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Obituaries
Wednesday, October 6, 2004




Ignacio I. Agsalog
Sept. 22, 2004
Ignacio I. Agsalog, 70, of Wailuku, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Cesar, Diosdado and Dominador; daughter Zaida Juan; brother Vitaliano; sister Marina Bautista; and two grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Call after 6:30 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Jennie Kamaka Alanano
Oct. 2, 2004
Jennie Kamaka Alanano, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Alice Kamaka, Jennie "Lani" Scarce and Tammra Wilson; six grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Committal services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Gregory Ciriaco Bachiller
Sept. 25, 2004
Gregory Ciriaco Bachiller, 43, of Waialua, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Jeremy K. Lumabao, and Jasmine C. and Jillian J. Bachiller; brothers Thomas Jr. and Roger; sister Mary E. Ross; companion Christine Hao, mother of child Teresa; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at 95-693 Lewanuu St., Mililani. Call after 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 5 p.m. at Kaiaka Beach Park. Casual attire.

Florenda Calma Cadiz
Sept. 11, 2004
Florenda Calma "Lina" Cadiz, 53, of Ewa Beach, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in San Mateo, Isabella, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Rudy B.; son Chris C.; daughter Catherine C.; mother Rosita Calma; brother Jacinto Jr.; sisters Florencia Canos, Marina Queja, Floserfida Florentina, Josefina Visitacion, Flordaliza, Mhurray Tomas, Norlinda Salvador and Dominga Tugangui; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

George Kevin Cupps
March 13, 2004
George Kevin Cupps, 45, of Honolulu, an artist, died at home. He was born in St. Paul, Minn. He is survived by wife Gabriellene P. "Gabe"; brothers Stephen, Brion and Henry E.; and sister Joan M. Lewis. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Tenrikyo Paradise Church, 562 Hunalewa St., Honolulu. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ruthy Enrietta
Sept. 30, 2004
Ruthy Enrietta, 73, of Kihei, Maui, an office secretary, died at home. She was born in Bell, Calif. She is survived by brother Roland Holmer and sister Vicki Crofoot. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Keolahou Church. Reception to follow at the church.

Annette Lillian Felix
Oct. 2, 2004
Annette Lillian Felix, 66, of Volcano, Hawaii, an Army Corps of Engineers information systems analyst, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Bob Felix and sister Laurie Gudzikowski. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Cooper Center in Volcano. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo or Hawaii Island Food Bank.

Lawrence Leslie Gremett
Sept. 16, 2004
Lawrence Leslie Gremett, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Oceanic Properties Ltd. employee, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Leslie, daughter Joellen Webb, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Saint Louis School, Attn: Office of Institutional Advancement, 3142 Waialae Ave., Honolulu 96816. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Monday.

George Nolan Halemano
Sept. 24, 2004
George Nolan "Keoki" Halemano, 57, of Waianae, a G&N Trucking and Kanoa Trucking owner, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nanette K.K.P.; son John; daughters Gigi Halemano Medeiros, Diana Halemano Lyman, Corrina Halemano, Claudette Sur, Wishy Kapoi and Lisa-Rose Lewis; brothers John Jr. and Clement; sister Emily Favinger-Popovich; and 18 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.

Helen Hinako Hidano
Oct. 1, 2004
Helen Hinako Hidano, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education educational assistant, died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lance; daughters Charlene Ono and Lisa Poley; brother Hajime Toyomura; sisters Chiyeko Sakamoto, Violet Fukuhara, Marjorie Muraoka and Laura Nishimoto; and nine grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hatsuko Kaku
Oct. 2, 2004
Hatsuko Kaku, 89, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a coffee farmer, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honaunau. She is survived by sons Harold and Stanley; daughters Jean Murata, Lilly Ushiroda and Lenora Kelley; brother Atsushi Matsumoto; sisters Lorraine Hayashi, Florence Ogata and Sachiko Katoku; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.

Peter Levi Kuahiwinui
Oct. 2, 2004
Peter Levi Kuahiwinui, 47, of Anahola, Kauai, a Coco Palms supervisor, died at home. He was born in South Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Haralanlouise L. "Bae," son Kaimana P. and sisters Elizabeth M. Bacio, Cecilia K. Hoopai, Mary Jane Ferreira, Daffodil H. Kubo and Lurline D.L. Hawk. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kapaa Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Casual attire.

Chuck Kwai Lee
Sept. 26, 2004
Chuck Kwai Lee, 87, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Zhong Shan, China. He is survived by wife Li Rong Huang Xing; son Tony Kwock Wan; daughters Linda Lee and Yue Chi and May Li; and eight grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Dewey Kulani Marks
Sept. 27, 2004
Dewey Kulani Marks, 52, of Honolulu, died at home. He was born Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Peter K. and Joseph "Kepa," and sisters Jeanette "Jay" Raymond, Marlene Porlas, Eliza Nieva and Leilani Kawamoto. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 8 a.m.

Douglas Fumio Matsuda
Sept. 29, 2004
Douglas Fumio Matsuda, 88, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a Radio Electronics Inc. owner in Honokaa, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janet M.; sons Melvyn, Glen and Brent; brother Tomoichi "Tom"; sisters Pat Akahiji and Maude Matsuda; and five grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Yuzo Miyasaki
Sept. 14, 2004
Yuzo Miyasaki, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Waipahu High School teacher, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Marjorie, son Wilfred, daughter Amy Kondo, sister Taeko Wong and three grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary printed Thursday.

