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Obituaries
Monday, July 14, 2003


Robert Takao Arizumi, 86, of Honolulu, a retired city building inspector, died last Monday in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy H.; son George T.; daughters Roberta Aoyama, Dorene Takeuchi and Marylei Arizumi; stepdaughters Claire Matsumoto and Wilma Ogimi; brother Paul; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Antonia Vea Arsenal, 81, of Honolulu, a retired groundskeeper, died June 27. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Jovencio; daughter Bella V. Queja; brothers Brigido and Eusebio Vea; sister Florencia Cabuyaban; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary, West Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Antonio Alcantara Butay, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Blaisdell Hotel utility man on Fort Street Mall, died June 28 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Patac, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Macaria; son Juanito; daughter Victoria Delos Santos; sisters Esperanza Ventura, Tomasa Cristobal and Gregoria Delos Santos; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Kimiko Ebisuya, 94, of Pearl City, died June 24 in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by sons Craig and Eugene; brothers Sakai and Mitsumasa Higuchi; sisters Rose Mossman, Kinue Miyama and Yoshie Ikenaga; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lillian Kikuyo Fujimoto, 87, of Waipahu, died last Monday in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son Jerry Y., daughters LaVerne Okimoto and Gail K. Fujimoto, brother Saburo Takafuji, sister Gladys M. Takafuji and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lydia Bertha Hickey, 88, of Honolulu, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Glen Burnie, Md. She is survived by son William Jr., daughter Maureen Hickey-Otsuka, brothers Bert and John Muhly Jr., and one grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Salvation Army.

Bertha Bernice Holmberg, 77, of Kailua, died Tuesday in Kailua. She is also survived by daughter Carolyn Aveiro; brothers Alfred "Sonny," Arthur, Don Wayne and William "Bill" DeLuz; and sister Gladys Seguirant. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

George Chogi Kishaba, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Palama Settlement bookkeeper and a Hawaii Council for the Humanities employee, died June 23 in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Toshi, son Paul T., daughter Lily Y. Kumura, sisters Carol Tamanaha and Jean Matsuda, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Val Anthony Kiyabu, 57, of Honolulu, a retired repair superintendent for Navimfac/ Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and a City Mill sales associate in Hawaii Kai, died July 6 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharlynn "Shar"; daughter Tina S. Kiyabu-Crowell; father Shigeru; stepfather Juan Bermundo; brothers Christian "Roger" and Bernard Kiyabu and Ronald Harada; and sisters Arleen Hiraiwa, Bella Kope and Jeanette Browning. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Violet Siu Lin Lee, 95, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clarence, Calvin, Alton and Delano; daughters Phyllis Lim, Jennie Baker and Mildred Chun; brothers Richard, Robert, Charles and Howard Nip; sisters Rachel Ah Nee, Narcissus Yap and Diana and Margaret Mar; 21 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; Taoist services. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers.

Richard Hong Sai Leong, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Foodland Supermarket warehouseman, died July 5 in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Chung Shan, China. He is survived by sons Steven K.H. and Warren K.M.; daughters Verna Leong-Saranillio and Wini Leong-Murakami; brothers Herbert B.J., Henry C.L. and James N.C.; sisters Yi Gu Leong-Chang, Clara Lee and Betsy Kansaku; companion Jean Naile; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary; Taoist services. Burial: 1 p.m. at Manoa Lin Yee Chung Cemetery.

Ambrose Norman Lopez, 80, of Honolulu, died July 4 in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Harriet Gray, Marie Dias and Anna Cabral. Private services.

Robert Masao Mahiai Makalii Jr., 44, of Waimanalo, a freelance carpenter journeyman, died Tuesday in Waimanalo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Tiare H.U., mother Lorraine U., brother Wilfred Burns and sisters Raene Chong, Dory Hart, Sharon Lono, Janice Cantu, Shirley Ah Yat and Cindy Yamamoto. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Waimanalo Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 41-972 Oluolu St. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Howard Vincent Malmstadt, 81, of Kailua-Kona, a University of the Nations professor and international chancellor in Kailua-Kona, died last Monday in Kona Community Hospital. He also was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was born in Marinette, Wis. He is survived by wife Carolyn, son Jon, daughters Cynthia Bloomer and Alice Magner, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Tsuneo Omiya, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Bitamulls supervisor, died June 22. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Misao and brother Tatsuo. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Eufemia Amigable Paranada, 72, of Honolulu, a retired fashion designer, died June 25 at home. She was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Jorge; children Glory Ribao and Reynold and Richard Paranada, Angie Reyes and Virginia Gallarde; brothers and sisters Annie Antivola, Purie Cortez, Adviento Amigable, Greg Carreon, Antonio Amigable, Lita Galzote and Clark Amigable; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Mikio "Mike" Takahashi, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Schofield Barracks machinist, died July 5 in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice S.; son Mitchell; daughter Joycelyn K. Lau; brothers Rikuo and Shozo; sisters Hisako Sato, Sarah Hino and Mildred Sakai; and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Eulalia Soliven Taong, 58, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian King Candies assorter, died Tuesday in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband John; sons Florian Sr. and Armando; daughters Michelle, Matlyn and Joy; mother Paciencia; brothers Alfredo Jr. and Bozo Soliven; and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kenneth Hon Wai Wong, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Lualualei Ammunition Depot employee and a former dance instructor for Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association, died July 2 in Kuakini Medical Center. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published Saturday.




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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