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Obituaries

Sunday, July 3, 2005




Daniel Bell
June 20, 2005
Daniel "Danny" Bell, 42, of Mililani died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Chelsea, Mass. He is survived by parents Frederick M. Sr. and Ruth S.; brothers Michael, Kenneth, Ralph, Frederick Jr. and Christopher; and sister Jacqueline Turner. Private services.

Celedonio Campos
June 28, 2005
Celedonio Campos, 89, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. heavy-equipment utility tractor driver, died at home. He was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Leoncia C.; children Visitacion "Maria" Tapaoan, Lori-Ann Dagdag, John, Elizabeth and Mary-Jane; brother Marino; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Call after 6:30 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Feliciano Canon
June 23, 2005
Feliciano Canon, 82, of Honolulu, a retired merchant seaman, died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Betty; son Shawn Philip; brothers John Dionicio, Albert "Pake," Edward and George; sisters Rose Bernal and Trinidad Lorita; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Heart Association.

Flora Eharis Castor
June 28, 2005
Flora Eharis Castor, 76, of Pukalani, Maui, a Maui Electric Co. engineering department lead secretary, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sons Roland Eharis Jr., Joseph, Gregory and Daniel; daughters Barbara Adams, Valerie E. Regan, Doris E. Rogat and Suzan Eharis-Borge; brother Ernest K. Augustine; sisters Medsura "Tootsie" Raquindin, Carmen Fraser, Mary Thomford and Josephine "JoJo" Espineli; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Portia Tomasu Chang
June 24, 2005
Portia Tomasu Chang, 48, of Aiea, a U.S. Navy Public Works Center program analyst, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Rod K.S., son Keric R., mother Setsuko Tomasu, brother Glen K. Tomasu and sister Mona T. Tomasu. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Lyman Arthur Cook
June 30, 2005
Lyman Arthur Cook, 87, of Aiea, a retired Southern Bell Telephone engineer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Bonner County, Idaho. He is survived by sons Douglas and Randy, and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Aiea United Methodist Church, 99-101 Laulima St.

Benjamin Natera Cordial
June 28, 2005
Benjamin Natera Cordial, 76, of Aiea, a Bank of Hawaii International Division vice president and former Philippine National Bank first agent, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Bicol, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Mary Ellen; daughters Vivian, Gina Obena and Joan Rivera; brother Godofredo; and sisters Feliza Prado and Purificacion Ravida. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Honolulu Country Club. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Gayle S. Davis
June 29, 2005
Gayle S. Davis, 48, of Kula, Maui, a dental assistant, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by brothers Glenn and Gary, and hanai sister Mavis Sosna. No services. Donations suggested to Maui Humane Society.

Julita Dela Cruz Esperanza
June 20, 2005
Julita Dela Cruz Esperanza, 72, of Honolulu, a St. Francis-Liliha Medical Center housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Umingan, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Ricardo Sr.; sons Ricardo Jr., Julito and Jessie; daughter Lucia Domingo; brothers Pedro, Solistiano and Leonido Dela Cruz; and sister Jenoveva Marzan. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at the cemetery.

Edward Felipe Jr.
June 18, 2005
Edward Felipe Jr., 47, of Ewa Beach, a JVC Hawaii electronics technician and professional musician, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley Ann, sons Edward "Benja" III and Benjamin "Dominic," daughter Crystal, sister Lydee Ritchie, brother Carlos Ruiz and father Edward Sr. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Shigeyuki Higuchi
June 19, 2005
Shigeyuki Higuchi, 76, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Tadashi, Hisayoshi and Yoshimasa R.; and sisters Chieko Elizares, Harumi Takahashi and Geraldine Y. McMahon. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Leatrice Kam Fung Ing
June 16, 2005
Leatrice Kam Fung Ing, 95, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Hawaii. Private services with interment at Diamond Head Cemetery.

Helen E. Kitzmiller
June 19, 2005
Helen E. Kitzmiller, 72, of Wahiawa, a professional hula dancer, died in Wahiawa. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bill; sons Robert and Ivan; daughters Lori Guzman and Kim; brothers Walter, Thomas, Charles, Thompson and Clifford Tom; sister Dorothy Stribling; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Sally Setsuko Kondo
June 23, 2005
Sally Setsuko Kondo, 69, of Waianae, a retired Leeward Community College library employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Kekaha, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Carolyn E. Cortez and Kathleen A. Kelly; brothers Harry, Thomas and Clarence Omine; sister Myrtle Oshiro; and four grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Manabu Kunitake
June 29, 2005
Manabu "Uncle Mabu" Kunitake, 83, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a retired Islander Inn gardener, coffee farmer and Kona Surf Hotel utility worker, died at home. He was born in Holualoa. He is survived by wife Myrtle, daughters Cynthia Yamamoto and Laura, sister Amy Tari, hanai brother George and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kona Outdoor Circle, Kailua-Kona. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park after a fellowship and luncheon.

