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Obituaries

Sunday, May 1, 2005




Charles Todd Tamayo Barut
April 23, 2005
Charles Todd Tamayo Barut, 31, of Kahului, a laundry attendant, died in Haiku, Maui. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by father Wiro Libokmeto, mother Tomasita T., son Jarred Meir, brothers John P. and Nelson, and grandparent Magdalena. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

Edwin Maurice Basch
April 24, 2005
Edwin Maurice Basch, 77, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, died. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Sono E. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Cecilia Bejang
April 23, 2005
Cecilia Bejang, 56, of Keauhou, Hawaii, a night cleaner, died at home. She was born in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. She is survived by sons Swingpon, Jeffrey and David; daughters Marita, Caroline and Marciana Bejang and Maribi Jude; brothers Thomson, Kumi, Kenki and Bien Hanghor; sisters Rachel Kuli and Adaelma Eleza; and 19 grandchildren. Graveside services: 4 p.m. Friday at Naalehu County Cemetery in Naalehu, Hawaii. Call after 3:30 p.m.

Catalina B. Bio
April 21, 2005
Catalina B. Bio, 81, of Kihei, Maui, a Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. planter, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in San Ramon Manabo, Abra, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Lilia B.B. Sagayaga; sisters Eling Aganon, Lourdes Belarmino and Justina and Marcela Batoon; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kam Kiu Wong Ching
April 19, 2005
Kam Kiu Wong Ching, 102, of Honolulu, died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by daughters Feng Qin Chen Wu and Fung Sim Ching Wong, sister Tim Wong Yum, 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m.-noon Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Thelma Marie Cox
April 27, 2005
Thelma Marie Cox, 71, of Waimea, Hawaii, a homemaker and seamstress, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Keopu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Douglas; daughter Sally Hayes; brothers Clifford Medeiros and Freddie and William Stevens; sisters Patricia Haleamau, Violet Alameida and Josephine Tilley; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at 64-5187 Mana Road, Waimea. Inurnment to be held at a later date.

Kiyono Fukuda Ebisu
April 24, 2005
Kiyono Fukuda Ebisu, 87, of Maui, a retired elementary school teacher, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by son John M., daughters Yvonne Segawa and Eunice Morisaki, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bertha K.C. Evans
April 23, 2005
Bertha K.C. Evans, 75, of Kaaawa, a retired Hawaii State Hospital dietary aide, died in Kailua. She was born in Kahana. She is survived by companion Lolly; children Raybert, Thoran and Valerie; brother Kwai Sun Kam; sisters Shirley Asentista and Amy Kamakaala; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frank Nelson Franco
April 24, 2005
Frank Nelson Franco, 52, of Kahuku, a hotel houseman, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hester; sons Alfred, Kawika, Frank "Randol," Jacob and Ikaika; hanai son Michael Callison; daughters April Callison and Kathryn and Louisa Franco; father Alfred Jr., mother Myrtle Lancaster; brother Stephen Lancaster; and sisters Myrtle Ferrell, Vallyrie Sheridan, Johanna Milchuck, Mary Witthans and Mele Franco. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahuku Chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery.

Sonya Marie Hayes
April 28, 2005
Sonya Marie Hayes, 82, of Wailuku, died at home. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by sons Greg and Michael, and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. May 13 at Ballard Family Mortuary. Mass: 9 a.m. May 14 at St. Anthony Church. Burial: 11 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Rudolph Panis Iranon
April 7, 2005
Rudolph Panis "Rudy" Iranon, 49, of California, formerly of Hilo, an artist and entrepreneur, died in San Francisco. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Alvin and sisters Lydia Song, Priscilla Romero, Charlotte Kuamoo and Josepha DeSilva. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Wailoa State Park in Hilo. Casual attire.

Jonathan Kanemehalona Kanae Jr.
April 22, 2005
Jonathan Kanemehalona Kanae Jr., 68, of Waianae, a musician, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Jonathan III and Jeffrey; daughter Jolette Bowman; brothers Earl and Nathan; sisters Leolani Helmick, Uluwene Baker and Kuuipo Paulo; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Marie Po'ou'i Inciong Kanoho
April 26, 2005
Marie Po'ou'i Inciong Kanoho, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Kaiser Medical Center housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She also was a former Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Tripler Army Medical Center employee. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Noelani Mahoe and Nalei Harris, brother Phillip Inciong, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Reception to follow. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery.