Thomas Alton Kaimana Murakane
Sept. 21, 2004
Thomas Alton Kaimana Murakane, infant son of Wesley A. Murakane and Traci H. Fujita, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is also survived by brothers Keith Nerida and Lydell Cardoza, sister Sarai Cardoza and grandparents Linda and Edward Fujita and Alton and Glenda Murakane. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Honokaa United Methodist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Katsuto Nakamura
Aug. 27, 2004
Katsuto Nakamura, 80, of Nevada, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by children Judy Kamihara, Russell Nakamura, Jane Bezayiff and Janet Shimizu; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Yukue Noguchi
Oct. 1, 2004
Yukue "Yuki" Noguchi, 87, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Miles and Russel; daughter Susan Imamura; brothers Tokuyuki, Shigeru, Robert and Jack Hinazumi; and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, east chapel. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Haruko Okuna
Oct. 2, 2004
Haruko Okuna, 85, of Hilo, a proprietress for the former Keawe Lunch Shop and retired Garden Exchange employee, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Masatoshi, sons Richard and Albert, daughter Margaret Torigoe and Elaine Yamaguchi, sisters Kazue Miyahira and Stella F. Iwamoto, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow at Homelani Crematory. Casual attire. No flowers.

Valentine Orta
Sept. 24, 2004
Valentine Orta, 80, of Kaunakakai, a retired carpenter, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by sisters Emily Amadeo, Adeline Torres, Antonia Martin, Catherine Martin, Maria Paraqueles and Roseline Garcia. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Georgia Ann Oshiro
Sept. 28, 2004
Georgia Ann Oshiro, 51, of Honolulu, an American Mutual insurance underwriter, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Yasumasa. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. No flowers.

Oliver Kahalewai Pierce
Oct. 1, 2004
Oliver Kahalewai "Buddy" Pierce, 77, of Ewa Beach, a retired City Mill employee and Merchant Marine veteran, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Vaiolagi, daughters Mona and Bernice, brother James R. Jr. and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene in Ewa Beach. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Michio Takata
Oct. 2, 2004
Michio Takata, 87, of Honolulu, a retired state Fish and Game director, died in Hale Ola Kino One Kalakaua. He also was a member of 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Fox Chapter. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shinako; sons Lloyd, Garret and Earl; and six grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nena Quinto Talastas
Sept. 16, 2004
Nena Quinto Talastas, 75, of Honolulu, died in Santa Mesa, the Philippines. She was born in Mapandan, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Arthur and Manolo, daughters Susan Bautista and Dina Castro, three brothers, two sisters, caregiver Maria L. Bautista, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Jane Nobuko Tanaka
Aug. 22, 2004
Jane Nobuko Tanaka, 84, of Honolulu, a housekeeper, died in Oahu Care Facility in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Myles. Buddhist services: 11 a.m. Friday at Honpa Hongwanji in Nuuanu, 1727 Pali Highway. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

William George Eric Tavares
Sept. 30, 2004
William George Eric "Willie" Tavares, 42, of Honolulu, a food service supervisor, died in Kwajalein Health Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cathlina, son Kale, daughter Marcy, parents Charles and Blossom Bishop, brother Kale Bishop and sisters Kuulei Jolonino and Tina Roberts. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Hawaii Stake Center. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Via Gustauve Muaimalae Kaio Thompson
Sept. 25, 2004
Via Gustauve Muaimalae Kaio Thompson, 2, of Alaska, died in Alaska. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Susana, father Sivier, sisters Vaepo and Lemusu, and grandparents Lemusuloloaso Thompson and Muaimalae Matai. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Moanalua Community Church. Call after 6 p.m. Burial to be held at a later date in American Samoa.

Sekonaia Vea
Oct. 2, 2004
Sekonaia "Liumeimaui" Vea, 52, of Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lakepa, Tonga. He is survived by wife Lavinia M.; son Sione V.; daughters Finau Vea, Kalolaine S. Nusi and Mele T. Takafua; brother Mapuna'a V.; sisters Mele Paletu'a, Finau Hu'akau, Tilita Siakumi, Saane Havea, Veiongo Vea and Olivia Manupuna; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lahaina Ward. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Thomas Raymond Wells
Oct. 2, 2004
Thomas Raymond Wells, 63, of Stuttgart, Ark., a Navy retiree who served in the Vietnam War and as a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died at home. He was born in Ashland, Ky. He is survived by wife Georgia N.; sons Kenny and Thomas R. II; daughters Patricia Thomas, Genell Ebbini, Donna Lawless and Michelle Wehner; mother Mary; brothers Larry Wells and Richard Dane; sister Paula Walters; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Stuttgart. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Takeo Yamachika
Sept. 18, 2004
Takeo Yamachika, 85, of Honolulu, an AC&L Painting painter, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Fumiko, daughter Carole L. Chee, sister Violet S. Ung, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Hong On Yuen
Sept. 28, 2004
Hong On Yuen, 81, of Honolulu, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee, retired Board of Water Supply employee and Yuen Plumbing owner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Hon Ying and brother Albert. Taoist services: 8-9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.




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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