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Obituaries
Wednesday, August 25, 2004




Rafael Roberto Abrahams
Aug. 18, 2004
Rafael Roberto "File" Abrahams, 50, of Waianae, a retired manager, died in Waianae. He was born in St. Helena, Calif. He is survived by fiancee Danielle Cooper, parents Carlos Abrahams and Cynthia Jacobs, brother Carlos and sister Yolanda Marinaz-Keliiaa. Private services.

Jerry James Alpis Sr.
Aug. 14, 2004
Jerry James Alpis Sr., 61, of Wailuku, a retired Department of Health environmental inspector, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Nancy "Nani"; son Kele; hanai sons Stephen "Coach" Cramer and Jason Kaio; daughters Jerrilyn "Kanani" and Roselyn "Apples" Alpis and Daphne "Kaleo" Kaio-Ibuos; hanai daughters Steph and Moki Cramer and Wainani Kaio; brothers Gary and George; sister Bernadette K. Nakamoto; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Calvin Kalani Amaral
Aug. 22, 2004
Calvin Kalani Amaral, 41, of Nanakuli, a Hilton Hawaiian Village employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Blossom Kalua; stepfather Gerald Kalua; stepmother Rita; brothers Sheldon, Joseph, Leland and Curtis; stepbrother Gerald Kalua Jr. and Kaleo Allado; sisters Wendy and Nanette; and stepsisters Valerie Laa, Laurie Monseque, Cindy Koblanski, Sandy Allado, Susie Meyers and Julie Kinimaka. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Alma Kate Anton
Aug. 20, 2004
Alma Kate Anton, 96, of Kahului, a retired Maui Land and Pine registered nurse, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Kenton, Okla. She is survived by son George E., daughter Mary Drayer, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony Church. Call after 9:30 a.m.

Nerrow Bolkeim
Aug. 21, 2004
Nerrow Bolkeim, 58, of Wailuku, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Dana; sons Tony, David and Melvin; daughters Majet Bolkeim, Herina Rudolph and Veronica Tico; and 15 grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after noon. Burial to be held in Marshall Islands. Casual attire.

Vivian E. Brennan
Aug. 20, 2004
Vivian E. Brennan, 91, of Rochester, N.Y., formerly of Waimanalo, a retired school teacher, died in Rochester. She was born in Robertsdale, Pa. She is survived by son Dannie L.; daughter Bonnie; brothers Charles F. and Robert K. Sweet; sisters Irene Jones, Joyce Walls and Nellie Sypherd; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services held in Beaver, Pa. Donations suggested to First Presbyterian Church, 252 College Ave., Beaver, Pa.; First Presbyterian Church, 307 E. Washington St., Rochester, Pa. 15074; or charity.

Lorenzo Cajudoy Jr.
Aug. 16, 2004
Lorenzo Cajudoy Jr., 57, of Napili, Maui, a Kapalua Golf Course supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Songcha, sons Marvin and Mackenzie, daughters Melanie Gillcoat and Monica Cajudoy, parents Lorenzo Sr. and Teodora, brother Clemente "Jimmy," sisters Juanita Echalas and Clemencia Alcaraz, and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Luncheon at Kumalani Chapel "Kapalua Barn." Scattering of ashes to be held on Monday at Honolua Bay, Coconuts. Casual attire.

Francis Gah Khee Chang
Aug. 8, 2004
Francis Gah Khee Chang, 54, of Honolulu, a retired federal government general equipment maintenance supervisor at Schofield, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Trisha and sisters Shirlene Miyashiro, Shirfeir Sunada, Shirley Han, Shirble Marume and Shirend Robertson. Services: noon Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Reception to follow. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

George Francis Collins
Aug. 2, 2004
George Francis Collins, 83, of Kailua-Kona, a logistics manager and writer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He also was a Kawaihae Sugar Terminal manager. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Nancy; sons George and Charles Collins and Matthew Healy; daughters KC Collins-Lilly and Sarah Amico; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 3-5 p.m. Friday at Kona Outdoor Circle in Kailua-Kona. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kona Outdoor Circle.

