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Obituaries
Thursday, July 29, 2004






Samuel Apiu Akuna
July 19, 2004
Samuel Apiu Akuna, 79, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a federal government waste management technician, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons Samuel, Collins, Lincoln, Wallace and George; daughter Winona Puaoi; brother David; sisters Mary "Aunty Pua" Chock and Lorraine "Aunty Laa" Ham; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the old Kona airport, north end by the third pavilion. Cut flowers and leis welcome.

Rosaline Andrade
July 23, 2004
Rosaline "Rose" Andrade, 85, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband George; sons Wayne Souza and Nelson Andrade; daughters Evelyn Akana, Velma Ku and Barbara Acantilado; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Puamana Akana Brickner
July 12, 2004
Puamana Akana "Pua" Brickner, 87, of Folsom, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a public school teacher, died in Folsom. She is survived by son Michael, daughter Dr. Jiggie Hommon, sister Frances Furtado, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Peter Samuel Chang
July 21, 2004
Peter Samuel Chang, 66, of Kailua, a retired federal government electrical engineer for the Department of Defense, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Linda, son Steven, daughter Dana Miller, sister Marie Kwaiatkowski and two grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

John Dimitri Dubrovin
July 26, 2004
John Dimitri Dubrovin, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Sears, Roebuck and Co. employee, died in Maunalani Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son John B., daughter Karen McDaniel, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Entombment to follow at Diamond Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Sonia Kim Haanio
July 25, 2004
Sonia Kim Haanio, 74, of Wahiawa, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Kang Won Do, Korea. She is survived by son Lawrence, former husband Benjamin and four grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Wahiawa United Methodist Church, 1445 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

E. Chipman Higgins
July 25, 2004
E. Chipman Higgins, 79, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Navy captain and Hawaiian Electric Co. director of energy supply, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Barbara M., son Ronald D. II, daughters Marjorie H. Evans and Neal H. Walters, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society-Hawaii Unit, 2370-B Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu 96817; Honolulu Academy of Arts, 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu 96813; or Missouri Memorial Association.

Ann Marie Holmstrom
July 21, 2004
Ann Marie Holmstrom, 83, of Kailua, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by daughters Patricia Howard, Judith Mailheau and Deborah Young; sister Florence Falconer; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Metta Horner
July 22, 2004
Metta "Barbara" Horner, 93, of Honolulu, a retired manager of the University of Alaska president's home, died in Maunalani Nursing Home. She was born in California. She is survived by son John M., brothers Charles and Carl Weston, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alvin Kazuo Ishikawa
July 25, 2004
Alvin Kazuo "Bo" Ishikawa, 61, of Pearl City, a retired Aloha Steel ironworker and a former Hawaiian Reinforcing Steel employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda L., sons Stacy I. and Marc K., brother Roy K. and sisters Irene T. Tonogan and Kathy K. Ishikawa. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Leilani Helene Jones
July 19, 2004
Leilani Helene Jones, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village employee, died in Maluhia Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William C., brothers Clifford and Russell Faria, and sisters Betty Shiroma, Ada Chock, Bernice Vegas and Peggy and Linda Faria. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

James Yuki Kagihara
July 15, 2004
James Yuki Kagihara, 97, of Pearl City, a retired J.M. Tanaka Construction Co. employee, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Vicky F.; son Dr. Lance; daughters Diane Takemoto, Sandra Harada and Fay Galase; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Matsuko Kawato
July 21, 2004
Matsuko "Mary" Kawato, 71, of Honolulu, a retired Panasonic Co. Hawaii parts department supervisor, died at home. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by brother Rikizo Shimizu and sisters Yuriko Ishikawa, Kinuyo Yoshioka, Takeko Masuda and Akiko Sasaki. Private services.

Fumiko Kuba
July 24, 2004
Fumiko Kuba, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village banquet waitress, died. She was born in Amaulu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Allan R., daughters Carol M. Hayashida and Bessie E. Chinen, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Song Lee Chun Lau
July 24, 2004
Song Lee Chun Lau, 89, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Kit T. and David K.C., daughters Catherine S.M. Dong and Soo Moi Lau, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Herbert W.F. Loo
July 16, 2004
Herbert W.F. Loo, 78, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard planner and estimator, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys Jung; sons Aaron and Myron; brothers William, George, Henry, Abraham and Ralph; and sisters Elsie Hu and Lily, Victoria, Shirley and Janet Loo. Services: noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Cemetery.

Ted Hanyei Miyasato
July 16, 2004
Ted Hanyei Miyasato, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Ace Auto Glass automobile glass cutter, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Glen, daughter Linda and sisters Ayako Ifuku and Mabel Fenwick. Private services.

Tauba Leia Mizuta
July 23, 2004
Tauba Leia "Tubly" Mizuta, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Young Women's Christian Association arts and crafts teacher, died in Hawaii Kai Retirement Community. She was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She is survived by daughters Susan E. McQuagge and Lea M. Mizuta, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, Attention: Gary Simon, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu, HI 96817. Aloha attire.

Agnes Gouveia Moreira
July 26, 2004
Agnes Gouveia Moreira, 97, of Kailua, a retired schoolteacher and homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Holualoa, Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by son Robert Vieira, brother Thomas Gouveia Jr., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 8 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 114 Makawao St., Kailua. Call after 7:45 a.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Krisna Nachampassak
July 10, 2004
Krisna "Nacho" Nachampassak, 27, of Oceanside, Calif., a U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, died in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was born in Fairfax, Va. He is survived by wife Danile, children Jayven and Roman, parents Thinnat and Khampane and brother Rajda "Randy." Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Randy Keoni Bolosan Nagaishi
July 16, 2004
Randy Keoni Bolosan Nagaishi, 19, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents John and Margielynn, sister Jasmine and grandparents Dr. Lydia Bolosan and Robert and Mitsuko Nagaishi. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

George Akira Nakamura
July 1, 2004
George Akira Nakamura, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Love's Bakery baker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Grace, Joyce and Stella Nakamura and Agnes Kubota. Private services.

