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Obituaries

Thursday, June 2, 2005




Kenneth Shigetoshi Abe
May 26, 2005
Kenneth Shigetoshi Abe, 70, of Honolulu, a retired BHP Co. terminal operator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elaine H.; brothers Paul H., Douglas Y. and Carl K.; and sister Elaine S. Yoshimi. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Edith Sumiye Murata Asari
May 23, 2005
Edith Sumiye Murata Asari, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Sumi's Beauty Salon owner, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Thomas S., son Gaylord, daughter Michele Noguchi, brother Clarence Murata, sister Janet Ochiai, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Kathy Ayres
May 4, 2005
Kathy Ayres, 52, of Lihue, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Santa Cruz, Calif. She is survived by son Gabriel Underhill; daughters Rosalynd Zazbek, Sara E. Ayres and Dulce Brown; mother Jean Carlson; and brother David. Private services.

Rosito Pedro Bringas
May 27, 2005
Rosito Pedro "Bobby" Bringas, 65, of Honolulu, a BTV parking lot attendant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Consuelo R.; son Patrick; mother Consuelo C.; brothers Henry, Manuel, Gary, Leopoldo Jr. and Paul; and sister Gloria. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Roman Cacho Cachola
May 21, 2005
Roman Cacho Cachola, 93, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. field worker, died at home. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Estrelita C.; sons Castor, Felimon and Ray Anthony; daughters Agrifina Andaya and Janet and Brenda Cachola; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great- grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Christ the King Church. Call after 7 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Bonnie O'Rah Capellas
May 27, 2005
Bonnie O'Rah Capellas, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired registered nurse, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kaneohe. She was born in San Diego. She is survived by sons William and Fred Ortman and Joseph Ledbetter; hanai son Phillip Sunada; daughters Jodie Jenkins and Frances C. Kauwe; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Waikane. Call after 9 a.m. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

Darryl Francis Charles
May 28, 2005
Darryl Francis "Chili" Charles, 58, of Paradise Park, Hawaii, a musician, artist and filmmaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Trinidad. He is survived by wife Daniela Schmid, sons Jomo X. and Oliver, daughter Danielle Hunter and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m.-noon today at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Services to be held in California at a later date.

Gertrude Damberg Cook
May 28, 2005
Gertrude Damberg Cook, 89, of Lihue, a retired Westinghouse executive secretary, died at home. She was born in Newark, N.J. She is survived by son Christopher; daughter Kathleen Collette; brother Jack Damberg; sisters Ethel Brennan, Joan Fastige, Elizabeth O'Grady and Peg Zilske; and three grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date on Kauai.

Michael Peter Foster
May 24, 2005
Michael Peter Foster, 56, of Kailua-Kona, a U.S. Army veteran and painter, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born Minnesota. He is survived by son Aaron; brothers Steve, Paul and David; and sisters Judy Foster and Celeste Heald. No services.

Norman Etsuo Hoshino
May 17, 2005
Norman Etsuo Hoshino, 65, of Mililani, a Mililani Golf Course employee, died at home. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Laurie Katagiri-Hoshino, son Shane and brother Thomas Y. Private services.

Lucille Sheu-Yin Wong Lee
May 27, 2005
Lucille Sheu-Yin Wong Lee, 81, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Louis; sons Worldster, Taoward, Rytwin, Lic, Philmund and Dean; daughter Louann Lombardi; brothers Harold and Milton Wong; sisters Doris Yap, Mary Yee, Annie Wong, Rose White, Shirley Buetler and Bernice Lu; and 10 grandchildren. Private services.

Edward A. Lesko
May 28, 2005
Edward A. Lesko, 77, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army colonel, died in Tripler Army Medical Center Veteran's Administration Center for Aging. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Jeannette; daughter Roseann Michaud; brother Gerald; sisters Rosemarie Zullo, Geraldine Kulinski and Loretta Redlowsk; and two grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Sts. Peter and Paul, 800 Kaheka St., across from Daiei. Call after 9 a.m.

James Gee Yun Lui
May 14, 2005
James Gee Yun Lui, 72, of Honolulu, a retired State Farm Insurance agent, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gwen; son Gregg; daughters Jamie and Jodi; brothers John and Peter; sisters Lily Yue, Helen Lau, Vera Estes, Eloise Lee and Wella Fernandes; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Cecilia Castillo Miguel
May 17, 2005
Cecilia Castillo Miguel, 97, of Waianae, a retired Del Monte Co. employee, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Marcellino "Bobby" and Rodney, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Rita's Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: noon at Sunset Memorial Park.

Doris Yoshiko Motoyama
May 18, 2005
Doris Yoshiko Motoyama, 66, of Wahiawa, a former city worker, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Ryan; daughter Lisa Obrien; brother Mitsugi Hataoka; sisters Janet Tamura, June Yamamoto, Mitzi Hataoka and Rose Yamauchi; and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Kevin Murray
May 14, 2005
Kevin Murray, 54, of Waianae, an Alert Alarm of Hawaii salesman, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Jersey City, N.J. He is survived by wife Janice, brother Jack and sisters Jayne Dimick and Arlene Barron. Gathering: 1 p.m. Sunday at Murphy's Bar & Grill.

James Nakamoto
May 23, 2005
James "Hiroshi" Nakamoto, 89, of Aiea, a retired S and M Sakamoto Contractor painter, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Waikapu, Maui. He is survived by sons James H. and Brian K.; daughters Lynette L. Nerney, Joyce E. Harano and Eileen E. Nakamoto; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Adeline Veronica Neves
May 18, 2005
Adeline Veronica Neves, 89, of Ewa Beach, a homemaker, died in Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Connie Asing and Adelle Cork, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at the cemetery. Casual attire.

David Palau Jr.
May 28, 2005
David Palau Jr., 59, of Nanakuli, a maintenance man, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Joseph, Benjamin "Jumbo," George and Clifford; and sisters Bernadette "Moo" Park, Louise "Mamo" Peahi and April Palau. Services: noon Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire.

David Alexander Papke
May 29, 2005
David Alexander Papke, 55, of Kilauea, Kauai, a Hawaii Carpenters Union merchant marine and journeyman carpenter, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Sally A. Spencer, son Kapoka, daughter Lana A. and two grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshiichi Sakurai
May 16, 2005
Yoshiichi Sakurai, 90, of Waipahu died. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by daughter Margaret, sisters Chiyoko Yamauchi and Janet Nishimura, and two grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Michi Shimokawa
May 30, 2005
Michi Shimokawa, 95, of Kahului, a retired Baldwin High School teacher, died in Hale Makua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Allen, Edward and Howard; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to Hale Makua or Iao Congregational Church.

Margaret Eh Sun Simeona
May 21, 2005
Margaret Eh Sun Simeona, 78, of Honolulu, a former Margie's Last Stand owner, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Randall Beyer, daughter Garnet Kon, stepdaughter Amy Hookano, brother Paul Lou, sister Harriet Uchiyama, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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 Dadiz-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. tomorrow 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. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Albert Fong Yap
May 15, 2005
Albert Fong Yap, 70, of Ewa, an Oahu Sugar Plantation heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Sherrie H. Herrmann, Darlene L. Mundon and Roxanne H. Vannatta; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Call after 6 p.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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