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Obituaries

Sunday, February 27, 2005





Aurelio Alvarez
Feb. 19, 2005
Aurelio Alvarez, 90, of Makakilo, a retired Pearl Harbor Public Works Paint Shop employee and World War II veteran, died at home. He was born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by daughters Florence Tecson, Primitiva Degracia, Juanita Takaesu, Virginia Damaso and Cynthia Drew; sons Robert and Raymond Villanueva; 65 grandchildren; and 83 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Jude Church, 92-455 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei. Call after 9 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Chok Wah Lydia Ling Chen
Feb. 11, 2005
Chok Wah Lydia Ling Chen, 94, of Honolulu, a high school teacher in China, died in Nuuanu Hale Nursing Home. She was born in Swatow, Kwang Tung, China. She is survived by daughter Therese C. McElhaney and Cecilia M.H. Chen, one brother, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Raymond MuTin Ching
Feb. 20, 2005
Raymond MuTin Ching, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education pressman, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by son Robert, daughter Vicki Lai and brother Adam Mu Dong Ching. Private services.

Kenneth Carl Cooper
Feb. 24, 2005
Kenneth Carl Cooper, 57, of Kahului, a former Maui Prince Hotel security guard, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Fe, mother Lorraine, and brothers Harry and Donny. Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ The King Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Olive Mary Fajotina
Feb. 16, 2005
Olive Mary Fajotina, 80, of Pearl City, a retired Hickam Fire Department cashier, died at home. She was born in Malden, Mass. She is survived by husband Agapito "Pete" Sr., son Agapito "Peter" Jr. and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road. Call after 8 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Gordon Gregory Gahagan
Feb. 19, 2005
Gordon Gregory Gahagan, 76, of Kihei, Maui, a former Oakland city public works supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by wife Marlene; sons Michael, Brian and Gregory; daughters Maureen Ahmed, Anne G. Thomas and Susan G. Wilcox; stepdaughter Jackie Castillo; sisters Patricia Heuer and Karen Marshall; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services: 9 a.m. at the Kihei Canoe Club. Donations suggested to the Maui Food Bank, Hale Kau Kau and St. Theresa's Church.

Henry Hochgeschurz
Feb. 22, 2005
Henry Hochgeschurz, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter/machinist, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Cologne, Germany. He is survived by daughters Jane McKinnis, Christine Allen, Delta McConnell, Susan Cortez, Donna Dubie, Roberta Wilson; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Honolulu Elk's Lodge 616, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Private scattering of ashes.

Evanita Kapiolani Ilaban
Feb. 12, 2005
Evanita Kapiolani Ilaban, 71, of Waianae, a retired Cornet Store purchasing agent/advertising agent, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Donald "Kona,", son Willard Peahi, daughter Bonnie-Jean, sisters Lana-Lei Kauhola and Ellen-Mae Selu, 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church, Waianae. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Maryland Kaiawe
Feb. 22, 2005
Maryland Kaiawe, 47, of Kihei, Maui, a supervisor at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, died at home with hospice care. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Sherry-Ann and Lovelynn; brothers Ernest Jr., Wendell and Randy; father Ernest; sisters Lorna Kaahanui, Ola Texeira, Mary Gold Kaiawe, Judy Belanio and Nani Spiec. Scattering of ashes at a later date.

Terry Kealoha Kamalii
Feb. 23, 2005
Terry Kealoha "Kila" Kamalii, 53, of Hilo, a mechanic and bus driver for the former Laupahoehoe Transportation Co. and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Terry "Boy," Perry K. and Kerry K.; brothers Leroy Paahana, Harry, Henry, Barry and Jerry; sisters Jolana Colobong, and Leatrice and Marilyn Kamalii; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rawlins Oliver Kauhane Jr.
Feb. 23, 2005
Rawlins Oliver Kauhane Jr., 67, of Ewa Beach, a Smyth the Smoother Mover Co. packer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Rawlins O. Sr.; sisters Julia A. Akana, Tillie and Terri; and caregivers the Kamaka and Nunes families. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Private burial.

David Kaheiki-O-Kalani Kauhi Sr.
Feb. 22, 2005
David Kaheiki-O-Kalani Kauhi Sr., 57, of Waimea, Hawaii, a West Hawaii Concrete heavy equipment operator, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons David K.O. and Daysan H.K.; daughters Ronnalyn U. Provencal and Raycale K.; brothers Thompson Kauhi, and Leroy, Francis, Jerry, Larry and Kenneth Dang; numerous hanai brothers and sisters; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Waimea Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 8:30 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

Richard Kenney
Feb. 23, 2005
Richard "Kaipo" Kenney, 59, of Aiea, a Pearl City High School outreach counselor, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nani; sons Peanut, Kaipo and Kelii; daughter Sissy; mother Eleanor; and five grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Kawaiahao Church. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire.

