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Obituaries
Sunday, May 9, 2004


David Martinez Abordo
May 3, 2004
David Martinez Abordo, 81, of Honolulu, a retired mason, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Felomino "Phil" de Los Reyes Jr., brothers Alfredo and Frederic, and sisters Cynthia Sao and Josephine Doyle. Services: noon Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Yoshiko Asahara
April 30, 2004
Yoshiko Asahara, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired landlord, died in Pohai Nani Care Center. She was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harris, Michael and Gordon; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

Felicitacion Herrera Bihag
May 4, 2004
Felicitacion Herrera Bihag, 76, of Vallejo, Calif., formerly of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Vallejo. She was born in Cavite, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Richard E.; sons Edwin, Melvyn, Efren and Waldrin; daughters Evelyn Dela Cruz, Maria Fe Enriquez, Leimomi Madlangbayan and Hannah Foresman; brother Federico Herrera; sisters Soledad Cruz and Edita Macapagal; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Nicole K. Camacho
May 1, 2004
Nicole K. Camacho, 20, of Hilo, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by fiance Justin Kehuloa; parents Francis "Frank" and Jody-Ann; hanai parents Toni, Frank, Iwalani and Jarred Perreira; brothers Nathan, Ikaika and Frankie; hanai brothers James "Jimmy" and Ikaika Perreira; sister Joleen; hanai sister Panda Perreira; and grandparents Estelle, Francisco and Sharon Cruz, Harriet "Ma" Willis and Sefo Satele. Services: 10 a.m. today at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Sosima Castillo
May 3, 2004
Sosima "Susan" Castillo, 67, of Hilo, a retired Collection Agency of Hawaii office manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband William "Bill" Sr.; sons William Jr., Aaron Sr., Darryl and Ethan; daughters April Venegas, Belinda Hall, and Grace and Christina Castillo; brothers Moses, Bobby, and Dennis Patigayon; sisters Helen Watson, Rosario Maglinti, Pastora Torres, Maria Gonsales, Darlene Steaveson and Vicky Ah Choy; 21 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Diamond Innette Davis
May 3, 2004
Diamond Innette Davis, 7, of Waianae, a Kamaile Elementary School student, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents C.C. and Kim; brothers John Jackson, and Dewey, Duke, Deron and Denzel Davis; sister Divine; grandparents Ida Peppers, John Davis, and Bennie and Rebecca Rambin; and great-grandparent Louise Lee. Services: noon Wednesday at Shield of Faith Christian Ministries. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Joseph F. DeCoite
April 22, 2004
Joseph F. DeCoite, 79, of Waimanalo, a dairy farmer, died in Waimanalo. He was born in Kokomo, Maui. He is survived by sons Joe, Julian and Francis; daughter Bernadette Williams; brothers Kenneth, Paul, Peter, Richard, Jimmy and Chucky; sisters Marion Myers, Sister Maria Goretti, Phyllis Abreu, Bernadine Franco, Agnes Fernandez, Ann Carvalho and Donna Chong; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Carol Ann Leialoha Haili-Hirayama
April 29, 2004
Carol Ann Leialoha "Carol" Haili-Hirayama, 50, of Honolulu, a Kamehameha Schools secretary, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Masataka "Masa"; sons Blaine "Kaulana," Andrew "Makana" and Paul M.; daughter Rae S. Inokuma; sisters Donna L. Pang, Sandra M. Antone, Roberta K. Ah Nee, Rachel K. Haili and Lorraine N. Alo; and a grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will follow at the cemetery. Aloha attire.

Machiyo Hiraoka
May 6, 2004
Machiyo Hiraoka, 84, of Hilo, a retired secretary, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by brother George; and sisters Chiyuki Kawamoto, Sumie Marutani and Carol Ann Kakehi. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yoshiko Ishimine
May 4, 2004
Yoshiko Ishimine, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Tuna Packers fish cutter, died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Okinawa. She is survived by sons Charles, Herbert, James and Wallace; and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Matthew Kaleo Kanoho Sr.
April 29, 2004
Matthew Kaleo "Mat" Kanoho Sr., 68, of Honolulu, a retired electrician, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Irene C. "Rene"; sons John K. and Matthew K. Jr.; daughters Dorie L. Valdez, and Kathy K. and Matlyn M. Kanoho; brother Reginald; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

John Martinez
May 1, 2004
John "Toko" Martinez, 78, of Hilo, a retired state and federal custodian, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers George Martin, and Edward, Serafin Jr., Ronald, and Dennis Martinez; and sisters Anita Gonsalves, Diolinda Akiona, Margaret Donato, Alice Vares and Elaine Novida. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Henry Joseph McMonigle
April 29, 2004
Henry Joseph "Hank" McMonigle, 83, of Kailua, retired owner and proprietor of MEI and Associates and retired New York Fire Department Ladder 131 lieutenant, died in Kailua. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by wife Betty; sons Henry Jr. and Daniel; daughters Madeline Morikawa, Bethanne Enoki and Suzanne Horton; brother George; sister Helen Neuhs; and 10 grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Donations suggested to New York Firefighters' Burn Center Foundation, c/o Engine 66, Ladder 61, 21 Asch Loop, The Bronx, NY 10475.

Howard Faria Neves Jr.
April 30, 2004
Howard Faria Neves Jr., 46, of Kaanapali, Maui, a Canoe's Restaurant head waiter, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Janice Frugoli. Services: noon Tuesday at Sacred Hearts Church, Kapalua. Call after 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Paul Pedro
May 1, 2004
Paul Pedro, 75, of Wahiawa, died at home. He was born in Olohega, Swains Island. He is survived by children Betty Ickes, Bonnie Patelesio, and Paul Jr., Denny, Johnathan, and Patrick Pedro; brothers Feleti Su'a, Ben Iosefa, and Wallace, Aneti, and Keneti Pedro; sisters Millie Tyrell, Siniva Lopez and Ruth Brown; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Bill Natiso Powell
May 6, 2004
Bill Natiso Powell, 66, of Koloa, Kauai, an MTL bus driver, died in Kailua. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Arleen S. Okamoto Powell; daughters Cheryl Lewis and Katherine Wilson; brothers Moefili Natiso, Rex Powell, and Carl and Eddie Wilson; sisters Eleanor Bitanga, Lena Mook and Sina Laurie; hanai sister Joanne Kaauwai; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waimanalo Assembly of God Church. Call after 9 a.m.

Alfredo Lorenzo Ramos
April 24, 2004
Alfredo Lorenzo "Shige" Ramos, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base aircraft mechanic, died in Honolulu. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Annabel, son Kurtlain, daughter Vanessa De Vera, brothers Abraham and Porcopio, sisters Leonora Gantala and Magdalena Peros, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ronald Allen Song
April 30, 2004
Ronald Allen Song, 48, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a county scale attendant, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Tokyo. He is survived by sister Carol Yoshida, and brothers Robert and Roger. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charles Chung Tang
April 21, 2004
Charles Chung Tang, 77, of Pearl City, a retired Department of Defense employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons Michael, Mark and Matthew; daughters Andrea Nakamura, Pamela Wong and Tina Lee; brothers Donald and Larry Tang; and eight grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Agustin Rivera Velasco Sr.
April 25, 2004
Agustin "Gusting" Rivera Velasco Sr., 70, of Ewa Beach, a retired Akahi Services employee, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Catalina M.; sons Grizaldy, Pherry, Ferdinand, Alex and Agustin M. Jr.; daughter Corazon M.; sister Saturnina Sagayadoro; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: noon Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. 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 goes back several decades.

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