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Obituaries

Thursday, February 3, 2005




Gay Ruth Burk
Jan. 30, 2005
Gay Ruth Burk, 97, of Kaneohe, a University of Hawaii faculty newsletter editor, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Minnesota. She is survived by nephew Donald J. Sorenson. Private scattering of ashes. Donations suggested to Honolulu Symphony.

Doris DelosReyes
Jan. 24, 2005
Doris DelosReyes, 51, of Milolii, Hawaii, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Larry Kawaauhau, Avalino DelosReyes, Jocinto Johnson, and Omega and Ernest Reyes; and sisters Viola Kaiama, Irene Ahuna and Frances Lohoy. Private services.

Kiwako Emura
Jan. 27, 2005
Kiwako Emura, 78, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired Department of Land and Natural Resources finance clerk, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kekaha. She is survived by brother Henry Y. and sisters Hisami E. Higa, Chitose E. Ichiki, Ruby E. Doi, June E. Kimata and Betsy Ann E. Hill. Private services.

William F. Flom
Jan. 23, 2005
William F. Flom, 75, of Kailua, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Hughes Aircraft Co. employee, died. He is survived by wife Betty; sons John and Peter; daughters Jean Miles and Joan Pritchard; sisters Bernice Blaum, Alma Bendall and Arlene Flom; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at St. John Lutheran Church, 1004 Kailua Road, Kailua. Donations suggested to St. John Lutheran Church or charity.

Minoru Furukado
Jan. 20, 2005
Minoru Furukado, 75, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired County of Hawaii Puna Road Division equipment operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Hazel H., son Clifford and sisters Nancy N. Sugihara and Lorraine Snyder. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Dolores Gaines
Jan. 30, 2005
Dolores Gaines, 94, of Paia, Maui, died at home. She was born in Castel Di Sangro, Italy. She is survived by sons Vieri and Carlo, daughter Tecla Smith, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Rosanna May Gonsalves
Jan. 29, 2005
Rosanna May "Rosie" Gonsalves, 39, of Waialua, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Joshua Lew and Jacob Drummondo-Farias, father Michael and brothers Gary, Alex and William "Winky" Franchey. Private services.

Ralph Toshiaki Hashimoto
Jan. 23, 2005
Ralph Toshiaki Hashimoto, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Schuman Carriage manager, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jessie S.; sons Lester, Earl and Ted; daughter Carol Matsuoka; mother Yasuko; brother Richard; sister Kazue Ueda; and three grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Nature Conservancy in Hawaii, 923 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu 96817.

Edna Kam How Sun Hee
Jan. 20, 2005
Edna Kam How Sun "Popo" Hee, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Joe, Tony, Frank, Ben, Raphael and Terrence; daughters Mary Chun, Pat Takayama, Chris "Tina" Ching, Leslie Passos and Lenora Mezurashi; sisters Beatrice Ching, Helen Lung and Emma Chang; 20 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.

Joseph Kelepine Higgins
Jan. 25, 2005
Joseph Kelepine "Uncle Louie" Higgins, 68, of Honolulu, a retired truck driver and tile setter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlene, son Robert, daughters Debbie and Melanie, and sisters Hannah Moeller and Violet Park. Private services.

Suetoshi Hiraga
Jan. 30, 2005
Suetoshi Hiraga, 79, of Wailuku, a Maui Electric Co. supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is sur- vived by wife Edith, son Roy, daughter Jayne Norman, brother Shikai "Blackie," sister Mieko Nishida and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Monday at Lahaina Hongwanji. Call after 3:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Ruth Annette Jewsbury
Jan. 30, 2005
Ruth Annette "BZ" Jewsbury, 84, of Waipahu, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Salt Lake City. She is survived by sons James N. and Allen C., daughter Annette R. Hama, sister Madeline Young, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ernest Saburo Kagawa
Jan. 26, 2005
Ernest Saburo Kagawa, 94, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired carpenter and U.S. Army veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea. He is survived by wife Mollie, son Donald S., sister Nora Muraoka, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Penelope Leinaala Kawewehi
Jan. 16, 2005
Penelope Leinaala "Penny" Kawewehi, 66, of Waianae, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Eugene Ribuca, son David K., brother James S.K. Lau and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Tuesday.

