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Obituaries
Friday, August 15, 2003


John C. Hodel /
Retired newspaper editor

Charles Tom Afong Jr., 74, of Nanakuli, a city Wastewater Department supervisor, died Aug. 8, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jeremiah, Sanford, Charles III, Hartwell and Manu; daughters Ahlin Mansfield, Norene Afong, Dember Lopes, Avis Pontes and Momilani Gager; brother Paul; sister Audrey Afong-Sherman; 29 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes: noon Wednesday at Nanakuli Beach. No flowers.

Eracleo Baroga Agustin, 90, of Kalaupapa, Molokai, died Aug. 8, 2003, at home. He was born in Tarlac, the Philippines. He is survived by brother Tranquilino and caregiver Sebastiana Fernandez. Services: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Incorrect information ran in yesterday's obituary.

Takawo Arai, 83, of Aiea, a retired Dole Pineapple Co. mechanic, died Aug. 5, 2003, in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Kohala. He is survived by wife Betsy H. and son Keith A. Private services.

Anastacio Magbulos Balbas Sr., 92, of Kaunakakai, died Aug. 1, 2003, in Kaunakakai. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria; sons Anastacio, Alex and Erwin; daughters Maria Ann Au-Balbas and Zeny Balbas; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. today at Grace Episcopal Church in Hoolehua, Molokai. Mass: 9 a.m. tomorrow at the church. Call after 7 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaakea Cemetery in Kapaakea, Molokai.

Gladys Fujie Borrero, 72, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired state employee, died Aug. 12, 2003, at home. She was born in Waipouli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Wallace Wakalina and Richard K. Borrero, daughter Phyllis "Laua'e," brother George Fujimoto, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elsie Flora Camara, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Aug. 9, 2003, in Honolulu. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Joycelyn Sanders, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Mary Louise Cecil, 78, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii and Department of Education secretary, died Aug. 8, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Glenn County, Calif. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Elks Club. Scattering of ashes to be held at sea.

Paul Koong Hing Cup Choy, 61, of Kula, Maui, a Sullivan Estate administrator and overseer, died Aug. 11, 2003, at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by brothers Richard K.T., Harold K.B., Thomas K.C. and Robert K.H.; and sisters Beatrice Y.I. Hano, Elsie Y.T. Allen, Mildred Y.N. De Mello and Lorraine Y.L. Koskey. Services: noon Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private interment at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Leonore Hilger Downey, 83, of Haiku, Maui, died Aug. 12, 2003, at home. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by husband Richard S., sons Richard S. Jr. and Leo H., daughters Mary Pat Cooney and Jeanne E. Downey, sister Jeanne A. Weinholt, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mass: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at the church cemetery.

Herbert Charles Terry Ganoot, 46, of Honolulu, died Aug. 1, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Eugene Jr. and sisters Jeanie Pacheco and Lucy Gusman. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Philomena's Catholic Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Laura K. Hue, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Longs Drug Stores cashier, died Aug. 5, 2003. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard, Wendell, William and Lance; sister Janice Rasmussen; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Margie Isenhower, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Scoop Du Jour waitress at New Otani Beach Hotel, died Aug. 12, 2003, in Honolulu. She was born in Ireland. She is survived by sons Gary, Glenn and Greg; daughters Geri Madden and Gwen Watson; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Edith Kam Dung Leong Kam, 74, of Pearl City, an employee for numerous food service industries and Waimano Homes, died Aug. 11, 2003, in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ronald K.Y., sons Chester K.L. and Jeffrey K.M., daughters Ronette K. Belasco and Carol Ann Y.L. Kam, sister Ellen Higa, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Visitation: 8-9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Incorrect information ran in yesterday's obituary.

Stanley Osamu Kamiya, 70, of Ewa Beach, a retired Department of Education reprographic technician, died Aug. 10, 2003, in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean S., son Daniel, daughter Sarah, brother Douglas and sisters Patricia and Florence. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Private graveside services. No flowers.

