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Obituaries
Wednesday, July 30, 2003


Albert Abilay Angar, 90, of Ewa Beach, a retired Oahu Sugar Co. employee, died July 20, 2003, in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Sally, daughters Lori Wakefield and Jan Angar-Shimabukuro, nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Antonio Basuel, 89, of Kapaa, Kauai, owner and operator of a Shell gas station, died July 28, 2003, at home. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Reggie, Vernon and Anthony; daughter Norma Christian; brother Francisco; sister Juana; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Hilary Randal Cordero, 43, of Hilo, a Hilo Medical Center nurse's aide, died July 24, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in New Melford, Conn. She is survived by husband Anson, mother Helen Buck, brother Baird "Barry" Vieser, sister Linley Vieser, hanai son Marlon and hanai daughter Loraine White. Services: 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Gospel of Alpha and Omega Church, 667 Kekuanaoa St., Hilo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery.

Clifford John "Sonny" DeMello, 87, of Hilo, a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died July 23, 2003, in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by sister Maile Stone. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Thomas Joseph "Tommy" Graham Jr., 61, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department major, died July 19, 2003. He was born in McKeesport, Pa. He is survived by wife Kathleen; son Thomas J. III; daughters Danielle Akau and Audrey Graham; mother Anne; brothers Donald and Jimmy; sisters Judy Ward, Mary-Jane Husted, Lou Anne Masotti and Rosette Klekota; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2-6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Hawaii Yacht Club. RSVP by Tuesday at 395-6095. Casual attire.

Jack Elia Hustace, also known as Elia Kapuniai Robinson Jr., 66, of Independence, Mo., died July 13, 2003. He is survived by wife Judy, son David, daughter Kathy Daleo, brothers Rodney Robinson and Charles Hustace, sister Ginger-Lei Kauwalu and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Waimea Foreign Church Cemetery in Waimea, Kauai. Donations suggested to Cancer Action, 12401 E. 43rd St., Suite 100, Independence, MO 64055.

Miriam Puakina Nahulu Ka'ona, 89, of Hanalei, Kauai, a homemaker, died July 22, 2003, in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on Niihau. He is survived by sons David K. III, Clarence E., Henry H. and Kenneth K.; daughters Diana K. Spencer, Kelemomi Lopez and Caridyn K. Colburn; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hanalei. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanalei Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

Kinue Kawabata, 82, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died July 21, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Masaji, son Thomas, daughter Sally M. and two grandchildren. Private services.

Won Bok Kim, 88, of Honolulu died July 15, 2003. He was born in Korea. He is survived by wife Hwa Ja Kim, daughter Yong Ae Kim, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Aida Tabula Kumagai, 58, of Honolulu, a Duty Free Shop Hawaii salesclerk, died July 27, 2003, in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Steve Y.; sons Arnold, Iolani and Armando Madali; daughter Ara; brothers Benjamin and Mateo Tabula; sisters Aurora and Rita Tabula; and two grandchildren. Visitation: noon-2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shew Young "Florence" Leong, 89, of Honolulu died July 16, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by daughter Maxine Yee, brothers Koon Ye and Koon Chee "Wesley" Ching, sisters Mildred Kam and Elsie Goo, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Teruo "Cowboy" Matsumura, 86, of Mililani, a retired carpenter, died July 26, 2003. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marion, sons Mel and Earl, daughter Sharon and sister Tome Nagao. Services: noon Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

John Montemayor Sr., 89, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired Hawaiian Life Insurance Co. salesman, died July 26, 2003, in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Manaoag Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Adelaide, sons Glenn and John, daughter Grace Kailikini, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Eleele, Kauai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Mariano Culputora Murao, 83, of Honolulu, a retired grounds maintenance employee, died July 9, 2003. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Melesia, sons Remedio and Danilo, brother Cipriano, sisters Marina and Aurora, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Rosetia Masae Murayama, 51, of Niumalu, Kauai, a caregiver, died July 27, 2003, at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by companions Jesse Judy and Karma, son Robin, parents Denji and Masako, brothers Calvin and Alan and sister Jeanette Lopez. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Joseph Kauinu Nakea, 78, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kalihi, Waimanalo and Kaneohe, a crew chief, died July 19, 2003, in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet; sons Randall and Toby; daughters Tanya Lee, Corrina N. Francisco, Anna Sacay and Joanella and Floris Nakea; sister Elsie Picanco; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery on Queen Kaahumanu Highway 19, Mile 89 in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire.

George Herbert O'Blaney, 66, of Pearl City, a U.S. Navy Public Works Center supervisor and a retired U.S. Army sergeant first class, died July 27, 2003, in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in New York City. He is survived by sons Tony, James, Gregory and Jason; brothers Jim and John; sister Judy; and four grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Mary Oshiro, 81, of Koloa, Kauai, a homemaker, died July 29, 2003, at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Yoshinobu "Lefty"; daughters Jaeda Elvenia, Colette Akau, Mary Lee Pemberton, Nancy Andrade, Marlynne Felipe and Judy Rodrigues; sisters Rose Aranio, Frances Kamibayashi and Julia Rodrigues; brothers Joseph, Manuel and Nick Castillo; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Koloa Assembly of God Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.

