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Obituaries
Thursday, January 29, 2004


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Jeanette Dressler Auernig
Jan. 25, 2004
Jeanette Dressler Auernig, 73, of Honolulu, a retired insurance underwriter for Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., died. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by nephews Richard, Robert and Russell Thater; and niece Carol White. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m.

Alvin Dale Blackmore Sr.
Jan. 11, 2004
Alvin Dale Blackmore Sr., 58, of Waianae, a carpenter, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Alvin Jr. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Beach Park. Private scattering of ashes.

Dee Howard Floyd
Jan. 5, 2004
Dee Howard Floyd, 64, of Honolulu, a retired financial services investigator, died. He was born in Texas. He is survived by father Howard and mother Ruth. Private scattering of ashes.

Satoru Funai
Jan. 24, 2004
Satoru Funai, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Capital Investment Co. stock broker, died in St. Francis-Ewa Hospice. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Carolyn Takabuki and Cheryl Palacio, brother Masaru, sister Miyoko Koba and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sadayo Furuike
Jan. 17, 2004
Sadayo Furuike, 98, of Hilo, formerly of Los Angeles, a seamstress and homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by caregiver Grace Kurashige. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Mary Elizabeth Ho Garces
Jan. 24, 2004
Mary Elizabeth Ho Garces, 34, of Honolulu, a GTE Hawaiian Tel employee and Verizon International employee in Irving, Texas, died in Lewisville, Texas. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by husband Jay B.; children Mele, Nala, Kea and Bandit; parents Michael and Patricia Ho; and sister Jennifer Ho. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena's Catholic Church in Salt Lake. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shizue Hayashi
Jan. 8, 2004
Shizue Hayashi, 99, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Howard; daughters Helen Kashiwabara, Marcia Ushiyama, Jean Ariyoshi and Amy Inamine; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Hale Pulama Mau.

William J. Howerton Jr.
Jan. 19, 2004
William J. Howerton Jr., 51, of Wailuku, a state Judiciary bailiff, died in Santa Monica, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Kimberly Adams, father William J. Sr., brother Robert and sister Tempy. Services: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 6 p.m. next Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary in Honolulu. Call after 5 p.m.

Fujiyo Kaneo
Jan. 22, 2004
Fujiyo Kaneo, 81, of Kainaliu, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kainaliu. She is survived by husband Motoji; sons Robert, Thomas and Stanley; daughter Lorraine Haraguchi; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Joseph Punohu Keopuhiwa
Jan. 17, 2004
Joseph Punohu "Portugee" Keopuhiwa, 73, of Waianae, a retired construction worker, died. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Pililua, Harold, Joseph, Samuel, Ruben James and Naloni Peter; hanai sons William Sellers and Leslie Awana; daughter Madeline; 39 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nanakuli Depot Beach Park. Casual attire.

Pablo Leonardo Marcelo
Jan. 24, 2004
Pablo Leonardo Marcelo, 73, of Honolulu, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Santa Cruz, Laguna, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Clara, daughters Rose Csejka and Arlene Custodio, brothers Ricardo and Rogelio, sisters Leonila Marcelo and Lydia Custodio, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St. Call after 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Sadae Matsumoto
Jan. 18, 2004
Sadae "Sadie" Matsumoto, 79, of Honolulu, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Cary Y., son Peter S., daughter Diane N. Kawada, brothers Isao and Lawrence Yamamura, sisters Yvonne Tokumoto and Audrey Shimomura, and a grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Leeward Community Church, 1860 Komomai Drive, Pearl City.

Stanley Shogin Moriyama
Jan. 8, 2004
Stanley Shogin Moriyama, 90, of Honolulu, a retired electrical contractor, died. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Mildred, daughter Ruth Dick, brother Robert, sister Muriel Oka, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Wynn Mutsuto Nakamura
Jan. 17, 2004
Wynn Mutsuto Nakamura, 88, of Honolulu, a retired president of Nakamura, Oyama and Associates Inc., died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hamakuapoko, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Masue, sons Bertwin and Bruce, and brother Hideki. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Tuesday.

Gladys Toshie Nobuhara
Jan. 25, 2004
Gladys Toshie Nobuhara, 83, of Newport Beach, Calif., formerly of Hanapepe, Kauai, died in California. She was born in Hanapepe. She is survived by daughter Wendy Kushner; brothers Harold, Richard and Charles Saito; sisters Florence Matsuo, Jane Arakawa and Katherine Saito; and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel.

Francis Futoichi Oka
Jan. 20, 2004
Francis Futoichi Oka, 83, of Kahului, an electronic technician, died in Kahului. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Natsue; sons David and John; brother Richard; sisters Tazuko Kobatake, Tsutoko Maeda and Sumie Inaba; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Paul La Drue Paulson
Jan. 23, 2004
Paul La Drue Paulson, 79, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired cabinetmaker, died at home. He was born in Utah. He is survived by sons Tim, Patrick and Michael; daughter Lynda Mortensen; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. No services.

William Edward Pridgen
Dec. 14, 2003
William Edward Pridgen, 64, of Makawao, Maui, a GTE Hawaiian Tel cable assigner, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in South Carolina. He is survived by son William "Chubby," caretaker Marie Achi, brothers Paul and Tom, sisters Nancy Figueira and Barbara Shoup, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m.

George Joon Sung Shon
Jan. 3, 2004
George Joon Sung Shon, 78, of Ewa Beach, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 51 electrician, died at home. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Toshiko, sons George and Thomas, daughter Janice Nii and four grandchildren. Private services.

Nobuo Taira
Jan. 19, 2004
Nobuo Taira, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hicks Homes carpenter, died in Kapuna Wai Ola. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Yoshiko, sons Jerry and Dennis K., daughters Joyce Kamai and Sandy Abe, brother Richard, sisters Dorothy Taira and Betty Chang, and seven grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Fujio Takaki
Jan. 17, 2004
Fujio "Wymo" Takaki, 85, of Mililani, a retired U.S. Army veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Cecilia Y., sons Paul A. and David, daughters Cecilia Marchese and Terry Pang, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Robyn Kanani Tirrell
Jan. 11, 2004
Robyn Kanani Tirrell, 46, of Kailua, a car rental ticket agent, died in Kailua. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Mercedes Smith, parents Robert K. and LaVerne, and brother Kiha. Private services.

Duncan Reginald Vierra
Jan. 22, 2004
Duncan Reginald Vierra, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Air National Guard veteran at Hickam Air Force Base, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Duncan P.; stepsons Lot, Lyle and Leon Botelho; stepdaughter Uilani Botelho; brother Gino Zablan; sisters Alice Espeleta and Lurline Hope; and step-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Patrick's Church. Aloha attire.

Helen Hyde Wilson
Jan. 24, 2004
Helen Hyde Wilson, 88, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired salesclerk, died at home. She was born in Georgia. She is survived by son Greg, daughter Deborah Petrowich, sister Mildred Turner and three grandchildren. No services.




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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