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Obituaries

Tuesday, December 14, 2004





Renato Valdez Bornios
Dec. 3, 2004
Renato Valdez Bornios, 57, of Honolulu, a Liliha Bakery baker's assistant, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Danglas, Abra, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Natividad; son Ronald; daughters Reneya, Rowena and Rachelle; brothers Arsenio, Jasper and Jason; sisters Desencia Baloran and Elen James; and a grandchild. Mass: noon Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m.

Isabelle M. Canon
Dec. 5, 2004
Isabelle M. Canon, 74, of Waimanalo, a retired city Building Service custodian supervisor, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Jefferey, daughters Nadine C. Iinuma and Wanda Canon, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at family home, 41-048 Eukai St., Waimanalo. Casual attire.

Joseph M.G. Chang
Dec. 6, 2004
Joseph M.G. Chang, 77, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu and Los Angeles, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alma K.S.; sons Gregory, Kelvin and John; daughter Lorin Lew; brothers Pon, Vernon and Dr. Walter; sister Alice Lee; and four grandchildren. Services in Las Vegas.

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 at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Sunday.

Kam Yip Chock
Dec. 2, 2004
Kam Yip Chock, 93, of Honolulu, New Hung Far Restaurant owner, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Janis Goto and sister Thelma Mock. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Phyllis Elaine Chock
Nov. 19, 2004
Phyllis Elaine Chock, 54, of Las Vegas, a former Mirage Casino employee, died in Nevada. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by mother Kam Yip and sister Janis Goto. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Lily Cleek
Nov. 30, 2004
Lily "Popo" Cleek, 82, of Kailua, died at home. She was born in California. She is survived by daughters Lynnette Sullivan, Carol Gray and Susie Foster; and six grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Kailua Beach Park. Scattering of ashes will follow.

Eloise June Coddington
Dec. 5, 2004
Eloise June Coddington, 78, of Honolulu died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by children Paul Martin and Paulette Mesiona, half brother Samuel Lee, sister Leilani Gilfoy, half sisters Sheri Alcos and Dawn Lagon, and five grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Ko'olina Marina Lagoon 4. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Pedro Luna Corpuz Jr.
Nov. 27, 2004
Pedro "Pete" Luna Corpuz Jr., 66, of Ewa Beach, a retired Public Works Center welder at Barbers Point, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Lourdes D.; sons Steven, Christopher, Dominic "Mickey" and Patrick B.; daughters Darlene B. Ahuna and Yvette S. Corpuz; brothers James G., Fernando "Andoi," Denfield "Danny" and Remigio "Meho"; sister Cynthia Martinez; hanai father Nicanor Guillermo; hanai sisters Linda Mindoro and Theresa DeRego; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: noon Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Maria Omalza Alayaay Daguman
Nov. 26, 2004
Maria Omalza Alayaay Daguman, also known as "Mudder" and "Aunty Mary," 77, of Las Vegas, formerly of Pearl City, died at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Bill Hanson and Kaholo, Robert and Sid Daguman; daughter Aileen D. Melim-Stenta; sisters Helen Dacut, Evelyn Tomontong and Ann Finder; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elpidio Mina De Gracia
Nov. 30, 2004
Elpidio Mina "Al" De Gracia, 69, of Aiea, a Carpenters Union Local 5 retiree, died at home. He was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Magdalena G. "Maggie"; daughters Lisa, Josi, Lei, Mars and Bernie; mother Beatriz; brothers Pepito and Melchor; sisters Leticia Idio and Veronica M., Victoria and Aida De Gracia; and seven grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire.

James Woodrow Duncan
Nov. 29, 2004
James Woodrow Duncan, 87, of Mililani, a retired federal firefighter and boilermaker, died in Mililani. He was born in Sheridan, Wyo. He is survived by sons James and Richard, sister Dorothy White, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rafael Deleon Estrada
Dec. 6, 2004
Rafael Deleon Estrada, 60, of Honolulu, a former Hyatt Regency Hotel housekeeper, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonora D., son Ericson, daughter Sheryl, father Pacifico Sr., brother Jun and sisters Erlinda Colobong, Elenora Sosa and Gloria Darang. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1352 Liliha St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Elsie Tsuyako Fukuyama
Nov. 27, 2004
Elsie Tsuyako Fukuyama, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery forelady, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Harry T. and Robert T., and sisters Doris Abe and Nancy Woitovitch. Private services.

James Keanu
Dec. 5, 2004
James "Jama" Keanu, 81, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army retiree and Island Holidays tour escort, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Josephine L.; sons Jammer T. and James K.; daughters Tehanei Ferreira and Pinky; brothers Rabbit and Henry Kekai and Martin Kaninau; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Sunday at Honolulu Elks Lodge. Call after 8:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. at the beach fronting Moana Surfrider Hotel.

