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Obituaries

Sunday, December 26, 2004







Vivian Kiyoko Tengan Aki
Dec. 21, 2004
Vivian Kiyoko Tengan Aki, 83, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Peahi, Maui. She is survived by sons James "Happy" Aki and Lee Cashman, daughter Kahiwa, brother Lawrence Hiroshi Tengan, sisters Irene Hatsue Almeida and Elsie Sueko Morosin, four grand- children, and one great- grandchild. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 5 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

William John Awana
Dec. 21, 2004
William John Awana, 85, of Kailua, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist, died at home. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by sons Rennie and William J.C.; daughters Corey Hayes, Lorna and Christine Tallo; sister Harriet O'Sullivan; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Windward Passage. Casual attire.

Rosemary Braden Clarkin
Dec. 22, 2004
Rosemary Braden Clarkin, 83, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by sons Thomas R., Brian B. and Christopher J.; daughters May C. and Anne K.; and two grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Gary Gene Diffley
Dec. 16, 2004
Gary Gene Diffley, 66, of Topeka, Kan., a retired John Wiley and Sons Inc. Publishing Co. sales representative, died. He was born in Wamego, Kan. He is survived by wife Judy H. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to the Diffley Basketball Scholarship or the Office Administration Leadership Scholarship, both in care of the Washburn Endowment Association, 1700 SW College, Topeka, KS 66621, or to Christ the King Church, 5973 SW 25th St., Topeka KS 66614.

Manuel Q. Gamiao
Dec. 20, 2004
Manuel Q. Gamiao, 60, of Kihei, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in San Mateo, Isabela, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Imelda; sons Marvin, Marlon and Melecio; daughter Marilou; brother Ireneo; and sisters Carlina Silverio, Rosita Domingo and Rosalina Queja. Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church. Call after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 11:15 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Helen Yasuko Haga
Dec. 20, 2004
Helen Yasuko Haga, 78, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Beppu, Japan. She is survived by husband Masao, daughters Jean Chan and Lillian Hatayama, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Chen Shan Hwang
Dec. 10, 2004
Chen Shan Hwang, 89, of Honolulu, a retired taxi driver, died in Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Shan Tung, China. He is survived by daughters Monique Hwang and Stephenie Poon, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Donald Kaimi Keuma
Dec. 22, 2004
Donald Kaimi Keuma, 67, of Kauai, a retired Kauai County employee, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue, Kauai. He is survived by brother Gary, and sisters Nanette Wall, Bernice Herzberg and Sarah Franza. Private services.

Harold Satoru Kuramoto
Dec. 15, 2004
Harold Satoru Kuramoto, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu City & County inspector, died in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Gary and daughter June. Private services.

Ryan Michael Azevedo Lehmann
Dec. 19, 2004
Ryan Michael Azevedo Lehmann, 9, of Hilo, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by parents Michael and Leona, brother Aaron Azevedo, paternal grandparents Gary and Patricia Lehmann, and maternal grandparents Lionel "Buddy" and Edna Azevedo. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Christian Fellowship Church, 640 Kupulau Road. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Sec. Casual and sports attire.

Gloria Perida Nagata
December 18, 2004
Gloria Perida Nagata, 74, of Hilo, a retired F.W. Woolworth sales clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by husband Iwao; sons William T. Jr., LeRoy K., and Adam A.K. Kay; daughters Pamela L. Kay, Nani K. Malani and Karoll K. Penovaroff; sisters Rose Skelton, Mary Bartalome, Sarah Jane Andrews, Dorothy Varde and Dolores Castillo; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Abelina Queja Robertson
Dec. 12, 2004
Abelina Queja Robertson, 74, of Makakilo, a retired state employee, died in Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Curtis M., Carl "Sandy" and William "Daryl"; brother Bernardo "Bernie" Queja; sister Lapas "Mary" Tabuyo; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Manuel W. Rumion
Dec. 18, 2004
Manuel W. Rumion, 76, of Signal Hill, Calif., a former merchant seaman, died in Long Beach, Calif. He was born in Kapaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Connie; sons Manuel Jr., Joal, Phil and Lani; daughters Laticia Morton and Maile Walker; brother Bobby; sisters Candelaria Carvalho and Beatrice Billedo; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Dona Lanier Schlosberg
Dec. 23, 2004
Dona Lanier Schlosberg, 50, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a Flower Garden floral designer, died at home. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by husband Terry A.; daughter Summer A. Strada; brothers Leiaho Montayre and Aulii Mitchell; sisters Kawena Shrewsbury, Debbie Johnson and Puahi Tarrant; and one grandchild. Private services.

Richard Paul Sullivan
Dec. 18, 2004
Richard Paul Sullivan, 77, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired freight driver, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Katherine; sons Steven, Patrick and Sean; brothers Jerry, Don, Jim, Phil and Larry; and sister Joan Spiers. Private services.

Moses Yim
Dec. 14, 2004
Moses Yim, 90, of Honolulu, a retired yardman, died in Avalon Care Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by hanai children John W.M., Frederick A. Devereux and Marvin K. Devereux, and Diane Devereux-Ackerson; and six hanai grandchildren. 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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