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Obituaries
Sunday, September 26, 2004




Diosda Alcover-Haowin
Aug. 21, 2004
Diosda Alcover-Haowin, 78, of San Diego, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gary Gonzaga; daughters Lorraine Horie, Connie Ann Pairis and Susan Kampmueller; sisters Priscilla Egloria, Beatrice Lastimosa and Elena "Loling" Salvador; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ruby Meyer DeMello
Sept. 19, 2004
Ruby Meyer DeMello, 77, of Hilo, a retired State Farm Insurance Co. insurance clerk, and former employee of the state Department of Health, County of Hawaii Elections Division and the Peace Corps, died at home. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Bernadette Parrish, Margaret Pahio and Christine Belledo; brothers David, Herbert and Herman Meyer; sisters Josephine Nachor, Dorothy Lanza, Agnes Carvalho, Annie Lum and Mary Anna Meyer; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire.

JoAnn Ululani Han
Sept. 21, 2004
JoAnn Ululani Han, 51, of Pearl City, a Kaiser Medical Center medical education coordinator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father John K.; brothers Johnny, Eddie and Kenny; and sisters Elaine Fong, Cindy Akau and Eleanor Rego. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private burial. Aloha attire.

Kathy Lynn Ishikawa
Sept. 20, 2004
Kathy Lynn Ishikawa, 49, of Kailua, a Convalescent Center of Honolulu nurse, died at home. She was born in New York. She is survived by son Happy, father Philip C. Fasolo and sister Karen Booth. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Albert Jeremiah Sr.
Sept. 15, 2004
Albert Jeremiah Sr., also known as "Mana" and "Cappy," 86, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaii Housing Authority maintenance worker, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorraine Buehler, son Albert Jr., daughters Nadine Olinger and Raenette Kreis, brother William, sister Esther Rodrigues, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery.

Howard Dean Kamekona Jr.
Sept. 21, 2004
Howard Dean Kamekona Jr., 27, of Kaneohe, an Aloha Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre dietary assistant, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Yvonne and George McKeague and Howard Kamekona Sr.; sister Summer Kahikina; and grandparents David and Geraldine Franks and Evelyn Kamekona. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Dana Glen Little
Sept. 3, 2004
Dana Glen Little, 53, of Lahaina, a shipwright, died. He was born in Alberdine, S.D. He is survived by former wife Penny; daughters Suzannah Little and Brooke Cunliffeowen; brothers John and Joe; sisters Mary Epps, Teresa Deveer and Anne Hampton; and parents Marie and Glen. Scattering of ashes and celebration of life: noon Friday at Baby Beach, Mala Wharf (near Jodo Mission). Pirate costume attire.

Peregrina Padilla Moreno
Sept. 23, 2004
Peregrina Padilla Moreno, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Nueva Ecija, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Efren and Juancho; daughters Edna Alberto, Josefina Daques, Fe Aves, Mila Pinacate and Carmen Fabia; brother Alfredo Padilla; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kalihi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial in the Philippines.

Gregorio Jose Nacnac
Sept. 6, 2004
Gregorio Jose Nacnac, 91, of Wailuku, formerly of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard supply clerk, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Teddy and Greg Jr.; daughters Loida Bevington, Ester Acopan and Evelyn Bowman; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

Ralph Iwao Nishimura
Sept. 18, 2004
Ralph Iwao Nishimura, 69, of Hilo, a retired Ka'u Agribusiness Co./Keaau Orchard heavy equipment operator and U.S. Army Korean War veteran, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Katsue, son Sean, mother Namie, brothers Keiichi and Hisaji, and sisters Eloise Fujino and Naomi Studley. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Marcelino Demensio Pacheco
Sept. 7, 2004
Marcelino Demensio Pacheco, also known as "Junior Boy" and "Marci," 38, of Kahuku, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard welder and self-employed electrician and metal fabricator, died in Kahuku. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sisters Maryann Rodrigues and Angeline Kamalii, and grandmother Trinidad Pacheco Emocling. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kahuku United Methodist Church, 56-449 Kamehameha Highway. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Ambrocio Barruga Delos Santos
Sept. 6, 2004
Ambrocio Barruga Delos Santos, 91, of Honolulu, a retired sugar plantation laborer, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by brother Felipe; and sisters Lucia Reyes, Raymunda Delos Santos and Matilde Burgos. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

Yukio Segawa
Sept. 14, 2004
Yukio Segawa, 88, of Pearl City, a retired carpenter, died in Ka Punawai Ola. He was born in Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Masue, daughter Amy M. Fujinaka, brother Stanley, sisters Fujie Kawate and Taeko Fujimura, and a grandchild. Services: noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

The Rev. Henry Hiroshi Taki
Sept. 19, 2004
Henry Hiroshi Taki, 71, of Aiea, a Jesus Christ is Lord Church pastor, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Darryl H. and Bryon M., daughters Gayle K. Chambers and Laurie Ann H. Ho, brother Raymond, sister Ellen Kosaki and 10 grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Ricardo Subiaga Valdez
Sept. 15, 2004
Ricardo Subiaga Valdez, 95, of Honolulu, a retired McCabe, Hamilton and Renny stevedore, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Gladys M.; sons Richard S., Don R., Glenn J. and Arick D.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. Friday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Ruth Lee Wilson
Sept. 19, 2004
Ruth Lee Wilson, 81, of Mililani, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Francis "Red"; sons Robert and Frank Racoma; daughters Lorraine Sagawinit, Nora Racoma, Jeannie Keomaka, Marty Racoma-Lee, Patricia "Patty" Ferrier and Sandy C. Kalua; sister Kuulei Carson; 35 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Apostle and Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Kristin Malia Yamada
Sept. 11, 2004
Kristin Malia Yamada, 31, of Dupont, Wash., formerly of Pearl City, died in Washington. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Michael H., parents Ed and Irene Ota, and brother Dyron Ota. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jack Tin Wong Yuen
Sept. 17, 2004
Jack Tin Wong Yuen, 87, of Waiohinu, Kau, Hawaii, Wong Yuen Service Station and Store proprietor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lei Y.; daughters Esther K. Nichols, Rowena K. Adviento, Frances K. Kailieha and Moira K. Bright; hanai son AhChock Campbell; brother James Wong Sr.; sisters AhHan Silva and Annie Kekoa; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire.

Cayla Maile Zamora
Sept. 14, 2004
Cayla Maile Zamora, infant daughter of Almar and Catherine "Cathy," of Waimea, Hawaii, died in Palo Alto, Calif. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii. She is also survived by brother Alika; and grandparents Nicanor and Nancy Valiente and Inosencio and Antonina Zamora. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. Flowers (no roses) welcome.




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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