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Obituaries

Sunday, April 17, 2005




Matelita Laumanu Afemui
April 11, 2005
Matelita Laumanu Afemui, 67, of Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Tonga. She is survived by husband Pousima; children Kusitafu Sulunga, Leslie Sitake and Kilisitina Vaea; brothers Taniela Malolo, and Sione, Finau, Tevita, Amusia, Ahokava, Kautai, Sitiveni, Isileli, Minioneti, Amalani, Finaulahi and Taniela Sulunga; sisters Siale Vaea, Talita Moniati, Senitila Barnabi, Apesiu Schooler, Taufa Koloi, Etalua Uhila and Ilisa Sulunga; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Life Center on Kane Street. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Tongan attire.

Denise Amber Callo
April 13, 2005
Denise Amber Callo, 34, of Pukalani, Maui, a waitress, died in Maalaea, Maui. She was born in Germany. She is survived by parents Ernest and Annette, daughter Chloe Akiona-Callo, brothers Jason and Gabriel, and sister Brandy. Celebration of life and potluck: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Baldwin Beach Park. Lakota prayer to begin at 4 p.m. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Coates Cobb-Adams Jr.
April 12, 2005
Coates Cobb-Adams Jr., 68, of Kaneohe, a retired steel worker, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yvonne; sons Coates III and Paul; daughters Anne, Gail and Jennifer; brothers Benjamin, Charles and Frederick; sisters Jo-Ann Eddy and Kathy Burgo; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Howard P. Dang
March 4, 2005
Howard P. Dang, 91, of Honolulu, former owner and manager of Hawaii Camera Inc. and a camera and real estate salesman, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Warren L., brothers Edward and Alban, and sister Beatrice Lee. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Dorothy Mitsue Doi
April 6, 2005
Dorothy Mitsue "Dot" Doi, 71, of Honolulu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ken and Garret; daughter Claire; brothers Howard, Wilfred and Thomas Yano; sisters Lillian Yano and Aileen Asato; and a grandchild. Private services.

Agnes Ledesma Eberhart
April 12, 2005
Agnes Ledesma Eberhart, 74, of Honolulu, a Realtor and retired insurance agent, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ernest, Walter and Garrett; daughter Kathleen; brother Amando Erida Jr.; sisters Lucy Malano, Corazon McShane, Trinidad Facchini, Betty Penner and Norma Erida; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Friday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

James Crawford Galloway
March 28, 2005
James Crawford Galloway, 94, of Kailua, a retired Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. claims manager, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Baltimore. He is survived by daughters Suzi Mechler and Debbie Power, and four grandchildren. Informal gathering: 4 p.m. next Sunday at Lanikai Park (corner of Aalapapa and Kai Olena). Scattering of ashes: 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity.

Chin Yu Hubster
April 13, 2005
Chin Yu Hubster, 74, of Aiea, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Taiwan. She is survived by husband Ronald C.; son John D.; daughters Barbara Adams, and Tammy and Rebecca Hubster; a sister; and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Francis Awaa Hui
April 13, 2005
Francis Awaa Hui, 67, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired heavy equipment operator, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kawaihae, Hawaii. He is survived by son Francis K.; daughters Dorothy Hui and Sandra Ah Sam; brothers Joseph "Joe," Elmer and Jerry; sisters Momi Fergerstrom, Edna Dela Cruz and Alicia Hui; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Imiola Congregational Church. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Matthew Wright Jasper
April 5, 2005
Matthew Wright Jasper, 47, of Honolulu, former owner of Secom Hawaii, died at home. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Carol, daughter Melissa Y., parents Richard and Elizabeth, and brother Mark. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Karen Lynn Jones
April 11, 2005
Karen Lynn Jones, 60, of Makawao, Maui, a licensed contractor, died at home. She was born in Oregon. She is survived by sons Kyle and Bret, sister Michelle Judd, brother Lacey Sayer and two grandchildren. Private services.

Samuel Pua Kaiue Jr.
April 12, 2005
Samuel Pua Kaiue Jr., 70, of Kihei, a U.S. Army sergeant, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tofi S.; children Laura "Uilani" Fauhiva, Repeka L. Thompson and Mark I. Kaiue; brother Victor; sisters Shirley Fujimoto, Frances Silva, Laura Williams, Ruth Kekipi and Charity Shiffer; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Peter Noah Kekahuna Sr.
Feb. 8, 2005
Peter Noah Kekahuna Sr., 82, of Pahoa, Hawaii, formerly of Lanai City, a heavy equipment operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Peahi, Maui. He is survived by sons Peter, John, Adam, Phillip Sr. and Gordon; daughters Lavern Linpahan, Gladys Amba and Hattie Kuresa; sister Julia K. Kama; 35 grandchildren; and 55 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park.

Leslie Wray Kim
April 8, 2005
Leslie Wray "Shorty" Kim, 49, of Pearl City, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Darryl and Leonard; and sisters Darylynn Willette, Lori Kim, Wendie Kim-Acierto, Wynnett George, Eraldine Choy-Kim and Eralynn Kim-Murillo-Arellano. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Waianae Shield of Faith Christian Ministry. Call after 5 p.m. For more information, call the family at 429-5192.

