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Obituaries
Monday, May 17, 2004


Chizuko K. Aotaki
May 8, 2004
Chizuko K. Aotaki, 76, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by son Keith; daughters Gail Takeuchi and Norene Yamamoto; brothers Douglas, Yoshinobu "Zigo" and Masahiro Kodama; sisters Yemiko Endo, Setsuko Kodama and Toshiko Tomohiro; and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Milton Clement Bento Jr.
April 15, 2004
Milton Clement "Mickey" Bento Jr., 67, of Ewa Beach, a security guard, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Theresa J.; sons Michael Mahi, Steven Bento, Ambrose Lamboley and Albert Jr., Albert III and Wallace Araujo; daughters Kawehi Medeiros and Betty Ann, Marian and Theresa Araujo; brother James Fry; sister Valerie Figaro; 18 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Mass: noon Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 9:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

William Delono Espindola
May 14, 2004
William Delono Espindola, 59, of Honolulu, a Security Systems Inc. security guard, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Rose M. DeMello, Leatrice L. Sanford, Sylvia K. Vierra, Sheila L. Fernandez, Veronica M. Rackley and Debra A. Morrow. Services: noon Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Honourable Fakafanua
May 12, 2004
Honourable Fakafanua, 70, of Siumafua'uta, Ma'ufanga, noble of the Realm, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Maufanga, Tonga. He is survived by wife Kalolaine; sons Tutoatasi, Kisione and Paku; daughters Siatukimoana Vaea, Polotu Paunga, Mele Tu'iha'angana and Ma'ata Paea; and 23 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Call after 6 p.m. Burial to be held in Tonga at a later date.

Morris Isamu Fujimoto
May 10, 2004
Morris Isamu Fujimoto, 57, of Honolulu, a retired press manager, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlene K.C.; son Kyle M.; brother Rod; and sister Ethel F. Mau. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:45 a.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Reuben Gooman Jr.
May 1, 2004
Reuben "Fada" Gooman Jr., 81, of Waipahu, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Barney and Michael; hanai son Richard Kawainui; hanai daughters Edith McKinzie and Joleen Chavez; brother Charles "Moke" Moses; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

John Richard Gossett
May 8, 2004
John Richard Gossett, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Railway and Land Co. and Oahu Transport Co. cost analyst, died in Hale Ola Kino. He was born in Topeka, Kan. He is survived by stepson Frederick Ingram; daughter Joan; stepdaughter Nancy Hannum; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel. No flowers. Donations suggested to Central Union Church.

James Gratton Grimes
May 7, 2004
James Gratton Grimes, 62, of Honolulu, U.S. Navy, retired, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Cleveland. He is survived by wife Yoneko; brother Donald; and sisters Judith Cavill and Janet Grimes. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Navy Fleet Reserve Center, 891 Valkenburg St., Honolulu. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. next Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Causal attire. No flowers.

Irene Caitano Henderson
May 13, 2004
Irene Caitano Henderson, 86, of Mililani, an Ilani's Express Service owner in Kohala, Hawaii, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Albert and Jack Kayatani; daughter Myra Ozawa; brother Paul Caitano; sisters Maria Rosehill and Elizabeth Chang; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Sukyo Mahikari Center, 1127 California Ave., Wahiawa, HI 96786.

Itsue Hiraoka
May 13, 2004
Itsue "Ichan" Hiraoka, 80, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Jo Ann Fujimoto and Debra Okubo; brothers Yoshiyuki and Clifford S. Sumida; sisters Sueko Kaneshiro and Jean Kawachi; and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. today at Kohala Hongwanji Mission in Halaula, Hawaii. Call after 3 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire.

Oscar Johnson
May 5, 2004
Oscar Johnson, also known as "Bunny" and "O.J.," 69, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu prison guard, Ala Moana security guard and harbor policeman, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Frank Roznerski; daughter Tammy Skeen; sister Audrey Thompson; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Tatsue Kanemoto
May 4, 2004
Tatsue Kanemoto, 86, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Calvin S.; daughter Sandra S. Murayama; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Alfred Mervin Keliinoi
May 7, 2004
Alfred Mervin "Red" Keliinoi, 77, of Aiea, an owner of a salvage business, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bernice; sons Thomas and Perry Negrones and Alfred Keliinoi Jr.; daughters Gertrude Horton, Dolores Mosko, Adele Weston, Victoria Basuil and Bernice Sanders; brother William Jr.; sisters Bernice Wendel, Elizabeth Burton and Marie Moniz; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Casual attire. No flowers. Services: 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Michiyo Kitajima
May 2, 2004
Michiyo Kitajima, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Zanes Market cashier, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kaumana, Hawaii. She is survived by son Walter; daughters Lillian Takeda and Doris Tanaka; brother Tsuneo Doi; sister Midori Kawamoto; seven grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Private services.

