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Obituaries
Monday, August 18, 2003


Paul Samuel Agrabante, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Selective Service Headquarters manpower chief assistant, died Aug. 13, 2003, in Honolulu. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Leimomi; sons Bobby Dang and Brudda L. Agrabante; daughters Paula Arakaki, Paulette Prudhomme and Johnette "Jonsey" Fafard; brother Blas; sisters Annie Dabalos, Mary Kido and Martha Ekimoto; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers.

Margaret G. Paz Auld, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Kailua Elementary School teacher and a retired diagnostic prescriptive teacher for the Windward side, died Aug. 14, 2003. She was born in Charleston, W.Va. She is survived by sons Alan and George Paz, daughter Delphia E. Paalani, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Elks BPOE Honolulu Lodge 2669, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Aloha attire. Loose flowers or leis welcome.

Simplicio "Meling" Baruela, 103, of Hilo, a retired pack mule man for the former Hilo Sugar Co., died Aug. 15, 2003, in Hilo. He was born in Dolores, Abra, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Jesuswell, Regem and Rosario; stepsons Adam and Patrick Cabral; stepdaughters Beatrice Macayan, Gloria Olivar, Mary Ann Hoohuli and Patricia Cabral; 22 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Friday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robert Harrell Bustin, 69, of Mililani, a retired Ameron employee, died Aug. 15, 2003, in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Jasper, Fla. He is survived by wife Sylvia M., son Mark, daughters Lisa Bartels and Karla Bustin, brother Marvis, sisters Luana Smith and Patricia Meyers, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Edeltraud H.W. Curley, 78, of Kailua-Kona, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service accounting operation specialist, died Aug. 10, 2003, at home. She was born in Leigniz, Germany. She is survived by husband Richard T., stepson Richard G., stepdaughter Debra Wirsing and brother Ulrich Lengen. No services.

Rosenda Lapena Espejo, 78, of Waipahu, a retired janitor, died Aug. 9, 2003, in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Rudy, Tino and Flor; daughters Cora Bareng and Maria Vergara; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 8:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Elbert Kunio "Blackie" Fujiwara, 74, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaiian Cement Co. truck driver, died Aug. 14, 2003, at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elsie E.; son Nelson K.; daughters Debra K. Yonting, Faye R. Fujiwara, Rae M. Nino and Teri S. Corpuz; brothers Harry A., Melvin, Richard T. and Randy; sisters Helen Yee, Hazel K. Ogawa and Susan Fujiwara; and six grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lawrence M.H. "Larry" Leon, 81, of Honolulu, owner of Larry Leon Realty, died Aug. 11, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dee, brother Richard and sisters Florence Choy, Eva Young and Violet Leon. Services: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Entombment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Rosalie W. Loomis, 82, of Honolulu, a realtor, died Aug. 14, 2003, at home. She was born in Sonora, Calif. She is survived by son Charles, daughters Rosalyn Meyer and Laurie Loomis, brothers, sisters and four grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes.

Margaret Mikahala "Aunty Margie" Mahi, 68, of Hauula, died Aug. 12, 2003. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Noah S. Jr.; sons Noah III and Daniel; brothers Richard "Dickie" and Albert Kane, Frank Montez and Charles Kahookele; sisters Lovena Rose, Jenny Naki and Sylvia Tony; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Fortunata Ramos "Porto" Mamuad, 84, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard general dynamics employee, died July 24, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Barrio No. 8, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Agapito and Benjamin, daughter Mary Daoang, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Martin Dalit Mina, 92, of Honolulu, a retired construction laborer, died Aug. 5, 2003. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Euflania, son Wilson, daughters Betty Parez and Nora Mangangey, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: noon Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

James Takio Okamura, 91, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, coach and principal at schools on Kauai and Oahu and a retired state Department of Education director of facilities, died July 19, 2003, in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Linda Kodama and Gail L. Okamura, brother Paul and sisters Dora Yamaguchi and Fumiko Morisato. No services. Donations suggested to Koloa Union Church, P.O. Box 536, Koloa, HI 96756; or Waioli Lions Club, P.O. Box 62086, Honolulu, HI 96839.

Julian Rivera Sr., 79, of Kahaluu Mauka, Kona, Hawaii, a self-employed excavation contractor and a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran, died Aug. 13, 2003, in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kamalumalu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons William Kunipo, Julian Jr., Herbert, Kenneth and Adam Rivera; daughters Irene Luta, Carmen Silva and Gwendolyn Acasio; brothers Romaldo and Graciano; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception in Holualoa, Hawaii. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Call after 8 a.m.

James Tadashi Ueno, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Motors auto salesman, died Aug. 14, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kapoho, Puna, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Karen K., brother Larry and sister Hatsue Goda. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.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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