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Obituaries

Thursday, May 12, 2005




Woodrow Wilson Almeida Sr.
April 28, 2005
Woodrow Wilson Almeida Sr., 88, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cecelia, sons Woodrow Jr. and Jerry, daughter Carol Batino, brother Douglas, nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Arthur Kline Carter Sr.
May 3, 2005
Arthur Kline Carter Sr., 72, of Honolulu, a lighting technician for the entertainment industry, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Aaron T.K., daughters Ardi Vesnefski and Christy Aiwohi, sisters Lori Carter and Yvonne Gunderson, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Dennis Michael Casar
May 3, 2005
Dennis Michael Casar, 60, of Honolulu, a boatwright, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by daughter Chezlani, brothers John and Steve, sister MaryAnn Opperman and companion Blossom Hoffman. Scattering of ashes: 4 p.m. Sunday at Waikiki Yacht Club. Reception to follow. No flowers.

Sophia Lei Fernandez Childs
May 8, 2005
Sophia Lei Fernandez Childs, 75, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by children Teresa Childs-Page and Denise L. and Paul J.; sisters Rosalind Deponte, Pacita Manegdeg, Nora Lizama, Sister Mary Laurenza, Criscencia Poepoe and Betty Blidy; brother Benedicto Fernandez; and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Mervyn Kalani Ching
May 8, 2005
Mervyn Kalani Ching, 59, of Kihei, Maui, a Grand Wailea Resort reservationist, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Valentine Sr.; brothers Valentine Jr., Jarrett and Chadwick; and sister Pearl LaReau. Services pending.

Clara Hideko Isa Chun
May 3, 2005
Clara Hideko Isa Chun, 76, of Kailua, a retired seamstress, died in Kailua. She was born in Honohina, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Richard S.B.; daughters Dianne Widner, Brenda Wolfe and Audrey Sasaki; brothers Yoshiteru and Ronald Isa; sisters Dot Y. Tokeshi, Amy Moss, Susan Isa, Debbie Yakabe and Arlene Ishikawa; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private graveside services.

Hung Fun Chun
April 27, 2005
Hung Fun "Ah Fun" Chun, 90, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army veteran and retired Wailana Coffee Shop manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Edward, Harry and Gilbert; and sisters Peggy Sui, Bernice Wong, Violet Fong, Edna Chang and Ethel Lee. Services: noon Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Ann Clark
May 8, 2005
Ann Clark, 91, of Honolulu, a registered nurse and Hawaii Nurses Association director of nursing education, died. She was born in Be Lair, Md. She is survived by nephew Chris Rey and niece Nancy Rey. Services pending. Donations suggested to Ann Clark Nursing Research Fund of Hawaii Nurses Association or American Association of University Women Ann Clark Nursing Scholarships.

Jone Gallagher
April 7, 2005
Jone Gallagher, 76, of Asheville, N.C., a Young Women's Christian Association, Kaimuki Christian School and St. Clement's School employee, died in Asheville. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by husband Harold, son Mark, daughters Carol Jones and Sandy Basham, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. May 21 at Kaimuki Christian Church. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kaimuki Christian School.

Pedro Tierra Gasmen
April 17, 2005
Pedro Tierra Gasmen, 80, of Waipahu, a retired Sumida Watercress Farm employee, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Lanipao, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Anastacia C., sons George and Carlo, daughter Lilia, brothers Eusebio and Randy, sister Rosita and seven grandchildren. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Augustine F. Gomes
May 9, 2005
Augustine F. Gomes, 77, of Paia, Maui, a retired Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. automotive supervisor, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Dolores; son Clark; daughters Colleen, Iris Loomer and Penny Kiep; brothers Jack, Edward and Ted; sisters Agnes Allsup, Bernice Cook, Lucille Robello and Charlotte; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Cathedral of the King. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.

Pearl Momi Haili
May 8, 2005
Pearl Momi Haili, 66, of Wailuku, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Jacob; sons Bernard, Steven and Cyrus Koko; daughters Robin Vierra, Gretel Koko-Kong and Charmaine Koko; hanai daughter Lori Kekona; brother Michael Kaiwi; sisters Rachel Kekona and Sharon Escobar; 29 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Sunday at Kaahumanu Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Makawao Cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Elsie Isabell Hussey
April 11, 2005
Elsie Isabell Hussey, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Irma Freitas and Cynthia Bennett, eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Tamako Inafuku
April 30, 2005
Tamako Inafuku, 95, of Pearl City died in Nuuanu Hale. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by sons Paul T., Francis and Benjamin; daughter Naomi Terukina; sister Ethel Kojima; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Carrie Kekapuhili Kelii
May 6, 2005
Carrie Kekapuhili Kelii, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Federal Savings and Loan employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lionel P. Jr. and Reuben K.; brother Charles Apuna; sisters Henrietta Goo, Mary Tim and Edna Ariz; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: noon Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nuuanu Ward, 622 Judd St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Christy A. Madamba
April 27, 2005
Christy A. Madamba, 44, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by mother Esperanza; brothers Roger, Oscar, Alex and Eddie; and sisters Benaida Cruz, Mila Thomas and Cathy Bowery. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Memorial Park and Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Takeji Masuda
May 8, 2005
Takeji Masuda, 94, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired Kauai Electric office manager, died at home. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Shigeko; son Clifford; daughters Judith Koike, Carol Hamamura, Janice Tanabe and Jocelyn; sister Masuyo Nakatani; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hanapepe Honpa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Everard Mitchell
April 20, 2005
Everard Mitchell, 62, of Honolulu, a retired Veterans Administration Office information specialist, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Beverly and Elizabeth, mother Balbina "Bina," sisters Veronica Souza and Susan Tannarome, companion Jo Kamae Byrne and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Ofelia Daguio Ramos Morton
April 12, 2005
Ofelia Daguio Ramos 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. Mass: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow 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. Additional information for an obituary printed Tuesday.

