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Obituaries

Saturday, March 19, 2005




Setsu Baba
March 2, 2005
Setsu Baba, 84, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Richard; and sisters Ritsu Nishikawa, Haru Watanabe and Shigeyo "Amy" Baba. Private services.

Rose Lau Carbonel
March 3, 2005
Rose Lau "See Moi" Carbonel, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Hotel waitress, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Mokuleia. She is survived by sons Fred, Ernest and Harold Silva and Gary Baltazar; daughter Anita Perreira; brother Richard Lau; sisters Grace Mokulehua, Violet Young and Linda Daima; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Stella Ann Chan
March 9, 2005
Stella Ann Chan, 85, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Stewart, daughter Corinne, brother Clifford Young and two grandchildren. Services pending.

Helen Hihuko De Karske
Feb. 25, 2005
Helen Hihuko De Karske, 80, of Waipahu died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Ewa Beach. She is survived by husband Eugene "Gene"; brothers George, Christopher and Robert Sasaki; and sister Nancy Kanemoto. Private services.

Isabel Jose Deocares
March 5, 2005
Isabel Jose Deocares, 92, of Honolulu died in Waipahu. She was born in Asingan, the Philippines. She is survived by son Artemio, daughters Billie Brown and Evelina Deocares-Lengyel, brother Roderigo "Rudy" Jose, sisters Celestina "Choleng" Jose and Conmemoracion "Connie" Antonio, and eight grandchildren. Services: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Erma Ivy Dill
March 13, 2005
Erma Ivy Dill, 86, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Realtor, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Philomath, Ore. She is survived by sons Robert J. and Jerry K., a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Services in Portland, Ore.

Edward Eugene Eagan
March 10, 2005
Edward Eugene Eagan, 64, of Honolulu, a retired United Airlines captain at Los Angeles International Airport and a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lonaconing, Md. He is survived by mother Gertrude, sister Reta J. Winner and brothers John M., Cameron and Patrick J. Mass and inurnment in Maryland.

Elizabeth J. Finn
March 5, 2005
Elizabeth J. "Poni" Finn, 81, of Honolulu, a retired sales manager, realtor associate and ballroom dance instructor, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Redding, Pa. Private services.

Tadashi Idemoto
March 12, 2005
Tadashi "Peter" Idemoto, 92, of Waianae died in Ka Punawai Ola Nursing Home. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Doris M., son Russell I., daughters Pearl H. Matsumoto and Nancy M. Tamanaha, brother Hisami Mayeda, sister Maybel Maeda, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

John Steven Jensen
Feb. 26, 2005
John Steven Jensen, 39, of San Francisco, an employee in the restaurant and hospitality industry, died in San Francisco. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by brother John and sister Jackie. Services in San Francisco.

Branson Angel Kealiimaikealaula Kahahawai-Kekona
March 8, 2005
Branson Angel Kealiimaikealaula Kahahawai-Kekona, infant son of Latasha Kekona and Branden Kahahawai of Kahului, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Kapiolani Medical Center. He is also survived by sisters Jessasha and Lakaiya-Braessia; grandparents Kalani Kekona and Richelle Garcia, Shirley Kekona and Owen Ching, and Sharon Ubongen; and great-grandparents Lucille and Orlando Tabon, Leonard W. Kekona Sr. and Arthur Kahahawai. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Riley Sing Wo Kam
March 13, 2005
Riley Sing Wo Kam, 80, of Kailua, a retired Walter Loo & Associates real estate appraiser/broker, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beryl C., sons Rodney and Wesley, daughters Valerie Ako and Marilyn Nomura, brothers Gordon and Wallace, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rodolfo Mata Lumanta Sr.
March 10, 2005
Rodolfo Mata Lumanta Sr., 59, of Waipahu, a Dole Cannery employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Leyte, Ormoc City, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lucila A. Sr., sons Rodolfo Jr. and Reggie, daughters Consuelo Lumanta and Monina Lapez, sister Lillia Pascua and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Wednesday and after 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Katherine Kalauwalu Haruko Napoleon
March 10, 2005
Katherine Kalauwalu Haruko Napoleon, 96, of Kailua died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by son Barry K., daughters Dorcus P. Kahuanui and Naomi P. Weight, sisters Marguerita M. Brown and Leimomi F. Kamauoha, 40 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua First Ward on Keolu Drive. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Thursday.

Sarah Paiva
March 17, 2005
Sarah Paiva, 84, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by son James Jr.; daughters Mary Ponggan, Barbara Bondallian and Linda Paiva; brother George Pereira; sister Beatrice Kahookele; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Jacob Y.S. Park
March 16, 2005
Jacob Y.S. Park, 82, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army sergeant major, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rose; son Daniel Y.N.; daughters Ellen Kim, Sonya Hollenbeck, Terre Kaczor and Evelyn Park; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Marcelo Impeng Sabillo Sr.
March 3, 2005
Marcelo Impeng Sabillo Sr., 68, of Waipahu, a retired welder for Marisco Shipyard Limited and in Subic Bay, Philippines, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Toboso, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He is survived by wife Urbana E.; sons Marcelo Jr., Mario, Manuel and Marcial; daughters Merbana Mayola and Elvira Sabillo; sisters Soledad Lopez and Dominga Lusokon; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Tofatu Auala Sagapolutele
March 3, 2005
Tofatu Auala Sagapolutele, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by children Fuli Fernandez, Fata Mendham, Vaimoe Sanchez, Anna Sinfai, and Tovia A., Ioane and Faailo Sagapolutele; 119 grandchildren; and 96 great-grandchildren. Private services.

William Alexander Silva
Feb. 17, 2005
William Alexander Silva, 41, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by brother Lionel J. Private services.

Casamira Tabulog Tabladillo
Feb. 27, 2005
Casamira Tabulog Tabladillo, 99, of Waipahu died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by son Alejandro; daughters Tomasa Romero, Martina Guzman and Agapita, Aurelia and Rosalina Tabladillo; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Nellie Fumie Tam
March 14, 2005
Nellie Fumie Tam, 53, of Honolulu, a retired library technician for the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Vernon H.Q., daughter Melissa M.M., parents Mack and Barbara Sakai, and sisters Sandra Goo and Dorothy Morioka. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.


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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