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Obituaries

Friday, June 10, 2005




» Murry Engle / 1930-2005


Tomasa D. Espiritu
June 6, 2005
Tomasa D. Espiritu, 80, of Suisun City, Calif., a Coffee Tree Restaurant employee in Vacaville, Calif., died in Fairfield, Calif. She was born in Camiling, Tarlac, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Augusto, Adolfo, Alberto, Publio, Ray and Grover; daughter Daisy Anunciacion; brother Gaudencio C. Dumlao; 21 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services and burial to be held in Fairfield.

Martha Kekauililani Matsuda Goo
May 24, 2005
Martha Kekauililani Matsuda Goo, 78, of Waianae, a U.S. Air Force procurement employee, died. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by husband Richard D.K.; sons Richard U., Darrel M., Dennis K., Duane K. and Ross; daughters Maureen K. Gaasch, Doreen Goo-Steele and Kathleen Goo; brother Edwin "Take" Matsuda; sister Doris Matsuda-Saromines; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rita Church in Nanakuli, 98-318 Farrington Highway. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Charlotte Chiyo Higa
May 25, 2005
Charlotte Chiyo Higa, 89, of Wahiawa, a retired Haleiwa Elementary School food service manager, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by daughters Charlene Y. Kincaid, Christine M. Fukuda and Terry Ann F. Higa; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.

Peter Kim
May 29, 2005
Peter Kim, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Bay Area Rapid Transit mechanic in California, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Betsy C., daughter Patricia Rosenberg and sister Annie Whang. Private services.

Yoko Maeshiro
May 19, 2005
Yoko Maeshiro, 90, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Plantation Co. welder, died. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by daughters Lynn Matsunaga, Lorraine Antonio and Lydia Ferreiro; brothers Masahiro, Seizen and Melvin; sisters Hatsuyo Tamashiro, Yoshiko Maeshiro and Joan Kameoka; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harris Richard Mahiai Sr.
June 1, 2005
Harris Richard Mahiai Sr., 71, of Waianae died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Etta, son Harris Jr., daughters Sherry Mahiai and Donna Aho, brother Stanley, 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Dr. Robert Kahaleniau Mookini Jr.
June 1, 2005
Dr. Robert Kahaleniau Mookini Jr., 81, of Honolulu, a urologist, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nobuko and daughter Marie. Private services.

Gloria L. Nagata
June 6, 2005
Gloria L. Nagata, 57, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sisters Geraldine T. Nishimura, Amy Tom, Martha Oyama and Ann Nagata. Private services.

Mitsue Nakahara
May 22, 2005
Mitsue "Mits" Nakahara, 86, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence "Suzie," daughter Ann Nakahara-Higaki and brother Tokushige. Private services.

Jacquelyn Niskromoni
June 5, 2005
Jacquelyn "Jackie" Niskromoni, 62, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Hilo Medical Center employee, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Deric and Blane Faris Jr.; stepson Greg Aldrich; daughters Roxanne Taylor, Richelle Keala and Rhonda and Ramona Faris; stepdaughters Lauranell Niskromoni-Aque and Darnell Kaialau; father Alfred S. Morgado; brothers Ted and Alfred Morgado Jr.; 25 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

Kenneth Niskromoni
May 27, 2005
Kenneth "Ken" Niskromoni, 71, of Keaau, Hawaii, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by stepsons Greg Aldrich and Deric and Blane Faris Jr.; daughter Lauranell Niskromoni-Aque; stepdaughters Darnell Kaialau, Roxanne Taylor, Richelle Keala and Rhonda and Ramona Faris; sister Naidah Jordan; 25 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Amado C. Nolasco
June 6, 2005
Amado C. Nolasco, 89, of Waipahu died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Adorada; sons Oscar, William and Amado Jr.; daughters Aurelia Uy, Leticia Marquez, Bella Flores, Nerissa Mitchell, Evelyn DeGracia and Emma and Thelma DeGuzman; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Assembly of God Bethel Chapel-Waipahu. Call after 6:30 p.m. Additional services to be held in the Philippines.

Tadashi Sato
June 4, 2005
Tadashi "Sugar" Sato, 82, of Lahaina, an artist, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kaupakulua, Maui. He is survived by daughter Janice Shimamura and sisters Fumiko Sugai and Keiko Sato. Services: 3 p.m. next Friday at Kahului Union Church. Call after 2 p.m. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kylan Schutte
May 3, 2005
Kylan Schutte, infant child of William Jr. and Darcie Schutte of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. Child was born in Honolulu. Child is also survived by brother William III, sisters Aisha and Keisha, and grandparents William and Laverne Schutte and Jean Montayre. Private services.

Audrey Boynton Sexton
June 3, 2005
Audrey Boynton Sexton, 86, of Honolulu, a Queen's Medical Center operating room nurse, died at home. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by sons Ken and James, daughter Marilyn, two grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Mission Children's Society or the One Kalakaua Senior Living Foundation, 1314 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu 96826.

Mariano Perlas Taculao
May 24, 2005
Mariano Perlas Taculao, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Construction and Draying Co. Ltd. employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Luzon, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Florenda; sons Floyd and Gordon; daughters Petronila "Pet" Newhouse, Cristi Franson, Joy Murray, Henrietta Mitchel and Agnes Villanueva; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Lawrence Rosalan Tagaca
June 4, 2005
Lawrence Rosalan "Larry" Tagaca, 96, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Maui Sugar Co. truck driver and taxi driver, died in Hilo Life Care Center. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Aurelia T., stepsons, stepdaughter Priscilla and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Army Salvation Church in Hilo on Ponahawai St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua Section. Casual attire. No flowers.

The Rev. Urban Wong
May 27, 2005
The Rev. Urban Wong, 77, of Mililani, a United Gospel Fellowship Church pastor and retired U.S. Army command sergeant major, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Alvin, Howard and Glenn; daughter Donna Johnson; brothers Harold and Allen; and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. June 18 at United Gospel Fellowship Church, 95-061 Waimakua Drive. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.


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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