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Obituaries
Thursday, October 2, 2003




Ezekiel Kalani "Barefoot" Abraham, 52, of Hilo, an employee for Del Monte Papaya Co., Fielders Roofing Co. and Hilo Roofing Co., died Sept. 20, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. He also was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Myradean; sons Timothy K., Makaio C., Peter M. and Pelika P.; daughters Hokuaoalohilohi N. Abraham and Marie P. Gomes-Abraham; mother Rebecca P. "Becky" Baji; brothers Marshall Jr. and Wade K. Baji Sr.; sister Maylene P. Tereqeyo; hanai sister Piilani Keahi; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Thy Word Ministries, 113 Kuawa St., next to Waiakea Shopping Plaza in Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary printed Tuesday.

Dieatra L. Adams, 46, of Kaneohe, a registered nurse, died Sept. 28, 2003. She is survived by husband David Moss; son Ezra; daughters Rachael and Madeline Eells and Veronica Moss; mother and stepfather Barbara and Jim Myers; and sisters Lisa Adams and Erica Luttenbacher. Private services.

Anne Landon "Nancy" Ashford, 78, of Kailua, a U.S. Navy veteran, died Sept. 29, 2003, at home. She was born in New York City. She is survived by husband James R.; daughters Carol A. Brown and Anne N. and Joan A. Ashford; brothers Henry H. Landon and Staunton Williams Jr.; sister Cornelia L. Russell; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 4:30 p.m. Monday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 93 N. Kainalu Drive, Kailua. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Heart Association, 245 N. Kukui St. Suite 204, Honolulu, HI 96817; or charity.

Paulina Ancheta Cabudol, 92, of Waipahu, died Sept. 8, 2003, in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Tupac, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by son Reynaldo, daughter Carolina Eala, brother Moises Ancheta and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday 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.

Dorothy L. Duzan, 79, of Ho-nolulu, a homemaker, died Sept. 25, 2003. She was born in Canton, Ohio. She is survived sons John and Jim; daughters Kathryn Aureden, Amy Davis and Jane Morales; sister Margie Walter; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Fook Ning Fong, 87, of Hono-lulu, a retired Hawaii Meat Co. employee, died Sept. 30, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Bik Lin, sons William and Harry, daughters Dorothy Willet and Mary Ann Fong, and five grandchildren. Visitation: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Mildred Hanae Higa, 76, of Pearl City, a retired Fort Shafter accountant, died Sept. 29, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Cedric; daughters M.I. Kosasa and Lea Goin; brothers Jensho, Richard and Edward Onaha; sisters Natsue Oshiro, Helen Conner and Mae Fallin; and four grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Kerrs Kaoru Higashi, 87, of Pearl City, a retired insurance salesman, died Sept. 25, 2003, in Waipahu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Jean, son Alton, daughter Barbara Fukuda, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Irene Kazuko Igawa, 67, of Kaneohe, died Sept. 10, 2003. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Genza "Blackie"; sons Darryl S. and Brian Y.; daughter Lynne Y. Rittenhouse; brothers Robert, William and Gary Ikemoto; sister Ernestine Shimazu; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Ernest Mitsuo "Mits" Kamita, 78, of Wailuku, a retired Sears Roebuck and Co. appliance repairman and former owner of Mits Appliances, died Sept. 24, 2003, in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Hiroko; daughter Esther Yap; mother Shizuyo; brother Hideo; sisters Kimiko Ueta, Mineko Naito and Yukiko Noda; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Masako F. Miura, 92, of Ho-nolulu, a retired Aliiolani Elementary School teacher, died Sept. 24, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Howard Miura, brother Kazutoshi "Cabby" Fujino, sister Sachiko Ishihara, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kazuo Niitani, 84, of Hono-lulu, a retired Holiday Inn Waikiki painter, died Sept. 23, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Naoe, daughter Kathy Wong, brother Mikio and two grandchildren. Private services.

Keno Oshita, 94, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Sept. 11, 2003. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nephews and nieces. Private services.

