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Obituaries
Friday, June 25, 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; stepdaughter Janet Sampaga; brother James; sisters Rosemarie Spencer, Julie Nakamura and Josie Miller; 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. Additional information for an obituary printed Wednesday.

Rebecca Pokini Cabison
June 12, 2004
Rebecca Pokini Cabison, 75, of Salinas, Calif., died in Salinas. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Jeorge P., Henry P., James P., Anaclito P. and Ronnie P.; daughters Ruth Y. Farr and Elsa C. Yasay; half brothers Melicio, Rondy and Ugene Hernandez; half sister Frances Hernandez; 22 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bill Friel
June 15, 2004
Bill Friel, 82, of San Francisco, a journalist who once worked at the Hawaiian Reporter and a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died in San Francisco. He was born in Tonopah, Nev. He is survived by wife Helen, son Michael, daughter Andrea Adams and three grandchildren. No services.

James Kiichi Higa
June 19, 2004
James Kiichi Higa, 74, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed floral distribution broker, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty M., sons Dr. James R.K. and Jay W., daughters Linda A. Kunihisa and Donna M. Komagome, mother Uto K., sister Margaret Y. Sawamura and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Itsuki Miyamoto
June 9, 2004
Itsuki Miyamoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired city painter, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Roy T. and Karl. Private services.

Rikio Miyasaki
June 23, 2004
Rikio "Riki" Miyasaki, 89, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Electric Light Co. meter reader, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Melvin and Michael; daughters Margo Ito and Marcia Wheeler; sisters Nora T. Nakashima, Yaeko Haga, Ayako Yamasato and Tatsue Nakamura; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Aileen Tomoe Ogawa
June 17, 2004
Aileen Tomoe Ogawa, 80, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed beautician doing business as Seaside Beauty Salon, died in St. Francis-Puiwa Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clinton, brothers Bert and Roy Otake, sister Harriet Harada, primary caregiver Tomoko D., two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

Charles Edwin Phillips
June 2, 2004
Charles Edwin Phillips, 53, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, an A & A Refrigeration technician and owner, died in Kailua-Kona. He was born in Virginia. He is survived by daughter Teresa Kaniho, sisters Patricia Wilson and Ruth Picker, three grandchildren and three hanai grandchildren. Private services.

Frank Rodrigues
June 23, 2004
Frank Rodrigues, 89, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. truck driver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Lucy; son Frank C.; daughters Beatrice "Linda" Bal, Leona Montanelli and Audrey Moniz; brothers Manuel, John and Raymond; sisters Connie Teves and Evelyn Josephs; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Richard Panaewa Ronolo
June 18, 2004
Richard Panaewa "Reno" Ronolo, 57, of Kailua, a retired Halawa Correctional Facility captain, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kirk and Gus, daughter Cori-Linn, father Julian "Sonny," sisters Leona Pereza and Jocelyn Ronolo, and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Matio Gamilit Suliven Sr.
June 4, 2004
Matio Gamilit Suliven Sr., also known as Matio Gamilit Soliven Sr., 95, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Public Works Center laborer and U.S. Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Barungay, Caparia-An, Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Trinidad, sons Matio G. "Jimmy," Martin T., Philip and David C.; daughters Shirley Louis and Norma J., Yolanda, Diane L., Eleanor "Ellie," Elizabeth and Christine; brothers Ernesto B. and Jose B. Soliven; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Mark Stanley Sullivan
June 17, 2004
Mark Stanley Sullivan, 42, of Kahuku, a Sterman Realty employee, died at home. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Marivic R. Meneses, daughters Zamic M. and Cassidy A., mother Starcy J., brothers Charles IV and Christian B., and sisters Starcy Branch and Janet Bradford. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Roch Church, 56-350 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Vernon Koichi Uyetake
June 15, 2004
Vernon Koichi Uyetake, 68, of Kaneohe, a retired Amsco sheet metal worker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elaine Y. Meneses, son Garrett, daughter Jayme, brother Bernard, sister Jean and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. 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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