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Obituaries
Monday, January 5, 2004


Jesse Eugene Blackwell
Dec. 28, 2003
Jesse Eugene Blackwell, 72, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant commander, died. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by wife Anna D.; son Benjamin D.; stepson Boyd D. Bond; daughter Frances; stepdaughters Caroline, Suzi, Sally and Betsy Bond; brother Charles E. Waddell III; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Clement's Church in Makiki. Reception to follow at Hanahauoli School. Interment to be held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to Association of Graduates at West Point, Fisher House at Tripler, Hanahauoli School, Hawaii School for Girls at La Pietra, Honolulu Academy of Arts or St. Clement's Church.

Nicanor Bolosan
Dec. 6, 2003
Nicanor Bolosan, 81, of Waipahu, a retired Hale Koa Hotel employee, died. He was born in Cadaratan Bacarra, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Magdalena; daughter Tita; brothers Federico, Regino, Silverio and Pedro; sisters Encarnacion Diocaras and Gorgonia Deus; and one grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Artemio Palalay Cabacungan
Dec. 27, 2003
Artemio Palalay Cabacungan, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Hale Koa Hotel landscaper, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Manuela; son Arnell; daughter Michelle; brothers Bonifacio, Domingo and Modesto Sr.; and sister Julia. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi. Call after 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Thelma Ing Kealoha Chang
Jan. 3, 2004
Thelma Ing Kealoha Chang, 82, of Laie, a retired 1st Circuit Court Guardianship Department clerk, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Samuel; son Kenneth; daughters Wanda Spytko, Winona Miller, Norma Nawahine, Sharon Rickard and Gaylene Nikora; sister Winona Logan; 29 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie First Ward, 55-630 Naniloa Loop. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Faustino Diga Daproza
Dec. 25, 2003
Faustino Diga Daproza, 72, of Waipahu, a parking lot attendant, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Saturnina; sons Gideon, Samson, Wilson, Gehu, David and Abel; daughters Eunice Dumali and Ruth Daproza; sisters Avelina Borge and Veronica Feranil; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, 2055 Kamehameha IV Road. Call after 6 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines.

John Kulua Davis
Dec. 26, 2003
John Kulua Davis, 77, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hale Hoaloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nephew Herbert and nieces. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery.

Rosemarie Lisa Fangupo
Dec. 25, 2003
Rosemarie Lisa Fangupo, 47, of Waianae, a Special Education Center of Hawaii teacher's aide, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Palatimani; sons Rocky B. Kalanui and Sione and Ahio Fangupo; daughter Charmaine P. Logo; mother Mae M. Halvorsen; brothers Ray, Rudy and Alvin Sadino and Wilbur L. Alvarez; sisters Linda M. Sadino, Judith L. Stanley and Darlene C. Marrero; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Domonic Benjamin Frabotta
Dec. 30, 2003
Domonic Benjamin Frabotta, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired chief quartermaster for the U.S. Navy, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by sons Domonic A., Robert E. and Mark; daughter Maxine Vinji; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Lila I. Funayama
Dec. 27, 2003
Lila I. Funayama, 67, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald K. "Don," son Leigh, daughter Kimberly Hall and one grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Thurston Memorial Chapel in Punahou School, 1601 Punahou St. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bung Yew Hee
Jan. 1, 2004
Bung Yew Hee, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired general contractor, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Daniel, Fred and Lorrin; daughter Sandra White; sisters Dora Aona, Lilly Au, Aurora Mitchell and Betty Hooper; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Jan. 13 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