Ruth K.S. Lee
April 12, 2005
Ruth K.S. Lee, 104, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress at Ford Island, died in Liliha Healthcare Center. She was born in Seoul, Korea. She is survived by daughters Hazel Wong, Ruby Higa, Hope Hayashi and Soonie Yee Hoy; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Brad Keakahulilani Lopes
April 9, 2005
Brad Keakahulilani Lopes, 33, of Waipahu, a radiology technician at Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi, died in Waipahu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Shandry and Jerry Sr.; brothers Jerry Jr., Dwayne, Derek, Brian and Bennet; and sister Nadine Rapozo. Mass: noon Saturday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 920 Keolu Drive. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Russell John Lopes
April 8, 2005
Russell John Lopes, 41, of Haliimaile, Maui, a construction worker, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Richard and Catherine, brother Rick and sisters Melissa Apel and Cheryl Tabaco. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Abraham Lum
April 14, 2005
Abraham Lum, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died in Hale Ho Aloha Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Keala; daughters Joann Young, Jewel Salo and Charlotte Lum; sisters Maryann Basso and Pearl Taylor; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Committal services: 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Rodney Takao Matsuda
April 10, 2005
Rodney Takao Matsuda, 58, of Kaneohe, a retired city construction inspector, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Velma, daughter Jenny N. Masunaga, son Craig, parents Ichiro and Rachael T., and brother Charles K. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Morris Carreira Medeiros
April 8, 2005
Morris Carreira Medeiros, 85, of Waianae, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipefitter and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II with the 88th Calvary Reconnaissance Troop, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Laie. He is survived by sons Morris C. Jr. and William E., stepson Delfin Ganancial, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Paulette Mililani Nobriga
April 9, 2005
Paulette Mililani Nobriga, 61, of Honolulu, a childcare provider, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Paul III and sisters Dianavee and Naomi Neill, Eldred "Momi" Cain and Harriet Nobriga. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Kalihi Union Church. Call after 5:30 p.m.

Vivian Magdalina Palacat
March 17, 2005
Vivian Magdalina "Calma" Palacat, 80, of Kailua-Kona, a Kona Inn Hotel and Bali Kai Condominium inspector, died in China. She was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Rosaliyo Jr. and Joseph-Paul; daughter Rosie; brothers Phillip, Prophyrio, Ray, Ernesto and Albert Calma; sisters Lillian Hasselman, Alice Texeira, Kathy Cox and Rose Calma; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Sing Choy Pang
March 28, 2005
Sing Choy Pang, 86, of Honolulu, former owner of King Fort Magazine Shop, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bertha Y., daughter Lisa P. Tong and a grandchild. Private services.

Maria Acol Perez
April 2, 2005
Maria Acol Perez, 83, of Waipahu, a retired food service worker, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by sons Octavio, Jonathan, Orlando, Melvin and Paul; daughters Octavia Michelsen, Adeline Villegas, Norma Agunat and Audrey Lagapa; brothers Philip, Cancio, Juniom and James Acol; sisters Christina Ganab, Abelina Alcain, Octavia Muraoka, Olivia Sasada and Judith DeMello; 37 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Sherwood Mitsugi Tanigawa
April 10, 2005
Sherwood Mitsugi Tanigawa, 53, of Hilo, a self-employed carpenter and Carlson Co. (Gold Bond Stamp) sales executive, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughter Nicole Tanigawa-Caceres, companion Faith L. Miner, stepdaughter Faith K. Miner, mother Barbara, brothers Richard and Paul, sisters Sharon Tanigawa and Joanne Habakangas, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Raymond Henry Texeira
April 13, 2005
Raymond Henry "Red" Texeira, 79, of Keanae, Maui, a Maui Community College welding instructor, died in Kahului. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by mother of his children, Alice; children Angela Allen, and Raymond, Grebory, Joseph, David, Isaac, Jennifer and Timothy Texeira; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Dorothy Theodore
April 4, 2005
Dorothy Theodore, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Wahiawa. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Robert T. Sr. and Rodney, sisters Julia LaFrano and Millie Knight, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Victoriano Tombaga
March 20, 2005
Victoriano Tombaga, 100, of Ewa Beach, a retired Dole Co. pineapple-picking machine operator on Lanai, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Natividad, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Eligia C.; stepsons Reynaldo, Quintin and Lauro Nilo; stepdaughter Excelza Nilo-Acoba; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Friday and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Janet Wakano Tonda
April 11, 2005
Janet Wakano Tonda, 87, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Mountain View. She is survived by daughters Sandra Iwaoka and Amy Aramori, sisters Yoshie Kawasaki, Sumiko Mikami and Sueno Nakamura, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Philip Viloria Tugade
April 14, 2005
Philip Viloria Tugade, 83, of Waipahu, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lucila; sons Wilson, Francisco, Florencio, Roland and Bonifacio; daughter Consesa Balmania; sister Pacita Tugade; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.

Thelma Tsuneko Uyeda
April 7, 2005
Thelma Tsuneko Uyeda, 77, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis-Puiwa Hospice. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by husband Stanley T., son Glenn T., daughter Elaine Y. Silva, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

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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