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Obituaries
Wednesday, December 17, 2003


Shirley Annette Alesna
Nov. 18, 2003
Shirley Annette Alesna, 74, of Waipio Gentry, a Wahiawa General Hospital registered nurse and purchasing agent, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Canandea, N.Y. She is survived by husband Dalmascio "Pake," sons Frederick Merscher and Dal Alesna, brother Harold W. "Bud" King, sister Marjorie K. Davis and one grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Maria Pagador Cadalzo
Dec. 14, 2003
Maria Pagador Cadalzo, 77, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Bernardo, sons Benjamin and Rodrigo, daughters Felicitas Tungpalan and Angelita Pahinag, brother Pete Pagador, 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

MaryAnn De Cambra
Dec. 5, 2003
MaryAnn De Cambra, 57, of Makawao, a Maui Community College clerk typist, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by brothers Charles and Darrell, sister Bernice Corden and hanai sister Lolly G. Medeiros. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Reception to follow at Nakamura Mortuary dining facility. Casual attire.

Pauline Leinaala Kanoa Gomes
Dec. 12, 2003
Pauline Leinaala Kanoa Gomes, 58, of Ewa Beach, a retired Pohakea Elementary School custodian, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son William C.K.; daughters Theresa, Kehau, Vanessa and Bernadette Gomes; father William Kanoa; sister Rose Danielson; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Feliza Bartolome Gonzales
Dec. 12, 2003
Feliza Bartolome "Iling" Gonzales, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Mailwell Envelope Co. machinist and Dee Lite Bakery employee, died. She was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by brother Geronimo. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Cyerra Kahaunani-Keikihiwahiwaokalani Helliangao
Dec. 12, 2003
Cyerra Kahaunani-Keikihiwahiwaokalani Helliangao, infant daughter of parents Victoria and Cedrick, of Honolulu, died. She is also survived by grandparents Cory and Dawn Helliangao and Naomi Wright; and great-grandparents Don and Beatrice Cabinaton, Bonnie Helliangao, Loretta Sumuki, Phil and Nancy Jucuton, Alvin Wright and Caroline Abaraca. Private services.

Flora Patt Moi Ho
Dec. 11, 2003
Flora Patt Moi Ho, 94, of Honolulu, a retired McKinley High School teacher, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sister Nora Ho Kam. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Frances Claire Ventura Ito
Dec. 14, 2003
Frances Claire Ventura Ito, 81, of Wailuku, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Arnold and Robert Ventura, daughter Claudette Enriques, brothers Clarence and Norman Alo, sister Winona Tomoso, nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: noon tomorrow at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Henry Keonaona Kahalehili
Dec. 14, 2003
Henry Keonaona Kahalehili, 69, of Hilo, a Glad Tidings Church pastor in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary J.; son Paul K.; daughters Marvelen "Marla" Catalani, Ethel "Nani" Hanohano, and Elizabeth "Dolly" and Cynthia "Mamo" Kahalehili; hanai daughter Victoria Balas; brothers Earl and Roven Kahalehili; sister Marvelen "Maile" Kaaiakamanu; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium in Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park.

Lawrence Masashi Kitsu
Dec. 5, 2003
Lawrence Masashi Kitsu, 72, of Honolulu, a retired contractor for Heeia Contractors, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kimie; son Robin; brothers Thomas, Yoshi and Walter; sisters Alice Murakami and Eleanor Kitsu; and one grandchild. Private services.

Jack Makani Kualoha Kuaana
Dec. 15, 2003
Jack Makani Kualoha Kuaana, 71, of Kihei, Maui, a retired plumber for L&F Plumbing, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kanaio, Maui. He is survived by sons Ron and Jackie Kuaana and John DeCoite; daughter Tammy Campos; stepdaughters Sandy Carmichael, Rhonda Springer and Laurie Alexander; brothers Jonah, Joseph and Wayne; sister Luka Mata; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Florence Mapuana Geraldine Baldwin Spencer Liu
Dec. 14, 2003
Florence Mapuana Geraldine Baldwin Spencer "Aunty Mapu" Liu, 62, of Kailua, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Maitland and Dylan Spencer, stepson Clifford, daughters Sissy Kamaka and Kalei Kuhns, stepdaughters Enolia Magnenet and Jolette Martin, caregiver Roselani Hironaka and 13 grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 11 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Norberto P. Mayer
Dec. 13, 2003
Norberto P. "Bert" Mayer, 87, of Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Macaoayan, Burgos, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosie R.; daughters Jovita Abarcar, Estella Dumlao and Rosalina Mariano; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Kahului Full Gospel Church. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Lunch to follow. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery in Wailuku. Casual attire.

