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Obituaries
Thursday, December 25, 2003


Chikano Nishimura Adachi
Dec. 16, 2003
Chikano Nishimura Adachi, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Marion Jane M. Sakurai and Kathleen K. Adachi, and one grandchild. Private services.

Larry Lorito Balbarino
Dec. 21, 2003
Larry Lorito Balbarino, 66, of Hilo, a Transportation Security Administration manager at Hilo Airport and Aloha Airlines station manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. He also was a former assistant manager for the Department of Transportation and a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by companion Karrie Butler; sons Michael, Larry L. and Morgan K.; stepson Anthony A. Ganir; daughter Kimberly Ann May; mother Melitona C.; brothers Patrick "Pudgie" and Melvin; sister Lorena Aranio; and eight grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 4 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers and leis welcome.

Sheldon L. Brady
Dec. 22, 2003
Sheldon L. Brady, 87, of Honolulu, died. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Maniko; sons Louis, Berry and Patrick; and daughter Eve. Private services.

Mary Ellen Brennan
Dec. 12, 2003
Mary Ellen Brennan, 94, of Kailua, a retired administrative assistant for the Chicago public school system, died in Maunalani Nursing Center. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by son Thomas, brother William McDonough, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Sione Jennings
Dec. 12, 2003
Sione Jennings, 75, of Aiea, died at home. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Mina; sons Sione, Ielu, Sinafoa, Tavita, Kilimi and Tanielu; daughters Noanoa Tagaloa, Malata Taaga and Loraine and Fuamoli Jennings; brother Akuso; sister Lupe Kitisene; 27 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary. Casual attire.

The Rev. Clarence Kalale Kamai Sr.
Dec. 23, 2003
The Rev. Clarence Kalale Kamai Sr., 77, of Wailuku, a retired U.S. Army sergeant first class and harbor master for Honolulu and Maalaea harbors, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth; sons Clarence Jr., Larry, Duane and Paul Kamai and Matthew Kailihou; daughters Natalie "Tasha" Kama, Serine Feliciano, Ilima Kamai-Visaya, Lehua Jackson and Terry, Rena P. and Nayleen Kamai; brothers Joseph and Rocky Kamai and Walter and Allan Wakinekona; sisters Georgina Kahawai, Grace Lee, Eleanor Bearden and Irene Lum Ho; 51 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

John Yoshito Kawafuchi
Dec. 22, 2003
John Yoshito Kawafuchi, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired AMFAC drug division sales manager, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean K., daughters Amy Smith and Diane Lum, brother Roy S., sisters Elsie T. Hiyane and Doris S. Watanabe, and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Dante Makoa Kolomona Kihikihi-Galarza
Dec. 14, 2003
Dante Makoa Kolomona Kihikihi-Galarza, infant son of Denise Galarza and Franklin Arthur-Kihikihi, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is also survived by brothers Dennis-Michael "Keola," Clement "Ekolu" and Kenzington "Makana" Galarza and Ikaika, Laakea and Kyle Arthur; sisters Kashington Galarza and Leimana Arthur; grandparent Gladys Arthur; great-grandparent Mildred Galarza; and great-great-grandparent John Naeole. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Wilson Rikuo Nasu
Dec. 9, 2003
Wilson Rikuo Nasu, 80, of Honolulu, a retired electronic technician, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Hatsuko; son Riki; daughter Naomi; brothers Sakao, George, Nobuo, Stephen and Shinhichiro; and sisters Shinhachiro Nasu and Teiko Nagamine. Private services.

Robert Curtis Nichols
Dec. 19, 2003
Robert Curtis Nichols, 82, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Payless Cashway Lumber manager and owner, died at home. He was born in Cranston, R.I. He is survived by sons David C. and Keith P., sister Barbara Kearns, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Celestine Patenio
Dec. 13, 2003
Celestine "Sally" Patenio, 75, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Silverio "Pete" C.; daughters Claudia D. Ignacio, Phyllis L. Dilwith, Davelyn C. Lindsey and Christy L. Kiyan; sisters Mildred "Dindy" Branco, Betty Jane "Nina" Kamehaiku, Norman "Tootsie" Fergerstrom and Thelma "Tee" Kido; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 11 a.m. Interment: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Charles F. Stephan
Dec. 18, 2003
Charles F. Stephan, 65, of Kailua, a retired TWA and American Airlines pilot, died in Kailua. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by wife Sydney; sons Curtis, Charles Jr. and Kevin; daughter Julie Cleary; brother Phil; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Irene Marie Uyeno
Dec. 15, 2003
Irene Marie Uyeno, 73, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Charles "Charlie" and sisters Violet Noah and Helen "Bunny" Perry. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Donations suggested to a charity. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Friday.




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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