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Obituaries
Saturday, June 12, 2004


Daniel Kaniela Akiu Jr.
June 9, 2004
Daniel Kaniela Akiu Jr., 62, of Kahului, a Ka Lima O Maui supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Keanae, Maui. He is survived by hanai son Thomas E. Klask; daughters Loriann Akiona, Emma J. Cornelio, Darlene K. Alizna and Danielle K. and Darcy K. Akiu; brother Herbert; sisters Norma and Minnie; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m.

Donna Keiko Asbach
June 9, 2004
Donna Keiko Asbach, 53, of Kalaoa, Kona, Hawaii, a self-employed seamstress and owner of Sew Me the Way, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Richard, parents Kenn and Anna Shigematsu, brother Robert Shigematsu and sisters Janie Karimoto and Maurie Inouye. Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Call after 2 p.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kona Community Hospital Radiation Project, 79-1019 Haukapila St., Kealakekua, HI 96750.

Laura Bailey
June 7, 2004
Laura Bailey, 78, of Lihue, formerly of Maili, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James E.; sons Raymond Andrade Jr. and Raymond and Thomas Bailey; daughters Carol Gouveia, Sheila Andrade-Callen and Jamie Bailey; sisters Annie De Costa and Dorothy Medeiros; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Ma'ili Beach Park, across from St. John's Road. Call after 2:30 p.m.

Edwin Bonifacio Corpuz
May 26, 2004
Edwin Bonifacio Corpuz, 54, of Waipahu, died at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by daughter Jonell Patacsil and brothers and sisters Jennifer B. Kepner and Kimo, Casey, Patricia, Juan Jr., Helen and Carol Corpuz. Private services.

Pedro Eugenio Corpuz
June 6, 2004
Pedro Eugenio Corpuz, 82, of Mililani, a retired agricultural businessman, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Laoag City, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Visitacion P.; sons Francisco, Butch, Liester and Oliver; daughters Gloria and Juliet Corpuz, Nellie Tumacder, Christina Falke, Henedine Smith, Florence Willems and Imee Licare; brothers Rizal, Inigo and Eduardo Ventura; sister Ching Manuel; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mary Gruenewald
June 5, 2004
Mary Gruenewald, 97, of Waikiki, a retired teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y. She is survived by sons William and Robert, and daughter Mary Stenulson. Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Michael Yasuo Kawahara
June 1, 2004
Michael Yasuo Kawahara, 57, of Honolulu, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Thalia, brother Robert and sisters Frances Kaneshiro and Naida Hattori. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dr. Paul Howard Lijestrand
May 31, 2004
Dr. Paul Howard Lijestrand, 92, of Honolulu, a retired physician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by wife Alberta Chartier, sons Robert and Eric, daughters Lana Craigo and Wendla Lijestrand, brothers Eric and Robert, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Lawrence Frederick Mokulehua
May 25, 2004
Lawrence Frederick Mokulehua, 65, of Kapolei, a retired federal government special pay technician, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Uo P.; sons Lawrence F. II, Victor T. and Vincent K.; brothers Victor, Alvin "Benny" and Leonard; sisters Elsie Tate, Rhoda Miller, Linda Laboguen and Laureta Paypaya; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Eric Ben Natsuyama
June 8, 2004
Eric Ben Natsuyama, 58, of Honolulu, a retired auto mechanic, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Harriet. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Palolo Kwannon Temple, 3326 Paalea St. Casual attire. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Kidney Foundation or American Diabetes Association.

Nancy Paith
June 2, 2004
Nancy "Akiko" Paith, 70, of Aiea, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Himeji-Shi, Japan. She is survived by son William A., daughters Deborah and Amy, and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Judith Ann Rezents
June 9, 2004
Judith Ann "Judy" Rezents, 52, of Kula, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rodney M., sons Byron and Travis, daughter Stacey, father Louis Texeira, mother Elizabeth A. Texeira, brothers Ronald and David Texeira, and a grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. next Saturday at Holy Ghost Church in Kula. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery.

Manuel Peterson Silva
June 8, 2004
Manuel Peterson Silva, 95, of Kailua, a retired Mokapu Elementary School principal, died in Kailua. He was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Janis Silva, Claudette Kruse and Garylyn Alich; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Francisco Edralin Silvano
June 10, 2004
Francisco Edralin Silvano, 84, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Regina, son Francisco Jr., daughter Erlinda Mallillin, sisters Mercedes Fontonas and Conching Flores, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services to be held in San Bruno, Calif. at a later date.

Benjamin Penequito Solomon Sr.
May 30, 2004
Benjamin Penequito Solomon Sr., 78, of Waianae, a retired Hicks Homes carpenter and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Annie K.; sons Gregory C., Benjamin P. Jr. and Norman K. Solomon and Tui Ala; daughters Healani E. Dela Cruz and Laverne N. Armitage; 21 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Sunato Torigoe
April 28, 2004
Sunato Torigoe, 88, of Lihue, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. He is survived by brother Mitsuo. Private services.

Lillian Laahiwa Wright Wahinepio
May 27, 2004
Lillian Laahiwa Wright Wahinepio, 76, of Papakolea, a retired Liliha Library employee and Papakolea Alu Like kapuna, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roger, Gilbert and Maurice Pelletier and John Chun; daughters Alberta Brown and Alohanani Jamias; stepchildren Garrett Wahinepio and Ruby Hale; brother Gilbert Wright; sister May Wright; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. today at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Orange attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Tuesday.




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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