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Obituaries
Thursday, April 8, 2004


Charles Acoba
March 28, 2004
Charles "Charlie" Acoba, 65, of Honolulu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Linda, sons Darren and Eric, brothers Edwin and William, and sisters Claudia Laongayan, Romana Rivera and Leonida Jacintho. Private services.

David Agmata Bali
March 30, 2004
David Agmata Bali, 73, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a Lihue Plantation mechanic, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Natividad Baris "Naty" and sister Rosita Bali "Rose" Boloran. Mass: 7 p.m. April 16 at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: all night at 3906 Hoohuki St., Hanamaulu. Additional Mass: 10 a.m. April 17 at Hoohuki Street. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Jimmey Udell Bunch
March 30, 2004
Jimmey Udell Bunch, 73, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Kona Village Resorts security officer and U.S. Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Lilia Lake, Texas. He is survived by wife Jenniferlyn L., hanai sons Thomas Villanueva and Weston Gaddis, and daughters Natasha and Jimmeylyn. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the Halehalawai Building in Kailua-Kona. A fellowship and luncheon to follow. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 3. Casual attire. Flowers welcome at the grave site.

Medardo Galzote Carranza
March 21, 2004
Medardo Galzote "Metting" Carranza, 43, of San Jose, Calif., died in Waipahu. He was born in San Roque, Santiago, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elizabeth E. Espique; mother Severina G.; brothers Henry, Filiciano Jr., Eduardo and Santiago; and sisters Janet C. Corpuz, Divina Sabado, Hiltrudez Sabugo and Rubina Carranza. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Leilani L.M. Chung
March 27, 2004
Leilani L.M. Chung, 74, of Kaneohe, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel inventory clerk, died at home. She was born in Kaalaea. She is survived by husband James Y.K.; son Michael; daughter Michele Shiroma; brothers Stanley Ching and David Kailio; sisters Beatrice Ng, Lena Kawelo and Ella Ching; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Roslynn Josefa Gabato
April 6, 2004
Roslynn Josefa Gabato, 32, of Stockton, Calif., died in Stockton. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Ryan and Josefa, and sisters Raenette G. Sodaria and Roxanne G. Ricafrente. Services to be held in Stockton.

Edna Miye Handa
March 31, 2004
Edna Miye Handa, 85, of Aiea, a retired Del Monte checkroom attendant, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Doneyn Oyama and Frances Furukawa, and two grandchildren. Private services.

William Emil Huch Jr.
March 20, 2004
William Emil Huch Jr., 83, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu police officer and detective and H.T. Hayashi Corp. chief of security, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Rosalie M. "Sweetheart," daughters Almyra "Bebe" Saunders and Healani Huch, sisters May Kaaihue and Betty Huch, and two grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 9 a.m. Interment: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Seiko Iha
April 3, 2004
Seiko Iha, 75, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Yoshio and Isamu, and sister Mary Lunsford. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa Judo Mission. Call after 1 p.m. Cremation to follow services. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Robert O. Ito
March 28, 2004
Robert O. Ito, 89, of Honolulu, a Naalehu Intermediate and Niu Valley Intermediate schoolteacher and European World Travel tour conductor, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nephews and nieces. Private services. Donations suggested to charity.

Velma W.O. Kekipi
March 30, 2004
Velma W.O. Kekipi, 77, of Mililani, a retired Waimano Home Training School nurse and U.S. Army veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kaleomanaoluna Sr., Plymouth K. and Thornton K.; daughters Fern Kekipi and Velma Kalawa; sister Lily D. Meyer; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday and 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday.

Song Ok Kim
March 29, 2004
Song Ok Kim, 89, of Kailua, a retired midwife, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Korea. She is survived by sons Henry and Suk Yun Kang, daughter Suk Ko, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services in Los Angeles and South Korea.

