Starbulletin.com

Obituaries
Sunday, January 4, 2004


Rodolfo Acoba
Dec. 19, 2003
Rodolfo "Dolfo" Acoba, 64, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, an Island Princess Macadamia Nut Co. macadamia nut picker, died at home. He was born in Dacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Leolila; sons Ronald, Robert, and Roger; daughters Cynthia Agudo, Editha Acoba and Rovelyn Ganir; brothers Nemesio and Flor; sister Virginia Ramones; and eight grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. All night vigil follows at the family's residence. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Marie Fujioka Adams
Dec. 30, 2003
Marie Fujioka Adams, 47, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Princess Hotel housekeeper, died. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by son Eli, daughters Casie and Wendi, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Charles Aipia
Dec. 24, 2003
Charles Aipia, 79, of Kaaawa, a retired city heavy equipment operator, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Charles, William, Keli'i and Kalani; daughters Patricia and Barbara Aipia and Marion Haili; sisters Lily Galdeira, Hattie Lederer and Jo Ann Mersberg; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery.

Demetrio Jiminez Alamodin
Dec. 24, 2003
Demetrio Jiminez Alamodin, 79, of Waianae, a retired U.S. Navy veteran and state Department of Housing and Urban Development accountant, died in Waianae Comprehensive Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife, children, brothers, sisters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Anna Evelyn Kaleikaapuni Oahu Aweau
Dec. 22, 2003
Anna Evelyn Kaleikaapuni Oahu Aweau, 77, of Kaneohe, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Paul; son Paul Jr.; daughters Yvonne Kukahiko, Laverne Oliveira, Marlene Kahele, and Anna Aweau; sisters Edna Germano, Eloise Anderson, and Eleanor Bingman; brothers James Ah Nee, Robert Brooks Jr. and David Brooks; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at the park cemetery. Aloha attire.

Daniel L. Belaski
Dec. 23, 2003
Daniel L. Belaski, 86, of Hilo, a retired state Forestry Division heavy equipment operator, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Waipunalei, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Caroline Ayala; sons Daniel Ayala and David Belaski; daughters Beverly "Bobbie" Figueroa and Gail A. Belaski; sisters Margaret Lugos, Edith Santiago, Cozie Rodrigues, Rosaline Fuentes and Mildred Richardson; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial follows at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Patrick Daniel Chu
Dec. 19, 2003
Patrick Daniel Chu, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Public Works Center, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Patrick, daughter Pasha Leong, brother Samuel, sisters Libby Jean Lau and Gladys Zebrowski, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at St. John's by the Sea. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Albert Dela Cruz
Dec. 25, 2003
Albert "Coach" Dela Cruz, 47, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii County police officer and former state corrections officer, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mely Panem, son KuiLee; daughter Hi'ilawe; parents Albert Sr. and Edna; brother Stewart; sisters Carmen Keen, Koren Winters, Joycelyn and Crystal Dela Cruz; and one grandson. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Imiola Congregational Church. Call after 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Casual attire.

Shizuko Okubo Fukunaga
Dec. 29, 2003
Shizuko "Florence" Okubo Fukunaga, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Ethel's Dress Shop employee, died. She was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Amy Ikeda. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Kalihi Union Church. Casual attire.

Elijah Keikiokala Gomez
Dec. 29, 2003
Elijah Keikiokala Gomez, infant son of Frank A. Gomez Jr. and Taraih Cravalho, of Haiku, Maui, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He is also survived by grandparents Greg and Toni Cravalho, and Frank and Maria Gomez; great-great-grandparents Moses De Vera and Elizabeth Goueytes; sister Irma; and brother Burt. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6:30 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Hatsumi Hata
Dec. 31, 2003
Hatsumi Hata, 79, of Honolulu, co-owner of T. Hata Electrical Contractor Inc., died in Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Evelyn I. Nugent, Myrna E. Ninomiya and Velma A. Kuramoto; brothers Iwao, Terumi and George Yamasaki; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Alice Toshiko Inouye
Dec. 26, 2003
Alice "T" Toshiko Inouye, 76, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George "Rocky" Hiroshi; son Garey; daughter Shari Henderson; sisters Helen Nojima and Florence "Flo" Yamanaka; brothers Harold "Shiny," Clarence, Henry "Hank" and Richard Yamanaka; and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

