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Obituaries

Monday, May 23, 2005


Esther Miguel Bunda
May 18, 2005
Esther Miguel Bunda, 78, of Wahiawa, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Sandy Sr.; children Robert, Sandy Jr., Paul, Mark and Tonilyn "Nani" Bunda and Sandilee "Momi" Minamishin; brother Paul Miguel; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Schofield Post Cemetery. Casual attire.

Laurie Tomie Cho
May 6, 2005
Laurie Tomie Cho, 37, of Honolulu, a Straub Clinic & Hospital medical assistant, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Paige T., father Abraham W. and mother Karlin K. Private services.

Arthur Deguair
May 19, 2005
Arthur Deguair, 88, of Kailua-Kona, a self-employed rancher and U.S. Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Adele; son Charles; daughters Shyran Deguair, Linda Yoshida, Jennifer Snowden and Diane Tokumura; sisters Mary Scholz, Elizabeth Rodrigues, Beatrice Medico, Helen Higbee and Dorothy Jose; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Holualoa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Frederick Sawtelle Jones Jr.
May 17, 2005
Frederick Sawtelle Jones Jr., 82, of Kailua, a federal government civil engineer, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Lynne, Mass. He is survived by wife Bette Jones; sons Frederick S. III, Martin and Glenn W. Jones and Theodore Hill; daughter Lisa L.; sister Marilyn J. Chase; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mollie Shizuye Kagawa
May 19, 2005
Mollie Shizuye Kagawa, 83, of Waimea, Kauai, died in Kaneohe. She is survived by brother Ralph Yoshimura and caretaker Dell Kikuchi. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. No flowers.

Michael William Kahakelii
May 6, 2005
Michael William Kahakelii, 45, of Honolulu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Daniel, mother Edith, brother Keoni and sisters Ululani Crowell, Ellen Feliciano and Aulani Cash. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Ruby Kaleikini
May 14, 2005
Ruby Kaleikini, 70, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Arthur; sons Arthur W. and Radford; daughters Roberta Kapuaala, June Kaleikini, Ernestine Kamelamela and Ruby Melendez; brother James Kepolino Sr.; sisters Yvonne Brooking, Audrey Rojas and April Panui; hanai sister Iralete White; 21 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waianae Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Hiram Kahoohuli Kanuha Jr.
May 8, 2005
Hiram Kahoohuli Kanuha Jr., 47, of Waimea, Hawaii, a janitor and construction worker, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Jassen Bento; daughter Deja Kanuha-Billings; mother Molly Waikiki; brother Maxmin; sisters Stephanie Lopes, Haunani Kanuha and Diane Akau-Waikiki; and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Door of Faith Church in Waimea. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Waimea County Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at Ke Ola Mau Loa Church hall. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Shinichi Kidani
May 20, 2005
Shinichi Kidani, 96, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired shift engineer for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Hale Hoola Hamakua in Honokaa, Hawaii. He was born in Paauilo. He is survived by wife Tsuyako, sons Robert and Kenneth, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Wednesday at Paauilo Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Percy Pomaikai Kipapa
May 16, 2005
Percy Pomaikai Kipapa, also known as Sumotori Daiki, 31, of Waikane, a retired sumo wrestler, died in Kahaluu. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by parents Priscilla and George Jr., brother Kurt, sister Selisa Cockett and grandparent Rosaline L. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Lotte Helen Krause
May 16, 2005
Lotte Helen Krause, 94, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper, died in Liliha Health Care Center. She was born in Germany. She is survived by daughter Sigrid W. Espejo and a grandchild. Private services.

Samuel Kaiu Leslie Sr.
May 19, 2005
Samuel Kaiu Leslie Sr., 89, of Mountain View, a retired water well driller, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mary E., son Howard K. Sr., nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. No services.

