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Obituaries
Friday, March 19, 2004


Marie Johansen Anderson
March 14, 2004
Marie Johansen Anderson, 83, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Marion Kapuniai, Patricia Murray, Leonelle P. Akana and Roseanne Anderson; stepbrother Daniel Johansen; stepsisters Josephine Salsedo and Naomi Leeper; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Paul Eishin Asato
March 5, 2004
Paul Eishin Asato, 85, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard heavy equipment mechanic, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Puna, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janet H., son Larry, daughter Florence Egesdal and sister Miye Oya. Private services.

Florentina Bersalona Buenafe
March 14, 2004
Florentina Bersalona Buenafe, 56, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery fruit trimmer, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Bangued, Abra, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Liberato; son Larry; daughters Elvira, Virginia and Charlie Buenafe and Grace Pineda; brothers Gerardo and Castor Bersalona; sisters Carmita Billedo and Nora, Mina and Lisa Bersalona; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Call after 8:15 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Adeline Souza Carreira
March 14, 2004
Adeline Souza "Lena" Carreira, 87, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Ookala, Hawaii. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Randall, daughter Brenda L., brothers Joseph D. Souza and David Dias, and sisters Emily Rodrigues and Elsie Anderson. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Paauilo. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, section four. Casual attire.

June Danielson Clawson
March 12, 2004
June Danielson Clawson, 38, of Kahuku, a Polynesian Cultural Center artisan in Maori Village, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mark C.; son Thys; daughters Farwyn and Zynfia Sakulsingholusit and Nye Clawson; parents Howard and Valetta Jeremiah Sr.; brothers Gary Forsythe and Howard Jr. and Daniel Jeremiah; and sister Mae Jeremiah-Wong. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kahuku Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hauula Cemetery.

Carol Nunokawa Davis
March 10, 2004
Carol Nunokawa Davis, 95, of Honolulu, a retired city Department of Parks & Recreation district superintendent, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Robert A. Holland, daughter Dayna D. Garvin, sisters Edna Kodama and Clara Kadooka, six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Harris United Methodist Church. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

James Tomas Delos Santos
March 12, 2004
James Tomas Delos Santos, 73, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. employee, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Encarnacion B., son Alex, daughters Edel Delos Santos and Janelyn Chun, sister Lina Binabise and five grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Shawncie Kealoha-Lani Harrison
March 10, 2004
Shawncie Kealoha-Lani "CC" Harrison, infant daughter of Mary "Pinky" and Shawn Harrison, of Mililani, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by brothers Jonathan and Dustin Kahue; sisters Shawndalynn and Hiiaka; grandparents Charles Sr. and Juliette Kahue and Lawrence and Mildred Harrison; and great-grandparent Magdalena Ancheta. Services: 10:15 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Paul Hiilei Jr.
March 11, 2004
Paul "Uncle Jr." Hiilei Jr., 66, of Hilo, a Hawaii Security and Investigations security guard, died at home. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Lani, Paul III, Frank, Don and Mike; brothers Donald and Edward Ragasan; sisters Dorothy Dikeman, Lenora Caracol, Lorraine Pajimola, Pualani Ragasan, Georgeanna Oyama and Ella Fukunaga; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: noon tomorrow at Honokaa Salvation Army. Call after 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor. Casual attire. No flowers.

Minnie Moreira Hunt
March 16, 2004
Minnie Moreira Hunt, 81, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Fort Bragg, Calif. She is survived by daughter Patricia Roque, brother Edwin Moreira, sisters Madeline Joslin and Rose Clark, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Call after 11 a.m. Burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Masato Kawano
March 16, 2004
Masato Kawano, 93, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. lead painter, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Shigeyo, son Donald "Mako," daughter Jane E. Yoshida, brother Kenji, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kahului Jodo Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

Miriam Lei Keaulana
March 8, 2004
Miriam Lei Keaulana, 41, of Waimanalo, died. She is survived by brother David K. and sisters Darlene P., Charlene K. and Arlene O. Services: 9 a.m. April 10 at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church in Aina Haina.

Joseph Charles Kamanuwai Kekuna
March 14, 2004
Joseph Charles Kamanuwai Kekuna, 73, of Waianae, a retired carpenter, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Geraldine K., Joseph C.K. Jr., Jerry K., Dennis K. and Ginger B.K. Kekuna and Minda Cortado; brothers Samuel and Benjamin; sisters Roseline Strange, Lillian Toledo, Lucille K. Guting and Josephine and Martha Ah Yee; and 17 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Hearts Church, 85-786 Old Government Road in Waianae. Call after 9:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

Alice Keliiheleikalani Allen Kufferath
March 10, 2004
Alice Keliiheleikalani Allen Kufferath, 97, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Huelo, Maui. She is survived by four grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Eleanor V. LaLuz
March 16, 2004
Eleanor V. LaLuz, 71, of Columbus, Ga., a homemaker, died in Columbus. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Juan; sons Bill and Patrick Moratin; daughters Deborah Moratin and Maria LaLuz-Carter; brother Donald Fernandez; sisters Janet Acosta, Margaret Armitage and Nancy Wilson; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Columbus.

