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Obituaries
Sunday, September 12, 2004




Julia Rivera Ahlf
Sept. 6, 2004
Julia Rivera Ahlf, 93, of Burkburnett, Texas, formerly of Honolulu, died in Burkburnett. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by son Richard C.; daughters Katherine Green, Mary Smith, Margaret Medina and Elizabeth J. Bender; brother Angel Veles; hanai brothers William Aberilla, Frank Moon, Paul Veles, Gregory Kono and Dwight Turner; 22 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Thursday at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Phil Brewer
Sept. 4, 2004
Phil Brewer, 78, of Pahoa, Hawaii, formerly of Denver, a Navy retiree and World War II veteran, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by son Dick Chadwick, sister Vera Sweeney, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pahoa. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo 96720.

Charmaine Pumehala Cox-Mahiai
Sept. 7, 2004
Charmaine Pumehala Cox-Mahiai, 52, of Kapolei, a Prophetic Ministries School of the Prophets of Hawaii minister, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Leroy, sons Robin and Spencer and sister Shannon Burdett. Services: 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Auwaiolimu Congregational Church, 403 Auwaiolimu St. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Dennis Edwin Curry
Sept. 5, 2004
Dennis Edwin Curry, 64, of Makaha, a coffee grower, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Florida. He is survived by wife Carol, son Dennis E. II, daughters Carol L. Sylvain and Charlotte M. Curry, three sisters and eight grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Yaeko Kawamoto
Aug. 29, 2004
Yaeko Kawamoto, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Hakuyosha counter help employee, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Cynthia K. Au and Lynn H. Kawamoto, brother Noboru Takano, sisters Helen M. Shitabata and Florence Y. Hirano and two grandchildren. Private services.

Nina Martha Kelly
Sept. 9, 2004
Nina Martha Kelly, 88, of Lahaina, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Agenda, Kan. She is survived by son Rodney. Private services.

Anapurita Silvestre Lagpacan
Sept. 7, 2004
Anapurita Silvestre Lagpacan, 68, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Johnnie; sons Joiner, Joel and Juan; daughter Jo-Ann Makua; sisters Corazon Tulfo and Remedios Augustine; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples.

Albert Keawe Leong
Aug. 30, 2004
Albert Keawe Leong, 84, of Lahaina, a landscaper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Desmond K. Hanakahi and Albert E. and Theodore W.S. Leong; daughter Ida K. Grand; brothers Edward "Uncle Boy" and Samuel; sisters Agnes Gilliland, Florence Shizuma, Helen Freeman and Margaret Briscoe; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Waiola Church, Lahaina. Call after 1 p.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Gregorio Alcalde Lobetos
Aug. 7, 2004
Gregorio Alcalde "Pussy" Lobetos, 74, of Aiea, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Olivia Betonio; daughter Melanie Gilleres; stepdaughters Darlene Johnson, Diana Almeida and Joycelin Clark; stepsons Clifford and Darcey Betonio; sisters Alyce Anguay, Vicky Apostadiro and Lorraine Papas; brother John; stepbrothers Henry and Dolpho Tangjian; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at Ewa Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Margaret Lani Malaepule
Aug. 28, 2004
Margaret Lani Malaepule, 89, of Waianae, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by husband Leonard; son Mercer; daughters Lani Akau, Winona Uahinui and Rita Martin; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Ka Hale Hoano O Ke Akua. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Florencia Quibol Martinez
Sept. 6, 2004
Florencia Quibol Martinez, 80, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Puro Caoayan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Aurelio, Antonio and Pedro; daughter Gloria Navarro; sisters Consolacion Amith and Francisca Barrientos; and eight grandchildren. Services in the Philippines.

Doris Fusae Odani
Sept. 5, 2004
Doris Fusae Odani, 79, of Ewa Beach, died at home. She was born in Kaimuki. She is survived by son Roy S.; daughter Gail T.; brothers Edwin and Ritsuko Tanaka; and sisters Rose Okayama, Mary Fujishiro, Ann Higa, Edna Kaneshiro, Lillian Cummings and Grace Iwamoto. Private services.

Angel Andres Pascual Sr.
Aug. 26, 2004
Angel Andres Pascual Sr., 93, of Honolulu, a retired ammunition specialist for the federal government and Diners Drive Inn maintenance worker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Laoag City, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Angel Jr. and Abraham, daughter Elena Soliven, brothers Rodoble and Silverio, sister Maria and five grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Victorino Recaido Ragasa
Sept. 10, 2004
Victorino Recaida Ragasa, 77, of Waipahu, died at home. He was born in Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Dr. Angelita M.; sons Samuel M. and Norman M.; daughters Melody M. Ragasa-Leong and Elaine R. Ylarde; sisters Evelyn R. Esmas, Fe R. Quintua, Dionisia R. Claudio, Carmelita R. Resuello, Corazon R. Rodriguez and Florecita R. Ragasa; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Deborah Tilfas
Sept. 6, 2004
Deborah Tilfas, 31, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Four Seasons Resort housekeeper, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Lelu, Kosrae State, Micronesia. She is survived by husband Peter, son Keoni, daughters Mary and Betra, and mother Mary Palik. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the family residence, 68-3499 Malina St., Waikoloa. 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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