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Obituaries
Thursday, June 26, 2003


Dodge Douglas Kaualani Ackerman, 22, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, died Saturday in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kealakekua. He is survived by parents Arnold D. and Noel B., sister Cobey B. Hokule'a and grandparents Grace Ackerman and Cobey Black. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday in Kainaliu Beach. Access is through Hokulia, below Kealakekua post office. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Reynaldo Basconcillo Aquino, 64, of Pahala, Hawaii, died last Thursday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Santa Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. Visitation: all night tomorrow at Aquino residence. Call after services. The mortuary provided incorrect information for an obituary published Tuesday.

David Kahanamoku "Tweet" Basquez Sr., 65, of Wailuku, a construction mason, died June 16 in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons David Jr., Chris and Shane Basques; stepson Joseph Frye Jr.; daughters June Basques and Elizabeth "Cookie" Bennett; brothers Richard Basques, John and James Vasquez, and Harry and Peter Pagan; sisters Winifred Haynes, Mary Jane Horikami and Cyrilla Agbayani; 30 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Wahikuli Park in Lahaina, across from the Mormon church.

Theresa Sue "Teri" Butler, 50, of Kapaa, Kauai, a reservationist, died Friday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Dallas. She is survived by son Larry B., fiance Clyde Hiranaka, father Larry Stricklin and sisters Cynthia and Debbie Stricklin and Jennifer E. Frechette. Services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Lydgate Beach Park. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Susana Baron Caballero, 60, of San Francisco, a retired Bank of America computer analyst, died Saturday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Jesus "Joe" Jr., Ramon "Ray" and Bartholomew "Bart"; and sisters Dolores "Dolly" Takeuchi and Cresencia "Chris" Gurske. Services held.

Joshua Acoba Casem, infant son of Ben and Marlene Casem, of Pearl City, died June 7 in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Zachery A., sister Jolynn K. and grandparent Clarita Acoba. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday and noon Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

John Ho Lim Chung, 88, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran and U.S. Postal Service employee, died June 11 at home. He was born in Kahaluu. He is survived by wife Nancy T.; sons John J., James P. and Wallace J.; daughters Mary Ichiyama and Elaine Oshiro; six grandchildren and a great-grandson. Private services held.

Ronald Allen Herrero "Ron" Cordero, 30, of Aiea, a CompUSA employee in Waikele, died June 11 in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Portsmouth, Va. He is survived by parents Romeo and Gloria, and sisters Maybelline H. and Sherrilyn H. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church, 280 Main St., Honolulu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Malo P. Faleao Jr., 37, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died June 16 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Palolo Valley. He is survived by wife Luana "Lulu"; sons Keoni Cortez and Junior Faleao; daughter Tiara; father Malouamaua; brother Floyd; sisters Masina Iuta, Aloha Tolai, Jo-Ann Langi and Barbara Christian; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Toalua Misi Feagaimaalii, 73, of Aiea, died June 8 at home. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Aiea United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St. Call after 8 a.m. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Anthony Joseph "Gabby" Grabowski, 85, of Hauula, a retired Hickam Air Force Base federal aircraft ramp service attendant, died June 5 at home. He was born in Allegheny, Pa. He is survived by brothers Ralph and Stanley, and sister Mary Victoria Miller. Private services.

Joyce Ann Herminau, 50, of Honolulu, formerly of Baltimore and New Orleans, a Department of Geriatric Medicine educational specialist in the John A. Burns School of Medicine, died Tuesday. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by sister Paula G.H. Hodges. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at University of Hawaii at Manoa Newman Center, 1941 East-West Road. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association of Honolulu.

Samuel Kyung Sook "Sam" Hong, 84, of Hilo, a retired National Security Agency analyst, died Saturday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mariko K.; son Gerald W.; daughters Patricia A. Hong and Stephanie L. Rosselle; brothers Daniel and David; sisters Edith Kong, Elizabeth Ahn and Mary Lee; and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Cross. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hiroshi Ikeda, 71, of Aiea, a retired air traffic controller, died June 11. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Florida, sons Alan and Lester, daughter Arlene Ishii, father Teruyuki, brothers Richard and Edwin, sister Betty Kurihara and three grandchildren. Private services.

Susumi Iwamoto, 91, of Mililani, an Oahu Railroad employee and retired Shan's Bakery baker, died June 5 at home. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Haruko, sons Toshio and Myles, daughters Yukie Tanaka and Sue Kuraoka, and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Grace Tsuyuko Javonillo, 88, of Honolulu, a J.T. Marshall seamstress, died June 8. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edward and Herbert, daughter Bernice Sugiyama, sister Betty Nishi, 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services held. Private inurnment held at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Frank Stephen Johnson, 60, of Honolulu, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by daughters Kimberly Ann, Jacquelynne and Stephanie; mother Jacqueline; and sister Joyce Harbora. Private scattering of ashes off Waikiki Beach.

