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Obituaries
Friday, July 23, 2004


Shigeo Asato
July 15, 2004
Shigeo Asato, 79, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education custodian, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Stanley K., daughter Aileen N. Tom, brother David M., sister Misayo Higa and three grandchildren. Private services.

Mabeline J. Bernades
July 15, 2004
Mabeline J. Bernades, also known as "Marvilyn" and "Marvi," 64, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki Inn waitress, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Halaula, North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Albert B., sons Wadesworth and Vance K.C., brother William Yangson, sisters Lillian Alpiche and Hazel Gonzales, and two grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Arthur Wah Yew Chang
July 16, 2004
Arthur Wah Yew Chang, 64, of Honolulu, a Royal Hawaiian Band musician and retired 111th Army National Guard Band veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chong Cha, sons Eric and Grant, mother Kam Choy, brothers Robert and Richard, and sister Evelyn. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Eva Yae Chin
July 8, 2004
Eva Yae Chin, 91, of Haleiwa, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Onomea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Wilfred G., Dale R. and Lester C.; daughters Juanita B. Chin-Miller and Hilda E. Fujishige; sister Fumie Matsunaga; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

Jayson Keoni Domingo
July 18, 2004
Jayson Keoni Domingo, 22, of Waiehu, Maui, a Manakai Hotel maintenance supervisor, died in Maalaea, Maui. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Ruby L. Peralta, mother Esperanza "Baby," father Steven R. Costa, stepfather Eric Chau, brother Tyrell C. "Bubba," sister Cheryl A. and grandparents Esperanza Domingo Sr. and Virginia Costa. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Remigio Maluyo Duropan
July 10, 2004
Remigio Maluyo Duropan, 92, of Waipahu, a retired Aloha Motors employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in No. 20 Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Visitacion G.; sons Rodrigo Diamsay and Ray and Ruben Duropan; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Janet Ruth Gillespie
July 20, 2004
Janet Ruth Gillespie, 47, of Pearl City, an office manager for Musicians' Services Inc./Entertainment Services Inc., died at home. She was born in Aurora, Colo. She is survived by husband Robert, sons Robert J. and Michael K., father James Dial and sisters Julia Decker, Jolene Romasanta, Jerilyn Salveter and Jill Whitson. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Felicidad Cuaresma Gomez
July 6, 2004
Felicidad Cuaresma Gomez, 78, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in San Juan, Rizal, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Polo; sons Rodolfo, David, Apolinario Jr., Danilo, Isagani and Edwin; daughters Rosalinda, Divina, Rosalia and Cecilia; 25 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Burial to be held in the Philippines.

Jonari S. Guia
July 13, 2004
Jonari S. Guia, also known as "Jonah," "Joe" and "Tonari," 76, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a former Hamakua Sugar Co. employee and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mercedes "Mercy"; sons Nelson and Andrew; daughters Jonelle Pascubillo and Melissa Guia; brothers Chris Guia and Basilio "Sam," Domingo, Salvador and Marshall Ebanez and Peter Ebaniz; sisters Inoria Dela Pena and Martina Lapenia; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mass: noon tomorrow at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paauilo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kukaiau County Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ronald Sidney Jackson
July 18, 2004
Ronald Sidney "Ron" Jackson, 61, of Laie, a Brigham Young University psychology professor at the Hawaii Campus, died. He was born in Fullerton, Calif. He is survived by wife Letty; sons Bryan, Michael and Jacob "Keoki"; daughters Jennifer Burke and Jillian R. Smith; brother Harold; sister Mary Rayburn; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii Stake Center. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

Peter Apoi Jules Kalani
July 15, 2004
Peter Apoi Jules Kalani, 61, of Honolulu, a moving company packer, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Charlene Byrd; brothers Wayne and Alfred Kalani and Fredrick Holmmberg Jr.; sisters Bernadette Horde, Percilla Correa and Caroline Avero; and one grandchild. Private services.

