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Obituaries
Tuesday, September 28, 2004






Eugenio Cabansag Balinbin
Sept. 7, 2004
Eugenio Cabansag Balinbin, 78, of Ewa Beach died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Kealia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Sofia G.; sons Romeo, Irenio and Reme; daughters Josei Holte, Natividad Valdez and Elsa Barba; brothers Lodivico and Alfredo Balinbin and Macario Dela Cruz; sisters Florida and Ermelicenda Repunte; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lincolna Lyla Boyd
Sept. 23, 2004
Lincolna Lyla Boyd, 84, of Pearl City, a Honolulu Print Shop employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Robert Sr. and Thomas Olmos, and sister Betty Bush. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Carlina Quibuyen Dahilig
Aug. 29, 2004
Carlina Quibuyen Dahilig, 66, of Waipahu, a retired Royal Kuhio and Union Air Service employee, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Mabusal, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Analie B. Ricapor; companion Andy Baldoz; brothers Benjamin, Jaime and Rodrigo; sister Josephina Fagaragan; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Joy Smeeden Ellis-Rittler
Sept. 20, 2004
Joy Smeeden Ellis-Rittler, 77, of Anchorage, Alaska, formerly of Honolulu, a former Anchorage Travel Center and Kelly Travel employee in Honolulu, died in Alaska. She was born in Venice, Italy. She is survived by daughter Sydney Brown, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services in Anchorage. Donations suggested to charity.

Anthony Joseph Fraiola Sr.
Sept. 8, 2004
Anthony Joseph "Tony Jo" Fraiola Sr., 86, of Kaneohe, a retired physical education teacher and coach, died in Kaneohe. He was born in New Providence, N.J. He is survived by son Anthony Jr., daughters Antoinette Bullough and Angie Won, brothers C. James and Thomas, sister Antoinette Ciannello and seven grandchildren. Mass: noon Saturday at St. Ann's Church, Kaneohe. Call after 11 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers; leis welcome.

Wayne Yoshiichi Hayashida
Sept. 15, 2004
Wayne Yoshiichi Hayashida, 55, of Honolulu, a U.S. Postal Service mail processor at the main branch, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jocelyn Y.; sons Brent Y. and Wyatt Y.; mother Yukiko; and sisters Betty Leong, Irene Harada and Shirley Pang. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information provided for an obituary published yesterday.

Sierah Kapoliokalaua'e Hoohuli
Aug. 30, 2004
Sijaye Kahanuokalaua'e Hoohuli
Aug. 30, 2004
Sierah Kapoliokalaua'e and Sijaye Kahanuokalaua'e Hoohuli, infant twins of Calvin and Loke of Holualoa, Hawaii, died in Kona Community Hospital. They were born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. They are also survived by sister Shev-lyn H.; grandparents Peter Hoohuli and Boyd and Sharon Matsuyama; and great-grandparent Philip Matsuyama. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kailua View Estates Recreational Center, Kailua-Kona.

Kye Hyang Kim
Sept. 23, 2004
Kye Hyang Kim, 75, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Korea. She is survived by sons Young Hae and Young Tu; daughter Young Suk; brothers Jong Kyu, Jong Won and Jong Hee Park; sisters Yuon Hyang, Youn Ok and Sung Ja Park; and eight grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Rose Shimae Kurihara
Sept. 24, 2004
Rose Shimae Kurihara, 94, of Kahului, a pineapple cannery supervisor, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Harold and Michael, sister Kirie Tateishi, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Call after 4 p.m. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Theodore Raymond Lau
Sept. 9, 2004
Theodore Raymond Lau, 48, of California, a Superior Communications corporate controller, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Casey; daughters Christine, Stephanie and Kelsey; and parents Raymond and Mabel. Services held.

