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Obituaries

Saturday, May 21, 2005


Margarita Ribucan Cabalo
May 14, 2005
Margarita Ribucan Cabalo, 66, of Wailuku, an Outrigger Hotel cook, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hamakua Poko, Maui. She is survived by son Jaime; brothers Florencio "Foxy," James and George Ribucan; sisters Juanita Vierra, Lourdes Cordeiro, Ponciana Dizon, Marsha Tavai, Mary Cochran and Bernadette Adair; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Reception to follow.

James C. China
May 6, 2005
James C. China, 92, of Waimanalo, a retired Foremost Dairy truck driver, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Lillie; sons Wayne, Colin and Myron; daughters Wanda China and Majel Morimoto; sisters Harriet Goya, Charlotte Newcomb and Gerry Stanich; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Tsu-En Tai Chiu
May 15, 2005
Tsu-En Tai Chiu, 97, of Honolulu, a retired school teacher, died in Hale Malamalama. She was born in Long Yeng Fukien, China. She is survived by sons Allen S.C., Kenneth K.C. and Jonathan C.C.; daughters Hui Lie Khoo and Hui Chang Sha; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

William Kibok Cho
May 16, 2005
William Kibok Cho, 74, of Pearl City, a. U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War and Nancy's Kitchen owner in Waipio Gentry, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jeanny E.; son George K.; daughters Nancy F. Cruz, Cynthia C. Cho and Barbara K. Parra; sisters Nancy Cruz, Thelma Norrie and Mabel Sanga; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

Rebbecca Lynn Chow
May 17, 2005
Rebbecca Lynn Chow, 49, of Koloa, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Dallas. She is survived by husband Kelvin, son Jacob, daughter Cressie, parents Donald and Patricia Ragsdale, brothers Donald and Larry Ragsdale, and two grandchildren. Services: noon tomorrow at Lawai Seventh Day Adventist Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Public Cemetery.

Esther Mew Dang
May 3, 2005
Esther Mew Dang, of Honolulu, a retired travel and tourism industry employee, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lorraine Dang-Kotenko and Priscilla Lee; brothers Howard, Hung Yau and Hung Hong Mew; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Marcelo Del Rosario Jr.
May 16, 2005
Marcelo Del Rosario Jr., 59, of Henderson, Nev., a retired Union Iron Workers Local No. 433 iron worker, died. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by wife Violet; sons Baron, Bensen and Benjamin Lizares and Kevin; daughters Bonnie Steiber, Benjalynn McCreedy, Kelly-Ann Bacon and Kimberly; mother Constancia; brothers Boni and Alfred; sisters Fely Buendia, Lorraine Saffrey, Gloria-Ann Gregory and Stephanie-Ann; 27 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services to be held in Las Vegas.

Aloysius Willibald Fischer
May 19, 2005
Aloysius Willibald Fischer, 92, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a machinist and appliance repairman, died at home. He was born in Emmons County, N.D. He is survived by wife Eleanor; sons Brendan and Paul; daughters Sister Francis Clare, Mary Yardley and Anne Pontius; brothers Joe and Paul; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi, Hawaii. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Reception to be held in Father Damien Hall.

Antone Gomes
May 13, 2005
Antone Gomes, 89, of Wailuku, a Wailuku Sugar Co. truck driver, died at home. He was born in Waihee, Maui. He is survived by wife Bella D.; son James S.; daughters Barbara Cugal, Patricia Hudak, Carole Fernandez and Marilyn Ota; brother John; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Jane Natsuko Goshi-Humphrey
May 18, 2005
Jane Natsuko Goshi-Humphrey, 65, of Kihei, Maui, a Kaanapali Beach hotel room attendant, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by hanai son Gary Taua; daughters Dawn Poree, Nora Iverson and Lisa Beaver; brothers Charles, Harold and Richard Goshi; sisters Ruby Matsuda and Bessie Matsuoka; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Luncheon to follow at mortuary. Casual attire. Leis only.

James Richard Greenawalt
May 13, 2005
James Richard Greenawalt, 62, of Honolulu, an electrical technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by daughter Sanda Lichner, brother Lee, sisters Marilyn Kozora and Vickie Prijatelj, parents Howard M. Greenawalt and Ruth R. Scott, and a grandchild. Private services.