Walter Shun Fook Kon
Dec. 7, 2004
Walter Shun Fook Kon, 77, of Honolulu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard inspector, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Samuel and Walton; daughter Sharlene; brothers Sonny, Richard and Norman; sister Girlie Loo; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Moanalua Gardens Missionary Church. Call after 8 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

John Pascual Marcos
Nov. 22, 2004
John Pascual Marcos, 45, of Waialua, a Kas Construction Co. employee, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Vilma R., son John R. Jr., daughters Sharon R. and Nancy R., mother Catalina Duldulao, brothers Nestor and Mario, and sisters Ofelia Joaquin and Maria L. Balicoco. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Thomas Edwin Miller
Nov. 28, 2004
Thomas Edwin Miller, 68, of Mililani, an automobile restoration welder, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Kansas. He is survived by wife Jane K.Y.; son Thomas E. II; daughters Charlann and Michelina Miller and Darrelyn Garza; sisters Jeanne Mills, Cindy Ritter, Patty Jo Potter and Marilyn Revelle; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m.

Takashi Muraoka
Dec. 9, 2004
Takashi Muraoka, 82, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government mechanic at Hickam Air Force Base and member of Cannon Co., 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joung Ok, sons Alan T. and John T., brother Kiyoshi, sisters Jean Sasaki and Ethel Yamamoto, and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Satoshi Nakaue
Nov. 27, 2004
Satoshi Nakaue, 86, of Waipahu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center packer and crater and state Department of Corrections maintenance department employee, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Amy M.; daughter May Tamura; brothers Tsutomu, Harry and John; sisters Grace S. Hayashi and Mitsuko Okuno; and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Joyce Eggleston Nichols
Dec. 9, 2004
Joyce Eggleston Nichols, 75, of Tucson, Ariz., died in Tucson. She was born in Covington, Va. She is survived by husband Wharton A.; children Kenneth and Gregory Nichols, Judith Belser and Kathleen Nelson; and three grandchildren. Services held in Tucson.

Kenneth Kazuyoshi Nobuta
Nov. 4, 2004
Kenneth Kazuyoshi Nobuta, 81, of Honolulu, a real estate developer, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. Private services.

Masako Sasaki
Dec. 12, 2004
Masako Sasaki, 91, of Kainaliu, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Baron, Earl and Donald; daughters Jane Sindiong and Emily Kudo; brother Hachiro Watanabe; sisters Omasu Watanabe, Elsie Tanaka, Nancy Ogawa, Haruko B. Ito and Amy Yamamoto; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo, Hawaii. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hayami Sato
Nov. 15, 2004
Hayami "Russ" Sato, 84, of Denver, a retired military intelligence worker for the federal government and Green Thumb Landscaping superintendent, died in Denver. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Teruma "Terry"; sons Glen and Brian; daughter Kathleen Westlake; brothers Hiroo, Terumi, Charles T. and Roy; sisters Marian Nishioka, Yasuko Honda, Elain Soga, Leatrice Ogata, Eileen Kajiyama and Barbara Tsukamoto; and two grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Lillian Kiyono Shiraishi
Nov. 30, 2004
Lillian Kiyono Shiraishi, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Sears, Roebuck and Co. teletype operator, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother George M. Kakumitsu and sisters Doris Y. and Alice S. Kakumitsu and Mildred K. Matsumoto. Private services. No flowers or monetary offerings.

Jovita Marzan Sumiki
Dec. 5, 2004
Jovita Marzan "Jovie" Sumiki, 68, of Papaaloa, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Wallace; hanai son Kevin Marzan; daughter Josephine Elizares; brothers Geronimo, Antonio and Jose Marzan; sisters Carmen Vinluan and Anna Aquino; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside committal services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Alae Cemetery, Section K. Casual attire.

Masamitsu Tanaka
Dec. 6, 2004
Masamitsu "Sam" Tanaka, 87, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. mechanic, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. He is survived by daughters Mitzi and Jo-Anne, and a grandchild. Private services.

Toshiko Tanoue
Nov. 30, 2004
Toshiko Tanoue, 81, of Hilo, a retired Floral Resources of Hawaii flower processor, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She is survived by sons Milton and Carl; daughters Hazel Michling, Elaine Fukui, Lana Paiva and Shelly Mattos; sister Yoshie Tarumoto; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

John M. Williams
Nov. 30, 2004
John M. Williams, 80, of Honolulu, a retired federal civil service employee and U.S. Air Force major, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He also was a Hawaii Planned Parenthood and Department of Hawaiian Homelands employee. He was born in Millsap, Texas. He is survived by wife Phyllis, son Timothy P., daughter Kathleen Lorance and two grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Committal services: 3 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. 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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