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Obituaries
Friday, April 30, 2004


Gene Nelson Bars
April 27, 2004
Gene Nelson Bars, 69, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Kona Printing & Graphics and Ferrari Mountain Gold Coffee employee, died at home. He was born in Montrose, Colo. He is survived by wife Marni, son Lee, daughter Natasha Ulrich and one grandchild. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Kona Outdoor Circle Pavilion. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ann Scott Byers
April 26, 2004
Ann Scott Byers, 69, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., an Orleans Parish educator of the deaf in New Orleans, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Parkersburg, W.Va. She is survived by husband Vincent; daughters Angela Steele Kirkland and Stephanie and Samantha Byers; sister Ruth Scott Simms; and two grandchildren. Services will be held in Hot Springs Village.

Rowland Leo Frendo
April 27, 2004
Rowland Leo Frendo, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Community Correctional Center construction and maintenance superintendent and U.S. Army veteran during World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by brothers Josephus and George. Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1611 Kewalo St. Call after 2:30 p.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. May 11 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Stephanie Joyce Gonzalez
April 26, 2004
Stephanie Joyce Gonzalez, 68, of Honolulu, a hostess, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jose S., Michael C. and Peter D.; brothers Conrad Chun Fook and Mike, William and Robert Mussellman; sisters Charlinne Barios, Yvonne Gray and Nina Mae Patia; and six grandchildren. Private services. Call 946-3352 to express condolences.

Harry Yeikichi Higa
April 23, 2004
Harry Yeikichi Higa, 84, of Honolulu, an architect, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kim; son Mario; daughters Tami Higa and Mairi Hayamoto; brother Yasu; sisters Tsurue Higa, Natsue Oka, Asako Jitchaku and Shizuko Miyashiro; and six grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Frederick Hisayuki Hosokawa
April 22, 2004
Frederick Hisayuki Hosokawa, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electronics supervisor and member of the U.S. Army 442nd Infantry Regiment, died in Maunalani Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beatrice F., daughters Gail Awakuni and Anne Shirai, sisters Viola Hosokawa and Ruth Lee, and seven grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information provided for an obituary published Wednesday.

Hiroshi Inouye
April 26, 2004
Hiroshi Inouye, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Meadow Gold Dairies deliveryman, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hilda N.; sons James, Paul and Jonathan; daughters Mary Anne Smith and Claire Inouye; brothers Tatsunosuke, Tsuneo, Yoshio and Harry I.; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers.

Mikiala Lopaka Keiki'okealoha'okeola Kahalewai
April 19, 2004
Mikiala Lopaka Keiki'okealoha'okeola "Keola" Kahalewai, 26, of Aiea, self-employed, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Melvamay "NT Monoe"; hanai son Isaiah; brothers Mika'ele "Braddah" Kahalewai and Ama, Ambrose, Augie and Keoni Avilla; sisters Mikioi "Honey Girl" and Kelly Kahalewai and Kristine, Mabel and Leona-Mary "Lehua" Kolish; hanai brothers Keoni "Daddy" Anakalea and Dwayne "Boogie" Rassmussen; stepsister Diane Kolish; stepbrothers Dustin and Desmond Kolish; and grandmother Ethelreda Kahalewai. Services: noon Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10:30 a.m. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at Makalapa Community Park, next to Halawa Housing.

Jacqueline Dorothea Madura
April 25, 2004
Jacqueline Dorothea Madura, 61, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in St. Francis-Liliha Medical Center. She was born in Schweinfurt, Germany. She is survived by husband John J. Sr., son John "JJ" Jr., daughter Caroline McGhee, brother Gerhard Hummler and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Wednesday.

Richard Masatoshi Maeda
March 31, 2004
Richard Masatoshi Maeda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired plumber, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Wayne, daughters Beverly Oda and Darryln Nakamura, brother Ernest, sisters Helen Marques and Patsy Kashiwamura, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Marie P. Martin
April 21, 2004
Marie P. Martin, 98, of Kaneohe, a Carol & Mary head seamstress, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. She is survived by sisters Caroline Robitaille and Henrietta Schubert. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, 1050 Ala Moana, Building D, Honolulu 96814.

Arthur Shoichi Miyamoto
April 21, 2004
Arthur Shoichi Miyamoto, 77, of Honolulu, a retired city plumber, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Helen E. Dieleman and Laura and Cathryn Miyamoto; sister Betty Shimamura; and one grandchild. Services: 10:15 a.m. today at Waikiki Elks Club Lodge 616. Casual attire. Leis welcome. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.

Joseph Makana Macy Monte
April 24, 2004
Joseph Makana Macy Monte, infant son of Myron and Lahela, of Wailuku, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brothers Aukai and Noah; sister Sariah; grandparents Linda and Henry Lew, Myron Monte, Barbara Tavares and Gilberta and Tom Vincent. Private services.

Marilyn Spence Morganella
April 5, 2004
Marilyn Spence Morganella, 75, of Kaneohe, an artist formerly known as "Marilyn Lee," died at home. She was born in Alameda, Calif. She is survived by husband Dominic; son Richard Lee; daughters Linda Kalahiki, Joyce McCauley, Janet Lee-Tillman, Laurie Lee and Erica Bryce; mother Betty O'Brien; sister Sharon Wilson; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A memorial gathering will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lanikai Pavilion, Kailua Beach Park. Scattering of ashes to follow at the Lanikai boat ramp. Casual attire.

Malcolm Takami Nakashima
April 8, 2004
Malcolm Takami "Mal" Nakashima, 51, of Pearl City, a U.S. Army independent contractor as a video photographer, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Calvin T. and Susan A., and sisters Melanie Nakashima, Anne Young and Noel Tamura. Private services.

Wilbert J. Souza
April 23, 2004
Wilbert J. Souza, 80, of Hilo, a retired stevedore and World War II veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Yvonne, son Stratton, daughter Bernice-Claire Ideta, brothers William G. and Robert A., sister Eleanor Canevali and several grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

John Vegas
April 24, 2004
John "Henry" Vegas, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and state government employee and Korean War veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Leonora R. "Nora"; sons Dennies LaBoy and Andrew A. and James S. Vegas; daughter Priscilla A. Allen; stepchildren Mary Hosino, Louise Revera and Robert Burriss; brother George; sisters Malo Jackson and Bebe Billing; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of the Mount Church, 1614 Monte St. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Monday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha 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 goes back several decades.

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