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Obituaries

Wednesday, February 16, 2005




Kiyoshi Clifford Afuso
Feb. 6, 2005
Kiyoshi Clifford Afuso, 80, of Waianae, a U.S. Army sergeant first class and U.S. Navy Public Works Center employee, died in Waianae. He was born in Kaaawa. He is survived by wife Margot, brothers Johhny and Jack, and sisters Jean Higa and Lillian Ikeda. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Waianae Boat Harbor. Luncheon to follow. Casual attire.

William Dairum Alo Sr.
Jan. 31, 2005
William Dairum "Bullo" Alo Sr., 64, of Kahului, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel linesman, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son William D. Jr.; daughters Tiffany and Robin Alo, Jetta Poaha-Alo Alcon and Lacey Poaha-Alo; parents William C. and Josephine; sisters Jocelyn "Mililani" Vida, Carole Davis, Elaine Binkie and Mona Hashimoto; caregiver and companion Lourdes Baylosis; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Reception to follow at mortuary. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Additional information for an obituary printed Sunday.

Abraham E. Anjo
Feb. 8, 2005
Abraham E. Anjo, 91, of Hono-lulu died. He was born in Makawao, Maui. He is survived by wife Josephine; daughters Shirley Larza, Claire Sheldon and Jeanie Plimmer; brothers Alvin, Robert, James and William; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Rosenda Domingo Bermudez
Feb. 11, 2005
Rosenda Domingo Bermudez, 79, of Pearl City died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Bicos, Rizal, Nueva Ecija, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Loreto, Rogelio, Arcadio and Mario; daughter Erlinda Gabuyo; sisters Lorenza Marquez, Maria Alombro and Lucadia Domingo; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial to be held in the Philippines.

Abel Albert Costa
Feb. 5, 2005
Abel Albert Costa, 81, of Kailua, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipefitter and state Harbors Division maintenance worker, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Allen Laureano, daughters Rosemarie Paulo and Deborah Park, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services held. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Friday.

Kerwin Wayne Cugal
Feb. 10, 2005
Kerwin Wayne Cugal, 47, of Wailuku, a construction company roofer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Gwen and David Kim and sister Wendy Namoca. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Kahului Union Church. Call after 9 a.m. Reception and scattering of ashes to follow.

Willa Marie Dicke
Feb. 9, 2005
Willa Marie Dicke, 80, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a speech pathologist, died at home. She was born in Sunrise, Wyo. She is survived by husband Vernon; sons Patrick Stransky and Philip Dicke; daughters Mary McNally, Teddi Stransky and Teresa Harrison; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. Send tributes to: Dr. Vernon H. Dicke, P.O. Box 6648, Ocean View, HI 96737. Casual attire.

Viola Ululani Saffery Frye
Feb. 12, 2005
Viola Ululani Saffery Frye, 76, of Wailuku, a Wailuku Library librarian supervisor, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Joseph A. Sr.; daughter Phyllis Saffery; brothers Frank, Norman and Richard Saffery; sister Betty Saffery; 18 step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the church cemetery.

Ronald Yet Kwai Goo
Jan. 29, 2005
Ronald Yet Kwai Goo, 62, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died in San Francisco. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Judith, son Shane, daughter Kathy Lock, mother Alma, brother Stanley and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Shirley M. Hernandez
Feb. 10, 2005
Shirley M. "Aunty Shirley" Hernandez, 69, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Lani Bay Hotel employee, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Joseph "Pepe," mother Ochito Kosora and brothers Jerry and Mataichi Kosora. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hamakua Jodo Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Bertha Evelyn Hewson
Feb. 6, 2005
Bertha Evelyn Hewson, 84, of Waianae died at home. She was born in Massachusetts. She is survived by husband John Sr., son John Jr., brother John Freeman, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. today at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Ransom Jonah-Kalaikeikiokalani Kaeha
Feb. 11, 2005
Ransom Jonah-Kalaikei-kiokalani Kaeha, 10, of Mililani died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Leilani Parks, sister Charell, foster parents Eddie and Fely Ramos, and grandparents Cheri Cui and Reinaldo Smith. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

John Aola Kalauawa Sr.
Jan. 16, 2005
John Aola Kalauawa Sr., 82, of Ewa Beach, a musician and retired Honolulu Rapid Transit bus driver, 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 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Committal services: 10 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Saturday.

Tony Craig Lew
Feb. 6, 2005
Tony Craig Lew, 38, of Makawao, Maui, a motorcycle mechanic, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Salt Lake City. He is survived by sons Kees Mashino and Nicholas Yamashita, mother Shirley Buetler, stepmother Deborah Lew, brothers Peter and Jon B., and sisters Mino'aka D. Fitzsimmons and Terry Toba. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Haycroft Park in Maalaea. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Stephen Benjamin Lindsey
Feb. 3, 2005
Stephen Benjamin Lindsey, 77, of Hauula, a part-time Maui resident, musician, cowboy and former Hawaiian Dredging Co. supervisor, died in Henderson, Nev. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lokelani; sons Stephen B. Jr., Lindsay L., Wayde B. and Leabert F.; daughters Stephanie B., Kuuipo P.L. Barrows and Kanaioaliiluka H. Omalza; sisters Thelma K. Kuchman and Mary L. Obina; 31 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stake center in Kaneohe. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Western and aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Sunday.