Michael Johnson, 57, of Hilo, died Dec. 16, 2002, in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. No known survivors. No services.

Audrey Kealaonalani Aheong Kamealoha, 70, of Kaneohe, died Friday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joe "Sonny" Jay; sons William, Warren, Wendell and Adolph; daughters Cheryl Ann Kamealoha-Mook, Francine Gooman and Chantell Jay-Pedro; mother Philomena Lau; brother Charles Lau; sisters Pamela "Cookie" Pagan, Elaine Pomar and MaryAnn Omerod; 40 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Mass: noon at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Michael William Klein Jr., 41, died March 20 in Hilo Medical Center. Place of birth is unknown. No known survivors. No services.

Charleynne "Lingy" Lewis-Koo, 46, of Nanakuli, died June 18 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Charles K. III and Charles Kalae, and sister Tienell. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita's Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Dr. Lincoln Koo Wah Luke, 77, of Honolulu, a retired physician, died May 31. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy S.W., sons Stanley C.M. and Clifton C.W., daughter Norma Y., brothers Theodore and Herbert, sister Irene Chew and four grandchildren. Private services.

Dr. Richard Dixon Moore, 84, of Honolulu, a director emeritus for St. Francis Medical Center Department of Radiology and founder of the Kapiolani Community College X-ray department, died Tuesday. He was born in West Chester, Pa. He is survived by wife Catherine "Pat"; sons Richard, Michael and David; daughters Susanna, Tina, Anne and Trish; and eight grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick's Church, 1124 7th Ave. in Kaimuki. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

Janet Misao Nashiwa, 81, of Wailuku, a Nashiwa Bakery cashier, died June 18 in Kula Hospital. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son David, daughter Cheryl Yoshioka, brother Naoki Takamura, sisters Edith Seno and Shizuko Araki, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Ellen Leigh Edelen Duke Perkins, 51, of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hawaii, a homemaker, died June 9 in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in North Kingston, R.I. She is survived by husband Solomon J., son Paul R. Crawford, daughter Rachael L. Crawford, brother Kenneth "Skeeter" Duke Jr. and sisters Catherine Wright and Nancy Lorber. Services held. Condolences may be sent to Solomon J. Perkins, 92-1890 Princess Kaiulani Blvd., Ocean View, HI 96737.

Melba Cajala Ramos, 61, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Monarch Hotel housekeeper, died May 31 at home. She was born in Sison, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Pete, mother Maura Cajala, sons Oliver and Greyl, brothers Rogelio T. and Alfredo T. Cajala Jr., and sisters Azucena C. Agustin and Gloria T. Cajala. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow in Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Randy Lee Siems, 51, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died June 1 in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Minnesota. No survivors. No services.

Henry Fujiwo Tsuchida, 76, a retired state maintenance employee, died June 13 in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Floyd, daughters Patricia Jowers and Magnolia Tsuchida, brother Thomas and sisters Leatrice M. Kendrick and Jane Miyabe. Private services.

Marjorie Valier, 86, of Princeville, Kauai, formerly of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Sunday at home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by daughters Christina Grof, Peggy Goodale and Kathy Valier; sister Sally Donart; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Gladys M. Van Dyke, 94, of Waianae, a retired federal government clerk, died June 9. She was born in Hawaii. No survivors. Services: 10:30 a.m. next Thursday at Valley of the Temples. Inurnment to follow at the niche site of the cemetery.

Mary Mililani Yap, 59, of Aiea, an Ampac Properties Realtor, died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Darlene L. Mundon, Sherrie H. Herrmann and Roxanne H. Vannatta; former husband Albert F.; mother Mary M. Hanakahi; brothers Barrymore and Ryan Hanakahi; sisters Lavern Reyes and Lita Parrish; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Darius Kekoa Yasay, 17, of Lawai, Kauai, died Saturday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by parents Ernest E. and Debra L.; sisters Brandi L. Lizama and Krystin M. Yasay; grandparents Tom and Joyce Thomason and Dora Yasay; and great-grandparents Rose G. and Joseph Pavao. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Saburo "Nut" Yokouchi, 87, of Kahului, a Yokouchi Bakery owner, died Monday in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Sueko, daughter Karen Polvere, brothers Noriaki and Masaru "Pundy," sister Tatsue Mabe and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Reception to follow services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hale Makua.




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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