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Obituaries
Thursday, October 28, 2004




Esther Apele
Oct. 24, 2004
Esther Apele, 76, of Hilo, a Macadamia Nut Factory packer, died in Hilo Medical Center Extended Care Facility. She was born in Morocco. She is survived by son Randy and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Malia Aina Atuatasi
Oct. 18, 2004
Malia Aina "Lia" Atuatasi, 13, of Kapolei died in Seattle. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Milovale and Frances, brother Micah, sister Marleina and grandparents Puni Puao Itutaua, Valeai Atuatasi, and Joe and Janette Fano. Services: 6 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Beatrice A.M. Ching
Oct. 23, 2004
Beatrice A.M. Ching, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Shriners Hospital for Children nurse, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward Y.C.; daughters Kathleen C. Yamamura and Patricia N.H. Murata; brothers Richard, Howard and Gilbert; sisters Hilma Chang and Henrietta "Rita" Kam; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Thomas Charles Coakley
Oct. 26, 2004
Thomas Charles "Tom" Coakley, 88, of Kailua-Kona, a retired NCR office manager and Orange County transfer station manager in California, died in Kona Community Hospital. He also was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. He was born in Easton, Pa. He is survived by wife Margaret; sons Charles, Terence and Shawn; daughters Roberta Coakley, Nadean Singleton and Elizabeth Coakley; brother Charles D.; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Toshio Endo
Oct. 19, 2004
Toshio "Nancy" Endo, 90, of Kahului, a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Center for Aging at Tripler Army Medical Center. He also was a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. employee. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Gladys; brothers Takeo, Tamotsu, Shinichi and Michitaka; and sisters Katherine Worsley, Caroline Oishi and Evelyn Ueoka. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Reception to follow. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Rosaline Fernandez Gomes
Oct. 19, 2004
Rosaline Fernandez Gomes, 79, of Lakeport, Calif., formerly of Waihee, Maui, died in California. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband John Jr.; son John III; daughters Katherine E. Pascua, Mary-Ann Rezentes and Vera J. Tauelangi; brothers Anthony, Apey, Charles, Louie, Boniface and Albert B. Fernandez; sisters Mary Estrella, Alice Prito, Martha Santos, Theresa Cain and Bernadette Fishman; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

John L. Hansen
Oct. 15, 2004
John L. Hansen, 84, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Navy commander and retired University of Hawaii physical plant manager, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Davenport, Iowa. He is survived by sons Erik M. and O. Scott, daughter Gloria "G.G." Richards and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Kokua Kalihi Valley, 2239 N. School St., Honolulu, HI 96819.

Eldoreen L.F. Ivester
Oct. 2, 2004
Eldoreen L.F. "Auntie Doe" Ivester, 66, of Las Vegas, a retired Waimanalo Elementary School cook, died. She is survived by husband Francis J. Sr.; children Francis J. Jr., Craig A. and Anthony R. Ivester, Penny S. Palea and Heidi C. Freitas; brothers Allen R. and LeRoy Lau; sisters Kathleen Lau, Maydeen P.A. Stancil and MayLeen P.A. Lake; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Bellows Air Force Base. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Tuesday.

Virginia Ann Kepano
Oct. 25, 2004
Virginia Ann Kepano, 82, of Honolulu, a retired social worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. She is survived by daughters Nalani Aweau, Malia Ramos and Leiana Evans; sister Gloria Hjelm; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2:30-3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

Taichi Kimura
Oct. 26, 2004
Taichi Kimura, 99, of Honolulu, a Kimura Union Service proprietor and former Shafter Chevron Service employee, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kudamatsu City, Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. He is survived by son Victor, daughters Judy Noguchi and Irene Kanehiro, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Edward En Lu
Oct. 20, 2004
Edward En Lu, 82, of Wahiawa, a retired truck driver, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Edward Jr., Edwin, Michael and Mark; daughters Susan Butler and Kathleen and Edwina Lu; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harry Madiera
Oct. 11, 2004
Harry Madiera, 76, of Honolulu died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by niece Leinaala B. Fung. Private services.

Jean Fay Mattern
Oct. 14, 2004
Jean Fay Mattern, 75, of Honolulu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by sons James W. and Fred T., daughter Linda J. Boyd and parents Frederick and Fay Newman. No services.

Theodore Richard Moniz
Oct. 21, 2004
Theodore Richard Moniz, 65, of Waipahu, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel communications technician and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Susan P.; sons Gregory T., Dr. Jeffrey A.S. and Francis N.; daughter Dr. Sharilyn T.; father Theodore; brother Clarence; and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Rodolfo Dumo Perucho
Oct. 11, 2004
Rodolfo Dumo "Rudy" Perucho, 60, of Aiea, a Hale Koa Hotel employee, died at home. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Daisy J.; sons Ronald, Robert, Rodolfo Jr. and Kyle H.; daughters Leilani Perucho and Abigail Gichewiicz; parents Aniceto and Felomena; brother Rico; sisters Zenaida Dela Cruz, Bobbie Tambio, Edeliza Ridding, Norma Perucho and Rose Lee; and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

The Rev. Rioh Reigh
Oct. 24, 2004
The Rev. Rioh Reigh, 66, of Kaneohe, a retired minister and entrepreneur, died in Kailua. He was born in Mackay, Idaho. He is survived by sons Eric, Keoni and Tai; and five grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Kualoa Beach Park. Casual attire.

Janet Shigeno Takatsuka
Oct. 21, 2004
Janet Shigeno Takatsuka, 69, of Kaneohe, a retired A A Electric Ltd. bookkeeper, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Akira; daughters Joy Fujimoto, Gail Song and Amy Ganiko; brothers Tsukasa, Shigeru, Robert and Herbert Ishimatsu; sister Margaret Leong; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Takeo Watanabe
Oct. 25, 2004
Takeo "Peanut" Watanabe, 92, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired Puna Sugar Co. truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Tyrus and daughters Janice Yasutake and Dawn Pascua. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wayne Nelson Webb
Oct. 18, 2004
Wayne Nelson Webb, 86, of Honolulu, a retired jeweler and watchmaker, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in West Jefferson, Ohio. He is survived by son Baird, daughter Aleta Klein, brother Glenn and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after noon. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Ned Conrad Wiederholt
Oct. 21, 2004
Ned Conrad Wiederholt, 53, of Kailua died in Kailua. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by daughter Erin Badenhop, mother Phyllis and brother Marc H. Private services.

Nobuichi Yamanouchi
Oct. 26, 2004
Nobuichi Yamanouchi, 92, of Hilo, a former Yamanouchi Garage owner and mechanic, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sisters Chieko Sagara and Akiko Hirano. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.




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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