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Obituaries
Wednesday, June 25, 2003


Severo DeJesus Aguilar, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Pacific Construction laborer, died June 2. He was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by son Fernandico, daughter Rubelyn Alvarez and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 10 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Modesto Manzano Antonio Sr., 83, of Lanai City, a retired Dole equipment operator, died Monday in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Marcelina; son Modesto Jr.; daughters Nona Bowen, Karen Niimi and Glenda Camero; sisters Francine Cardona, Nena Ong and Josefa Coloma; and six grandchildren. Visitation: all night Friday at Filipino Clubhouse on Lanai. Call after 5 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Lanai City Cemetery.

Tad Tadashi Aono, 93, of Honolulu, a retired public accountant doing business as Tad Aono, Public Accountant, died last Wednesday in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Marguerite Y., son Paul and daughter Dorothy. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ernesto Canillo Baclaan, 52, of Ewa Beach, died Monday in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Davao, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Lance Oliveres and Nicholas, Teal and Ernest; daughter Stefany; mother Ester; brothers Ed, Eli, Joseph, Ricky, Exequeil and Emmanuel; sisters Josephine Webber and Janet Bennett; and one grandchild. Services: noon Saturday at Ewa Beach Park.

Caroline Souza Belken, 90, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Hono-lulu, died June 12 in Reno. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Lowell, five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Graveside services: 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Peter Allen Benoit, 60, of Lahaina, owner of Advance Teleproduction Network video company, died June 9 at home. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Sharon, daughters Vanessa and Corinne, mother Doris and sister Diane Ryan. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lahaina United Methodist Church.

Connie Dacay "Daily" Camarillo, 70, of Hilo, a retired secondary school teacher for Kalanianaole Elementary and Intermediate School, Hilo High School and Keaau Intermediate School, died Sunday in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Puhi, Kauai. She is survived by sons Rama, George Jr. and Davin; daughters La Roma Tomosada and Lila Parong; brother Cecelio Dacay; sisters Mary Bicoy and Geny Miguel; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship Gathering Place, 840 Kupulau Road. Call after 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Jacinto Mendoza Casimiro, 86, of Waipahu, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel custodian, died May 27. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Juana; son Oliver; daughters Rosabella Aquino, June Racela, Zaida Villanueva, Remi Schneider, Mayvelyn Wong and Brenda Casimiro; brother Honorio; sister Agapita C. Pacquing; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Edwin Florentino Castillo, 98, of Hilo, formerly of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired music and appliance store operator and fish peddler, died Friday in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Edwin R. Castillo Jr. and Ralph J. Branco; daughters Leona Corpus, Agnes Bello and Claira Botelho; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes, Honokaa Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.

Sally Sanchez Anoba Castro, 83, of Kapolei died June 3 in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Roger and Alan Anoba and Clarence Castro Jr.; daughters Shirley Cadiente, Veronica Hanford and Annette Valdez; sisters Mary Ashlock and Trini Kilgo; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual and aloha attire.

Toalua Misi Feagaimaalii, 73, of Aiea died June 8 at home. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Fiapule Fiapule and Willie, Levale, Toga, Elisara and Moreli Feagaimaalii; daughters Toafa Niusulu, Leaisetoto McMillian, Christine Feagaimaalii and Leilani Omeli; brother Timu Elisara; sisters Falesoa Leae, Fa'amoe Holewyne, Faleteine Falefia, Toafa Samoa and Falesoa Tuamoheloa; 30 grand- children; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday at Aiea United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St. Call after 8 a.m. Monday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Harold Ganiko, 58, of Kaneohe, a Black and Decker senior mechanic, died Saturday in Kailua. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by wife Myong Hui; son Daniel; daughter Christina; brother Raymond; sisters Betty Brumaghim, Gladys Lam and Ellen Yamada; and one grandchild. Services: noon Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Mickey Gomes, 50, of Hilo, an automotive mechanic, died June 16 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Arthur; daughters Michelle Ondo and Micklyn Gomes; parents Frank N. Gomes and Olivia R. Nisa; brothers Bernard, Michael and Mathew; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Glad Tidings Church of Hilo, Kapiolani Street. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

