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Obituaries
Saturday, August 21, 2004




Wilfred Shizuo Arasato
Aug. 15, 2004
Wilfred Shizuo Arasato, 92, of Pearl City, a retired carpenter foreman, died. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ruth; daughters Sally Yama and Geraldine Tokuhara; brothers Allen, Wallace and Walter; sisters Thelma Yamasaki, Mildred Yoshida, Patsy Kam and Myrtle Miyashiro; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Shizue Arima
Aug. 16, 2004
Shizue Arima, 85, of Hilo, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm supervisor, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Reginald and Harvey; daughters Marge Kanemitsu, Betsy Yamamoto and Charlotte Motoyama; brothers Mitsuo and Yoshio Matsunaga; sisters Kay Becker and Fusae Noguchi; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Faatala Aupaau
Aug. 14, 2004
Faatala Aupaau, 62, of Hauula, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by son Faatagitau Leataua; brothers Agelu, Sione and Pele; sisters Taofi, Vaeaga, Fogapoa, Tusiata, Talafu, Pili and Pasia; and six grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula Samoan Fifth Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

Arthur William Burt Jr.
Aug. 12, 2004
Arthur William 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. Services: 4:30 p.m. next Saturday at Hawaii Yacht Club. Scattering to follow.

Casianila Baldivia Cadiente
Aug. 9, 2004
Casianila Baldivia Cadiente, 89, of Honolulu, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Leyte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons James, Benjamin and Roland "Roy"; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Esther Shino Calonod
Aug. 17, 2004
Esther Shino Calonod, 88, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Keauhou, Hawaii. She is survived by son Albert; daughters Julie Rivera, Flora Gomes and Lorita, Victoria, Isabel, Bertha and Yvonne Calonod; brothers Taketo and Larry Sasaki; sister Tsurue Matsuo; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kathryn Ida Chang
Aug. 4, 2004
Kathryn Ida Chang, 73, of Hilo, an American Hawaii Cruises executive secretary, died at home. She was born in California. She is survived by sons Robert Petricci and Rick Chang, daughter Cindy Bettencourt and three grandchildren. Private services.

Donald F. Cheeseman
Aug. 14, 2004
Donald F. "Donnie" Cheeseman, 59, of Lahaina, died at home. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He is survived by wife Marie M., sons Ian M. and Kai D., daughter Mia B., mother Elsie Oliver and sister Cynthia Soper. Private services.

Francis Y.K. Chun
Aug. 10, 2004
Francis Y.K. Chun, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Outrigger Waikiki Hotel employee, died. He was born in Zhong Shan, China. He is survived by wife Sandra S.K., sons Ted and Marshall, daughter Anita Matsuzaki, brother Yuk Lum Chun and six grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Karen Lynn Diemert
Aug. 14, 2004
Karen Lynn Diemert, 48, of Naalehu, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada. She is survived by husband Allan, mother Dora Oliver and brother Martin Oliver. Private services.

Nobuo Hamamura
Aug. 4, 2004
Nobuo Hamamura, 89, of Wailuku, a painter, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by sons James and Aaron; daughter Alice Oshita; brother Masami; sisters Bernice Hayashida, Irene Hamamura, Jane Fukunaga and Hazel Ueno; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tamayo Ichimura
Aug. 10, 2004
Tamayo Ichimura, 91, of Lahaina, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by daughters Selma Chung, Carolyn Suda, Lucille Ichimura and Susan Dominguez; brother Koichi Edo; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Patrick Kuahewa Kaaiohelo
Aug. 12, 2004
Patrick Kuahewa Kaaiohelo, 82, of Pearl City, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. Private services.

George Kaina Kaoihana
Aug. 14, 2004
George Kaina Kaoihana, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Jack Parzan and Associates warehouse manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Betsy Kansaku; sons Dwight, Andrew and Gary; daughters Georgiann Cortez and Marian Alconcel; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kaumakapili Church. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

David Kawika Kaona III
Aug. 7, 2004
David Kawika "Sonny" Kaona III, 70, of Hanalei, Kauai, a County of Kauai laborer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Shawn Strickland; daughters Caridyn Colburn and Davilyn Hoomanawanui; brothers Clarence, Henry and Kenneth; sisters Diana Spencer and Kele M. Lopez; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Hanalei Canoe Club. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

Tommy Shigeo Katsuda
July 30, 2004
Tommy Shigeo Katsuda, 75, of Waianae, a retired insurance agent, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Makaweli, Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Betty Lou, son Lawrence, daughters Lavern Maeda and Linda Katsuda, brothers Henry and James, sister Petty Ngo, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ronald Suematsu Kuroda
Aug. 17, 2004
Ronald Suematsu Kuroda, 81, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired blacksmith for the former Puna Sugar Co., died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Glenwood, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yoshie, sons Wayne and Brian, daughter Penny, sister Masako Yasukawa and five grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Puna Hongwanji. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Inez Leilani Lee
Aug. 12, 2004
Inez Leilani Lee, 79, of Haleiwa, a retired Schofield Commissary employee, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Brea, Calif. She is survived by husband John M.; sons Henry Hetrick, Bobby Kama and Clifford, John M. Jr. and Eric M. Lee; daughters Donna L. Woods and Diane L. Baptist; sister Grace Stephens; 22 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Linda Gail Lee
Aug. 2, 2004
Linda Gail Lee, 62, of Honolulu, a state Office of Elections employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Jean A. and sister Nancy Adachi. Private services.

