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Obituaries
Friday, November 14, 2003


Joseph Mathias Akana Sr.
Nov. 6, 2003
Joseph Mathias Akana Sr., 89, of Kaneohe, a retired city refuse collector, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary Jane, sons Michael and Joseph Jr., daughters Mary Jane Balubar and Roselani Hemphill, 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren and four step-great-great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Tetsuo Aoki
Nov. 9, 2003
Tetsuo Aoki, 91, of Kahului, a retired tractor operator, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Pulehu, Maui. He is survived by sons Roland and Dennis, daughters Gail Terada and Janice Aoki, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3:30 p.m. Reception to follow at church hall.

Antonio Batara Caday Sr.
Nov. 11, 2003
Antonio Batara Caday Sr., 82, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Lihue Plantation journeyman, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Crispina, sons Antonio and Virgil, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire.

Nathan Leilani Carter
Nov. 10, 2003
Nathan Leilani Carter, 91, of Hilo, a retired HT&T cargo checker and supervisor and Bank of Hawaii security officer at Kaikoo Branch, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Grace; sons Alex, David and Morty; sister Genevieve Suder; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:15 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at sea. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Castillo
Nov. 10, 2003
Mary Castillo, 79, of Omao, Kauai, a clerk, died in Hale Kapuna. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by son John G. Jr., daughter Melissa Scalph, stepdaughter Charmaine Archer, brother Richard Eugene, sisters Angel Tingle and Nora Fujita, nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Theresa's Church. Inurnment to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Liko Colburn-Galisa
Nov. 8, 2003
Liko Colburn-Galisa, infant son of Jamal and Burgundy Galisa, of Kaneohe, died in Kailua. He was born in Kailua. He is also survived by grandparents Dennis Galisa, Susan Vizcarra and Kealii Colburn. Private services.

Alfonso Barcelona "Al" Galinato Sr.
Nov. 4, 2003
Alfonso Barcelona "Al" Galinato Sr., 90, of Waianae, a retired Harry Yanagihara Construction Co. employee, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Banaoang Santa, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Ascension: son Alfonso B. Jr.; daughters Andrea Absher, Gail Bright, Marina Baxter, Frances Llego, Harriet Grace and Shandrie Cooke; sister Marina Parel; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Vester Gross
Nov. 7, 2003
Vester Gross, 55, of Honolulu, a Dellew Corp. security officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Texas. He is survived by wife Aracely; sons Vester Jr., Alfie, Vester L., Daniel and Mark; daughter Vonda Pipkin; brother Robert; sisters Willie M. Curry, Lena Gross and Ethel J. and Geneva Evans; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Moanalua Community Church. Call after 6 p.m. Burial to be held in Dallas at a later date.

Takashi "Blackie" Hirano
Nov. 12, 2003
Takashi "Blackie" Hirano, 77, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired Sunset Coffee Coop supervisor, Kona Nursery landscaper and U.S. Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua. He is survived by wife Shizue, son Curtis T., daughter Joy, brother Tsuneo, sisters Mabel Fukumoto and Alice Deguchi, and a grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Kensoku Itamura
Nov. 7, 2003
Richard Kensoku Itamura, 87, of Wailuku, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. machinist, died in Hale Makua in Kahului. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons Leslie and Warren, daughter Ivy Chan and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Reception to follow at mortuary.

Hiroshi Kenneth Kadomoto
Oct. 30, 2003
Hiroshi Kenneth Kadomoto, 64, of Kapolei, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by mother Alyce Kuwaki, brothers Carl and Harry, stepbrother Bobby Kuwaki, sisters Shirley and Sandra, and stepsister Mary Shimomaye. Private services.

Masayuki "Marsh" Kojima
Oct. 29, 2003
Masayuki "Marsh" Kojima, 77, of Honolulu, a retired owner and sign maker for Sign Fabricators Hawaii, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Mildred M.; sons Clifford Y., Randal Y. and Alan H.; daughters Leslie R. Hirata and Lori M. Kogachi; brother Richard T.; sisters Mitsue Kanada, Leatrice E. Yoshizawa, Clara K. Morikawa, Jean T. Fukumoto and Betsy Tadaki; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Josephine Marie "Joey" Koon
Nov. 12, 2003
Josephine Marie "Joey" Koon, 96, of Kihei, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Spokane, Wash. She is survived by son James Tompkins, daughter Cecelia Hodge, 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mabel Pyo Lee
Nov. 1, 2003
Mabel Pyo Lee, 84, of Wahiawa, a former federal civil service employee, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Jonah, daughter Sandra Nakamura, sisters Helen Park and Dora Fairchild, and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:45 p.m. Casual attire.

