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Obituaries
Wednesday, April 9, 2003


Nicholas L. Caleo, 57, of Kau, Hawaii, a Realtor and co-owner of Pacific Horizons Properties, died March 29 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Moline, Ill. He is survived by wife Linda. Private services.

Nimonh Chounramany, 60, of Honolulu, a state Department of Health social worker, died Friday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Vientiane, Laos. She is survived by husband Chanthala; sons Lance, Tom and Danny; daughters Nila Rattanasamay and Lala Lizama; brothers Ouphet, Ouphasouk, Ouphasay, Oudalay and Ousaysana Souvannavong; sisters Oudary Bounyaseng, Khoune Phimsipasom and Mixay Phathammavong; and five grandchildren. Laotian services: 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

George "Inyong" Baligad Coloma, 63, of Wahiawa, a construction company laborer, died March 28 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elena R.; daughters Heide Salazar and Gwendolyn Coloma; brothers Florendo, Rogelio, Ferdinand, Joseph and Rolando; sisters Victoria Lemi and Erlinda Cariaga; and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Honesta Abuluyan Delos Santos, 75, of Honolulu, died March 29 in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Maximo A., Ruben A., Roy A. and Orlando A.; daughters Trinidad D. PeBenito, Lydia D. Kamiya, Marlyn D. Unciano and Gina D. Lardizabal; brother Bernardo Abuluyan; sister Crisanta Abuluyan; 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Ruth Wong Felipe, 60, of Kahului, a homemaker, died Monday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Albert; mother Ruth Texeira; brothers Solomon, Clifford and Joseph Wong; and sisters Anne Kim and Flora Torres. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Reception to follow at mortuary dining facility. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Frances H. Grosh, 80, of Honolulu, an assistant librarian for the Hawaii Supreme Court library, died Sunday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Etowah, Tenn. She is survived by sons Lawrence, Russell and William; daughter Susan Pestana; brother O.B. Harris Jr.; sister Sue McDaniel; and a grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Call after 1:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Andrew's Cathedral.

Magdaleno "Tom" Guinto, 68, of Aiea, a retired houseman, died April 1 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Teresita; sons Richard, Roland, Raymond and Randy; daughter Annette Tanaka; brothers Benigno, Lorenzo and Joey; sisters Mercedes Reyes, Nene Felizardo, Rosario Delos Santos, Carmen Evaristo and Lydia Sarreal; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Committal services: 3 p.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

James Shofuku Ishihara, 93, of Honolulu, a retired taxicab driver, died Friday in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Kekaha, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hatsuko; daughters Jane Nakasato, Beatrice Kamiya, Nancy Au and Lillian Teruya; brothers Stanley; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church, 1401 Mahiole St. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eileen Michie Iwatake, 52, of Kahului, a Kahului Elementary School teacher, died Thursday at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Dean, daughter Kelly, parents Mamoru Nakagawa, brother Michael Nakagawa and sisters Jessie Castiel and Nancy McDaniel. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Call after 10 a.m.

Kameleo'nalani Kailihiwa-Ancheta, infant daughter of Roland J. Kailihiwa and Melony N. Ancheta, of Ewa Beach, died Thursday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brothers Roland Jr., Ransen and Rusten; grandparents Alfred and Sharon Kailihiwa and Ernest and Angie Ancheta; and great-grandmother Theresa Colburn. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rita Catholic Church in Nanakuli. Call after 9 a.m.

Paul H. Kealoha Sr., 75, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired state park maintenance employee, died Saturday at home. He was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Clara; sons Paul Jr. and Perry; daughters Dorian Chai, Pauline K. Leeloy and Claren Beaudet; brother George; sisters Myrtle Pung and Laverne Ahching; and five grandchildren. Mass: 2 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes in Honokaa. Call after noon. Private burial. Casual attire.

James R. Kupahu, 64, of Kapolei, a city Waste Water Management employee and a retired U.S. Navy veteran, died April 1. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Azucena, son Jonathan, daughter Jeannette, brothers Henry Jr. and Kingcaid, and sister Ryces. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Don Murdoch MacDonald, 50, of Kailua-Kona and Kailua, a tile setter, died March 25 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Tyler Butterworth and Vincent MacDonald, mother Dorothy, brothers Rodger K. and Craig S., and sister Linda Gray. Private services.

