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Obituaries
Sunday, August 24, 2003


Edward Kupau Akana, 81, of Waianae, a Robert's Hawaii school bus driver, died Aug. 20, 2003, at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Gladys H., stepson Lawrence Ah Nee Jr., daughters Lynette Porter and Emogena Akana, stepdaughters Lenora "Candace" Ah Nee and Nora Jean "Ilima" Deering, brother Hank, sister Rose Wong and nine grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Waianae Congregation, 84-361 Makaha Valley Road. Scattering of ashes to follow at Pokai Bay Beach Park.

Helen Kekino Akana-Moody, 83, of Ewa Beach died Aug. 12, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Arnold L., Warren G. and Nathan J. Moody; daughters Dorothy H. Akaka and Margaret H. Perreira; sister Hannah Livingston; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jolita Ruiz Aranita, 69, of Waipahu, formerly of Los Angeles, a retired Wells Fargo Bank employee, died July 11, 2003, in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Kunia. She is survived by brothers Benito G., Ralph E., Anthony, Ronald, Rafael and James; and sister Sister Rosita. Private services.

Gloria Leoncia Aranita-Espiritu, 65, of Wahiawa died Aug. 17, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Antonio "Tony" Espiritu; son Douglas "Antone" Serdinia; daughters Desiree Aranita-Ramsey, Destinee Serdinia and Deonee Paul; brothers Reggie, Eugene, Michael and Ivan Celebrado; sister Debbie Tyson; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Catholic Charities for the Elderly, 2745 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96817-1430.

Richard J. Bender, 59, of Kailua, a Hawaiian Dredging Construction foreman, died Aug. 21, 2003, in Castle Medical Center. He is survived by wife Brenda K., son David J., daughter Christine A., parents Melvin and Mildred, and sisters Annette Hartman and Carol Bender. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Kailua. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Pedro Requi Cadaoas, 89, of Hilo, a Hilo Toyota sales representative, died Aug. 20, 2003, in Hilo. He was born in Puro Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Anita F.; sons Baurilio, Adrian and Michael; daughter Audrey Floyd; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Deborah Chun Chang-Tung, of Honolulu died Aug. 18, 2003, in Honolulu. She was born in Waipio Valley. She is survived by husband Ernest, son Eric Gerard, daughter Patrice Thomas, brother Dai Heong and sisters Grace MaClaren and Edith C.T. Chun. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Andrea Lopez "Andi" Cubero, 80, of Pearl City died Aug. 18, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by brothers Federico, Francisco, Eleino, Lorenzo, Vincente and Ricardo Lopez; and sister Rita Lopez-McDermott. Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Call after 6 p.m. Prayer Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elizabeth DeFreitas, 73, of Honolulu died Aug. 8, 2003, in St. Francis-Nuuanu Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Benjamin Sr.; sons Benjamin Jr. and Timothy; daughters Bernadette V. Reynolds, Rosemary Smith and Francisca "Kawai" Acasio; sisters Rose Banglos and Mary Adriano; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gregorio Pastor Domingo, 80, of Honolulu, a retired JC Penney maintenance employee, died Aug. 10, 2003. He was born in Camiling Tarlac, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Fely, son George, daughters Tracy Domingo and Sonia Mangrobang, sister Celia Julian and 11 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary, East Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Dawson Toyokazu Horiuchi, infant son of Darren and Michele Horiuchi of Waipahu, died Aug. 8, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparents Ogden and Sachi Wakilina and Bob and Karen Bryant. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edwin Rivera Ibana Sr., 59, of Honolulu, a retired Dillingham Shipyard foreman, died Aug. 12, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Edwin Jr., Edgar, Jarvis, James and Wayne; daughter Leinani; brothers Jefferey, Emilio, Frank, Clifford and Rizal; sister Vilma Aquino; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anna Elaine Kaleiohi, 67, of Waianae died Aug. 12, 2003, at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert M.; sons Ralph E., Robert M. Jr. and Shawn S.K. Kaleiohi and Pat Victorino; daughters Debra N. Victorino and Pami Kaleiohi; sisters Antoinette Roberts and Charlene Sapienza; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Ranny "Kaui" Kiaha, 63, of Waianae, owner of Westside Yard Service, died Aug. 19, 2003, in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Keei, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Barry and George; daughters Emily Garcia and Evonne Paaoao; brothers Chester, Sonny and John; sisters Leialoha Kiaha, Miriam Kahananui, Rena Labajo and Ilima Yamaguchi; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waianae Ward. Call after 6 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday at Pokai Bay Beach Park.

