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Obituaries
Thursday, November 13, 2003


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Haruko Agena
Oct. 27, 2003
Haruko Agena, 88, of Honolulu, retired owner of Agena Store, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Isamu; sons Edward, Thomas, Dennis and Alvin; daughters Nancy Vasconcellos, Alice Brooks and Judy Tengan; brothers Matsushige Oshiro and Stanley Nagamine; sisters Helen Kawahara, Betty Arakawa and Sally Takamori; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
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Mary "Keala" Gomes Benavides
Nov. 10, 2003
Mary "Keala" Gomes Benavides, 88, of Waihee, Maui, died in Hale Makua-Kahului. She was born in Waihee. She is survived by son Gilbert, hanai son Samuel "Kamuela" Piho, daughter Mercedes Kester, hanai daughter Emily Bringuel, 15 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Church, Waihee. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. A reception will follow at St. Ann's Church Hall. Aloha attire. Leis only.
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Marjorie E. DePonte
Nov. 11, 2003
Marjorie E. DePonte, 79, of Hilo, a flower packer for the former Greeters of Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Joseph, Glenn and Erick; daughter Madalyn Kaeo; hanai son Craig Dubzak; brother Donald Peters; sister Laura Toledo; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services: noon Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire. No flowers.
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Almira Kauailiula'o'mana Ogoto Taniguchi Dusenberry
Nov. 10, 2003
Almira Kauailiula'o'mana Ogoto Taniguchi Dusenberry, 82, of Waimea, Kauai, a laborer in the pineapple industry, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Franklin Sr. and Carl Jr., daughter Elsie Nishi, hanai daughter Elizabeth Kaohelaulii and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waimea Sacred Hearts Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Japanese Cemetery. Casual attire. Additional information provided for an obituary published yesterday.
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Rolando T. "Roland" Garcia
Oct. 31, 2003
Rolando T. "Roland" Garcia, 63, of Kapolei, an automobile salesman, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Lumie; son Steve; daughters Jacqueline Romero and Ann Marie Bento; brother Richard; sisters Yolanda De Leon, Melinda Delos Reyes and Centy Garcia; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
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Alice Fujiko Handa
Nov. 9, 2003
Alice Fujiko Handa, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Waipahu. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by son Alvin, daughter Judith and brother Robert Naito. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire.
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Stanley T. Himeno
Nov. 10, 2003
Stanley T. Himeno, 75, of Honolulu, a businessman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joyce, daughters Sandra Himeno-Okamoto and Sharon Himeno, and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Himeno Endowed Scholarship at Hanahauoli School.
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Margaret Marie Keliinoionamoomoo Kamaka
Nov. 10, 2003
Margaret Marie Keliinoionamoomoo Kamaka, 84, of Wailuku, a Kula Sans licensed practical nurse and physical therapy aide and a St. Anthony's Church minister, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Piihana, Maui. She is survived by daughter Davelynn Tengan, son David Carvalho Jr., sister Bertha Simonson, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
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Stanley T. Kapololu
Nov. 3, 2003
Stanley T. Kapololu, 73, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Doris Sands and brothers Clifford G. and Richard T. Services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.
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Annice Elizabeth Lam
Nov. 11, 2003
Annice Elizabeth Lam, 85, of Kailua, formerly of Philadelphia, a retired seamstress, died in Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by sons Henry, Nicholas, William and Ronald Wong; daughters Su M. and Margaret Lui, and May-Ling Randall; stepson Fa-Hing Lam; brothers John and Kenneth Kyle; 25 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Services and burial in Philadelphia.
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Bienvenido O. "Ben" Mendez
Nov. 9, 2003
Bienvenido O. "Ben" Mendez, 85, of Kapolei, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by son Crescencio; daughters Norma Maglalan, Lita Purganan, Lina Malvar and Sonya Mendez; stepson Roderick Lagrimas; stepdaughters Carmen Bugawisan, Marlene Ortiz, Winnie Sambrano and Pat Rafferty; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.
