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Obituaries

Wednesday, July 20, 2005




Felino G. Agbayani
July 14, 2005
Felino G. Agbayani, 61, of Honolulu, a former Foodland employee and SIDA and The Cab taxi driver, died at home. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Estrella, sons Bernardo and Julius, daughter Arlina, brothers Johnny and Melencio, sisters Magdalena and Violeta, and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Lorna May Olohana Davis
June 30, 2005
Lorna May Olohana Davis, 57, of Waianae, a Kaimuki Typewriter sales and service accountant, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Charles "Chuck"; sons Charles J. Davis and Gaylyn Aina; hanai sons Richard Pepe'e and Donnie Keliiholokai; daughters Vanessa "Nessa," Rosalind "Cookie" and Bernadine "Bernie" Ioane and Patrice "Keala" and Sachiko "Sachi" Davis; hanai daughter Jurnee-Bree Shimabukuro-Kim; father Donald Gerard; brothers Donald Jr., Arnold, Derrick and Donald III; sisters Ronaline Fernandez and Donna, Anna and Dayna Gerard; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Maili Beach Park, between Hila and Waipela streets. Call after 10 a.m. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Thursday.

Salvadora Quinagon Funtanilla
June 30, 2005
Salvadora Quinagon Funtanilla, 89, of California died in Fairfield, Calif. She was born in Salindeg, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Al, Maximino, Ernesto, Rudy and Oscar; daughters Natividad Cabreros, Luth Ramirez and Olive Aradanas; 25 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Kalihi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Joseph Thomas Galarita Sr.
July 18, 2005
Joseph Thomas "Papa Joe" Galarita Sr., 56, of Wailuku, a used car sales manager, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Joseph Jr., Jason and Johnathan; hanai daughter Debbie Hagner; brother Edward; sisters Josephine Higa and Lillian Heyert; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Door of Faith Church. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

James Michael Ganab
July 11, 2005
James Michael "Mikey" Ganab, 41, of Keeau, Hawaii, a musician, dancer and custodian, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Jazz, daughter Briana, fiancee Linda Hao, mother Christina, brothers David Villafania and Bernard Ganab, and sisters Janice Halmas and Bessie Ramos. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Solid Rock Ministries Church, 73-4885 Kalani St., Kailua-Kona. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Ziona Cemetery in Kalaoa, Kona, Hawaii. Luncheon to follow at Mauna Ziona Church grounds. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Monday.

Alice Doreen Garcia
July 11, 2005
Alice Doreen Garcia, 73, of Waipahu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Leonard, Ricardo, Michael and Lionell; daughters Doreen, Michele and Renee; sister Emily Bonbuerook; 27 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Herbert W. Gellert
July 12, 2005
Herbert W. Gellert, 84, of Laie, a retired Bringham Young University-Hawaii Campus custodial supervisor, died in Hurricane, Utah. He was born in St. Paul, Minn. He is survived by wife Beth B.; son Herbert Jr.; stepsons Richard and Steve Bussberg and Ronald Bussbert; daughters Holly Hepworth and Heidi Hanza; stepdaughter Lori King; 32 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Laie I Ward Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.

Francis Tatsuji Hiromasa
July 12, 2005
Francis Tatsuji Hiromasa, 57, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army Reserve veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Chin S., daughters Debbie K.H. Santiago and Michele L. Shigematsu, brother Ralph, sister Ellen Ebesutani and seven grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Phil Shizuto Imada
July 14, 2005
Phil Shizuto Imada, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard electrical engineer, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Eric K., Mark A. and Ross S.; brother Minori K.; and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Martha M. Ishii
July 16, 2005
Martha M. Ishii, 86, of Hawi, Hawaii, a homemaker, retired Halaula and Kohala High School clerk, Kahua Ranch employee and Civil Air Patrol adviser, died in Life Care Center of Kona. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Walter and daughter Gene Becker. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Kalahikiola Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Waianae Cemetery.

Bettye Jayne Johns
July 13, 2005
Bettye Jayne "Bette" Johns, 82, of Haleiwa, a retired Schofield Barracks secretary, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Kansas. She is survived by niece Sally Henry. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Leroy Hookano Kuahulu
July 2, 2005
Leroy Hookano "Pops" Kuahulu, 75, of Waianae, a Mass Transit Lines/Oahu Transportation Services bus driver, died at home. He was born in Kamalo, Molokai. He is survived by wife Helen K.; sons Leroy K., Victor I. and Pilialoha M.; daughters Josephine Hulama, Jan L. Chaco, Rainbow U. Kuahulu and Lily K. Sasaki; brother Douglas "Dukie"; sister Masae Konno; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire.

Norman Shigeru Kuwahara
July 5, 2005
Norman Shigeru Kuwahara, 69, of Kaunakakai, a retired certified public accountant, died in Molokai. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Kevin, Jon and Dan; daughter Jan Mulvey; brothers Warren, Kenneth, George, Allan and Clarence; sisters Janet Nakashima, Katherine Kawamura and Betty Kunihiro; and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Honolulu Christian Church. Casual attire.