John Ioane Haluapo, 71, of Omao, Kauai, died June 17 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Ahukini, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Charles Jr., Samuel, David and James Haluapo, Edward Keoho Sr. and Clifford Lee Sr.; sisters Elizabeth "Makulapua" Haluapo and Hattie Telles; and caregiver and grand niece Kathy Louis. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lihue First Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Helen Yasuko Isobe, 87, of Kailua, a retired Ethel's dress shop sales clerk, died June 17 in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Masao, Tadayoshi, Keichi and Yasuhiro Mikasa; sisters Fujino Kojima and Hazel T. Matsumoto. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Mary Louise King, 89, of Mililani, a retired state Department of Labor executive secretary, died Saturday in Hilo Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Louise "Anoipua" Furtado and Nina G. Yoshida, brothers Wilbur and Dexter Dickson, sister Ynez Cockett, 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani Hawaii Stake, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Tadashi E. Kodama, 75, of Lanai City, a retired Dole Co. purchasing clerk, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Kiyomi "Kay"; daughters Valerie and Laureen; stepmother Asayo; brothers Richard M., James H. and Thomas; and sister Mae Tokunaga. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Munenori Kokubun, 72, of Waipahu, a retired Raytheon Corp. plumber on Johnston Island, died Thursday at home. He was born in Waiakea-Kai, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tina N., son Derek M., hanai son and nephew Steven, brother Barney T. and sister Katherine H. Koge. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Kikue Kurashige, 93, of Holualoa, Kona, Hawaii, died Saturday in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Irwin M., Milnes C., Milton S. and Nathan J.; daughter Phyllis Y. Hayama; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Moiliili Hongwanji. Call after 5:30 p.m. Additional services: 3 p.m. July 6 at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nieves L. Lagoc, 75, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a homemaker, died June 16. She was born in Kohala Grande, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Arthur and Marianito; daughters Elena L. Menor, Teresita L. Guerrero, Angelita L. Ganotisi, Magdalena L. Butay and Christine and Lorraine Lagoc; brother German Lagura; 29 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church In Kaumakani, Kauai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Kendall Kunane Hisashi Lemn Jr., 19, of Anahola, Kauai, died June 19 in Anahola due to a car accident. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents Kendall and Ronnie L.; brothers Dylan and Devin; sisters Shonnielyn and Kailee; grandparents William and Luella Lemn and Ronald Yasui, and great-grandparent William K. Lemn Sr. He will be remembered in services 11 a.m. Saturday at Koolau Huiia Church. Call after 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Anahola Bay at Anahola Landing. Aloha attire and casual beach attire.

Sumiko Mishima, 75, of Lahaina, a Sheraton Hotel waitress, died Sunday in Kula Hospital. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Hiromi, son Jyun, daughter Dawn, brother Takeshi Tanaka, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Reception to follow services.

Bernice Rosary "Elizabeth" Muraco, 85, of Waipahu died Friday in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Donald T., sister Sarah Wetch and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers.

Pita Lotikeni Paongo-Funaki, 75, of Honolulu, a vegetable and fruit farmer, died last Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Mele N.; sons Tevita and Saimone Funaki and Poasi Paongo; daughters Ana Kaufusi, Siuka Pakileata, Milika Huahulu, Amelia Heimuli, Sulia Tukuafu and Elenoa Maamaloa; brother Sinipata Tomua; sisters Milika Tomua and Elenoa Fonua; 46 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation: 5-10 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Graveside services: 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Oi Chun Cheung Poon, 94, of Honolulu died June 15. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son George Poon, daughters Lin Kwan Ko and Olivia Chow, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Buddhist services. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Cesario Acosta Ribao Sr., 90, of Keaau, Hawaii, died June 17 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Angel, Steve and Cesar Jr.; daughters Teresita Cacpal, Violeta Domingo and Erlinda Fagner; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Maile Ann Rivera, 46, of Kahului died Friday in Wailuku. She is also survived by parents Charles and Violet Uwekoolani. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Silvester Rivera, 68, of Waianae died Friday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Virginia; sons Sylvester, Albert, Steven, Sylva and Dominic; daughters Melanie Haudenshild, Ericka Mattos and Michele Ditto; stepdaughters Raylene Barnes and Carol Aiwohi; brother Albert; sister Dominga Pursley; 33 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Manuel Samson Jr., 63, of Waianae died June 16 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Herman, Herbert, Andrew, Shawn and Lopaka; daughters Vanesa and Melisa; brothers Richard, Harry, Arthur and Elliott; and 17 grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Puka Pants Beach in Nanakuli, across from Hakimo Road.

Helen Miyono Tanaka, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Arakawa Store sales clerk, died June 16 at home. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by son Roy Y., daughter Gail Momohara, brother William Motofuji, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elia Malu Tupuola, 58, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Coast Guard veteran, died Thursday in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Fitiuta, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Bertha; son Chad; daughters Regina, Jordena and Kimilee; and three grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Francisca Jamandre Verzosa, 72, of Aiea, a retired Sun Mari Fashions seamstress, died Thursday at home. She was born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Leonora Estrella and Rosemarie Mendoza; sisters Fely Arce, Rufina Mendoza, Timotea Hombrebueno and Eufrecina Verzosa; and two grandchildren. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Call after 5:15 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Casual and aloha attire.

Isaac Takeo Wakimura, 89, of Honolulu died Thursday in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Emily; sons Allen Hernandez and Johnny Ward; daughters Edna Ramos, Dolores Barboza, Shirley Batungbacal, Wanda Profiro and Adeline Wise; 35 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Sunday.




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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