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Obituaries
Thursday, July 31, 2003


Robert "Bob" Aoki, 78, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance supervisor, died July 26, 2003, in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife June; sons Neal, Dean and Karl; daughters Fay Kiyabu and May Hori; brothers Kiyoto, Henry and Andrew; sisters Jane Oyama, Sue Horsfall, Lillian Tsuji and Violet Yasutomi; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kalihi Union Church. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

Julia M. Batezel, 92, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Hawaii, died June 30, 2003, in Fort Collins. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by son Tony, daughter Donna F.B. Riefler, brother John Knudsen, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services held. No flowers. Donations suggested to Child Evangelism Fellowship, Box 348, Warrenton, MO 63383-0348; or www.aorta.tv, 2416 Sheffield Circle West, Fort Collins, CO 80526.

Sarai Kawailani Bontog, infant daughter of Joshua and Keeley Bontog, of Honolulu, died July 18, 2003, in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by grandparents Napua Kaopuiki, Pono Heen and Jeffrey and Loretta Black, Lori Ann Delasmenes and Patrick Bontog; and great-grandparents Rachel Kaopuiki, Charles Black, Liberta Delasmenes and Patricio and Maria Bontog and Bob and Sandra Giffen. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kamehameha Schools Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Theresa Ann Correa, 90, of Honolulu, a federal government civil service employee, died July 20, 2003, at home. She was born in Everett, Mass. She is survived by daughter Marquerite D. Dale, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. No services.

Louise Vega Cruz, 83, of Honolulu, a retired St. Francis Medical Center housekeeping supervisor, died July 28, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Ralph E., daughters Anita L. Aveiro and Juliette R. Baros, sister Rose Boskie, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Margaret Akuna Dorman, 75, of Waianae, a retired caregiver, died July 28, 2003. She was born in Keanae, Maui. She is survived by sons Martin, Gary and Sean; daughters Judy Franklin and Myrna Hall; brothers Richard, Patrick, Peter and Alex Akuna; sisters Mona Mailou, Lona Anderson, Daisy Goodall, Mary Cie, Philomena Kahula, Rita Sommers and Gertrude and Meling Akuna; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services and scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Sunday on the beach in front of Moana Hotel. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice. Casual attire.

Tamaye Fujii, 87, of Lihue, a retired Kauai Surf employee, died July 21, 2003, in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by brother Frankie and sisters Yoshie Fujimura and Sue and Arlene Fujii. Private services.

Teruo "Juke" Fujita, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Meadow Gold mechanic, died July 25, 2003. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Asayo "Clara," sons Henry and Calvin, and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert Guy "Bobby" Galdones, 51, of Kailua-Kona, a Kona Airport transportation security screener, died July 26, 2003, at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Camille; sons Rainson-Jo and Bobby K. Galdones, Jeremy P. Oliveira and Thomas P. Keliinohomoku; daughters Robinette Alameida and Piilani and Star-Kristie Galdones; father Joseph Sr.; brothers Ricky and Joe Galdones Jr., Paul Moffett and Glen Calimpong; sisters Faith Omalza, Josie Castro and Abigail Calimpong; and numerous grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Bobby and Camille's residence, Kaneohale Subdivision, 74-601 Nuole Place, Kailua-Kona. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Joseph Galdones' residence on Lokelani Street in Naalehu, Hawaii.

Helen Clow Hammond, 94, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired Federal Aviation Administration employee, died May 24, 2003, in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Allenhurst, N.Y. She is survived by son Ronald, daughter Diane and two grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

Dolly Ann Hargrave, 58, of Waianae, died July 18, 2003, in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband David III; daughters Monica L.O. Smith, Jennifer Farris and Regina Ehia; brothers Raymond, Rodrick, Ricky and Randy; sister Rachel Delagraza; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Anne Harrell, 76, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the U.S. Navy in San Francisco, died July 6, 2003, in Honolulu. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by brother Dennis Do. Private services.

Charles Michael Hurley, 71, of Hilo, a retired Las Vegas Hilton Hotel accountant auditor, died July 24, 2003, in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Providence, R.I. He is survived by brother John. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 9-10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Salvation Army or American Cancer Society.