Clyde David Laurita
July 4, 2005
Clyde David "Biwin" Laurita, 50, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by son Clarence Laurita-Rhine, daughters Uluwehi Laurita and Zandra Rhine, mother Pauline, brothers Gary and Paul, and sisters Martye Westberg and Lorelei Florence. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Memorial Park, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m.

Do Won Min
July 15, 2005
Do Won Min, 72, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by children Kyung Hee Kim, Byung Kook Min, Byung Ok Hong and Joy Min; and brothers Sang Won and Duk Won Lee. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Christ United Methodist Church, 1639 Keeaumoku St. Call after 10:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Alfred S.Y. Mow
July 14, 2005
Alfred S.Y. Mow, 58, of Honolulu, a retired Wedding Emporium and NH Color Laboratories photographer and sales representative, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joanne L.; mother Aoe F. Chong; stepmother Grace; brothers Stanley K.W. Chong and Irving A.H.W. and Michael H.K. Tam; and sister Mildred C. Dillon. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at University Avenue Baptist Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Garret Yukio Muranaka
July 10, 2005
Garret Yukio Muranaka, 62, of Kailua, a Honey's food and beverage director at Koolau Golf Club, died in Kailua. He was born in Arkansas. He is survived by wife Star, mother Mary, brother Jan, sister Maureen and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Honey's at Koolau Golf Club. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Tokio Okimoto
June 24, 2005
Tokio Okimoto, 71, of Lahaina, a Kaanapali Golf Course merchandise department employee, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by brothers Tsuneaki and Clarence "Tsugi," and sisters Chieko Matsuda and Tsuyuko Sakamoto. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Reception to follow services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Ronald Takiichi Okubo
July 10, 2005
Ronald Takiichi Okubo, 49, of Waipahu, an R.T. Okubo Contracting general contractor, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Betsy K., sons Rory T. and Brice T., parents Richard T. and Judith N., and sister Jean C. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 4 p.m.

Ernest A. Palacio Jr.
July 15, 2005
Ernest A. Palacio Jr., 38, of Kilauea, Kauai, a Silver Falls Ranch grounds maintenance worker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by father Ernest A. Sr.; son Alexander; sisters Flora Tomas, Shanni Cigarroa and Desiree Balayo; and grandparent Paulina Apilado. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Call after 9:30 a.m.

Marcelina Pulido
July 17, 2005
Marcelina Pulido, 81, of Kahului, a retired Kaanapali Beach Resort housekeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Tomas and Cornelio; brothers Pedro and Restituto Reasonda; sisters Victoriana Abalos, Genoveva Gutierrez, Julita Lopez and Felicidad Anis; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Luncheon to follow at Cornelio Pulido's residence, 624 Molokai Hema St., Kahului.

Petrus Rosario
July 12, 2005
Petrus Rosario, 34, of Eleele, Kauai, a Kauai Commercial laborer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Pohnpei, Micronesia. He is survived by wife Carmela; sons Soluwa and Jay; mother Virginia; brothers Desely and Bruce Rosario and Jesty and Yginas Helgen; and sister Katherine. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Salt Pond. Call after 3 p.m. Burial to be held in Micronesia. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Kauai Community Federal Credit Union.

Helen Wong Sharpe
July 15, 2005
Helen Wong Sharpe, 89, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son George A., daughter Janet E. Edwards, brother Francis D.M. Wong and a grandchild. Committal services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Isamu Shishido
July 14, 2005
Isamu Shishido, 103, of Honolulu, a self-employed woodcraft manufacturer doing business as the Pod Wood and retired Mid-Pacific Institute groundskeeper, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Fukushima-Ken, Japan. He is survived by sons Raymond M., Calvin M., Dr. Ralph M., Daniel M. and Steven M.; daughters Elaine T. Shishido, Laura M. Ushijima and Katherine K. Ito; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Highway. Casual attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Harold Solomon Spector
July 13, 2005
Harold Solomon Spector, 85, of Honolulu, a developer and attorney, will be remembered in services 5 p.m. July 28 at Temple Emanu-El. He died in the Queen's Medical Center. He also was one of the founders of Temple Emanu-El. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Elizabeth M., daughter Pamela, brother Dr. Samuel Spencer, sister Joyce Mekelberg, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Additional information for an obituary printed Saturday.

Virginio Tayan
July 14, 2005
Virginio "Ben" Tayan, 68, of Halaula, Hawaii, a Hapuna Prince Hotel valet and KGMB cameraman, died at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by daughters Trisha and Tracy, brother Rohilio, sisters Josephine Magno and Ann Tayan, and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hawi, Hawaii. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Luncheon to be held at Virginio's residence, 53-485 Halaula Maulili Road, Halaula, Hawaii.


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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