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Obituaries
Thursday, January 22, 2004


Danessa Regina Acol
Dec. 25, 2003
Danessa Regina Acol, 38, of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Kealakekua, Hawaii, a USA North Mapping Co. service consultant, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Juniom and Vivian, brother Dominic, sister Desiree and grandparent Tina Lopez. Services to be held in Walnut Creek. Interment to be held at Kona Memorial Park at a later date.

Masako M. Kurosawa Bourcier
Jan. 11, 2004
Masako M. Kurosawa Bourcier, 73, of Pearl City, a retired St. Francis-West Medical Center registered nurse and nursing supervisor, died at home. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by son Gary; daughter Sue "Sumo" Egloria; hanai daughter Bonnie Fermahin; brothers Henry and Larry Kurosawa; sisters Peggy Uemura, Carol Nozoe, Kiyono Iwamoto, Alice Brown and Amy Sugihara; five grandchildren; and one hanai grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cristina Calina Cabanting
Jan. 19, 2004
Cristina Calina Cabanting, also known as "Tina" and "Atting," 97, of Kihei, Maui, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by son Rodolfo, daughters Medencia Cacpal and Monica Cabanas, 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 7:30-8:45 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 9 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Julio Guillermo Duque Jr.
Jan. 2, 2004
Julio Guillermo Duque Jr., 40, of Kailua, a CICO Enterprise Ltd. truck driver, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Camiling, Tarlac, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lowella; sons Bernardo, Jeffery, Julio III and Joshua; daughter Jessica; brothers Arsenio, Felipe, Severo, Cerilo and Francisco; and sisters Precilla Manuel and Flora Lamsen. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua. Call after 7:45 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Additional information for an obituary printed Tuesday.

Posini Fuifui
Jan. 9, 2004
Posini Fuifui, 85, of Mililani, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Si'ufaga, Savaii, Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Lagimaina; sons Iosia and Faresa Evile and Lemalu F. Posini and Evile Ieriko; daughters Bessie Hindt, Sosoatu Pauga, Meleane Fetu, Teuila Ieriko and Matautu Lemafa; 62 grandchildren; and 52 great-grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Presbyterian Church, 94-410 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Call after 2 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Grace Tomie Fujitani
Dec. 31, 2003
Grace Tomie Fujitani, 88, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by daughter Phyllis Muranaka, sister Dorothy Murakami, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Hipolito Tierra Gasmen
Dec. 25, 2003
Hipolito Tierra Gasmen, 81, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaii Sugar Planters Association employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Lanipao, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Marcita G.; son Geoffrey; daughter Jeanette; brothers Pedro, Eusebio and Randy; sister Rosita; and four grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robert Lee King
Jan. 18, 2004
Robert Lee King, 72, of Ewa Beach, a retired military bowling center manager and U.S. Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Alomosa, Colo. He is survived by son Henry; daughters Patty Borje, Roberta King and Elizabeth Larson; and seven grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday at Yokohama Bay. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sueko Kondo
Jan. 11, 2004
Sueko Kondo, 94, of Pearl City, a retired Kamehameha School employee, died in Kuakini Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard; daughters Jane Taketa, Dorothea Yamane, Helen Nagami and Katherine Hayashi; sister Gertrude Goto; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert Yoshimasa Kurasaki
Jan. 17, 2004
Robert Yoshimasa Kurasaki, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Verizon line worker and U.S. Army master sergeant, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Stanley W. and Henry A.; brothers Miyoshi, Shiro and Itsuto; and sisters Sueko Galariada and Asako Murayama. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel.

William Duck Hoo Lau
Jan. 16, 2004
William Duck Hoo Lau, 87, of Honolulu, a retired planner, estimator and supervisor for Pearl Harbor Ammunition Depot West Lock, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lydia, son Ron, daughter Sr. Brenda Lau, brother Ernest, sisters Edith Reyes and Mabel Chock, and two grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harry Bing Jing Lee
Jan. 2, 2004
Harry Bing Jing Lee, 85, of Honolulu, a retired city facility maintenance worker, died in Honolulu. He is survived by nephews and nieces. Private services. Burial to be held at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Charles Notley Lindsey Jr.
Jan. 5, 2004
Charles Notley Lindsey Jr., 91, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Parker Ranch utility foreman, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by brothers James "Kimo" and Fred "Bob," sister Fannie Moniz, six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waimea Annunciation Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Lindsey Family Cemetery in Kamuela, Hawaii.

