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Obituaries
Sunday, April 13, 2003


Mary D. Ah Sam, 97, of Wailuku, a retired teacher, died Tuesday in Hale Makua-Wailuku. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sisters Nancy Hull and Dorothy Medieros, and brother Lawrence Doong. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park.

Jennie "Aunty Jennie" Kaohuaaiona'alii Stewart Carmack, 79, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired Department of Defense civil service worker, died Friday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George; sons Jerry D.K., C. Dee Ka'ala and Keith Kilauea; sisters Nora Coleman, Julie Williams and Nellie Johnson; and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Kaumakapili United Church of Christ in Honolulu. Call after 1 p.m. Aloha attire.

Aisya Marie Torres Desierto, infant daughter of Christopher and Ann Marie, of Wailuku, died March 31 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is also survived by grandparents Mauro and Delma Torres and Felix and Remedios Desierto; and great-grandparents Isabelo and Aurelia Ubaldo, Magdalena Torres, Dionisio and Felicidad Dagdag, and Trinidad Desierto. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call between 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary and after 9 a.m. Thursday. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Ernest Diama, 71, of Hilo, a U.S. Army corporal, died March 27 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Herbert and Benjamin; and sisters Winnie Campbell, Alfreda Jitchaku, Catherine Campainha and Carol D. Brown. Services held.

Robert Kehualani "Bob" Douglas, 78, of Calif., a retired coach at Kamehameha Schools and in California and a World War II Army veteran, died Jan. 23. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jody, son Tad and two grandchildren. Services were held.

Silveria Abad Foronda, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Pineapple Cannery employee, died April 1 in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Rene, Charles and Kenneth; and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Thomas Murphy Hale, 78, of Vallejo, Calif., formerly of Hawaii, a retired state Department of Education administrator and World War II U.S. Marine veteran, died March 24 at home. He was born in Canton, Ohio. He is survived by wife Joan, son George, daughter Jane Bargiel, brother James, sisters Patricia McMichael and Barbara Jackson, and five grandchildren. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society, Solano Units, 1652 W. Texas St., Suite 110, Fairfield, CA 94533.

Henry H. Herrick, 91, of Foster City, Calif., died Feb. 11, 2003, and his wife, Julie Bellinger Herrick, 84, also of Foster City, died Jan. 24, 1997. Both were born in Honolulu. They are survived by son Ray, daughter Gaye Baltz, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Aloha attire.

Fujiko Higa, 79, of Wailuku, a Wailuku Sugar Co. lab worker and Valley Hardware employee, died Thursday at Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Waikapu, Maui. She is survived by husband Takeo; sons Glen, Craig, Aaron and Eric; brothers Sozen Yogi and Jinsei, Jintoku, Jinsuke and Charles Miyashiro; sister Fumiko Uyehara; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Maui Memorial Park.

Hiroshi Hino, 69, of Honolulu, formerly of Kauai, a retired U.S. Army Korean and Vietnam War veteran, died March 30 in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by son Kevin; daughters Jean Kuboyama, Darlene Makabe, and Gayl, Shereen and Laureen Hino; brothers Charles and Yoshio; sisters Kay Cooney, Clara Kamiyama and Michiko Cosma; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Private services.

Hatsuye Kakazu, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died April 2 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. She is survived by son Stephen, daughter Geraldine Dunstan, brother Yukio Asato, sisters Nancy Uchida and Amy Maruyama, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services held.

Yoshio Munekata, 86, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii State Hospital painter, died Tuesday in Hilo Life Care Center. He was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. He is survived by wife Naomi N.; children Moana L. Vierra and Myra N. and Mark Y. Munekata; sister Marian; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Mary A.C. Myers, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 51 personnel clerk, died Friday in Hospice Kailua. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by sister Jeanne Pregill and brothers Anthony Ah Choy and Edward Choy. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery, Mount Cavalry Garden. No flowers.

Glen Edwin Pung, 39, of Wailuku, a Maui Hawaiian Auto Body and Paint Shop repairman, died April 3 in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother Dale and sisters Shirley Koga and Josephine Hendershot. Services: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m.

Nina Rosario Daguman Rabellizsa, 78, of Makakilo, a retired Fluck Company employee, died Monday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Apolinario B., daughters Wanda R. Vianzos and Justina M. Williams Puaoi, brother Alfred Orlanda, sister Cresencia, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Waipio-makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Eva Rodrigues, 96, of Kapolei, died Tuesday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Spain. She is survived by daughter Angelina Figueroa, brother Charles Amell, caregiver Francine Tan, 19 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Angel Sagadraca, 77, of Kahului, a former Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. employee, died Monday in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Bacarra Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Juana Acob; sons Charito, Gary and Kalani; daughters Josephine Santiago, Angie Domagalski, Maria Gascon and Tina Kwon; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the mortuary and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. Valley Isle Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Toru Shinjo, 70, of Waipahu, a retired University of Hawaii employee, died Monday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Terry and Kevin Shinjo and Alden, Nelson, Walter, Matthew and Sidney Rodrigues; daughters Torlen Shinjo, Sandra Lee, Rayne Moore and Marsha Castellano; brother Tetsuo; sisters Hiroko Kohno and Yoko Masuda; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Louis Diego Soares, 89, of Hilo, a retired Rheicholas Chemical Co. plumber, died Friday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Joseph, Louis and Robert; daughters Patricia Ah Sam and Joanne Azevedo; sisters Caroline Simon, Irene "Tootsie" Soares, Gladys Medeiros and Bernice McClandon; brothers John, Henry, Joseph and Gerald; 18 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9 a.m. Flowers and leis welcome. Casual attire.

Tran Cam Tran, 85, of Honolulu, died April 2 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Chao Chiu, China. She is survived by husband Liet Quach; sons Thomas, Tony, Alan, Michael and Benjamin Quach; daughters To Anh and Hung Quach, Irene Cheng and Sophia Bachman; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Margaret Y. Tsuda, 92, of Lahaina, a retired elementary school teacher, died April 3 at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband James; son Jon; sisters Ruth Morita, Toshiko Ikeda, Sue Fujii and Lily Goto; brothers Dick, Toshi and Nobu Nakasone; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Lahaina United Methodist Church. Casual attire.

Arieta Ufau, 60, of Pearl City, died Tuesday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Leone, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Nifo; sons Junior Cabuyaban and Nikolao; daughters Muavae Luamanu, Saumaleato Mataituli, Tautuu Aniseto, and Kathy, Christina and Vitolia Ufau; brother Levi Talaeai; sisters Sinatoga Pirtle and Faleupolu, Filemu, Lilieni and Faafouina Talaeai; 22 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services to be held in American Samoa.

Jacqueline Jean Watson, 65, of Haiku, Maui, a real estate office manager, died Thursday at home. She was born in Spokane, Wash. She is survived by sons Rick, Bill, Scott and Brett Haylor; daughter Jayme Lane; sister Jeri Beall; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Donations suggested to Maui Humane Society. Private services.

Robert Mamoru Yoshihiro, 77, of Honolulu, a retired fisherman, died last Sunday in Hale Ola Kino. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Henry and Rodney, and sisters Elsie Yoshimoto and Gladys Higa. Private services held.



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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