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Obituaries
Sunday, July 4, 2004


Services to remember
fisherman lost at sea




Funeral services for Roy Takatsuki, a fisherman who was reported missing at sea on June 25, will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. Catherine Church in Kapaa.

Takatsuki, 57, was a general contractor on Kauai. He was participating in a fishing tournament on Oahu and failed to return. The Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department and friends launched a search for him. His empty, 18-foot Boston Whaler was found floating 10 miles north of Kauai on June 26.

Takatsuki is survived by his son Abraham, mother Doris, brothers Clyde and Keith, sister Blanche Brennan and a grandson.



Ryan Richard Bibilone
June 18, 2004
Ryan Richard Bibilone, 50, of Wahiawa, a U.S. Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vicky C., sons Brandon L. Padello and Ryan R. Bibilone II, daughters Kristina S. Padello and Nichole C. Bibilone, parents Richard and Flora, sisters Patricia "Patsy" Bibilone Lucero and Dawn R. Upchurch, and a grandchild. Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Alice Frances Cox
June 30, 2004
Alice Frances Cox, 77, of Kailua, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Raymond B., daughter Tina Boyd and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Tavailau Laita Saumalu Faleafine
June 28, 2004
Tavailau Laita Saumalu Faleafine, 61, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Taputimu, American Samoa. She is survived by sons John, Niko, and Lewis Liulamaga and Christian Laita-Liulamaga; daughters Arlene Asoau and Latanya M. Honor; brothers Fuifui Max and Apelu Saumalu; sisters Naoupu Lobendann, Fuaone Scanlan and Sosina Taamu; and nine grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Agnes C. Ferreira
June 28, 2004
Agnes C. Ferreira, 88, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Barbara J. Gomes and Adrienne L. "Lois" Plischke, sister Margaret Visser, seven grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and after 8:30 a.m. Friday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Mary Figueroa
June 29, 2004
Mary Figueroa, 79, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired cook for the former Hawaiian Holiday Macadamia Factory in Honokaa, died in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. She was born in Kapaau, Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Estifino "Fano"; son Frank; daughters Barbara Coito, Rose Dos Santos, and Stella, Sara and Rosalie Figueroa; brothers Alfredo Fernandez, and Daniel, Joseph and Julian Martines; sisters Patsy Torres, Ida Alves, Angeline Lawrence and Ramona Maduli; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Honokaa. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley Eiichi Igawa
June 28, 2004
Stanley Eiichi Igawa, 77, of Waianae, a retired state Department of Education administrator, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Kona. He is survived by wife Carmen Espiritu-Igawa; sons Colin F. Igawa and Ian Cayetano; daughters DaVee Lopez, Erin Sauder and Celeste Aiu; brother Dennis; sister Irene; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. July 12 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Toshio Kubota
June 29, 2004
Toshio Kubota, 81, of Kahului, a retired teacher and travel agent, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kona. He is survived by daughter Valerie Matsunaga; brother George; sisters Kikue Hiramatsu, Matsuko Machado and Laura Kubota; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Kahului Union Church. Call after 4 p.m. Reception to follow.

Hisae Matsukawa
July 1, 2004
Hisae Matsukawa, 80, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired Waimea Dispensary accountant, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by husband Yoshio, son Wesley, sisters Chizue and Tomiko Shimaoka, brother Calvin Shimaoka, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waimea United Church of Christ. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Tamotsu Matsumura
June 22, 2004
Tamotsu "Thomas" Matsumura, 86, of Kailua, a retired Thomas Giuli Co. plumber, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Mildred C., sons Kenneth and Neal, daughters Diane Roche and Kathleen Hashiro, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frank Edward Miller Jr.
June 25, 2004
Frank Edward Miller Jr., 83, of Honolulu, a retired United Airlines employee and World War II veteran, died in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in New Hampshire. He is survived by wife Rose C., brother Wayne, and sisters Ruth Bushor and Joan Charlton. Services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at 999 Wilder Ave.

Norman S. Miyachi
June 22, 2004
Norman S. Miyachi, 58, of Aiea, Structural Masonry Inc. proprietor, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol N., son Brad W., mother Yoshiko, brothers Patrick and Stanley, sisters Ann Noguchi and Linda Maru, and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leo Shigeru Mori
June 8, 2004
Leo Shigeru Mori, 66, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Maebo Noodle Factory laborer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by caregivers Wilfred Sr. and Florence Ortiz; hanai sons Wilfred Jr., Michael and Courtney Ortiz; and hanai daughters Brenda Parks, Tammy Wong and Stacey Ortiz. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Kuno Adolph Niethammer
June 14, 2004
Kuno Adolph Niethammer, 75, of Honolulu, A.I.B. Bindery Inc. owner, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Switzerland. He is survived by wife Elisabeth. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Baptist Church, 2010 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis-West Hospice.

