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Obituaries

Tuesday, May 10, 2005




Nicasio Magaoay Gumtang
April 15, 2005
Nicasio Magaoay Gumtang, 84, of Waipahu died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by son Federico; daughters Roselina Bisquera and Corazon Madariaga; brothers Benjamin and Gabriel Madolora; sisters Margarita Madariaga, Gorgonia Madolora and Calorina Baxa; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Sueko Hatayama
April 29, 2005
Sueko Hatayama, 64, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Mountain View Elementary School cafeteria baker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by sons Randal H. and Daniel Y.; daughter Valerie; brothers Takemasu, Nobu and Shigeru Futema; and sister Betty Nakasone. Private services.

Mona Kananiokalani Mathias
April 28, 2005
Mona Kananiokalani Mathias, 84, of Mililani died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Milton and John Jr.; daughters Georgette Mathias and Tamra McGough; brothers Enoka and Moses Kealoha and "Seaweed" Kealoha Ohana; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Russell Clayton Kekoa Mease
May 5, 2005
Russell Clayton Kekoa Mease, 25, of Portland, Ore., died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Roger and Ginger, sisters Yoshiko and Jessica, and grandparent Doris Stheal. Private services.

Elva Lehua Moore
May 4, 2005
Elva Lehua Moore, 58, of Honolulu, a retired Epiphany Episcopal Church administrator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son David Coffin, stepson James, stepdaughter Shiela Stukas, brother Ronald Peterson, sister Marlene Peterson and two grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Epiphany Episcopal Church. Call after 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

Ofelia Daguio Morton
April 12, 2005
Ofelia Daguio Morton, 67, of Mililani died in Las Vegas. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Charles K. Sr.; children Michael and Paul Ramos, Perla Dias and Charles K. Jr., Blaine, Julie and Chad Morton and Miriam "Mimi" Scharsch; brothers Ramon, Anastacio, Miguel and Nonato M. Daguio; sister Darlyn DeMello; 24 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Apostle and Evangelist, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Call after 9 a.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wahiawa Assembly of God, 1487 Glen Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Jean Sumie Nakahara
April 24, 2005
Jean Sumie Nakahara, 80, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Rodney, Wesley, Clarence and Keith; brother George Okazaki; sisters Betty Fujiwara, Ellen Hayashi, Ethel Basuel and Harriet Yamaguchi; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Shosaku Nakamoto
Feb. 17, 2005
Shosaku "Shobe" Nakamoto, 89, of Kahului, a retired Maui County Auditor's Office chief accountant, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Masae "Betty," son Francis, daughter Shirley Hayashi, brother Kenneth, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Adeline Perry Salva
May 1, 2005
Adeline Perry Salva, 73, of Waianae, a retired Popo's Restaurant waitress, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Franklin; stepsons Ignacio Jr., Kevin, Franklin and Kyle; daughters Norma Smith, Jodell Okada and Donna Manalo; stepdaughter Nadine; 26 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at His Highest Praise, westside. Call after 5 p.m.

Cortney M. Silva Jr.
April 30, 2005
Cortney M. "Eli" Silva Jr., 50, of Kailua died. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by son Jason, sisters Chu Lum and Nolli Riordan, brothers Leonard and Cory, and a grandchild. Memorial gathering: noon May 31 at Kailua Beach Park, across from Buzz's Steakhouse.

Walter Simao Sr.
April 30, 2005
Walter Simao Sr., 85, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Coast Guard license examiner and heavy-equipment mechanic on Sand Island, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen, son Walter Jr. and daughter Glenda Faye. Mass: 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Mary Lopes Souza
May 4, 2005
Mary Lopes Souza, 79, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a homemaker and Kauai Pine Cannery pineapple trimmer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Port Allen, Hawaii. She is survived by son Patrick; daughters Vivian Jones and Ann Simeona; sisters Helen, Margaret Bryant and Patricia Jamieson; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Richard Eikichi Taira
April 22, 2005
Richard Eikichi Taira, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard auto mechanic, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sumi, daughter Amy Danielson, sisters Dorothy Taira and Betty Chang, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas Kaoru Yamashita
May 4, 2005
Thomas Kaoru Yamashita, 85, of Kaiwiki, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Transportation and Terminal Co. longshoreman, died at home. He also was an independent sugar cane grower. He was born in Kaiwiki. He is survived by wife Midori, sons Baron and Randy, daughters Jocelyn Case and Ruby Oshiro, brothers Hitoshi and Satoru, sisters Toshiko Uekawa and Tomoe Tokeshi, and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.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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