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Obituaries
Friday, September 5, 2003


Maura Flores Dahang, 89, of Lanai City, died Sept. 2, 2003, in Lanai City. She was born in Cebu, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Mario Dahang and Edward Mapano; and daughters Dorothy M. Tan, Connie D. Frazier, "Sally" Gomes, "Maggie" DeLos Reyes, Julia Oyama and Diana Gonzales and Polly and Julian Dahang. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Lanai Cemetery. Burial to follow. Refreshments at 265 Caldwell Ave., Lanai City.

Miyoko Goro, 82, of Hilo, a homemaker and former flower arranger for Orchids of Hawaii, died Aug. 31, 2003, at home. She was born in Fresno, Calif. She is survived by husband Toshio, sons Earl and Glenn, daughter Jane Fukutomi, brother Koso Hotta, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leina Kamalani, 41, of Waimanalo, died Aug. 29, 2003, in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Ben Bayron, sons Dale Kamalani-Andaya and Logan Kamalani, daughters Ashley Kamalani-Andaya and Remy Kamalani, mother Susan and sisters Laura Paikai and Lahela Moe. Services: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at the cemetery.

Ruth Elizabeth Kueffer, 101, of Honolulu, a retired McKinley High School teacher, died Aug. 26, 2003, at home. She was born in Wyoming. She is survived by nieces Beverly Sorensen and Terry Naihe. Services: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Arcadia Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

David Lau, 92, of Honolulu, a retired David's shoe store manager, died Aug. 15, 2003, in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Dan and Clifford, daughters Barbara Dayoan and Pat Lau, sisters Helen Lau and Florence Haars, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Susan Joanne "Pooh" Magdaloyo, 42, of Honolulu, a Times Super Market assistant manager, died Sept. 2, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jesse; sons Daniel and Nicholas; daughter Jennifer; parents Stephen and Grace Moon; brothers Thomas and William Moon; and sisters Kathy Sugihara, Stephanie Grant and Margaret Otico. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Raymond Paul Mahelona Sr., 70, of Kailua, a retired construction worker for Hawaiian Dredging and Construction, died Sept. 3, 2003, at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret, son Raymond Jr., daughter Raynette Tingle and five grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Phoebe J. "Chuken" Marciel, 84, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Medical Group office manager, died Sept. 2, 2003, at home. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by sons Charles G. Ledward Jr. and Duane C. Porter; daughters Patricia M. Cook, Charldine Jojo Apo and Luana Kamakahi; brothers James H. and Dr. Abraham Cockett; sisters Mokihana Teves, Zellie Radwin and Kalehua Deering; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Church in Wailuku. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao. Reception to follow at Pukalani swimming pool multipurpose room.

Dolores Joan "Dee" McKay, 61, of Keaau, Hawaii, a secretary for Bekins Moving and Storage and North American Van Lines, died Sept. 1, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by husband Melvin, son Michael, daughter Michelle Bertilacci, stepmothers Mary Lou and Billie Stone, stepsisters Bonnie Cutter and Denise, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services.

Kiku Morimoto, 103, of Hilo, a retired employee for the former Onomea Sugar Co., died Aug. 31, 2003, in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Fukui prefecture, Japan. She is survived by son Kazuo; daughters Yayoi Nakamura, Mitsue Aragaki and Sumiko Cain; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sadame "Blossom" Okimoto, 85, of Aiea, a retired Kalihi Kai Elementary School cafeteria manager, died Aug. 23, 2003. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Keith and Myron. Private services. Donations suggested to a charity.

Yoneko Yoshimoto Oniwa, 84, of Pearl City, died Aug. 12, 2003, in Pearl City. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Jack T.; sons Dorian, Dayton and Darrel; daughters Julia Ishado and Lois Onaga; sister Sadako Mijo; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

George Pereira, 42, of Waimea, Kauai, a Kauai County water treatment employee, died Sept. 2, 2003, in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by wife Darlene D.; daughter Johnella L. Basa-Pereira; mother Adeline; brothers Charles Jr., Patrick, Anthony and Steven; and sisters Adele Mattos, Mary Solecki and Kathleen Migeul. Mass: 3 p.m. Monday at St. Theresa's Church. Call after 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Narasingh Chandar Rao, 83, of Honolulu, a retired federal government radio officer, died Aug. 30, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Myitkyina, Burma. He is survived by wife Mineko, daughter Grace Sekimitsu and two grandchildren. Private services.

Dr. Allen B. Richardson, 56, of Honolulu, an orthopedic surgeon, died Sept. 1, 2003. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pokey, son Andrew, daughters Annie and Puna, mother Florence and sister Allene Suemori. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Kawaiaha'o Church. Call after 5 p.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, Tori Marciel, 1356 Lusitana St., 6th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813. Aloha attire.

Ruby Eleanor "Miss Ruby" Robinson, 62, of Kapolei, a Tripler Army Medical Center nurse's aide, died Aug. 27, 2003, in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Birmingham, Ala. She is survived by husband Richard "Robbie"; sons Richard T. and Reginald E.; brother the Rev. Samuel L. Metcalf; sisters Edna Eastland, Evonne J.G. McMath and Grace Smith; and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Toshio Tachikawa, 89, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Aug. 27, 2003, in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Puhi, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kazue; sons Clifton, Glenn and Miles; daughters Jane Naito and Sharon Togashi; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Gloria Nobuko Takenaka, 52, of Pearl City, a city employee, died Aug. 14, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Sumie. Private services.

Edwin Bung Lun Tam, 80, of Kailua, a chief administrative officer for the Department of Social Services and Housing of Hawaii Public Welfare Division, died Aug. 29, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Douglas, Robert, Michael and Carl; daughters Margaret and Lisbeth; brother Gordon; sisters Marian Lynch and Priscilla Leong; and five grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Call after 11 a.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Larry Noboru Yamamoto Jr., 45, of Fairfield, Calif., died Aug. 31, 2003, in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katherine "Mapu"; son Larry III; daughters Shanna Kawaauhau, Theresa Fafard, Angela Carter and Lori Ann Yamamoto; stepfather Clifton Teraoka; mother Grace Teraoka; brothers Wayne, Bruce and Mitsuji "Pee Wee"; sisters Almira Kam, Diane "Deedee" Keyes, Alice "Cherrie" Mahoe, Larrynette "Reiko" Ushijima, Grace Manago, Audrey Ryan and Darlene "Chiyo" Brackeen; and eight grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

James Yoshiaki Yoshimoto, 74, of Honolulu, a retired state civil engineer, died Sept. 2, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dora; son Dennis M.; daughters Lei T. Colon-Yoshimoto and Joy Watanabe; brother Henry M.; sisters Matsue Satogata and Gladys Y. and Lillian S. Yoshimoto; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. 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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