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Obituaries
Thursday, September 9, 2004




Nancy Kiyoko Agaid
Aug. 26, 2004
Nancy Kiyoko Agaid, 83, of Aiea, a retired Kamehameha Schools employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son James Harada Jr., daughters Joanna Suzuki and Andria Agaid, five grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery.

Rachel Kun Hoe Nip Ah Nee
Aug. 14, 2004
Rachel Kun Hoe Nip Ah Nee, 82, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James K.; son James; brothers Richard, Robert, Charles and Howard Nip; and sisters Diana and Margaret Mar and Narcissus Yap. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahala Ward, 4847 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu. Call after 9 a.m. Interment: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Patrick Tin Chee Ah Sing
Sept. 3, 2004
Patrick Tin Chee Ah Sing, 61, of Ewa Beach, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Floriana Cofman, mother Daisy and brother Glenn. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Oakleigh Kahaluu Akaka
Sept. 3, 2003
Oakleigh Kahalulu "Lulu" Akaka, 66, of Waianae, a Kamehameha Schools switchboard operator, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mark K.; son Raymond; daughters Kehaunani Akaka-Odom, Momilani Akaka-Wright and Kanani Akaka; mother Hattie Kamealoha; brothers William Panui and Funa, Kahou and Kunia Kamealoha; sisters Winona Kauakahi, Sharon Wong and Kapoli Kamakea; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Kawaiaha'o Church. Call after 4 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hook Chu Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Kevin Stuart Campbell
July 21, 2004
Kevin Stuart Campbell, 49, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., a mechanic and U.S. Navy veteran, died. He is survived by son Shawn; daughter Ericka; brothers Douglas, Bruce, Scott and Wendell; and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Earl A.F. Chun
Sept. 5, 2004
Earl A.F. Chun, 49, of Wailuku, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Fabian, Earl Sr. and Sheldon Sr.; brothers Richard A.N. Jr. and Gabriel Ah-Loy; sisters Beverly Ah-Lun Rodrigues, Deborah G. Chun-Passos and Johanna Leslie; and four grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. today at Door of Faith Church. Call after 7 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 9:30 a.m. at Na Kai Ewalu Canoe Club. Casual attire. Leis welcome.

Elinor Tomiyo Shimakage Chung
Aug. 25, 2004
Elinor Tomiyo Shimakage Chung, 94, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by son Lawrence K.C., daughter Juliette Tom, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lehua Kaheiki Kama De Mello
Sept. 6, 2004
Lehua Kaheiki Kama De Mello, 80, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Keauhou Ranch, Volcano, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Sheila Hayashida, Sharon De Mello Vannatta and Sarah De Mello; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gospel of Alpha and Omega Church, 667 Kekuanaoa St., Hilo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section Five. Casual attire.

Peter Dias
May 17, 2004
Peter Dias, 82, of Honolulu, a retired custodial supervisor in Los Angeles, died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by son Austin, brother Gilbert Scott, sister Barbara Santiago, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at Christ Church in Kilauea, Kauai. Casual attire.

Takeshi Fujino
Sept. 4, 2004
Takeshi "Tom" Fujino, 76, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired plumber for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died at home. He was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Eiko; sons Gordon and Garret; daughters Glynis Yamada and Gayle Pavao; brothers Shizuo, Itsuo, Masashi, Kiyoshi and Tony S.; sisters Kazue Yanazaki and Hideko Maeda; and three grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Paauilo Hongwanji. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

William Earl Gray
Sept. 5, 2004
William Earl Gray, 81, of Lihue, a retail sales proprietor, died at home. He was born in Cherry Dale, Kan. He is survived by wife Jane; stepson Malcolm Smith Jr.; daughters Cynthia Lincoln and Saundra Maroussis; stepdaughter Pamela Smith-Chock; brothers Grant and Jim; sisters Marie Lawrence, Frances Gilliland and Jaunita Bulger; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa. Call after 1 p.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers.

William Hanohano
Aug. 27, 2004
William Hanohano, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired tour driver, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Pohoki, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen, son William Jr., daughter Maggie, brother Moichi Kuaioholani, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Asayo Izawa
Aug. 21, 2004
Asayo Izawa, 95, of Honolulu, a Ever Ready Machine Shop co-owner, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Richard, Kenneth, Clarence and Calvin; daughters Colleen Izawa, Mildred Tomita and Joyce Nago; brother Minoru Domen; sisters Shizue Motokawa and Fusayo Splinter; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Monday.

