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Obituaries

Wednesday, December 15, 2004





Lilian Germano Akana
Dec. 10, 2004
Lilian Germano "Billie" Akana, 77, of Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii, formerly of Waipahu, a Honowai Elementary School classroom cleaner, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard Germano and Dennis Akana Sr.; daughter Sandra Poche; brothers Robert and Harold Germano Sr.; sisters Ethel Danley, Marie Kittrell and Melinda Olival; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Catalino Calpo Cadiz
Dec. 2, 2004
Catalino Calpo Cadiz, 59, of Honolulu, a maintenance man, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Cadaratan Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Tina; sons Roland and Roberto; daughter Rowena Papas; brothers Telesforo, Mariano and Nemesio; sisters Maria Lagoc, Julia Galiza and Estefania Ramiro; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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 Ehukai St., Waimanalo. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Lalia P. Cruzada
Dec. 7, 2004
Lalia P. Cruzada, 77, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a housekeeping worker, died in San Francisco. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Bobby, John and Donny; daughter Ness Baris; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

James Takao Fukushima
Dec. 7, 2004
James Takao "Turk" Fukushima, also known as "The Mayor of Kapaa Town," 74, of Kapaa, Kauai, a U.S. Army sergeant who served in the Korean War, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapahi, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Henry H., Edward T., Albert S., Paul S., Joseph K., Raymond T. and Richard S.; and sisters Grace A. Hikida, Nancy Matsuda and Edna S. Kawasaki. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery pavilion. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Tomie Goya
Dec. 9, 2004
Tomie Goya, 77, of Pearl City, a retired seamstress, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Hakodate, Japan. She is survived by husband Roy K.; sons Alvin T. and George M.; daughters Betty S. Collin, Jean K. Bullen, Kathleen Y. Gustafson and Karen K. Nakao-Goya; brother Ryoshi Yamamoto; sister Teiko Takeda; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Matthew John Kainoa Ham
Dec. 8, 2004
Matthew John Kainoa "Ham" Ham, 20, of Pukalani, Maui, a Norms Appliance Repair Co. repairman, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Norman and Claudia, sisters Chelsey Ham and Alyssa Takushi, and grandparents John and Dorothy Len and Simon and Lorraine Ham. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Paia Protestant Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Fu-Man Ip
Dec. 10, 2004
Fu-Man Ip, 90, of Honolulu, a bookstore clerk, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by sons Cheung-Chun Yip and Chun-Fong Yap; and daughters Yuk-Fui, Yuk-Lan, Chun-Lan and Wai Chun Yip. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Gilbert Jimenez
Dec. 3, 2004
Gilbert Jimenez, 66, of Paradise Park, Hawaii, an Industrial Welding welder and mechanic, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Earnestine; sons Gilbert T. Jr., Delbert J., Rodney B. and Charles K.C.; hanai sons Collin V. Rodrigues and Todd Guerpo; daughter Marvel M. Ueno; hanai daughters Charleen Rodrigues and Roberta Yomes; brothers Richard, Joseph and Basilio Alegria and Juan Jimenez; sisters Zinia Jimenez, Harriet Dumlao and Betty J. Morino; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. Cut flowers and leis welcome.

Betty Teruko Kam
Dec. 2, 2004
Betty Teruko Kam, 78, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Albert; sons Ronald, Gerald, Brian and Carlson; daughter Arleen Kam-Brooks; brothers Charles, Ralph and James Nakagawa; sisters Edna Tanouye, Ethel Higa, Jean Yoshimura, Beatrice Nakamoto and Helen Wong; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rebecca Maleka Kanahele
Dec. 6, 2004
Rebecca Maleka Kanahele, 69, of Kekaha, Kauai, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Niihau. She is survived by son Jerry K. "Dwayne," daughter Rebecca "Momi" Niau and a grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after noon. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

Stanford Kuhea Kelii III
Nov. 25, 2004
Stanford Kuhea Kelii III, 24, of Wahiawa, a carpenter, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by parents William and Vickie Maher; hanai father William Duckworth; hanai mother Mona Duckworth; brother Spencer; sisters Kuuipo Salva, Alexys Kelii and Siles Alcaraz; and grandparent Patricia Palmer. Private services.

M. Masako Kitamori
Dec. 12, 2004
M. Masako Kitamori, 69, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Elston, daughters Verna and Joy K. Carpenter, sister Frances Iwata, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 5156 Kalanianaole Highway. Private burial.

Clifford Yun Look Lee
Dec. 9, 2004
Clifford Yun Look Lee, 74, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Department of Agriculture research technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Clifford A.W.Y. and Brandon A., daughters Bernadette A. Lee and Sharolyn A. Roppiyakuda, brother Milton, sisters Florence Chu and Dorothy Lee, and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Eudora Akana Lee
Nov. 29, 2004
Eudora Akana Lee, 74, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clifford A.W.Y. and Brandon A., daughters Bernadette A. Lee and Sharolyn A. Roppiyakuda, brother Alexander, sister Loretta Kahele and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Kiyoshi Masaki
Dec. 1, 2004
Kiyoshi Masaki, 94, of Pearl City, a retired Waialua Sugar Plantation garage supervisor, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Mitsuko; sons George and Roy; daughters June Tanabe, Claire Masaki and Susan Migita; sister Sumi Yasui; and nine grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

The Rev. Kikuo Matsukawa
Dec. 7, 2004
The Rev. Kikuo Matsukawa, 76, of Aiea, a retired Hawaii State Hospital chaplain, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Joan, son Peter, daughters Naomi Char and Joy Finney, sisters Bessie Takahashi and Betty Yoshino, and grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ethel Fujiko Matsuyama
Dec. 6, 2004
Ethel Fujiko Matsuyama, 85, of Honolulu, retired owner of Ethel's Delicatessen, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Harry A.; daughter Evelyn S. Coss; brother George A. Itai; sisters Hiroko Hirata, Dorothy Narikawa, Betty Umeda and Jane Yoshino; and two grandchildren. Private services. Additional information for an obituary printed Monday.

