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Obituaries
Thursday, November 4, 2004




Eleanor Malamala Apo
Oct. 29, 2004
Eleanor Malamala Apo, 80, of Honolulu, a retired St. Francis Medical Center registered nurse, died in St. Francis. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Andrew N.; sons Myles G.N., Brian T.K. and David W.K.; daughter Mary J.K.; sister Cecilia C. Fukushima; and a grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, 712 N. School St., Honolulu. Call after 6:30 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Nov. 12 at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Danae Carmel Carter
Oct. 27, 2004
Danae Carmel Carter, 26, of Kihei, Maui, a self-employed shell jewelry maker, died in Kihei. She was born in Bremerton, Wash. She is survived by son Kaimana J., daughter Naelani C., father Daniel J., stepfather Don Rasor, mother Nancy Holtz-Carter Rasor and grandparents Mary L. Harkins, Ed and MaryJane Carter and Betty and Paul Gleaton. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Big Beach, Makena. Swimwear attire for celebration of life. Leis welcome. Donations suggested to Nancy Holtz Rasor, c/o Central Pacific Bank in Kihei.

Ronald Kanani Chong
Oct. 16, 2004
Ronald Kanani "Ron" Chong, 61, of Mililani, an Islander Coffee House manager at Ohana Reef Hotel, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Juanita Marcum-Chong; daughters Carmen Matsumoto, Anjanette Hintacutan and Roxanne and Jaime Chong; stepdaughters Joann Nora, Jeri-Lee El-Swaify and Jonette Darnell; brothers Edward and Samuel; sisters Irene Herring, Angie Tanaka and Rose Shimabukuro; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. No flowers.

John Capistran Davis Sr.
Oct. 25, 2004
John Capistran Davis Sr., 69, of Waianae died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Elsie N.; sons Lawrence, John Jr., Julian and Phillip; daughter Cheryl; brothers Albert and Jose Carrancho, Joseph Torres and Leroy Pinero; sisters Theresa Harley, Gloria Alverez, Juana Torres and Carmelita Eisemann; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Sixto Cudal Domingo
Oct. 29, 2004
Sixto Cudal Domingo, 94, of Kahului, a Nashiwa Bakery kitchen helper, died in Kahului. He was born in Laoag City, the Philippines. He is survived by son Erving; daughters Eulogia Esteban, Armelina Sadiri and Candelaria Domingo; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Donald Maurice Girard
Oct. 27, 2004
Donald Maurice Girard, 67, of Maili, a retired Pearl Harbor armed guard driver, died in Maili. He was born in Man-chester, N.H. He is survived by wife Dorothy H., daughters Arlene Agbayani and Denisse Rubio, brother Robert, sister Jeanne Boisvert and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thomas Torao Hara
Oct. 18, 2004
Thomas Torao Hara, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Swift & Co. meat smoker, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eleanor M., daughter Gertrude M. and brothers Tomio, William and Glenn. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Elizabeth Waialua Holiona
Oct. 12, 2004
Elizabeth Waialua Holiona, 85, of Aiea died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harry and Willard A. Bradley and Nathan K. and Nathaniel M. Holiona and John Keolanui; daughters Louise Kaneshiro, Lillian L. Lopes and Joey Torres; hanai daughters Marilyn M. Van Houton and Carleen Gladson; brothers John "Bull," Hubert and William "Billy" Bradley; sisters Theresa B. Lau and Frances Palmyra; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Eulogy: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual and aloha attire. No flowers.

Judith Yvonne Rose Hopfe
Oct. 23, 2004
Judith Yvonne Rose Hopfe, 56, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Herman; sons Bronson, Herman Jr., Lorne, Terry and Darren; daughters "Tiny" Franchesca Rose, Katherine Lincoln and Dorothy Toro; brother Jonathan Yoro; sisters Mercedes Howard, Lucille Oga, Ramona Tolentino and Carmela Rose; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at Kahikolu Congregational Church. Call after 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. Reception to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clara Pila Akana Leong Kakalia
Oct. 29, 2004
Clara Pila Akana Leong Kakalia, 78, of Kailua died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Kaonohi and K. David Malama and Leo K. Jr. and Michael Kakalia and Burt Kauhi; daughter Leona-Clare; brothers Ernest A. Jr., Robert and Henry Leong; and sisters Fannie "Kamakolu" Gilman and Eleanor "Nuku" Hanakeawe. Services: 7:15 p.m. Monday at Kawaiaha'o Church. Call after 6:30 p.m. Private burial. Aloha attire.

Debbie Ann Puahau'oli Kanei
Oct. 31, 2004
Debbie Ann Puahau'oli Kanei, 39, of Anahola, Kauai, a Malama Pono woman's health educator, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James K. III; sons Sheldon, Tyson K. and Hina; daughter Hokunani; mother Lucille Rogers; and brothers Solomon "Kawika" III, Steven "Kaipo" and Saul K. Rogers. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Additional services and scattering of ashes: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Anahola Beach Park. Aloha attire.

