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Obituaries

Tuesday, March 15, 2005




Bernabela Daguro Abril
March 6, 2005
Bernabela Daguro "Mama Abril" Abril, 94, of Middle Keei, Hawaii, a homemaker and retired coffee farmer, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons George N., Joseph, Alfonso and John; daughters Marcy Akao, Marie Abril, Vicky Yanagawa, Dora Scarr, Mary Bentley, Monica Layman, Candida Felts and Pauline Butters; hanai daughter Joanie Dalton; brother Manuel Delosantos; sisters Marta Guillermo, Mary Belanio and Duciang Sahagon; 45 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Curtis Ah You
March 11, 2005
Curtis Ah You, 77, of Ewa Beach, a merchant seaman, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, Waipahu High School custodian, Robert's Hawaii bus driver and former Crickets O Ke Kai Hawaii owner, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Josephine; daughters Cynthia-Mae Hanakahi and Lorraine Burks; brothers Walter A.Y. Chun and William Ah You; sisters Dorothy Davis, Mildred Vanyi, Florence Black, Lenore Bay, Ilonian Bohlmann and Evangeline Sylvester; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at the cemetery.

Kenneth Cecil Arrand
March 9, 2005
Kenneth Cecil "Ken" Arrand, 66, of Kailua-Kona, a pastor, carpenter and contractor, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Flint, Mich. He is survived by wife Josephine, son Robert, daughter Paula, brothers Robert and Richard, sister Ida Mae Arrand-Dean and two grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Living Stones Church, 76-6224 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. Fellowship to follow.

Harry Hiroichi Azama
Feb. 15, 2005
Harry Hiroichi Azama, 62, of Honolulu, a retired mason contractor doing business as H. Azama Masonry, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon L. and mother Betty Y. Private services.

Deriah Wahineaukai DeMello
March 8, 2005
Deriah Wahineaukai "Lei" DeMello, 79, of Honolulu, a Spuds Laundry worker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waikapu, Maui. She is survived by sons Delbert L.K. and Darrell D.K.; daughters Deriah K. Aana, April N. Makahanaloa and Vanessa D. and Donna L. DeMello; brother Frederick P. Bartels; and sisters Genieve Aana and Luana Kalaiwaa. Visitation: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Cremation to follow.

Mitsuo Iwahori
Feb. 13, 2005
Mitsuo "Jimmy" Iwahori, 69, of Honolulu, a maintenance man, died in Honolulu. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Yaichi and Ernest, and sisters Hatsue Kondo, Yoshie Shimano and Minako Flores. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Melvin Joy Kahue Kaanaana
March 6, 2005
Melvin Joy Kahue "Papa San" Kaanaana, 70, of Ewa Beach, a retired Nakakura and Pan Pacific Construction foreman, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Hauula. He is survived by wife Lei Mamo; sons Chris, Kau and Elsworth; daughters Marvis Easley, Nettie Miller, Maile Cruz, Paula Silva, Roxy Kaanaana, Debra Alvarez and Lee Abenes; sisters Donnie Fernandez, Ipo Fely, Ala Kaanaana, Wanda Nihipali and Joyce Tani; 38 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Tomoko Matsumoto
March 8, 2005
Tomoko Matsumoto, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Gakuen Japanese language school teacher, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by daughters June Weled, Reiko Hatakeyama, Mary Matsuda and Joyce Matsumoto; brothers Jiro and Raymond Fujii; sisters Kaoru Sugiyama and Noriko Itow; and five grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Higashi Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1685 Alaneo St. Call after 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Mission.

Kamesuke Nishihara
March 9, 2005
Kamesuke Nishihara, 85, of Kahului, a tractor parts and tool room keeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Toshiko, son Roy, daughter Amy Tamaribuchi and sisters Velma Toyama and Thelma Fukuji. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Kahului Union Church. Call after 10 a.m. Reception to follow. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Stephen W. Pacheco Sr.
March 7, 2005
Stephen W. Pacheco Sr., 62, of Kaneohe, a retired painter, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by companion Josephine Rabot; children Stephen Jr., Cheryl, Healani and Bradley Torres; sisters Linda Tafaoimalo, Florence Kalama, Alice Robinson, Linda San-Jose and Juanita Rivera; brothers Dionishio and Daniel J. Pacheco and Teddy and William J. Cosme and Ronald Rodrigues; and numerous grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Maria Patao Pacpaco
March 6, 2005
Maria Patao Pacpaco, 83, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Balaleng, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Wilfred and Romeo; brothers Guillermo, Simeon and Victoriano Patao; sisters Teresita Alonzo, Trinidad Almazan and Consolacion Patao; and six grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena's Church, 3300 Ala Laulani. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe.

Chung Oi Wong Pang
March 1, 2005
Chung Oi Wong "Gertrude" Pang, 91, of New Hampshire, formerly of Honolulu, died in New Hampshire. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Walter; daughter Joycelyn Lumsdaine; sisters Minnie Liu, Vivian Eng, Stella Ching and Ruby Siu; brothers Robert, Alvin and Cyrus Wong; and a grandchild. Private services.

Evangeline Louise Perry
March 3, 2005
Evangeline Louise Perry, also known as "Sista" and "Eva," 69, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Solomon K. Sr.; sons Solomon K. Jr., Don K.,. Carl C. and Wayne S. Sr.; daughters Wanda P.P. Palimoo and Brenda N., Debbie P. and Evangeline K.; brothers Kenneth DeSantos and Albert and Earl Santos; 26 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Donald Shiro Shimoko
Feb. 23, 2005
Donald Shiro Shimoko, 98, of Honolulu, a Naris Cosmetic and Shimoko and Sons founder, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan. He is survived by sons Clarence and Rodney; daughters Florence Sakai, Doris Haneda and Patsy Arakaki; brother Kiyoshi; sister Tamae Kono; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Gail Chiyono Sugui
Feb. 21, 2005
Gail Chiyono Sugui, 57, of Wahiawa, a Love's Bakery accountant, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ron; son Roddy K.; daughters Kelly Dizor, Luella Lake and Natalie Gebhardt; parents Glenn H. Sr. and Elizabeth Fujitani; brother Glenn Jr.; sisters Sharon Tsuha and Lynn Ikeda; and eight grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Flora Anne Tabacco
March 9, 2005
Flora Anne Tabacco, 80, of Mililani died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Lawrence, Mass. She is survived by son Thomas, daughter Elaine Chun, brother James Pettine, sister Carol Rivard and two grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Additional services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church, 95-1361 Meheula Parkway, Mililani Town.

Martin Douglas Van Kinkle
March 6, 2005
Martin Douglas Van Kinkle, 64, of Kahuku died. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Beverly and son Phillip Anami. Services pending.

Pearl Wessel
Feb. 25, 2005
Pearl Wessel, 80, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Dennis. No services.

Robert Granville Wright Jr.
March 4, 2005
Robert Granville Wright Jr., 62, of Honolulu, a retired Paradise Cove Luau manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dayna; son Kui; daughters Keanani Magee, Naalei Keanui and Kaulana Kamakana and Maile, Leihulu, Tiare and Reri-Kahiwanani Wright; brother Duke; sister Rennette Miller; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

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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