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Obituaries

Wednesday, June 1, 2005




Betty Lou Abedor
May 30, 2005
Betty Lou Abedor, 73, of Honolulu died. She was born in Vanderburgh County, Ind. She is survived by son John, daughter Christine, brother James Scott, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services and scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Sandy's Beach. Aloha attire. For more information, call 537-3334.

Juan Bajet Balete
May 19, 2005
Juan Bajet "Uncle Johnny" Balete, 93, of Honolulu, a retired McCabe, Hamilton and Renny Shipping Co. stevedore, died in Honolulu. He was born in Santa Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Malologa P.; sons John P. and Benjamin P.; hanai son Anthony Negrillo; daughters Va'ai Calles and Marian P., Kathy A. and Bernice M., Janet M. Tolentino and Pepatuepe Ino; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

Santos Carvalho Sr.
May 27, 2005
Santos Carvalho Sr., 89, of Hilo, a County Department of Water Works supervisor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Ernest, Robert and Santos Jr.; daughter Ruby Rios; hanai daughter Crystal Crivello; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow and 9:30 a.m. Friday at Glad Tidings Church. Call after 5 p.m. tomorrow and 8 a.m. Friday. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park.

Tona Donican
May 28, 2005
Tona Donican, 65, of Kapaa, Kauai, a registered nurse, died at home. She was born in California. She is survived by daughters Lisa Moke, Kelley and Lori Donigan and Cindy Tin; brothers Greg, Rick and Doug Davider; sister Suzanne Stein; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Casual attire.

Cipri Pestejo Galima
May 17, 2005
Cipri Pestejo Galima, 84, of Ewa Beach, a Zippy's utility man in Kapahulu, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Paulina; sons Phil and Sonny; daughters Sher Winchester, Lanie, Tessi Malubay, Mila Castro and Linda Del Rosario; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kazue Imamura Kawakami
May 16, 2005
Kazue Imamura Kawakami, 82, of Lihue, a retired Big Save Inc. employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Kristen M. Dean and Cesili M. Kawakami-Wong; sisters Ellen Isobe, Frances Smith and Margaret Miyashiro; and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.

Sandra Leilani Kuewa
May 4, 2005
Sandra Leilani Kuewa, 62, of Haleiwa, a legislature employee, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Kedward, Kayne and Karson; daughters Jonnella Nemoto, Kellei Lee, Karilynn Kuewa and Kim Mendoza; brothers John Jr., Robert, Francis, Richard, James, Randy and Ronald Chun; sisters Maile Farr, Rochelle Ladao, Marlene Hutchinson and Haunani Asato; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Liliuokalani Church, 66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Christine Yuk Fu Loui Lum
April 14, 2005
Christine Yuk Fu Loui Lum, 89, of Mililani, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died in Waipahu. She is survived by son Ross, daughters May Lum and Merry Blechta, brother Edward Loui, sister Eleanor Yep and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Kikue Makida
May 24, 2005
Kikue Makida, 84, of Hilo, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Jean Morita and Irene Asai; brother Hiroshi Ogata; sisters Kiyoko Kobayakawa, Sumie Umeda and Florence Heacock; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Wallace Kazuo Miyata
May 17, 2005
Wallace Kazuo Miyata, also known as "Cap" or "Wally," 88, of Palolo, a Honolulu Fire Department captain and City Bank co-founder, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hiroko, son Gavien, daughters Charlotte De Witt and Layne Novak, and four grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, west chapel. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Friends of the Firehouse, c/o President Donald Chang, 98-1665 Apala Loop, Aiea, HI 96701.

Violet Leimamo Mole
May 25, 2005
Violet Leimamo Mole, 64, of Waianae died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by husband Stanley P. Sr.; son Stanley P. Jr.; daughters Cheryl Ann E. and Debra Ann L. Willing; brothers Sampson, George, Aaron, Delbert and Albert Kaawa; sisters Eloise Goshert, Miriam Gutowski, Isabella and Mary Kaawa, Mary J. Kepaa and Ruth Harper; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m.

Takao Okamitsu
May 20, 2005
Takao Okamitsu, 85, of Lanai City died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Ayako; son Neil; daughters Sonja "Emi" Tyau, Nancy Sakamura and Aileen Lastimosa; brother Taketo; sister Tsuguko Yamauchi; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Lanai School Cafeteria. Call after 2 p.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary Helen Roach
April 19, 2005
Mary Helen Roach, 78, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Navy administrator, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Dauphin, Pa. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Donations suggested to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 88269, Honolulu, HI 96830.

Minnie Fisher Seidler
May 27, 2005
Minnie Fisher Seidler, 98, of Newcastle, Wash., and Honolulu, a retired school teacher, died in Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center. She was born in United, Pa. She is survived by son Terry D., daughter Sally S. Ishii and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Waiokeola Church. Call after 3 p.m.

Akira Sugikawa
May 4, 2005
Akira "Sugi" Sugikawa, 78, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist and Pearl City Elementary School custodian, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Karen K., son Roy Y., daughter Janet T. Yamanouchi, brother Masayuki, sisters Patsy M. Yano and Sunae "Sue" Hayakawa, and three grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Kai Mo Tam
May 25, 2005
Kai Mo Tam, 78, of Honolulu died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in China. He is survived by sons Stanley, David and Michael; and two grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment.

Jiuna Gaspar Ulep
May 11, 2005
Jiuna Gaspar Ulep, 43, of Kahului, an Old Lahaina Luau cashier, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Alfredo; father Ramon Dadiz-Gaspar; mother Nicolasa Gaspar; daughters Jacqueline, Marissa and Kimberly; brother Rosario Dadiz-Gaspar; and sisters Lydia Estepa, Corazon Cabingabang, Marlyn Duldulao, Zita Castro and Roumelia Dadiz-Gaspar. Visitation: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at King's Cathedral. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Robert Ah Wah Yuen
May 18, 2005
Robert Ah Wah Yuen, 82, of Pearl City, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Nuuanu. He is survived by wife Maude B.; son Robert H.W.; daughter Robyn S.H. Andrade; stepson John Matusovic; stepdaughter Joan M. Miller; brothers George, William and Joseph; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal Services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary printed Sunday.


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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