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Obituaries
Wednesday, November 24, 2004


Allen Joaquin Carvalho
Nov. 15, 2004
Allen Joaquin Carvalho, 54, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Advertiser compositor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sisters Shirley Nakamura and Lorrain Nawahine. Private services.

Pauliasi La'akulu Fusikata
Nov. 16, 2004
Pauliasi La'akulu "Paul" Fusikata, 45, of Honolulu, died. He was born in Nukuleka Tongatapu, Tonga. He is survived by wife Mary; daughter Shaunnette; father Tevita Langi; brothers Lomano, Sila, Saia, Tali, Tauloto, Kautolo and Ka Langi; and sisters Ana Sio, Amelia Moala, Sesilia Tupou, Lowena and Valeti Langi. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire.

Dorothea Gaines Galloway
Nov. 15, 2004
Dorothea Gaines Galloway, 84, of Kailua, a retired Hawaiian Airlines employee, died. She was born in Fresno, Calif. She is survived by husband J. Crawford, daughters Suzi Mechler and Debbie Power, and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2-5 p.m. Dec. 5 at Mid- Pacific Country Club. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

Rosita Valera Gaoiran
Oct. 20, 2004
Rosita Valera Gaoiran, 59, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by brothers Alfredo, Artemio and Florencio; and sister Irene. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Solidad Garcia
Nov. 20, 2004
Solidad "Sally" Garcia, 78, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Leonard and Aaron; daughters Sheila Louis, Charmaine Santos and Doreen Ibia; brother Joseph Delostrico; sisters Shirley Parraga and Yolanda Delostrico; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kapaia. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Richard Thomas Himmelmann
Nov. 18, 2004
Richard Thomas Himmelmann, 82, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army colonel, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Missouri. He is survived by wife Ruth, sons Rick and John, daughter Vicky and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Masato Hirata
Nov. 16, 2004
Masato "Mungo" Hirata, 88, of Hilo, a retired sales representative, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Takayo, son Harvey, daughter Jean Dulatre, brother Takeshi, sister Pauline Leong, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Alvin Dale Johnson
Nov. 15, 2004
Alvin Dale Johnson, 69, of Kaneohe, a Windward Tile Co. owner, died at home. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by sisters Iris Hustace and Marjorie Evanson. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery.

Edna Kitsuki Jones
Nov. 13, 2004
Edna Kitsuki Jones, 80, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu Police Department personnel clerk, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Charles A. and William F. Jr.; daughters Sandra J. Chun and Joyce E. Napier; brothers Lawrence and Melvyn Kitsuki; sisters Janet Martines, Doris Kanja and Shirley Kitsuki; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. next Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Young Ae Knight
Nov. 21, 2004
Young Ae Knight, 50, of Honolulu, died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Korea. She is survived by son James; parents Kyung Jun and Soon Yun Yu; brothers Young Ho, Young Tak and Young Jin Yu; and sister Young Sook Yu. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church, 1639 Keeaumoku St. Call after 10 a.m.

Rae Kamakawiwoole Lopes
Nov. 6, 2004
Rae Kamakawiwoole Lopes, 72, of Waipahu, a Waianae High School custodian, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John; son John De Rego Jr.; daughters Rae Ann Alcaraz, Stephanie De Rego, Renee Chong, Lori Kim and Raelene and Ramy Rodrigues; mother Annie Kawahinenohokula; brother Homer Combs; and sisters Elaine Hubbell, Myrtle Merritt, Laura Corenevsky, Gail Valerie and Loretta Murray. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Shield of Faith Christian Ministries. Call after 8 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Nanakuli Sub Land Beach Park.

Bernadette Kealoha Louis
Nov. 17, 2004
Bernadette Kealoha Louis, 60, of Honolulu, a Food Solutions food service inspection specialist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Peter K.; sons Peter K. II, Bernard K., Brian "Kalani" and Brady K.; mother Annie K.S. Kaniaupio; brother Bert K. Kaniaupio; sister Bertha K. Kekahuna; half sister Brenda Kaniaupio; hanai sister Florence "Flo" Mitsumura; and caregiver LaVerne "Lily" Eliysares; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Eulogy 10:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Services: 11 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Kenneth Kam Mung Luke
Nov. 11, 2004
Kenneth Kam Mung Luke, 87, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Karen Chun and Carol Kalani, sister Nancy Siu and six grandchildren. Private services.

Henry Makekau Jr.
Nov. 7, 2004
Henry "Hank" Makekau Jr., 72, of Honolulu, a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Korean War and was a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by companion Kathy Wada; sons Anthony K., Kalani H. and Kealii J.; stepsons Spencer Fernandez and Richard Stein; brother Allen; sisters Charlotte Kauhi, Maile Corpus and Blossom W. Vierra; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Elks B.P.O.E. Honolulu Lodge 616, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. Loose flowers or leis welcome. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Nov. 13.