Markene Love Kane
July 19, 2004
Markene Love Kane, 70, of Kailua, died in Kailua. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Eric M.; daughters Deborah Paulo, Jennifer Rodriguez and Teri Hoxie; sister Bonnie Fine; and eight grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Monday at Temple Emanu-El. Call after 3:30 p.m. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

Irene Midori Kodama
July 20, 2004
Irene Midori Kodama, 73, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education baker for Pauoa Elementary School, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Larry T.; sons Irvin T., Edwin M. and Lester T.; brothers Mitsuru "Pete" and Fumio Oshita; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gladys May Lee
July 15, 2004
Gladys May Lee, 91, of Kailua, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Georgia. She is survived by daughters Sarah Andrus and Elaine Hedden, brother C.B. Watkins, 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Teung Mun Loui
July 15, 2004
Teung Mun Loui, 87, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by daughters Linda Sur, Hannah Ho, Helen Nishimoto, Judy Nishimura and Melissa Lasky; and nine grandchildren. Buddhist services: noon next Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Evelyn Louis
July 15, 2004
Mary Evelyn "Pat" Louis, 77, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Tennessee. She is survived by companion Robert Orr and hanai daughter Laurie Kenny. Services to be held at a later date on Kauai.

Jeannette Hung Quon Nagahara
July 13, 2004
Jeannette Hung Quon Nagahara, 59, of Waipahu, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George S., daughter Desiree Bollig, brothers Glenn and Alvin Goo, and sister Carol Fukumae. Private services.

Geraldine Hokulani Ringor
July 19, 2004
Geraldine Hokulani Ringor, 51, of Wahiawa, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Frank "Boye"; sons Jacob "Jake" and Ikaika "Kaika"; father Anthony Gomez Jr.; mother Mary Ohelo; brothers Anthony III, Eric and Mark Gomez; sisters Mary Ann Mueller, Wailani Cary, Pualani Kukona, Linda Sundell, Bernadette Redding, Lucia Miranda and Paula, Heidi and Alihilani Gomez; and four grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Barbara Aiko Taira
July 5, 2004
Barbara Aiko Taira, 76, of Aiea, a retired Deak and Co. department manager, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Albert A.; son Willard S. Seshiki; sisters Esther M. Nakamura, Hifumi Kitayama and Gladys K. Kawelo; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Masao Toma
July 16, 2004
Masao "Larry" Toma, 79, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired County of Hawaii Board of Water Supply meter reader, died at home. He was born in Honokaa. He is survived by brothers Yoshio and Takeo, and sisters Chieko Kawashima, Kimiko Takamine, Sueko Endo and Laura A. Higa. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Froto P. Ugalino
July 20, 2004
Froto P. Ugalino, 98, of Kihei, Maui, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Bulala, Aparri, Cagayan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Marciana "Marci"; sons Calixto, Alfredo Sr. and Fedel; daughter Naty; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Monday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Mass: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kihei. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Mary F. Williams
July 20, 2004
Mary F. Williams, 55, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Suite Paradise reservation and guest reception employee, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Bill; daughters Patricia Mendisco, Erinn Whittemore and Brian Smith; brothers John, F.X. and Joseph Crowley; sisters Kelly Fuller and Tara Chase; and four grandchildren. No services.

Moriake Yagi
July 19, 2004
Moriake "Ake" Yagi, 82, of Hilo, a retired truck driver for the former Mauna Kea Sugar Co., died at home. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Chiyoko, sons Alan and Calvin, daughters Janice Sheldon and Clarice Kaneshiro, brother Morie, sister Hiroko Nakamatsu and seven grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Akiyo Yano
July 12, 2004
Akiyo Yano, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Raymond and Alvin; daughters Frances Nakanishi, Carole Yano and Lorna Hong; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kuniyo Yoshida
July 12, 2004
Kuniyo Yoshida, 95, of Kahului, a pineapple cannery laborer, died in Kahului. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Donald and Roy, daughter Betty, brother Yoshito Inamasu, sister Shizuyo Omoto, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.




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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