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Obituaries
Sunday, April 4, 2004


Shigeyoshi Agena
April 1, 2004
Shigeyoshi Agena, 87, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Kekaha Sugar Co. mill mechanic, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Koolau, Kauai. He is survived by wife Takeko "Ruth"; sons Lowell, Garrett and Bryan; daughter Lynn Estacio; brother Masayoshi "Barney"; sister Kikue Uemura; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Waimea Baptist Church. Call after 3:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Reginald Earl Andrade
April 2, 2004
Reginald Earl Andrade, 83, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired carpenter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eleanor; daughter Joann Andrade-Medsker; brothers Lawrence, Charles and Tandy; sisters Tanya Muse and Movita Kaimimoku; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Clarita Butac Balanay
March 24, 2004
Clarita Butac Balanay, 61, of Wahiawa, a Hanalani Schools maintenance worker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Manarang, Vintar, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Precilo; son William; brothers Paulino, Jose, Elpideo, Irineo and Fedelino Butac; sisters Zenaida Butac, Fidela Rivera and Trinidad Albito; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Guillermo Garcia Balmonte
March 21, 2004
Guillermo Garcia Balmonte, 57, of Waipahu, a team leader of the developmentally disabled population for Research Center of Hawaii, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Rosario, La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Beatriz; sons Bobby Jo and John Patrick; daughter Blesmay; and sisters Patricia Packing, Dionicia Pascua, Noemi Ramos, Alelia Saet, Estrella Pelagio and Jocelyn Flores. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday in the mortuary's west chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Tamae Bona
March 22, 2004
Tamae Bona, 85, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ernest, Jerry, Alfred and Albert; daughter Beverly Hiyane; brothers Tadashi, Hisayoshi, Roy and Shigeyuki Higuchi; sisters Harumi Takahashi, Chieko Elizares and Yaeko McMahon; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elizabeth Kam Choy Ching
March 28, 2004
Elizabeth Kam Choy "Minnie" Ching, 87, of Pearl City, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gerald W.H., daughters Shirley Ann Y.J. Wat and Sharon Y.W. Gomez, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Marianne Cullen
April 1, 2004
Marianne Cullen, 73, of Maui and Janesville, Wisc., a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wisconsin. She is survived by husband John P.; sons Mark and David Cullen, Richard Bonk and Jeffrey Helgesen; daughters Sarah Schlievert, Lisa Hatcher and Gina Groom; sister Donna Hill; and 17 grandchildren. Services in Wisconsin. Donations suggested to Maui Memorial Medical Center's intensive care unit.

Margaret De Costa
March 29, 2004
Margaret De Costa, 83, of Ewa Beach, a St. Patrick School and Blanche Pope Elementary School teacher, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Mindoro, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Lawrence Jr. and Kenneth, daughter Brenda Ishida, sisters Helen Vierra and Mary Bento, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. George Catholic Church, Waimanalo. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Jesucima Ramos Diaz
March 28, 2004
Jesucima Ramos Diaz, 79, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Noll Andrel, and Alvin and Dante Diaz; daughters Gwendolyn Harris and Leonora Diaz; brothers Augustine and Johnny Ramos; sister Leonides Oshiro; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Martha Kealohapuni Dudoit
March 30, 2004
Martha Kealohapuni Dudoit, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired Catholic Charities unit supervisor, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kalihi. She is survived by daughter Martha Turner; stepmother Elsie Kaaa; brother Gerald Kaaa; sisters Jeanne Kahanaoi, Elsie Aiona, Frances Naehu and Thelma P. Kaaa; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 860 Iwilei Road, Honolulu 96816.

Frank Mehia Fernandez
March 31, 2004
Frank Mehia Fernandez, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. linesman and local professional boxer, died in Hale Nani Nursing Home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Eleanor, son Frank Jr., daughters Noreen and Angela, brother Alphonso, sister Julie Rodriguez, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

George Motomu Furuya
March 21, 2004
George Motomu Furuya, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard production control specialist, died in Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ruth T. Sasaki; daughter Arlene M. King; sisters Sanae Ohari, Utako Taniguchi and Sydney Austin; and two grandchildren. Private services.

David Gonsalves Jr.
March 24, 2004
David Gonsalves Jr., 57, of Kahaluu, a paint shop supervisor at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii and federal government employee, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leilani; son Tony Owens; stepchildren U'ilani Figueroa, Kim Kaaua and Kainoa Kamaka; brother Val; sister Stephanie; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Aloha attire. Leis welcome.

