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Obituaries

Saturday, February 12, 2005





Susana Corpuz Gabriel
Jan. 25, 2005
Susana Corpuz Gabriel, 95, of Waipahu died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Laoag, the Philippines. She is survived by son Francisco, daughters Arceli Tabag and Juanita Aquitania, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Call after 6 p.m. Burial at a later date in the Philippines.

John Aola Kalauawa Sr.
Jan. 16, 2005
John Aola Kalauawa Sr., 80, of Ewa Beach, a retired Honolulu Rapid Transit bus driver and musician, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by sons John Jr. and Clifton; daughters Dawn Haupu, Danielle Reagan, and Denise and Novena Chun; 28 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Hatsuno Koga
Feb. 4, 2005
Hatsuno Koga, 92, of Waialua, retired owner of Koga Store in Waialua, died at home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Donald T. and Kenneth A., daughters Helen C. Sisemore and Barbara S. Koga, brother Shiro Sakuoka, sister Akiko Kihara, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kwai Chun Law
Feb. 2, 2005
Kwai Chun Law, 55, of Honolulu died. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by husband Yuen Sin; son Chi Wah Louis; daughter Kar Yee Salina; mother Maggie S.H. Mau; brothers Patrick K.M., Edward K.C. and Garett K.W.; and sisters Ramona O.C. Tang, Angela S.C. Lam and Jenny M.C. Mau. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

John James Keawekahaokalani Melim
Jan. 25, 2005
John James Keawekahaokalani Melim, 60, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Hilo, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel and Aloha Airlines employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Janet Whiteman; son Matthew; daughter Malia-Ann Ikeda; brothers Rowland "Paki," Larry and Bruce; sisters Rowlinda Finley and Bess "Kalei" Bulawan; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Miriam Kaleipua Pahulehua
Feb. 9, 2005
Miriam Kaleipua Pahulehua, 66, of Waimea, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Puuwai, Niihau. She is survived by son Kauwila, hanai sons Ainsley K. Halemanu and Keola Chan, daughters Miriam E. Kanahele and Gladys L.A. Kahale, brother Joseph H. Kanahele, sisters Mileka Kanahele and Loka Kaohelaulii, and 11 grandchildren. Services: noon Wednesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

Pacita C. Ramirez
Feb. 1, 2005
Pacita C. Ramirez, 79, of Aiea Heights, a retired Aiea Navy Laundry employee and union steward, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Bernard; sons Bernard Jr. and James; daughters Shirley Libarios and Linda Jameson; brothers John, Rudy and Roy Costales; sisters Dominga Rostrata, Felicidad Aragon, Connie Leonoras, Josephine Derryberry and Esther Tagupa; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Satoshi Shimizu
Feb. 8, 2005
Satoshi "Spud" Shimizu, 84, of Waipahu, a retired supply administrator for the federal government, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Rose S.; sons Richard M., Lloyd S., Wayne T. and Norman M.; daughters Myra Y. Hasegawa and Irene K. Rudow; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

David Aguilar Silverio
Feb. 9, 2005
David Aguilar Silverio, 93, of Kahului, a musician, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by companion Ann Cadiz, daughters Julita Main and Anita Valera, and a grandchild. Services: noon Monday at Grace Bible Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Rose Perida Skelton
Feb. 3, 2005
Rose Perida Skelton, 86, of Honolulu, a professional dancer, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard Garcia and Frank and Bennett Jr. Hamaku; daughters Leah Hamaku-Baker and Faith Bonser; sisters Mary, Dorothy, Jane and Delores; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Christopher Snyder
Dec. 20, 2004
Christopher Snyder, 60, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Times Super Market deli cook in Hawaii Kai, died in Hilo Medical Center. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Services at a later date.

Barbara L. Villaplaza
Jan. 26, 2005
Barbara L. Villaplaza, 78, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons David, Gerson and Jeram; daughters Elima Ceballos and Tessie Buenafe; brother Elias Magusara; sister Pilar Gapido; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Full Gospel Temple. Call after 5:30 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the temple. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Setsuko Y.K. Yakuma
Feb. 9, 2005
Setsuko Y.K. Yakuma, 76, of Kailua, a retired Sears Roebuck & Co. sales representative, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Tsugito; son Wayne T.; daughter Susie H.; brothers Tatsuaki, Paul and Henry Kishinami; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha 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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