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Obituaries
Monday, October 13, 2003


Lorenza Quibuyen Baldonado, 80, of Waipahu, died Sept. 17, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Mary Jane B. Gamayon; mother Feliza M. Quibuyen; brothers Iniego, Benny and Bernardo Quibuyen; and sisters Florida, Maria and Avelina Quibuyen. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Patricia Claire Basco, 70, of Paia, Maui, a homemaker, died Oct. 10, 2003, in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia. She is survived by husband James; sons Tony and David; brothers Steven, Robert, Martin and Buzzy Dolim; and sisters Thelma Mooney and Olive Clausen. Gathering: 1-4 p.m. tomorrow at 767 Iuka Place, Kahului.

Philomena Balalong Castellano, also known as "Phyllis" and "Fely," 77, of Wahiawa, died Sept. 28, 2003, in Wahiawa. She was born in Kamakani, Kauai. She is survived by husband Austin Achiu; sons Darryl, Donald and Russell; daughters Darlene Cui, Deborah White and Marnie Takamori; brothers Basilio Balalong and Ben and Paul Rivera; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Barry Shoong Chann, 54, of Honolulu, a photographer, died Oct. 3, 2003, at home. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Kathryn Pon and brother Ward Chann. Private services.

Donald Wah Chock Ching, 87, of Honolulu, an insurance agent for First Insurance Co. of Hawaii and Pyramid Insurance Centre, died Oct. 4, 2003, in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice; sons Gerald, Robert and Wesley; brother Ping Quon; sister Lillian Ching; and seven grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Heart Association of Hawaii.

Donald Ming Dang, 97, of Honolulu, a retired artist and writer, died Oct. 8, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mae; daughters Gloria Ball and Ada Wurst; brothers Alban, Howard and Edward; sister Beatrice Lee; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Rachel Moi Lin Ching Haili, 85, of Honolulu, founder of Haili's Hawaiian Foods, died Oct. 3, 2003, at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Donna Pang, Sandra Antone, Roberta Ahnee, Rachel Haili, Lorraine Alo and Carol-Ann Hirayama; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. next Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Kiyomi Hirose, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Iolani Sports Wear fashion designer, died Oct. 5, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Sono Hirose-Hulbert, brothers Wallace and Shoso Kagawa, sister Alice Parrott and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kinji Kanazawa, 86, of Honolulu, a retired attorney doing business as Law Office of Kinji Kanazawa, died Oct. 8, 2003. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shimeji, son Sidney K., daughter Joni S., brother Kanemi and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Charles Kauahikaua, 87, of Honolulu, a retired state employee, died Sept. 28, 2003, at home. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Emma Nobori; sons Kenny, Jaxon and Lance Nobori; daughters Charlene Teramoto, Bonnie Nobori, Jessie Benedetti, MaryAnn Dorsey, Jacqueline Voorhees and Melody Martin; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Betty O.K. Kim, 82, of Honolulu, a retired federal government employee, died Oct. 7, 2003, in Malahia Hospital. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Austin Dias and Edward Kim, daughters Patricia Balmores and Stella Stewart, sister Stella Gibbs, 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Alfred C.O. Lum, 91, of Honolulu, a retired accounting supervisor and office manager for Naval Resale System at Barbers Point Navy Exchange, died Oct. 6, 2003, at home. He is survived by sons Magruder K.W. and Chester K.C.; daughters Louise H.K. and Patricia J.H.S.; brothers Francis, Chuck, Thomas, Herbert and William; sisters Dora Tong and June and Vyolet Chu; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after noon. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Louise Marston, 75, of Hanalei, Kauai, owner of Tahiti Nui Restaurant, died Oct. 9, 2003, in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Tubai, Tahiti. She is survived by sons Christian Marston and Coco Hauata, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hanalei Waioli Huiia Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanalei Community Cemetery. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Saturday.

Porfiria Antonio Mercado, 61, of Ewa Beach, died Oct. 6, 2003, in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Ernesto A. "Ernie" and William A., daughters Francisca A. "Francis" Hart and Lorna A. Mercado, and eight grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Interment: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Florence Ayako Miura, 92, of Mililani, a retired owner of Miura Barber Shop in Waialua, died Sept. 29, 2003, in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by brother Richard Yamashina and sister Margaret Kealoha. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masako Nakaoka, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Gay Garment Co. seamstress, died Oct. 6, 2003, in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Wallace K., Ronald M., Harold T. and Delbert T.; daughter Edna K. Tsukamoto; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Katherine Kikue Nomura, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Canlis Restaurant waitress, died Oct. 9, 2003. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Kazuo, daughter Fay Takaesu, brother Richard Kawachi and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Albert Frank Petrowich, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Sears, Roebuck and Co. security guard, died Sept. 29, 2003, in Maluhia Hospital. He is survived by daughter Julieann C.P. Tavares, brother Glenn, sister Eva Peters and three grandchildren. Private services.

Pearl Kiyono Sakamoto, 57, of Hilo, a homemaker and office manager, died Sept. 13, 2003, in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Ernest, sons Brian and Bradley, father Tsugio "Albert" Yamasaki, brother Daniel Yamasaki, and sisters Jean Okayama and Ellen Guerrero. Private services.

Stella Yoshiko Shimote, 81, of Happy Valley, Ore., formerly of Sunset Beach, died Sept. 27, 2003, in Happy Valley. She was born on Maui. She is survived by daughter Faye K. Walker; brothers Thomas, Ralph and Charlie Tamashiro; sisters Ellen and Ethel Tamashiro; and two grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after noon. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Diana Anita Silva, 67, of Mililani, died Oct. 5, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Pat Sr.; sons Pat Jr. and Eric; daughters Liz Scott, Theresa Redulla and Iris Sisneros; brothers Walter "JR" Thoemmes and Stanley James; sister Linda Pickering; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church, 1614 Monte St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to be held at a later date.

Hideko Sugiura, 77, of Pearl City, a retired seamstress for Alfred Shaheen Watabe Wedding, died Sept. 30, 2003. She was born in Yamaguchi-ken, Japan. She is survived by son Bruce, daughters Julie Yamashiro and Jean Sugiura, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Phyllis M. Van Verst, 77, of Mililani, a retired city employee, died Sept. 27, 2003, in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert A.; daughters Vera and Melanie Van Verst and Claire Ching; brother Thomas Okuda; sister Ruth Katsurayama; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Private inurnment. No flowers.




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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