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Obituaries
Wednesday, June 2, 2004





Mitsuo Akiyama
May 28, 2004
Mitsuo Akiyama, 84, of Hilo, a retired temporary disability insurance investigator for the state Department of Labor, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Shizue, son Alvin, daughter Ruth Yamakawa, brother Shuji and four grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Church of Holy Cross in Hilo. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.

Helen Yuet Heong Tenn Alba
May 29, 2004
Helen Yuet Heong Tenn Alba, 95, of Kailua, a retired bookkeeper, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Sylvia Siu Chun Mah, Maureen Siu Kiu Shimabuku and Rosita Alba; sister Nora Yet Yin Chin; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Severino Garcia Balmores
May 29, 2004
Severino Garcia Balmores, 89, of Koloa, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar Plantation Co. tractor driver, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucy P.; sons Bernaldo, Rodrigo, Craig, Abraham, Arthur, Mario and Edwin; daughters Theresita B. Kinnaman, Irma Hinchcliff, Anita Yoneji, Yolanda Demas, Linda Konno, Adelia Fuller, Melinda Yomen and Gina Balmores; 35 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.

Alice Boulet Blanchette
May 28, 2004
Alice Boulet Blanchette, 100, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Rochester, N.H. She is survived by two sons, 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 2 p.m. Saturday at University of Hawaii Newman Center. Donations suggested to University of Hawaii Foundation Geriatrics Education account.

Katharina M. Brechtelsbauer-Sanchez
May 25, 2004
Katharina M. "Kay" Brechtelsbauer-Sanchez, 68, of Honolulu, a retired travel agent, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Nurnberg, Germany. She is survived by husband Juan and brother Joe Brechtelsbauer. Private services.

Geraldine Yuriko Chagami
May 24, 2004
Geraldine Yuriko Chagami, 40, of Aiea, a state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Amy E., brother Greg and sister Gwen Nakamoto. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Regino Agcaoili Dumbrique
May 20, 2004
Regino Agcaoili Dumbrique, 96, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Lihue Plantation employee, died at home. He was born in Laoag City, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Clotilde, son Amador, daughter Catalina D. Bersamira, brothers Guillermo and Victor, sister Genoveva D. Mandac, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire.

Melinda Pacheco Felix Freitas
May 25, 2004
Melinda Pacheco Felix Freitas, 96, of Honolulu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son John Henry Felix, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church on Punahou Street. Call after noon. Reception to follow at John Felix residence.

Tokuo Fukumoto
May 21, 2004
Tokuo Fukumoto, 82, of Pearl City, a retired Federal Aviation Administration analyst manager, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eleanor; son Keith; daughter Carolyn; brothers Masato, James and Charles; sisters Chiyo Fukumoto and Sarah Yano; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Norma Louise Hardy
May 18, 2004
Norma Louise Hardy, 82, of Cottonwood, Ariz., a real estate investor, died at home. She was born in Dragon, Utah. She is survived by stepson Reef W., daughter Jody Wheeler and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery in Kailua-Kona. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.

Hiromu Hayashi
May 17, 2004
Hiromu Hayashi, 86, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaiian Cement heavy equipment mechanic, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Howard T. and Jeffery A.; daughters Sally H. and Susan Y.; sisters Bernice C. Tarumoto, Ethel T. Tokunaga and Leatrice M. Komatsu; and two grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Monday.

Hiroo Hayashi
May 19, 2004
Hiroo Hayashi, 71, of Hilo, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Patti Oliver, sons Lance and Scott, sister Kinue Sakaitani and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave.

Jerome A. Kapoi
May 28, 2004
Jerome A. Kapoi, 60, of Waianae, an retired electrician for American Electric, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cynthia; sons Vincent, Dean, Shannon and Samuel; daughters Yvonne-Marie and Roxanne Kapoi, Je'nae-Bernadette Meyers and Georgette Stevens; brothers Charles Davis and David, Theodore and Robert Kapoi; sisters Marie Navales, Pamela Young, Sandee Souza, Betty Jones, Barbara Ah Lo, Dale Davis, Patricia Chang and Phillis Reed; and 23 grandchildren. Private services.

Florence Keohokamanu Kong Kee
May 20, 2004
Florence Keohokamanu Kong Kee, 83, of Honolulu, a retired musician and hula teacher, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son John C., six grandchildren and four great-grand- children. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Harmony Uluwehi Lyman
May 9, 2004
Harmony Uluwehi Lyman, 14, of San Diego, died in San Diego. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Micah; mother Lola Key; brother Micah; sisters Martha and Micaiah; grandparents Winona and William Lyman and Violet and Yala Brown; and great-grandparent Jose Sevilla. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Edith Chieko Miwa
May 24, 2004
Edith Chieko "Nancy" Miwa, 88, of Honolulu, a retired caterer owner, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Lester, brothers Richard and William Toyofuku, and sister Ruth Toyofuku. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

James M. Nakanelua
May 26, 2004
James M. "Uncle Kimo" Nakanelua, 85, of Honokaa, Hawaii, formerly of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, a retired self-employed taro farmer, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea, Hawaii. He was born in Waipio Valley, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Florence Kalei P.; sons Wayne Pine and Garrison K. Nakanelua Sr.; daughters Pamela A. Nakanelua-Castillo, Jasmine "Sweetheart" Nakanelua-Anderson, Princess L. Nakanelua, Charmaineellen H. Nakanelua-Hiraoka, Lorraine U. Shibata and Velma Muraoka; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Honokaa Ward of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukuihaele County Cemetery in Kukuihaele. Casual attire.

Blanche Josephine Ovik
May 27, 2004
Blanche Josephine Ovik, 76, of Aiea, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Maureen L. Herwick. Committal services: 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Rhoda Leilani Phillips
May 27, 2004
Rhoda Leilani Phillips, 73, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Paul and Ross, daughter Paula Chang and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. John's By-The-Sea Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Sunday.

William Lawrence Schulmeister Jr.
May 23, 2004
William Lawrence "Bill" Schulmeister Jr., 64, of Aiea, a retired state surveyor, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Mary C., brothers Joseph and Ronald, sisters Shareen Hardy and Lorene, and companion Betty M. Sakamoto. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Lillian M. Skinner
May 27, 2004
Lillian M. Skinner, of Coronado, Calif., formerly of Hono-lulu, a retired hula dancer, died in Honolulu. She was born in California. She is survived by sons Roy, Neal and James; sister Kuuipo Holsten; and three grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in California.

Richard Alexander Souza
May 23, 2004
Richard Alexander "Dickie" Souza, 79, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired cane truck driver for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Leila Victorino; sisters Veronica Awong, Eulalia Enanoria and Marie Kaneshiro; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paauilo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalopa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Kimiko Yano
May 20, 2004
Kimiko "Thelma" Yano, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Libby Cannery and Hayashi Okazuya employee, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Hiroki "Gus." Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Shingonshu Hawaii Betsuin, 915 Sheridan St. Casual attire.

Vivian Lin Young
May 21, 2004
Vivian Lin "Popo" Young, 73, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by daughters Gwendolyn Macion, Lisa Sato, Patricia Takeshita and Bobbye Young-Mauchly; brothers Howard and Roland Lin; sisters Bessie Pang, Anna Kam and Genevieve Tantisira; and eight grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.




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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