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Obituaries
Sunday, September 28, 2003




Pauline Lucille Armstrong, 90, of Honolulu, died Sept. 16, 2003, at home. She was born in Kansas. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Elks Club in Waikiki. Leis, loose flowers and petals welcome.

Rose Jacob Coloma, 63, of Waipahu, a care home operator, died Sept. 6, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in San Pablo, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Florendo B.; son Alfredo Derige; daughters Elizabeth Dupio and Charlene and Christy Coloma; brothers Emilio, Avelino and Miguel Cabbab and Boy Cabuloy; sisters Minda and Babit Cabuloy and Merced Cabuslay; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Domingo "Inggo" Cortez, 78, of Pukalani, Maui, died Sept. 23, 2003, at home. He was born in Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lolita; sons Rodolfo, Alfredo, Ronald, Simplicio and Arnold; daughters Edna Encio and Grace Cortez; and 17 grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial in the Philippines. Casual attire.

Ladonna Lee Dunbar, 50, of Kainalu, Molokai, died Sept. 12, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Pascagoula, Miss. She is survived by stepson Kip, mother Patricia Lowry and sister Wanda Lowry. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waialua Congregational Church in Waialua, Molokai.

William "Billy" Dunbar, 89, of Kainalu, Molokai, died Sept. 23, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by son Kip, sister Janet Fonseca and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waialua Congregational Church in Waialua, Molokai.

Nemicio "Don" Laborte Gabayan, 80, of Aiea, a retired federal government electrical mechanic, died Sept. 23, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kapaia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Clara C., sons Zachary and Mark, daughter Kathy Kauahi, sister Anne Fischer, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Eustaquio Ganda Galimba, 90, of Waiohinu, Hawaii, a retired Kau Sugar Co. employee, died Sept. 25, 2003, at home. He was born in Condon, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carlina; sons Albert, Alfred and Moses; daughters Emily Yates and Mona Compton; sister Dora Mercado; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Naalehu, Hawaii. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

Jessie Asako Hirokawa, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Sept. 21, 2003, in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Rodney T.; daughter Sharon Higa; brothers Hiromu, Mitsuru and Noboru Matsumoto; sister Nellie Matsudo; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lucille Kameko Katada, 77, of Honolulu, a retired J.P. Roumaine cutter, died Sept. 20, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born on Lanai. She is survived by sons Keith and Craig, daughter Donna Festerling, brothers Roy and Richard Fujii, sister Marian Imai and two grandchildren. Private services.

Takeshi Kawabata, 78, of Lahaina, a retired Pioneer Mill employee, died Sept. 25, 2003, in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Kazuko; daughters Ann Bosque and Jan and Amy Kawabata; brothers Takayuki and Tsuneo; sisters Doris Tosaka, Elaine Hamasaki, Joyce Okimoto, Edna Ng and Janet Kawabata; and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m.

Tadaaki Kobatake, also known as "T" and "Tada," 75, of Lahaina, died Sept. 24, 2003, in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Marybud, brother Joseph D. and sister Emiko Suemori. Services: noon Thursday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kaui Kuahiwinui, 84, of Wahiawa, formerly of Opihihale, Hawaii, died Sept. 19, 2003, at home. She was born in Kalaoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons David K. and Peter L.; hanai son Marc Andino; daughters Momi Bacio, Keoho Hoopai, Mary Jane Ferreira, Dorothy Hawk and Haunani Kubo; hanai daughters Lila Andino and Jeanette Kunihiro; sisters Kealoha Kauwe and Malia Kuahiwinui; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and seven great- great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Stanley Kiyoshi Lum, 45, of Kailua, a carpentry business owner, died Sept. 21, 2003. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Arlene Noel, parents Calvin and Nancy, and brother Ray Chu-Lum. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Kailua Beach Park, across from Buzz's Steak House. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in a obituary yesterday.

Stanley Tatsuo Nagatani, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. control operator, died Sept. 13, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Stanley T. and Stafford T.; daughter Nyra K. Williams; brothers Clarence N., Fumio and Kenneth T.; sister Violet Y. Ishibashi; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Mary Ann Haruko "Ricky" Nishimura, 69, of Waianae, died Sept. 17, 2003, at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wilbert J.; brothers Joseph Jr. and George Nishimura, Francis Anderson and Edwin and Jimmy Manipon; sisters Margaret Schiffman and Doreen and Francine Manipon; and one grandchild. Private services.

Bill D. Rante, 91, of Kahului, who served in the Merchant Marine during World War II, died Sept. 22, 2003, in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Catalina, daughters Evelyn Cordero and Deborah Shelar, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Entombment: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

John Recuperto, 64, of Lanai, a government merchant seaman, died Sept. 26, 2003, in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by brother Louis J. Romero and sisters Victoria Guillory, Marian Ching and Angelita Romero. Private services.

Daniel "Dan" Anduha Santiago Sr., 72, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail handler and U.S. Army Korean War veteran, died Sept. 23, 2003, in Malama Ohana. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Suzan; sons Daniel Jr., Nelson and Alexander; daughter Suzan Rohe; brothers John, Albert and Edward; sister Evangeline Vegas; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Kazuto Seto, 80, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk, died Sept. 19, 2003, in Convalescent Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Esther and brother Morris. Private services.

Evelyn Dorothy Singson, 68, of Kula, Maui, a homemaker, died Sept. 25, 2003, at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lawrence Jr., Guy Sr., Greg and Dennis; daughters Catherine Singson-Amosa, Lawrenette Singson and Dolly Carvalho; brothers Ernest Carvalho and Jack Kane; sisters Thelma Carvalho, Barbara Ortiz, Doris Serrano and Eleanor Chattin; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

Alan Taoulileuluatuiaana Solomua, infant son of Alan Uitu and Jesse Maae, of Honolulu, died Sept. 22, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center. He is also survived by grandparents Foutama Maae and Vavo and Faaana Tialavea. Graveside services: noon Wednesday at Valley of the Temples.

Victor William Tavares, 81, of Hilo, a former Hakalau Sugar Co. and Hilo Coast Processing Co. employee, died Sept. 23, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Dolores; sons Michael, Robert, Brian and Earl; sister Bernice Emley; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. 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 Homelani Memorial Park, Section One. Casual attire.

Ella Lee Tong, 48, of Waianae, a Leihoku Elementary School teacher's assistant, died Sept. 20, 2003, in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Kenneth K.W., son Justin L., daughters Camille M. and Daphne P., mother Roberta Castro, brother Michael Castro, and sister Jackie Rivera. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Hoa Ngoc Truong, 79, of Honolulu, died Sept. 18, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by sons Keith and Paul Shek; daughters Celia Shek, Eileen Leung and Irene Cheng; two brothers; two sisters; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Amy Mee Lau Wong, 80, of Honolulu, died Sept. 25, 2003, at home. She was born in Chung Shan, China. She is survived by sons Walter C.W. and Frank C.Y., daughter Polly M.L. Kano, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Canuto Macadangdang Yanos, 85, of Kahului, died Sept. 21, 2003, in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Henry and Linberd; daughters Feliza Vinoray and Vicky Teppang; brothers Serapio and Domingo; sisters Caridad Ramento, Maria Ramos, Eusebia Duran and Dominga Sagayaga; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at First Assembly of God Church in Kahului. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery, Wailuku.




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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