James P. Kaaua Sr.
Dec. 22, 2003
James P. Kaaua Sr., also known as "Kimo" and "Haole Boy," 57, of Hilo, a retired Yamada Trucking and Hawaiian Discovery Tours truck and tour bus driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kalaoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife G. K. "Ka'ili"; daughter Kim Kaaukai; sons Tyson K., Jaime-Blue K., James P. Jr., Rayce and Stacey Kaaua, and Arthur N., Kalani, and H. Kamaka Mahoe; sisters Lilinoe Wana, Iwa Kanananui and U'i Kahananui; brothers Agrfino "Boogie" and Dexter Coloma; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anna Meleokalani B. Kuala
Dec. 29, 2003
Anna Meleokalani B. Kuala, 72, of Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born Honolulu. She is survived by sons Philip and Samuel Jr.; daughters Gloria Jean Davis, Rita and Danette Francisco, Saphire Leilua, Elizabeth Kuala, Gwendolyn Ki'ili, Yolanda Jetnil, and Sandra Tagaloa; stepdaughter Brenda Smith; sister Imogene Kamai; brother Clarence Jojo Umi; 29 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Kahului Ward. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday at National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Joseph Juan Labrador
Dec. 29, 2003
Joseph Juan Labrador, 57, of Hilo, a retired Mega Construction Co. carpenter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Ewa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Susan "Sue Lady"; son Theodore "Hawaiian"; daughters Laurie May, Shennel, and Monique "Nicky"; sisters Leinaala George, Jeanette "Janet" Curlee; Leonida "Tida" Kliphon, Felicidad "Feley" Agcaoili, Shaleen Curlee, and Rosemarie "Rose" Pacarro; brothers Leonard "Lenny" and Megan "Megs"; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center. Casual attire. No flowers.

Po Chun Leong
Dec. 24, 2003
Po Chun Leong, 93, of Honolulu, a Sun Yat Sin Chinese Language School teacher, died in Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center. She was born in Chung Shan, China. She is survived by sisters Alycia Lum and Grace Young, and brother Sing. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Chinese Buddhist Association of Hawaii. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Chinese Buddhist Association of Hawaii.

Isabel Tilton Lewis
Dec. 26, 2003
Isabel "Dolly" Tilton Lewis, 78, of Waimanalo, a nursing home attendant, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by son Richard Mark, daughters Cindy Moanikeala Lewis and Aurelia "Lia" Kihoi, sister Eleanor Tilton Perry, 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Waimanalo Ward, 41-972 Oluolu St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Mildred Miyano Masuda
Dec. 31, 2003
Mildred Miyano Masuda, 80, of Honolulu, a retired American Lung Association clerical supervisor, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by husband Tsuneo; sons Alan I. and Brian; daughters Gail Kawamura; sisters Elaine "Satomi" Kawasaki, Jane "Harue" Kubota, and Flora "Tomiko" Watanabe; brothers Yoshihiro, Hiroshi, Tsutomu, and Yoshiaki Daikoku; and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Casual attire. No flowers.

Presentacion Miguel Medina
Dec. 7, 2003
Presentacion Miguel Medina, 70, of Waipahu, a retired elementary school principal, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose; sons Alexander and Don; sisters Carolina Manuel, Evelyn Castro, and Fe Guillermo; brothers Amor and Julius Miguel; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial follows at Valley of the Temples.

Peggy Mills
Dec. 26, 2003
Peggy Mills, 64, of Kailua, a retired Kaiser Clinic registered nurse, died in Kailua. She was born in Pottsville, Penn. She is survived by husband David; son David Jr.; daughters Celeste Kamiya, Angela Sorrell, and Victoria Bugtong; sister Laurie Pachilis; brother Erny Pachilis; and eight grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Private inurnment at Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery, Punchbowl. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Maryknoll Sisters, 2880 Oahu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96822.

