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Obituaries
Tuesday, August 24, 2004




Adriano Pagala Agaran
July 26, 2004
Adriano Pagala "Eddie" Agaran, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Co. employee, died in the Philippines. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Leandra A.; sons Jimmy and Richard; daughters Felicidad "Fely" Tauyan, Lucrecia "Pat" Coloma and Cynthia "Cindy" Gima; brothers Rodrigo and Gilbert; sisters Rita Pagatpatan, Irene Asuncion and Rose Robinson; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual and aloha attire.

Walter Toshimitsu Aoki
Aug. 17, 2004
Walter Toshimitsu Aoki, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Central Intermediate School teacher, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Kealakekua, South Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Take, son Dr. Byron Y., daughter Karen A. Narimasu and three grandchildren. Private services.

Wilhelmina Kapuaokekau King Chai
Aug. 4, 2004
Wilhelmina Kapuaokekau King Chai, 91, of Nanakuli, died in Ka Punawai Ola Nursing Home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Vannatti K., Roman K., Joseph K. and Humphrey G.; daughter Sharon Dickerson; sister Mona Sardinah; 26 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robert Kamalani Chambers
Aug. 17, 2004
Robert Kamalani Chambers, infant son of Robert and Felice Chambers of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa General Hospital. He is also survived by brother D'Vonte, sister Alizandria and grandparents Kathryn Snell and Joanne and Milo Asuncion. Services: noon Saturday at Haleiwa Alii Beach Park. Call after 1 p.m. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Alan Eric Cootey
Aug. 11, 2004
Alan Eric Cootey, 73, of California, formerly of Honolulu, died in California. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Russ, daughter Holly Dossett, sister Verna C. Weaver and two grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. today at St. Anthony's Church, day chapel, in Kailua. No flowers. Donations suggested to City of Hope National Medical Center, Cancer Research, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010.

Michael L. Czerwinski
Aug. 15, 2004
Michael L. Czerwinski, 75, of Honolulu, a retired escrow officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Baltimore. He is survived by wife Avon D. and daughters Regina Malia and Angela. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 800 Kekaha St. Call after 8 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Gary Allen Dudoit
Aug. 8, 2004
Gary Allen Dudoit, 48, of Maunaloa, Molokai, died at home. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by children Keola and Kaleo Dudoit and Shannon, James and Angelic Furtado; brothers Peter, Michael, Darryl, Albert, Robin, Tracy, Ashley and Castle Dudoit and Curt Matsumoto; sisters Paulette Potter, Victoria Dudoit and Lily Kawano; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church Hall in Kalamaula, Molokai. Call after 8 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow luncheon at Rock Point, eastern Molokai.

Violet Ayako Egawa
Aug. 18, 2004
Violet Ayako Egawa, 91, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Herbert H. Nagakane and sisters Nancy Pang, Betty Koizumi, Yachiyo Sugai and Marian Kaneko. Committal services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tadashi Higaki
Aug. 20, 2004
Tadashi Higaki, 69, of Hilo, a University of Hawaii-Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources administrator, died at home. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jean; son Chad; daughters Joanne Higuchi, Connie Miyake and Pauline Shinkawa; brothers Hiroshi, Kaoru and Shiro Higaki; sisters Esther and Michiko Higaki, Jane Matsubara, Betty Kakemoto and Alleen Keliikuloa; and seven grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Masanao Katagihara
Aug. 9, 2004
Masanao Katagihara, 87, of Kailua, a retired vegetable farmer, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by wife Kiyoko "Kay"; sons Alvin M., Rodney H. and Elton S.; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Sook Ill Leong
Aug. 17, 2004
Sook Ill Leong, 89, of Honolulu, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation Center. She was born in China. She is survived by son Edwin, daughter Jennie Cheung and three grandchildren. Taoist services: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Raymond Genji Maekawa
Aug. 11, 2004
Raymond Genji Maekawa, 88, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died at home. He was born in Naalehu, Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kathryn S., son Stanley H., daughters Jean R. Maekawa and Sally M. Nozaki, sister Clara Yoshikawa, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Basilia Paz Magdirila
Aug. 11, 2004
Basilia Paz Magdirila, 91, of Kaunakakai, died in Molokai General Hospital. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Marino, Jojo and Francis; daughters Anastacia Molina, Erlinda Oasay and Juanita Castillo; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services held.

