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Obituaries
Tuesday, September 9, 2003


Roy Ryoki Awa, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Yokota Air Base general foreman, died Sept. 3, 2003, at home. He was born in Makaweli, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tomiko, son Richard, daughter Frances Oka, brother Matsujiro and sister Yuriko Miyashiro. Services: noon Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Emiily Ponoluna "Aunty Ems" Aweau, 71, of Hauula, a Handi-Van driver, died Aug. 29, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hauula. She is survived by husband Arthur K.; daughters Vanda P. Kaanaana, Lyonette K. Waa and Faith L. Siufanua; brother the Rev. Lynons Welch; sister Mary Carreira; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday at Greater Mount Zion Holiness Church in Hauula. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday. Burial: 1 p.m. Greenhaven Memorial Park.

Daniel Costa, 63, of Hilo, owner of Danny Costa Painting Service in Hilo and a U.S. Army veteran, died Sept. 1, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. He is survived by wife Virginia L.; sons Alvin and Anthony Pagan; daughters Joan Iona and Jacqueline "Jackie" Kahana; brothers Herman, Lawrence and Herbert Costa and Gilbert DeCosta; sisters Violet Nakea, Lillian Perreira, Thelma Riviera and May Agcalon; and fifteen 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. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire.

Marcelo Dizon, 78, of Nanakuli, a former restaurant owner in the Philippines, died Sept. 4, 2003, at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Aurora; sons Rodel and Mark; daughters Susan Faustino, Reyni Dela Raga and Donna Dizon; sisters Edita and Mercy; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Laura Marie Felix, 49, of Los Gatos, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, an employee for the states of Hawaii and California, U.S. Navy, Marsh McLennan Inc., Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. and Applied Materials, died Aug. 24, 2003, in Los Gatos. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John Harokiewicz, son Jonathan Harokiewicz, daughter Nina Harokiewicz, father John H. Felix, brother John M. Felix, sisters Melinda "Linda" Di Ciro and Debbie Dunlop, stepsisters Jayne Modell and Annette Rovison, and grandmother Melinda P. Freitas. Services: 8 a.m. Wednesday at Outrigger Canoe Club. Call after 7:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. Leis preferred.

Margaret Lin Ho Kim, 86, of Honolulu, died Aug. 31, 2003, in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wilfred and Patrick Kong; daughters Cynthia Brundage and Carolyne Kong; brothers Dai Tim, James, Walter, Raymond and Joe Chang; sisters Florence Yee and Lillian Lagerfeld; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: noon Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Florence Louise Leinaala Liu, 63, of Aiea, a licensing clerk for the city Licensing Division, died Sept. 4, 2003, in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Ann L., Troy F. and Clifford K. Liu and Marleen K. Kekahuna; and siblings Carolyn Matias, Blossom Glipa, Faith Leao, Clifford H. Mookini Jr. and Jasmine Foster. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery. Aloha attire.

Soo Yee Ching Luke, also known as "Mrs. Luke Chan," 89, of Honolulu, died Aug. 21, 2003, in Hale Nani Health Center. She was born in China. She is survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kazuo Matsui, 90, of Aiea, died Aug. 29, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Waimalu. He is survived by wife Tamayo "Alice," son Clarence S., daughter Betty K., two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Doris Yaeno Miura, 87, of Waipahu, a retired cook, died Aug. 24, 2003. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by sons Roy T., Glenn K. and Melvin Y.; daughter Ann S. Yamamoto; sister Violet Yamamoto; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Umeichi "Stone" Okamura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Aug. 28, 2003. He was born in Anahola, Kauai. He is survived by wife Mildred N.; sons Walter S., Ronald K. and Byron W.; brother Ralph; sister Matsuno Oyama; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Susan Hisako Ozaki, 55, of McCully, a collection officer for Sears, Roebuck and Co. Credit Department and Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, died Aug. 28, 2003. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Harold Jr., Scott and Ross. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Pepe Muaava Savea, 80, of Honolulu, died Aug. 22, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Sina; sons Jerome, Taimailelagi "Tito," Toma, Semi, Pepe Jr. and Scorpio; daughters Sovita, Melanie Ape, Tauaneai, Mataniufeagaimaleata and Pina Savea and Evelyn Fuamatu; sister Mataniufeagaimaleata Purcell; 25 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Aiea. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park.

Sidney Raphael Kalamakuikalani Springer, 72, of Kailua-Kona, a retired U.S. Army first sergeant, died Aug. 24, 2003, in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Kailua-Kona. He is survived by sons Sidney Jr., Patrick and Michael; and sisters Mary Jo Souza and Theresa Hohu. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona, 75-5769 Alii Drive. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire.

Emily Tsurue Tanisue, 77, of Mililani, a retired Schuman Carriage accounting clerk, died Sept. 4, 2003, in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Senichi "Ben," daughters Diane Morinaka and Beverly Ishikawa, brother Richard Ibara, sister Elsie Harada, five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wilbert Yoshiaki Wada, 87, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Electric Light Co. employee, died Aug. 31, 2003, in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. He was born in Honokohau, Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Charlotte C. Nakamura, Christine Y. Wada, Carol A. Tsunezumi and Catherine A. Katayama; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Private services.




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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