Oct. 11, 2004
Yoshio "Aki" Akiyama, 72, of Aiea, a carpenter and retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building inspector, died in Aiea. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Rodney and Randy Yamabe; brothers Tomio and Albert Akiyama; sisters Ritsuko Takemoto, Betty Omori and Ellen Tanaka; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: noon Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10:30 a.m.
Margaret Lucy Armitage
Oct. 8, 2004
Margaret Lucy "Margie" Armitage, 70, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons George K. "Keoki" and William H.K. "Billy," brother Daniel Fernandez, sisters Janet Acosta and Nancy Wilson, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Mercedes Rumbaoa Cadavona
Oct. 10, 2004
Mercedes Rumbaoa Cadavona, 82, of Kekaha, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Emilio G.; sons Epifanio, Eduardo, Ernie, Eugene, Eliseo and Elpidio; daughters Cres Cadavona, Clair C. Pascual, Conchita "Cads" Samio, Celia Banashihan and Corazon Saligumba; brothers Domingo and Hilario Rumbaoa; sister Victoria Ocenar; 29 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.
Sanford K.Y. Char
Oct. 4, 2004
Sanford K.Y. Char, 57, of Honolulu, a U.S. Postal Service clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Machi; son Ryan; daughters Jeanine Char and Sheri Inouye; mother Muriel; brothers and sisters Earle, Kelvin and Clayton Char and Gwen Heliker; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery.
Lorenza Ocol Del Prado
Oct. 10, 2004
Lorenza Ocol Del Prado, 53, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Loryland, Aldrin, Allan, Melito and Jonathan Balinbin; daughters Lovejoy and Geralda Balinbin; mother Anastacia Ocol; brothers and sisters; and seven grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 640 Puuhale Road, Kalihi. Call after 6 p.m. Interment to be held in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, at a later date.
John Marines Derks
Oct. 12, 2004
John Marines "Pops" Derks, 80, of Honolulu, a retired structural engineer, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Holland. He is survived by sons Jack and Gary, daughter Anjo and a grandchild. Services: 8 a.m. Saturday, fronting Duke's.
Miyon Noh Ishikawa
Oct. 9, 2004
Miyon Noh Ishikawa, 64, of Honolulu died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Korea. She is survived by the Noh family. Private services.
Charles Anthony Lasch
Oct. 5, 2004
Charles Anthony Lasch, 74, of Palm Bay, Fla., a retired U.S. Navy commander and submariner, died. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by wife Rosemary; daughters Denise Aligood, Jean Biedul, Donna Edwards and Dawn Hymel; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. No services.
Marie Ku'upuanani Johansen Leite
Oct. 6, 2004
Marie Ku'upuanani Johansen "Kay" Leite, 62, of Paradise Park, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Earl A., daughter Liane M. Alicuben, stepdaughters Earlene Watan and Earlanne Shintani, brothers Bernard "Sonny" and Bernard A. Johansen, and sisters Carolyn Chan, Gladys Santos and Kahu Liffie-Leolani Pratt-Hao. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Baker Beach, HELCO Hall. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Elsie Ching Lock
Oct. 7, 2004
Elsie Ching Lock, 99, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Allan, daughter Leatrice Fung, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.
Venancia Cabacungan Malinay
Sept. 18, 2004
Venancia Cabacungan Malinay, 79, of Waialua, a retired Dole Pineapple Plantation employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Gregorio C.; sons Avelino, Nardito, Ferdinand, Virgelio and Tony; daughters Marina Teano and Conchita and Rose Bayudan; brother Bienbenido Valion; 24 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Agnes Coquette Mahaulu Marfil
Oct. 13, 2004
Agnes Coquette Mahaulu Marfil, 75, of Waimanalo died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lyle L.L. and Ivan K.; daughters Collene Van Arkel and Dayna Crowley; brothers Alexander K. Jr., Archibald S. and Thomas K. Mahaulu; sisters Marylouise Thomas, Emmaline Chun and Cesley-Ann Mahaulu; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Cemetery.
Manuel Moniz Sr.
Sept. 26, 2004
Manuel "Manny" Moniz Sr., 89, of Pearl City, formerly of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired Olokele Sugar truck driver, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Eleele, Kauai. He is survived by sons Manuel Jr., Ernest, Raymond and Bernard; brother Ernest Sr.; sisters Virginia Himenez, Elizabeth Sorge, Dorothy Bades, Daisy Costa and Mabel Manoi; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Cemetery in Kalaheo, Kauai. Additional information for an obituary printed Sept. 30.
Edwin Kapa Niau
Oct. 14, 2004
Edwin Kapa Niau, 75, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a Lockheed superintendent of operations in Honolulu, died at home. He was born in Koolaupoko, Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Daphne; sons Ron, Rick and Range; daughter Rusty; brother Solomon; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Kalama Beach Club, 427 N. Kalaheo Ave., Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Aloha or casual attire.
Oct. 12, 2004
Haruko Okita, 92, of Aiea, formerly of Honolulu, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughters Vivian Y. Kunimitsu and Harriet K. Mizuguchi; sisters Florence N. Sato, Frances Y. Yamauchi, Ellen K. Saito and Mildred S. Nishimura; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Thelma Genevieve Parish
Oct. 12, 2004
Thelma Genevieve Parish, 86, of Ewa Beach died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by three nephews. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery.
Ernest Noboru Sakai
Oct. 9, 2004
Ernest Noboru Sakai, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Gems Stores receiving manager, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lynette R., son Yves, daughters Jodie Sakai-Yanos and April Sherlock, and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
Floyd Harold Smith
Oct. 9, 2004
Floyd Harold Smith, 75, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Navy first lieutenant commander, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Middletown, N.J. He is survived by companion Lydia R. Casimiro, sons Gregory and Mark, brother Douglas and sisters Leona Soden and Henrietta Lef cinski. Prayers: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery.
Carmen Cadelina Visitacion
Sept. 22, 2004
Carmen Cadelina Visitacion, 85, of Waipahu, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by son Alex C., daughter Shirley Guerrero, brother Marcelo Cadelina, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
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