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Obituaries

Tuesday, June 21, 2005




Eric Isamu Aoyagi
June 16, 2005
Eric Isamu Aoyagi, 55, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Island Sales confectionary broker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandra S., sons Sean and Davin, mother Patricia T. and brother Lance. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jovito Miomio Canete
June 11, 2005
Jovito Miomio "Herb" Canete, 78, of Mililani died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kunia. He is survived by wife Josephine R. "Joy"; son Francis "Frank"; daughters Cheryl Marsh, Gayle Shigemoto and Janice Corrington; brother Richard Cubero; sisters Aproniana "Proning" Dayanan and Melicia Josol; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave. Call after 10 a.m. Committal service: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary printed Sunday.

Aeden Kalai Coloma
June 8, 2005
Aeden Kalai Coloma, infant son of Kele and Caley K. Coloma of Hilo, died in the Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Braeden; grandparents Jerry and Sui Sin Coloma, and Stephen Debus and Jacquelyn Johnson; and great-grandparents Tommy and Kawaihona Poy, and Irene Johnson. Celebration of life: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Jerry and Sui Sin Coloma residence, 17-165 Ipuaiwaha St., Keaau, Hawaii. Casual attire. For more information, contact a family member.

Lillian Paele Edrozo
June 5, 2005
Lillian Paele Edrozo, 83, of Waianae died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Lloyd K. Rabe, and Frederico L. Jr. and Rodney P.; daughters Bette L. Schmidt, Valerie U. Glipa and Stephanie N. Cook; 18 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Reid LeRoy Finch
June 17, 2005
Reid LeRoy Finch, 56, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a locksmith, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y. He is survived by wife Nu D., son Brent, daughter Andrea, father Leroy, brothers Gary and Dale, sister Laurie Inch and a grandchild. Private services.

Wailehua Gray
June 7, 2005
Wailehua Gray, 71, of Kapulena, Hawaii, an artist, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kina, a stepson, six children, brothers Piilani and Ronald, 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Edward Iwao Hasegawa
June 16, 2005
Edward Iwao Hasegawa, 76, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government employee at Hickam Air Force Base, died at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Margaret K.; son Darryl E.; brothers Theodore M., Warren G. and Allen Y.; sister Elizabeth S.; and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Miriam Kaipo Kainoa
June 17, 2005
Miriam Kaipo Kainoa, 84, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Puuanahulu, Kona. She is survived by husband Adam; sons Llewellyn, Leonard, Allan and Ronald; daughter Janice Workman; brother Charles Mitchell Jr.; sister Rebecca Hopfe; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Mormon section. Casual attire.

Nina Costales Kealiinohomoku
June 11, 2005
Nina Costales "Munar" Kealiinohomoku, 78, of Kapolei, a Country Inn bartendress in Waipahu, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Joseph W. "Uchi" Sr.; sons Robert J. Munar and Thomas K., Joseph W. Jr., Jon P. and Herbert K. Kealiinohomoku; daughters Gail K. King, Deborah K. Smith, Evette K. Lee and Joy L. Kealiinohomoku; brothers William, Benjamin and Wilfred Munar; 34 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Soshin Kie
June 15, 2005
Soshin Kie, 83, of Honolulu, a Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin minister, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He also was a founder and head minister of Koza Shinshuji in Okinawa, Japan. He was born in Japan. He is survived by wife Akiko; daughters Lily, Ayumi and Emma; and seven grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway. Call after 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elsie Itsuyo Koyanagi
June 17, 2005
Elsie Itsuyo Koyanagi, 80, of Aiea, a retired Aiea High School baker, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Holualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Natsuji; sons Roy and Clyde; daughters Elaine Arakaki, Cheryl Masuda and Eunice Fuchigami; brothers Yukio, Tetsuo, Sadao and Walter Hori; sisters Jane Yamamoto and Midge Yow; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Johann Han Joo Lee
June 3, 2005
Johann Han Joo Lee, 86, of Honolulu, an architect, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Bong Sun; son Steven; daughters Kathleen Sunn and Barbara Lee; brother Han Ken; sisters Mary Shinn, Helen Ahn, Susie Lim, Nora Chee and Marilyn Chang; and three grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:15 a.m. Burial to follow at Oahu Cemetery.

Jin Han Lei
June 6, 2005
Jin Han Lei, 84, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died at home. He was born in China. He is survived by sons Mui and Henry Loi, and Bing Zhi Lei; daughter Meely Lui; and eight grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

John C. Magin
June 15, 2005
John C. "Jay" Magin, 68, of Aiea, head of security at the USS Missouri Memorial and an active community volunteer on Oahu, died. He worked for a communications company, Intellect, in Mililani before leaving to start a medical diagnostics company. He was an instructor in Lessons in Firearms Education and was active in the American Red Cross's Human Animal Bond program at Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Port Jefferson, N.Y. He is survived by wife Judy, daughter Janis, son John, brother James O. Magin and sister Mary Ann Potito. A service and scattering of the ashes will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church, 5339 Kalanianaole Highway, Aina Haina. No flowers. Donations suggested to Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church (Endowment Fund), 5339 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu 96821; American Red Cross (Human Animal Bond Program), 1 Jarrett White Road, Tripler Army Medical Center, HI 96859; or Good Bears of the World Aloha Den, c/o Mary Jo Segawa, 2431-G Pauoa Road, Honolulu 96813.

