Monday, March 29, 2004

Shutoku Arakawa
March 23, 2004
Shutoku Arakawa, 82, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired mechanic for the former Hilo Motors, died in the Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Pahoa. He is survived by wife Fusaye; daughters Claire and Cindy; brothers Shuyasu "Walter," Shuye, Shugoro "Harold" and Shuroku "Lefty"; sister Patsy; and one grandchild. Private services.

Norma Ho Bertelmann
March 19, 2004
Norma Ho Bertelmann, 86, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank employee, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Sandra Weatherwax and Debbie Bertelmann; sisters Margaret Wong, Fannie Chock and Thelma Mock; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Bob W. Farley
March 22, 2004
Bob W. Farley, 73, of Waltham, Mass., a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, died at home. He was born in Caldwell, Idaho. He is survived by wife Joan M., sons Shal and Christopher, sister Jacquelyn Rivenburg and five grandchildren. Services held in Massachusetts. Burial: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Celebration of life to follow at Farley's residence in Kailua. Donations suggested to Parmenter Wayside Hospice, 266 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778.

Hatsune Higashida
March 19, 2004
Hatsune Higashida, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She is survived by son Harold, daughter Lorraine Haida, brother Isami Kikugawa, sister Tsuneko Agasa, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Nancy Mitsue Ikehara
March 25, 2004
Nancy Mitsue Ikehara, 82, of Manoa, a retired Kuhio Grill waitress, died at home. She was born in Pearl City. She is survived by husband Yoshito; son Kenneth; daughters Hazel Nagahara, Elaine Tachikawa and Patsy Ikehara; brothers George and Henry Kiyabu; sisters Lorraine Kaneshiro and Yasuko Lee; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 10 a.m.

Toshio Kakazu
March 11, 2004
Toshio Kakazu, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Transport Co. mechanic, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yoshiko, daughters Virginia Tully and Susan Imai, brother Russell, sister Joan Hamamoto, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services held.

Sarah Kuulei Kaohi
February 23, 2004
Sarah Kuulei Kaohi, 85, of Waimea, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waimea Valley, Kauai. She is survived by son Hugh Naumu, sister the Rev. Thelma Blake, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church.

Roy Shigeru Komatsu
March 19, 2004
Roy Shigeru Komatsu, 61, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard nuclear inspector and Pearl Country Club field worker, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diane, son Jason, daughters Dana DeRego and Lauren, mother Lillian H., brother Maurice, sister Georgine and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charles R. Kramer Jr.
March 26, 2004
Charles R. Kramer Jr., 77, of Independence, Mo., a federal government employee, died in Independence. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Elizabeth M. Brent. Services to be held in Independence. Condolences may be posted at

Leonard Achong Kupo
March 20, 2004
Leonard Achong Kupo, 54, of Kaneohe, a stevedore in the shipping industry, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen; sons Kala and Kupono; daughters Kristina, Robin and Raquel; stepmother Margaret; brothers Alfred Jr., Robert, John, and Harvey, Jimmy and Willie Frost and Delbert Wahinekono; sisters Elisha Lonoaea and Delfine Bates; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Kanae Miyauchi
March 19, 2004
Kanae Miyauchi, 83, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by sons Vaughn and John, daughters Gale Takeshita and June Choriki, brothers Buzzy Okazaki and David Tanaka, sister Margaret Tamayose and five grandchildren. Private services.

Saburo Oya
March 11, 2004
Saburo Oya, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Holmes and Narver heavy equipment mechanic, died at home. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by brother Ernest and sisters Kiyoko Shiigi, Jean Ikeuchi, Yaeko Tanaka and Sumiko Hanoa. Private services.

Jay Ward Pease
Feb. 29, 2004
Jay Ward Pease, 62, of Hawaii, a Hawaii School for Girls teacher, died in Honolulu. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Dru, stepson Darnell, brother David and sister Patty. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Unity Church at Diamond Head. Scattering of ashes: 8 a.m. next Monday at Outrigger Canoe Club. Additional information for an obituary printed March 21.

Eben Cuthbert Kalani Smith
March 10, 2004
Eben Cuthbert Kalani Smith, 56, of Kailua, a former Kentron Hawaii Ltd., Foster Equipment and First-Class Limousine Service employee, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Kamalei and Ohelo; mother Alice K.; brothers and sisters Boniface "Sonny," Danny and Dalton "Brother" Smith, Ellen Castillo and Lana Kalahiki; and seven grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church, 148 Makawao St., Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Kaupo Beach, Waimanalo, near Sea Life Park pier. Reception to follow at 45-134 Leleua Place, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Leis welcome.

Daniel Sylva Sr.
March 13, 2004
Daniel Sylva Sr., 93, of Kapahulu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. equipment superintendent, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Daniel Jr. and Byron, daughter Barbara Wallace, brother John, sister Eleanor Hoe, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers.

Juichi Takaoka
March 18, 2004
Juichi "Jimmy" Takaoka, 91, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed salesman, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Violet H. and brother Mike. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thelma Tokie Tomonari
March 20, 2004
Thelma Tokie Tomonari, 83, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Alan and Paul, daughters Susan Eng and Myra Tuggle, sisters Shirley Tsukamoto and Betsy Matsuura, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Tsugio Ueyama
March 19, 2004
Tsugio Ueyama, 87, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired Volcano National Park employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Mountain View. He is survived by wife Jane N., sons Dennis N. and Gerald K., daughter Lynn M. Wong, brother Harold Iwahori, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ariston Dela Rosa Yambao
Feb. 29, 2004
Ariston Dela Rosa Yambao, 65, of Honolulu, a Food Master of Hawaii salesman, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Balanga Bataan, the Philippines. He is survived by companion Veronica Sedeno, sons Ariel and Alwin, daughters Carolina Ireneo and Nayda Sedeno, and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

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