Yamamoto; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hilo Hooganji Mission on Manono Street. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Antero S. Santella, 89, of Lahaina died March 29 at home. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Virginia; sons Federico, Emiliano, Mariano, Celes and Rey; daughter Ester Maestre; brother Benjamin; sisters Gorgonia Salom and Guillerma Alconis; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Call after 7 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Fred Katsukichi Tengan, 79, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by daughter Faith Wood, brother Katsuichi, sisters Betty Jones and Gladys Litke, and one grandchild. Private burial at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Nevin Gabriel Kaipo Resquer-Yorkman, 14, of Waimea, Kauai, died Friday in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by parents Grant K. Yorkman and Neoma J. Resquer; brothers Keola, Kalama and Nu'u; sister Kaanoiokuupuuwai; grandparents Kamaile and Kaanoi Yorkman and Rosie Resquer; and great-grandparents Tutu Margaret Aipoalani and Marina Corpuz. Mass: 4 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waimea. Call after 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.



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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