John Kiamoku Kaimikaua III
Jan. 1, 2004
John Kiamoku Kaimikaua III, 66, of Makakilo, an Aloha Airlines passenger service agent and American Airlines employee, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by wife Pualani E.C., sons John W. and Kevin R., daughters Mona J.K. Pacheco and Johnelle Y.K. Kaimikaua, brother Wilbert, sisters Arlene Brixius and Linda G. Kaimikaua, and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center, 92-900 Makakilo Drive. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Mary Wong Lee
Dec. 18, 2003
Mary Wong Lee, 79, of Honolulu, a retired kitchen helper, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by husband Chin, sons, one daughter and eight grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Otto Chun Tin Lee
Nov. 25, 2003
Otto Chun Tin "Sonny" Lee, 83, of Bloomington, Minn., formerly of Hawaii, a retired U.S. merchant seaman, died in Bloomington. He is survived by daughters Karen and Liani; brothers Joseph, Phillip, Henry Aki and Timothy; sisters Roseline Fujimoto and Mary Smith; and one grandchild. Services held in Minnesota. Interment: 10 a.m. Saturday at Floral Urn Garden in the Sea View Section of Hawaiian Memorial Park. Leis welcome.

Phyllis May Levesque
Dec. 26, 2003
Phyllis May "Tutu" Levesque, 79, of Mililani, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Tewksbury, Mass. She is survived by husband Lionel "Leo" Sr.; sons Thomas, Lionel Jr., John, Andrew, Matthew and Paul; daughter Annette Langenstein; and nine grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

David Herman Jean Low
Dec. 12, 2003
David Herman Jean Low, 56, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Navy officer and city systems analyst, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Virginia, son Brian, mother Marcelle Crellin and brother Michael. Private services.

Evelyn Ayako Matsunaga
Dec. 29, 2003
Evelyn Ayako Matsunaga, 91, of Hilo, a retired barber, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clyde and Melvin, daughters Elaine Oba and Aileen Ojano, sister Sueko Nishida, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Eligio M. Miguel Sr.
Dec. 8, 2003
Eligio M. Miguel Sr., 83, of Wahiawa, a retired Turtle Bay Resort landscaper, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Laoag City, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Presentacion; sons Elpidio, Quirino and Eligio Jr.; daughters Leticia Dela Cruz, Dolores Tangonan, Melita Factora and Loida Taylan; sister Margarita Hernandez; 29 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Yaeko Miyamoto
Dec. 9, 2003
Yaeko "Leatrice" Miyamoto, 76, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Dan; daughters Doris Oshiro, Naomi Kobayashi and Cordia Miyamoto-Kelton; brothers Kaname "Kenneth," Kenichi "Frank" and Mitsuo Shigemura; sister Toshiye "Gladys" Hino; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Frank Muscat
Dec. 24, 2003
Frank Muscat, 68, of Honolulu, a retired restaurant/bar manager and security guard, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by daughter Rosie Brioso. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

May Kelii Rodrigues
Dec. 30, 2003
May Kelii Rodrigues, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Host Chocolates employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Eugene, sons Michael and Gabriel, mother Elizabeth Kelii, sister Amy Holck and one grandchild. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Alexander James Silva
Dec. 26, 2003
Alexander James Silva, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Coca-Cola Bottling Co. employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother James Ornellas and sisters Theresa Lessary, Irma Davis, Eleanor O'Conner and Dorothy Ornellas-Robbins. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: noon Saturday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Manuel Tolentino
Dec. 27, 2003
Manuel "Manny" Tolentino, 79, of Aiea, a retired federal government librarian and U.S. Army veteran, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Luzon, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Apolonia; sons Alfred and Francis; daughters Bernadette Kang and Patricia Trinidad; brothers Leo, Salang, Tony and Alfred; sister Josephine Rasmussen; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 3 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Muga Tupua
Dec. 21, 2003
Muga Tupua, 43, of Honolulu, a Kalihi Kai Elementary School maintenance employee, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by companion Ruta Alboro; son Preston; daughter Tahtianna; brothers Saina, Elia, Enoka and Paul; and sisters Susana Taua and Ruta Tupua. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park.

Frank L. Wolfe
Dec. 30, 2003
Frank L. Wolfe, 86, of Aiea, a retired Michael's Fine Jewelry employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Dalmeny, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is survived by wife Eileen, daughters Sharon and Sheila Ginoza, brother John, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at International Baptist Church, 20 Dowsett Ave. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Chong Cha Yamashiro
Dec. 30, 2003
Chong Cha Yamashiro, 69, of Honolulu, a retired Cinerama Reef Towers Hotel housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Korea. She is survived by caregiver Michael Tamura. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha 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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