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Obituaries
Friday, September 10, 2004




Cyril Gabby Reis Gomes / 1922-2004



Rudolph Bertelmann
Sept. 5, 2004
Rudolph "Rudy" Bertelmann, 66, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired Transcontinental Corp. security chief, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Priscilla H.; brother Norman; and sisters Mary K. Keliikoa, Bertha Dement, Leilani Yap Parker and Ululani Yap McIapyre. Visitation: 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waimea Ward. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Waimea Mormon Cemetery. Casual attire.

Angeline Priscilla Brandt
Sept. 2, 2004
Angeline Priscilla Brandt, 66, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Derrick Collins and Patrick Saragosa; daughters Sandra Rakowski and Marie Gladden; sisters Eleanor Dalao, Beverly Bronco and Audrey Brandt; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Theodore A. Brown
Sept. 4, 2004
Theodore A. "Ted" Brown, 57, of Kaimuki, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ted Jr.; companion Gail Cardenas; parents Robert and Jane Durkee; brothers Steven, Robert and Richard; and sister Patricia Johnson. Scattering of ashes 5 p.m. tomorrow near Diamond Head from the catamaran Island Magic at Kewalo Basin, Slip 122. Gathering to follow at Kewalo Basin Park. Casual attire. Sailboats welcome.

Adelina Dulay Dela Cruz
Sept. 5, 2004
Adelina Dulay Dela Cruz, 76, of Haliimaile, Maui, died at home. She was born in La Union, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Jeffrey F., Reuben and Darryl; daughter Melissa Dela Cruz Shishido; brothers Eliseo and Orlino Dulay; sisters Purification Macdon, Josefina Blazon, Pacita Rulloda and Elisa Aquino; and eight grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the church cemetery.

Louisa Kaleikula Andrade Dela Cruz
Aug. 25, 2004
Louisa Kaleikula Andrade "Rainbow" Dela Cruz, 72, of Kaneohe, a nurse's aide, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward; sons Elliot, Warren, Daniel, Isaac, James and Michael; hanai sons Elia Dela Cruz and John and Jonathan Kauhako; stepson Rodney Whittington; daughters Eloise Makua, Eleanor Dela Cruz and Enola Talbert; hanai daughter Dinah Carlos; brothers Raymond Dela Cruz and Samuel and Isaac Calpito; sisters Jane Apilando and Mattie Aberilla; hanai family Robins ohana; 36 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. next Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Carmen Quintana De Mattos
Sept. 3, 2004
Carmen Quintana De Mattos, 74, of Ookala, Hawaii, a retired Ookala Snack Shop cook, former Dr. Harvey Chong Sr. dental assistant and former County of Hawaii clerk, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Michael and David; daughters Regina Jardine, Joanne Noble and Caroline Sugiyama; sisters Violet Cockett, Victoria Sanborn and Margaret "Peggy" Echavez; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Papaaloa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Gregoria Regala Dias
Jan. 10, 1997
Gregoria Regala Dias, 71, of Las Vegas, a retired technical secretary in Los Angeles, died. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Austin, sister Josephine R. DeLuz, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at Christ Church in Kilauea, Kauai. Casual attire.

Joyce P. Downey
Sept. 5, 2004
Joyce P. Downey, 67, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Long Beach, Calif. She is survived by husband, a son, a daughter, two sisters and two grandchildren. Private services.

Adrian Abe Emperado
Sept. 3, 2004
Adrian Abe Emperado, 55, of Waipahu, a printer, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Michael Pano, parents Beatrice M. Abe and Adriano D., brothers Alvin H. and Arthur W., and sister Darby Vaughn. Private services.

Exuperio Macanas Esteves
Aug. 25, 2004
Exuperio Macanas Esteves, 48, of Honolulu, a Sheraton Waikiki Hotel junior store keeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lily S.; son Lexter S.; daughter Desiree S.; parents Sesinando F. and Barbara M.; brother Ignacio M.; sisters Elena E. Hipolito, Domnena E. Caballero, Cristeta E. Rivad and Carla E. Turla; and four grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at Full Gospel Temple, 2464 N. School St. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire.

Yuriko Kadekaru
Aug. 30, 2004
Yuriko Kadekaru, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Young Men's Christian Association housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by husband Richard M.; son Vernon; daughters Vivian Inoue and Karen Kadekaru; brother Hideshi Hirata; sisters Tamaki Kadekaru, Oriu Yamashiro, Takeko Yamakawa and Sueko M. and Janet Hirata; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bolo Makana Kalua'u
Sept. 1, 2004
Bolo Makana Kalua'u, infant son of Leonard A. Jr. and Edelaine Kalua'u, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Kapiolani Medical Center. He is also survived by sisters Kalei and Ku'uipo; brothers Leonard III, Amos and Ikaika; and grandparents Laida and Edward Miller Jr. and Edith and Leonard Kalua'u Sr. Private services.

