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Obituaries

Thursday, June 16, 2005







Bacillio Balalong
June 8, 2005
Bacillio "Bessie" Balalong, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Hicks Homes truck driver, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Makawele, Kauai. He is survived by wife Margaret "Millie" G.; sons Bacillio Jr., Elden, Daniel and Benjamin; daughter Linda Kamakea; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Donald Wayne Barkhurst
June 8, 2005
Donald Wayne Barkhurst, 60, of Waialua died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in West Liberty, Iowa. He is survived by wife Elizabeth; son Patrick Miller; daughters Tanya Rice, Karin Barkhurst and Kristina Westbrook; sister Janet Abney; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1611 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after noon. Casual attire.

William Joseph Brogan
June 7, 2005
William Joseph "Bill" Brogan, 75, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Army chief warrant officer, died. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Toshiko; daughters Rita and Mary; brothers Robert, Edward, Gerard and Donald; sister Rita McMillian; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sydney Woodrow Cockrell
June 10, 2005
Sydney Woodrow Cockrell, 66, of Ewa Beach, a retired U.S. Navy master chief and city employee, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Oakgrove, La. He is survived by wife Reiko, sons Joseph and Jon, and brother Wayne Paysee. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Ross King Cummings Sr.
June 5, 2005
Ross King Cummings Sr., 66, of La Puente, Calif., formerly of Kahului, died in La Puente. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Emilie "Noe Kaimi"; sons Ross K. Jr., Randall K., Royall K. and Rexx K.; daughter Heather K.; mother Thelma K.L.; brothers Thomas Cummings and Colin Kailiponi; sisters Leola Eaton, Daphne Sing and Audrette Cummings; and seven grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mililani Hawaii Stake, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway, Mililani. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Thomas Duane Ellis
June 10, 2005
Thomas Duane Ellis, 59, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a plumbing industry employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in San Jose, Calif. He is survived by wife Nancy; sons Daniel, Jimmy and Ronald; daughters Donna and Tambi; mother Wilma; brothers Bobby, Danny and Jimmy; sisters Jerolyn Allison, Sarah Douglas and Marianne Coxwell; and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. June 27 at Honokohau Beach Park.

Virginia Marquez Escalona
June 12, 2005
Virginia Marquez Escalona, 65, of Wailua, Kauai, a state Department of Social Services and Housing social worker, died at home. She was born in Ahukini, Kauai. She is survived by son Anthony, daughter Barbara Green, brother Sevie Marquez, sister Jesusa Witkowski and two grandchildren. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Monday at St. Catherine Church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens in Kapaia, Kauai.

Thomas R. Fink
June 8, 2005
Thomas R. "Tommy" Fink, 67, of Honolulu, a construction supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Troy and Bentley, daughter Piper Major and seven grandchildren. Irish and Hawaiian services: 5:30 p.m. today at Murphy's Bar & Grill, 2 Merchant St., Honolulu. Casual attire.

Shoji Fujishima
June 13, 2005
Shoji Fujishima, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Sakoda Realty real estate broker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Onomea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Satsue, daughters Margaret Fujishima and Ann Wilson, brother Robert K., sister Akiko Tanoue and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Helen Fujioka Ice
May 30, 2005
Helen Fujioka Ice, 85, of Marysville, Wash. a retired Pan American World Airways pantry supervisor, died in Everet, Wash. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Theresa Bauer; brothers Masao, Nobu and Francis Fujioka; and sisters Sue Louis and Natsue Fujioka. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Placido M. Jose
June 9, 2005
Placido M. Jose, 91, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a retired Olokele Sugar Co. irrigation employee, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by son Emilio, daughter Conception, sister Juanita Taylan and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Anna H. Prochaska
June 14, 2005
Anna H. Prochaska, 97, of Laie, a homemaker and former Catholic Daughters of America president in San Diego, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Nitra, Slovakia. She is survived by son Richard, daughters Jane Maimone and Susan Krieger, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Inurnment to be held in San Diego.