Henry Kaleiolaa Kainoa
Sept. 3, 2004
Henry Kaleiolaa Kainoa, 64, of Waianae, an S & M Sakamoto Inc. heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Puuanahulu, North Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by hanai sons William, Kenneth, Richard, Fred and Lloyd Aiwohi; hanai daughter Marvallie "Molly" Kekipi; mother Miriam; stepfather Adam; brothers Llewelyn, Leonard, Allan and Ronald; sister Janice; 29 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waianae Ward, 85-574 Plantation Road, Waianae. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 8:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Isaiah Keona Kalama
Aug. 31, 2004
Isaiah Keona Kalama, infant son of Michael Cabug and Alaina Kalama, of Aiea, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He is also survived by sister Kayla; grandparents Blaine and Anna Kalama, Debbie Wallace and Tony Phillipis; and great-grandparents Pat Wallace, Elmonte and Ralph Kalama and Aileen and George Clifton Sr. Services: 6 p.m. today at Calvary Chapel, 98-1016 Komo Mai Drive in Aiea.

Pacifica Migia King
Sept. 4, 2004
Pacifica Migia King, 73, of Kapaa, Kauai, a senior center aide for Kauai Senior Center, died at home. She is survived by husband Howard; sons Juan and Paul; daughters Ann Matsushima, Sharon King and Laura Furukawa; brother Juan Migia; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Kapaa First Hawaiian Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. Leis welcome.

Ponciano Nunan Lavarias
Sept. 3, 2004
Ponciano Nunan Lavarias, 74, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Beatrice B.; sons Leonard P., Leslie M., Rodney P. and Randall M.; daughters Paulina and Dawnelyn B. Lavarias and Valerie C. Martinez; brothers Filemon and Roger "Jose"; sister Purificacion Calma; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kameyo Kay Levy
Sept. 1, 2004
Kameyo Kay Levy, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by husband Harold; son James H.; daughters Wanda M. Young and Carol A. Hagino; brothers Terry, Tommy and Richard Arakaki; sister Nancy Muraoka; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 4:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Committal services: 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Richard Warren Lieban
Sept. 4, 2004
Richard Warren Lieban, 83, of Honolulu, an Associated Press and Chinese News Agency employee, died. He also was a University of North Carolina Women's College professor, National Science Foundation head of the Department of Social Sciences and University of Hawaii at Manoa department head of anthropology and sociology. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Ruth W. and brother Robert. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday on the third-floor lanai of 1350 Ala Moana. Inurnment pending.

Jerod Lueleoke Medeiros
Sept. 5, 2004
Jerod Lueleoke Medeiros, 37, of Kihei, Maui, a self-employed landscaper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents John and Leona A., daughter Tatiana K., sister Janelle Bailey, brothers Jason and Joshua, and grandparents Eva C. Medeiros and Fusho and Christine Teruya. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Leis welcome.

John Medeiros III
Sept. 5, 2004
John Medeiros III, 85, of Omao, Kauai, a Koloa Ball Park and Poipu Beach Park maintenance man, died at home. He was born in Omao. He is survived by brother Able, sisters Eleanor Cox and Evelyn Cabral, and caregiver Lillian "Cookie" Silva. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael's Church in Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Aloha attire.

Robert Alan Nalbach
Aug. 22, 2004
Robert Alan "Safety Bob" Nalbach, 51, of Kent, Wash., a safety specialist, died in Kent. He was born in Amityville, N.Y. He is survived by wife Tammy; sons Brad, Robert and Ryan; daughter Jessica; father Frank; mother Catherine; brother Willie; and sisters Barbara Magallones and Nancy McGruder. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows in Wahiawa. Burial to follow at Pokai Bay in Waianae.

Alia Leilani Nature
Sept. 3, 2004
Alia Leilani Nature, 2, of Makawao, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Sacramento, Calif. She is survived by father Jonathan; mother Nicolette Klukowski; grandparents Andrew Klukowski, Jeanette Lord, Desiree McQueen and Juan Ortiz; and great-grandparents Harold and Mary McQueen, Antonia Garcia and Donald and Susan Lord. Services: 10 a.m. today at Baldwin Beach Park. Casual attire.

