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Obituaries

Sunday, December 12, 2004





George Kaopua Alamani
Dec. 9, 2004
George Kaopua Alamani, 57, of Anahola, Kauai, a Service Rentals laborer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Lulu; daughters Angela Santos and Georgette and Jennifer Alamani; brother Ben; sister Jane Gray; and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel, Koloa. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Maximino Vergara Casino
Nov. 18, 2004
Maximino Vergara Casino, 94, of Aiea, a retired fisherman, died in Pearl City. He was born in Pantoc Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria P.; sons Ben, Ernesto, Romeo, Roger, Orlando and Oscar; daughters Naty Casino, Norma Gutierrez, Gloria Fernandez and Amelia Tesoro; brother Bernardo; 30 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and after 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Julia Keano Apao Ching
Dec. 2, 2004
Julia Keano Apao Ching, 96, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii custodian, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Clarence I.F., sons Clarence F.T. and Kenneth, daughter Judy Ah Sam, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Friday and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

Raymond Coelho
Nov. 24, 2004
Raymond Coelho, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Country Club Pro Shop employee, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Mitsue; sons Richard and Randal; brothers Victor, Adam, Charles and Robert; sister Margaret Cravalho; and two grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rose V. DeCosta
Dec. 9, 2004
Rose V. DeCosta, 88, of Stayton, Ore., formerly of Honolulu, died in Stayton. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Rick Gomes, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Private burial.

Marie Helen Leilani Chang Keaulii De'Orio
Nov. 25, 2004
Marie Helen Leilani Chang Keaulii De'Orio, 67, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard housekeeper, died in Kaiser Medical Center, Moanalua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Ella Kauhi and Ellen Keaulii; and hanai children Nolan, Laurie, Nevin, Noah and Mika Keaulii, Mapu Mahiai and Diane Berrien. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waianae Sacred Heart Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. Dec. 21 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Itsuo Fujino
Dec. 9, 2004
Itsuo Fujino, 82, of Paauilo, a Hamakua Sugar Co. carpenter, died in Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yaeko; daughter Karen Okamoto; brothers Shizuo, Masashi, Kiyoshi and Susumi; sisters Kazue Yanazaki and Hideko Maeda; and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Paauilo Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Guerrero
Dec. 7, 2004
Mary Guerrero, 84, of Kahului, a St. Anthony Church cafeteria helper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Benjamin and Patrick, daughters Rose Sagocio and Ellena Borling, 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church. Call after 6:30 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Fe Ariza Gumapac
Dec. 10, 2004
Fe Ariza Gumapac, 90, of Kailua-Kona, a retired teacher, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Barugo Leyte, the Philippines. She is survived by son Florentino Buendia, hanai daughters Sofia Wilson and Rosalina Lomongo, brothers Pedro and Rufino Buendia, sister Lucia Celmar, eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church, Kealakekua. Call after 5 p.m. Tuesday and after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Burial to follow at St. Benedict's Catholic Cemetery, Honaunau. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Moses Kahaulelani Iokua Sr.
Dec. 6, 2004
Moses Kahaulelani Iokua Sr., 76, of Waianae, a retired Pearl Harbor Public Works Center warehouse supervisor and Honolulu Advertiser employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Samuel and Raymond Ahoi and Moses Iokua Jr.; daughters Palmyra Hethcote, Samantha Liana and Rhonda Zutermeistter; brother Franklin; sister Helen Gillalen; 32 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Hill of Zion Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Boniface Chung Leong Sr.
Dec. 10, 2004
Boniface Chung "Barney" Leong Sr., 89, of Hilo, a HOPACO salesman, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Boniface Jr., daughter Olympia Chun, companion Philomina "Mina" Eblacas, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Services in Honolulu at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

Masatatsu Nagamine
Dec. 9, 2004
Masatatsu "Japaan" Nagamine, 84, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Accounting and General Services supervisor in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doris M.; son Craig; daughter Pamela Fujii; sisters Tsuruko Yagi, Masae Hanashiro and Susan Uyehara; and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Stanley Wataru Nakasone
Dec. 2, 2004
Stanley Wataru "Bones" Nakasone, 63, of Honolulu, a journeyman machinist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Todd, daughter Lisa Hutchings, mother Hilda Nakasone and sisters Julia Nakamura and May Muranaka. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday at Punaluu Beach Park. Aloha attire.

Wanda Puamana Puu
Dec. 9, 2004
Wanda Puamana Puu, 48, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rodney H.; sons Rodney Jr. and Kealii; mother Patricia Barrionuebo; brothers Pedro, Patrick, Raymond and Paul Barrionuebo; and sisters Aida Harvest and Annette Paik. Services: noon Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Miyoji Tsukamoto
Dec. 9, 2004
Miyoji "Rusty" Tsukamoto, 90, of Pearl City, a retired Kahuku Sugar Mill sugar boiler, died in Pearl City. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Margaret Harue; sons Calvin, Myles and Bert; daughters Jean Ito and Elaine Leong; brother Sakae; sisters Akiko Hirata and Sueko Nakashima; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Casual attire.

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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