Micah Marion Nahinu Hanohano McGee, 19, of Hauula, a Pond's at Punaluu utility employee, died Aug. 17, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Lei, brothers Thomas and Michael, sister Arielle and grandparents Dorothy "Dottie" Pawn and Stanislaus Poaha. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the family residence, 54-269 Kamehameha Highway in Hauula. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Arthur Dale Miller, 91, of Kauai, a retired U.S. Army colonel, died Aug. 2, 2003, in Hale Kapuna Heritage Home. He was born in Oklahoma. He is survived by wife Doreen M. Committal services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

James Isami Okimoto, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired sheet metal foreman, died April 1, 2003. He is survived by wife Patsy; sons Gary and Wayne; daughter Gail Yamamoto; brothers Charles, Shigemi and Goro; sisters Chiyoko Nakamura, Kay Hironaka and Lillian Kaneshiro; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Marie Fernandez Ortis, 87, of Ewa Beach, a retired Maluhia Hospital licensed practical nurse, died Aug. 17, 2003, at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elizabeth Keliihekili "Pat" Reyes, 71, of Hawi, Hawaii, a Mauna Kea Beach Hotel hospitality manager, died Aug. 18, 2003, in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Kokoiki, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Joseph Sr.; sons Patrick, Joseph Jr., Robin and Arnold; daughter Sweetie; hanai daughters Sue Ching, Girlie Lucas, Ann Yamamoto, Briday Pinpherk, Nani Salis and Charmaine Kia; brothers Walter Kahumoku, Ben Sales and Joe Salis; sisters Mary Pule and Esther Reyes; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Kohala. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Paul F. Rodrigues, 74, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard crane operator and a U.S. Army veteran, died Aug. 18, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Wilfreda "Freda"; stepsons Nicholas and Jacinto Senados and Michael and Melvin Rodrigues; stepdaughters Dorothy Pantohan, Norma J. Kekahuna and Winifred Buss; brother Ralph; sisters Hattie Colis, Mary Rodrigues, Lillian Roark and Flora Bode; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fumiko "Ellen" Segawa, 90, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Medical Center employee, died Aug. 18, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Sidney, LeRoy, Carl and Clyde; daughter Joy Domingues; brothers Tamotsu and Wataru Kohashi; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dr. David A. Sinclair, 81, of Honolulu, a retired physician, died Aug. 20, 2003, at home. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by wife Ivalee; sons David, Karl and Brian; daughters Margaret Peterson, Rebekah Luke and Ruth and Katherine Sinclair; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central Union Church Atherton Chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association of Hawaii.

Louis S. Sjoberg, 77, of Two Harbors, Minn., formerly of Honolulu and Makaha, a professional wrestler and pipefitter, died Aug. 16, 2003, in Duluth, Minn. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by wife JoAnn; sons Monte and Donald; daughters Lana Bennett, Donna Marshall and Shoshana Cruz; and eight grandchildren. Burial to be held in Cameron, Mo.

Slade Michael Smith, 51, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Hawaii Behavioral Health family therapist and manager and former carpenter and fisherman, died Aug. 13, 2003, at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patti, mother Mildred, brother Peter Xenos, sister Victoria and hanai daughter Ali. Gathering: 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Hospice of Hilo. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific Inc., East and West Hawaii Unit, 2370 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817.

Elaine Shigeko Tada, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired Sears, Roebuck and Co. employee, died Aug. 8, 2003, at home. She was born on Maui. She is survived by brother Fumio and sisters Elinor Kanemitsu and Mitsuko Morihiro. Private services.

Carole Kam Sim Wong, 87, of Honolulu died Aug. 18, 2003, in Honolulu. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by son Leslie K.L., daughter Glenda K.M., brother Roland Char, sisters Edwina and Mavis, and two grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the 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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