Antonio Ubaldo Rivera, 52, of Aiea, a Salt Lake Elementary School custodian, died Sept. 28, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elena M.; sons Richard, Dennis and Alain A.M.; daughters Leilani Rivera-Calvero, Therese R.F. Rivera and Elizabeth Rivera Benitez; brother Jose U.; and six grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

Lorenzo Gerbacio Sagucio, 92, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired Olokele Sugar Co. irrigator engineer, died Sept. 23, 2003, at home. He was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Josefina F., daughter Esperanza Antolin, brothers Justo and Asuncion, sisters Maria F. Vidad and Trinidad de Asis, five grand-children, nine great-grand- children and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 10 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Services: 10 a.m. Oct. 11 at St. Joseph Episcopalian Church in Eleele. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park in Lihue. Casual attire.

Carolyn Lee Bailey Simons, 59, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Sept. 26, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Debra Pinho and Brenda Blackeny, mother Mary M. Bailey, brother Robert T. Bailey, sister Mary Ann Cruz and five grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Patrick Ah Kui Tim Sing, 66, of Hilo, a retired hotel bartender and Royal Security Guards employee, died Sept. 27, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lillian T.; sons Gregory T., Grenddon T. and Kyle-Kalani T.; daughters Ming L.T. and Keala T.; brothers Joe and Archie Viela; sister Ah Lan Hiro; and two grandchildren. Mass: noon Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m.

Donald William Stark, 73, of Mililani, a U.S. Army sergeant major, died Sept. 23, 2003, in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by sons Robert W., Wayne W. and Rick, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshinari "Yoshi" Suda, 62, of Mililani, owner and president of Yoshi's Refrigeration and Air Condition Service Inc., died Sept. 23, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by wife Lynette S., son Ryan "Buda," daughter Liane, mother Fusayo and sisters Sachie Tanaka and Kazue Suda. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Keller Suffern, 62, of Hilo, a Fuller Brush Co. employee, died Sept. 24, 2003. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Marsha T., sons Randal and Douglas, daughters Diana and Melissa Suffern, and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Aloha attire.

Kenso Takanishi, 75, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired state employee, died Sept. 29, 2003, at home. He was born in Hukipo Mauka, Kauai. He is survived by wife Lillian K., daughters Kendra and Kendace, and brothers Kazuo and Danny M. Sr. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

J. Shirley Taylor, 76, of Hono-lulu, a homemaker and real estate agent, died Sept. 26, 2003, at home. She was born in Nixon New Brunswick, Canada. She is survived by husband Ronald F., brother Robert Hopper and sister Norma Goguen. Mass: 3 p.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 2:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Star of the Sea Church.

Paul Anthony Sagayaga Ver, infant son of Nino and Marlyn Ver, of Aiea, died Sept. 27, 2003. He is also survived by grandparents Faustino and Araceli Ver Jr. and Emilio and Romana Sagayaga. Services: 10:15 a.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Frances Wiechers, 97, of Wauwatosa, Wis., formerly of Racine, Wis., and Honolulu, died Sept. 30, 2003, at home. She is survived by son John III, daughter Gretchen Oster, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Wauwatosa. Donations suggested to Medical College of Wisconsin, Palliative Care Center, 9200 West Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53226; or Camillus Foundation Inc.

Edward Gilbert Williams, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor ship fitter, died Sept. 28, 2003. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Edward B.; daughters India and Ramona Williams and Cheyenne Summers; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park, Garden of Reflection. Aloha attire.

Yuk Fui Yip, 59, of Honolulu, a Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel stewart, died Sept. 28, 2003, in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Wai Fan Yip-Chan; son Wai Lam; daughter Ngai Ming; father Fu Man Ip; brothers Cheong Chun Yip and Chun Fong Yap; and sisters Yat Hong, Yuk Lan, Chun Yan and Wai Chun. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. today at Nuuanu Mortuary. Chinese Buddhist Services. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

Matsue Yonemori, 91, of Hilo, died Sept. 27, 2003, in the Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Roy, daughter Kay K., brother Yoshito Murai, sister Yasuko Uchimura, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Pauline Yoshiko Yoshida, 89, of Haleiwa, died Sept. 22, 2003, in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lawrence S., Ronald T., Glenn T. and Michael T.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Eugenia M. Zablan, 74, of Honolulu, died Sept. 13, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Laie. She is survived by brothers Samuel L. and Charles B. Kealoha Jr., and sisters Queenie Kam and Caroline Liftee. 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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