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Obituaries
Wednesday, March 24, 2004


Gavin Keone Ball
March 16, 2004
Gavin Keone Ball, infant son of Mariana Chavez and Keone, of Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is also survived by sister Keana; brother Julian; grandparents Lupe Covarrubias, Rudy Chavez and Richard and Carol Ball; and great-grandparents Ruth Ansai and Elizabeth Ball. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rozak Bisel
March 18, 2004
Rozak Bisel, 69, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a general partner of Sunshine Farms, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Traverse City, Mich. He is survived by wife Rodjana; sons Leonard, Phillip and Loren; daughters Vivian Delos Santos, Alexandra Louisell, Ileana Yates and Aminah Nitura; brother Rex; sisters Rae Ann Liggett, Robin Bisel and Rebecca Zartner; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Rosary: 8 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Keaau. Visitation: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Koon Chuen Cheng
March 19, 2004
Koon Chuen Cheng, 87, of Waipahu, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Zhongshan, China. She is survived by sons Raymond K.M., Stanley K.C. and Steven K.Y.; daughters Sui Ngan Tang, Sui Ngor Ip and Sui Woo Kwan; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Arlene Kuulei Correa
March 15, 2004
Arlene Kuulei Correa, 52, of Nanakuli, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Paula and Rayna Correa and Shawna Aquino; mother Maria Kapehe; sisters Marianne Hattori and Karen Rosado; brother Kevin Kapehe; and nine grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 1 p.m. Sunday at Ulehawa Beach II in Maile.

Norma D. Directo
February 29, 2004
Norma D. Directo, 60, of Waipahu, proprietress of Norma's Filipino Market in Waipahu, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by son Alan M. Domingo Directo; daughter Aileen J. Domingo Lazuka; brothers Jose, Abraham, Benedicto and Nemesio; sisters Agripina Respecio, Remy Erroc and Feliza Paulino; and two grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Daisy Leinaala Lau Kong Domingo
March 17, 2004
Daisy Leinaala Lau Kong Domingo, 64, of Kapulena, Hawaii, a retired state Department of Education educational assistant, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Takashi "Taka"; son Doyle; daughters Leslie Quiocho and Kimberly Ignacio; brothers Abraham, Clement, Rudolph "Mana" and Milton Lau Kong, Harry Young and Byron Thomas; sisters Norma "Nani" Loo, Jolene Reucia and Roslynne "Peachy" Takushi; and 10 grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukuihaele County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Milton Kekaulike Forsythe
March 14, 2004
Milton Kekaulike Forsythe, 75, of Honolulu, proprietor of Massage by Milton, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Luella Ann P.L.; sons Warrin Forsythe and Steven S. and Shannon S.K. Oshiro; daughters Serena L. James and Stevette Kaaihue; brother Albert; sister Geraldine Stringert; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at First Assembly of God, 3400 Moanalua Road. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Doreca Canoi Alivado Hawelu
March 15, 2004
Doreca Canoi Alivado Hawelu, 76, of Half Moon Bay, Calif., a retired civil service employee at Travis Air Force Base, died. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Sharon Carroll and Charlyn Hawelu-Johnson, sons Keith and Scott, brother Rueben Alivado, sisters Genevieve Akui and Vivian Waltman, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held in Half Moon Bay, Calif. For information, call (650) 726-5307. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Heart Association.

Teruo Hirata
March 18, 2004
Teruo Hirata, 84, of Honolulu, a Yomiuri Shimbun correspondent and calligraphy instructor, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean S., son Stephen, brother Tokuji and two grandchildren. Private services.

Donald A. Knight
March 18, 2004
Donald A. Knight, 70, of Hono lulu, a retired U.S. Marine and Case & Lynch law firm office manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Alexandria, Va. He is survived by wife Rumiko, son Robert, daughter Kathy Maranan and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sueko Kobayashi
Feb. 15, 2004
Sueko Kobayashi, 94, of Waialua, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Frank, Masaji, Koichi, Yasuji and Thomas "Mako"; daughters Dottie Ito and Grace Visaya; sister Airo Hirata; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Private services.

