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Obituaries
Tuesday, August 17, 2004




Arthur William Burt Jr.
Aug. 12, 2004
Arthur William "Aka" Burt Jr., 56, of Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Susan G. Strong-Burt, son Douglas A. and mother Ruth M. Private services.

Gertrude Yap Fuentes
Aug. 11, 2004
Gertrude Yap "Bully" Fuentes, 71, of Makawao, Maui, a former Dairy Queen manager, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Gus; son Terrence; daughters Eleanor Asuncion, Karen Moore and Jackie and Jan Fuentes; brother Louis Yap; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Angela Salud Garcia
Aug. 7, 2004
Angela Salud Garcia, 91, of Wailua, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Ismael; son Prudencio; daughters Mary Manguchei, Pat Aguda and Ellen Rosa; brother Antonio Salud Sr.; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia, Kauai. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Effie Hamic Goodrich
Aug. 12, 2004
Effie Hamic Goodrich, 82, of Honolulu, a retired federal employee, died in Honolulu. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Lionel W. and Michael W. Apana and Timothy W. and Ralph A. Goodrich Jr.; daughter Elaine N.; hanai daughter Nalani Mattox-Primacio; sister Nyna M. Ralston; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Betty Kimie Hashimoto
Aug. 4, 2004
Betty Kimie Hashimoto, 86, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Yoshio, daughter Sharon T. and three grandchildren. Private services.

Richard Whatley Holberton Jr.
Aug. 4, 2004
Richard Whatley Holberton Jr., 64, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army veteran, died. He was born in Lynchburg, Va. He is survived by brothers George and Dean. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Parke Chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Leis welcome.

Song Ho Hong
Aug. 13, 2004
Song Ho Hong, 67, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kunsan, Korea. He is survived by wife Maeng-Saeng; son Pyoung-Ki; daughters Suni Nakasone, Ki-Nae Takeshira and Ki-Son Chung; brother Song-Son Hong; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m.

Harold Kanazawa
Aug. 9, 2004
Harold "Hutch" Kanazawa, 68, of Kailua, a Foodland produce manager in Kaneohe, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maida; sons Clyde, Corey and Kevin; brothers Minoru and Takuji; and sisters Betsy Kanazawa and Margaret Shoho. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kailua Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Merilyn Mitsuko Mikuni
Aug. 4, 2004
Merilyn Mitsuko Mikuni, 79, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Milton A.; daughters Joy K. and Ellabelle T. Mikuni and Betty Joanne T. Suginaka; brother Robert Konishi; and sisters Beatrice Konishi and Jane Hashimoto. Private services.

Gladys Masami Minami
July 31, 2004
Gladys Masami Minami, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gerald T. and Glenn T.; daughter Karen A. Shimabuku; brothers Ronald K. Miyahara and Howard Inao; sisters Ethel Doi, Helen Matsushima, and Rose Yonehara and Clarice Kubota; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Masaru Minami
Aug. 1, 2004
Masaru Minami, 87, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government joiner/carpenter for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by sons Gerald T. and Glenn T., daughter Karen A. Shimabuku, brothers Hiroshi and Manabu, sisters Ruth Yamase and Tsutaye Urada, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Isla Irene Oakley
Aug. 12, 2004
Isla Irene Oakley, 86, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Amarillo, Texas. She is survived by daughter Linda Melson, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

Gladys Louise Burr Ormond
Aug. 7, 2004
Gladys Louise Burr Ormond, 86, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Aero Space Co. executive secretary in California, died at home. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y. She is survived by companion John R. Phegley, daughter Cheryl A. Deranja and two grandchildren. Private services.

Shizue Oshima
July 1, 2004
Shizue Oshima, 88, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Ashland, Ore. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roy H. and Thomas T., daughter Kathleen S. Greer, brother Ted Tateishi, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Carmelita Soto Palitang
Aug. 1, 2004
Carmelita Soto Palitang, 88, of Hawi, Kohala, Hawaii, a retired Kohala Hospital employee, died in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Gilbert and Albert Estabilio; daughters Cecelia Magallones, Evelyn Tuttelmondo and Lori Lendhardt; brother George Cortez; sisters Emily Soto, Anita Comilang and Claudia Abad; 30 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kalahikiola Congregational Church in Kapaau, Kohala. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Waianaia Cemetery. Casual attire.

Pua Dean Michael Ringler
July 8, 2004
Pua Dean Michael Ringler, 52, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a journeyman carpenter, died at home. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Yolanda Colon; son Kauhi; daughters Cheyanne Ringler, Jendi Saldana and Jenel Respicio; mother Dorynne D.; brothers Stephen and Douglas Magnani and Kawika Ringler; and sisters Candy Greene, Lani Coelho, Chery Tam, Mapuana Ringler and Kimm O'Brien. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Thursday at Kailua Beach. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary printed July 15.

Tsuneyo Sato
July 26, 2004
Tsuneyo Sato, 89, of Kahului, a pineapple cannery laborer, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Richard and Edward; daughters Lillian Yamaguchi and Jane Onishi; brothers Morikichi, Hiroshi, Harry and Kikuo Honda; sisters Sumiko Sordyama and Lillian Harada; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary printed Saturday.

Takeo Shimazu
Aug. 1, 2004
Takeo Shimazu, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center cargo control clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Ruth H., son Stuart M., daughter Janyce M. Connelly and three grandchildren. Private services.

Youn Soo Shin
Aug. 4, 2004
Youn Soo Shin, 80, of Honolulu, a retired U-me Tours driver and guide, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Keum Jin; sons David, John and Robert; sisters Youn Hee and Youn Sok Chin and Annie Chung; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Elsie Shoko Suetsugu
Aug. 2, 2004
Elsie Shoko Suetsugu, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Fort Shafter accounting clerk for the U.S. Army, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Yoshio; son Jon M.; daughter Debra M. Lee; brothers Melvin, Charles and Kiyoshi Sato; sisters Florence Lee, Lillian Takushi and Alice Sato; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Ramona Vega
Aug. 10, 2004
Ramona "Mona" Vega, 68, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired Kohala Hospital employee, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She also was a former substitute teacher for Kohala High and Elementary schools and owner of the former Ramona's Flowers and Gifts. She was born in Kapaau. She is survived by husband Antone; sons Alan and Richard; daughters Marilynn Kanehailua and Raynette V. McGiness; brothers Barney, Albert, Domingo and Henry Caporoz; sister Josephine Calahate; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Kalahikiola Congregational Church. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Waianaia Cemetery in Halaula, Hawaii. Casual attire.

Frederico Kamaka Villiarimo Sr.
July 5, 2004
Frederico Kamaka Villiarimo Sr., also known as "Pitani," "Iron Bear" and "Papa," 64, of Ewa Beach, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 81 employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Wilma; sons Frederico Jr., Frank and Joshua; hanai sons Dennis Slate and John Doane; daughters Susan Slate and Florence and Sandi Doane; hanai daughters Gwendolyn Texeira-Villiarimo, Colleen Kelly, Lei Domingo and Linda Yucas; brothers Dempsey, John and James; hanai brothers Allen Torres and Soara Tupua; sisters Lorraine Nistal, Mary Haupu and Elizabeth Kealoha-Villiarimo; and eight grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary printed July 12.




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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