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Obituaries

Wednesday, June 22, 2005




Richard Racho Bachiller
June 11, 2005
Richard Racho Bachiller, infant son of Edward V. Bachiller and Darlene C. Racho, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Eldrin J. Racho and grandparents Dominga C. and Arnulfo C. Racho and Benita Lagunte. Mass: noon Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Helen Kon Daly
June 5, 2005
Helen Kon "Sahat" Daly, 83, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James; sons Justin, Benjamin, Edwin, Stanford and Ernest Mendoza; daughters Bernice Dela Pena, Ellen Peleras and Sylvia Medeiros; brothers Henry, James, Clarence, Harry and Eugene Kon; sisters Elizabeth Balocon, Mary Jane Robinson and Violet Almarza; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Takao Fukai
May 29, 2005
Takao Fukai, 87, of Ewa Beach, a retired postal employee and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Randall and Ritchie K., daughter Geraldine, brother Akira and sisters Setsuko Ogawa, Bertha Tajima and Yasuko Horiuchi. Private services. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Sunday.

William K. Harris Jr.
June 12, 2005
William K. Harris Jr., 56, of Kalae, Molokai, a retired, disabled U.S. Army staff sergeant, died in Wailuku. He was born in Maunaloa, Molokai. He is survived by wife Arline B.; sons Castledean and William III; daughters Arlinemaria Lau, Micarla Echiverri and Maileen Akamine; father William K. Sr.; stepfather Herbert Rodillas; sister Carnation; brothers Stanley, Charles, Nelson and Warren Kaahanui and Solomon, Alan and Leslie Harris; and 14 grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Sophia Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Additional information for an obituary printed Sunday.

Benjamin Matthew Hoy
June 20, 2005
Benjamin Matthew "Matt" Hoy, 15, of Kapolei died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Donald J., mother Claire J., brother Ian A. and grandparents Elizabeth T. Hoy and Violet K. Loo. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Wataru Isaka
June 4, 2005
Wataru "Rickey" Isaka, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired Scuba Pro Pacific repair technician, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bernice S., daughter Gail H. Lam, brother George and sisters Violet Yoshioka, Marion Tatsumura and Vivian Williams. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Earline Kuulei Kalilikane
March 12, 2005
Earline Kuulei Kalilikane, 74, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Earl; daughters Katie Glass, Jody Bocoboc and Melvina Soares; sisters Sylvia Ching and Areen Sutton; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Hill of Zion Full Gospel Church Hands Extended. Call after 8:30 a.m. Private inurnment.

Harry Waiolama Kealoha Sr.
May 29, 2005
Harry Waiolama Kealoha Sr., 88, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard supervisor and supply specialist, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fanny E., sons Harry W. Jr. and Dwight M., daughter Elsie K. Enos, sister Violet Kawalski, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter, David Hamil, Vice President Development, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., D-15, Honolulu 96814.

Lawrence Toshio Kobayashi
June 16, 2005
Lawrence Toshio "Larry" Kobayashi, 87, of Kahului, a Maui Island Tours operator and Z. Kobayashi Store owner, died in Kula Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son Albert; daughters Carol Kuwahara, Ann Fukuoka and Kay Kobayashi; and five grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park.

Eulalia Balila Lagutan
June 13, 2005
Eulalia Balila "Lallia" Lagutan, 95, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kohala Hospital. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by son Pedro Jr., hanai son Cecilo Claro, daughter Juana Mejia, brother Roque Balila, sister Reynalda Balila, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation: all night Friday at family residence, 53-3984 Ainakea Hiwahiwa St. in Kohala, Hawaii. Call after 6 p.m. Rosary: 8:30 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Episcopal Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.

