Jean Oak Arakaki
Nov. 24, 2004
Jean Oak Arakaki, 75, of Honolulu, a retired sales clerk, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by husband Kenneth K. Sr., son Kenneth K. Jr., daughters Grace Nakaoka and Susan Katto, brother Chin Mo Kim and four grandchildren. Private services.
Nov. 30, 2004
William Chun-Ming, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Holmes and Narver Inc. structural engineer, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathleen Y.; sons Jarrel and Lannon; daughters Holly and Trella Chun-Ming and Mardi Miyamoto; and four grandchildren. Private services.
Dec. 3, 2004
Joseph D'Amore, 57, of Kailua-Kona, a Plane Views Hawaii photography service owner and U.S. Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Irvington, N.J. He is survived by mother Dorothy, brother James and sister Janet Paton. Services to be held at a later date.
Lorenzo Cruz Franquez
Dec. 1, 2004
Lorenzo Cruz "Larry" Franquez, 84, of Honolulu, a federal government household inspector, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Agana, Guam. He is survived by son Lawrence; daughters Cynthia F. Gallegos and Georgiann F. Frazier; brothers Jose and Vicente; sisters Antonia Guerrero, Remedios Chance, Josephine Carbullido and Soledad Santos; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.
Dec. 8, 2004
Toshiko Higa, 85, of Kahului, a retired Maui Pineapple Co. cannery worker, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons James Sr. and Raymond, daughter Elaine Fujita, brother Iwamori Shimabukuro, sisters Haruko Uyeda and Yoshie Akamine, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Rin Zai Zen Mission in Paia.
Dec. 5, 2004
Katsumi "Kow" Horihata, 84, of Hilo, a retired AFL-CIO No. 368 construction worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He also was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, Company C, 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Tomoyo "Joyce"; sons Roy Horihata and Ronald, Donald and Alan Pacheco; brothers Sumi, Shingo and Shunji; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
Fumio Harlan Kawahara
Dec. 6, 2004
Fumio Harlan Kawahara, 60, of Kahului, a longshoreman, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Joan; sons Jason, Troy and Emmett; brothers Daniel and Jerry; and sister Myra Carvalho. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Reception to follow.
John Chan Quon Lee
Nov. 27, 2004
John Chan Quon Lee, 86, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard supervisor, died in Aiea. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Brian and Craig; daughter Vera Pang; brothers Arthur, Wallace and Kwai Quon; sisters Koon Chee Chang, Lani Lumibao and Amy Young; and seven grandchildren. Private services.
Stickney Sau Lai Lum
Dec. 1, 2004
Stickney Sau Lai Lum, 64, of Ewa Beach died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Duke and Edward Sue and Fred Lum; and sisters Eleanor Ferreira, Rose Ching and Stephanie Castor. Private services.
Clara Guavis Maligro
Nov. 29, 2004
Clara Guavis Maligro, also known as "Nana" and "Mommy Clara," 87, of Ewa Beach, a retired Lanai Hookipa Enlistedmen Club waitress at Barbers Point, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Paul; sons David and Daniel C.; daughters Veronica C. Drew, Jasmine R. Foreman and Dorena M. Kalaau; numerous hanai children; brothers Henry, Sonny, Skippy, Herbert, Benjamin, Nick, Alex and Alan Calio; sisters Fanny Marcello, Ruth Daoang and Rosalinda Suzuki; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
Manuel P. Martins
Dec. 9, 2004
Manuel P. Martins, 83, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. supervisor, died at home. He was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. He is survived by wife Elizabeth "Betty"; sons Larry DeCambra and Anthony, Thomas and Gordon Martins; daughter Yvonne Aoki; brothers Alfred, James and Lawrence; sisters Margaret C. Keen, Katie Abreu and Theresa Anderson; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Christ the King Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
Jeanne W. Molica
Dec. 6, 2004
Jeanne W. Molica, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Arkansas. She is survived by sons Frank, Gregory, Curtis and Stuart; daughters Gloria Molica and Monica Lindahl; brother Jim Thompson; sisters Tomi Maier, Mattie Voth and Mildred Johnson; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private graveside services.
Dec. 7, 2004
Haruyo Oehara, 94, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Hidenobu, Shigeru and Masaaki Kuramata; daughters Betty Santos, Kiyoko Kiminami and Motoko Kanai; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Reception to follow services.
Jane Mieko Okamura
Dec. 1, 2004
Jane Mieko Okamura, 67, of Ewa Beach died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Stuart A. and Hollis H.; daughter Codie N. Kekona; brothers Joe S., Leroy S. and Nobukichi Oshiro; sister Sharon S. Oshiro; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Dec. 2, 2004
Feaveai Sefo, 81, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Satalo Falealili, Western Samoa. She is survived by sons Polima, Poono, Tenesio, Taualeiu, Savelio and Michael Petelo; daughter Maria Sanerivi; sister Siva Aliielua; and 30 grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Kalihi Union Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Nov. 26, 2004
Shizuo Takahashi, 92, of Kaneohe, a flower gardener, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Harriet Yafuso, brothers Yakichi Suzuki and Junji Abe, sister Yae Inagaki and one grandchild. Private inurnment held.
George Hau'ionalani Victor
Dec. 5, 2004
George Hau'ionalani Victor, 75, of Kaalaea, Kahaluu, a retired city heavy equipment operator, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lily "Pua" Kawelo-Victor, daughter Nora Lee Navarro, brothers Lincoln L. and Peyton O., sister Momilani Abrahams, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
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