Akira Nagata
Dec. 7, 2003
Akira Nagata, 80, of Hilo, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Loomis, Calif. He is survived by wife Yasuko, son Garry, daughter Judy Miyashiro, brother Masato and four grandchildren. Private services.

Sharon Hisako Oda
Dec. 10, 2003
Sharon Hisako Oda, 49, of Aiea, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by father Hisao, mother Janet S. and sister Deborah M. Franklin. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

William Edward Pridgen
Dec. 14, 2003
William Edward Pridgen, 64, of Makawao, Maui, a former GTE Hawaiian Tel cable assigner, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in South Carolina. He is survived by son William "Chubby," brothers Paul and Tom, sisters Nancy Figueira and Barbara Shoup, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services pending.

David Florentino Rangasan
Dec. 10, 2003
David Florentino Rangasan, 57, of Kailua-Kona, a real estate investor and retired Verizon data technician, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He also was a switchman, equipment installer and PBX repairman for the former GTE Hawaiian Tel. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Florence O.; son David F. Jr.; daughters Davelyn Barido Jr., Denise Kaneshiro, Darlene Henriques and Diahnn Villafania; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Kona Union Church in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery at Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mischa J. Renalli
Dec. 12, 2003
Mischa J. Renalli, 21, of Honolulu, died in Lihue. He was born in Narashino, Chiba, Japan. He is survived by father Teruo Jo and sister Gypsy. Private services.

Gregorio Afaga Rivera
Nov. 28, 2003
Gregorio Afaga "Greg" Rivera, 95, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. civil service engineer and illustrator, died in Hale Malamalama. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by son Joseph R., daughter Lani Kobashigawa, brother Felix, sisters Maria Ramil and Magdalena Maloyo, and one grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Richard Tadatoshi Sakuoka
Dec. 1, 2003
Richard Tadatoshi Sakuoka, 59, of Kapolei, formerly of Waialua, a University of Hawaii agricultural specialist, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by brothers Dean T. and Allen H. Services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Judith K.L. O'Sullivan Sham
Dec. 9, 2003
Judith K.L. O'Sullivan Sham, 89, of Honolulu, a retired teacher's aide, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Charles, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Aiea. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Verna Mae Stevens
Dec. 1, 2003
Verna Mae "Dutchess" Stevens, 59, of Waimea, Hawaii, a nurse's assistant, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by son James J. Vita, parents Mabel and Herbert Horner Sr., brothers Vernal Stevens and Herbert Horner Jr., sisters Samantha Stevens and Marian Marcelino, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Toyoko Tabata
Dec. 11, 2003
Toyoko Tabata, 97, of Hilo, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Betty Nishie and Mabel Ueda, brother Daniel Yamashita, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Laauli Siatafu Tinai
Dec. 9, 2003
Laauli Siatafu Tinai, 45, of Kapolei, a retired U.S. Navy yeoman, died in San Diego. He was born in Fagasa, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Helen; son Taylor; daughters Tiana and Tiara; brothers Samuelu, Levi and Laureti; and sisters Lilieni Maluina, Losivale Lui-Yuen, Solomaa Bossy, Vahine Aukuso and Nora Tinai. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday at Samoan Tokelau Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1128 Banyan St. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Pearl Yuk Yip Young
Dec. 3, 2003
Pearl Yuk Yip Young, 81, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Beverly M.L. Kamei, Dolores M.L. Daguio, Annette M.W. Hayes, Lois M.W. William and Grace M.C. Evans; brother Richard Ing; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. 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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