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Obituaries
Monday, July 19, 2004


Alfredo Bermudez Bisquera
June 29, 2004
Alfredo Bermudez Bisquera, 68, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Bangued, Abra, the Philippines. He is survived by son Rodolfo V.; daughters Cresencia V. Bisquera and Melda B. Buenaventura, father Maximo; brothers Federico, Agapito and Orly; sisters Connie Bayangos and Norma Manuel; and four grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kenneth Chew Ming Chun-Hoon
July 3, 2004
Kenneth Chew Ming Chun-Hoon, 87, of Honolulu, a Chun-Hoon Market treasurer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice; son Lowell; daughter Camille; brother William; sisters Mabel Chang, Marjorie Tom, Thelma Zen and Frances Ching; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Warren Tadashi Fujiwara
July 15, 2004
Warren Tadashi Fujiwara, 90, of Honolulu, a retired auto mechanic and carpenter in the construction industry, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by wife Lillian T.; sons Lloyd I., Gary S. and Eric T.; daughters Sharon Y. Bramham, Nora K. Nakamura and Flora H. Isozaki; three stepchildren; sisters Harue Abe and Shigeko E. Furukawa; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

William Gonzalez Sr.
July 14, 2004
William Gonzalez Sr., 83, of Waianae, a retired First Hawaiian Bank security guard, TW Systems Inc. warehouse foreman and U.S. Army veteran, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janmar H. Kawelo-Gonzalez; sons Charlie Rio and William Jr., Robert Sr. and Kaleokalani Gonzalez; daughters La Fonda Diamond and Shina Gonzalez; brothers Daniel Sr. and Herman Sr.; sister Maxine Rodrigues; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual and aloha attire.

Ronald Yoshiyuki Higa
Ronald Yoshiyuki Higa, 60, of Honolulu, a mortgage broker, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan Y.S., daughter Amanda, one brother and one sister. Private services.

Lillian Akiko Ige-Funamura
July 11, 2004
Lillian Akiko Ige-Funamura, 59, of Harbor City, Calif., a retired California Highway Patrol office technician, died. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Glenn, brother George "Joe" Ige and sisters Betty Hatate and Alice Kishimori. Private services.

Emilia Kekoa Iona
July 11, 2004
Emilia Kekoa Iona, 88, of Waimanalo, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Margie Iona-Gomez, Ruby "Ala" Napolis and L. "Cookie" Iona; 19 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Friday at St. George Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Aloha attire.

The Rev. Emmaline Kapela Hooulu Kaawa
June 28, 2004
The Rev. Emmaline Kapela Hooulu Kaawa, 84, of Waianae, Jesus the Bread of Life Church minister in Nanakuli, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband the Rev. Andrew Kaawa Jr.; sons Solomon Tabangcora and Andrew III, Gabriel, Thomas, Jacob and Daniel Kaawa; daughters Jane Wahilani, Judy Opunui, Evelyn Lei Collins and April Kaawa-Flores; 52 grandchildren; 121 great-grandchildren; and 39 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Friday at Jesus the Bread of Life, 89-446 Keaulana Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.

Manuel Borje Lagrimas
July 1, 2004
Manuel Borje Lagrimas, 82, of Pearl City, a retired Electrical Distributors Ltd. employee and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. He was born in Kihei, Maui. He is survived by brothers Alfred B., Eugene B. and Albert B.; and sisters Julie L. Lopez, Betty L. Adona and Barbara L. Tabanera. Services: 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Robert Wah Kwai Lau
July 10, 2004
Robert Wah Kwai Lau, 85, of Waipahu, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chris J.; children Michelle W.S., Robert W.K. Jr., Johnson K.M. and Merrell K.S. Lau and Josephine L. Tanaka, Donna J. Lau-Kitagawa, Betty K.S. Ellingwood and Jennie A. Rosario; sisters Margaret and Doris Wong; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Ura Y. Lum
July 11, 2004
Ura Y. Lum, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Spencecliff Bob Nob Restaurant head cashier, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by son Dennis H., primary caregiver Fumie, brother Hisashi Yamagishi, sister Kiyoko Yamagishi and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edith Misao Masumoto
July 6, 2004
Edith Misao Masumoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Straub Clinic & Hospital practical nurse, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Matsue Miyamoto, Frances Wozumi, Jean M. Nishimoto and Grace Masetsugu. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Stewart Valentine Medeiros Sr.
June 26, 2004
Stewart Valentine Medeiros Sr., 70, of Kaneohe, a woodcarver for Blair's and retired Stew of Hawaii owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Marsee Kunieda, brother Arthur, sister Adeline Buccheri and two grandchildren. Private services.

Leon J. Munson
July 16, 2004
Leon J. Munson, 64, of Honolulu, a retired Cadinha & Co. partner, died in Honolulu. He was born in McGill, Nev. He is survived by wife Gloria, son Marc, brothers Ivin and Floyd, and three grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Oahu Country Club. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Margaret Masae Nagatoshi
July 4, 2004
Margaret Masae Nagatoshi, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Manoa Senior Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kenneth Y. and Eugene M., daughter Annette Y., brothers Harry and Edwim Yagi, sister Yukie Yahiro and six grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Betty Jo Power
July 14, 2004
Betty Jo "BJ Granny" Power, 72, of Hilo, a retired certified nurse's aide, drug and alcohol abuse counselor and homemaker, died at home. She was born in Decatur, Ga. She is survived by former husband David C. Weber; son David Weber; daughters Nancy Kenny, Sandra K. Balanay and Patty J. Weber; sisters Annie L. Caldwell and Carolyn M. Frazier; and seven grandchildren. Services held. Casual attire.

Albert Atsushi Tanji
June 24, 2004
Albert Atsushi Tanji, 84, of Kailua, a retired Foremost Dairies sales driver, died at home. He was born in Hanalei, Kauai. He is survived by wife Harriet, son Rodney, sisters Thelma Matsuo and Mary Tanji, and a grandchild. Private services.

Leon Soliven Tuquib
June 28, 2004
Leon Soliven Tuquib, 73, of Waipahu, a retired construction industry laborer, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Neceta; sons Eddie and Sonny Tuquib and Ryan and Nelson Toraneo; daughters Alijandra Agtang, Dolores Lau, Josefa Abad, Frances Alexander, MaryJane Cabato and Leslie and May Tuquib; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Leonard Kiyoichi Yonamine
July 6, 2004
Leonard Kiyoichi "Tiny" Yonamine, 63, of Kaneohe, a Holsum Bakery employee, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kiyoko; son Ace; daughter Joy; brother Clifton; sisters Eleanor Landtroop, May Yonamine and Irene Ramirez; and four grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Agnes Toshiko Yugawa
July 12, 2004
Agnes Toshiko Yugawa, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Pacific Laundry & Dry Cleaning seamstress and presser, died at home. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Michael T. Noji; daughter Pauline E. Inoue; brothers Juichi and Thomas T. Tokioka; sisters Helen Erjercito, Betty Hisamura, Margaret Fox, Loretta Mitsunaga and Hanako Haida; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.




You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:

www.librarieshawaii.org
The index goes back several decades.

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