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Obituaries
Monday, January 26, 2004


Kamalei Kamanu'ona'lani Akau-Pulawa
Jan. 21, 2004
Kamalei Kamanu'ona'lani Akau-Pulawa, infant son of Chantel Akau and Keoki Pulawa, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparent Stanley Akau. Private services.

Hui-Chen Pai Cheng
Jan. 15, 2004
Hui-Chen Pai Cheng, 83, of Honolulu, owner of Mrs. Cheng's Tofu, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Beijing. She is survived by husband Hsiao-Chieh, son Michael, daughter Nancy, brother Shi-Peng Tang, sisters Hwei-Fang Wang and Hwei-Ching Tang, and three grandchildren. Buddhist services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to be held in California.

Katherine Kam Ching
Jan. 16, 2004
Katherine Kam Ching, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Kaahumanu Elementary School teacher, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Beverly Couture and Calleen, brothers Allen and Harold Kam, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Community Church of Honolulu. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Gail Ching Chun
Jan. 15, 2004
Gail Ching Chun, 60, of Honolulu, a retired Kaiser High School teacher, died in Maunalani Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Matthew, daughter Janelle, mother Alice Y.T. Ching, brother Wesley W. Ching and sister Jocelyn Choy. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lucena Serna Domingo
Jan. 14, 2004
Lucena Serna "Lucing" Domingo, 80, of Waipahu, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Santo Domingo, Nueva Ecija, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Ruben S. and Romulo S.; daughters Melva D. Ragudos, Gilda Kilgoar, Cynthia D. Medeiros, Myrlin S. Domingo and Roseliz D. Kondo; sister Doroteo Mascunana; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Trina Leihuanani Faimealelei
Jan. 13, 2004
Trina Leihuanani Faimealelei, 34, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Loa, hanai son Kona Fujiyama, hanai daughter Kelsy Fujiyama, parents Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kelekolio Sr., brother Kel Kelekolio and sisters Edwina Uta, Lori Kelekolio and Nancy Moe. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

William P. Gomes Jr.
Jan. 12, 2004
William P. Gomes Jr., 44, of Kaneohe, a painter, died in Halawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents William and Sylvia, brother Garrett and sister Cherie Hudson. Private services.

Herbert Kiyokazu Hashimoto
Jan. 14, 2004
Herbert Kiyokazu Hashimoto, 77, of Pearl City, a retired Matson Navigation Co. warehouseman, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Yoshiko, daughters Clarice Y. and Lois K., brother Fred and two grandchildren. Private services.

Roger Robert Johnson
Jan. 14, 2004
Roger Robert Johnson, 62, of Honolulu, a mason, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Minneapolis. He is survived by daughter Shareen and sisters Lavell and Lavern Kiyabu, Vivian Yamane and Marcella Kuboyama. Private services.

Elizabeth Kuulei Kealoha
Jan. 13, 2004
Elizabeth Kuulei Kealoha, 70, of Waianae, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wendell, Russell, Vernol "Kimo" and Vincent; daughters Albertine "Ala" Griffin and Fern Kealoha; brothers Sonny and Dyke Aken; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Leis and flowers welcome.

Shigeharu Kinoshita
Dec. 18, 2003
Shigeharu Kinoshita, 83, of Pahala, Hawaii, a retired Kau Sugar Co. inventory clerk, died. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by wife Hisako, daughters Blanche H. and Mitzi M., brothers Nobutoshi Kinoshita and Charles Ishii, and sister Violet S. Kimura. Private services. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.

Gordon Alexander McKay
Jan. 22, 2004
Gordon Alexander McKay, 89, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired owner of the former Fantasia Pacific Inc., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Battle Creek, Mich. He is survived by wife Lois; son Jack; daughters Alix S. McKay, Linda Hart and Anita Norris; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No services.

Steve McNeil
Jan. 15, 2004
Steve "Mac" McNeil, 75, of Mililani, a retired aircraft mechanic, died at home. He was born in Mississippi. He is survived by sons Michael and Steve Jr.; daughters April and Robin McNeil, Richelle Turner and Cheryl Honda; brother James H.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Chiyoko Kogachi Miyashiro
Jan. 6, 2004
Chiyoko Kogachi Miyashiro, 87, of Kailua, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harold I., Thomas C., Paul H., Edwin S., James S. and Howard Y.; daughter Maytha H. Sorayama; brothers Richard Y. and Robert S. Kogachi; sister Edith F. Tokuda; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Masato Muraoka
Jan. 16, 2004
Masato Muraoka, 80, of Pearl City, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Michael K.; brothers Harry, John and James; sisters Helen Kanemoto and Grace Muraoka; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshiko Nakasone
Jan. 16, 2004
Yoshiko Nakasone, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Edward S. and Richard Y., daughters Florence S. Shimabukuro and Patsy H. Oshiro, brothers Walter and Harold Higa, sister Mitsue Ota, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Adela Narito
Jan. 14, 2004
Adela Narito, 70, of Mililani, a retired Pay and Save Drug Store retail clerk, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Selbistre; sons Stanley S., Lloyd K. and Jason A.; daughters Stephanie and Amanda F. Narito and Selena Kalahiki; brother Melvin Antonio; and 10 grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Gualberto Paguyo Nicolas
Jan. 5, 2004
Gualberto Paguyo Nicolas, 91, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Zenaida Salvador, sister Coleta Nicolas, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Hortencia Medina Nicolas
Dec. 26, 2003
Hortencia Medina Nicolas, 79, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Zenaida Salvador, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Sakae Nishimoto
Jan. 16, 2004
Sakae Nishimoto, 89, of Ninole, Hawaii, a retired owner of the former Nishimoto Store in Ninole, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Delbert and Robert, sisters Kazuko Kodama and Toshiko Ota, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Eugene Arthur Silva
Jan. 22, 2004
Eugene Arthur "Gene" Silva, 78, of Hilo, a retired Kona Surf Hotel employee, died at home. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Debra; sons Michael, Steven and Deaton; daughters Debrajean Agcalon, Ebrajean Silva and Abrajean Alvarez; brothers Robert, Abraham, Paul and Thomas; sister Beatrice Hanna; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Esther Tsuneye Toyofuku
Jan. 17, 2004
Esther Tsuneye Toyofuku, 89, of Wahiawa, a retired U.S. Postal Service postal clerk in Wahiawa, died at home. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Glenn K.; daughters Karen T. Miyakawa, Barbara H. Kuba and Joanne T. Hirata; sisters Joyce T. Hashimoto, Charlotte Y. Takahashi, Virginia Shindo and Elinor K. Kikugawa; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Modesta Ramelb Valite
Jan. 20, 2004
Modesta Ramelb Valite, 96, of Paradise Park, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Benita Bonilla and Veronica Limayo, brother Raymondo Ramelb and numerous grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: all night at Valite residence. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Keaau, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

McKenna Keohohou Victor
Jan. 15, 2004
McKenna Keohohou "Kenna" Victor, 25, of Waipahu, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Arden M., father Wayne A., brothers Byron and Christian, sister Pi'ilani and grandparents Elaine and Herman "Gus" Victor Sr. and Edward "Papa" Keohohou. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Edward Katsuo Yanai
Jan. 23, 2004
Edward Katsuo Yanai, 71, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii faculty housing director, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eleuteria, son Mark, daughter Laura Brown, brother Herbert, sister Grace Ono and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Kalihi Union Church. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.




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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