Saturday, June 18, 2005

Jonah H.K. Chang
May 27, 2005
Jonah H.K. Chang, 69, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Marine Corps captain and First Hawaiian Bank employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Reiko, son Jonah, daughter J. Nana and two grandchildren. Private inurnment at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Adam Richard Duarte
May 29, 2005
Adam Richard Duarte, 79, of Aiea, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. employee and U.S. Air Force veteran who served in World War II, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Marion N., sons Raymond and Robert, daughters Paulette Morimoto and Nadine Funayama, brothers Frank and Joseph, sisters Violet Reis and Helen Knizek, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Takeo Hamamoto
June 11, 2005
Takeo "Butterman" Hamamoto, 89, of Hilo, a retired city Department of Parks and Recreation supervisor for Hawaii County, a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II and a member of the 442nd Veterans Association of Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. He is survived by son Dennis, daughter Claire Iko, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Henry Luahaialani Kaaihue Jr.
June 8, 2005
Henry Luahaialani Kaaihue Jr., 50, of Ewa Beach died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Davilyn W.; sons Daron Moku and Donovan Kaaihue; daughters Davry, Desiree and Davina; brothers Alex and Joachin; sisters Mary Ann Kanuha, Henrietta Borelis and Bernadette Kaopio; and nine grandchildren. Private services.

Kealoha Daniel Kaio Sr.
June 8, 2005
Kealoha Daniel Kaio Sr., 70, of Laie, a city refuse truck driver, died in Salt Lake City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Kealoha Jr., Kenneth and Gina; daughters Helene Simmons, Danielle Haiola, Teihaka Leon, Susan Johnson, Salu Folasa, Lisa Foki, Theresa Angilau and Lori Fearsf; mother of children Marie L.; sisters Lorraine Sam and Betty Johnson; brothers Pele, Jacob and Lincoln; 38 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Hawaii North Stake Center, 55-110 Lanihuli St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Patricia Ann Kiefer
June 12, 2005
Patricia Ann Kiefer, 44, of Kailua-Kona, an office manager for a life insurance company, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by husband Kenneth, father William C. Ryan, brother William Ryan and sisters Ellen Chappuies, Katherine Burck and June Strauch. No services. Donations suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Gladys Tei Kurata
May 30, 2005
Gladys Tei Kurata, 80, of Honolulu died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Roy and Randall; daughters Rachel Watarai and Karen Roldan; brothers George and Charles Miyashiro; sisters Tomiko Miyashiro, Lillian Shimomoto, Betty Wakatsuki, Nancy Kamiya, Nora Yoshikane and Jessica Rogers; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alexandria Alena Lyons
June 13, 2005
Alexandria Alena Lyons, 76, of Kaneohe died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by sons James R. II, Michael B. and Sean P.; daughters Fleurette C.Y. Katayama and Aleta M.M. Lindsay; brother Tony Domingo; sisters Regina Corpuz and Maile Domingo; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Jerry Naone-Kekuna
June 14, 2005
Jerry "Honey Boy" Naone-Kekuna, 17, of Nanakuli, a Nanakuli High School student, died in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by hanai parents Charles Sr. and Leilani Naone; parents Charlee and Jerry Kekuna; sister Charloreal Kekuna and Rachel Naone; hanai sisters Charlita Mahoe, Charmaine Aki, Charlotte Naone, Charron Naone-Carter, Charlynn Atualevao and Charla Gella; and hanai brothers Ronald Kaliko, and Charles Jr. and Charles Naone III. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. next Saturday at the Door of Faith Church, Nanakuli. Call after 5 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. next Saturday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.

Sueko Nishimura
June 9, 2005
Sueko Nishimura, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Yukitsugu, son Kyle, daughter Lydia Barrett, sister Grace Chinen and two grandchildren. Private services.

Agnes Jane Ponimoi Nishioka
June 15, 2005
Agnes Jane Ponimoi Nishioka, 61, of Hilo, died in Kaiser Medical Center, Moanalua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Clyde; sons Kevin and Kendric; father Valentine "Val" Wong; brothers Nick and Mathias Wong; sisters Josephine "Pua" Bretlinger, Aloha Dalire and Antoinette Wong; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Owen Reginald Stanley
June 13, 2005
Owen Reginald Stanley, 59, of Pearl City, owner of the Pacific Hobbyist, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Canada. He is survived by wife Stacie Jo, sons Patrick McKoy and Ian Tsark, daughter Shaunna Stanley-Byrnes, hanai son Robert Riccotelli, brother Roy J. and parents Patricia and Owen H. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 1515 Wilder Ave. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Manuel Gouveia Sylva Jr.
June 14, 2005
Manuel Gouveia "Cooky" Sylva Jr., 71, of Honolulu, a retired salesman, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty "Bea"; sons Alton, Attlee and Avery; daughters Altonette Obra, Arnette Subeldia and Attleenette Sylva; brother Clifford; sister Judy Mauhili; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa's. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Rogelio Candelario Uson
May 25, 2005
Rogelio Candelario Uson, 63, of Waipahu, a retired Marriott flight service employee, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Baro, Asingan, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lydia R., sons Rolly and Bobby, daughter Jonah Mae Galapia, brothers Romeo and Jesus, sisters Lydia Nagun and Imelda Uson, and two grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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