James Victor Hall Jr.
May 17, 2005
James Victor Hall Jr., 74, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Plainfield, N.J. He is survived by sons James T. and John, daughter Sabrina and sister Patricia Elias. Services: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Outrigger Canoe Club. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Joseph Kam Mook Ho
May 15, 2005
Joseph Kam Mook Ho, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaii Laborers Union employee, died in Kaneohe. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Paul and Glenn; daughters Jean Ahu and Eleanor; brothers Harry, Thomas and James; sister Alice Ching; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Gerardo Ibarra
May 18, 2005
Gerardo Ibarra, 77, of Kailua-Kona, an automotive painter, died at home. He was born in Mexico. He is survived by wife Maria; sons Juan M., Jose L., Jesus A. and Gerardo Jr.; daughters Carmen Henriquez, Maria Rendon, Alicia and Laura; brothers Pedro, Jose M., Juan M. and Guadalupe Jr.; sisters Yolanda, Victoria, Juanita and Elena; 25 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services held.

Charles Saleh Jaber
May 16, 2005
Charles Saleh Jaber, 86, of Honolulu, a federal government machinist, died. He was born in Tucson, Ariz. He is survived by wife Rose S.; sons Charles O. and Curtis; daughter Charlene Yamamoto; stepdaughters Char Van Dorn, Shasta Hud, Sheila McNamara and Sherri Donlin; brothers Carl and Adam; sisters Najamy Moutran, Naomi Reuter and Warda Whiteman; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.

Memory Iwalani Kalama-Cummings
May 14, 2005
Memory Iwalani Kalama-Cummings, 74, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Ainsley Paki Jr.; brothers David E.H. and Nathan L. Kalama and George Holokai; and sister Carlette Gonzales. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Midori Kawamoto
May 12, 2005
Midori Kawamoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Del Monte Cannery employee, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Noboru, sons Edwin and Neal, brother Tsuneo Doi and two grandchildren. Private services.

Richard Duvall Lewis
May 9, 2005
Richard Duvall Lewis, 71, of Honolulu, a merchant seaman, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Gladys de Lewis; daughter Denise Starr Adams; sisters Cynthia Sefton, Ginger Brewer and Ruthy; and three grandchildren. Private services. Scattering of ashes to be held at sea.

Suzanne Biven Macdonald
May 16, 2005
Suzanne Biven Macdonald, 82, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons James A. Jr. and Christopher S. McKellar, stepson Robert, daughter Suzanne H. McKellar, stepdaughter Kathy, brothers Fred and Leslie Biven, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services. No flowers.

Shizue Katherine Motokawa
May 11, 2005
Shizue Katherine Motokawa, 92, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education cafeteria cook, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Stephen H., brother Minoru "James" Domen, sister Esther F. Splinter, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Masuo Nakamura
May 17, 2005
Masuo Nakamura, 88, of Hilo, a former Puna Sugar Plantation harvesting and field operations superintendent, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Melvin; daughters Beryl Muronaka and Leatrice Chee; brother Toshio; sisters Masae Kusano, Janet Onuma and Fumio Nakamura; and three grandchildren. Services held.

Masami Nishikawa
May 11, 2005
Masami "Jack" Nishikawa, 79, of Waipahu died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Gary, daughter Patti Miyasato, brother Albert and four grandchildren. Private services.

Rufino F. Ricardo
May 8, 2005
Rufino F. Ricardo, 96, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii groundskeeper, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Glorina; sons Richard, Jesse and Eldon; daughters Laela Guererro and Maylei Antolin; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Helina Tikon
May 12, 2005
Helina Tikon, 52, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in the Marshall Islands. She is survived by husband Telkon, son Roy, daughter Rukeyia Larron, mother Netty Latak and three grandchildren. Private services.

Florian Sing Kiu Wong
May 10, 2005
Florian Sing Kiu Wong, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl City Elementary School teacher, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Peter and Michael, daughter Annette Jere and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Young Men's Christian Association in Honolulu.


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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