Pedro Nazarino
July 23, 2004
Pedro Nazarino, 78, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 17 sheet metal mechanic, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Peter Nazarino and David, Alan and Patrick Ganhinhin; daughters Stephanie and Roxanne Nazarino, Wanda Manore and Colette Bujanda; sister Aguida Catian; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church in Waipahu. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lillian S. Nishizawa
July 18, 2004
Lillian S. Nishizawa, 87, of Wailuku, an office supply clerk, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by brothers Dennis M., James S. and Roy M. Nakamura; and sisters Edith S. Nakamura and Kay K. Imamura. Private services.

Gene Edward Preston
July 22, 2004
Gene Edward Preston, 45, of Kapaa, Kauai, a construction laborer, died at home. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by father Edward, mother Norma and sisters Lisa Hamlin, Connie Goodyear and Penny Jones. No services.

Doris Hardinger Roome
July 16, 2004
Doris Hardinger Roome, 81, of Kailua, died. She was born in Mattoon, Ill. She is survived by son William, daughter Christine Semenza, sister Dr. Mavis Schraubach and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Tito Pascua Ruiz
July 19, 2004
Tito Pascua Ruiz, 85, of Kualapuu, Molokai, a retired coffee plantation laborer, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Rimos No. 4 Luna La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Stela; sons Constantino, Conrad, Jovencio, Orlindo, Randy and Arthur; daughter Perlita Tongson; brother Jorge; sisters Sotera Roy, Lorenza Tuyor and Gaudencia Farinas; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Interment to be held in the Philippines at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ann Fumiko Kiyonaga Sato
July 14, 2004
Ann Fumiko Kiyonaga Sato, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education school teacher, died. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Michael. Private services.

Asaye T. Sato
July 15, 2004
Asaye T. Sato, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Jeanne M. Nishioka and Ann T. and Claire A. Sato; brother James Tanaka; sisters Fusae Fujise and Janet Matsumoto; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Esther Tomoe Shimazu
July 26, 2004
Esther Tomoe Shimazu, 73, of Mililani, a retired Nakakura Construction Co. Ltd. accountant, died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Hiroshi; daughters Dale Mitsui, Faith Nakayama, Lisa Bolibol and Lori Dela Cruz; brothers Wilfred, Harold and Stanley Nakakura; sisters Eleanor Iwamoto and Molly Morita; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Satoru Shinjo
July 27, 2004
Satoru Shinjo, 78, of Honolulu, a retired SIDA taxi driver, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by brother Mamoru. Private services.

Kevin Josiah Silva
July 4, 2004
Kevin Josiah Silva, 24, of Honolulu, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Lorin and Carol; brothers Lorin Jr., Jeremy and Darren; sister Lisa Dion; and fiancee Heidi Badayos. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Mary Gloria Smith
July 19, 2004
Mary Gloria Smith, 30, of Waianae, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Robert; parents Bob and Rebecca; brothers Benjamin K., Matthew A. and Lazarus K. Makekau; and sisters Evelyn K. and Catalin K. Makekau and Rebecca "Ewa" Kekipi, Virginia E. Acavedo and Uilani K. Keopuhiwa. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Assembly of God Church-Paradise Chapel, 87-125 Maipalaoa Road, Maile, Hawaii. Call after 10 a.m.

William D. Solis
July 17, 2004
William D. "Bill" Solis, 82, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired city senior cost account clerk and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bill R.; brothers Herbert A. Solis and Richard Cabane; sisters Dorothy Gutierres, Virginia Crawford, Eleanor Clausen and Seraphine Loa; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

Bobbie-Lei Puanani Taitt
July 12, 2004
Bobbie-Lei Puanani Taitt, 53, of Waianae, an Institute for Family Enrichment employee, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George C.; daughters Christine P. Ellis and Cheryl L. Lopez; mother Lehua V. Namahoe Burgess; brothers William Pimento Jr. and Robert Jr. and James Burgess; sisters Noraleen P. Byers, Leilani "Penny" Silva and Barbie-Lei Burgess; and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Teofila Sarahina Tangjian
July 24, 2004
Teofila Sarahina "Rose" Tangjian, 74, of Ewa, a retired Pearl Harbor sub base food service worker, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Henry L.; sons Milton G., Franklin J., James, Kimido J. and Gregory D. Galase and Steven A., Edward H., David C. and Kenneth C. Tangjian; daughters Stephanie Rather, Roberta Lastimado, Gloria Calimpong and Nadine M. Kahala and Juliana M. and Christina M. Tangjian; sisters Mary Medeiros and Doris Awana; 49 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Richard Bernard Vieira Toledo Sr.
July 23, 2004
Richard Bernard Vieira Toledo Sr., 84, of Ninole, Hawaii, a retired state meat inspector, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Julia, sons Richard Jr. and Roger, daughter Juliet M. Perreira, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Lorenzo A. Valera
July 22, 2004
Lorenzo A. "Inzo" Valera, 83, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired truck driver for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Puraganan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Corazon, sons Leopoldo and Juan, sister Daloris Ruiz, five grandchildren, a great-grandchild and four hanai great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Call after 5 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Mitsuru Yamamotoya
July 21, 2004
Mitsuru "Spencer" Yamamotoya, 75, of Lihue, a retired McBryde Sugar Co. janitor, died at home. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Shigeko, sons Don and Brian, daughter Marie De vendra, brother Glenn, sister Kazuko Shishido and four 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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