Oliver Umiulumakaokalani Masataro Mizukami
June 17, 2005
Oliver Umiulumakaokalani Masataro "Ali" Mizukami, 55, of Waianae, a retired state Department of Transportation worker, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yodie N.; sons Benjamin, Duson and Dalton; daughters Francisca and Jennifer; mother Mary; and sister Aggie Tamashiro. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Charlette Piilani Pakele
June 11, 2005
Charlette Piilani Pakele, 54, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband James; daughters Jamie A., Jasmine and Jenna M. Pakele and Jennifer Seales; sons Jason, Jonathan, Jensen, Jedward and Jacques; father Ramone Dela Cruz; stepmother Monica Dela Cruz; sisters Leimomi and Darlene Dela Cruz, Lita Oliviera, Carol Rodriguez, Rozima Walker, Nora Gallegof, Raynette Heneralau, Rene Naumu, April Deguchi and Lorna Kalei; brothers Raymond, Junior Ray, Sammy, Aaron, Matthew, Fredy and Ronald Dela Cruz, William Jr. and Chris Soriano, and Dallas and Roscoe Swain; and 27 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Koolau Baptist Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Monday.

Eunice Kaaumoana Pea
June 17, 2005
Eunice Kaaumoana Pea, 92, of Hilo died in Hilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wendell, daughter Linda Pacheco, sisters Helen Nakanelua and Rachel Wong, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Frances Joann Pe'a
June 7, 2005
Frances Joann Pe'a, 51, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a caregiver, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Paka G.; sons Keith Borero and Manuel Sr. and Abraham Antonio Sr., Bertrum Pea-Antonio, Paka Gugu, Kose Kapeli, Justin Mason and John and Nathen Pe'a; daughters Chanise Pea-Antonio and Tabree and Kiana Pe'a; brothers Amos "Butch" and Byron Smith, Alex Borero and Floyd Cosme; sisters Diane and Lynn Smith, Maraiah Yamamoto, Linda Borero, Rochelle Harris and Blendina Freitas; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Duong Lai Phong
June 16, 2005
Duong Lai Phong, 66, of Honolulu, a Tony Roma's Restaurant chef, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Hai Phong, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Kem Thi Huynh, son Kevin, daughter Phong Chanh Cu and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Buddhist services and cremation to follow.

Francisco Ramos
June 4, 2005
Francisco Ramos, 88, of Kaumakani, Kauai, an equipment operator, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Avelyn F.; son Frank Jr.; brother Flormante; caregivers Mercy, Junior, Gomer and Aida; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Harold Masami Sato
June 12, 2005
Harold Masami Sato, 79, of Wailuku, a retired Hickam Air Force Base civil service employee, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Joann Aki and Cynthia Simpson; brother Richard H.; sisters Barbara Mihata, Alice Kaneishi and Mildred Morita; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Mary Ann Mele Wong Soong
June 12, 2005
Mary Ann Mele Wong Soong, 94, of Kapaa, Kauai, died in Mapleton, Utah. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She is survived by children Melvin S. and Clarence L. Soong and Momilani S. Kau; sisters Sarah K. Sheldon and Elsie W. Bruce; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapaa Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe, Kauai. Aloha attire.

Diana Leimamo Kaohu Sotelo
June 16, 2005
Diana Leimamo Kaohu Sotelo, 59, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jesse L.B. Sr., sons Jesse L.B. Jr. and Tiy-John, brothers George "Tetsua" and Edward "Bolo" Nishimura, sisters Harriet N. Takita and Barronness Reyes, and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Aloha attire.

Toyo Takara
June 6, 2005
Toyo Takara, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Uptown Cafe co-owner, died in Maluhia Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Clarence "Clancy" and Francis "Mino" Takara and George Morikone; daughter Linda Nakasone; brother John Taira; sisters Masuko Gakiya and Haruko Saito; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard You Hui Wong
June 11, 2005
Richard You Hui Wong, 85, of Aiea, a retired Hickam Air Force Base firefighter, died in Aiea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances, sons Edwin and Wayne, daughter Gwen Nakanishi, sisters Margaret Chun and Eleanor Kashiwada, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Takeo Yoshiyama
June 17, 2005
Richard Takeo Yoshiyama, 64, of Honolulu, a Gaspro medical gases manager, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorene, son Wade, daughter Denise Yuh, brother Steven Yoshiyama and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Chinese Church of Christ. Call after 1 p.m. Private inurnment. 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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