Rachel Kameeualani Pilialoha
June 21, 2004
Rachel Kameeualani Pilialoha, 67, of Waianae, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Steven, Clive and Milton N.; daughters Stephanie Mahelona and Renee I. Pilialoha; mother Wilhelmina Chai; brothers Vannatti, Roman, Joseph and Humphrey Chai; sister Sharon Dickerson; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Otto Nunu Puchert
June 29, 2004
Otto Nunu Puchert, 86, of Honolulu, a retired aircraft mechanic, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons George K. Sr., Bill K. and Andrei N.; daughters Zelda M. Sproat, Earline M. Lai, Pamela K. Nakagawa and Paula P. Koko; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Eugenia Quisano
June 25, 2004
Eugenia Quisano, 90, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by sons John, Richard, Leslie, James, Ronald, Gary, Arthur and Allan; daughters Loretta Alba, Gwendolyn Osurman, Daryl Lynn Funke and Patricia Cababa; sister Margaret Bautista; 41 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Pacifico Cajigal Ragmat
June 15, 2004
Pacifico Cajigal Ragmat, 80, of Waianae, a retired Ron's Construction Co. employee, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Matthew and Darren; daughters Roxanne and Natalie Ragmat, and Gail Galon; brothers Orlando and Dominador; sisters Anastasia and Lucing Ragmat, and Gloria Valdez; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Hearts Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Call after 6 p.m. Services: noon Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Asuncion Arneho Silva
June 18, 2004
Asuncion Arneho "Cion" Silva, 93, of Wahiawa, a clerk typist for the federal government at Fort Monmouth, N.J., and Wheeler Air Force Base, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in San Nicolas, Cebu, the Philippines. She is survived by son Ronald D.; daughters Rita S. Suan, Erleen L. Ramirez and Gloria J. Robb; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

David Louis Silva
June 25, 2004
David Louis Silva, 82, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. electrical foreman, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Melvin, daughter Davelyn Souza, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Church, Kailua. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Lucile Brackney Spencer
June 26, 2004
Lucile Brackney Spencer, 94, of Honolulu, an associate professor, died in Arcadia ICF. She was born in Bainbridge, Ind. Services: 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Arcadia Retirement Residence, third-floor activity room. Private burial at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Anthony Stephen Vasconcellos
June 13, 2004
Anthony Stephen "Tony" Vasconcellos, 62, of Volcano, Hawaii, a retired state Department of Transportation electrician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gary and Randy Vasconcellos, Barrett Naki-Vasconcellos, and Micah Cartajena-Vasconcellos; daughters Antoinette Vasconcellos, Kimberly Cabuyaban and Jeanine Naki-Vasconcellos; brother Edward; sister Bernadette Chock; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Honolulu. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Wendell K. Warrington
June 26, 2004
Wendell K. Warrington, 47, of Kahului, a musician, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Holly; sons Kaea, Keoni and Quincy; daughters Kamalei and Natalie; and brothers Charles and Haumea. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Myth & Magic Center (location of "Ulalena" show), Lahaina.

Calvin Theodore Watson
June 19, 2004
Calvin Theodore Watson, 71, of Waipahu, a retired city plant manager and U.S. Coast Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Rock D.; daughters Bernadette M., Brenda K. and Russlyn U. Watson, Roxane N. Paxton, and Jade P. Watson-Wong; brothers James and Rudolph; sister Joan; and eight grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Augustina Ilac Wilker
June 25, 2004
Augustina Ilac Wilker, of Kailua, a retired beautician, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Merle A.; sons Robert and Ernie Laranang, and Mark Rios; daughter Bernadette Nicholson; brothers Norman H. and John Ilac; sisters Angelina Acoba, Jessie Navarro and Rose Meyer; 25 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Adeline Kikuyo Young
June 27, 2004
Adeline Kikuyo Young, 80, of Honolulu, a retired cosmetologist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Edward W.C., son Steven Kuniyoshi, daughters Iris Au and Sandra Kuniyoshi, brother Hubert Furukawa, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Kalihi Union Church, 2214 N. King St. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha 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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