Saturday, October 30, 2004

Kathleen Louise Beckford
Oct. 23, 2004
Kathleen Louise Beckford, 97, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in St. Mary, Jamaica. She is survived by son Trevor; daughters Pam Beckford, Peggy Fennell, Joy Thorbourn, Grace Benjamin, Sonia Johnson and Donna Barber; sister Lily Smith; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Kona Outdoor Circle in Kailua-Kona. No flowers. Donations suggested to Halelewa Baptist Church, 76-6321 Mahuahua Place, Kailua-Kona, 96740.

Francis Iqbal Bhatti
Oct. 26, 2004
Francis Iqbal Bhatti, 47, of Honolulu, a self-employed private investigator, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pakistan. He is survived by wife Adelma Tamboa; sons Rustam and Ryan; daughters Rebecca and Kajaal; parents Joseph and Victoria; brothers Paul, Frank and Victor; and sister Esther Choudhar. Private services.

Bonifacio Cosbodillo
Oct. 21, 2004
Bonifacio "Barney" Cosbodillo, 88, of Wahiawa, a retired U.S. Army veteran and Civil Service and Duty Free employee, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He also was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Clifford and William; daughters Bonnie Toki, Jacqueline Cantero and Donna Hatico; brothers Phillip and Charles "Tarzan"; sisters Aulia "Jane" Gantenbein, Epifania "Fannie" Ramos, Rosalia "Rosie" Obina, Mary Cosbodillo, Janet Hori and Dalisay "Dolly" Crotty; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403A California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Michael Lawrence Geffen
Oct. 28, 2004
Michael Lawrence Geffen, 55, of Mililani, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard chef legal counsel, died in Kaiser Malamamalama Ohana. He was born in Norfolk, Va. He is survived by wife Rochelle L., daughters Marissa R. and Jessica M., mother Ida and sister Merle Geddis. Services to be held in Las Vegas.

Laribeth Kumailani Kanahele
Oct. 24, 2004
Laribeth Kumailani Kanahele, 47, of Kaneohe, a Department of Education Windward District accounting clerk, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Herman; son Kanoa; daughter Lea; parents Alexander and Helen Kahalepuna; brothers Lawrence "Boise," Chester and Kekai Kahalepuna; sister Kahealani Tani; hanai sister Larrietta Kanoa; and grandparents Lawrence Kanoa and Elizabeth Newton-Kanoa. Services: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua Chapel, Kaneohe first ward. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Elizabeth Chiyoko Mitchell
Sept. 17, 2004
Elizabeth Chiyoko Mitchell, 76, of Pearl City, a retired Island Hand Blocker supervisor, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by husband Raymond E., sons Robert and Richard, daughter Gale M., sisters Katsumi Yamashita and Sakai Takeda, and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

William Takaya Nakamura
Oct. 10, 2004
William Takaya Nakamura, 85, of Waipahu, a retired NASA mathematician and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by brother Michael T., sister Ann T. Morita and caregiver Michael M. Private services.

Margaret Lou Robello
Oct. 26, 2004
Margaret Lou Robello, 71, of Pearl City, a retired Napoleon Bakery main plant employee, died in Wahiawa. She also was a Newtown Driving Range Snack Bar and Leeward Bowl Snack Bar employee. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Vincent P., Patrick R. and Clarence B.; daughter Colleen L. Augustine; mother Flora Jensen; sister Yvonne L. Spillner; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Lawrence Vicente Seria
Oct. 22, 2004
Lawrence Vicente Seria, 65, of Mililani, an employee for U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Pong Suk, sons Nathaniel V. and Justin K., brother Melvin P., sisters Audrey Leslie and Mary Mahiai, and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Fusako Florence Tanaka
Oct. 20, 2004
Fusako Florence Tanaka, 84, of Maui, a homemaker, died in Lahaina. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by sons Gordon and Dan, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kaname Tanaka
Oct. 8, 2004
Kaname Tanaka, 84, of Waimanalo, a retired banana farmer, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Blake and Grant; brother Kenneth; sisters Hideko Wada, Harriet Miyamoto and Sallie Ikene; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Ngon Thi Tran
Oct. 20, 2004
Ngon Thi Tran, 61, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by husband Ngo Van Le, sons Thanh Nam and Hoang Nhi Le, daughter Y Nhu Le, and a grandchild. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery.

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