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Chiyoko Miyashiro
Nov. 6, 2003
Chiyoko Miyashiro, 79, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Miso and Soy Co. factory worker, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care, Inc. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Yoshio, sons Ivan and David, brother Shomei Chinen, sisters Hisako Higa and Sueko Henry, one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
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Terry Lee Monk
Nov. 1, 2003
Terry Lee Monk, 58, of Kailua-Kona, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Wackenhut of Hawaii security guard at the Keahole Airport, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Bellevue, Ill. He is survived by wife Terri; brothers Ron, Forrest and Christopher; sister Becky Hill; and mother Dolores Lund. Services: noon Sunday at Keauhou Bay Park. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.
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Masako Nagasako
Nov. 3, 2003
Masako Nagasako, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gerald, brother Hajime Kuramoto, sisters Shizuko Hayashi and Matsuyo Kawamoto, and three grandchildren. Private services.
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Katherine Robinson Paahana
Nov. 7, 2003
Katherine Robinson Paahana, 74, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harold H., Francis D.K., Harry I.M., Paul M.K. and Vincent A.K.; daughters Charlotte A.K. Keli, Kathleen M.K. Teuteu and Margaret D.P. Fjsted; brother Ronald Cozo; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.
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Douglas Milton Pedro
Oct. 30, 2003
Douglas Milton Pedro, 60, of Wahiawa, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Abbie K., son Douglas M., daughter Thyraann K. Carreon and three grandchildren. Committal services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
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Roseline Joseph Peralta
Nov. 7, 2003
Roseline Joseph Peralta, 71, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Peter III; daughters Donna L. Souza, Beatrice Dela Cruz, Lorna Klemen and Margaret Bickwell; brothers Joaquin Jr., Richard and Patrick Joseph; sister Nila Glassburner; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Waianae Sacred Heart Church. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes and reception to follow at Pokai Bay Beach Park.
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Mary C. Reis
Nov. 11, 2003
Mary C. Reis, 96, of Eleele, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. She was born in Eleele. She is survived by sons Alfred, Harry and Thomas; daughters Mabel Medeiros and Violet Moura; sisters Emily Mendonca and Adeline Christian; and 22 grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Eleele Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kalaheo. Casual attire.
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Lester Norio Suehiro
Nov. 6, 2003
Lester Norio Suehiro, 47, of Hilo, a tour bus driver for the former Grayline Tours, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sisters Karen Valledor and Gail Harrison. Private services.
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Ethel Haruko Tanaka
Nov. 1, 2003
Ethel Haruko Tanaka, 78, of Waimanalo, a retired American Linen Supply accounting clerk, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kaname; sons Blake and Grant; brother Isami Kawano; sisters Nancy Ichikawa, Lillian Otake and Evelyn Morita; and five grandchildren. Private services.
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Jayden Joseph Kawika Tavares
Nov. 1, 2003
Jayden Joseph Kawika Tavares, 2, of Mililani, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Holly Tavares and Brian Dade; grandparents David and Estella Tavares, Lori Dade and Mark Marcos; and great-grandparents Phyllis and Don Dade, Bernard and Mary Marcos, Ropena "Ruth" Castellano, Frank Tavares and Agnes Souza. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.
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Satoshi "Jackson" Uyeda
Nov. 10, 2003
Satoshi "Jackson" Uyeda, 77, of Hilo, a retired Kuwaye Trucking employee in Hilo, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Carol S.; sons Roscoe, Chuck, Dean and Mark; brother Masao; sister Shimiko Kameda; and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.
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Larry Clarence Volz
Nov. 7, 2003
Larry Clarence Volz, 68, of Hilo, a retired electrician, died at home. He was born in Bakersfield, Calif. He is survived by wife Nira, sons Larry Jr. and Lyle, daughter Cynthia, brother Richard, sister Susan Cozzi and seven grandchildren. Services: 12:15 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo 96720.




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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