Eva Saito Noda
Sept. 6. 2004
Eva Saito Noda, 83, of Wailuku, a retired self-employed piano teacher, died at home. She was born in Edmonton, Canada. She is survived by husband Richard. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Gualberto Velasco Padre
Aug. 27, 2004
Gualberto Velasco Padre, 69, of Ewa Beach, a retired carpenter, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Bulag, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Violeta R., daughter Grace R., brothers Milanio and Benito, and sisters Teofila Pilotin, Josefa Paranada and Nemesia Cortez. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1010 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Frena Ann Pata
Sept. 5, 2004
Frena Ann Pata, 54, of Lahaina, a Hard Rock Cafe cook, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Modesto, Calif. She is survived by son Richard; brothers Roy Jr., Fred and Alfred; and sister Cecilia. Services: noon Saturday at St. Theresa's Church in Kihei. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Singkeo Phanphongsa
Sept. 1, 2004
Singkeo Phanphongsa, 59, of Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Laos. He is survived by wife Moia; son Jordan; daughters Leyah, Linda, Anna, Joanne and Jolene; brothers Phetlavanh, Phonthong and Bounsouk; sisters Chanday, Vongsy and Khantaly Sihavong, Khamone, Chanthone, Khamphone, Khankham, Khanguene and Khankeo; and a grandchild. Visitation and services: 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary.

Kiyomi Sackwitz
Aug. 28, 2004
Kiyomi Sackwitz, 85, of Honolulu, a driving school employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard Urata, daughter Judy Aono, brothers Kenji and Henry Nagano, sisters Sue Ishikawa and Mary Salmen, 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tauave Samoa
Aug. 26, 2004
Tauave "Tina" Samoa, 49, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Samoa Jr.; son Faatui Garcia; daughters Christina Sele, Salamasina Gell and Pisavale Garcia; brothers Aganuu and Poselilo Sele and Faauuga Saofanua and Sele and Taumalatou Saoifanua; sisters Laalaai Vae and Tanya Tafia; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hilo Baptist Church, 600 W. Lanikaula St. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Esmeralda E. Smith
Aug. 31, 2004
Esmeralda E. "Jean" Smith, 76, of Waianae, a retired Pearl Harbor Bowling Alley employee, died at home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons John and Robert L.; daughters Mildred Ranada and Jeannie Yingst; sisters Connie Wormoth, Delfina Patubo, Violet Gonzado and Frances Greggs; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Joyce Misayo Tanaka
Sept. 4, 2004
Joyce Misayo Tanaka, 45, of Honolulu, a retired program analyst, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Tracy T., son Travis, father Isamu Satogata, mother Janet M. Satogata and sister Laura Okimoto. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Louis Kalani Wong
Sept. 3, 2004
Louis Kalani "Nani" Wong, 76, of Honolulu, died at home. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Matsue; sons Piero, Antonio, Gerardo and Giovanni; a stepsister; two stepbrothers; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Monday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Setsuko Kumakura Yamamoto
Aug. 30, 2004
Setsuko Kumakura "Hideko" Yamamoto, 73, of Ewa, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Yokohama, Japan. She is survived by husband John; sons Bobby and Max; daughter Yoko Chun; brothers Ichizo, Genzo and Tsuneko Kumakura; sisters Suzuko Kumakura, Kazuko Tanabe, Atsuko Osawa and Yoshiko Miyanagi; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Alexander Ah Sun Yuen
Sept. 6, 2004
Alexander Ah Sun Yuen, 73, of Honolulu, a city deputy director of personnel, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley; sons Leighton and Alan; daughters Andrea and Diane Praywell; brothers George, Bill, Joe and Robert; and five grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Dolores Gajete Zafaralla
Aug. 24, 2004
Dolores Gajete Zafaralla, 78, of Waipahu, a retired state custodian, died in Waipahu. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Alfonzo A.; sons Rey, Nenito and Edgar; daughters Evelyn Namnama and Linda Rimando; sisters Maria G. Pascual and Basilisa G. Namnama; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow and 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. tomorrow and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire.




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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