Francisco Contawi Ambrosio
July 19, 2004
Francisco Contawi "Frank" Ambrosio, 85, of Wahiawa, a retired Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility employee in Waipahu, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Urdaneta, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Trinidad; son Michael; daughters Charlene Smith, Rosemary "Jane" Loftis and Estrella "Ella" Raquino; sister Erlinda Martinez; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
Wilma Lucile Barnes
July 16, 2004
Wilma Lucile Barnes, 89, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Hospice Hawaii, Kailua House. She was born in Aurora, Neb. She is survived by daughters Cheryl Wallace and Glenna Higgins, sisters Imogene Holkestad and Louise Taylor, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
July 18, 2004
Carol Baynes, 89, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a May D & F Cosmetic Co. saleswoman, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. She is survived by sons Thomas and Peter, brother Henry Szelest and three grandchildren. Services will be held in Malibu, Calif., and Buffalo.
Dale T. Bernal
July 18, 2004
Dale T. Bernal, 62, of Lahaina, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Lawrence; sons Eric, Darin and Lorne; daughter Dera Lo; mother Mitsue Nakamura; brothers Dennis, Ira and Nathan Nakamura; sisters Elaine Sloan, Pam Underwood, Eunice Ross, Tina Nakashima and Francine Hope; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rose of Sharon Church. Call after 5 p.m. No flowers.
Juan Balbas Bumanglag
July 8, 2004
Juan Balbas Bumanglag, 79, of Wahiawa, a retired Mililani Golf Club heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Pinili, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Feliciana B.; sons Reynaldo, George and Elmer; brother Orlando; sisters Irinea, Cornelia and Mercedes; and four grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Paige Ruby East
July 10, 2004
Paige Ruby East, 14, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a Pahala High School student, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Anchorage, Alaska. She is survived by mother Anita, father Otis, brother Damen, sister Monique and grandparents Emily Olsen, John and Dee Agibinik, and Fannie East. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday in South Point at Baby Beach. Additional services in Alaska at a later date.
Lawrence Lee Hofman
July 19, 2004
Lawrence Lee Hofman, 53, of Pukalani, Maui, a former Home Builders construction worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Phoenix. He is survived by father Kenneth F., brothers Jerry and John, and sister Linda. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Dialysis Facility, 255 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793; or call 244-9600.
Verla K. Huffman
July 15, 2004
Verla K. Huffman, 98, of Honolulu, a master in the art of ikebana who received her training from Segetsu School of Ikebana in Japan, died in Honolulu. She was born in Iowa. She is survived by relatives on the mainland. Services: 3 p.m. today at Waiokeola Congregational Church. Inurnment to follow in the church columbarium. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice or Waiokeola Church. Additional information provided for an obituary published Thursday.
July 12, 2004
Earlette Christine Leite Isaia, 51, of Honolulu, a former licensed practical nurse at the Queen's Medical Center, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Duane and Latwer; daughters Dolly Tatofi, Sally Isaia and Senia Pio; father Earl Leite; sisters Earlanne Shintani and Earlene Watan; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 5:30 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
July 12, 2004
Wataru "Kit" Kitazaki, 79, of Pearl City, a plaster mason, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice A.; sons Garret and Steve; brothers Walter, Norman, James and George; sisters Masumi Shoma, Kathleen Shimata, Florence Endo and Jean Tomita; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Hugh Eugene McManus
July 20, 2004
Hugh Eugene McManus, 89, of Kailua-Kona, a grain and dairy farmer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Webb, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is survived by sons John, Michael and Patrick; daughter Colleen Larson; caregivers and granddaughters Kerry McManus and Gloria Marshall; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. No services.
Edward Yoshio Nakamoto Sr.
July 12, 2004
Edward Yoshio "Naka" Nakamoto Sr., 80, of Aiea, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Julia K.; sons Edward Jr. and Nelson; daughters Charlyne Kapua, Cathlyne Kaeha, Rosaline Pomaikai and Gwendolyn Torres; brothers Albert, Walter and David; sisters Alice Yano and Ruby Rodrigues; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
July 14, 2004
Takiko Ohara, 77, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Sadashi; sons Lloyd and Eric; daughter Carol Nakagawa; brothers Yoshimi, Minoru and George Nakayama; sisters Mae Nirei and Alice Moses; and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
July 17, 2004
Angel Saguilig Redondo, 80, of Lahaina, a former self-employed rice farmer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Salome; daughters Clarita Cabiles, Remedios Ancheta, Tessie Lazaro, Wilma Lauricio, Evelyn Imperial, Violeta Sarian and Loida Domingo; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Family services: 7 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Karen Rose Suarez
July 19, 2004
Karen Rose Suarez, 51, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Steven, daughter Shyla, mother Virinia Lopez, brother Wayne Lopez and sisters Lucille Lopez and Vicky Soares. Mass: 11 a.m. next Saturday at Holy Cross Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
July 13, 2004
Misao Suzuki, 94, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Richard and Theodore, daughters Carole Suzuki and Lauren Yano, sister Toshie Shishido and five grandchildren. Private services.
July 22, 2004
Tadao "Joe" Tsuyama, 91, of Waimea, Kauai, a Waimea Sugar Co. laborer, died at home. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yukiko, son Paul, brothers Teruo and James S. Matsuda, sister Fusae Jyo, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Waimea Higashi Hongwanji. Casual attire. No flowers.
July 21, 2004
Yaeko Uradomo, 84, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Pineapple Co. laboratory attendant, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Naoyuki, son Lloyd, daughter Dawn Mukai, sisters Sueko Masuda and Sachiko "Karen" Hiramoto, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
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