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Obituaries
Thursday, April 15, 2004


Stanley B. Allper
April 10, 2004
Stanley B. Allper, also known as "Stan the Tax Man," 68, of Kona Paradise, Hawaii, a private-practice attorney in Washington and Pacific Tax Advisors proprietor, died at home. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by wife Shannon; sons Joseph Allper, John Jaton, Jeff Cochran and Jack, Ed and Brad Wilderman; daughter Truel Kehl; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Jonathan's Park, at the end of King Kamehameha Road in Keauhou, Hawaii. Casual attire.

William Howard Baker
April 3, 2004
William Howard Baker, 46, of Honolulu, a high-rise window washer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by father Charles, mother Betty, brothers David and Michael, and sister Carol. Private services.

The Rev. Theresa Helen Bodnar
April 10, 2004
The Rev. Theresa Helen Bodnar, 58, of Volcano, Hawaii, a minister for the Gospel of God, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Jeremy, daughters Katherine Morris and Genesis Bodnar, mother Lucy Moniz, brother Douglas Moniz, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

Dennis James Bowen Jr.
April 10, 2004
Dennis James Bowen Jr., 21, of Keaau, Hawaii, a U.S. Air Force senior airman, died in Trenton, N.J. He was born in El Paso, Texas. He is survived by mother Josephine, father Dennis J. Sr., brother Timmy Tennel, sisters Tenisha and Tiana Bowen, and grandparents Elizabeth Atkins, Lillian Ku and Joseph Lewi Sr. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. tomorrow and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Theresa Adrienne Cucci
April 11, 2004
Theresa Adrienne "Teri" Cucci, 43, of Milolii, Hawaii, a pool, spa and cachment saleswoman for Waterworks Co., died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Lakewood, N.J. She is survived by son Nicholas Fonteix; daughters Adrienne, Christine and Tracey Merchant; mother Adrienne Boyle; brothers Edward, Timothy and Kenneth Boyle; sisters Jeannie Schiavo and Noel Gnecco; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Katsutaka Fukushima
Feb. 20, 2004
Katsutaka "Taka" Fukushima, 76, of Keauhou Mauka, Hawaii, a retired carpenter and U.S. Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kimie, sons Kym K. and Ronan S., daughter Emee T. Sugi, brother Robert, sister Harue Sonoda and a grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Fukiko Sakuda Hamamura
April 13, 2004
Fukiko Sakuda Hamamura, 85, of Kapaa, Kauai, a seamstress and homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Kerry and Eric, daughters Cheryl Morris and Darlene Holland, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa Jodo Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frederick William Janto
March 3, 2004
Frederick William "Merks" Janto, 51, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Lelania K. Reicherter; brothers Rocky, Joe and John; and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Sunday at Archery Range at Kapiolani Park. Casual attire.

Mildred Tokishi Juarez
April 1, 2004
Mildred Tokishi "Millie" Juarez, 87, of Honolulu, a former treasurer for the University Extension, Liliha Branch, died in Honolulu. She was born in Huelo, Maui. She is survived by son Bacilio, stepson Charles, daughter Jean Uyehara, brother Kenneth Tokishi Sr., sisters Helen Imazu and Peggy Tokishi, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lane Kelley
April 12, 2004
Lane Kelley, 66, of Kaneohe, a University of Hawaii professor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Bryan, Texas. He is survived by wife Choong; son Lee; daughters Charlotte Mello and Rachael, Rebecca and Alicia Kelley; brother Larry; sisters Alice Kimbrough and Cecil McCullogh; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Windward United Church of Christ in Kailua. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

David A. Leialoha
April 7, 2004
David A. Leialoha, 77, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army and state Marine Patrol retiree, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lena; sons David III and Joseph Leialoha, John Deguire and Harold Stewart; daughters Bertha, Sylvia and Lena Leialoha-Thompson and Healani Leialoha-Richard; brothers Samuel and Richard; sister Helen P.; 23 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Larry Allen Lewis
April 10, 2004
Larry Allen Lewis, 44, of Kailua, a carpenter, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jodi, son Zachary, stepson Nick Mendonsa, daughters Lauryn and Hannah, mother Beverly Chesney, father Larry L., brothers Robert Lewis and Mark Chesney, and sister Debbie Byrne. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at LeJardin Academy main campus. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Barbara Louise Lloyd
April 12, 2004
Barbara Louise Lloyd, 74, of Lanikai, a historical interpreter, died in Kailua. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Alan, daughters Lori and Gail, and sisters JoAnne McComas and Nancy Carter. Private scattering of ashes to be held at sea.

