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Obituaries
Wednesday, June 23, 2004


Gerald Kealohaohana Akana
June 18, 2004
Gerald Kealohaohana Akana, 72, of Kailua, a retired U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and civil service and Legal Express employee, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary K. "Mickey"; sons William and Roy; daughters Susan Butler, Eilynn Kohlbecker and Kathryn Akana; brother James; sisters Rosemarie Spencer and Julie Nakamura; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 1 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Alfredo Sebastian Amodo
June 8, 2004
Alfredo Sebastian "Peping" Amodo, 83, of Honolulu, a retired stevedore, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in La Paz, Laoag City, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicidad, sons Wilfred and Melvin, daughter Ruth Uganiza, brother Ponciano, sisters Visitacion A. "Sitang" Patoc and Buenaflora A. "Matda" Martin, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Temple, 2464 N. School St. Call after 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Marcela Naces Bautista
June 20, 2004
Marcela Naces Bautista, 91, of Hanamaulu, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Feliciano, Teofilo and Juan; daughter Juanita Ramiscal; brothers Pablo and Apolinario Naces; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire.

Walter Yen Sheong Ching
June 2, 2004
Walter Yen Sheong Ching, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Fire Department finance office accountant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Winifred, son Stephen H., daughter Susan and two grandchildren. Private services.

Charles Sing Fat Chun Jr.
June 6, 2004
Charles Sing Fat "Charlie Boy" Chun Jr., 45, of Ewa Beach, a former United Fishing Agency employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Christopher Cambra and Ian Chun; daughter Summer; parents Charles "Charlie" Sr. and Elizabeth "Kay"; brothers Mike, Greg, Robert and Clarence; sister Georgette; companion Marlyn Suan; mother of children Debra Cambra; and grandparents Helen Ford and Caroline Afong. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Causal attire. No flowers.

Masao Ekimoto
June 15, 2004
Masao "Ace" Ekimoto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Co. carpenter, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sachiko; son Eldon; daughters Beryl and Eve Yamashiro; brothers Yoshio, Tomeji, Maurice and Richard K.; sisters Kimiko Fujioka, Hisako Dote, Doris T. Yamauchi and Yaeko Setoda; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Edgar Allan Gardner
June 17, 2004
Edgar Allan "Al" Gardner, 73, of Kailua-Kona, an American Coating Co. owner and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Hastings, Neb. He is survived by wife Bonita M., daughters Bonnie Ho and Jody Lee, hanai daughters Kanani Phillips and Wanda Cho, a grandchild and three hanai grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Disabled American Veterans Hall Front Building, 2685 N. Nimitz Highway, Honolulu. Call after 4 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 217, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

Bert Yoshio Ikezawa
May 28, 2004
Bert Yoshio Ikezawa, 68, of Mililani, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife June F., son Chad M., daughter Shann M. and brother Henry Y. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jose Subia Jaena
June 16, 2004
Jose Subia Jaena, 92, of Lanai City, a retired Dole Plantation laborer, died in Lanai Community Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Sean and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Lanai Filipino Clubhouse. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church. Burial at Lanai Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

Victoria Kapeka Benjamin Kaiawe
June 8, 2004
Victoria Kapeka Benjamin Kaiawe, 64, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Kamalumalu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Aaron K.; daughter Joann K.K. Llanes; sisters Marie Kihe, Rose Henriques, Anna Hao and Josephine Anakalea; and four grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kona Gospel Chapel, above Bank of Hawaii in Kealakekua. Casual attire.

Alika Kawailani Arnold Kumai
June 17, 2004
Alika Kawailani Arnold "Lika" Kumai, 19, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Tri-S Corp. construction worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Kawailani and Keone, sister Anela and grandparent Nana. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Kalapana Mauna Kea Congregational Church in Pahoa. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: noon Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary in Honolulu. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Yvette Kupahu
Oct. 31, 2003
Yvette "Manu" Kupahu, 34, of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Mika Kupahu and Nukuluai Ma'ave, parents James "Kimo" Kupahu and Gwen Makaila, brother James and sisters Jaime Kahalepo and Darrlyn Canon. Services: 8 a.m. Saturday at Waimanalo Beach Park on Oahu. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Derrick E.W. Lee
June 13, 2004
Derrick E.W. Lee, 56, of Honolulu, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sue, sons Christopher and Jeffrey, father Wah How, brother Gerard and a grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Donald Robert Lindsey
June 17, 2004
Donald Robert Lindsey, 78, of Lihue, a Young Brothers manager, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mary Ann, son William M.S. III, daughters Linda Wong and Vivian K. Lindsey, 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Lihue Christian Church. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Faasuka Simaile Lutu
June 20, 2004
Faasuka Simaile "Taesaliali'i" Lutu, 66, of American Samoa, an American Samoa government Office of Senior Citizens director, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Fagatoga, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Fialupe; sons Milliard, Moefatu and Raymond; daughters Fetulele Cooks and Jerry Ann and Laalaai Lutu; brothers Leroy, Kipeni, Simaile, Faasuka Jr. and Marcus; sisters Faatamalii Falo, Salote Schuster, Taotafa Self, Oilau Tuliau, Mokihana Ripley, Debbie Katina and Elisa and Juliette Lutu; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Moanalua Community Church. Call after 5 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date in American Samoa.

