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Obituaries
Sunday, December 7, 2003


Helen Elizabeth Kawelolani Andersen
Nov. 25, 2003
Helen Elizabeth Kawelolani Andersen, 69, of Ewa Beach, a retired Sheraton Hawaii Hotels secretary, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Herluf "Andy," sons Erik K. and Kai K., daughter Karen K. and sister Patricia K. McBrayer. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Jacqueline Asuncion
Nov. 29, 2003
Jacqueline "Jackie" Asuncion, 58, of Hilo, a Safeway cashier in Honolulu and Hilo, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Raymond Cabral; husband Edward; son Edward Jr.; daughters Edeen Gouveia, Ruby Kobayashi and Christine Asuncion; mother Caroline Takafuji; brothers Rodney, Sydney and Leslie Mariano and Marshall Takafuji; sister Penny Tsuha; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

David Ragnar Berggren
Nov. 30, 2003
David Ragnar Berggren, 67, of Waianae, PDMI-Care executive director, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Wisconsin. He is survived by wife Sharon Fountain; sons Christopher Loberg and Kawika Berggren; daughters Alie Meinhardt, Shannon Word, Caroline Loberg and Cecilia Berggren; brother Walter; sister Louise Angel; and seven grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church, 1117 Koko Head Ave. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to PDMI-Care.

John O. Cobb-Adams
Nov. 28, 2003
John O. Cobb-Adams, 71, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu Police Department detective, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ailene; son Smith; daughters Moria K. Higa and Frances A. Cobb-Adams; brothers Gus, Guy, Honi and Jerry; sisters Nudy Kam and Kehau Kahookano; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Eirene Ing
Dec. 1, 2003
Eirene "Puanani" Ing, 66, of Pearl City, a Hickam Federal Credit Union employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stephen S. and Nathan A., brothers Elliott K. and Farrell H. DeMatta, and sisters Donna Lii, Harriet Smith, Martha Kawamura, Honey-Lei Samer and Helen K. DeMatta. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Kawaiahao Church. Call after 4 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Shizuto Kajiura
Nov. 27, 2003
Shizuto Kajiura, 90, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dennis; brother Toshio; sisters Chiemi Fujinaka, Shizue Shimana, Kikuyo Higa and Joyce Apana; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lawrence Lorenzo Ladao Sr.
Nov. 28, 2003
Lawrence Lorenzo Ladao Sr., 66, of Waialua, a retired Department of Defense civil service employee, died at home. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Rochelle L.; sons Brennan L., Edward K. and Lawrence L. Jr.; daughters Lauriette L. Sampson and Laureen L. Castro; sisters Elizabeth Molina and Sally Choi; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Emily Rosado Lopez
Dec. 1, 2003
Emily Rosado Lopez, 79, of Wahiawa, a homemaker, died in Hospice Hawaii. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Robert, Ronald, Douglas, Billy and Morgan Bohol; daughter Sharon Turner; brothers John and Benjamin Rosado and Melvin Morales; sisters Rose Molina, Millie Santiago and Jeanet Dela Torre; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wahiawa Assembly of God Church, 1487 Glen Ave. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Edwin Sadao Murai
Dec. 5, 2003
Edwin Sadao Murai, 64, of Pukalani, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii State Employment Service specialist, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Lois, son Derek Yoshioka, daughter Melissa Otani, brother Colin, sisters Loretta Hamada and Caroline Yoshida, and one grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clara Miyoko Nakayama
Nov. 27, 2003
Clara Miyoko Nakayama, 88, of Mililani, a retired Coral Reef Hotel housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Honolulu She is survived by sons Thomas Y. and Cedric N., daughter Eileen A. Yamada, brother Shuichi Aoki, sister Chieko "Dot" Hamamoto, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Takashi Nishiguchi
Nov. 28, 2003
Takashi "Tak" Nishiguchi, 77, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Kau Sugar Co. diesel mechanic and Korean War veteran, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Facility in Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Esther, daughter Lee Ann Matsuda, brothers Isao and Hitoshi, and sister Masuko Mayeda. Private services.

Maria Bulatao Palaganas
Nov. 26, 2003
Maria Bulatao Palaganas, 71, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Pedro; sons Audie, Ricky and Frankie; daughters Tessie Rojas, Lisa Agbuya, Susie Ramirez, Amie Aquino and Nelly Palaganas; brothers Francisco and Federico Bulatao; 25 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines.

Choy Sing Pedro
Nov. 25, 2003
Choy Sing Pedro, 76, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Lawrence K. Sr.; son Lawrence K. Jr.; daughter Theresa K. Martinson; sisters Louise Huddleston, Kalama Pila and Victoria Padeken; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Omilo Lane. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Richard Robert Peicich
Dec. 4, 2003
Richard Robert Peicich, 71, of Kailua-Kona, a building manager and U.S. Navy veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Nancy L. and sister Ann Kelso. Private services.

Vera Mae Sanford
Nov. 30, 2003
Vera Mae Sanford, 68, of Mililani, a retired Arcadia Nursing Home office clerk, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is survived by son Kevin, daughters Lorene and Maile, brother Alan Gustafson, sister Maureen Kochanuk and three grandchildren. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Thomas Souza Santos Sr.
Dec. 4, 2003
Thomas Souza Santos Sr., 73, of Kaneohe, a merchant sailor and dairyman, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn K.A.; sons Thomas S. II, John K. and Gregory K.; daughters Angelina K. Hoffman and Marjorie K. Tilton; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Mary Elizabeth Schmitt
Nov. 21, 2003
Mary Elizabeth Schmitt, 89, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a homemaker, former English language tutor and retired U.S. Postal Service employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Phoenix. She is survived by sons Peter Klockany and David Raney, daughters Mary Ann Daniels and Patricia Chikasuye, and numerous grandchildren. Private services.

Yaeko Fujimoto Tadaki
Dec. 4, 2003
Yaeko Fujimoto Tadaki, 77, of Hilo, a retired state social worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Opihikau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Glenn, Gary and Stephen; daughters Sandra and Lynn; sister Sumie McCabe; and three grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Church of Holy Cross, 440 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jack Edward Vockrodt
Dec. 3, 2003
Jack Edward Vockrodt, 85, of Kihei, Maui, a manager, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Euphence; daughters Virginia Gannon, Martha Vockrodt Moran and Jennifer V. Sykes; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha 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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