Kametaro Miyahira
Aug. 10, 2004
Kametaro Miyahira, 95, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Public Health Service custodian, died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Tsuruko K., daughters Betsy K. Sakihara and Florence C. Yoshida, brother Zenichi, sister Doris S. Shiroma, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Clarence Seiei Miyashiro
Aug. 14, 2004
Clarence Seiei Miyashiro, 76, of San Diego, formerly of Honolulu, died. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Leatrice, daughter Claire Nimori, brothers Vernon and Herbert, sisters Gladys Shimabukuro and Janet Nakata, and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment. No flowers.

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 Tonayo Hamamoto and Utako Yogi. Private services.

Thomas Edison Record
Aug. 19, 2004
Thomas Edison Record, 83, of Kailua-Kona,. a retired Union Oil Co. salesman and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Portland, Ore. He is survived by wife Ruth M. Visitation: 10-11 a.m. tomorrow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 3. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 217, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

Hermenihilda Argel Saribay
Aug. 15, 2004
Hermenihilda Argel Saribay, 99, of Kaunakakai, died. She was born in San Juan, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by son Bernardino, brother Marcos Argel and sister Eugenia Argel. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Sophia Catholic Church in Kaunakakai. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaakea Cemetery in Kapaakea, Molokai.

John Joseph Scannell Jr.
July 30, 2004
John Joseph Scannell Jr., 60, of Honolulu, a Halawa Correctional Facility case manager, died at home. He was born in Massachusetts. He is survived by brother Jeremiah and sisters Mary Signet and Kathleen Masi. Services: 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation of Honolulu, 418 Kuwili St., Suite 104, Honolulu 96817.

David Lee Vogt
Aug. 13, 2004
David Lee Vogt, 67, of Mililani, a Hickam Air Force Base Fleet Service supervisor and U.S. Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hutchinson, Kan. He is survived by wife Kathleen, son Gary R., daughter Davelyn L. Sorreles, mother Minnie, brothers Richard and Gary J., sister Virginia M. Newman and five grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Charles Kohei Watanabe
Aug. 18, 2004
Charles Kohei Watanabe, 93, of Kauai, a County of Kauai carpenter, died in the Garden Isle Health Center. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by sons Wayne and Dennis; daughters Karen Nakano, Jean Kinoshita and Gail Sagara; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa United Church of Christ. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Henry Keliikanakamahiai Philip Wessel
Aug. 20, 2004
Henry Keliikanakamahiai Philip Wessel, 74, of Hilo, a retired Kulani Correctional Facility lieutenant, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Kevin; daughters Peri G. Bautista, Laurie Ann Raquel, Stephanie Gacayan and Valentina Ladra; sister Pearl; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Thomas Houghton Wrigley
Aug. 18, 2004
Thomas Houghton Wrigley, 84, of Hilo, a retired business manager for Yamada and Sons, Hilo Papaya Inc., Theo Davies Inter-Island Equipment and Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council, died at home. He also was a veteran who served in World War II. He was born in Andover, Mass. He is survived by wife Arlene V., daughters Jane Gonsalves and Judith E. Rossetti, and three grandchildren. Private services. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

Hideo Yokota
Aug. 15, 2004
Hideo Yokota, 84, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor doing business as H. Yokota Inc., died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Norman H., Warren K., Dennis H., Allan K. and Gerald K.; daughter Carol L.; brother George; sister Jean Hamada; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tomoyo Yokota
Aug. 19, 2004
Tomoyo Yokota, 79, of Pahala, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kau Hospital in Pahala. She was born in Honalo, Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Kikuo, son Kenneth, daughter Lois Camba, brothers Kiyoshi and Masaru Deguchi, sisters Sugi Sugai and Michiko Enomoto, and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Pahala Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clifford Mun Wai Young
Aug. 12, 2004
Clifford Mun Wai "Keka" Young, 75, of Waianae, a Dillingham Shipyard general foreman, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He also was a proprieter for See Young Washerette, See Young Florist and See Young Hair Salon. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Sidney Keamo and Clayton and Clifton Young; daughters Tangerine and Madeline Young, Katherine Fontes, Abreen Padeken, Sharleen Acierto, Doreen Mansinon and Irene Nakano; sisters Madeline Paul, Roseline Acosta, Flossie English, Lillian Chang and Katherine Shigenaga; 34 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani 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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