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Obituaries
Friday, October 3, 2003


Leiataua Le Sa Peter L. Ah Ching, 56, of American Samoa, a finance manager for the American Samoa government, died Sept. 24, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Americian Samoa. He is survived by wife Failele Josephine; sons Ronald and Peter Jr.; daughters Katie Godinet, Marianne Reid and Josephine and Elizabeth "Lei" Ah Ching; brothers Paul, Johnny, Michael, Maleko, Senio and Pete; sisters Margaret Langkilde, Elizabeth Ah Ching, Telesia Ponali, Elena Fata and Frances Paopao; and 13 grandchildren. Burial to be held in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Virginia Seiko Batis, 62, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died Sept. 27, 2003, in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Paauilo. She is survived by son Jason, daughters Marisa Pirelli and Joslyn Jones, mother Mitsuno Quiban, brothers Edward and Allen Quiban, sisters Janice Pakele and Conchita Watanabe and four grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshiko Bergado, 78, of Wahiawa, died Sept. 22, 2003, at home. She was born in Japan. She is survived by son Wilber, daughters Rita Robyn and Janice Sevilla, brother Takeo Inui and a grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Wahiawa. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Ha Thi Cao, 79, of Honolulu, died Sept. 25, 2003, at home. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by son Thanh Ly, daughters Sanh T. Dunning and Lynn Kozuma and seven grandchildren. Visitation: 7:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Buddhist services. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park.

Rosalind Bernadine "Roz" Cleaver, 54, of Nanakuli, a Kapolei Satellite City Hall office clerk, died Sept. 26, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James K. Jr.; daughters Jamie Tripp and Jodie Fowler; mother Catherine McFeeley; stepmother Dorothy Smith; brothers Brad and Brian Fuller and Robert Smith III; sisters Bonnie F. Ford and Robin J. Cable; and a grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Manuel "Speedy" Fernandez, 91, of Kaaawa, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipefitter and professional boxer, died Sept. 26, 2003, in Castle Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by sons Colson Sr., Gary Sr., Manuel and Charles; daughters Kathleen Duarte, Nani Gima and Esther, Theresa and Yvonne Kalaaukahi; 33 grandchildren; and 51 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire.

Policarpio Gaballo, 58, of Waianae, a European Motors automobile mechanic, died Sept. 13, 2003, in Leeward Integrated Health Services Inc. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Cresencia; sons Jonathan and Philp; daughters Lireo, Vergo, Giltrida, Nicole and Laura; brothers Alejandro Gabaylo, Clito Gaballo and Joseph Asuncion; sisters Valentina Asuncion, Betty Algono, Maggie Kemmerer and Felomina Takasugi; caretaker and sister Juanita Mancao; and numerous grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dr. Ed B. Helms, 78, of Hilo, a physician and U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, died Sept. 30, 2003, in North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. He was born in Terrell, Texas. He is survived by wife Shirley S., sons Timothy and Michael, daughters Patricia Kimball and Carol Case, sister Marjorie Watkins and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Hilo Yacht Club. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Heart Association or charity.

Minoru Richard Inouye, 78, of Wahiawa, a retired state Department of Education architect, died Sept. 22, 2003, in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Gladys T.; sons Douglas Inouye and Gregg Ichiki; daughters Susan Osaki, Iris Fujihara and Joy Uchida; brothers Sam and Noboru; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Barbara Jean Motta, 70, of Kaneohe, a Sheraton Waikiki Hotel employee, died Sept. 27, 2003, in Kailua. She was born on Lanai. She is survived by sons Joseph, Kalani and Kaleo; daughters Cherie Moniz and Momilani Cheek; brother Dennis Pavao; sister Winona Brown; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Takako Naito, 74, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Sept. 28, 2003, in Marietta. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Yoshinobu, sons James and Alan, daughters Gail Yamauchi and Peggy Watson, brother Hiroshi Sato and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Corinne Ann Lenore Nishimura, 59, of Honolulu, a retired legal secretary for Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel law firm and Watanabe Ing & Kawashima law firm, died Sept. 21, 2003. She was born in Toronto. She is survived by husband Ernest S., daughters Sheri M.P. and Lisa A.P., brother Jerry Jackson and sister Shirley Pellegrini. Services: 7:30 p.m. today at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Tuesday.

Minoru Noda, 95, of Aiea, a retired Honolulu Board of Water Supply foreman groundskeeper, died Sept. 27, 2003, in Aiea. He was born in Kihei, Maui. He is survived by wife Hatsue, son Stanley, daughters Ellen Sakuma and Betsy Noda, sister Grace Tabata, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Barbara Bowne Ourand Salvani, 88, of Honolulu, a retired American Junior Red Cross director, died Sept. 30, 2003, at home. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Valentine M. "Toto"; sons James, Jon and Jeff; brothers William Jr. and Richard Ourand; sister Jane Smith; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Blanche Anna Sherwood, 89, of Wahiawa, formerly of Ireland, a homemaker, died Sept. 25, 2003, in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by son Michael Mayers, 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshinari "Yoshi" Suda, 62, of Mililani, owner and president of Yoshi's Refrigeration & 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 Hiroto and sisters Sachie Tanaka and Kazue Suda. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Pedro Concepcion "Pete" Tabora, 76, of Mililani, a retired Pacific Naval Facility Engineering Command and Tabora Studio employee, died Sept. 25, 2003, in Haleiwa. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosa G., sons Roy and Ruiz, daughter Ruby White, brother Dominador, sister Leoni Barrera and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Henry Ryosei Taira, 87, of Aina Haina, a retired carpenter, died Sept. 24, 2003, at home. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Susan and Caren and sisters Kikuyo "Kay" Maehara and Harumi "Teri" Sonoda. Private services.

Wataru Takahashi, 78, of Aiea, died Sept. 24, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Nobuko, daughter Ann, sister Masaye and a grandchild. Private services.

Lawrence "Larry" Tavares Sr., 82, of Waianae, a pig farmer, died Sept. 24, 2003, at home. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Violet P.; sons Phillip P., Steven V. and Lawrence F. Jr.; daughter Pearl L.; sister Thelma Cavalho; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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; sons Gregory, Grenddon and Kyle-Kalani; daughters Ming Lei and Keala; 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. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Yoshihiro "Yoshi" Umeda, 71, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Airlines senior terminal agent, died Sept. 27, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ellen M., sons Mark and Garrett, brothers Tadao and Yasuhiro "Larry," sisters Tomie Umeda and Ayako "Annie" Oyama and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Donald E. Van Cleave, 81, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer and machinist mate, died Sept. 30, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Mesa County, Colo. He is survived by wife Nancy L.; sons John, Timothy and Donald J.; daughters Nanette Wong and Jennifer Van Cleave; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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

Donna Leilani Wright-Pacleb, 58, of Papakolea, a retired state Tax Office printer, died Sept. 28, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Sonny Pacleb; mother Emma Wright; brothers Lloyd "Conklin" Jr. and Virgil "Kaipo" Wright; sisters Winona L. Hill, Diane M. Duffey, Katherine U. Latham and Midgieann L. and Emma L. Wright; and hanai daughter Beverly-Ann Manini. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Kuhio Beach, near the Waikiki police substation.




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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