Harry Lawrence Denning
Aug. 22, 2004
Harry Lawrence Denning, 72, of Honolulu, a retired postal clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Riverside, N.J. He is survived by wife V. Lois; sons Mark and Allen; daughters Susan Prado, Nancy Hearn, Joanne Murphy and Cathy Kilcoyne; and 13 grandchildren. Services pending. Donations suggested to Queen's Medical Center or Central Union Church.

Francis Francisco Jr.
Aug. 15, 2004
Francis "Boy" Francisco Jr., 53, of Honolulu, a warehouse man for a recycling firm, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by companion Becky B. Almadova; sons Joshua, Travis, Francis and Kristopher Almadova; daughters Leilani, Dale, Janaire and Rebecca; mother Janet; brothers Clinton, Garrick, Damian, Ivan, Wayne, Jason and Monroe; sisters Maile, Adriene and Jackie; and five grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Call after 8 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. Leis welcome.

Michael Ennis Gillum
Aug. 9, 2004
Michael Ennis Gillum, 46, of Pearl City, a RCM Construction employee, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Newport Beach, Calif. He is survived by daughter and two sisters. Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Kailua Beach Park, second beach park.

Wilfried Joachim Hallai
Aug. 17, 2004
Wilfried Joachim "Boo Boo" Hallai, 65, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a Wahiawa General Hospital maintenanceman, died at home. He was born in Berlin, Germany. He is survived by daughters Siegrid Santiago, Petty Edayan and Rosaline Hallai-Adams; brothers Walie Knoll and Richard Lemke; sisters Eleanore Riker, Anita Rosenbaum, Gerda Lemke and Siegrid Niche; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kona Outdoor Circle in Kailua-Kona. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Rosaline Hallai-Adams, 74-5081 Hanahanai Loop, Kailua-Kona, HI.

Marshall Yukio Higa
Aug. 2, 2004
Marshall Yukio Higa, 76, of Honolulu, a Higa Meat and Pork Market Ltd. owner and president, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by sons Jerry and Barney, daughters Elaine Lizares and Pauline Wright, brothers Charles A. and Richard M., sisters Grace S. Asari and Edna Funakoshi, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

Hiralene Uilanaiahmi Johnson
Aug. 18, 2004
Hiralene Uilanaiahmi "Hira" Johnson, 42, of Wailua, Kauai, a Kauai Sands office manager and Kapaa School teacher's aide, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Scott; daughters Mohala, Keolalani, Kuuleimana, Mikiala and Leialalani; hanai children Wesley and Kehaulani Hee; parents Hiram and Leimomi Hee; brothers Henry "Keave" and Hiram "Mel" Hee; and sisters Wendy Cotner and Kee-Lan Lambert. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Annie Aki Ka
Aug. 12, 2004
Annie Aki "Taxi Annie" Ka, 78, of Kailua-Kona, a professional lei maker and hula dancer, died. She also was the owner of Triple K Taxi Service and a Jack's Tours and Taxi Service employee. She was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Joseph K.K. Sr., Harry K. and Jonathan L.K.; daughters Anne E. Ka Leong and Lorraine P. Ka Wahinekapu; brothers Archie, Ernest and Walter Aki; sisters Lillian Hose, Dolly Salas and Elizabeth Aki; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lanakila Church in Kainaliu, Hawaii. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at the church cemetery. No flowers. Monetary offerings are welcome.