Chi Hung Liao
Sept. 15, 2004
Chi Hung Liao, 39, of Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He is survived by parents Ted and Meimei and brothers Stephen and Kyle. Chinese Buddhist services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Inurnment: 2:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wenonah Eleanor Metcalf
Sept. 24, 2004
Wenonah Eleanor Metcalf, 79, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a Queen's Medical Center licensed practical nurse, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Sam St. Germain, daughters Carolyn Lewellen and Jean Sheik, brothers Vernon May and Francis Metcalf, sisters Katherine Frink and Lurline O'Brien, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Waialae. Inurnment to follow at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Helen Yoshio Okamoto
Sept. 22, 2004
Helen Yoshio Okamoto, 79, of Waialua Houselots, Kauai, a postmaster, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Noboru "Lefty"; sons Carlton, Stanley and Stephen; daughter Arleen Powell; brothers Satoru and George Nakamura; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at Lihue Christian Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Private burial at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mario Sumaoang Padasdao
Aug. 30, 2004
Mario Sumaoang Padasdao, 44, of Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by son Justin, parents Florentino and Iluminada, sisters the Rev. Imelda Padasdao and Merlina Ballesteros, and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Margaret Diane Pesta
Sept. 8, 2004
Margaret Diane Pesta, 61, of Platte City, Mo., died in Platte City. She was born in Memphis, Tenn. She is survived by children Monica, Maureen, Matthew, Mitchell and Jennifer; mother Margaret; brothers Robert Jr., John, Stephen and Christopher; and nine grandchildren. Services in Tacoma, Wash. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Paul and Diane Pesta Memorial Leadership Foundation, Attn: Monica Reed, 9125 Branchwater Court, Jacksonville, FL 32244.

Paul Patrick Pesta
Sept. 8, 2004
Paul Patrick Pesta, 66, of Platte City, Mo., an electrician, died in Platte City. He was born in Clairiton, Pa. He is survived by children Monica, Maureen, Matthew, Mitchell and Jennifer; brothers John, Mike and Greg; and nine grandchildren. Services in Tacoma, Wash. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Paul and Diane Pesta Memorial Leadership Foundation, Attn: Monica Reed, 9125 Branchwater Court, Jacksonville, FL 32244.

Santiago A. Ramones
Sept. 22, 2004
Santiago A. Ramones, 77, of Hilo, a retired Mauna Kea Agribusiness cane seed cutter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Micaela; sons Leonardo and JoJo; daughters Victorina Mateo, Irene and Virgie Lynn Ramones and Perlita Vea; sister Susan Visitacion; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Apostles Resurrection Church, Hilo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima section. Casual attire.

Norman J. Smith
Sept. 23, 2004
Norman J. Smith, 84, of Milolii, Hawaii, a retired Canadian armed forces squadron leader, died. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by wife Janet, son Hugh, daughter Virginia, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Reuben Suiso
Sept. 26, 2004
Reuben Suiso, 81, of Makaha, died at home. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Dorothy; sons Mark, Ken, Ben and Scot; brother Nino; sister Nora Kalua; and nine grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held 5 p.m. Saturday at 84-083 Makau St., Makaha. Private services at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

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 Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Sunday.

Eddie Bunji Yamaki
Sept. 18, 2004
Eddie Bunji Yamaki, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Allied Insurance underwriter and insurance agent, American Mutual underwriter and Shunyokan judo instructor, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Tetsuko, daughters Glorian Yamaki and Irene Shiigi, brother Yutaka, sisters Bessie Kawasaki and Kuni "Doris" Morita, and six grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leilani P. Yasukawa
Sept. 25, 2004
Leilani P. Yasukawa, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Tel librarian, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Ronald and Maxwell, daughter Raylani Derouin, brother Charles Puuohau, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Community of Christ Church, 1666 Mott-Smith Drive. Casual attire.

Margaret Ayako Yoshida
Sept. 6, 2004
Margaret Ayako Yoshida, 79, of Hilo, a homemaker and Rancho Produce employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by husband Akira; sons Harry S., Gary K., Albert S. and Dayton K.; sisters Sueko Kaneko and Yoshiko Shimada; and seven grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.




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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