Nicholas Charles Matias
Nov. 14, 2004
Nicholas Charles "Oducado" Matias, 78, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a retired U.S. Navy explosives operator who served during World War II and the Vietnam War, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Palama. He is survived by wife Loretta P.N.; sons Nicholas C. Jr., Frank K. and Clayton M. Oducado; stepsons Edwin O. Jr., Phillip P. and Gerald W. Akana; stepdaughter Debra L. Holcomb; sister Josephine Estores; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Lois Darlene Mitchell
Nov. 19, 2004
Lois Darlene Mitchell, 80, of Kihei, Maui, a former Academy of Yoga Psychical Research philosophy teacher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Eugene, Ore. She is survived by husband Ralph O., sons Gordon and Gregory Mac Lachlan, and a grandchild. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

Lillian Georgia Nunes
Oct. 31, 2004
Lillian Georgia Nunes, 89, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Walter. No services.

Herbert Olivera
Nov. 12, 2004
Herbert Olivera, 79, of Kailua, an Oahu Transport Dole Company truck driver and dispatcher, died in Kailua. He was born in Kamuela, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lucina "Linda"; sons Herbert "Bully," Clifford C., Victor A. and John T.; hanai son Eddie Okumura Jr.; daughters Judy A. Chee, Frances L. Young, Joan "Pam" Tomas, Janice D. Aquino and Jeannette P. Olivera; 42 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe. Call after 5:30 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Clarita Navarez Ortega
Nov. 19, 2004
Clarita Navarez Ortega, 61, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Lucas "Rey"; sons Dwayne A., Darin L., Denny R. and Donny E.; brother Alejandro Navarez; sisters Isabela Navarez and Lucy Sandbal; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Jehovah's Witness Wahiawa Congregation, 239 Palii St., Kingdom Hall 4. Call after 6:30 p.m.

Morris Soo Young Pang
Nov. 17, 2004
Morris Soo Young Pang, 80, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii Department of Education professor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Michael E., daughter Carolyn S. and sisters Nora, Ruth and Agnes. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Newman Center, 1941 East-West Road, Honolulu 96822.

Edward Joseph Reiser III
Nov. 20, 2004
Edward Joseph Reiser III, 3, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Edward II and Noi Reiser and grandparents Ken and Tee Kaewwijarn and Marion Reiser. Mass: 6 p.m. Friday at Mystical Rose Chapel on Chaminade University campus. Donations suggested to Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu 96816.

Esther Darlene Rhinelander
Nov. 16, 2004
Esther Darlene Rhinelander, 64, of Pearl City, a retired Kamehameha Schools music teacher, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband the Rev. Harvey J., daughter Lori Grant, brother Harvey P. Richard and sister Wilthea K. Richard. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kahikuonalani Church, 757 Hoomalu St., Pearl City. Call after 8:30 a.m.

Benjamin Salinas
Nov. 18, 2004
Benjamin Salinas, 63, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, an Isemoto Construction Co. laborer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mathilda; son Roger L.; daughters Jaymayne Salinas and Joy Salinas-Agard; brothers Jose and Christopher; sisters Julita Silan, Brenda Aiona, Gloria Grider, Rita Daniel and Rose Watanabe; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Solid Rock Ministries at 73-4855 Kanalani St., Kaloko Light Industrial Park, Kaloko, Kona, Hawaii. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. Leis and loose flowers welcome. Scattering of ashes pending.

Toru Sesoko
Nov. 5, 2004
Toru Sesoko, 82, of Las Vegas, retired from the U.S. Army and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Ruth; daughters Lisa Shahparnia and Karen Balecha; sisters Harriet Toyama, Florence Matsukawa and Constance Sesoko; and five grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Minoru Shinsato
Nov. 12, 2004
Minoru Shinsato, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Grace Pacific Inc. concrete mix driver, died at home. He was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. He is survived by son Gerald K., daughter Jean M. Furushima, brothers Richard F. and Kosei Shinsato, and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Matsue Abe Tominaga
Nov. 16, 2004
Matsue Abe Tominaga, 88, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by sons Roy H. and Kenneth I., brother Alfred Abe, sister Doris Char, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Velma Kimiko Uehara
Nov. 17, 2004
Velma Kimiko Uehara, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Lorin Chow and Dana Uehara, daughter Theresa Castro, brother Howard M. Oshiro, sister Yoshiko Higa and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mildred Ngit Mui Yuen
Nov. 11, 2004
Mildred Ngit Mui Yuen, 74, of Honolulu, died in Avalon Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Richard Matsumoto, daughter Nancy Matsumoto and brother Dr. Paul. 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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