Ryoetsu Nakama
March 28, 2004
Ryoetsu Nakama, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. machinist, died at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Burton Y.; daughters Marjorie E. Biete and Janice Y. and Marcia S. Nakama; brothers Ryoshin N. and Harry Y.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kathy Kiyomi Nakasone
April 1, 2004
Kathy Kiyomi Nakasone, 42, of Kahului, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Jay, father Yoshiharu Nakamura, brother Neil Nakamura and sisters Lynn Nakamura-Tengan and Gay Sibonga. Private services.

Elizabeth Wong Naylon
April 3, 2004
Elizabeth Wong Naylon, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Leahi Hospital practical nurse, died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons James A. and Raymond E., daughter Margo Collins, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hatsue Onuma
April 6, 2004
Hatsue Onuma, 80, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Ben Franklin Stores salesclerk, died at home. She was born in Wailua, Kauai. She is survived by son Russell, daughter JoAnn Harunaga, sister Ichiyo Kunichika and brothers Yoneo, Kaoru, Makoto, Yutaka and James Hirata. Private services.

Jesse I. Oshiro
April 7, 2004
Jesse I. Oshiro, 59, of Kahului, a condominium maintenance worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by companion Betty Cash; sons Dean and Dwayne; mother Hatsue; sisters Audrey Nashiwa, Jean Teramoto, Janet Kaya and Charlene Henderson; and five grandchildren. Services held.

Kiyoko Pasion
April 4, 2004
Kiyoko Pasion, 76, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Priciliano Sr.; sons Priciliano Jr. and Ronald; daughter Faith Scott; mother Yurino Gaudia; brothers Asao Kino, Alan Ukida and Ted Kina; sisters Mitsuko Manibog, Harue Barut and Lorraine Tagomori; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Feliciano Ramos
April 9, 2004
Feliciano Ramos, 80, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired Kekaha Sugar Plantation irrigation worker, died at home. He was born in San Esteban, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita, daughters Sheanee and Cleoflins, and brothers Ariston, Primitivo and Rufino. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gladys E. Van Rijsbergen
April 6, 2004
Gladys E. Van Rijsbergen, 84, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by sons Peter and Robert, brother David Pobst, sisters Frances Sterling and Margaret Davis, and three grandchildren. No services.

Miguel Santiago
April 7, 2004
Miguel Santiago, also known as "Sonny" and "Mike," 77, of Honolulu, a city truck driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Miguel "Claudia" Jr.; daughters Belinda Hanson, Margaret Ramos and Dyania Tripp; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Kikue Sato
April 9, 2004
Kikue Sato, 97, of Kahului, a packer for several pineapple companies, died in Hale Makua. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Edward T.; daughters Jean Y. Takita, Janet S. Wakayama, Alma M. Murakami, Florence F. DeRego and Ethel Y. Kawamura; sister Ayako Nagamatsu; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Victor Thomas Schaub
April 12, 2004
Victor Thomas Schaub, 61, of California, a former mayor of Arcata, Calif., an attorney and Kauai Community College teacher, will be remembered in private services. He died while trying to save his grandchildren from a powerful ocean current in Anahola Bay, Kauai. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Sondra J., son Michael D., daughter Heidi M. Claasen, parents Thomas and Marjoria, brothers Christopher J. and Mark J., sisters Reginia Bushor and Lynne Mangan, and two grandchildren.

Yuki Takara
March 25, 2004
Yuki Takara (Yago: "Miofuya"), 92, of Honolulu, retired owner of Yuki's Cafe, died at home. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Haruko, sons Howard K. and Alan K., daughter Judy S. Teruya, brothers Minoru and George, sisters Otome Kaneshiro and Kay K. Higuchi, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Roy Eiji Takushi
April 5, 2004
Roy Eiji Takushi, 76, of Honolulu, an attorney for Takushi Wong Lee & Yee, Attorneys at Law, died in St. Francis-Puiwa Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Miyoko; son Paul M.; daughters Ann M. Takushi-Zane, Lynne Y. Johnston, Kay M. Komoto and Mari C. Pfeifer; brothers Warren T. and Kenneth K.; and eight grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to River of Life Mission, P.O. Box 37939, Honolulu 96837.

Kenzo Uehara
April 7, 2004
Kenzo Uehara, 62, of Honolulu, a Yamato Transportation tour driver, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Okinawa. He is survived by brothers Kensei and Kenei, and sisters Yoshiko and Harue Uehara and Fumiko Shimabukuro. Private services.

Melvin W.H. Yuen
April 7, 2004
Melvin W.H. Yuen, 81, of Honolulu, a Hickam Air Force Base radio technician, died in Kapunawaiola Care Home in Kapolei. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Muriel Chung. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association.




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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