Ramon Aguon Matanane
Jan. 16, 2004
Ramon Aguon "Ray" Matanane, 61, of Kapolei, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel electronic switching service supervisor and U.S. Army veteran, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Aporguan, Tamuning, Guam. He is survived by wife LaVerne "Lani"; son Eric W.; daughters Norine N. and Raylene K.; brothers Jose A. and Joaquin A. "Kin" Matanane and Jesus M., Sinforoso M. "Sindy" and Juan M. Camacho; sisters Vicenta L. "Bennie" Guerrero, Trinidad A. Matanane, Florencia M. "Encha" Manglona and Victorina M. "Ninai" Hughes; and four grandchildren. Mass: noon Saturday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothy Ng Moi Zane Mathews
Jan. 18, 2004
Dorothy Ng Moi Zane Mathews, 93, of Manoa, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She is survived by son William H., daughter Mae Jean Lani, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 1 p.m. Monday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2821 Lowery Ave. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marie F. Molina
Jan. 20, 2004
Marie F. Molina, 82, of Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Leonard and Kenneth, daughters Gerri Fleming and Linda Molina, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Floreylyn Raymundo Ramos
Jan. 9, 2004
Floreylyn Raymundo "Lyn" Ramos, 17, of Waialua, a Burger King employee at Mililani Town Center, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Nangcayasan Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by parents Reynaldo Sr. and Florida, brother Reynaldo, sister Florey and grandparent Emilia. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Esther Q.Y. Reinshagen
Jan. 12, 2004
Esther Q.Y. Reinshagen, 90, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by daughter Kim Kiyono and two grandchildren. Private services.

Fumie Sakai
Jan. 12, 2004
Fumie "Betty" Sakai, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired Arts Hawaii glass etcher, died at home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Wayne and Richard, sister Ethel Oda and one grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Kiyoko Sato
Jan. 16, 2004
Kiyoko Sato, 80, of Lahaina, a housekeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Tadashi, daughter Janice Shimamura and sisters Yoshiko Hanki, Kimiko Tsuhako and Kikue Carras. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Lahaina Jodo Mission.

Herbert Joseph Sufrin
Nov. 26, 2003
Herbert Joseph Sufrin, 84, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a theater director and U.S. Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Alice and sons Gorps and Douglas M. Ricketts. Services to be held in Fort Collins, Colo. Donations suggested to Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302-6296.

Henry Yoshiharu Takeshita
Dec. 31, 2003
Henry Yoshiharu Takeshita, 74, of Pearl City, a retired Department of Health personnel officer, died in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen, son Esmond, brothers Mitsu and Harry, and sister Millie Muszynski. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Nathan Ralph Taniguchi
Jan. 18, 2004
Nathan Ralph Taniguchi, 59, of Honolulu, an Eddie Sasamoto Union Service Station owner, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen M., son Mark N., daughter Lori, mother Mildred C. and sisters Gail Takatsuka and Patricia Kaku. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Chieno Tsubaki
Jan. 3, 2004
Chieno Tsubaki, 90, of Pearl City, a retired federal government secretary, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by nephew Donald. Inurnment to be held at a later date.

Sandra Gail Wood
Jan. 19, 2004
Sandra Gail Wood, 59, of Gainesville, Va., a U.S. Army Pacific Region Community and Family Activity Division chief, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Jacksonville, Ala. She is survived by husband Dr. Michael White, son Robert Rowan, mother Velma, brother Thomas W., sister Debbie Smith and one grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. today at Aliamanu Military Reservations Chapel. Additional services to be held in Alabama. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Hajime Yamane
Jan. 12, 2004
Hajime "Jimmy" Yamane, 88, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Postal Service postal clerk, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Edna; sons Calvin, Roger and Brian; daughter Kathleen Y. Maeda; sister Sueko Matsuura; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Teiki Yoshimoto
Jan. 5, 2004
Teiki "Wowee" Yoshimoto, 100, of Honolulu, a retired city Automotive Division auto maintenance employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Lillian Y. "Lily" Fujihara, caregiver Dr. Glenn Fujihara, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.




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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