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Obituaries
Monday, August 30, 2004





Leoncio A. Aquino
Aug. 24, 2004
Leoncio A. Aquino, 91, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elisea; son Crispin; daughters Elsa Madriaga, Dedicacion Soriano and Nelda Riveral; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Kwai Chee Chang
Aug. 20, 2004
Kwai Chee Chang, 88, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kenneth M.C., Kelly M.C. and Norman K.C.; daughters Shirley H.C. Sato, Jane I.C. Lum, Sylvia P.C. Kikuta and Elaine S.C. and Merlene M.C. Wong; 21 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Beatrice You Tai Choy
Aug. 27, 2004
Beatrice You Tai Choy, 79, of Mililani, a retired Waianae High School teacher, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Sam K., daughters Debbie K. Choy-Lee and Cathy K. Choy-Ring, brothers Dr. Ernest and Dr. Ronald Zane, and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, east chapel. Casual attire.

Alice K. Cummings
Aug. 22, 2004
Alice K. Cummings, 86, of Paia, Maui, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel operator, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Paia. She is survived by son Leander T., daughter Harmony N. Stahl, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alejandro Sembre Flores Sr.
Aug. 18, 2004
Alejandro Sembre Flores Sr., 58, of Alaska, a Bear and Wolf Co. employee in Alaska, died in Alaska. He was born in San Nicolas, San Manuel, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonida A.; sons Danilo, Alejandro Jr. and Efren; daughters Julie Florendo and Josephine Carig; brothers Gil and Boy; sisters Estelita Miguel and Erlinda Amansec; and 10 grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Margaret Poaha Kahalewai
Aug. 18, 2004
Margaret Poaha Kahalewai, 86, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Ualapue, Molokai. She is survived by sons Joseph, LeRoy, Solomon, Henry, Mark and Noel; daughters Louise Pelekane, Margaret Kaaloa, Georgiana Cho, Sarah Steenson, Valerie Best, Blanche McMillan, Ann Kupau and Rose A. Kahalewai; brother Lani Kaluna; sisters Kawila Reyes and Mona Wampler; 72 grandchildren; 134 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at St. George Church in Waimanalo. Services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Caridad Tabisola Kobylanski
Aug. 17, 2004
Caridad Tabisola Kobylanski, 66, of Honolulu, a retired 1st Circuit Court judiciary clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Chester; sons John, James and Jeffrey; daughters Cathy White and Cindy Horne; brothers Roger, Robert and Edward Tabisola; sisters Mary Jane Vescaino, Angie Bio, Esther, Sandy Sloke and Chris and Debbie; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Ruth Allard Pignolet Lupton
Aug. 24, 2004
Ruth Allard Pignolet Lupton, 91, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., a Ladd School supervisor of nurses in Rhode Island, died at home. She was born in Somerville, Maine. She is survived by children Claudia Fujinaga, Susan Aharoni and Clyde Pignolet; brother Chauncey Allard; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Somerville. Donations suggested to Hospice of North Coast, 5441 Avenida Encinas, Suite A, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

Rodney Fa'alolo'i Manaea
Aug. 16, 2004
Rodney Fa'alolo'i Manaea, 26, of Hawaii, a construction laborer, died in Alaska. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Fuaoloa M. Faletufuga; father Austin T. Faletufuga-Asiata; brothers Austin Faletufuga Jr. and Frank, Fa'alolo'i, Semi and Raymond Manaea; sisters Fuamoli M. Taua'a, Molly Faletufuga-Sua and Josephine J. Faletufuga-Asiata; and grandparent Foloolela T. Faletufuga. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harris United Methodist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Stella Shinobu Misumi
Aug. 16, 2004
Stella Shinobu Misumi, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel self-employed beautician, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Marjorie K. Oyama, brother Takato Saito, sister Yaeko Tanabe and two grandchildren. Private services.

Clayton Pao
Aug. 27, 2004
Clayton "Bear" Pao, 56, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired national union representative for American Federation of Government Employees and American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty; sons Brian Pao and Todd and Rick Johnson; daughters Kimberly Tuning and Diana Lee; brothers Charles Jr. and Christopher; sisters Coreen Mulkey, Charmaine Caster, Claire Arhelger, Beatrice Pao and Claudia Fuata; and four grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.

Kinuko Sakaguchi
Aug. 17, 2004
Kinuko Sakaguchi, 71, of Ewa Beach, a retired Zippy's Restaurant employee, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by son Robert T., brother Teizo and sister Setsuko Okada. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Florence Tsurue Sakaitani
Aug. 13, 2004
Florence Tsurue Sakaitani, 84, of Kailua, a retired Sears, Roebuck and Co. Men's Department salesperson, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Private services.

Kaikupa'aokalani See Keong Seto
Aug. 26, 2004
Kaikupa'aokalani See Keong Seto, 19, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Lynette M., father Ainsley U., sister Lehuaokalani and grandparents Allen and Fanny Mau and Ainsley Seto. Mass: 6:30 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Services: 7:30 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Alana V. Trombley
Aug. 23, 2004
Alana V. Trombley, 60, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War and Hickam Air Force Base manager, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. Born in Plattsburg, N.Y. Survivors are son Arnold V., daughter Marie Moore, sister Helen Fifeld and three grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary printed Friday.

Kaoru Watanabe
Aug. 23, 2004
Kaoru "Keo" Watanabe, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired Pam American Airways personnel manager, died. He was born in Hamakua Poko, Maui. He is survived by wife Mabel; sons Kent, Dean, Jay and John; sister Joan Shibuya; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dereck Kazuo Yamada
Aug. 20, 2004
Dereck Kazuo Yamada, 41, of Pearl City, a Tony Group Auto Plex mechanic, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lisa M., son Rylan, daughter Sherie, mother Lillian M. and brother Terry. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Saturday.




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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