Robert Emmet McDonnell
June 19, 2004
Robert Emmet "Mac" McDonnell, 60, of Maalaea, Maui, died at home. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by companion Janet Souza, daughter Erin Nunez and two grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes.

Mary Merendino
May 15, 2004
Mary Merendino, 60, of Waialua, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph A. Sr.; children Dorenda, Brian and Tammy Labra and Joseph "Joey" A. Jr., Annette and Jody A. Merendino, Tammy A. Onizuka, Mary Ramones and Brittany M., Rodman C. Sr. and James J. Salangdron; brothers and sisters James Luhan, Martha Atkins, Lorraine Abero, Caridad "Cari" Malae, Juanita Spencer, Theresa Barron and Benjamin, Paul, Helen, Elizabeth and Charlotte Marquez; and 19 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual and aloha attire. No flowers.

Kimiyo Mitsuda
June 15, 2004
Kimiyo Mitsuda, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Susan Ajifu and Vivian Hee; brothers Yasuhara, Motohisa, Yoshimi and Masato Ueno; sister Kuniko Fujino; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Tome Nagao
June 10, 2004
Tome Nagao, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert and Roy, daughters Joan Yamanaka and Jean Zaa, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire.

George Masaru Nakano
June 17, 2004
George Masaru Nakano, 61, of Aiea, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Georgette "Ulu," sons Grant M. Nakano and John H. Derricotte, and brothers Robert, Alan, Gary and Norman. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Tomi Oshiro
June 11, 2004
Tomi Oshiro, 91, of Pearl City, a retired announcer for KOHO and KZOO radio stations, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Facility. She was born in Yonabaru, Okinawa. She is survived by sons Sachiya; daughters Noriko Honda and Akiko Kato; brother Mitsuya Shinsato; sisters Yoshiko, Ayako, Keiko and Akemi; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services

Hattie N. Perez
June 18, 2004
Hattie N. "Aunty Darling" Perez, 71, of Kokoiki, Kohala, Hawaii, a former Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel employee, died at home. She was born in Kohala. She is survived by daughter Barbara N. "Bobbie" Sugata, sisters Irene Kinney and Eliza Josiah, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Gospel of Salvation Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kohala County Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Evelyn Phyllis Propper
June 17, 2004
Evelyn Phyllis Propper, 74, of Wailuku, a retired escrow officer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Matlock, Manitoba, Canada. She is survived by daughters Debra Cabais and Janice Tumpap, sister Janet Zielinski, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 8 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 7 p.m.

Richard Salsedo
June 21, 2004
Richard Salsedo, 78, of Honolulu, a retired federal government technician, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Annie Salsedo-Quitan. Committal services: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

David L. Sparks
June 20, 2004
David L. "Sparky" Sparks, 58, of Kilauea, Kauai, an electrician, U.S. Navy veteran and Midpac Online Communications co-founder, died in Kilauea. He was born in Orlando, Fla. He is survived by sons and daughter Sebastian and Naomi Sparrowhawk, brother Dale and sisters Linda Taylor and Janelle Sparks. Gathering: 3 p.m. Friday at Anini Beach Park. Donations suggested to Kauai Hospice.

Harumi Tadaki
June 11, 2004
Harumi Tadaki, 86, of Kahului, a state library clerk, died in Hale Makua. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Ralph, Carl and Richard; daughter Marilyn Mochizuki; sister Stella Honda; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elmyra Kuuleiu'ilani Conant Takahashi
June 19, 2004
Elmyra Kuuleiu'ilani Conant Takahashi, 55, of Wailua, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Dean, daughters Denise M. and Denalynn M., brother Elmer W. Conant IV, sisters LaFrance Kapaka-Arboleda and Beatrice Conant, a grandchild and a hanai grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothy Rosalie Vaovasa
June 5, 2004
Dorothy Rosalie Vaovasa, 56, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Leone, American Samoa. She is survived by husband the Rev. Siupapa; sons Desmond M. and Woodrow L.S.; daughters Dorothy M. Aga and Devonna Savelio; brothers Laisene, Edwin, Stanley, Bernard, John and Peter Gurr, Paulo and Felise Kaio, Tuika Faumuina and Kasimilo, Falaniko, Ioane Jr. and Anthony Ioane; sisters Diana Tuinei, Fanuaea Leiataua, Julia Lesui, Rosa Silao and Faamau Telea; and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii First Samoan Assembly of God. Call after 4 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Jong Soon Yi
June 19, 2004
Jong Soon Yi, 74, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Kunsan, Korea. She is survived by sons Yong Chu, Yong Ku, Yong Kuk, Yong Hwan and Yong Chol; daughters Pu Chan Hong and Yong Hui Chin; sister Soon Nga Yim; and 16 grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe.

Natsu S. Yokoi
May 16, 2004
Natsu S. Yokoi, 90, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kauai, a retired Iolani Sportswear seamstress, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Kalihi. She is survived by sons Thomas T., Royden M., Ronald S. and Gordon S.; daughter Linda M. Okimoto; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9 a.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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