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Obituaries

Friday, March 25, 2005




Kiyoshi Abe
March 17, 2005
Kiyoshi Abe, also known as "Stanley" and "Banana Man," 88, of Kahaluu, a retired banana peddler and farmer, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mildred K., sons Walter and Ben, daughter Florence Alford, sister Carolyn Morita and five grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lolita Dacquel Acosta
March 9, 2005
Lolita Dacquel Acosta, 52, of Ewa Beach, a former Iolani Sportswear employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by brothers Carlito and Ernesto, and sister Lourdes Ke-a. Visitation: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Mass: noon at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, 1184 Bishop St. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in Pearl City.

Norbert Blase Bissen
March 15, 2005
Norbert Blase Bissen, 69, of Honolulu, a GTE Hawaiian Tel line man, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Johanna L.; son Blaise; daughter Toni; brothers Rudolph, John and Francis; and three grandchildren. Mass: 5:30 p.m. Monday at Star of the Sea. Call after 4:30 p.m.

Audrey Lorraine Felix
March 20, 2005
Audrey Lorraine Felix, 86, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Tama, Iowa. She is survived by sons Michael, Charles, Christopher and David; daughter Stephanie Gassoway; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kaneohe. Call after 1 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

William Yoneto Higa
March 16, 2005
William Yoneto "Willie" Higa, 82, of Honolulu, a 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Violet; son Creighton; daughters Wendy Jones, Jodie Pacleb and Beverly Higa; sister Tomoe Miyashiro; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Casimer Jasinski
March 16, 2005
Casimer Jasinski, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration flight surgeon, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in New Jersey. He is survived by wife Dr. Doris R., son John P., daughter Mary Ann McAndrew and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Virgil Jhai Jhoo
March 17, 2005
Virgil Jhai Jhoo, 61, of Honolulu, a Hawaii State Legislature Print Shop printer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Ann G. Kim and Florida Jhoo. Private services.

Wah Aoung Kwock
Feb. 25, 2005
Wah Aoung Kwock, 92, of Honolulu, a retired waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Wah Kwock Young and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at the cemetery.

Jane Sueko Lee
March 9, 2005
Jane Sueko Lee, 73, of Mililani, a retired St. Andrew's Priory book room manager, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Darryl; daughters Doreen Maedonochi and Debra A. Lee; hanai daughter Sari Hao; sisters Betsy E. Imao, Jean Sueoka and Gale Nohara; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Dorothy Gloria Mangan
March 21, 2005
Dorothy Gloria Mangan, 80, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a retired state social worker, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brother Thomas L. Tamura, and sisters Bess Littleton and Louise Eberhart. Private services.

Mildred Graham Martin
March 19, 2005
Mildred Graham Martin, 82, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Aloha Nursing. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wally and Bobby Graham, stepson Eric, daughter Eileen Mactagone, sister Agnes Gaylord, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kana Nakasone
March 14, 2005
Kana Nakasone, 98, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Okinawa, Japan. She is survived by sons Kiyoshi, George, Hiroshi, Stanley, Harry, Taddy and Eric; daughter Kazue Akam; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to charity.

Robert N. Ogawa Sr.
March 21, 2005
Robert N. Ogawa Sr., 95, of Hilo, a retired dentist, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Ruth, son Dr. Robert Jr., daughter Roann and a grandchild. Private services.

James Eugene Peatross
March 18, 2005
James Eugene Peatross, 53, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Biloxi, Miss. He is survived by sons James A. III and Jeremy J.E. Peatross and Matthew Gubish; father James A. Sr.; brother Kenneth Jr.; and sisters Katherine Gabbard, Theresa Ross, Carol Michaels, Suelaine Spangler and Carla Lee Meadows. Private services.

Chieko Sako
March 10, 2005
Chieko Sako, 92, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Stanley and Maurice; daughters Janet Kummer and Sharon Kaneko; brother Ralph Nakamoto; sisters Miyuki Uyetake, Mildred Sakumoto and Betty Tsuji; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Vatau Aiumu Taeu
March 17, 2005
Vatau Aiumu Taeu, 91, of Waipahu died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. She is survived by son Sam A.; daughters Liua Leiato, Olive and Vavala Pereda, Maninoa Brown, Simeeata'a Misaalefua and Manino Camacho; brother Lemoe A. Tuaolo; 44 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

James Henry Thomas
March 13, 2005
James Henry "Bolo" Thomas, 71, of Modesto, Calif., died in Modesto. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty Lou; children James H. Jr., Toni G. and Jerome H. Thomas and Rhonda J. Farinha; sisters Mary "Darling" Neff, Theresa "Tita" Akin, Verna "Stinky" Thomas, Charolette "Melotusi" Ahnee and Sheila "Fatso" Decker; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held in Modesto.

Zhao Shan Zhu
March 19, 2005
Zhao Shan Zhu, 77, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in ChungShan, China. She is survived by sons Shu Keung and Shu Chuen So, daughter Shuk Yee So, brothers Yuk Fai and Yuk Chan, sister Miu Gum, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Manoa Lin Yee Chung 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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