Walter Kamana Jr.
Sept. 3, 2004
Walter "China/Pake" Kamana Jr., 66, of Waianae, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen, son Walter, daughter Muilun, brothers Hiram and Lincoln "Joe", sisters Florence Barrozo and Donna M. Gaspar, four grandchildren and six hanai grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Aloha attire.

Bo Kyung Kim
Sept. 6, 2004
Bo Kyung Kim, 47, of New York and Honolulu, died in New York. She was born in Busan, Korea. She is survived by mother Kil Kip Kim and brothers Bong Jin and Bong Suk. Graveside services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

JoAnn Kiyota
Aug. 20, 2004
JoAnn Kiyota, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired Gaspro account clerk, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Dennis K., son Stuart, daughters Pamela Tengan and Susan Chun, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Sadaichi Kubota
Sept. 6, 2004
Sadaichi Kubota, 83, of Hilo, a state Department of Labor Workers Compensation Division hearings officer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He also was a member of I Company, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Amy T., sons Alan and Randal, sisters Mitsue Saito and Gail Hiraoka, and three grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. Additional services: 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.

William Laronal
Sept. 7, 2004
William "Lefty" Laronal, 79, of Nanakuli, a retired federal government security guard, died in Waianae. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Leilani; sons William P. Jr., Wesley and Michael; daughters Brenda Yuen and Jeanette Hayashida; brother Theodore Molale; sisters Rose Yago and Dolores Hoffpaur; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.

Pui Kuen Cheng Lew
Aug. 29, 2004
Pui Kuen Cheng Lew, 78, of Waialua, died at home. She was born in Ping Nam, Chung-Shan, China. She is survived by husband Andrew, sons Wayson and Jeffrey, daughter Penny, brother Kong Chang, sister Pei Hong Cheng and six grandchildren. Private services.

Kai Lum
Aug. 19, 2004
Kai Lum, 89, of Honolulu, a Do-All Metal Works owner, died at home. He is survived by wife Bessie; sons Melvin and Jordan; daughters Lorraine Ching, Anita Murakami and June Chun; brother Norman; sister Betty Young; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Fe R. Nebres
Sept. 5, 2004
Fe R. "Diding" Nebres, 66, of Wailuku, died at home. She was born in Cebu City, Cebu, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Daniel R.; sons Lloyd, Nathan and Peter; daughter Marigrace; mother Lorenza Roble; brothers David and Peter Roble; sisters Christina Esperat, Grace Tabada and Cherry Diao; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Kahului Union Church. Private inurnment.

Tsuneo Oshiro
Sept. 2, 2004
Tsuneo Oshiro, 75, of Aiea, a retired A.C. Kobayasahi General Contractors, died at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Sonoko; sons Dean T., Scott H. and Collin M.; sisters Nancy H. Gibo, Masako Oshiro, Kay K. Yonamine and Charlotte K. Nagamine; and four grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sione Mateaki Pekipaki
Aug. 27, 2004
Sione Mateaki Pekipaki, 72, of Honolulu, a Charley's Taxi driver, died in Aiea. He was born in Kolofoou, Nukualofa, Tonga. He is survived by wife Hannah; stepsons George, Richard, James, Clifford, Daniel and Clayton Uyeno; stepdaughter Helen Remigio; brothers Pitalikiliki and Siosifa Pekipaki; and sisters Polonga Tangi, Opa Pohahau and Lakiu Pekipaki. Services: noon Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Jason T. Pell
Sept. 1, 2004
Jason T. Pell, 32, of Mililani, a Honolulu Symphony and Tantalus String Quartet violinist, died in Mililani. He was born in New York. He is survived by parents Lewis and Christiana, brother Salim and grandparent Clarissa. Private services.

William Ernest Roberts Jr.
Aug. 30, 2004
William Ernest Roberts Jr., 57, of Waipahu, a lighting and sound technician for Al Bacarci and Don Ho, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Harriman, Tenn. He is survived by stepfather Frank M. Hamilton, mother Juanita R. Hamilton, two brothers and three sisters. Services held.

Chiyoko Shiroma
Sept. 6, 2004
Chiyoko Shiroma, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Watumull's seamstress, died at home. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Kotaro, son Michael K., brother Kenyei "Blackie" Yamauchi and sister Jane S. Maeda. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.




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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