Neil Patrick McAuliffe
Dec. 5, 2004
Neil Patrick McAuliffe, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Kapiolani Medical Center employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in New York. He is survived by brother Michael G. Private services.

Marna Alice Merrill
Dec. 11, 2004
Marna Alice Merrill, 61, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in New Jersey. She is survived by husband Douglas, son Thomas Tanenbaum, brothers Stephen and Kenneth Gavlick, and two grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.

Ida F. Moniz
Dec. 12, 2004
Ida F. Moniz, 88, of Idaho, formerly of Maui, a homemaker, died in Idaho. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Donald and Stanley, daughter June Tulloch, 15 grand- children and numerous great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Tolentino Tabilin Nazareno
Nov. 23, 2004
Tolentino Tabilin Nazareno, 67, of Kapolei, a retired Castle & Cooke employee, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Nalsian, Manaoag, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Magdalena G.; sons Florentino, Maximo and Cristino; daughters Edna Nazareno, Gemma Edquilang, Jenny Campos and Jocelyn Fiesta; brothers Luis and Silvestre; and 15 grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipio. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Nhan Thanh Nguyen
Dec. 9, 2004
Nhan Thanh Nguyen, 65, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by brothers Thanh Trong, Tri Thanh and Tinh Thanh Nguyen and Ky Thanh Le; and sister Ngoc Thu. Private services.

Thomas James O'Brien
Dec. 10, 2004
Thomas James O'Brien, 84, of Honolulu, an Amfac Sugar Co. vice president of operations and Kekaha Sugar Co. Ltd. president and manager, died in Honolulu. He also was a Puna Sugar Co. Ltd. president and manager, retired state Department of Business and Economic Development alternate energy branch manager and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II. He was born in Denver. He is survived by son Patrick, daughter Maureen Ryan and four grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Toru Herbert Okazaki
Dec. 3, 2004
Toru Herbert Okazaki, 87, of Honolulu, a Waikiki Sheraton Hotel employee, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. He is survived by sister Betty Kawashima. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Misao Otsuki
Dec. 3, 2004
Misao Otsuki, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by son Thomas; daughters Alma Wendel, Lois Arnwine and Patsy Masters; sister Patsy Yamasaki; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Veronica Racusa Rabara
Nov. 30, 2004
Veronica Racusa Rabara, 79, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Manakai Hotel housekeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Fernando; sons Fernando Jr. and Efren; daughters Edith Racoma, Angelita Rabara De La Pena, Josefina Verzosa and Ofie Habon; brother Mauro Racusa; sister Rosita Ragudo; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa's Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Bunyi Shin
Dec. 12, 2004
Bunyi Shin, 75, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by sons Yong An, Jung Ki, Sung Yul and Jae Hyun; daughters Young Suk Shin and Lisa Cho; and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m.

Joseph Graciano Soriano
Dec. 9, 2004
Joseph Graciano "Soyo" Soriano, 66, of Waianae, a truck driver, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; sons Joseph Alo and Jeff, Joseph and Jason Soriano; daughters Debra Hanamaikai and Lisa Scanlan; brothers Walter and Parterno; sisters Millie Rodrigues, Genevieve Soriano and Gwen Kapiko; 24 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Sacred Hearts Church in Waianae. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

The Rev. David Elliot Torres Sr.
Dec. 11, 2004
The Rev. David Elliot Torres Sr., 48, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired U.S. Navy electrician and Hanapepe Missionary Baptist Church pastor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sally A., son David E. Jr., daughter Shannon R., mother Hilda, brother Bruce and sister Linda Wilterding. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Garden Isle Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Richard Dick Wildman
Dec. 10, 2004
Richard Dick Wildman, 72, of Anahola, Kauai, a Boeing Military Defense Airplane Corp. facility manager, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by caregiver Karen Valpoon; son David Kirk; daughter Debbie Shupien; mother Dorothy J.; brother Grant; sisters Marjorie McKay and Joyce Lande; hanai family Valpoon Ohana, Marie Leekley, Amil Valpoon and Debbie Coleman; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Koolau Huiia Church. Call after 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, leis are welcome.

Larry Wayne Williams
Dec. 7, 2004
Larry Wayne Williams, 55, of Haiku, Maui, a Hale Makua maintenance man, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Charleston, W.Va. He is survived by wife Esther, daughters Leila Fernandez and Lorelei Mannoia, brothers Charlie Williams and Jerry Walker, sister Tina Lambert and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Leis welcome.

Frankie Rosete Yoro
Dec. 10, 2004
Frankie Rosete Yoro, 62, of Puhi, Kauai, an International Operating Engineers heavy equipment operator, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmelita, son Ryan, daughter Maribel, parents Leandro and Benilda, brother Ernesto and two grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Public Cemetery.

Norman Minoru Yoshioka
Dec. 12, 2004
Norman Minoru Yoshioka, 57, of Wailuku, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Anne, son Kyle, daughter Cheri, brother Warren and sister Laverne Masaki. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Friday at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

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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