Kenneth Kazumasa Kihara
Feb. 20, 2005
Kenneth Kazumasa Kihara, 67, of Pearl City, a retired Grace Pacific employee, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Mildred Y., sons Kenton and Kyle, brother Roger, sister Jean Abe, and one grandson. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Chong IL Kim
Feb. 20, 2005
Chong IL Kim, 49, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Korea. He is survived by wife Yun Sim; sons Jin Tae and Kevin Soon Tae; brothers Young, Chong Ku and Chong Ki; and sisters Young Hee Figueroa, Hyun Suk Kim, In Hee Na and Nicole Yi. Services: 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Daniel Sung Woon Lee
Feb. 22, 2005
Daniel Sung Woon Lee, 70, of Wahiawa, a retired construction worker, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Josephine "Fina" Eleserrez, sister Pearl Campbell, 17 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Rose Mattos
Feb. 21, 2005
Rose Mattos, 83, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Donna Galon, Linda DeVera and Sandra L. Pearson; brothers John, William, Richard, Herbert, Francis, Clarence and George Gomes; sisters Louise Coon, Alice Hollenbeck and Florence Dias; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park.

Derrick Camden McKay
Feb. 15, 2005
Derrick Camden McKay, 33, of Honolulu, a shuttle driver, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kathleen "Kate," sons Jonah and Damien "Keola," daughter Amber, parents Duncan and Joanne, brother Ian, sister Kristie Rubio, and grandparents Juanita and Roger Davis. Services: 4:45 p.m. Tuesday aboard Vidamia, Kewalo Basin Boat Harbor, Slip Y. Call Kate at 375-2754 for information.

Mitsuko K. Miura
Feb. 3, 2005
Mitsuko K. Miura, 92, of Honolulu, Evelyn's Beauty Salon owner, died. She was born in Kehaka, Kauai. She is survived by son Carlton. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Diamond Head Mortuary chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary gifts.

Nui Nakagawa
Feb. 21, 2005
Nui Nakagawa, 104, of Pearl City, died at home. She was born in Arao City, Kumamoto, Japan. She is survived by sons Togo and Seigo, daughters Beatrice Ishibashi and Betty Kuroda, eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Carlos Silverio Nievera
Feb. 20, 2005
Carlos Silverio Nievera, 87, of Mililani, a retired Andersen Air Force Base accountant, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Manila, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Kiyo, daughter Cora Demello, sister Aurora Victorino, and one granddaughter. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sherry June Okabe-Klein
Feb. 18, 2005
Sherry June Okabe-Klein, 60, of Carson City, Nevada, formerly of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Thomas; daughters Debra Bolosan and Donna Matsumoto; brothers James Okabe, Joe Jr., Samuel, and Wendell Makua; sisters Patricia Paliracio, Joan Tanigawa, Sandra Muramato and Rosaline Largo; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Inurnment: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Ormsby Association for Retarded Citizens, 1802 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701.

Helen Leimomie Smith
Feb. 19, 2005
Helen Leimomie Smith, 41, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a former security guard and Ross Store employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Lihue, Kauai. She is survived by sons Donald A. III and Joshua S. Soares; daughters Donalyn K., Roxanne, Melissa and Seirra Soares; parents Frank R. Sr. and Patricia Pauline; brothers Joseph IV, Wayne, and John S. Gonsalves, Frank R. Pauline, and Samuel; sisters Adeline "Pebbles" Coltes, Marlena Dedrick, and Kuulei, Leimomie, Noe, Sadie and Jerimae Gonsalves; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Betty Kawamoto Suzuki
Feb. 22, 2005
Betty Kawamoto Suzuki, 88, of Kahuku, a seamstress, died in Kahuku Hospital. She was born in Kaaawa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Mark and Lance, daughter Ann Niblock, sister Masako Tanimoto, six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

Emilia Agno Tagalicud
Feb. 3, 2005
Emilia Agno Tagalicud, 79, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Samuel and Elbert; daughter Caroline Sula; brothers Nemesio, Primo and Cornelio Agno; sister Briginia; and three grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Philip Teruji Tanaka
Feb. 20, 2005
Philip Teruji Tanaka, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Brainard and Black Ltd. insurance agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Irene, son Frederick, daughters Yvonne Maetani and Evelyn; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marie Estelle Thompson
Feb. 21, 2005
Marie Estelle Thompson, 78, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Quincy, Mass. She is survived by husband Philip Francis, sons Richard Francis and Kenneth Robert, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Frederick Walters
Feb. 20, 2005
Frederick Walters, 83, of Kapaa, Kauai, a World War II and Korean War veteran, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by wife Irene, and daughters Patricia Alcaraz, Pamela and Kim Potter. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual 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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