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Obituaries
Sunday, February 15, 2004


Violet Kang Aiona
Jan. 30, 2004
Violet Kang Aiona, 84, of Honolulu, a Palama Settlement senior citizens crochet teacher, died in Mahelona Samuel Memorial Hospital in Kauai. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by sons Tony Munar and Kaipo, Wendell, Patrick and Felino Tolentino Jr.; daughters Cynthia Pierson and Doris Maielua; brothers Carl and Kenneth Saffery; sisters Helen, Miriam, Emily and Phoebe; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, 1050 Ala Moana, Building D, Honolulu 96814.

Van Monroe Bradley
Feb. 4, 2004
Van Monroe Bradley, 40, of Waipahu, a Schuman Automotive Shafter Branch store manager, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Jacksonville, N.C. He is survived by wife Luann "Lulu," son Jordan, father Monroe and mother Florence Haley. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Corazon Claudio Cabacungan
Feb. 10, 2004
Corazon Claudio Cabacungan, 83, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Marunong, Sta Barbara, Pang, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Rodolfo, Federico, Florentino "Inciong" and Rancy; daughters Mercy Torne and Laurie Publico; sister Etang Novilla; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Philomena's Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Salt Lake. Call after 5:30 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 8 a.m. Interment: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Jeffrey Kanaiaupuni Carvalho
Feb. 11, 2004
Jeffrey Kanaiaupuni "Jeff" Carvalho, 23, of Waimanalo, a Sears, Roebuck and Co. sales associate at Windward Mall, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Sonya Salazar; daughter Kiara Carvalho-Salazar; parents Jerret Carvalho and Rayan and Maunakea Wilson; brother Jordan "Kekoa"; stepsisters Summer and Sunnie Wilson; grandparents Patricia Ann Carvalho and Richert and Julia Kamaiopili; and great- grandparents Pearl Kamaiopili and Jose Labuguen Sr. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. George's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Memorial gathering: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waimanalo Beach Park.

Helen Haruko Sakima Dias
Feb. 1, 2004
Helen Haruko Sakima Dias, 77, of Waipahu, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Adolpho Jr., Melvin and Leroy; daughters Rose Saldana and Helen Kuikahi; brother Edward M. Sakima; sisters Tsuruko Onaga, Ethel Williams, Setsuko "Sue" Cagalawan and Janet Umemoto; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Libert Laulani Goodwin
Feb. 12, 2004
Libert Laulani Goodwin, 63, of Honolulu, a retired state government employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ginger, sons Lawrence and Travis, daughters Stacy Alberto and Liberta Goodwin, and eight grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Fernando Pablo Guerrero Sr.
Jan. 31, 2004
Fernando Pablo Guerrero Sr., also known as "Nanding" and "Andong," 88, of Mililani, a retired diplomatic attache with the Philippines Consulate General, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in San Juan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Marina Y.; sons Fernando Jr., Edgar, Santos and Efren; daughter Nona Manalo; sister Nena P.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 5 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual attire.

Eleanor Solon Johnston
Jan. 28, 2004
Eleanor Solon "Ellie" Johnston, 61, of San Diego, formerly of Waipahu, an Allaris Medical Corp. medical equipment assembly worker, died. She is survived by husband Lonnie; sons Steve, Douglas and William Taylor; daughters Stephanie and Kathleen Taylor; brothers Robert "Boy," Randy and Rodney "Richard" Solon; sisters Nattie Nicolas, Irene Sandry, Gloria Wirth, Donna Alvaro, Bernie Mendiha and Judy Solon; and five grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu. Call after 6 p.m.

Chance Kaikamana Kealoha-Dela Pena
Feb. 11, 2004
Chance Kaikamana Kealoha-Dela Pena, infant son of Charlotte Kealoha and Gene Dela Pena, of Honolulu, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers Cedric and Harold Kealoha-Alonzo and Gene Kealoha-Cambe; sister Leonora Kealoha-Alonzo; grandparents Bernice Dela Pena, Moki Roth, and Abraham and Charlotte Kealoha; and great-grandparents James and Helen Daly and Rev. Lehua Mokuilima. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ka Hale Hoano Hou O Ke Akua Church, 1760 Nalani St. Call after 5:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Seiyo Kishaba
Feb. 6, 2004
Seiyo Kishaba, 83, of Pearl City, a retired mason, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Seiden. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Harumi Mende
Feb. 12, 2004
Harumi Mende, 87, of Hilo, a retired Ace Contractor Inc. proprietor and 100th Infantry veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kapehu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Masae; sons Derrick, Lester, Riley and Jay; daughter Rhonda Sakai; brothers Tsutomu Mende and Tsuyoshi Tahara; sisters Kiyoko Sugiyama, Mitsue Morishita, Shizuko Sumiye and Hideko Horiuchi; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yoshio Ogomori
Feb. 10, 2004
Yoshio Ogomori, 86, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. employee and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Toyono; sons Calvin and Harvey; daughters Beryl Hokama and Arlett Hara; brothers Masashi, Satoshi, Michio and Susumu; sisters Tokie Kido, June Takemoto and Mitzi Okada; and six grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sylvia Ann Powers
Feb. 11, 2004
Sylvia Ann Powers, 67, of Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by son Eric Paiva, daughters Julie and Amy, mother Julia Paiva, brother Sylvester W. Paiva and one grandchild. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.

Peggy Fumiko Szanik
Feb. 5, 2004
Peggy Fumiko Szanik, 86, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard and Roy; brothers Will K., Eugene I., Masuo, Mineo and Harry S. Sakasegawa; sisters Fusayo Scannell, Margaret Kiyabu and Sadie Sekiya; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m.

William Clement Takemoto
Feb. 6, 2004
William Clement "Willy" Takemoto, 73, of Hauula, owner of Takemoto Contracting Services, died in Crawford Care Home. He was born in Hauula. He is survived by wife Kay; sons William "Willie Boy," James "Jame'so" "Taka" and Wayne Takemoto, Rodney Kanoa and Thomas Kamae; daughters Rosemary Padeken, Thelma Widmaier, Ellen Kilbey III, Barbara "Bobbie Girl" Preston, Ipo Zane, Primrose Kalili, Nivea Castro and Angeline "Puna" Takemoto; brothers Harold and Moses; 42 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joachim's Catholic Church in Punaluu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Catherine Zeilman Tignac
Jan. 4, 2004
Catherine Zeilman Tignac, 89, of Hilo, a retired social worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Eric Danysh; sister Margaret Russell; caregivers Joseph and Beverly Papalimu and Joanne Souza; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Tignac residence, 25 Hoomana St., Hilo. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Robert Vincent Torngren
Feb. 12, 2004
Robert Vincent "Joe" Torngren, 59, of Hilo, a retired County of Hawaii police officer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Cheryl Simeona, sons Collin and Nicholas, hanai son Darrel "Hatsu" Constantino, daughter Christine Paulino, brothers Kai Jr. and Eric, and numerous grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

The Rev. Grady Warren
Feb. 6, 2004
The Rev. Grady "Joy Bells" Warren, 71, of Kaneohe, a Windward Community Church of God in Christ pastor, died at home. He was born in Tyler, Texas. He is survived by wife Sophie; sons Grady K. and Michael James and Theodore A. Warren; daughters Nannette "Nettie" Perry and Annette "Annie" Brooks; brothers Eric and Charles; sister Dorothy; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.




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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