Sarah Kaliko "Irish" Palakiko, 74, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a retired Iroquois Point Elementary School cafeteria employee, died July 20, 2003, in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Samson; sons Samson P.D.Y., Randall K.D.H., Clayton I.D.C. and Fenton J.K.L.; hanai son Herman L. Navarro; daughters Elizabeth L.K.L. Kalama, Kuuipo A.A. Julius, Sybil H.A. Kanae and Georgian P.K.C., Rosalind L.M.S.L., Chanel K.D.C. and Dee L.W.K.C. Palakiko; brothers Samuel K. and George K. Keoho Jr.; sister Katie Moa; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Kona Gospel Chapel Nani, Kupuna Place in Kealakekua, Hawaii, mauka of American Savings Bank. Call after 7 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery on Queen Kaahumanu Highway 19, Mile Marker 89, Kailua-Kona. Aloha attire.

Frances Nohea Rivera, 70, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died July 24, 2003, in Waipahu. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Jason, Robert, Timothy, Anthony, Joel, Joey, Melvin and Dennis; daughters Kathleen Rivera and Denise Kahoonei; sister Ruth Makaneole; 27 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Peter C. Roylo, 69, of Radcliff, Ky., formerly of Wahiawa, a retired U.S. Army veteran, died July 25, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Rose; sons Alfredo, Garrett and Renwick; daughters Roseanna Floch, Charleene Badilita and Jerita Walsh; brothers Luis, Frank and Charles C. Roylo, Jose Cole and Emiliano and Frank Suan; and sisters Agnesia R. Ching, Annie Bailado and Mary Yambaw. Services: 10:15 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery. Casual attire.

Esperanza Pasion Sadornas, 74, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died July 3, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by son Nestor P., brother Mamerto Pasion, sisters Maria L. Aseron and Emiliana Dela Cruz, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Sydney Sadao Sakai, 57, of Omao, Kauai, an ITT senior air condition and refrigeration mechanic, died July 25, 2003, at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Edith, son Sean, daughter Sydette Hamasaki, mother Haruko, brothers Colin and Sterling, sister Penny Dusenberry and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Francis Joseph Schafer, 71, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers communications specialist at Fort Shafter, died July 27, 2003, at home. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Suzuko M., daughter Theresa Fusaro, sister Virginia Mace and two grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Makiki Christian Church. Call after 4:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Esther Mokihana Mahiai Seipel, 76, of Nanakuli, a retired Del Monte Corp. employee, died July 24, 2003, at home. She was born in Kaluaaha, Molokai. She is survived by husband Joseph R.; sons Charles, Walter, Vincent and John Kahookele and Joseph G., Roy K., Robert K. and Lawrence K. Seipel; daughters Esther M. Memea, Elizabeth H. Naholowaa, Charlotte N. Adams and Josephine L. DeJesus; brothers Harris and Stanley Mahiai; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Wandalee Worley Spolini, 70, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Service administrative assistant and a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War, died July 24, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Ohio. She is survived by son Victor J., daughter Cheryl Eckroth, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. today at Opihikao Congregational Church in Puna, Hawaii. Call after 1 p.m.

Kimie Watanabe "Kay" Takiguchi, 83, of Honolulu, a retired dress maker, died July 22, 2003, in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Toshiyuki "Thomas," daughter Mary Philpott and sister Masae Yamamoto. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Clifford "Clif" Vierra, 61, of Kealia, South Kona, Hawaii, a CTS Earth Moving grade setter, died July 24, 2003, in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Frank, Edwin, Daniel and Mark; and sisters Winifred Thomas, Charlene Lucas and Suzanne Burke. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church Hall. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Sumie Wakida, 75, of Lahaina, a Maui Memorial Medical Center licensed practical nurse, died July 27, 2003, in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Clyde; daughters Terry Young and Avis Kim; brother James Ige; sisters Doris and Joyce Fujii and Elaine Shiroma; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Lahaina United Methodist Church. Call after 4 p.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire.

Charlotte M. Ward, 81, of La Quinta, Calif., a homemaker, died July 27, 2003, in La Quinta. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by husband Paul E., daughters Janice J. Adams and Judith Ann Imel, brother Cliff Eichelberger, sister Beverly Vilmin, six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services to be held in California. Additional services to be held in Kaneohe at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Religious Science Church or Odyssey Hospice and Healthcare in Palm Desert, Calif.

Kin Ming Wong, 71, of Honolulu, a retired city Housing and Community Development project coordinator, died July 24, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patsy T.; sons Brenton and Keith; daughter Lori Murakami; sisters Sau Moi Goo, Sau Kum Chu, Sau Kin Chun, Sau Fun Lee and Leora Goong; and a grandchild. Taoist services: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Lin Yee Chung Cemetery. 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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