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Obituaries
Wednesday, December 3, 2003


Karen Laurel Adams
Nov. 7, 2003
Karen Laurel Adams, 57, of Honolulu, formerly of Manhattan, N.Y., a Shafter Elementary School librarian, died in St. Francis Hospice. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Central Union Church, Atherton Memorial Chapel. Inurnment to be held in Bradner, Ohio.

Jeanette Mae Kaleilehua Aiona
Nov. 29, 2003
Jeanette Mae Kaleilehua Aiona, 68, of Honolulu, a Work Hawaii employment counselor, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William, Shayne and Guy Gasper; daughters Sharon Medeiros, Debra Import and Faye Melemai; stepchildren Abel, Arthur, Aaron and Andrea Aiona; brother Herbert James; sisters Joan Flint, Anna Wells, Eugenia Himan, Julia Phillips, Ruby Reber, Martha White, Gloria Needs and Lehua Agbayani; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Cleve Richard Anderson
Nov. 30, 2003
Cleve Richard "Rusty" Anderson, 84, of Kihei, Maui, a chemical engineer, died at home. He was born in Metaline Falls, Wash. He is survived by wife Mary H., sons Robert C. and Garth R., daughter Dr. Wendie Anderson Berg, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private scattering of ashes.

Robert Makari Arakawa
Nov. 26, 2003
Robert Makari Arakawa, 48, of Waipahu, a state carpet cleaner, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepfather Edwin Tani, mother Tomoe, brothers William S. and Glenn, and sister Doris Kiyuna. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anthony P. Balocan
Nov. 27, 2003
Anthony P. "Tony" Balocan, 45, of Koloa, Hawaii, an equipment operator for the county of Kauai at Hanapepe Base Yard, died in Kokee. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lureen; parents Ali Sr. and Corazon; brothers Ali Jr. and Alan; and sisters Alicia Sarmiento, Cora Balocan and Gloria Hiranaka. Eulogy: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael's. Call after 8 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Lawrence Keokea Batalona Sr.
Nov. 24, 2003
Lawrence Keokea Batalona Sr., 79, of Honolulu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Waipio, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Winona; sons James and Lawrence Jr.; daughters Lauriann Hinds, Kathleen Kaio and Winona and Melodye Batalona; brothers Joseph, Adrick and Jacob; sister Margaret Lepolo; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes.

Josephine Carpenter-Nycek
Nov. 28, 2003
Josephine Carpenter-Nycek, 81, of Honolulu, formerly of Wynne, Ark., a retired Leeward Community College teacher, died. She is survived by sons Jon F. Carpenter and Stanley J. Nycek, daughters Sandra L. Pelletier and Jacqueline C. Nycek, and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. today at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Yuet Yong Chan
Nov. 18, 2003
Yuet Yong Chan, 94, of Honolulu, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Fat Sing and Dong Lan, daughters Lee Fa Say and Gan Mui Chang, 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Annie Yuk Tau Au Chang
Nov. 8, 2003
Annie Yuk Tau Au Chang, 85, of Wahiawa, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lynette K.H.C. Lee and Sylvia K.S. Chang, brothers Raymond and Clarence Au, sisters Lillian Leong and Ellen Wong, and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Pui Kuen Chow
Nov. 29, 2003
Pui Kuen Chow, 83, of Aiea, a retired furniture store owner in Hong Kong, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Fong; sons Kin Keung, Kin Wah and Kin Man; daughters Sin Ling Tse and Sin Har Kao; brothers and sisters; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Chinese Buddhist services: 10-11 a.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Raymondo Echiberi Jr.
Nov. 25, 2003
Raymondo Echiberi Jr., 60, of Honolulu, a general contractor, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bonnie; sons Raymond Jeffrey and Parrish Echiberi, and Brandt Shea; daughters Kimberley Ramos, Bobbie-Lynn Hillinger, Faith Lono-Tellez, Bonnie Fernandez and AuraLee Shea; brothers Anthony Glushenko, Darrell Silva and Jose, Peter, Douglas and Mariano "Mike" Echiberi; sisters Kuulei Badua, Nina Balbalosa and Pettra Stark; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial follows at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Sunday.

Nettie Enos
Nov. 25, 2003
Nettie Enos, 91, of Orange County, Calif., died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Edward, daughter Toni Lexcen, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services to be held in California.

Lucy Mitsue Hanato
Nov. 27, 2003
Lucy Mitsue Hanato, 80, of Kawanui, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Walter, Melvin and Mervin; daughters Rochelle "Girly" Puhi and Nancy Go; brother Louie Ohashi; 27 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Kawanui.

