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Obituaries
Wednesday, January 21, 2004




Marilou Leones Aspacio
Jan. 8, 2004
Marilou Leones Aspacio, 50, of San Diego, an Avis Rent A Car rental sales agent, died in San Diego. She was born in Banaoang, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Rustom; son Dennis; father Samson Leones; stepmother Leonida Leones; brothers Saturnino and Darwin Leones; sisters Merelyn Barnes, Vicky Reyes and Teresa and Magdalena Leones; and numerous grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Jan. 31 at St. Raphael Church in Koloa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.

Sheila Bailey
Jan. 12, 2004
Sheila Bailey, 57, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son David; stepson Dwight and Duane; daughter Cheyenne; stepdaughters Debra Bailey and Denise Logan; brothers Larry, Gary, Kearney and John Loa Jr.; sisters Joyce Talaeai, Patricia Brooks, Lorraine Chung and Olga, Geraldine, Julia and Charlotte Loa; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Waimanalo First Assembly of God, 41-941 Kalanianaole Highway. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Basilio Demecilio Sr.
Jan. 12, 2004
Basilio Demecilio Sr., also known as "Benny" and "Pa," 72, of Waipahu, a retired welder at Schofield Barracks, died in Ho-nolulu. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Alberta; children Basilio Jr., Belden and Darryl "Denver" Demecilio, Joanna D. Macho and Trini Ann Yoshida; brothers Celino, David and John; sisters Grace Saniatan and Marcella Oman; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 1:15 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Darryl Kahikunani Dias
Jan. 9, 2004
Darryl Kahikunani "Braddah D" Dias, 43, of Ewa Beach, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Skye B., companion Leonora Caputo, parents Donald and Twila, and sisters Donetta, Stacey and Twila N. "Twerpy" Dias, Jodi Kama and Cherylynn Nobriga. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lion's Club Ewa Beach, Hau Bush. Call after 9:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elsie Doern
Jan. 15, 2004
Elsie Doern, 84, of Federal Way, Wash., a retired book and magazine distribution company employee in Honolulu, died. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by children Karlene McGriff, Reginald Doern and Roselie Sutton; brothers Shigeru, Masao, Jiyoji and Jiro Kaneshiro; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Yakima, Wash.

David Galuya Freitas Sr.
Jan. 18, 2004
David Galuya "Devida" Freitas Sr., 85, of Makawao, Maui, a state maintenance worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons David Sr. and Jerry; daughters Dorothy Hunt, Pearl Stinson and Ruth Librando; brother Andrew Wallace; 19 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Pukalani. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park, Haiku.

Toshi Hirano
Dec. 15, 2003
Toshi Hirano, 94, of Honolulu, died in Gardena, Calif. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by children Benjamin N., the Rev. David Y. and Isaac T. Hirano, Agnes T. Suzuki and Pauline T. Harman; brother Shigeru Goto; sisters Tsuki Kato, Toki Suzuki and Mildred Higashihara; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at Nuuanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Highway. Aloha attire. No flowers.

William Kelekino Kaae
Jan. 17, 2004
William Kelekino "Junior" Kaae, 72, of Kaneohe, a Spat's employee and former Waikiki beach boy, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Georgette; sons Leonard, Dudley, Joe and Everett; daughters Danell Soares-Haae, Teresa Marshall and Kuulei Kaae; brothers George, Naleo and Leonard Kaae and Nick and Sherman Tenn; sisters Rose Gelter, Ethel Hanley and Wanda Naweli; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after noon. Scattering of ashes: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Sans Souci Beach (Kaimana) Beach. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Yasue Koike
Jan. 9, 2004
Yasue "Janet" Koike, 85, of Honolulu, a retired office secretary, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Niigata, Japan. She is survived by caregivers Keiko Kawagishi and the Rev. Shugen Komagata, brother James Komagata and sister Millicent Asari. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Diane M.L. Lee
Jan. 16, 2004
Diane M.L. Lee, 54, of Hilo, owner and operator of Hair Magic Inc., died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Hilton T. Hara and brother Dexter. Private services.