Phyllis Ann McClintock
June 7, 2005
Phyllis Ann McClintock of Mililani died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Tazwell County, Va. She is survived by sons Kenneth L. Jr., Kevin L., Keith L. and Kimberly; daughter Kathleen L. Wehrung; brother Edward B. French; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

George Duncan McDonald III
June 15, 2005
George Duncan "Mick" McDonald III, 58, of Honolulu, a Palo Alto, Calif., Fire Department firefighter, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by daughters Karrie, Bree Goglio and Maris Sulpizio; parents Rose and George II; five brothers; one sister; and two grandchildren. Services to be held in California. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Terry Donald Miller
June 12, 2005
Terry Donald Miller, 73, of Kaneohe, who was among the first performers of the fire-knife dance, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Ihilani; son Kamaile R.; daughter Ihilani T. Cummings; brothers Ernest and Jason; sisters Louise Galang, Violet Santiago, Dorothy Cler and Angeline Hernandez; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary Downtown Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Roy Shigeru Muraoka
May 19, 2005
Roy Shigeru Muraoka, 78, of Honolulu, a retired general building contractor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Sharon; sons Brian and Steven; brothers Makoto Muraoka and Alexander Santos; sisters Betty Wakatake, Alice Tamaye, Ann Nakamura, Katherine Wakida and Madeline Harris; and one grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leslie Sadami Nagamine
June 11, 2005
Leslie Sadami Nagamine, 55, of Hilo, a Fairway Service Station auto mechanic, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Priscilla Taniguchi, brother Ernest and sisters Blanche Urasaki, Beverly Watanabe and Geraldine Sleightholm. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Sophie Peru Nunes
June 16, 2005
Sophie Peru Nunes, 92, of Kapolei, a Pearl Harbor Commissary employee, died in Honolulu Convalescent Care. She was born in Wailua. She is survived by son William; daughters Dona L. Prandy, Marilyn Rellin and Wilma Holbrook; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. next Tuesday at St. Rita's Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Private burial.

Zaysha Chelsey Kamealoha Quon
June 12, 2005
Zaysha Chelsey Kamealoha Quon, 14, of Waianae died in Waianae Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Raymond; mother Charrise; sisters Raycie L. and Rayshel; grandparents Darlene and Walter Quon, and Doreen and John Thomas; and great-grandparents Dolores Wallace, Geanne Aona, and Grace and Raymond Sadural. Mass: 8 p.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts-Waianae Church. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Jayden Carlos Roque
May 26, 2005
Jayden Carlos Roque, infant son of Jerrold Roque and Chastity Carlos of Waipahu, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandparents Romel Carlos Sr. and Ernesto Roque, and great-grandparents Maxima Cabanting, Rodrigo and Florentina Carlos, Diosdado and Afra Pelaez, and Edmundo and Nora Roque. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Call after 5:30 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Franceska Kapuunihana Hanawahine Russell
May 1, 2005
Franceska Kapuunihana Hanawahine Russell, 44, of Wahiawa, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband William and sisters Lovely Kauhola, Victoria Simpson and Wana Walker. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Kaiona Beach Park.

Herbert Santos
June 16, 2005
Herbert Santos, 77, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a former Hamakua Sugar Co. cane truck driver, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Haina, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jeanette; daughters Sandra Ahlo, Lorna Abran, Brenda Rapozo and Tammy Oshiro; brother Antone Jr.; sisters Aldina Nobriga and Mildred Hubbard; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire.

Debra Kay Sapir
May 30, 2005
Debra Kay Sapir, 51, of Kapolei died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in California. She is survived by husband Robert, daughters Geraldine Solderich and Christina Kahapea, mother Irene Morris, brothers James and Donald Pulliam, and sisters Linda Pulliam and Dawna Williams. Privates services.

Asako Sato
June 8, 2005
Asako Sato, 92, of Hilo, a former Kona Hilton employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kona. She is survived by sisters Helen Komo and Francis Imamura, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services held.

Iwao Takahashi
June 11, 2005
Iwao "Henry" Takahashi, 81, of Wailua, Kauai, a retired Coco Palms Hotel grounds maintenance staff member, died at home. He was born in Wailua. He is survived by wife Kesa; sons Grant and Thomas; daughter Dawn Matsuura; brother Lincoln; sisters Ruth Yoshizawa, Nancy Matsuda and Diane Uyeno; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Kazumi Takahashi
June 9, 2005
Kazumi Takahashi, 86, of Aiea, a retired Joe Hiro Brothers carpenter foreman, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Katherine Y., daughter Jane and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ronald W. Vargas
June 9, 2005
Ronald W. Vargas, 65, of Kailua, a retired fuel division director at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base, died in Kailua. He was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Reid and Michael; brothers John, Richard and Alfred Vargas, and Carleton Gonzalez; sisters Carmen Harris, Adeline Floyd, Olivia Luxemberg, Norma Onodera, Marilyn Sanchez, Priscilla Maschek, Evelyn Bogis and Violet M. Sanchez; and a grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

John O. Wilson
June 17, 2005
John O. Wilson, 83, of Lawton, Okla., a U.S. Army colonel, died. He was born in Pierre, S.D. He is survived by children Jon C. Wilson, Vada K. Backman and Karen L. Moss; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Tsuneo Yamaguchi
June 10, 2005
Tsuneo Yamaguchi, 83, of Hilo, a retired postal clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Craig; daughters Cyd Yamaguchi, Robin Felton, and Tracy and Lea Yamaguchi; brother Harold; sisters Sumie Hamamoto and Lily Noble; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masato Yamane
June 16, 2005
Masato Yamane, 87, of Hilo, a retired James Ishii General Contractor mason, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ethel A. and brother Harry I. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yu-Seen Yip
June 10, 2005
Yu-Seen Yip, 84, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Allan, William, Calvin and Melvin; daughter Florence Tsang; and 12 grandchildren. Private services.

Janet Aiko Yoshikawa
June 8, 2005
Janet Aiko Yoshikawa, 70, of Honolulu died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Joseph Kekipi and sisters Aloha V. Kekipi, Pauline Shiroma, Lorraine Nakatsuka and Ellen Awai. Private 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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