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Obituaries

Wednesday, March 16, 2005






Halford Amana Jr.
March 10, 2005
Halford Amana Jr., also known as "Chef" and "Hal," 44, of Kapaa, Kauai, formerly of Hilo, a Radisson Kauai Beach Resort and Hilo Hawaiian Hotel executive chef, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Halford D. III; daughter Tiffani; former wife Stephanie; father Halford J.C. Sr.; brother Kalford; sisters Maeliette "Mae" Amana, Novette Dancy, Antoinette "Toni" Chartrand and Shannaliette Forman; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Section 4 in Hilo. Casual attire.

Thelma Marie Azada
March 11, 2005
Thelma Marie Azada, 67, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by brothers Julian and Mateo D. Balinbin, and sisters Daisy Orbeta, Diana Lagmay, Donna M. Balinbin and Debbie Canionero. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403A California Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Brian Puuwaialoha Boner
March 9, 2005
Brian Puuwaialoha Boner, 40, of Wahiawa, a surveyer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Marjorie Jitchaku; a stepson; a stepdaughter; mother Lorraine R.; brothers Robert K. "Jr. Boy" and Robert K. "Boogie Boy" Boner III and Sun Lopaka "Pohaku" Nelson and Deron Kau; sister Arleen M. Riddle; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m.

Laverne Geneva Bradbury
March 9, 2005
Laverne Geneva Bradbury, 85, of Waipahu, died in Leeward Integrated Health Services. She was born in Aurora, Maine. She is survived by brothers Carl and Ralph Magoon. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Agaton G. Collado
March 11, 2005
Agaton G. Collado, 83, of Wailuku, a houseman, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Luisita T.; children Lodrigo, Alfredo, Mario and Pablo, Elena Cabangon, Erlinda Versola, Rosalinda Cayetano and Josie Quiocho; brother Casimiro "Merong" Estorel; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

John Gary Franchey Jr.
Feb. 11, 2005
John Gary Franchey Jr. 41, of Haleiwa, a carpenter in the construction industry, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Layton "Kaipo" and Grant; father Gary Sr.; brother Alika; sisters Vanessa Roberts, Janelle, Dana Wood and Nona Leialoha; and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waialua Christian Church, 68-031 Aweoweo St. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at Haleiwa Boat Harbor. Casual attire. Leis or loose flowers welcome.

James A. Jeffryes
March 12, 2005
James A. Jeffryes, 73, of Honolulu, a retired Kapiolani Community College professor, died at home. He was born in Genoa, Neb. He is survived by wife Jerilyn C.K.; sons Mark, Jamie and Timothy; daughters Susan Jeffryes and Gina Salvador; brothers Robert and Danny; sisters Nilajean Croonquist and Maryan Demarest; and five grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Holy Nativity Church. Call after 1 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Nelson Nartatez
March 5, 2005
Nelson Nartatez, 50, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Roofing and R.T.I. Roofing employee, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Placido "Plus" and sisters Paula Keoho, Mercedes Ho, Patricia Bernard, Pamela, Estrella, Rosalind Thuringer. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kamesuke Nishihara
March 9, 2005
Kamesuke Nishihara, 85, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Sugar Co. 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. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.

Consolacion Grifaldeo Ojas
March 4, 2005
Consolacion Grifaldeo Ojas, 72, of Honolulu, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Blumentritt, Sampaloc, Manila, the Philippines. She is survived by son Catalino, sister Angelita Hoar and three grandchildren. Mass: noon Saturday at St. George's Church in Waimanalo. Call after 11 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at sea.