Albert Kwai Sum Lee
March 10, 2004
Albert Kwai Sum "Doc" Lee, 79, of Honolulu, a tow truck driver, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dolores "Dottie"; sons Herb and John Boy; daughter Donna J.E. Rodrigues; brother Henry; sisters Kammie Kaneoka, Rose Chong and Audrey Fukushima; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Isami Maehira
March 29, 2004
Isami Maehira, 87, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired diesel mechanic for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Yoshiko, son Donald and brother Yubun. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Hazel Ruth McKinney
April 3, 2004
Hazel Ruth McKinney, 93, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired U.S. Bureau of Reclamation office manager and homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Phillips County, Kan. She is survived by son Dr. Lynn "Doc" McKinney, brother Steve Brooks, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services pending in Salem, Ore.

George Sadao Moriguchi
March 21, 2004
George Sadao Moriguchi, 78, of Honolulu, a retired city civil engineer, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Paul and James, daughter Bonnie F., mother Ichi, brother Lawrence and five grandchildren. Private services.

Keizo Nakamasu
April 1, 2004
Keizo Nakamasu, 81, of Koloa, Kauai, died in San Francisco. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother Tokio and sister Yaeko Ginoza. Private burial: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Sachiko Nakamura
March 28, 2004
Sachiko Nakamura, 82, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Karen Yamasaki, Sandra Okimoto and Marian Nakamura; brothers James, Robert and Thomas Murotake; sister Phyllis Macnaughton; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Sueko Ethel Nose
March 26, 2004
Sueko Ethel Nose, 82, of Aiea, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Edwin H., daughter Susan H. Shishido, brother Itsuo Yamaguchi and three grandchildren. Private services.

Sumako Ouchi
March 18, 2004
Sumako Ouchi, 86, of Aiea, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Duane and Clayton, daughters Sharon Ouchi and Verna Young, brother Gilbert Kaneko and two grandchildren. Private services.

Misao Oya
March 21, 2004
Misao Oya, 80, of Maui and Honolulu, a retired Royal Lahaina Hotel housekeeper, died. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Stanley, daughters Carol Uyeda and Mildred Roy, sisters Shizue Kitazawa and Yaeko Wakatsuki, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Louis X. Santos
March 29, 2004
Louis X. "Koko" Santos, 77, of Kailua, a retired teacher and basketball coach at Kailua and Honokaa high schools and Hawaii Loa College, will be remembered in services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kailua. Call after 5 p.m. Santos died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Reiko "Rae" Sakata-Santos, sons Richard and Rex, daughter Rayette Whitford, sister Hazel Lee and six grandchildren. Committal services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Maizie Yoshiko Tsuda
March 17, 2004
Maizie Yoshiko Tsuda, 67, of Honolulu, a Tree People office manager, died. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Rufus, brother Earl Nakamoto and sister Natsuyo Nagano. Private services.

Louis Victorino
April 5, 2004
Louis Victorino, 82, of Lihue, a retired Lihue Plantation Co. supervisor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Margaret; sons Ronald, Steven and Patrick; brother Alfred; sisters Ida Barretto and Dora Hidalgo; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rob Wright
March 29, 2004
Rob Wright, 40, of Honolulu, a cook, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by children Miranda Wright and Alec Wright Goodwin; parents Robert and Alison Capener; brothers John Wright and Mark Capener; and sisters Linda Wright, Wendy Pires, Laurie Yglesia, Jeannie Braga, Robyn Ward and Janet Warner. Services: 10 a.m. today at Institute for Human Services, 350 Sumner St. Donations suggested to Institute for Human Services, Single Men's Shelter, 546 Kaaahi St., Honolulu 96817.

Frances Etsuko Yanagi
April 1, 2004
Frances Etsuko Yanagi, 82, of Hilo, a retired Keaukaha Elementary School secretary, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Sanford Y.; sons Randall, Gary and Tracy; sister Yvonne Souza; and six grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo. Call after 3 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.




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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