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Obituaries
Tuesday, March 16, 2004


William Sentaro Afuso
Feb. 27, 2004

William Sentaro Afuso, 88, of Honolulu, a retired taxicab driver, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Alice S.; sons Wallace, Lawrence and Duane; daughter Jane Matsui; brother Robert; sisters Tsuruko "Sue" Kaneshiro and Kama Nakada; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Seicho Asato
Feb. 28, 2004

Seicho Asato, 70, of Waipahu, a retired University of Hawaii maintenance man, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sally S., son Blake K., daughter Debbie N. Takamura, sisters Sally T. Asato and Kiyoko Uyehara, and five grandchildren. Private services.

James Mitchell Ayau
March 11, 2004

James Mitchell Ayau, 77, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Reinforcing Steel employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred C.; sons Earl G. Kilar and Glenn D. Ayau; daughters JoAnn G. Kilar, Barbara J. Aguiar, Renee L. Ayau-Tyler and Jamie Ayau; sisters Viola and Hazelene; 23 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Carmen Ancheta Bargayo
March 2, 2004

Carmen Ancheta Bargayo, 63, of Buena Park, Calif., formerly of Hilo, a homemaker, died in California. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Rick; daughters Angela and Gail Bargayo and Renee Mosquera; mother Tsuruko Ancheta; brothers Ellison, Kyle, Lerbert and Casey Ancheta; and sister Georgeanna Macanas. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anthony Ah Wo Chang
March 7, 2004

Anthony Ah Wo Chang, 89, of Hilo, a retired office manager for the former Hilo Meat Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Margaret and two grandchildren. Private services.

Wun Leung Chang
March 4, 2004

Wun Leung Chang, 71, of Honolulu, a retired Chinese cook, died at home. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Kan Yu, sons Jeffrey and Ga Kueng, daughters Dana Franson and Lori Taira, sister Feung Wah Wong and five grandchildren. Private services.

Herbert Young Cho Choy
March 10, 2004

Herbert Young Cho Choy, 88, of Honolulu, a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals senior judge, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen, brother Dr. Duke and sister Marion C. Kim. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private burial. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Pacific University's Choy Scholarship Fund or Harvard Law School. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.

Edyth M. Collins
March 12, 2004

Edyth M. Collins, 89, of Kailua, a retired registered nurse, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Colorado. She is survived by sons Guy and Kirk Jennings, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Unity Church. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Unity Church.

Ann Mary Dimoski
March 10, 2004

Ann Mary Dimoski, 94, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua Hospice House. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Fernando Corpuz Guieb
Feb. 25, 2004

Fernando Corpuz Guieb, 85, of Honolulu, a carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Paulina A.; sons Ernesto, Ropolo, Loreto and Bobby F.; daughters Guillerma Talaro, Patrocinia Sacoco, Amalia Lafradez and Rosa Antonio; 34 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 6 p.m.

Angeline Borge Hurley
March 8, 2004

Angeline Borge "Angel" Hurley, 80, of Mililani, died at home. She was born in Kalaupapa. She is survived by sons Pitt F. III, Patrick O. and Timothy K.; daughter Patricia I. Fujihara; brother Manuel Borge; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Christian R.A. Ignacio
Feb. 21, 2004

Christian R.A. Ignacio, 20, of Waipahu, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Rafael P. and Pacita A., sister Joanna M. and grandparents Honorata and Antero Ignacio and Faustino and Avelina Agoto. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: noon Saturday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 10:15 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Paul Paulo Kane
March 5, 2004

Paul Paulo Kane, 63, of Middle Keei, Hawaii, a Kona Village Resort engineer, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Paulsmith K. and Johnnie H.; daughters Marvaleen Gouveia, Val Kaleohano-Knittle and Serena Aki; brother Nelvin; sisters Hannah Reeves and Vicky Kam; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua Ward. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m.

Sadame Kozuma
March 3, 2004

Sadame Kozuma, 82, of Mililani, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by brother George and sisters Clara Yamada, Margaret Ota, May Hamai and Lily Nakamura. Private services.

Mary Leilani Leopoldo
March 6, 2004

Mary Leilani Leopoldo, 57, of Henderson, Nev., formerly of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Henderson. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Glenn; son Glenn Jr.; daughters Glenda, Cherylene and Melissann Leopoldo; brother Harold Kauhi; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Eiko Nagano
March 3, 2004

Eiko Nagano, 68, of Pearl City, a retired registered nurse, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband John K.; sons Darryl Y. and Cary K.; brothers Tsutomu, Susumu and Eichi Shigemasa; sisters Sadako Sasaki and Hatsue Matsuura; and a grandchild. Private services.

