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Obituaries
Sunday, December 28, 2003


Mitsuru Ban
Dec. 19, 2003
Mitsuru Ban, 102, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She is survived by sons Stanley and Yoshio, daughter Betsy Munekata, brother Tadashi Kaku, sisters Edith Sonoda and Daisy McRedey; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Regina Rose Eberly
Dec. 24, 2003
Regina Rose "Gina" Eberly, 51, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Kauai Friendship House social worker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by companion Ron Clerc and sisters Miriam Eberly and Claire O'Leary. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Kapaa.

John R. Fernandez
Dec. 24, 2003
John R. "Jackie" Fernandez, 82, of Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hamakuapoko, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Rose C., daughter Lorine Rayburn, son Alan L., brothers Manuel and Ernest, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Kenneth Ahoi Flores
Dec. 12, 2003
Kenneth Ahoi Flores, 74, of Kaneohe, a Hickam Air Force Commissary supervisor, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Flaviana, son Alexander "Alika," daughters Raina Flores-Chambers and Rhonda L., sisters Elizabeth Kister and Julia Tsugawa, and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

James Hideo Fujimoto
Dec. 12, 2003
James Hideo Fujimoto, 76, of Honolulu, a retired construction mason, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ella "Mamo," daughter Maxine Nuuhiwa, brother Tommy and three grandchildren. Private services.

William David Hamora
Dec. 15, 2003
William David "Bill" Hamora, 77, of Kula, Maui, a Hickam Air Force Base aircraft mechanic, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Charlotte; children Judy Hamora and Wilma Kubo; stepchildren Curtis and Clay Palmeira, Christine Kanekoa and Caterine Lessary; brothers Bob, Jimmy and Danny Hamora, Alex, Rudy and Lawrence Miguel, and Ben and Eugene Marquez; sisters Marie Trivvile, Betty Rodrigues, Elsie Miguel, Loretta Roma and Violet Marquez; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly Cathedral of the Kings. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Floral bouquets only.

Benjamin Frank Hartwig
Dec. 13, 2003
Benjamin Frank Hartwig, 81, of Hawaii Kai, a retired U.S. Department of Defense PX administrator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Minnesota. Private services.

Enos Herrera, Sr.
Dec. 24, 2003
Enos Herrera, Sr., 78, of Pukalani, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Ola, Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Rose M., son Enos Jr., daughters Barbara Fevella and Stephanie Taylor, brothers Frank and David, sister Rosalind Chamberlin, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Makawao Cemetery. Casual attire.

John J. Hyde
Dec. 20, 2003
John J. Hyde, 73, of Kahului, a contractor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Oregon. He is survived by wife Elsie M.L. Services at a later date.

Solomon Keoho Kaahanui
Dec. 17, 2003
Solomon Keoho "Skippy" Kaahanui, 53, of Honolulu, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Nelson, Rueben "Koon," Jerome "Toots" and Dean; sisters Elizabeth "Betty" Wise, Claudia "Haole" Roper and Nadine "Boogie" Barientos. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Agenhart Wayne Kaeo
Dec. 25, 2003
Agenhart Wayne Kaeo, 64, of Honolulu, an Oahu Transit Services bus driver, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons Donn and Kawika Watt, and Sheldon and Kapena Kaeo; daughters Earlene Josiah, Waynelynn Kaleiohi, Shelly Lee and Jo Campbell; brothers Charles Jr., Alva, Llewellyn and Gerald Kaeo; sisters Claudette G. Masoli and Odetta; and 15 grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, 2335 Kalakaua Ave.

John Harold K. Kekipi
Dec. 26, 2003
John Harold K. Kekipi, 66, of Wailuku, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Ruth B.A.L.; daughters Leona Del Castillo and Sherry Nishida; stepsons Lawrence, William and Alfred Ramos; brother Valentine Ragudo; sister Loraine Ragudo; and 12 step-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Veterans Cemetery, Makawao. Casual attire.

Velmar Angelina Medeiros
Dec. 22, 2003
Velmar Angelina "Girlie" Medeiros, 84, of Kihei, Maui, a hotel pantry worker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Puukolii, Maui. She is survived by sons Vernon, Greg and Bill; daughter Lokelani Yamanoha; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Jan. 10 at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.

Austin Kainalu Meyers
Dec. 23, 2003
Austin Kainalu Meyers, 16, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Keaau High School student, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Arthur and Sue; brothers Nolan N. Nakata-Meyers and Kenworth K., Arthur and Steven Meyers; sisters Bernadette Kaopua and Robin Auwae; and grandmother Kikumi Nakata. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo and 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship-Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road. Call after 5 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park.