Dorothy Sumiko Miyamoto
Feb. 13, 2005
Dorothy Sumiko "Dot" Miyamoto, 77, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in South Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband James, daughters Sharon Saiki-Killoy and Susan Nelson, brothers Gilbert and Stanley Takara, sisters Margaret Kawamoto and Madonna Skinner, and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at family residence, 91-1539 Wahane St., Kapolei. Aloha attire. For more information, call 674-8222.

Jonathan Mozo
Feb. 9, 2005
Jonathan "Jon" Mozo, 33, of Hauula, a professional photographer and artist, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nikki; son Makana; daughters Amber, Ariana and Anela; father Reynaldo; mother Julia; and brothers Allen, Chris and Carlos. Services: noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Stake Center, 55-415 Iosepa St., Laie. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

Ernestwyne Loke Nacua
Feb. 11, 2005
Ernestwyne Loke Nacua, 68, of Wailuku, a Maui Country Club cook, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Jamie, Keone and Moses Nacua and Adrian Minobe-Nacua; daughters Ellen Reyes, Amandarose Borrero and Charlene Hokoana; brothers Joseph and Andrew Padua; sister Hannah Paa; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Ann's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Sunday.

Roy Yeichi Nago
Feb. 9, 2005
Roy Yeichi Nago, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Service Printers press supervisor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sally; son Randall; daughter Shereen Wachi; brothers Jerry, Brad, Tadao and Yoshio; sister Mildred Tamaye; and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Estherine Tanner Perry Nole
Feb. 12, 2005
Estherine Tanner Perry "Mom" Nole, 79, of Wailuku died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Grandville, N.C. She is survived by daughter Lorraine Nole Rippi. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m.

Simote Manumanu Pepa
Feb. 7, 2005
Simote Manumanu Pepa, 63, of Honolulu, an Oahu Yard Services owner, died. He was born in Fakakai, Haapai Tonga. He is survived by wife Iunisi "Anaseini"; sons Taniela and Sininafe Jr.; daughters Salome Tupou and Melekaufusi and Olivia "Vea" Pepa; brothers Sione, Peni, Pita and Taniela; sisters Salome Fehoko and Sulia Kite; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 7-10 p.m. tomorrow at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Nenita Rodriguez Ramones
Jan. 19, 2005
Nenita Rodriguez "Nita" Ramones, 61, of Honolulu, a Leahi Hospital paramedical assistant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Rudolfo; daughter Carolyn Bello; brothers Carl, Bill and Zack Rodriguez; sisters Rosita Coloma, Susana Tagavilla, Teresita Diga, Herminia Legaspi and Marcita Rivera; mother Jacinta Rodriguez; and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Stella K. Sakamoto
Feb. 6, 2005
Stella K. Sakamoto, 76, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii Hamilton Cafeteria worker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Ichiro, mother Mitsuru Muramoto and sisters Thelma McCarthy and Hazel Yamasaki. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

William Campbell Scarborough
Jan. 29, 2005
William Campbell Scarborough, 84, of Honolulu, a retired railroad employee, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Redondo Beach, Calif. He is survived by niece Doris Wilmott. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.

Lawrence Lai Kong Seu
Feb. 2, 2005
Lawrence Lai Kong Seu, 65, of Mililani died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Derek M. and Darren M., daughter Loriann C. Oshiro, brother Charles, sister Marion Woo and four grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kyoko Shirotani
Jan. 28, 2005
Kyoko "Yu Yuu" Shirotani, 64, of Makawao, Maui, a minister, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by husband Nobuyasu, daughter Akiko Nouchi, mother Juko Takamatsu and brother Tadahiko Takamatsu. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to be held on Maui. Aloha attire.

Adrian H. Stamm
Feb. 12, 2005
Adrian H. Stamm, 79, of Hono-lulu, a retired U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Rudy H.J. and Guy D., stepmother Yukie K., brother Rudy H., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kapiolani Medical Center.

Dionicio Barut Tacang
Jan. 26, 2005
Dionicio Barut Tacang, 89, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. irrigator, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Barangay No. 37, Ganagan, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Maria; son Avelino; daughters Arsenia Jacques, Valentina Valdez and Imelda Ugalino; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Rogelio B. Ulep Sr.
Feb. 9, 2005
Rogelio B. "Roger" Ulep Sr., 58, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a Puna Certified Nursery supervisor in Kurtistown, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Faaluaaina; sons Rogelio B. Jr., Eric and Lance; daughter Patricia Mason; brothers Dominador, Francis and Elpidio; sisters Aileen Calamayan, Lolita Ramos, Emi Sibucao and Margie Ulep; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery in Hilo. Casual attire.

Pui Ying Wong
Feb. 7, 2005
Pui Ying Wong, 76, of Hono-lulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Charles Y.H. and Philip Y.F., daughters Yuk III Wong and Lila Y.W. Lee, a brother, two sisters and five grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Lin Yee Chung Chinese 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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