Carolyn "Kahihi" Irvine, 100, died July 28, 2003, at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Benjamin L., daughter Carolee "Chu" McLain, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Yoshiko Iwana, 85, of Mililani, formerly of Seattle, a retired Providence Hospital bookkeeper, died July 23, 2003, in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Washington. She is survived by husband Shiro; son Lester; daughter Jeanette Nekota; brothers Sid, Terry and Bruce Katayama; sisters Toy Yamagawa and Connie Kawahara; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Domingo Jaramillo, 84, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. irrigator, died July 24, 2003, at home. He was born in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by brother Dionisio and sisters Manuela Tabil and Perpetua Salileng. Private services. Inurnment: 10 a.m. today at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku, Maui.

Dorothy Gloria Larsen, 84, of Kailua, a homemaker, died July 20, 2003, in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Larry and two grandchildren. Private services and burial held at Valley of the Temples Chapel Hill Garden.

Wanda Lees McBrien, 80, of Hilo, a retired travel agent for Travel Pros, died July 26, 2003, at home. She was born in Suffield, Conn. She is survived by son Bud, daughters Cortney McBrien and Sue Kekahuna, brothers Bill and Howie Caldwell, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Richard Craig Morrison, 55, of Kalaheo, Kauai, an office worker, died July 29, 2003, in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Washington. He is survived by wife Christine H., mother Alice Lazzerini and sister Kathleen Mills. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Casual attire.

Po Kwong Ng, 83, of Honolulu, a retired China school principal, died July 25, 2003, in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in China. He is survived by sons Jian Hua Wu, Zhen Hua Wu, Run Hua Wu, Ze Hua Wu and Qin Hua Wu; daughters Di Hua Wu and Ziang Hua Wu; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Donald Keolakaulana Paishon Sr., 78, of Lahaina, a musician and leader for the Akamai Trio, died July 27, 2003, at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Claire; sons Donald, Douglass, Dayton and Dobson; stepsons C. Kahea and Craig Chock; daughter Donnette M. Paishon-Trimble; stepdaughters Hawley-Ann Cappo and Cory Nojima; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Waiola Church in Lahaina. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Aug. 8 at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to the Maui Memorial Medical Foundation or American Heart Association.

Jack Saldania Jr., 71, of Honolulu, formerly of Pasadena, Calif., died July 19, 2003. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by mother Filomena; brothers Arturo and Amado; and sisters Ligaya Nobriga, Sally Ariola and Nora Galacia. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waialae Baptist Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Manuel Joseph Peter Souza, 77, of Honolulu, a retired federal government auto mechanic and pipefitter, died July 26, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Mabel A., sons Manuel "Manny" and Roland J., daughter Doreen M.L., brother Harold, sister Jennie Takahashi and three grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Interment: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Sally Kieko Tamamoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center laundry and housekeeping manager, died July 23, 2003, in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Jessie "Jaye" Puuohau, brother Richard Morimatsu, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Palolo Hongwanji. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edwin Kam Heen Tang, 78, of Honolulu, died July 24, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rita, sons Gaylen and Gregory, daughters Doreen Lau and Susan Ansai, brother Raymond, sisters Rose Tam and Violet Miyashiro, and a grandchild. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Roy Elmer Thompson, 92, of Waipahu, a retired mechanical engineer, died July 26, 2003. He was born in Everett, Wash. He is survived by sons Rhude L., Joe G. and Thor T.; and three grandchildren. Services to be held in Seattle. Donations suggested to Salvation Army.

Yoshiko Ueda, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died July 22, 2003. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by daughters Minako Higuchi and Michiko Senaga, sister Eiko Shimoisaka and two grandchildren. Private services.

Sukeaki Ushijima, 76, of Aiea, a retired administrative specialist for the U.S. Army, died July 24, 2003, in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Jean A. Pang, Eileen Kawaguchi, Mary Furoyama and Cimone Ushijima; brothers Juro and Saiji; sister Mutsumi Pang; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Esther Moana Nahoopii Yee Hoy, 80, of Kaneohe, a homemaker and musician, died July 19, 2003, in Kaneohe. She was born in Halawa Valley, Molokai. She is survived by sons Charles III, James and Leslie Yee Hoy; daughter Harriet; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kyle Hisashi Yoshimura, 52, of Ewa Beach, a Holsum Hawaii Bakery sales executive, died July 28, 2003, in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Gloria Horiuchi, son Kyle H. Jr., mother Shizue, brother Alwyn and sisters Charleen Uyehara and Lorrie Furuta. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.




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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