Cecelia Napuanani Kanahele
Aug. 15, 2004
Cecelia Napuanani Kanahele, 69, of Makaweli, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Leonard Sr.; sons Leonard Jr., Danny and Johnny Kanahele, Gary Kaohelaulii and Wally Kawaihalau; daughters Cecelia Beniamina and Caryn Bernaldes; hanai children Dean Martin, Jason Beniamina and Leticia, Evan and Jenee Kanahele; brother Keoki Keamoai; sister Kahala; 26 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Waimea Hawaiian Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

James Kaolowi III
Aug. 21, 2004
James "Kolo" Kaolowi III, 63, of Ookala, Hawaii, a harvesting truck and training overseer for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died at home. He also was a U.S. Army veteran and security officer for Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Safeguard Services Inc. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Anita L.; sons Radford, Noland and Kendall; daughters Bernadette Marlatte and Denise Awana; brother Darol; sisters Winona Sugioka and Yolanda Kaolowi; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Mary Wesuk Kim
Aug. 22, 2004
Mary Wesuk Kim, 85, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Wilcox School teacher, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Dr. Peter, son Peter S., daughter Dr. Marilyn Farr, brothers Joseph and Samuel Han, sister Dora Lum and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Lihue United Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Charles Wesley Laster
Aug. 19, 2004
Charles Wesley Laster, 73, of Kailua-Kona, a carpet layer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Bakersfield, Calif. He is survived by wife Maria E.N., son Stanley, stepson Enock Freire, daughters Kristy Foth and Valerie Lawrence, stepdaughter Eliza Kane, brother Gene, sister Georgia Bebout and seven grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Lanakila Church in Kainaliu, Hawaii.

Helen Edyth Malie Lee Kwai
Aug. 15, 2004
Helen Edyth Malie Lee "Deedee" Kwai, 63, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian playwright and song writer, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Maynon; half-brothers Alexander "Alika," George, James, Lancelot and Radford Lincoln; sister Ha'aheo Joaquin; and half-sister Jane Lincoln. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaimuki Ward, 4847 Kilauea Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. Leis welcome.

Harold Ray Martin
Aug. 19, 2004
Harold Ray "Marty" Martin, 71, of Makakilo, a cost and management analysis manager/consultant for the U.S. Air Force, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Leipsic, Ind. He is survived by wife Donna L., son Ray D., daughter Christina Romero and seven grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schofield Barracks, main chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery.

George Matsunaga
Aug. 23, 2004
George Matsunaga, 66, of Lihue, a retired Hanalei and Kilauea elementary schools librarian, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by sons Kevin and Ryan; brothers Maui Ogata and Paul and Harold Matsunaga; sisters Michie Hironaka and Mildred Chang; and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m.

Tomiko Okamoto
Aug. 22, 2004
Tomiko Okamoto, 79, of Torrance, Calif., died in Torrance. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Craig, daughter Carol Kulencavich and sister Karyn Harada. Services in Torrance. Burial at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, at a later date.

Edward J. Oliveira
Aug. 22, 2004
Edward J. "Uncle Eddie" Oliveira, 81, of Hana, Maui, a retired Northrup surplus liquidator, died in Waikapu, Maui. He was born in Nahiku, Maui. He is survived by sons Damien and Glenn; daughters Paula Merl and Dianna Tavares; brothers Joseph, William, Raymond and Leonard; sister Charlotte; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Additional services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: 3:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Enrique D. Paraiso Sr.
Aug. 20, 2004
Enrique D. Paraiso Sr., 94, of Kahului, a former Burns security guard, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Laguna, Lumban, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Rolando, Jose and Enrique Jr.; daughters Thelma Takushi, Teresita Santiago, Marilyn Siefman, Carmelita Salazar, Zorayda Lomaoang and Iluminada and Nelly Paraiso; 33 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Alice Margaret Sanborn
Aug. 3, 2004
Alice Margaret Sanborn, 92, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons George Jr. and Randolph, daughter Alicia Kern, 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Entombment: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Ralph Ormand Young
Aug. 21, 2004
Ralph Ormand Young, 88, of Wailuku, a retired maintenance man, died at home. He was born in North Dakota. He is survived by wife Dorothy and son Ken. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Lauloa Condominium, Maalaea Bay, pool area. Scattering of ashes to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Maalaea Community Association, 300 Hauoli St. No. 208, Wailuku, HI 96793.




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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