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Obituaries
Tuesday, October 28, 2003



Berlin Bennett, 84, of Pearl City, a retired fire chief for the federal fire department, died Oct. 14, 2003, in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Cherry Grove, W.Va. He is survived by son Gene, daughter Shirley Ann, sister Tina Cladwell and four grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Pedro Caberto, 96, of New York, formerly of Kaumakani, Kauai, a retired Olokele Sugar Co. employee, died Oct. 22, 2003, in New York. He was born in Cagayungan Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Robert "Bobby" and Juan, brother Eddie, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Garden Island Mortuary Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kaumakani. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Kum Hee Chang, 85, of Honolulu, died Oct. 20, 2003, in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Heen Lee, sons Alfred and Shui Leong, daughters Sharleen Yeung and Cecilia Chang, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Constance Ah Kim Ching, 81, of Honolulu, owner/broker of Kekuna Ltd., died Oct. 19, 2003. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Chaplin C. Kekuna; daughters Kathleen "Mahealani" Gray, Haunani Sue Lin Iobst and Diane "Nalani" Kekuna; hanai daughters Diane Oda and Linda Fessman; sisters Clara and Frances Au; and seven grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Crispolo Cosme Corpuz, 94, of Pukalani, Maui, a Kula Hospital dietary helper, died Oct. 26, 2003, in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Manaoag, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Louise; sons Chris and Lloyd; daughters Rose Agpaoa, Christine Sunada and Juliana Patao; and four grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

David Joseph Dwyer, 57, of Honolulu, a writer, died Oct. 24, 2003. He was born in White Plains, N.Y. He is survived by wife Kathleen Norris, brother Michael and sister Kathleen M. Private services. Donations suggested to the Institute for Human Services.

Elsie Michie Fujishige, 83, of Honolulu, an Outrigger East Hotel housekeeper, died Oct. 19, 2003, in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Bertram I. and Don S.; daughter Ann H. Hawkins; brothers Norman, Ushio and George Tsukazaki; sisters Edna Yonaoshi and Martha Fujimoto; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Laura Alga "Lolita" Furtado, 35, of Makaha, a housekeeper, died Oct. 26, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by fiance Manuel Ramos; brothers Earl "Bully" and Robert; and sisters Bernadette Aguilera and Sheila, Elizabeth, Patricia and Jessica Furtado. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m.

Albert Yuen Seong Hew, 81, of Kula, Maui, an accountant, died Oct. 27, 2003, in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kula. He is survived by wife Katherine Lee Hew, daughter Luanne Hew-Menor, brother George Hew, sister Gladys Daniels and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ethel Yoshimi Ito, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died Sept. 29, 2003. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Services held.

Peggy Quintal Jonolino, 70, of Kohala, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel dining room manager, died Oct. 24, 2003, in North Hawaii Community Hospital in Kamuela. She was born in Kohala. She is survived by husband Hilarion "Gunna"; daughters Sheila Machado, Valerie Maeda, Cindy Intendencia and Lolly Jonolino; brothers Ronald, Clayton and Leonard Quintal; sisters Mary Hodnick and Mildred Courtney; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church in North Kohala. Call after 8 a.m. Additional services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Family Christian Center in Hilo, 168 Holomua St. Call after 6 p.m. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Monday at the center. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Sachiko Shimoda Kanenaka, 76, of Honolulu, formerly of Lihue, a Lihue Credit Union assistant treasurer, died Oct. 8, 2003, in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Brian, daughters Jill Sakamoto and Holly Lee, brother Norman Shimoda and six grandchildren. Private services.

John Irvin Katt, 79, of Wailuku, a retired Lutheran High School music teacher, died Oct. 18, 2003, at home. He was born in Indiana. He is survived by wife Gabriele; daughters Elizabeth McLaughlin, Andrea Kaio and Barbara Bowditch; stepmother Helen; brother James Katt; and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 520 W. One St., Kahului. Burial to follow at Makawao Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Lutheran High School of Hawaii in Honolulu. No flowers.

Veronica Ann Keahilihau, 50, of Hilo, a homemaker, died Oct. 22, 2003, at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Jolan K.; daughters Violet Olsen and Jessica and Desiree Salvador; brother Benjamin Cortez; sisters Evelyn Nobriga, Caroline Blakely, Susan Gattis, Sandra Santos and Priscilla Cortez; and six grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hilo Missionary Church, 1044 Komohana St. Call after 1:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hisashi Kimura, 87, of Kainaliu, Hawaii, retired president and chairman of H. Kimura Inc., died Oct. 17, 2003, at home. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Isaac, Calvin, Glenn and Brian; daughter Winifred; brother Kongo; sister Tona Ikeda; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo, Hawaii. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Roy Zensaku Kobashigawa, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard welder, died Oct. 24, 2003. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Cynthia K. Okazaki and Carol K. Lipton; brothers Charles M. Miyashiro and Teruo Kobashigawa; sisters Hatsuye Miyashiro, Kiku Nishihara, Toyoko Ige, Jean K. Yamaguchi, Tsuruko Arakaki and Elaine K. Higa; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information provided for an obituary published yesterday.

Misao Tokuhisa Kubota, 71, of Kahului, a former Baldwin High School teacher, died Oct. 23, 2003, in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by husband Toshio, daughter Valerie Matsunaga, brother Naoki Tokuhisa and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Kahului Union Church. Call after 4 p.m. A dinner reception will follow in the church hall. Committal services: 9 a.m. Friday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Beatrice Chee Lee, 93, of Honolulu, died Oct. 23, 2003, in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Nani and two grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Alfred Kahalepaakea Machado Sr., 73, of Kailua-Kona and Honolulu, a retired heavy equipment operator and U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War and Silver Star recipient, died Oct. 15, 2003. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Alfred Jr., Charles and Ralph; daughters Alfreda Luhe and Charlene Wolske; brother Roy Sr.; sisters Marguerite Ortiz and Gladys Arthur; stepsister Hattie Nicoles; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 8:30 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 7 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Isaac Kaleiwahea "Sonny" Manewa, 85, of Honolulu, a musician and retired YMCA employee, died Oct. 22, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Columbine "Melia" "Sweetheart," sons Eddie Keaunui and Matthew "Kulani," nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Brandon Tsutomu Nakashima, 9, of Honolulu, died Oct. 23, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Van A. and Regina C.; sisters Eryn and Lauryn; and grandparents Brian and Sue Nakashima and Shui Fun and Mona Loui. Services: noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kay Hatsumi Ogata, 53, of Honolulu, a librarian for the Hawaii State Library, died Oct. 15, 2003, in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Shizuka, brothers Carl and Wayne and sister Dale. Private services.

Brenda Patricia Silva, 56, of Honolulu, a self-employed executive manager, died Oct. 22, 2003. She was born in London. She is survived by husband Quick S., sons Paul and Michael Robinson, daughter Sarah Robinson and sisters Jeanie Butler and Pauline Hill. Private services.

Karen Kiyo Watanabe, 46, of Pearl City, a clerk typist for the state Department of Agriculture's plant quarantine branch, died Oct. 18, 2003, in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Thomas M., parents Edward H. and Grace K. Misaki, sister Susan K. Misaki and grandmother Doris T. Misaki. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shuji Watanabe, 100, of Mililani, a J.M. Co. manager, pet shop owner in Kahului and retired house painter, died Oct. 7, 2003, in Ka Punawai Ola. He was born in Niigata, Japan. He is survived by sons Bob, Stanley and Larry; daughters Judy "Itsuko" Fukuchi, Sally "Hisako" Watanabe and Reiko Kusuda; brother Saburo; sister Setsuko Sato; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. 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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