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Obituaries
Friday, September 24, 2004






Rodrigo O. Agor
Sept. 20, 2004
Rodrigo O. "Roy" Agor, 77, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army master sergeant and maintenance worker at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, died in Veterans Center for Aging. He was born in Kekaha, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Angeline; sons Larry Galiza and Barney and Rodney Agor; daughters Amy Wade and Nancy Diones; brothers Victor and Dionecio "Danny"; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grand-children. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Yolanthe Leimomi Chong
Sept. 14, 2004
Yolanthe Leimomi "Momi" Chong, 89, of Kuliouou Valley, died in Kapolei. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Allison and Michael, sisters Ellen Kalahele and Thalia Ching, brother Randal White, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Highway, Aina Haina. Call after 9 a.m. Eulogy: 10:45 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Alice Kimiko Dowd
Sept. 16, 2004
Alice Kimiko Dowd, 72, of Ewa Beach, a retired U.S. Navy traffic manager at Pearl Harbor, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jack L. Sr.; sons Jack L. Jr. and Glenn; brothers Kenneth Kurata and Daniel and John Arita; sister Jean T. Hatae; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

Ernesto Navarro Gallardo
Sept. 20, 2004
Ernesto Navarro Gallardo, 67, of Waipahu, a retired Philippine Air Force lieutenant and Hyatt Regency Hotel steward, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Laoag City, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Marcelina F.; sons Rene, Ryan and Roen; daughters Rhia Gallardo and Rylah Aguinaldo; brothers Esteban Gallardo and Enrique de Leon; sisters Maria Rabago, Virginia Bartolome, Elsa Gallardo, Jean Ricafort and Elizabeth Goldwyn; and nine grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at the chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.

Donald William Naau'ao Hanaike
Sept. 17, 2004
Donald William Naau'ao Hanaike, 73, of Kaneohe, a retired Pacific Insurance vice president and regional claims manager, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ronn, David and Benn; daughters Dona, Lori and Jann; brothers Benjamin Jr. and Robert; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery.

Henry Andrew Helsham
Sept. 21, 2004
Henry Andrew Helsham, 41, of Waipahu, a Close Electric heavy equipment operator, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by daughter Ailini, sons Christian and Henry Jr., father Peter A., brother Peter and sisters Tala Glenister and Yvonne Helsham. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Satsuko Higuchi
Sept. 17, 2004
Satsuko Higuchi, 87, of Kaneohe, a retired Kahaluu Elementary School cafeteria worker and Corps of Engineers lunchroom employee, died in Ann Pearl Care Home. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by husband Sakai; sons Michael, Nelson, Sidney and Robin; daughter Susan; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Solomon Ikaika
Sept. 9, 2004
Solomon Ikaika, 71, of Hilo, a retired Yamada and Sons heavy equipment operator and Howard Ishii Contracting Co. employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Timothy Kealohapauole, Oliver Kamali and Eldred and Dennis Ikaika; daughters Vida Ann M. Kaeo, Doreen Souza, Althea Johnston and Erlene Ikaika; brother William; sister Mary Iaukea; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and after 8 a.m. Tuesday. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire.

Thomas Akira Kida
Sept. 10, 2004
Thomas Akira Kida, 87, of Hilo, an Army National Guard retiree, died in Chile. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Thomas and Harold; daughter Terri-Lyn Armodia; brothers Theodore, Dennis, Harry, Hideo and Leo; sister Mitsuko Fukuda; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Betty Toshiko Kishimoto
Sept. 22, 2004
Betty Toshiko Kishimoto, 78, of Kahului, a grocery clerk, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Kiyoshi; son Michael; brother Hisao Kohatsu; sisters Lilly Taira, Jean Herbs, Mitzi Bartos, Fusae Segal, Elaine Yamato and Jeannette Kohatsu; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. today at Kahului Union Church. Call after 9 a.m. A reception will follow. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Michael John Lastimado
Sept. 8, 2004
Michael John Lastimado, 25, of Kapolei, a U.S. Army field medic during the war in Iraq and Leeward Community College student, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Rosaline M., sister Rosemarie M. Dradi and grandparent Librada. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or white attire.

Herman E. Mulder
Sept. 20, 2004
Herman E. Mulder, 81, of Kailua, vice president of Interisland Resorts, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Netherlands. He is survived by wife Mary; son Peter; daughters Mele Mulder-Fung, Jani Manaut and Karen Mulder; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Epiphany Episcopal Church, Kaimuki. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice on Puiwa Road.

Kenneth Kenjiro Nishikawa
Sept. 18, 2004
Kenneth Kenjiro "K.K." Nishikawa, 91, of Honolulu, retired owner and general contractor of K.K. Nishikawa Inc., died in Honolulu. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ritsu, son Dale K., sister Ellen Nakai, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Buddhist services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. A reception will follow. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ruth Okihara
Sept. 19, 2004
Ruth Okihara, 80, of Waimea, Kauai, a Kekaha Sugar Co. human resources assistant, died at home. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Dennis, Russell and Gerald; sisters Patricia Konno and Dorothy Kimura; two grandchildren; and a great- grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at St. Paul's in Kekaha. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cecilia Arlene Rhodes
Sept. 19, 2004
Cecilia Arlene Rhodes, 89, of Honolulu, a retired fashion retail general manager, died. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sisters Florence Puana and Roseline Fryer, and brother John J. Medeiros. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

John Schindler
Sept. 20, 2004
John Schindler, 64, of Mililani, an inventory management specialist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Camden, N.J. He is survived by wife Emiko, daughter Wendy, brother Arthur and sisters Jacqueline Archer and Charlotte Schindler. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Irene Tomiko Tanna
Sept. 17, 2004
Irene Tomiko Tanna, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by son Patrick; daughters Judy Tanabe and Thelma Uyehara; brothers Thomas and Sei Miyashiro; sisters Betty Yoshioka, Alice Ashitomi and Dorothy Toole; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Whitney N. Tomlin
Sept. 20, 2004
Whitney N. Tomlin, 78, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, died in Straub Clinic and Hospital. He was born in Colorado. He is survived by son Whitney N. Jr., daughter Shannon E. Richter, brother Bo and six grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Jefferson Elementary School, Attn: Principal Vivian Hee, 324 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu 96815.




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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