Robert Lee Lewis
Jan. 8, 2004
Robert Lee Lewis, 70, of Kahului, a self-employed taxi driver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by wife Carolyn; children Jodi, Lowuan R., Everson, Michael, Jerrell, Carlton, Kalani and Adrian; sisters Geraldine Cutler and Shirley Trott; and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Henry Antone Lopes
Jan. 12, 2004
Henry Antone Lopes, 92, of Waimea, a retired rancher for Parker Ranch, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Theodore Lai and Randolph and Henry Lopes Jr.; daughters Miranda "Randi" Duarte, Molly Waikiki, Lily Kepano, Sarah Tarpley, Cynthia Quintal and Gail "Maile" De Luz; 41 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Waimea Door of Faith. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Waimea County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Thomas Mitsuo Maeda
Jan. 13, 2004
Thomas Mitsuo Maeda, 82, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government customs inspector, died at home. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Nancy N., son Duane M., daughters Corinne Elich and Valerie Nakahara, sister Gladys "Sue" Fukumoto and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Charles Kalei Makekau
Jan. 10, 2004
Charles Kalei "Charlie" Makekau, 67, of Wailuku, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Lorrie L.; adopted son Rodney; stepchildren David Timothy and Sandy Forkner; mother Cecilia P.; brother Stanley; sisters Diana Nakamoto, Ethel Nahinu and Cecilia Napiha; and one grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday at Maluhia Church in Wailuku.

Kenneth Kiyoshi Matsukado
Jan. 15, 2004
Kenneth Kiyoshi Matsukado, 65, of Kaneohe, a state Department of Transportation Highway Division engineer, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara C., sons Ainsley and Keith, daughter Kimberly Tauch, brothers Harold and Merwin, sisters Doris M. Cox and Dorothea H. Cardoza, and one grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Toshio Muramoto
Jan. 9, 2004
Toshio "Toshi" Muramoto, 80, of Wahiawa, a retired Schofield Barracks supply clerk, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Randal, Alan and Wayne; daughter Carolynn Grande; brothers Tsukasa, Masa and Thomas; sister Patsy Sato; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ruth Ayano Nagata
Jan. 14, 2004
Ruth Ayano Nagata, 91, of Hilo, a private housekeeper for the Watts and Wylie families, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Halaula, Hawaii. She is survived by son Theodore M. "Ted"; daughters Lei T. Kunishima, Joan A. Yamada and Lynne S. Kunitake; brother Tadao Saito; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lawrence Ahole Oliveira Sr.
Dec. 30, 2003
Lawrence Ahole Oliveira Sr., 88, of Kapolei, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Margaret M.; sons Lawrence Jr., Joseph, George and Charles; daughters LaVerne Kahai, Mary Ann Matsuda, Ruth Yamaguchi and Elizabeth Oliceira; brothers Andy, Joseph "Pinky" and Louie; sister Janet Hill; 26 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Richard Takeo Oshiro
Jan. 8, 2004
Richard Takeo Oshiro, 86, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. carpenter, died in Malama Ohana. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Elsie S.; sons Gary M., Russell T. and Vernon T.; daughters Cynthia T. Kinoshita, Pamela S. Ito, Lucille H. Oshiro and Jeannette Kaneshiro; brother David T.; sister Dorothy K. Inouye; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Presca Bernardino Pascual
Dec. 22, 2003
Presca Bernardino Pascual, 94, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Marcos, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Valentine; sons Romeo, Juan and Balbino; daughters Floredeliza Jambaro and Cristeta Esperanza; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 7:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Dominga Sagayaga
Jan. 18, 2004
Dominga Sagayaga, 72, of Kahului, a hotel housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Sesinando; son Charles; daughters Anita Fernandez, Nancy Tanji and Shirley Carlisle; brothers Serapio and Domingo Yanos; sisters Caridad Ramento, Maria Ramos and Eusebia Duran; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Torano Sanekane
Jan. 13, 2004
Torano Sanekane, 106, of Lawai, Kauai, died at home. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by sons Takeru, Shuji and Glenn; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mary Lolina Sarmiento
Jan. 7, 2004
Mary Lolina Sarmiento, 89, of Wailuku, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by sons Agapito Jr., Robert, Benjamin, Theodore and Daniel; daughters Mildred Presbitero, Carmen Haugen, Anna Stephenson and Rosaline Sarmiento; 21 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Jan. 31 at St. Anthony Church. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Lorenzo Malasig Semana
Jan. 17, 2004
Lorenzo Malasig Semana, 76, of Lihue, an equipment operator, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Martina; sons Jessie, Herbert and Bernie; daughter Rosmini Mason; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Jan. 29 at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Evelyn Vieira Serrao
Jan. 15, 2004
Evelyn Vieira Serrao, 89, of Hilo, died on Oahu. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by son Bryant P., daughters Arline S. Gilliland and Lorna J. McGill, sisters Helen V. Toledo and Irene Benton, 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Fuamatala Sesepasara
Jan. 10, 2004
Fuamatala Sesepasara, 70, of Bakersfield, Calif., died in California. She was born in Nua, Tutuila, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Tasi and Sofeni Seiuli, Taaloga Lauofo and Michael, Ben "Big Ben" and Tulisa Sesepasara Jr.; daughters Kerina Hendrix, Lisa Whittington, Lisa Sesepasara, Dace Teregeyo, Cindy Charbonier, Annabelle Savaii and Elizabeth Kotrys; brother Fineaso "Sima" Sofeni; sister Alisi Leaana; 58 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Interment: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Ella Yee Lan Song
Jan. 18, 2004
Ella Yee Lan Song, 74, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Andrew S.M.; son Alan S.W.; daughter Andrea Gelber and Cathy-Lynn Davenport; brother Gus Young; sisters Eva Young, Ellen Lee and Bertha Lum; and seven grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 11:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Natsuko Tenebro
Jan. 9, 2004
Natsuko Tenebro, 91, of Lanai City, a homemaker, died in Lanai Community Hospital. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Manabu Kunitake and sister Amy Tari. Private services.