David Ingraham Kulihakaulani Kekuna
Oct. 28, 2004
David Ingraham Kulihakaulani Kekuna, 74, of Lakewood, Calif., a Robert Shaw Controls machine operator, died in Lakewood. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dale; son David; daughters Dawn Contant and Dana Kekuna; sisters Della Auld, Claire Chai and Loke Kahiapo; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu. Call after 6 p.m. Interment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Nanette Leslie
Oct. 29, 2004
Nanette "Sweetie" Leslie, 42, of Hilo, a Kozmic Cones cook in Hilo, died at home. She was born in Captain Cook, Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Karl Sr.; sons Harley Leslie and Karl Kekela Jr.; hanai son Kamaka Prieto; daughters Nashly Leslie and Karlette Kekela; father Henry III; mother Betty Lou; brothers John and Richard; stepbrother Ryan Sadayasu; sisters Karen and Betty Ann Leslie and Sharon Tavares; and stepsister Sara Sadayasu. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Motorcycle ride: 4 p.m. Saturday from Dodo Mortuary to the beach. Gathering: 5 p.m. at family residence 1704 Kinoole St., Hilo. Casual attire.

Virginia Elizabeth Lewis
Oct. 24, 2004
Virginia Elizabeth "Ginny" Lewis, 84, of Kailua died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Missouri. She is survived by son John R. and daughter Paulette S.L. Windley. Services: noon Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Lincoln Shinjiro Maeda
Oct. 26, 2004
Lincoln Shinjiro Maeda, 81, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Navy Public Works Center auto mechanic and member of Cannon Company, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Irene K.; sons Mark and Paul; daughters Grace Gushiken, Faith Shinagawa and Mary Maeda; brothers Michael and the Rev. George; sisters Yaeko Maeda and Betty Kotani; and four grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Yasuko Kohatsu Nakama
Oct. 25, 2004
Yasuko Kohatsu Nakama, 91, of Kaneohe, formerly of Kahuku and Kalihi, a homemaker, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Thomas T. and James N.; daughter Sally I. Kobashigawa; sisters Shizue Nakasone, Chiyoko Nagano, Agnes Benson, Nancy Gerrish and Sueko Iwai; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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., sisters Yuriko Yanagisako and Ann T. Morita, and caregiver Michael M. Private services. Additional information for an obituary printed Saturday.

Andrew Johnathan Kapioanuenue Nakoa Jr.
Oct. 15, 2004
Andrew Johnathan Kapioanuenue Nakoa Jr., 21, of Honolulu, a security guard, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Bernice and Andrew Sr., brother Abraham, sisters Beatrice and Brittany, grandparents Kathryn "Kay" and Edgar Sr., and great-grandparent Catherine Kaeka. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Full Gospel Temple Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary printed Monday.

Remedios Calamasa Oamil
Oct. 13, 2004
Remedios Calamasa Oamil, 97, of Honolulu died in Liliha Healthcare Center. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Jose, John and Jaime Dancil and Manuel and Hermogenes "Imo" Oamil; daughters Dolores "Betty" Acedillo, Lenora "Flora" Caban, Corazon "Linda" Alameda and Carmen Uyesugi; 33 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Andrew Yoshio Seki
Oct. 27, 2004
Andrew Yoshio Seki, 79, of Honolulu, a retired personnel officer for the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Transportation and Department of Accounting and General Services, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy S., daughters Joanne R. Seki Woltmon and Lynn N. Fujioka, sister Grace Fujita and three grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Clement's Church, 1515 Wilder Ave. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Roy Stisher Jr.
Oct. 30, 2004
Roy "Taco" Stisher Jr., 76, of Kailua, a U.S. Air Force pilot who served in the Korean War and a janitorial company operator, died in Kailua. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Donna, son Roy III, daughter Sherri Ann Tayeh, brother Jackson and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4:30-7 p.m. tomorrow at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Private scattering of ashes.

Joe Shin Sung Sin Sung
Oct. 27, 2004
Joe Shin Sung Sin "Uncle Joe" Sung, 82, of Kaneohe, a retired Haitsuka Brothers highway construction supervising foreman and Highway Construction employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honaunau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Joe Jr.; hanai sons Kei, Lester and Lordan Young; daughters Jorene Pacyau and Irene Davidson; hanai daughters Lauretta Kaawaloa, Lorna Campbell and Lori Young; brothers John Kim and George, Albert, Henry and Walter Shin; sister Bernice Paik; companion Catherine Young; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Francisco Wasan Tactacan
Oct. 26, 2004
Francisco Wasan Tactacan, 72, of Ewa Beach, a landscaper and maintenance worker, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Trinidad; daughters Nelda Patanapaiboon, Del Lamug and Rochelle Small; brothers Leo and Pedro; and five grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Kalihi. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples, Chapel Hill. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery.

Daniel Torres
Oct. 30, 2004
Daniel Torres, 76, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired U.S. Merchant Marine veteran and U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Waimea. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by sons Daniel R. and Michael, sisters Jeannie Santos and Sylvia Giuffria, and hanai sister April Moniz. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Annunciation Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clinton Hitoshi Tsukano
Oct. 26, 2004
Clinton Hitoshi Tsukano, 58, of Honolulu, a Department of Human Services data processing analyst, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Molokai. He is survived by mother Irene; brothers Richard and Kenneth Ebina; sisters Genevieve Kaneshiro, Geraldine Hamada and Betty Whipple; and companion Laverne Miyazono. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Honpa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m.

John Tamotsu Watanabe
Oct. 26, 2004
John Tamotsu Watanabe, 83, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Mary T.; sons Albert, Andrew and Jaime; daughter April Pang; brother Mitsuo, Taka and Peter; sisters Kimie Hiranaga, Tomie Shiroma, Yaeko Wakamoto and Toshiko and Sueko Watanabe; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Howard Russell Williams
Oct. 15, 2004
Howard Russell Williams, 89, of Kaneohe, a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Elaine and sister Ruth Ferguson. Private services.




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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