Bienvenido P. Obra
Dec. 28, 2003
Bienvenido P. Obra, 84, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Puna Sugar Co. employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Bacnotan, La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Marcela; sons Fredy, Eddie, and Ben; daughter Remi Sumida; and eight grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park.

Elwin Bernard Perry
Dec. 25, 2003
Elwin Bernard Perry, 84, of Aina Haina, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 38 machinist, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen "Bunny"; son Craig; daughters Linda O'Brien, Bonnie Galuteria, and Celeste Krepack; sisters Dorothy Figueira and Frances Gaynor; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Donations suggested to a favorite charity.

Erlinda Acorda Pitpit
Dec. 20, 2003
Erlinda "Erling" Acorda Pitpit, 68, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Nakamoto Farms laborer, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Francisco; daughters Milagros Racpan, Zenaida Palada, Cora Villanueva, Flordeliza Vergara, and Vissie Revilla; brothers Jose, Juan, Alfredo, Faustino, and Rufino Acorda; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday. Vigil: 10 p.m. Thursday at the family home, 68-3736 Kimo Nui St., Waikoloa. Burial to follow at Waimea County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Arturo Maceda Saavedra Sr.
Jan. 1, 2004
Arturo Maceda Saavedra Sr., 82, of Kaneohe, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Tanauan, Leyte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Aniana; sons LIberato, Jaime, Benito, Arturo Jr., Luis and Zolio; daughters Margarita Pham, Evilyna and Gracia Saavedra, Adela Spencer, and Pamela Golden; sister Adela Melendres; brothers Luis and Lucio; 34 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Mass: 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ann Church, 46-129 Haiku Rd., Kaneohe. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Ernesto Valentin Salmo
Dec. 30, 2003
Ernesto "Erning" Valentin Salmo, 58, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a Vietnam War veteran and Kau Sugar Agribusiness Co. crew chief, died in Naalehu. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Clarencia; sons Cliff and Guy; daughter Nellie; mother Maria; stepmother Patricia; sisters Beverly Barba and Rowena Johnson; and brothers Prudencio, Dennis and Howard. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Benjamin Salmo Sr.'s residence, 149 Ohai St., Naalehu. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Naalehu Assembly of God Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

Masao Shibuya
Dec. 28, 2003
Masao Shibuya, also known as "Chow" and "Shibu," 89, of Honolulu, a retired Young Brothers employee, died. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Kay, sons Donald and Ronald, daughters Amy Nakachi and Judy Konishi, sister Gladys Kanda, nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Christopher Latham Sholes
Dec. 24, 2003
Christopher Latham Sholes, 72, of Kailua, a manned space flight administrator, died. He was born in Birmingham, Ala. He is survived by wife Jane Meade, sons Christopher Jr. and Meade, brother F. Gordon, and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Christopher's Episcopalian Church in Kailua. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Christopher's Episcopalian Church and St. Francis Hospice.

Tuaoloa Lilo Tialino
Dec. 31, 2003
Tuaoloa Lilo Tialino, 86, of Hauula, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kahuku Hospital. She was born in Apolima, Western Samoa. She is survived by son Faafetai, daughter Alofa Magalei, hanai sons Sunu and Taleni, seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hauula Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

Dr. James Tuck Sheong Wong
Dec. 25, 2003
Dr. James Tuck Sheong Wong, 88, of Honolulu, a retired doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Donna; daughter Gerry Young; brothers Albert, Charles, Samuel, and Rogers; sister Bertha Kam; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaii Nature Conservancy or American Heart Association of Hawaii. 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.

--Advertisements--
--Advertisements--


| | | PRINTER-FRIENDLY VERSION
E-mail to City Desk

BACK TO TOP


Text Site Directory:
[News] [Business] [Features] [Sports] [Editorial] [Do It Electric!]
[Classified Ads] [Search] [Subscribe] [Info] [Letter to Editor]
[Feedback]
© 2004 Honolulu Star-Bulletin -- http://archives.starbulletin.com


-Advertisement-