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Obituaries
Wednesday, April 7, 2004


Stephen S.J. Ching
April 4, 2004
Stephen S.J. Ching, 80, of Honolulu, part-owner of Lambert & Sons Jewelers on Fort Street, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Susan, Linda and Terence; brothers Anthony and Samuel; and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Private burial.

Margaret Tomasa Galang Higa
March 15, 2004
Margaret Tomasa Galang Higa, 82, of Lancaster, Calif., formerly of Mililani, a quiltmaker, died in Lancaster. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James Y. Jr.; daughters Phyllis Moniz, Harriet Jerviss and Chiyo Smith; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Gale Deanna Uilani Hoewaa
April 5, 2004
Gale Deanna Uilani Hoewaa, 62, of Haiku, Maui, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William Mitchell II and Raymond L., Nathan, Llewellyn, Reginald, Joseph, Clayton and Raymond K. Foster; daughters Aldrina Pua, Jadelyn Treu and Elizabeth Kamai; brother Warren Kaneao; sisters May Lawelawe, Hazel Damas and Mary Ann Opangai; 33 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Ruth Hong
March 29, 2004
Ruth Hong, 81, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by husband John Y.; sons Co T. and Joseph; daughters Mui Tai, Holly Hong, Metria Lee and Ruby Hong-Shaw; brothers Doan and Quy Quach; sister Thu Tran; and eight grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Narcisa Guerrero Igne
March 27, 2004
Narcisa Guerrero Igne, 99, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Emilio, Juanito and Elpidio; daughters Josefina Garcia and Fely Libre Faulkner; 27 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Arthur Kahele
March 24, 2004
Arthur Kahele, 29, of Milolii, Hawaii, a tile layer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by father Nelson N.; brothers Sherman, Nelson, Rodney, Bruce, Randall and Kealoha Kahele and Michael N. Coleman; and sisters Geraldine, Nalani and Leiahi Kahele and Sheila and Jamie Kamaka. Visitation and services: 6-10 p.m. Friday at Milolii Beach Park. A fellowship will be held 9 a.m. Saturday at Milolii Beach Park.

Helen Kamakolo Katina
April 3, 2004
Helen Kamakolo Katina, 75, of Anahola, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Malouamaua; sons David Avilla and Regino Corpus Jr.; daughters Lenora Brownlee, Rose Spragling Jr. and Helen Boyd; brother Lionel Avilla; 12 grandchildren; one hanai grandchild; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: noon April 15 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bennett Bernard Krise
April 2, 2004
Bennett Bernard Krise, 79, of Kapolei, a retired Pan-American Airlines and Sears Roebuck & Co. employee and U.S. Navy petty officer, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Cresson, Pa. He is survived by sons Michael D. Krise and Randall A. Rowe, daughter Shelly C. Guthier-Brunelle, brothers Robert and Art, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society.

Adeline Luwana Kuahuia-Kahele
March 24, 2004
Adeline Luwana Kuahuia- Kahele, 42, of Kealakehe, Hawaii, a Kona Reef housekeeper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua. She is survived by daughters Jodie Kuahuia and Judie Taetuna; father Nelson N. Kahele; brothers Sherman, Nelson, Rodney, Bruce, Randall and Kealoha Kahele and Michael N. Coleman; sisters Geraldine, Nalani and Leahi Kahele and Sheila and Jamie Kamaka; and three grandchildren. Visitation and services: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Milolii Beach Park. A fellowship will be held 9 a.m. Saturday at the park. Casual attire.

Hikoyo Kuboyama
March 21, 2004
Hiyoko Kuboyama, 98, of Kula, Maui, formerly of Lanai, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. 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. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Monday.

Julia Lono Kunewa
April 3, 2004
Julia Lono Kunewa, 72, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Kealakehe Elementary and Intermediate School lunch supervisor and classroom cleaner, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kailua-Kona. She is survived by son Herman; daughters Annette Aquino, Marella Hakkei and Nova Basque; sisters Elizabeth Akao, Rebecca Jardine and Victoria Lorenz; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua-Kona. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Alice Chong Wan Lau
April 2, 2004
Alice Chong Wan Lau, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Yun, sons Al Chun and Jerry Lau, daughter Regina Ting, sister Ethel Chun, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha 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, and Peter and Justin Keohuloa; 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. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honokaa Ward. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. Additional information provided for an obituary published Sunday.

Janet Marie Mancuso
April 2, 2004
Janet Marie Mancuso, 50, of Haleiwa, a Pitney Bowes sales executive, died in Haleiwa. She was born in Culver City, Calif. She is survived by son Ryan J., mother Katherine, brother Francis, and sisters Deborah J. and Michelle. Services and scattering of ashes: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Waimea Bay, Haleiwa. Casual attire. Donations suggested to 67-420 Alahaka St., Waialua 96791.

Herbert Masaharu Mimura
April 3, 2004
Herbert Masaharu Mimura, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Emma; daughter Letty Pincoe; brothers Paul, Arthur and Raymond; and one grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Harriet Hanae Miyamoto
March 24, 2004
Harriet Hanae "Kuwashima" Miyamoto, 74, of Mililani, a retired August Ahrens Elementary School employee, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Pulehu, Maui. She is survived by husband Bobby N.; son Jay M.; daughter Debby N. Okata; brothers Paul, Hiroshi and Clarence Kuwashima; sisters Eiko Sakuma, Nancy Fukagawa, Peggy Uehara and Reiko Matsunaga; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wayne Kenji Okada
April 1, 2004
Wayne Kenji Okada, 61, of Honolulu, a Sealand employee for sales and operations, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Amber K. Nguyen, brothers Lance and Kevin, sisters Pearl Winne and Paulette Hobbie, and one grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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, Clara Sanchez and Sherry Colon; 35 grandchildren; 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. Additional information provided for an obituary published Monday.

Ricardo Rarangol Ruiz
March 21, 2004
Ricardo Rarangol Ruiz, 76, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard blacksmith, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Teresita; sons Jerry, Darrell and Rhowell; brothers Avelino, Dominador, Rizal and Leopoldo; sisters Feliza Munoz and Soledad Valdez; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Siafa Taetuna
March 24, 2004
Siafa Taetuna, 39, of Kealakehe, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Asili, Tutuila, American Samoa. He is survived by daughters Jodie Kuahuia and Judie, Tiana and Tiare Taetuna; parents Pule S. Taetuna and Punipuao Liufau; brothers Pule, Tuifaga, Antone and Mataiva Taetuna; sisters Eveline Fa'afia, Emma Kahele and Pea and Tiva Taetuna; and three grandchildren. Visitation and services: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Milolii Beach Park. A fellowship will be held 9 a.m. Saturday at the park.

Laura Heralda Torres
April 2, 2004
Laura Heralda Torres, 78, of Honolulu, a retired manager and bartender, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Raymond Rosado; daughters Anita Wise, Elena Rosado and Joan Mulholland; brothers John Bargas and Raymond Rosa; sisters Emily Bonilla and Marie Ahsing; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Violet H. Weber
April 2, 2004
Violet H. "Vi" Weber, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired elementary school teacher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Arthur, daughter Henrietta "Bunnie" Reeser, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Windward United Church of Christ. A reception will follow. Casual attire.

Philip Zeiler
March 29, 2004
Philip Zeiler, 83, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Newspaper Agency photo engraver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by wife Juanita, son Timothy Philip, daughter Dr. Mari Ann Keithahn, brother Charles and three grandchildren. Catholic services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Star of the Sea Church. Inurnment will be held in Carlisle, Iowa, at a later date. Donations suggested to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.




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 goes back several decades.

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