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Obituaries
Saturday, June 7, 2003


Leroy Holley / 1928-2003



Fidela Tanada Aballa, 76, of Ewa Beach, died May 24 in St. Francis Medical Center West. He was born in Jaro, Leyte, the Philippines. He is survived by son Danilo Chua, daughters Zenaida Chua and Gloria Marcella and seven grandchildren. Mass: noon Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

Trinidad "Trini" Popa Alfaro, 75, of Waianae, died May 21 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She was survived by sons Adelfo Jack, Randolph and Louis; daughters Margarita Broker, Teresa Stinson, Joanne Lee and Marianne Rellin; brothers Anacleto, Constantino and Francisco Popa; sisters Anastacia Takahashi, Proxcedes Respicio, Miguela Sarte, Jean Bradshaw and Damiana Souza; 29 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Rosary: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Funeral service: 10 a.m. Thursday. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

William Ayoso, 67, of Hawi, Hawaii, a retired Lapakahi state beach park keeper, died Monday at North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Leo, Edward and Tony. Private services.

Peggy Tanida Correa, 92, formerly of Hilo, a retired Robbins salesclerk, died May 21 in Torrance, Calif. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George and Leroy, daughter Barbara Jean Mato, sister Mitsuko Taves, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment follows at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Wilfred "Mr. Aloha" Pacyau Dela Cruz, 58, of Waianae, a retired Oahu Transit Services bus driver, died May 27 in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by son Wilfred Jr. and brothers Alfred Jr., Dennis and Baron Ho. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday.

Samuel "Sonny" Kamuela Mun On Goo, 80, of Pearl City, died May 19 in the Queen's Medical Center. He is also survived by daughter Sheri Mae Chang. Incorrect information was printed in an obituary published Thursday.

Masako Tanohara Hashimoto, 89, of Hilo, formerly of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, a self-employed seamstress, died Saturday in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Maria Yano, Betty Hashimoto, Helen Luke and Alishaa K. Asakura; brother Masayuki Tanohara; sisters Misao Uehara and Kimie Sasaoka; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services. Family requests no koden (monetary donations).

Lillian Lei Izumi, 61, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired waitress, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers George, James, Phillip, Cyril and Martin Pahinui; and sisters Madeline Coleman, Elizabeth Schultz, Margaret Puuohau and Anita Nakamura. Private services.

John B. Johnson, 44, of Pearl City, self-employed, died Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sherrie; sons Keoni Hahn and Vernez Johnson; daughters Verinus Ignacio, Vanasie Cortez, Vantazia and Wehilani Johnson; father Herbert Johnson Sr.; mother Julia Johnson; stepmother Tanya Johnson; brothers Herbert Viloria, Harvey, Herbert Jr., Vernon and Virgil Johnson; sisters Cindy Manalo, Debra Johnson, April-Jean Hoohuli and Darnell Johnson; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Pokai Bay Beach Park, Waianae. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

August Herman Kananimauloa Kruse, 89, of Honolulu, a retired heavy equipment engineer, died May 29 at home. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by son John Kruse, daughters Heinne Kaaa and T. Kehaulani Kruse, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kaumakapili Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Esperanza Cristobal Lagundino, 84, of Waianae, a retired cleaning maintenance worker, died May 19 in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Navotas, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Minister Rogelio Agcaoili and Nestor Lagundino; daughters Lerie Agustin, Ophelia Pabalan, Amelia Asperin and Levita Ballao; brothers Alipio and Anastacio Cristobal; and sisters Genoveva Bumatay, Candelaria Lamug, Virginia Carino and Lina Cristobal. Services: 6 p.m. next Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional visitation: 8:30 a.m. next Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Lynna N. Lam, 44, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by son Brian Lam; daughter Tina Lam; brothers Steve, Thang and Duc Ngo; and sisters Phung, Toan, Phuong and Hoang Ngo. Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary, Vietnam Buddhist services. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Teresa De Jesus Rodriguez Martin, 72, of Wahiawa, a retired Bank of America secretary, died May 23 in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in San Antonio. She is survived by sons Damian, James A. and Dean Harvest; daughters Denise Dreier, Jan Havest-Miller, Daphne Handelin, Perrilyn "Nani" Thurston, Melinda "Nohea" Zepeda, and Toni Martin; sisters Tillie Short, Mary Lewis and Maureen Meyer; hanai sisters Marian Montalbo and Isabelle Borreliz; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Wahiawa. Call after 8:45 a.m. Private interment. No flowers. Aloha attire.

Thomas Tomatsu Nakamura, 88, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died May 25 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara N.S.M., one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mary Javier Pascua, 92, of Waipahu, a retired August Ahrens Elementary School custodian, died Saturday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Wilhelmina "Wela" Bartolome, brother Pablo Javier, sisters Bernarda Javier and Filomena Collo, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Frederick Wayne Ragasa, 45, of Pearl City, died Sunday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Bernadino Ragasa Sr. and Monica Verceles; stepfather Freddie Verceles; son Matthew K.; daughter Gabrielle "Kaui"; brothers Franklin Aquino and Bernadino Ragasa Jr.; sisters Patricia Sabog, Bernadette Ragasa and Sylvia; and one grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

Nolan Raymond Rodrigues, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Board of Water Supply water supervisor, died Wednesday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marylouise, sons Clifford and Clayton, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mary Lou Stacy Rosacia, 86, of Waipahu, an Outrigger Sample Shop employee, died Tuesday in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Gattaran, Cagayan, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Jerry, Vincent "Vic," Alfred and Dr. Arthur; daughters Dr. Caroline Rogge, Iluminada Garcia, Rosalinda Malalis and Herminia Rosacia; sister Alicia Stacy; 29 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 8:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. No flowers. Casual attire.

Felipe "Phil" Javier Samson, 71, of Honolulu, died May 29. He was born in Baybay, Leyte, the Philippines. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Diabetes Association, 1500 S. Beretania St., Suite 111. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Thursday.

Noriko Van Dyke, 68, of Honolulu, a retired tour marketer, died May 25 in Honolulu. She was born in Kobe, Japan. She is survived by husband David, daughter Margaret and sisters Fumiko Harris, Yukiko Gingery and Keiko Brovick. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at West Oahu Christian Church. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society of St. Francis Hospice. Casual attire.




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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