Jacqueline Pilialoha Kanakaole, 49, of Aiea, died July 29, 2003, in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Saul Parinas; daughter Deelite Kanakaole; mothers Vilma Aleka and Florence Asperilla; brothers William K. Jr., Lambert M., Mitchell M., Mark L. and Martin K. Kanakaole and Matthew M., Dwayne H. and William A. Asperilla; and sisters Dallas H. Napolis and Veronica M. Tarleton. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

John Sueo Kido, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Hygrade Electric Co. electrician, died Aug. 2, 2003, in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet B.W.; son Marvin T.; daughter Beverly J.; brothers Tetsuo, Atsuo, Fumio and Hideo; sister Jane Yamamoto; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Sailivale "Vale" Lealaitafea, 86, of Aiea, died Aug. 9, 2003, in Aiea. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Naisina Akai, Akai Tafea and Tilotilo and Foa Lealaitafea; daughters Aofia Lealaitafea and Tui Escobar; sisters Pagopago Taesali, Sine Shirmer and Matavai Toefua; 37 grandchildren; and 52 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 5 p.m. Burial to be held at American Samoa.

Louise Irene Lemieux, 62, of Kaunakakai, died Aug. 7, 2003, in Kalae, Molokai. She was born in Quebec. She is survived by sons Serge and Benoit Cossais; daughter Chris McGuire; brothers Jean Pierre and Francois and Michael Lemieux; sisters Monique, Helen, Estelle and Francine; and five grandchildren. Services held.

Fusae Matsunami, 82, of Hilo, a retired County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation employee, died Aug. 11, 2003, at home. She was born in Opihikao, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lloyd, Arthur and Alan; brother Saburo Makinodan; sisters Hatsumi Takimoto, Tokiko Hatada and Hisako Makinodan; and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Martina Johanna Mueller, 50, of Honolulu, died Aug. 7, 2003. She was born in Germany. She is survived by daughters Michelle and Melissa; and brothers Karl, John and Blasius. Private services.

Denji Nakamura, 92, of Hilo, a retired County of Hawaii Department of Water Supply employee, died Aug. 12, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tsuruko; son Michael; daughters Tsuyako Miyashiro, Natsue Yoneda, Akiko Maekawa, Helene McKee, Eva Nakamura, Joyce Gronefeld and Ayako Imai; brother Clarence Nakamura; sister Elsie Sakata; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kiyoshi Ohori, 97, of Wahiawa, a retired Dole Pineapple Co. utility job foreman, died July 31, 2003, in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Fukushima, Japan. He is survived by wife Florence; son Dennis; stepsons John, James and Albert Yap; daughters Yoshiko Ohori and Mildred Kobayashi; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information ran in yesterday's obituary.

Jean L. Pai, 88, of Honolulu, died Aug. 1, 2003, in Honolulu. She was born in Beijing. She is survived by sons Charles and Howard, daughters Susan Wang and Lily Pai-Resch, brother T.L. Bai, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Aug. 23 at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Asayo Shimada Tanaka, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Insurance and Guaranty office manager, died Aug. 8, 2003, in Leahi Hospital. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Gerald, daughters Arlene Tanaka and Susan De Guzman, brothers Kiyoshi and Roy Shimada, sister Yaeko Shimada and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Kahului Hongwanji. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert Yutaka Tanna, 84, of Honolulu, a retired part owner and salesman doing business as Style Shoe Store, died Aug. 9, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edna S., daughter Charlotte Araki, brother George M., two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information ran in Wednesday's obituary.

Valorie Belle Tomita, 46, of Wahiawa, died Aug. 8, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Irving; sons Steven and Jonathan; daughter Kimberly; mother Georgiana Piscusa; brothers Richard and Eric Piscusa; and sisters Leilani Piscusa-Rogers, Debra Foy and Arlene Piscusa. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Hideichi Yamada, 89, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kapaa High School and Kauai Community College teacher, died Aug. 13, 2003, at home. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Alice N., daughters Virginia Yamada and Bonnie Peel, brothers Soichi and James, sister Isano Yasuda, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Monday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Annie Elizabeth Yasui, 87, of Ewa Beach, died Aug. 9, 2003, in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Carole and Myrna Uyehara, Brenda Lemon and Gail Wong; brothers William and Herbert S. Mundon; sister Rose Medeiros; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Masaru Yoneda, 92, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. welder, died Aug. 7, 2003, at home. He was born in Paia. He is survived by wife Hanae; son Kenneth; daughters Lorraine Shone, Karen Tengan and Susan Boyd; brother Isamu; sister Mitsuko Hashimoto; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kahului Union Church. Call after 4 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Maui Memorial Park.




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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