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Obituaries
Friday, January 30, 2004


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Marie Claire Bacos
Jan. 27, 2004
Marie Claire Bacos, 62, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Wailuku. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Raphael F., children Bruce and Harold, and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:15 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao. Casual attire.

Richard Edward Cook
Jan. 18, 2004
Richard Edward Cook, 58, of Waimanalo, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Joanna, son Jacob G., daughter Brittany R., brothers William L. Powers and Joseph Cook, and sisters Elfine Hansen and Connie Weeks. Private services.

Joanna Nalanionakupuna Crozier
Jan. 25, 2004
Joanna Nalanionakupuna Crozier, 59, of Kihei, Maui, a Maui Memorial Medical Center licensed practical nurse, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gerald F.; children Kelly, Shane and Terry; brothers Arthur W. Dock and Grant, Gordon and Glen Isagawa; sisters Pamela Medeiros, Dagma Noa, Minnie Ceccarelli and Rosaline Hernandez; and seven grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after noon. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Wednesday.

Rose M. Foundation
Jan. 23, 2004
Rose M. Foundation, 87, of Honolulu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Melvin K. Kapuaa, brother Abraham Lum and sisters Maryann Basso and Pearl Taylor. Services: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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; sister Jennifer Ho; and grandparent Violet Chu. 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. Additional information for an obituary yesterday.

Isidro M. Habagat
Jan. 17, 2004
Isidro M. Habagat, 73, of Puhi, Kauai, a U.S. Army veteran and retired welder in California, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Puhi Camp, Kauai. He is survived by nephew and caregiver Marvin Barcial, brothers Angelo and Tony, and sister Sarah Vito. Private services.

Benjamin Albert Hoke IV
Jan. 19, 2004
Benjamin Albert Hoke IV, 28, of Honolulu, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Staten Island, N.Y. He is survived by father Benjamin A. III, stepfather Carl K. Hirata, mother Karen M. Hoke-Hirata, stepmother Lee Hoke, stepbrother Sean Kohashikawa, stepsister Shelly Kohashikawa, grandparents Robert A. Saul and Isabella D. Whitmore, and step-grandparents Gloria Hoke and Carolyn Hirata. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Clara Natsuko Ikeda
Jan. 22, 2004
Clara Natsuko Ikeda, 73, of Redmond, Wash., died. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Royden S.; son Wayne K.; daughter Lois M. Wedlock; brothers Yeiki, Seichi and Richard Kobashigawa; and sister Ruby "Shizu" Kobashigawa. Private services.

Encarnita Respicio Madamba
Jan. 22, 2004
Encarnita Respicio "Encar" Madamba, 40, of Las Vegas, formerly of Waipahu, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Manila. She is survived by husband Danny, son Darren, daughter Jessica, father Donato Respicio, mother Iluminada Respicio and sisters Sandra Lamug, Christina Respicio and Marilou Artuyo. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Olivia-Ruta Kealoha Miller
Jan. 25, 2004
Olivia-Ruta Kealoha Miller, infant daughter of Walter and Olive Miller, of Laie, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brother Kamuela, sister Malele and grandparents Winona Miller, Max Miller and Itula and Olive Mili. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 6th Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Laie Cemetery.

Richard Yoshitsugu Nakahara
Jan. 19, 2004
Richard Yoshitsugu Nakahara, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Ford carpenter, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Miyeko; son Rocky; daughter Vicki Ho; brothers Toyomitsu, Kazuma and Masato; sister Sakiko Minemoto; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Chiyo Ono
Jan. 19, 2004
Chiyo Ono, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Uchida Tailor Shop owner, died. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by sons James and Albert, daughters Ellen Higa and Marian Ichiyama, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harriette Teves Ord
Jan. 27, 2004
Harriette Teves Ord, 81, of Farmville, N.C., formerly of Greenville, N.C., died in Farmville. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son John, daughter Lynn Shine, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to Eastern North Carolina Chapter Alzheimer's Association, 400 Overlin Road, Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605; or Farmville Healthcare Activities Department, c/o Melissa Cratt, 4351 S. Main St., Farmville, NC 27828.

James Kaname Rokuhara
Jan. 21, 2004
James Kaname Rokuhara, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Lewers & Cooke construction estimator, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Florence T., daughter Karen Mar, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Beatrice Misayo Shimada
Jan. 17, 2004
Beatrice Misayo Shimada, 81, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Joyce N. Kinji; brothers Kiyoshi, James and Richard Tateyama; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Sadami Suetani
Jan. 8, 2004
Sadami Suetani, 98, of Wahiawa, a retired Hawaii Country Club landscaper, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kiyoshi Takata
Jan. 23, 2004
Kiyoshi "Taka" Takata, 81, of Honolulu, a retired L.H. Gamble sales representative and a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ginger S.; sons Glen H. Takata and Calvin H. Takae; daughters Sandra K. Hokama, Iris K. Johnson, Nora M. Farias and Mona M. Kwock; brothers Mitsugi, Satoshi and Tsutomu; sister Hanako Nagata; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mitsue Takatani
Jan. 28, 2004
Mitsue "Mits" Takatani, 80, of Wailuku, a state head custodian, died in Wailuku. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by daughters Lynn Hokama and Annette Haaff, sister Ann Nakamura, three grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. today at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Linda Mitsue Tanaka
Jan. 27, 2004
Linda Mitsue Tanaka, 74, of Makaweli, Kauai, a Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital cook helper, died in Hale Kapuna Heritage Home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Ray and Michael, brothers Keizo and James Nakamasu, and sister Yaeko Ginoza. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Hatsuko Uyetake
Jan. 21, 2004
Hatsuko Uyetake, 83, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died in Wailuku. She was born in Kaupakalua, Maui. She is survived by daughters Patricia Nishimura and June N. Uyetake, brothers Takeo and Tamotsu Teramae, sister Kimiko Inamasu and two grandchildren. Private services.

Katsumi Wakatake
Jan. 18, 2004
Katsumi Wakatake, 97, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clifford, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mew Lan Leilehua Ho Wond
Jan. 26, 2004
Mew Lan Leilehua Ho Wond, 79, of Ewa Beach, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Milnor "Birdie"; children Lehua Hintze, Raymond McGill, Charleen Stephens, Jacqueline Chitinden and Howard and Gerald Wond; sisters Yuk Lan Moylan, Sui Lan Wilson, Bette Akahane, Hannah Slater and Aloha Hanohano; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire.

Haruye T. Wong
Jan. 28, 2004
Haruye T. "Harue" Wong, 86, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Richard Foon Yip, daughters Karen Ogata and Marsha Wong, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. today at All Saints Church in Kapaa. 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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