James Seishi Kuwahara
March 22, 2004
James Seishi Kuwahara, 82, of Pahoa, Hawaii, retired president and owner of Hawaiian Greenhouse Inc. and U.S. Army master sergeant, died at home. He was born in Pahoa. He is survived by wife Doris Y.; sons Alan, Lance and Colin; daughters Gail Takaki and Carol Arikawa; brothers Yoso, Saburo, Akisuke and Edward; sister Reiko Kamimura; and nine grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

George Alexander Lazarnick
March 12, 2004
George Alexander Lazarnick, 90, of Honolulu, an author and photographer, died in Hono lulu. He was born in New York City. He is survived by wife Verna, sons Tony and Chris, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Julie Ludington
March 13, 2004
Julie Ludington, 89, of Hono lulu, a retired Saint Louis School secretary, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lorna Miranda and one grandchild. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Mildred Ochiyo Maeyoshimoto
March 16, 2004
Mildred Ochiyo Maeyoshimoto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Shriners Hospital laundry worker, died in St. Francis-Liliha Medical Center. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Stanley H.; sons Richard and Ralph; daughters Gladys Teruya and Carol H. Ikeda; sisters Clara Nakasone, Frances Chibana, Jeanette Morita and Evelyn Okikawa; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fumiko Morishige
March 19, 2004
Fumiko Morishige, 86, of Kapulena, Hawaii, a homemaker and retired waitress for the former Honokaa Sweet Shoppe, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Kaoru, sons Kazuaki and Tsugio, brother Fumio Okayama and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Akira Muramatsu
March 20, 2004
Akira Muramatsu, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Oahu Painting painter, died. He was born in Nanui, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Setsumi, son Owen and daughter Naomi. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Shingon Mission of Hawaii, 915 Sheridan St. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gladys Fumiye Nakamura
March 18, 2004
Gladys Fumiye Nakamura, 85, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Elizabeth P. Brilliant, brothers Yoshi and Masao Nakandakari and one grandchild. No services.

Ill Yhon Oh
March 13, 2004
Ill Yhon Oh, 76, of Honolulu, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Korea. She is survived by sons Bons and Hank Chang, daughters Jenny Hur and Annie Kim, and seven grandchildren. Services will be held in Korea.

Masao Onishi
March 19, 2004
Masao "Chester" Onishi, 91, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County building inspector, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by son Roy; daughter Elaine; brothers Seiso, Yorio, Shiro and Kotaro; and sisters Akiko Nakamichi and Sueko Yorita. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Elizabeth Michiko Sakamoto
March 10, 2004
Elizabeth Michiko Sakamoto, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Elizabeth and George Studio employee, died. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Gary H., caregiver Fatima, sister Florence Chung and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Inurnment to follow.

Marjorie Michiko Sonoda
March 16, 2004
Marjorie Michiko Sonoda, 83, of Honolulu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Papaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Private services.

Nora Setsumi Tadani
March 17, 2004
Nora Setsumi Tadani, 70, of Waimea, Kauai, a U.S. Postal Service clerk, died at home. She was born in Kaumakani, Kauai. She is survived by husband Makoto; sons Curtis, Terence and Alvin; brother Masashi Takemoto; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Tadami Uchiumi
March 8, 2004
Tadami Uchiumi, 89, of Hono lulu, a retired Castle & Cooke Terminals cargo auditor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leatrice F. Private services.

Violet Kikuye Uehara
March 9, 2004
Violet Kikuye Uehara, 77, of Waipahu, a retired Farrington High School office clerk, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kinsei, sons Blake and Scott, brother Thomas Teruya and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Teodora Ramil Vea
March 13, 2004
Teodora Ramil Vea, 83, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Pedro, Domingo, Romulo, David and Norberto; daughters Juanita Campollo and Felipa Areola; sister Margarita Magaoay; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Edith Sumiye Yamagata
January 29, 2004
Edith Sumiye Yamagata, 82, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. Services: 5 p.m. April 3 at Maunalua Bay Beach 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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