Wilbert T.Q. Lee
Aug. 8, 2004
Wilbert T.Q. Lee, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Supply Center employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Agnes, son Stanton, daughter Bernett Mullins, brother William Lee and three grandchildren. rivate services.

Gertrude Helen Maynard
Aug. 6, 2004
Gertrude Helen "Gert" Maynard, 78, of Waianae, a retired computer supervisor, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ed, son Harry Casey, daughters Sandra Rice and Lee Ann Chavez, stepdaughters Jonina Jolly and Shelby Maynard, hanai daughters Kate Coleman and Kathy Aten, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tatsuo Mitsuyoshi
Aug. 2, 2004
Tatsuo Mitsuyoshi, 84, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Public Works Center carpenter, died in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Honomu, South Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hannah A.; sons Ronald M. and Bert M.; daughters Sharon S. Kobayashi and Claire M. Zanakis; brothers Minoru, George, Takeshi and Thomas; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Hideko Miyamoto
July 30, 2004
Hideko Miyamoto, 91, of Wailuku, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born on Haiku, Maui. She is survived by son Richard S., brother Hisashi Hirata, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mineo Murakami
Aug. 5, 2004
Mineo Murakami, 82, of Kahului, a warehouse supervisor in the sugar industry, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by wife Barbara, brother Yoshio and sisters Jonayo Hamamoto and Utako Yogi. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Evelyn Y. Nakagawa
Aug. 8, 2004
Evelyn Y. Nakagawa, 75, of Wahiawa, a retired Army and Air Force Exchange insurance and claims clerk, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by brothers Toshihiro, Hiroyuki, Benjamin and Stanley. Private services. No flowers.

Taeko Okada
Aug. 12, 2004
Taeko Okada, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Takeo Okada Public Accounting bookkeeper, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Dr. Floyd H., daughter Carol A., sister Helen Takeda and two grandchildren. Private services.

Loretto Peyton
July 18, 2004
Loretto Peyton, 94, of Colorado, a retired United Airlines executive secretary, died in Colorado. She was born in Colorado. She is survived by sister Charlene Mander. Scattering of ashes was held off Waikiki. Celebration of life to be held on Sept. 9. For more information, call Peggy Buchwach at 373-3627.

Clyde Paul Rego
Aug. 10, 2004
Clyde Paul Rego, 46, of Wahiawa, a professional golfer, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by parents Arthur and Beatrice, brothers Arthur and Darrell, and sister Brenda. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Frederick C. Scribner
Aug. 13, 2004
Frederic C. Scribner, 80, of San Mateo, Calif., a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II and retired Sutro and Co. stockbroker, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Christine. Services held in Burlingame, Calif. Donations suggested to Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice Foundation or Hillsborough Auxiliary to Community Gatepath.

Paul Hajime Tanaka
Aug. 12, 2004
Paul Hajime Tanaka, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Military Intelligence Service translator, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Salem, Ore. He is survived by wife Hiroko; daughters Elaine Tanaka and Skye Smith; brother Henry; sisters Helen Watanabe, Hazel Asamoto and Aiko Ebihara; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services held. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity. Additional information for an obituary printed Wednesday.

Ernest Tapec
Aug. 12, 2004
Ernest "Ern" Tapec, 53, of Waipahu, an owner and fashion designer for Ernest Tapec Dezines, died at home. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Jantzen; daughter Beth D.; brothers Leonardo and Melvin Sugue and Ronnie Tapec; and sisters Yolanda Sugue-Arreola, Eliza Tapec-Antonio, Esther Tapec-Cantu and Carmen Tapec Manangan. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Dezines by Ernest and casual attire.

Frances Vigueras
Aug. 16, 2004
Frances Vigueras, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired bank chief executive officer, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by children Adrianne Cronas, Patricia Doo and Thomas Vigueras; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Committal services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Edmund Fung Chow Wong
Aug. 15, 2004
Edmund Fung Chow Wong, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Foods Co. employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Henry, Matthew and Michael; daughter Joy; and sisters Pearl Ma, Amy Pang, Elizabeth Young and Daisy Ching. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at United Church of Christ, 467 Judd St. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.




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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