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Obituaries
Friday, August 22, 2003


Mary Leong "Ahlan" Ames, 84, of Eugene, Ore., formerly of Kaneohe, died Aug. 16, 2003. She was born in Waihee, Maui. She is survived by sons Robert and Gordon, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services held in Eugene.

Thresa Aletha Fay Cabato, 63, of Mililani, died Aug. 20, 2003, at home. She was born in Santa Marie, Calif. She is survived by husband Gary, son David, daughters Dondi McFadden and Deandra Byerly, brothers Norman Cabato and John R. Parker, sister Betty Fladd and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. No flowers.

Edward "Eddie" Chamizo, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Ford Island Naval Shipyard plumber, died Aug. 14, 2003, in Kailua. He was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betty M.; sons Edward Jr. and Robert "Bobby"; stepson James Avilla; daughters Lorraine Hamilton, Judy Gonzalez and Mary Ann Kaopua; stepdaughters Iris Souza and Genny and Pat DeJesus; brothers Bill, Alfred and Daniel; sister Theresa Santos; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Church, 1124 7th Ave. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Juan Delos Reyes Colobong, 80, of Waipahu, a retired Sheraton Waikiki Hotel mason, died Aug. 11, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in La Taag Laoag City, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Juana M.; daughters Jean Viloria and Kathleen Colobong; brothers Antonio, Cirilo and Timoteo; sister Leona Balicoco; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Katherine "Katie" Crivello, 82, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Aug. 17, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Paukaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Reynold and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire.

August "Gus" De Silva, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base supply clerk, died Aug. 14, 2003, at home. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mabel, brother Phillip, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Crowley Davis "Bud" Grantham, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard federal employee and a handyman, died Aug. 19, 2003, at home. He was born in Montezuma, Tenn. He is survived by wife Estella, daughter Amy Mooneyham, sister Dorothy Whitworth and four grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Yoneko Iraha, 74, of Honolulu, died Aug. 10, 2003, in St. Francis Hospice Puiwa. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by son Clyde C.; daughters Harriet H. Kihara, Marion I. Iwasaki and Katherine R. Sakai; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Dr. Glenn Megumi Kokame, 77, of Honolulu, a retired surgeon, died Aug. 19, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Takako, son Dr. Gregg, daughter Karen Kimura, sister Michiyo Akutagawa and five grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Harris United Methodist Church. Call after 3:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Leo Anthony Kozlowski Jr., 35, of Hilo, will be remembered in services 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after noon. Kozlowski died Aug. 15, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center due to being swept out to sea while picking opihi. He was born in Honolulu and was a self-employed carpenter. He is survived by wife Fran; son Leo A. III; daughter Kortnee A.; father Leo A. Sr.; mother Renee Neal; brothers Walter J. Kozlowski and James Mercado; and sisters Karolotta-Ann Algono, Jamie Pedigo and Chilli-Rae Soon. Burial to follow at Brighter Estate Family Plot in Waimea, Hawaii. Casual attire. No flowers.

John T. "Jack" Lansker, 51, of Kilauea, Kauai, owner of Waiakalua Palm Nursery in Kilauea, died Aug. 14, 2003, in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh. He is survived by wife Cheryl, stepdaughters Kelsey and Michele Longley, brother Steve, sister Louanne Cornwall and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Sept. 6 at Kalihiwai Beach. Bring a dish. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Scleroderma Foundation, 12 Kent Way No. 101, Byfield, MA 01922.

Arthur Moikeha Lee Sr., 73, of Kaneohe, a retired plumber and pipefitter, died Aug. 16, 2003, in Honolulu. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Rose K.K., sons Arthur M. Jr. and Danny M., daughter Artlynn L., brothers Samson and Wilder, sisters Judith Bailey and Edith Raymond, and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Clayton T. Matsumoto Jr., 40, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a produce company truck driver, died Aug. 16, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Ann Soares, parents Clayton T. Sr. and Georgina, sister Sharlene and grandparents James Matsumoto and George Miyamoto. Private services.

Haruo Okuhara, 85, of Mililani, a retired Concrete Engineering Co. welder, died Aug. 18, 2003, at home. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Harue; sons Stephen Y. and David H.; daughters Linda K. Omura, Audrey K. Fujie and Jennie I. Doi; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ingrid M. Perry, 72, of Kahului, a Queen's Medical Center nurse, died Aug. 19, 2003, in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Camden, N.J. She is survived by sons Brian and Troy, and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Soto Mission, 1708 Nuuanu Ave. Reception to follow. Private scattering of ashes.

David Phanthadet, 52, of Honolulu, a Radisson Prince Kuhio Hotel control clerk, died Aug. 20, 2003. He was born in Laos. He is survived by wife Khamphouk; daughters Dara and Thansamay; brother Soumontha; and sisters Chantha, Khamma and Khemmala Phanthadet. Visitation: 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Laotian services. Cremation to follow.

Jose Raposas, 62, of Omao, Kauai, a retired Hale Kauai estimator, died Aug. 16, 2003, in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Yon U; son Robert; daughters Teressa Iida and Shelley Contrades; parents Cirilo and Rosalina; brothers Jerry, Lodring and Edwin; sisters Merlita Honma, Helen Masuda, Josie Raposas and Adeline Walters; nine grandchildren; and two hanai grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Visitation: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the mortuary. Aloha attire.

Joaquin Bolajao "J.B." Reyes Jr., 71, of Pearl City, a retired U.S. Army brigade sergeant major, died Aug. 16, 2003, at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Roderick and Roland; daughters Brigitte Nicholls and Deanna Reyes; mother Conchita Sucalit; brothers Enricky and Phillip; sisters Angie R. Ongie, Gilda Torres, Theresa Hiromoto and Kathleen Alayon; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Leslie Gordon Robinson, also known as "Bob" and "Robby," 80, of Kailua and Kailua-Kona, a retired Hawaiian Airlines pilot, died Aug. 13, 2003, in Kailua. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Shirley "Shay," son David, daughter Bonnie Braun, sister Mildred King and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5-7 p.m. Monday at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Private scattering of ashes. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society or Castle Medical Center. Aloha attire.

Patelesio Kolone "Pe'epe'e" Tataipu, 67, of Honolulu, a city Department of Parks and Recreation tree trimmer and a high chief of American Samoa, died Aug. 14, 2003, in Honolulu. He was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Tauvela; sons Fagota "Jr.," Leolofi "David," Poulima and Patelesio "Peter"; hanai son Henry Kakatin; daughter Fialupe Tataipu-Sua; brothers Kolone, Peter and Matani Kolone; sisters Saveliga Mailioi, Tenisi Jekins, Ana Ioane, Masela Pule and Telesia Sautia; and 21 grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalihi Ward, 1723 Beckley St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jose Nacapuy Tumacder, 73, of Waialua, a retired Component Inc. carpenter, died Aug. 14, 2003, in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lydia C.; son Nestor; stepson Arnold Campos; daughters Remedios and Alma; stepdaughters Mediatrix Lindstrom, Clyde Burdiez and Catherine Campos; sister Damiana Garcia; two grandchildren; and nine step-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. 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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