Romualdo Manuel, 93, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired employee for the former Kohala Sugar Co., died Saturday in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Martina, sons Ronald and Roger, daughter Jocelyn Scheibe and a grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Kapaau, Kohala. Call after 8:15 a.m. Burial at follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.

Hulita Manupuna, 59, of Kihei, Maui, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in 'Eua, Tonga Island. She is survived by husband Sione C.; sons Lakalaka and Lafaele Manupuna; daughters Ana T. Vena, Makalita A. Falekaono and Mele H. Manupuna; brothers Solomone, Pita U. and Devida Takafua; sisters Selafina Tulahe and Mele Halatetefa Nasio; and five grand- children. Visitation: 6:30 p.m.-midnight Friday at St. Theresa's Church. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

Maxima F. Navor Mecate, 82, of Hilo, died Monday in Hilo Medical Center. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Lawrence Hideki Miura, 43, of Pearl City, a street sweeper operator II for the city Department of Facility Maintenance Road Maintenance Division, died March 30 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born on Okinawa. He is survived by mother Sadako Watanabe, stepfather Robert Watanabe, brother John, stepbrothers Roddy and Clyde Watanabe, sister Margaret Ohara and stepsister Dalah Watanabe. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Edward Takeshiro Mizu-shima, 89, of Honolulu, died March 28. He was born in Niigata, Japan. He is survived by wife Doris, daughters Fay Kondo and Dale Hayashi, brothers Albert and Raymond, sister Alice Abe, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Donald Mikito Nakashima, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Schofield Barracks supervisor, died March 31 in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Isao "Isaac," Richard and Shigemitsu. Private services.

Jaime B. "Braddah Kimo" Nelmida, 64, of Omao, Kauai, died Friday in Hale Kapuna Heritage Home. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Thomas Nunes Palmeira, 79, of Ewa Beach, a city refuse employee, died March 28 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by sons Thomas Jr., Keith Sr. and Scott R.; brothers Lawrence and Clement; sisters Florence Santiago, Sophie Rapoza and Dorothy Stuart; seven grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Aiea United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sue Helen "Bugs" Kawohikukapulani Roback, 54, of Kealakehe, Hawaii, formerly of Hilo, a homemaker, died March 29 at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Keone and Luke, daughter Sudye D.K. Balbin, brothers Charles and James Dahlberg, sister Jean L. Cruz and four grandchildren. Private services.

Julia Dorothy Rowe, 82, of Kahuku, a dance instructor, died March 27. She was born in Columbus, France. She is survived by brother Leo Learned. Burial: 1 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

James Santiago, 70, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a machine operator for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Sunday at home. He was born in Haina, Hawaii. He is survived by son Jimi, hanai son Darcy Ambrosio, daughters Linda R. and Lorilee R., hanai daughter Jeri Pankey, brothers Raymond Santiago and Halmonico Rios, sisters Evelyn Koikoinui and Lillian Rios, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paauilo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to be held at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 at a later date. Casual attire.

Hideo Tanji, 75, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. irrigation supervisor, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Eleanor; son Michael; daughter Michele Brumblay; brother Mamoru; sisters Florence Shimanuki, Thelma Inouye, Peggy Fukushima and Norma Yonezawa; and two grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Reception to follow service.

Gwen Tinker, 88, of Coos Bay, Ore., a retired Bank of Hawaii bank officer and a Hawaiian Trust Co. secretary, died last Wednesday in Coos Bay. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by son George and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. June 15 at Waiokeola Church, 4705 Kilauea Ave. Inurnment: 8:30 a.m. June 16 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to Waiokeola Church or Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu 96815.

Puna Titcomb, 74, of Honolulu, died March 23 in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elrae Holt; sons West "Puna," Herbert and Wendell; daughter Elrae A. Titomb-Ouchi; sister Helen "Pinky" Richardson; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools. Call after 2 p.m. Interment: 10 a.m. April 19 at Oahu Cemetery.

Tusitala Wright, 52, of Honolulu, an outreach counselor, died Friday. She was born in Pavaiai, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Paulo; sons Roy and Paul; daughter Hannah; mother Malia Tua; brothers Fituina, Pale Pale and Francis Tua; sisters Tauese Tuiolemotu, Aimelealofa Lepisi, Malia Roe, Julie Maze and Tinei Tua; and five grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist in Kalihi. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers.

Barbara Sakiko Yamauchi, 81, of Honolulu, a retired department store purchasing agent, died March 4 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Roy and sister Nancy Miyamoto. Private services.



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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