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Obituaries
Thursday, September 11, 2003


Albert Joseph Alexander, 85, of New York and Honolulu, a retired freight train conductor, died Sept. 6, 2003. He was born in New York. He is survived by sister Sybella Merritt. Services to be held in New York.

Adoracion D. Aquino, 88, of Honolulu, died Sept. 7, 2003. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Peter, Albert, Rick, David and James; daughters Theresa Newsom, Carmen Young, Florence Weisenburger, Virginia "Cookie" Zywot and Mary Daubert; brother Philip Demerin; sister Alfonsa Riola; 35 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Catherine's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Graveside services to follow at church cemetery. Celebration of life to follow. Aloha attire.

Aquilina Pasion Baradi, 74, of Honolulu, died Sept. 4, 2003, in St. Francis-Nuuanu Hospice. She was born in Lanao Bangui, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Mateo P., sons William and Melvin, daughters Evelyn P. Garcia and Arleen P.B. Ribac, brother Lorenzo Pasion, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Laban Lee Bun Chang, 52, of Kailua, a lawyer for Kuniyuki & Chang Attorneys at Law, died Sept. 7, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He is survived by wife Sandra G., daughters Emily H.C. and Sara Y.J., mother Mildred M.Q., brother Louis L.C. and sisters Irene M.T. Chang and Kathy M.C. Oide. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Kailua. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Paul Edward Coleman, 95, of Kailua, died Sept. 2, 2003, at home. He was born in Harrisburg, Pa. He is survived by son William, daughters Junedale and Lauretta J., brother John D., sister Gladys Gibson, five grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elsie Kikue Gushiken, 89, of Wahiawa, a state substitute teacher, died Sept. 1, 2003, in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Melvin and Thomas; daughter Ethel Matsui; sisters Tsuruko Okuda, Hatsuko Miyahira and Matsuko Kina; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Chester Chiyuji Hada, 84, of Kailua, a retired U.S. Army sergeant major, died Sept. 3, 2003, in Aloha Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Kathi S. Sato and Norine M. Hung, brother Paul, sister Nancy Nakamura, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bryan Jesse Impelido, infant son of Randolf Impelido and Debbie Butay, of Kahului, died Sept. 4, 2003, in Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is also survived by grandparents Dolores Butay and Erlinda and Florentino Asuncion. Private services.

Mabel Ishii, 66, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a Waikoloa Village Association administration manager and former Hawaiian Holiday Macadamia Nut executive secretary, died Sept. 6, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. She also was a U.S. Army veteran. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband John Sr., son John Jr., daughter Shirley L. Carvalho, brothers Richard and Reuben Bumanglag, hanai brother Roger Farnsworth, sisters Mary Tomas and Helen Andres, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. Leis welcome.

Daniel Keuma, 58, of Laie, a retired plumber, died Sept. 5, 2003, in California. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by children Tamara Tanuvasa, Jason Woolley, Noe Mahelona, Carol Borden and Kaniela Keuma; brothers Wilton, Frank and Glen Keuma and Chuck, Nani and Edward Solomon; sister Denise Kamai; and nine grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula Ward, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. at Hauula Beach Park.

Cornelius Shelton Knight, 48, of Honolulu, a Coca-Cola Co. driver, died July 31, 2003. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by father Lauro Knight, six brothers and five sisters. Private scattering of ashes.

Betty Estabilio Macalino, 67, of Pearl City, a Sears, Roebuck & Co. receiving clerk in Pearlridge, died Sept. 5, 2003, at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Winston, George and Barry Versola; daughters Wandalynn Ito, Lindsay Eustaquio and Londi "Puku" Schwenke; mother Carmelita Palitang; brothers Albert and Gilbert "Bobby" Estabilio; sisters Sally Magallones, Evelyn Tuttelmondo and Lori Lenhardt; companion Andrew Morisako; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Yoshio Matsumoto, 74, of Honolulu, a retired accountant, died Sept. 2, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Eisho and sisters Tsuruko Johnston and Sueno Lally. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Albert Shigeto Murata, 73, of Honolulu, a retired sheet-metal worker, died Aug. 9, 2003. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother Paul and sisters Margaret Fusuma, Doris Murata, Helen Endo and Barbara Maeda. Private services.

Akiko Hamai Nagao, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Okada U. & Co. Ltd. bookkeeper, died Aug. 28, 2003, in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Private services.

Takeko Ogasawara, 87, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a proprietress and former owner of Taki's Fountain in Honomakau, died Aug. 31, 2003, in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Al Y. and Gordon N., daughter Yuko Lizuka, sisters Hisayo Nakamura and Itsuko Yamamoto, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Kohala Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 10, Kapaau, HI 96755.

Irene Pebenito "Ining" Paz, 84, of Kamilolua, Molokai, died Sept. 7, 2003, at home. She was born in Capangdanan, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Bernardino; sons Bernardino Jr., Larry, Nereo and Ernie; daughters Nelie Venenciano, Fely Golino and Bea Paz; brother Simeon Pebenito; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. tomorrow at St. Sophia Church on Molokai. Mass: 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at St. Theresa's Church in Kihei, Maui. Call after 6 p.m. Additional visitation: 8-9:45 a.m. Sept. 20 at the church. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Roy Soye Tamashiro, 80, of Honolulu, a retired chef, died Sept. 2, 2003, at home. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yoshiko, son Alvin A., daughter Jessie Ito, brother Melvin, sisters Alice Nakayama and Aileen Nishida, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Bernardino E. "Dinong" Tampon, 84, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired former Puna Sugar Co. crane operator, died Sept. 4, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Cebu, the Philippines. He is survived by son Rodney; daughters Marilyn Ah Heong, Susan Pau, Carleen Corpuz and Patti Une; brother Magdaleno; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

Mildred M. Urasaki, 90, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died Sept. 8, 2003. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sisters Bessie Nishida and Ruth Sakagawa. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Steve Yujio Yamakawa, 51, of Wahiawa, died Aug. 29, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by mother Flora, brothers Douglas and Ronald, and sister Susan. Private services.

Namio Yukutake, 78, of Aiea, a retired KHON Channel 2 film editor, died Sept. 5, 2003, in Kapunawai Ola. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Mitsuko; daughter Ellen Maki; brothers Robert and Jay; sisters Tomiko Fujikami, Sueko Hashimoto and Aiko Motogawa; and a 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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