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Obituaries
Monday, June 28, 2004


Alejandra Gasmen Andaya
June 18, 2004
Alejandra Gasmen Andaya, 84, of the Philippines, died in Los Angeles. She was born in Ambulogan, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by son Nick; daughters Remy Almazan, Rose "Mely" Lagunero and Carol Aquino; sister Demetria Gasmen; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Eleanor Roberson Beers
June 24, 2004
Eleanor Roberson Beers, 93, of Kailua-Kona, a retired schoolteacher and guidance counselor, died at home. She was born in Philip, La. She is survived by daughter Sydney Gourley, sister Hetty Roberson and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Thursday at Regency at Hualalai, 75-181 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona. Additional celebration of life: 4 p.m. Friday at Kalahikiola Congregational Church at Kohala, Hawaii. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ernest Souza Carvalho
May 26, 2004
Ernest Souza Carvalho, 83, of Honolulu, a city waste-water treatment plant operator, died in Center for Aging Veterans. He was born in Honaka, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Ernest Jr., Kenneth and Adrian; brother Edward; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Melvyn Morio Hamamoto
June 5, 2004
Melvyn Morio Hamamoto, 85, of Aiea, formerly of Hilo, a retired state Department of Accounting and General Services painter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Sumie "Sue," son Gregg, daughter Marilyn Tamamoto, brother Shinichi, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

James Tetsuo Ikawa
June 11, 2004
James Tetsuo Ikawa, 61, of Aiea, a retired EMSS Inc. employee and computer programmer for the U.S. Coast Guard, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brothers Herbert K. and Randy H., and sister Kazuko Okubo. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m.

Chansys Kumiko Keanuenueiokalani Kalani-Gonsalves
June 23, 2004
Chansys Kumiko Keanuenueiokalani Kalani-Gonsalves, infant daughter of Robert Gonsalves and Katrina Kalani, of Nanakuli, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by sister Choisys; grandparents Christine "Tina" Gonsalves and Lindsay and Marie Kalani; great-grandparents Perfidia Cortez, Arthur Ornellas, Yvonne Mesa, Lindsey Kalani, Ruth Hinol and Robert and Ethel Souza; and great-great-grandparent Dorothy Kalani. Gathering: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Nanakuli Beach Park.

Sabrina Lynn Kapua
June 20, 2004
Sabrina Lynn Kapua, 26, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Wal-Mart store stocker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in San Jose, Calif. She is survived by husband Robert A.; daughters Deanne, Desha and Daslyn Kapua and Shannon Jeffries; mother Elizabeth Salbora; father Gary Burton; brother Matthew Salbora; sister Linda Salbora; and grandparent Jean Meniktos. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Paauilo, Hawaii. Call after 9 a.m.

Kaneo Kumasaka
June 20, 2004
Kaneo Kumasaka, 88, of Waialua, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Melvin K.; daughter Alice T. Kaneko; brother Robert N.; sisters Lily M. Yamada, Betty T. Terashima, Flora Y. Iwata and Elsie S. Kamikawa; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Melvin Etsuo Murakami
June 22, 2004
Melvin Etsuo "Mel" Murakami, 58, of Kaneohe, a retired Verizon Hawaii employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Aileen A.; son Ross; mother Hatsume; brothers Clayton, Herbert, James and Roy; sister Bernice Nakamura; and one grandchild. Buddhist services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 4:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Private inurnment to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lois Kiyono Muramoto
June 19, 2004
Lois Kiyono Muramoto, 86, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Edwin T.; daughters Doris K. Toyama, Karen A. Taniguchi and Elaine M. Nagasawa; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy Leinani Dung Pacheco
June 17, 2004
Dorothy Leinani Dung Pacheco, 72, of Pearl City, a retired tax examiner for the state Tax Office, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George Jr., son Wayne, daughter Wanda, brothers Wilfred Dunn and David Dung, sisters Monica "Mabel" Derks and Elsie "Pio" Pendergraft, and a grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual and aloha attire. No flowers.

Francisco Pandaraoan Sellona Jr.
June 24, 2004
Francisco Pandaraoan Sellona Jr., 71, of Waipahu, a retired Ideal Construction Co. mason, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Jesse U., Samuel U. and Eric U.; daughters Nellie S. Estanique and Minerva and Catherine Corpuz; brothers Leopold, Antonio and Willy; sister Milagros Beltran; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10:15 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Carmelo Sanchez Taguado
June 15, 2004
Carmelo Sanchez "Sonny" Taguado, 80, of Ewa Beach, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard longshoreman, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Christina R.; son William P.; daughters Audrey C. Aipa, Anita A. Peterson and Janet L. Hauanio; sister Lily Lopes; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Noboru Yamaguchi
June 19, 2004
Noboru "N" Yamaguchi, 87, of Hilo, a retired proprietor for the former Yamaguchi Shell Service Station, died in Hilo. He was born in Wainaku, Hilo. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; son Jack; daughters Joan Yoshida, Lei Gushiken and Ann Takamura; sisters Bessie Matsumoto, Ellen Kunieda and Kimiko Hamano; and seven grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Katherine Katsuyo Yoshimoto
June 18, 2004
Katherine Katsuyo Yoshimoto, 82, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Pauwela, Maui. She is survived by brothers Akira and Michiyuki Endo, and sisters Winifred Shishido and Yone Sakamaki. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Saturday.




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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