Christian-Jacob Espiritu Olegario
March 5, 2005
Christian-Jacob Espiritu Olegario, infant son of Victor Olegario and Marlene Espiritu, of Honolulu, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He is also survived by sister Kaylen, grandparents Herminia Olegario and Magdalena Espiritu, and great-grandparent Martina Bergantinos. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Vonia Lilo Pataua
March 11, 2005
Vonia Lilo Pataua, 43, of Waianae, a respiratory therapist for the Queen's Medical Center, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Poloa, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Ember; father Pataua P. Lilo; brothers Itai Lilo, Kalauna Pataua, Alatina Sula and Itai Lilo; and sisters Mile Tuiolemotu, Aliialofa Fa'atamala, Ainoama Fa'amasino, Simoemoe Jennings, Saini Ale, Nomeneta Lilo and Seleisa Ati. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Seventh Day Adventist Church. Call after 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Jonathan Quindica
Feb. 16, 2005
Jonathan "Mastacasta" Quindica, 54, of Wahiawa, a RHS Lee Trucking and Royal Construction Co. employee, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yvonne C.K.M.; mother Rose B.; brothers Lawrence A. Jr., Lionel, Mark, Kevin and Randall; and sisters Gaylien Larita, Marie Cuomo, Roseanne MacDonald, Marsha Powell, Christine Maderios and Leslie Torres. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Dorothy Gomes Rita
March 12, 2005
Dorothy Gomes Rita, 82, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in New Mill, Kauai. She is survived by sons Leonard Sr., Antone Jr., Wally and Leonard Jr.; daughters Patricia Perreira, Bernadette Ventura and Debra Iwamoto; sisters Helen Jordan, Clara Jardin, Miriam, Alice Palmeira and Flora and Laura Duarte; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.

Frances A. Rossi
March 13, 2005
Frances A. Rossi, 76, of Kihei, Maui, a retired union seamstress, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by sons Joseph and Benedict, brother Frank Quarintino, sister Rose Marra, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. today at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Additional services and burial to be held in New York. Donations suggested to St. Theresa Catholic Church Hale Kau Kau Fund.

Josephine Salba
Sept. 9, 2004
Josephine Salba, 74, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Pizza Hut waitress, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She is survived by sons Francisco Jr. and Selso Manuel and Mateo Samson; daughters Cemona Manuel and Pearl Awana; stepdaughter Peggy Salba-Honnet; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: 3 p.m. March 27 at Black Pot Beach in Hanalei, Kauai. Casual attire.

Lawrence Smith
March 7, 2005
Lawrence "Lonnie Smitty" Smith, 79, of Kailua, a retired Saga Foods/Marriott manager at University of Hawaii, died at home. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by wife Grace, son Greg, daughter Pat and sister Mary Wible. Services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Club View Gardens Community Center, 47-701 Hui Kelu St. in Kaneohe. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Yeon Me Son Nakamura
March 4, 2005
Yeon Me Son Nakamura, 45, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Chung Nam, Korea. She is survived by son Michael McGoven, daughters Nikki and Kate, brothers Son Yeon Hee and Son Yeon Won, and sister Son Yeon Sook. Services: 5 p.m. today at Waahila Ridge.

Paul Kyeng Man Sung Sr.
Feb. 26, 2005
Paul Kyeng Man "Bosco" Sung Sr., 81, of Leesville, La., a U.S. Army rifleman who served in World War II, died in Louisiana. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Paul K.M. Jr., daughter Lillian P. Cruz, sister Kay Scrivo and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Dean Akira Tamashiro
March 4, 2005
Dean Akira Tamashiro, 21, of Mililani, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Ricky Y., stepmother Karen Kuroiwa, mother Cindy S., brothers David and Joshua, and grandparents Kiyoshi and Nancy Hokama. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary printed Monday.

Cornwall Anthony Vasconcellos
Feb. 27, 2005
Cornwall Anthony Vasconcellos, also known as "Coney" and "Vasco," 74, of Aiea, a Nan-Cor Tile Co. owner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nancy E.; sons Ricky, Danny, Herbie, Chris and Steven; daughters Sandy Nielson, Liz Perreira, Correne Sakamoto and Cathy Honda; brothers David and Douglas; sister Frances Chun; 26 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

The Rev. Willis E. Wygant Jr.
March 10, 2005
The Rev. Willis E. Wygant Jr., 83, of Kaneohe, a retired minister, died in Kailua. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio. He is survived by sons Bill and Scott, and three grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. today at Pohai Nani, 45-090 Namoku St., Kaneohe. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kailua.

Richard Riyuichi Yamaguchi
March 2, 2005
Richard Riyuichi Yamaguchi, 79, of Waipahu, formerly of Pearl City, a retired Dole Cannery supervisor, died. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Don and Ross; sisters Yoko Akutagawa, May Moriyama and Helen Nakabayashi, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ronald Makoto Yogi
March 11, 2005
Ronald Makoto Yogi, 52, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gina, son Christopher, daughter Marissa, father Seichi, brother Francis and sister Carolyn Ige. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. 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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