Ronald Dean Lowery
Nov. 1, 2003
Ronald Dean Lowery, 34, of Waipahu, will be remembered in private services. Lowery died from multiple internal injuries due to multiple gunshot wounds. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charity; sons Joseph K., Calvin J., Richard and Daniel Collazo and Ronald Lowery; mother Carolyn Collazo; brother Joseph D. Collazo; and sister Cherell Collazo. Condolences may be sent to Charity Lowery, c/o Leeward Funeral Home, 849 4th St., Pearl City, HI 96782.

Raymond Kanoeau "Mac" McCabe
Nov. 10, 2003
Raymond Kanoeau "Mac" McCabe, 79, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard rigger shop No. 72 employee, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He also was a tour bus driver for Henry Yim Tours, Mackenzie Tours and Grayline Tours. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Lillian "Lilinoe"; daughters Cherylene Lopez, Raynette McCabe, DonnaLynn Gomes, Delphine Duque, Sarah Kaina, Marlene Kamaunu and Cloann Fuertes; 40 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Additional services: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Guylan Nuuhiwa
Nov. 1, 2003
Guylan Nuuhiwa, also known as "G-Bonz" and "Little Guy," 26, of Aiea, will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Nuuhiwa died at Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi from a gunshot wound. He was born in Honolulu and was a Kaneohe Yacht Club employee. He is survived by mother Cheryl and grandparents Elizabeth Nuuhiwa and Georgia Gland. Burial: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Takashi "Paul" Oda
Nov. 12, 2003
Takashi "Paul" Oda, 91, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a proprietor of Paul's Place, died at home. He was born in Onomea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ethel A.; sons Terry and Cyrus Oda and Melvin and Roy Teramoto; daughter Laraine; half brother Clifford Nakatani; half sisters Yoshie Nakano and Fujie Matsunaka; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Daifukuji Soto Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Owen Wesley Ozaki
Nov. 1, 2003
Owen Wesley Ozaki, 58, of Nuuanu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Wesley, daughter Dawn Poulson, mother Fumiko, brother Lawrence, companion Noe Noe Tom and a grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wallace Roig
Nov. 3, 2003
Wallace Roig, 76, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Army sergeant major who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Honolulu. He was born in Juncos, Puerto Rico. He is survived by wife Sai Wun, sons Luis and Diego, daughter Ginny Sockel and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to American Heart Association.

Bert Raymond Skorcz
Nov. 2, 2003
Bert Raymond Skorcz, 87, of Captain Cook, Kona, Hawaii, a self-employed cabinetmaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by son Jeffrey; daughters Gayle Roberts, Christine Calaba, Kimberly Heidrick and Kerry Colunga; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

Mabel Aki Souza
Oct. 28, 2003
Mabel Aki Souza, 81, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edmund "Butchie" and Bertram "Chunkie" Wong and Manuel T. "Manny" and Roland J. Souza; daughters Jacqueline M.L. "Jackie" Shirai and Doreen M.L. Souza; sister Beatrice N. Kealoha; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kiyoju Nakamitsu Tachikawa
Nov. 5, 2003
Kiyoju Nakamitsu Tachikawa, 98, of Puhi, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Hale Kapuna Heritage Home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Edward, Lawrence and Robert; daughter Betty Steiger; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Shio Kimoto Takakura
Oct. 25, 2003
Shio Kimoto Takakura, 96, of Hilo, formerly of Kahului, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Puunene, Hawaii. She is survived by son James M., daughters Teruko T. Smith and Jean T. Tanaka, brother Isao Kimoto, sister Harue Kimoto, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tsugio Ushijima
Nov. 4, 2003
Tsugio Ushijima, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Co. superintendent, died. He was born in Ninole, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Bruce and Duane; brothers Mitsuo, Yoshi, Uichi and Jensen; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Take Uyehara
Nov. 5, 2003
Take Uyehara, 99, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born on Okinawa. She is survived by sons Eddie and Morishin; daughters Kikue Akamine, Fujie Shimabukuro, Ella N. Kaneshiro and Susan Uyehara; sister Aki Akamine; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.




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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