Jacob Daniel Larry
March 12, 2004
Jacob Daniel Larry, infant son of Paul E. and Bernadette P.A. Larry, of Ewa Beach, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by sisters Maiya H.A. and Mimi G.H. and grandparents Allegrezza Sowak, Donald Butler and Haruko and Daniel Larry. Private services.

Richard Leighton Lee
March 15, 2004
Richard Leighton Lee, 48, of Haleiwa, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Darla; son Jason; daughter Andrea; parents Richard and Dolores; brothers Robert, Samuel and Samson; sisters Renee McClung-Lee, Rosalie Fergerstrom and Cecilia Humphries; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Alii Beach Park in Haleiwa. Potluck to follow. Casual attire.

Michael James Ehukai Mehau
March 10, 2004
Michael James Ehukai Mehau, 52, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hawaii Protective Association manager and former Department of Transportation Airport Fire/Crash Rescue employee, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Anna K., parents Larry and Beverly, brother Tom and sisters Dana Vericella and Anela Shamel. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mehau Ranch, 47-4649 Mamalahoa Highway, near the 49 mile marker. Casual attire.

Doris Michiko Fuchikami Nagata
March 12, 2004
Doris Michiko Fuchikami Nagata, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Longs Drugs Store cosmetics department manager in Kahala, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Robert M.; daughters Aileen M. Yamashiro and Gayle L. Kawahakui; brother Harold H. Fuchikami; sisters Teruko Markham, Jeanette Watanabe and Jane Hondo; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Beatrice Yoshiko Nakamura
March 2, 2004
Beatrice Yoshiko Nakamura, 74, of Pearl City, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Larry S.; son Derek S.; daughters Faye K. Nakamura, Nora H. Oshiro and Lori H. Goodman; brother Richard H. Uyemura; and Florence K. Shimote, Yasuko Morishima, Sally H. Okihiro and Jean M. Muta. Services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Martha G. Ogale
March 5, 2004
Martha G. Ogale, 90, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Juan "Johnny" and Antonio Hulaton; daughters Genevieve Stone, Felicidad Bergman and Marcia Higa; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Private services.

David Oganeku
March 4, 2004
David Oganeku, 79, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a machinist, construction worker, restaurant proprietor and World War II veteran, died in Hale Kapuna Heritage Home. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by son Karl; daughters Joy Oganeku, Ruby Doral and Cynthia Niihashi; sister Masako Murayama; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Edward Joseph Scanlan Sr.
Feb. 15, 2004
Edward Joseph Scanlan Sr., 69, of Kapolei, a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Satala, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Carmen, son Edward Jr., daughters Elizabeth Gaytan and Alexandra Scanlan, brother Sam, sisters Lucille Lutu and Laura Gi, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Shizuko Tagami
March 10, 2004
Shizuko Tagami, 100, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by sons Daniel, Robert, Kenneth, Bernard, Wayne and George; daughters Mildred Chikuma, Gladys Kadoyama and Betly Ito; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Kevin Ohialau Torngren Jr.
March 14, 2004
Kevin Ohialau Torngren Jr., 17, of Hilo, a Puainako KTA employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Kevin Sr., mother Laura, brothers Travis and Chase, sisters Tiffany Torngren and Kevyn-Bren Inouye, and grandparents Kai and Frances Torngren Jr. and Barbara Tsubaki. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mayjean Gardenia Wakinekona
March 9, 2004
Mayjean Gardenia Wakinekona, 53, of Waianae, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lopaka and Joshua; daughter Jontei; brothers Ezekiel and Delbert; sisters Delphine Bates, Margaret Serna and Stephanie Osato; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Eugene W. Wells
March 16, 2004
Eugene W. Wells, 81, of Anahola, Kauai, a contractor and master boat builder, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by sons Terry and John, daughter Chris Thiemann, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. April 10 at Nawiliwili Yacht Club.

Lester Wah Hoon Wong
March 10, 2004
Lester Wah Hoon Wong, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Airlines chief dispatcher, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Josephine; sons Lesly, Randall and Joel; daughter Mari-Jo Hokama; brothers Theodore, Raymond and Wilfred; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Alban's Chapel at Iolani School. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Kimie K. Yamamoto
Jan. 11, 2004
Kimie K. Yamamoto, 78, of Honolulu, an Akira Yamamoto Painting secretary, died. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Douglas, daughters Arlene Horiuchi and Dawn Yamamoto, brothers Clarence and Arthur Kashiwa, sister Yoshiko Hirokawa and three grandchildren. Private services.

William Yasuo Yokochi
Feb. 15, 2004
William Yasuo Yokochi, 81, of Whittier, Calif., a retired dentist in Kailua and U.S. Army veteran, died. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Margaret S., son Daryl, daughters Janine Ezaki and Patricia Oliver, brother Charles, sisters Hazel Umaki and Betty Okano, and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Elizabeth Young
March 16, 2004
Elizabeth Young, 92, of Makawao, Maui, a homemaker, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Alvin; daughter Susan; brother Walter Yamashita; sisters Frances Souza, Thelma Oliver and Ann Boteilho; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church in Makawao. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.




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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