Dora Makauahi Nakao
March 9, 2004

Dora Makauahi Nakao, 84, of Kalaoa, Kona, Hawaii, an Ocean View Restaurant dishwasher in Kailua-Kona, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Waimanu Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by son Peter Kala; daughters Rebecca Pauole, Mary Donager, Elsie Santiago, Florence Ah Sing and Jolinda Carr; sister Daisy De Jesus; 24 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kailua-Kona. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa, Hawaii.

Mary Dente Oitker
March 7, 2004

Mary Dente Oitker, 93, of Los Angeles, died at home. She was born in Michigan. She is survived by sons Joseph D. and Michael E., daughter Georgina L., three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Takeo Okita
March 8, 2004

Takeo Okita, 92, of Hilo, a Hamakua Sugar Co. field operations supervisor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Barbara, son George, daughter Thelma Seikiguchi, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Claire Yoshi Oshiro
Feb. 2, 2004

Claire Yoshi Oshiro, 77, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by hanai son Thomas Kanemoto-Sugioka, daughter Connie M. Oshiro, brothers Herbert and Adam Mitsunaga, and sisters Nan and Ann Mitsunaga. Private services.

Paula Janet Pasol
March 7, 2004

Paula Janet Pasol, 51, of Kahuku, a Laie Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Alberto B., son Jay, daughter Kylie and sisters Phyllis Roldan and Pamela Roldan-Thomas. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 10:15 a.m. Saturday at St. Roch Catholic Church in Kahuku. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Julian Rivera Jr.
March 10, 2004

Julian "Big G" Rivera Jr., 55, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a Teruo Matsumoto and J.R. Bulldozing laborer and backhoe operator, died in Kona Community Hospital. He also was a laborer for the former J.M. Tanaka Construction. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Julian Rivera III and James W. Kaimoku; stepson Patrick S. Quanan; daughter Junal P. Perry; stepdaughter Andylian U. Suzuki; mother of children Alice Quanan; brothers William Kunipo and Tank, Kenneth and Adam Rivera; sisters Irene Luta, Carmen Silva, Gwen Acasio and Felita L. Rivera; hanai brother and sister Levi and Lynette Perkins; and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. March 27 at Tank's residence, mauka side of Konawaena Elementary School in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

Mona Misae Saito
March 1, 2004

Mona Misae Saito, 49, of Honolulu, a HMSA compliance and ethics coordinator, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Staci-Ann E., mother Sadako Uchida and brother Russell Uchida. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Toshiyuki Saito
March 4, 2004

Toshiyuki Saito, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Holsum Bakery driver, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Gary K. and Munetatsu. Private services.

Robert Parker Torris
March 11, 2004

Robert Parker Torris, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired Fireman's Fund employee formerly known as Amfac Insurance Division, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons Westly, Bobby and Randal; daughters Cookie Hedlund and Kaniau "Leslie-Louise" Torris; sister Helen Hutchinson; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Habilitat Inc., P.O. Box 801, Kaneohe, HI 96744; or PBS Hawaii, 2350 Dole St., Honolulu 96822.

John Vales
March 14, 2004

John Vales, 87, of Omao, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar Co. supervisor, died in Hale Kapuna Heritage Home. He was born in Omao. He is survived by wife Mary T.; son Richard; daughters Maryjane Borrero and Dolores Hatch; brothers William and Henry; sisters Lucy Pacheco, Virginia Torres, Carmen Rivera and Emily Toledo; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Church Cemetery. Casual attire.

Henry You Lun Wong
March 5, 2004

Henry You Lun Wong, 89, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Judy Y., daughter Anne V., brothers George and Richard, sisters Margaret Chun and Eleanor Kashiwada, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Malcolm Steven Wong
March 2, 2004

Malcolm Steven Wong, 44, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Lawrence "Larry" M., brothers Leonard and Wendell, and sister Charlene. Private services.

Reynold Keliiholokai Wright
March 8, 2004

Reynold Keliiholokai "Big Dude" Wright, 45, of Nanakuli, a retired truck driver, died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Keoni Wright-Frederick and Kawika and Liwai Wright; daughters Lii Anela and Leona Wright; mother Rachel; brothers Walter Jr. and Edwin; sisters Haunani Aio, Mapuana Auwae and Lorina "Smitty" Wright; and a grandchild. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Nanakuli. Additional services: noon at Keaulana Beach in Nanakuli. Casual attire.




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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