Mitchell Masao Hamabata
March 31, 2004
Mitchell Masao Hamabata, 56, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, an artist, musician and disabled Vietnam War veteran, died at home. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by brother Matthews, and sisters Gwen and Marla. Services: 3 p.m. today at Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gordon Akemi Higashi
March 24, 2004
Gordon Akemi Higashi, 55, of Kaneohe, a Holsum Orowheat Co. division manager, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice T., daughter Cindy and brother Melvin. Private services.

Matthew Makaio Kalalau Sr.
March 31, 2004
Matthew Makaio "Matt" Kalalau Sr., 73, of Hana, Maui, head pastor of the Hana Gospel of Salvation Church, died at home. He was born in Hana. He is survived by wife Mary R.; sons Matthew Jr. and Mark D. Sr.; daughters Roselani Ah Loo, Aileen Helekahi, Loverleen Feliciano, Faith Filiai and Tiana Kalalau; hanai sons Duane and Prince Beck; hanai daughters Jubilee and Chablee Ah Loo Kalalau; brothers Samuel Jr., Elsworth Sr. and Stanley; sister Nani Castillo; 23 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Helene Hall, Hana Bay. Call after 10 a.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Henry W.I. Lee
March 30, 2004
Henry W.I. Lee, 94, of Honolulu, a retired California Automobile Association field technician, died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hanse; sons Euclid, Reginald and Byron; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Maycevene Li-Jean Lee
March 31, 2004
Maycevene Li-Jean Lee, 57, of Honolulu, a retired dietitian and nutritionist, died in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Louis and Lucille; brothers Dr. Worldster, Taoward, Rytwin, Licius, Philmund and Dean; and sister Louann Lombardi. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alfred Lorenzo Jr.
April 2, 2004
Alfred Lorenzo Jr., 41, of Waipio Valley, Hawaii, a Waipio on Horseback wrangler, died at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shanon Van Ells Lorenzo; sons Jarod, Jacob and Joshua Van Ells; daughter Katie Van Ells; parents Alfred Sr. and Gertrude; brothers Robin, Don and Daryl; and sisters Donna Asia and Lisa McGivern. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Ward. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Loretta Hiroko Makaena
April 1, 2004
Loretta Hiroko "Laurie" Makaena, 60, of Wailuku, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Thomas K. Jr.; sons Thomas K. III and Lawrence K.; daughters Loriann P. Kovacic and Candice Vinuya; brothers Donald, Wallace and William Nishibayashi; sisters Marion Klauz and Sally Ting; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Bible Church. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Betty O'Donnell
April 1, 2004
Betty O'Donnell, 76, of Honolulu, a Realtor, died in Kulana Hale. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by brother Jim McKay. Services pending. Donations suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Michael Duk Young Park
March 25, 2004
Michael Duk Young Park, 52, of Honolulu, a lawyer and teacher, died in Tokyo. He was born in Korea. He is survived by wife Kuulei M.Y. Fukumoto Park, mother Mary H. Park, and sisters Ema H.Y. and Susan K.Y. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Thomas Say
March 4, 2004
Thomas "Tommy Leonardo" Say, 57, of Honolulu, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Huntington Beach, Calif. He is survived by mother Dorothy. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Kewalo Basin. Meet at the Island Magic boat. For more information, call Don Stone at 955-2354.

Purificacion Espiritu Soria
March 4, 2004
Purificacion Espiritu Soria, 70, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Davis, Rino, Martin and Ben; daughters Elizabeth Pagaduan and Myrna Cabras; brother Gaudencio Aquino; sister Josefina Pascual; and 13 grandchildren. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

Mae Sypowicz
March 27, 2004
Mae Sypowicz, 83, of Honolulu, died. She was born in New York. She is survived by sons Larry, Robert and Dennis; brother Michael; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Fumi Tsukamoto
March 23, 2004
Fumi Tsukamoto, 98, of Kailua, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Fukushima, Japan. She is survived by son William "Bill," daughter Beatrice Chang, brother Kiyoji Watanabe, sister Toshiko Sasaki, 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

George Christopher Haaheo VeraCruz
April 2, 2004
George Christopher Haaheo VeraCruz, 63, of Ewa Beach, a retired cook, died in Hale Pulama Mau, Kuakini Geriatric Care Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Samuel, and sisters Phyllis Garcia and Rebecca Gehrt. Private services.

Ethel Aiko Watanabe
March 31, 2004
Ethel Aiko Watanabe, 91, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by son Jack, daughters Betty Wasa and Mae Yamamoto, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Clyde Joseph Wysocki Sr.
January 24, 2004
Clyde Joseph "Ski" Wysocki Sr., 71, of Pearl City, a retired federal marshal, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by sons Clyde J. Jr. and Daniel L.; daughters Marla Sabey, Cynthia Crawford and Vivian Wysocki; brother Walter; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.




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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