Lillian Yoshino Texeira
Jan. 17, 2004
Lillian Yoshino Texeira, 86, of Kuliouou, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ronald and James; daughter Marie Riede; brothers Koichi and Saburo Miyamoto; sisters Mildred Doi, Patsy Kishimoto, Sue Sasano and Mabel Momohara; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Charles Kini Thornton Jr.
Jan. 15, 2004
Charles Kini Thornton Jr., 73, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant and medic, died at home. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife BettyMae K.; sons Charles III and James "Ronnie"; stepsons Darryl and Vance Lacaran; stepdaughters Naydean Lacaran and Danette Costales; half brothers Paul Thornton and Kepa "Buddy" Kahuanahana; sisters Molly M. Larson, Lani Dias and Gail M. Martin; half sister Pauline; three grand- children; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Richard John Waidzunas
Dec. 23, 2003
Richard John Waidzunas, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander and Small Business Association loan officer, died at home. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Ernestine Botelho; son Christopher John; daughters Claudia Higgenbotham, Carol Park, Claire Simpliciano and Cathy Grinfeld; and seven grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.

Ralph Shigeo Yamaguchi
Jan. 8, 2004
Ralph Shigeo Yamaguchi, 83, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Satsue "Eileen"; sons Leyton, Loren and Layne; daughters Shirlie A. Ishitani, Sheryl Shimada and Shawn Hanashiro; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Gerald K.H. Young
Jan. 17, 2004
Gerald K.H. Young, 65, of Pearl City, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Henry and Gerald, daughter Jocelyn Moristo, brother Everett, sister Lethia Lee and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Tuesday Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. 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.

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