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Obituaries
Saturday, July 10, 2004


Jacinta Dela Cruz Aguinaldo
June 18, 2004
Jacinta Dela Cruz Aguinaldo, 85, of Waipahu, a retired Del Monte employee, died at home. She was born in Barangay 11, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Leocarte Marcelino and Arnold Aguinaldo, daughters Leticia Llamas and Amanda Aguinaldo, sister Ruperta Hernandez and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Larry Lee Coldiron
July 5, 2004
Larry Lee Coldiron, 65, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Columbia City, Ind. He is survived by wife Sue; son Brad; daughter Bonnie; brothers Robert, Randy and Jason; sister Patsy Barten; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Josephine Drose
July 3, 2004
Josephine Drose, 94, of California, formerly of Puunene, Maui, died in California. She was born in Cogreas, Puerto Rico. She is survived by sons Clarence, Benjamin and Steven; daughters Margaret Vellez, Betty Souza and Anita Belles; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Pacita Abella Eala
July 6, 2004
Pacita Abella Eala, 60, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Maximimiano; son Jonald; daughters Connie Vidal, Natividad Espejo, Josephine Segismundo and Gemma Ewing; sisters Patricia Sabas, Flora Negrillo, Erlinda Abana and Placida Liwag; brothers Segundo and Jose Abella; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church, Kapaia. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Jacqueline Fay Gaumer
July 1, 2004
Jacqueline Fay Gaumer, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Hut cocktail waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Louisville, Ky. She is survived by daughters Kay Popham and Laura Lewis, and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Hearts Church, Punahou.

Yoshie Ishikawa
July 1, 2004
Yoshie "Betty" Ishikawa, 89, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by brothers Lawrence, Melvyn and Howard; and sisters Fumiko Sabado and Norma Yoshika. Private services.

Michelle Hewon Kawamoto
July 6, 2004
Michelle Hewon Kawamoto, 59, of Honolulu, owner of Kapahulu Upholstery Shop, died in St. Francis-Liliha Hospice. She was born in Korea. She is survived by husband James Y. and sons Robin and Darain. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hi Shang Kim
June 2, 2004
Hi Shang "Shang Hi" Kim, 75, of Honolulu, a taxicab driver, died in Tripler Center for Aging. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Johanna, stepson Gordon Hardy, stepdaughter Sharon Tumulak, sisters Pattie and Audra, and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Edwin Toshio Kuratsu
June 18, 2004
Edwin Toshio Kuratsu, 68, of West Hills, Calif., owner of an adding machine and calculator service, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Angeline; sons Scot and Keith; daughter Karen; brothers Herbert, Donald and Leslie; and sisters Rona Kuratsu, Mary Pasadaba, Jane Nii, Ruth Ikeda and Rose Nakabara. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin on Pali Highway. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to cancer research.

Maureen Kailiwai Nesting
July 1, 2004
Maureen Kailiwai "Tita" Nesting, 45, of Kailua-Kona, a dental assistant, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Leslie A. Bennett, daughter Shannon M., brothers Robert Silva and Avery Silva-Tabuniar, and sister Abrigail Calina. Services at a later date.

Kassandra Kauluwehiokekai Nobriga
June 29, 2004
Kassandra Kauluwehiokekai Nobriga, 15, of Henderson, Nev., a Green Valley High School student, died in Henderson. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Francis A. Jr. and Gayle; sisters Kymberly, Kristen and Karmella; grandmother Kuulei; and grandfather Raymond K. Akau. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers.

Jane Nako Oshiro
July 6, 2004
Jane Nako Oshiro, 61, of Torrance, Calif., died at home. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by husband Masanobu; daughters Daphne Tanimitsu and Audrey Oshiro; sisters Sumiko Nakasone, Amy Nako, Betty Hirata, Shirley Sakamoto and Harriet Kam; and a grandchild. Services in Torrance.

Darcy Carlton Hekili Pang
July 5, 2004
Darcy Carlton Hekili Pang, 38, of Waianae, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Avis-June A., brother Gavin K., sisters Debra Bessara and Alohalani Slover, and grandmother Hattie. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Joseph J. Parente
July 2, 2004
Joseph J. Parente, 85, of Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Marlboro, Mass. He is survived by wife Josephine, sons Joseph Jr. and David, brothers Al and Nick, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Macario Balmilero Rivera Sr.
July 4, 2004
Macario Balmilero Rivera Sr., 87, of Lahaina, a Pioneer Mill irrigation worker, died in Lahaina. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Pacita, son Macario Jr., daughter Maida and a grandchild. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. A reception will follow.

Teofilo Su'a
June 28, 2004
Teofilo "Filo" Su'a, 73, of Pearl City, a retired Peacock Roofing employee, died at home. He was born in Fagatogo, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Tauamalo; sons Augustine, Patrick and Henry; daughters Elizabeth Bird, Darlene Masaniai, Bernadette Kaahaaina, Jermaine Tagoilelagi and Teresa Jones; brother Felise; sisters Julia Salanoa, Akenese Leota and Maria N. Su'a; 30 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Aileen Mew-Lan Takahashi
June 28, 2004
Aileen Mew-Lan Takahashi, 56, of Sunnyvale, Calif., a retired Agilent Technologies Inc. (formerly Hewlett Packard Co.) employee, died. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Wayne H., father Wa Hop Lum and sisters Loretta Lum and Karen Tamayose. Private services.

John Ernest Dow Napuaokalaokalani Williams
July 7, 2004
John Ernest Dow Napuaokalaokalani "Uncle Jack" Williams, 88, of Kailua, a Standard Oil/Chevron plant supervisor, died in Pearl City. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son John Dow Williams, daughter Wanda, six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 93 N. Kainalu Drive, Kailua. Aloha attire.

Kenneth Takashi Yamaoka
July 1, 2004
Kenneth Takashi Yamaoka, 79, of Waipahu, a retired Schofield Barracks painter, died at home. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by son Myron, daughters Iris Glaab and Joyce Kamiyama, brothers Ralph and Mitsuru, sisters Yaeko Masaki and Miyako Takahashi, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Violet Sumie Yanagawa
June 28, 2004
Violet Sumie Yanagawa, 75, of Aiea, a retired Central Pacific Bank employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Jane R. Nagai. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. 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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