Charles Francis Mansfield
May 15, 2005
Charles Francis Mansfield, 81, of Hilo, an artist, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hartford, Conn. He is survived by sons Jeffrey W. and Benjamin, and daughters Eliza Toffling and Nina Casali, numerous grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Simau Mara Masalosalo
May 13, 2005
Simau Mara Masalosalo, 25, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. Services to be held in American Samoa.

Harue Murakami
May 7, 2005
Harue Murakami, 99, of Honolulu, formerly of Kona, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by sons Tooru "Frank" and Samuel; daughters Helene Stegmann, Shizue Minobe and Alice Hawes; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Junichi Nishimoto
May 16, 2005
Junichi Nishimoto, 94, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired employee for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Paul, Allen and Earl; daughters June Droullard and Carol Tsuruda; brother Masao Nishimoto; and 10 grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Earl Norichika Nozaki
May 17, 2005
Earl Norichika Nozaki, 71, of Honolulu, a Communication Consulting Services Inc. co-owner and retired GTE Hawaiian Tel employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley Y., son David M., daughter Susan R. Miyake, brother Kenneth T., sisters Nancy K. Tomasu and Yvonne R. Takata, and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Daniel Frank Olive Sr.
May 11, 2005
Daniel Frank Olive Sr., 59, of Mountain View, Hawaii, formerly of Kauai, a caregiver and Olive Foster Group Home proprietor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Agana, Guam. He is survived by wife Joan L.; sons Daniel Jr., Dana H., Kenneth and Edward; daughters Danette Dumo and Danielle Balino; brothers Albert, James "Kimo" and Michael Mier; sisters Carolyn Mendiola and Doreen Mier-Winkler; and three grandchildren. Private services. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 571, Kurtistown, HI 96760.

Sandra Marie Reginaldo
May 19, 2005
Sandra Marie Reginaldo, 51, of Kahului, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Regie; parent Gaudencio "Danny" Paglinawan; children Stacy Franco, Sharon Pahk, Shermaine Rodrigues and Sherwin Reginaldo; brothers Dennis, Ronald and Michael Paglinawan; stepbrother Chunky Cordeiro; stepsisters Joann Feig and Margaret Cordeiro; and eight grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

Leslie Sitake
May 19, 2005
Leslie Sitake, 44, of Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Tonga. She is survived by husband Tevita, children Tangikiama Finau and 'Uheina Malu, brother Kusitafu Sulunga and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6-10 p.m. Thursday and 8-10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Marguerite S.H. Smith
May 19, 2005
Marguerite S.H. Smith, 100, of Honolulu, a Kawananakoa Middle School teacher, died. She was born in Lawai, Kauai. She is survived by husband Earl B. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Central Union Church, Atherton Chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rockwell Lloyd Smith
May 16, 2005
Rockwell Lloyd "Rocky" Smith, 56, of Kapolei, a heavy equipment operator, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Billielani; sons Nake'u and Sheldon; daughter Kimberlee; brother Edward; sisters Linda Stewart, Jackie Malina and Barbara Padello; and five grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Makakilo Hawaii Stake Center, 92-900 Makakilo Drive. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Ellen Doreen Leialoha Uta Suesue
May 11, 2005
Ellen Doreen Leialoha Uta Suesue, 43, of Waianae, died in Waianae Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Steven; sons Don A. Willets and Chase Uta; daughters Honeygirl, Cherish and DonEileen Willets and Azurelynn Suesue; brothers Albert, Hiram, Potasi and Wayne Uta; sister Mabel Uta; and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Chapel West, 91-928 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Rufina Carvalho Winslow
May 15, 2005
Rufina Carvalho "Rina" Winslow, also known as Rina Cinco Robles, 70, of Hilo, a Chaminade University and University of Hawaii at Manoa writer and sociologist, died in Hilo Medical Center. She also was a FBI employee and guard at Oahu Prison corrections guard and Triple A Detective Agency proprietor. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Alfonso, Ernest and Antone Caravalho and Christino Cravalho; and sisters Betsy H. Perreira, Maria L. Santiago and Austacia "Ann" Travens. 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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