Peter Katsushi Kuromoto
June 19, 2005
Peter Katsushi Kuromoto, 88, of Aiea, a retired Fort Shafter and city employee and 100th Infantry Battalion veteran, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gertrude F., son Leslie Y. and a grandchild. Private services.

Betty K.F. Leong
June 28, 2005
Betty K.F. Leong, 88, of Pearl City, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Donald, Stanley and Wesley; daughter Sharon Inamine; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Andrew Kun You Loo
June 22, 2005
Andrew Kun You Loo, 84, of Waipahu, a retired college professor, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Michiyo and Maitreyi, brother Wallace and sister Emma Chang. Private services held at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Alfred C. Lopes Sr.
July 1, 2005
Alfred C. Lopes Sr., 81, of Makawao, Maui, a retired shipyard welder, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elizabeth V. "Libby"; children Jerry, Alfred Jr., Thomas, Patrick, Adeline and James; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, Makawao. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.

Jace Masao Nakashima
June 29, 2005
Jace Masao Nakashima, 16, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a Konawaena High School student, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by parents Gene and Chris, brother Davis and grandparent Chizu. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Kona Hongwanji Mission, Kealakekua. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mabel Asan Moku Obina
June 28, 2005
Mabel Asan Moku "Sister" Obina, 82, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Alfred; daughters Francelynn Harms, Frances Sagun and Francine "Bebe" Kamoku; sisters Gladys "Sweeney" Spencer and Caroline "Baby" Cazimero; hanai children Mapu Kama, April Kamohai, Ilima "Erms" Cazimero, Sharon Matsushita and Chad and Pomai Matsumoto; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Kiyoichi Oshiro
June 28, 2005
Kiyoichi "Sam" Oshiro, 80, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army veteran and civil service employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Kiyomi O. Morisato and Ann C. Oshiro-Kauwe; brothers Masayuki, George and Ernest; and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Jodo Mission of Hawaii.

Leonarda Barruga Palting
June 14, 2005
Leonarda Barruga Palting, 54, of Honolulu died in Turin, Italy. She was born in Laoag City, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Silverio A., son Vernard J., father Flor Barruga, sisters Caridad Simon and Gloria Baptista, and brother Flor Barruga Jr. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist. Call after 5 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Sumi S. Sakaguchi
June 19, 2005
Sumi S. Sakaguchi, 93, of Honolulu, a retired nurse, died. She was born in Shizuoka, Japan. She is survived by son Eric and brothers Toshio and Akio Serizawa. Private services.

Marjorie Ai Santos
June 20, 2005
Marjorie Ai "Tutu" Santos, 98, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Milolii, Hawaii. She is survived by son Francis, daughters Betty Olivieri and Evelyn Cambra, 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.

Peggy Mildred Schipinski
June 25, 2005
Peggy Mildred Schipinski, 69, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald Gomes and Christopher Gordonn, daughter Laurie, sisters Lorraine Bisho and Theresa DeLuze, brother Vernon Gomes and four grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2124 Pauoa Road. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

James M. Sera
June 22, 2005
James M. Sera, 85, of Waipahu, a retired financial planner, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Fresno, Calif. He is survived by daughter Mitsuko Nishimura and sister Marie. Services pending.

Yasuko Helen Sheriff
June 23, 2005
Yasuko Helen Sheriff, 75, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in California. She is survived by sons Steven and Frank, daughter Frances, sisters Toshiyo Nakagawa and Nobuko Tada, and a grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Leon Teamo Toofa
June 25, 2005
Leon Teamo "Fafa" Toofa, 67, of Pueu Isle, Tahiti, a self-employed canoe builder, died in Hana, Maui. He was born in Afaahiti Isle, Tahiti. He is survived by son Jean Pierre Tepaioura; daughter Dorina Marurai; brothers Raymond P., William P. and Marcel N.; sisters Sonia Hatitio, Lysette T. Berty and Jeannine Afo; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Helene Hall at Hana Bay, Maui; and from 5 to 9 p.m. at Hoaloha Park, Canoe Hale, Hana. Burial in Tahiti at a later date. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Margaret Yoneko Toshi
June 22, 2005
Margaret Yoneko Toshi, 98, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Roy Y.; adopted daughter Sylvia Y. Ikenaga; brother Arthur N. Kubota; sisters Edna Kenjo, Hilda Lum and Dorothy Nakayama; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.

Dr. Richard Yuk Keong Wong
June 29, 2005
Dr. Richard Yuk Keong Wong, 83, of Honolulu, a retired physician, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Deborahann Wong Gilles, Michael Wong and Marybeth Wong Ching; brother Larry; sister Pauline Hew; and five grandchildren. 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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