James Satoshi Kawashima
April 26, 2005
James Satoshi Kawashima, 86, of Honolulu, a retired C.M. Cooke family employee and veteran of 100th Infantry Battalion, Company B, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons James "Butch" Jr. and Ronald; daughters Sandy Nakamura, Suzan Kaninau and Lynn Ikehara; brother David; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Coreen Kimie Lai
April 20, 2005
Coreen Kimie Lai, 45, of Kaneohe, a St. Francis Community Health Services homecare clerk, died. She also was a Castle Medical Center, Queen's Medical Center, Kuakini Medical Center and Outrigger Hotel accounting clerk. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Steven, son Jordan, daughter Courtney, parents Ernest "Cowboy" and Shizuko Hohu, brother Ivan Kaupiko, sister Cheryl Pai and stepsister Annette Wilhelmy. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Maxwell Franklin Leslie III
April 6, 2005
Maxwell Franklin Leslie III, 47, of Kaneohe, a sheriff's deputy, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Norfolk, Va. He is survived by sister Margaret Leslie-Minto. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity. Casual attire.

John Edward Mackey
April 27, 2005
John Edward "Jack" Mackey, 66, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Valencia, Calif., a U.S. Navy veteran, Douglas Aircraft employee and retired teacher, died in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He was born in East Chicago, Ind. He is survived by wife Sandra, daughter Kimberly and sister Kathleen Mears. Celebration of life: 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Keauhou Bay. Scattering of ashes by outrigger canoe. Casual attire. Leis welcome. Donations suggested to Grace Community Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1565, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. Services in Valencia to be held at a later date.

Anastacia Tabisola Manzano
April 22, 2005
Anastacia Tabisola Manzano, 85, of Wailuku, a Pfizer Genetics field hand, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Florentino Sr., sons Florentino Jr. and Ernest, brother Sixto Tabisola, sisters Juliana Barroga and Balbina Rojas, and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Reception to follow at Dani's.

Catherine Mitsue Matsuda
April 19, 2005
Catherine Mitsue Matsuda, 88, of Gardena, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by son Vincent T., daughters Patsy T. Nakano and Gail A. Sakaguchi, sisters Nancy Natsuko Nakaya and Violet Otome Ogawa, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m.

Andres Racino Nagtalon
March 24, 2005
Andres Racino Nagtalon, 95, of Honolulu, a farmer in the Philippines, died in Honolulu. He was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Joefre and Romolo; daughters Salvacion Ubay, Herminia Agbayani and Excelencia Nagtalon; brother Vicente; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

Richard Ronald Pilgrim
April 16, 2005
Richard Ronald Pilgrim, 66, of Kaneohe, a retired Meadow Gold Dairy head engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son James, daughters Renee Tolentino and Tammy Pilgrim, brother William, sister Genevieve Rimberg, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Nelson Randolph Nahiolea Robinson Jr.
April 24, 2005
Nelson Randolph Nahiolea "Sonny" Robinson Jr., 83, of Honolulu, a retired Pan Am aircraft mechanic, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Richard R.; daughter Kathryn "Kiti" Bartel; companion Gertrude Lid-Kaaihui; brothers Charles and Clement "Kaui" Robinson and Spenser and Harry Springer; sisters Elaine Gay, Liloa Craig, Beverly Addington and Myrtle "Leinaala" Lancaster; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sadako Nonaka Sako
April 22, 2005
Sadako Nonaka Sako, 77, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Education school teacher, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Ninoole, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Byron K. and Glenn T.; daughters Rachael H. Nagao and Esther C. Kanakuri; brothers Takashi, Minoru and Frederick S. Nonaka; sisters Yuriko Minakami, Loretta Taise and Lorraine Wagai; and nine grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Additional services: 3 p.m. next Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin. Call after 1 p.m.

Seminale Tavita
Tufaga

April 26, 2005
Seminale Tavita "Semi" Tufaga, 54, of Kaneohe, died at home. He was born in Samoa. He is survived by wife Vaitalo; sons Seminale Jr., Tavita, Lavea and Iosefa; daughters Lineta, Paleni and Sagaia; brothers Sapati, Iosefa, Tavita, Faasoo, Aaron and Henry; sisters Faapaia Augafa, Aveolela Tupai, Salu Wesley, Violet Neemia and Alicia, Lina, Vatau and Roberta Tufaga; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Stake 5th Ward, 53-958 Kamehameha Highway. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery.

Vivian Yuk Lin Wong
April 16, 2005
Vivian Yuk Lin Wong, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons David Y., Winston, Franklin and Douglas; daughter Linda Wong Taylor; brother Herbert Chun; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services held.

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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