Sayoko Okamura
May 3, 2005
Sayoko Okamura, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Wholesale Candy Distribution owner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by brothers Sakae, Jitsumu, Makio and Harry Tamura; and sisters Shinobu Kawano and Kimiko Tamura. Private services.

Trinidad Esposo Pabo
May 4, 2005
Trinidad Esposo Pabo, 58, of Ewa Beach, a Hilton Hawaiian Village employee, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by companion Vicente Fines; sons Arnold E., Armand and Ronald; brothers Narcisco, Eladio and Primitivo Esposo; sisters Gloria Marlang, Presentacion Buenaluz, Virginia Devera, Tita Liberato, Loreta Gusman and Flor-Angel Esposo; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday and noon Monday at Mililani Memorial Park, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 a.m. Monday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at the cemetery.

Virginia E. Pavlic
May 6, 2005
Virginia E. "Virgie" Pavlic, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Telephone Exchange employee, died at home. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Marilyn Perretta, sister Margaret Martinez and three grandchildren. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Alexis Tungpalan Rivera
May 4, 2005
Alexis Tungpalan "Tony" Rivera, 60, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Bitumuls and Paving foreman, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lydia R., son Clarence, daughters Joycelyn Medeiros and Adrienne R., father Alejandro A., brother Regino R. and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Javis Martinez Ruaboro
May 9, 2005
Javis Martinez Ruaboro, 56, of Kilauea, Kauai, a gardener, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by brothers Feliciano, Ricardo and Van; and sister Carmen Jiminez. Mass: 11 a.m. May 21 at St. Sylvester Church in Kilauea. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kilauea Japanese Cemetery. Casual attire.

Hitoshi Sato
May 2, 2005
Hitoshi "Hank" Sato, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Star-Bulletin Newspaper Agency copy editor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Harumi, daughter Lori Sato-Edmonds, brother Tadashi and sisters Fumiko Sugai and Keiko. Private services.

Thelma Sachie Sunahara
April 29, 2005
Thelma Sachie Sunahara, 85, of Mililani died at home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Roy K., daughter Judi S. Mihata, brothers Chikara and Norman Takashige, sister Alma Tojo and three grandchildren. Private services.

Curtis Obed Taylor
May 1, 2005
Curtis Obed Taylor, 80, of Aiea died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean E.; sons Jens Hing, Thomas and Robert; daughter Kanani; brothers Raymond "Sonny" and Mack; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aiea Ward, 99-641 Pohue St. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers.

Pamela Arlene Tom
Pamela Arlene Tom, 28, of New Jersey, a Continental Airlines flight attendant, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Theresa K.; sister Jeanette; half sisters Tracey Frendo and Victoria Yogi; half brothers Victor, Curtis and Roland; and grandparent Mabel Kakazu. Services: noon Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, West Chapel. Call after 11 a.m. No flowers.

Francine Leialoha Farley Chock Uale
May 6, 2005
Francine Leialoha Farley Chock Uale, 52, of Kaneohe, a Bank of Hawaii mail clerk and bank teller, died. She also was a Hawaii Pacific Executive Dining Room, Fuji's Deli, Times Super Market Deli, Koolau Ranch Restaurant and Hawaiian Memorial Park employee. She is survived by husband William Sr.; sons Albert and Robin Chock III; daughters Kuilani D.L. and Kimo Donato; sisters Sharon Denis, Marla Pedro, Andrea C.N. Farley, Ilona J.K. Gould and Robyn M. Karichkowsky; and two grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 1:30 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Lillian Chiyoko Yamada
May 9, 2005
Lillian Chiyoko Yamada, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Lola McKay Beauty Shop owner, died in Aiea. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Anthony C.; daughters Joann Y. Komata and Pat Y. Phares; brothers Masanori and Fumio Nakasone; sisters Amy T. Ikeda, Sue Castro and Tomi Ho; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mitsuo Yamamoto
May 1, 2005
Mitsuo Yamamoto, 80, of Lihue, a retired building contractor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons Grant and Roland, daughter Audrey Abe, brother Masao, sisters Satsue Ono and Dorothy Yamada, and four grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Lihue Christian Church, 2943 Kress St. Call after 1 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. June 3 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

George Tai Pui Yim
April 24, 2005
George Tai Pui Yim, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Stephanie Miwa, sisters Bessie Wong and Daisy Lau, and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. 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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