William R. Nagel
Dec. 19, 2003
William R. Nagel, 82, of Honolulu, a retired maintenance worker, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son William "Billy" Jr., daughters Sandra Kekahuna and Mary Ballantyne, sister Kathlyn, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Koki Nago
Dec. 24, 2003
Koki Nago, 88, of Kula, Maui, a retired vegetable farmer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yuki; son Alan; daughter Patti Kitkowski; brother Kosei; sisters Matsue Kaneshiro, Utoyo Fukuhara, Jane Lo and Patsy; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Rinzai Zen Mission in Paia, next to Baldwin Park.

Donato Polido Natividad
Dec. 25, 2003
Donato Polido Natividad, 79, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Ka'u Sugar Co. gardener, died at home. He was born in Vigan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Dolores; sons Bryan Davis-Natividad and Darren, Jeffrey and Brendon Natividad; daughters Darleen Iida, Priscilla Espejo and Maelyne Evangelista; brothers Andres, Adriano and Euluogio; sisters Euluetiaria Bautista and Oring Natividad; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pahala Assembly of God Church. Call after noon. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Magdalena V. Nefulda
Dec. 24, 2003
Magdalena V. "Maggie" Nefulda, 81, of Waiehu, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Josephine N. Muehl and Grace V. Motonaga; sisters Lourdes Dagdag, Filomena Dacanay and Consuelo Velasco; and two grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary and 11 a.m. Saturday at Maui Evangelical Church. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Wailuku. Casual attire.

Hazel T. Okazaki
Dec. 25, 2003
Hazel T. Okazaki, 97, of Honolulu, died. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Arthur, daughters Iris Chung and Kale, sister Mildred Leong, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.

Ayako Okubo
Dec. 17, 2003
Ayako Okubo, 92, of Honolulu, a housewife, died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Norman M. and Herbert N., sister Kimiyo Hirai, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Seward Samuel Smythe, Jr.
Dec. 15, 2003
Seward Samuel "Johnny Vandal" Smythe Jr., 44, of Haiku, Maui, a former deputy sheriff and owner of Smythe's Processing Services, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by mother Julayne, hanai son Mark Alan K. Dela Cruz, brother Michael, sisters Marlene Sagadraca and Joelene Trenholm, and hanai family Beverly S. Saiki and Beth K. Okamura. Private services.

Lawrence Tokuo Suzuki
Dec. 26, 2003
Lawrence Tokuo Suzuki, 75, of Kahului, a library technician, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Elaine, sons Wayne and Ryan, brother Norman, sisters Doris Maeda and Alma Ebisue, and one grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kahului Hongwanji. Casual attire.

Maxine S. Thomas
Dec. 24, 2003
Maxine S. Thomas, 83, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Massachusetts. She is survived by husband Gardner J. Jr., sons David and Gardner III, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Juan Timbreza Turqueza
Dec. 10, 2003
Juan Timbreza Turqueza, 92, of Lanai City, a retired pineapple plantation heavy equipment operator, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in La Paz, Abra, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Laureta, sons Ricky and Stanley, daughter Eunice DeRenne, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Audberto Diaz Ulanday
Dec. 22, 2003
Audberto Diaz Ulanday, 67, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village houseman, died in St. Francis-Liliha Medical Center. He was born in Camiling, Tarlac, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Cristeta; daughter Nancy; sons Emmanuel, Jason and Louie; brothers Rizalino and Mateo; sisters Atanacia Batalla, Mercedes Mercado and Aurea Alonzo; and three grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

John G. White
Dec. 19, 2003
John G. White, 65, of Honolulu, retired founder and director of Hawaii Food Bank, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by wife Pua A., sons William A. and Andrew J., and sisters Angela O'Neil and Eva Woods. Services on the mainland.

Chun Sai Yeung
Dec. 24, 2003
Chun Sai Yeung, 58, of Honolulu, died. He was born in Guangzhou, China. He is survived by wife Pui Sheung; daughters Sue Ann, Jo Ann and Mary Ann Yeung and Lee Ann Trang; brothers Chun Dong, Chun Nam and Chun Buck; and sister Choy Ling. Visitation: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Ruth Haruye Yoshikawa
Dec. 17, 2003
Ruth Haruye Yoshikawa, 87, of Waipahu, a retired Iolani Sportswear bundler, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alvin S., daughters Jeanette H. Takenaka and Dianne T. Shimabukuro, brother Thomas T. Kawasaki, sister Clara S. Takasane, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.




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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