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Obituaries
Friday, January 2, 2004


Roberta Colby Barnes
Dec. 27, 2003
Roberta Colby Barnes, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hale Ho Aloha Care Home. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by husband Robert, son Jay, daughter Sandra, sisters Carolyn and Virginia, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Anna Marie Canosa
Dec. 26, 2003
Anna Marie Canosa, 30, of Wahiawa, a medical assistant, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Austin and Cameron Hayashi; daughters Ariel and Ariana Canosa and Anastasia Aquino; parents Jose B. Sr. and Rosemarie; brothers Jose Jr. and Stanley; sisters Augustina Canosa and Sarah Wind; and grandparents Maximo and Olivia Castillo. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anna Nuuanu Duque
Dec. 18, 2003
Anna Nuuanu Duque, 80, of Nanakuli, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Maury M., John L., Bernard B., George M., Daniel G. and Larry W.; daughters Lucinda A. "Cindy" Saloricman and Teresa E. Duque; sisters Gladys "Lani" Valdez, Hazel Jung and Geraldine "Meehala" Hubbard; 22 grandchildren; and 19 great- grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Monday at the chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Crispulo Manuel Geronimo Sr.
Dec. 24, 2003
Crispulo Manuel "Puro" Geronimo Sr., 92, of Waipahu, a retired Military Sealift Command employee, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucia A.; sons Darlito A., Crispulo A. Jr., Gerry A. and Sonny A.; daughter Margaret A.; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Henry Kea Kahaleua Jr.
Dec. 23, 2003
Henry Kea "Uncle Sandman" Kahaleua Jr., 54, of Waianae, a security guard, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn "Ebb"; son Henry III; daughters Stacey Keliihoomalu, Shirley Hoopai and Cheryl, Jody and Billy-Jo Kahaleua; brothers Herman and Allan; sisters Patricia Doctorello, Florence Pearson, Iwalani Kaaumoana, and Dorothy and Ginger Kahaleua; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Wednesday.

Robert L. Larson
Dec. 31, 2003
Robert L. Larson, 79, of Albany, Ore., formerly of Seattle and Kailua, owner of Dick's Downtown Texaco and a Hazelwood Apartments manager, died in Albany. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was born in Goldfield, Iowa. He is survived by wife Lillian; son Richard; daughters Catherine Thompson, Barbara Villaruel and Catharine AhYou; brothers Edward and Robert; sister Marilyn Winterton; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to The Healing Rooms, c/o Fisher Funeral Home. Call (541) 928-3349.

Kevin Neal Dong Chin Lee
Dec. 22, 2003
Kevin Neal Dong Chin Lee, 52, of Pahoa, Hawaii, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Kyu Num and sister Stephanie Bell. Visitation: 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 Pavilion. Graveside services: 11 a.m. at the cemetery.

Roy Ryoichi Masumura
Dec. 19, 2003
Roy Ryoichi Masumura, 89, of Honolulu, a retired construction estimator for Nakakura Construction and Pan Pacific, died. He was born in Lihue, Kauai. He is survived by wife Blanche Y., sons Clifford H. and Vance J., brother Mervyn, sister Ellowis Tatsuno and two grandchildren. Private services.

Michael Dennis Nicholson
Dec. 27, 2003
Michael Dennis Nicholson, 49, of Kapolei, a city building inspector, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Joshua and Jonah, mother Margaret, brother Jim, and sisters Bonnie Chun and Kathy Nicholson. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road in Ewa Beach. Call after 5:30 p.m.

Violet Bell Ramos
Dec. 30, 2003
Violet Bell Ramos, 84, of Waimea, Hawaii, retired proprietress of the former Honokaa Dairy Queen and former cafeteria manager for Paauilo and the former Paauhau and Ookala schools, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Anthony J. and David B., brother Stanley Bell, sister Theodora "Tootsie" Bell, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Latiya Natasha Rodillas
Dec. 27, 2003
Latiya Natasha "Anuhea" Rodillas, 40, of Hoolehua, Molokai, a flower grower, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. She is survived by companion and caregiver Adam Stevens; father Herbert; brothers Patrick, Michael and Juan Asuncion, Stanley, Charles, Warren and Nelson Kaahanui, and William, Solomon and Alan Harris; and sisters Nanette Rodillas, Raynette Saito, Shalei Asuncion, Charmaine Davis, Kimberly Flores and Carnation Harris. Services: 10 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Rodillas' residence, 650 Ala Ekolu St. in Hoolehua.

Diamond David Sanchez Sr.
Dec. 18, 2003
Diamond David Sanchez Sr., 59, of Wahiawa, a glazer, died in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Diamond Jr., daughter Naomi Sanchez-Hudson, brother Robert Kanahele, sisters Charlotte and Vivian Orta, and two grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Dorothy Yasue Tanabe
Dec. 27, 2003
Dorothy Yasue Tanabe, 82, of Hilo, a retired salesclerk, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Nicholas K. "Nick"; daughters Gail Tanabe and Evon Kawamoto; brothers Mitsuo, Shizuo, David and Walter Oka; sisters Gertrude Yamamoto and Yoshie Mizokami; and one grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kiyomi Wakida
Dec. 24, 2003
Kiyomi Wakida, 96, of Hilo, formerly of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired farmer, died at home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Chiyomi; sons Charles and Larry; daughter Karen Shiraishi; brother Momoichi; sisters Yoshino Horio, Ayame Fujiyama, Yaeno Yoshioka, Sumie Tanaka and Mildred Lau; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Burial will be Tuesday at Homelani Memorial Park in Hilo. Casual attire.

Marion Ballou Witten
Dec. 26, 2003
Marion Ballou Witten, 81, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Concord, N.H. She is survived by husband James, sons Thomas and James, daughters Margot Johnson and Susan Hulick, and eight grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity in Aina Haina. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Dana Hall School, 45 Dana Road, Wellesley, MA 02482.

Larry Ah Chin Wong
Dec. 27, 2003
Larry Ah Chin Wong, 89, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired city Public Works employee and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He is survived by wife Miriam P.; children Mokihana C. Ruiz, Miriam N. Romo, Ruth K. Inafuku, Tamara Morrision and Amos, Stanley H., Lawrence and Paula L. Wong; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11:45 a.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.




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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