Leonard Kuuipo Quanan
June 11, 2005
Leonard Kuuipo "Ipo" Quanan, 48, of Hilo, a security guard and self-employed carpenter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honalo, Kona. He is survived by wife Willyann, sons Lance K. and Lacen K., parents Bernaldo "Togo" and Winona, brothers Junior and Michael W., and sisters Yolanda Quanan, Paula A. Ebreo and Katherine Bowsher. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Betty Kinue Sakamoto
May 29, 2005
Betty Kinue Sakamoto, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Iolani School administrator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Sueo and sister Doris Iwasaki. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at St. Alban's Chapel at Iolani School. Aloha attire. No flowers.

George Hiroyuki Sakoda
June 6, 2005
George Hiroyuki Sakoda, 73, of Honolulu, a retired real estate broker and developer, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maizie S.; sons Keith, Kyle and Kevin; brother Walter Kirimitsu, sister Ruby Nakahara and four grandchildren. Private services.

Kristyl Kuulei Mieko Sasaki
June 10, 2005
Kristyl Kuulei Mieko Sasaki, 21, of Hawi, Hawaii, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Zelda, father Kevin and grandparents Ben and Clara Sales and Tetsuro and Marian Sasaki. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Kohala. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.

Edith Misao Seto
May 29, 2005
Edith Misao Seto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Eastman Kodak Co. employee, died in Liliha Health Care. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Elsie. Private services.

Jules Vern Shropshire
May 31, 2005
Jules Vern "Joe" Shropshire, 63, of Kailua-Kona, a commercial fisherman and taxidermist in the fishing industry, died at home. He was born in Downey, Calif. He is survived by sons Gary and Robert, father Jules N., brother Steve and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

James David Souza
June 13, 2005
James David Souza, 59, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Department of Accounting and General Services carpenter, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Susan T.; sons David Marques and Kimo and Michael Souza; daughters Donna Feiteira and Dorene and Honey Marques; brothers Barron and Donald; sister Susan; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Francisco Taculog Jr.
May 18, 2005
Francisco "Cisco" Taculog Jr., 59, of Pearl City died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by sisters Mildred Hirose and Elizabeth Ishimitsu. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Saturday at Keehi Boat Harbor, Pier 300. Call after 10 a.m. Dress comfortably.

Howard Seiitsu Takemoto
June 6, 2005
Howard Seiitsu Takemoto, 100, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Tsuruyo; sons Tom T. and Yukio; daughters Gladys S. Nishimura, Jean S. Fujiwara, Ethel E. Takamatsu and Charlane A. Yamashita; sister Hinayo Miyazaki; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, east chapel. Casual attire.

Helen F. Tamagawa
June 8, 2005
Helen F. Tamagawa, 75, of Waipahu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sisters Julia Lange and Alice Hori. Private services.

Yuet Chan Tang
June 12, 2005
Yuet Chan Tang, 84, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hong Kong. She is survived by husband Ping Kin; son Albert; daughters Alice Au and Rose and Irene Tang; brothers Man Fat and Albert Wong; sisters Lily Lin and Dolly Chang; and six grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kichiro Umetsu
June 11, 2005
Kichiro Umetsu, 83, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Hale Kauai electrician, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hanalei, Kauai. He is survived by wife Teruko; son Calvin; daughters Lynette Umetsu, Carol Aceret, Gail Lee and Lisa Kimura; sisters Shizue Uyeda, Miyoshi Takahashi, Alice Fujii, JoAnn Nakamura and Yui Kojima; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Kapaa United Church of Christ. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Johnnie White Jr.
June 12, 2005
Johnnie White Jr., 68, of Honolulu, a U.S. Navy marine engineer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Elberton, Ga. He is survived by wife Georgia; sons Johnnie R., Thor and John C.; daughters Brenda, Sharon, Pam, Marie, Patricia, Leslie and Morgenstarr; sisters Mozell Allen, Janice Jones and Elizabeth Harper; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

George Hideo Yoshimura
June 4, 2005
George Hideo Yoshimura, 85, of Hilo, a retired electrician, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by several nephews and a niece. No 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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