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Obituaries
Saturday, September 11, 2004




Sadaichi Kubota / 1921-2004



Kinichi Abe
Aug. 21, 2004
Kinichi Abe, 86, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son David, daughters Carol and Irene, brother Stanley, sister Carol Morita and grandchild. Private services.

James August Dormer
Sept. 6, 2004
James August Dormer, 72, of Kapolei, died. He was born in York, Pa. He is survived by son James C., daughter Denise R. Pickard, sister Linda Caldwell and five grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Romana Sagun Gomez
Sept. 3, 2004
Romana Sagun Gomez, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Tahitian Lanai Restaurant custodian, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Eligio P. Gomez Sr., sons Norbert S. Marcos and Eligio S. Gomez Jr.; daughters Flora Buduan, Lilia Caraang, Dominga Daguro and Daniela Igay; brother Eleuterio Sagun; 20 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi, 640 Puuhale Road. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Mateo C. Herrera
Sept. 2, 2004
Mateo C. Herrera, 96, of Kahului, died at home. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Encarnacion; son Faustino; brothers Primitivo, Jorge, Felipe and Rufino; sister Concita Sulquiano; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Andrew Eckbert Jones
Sept. 8, 2004
Andrew Eckbert Jones, 75, of Kapoho, Hawaii, a retired Food and Agricultural Organization United Nations fisheries researcher, died in a care facility. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by son Dean Jones, daughters Andrea Donally and Olivia Cockcroft, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Benjamin Lehua Kahalehoe Sr.
Sept. 7, 2004
Benjamin Lehua "Bighead" Kahalehoe Sr., 67, of Waianae, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Maunaloa, Molokai. He is survived by wife Palma M; sons Benjamin L. Jr., Charles M.F. and Melvin; daughters Benny-Jean Kaululaau, Jadelyn J. Kaeo, Keala Manuma and Honeygirl, Uluwehi and Angel Kayona; brothers Albert and Lewellen; sisters Becky, Diane, Jane and Faye; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Robert S.T. Kam
Sept. 5. 2004
Robert S.T. Kam, 81, of Honolulu, an owner for the former Walter's Market, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother of children Anna M., son Robert P., daughter Pamela A. and three grandchildren. Private services.

Helene K. Keaunui
Sept. 1, 2004
Helene K. Keaunui, 99, of Kaneohe, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Danford Ho; stepsons Robert, Andrew and Kenneth; daughters Shirley Hagler, Jeanette Reeves and Patricia Dunn; stepdaughters Yolanda Hauki and Alexa Vaught; brother Joe N. Kinoshita; sisters Violet Yokoyama and Janet Tamura; 31 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tokie Miyamoto
Aug. 31, 2004
Tokie "Nancy" Miyamoto, 73, of Honolulu, a retired state Traffic Court graphic artist, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Stan Tracy and Hal Kirby; brothers Haruo, Goro and Noboru Kajiyama; sisters Nobue Kotomori and Masae Lollar; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Hikoki Miyamura
Aug. 18, 2004
Hikoki Miyamura, 86, of Wailuku, a machinist in the sugar industry, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Roy, brothers Minoru and Haruo Miyamura, and sisters Nancy Ushiro and Kazuyo Fukumoto. Private services.

Angeline Mokihana Starkey Kiku Mokuau
Sept. 4, 2004
Angeline Mokihana Starkey Kiku Mokuau, 84, of Waipahu, a retired Department of Education schoolteacher and Department of Hawaii American Legion secretary, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Norman Jr. and Edward; daughters Norma, Nona and Noreen; brother Peter Starkey Jr.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Daisy Hayako Munetake
Aug. 27, 2004
Daisy Hayako Munetake, 88, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waialua. No survivors. Private services.

Gilbert Oliver Kawaiola Nee-Graff Jr.
Sept. 3, 2004
Gilbert Oliver Kawaiola "Bones" Nee-Graff Jr., 60, of Honolulu, a commercial fisherman at Kewalo boat harbor, died in the Spark Matsunaga Center for Aging. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary Ann; stepsons Nathan, Aaron Nee, Franklin and Jonathan Hinds; stepdaughter Chandra Thomas; brother Dexter Graff; half brothers Austin "Hauola" and John "Kimo" Shaw; and 11 step-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu Second Ward, 94-120 Kahualii St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Fumiko Ogata
Aug. 6, 2004
Fumiko Ogata, 81, of Kahului, a Kahului Hongwanji Mission secretary, died in Hale Makua. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Curtis and Lee, brother Ikkwan Katayama, sisters Sadako Nakagawa and Michiko Torii, and a grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Monday at Kahului Hongwanji. Call after 3:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Memorial Park.

Paul Victor Ortino Sr.
Aug. 24, 2004
Paul Victor Ortino Sr., 78, of Scranton, Pa., a LaStrange private investigator and Satellite Beauty Supply owner and president, died in Scranton. He also was a U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who served in World War II. He was born in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. He is survived by sons Nicholas, Paul V. Jr., Victor P., Jonathan P. and Joshua D.; and five grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. For more information, call Paul Ortino Jr. at 455-4424 or Jonathan Ortino at 277-8538.

Anita Ortiz Pereira*
Sept. 8, 2004
Anita Ortiz Pereira, 93, of Hilo, formerly of Maile, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Halepapa, Halawa Valley. She is survived by sons Frank F. and Fred F., daughters Anitamarie N.P. Carrillo and Ellie Ka, 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Simeona Palalay Ragragola
Aug. 31, 2004
Simeona Palalay Ragragola, 99, of Waialua, a Ragragola's Lunch Wagon owner, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Raymond "Sonny," Philip "Pas" and Billy; daughter Marina Que; brother Ramon Palalay; sisters Serafina Calairo, Rosalina Albino and Anita Garalde; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

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 Geil 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. today at Hilo Baptist Church, 600 W. Lanikaula St. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Thursday.

James G. Umberger
Sept. 7, 2004
James G. Umberger, 83, of Honolulu, a classical singer and retired travel agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by son Takayuki Inoue. No services.

Gladys Kiyoko Uyehara
Sept. 7, 2004
Gladys Kiyoko Uyehara, 77, of Honolulu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Keopu, North Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Debra E. Hino and Gail N. Uyehara. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

James Wallace Jr.
Sept. 8, 2004
James "Jim" Wallace Jr., 75, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired U.S. Air Force investigator, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn. He is survived by sons Jaime and Jeffray, daughter Jodie Dela Cruz, sister Juanita Sweet, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. today at Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor in Kekaha. Scattering of ashes to follow. 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; two stepbrothers; sister Leocadia Lee; a stepsister; 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. Additional information for an obituary printed Thursday.



CORRECTION

Thursday, August 10, 2006

This person was originally listed as Anita Namakalele Pereira. This obituary was updated per a revised state certificate of death presented by her grandson, Antone Carrillo.




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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