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Obituaries
Monday, April 5, 2004


Sateki Folau
March 30, 2004
Sateki Folau, 49, of Waianae, a self-employed tree trimmer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Ainise, daughters Felila and Emeline, brothers Mapa and Mausia, and sisters Setaita Motuliki and Litia Taufa. Services: 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Waianae United Methodist Church, 85-671 Farrington Highway. Call after 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. No flowers.

Henry J. Freitas
April 2, 2004
Henry J. Freitas, also known as "Cowboy" and "Bimbo," 61, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired bartender and U.S. Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Patricia Parker; son Sham; hanai sons Richard Bishop, Jamaica Caffin and Moon Delmacio; stepdaughter Juanita Parker; and sisters Maryanne Manuel, Carol Shamburger, Violet Vasconcelles and Antonia Avelino. No services.

Albert Gonsalves
April 2, 2004
Albert Gonsalves, 87, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar garage supervisor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by brothers Walter and Robert; and sisters Margaret Hanohano, Katherine Souza, Agnes Denis, Elsie Heneralau, Violet Gonsalves and Irene Ignacio. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes, Honokaa Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.

Toshio Hamada
March 19, 2004
Toshio Hamada, 89, of Mililani, owner of Hamada Sheet Metal and Plumbing Works in Hilo, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Miyuki, sons Calvin and Francis, daughter Leatrice Sugawara and 10 grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hor Choo Kang
March 25, 2004
Hor Choo Kang, 84, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard civil engineer, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Ruth, sons Alan and Felix, daughter Rebecca and three grandchildren. Private services.

Edward Lyons Keliinoi Sr.
March 24, 2004
Edward Lyons "Coby" Keliinoi Sr., 76, of Pearl City, a retired city Public Works Road Division supervisor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Madeline; sons Edward L. Jr., Mario M. and Patrick F.; daughters Marie G. Cabanting, Virginia D. Suganuma and Donna J. Ancheta; brothers William and Alfred; sisters Bernice Keliinoi, Elizabeth "Betty" Burton and Marie Moniz; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Winifred Lum Kim
March 24, 2004
Winifred Lum Kim, 90, of Honolulu, a Mignon Beauty Shop operator, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Arlene Hiu, brothers Kai and Norman Lum, sister Betty Young, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Dorothy Shizue Kimura
March 17, 2004
Dorothy Shizue Kimura, 78, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Punaluu. She is survived by husband Shigeo; son Clyde; brother Richard Kodo; sisters Gladys Nemoto, Agnes Noji and Mildred Miyashita; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Hikoyo Kuboyama
March 21, 2004
Hikoyo Kuboyama, 98, of Kula, Maui, formerly of Lanai, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Makaweli, Maui. She is survived by sons Edward T., Allen S. and Ernest T.; daughters Helen N. Scofield and Alice H. Kuboyama; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Wen Ming Lee
March 28, 2004
Wen Ming Lee, 61, of Honolulu, a Waiola Shave Ice Store owner, died in St. Francis-Nuuanu Hospice. He was born in Taipei. He is survived by wife Mei Yu Lee, son Jerry, daughter Ming Lee, parents Ah Kun and Suan Mei Lee, brother Wen Zhi, sister Shu Chung and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Buddhist services.

John Carvalho Ortiz
March 24, 2004
John Carvalho Ortiz, 79, of Ewa Beach, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons John, Lawrence and Elvis; daughters Jeanie Balgas, Gwen Chongtim, Harriet Suga, Darlene Corn, Christina Lee, Audrey Souza, Sherrilyn Niebler and Anita Cruz; brothers Clarence, William and Ricardo; sisters Rosita Torres, Margaret Kahalewai and Clara Sanchez; 35 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at First Assembly of God Church-Red Hill, 3400 Moanalua Road. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Alyce Yuk Ing Richardson
March 27, 2004
Alyce Yuk Ing "Pikake" Richardson, 90, of Ewa Beach, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Kalamaula, Molokai. She is survived by son Dennis L.; daughter Leona M. Respicio; brothers Charles Sr. and Richard Chong Sr.; sisters Maryn Yee, Leatrice Kahalekulu, Rose Sandy, Esther Peters and Constance Prange; five grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Tsuneo Takemoto
April 1, 2004
Tsuneo Takemoto, 80, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Accounting & General Services student transportation officer, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Yaeko, sons Russell and Darrel, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Isami Tanita
March 26, 2004
Isami Tanita, 84, of Kaneohe, a retired mason, died in St. Francis-Puiwa Hospice. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Barbara Chagami, Arleen Kuwata, Shirley Soma and Lorraine Sakamoto; sister Chieko Tanimoto; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert Hiroshi Watanabe
March 29, 2004
Robert Hiroshi Watanabe, 58, of Mililani, a retired Tech Source Inc. owner, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gerri, sons Todd L. and Scott L., and sisters Amy E. Kobayashi and Dorothy S. Nakamura. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dominador Pompey P. Wisco Jr.
March 29, 2004
Dominador Pompey P. Wisco Jr., 55, of Aiea, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by mother Rosita and brothers Gavino and Terry. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. 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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