George S. Kitagawa
Jan. 27, 2005
George S. Kitagawa, 80, of Wailuku, a former Arisumi Brothers Co. salesman, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by wife Judy; sons Melvyn, Dean and Dustin L.; sister Alma Maeda; and four grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Iao Congregational Church. Call after 3:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Jutei Kiyabu
Jan. 27, 2005
Jutei Kiyabu, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Castle and Cooke Terminals wharf clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Harriet, sons Leonard and Ronald, brothers Shigeru and Hidemi, and sisters Haruko Yasuda, Tomie Nakahodo, Fusae "Ellen" Kiyabu, Mineko Lee and Kiyoko Tengan. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Iwao Kunishima
Jan. 27, 2005
Iwao Kunishima, 68, of Aiea, a retired United Airlines employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Kalaoa Mauka, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Scott and Cliff; daughter Caroline; brothers Roy, Norman and Ronald; and sister Janet Gerardi. Private services.

Katherine Boiser Layosa
Jan. 31, 2005
Katherine Boiser Layosa, 82, of Kapaia, Kauai, a Hawaiian Canneries packer and Kauai Surf hostess, died in Garden Isle Healthcare. She was born in Kapaia. She is survived by sons Gene "Chico," Michael and Patrick; brother Charles Monroid; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Feb. 12 at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Private inurnment. No flowers.

Alfredo Duldulao Magsanide
Jan. 27, 2005
Alfredo Duldulao Magsanide, 72, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Co. purchasing agent, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Belinda; sons Michael, Paul, Amador, Marc, Eric and William; daughters Lynn, Helene, Chique, Angel, Wendy and Tiare; sisters Elizabeth Corpus, Lena Edelstein and Josephine de Gala; 30 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu Ward, 94-210 Kahualii St. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the church. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Shinichi Nakagawa
Jan. 18, 2005
Shinichi Nakagawa, 81, of Waipahu died. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Jane Y., sons Dean and Jason, daughters Sandra Miyanaga and Annette Sodetani, and six grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas Padilla
Jan. 24, 2005
Thomas "Tommy" Padilla, 81, of Waimanalo, a retired Naval Sea Support Center of Pearl Harbor electronic technician, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Erla, son Buster K., daughters Erlette L. Richardson and Kehaulani Padilla, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire.

Barbara Sagisi Sagaysay
Jan. 27, 2005
Barbara Sagisi Sagaysay, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Maui Palms employee in Kahului, died in Honolulu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Alex Sagaysay and Delbert Sagasay, brothers Luciano and Agapito Sagisi, 11 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 9-10 a.m. next Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary in Wailuku. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. No flowers for Oahu. Flowers welcome in Maui.

Hannah Kahanahaipule Shin
Feb. 1, 2005
Hannah Kahanahaipule Shin, 82, of Pearl City, a Hannah's Coconut Hut Leistand owner, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Diana Perrells and Lorraine and Velma Shin, Johanna K. Amorin, Mary Ann Tanno, Valerie Hanaoka and Bella Kahunahana; brothers Peter, John and David Moses; 24 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

George Frank Skedeleski
Jan. 30, 2005
George Frank Skedeleski, 87, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard rigger general foreman, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Philadelphia. He is survived by sons David F. and Glenn A., daughter Julia S. Pooley, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lewis Harvey Stone
Jan. 27, 2005
Lewis Harvey Stone, 85, of Waianae, a retired Pearl Harbor machinist, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Colorado. He is survived by caregiver Doreen, son Mark G., daughter Peri L., brother Tommy, sister Marie Bosley and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waianae Baptist Church. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Lynda Jo Tualau
Jan. 24, 2005
Lynda Jo Tualau, 54, of Honolulu, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in New York. She is survived by daughters Jennifer Garcia-Martinez and Mary Ann Tualau, parents Bertha and Richard Chung Sr., brothers Richard II and Steven Chung, sister Susan Souza and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Evangelical Christian Church, 957 20th Ave.

Margaret Mishiko Uyehara
Jan. 15, 2005
Margaret Mishiko Uyehara, 60, of Kailua, a retired salesperson, died in Kailua. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Roy, sons Wade and Troy, daughter Amy, brothers Herbert and Gig Serikawa, and sisters Betty Tanaka, May Kawabata, Jane Serikawa and Sadie Katayama. Private services.

Frank Sueo Watanabe
Jan. 31, 2005
Frank Sueo Watanabe, 74, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Star Bakery chief baker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by son Frank and sister Sue Oshikata. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Palolo Congregation, 3314 Paalea St. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lillian Sadako Nishihara Watanabe
Jan. 30, 2005
Lillian Sadako Nishihara Watanabe, 87, of Kahului, a former state Insurance Division supervisor, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Harry, brother Alvin Nishihara, sisters Jane Calhoun and Carol Stuessy, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Reception: noon at mortuary. No flowers.

Shigemi Yoshina
Jan. 30, 2005
Shigemi Yoshina, 85, of Hilo, a retired Laupahoehoe Sugar Co. laboratory technician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Haruyo, brother Donald and sisters Wakayo Okamoto and Kathleen Saito. Services: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Funeral Home. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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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