Koei Ishimine
Nov. 24, 2003
Koei Ishimine, 83, of Kaauhuhu Homestead, Hawi, a retired Meadow Gold Dairy distributor, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Gary, Kenneth, Thomas, Rodney and Kevin; daughters Gertrude Yamasaki, Katherine Aruda and Elaine Hokama; sister Barbara C. Ashimine; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kohala Jodo Mission. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Paul Manu Kamana
Nov. 19, 2003
Paul Manu Kamana, 69, of Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Verna "Mimi," son Keith, daughters Pauline "Noelani" Amell and Paulette Casey, and five grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4469 Malia St. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Steven Frederick Krauss
Nov. 26, 2003
Steven Frederick Krauss, 55, of Haiku, Hawaii, a farmer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parent Jean and sisters Karen V. Howell and Loraine J. Krauss. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Makawao Cemetery. Burial to follow. Donations suggested to Sierra Club of Maui.

Nobuko Miyakawa
Nov. 26, 2003
Nobuko Miyakawa, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired Restaurant Pantry employee, died. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Gary Y., daughter Faye H. Nagano, brothers Minoru and Robert Igarashi, sisters Norma Taguchi and Nelsie Yamane, and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Modesto Ronato Rarogal
Nov. 29, 2003
Modesto Ronato "Moding" Rarogal, 64, of Lahaina, formerly of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in San Sebastian, San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived wife Antonina; sons Bernardo, Gerald and Rhon P.; daughters Quinciana Basilio, Crisanta Rarogal, Ester Dumayas, Marylin Gudoy, Thelma Cordova, Rosenda Ramos and Margelyn Domingo; brothers Primo and Manuel; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mass: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Maria Lanakila Church in Lahaina. Call after 5:30 p.m. Interment to be held in the Philippines at a later date.

Toshio Shirasaki
Nov. 30, 2003
Toshio Shirasaki, 82, of Keaau Heights, Hawaii, a retired Puna Sugar supervisor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mitsue; son Kelvin; daughters Aileen Shitabata, Janet Warren and Linda Hanano; brother Hideo; sister Kiyoko Sakai; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Puna Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m.

Kazumi Takahashi
Nov. 21, 2003
Kazumi "Toso" Takahashi, 79, of Honolulu, a retired federal firefighter, state Harbors Division maintenance department employee and U.S. Navy veteran, died. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Molly S.; sons Allan, Scott, Kyle and Kurt; daughter Patti Young; brother Mitsuo; sisters Kinue Uyeno, Janet Sato, Kazue Takeshita and Catherine Aniya; and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ellen Ayako Takumi
Nov. 27, 2003
Ellen Ayako Takumi, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery pineapple trimmer, died in Island Nursing Home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Eric and Kent, daughter Amy K. Lau, sisters Mazie Oshita and Collette Mitsuyuki, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sean Alika Tawney
Nov. 24, 2003
Sean Alika Tawney, 25, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Sports Authority sales associate, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by daughter 'IliHia P.E., fiancee MayLee Watanabe, parents Wendy Karimoto and Richard Tawney, and sisters Sharon Agdeppa and Summer Tawney. Services: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Leis welcome.

Takeichi Tokunaga
Nov. 15, 2003
Takeichi Tokunaga, 93, of Waiahole, Hawaii, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons George and Melvin; daughters Gladys Tokunaga-Asao, Sannie Shimakawa and Laverne Tokunaga-Tarumoto; brother Seichi; sisters Jane Miraflor and Pat Yatogo; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ruth Shigeko Toma
Nov. 19, 2003
Ruth Shigeko Toma, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired cook, died. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Franklin, Edwin, Walter and Roy; daughters Geraldine Isara and Amy Cherot; brother Nathan Komesu; sisters Naomi Tanaka and Carol Minei; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Nora B. Valera
Dec. 1, 2003
Nora B. Valera, 39, of Puhi, Kauai, a Koa Trading sales representative, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Danny; daughter Nicole; parents Eduardo and Melchora Balisacan; brothers Roland, Mamerto, Vicente and Roger Balisacan; and sisters Imelda Riopta, Irene Jardin and Jennifer Elan. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire.

Iki Watanabe
Nov. 28, 2003
Iki Watanabe, 92, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Dr. Henry, Richard and the Rev. George; daughter Grace Tobita; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jewell V. White
Nov. 21, 2003
Jewell V. White, 86, of Lihue, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Oklahoma. She is survived by daughter Judy Querrey, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the old Koloa church. Casual attire.




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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