Jing Huan Luo
May 11, 2004
Jing Huan Luo, 89, of Honolulu, died in Maluhia Nursing Home. He was born in Shanghai, China. He is survived by sons Da Cheng, Da Wai and Da Duang; daughters Xiao Ling Lao and Xiao Ping Luo; sisters Jing Cho and Jing Chiu; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Taoist services: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Felicidad Malaia
May 14, 2004
Felicidad Malaia, 66, of Waianae, a retired cook and baker at Fort Shafter, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Kent; daughters Yvonne Watson, Mary Tappin, Colette Malaia and Lisa Kaaihue; brothers Crispin Aguano and Dino Pedro; sisters Trinidad Yaris, Caridad Gomez, Violet Monces and Beatrice and Betsy Aguano; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rita's Catholic Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Pokai Bay. Casual attire.

Nick Burgos Manuel
May 1, 2004
Nick Burgos Manuel, 41, of Waipahu, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife FloraAnn; sons Nick and John; daughter Daisyann; and stepdaughters Rozen and SaraAnn Areola. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Minoru Murata
April 22, 2004
Minoru "Sam" Murata, 82, of Honolulu, an American Can Co. warehouseman, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Juliet Murata and Denise Corpuz; brothers Terry and Richard; sister Janet Ige; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Kenneth J. Murayama
May 6, 2004
Kenneth J. Murayama, 69, of Kailua, a retired state tax administrator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diane; sons Kenric and Craig; brothers Clifford and Howard; and six grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

William Burongan Perez
May 9, 2004
William Burongan Perez, 74, of Mililani, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop No. 56 refrigeration air-conditioner mechanic, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Patricia M. Clark; hanai son Ryan Harris; daughters Marshel E. Jarrett, Cheryl A. Davis, Desiree K. Perez, Melody N. Ferandez, Charmaine S. Russell, Shelby L. Ryan and Rayella A. Kunisaki; brothers Darren J.W., Teddy and Alfred; 23 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani Second Ward, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway, Mililani. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Helena D. Quiamzon
May 11, 2004
Helena D. Quiamzon, 74, of Honolulu, a retired state employee, died in Straub Clinic and Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard, Robert, Rodney and Ronald; daughters Shirley Machado, Pam Kirk, Elizabeth Quartero and Patricia Gabayan; brother Larry DeAsis; sister Dandina DeLeon; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 8:40 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Teresa. Call after 8:15 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

William E. Racz
March 19, 2004
William E. Racz, 39, of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Bellevue, Wash. He is survived by mother Darnell E. Anderson; companion Christine M. Lynn; sons Joshua D. Goetz and Alexander T. and Marshal F. Racz; and daughters Brittany D. and Holly M. Racz. Private services.

Cynthia Kanani Ramos
May 7, 2004
Cynthia Kanani "Bebe" Ramos, 50, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Bricyn; daughter Bricy; fiance Mervin Kamalu; mother Betty; brothers Ric and Andy; and sisters Hermina Imamura and Kehau Rayl. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery, 2262 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Kimiyo Sato
May 14, 2004
Kimiyo Sato, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Island Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roy and Raymond; daughters Gertrude Sato and Aimee Nishioka; brothers Keith and Robert Okimura; sisters Hazel Okimura, Grace Yoshimura, Dorothy Nakata and Hilda Watanabe; and four grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edward Silva
May 3, 2004
Edward Silva, 73, of Nanakuli, a retired San Van Lines truck driver, died at home. He was born in Kualapuu, Molokai. He is survived by sons Buddy and Stephen; daughters Shannon Silva, Claire Adams and Susan Iokia; brothers Kenneth "Honey Boy" and Antone "Sonny"; sisters Alice "Alley" Lopez, Dinah Carlos and Kanani Palmer; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Kame Teruya
May 6, 2004
Kame Teruya, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Walter's Delicatessen owner, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by sons Michael S. and Lawrence H.; stepson Masao; daughter Yaeko Kamiyama; brother Ryozen Kuwae; sister Fuki Nago; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Francis Toshio Tokuoka
May 14, 2004
Francis Toshio Tokuoka, 59, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Honolulu, a Hualalai Memorial Park director, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cheryl C.; daughter Julie Ann M.; brother Edwin; and sisters Judith Tojio, Joanne Kuge and Patsy "Pat" Tokuoka. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Minoru Tsukida
May 4, 2004
Minoru Tsukida, 76, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kipapa. He is survived by brother Masao and sisters Satsuko Araki, Yoshino Chartier and Yaeko Matsumura. Private services.

Randall Yet Chew Wong
May 10, 2004
Randall Yet Chew Wong, 63, of Mill Valley, Calif., a business owner, died in California. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carolyn; sons Stephen and Nathan; father Larry; and brothers Rodney and Robin. Services: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.




You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:

http://www.hawaii.gov/hidocs/hpnews.html
The index goes back several decades.

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