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Obituaries

Wednesday, July 27, 2005




Felipe Dela Cruz Abara
July 25, 2005
Felipe Dela Cruz Abara, 70, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired McBryde Sugar Co. mechanic and U.S. Army veteran, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He also was a Coco Palms Hotel and Hyatt Regency Kauai part-time employee. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Vickie E.; daughters Lorna M. Takahashi and Michelle Abara; sisters Prisca Domingo, Anastacia Martinez and Columba Rombaoa; and three grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Raphael Church in Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Casual attire.

Willie Abear
July 15, 2005
Willie Abear, 80, of Wahiawa, a retired California Packing Corp./Del Monte Corp. employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He also was a Poamoho Camp sports coordinator. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Janet K.M.; sons Andrew and Allan; daughters Elizabeth A. Ladao, Yvonne McIntire and Jennifer Kaitoku; brothers Ted C. and James H.; sisters Carmen Aranaydo, Della Nagata and Edith Barcina; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Peter Ah Sun Apo
July 14, 2005
Peter Ah Sun Apo, 94, of Makaha, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Base ship loading specialist, died. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Peter and Samuel, daughters Margaret Brennan and Leialoha Perkins, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Cyril Baybay Buking Sr.
July 20, 2005
Cyril Baybay Buking Sr., 68, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired U.S. Navy veteran and Keauhou Beach Hotel prep cook, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Bontoc Mount Province, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Adeline P., son Cyril Jr., daughters Sheila Eggers and Jennifer Barad, and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 5:30 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the cemetery chapel. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Michael Andrew Kamakaokalani Correia
July 21, 2005
Michael Andrew Kama-kaokalani Correia, 25, of Kahului, a Safeway stock manager, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father George Jr., mother Beth, brother Brandon, sister Tania and grandparents Eleanor and Richard Motooka and Lillian and George Correia Sr. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m.

Sarah Delos Santos
July 21, 2005
Sarah Delos Santos, also known as "Aunty Darling of Waikane" or "Mama-Tutu of Kaneohe," 80, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert, Ciraco Jr., Edward, and John Delos Santos, David Kaupe Jr. and James Manipon; daughters Elizabeth Lonzaga, Jane Ligman, Darolyn Kau, Darnell Leoiki, Margaret Shiffman, Frances Anderson and Doreen Manipon; brothers James and David Kaupe Sr.; sister Isabelle Ahrens; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and noon Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial to follow at the cemetery. Aloha attire.

Clement Espere
July 21, 2005
Clement Espere, 58, of Maka-kilo, a Waimea Bay lifeguard, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Karen; sons Shon "Kala" Kekaohu and Elijah Young; daughters Mahinanani Laughlin, Kaiolohia Tolentino, Tiana Tucker, Tetuara'a Espere and Lea Ulloa; brothers Andrew, James "Kimo," Louie and Clayton Cabebe; sisters Shirley Diaz and Nina Kahanaoi; and seven grandchildren. Sunrise services: 6 a.m. Saturday at Kaiaka Beach Park. Luncheon: noon. Scattering of ashes: Aug. 4 at Puukohola-Kawaihae.

Eun Ju Ha
July 22, 2005
Eun Ju Ha, 39, of Honolulu, E/J Hair Studio owner and a hair dresser, died. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by husband Nam Ha, parents Jin Baek Kim and Soon Duck Chong, two brothers and three sisters. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Joseph Kamae Hao Jr.
July 21, 2005
Joseph Kamae Hao Jr., 63, of Hilo, a retired mason and Hilo Medical Center security guard, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Joseph Ha'o III; daughters Jody Ha'o and Lynda Kulukulualani; mother Emily Mahuna; brothers Bryan and Jack K. Ha'o and Mark, Howard, Chester and Paul Mahuna; sisters Dorothy Alexander, Betty Johnson and Brenda, Joanne and Rose Ha'o and Bambi Hifo, Ashley Lopes, Hinano Lee, Ululani Sherlock and Nanialoha Langridge; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Lily Kai Hekekia
July 13, 2005
Lily Kai Hekekia, 92, of Hilo, a cook, died at home. She was born in Waiohinu, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Charles, Jack, Francis and Gerald; daughter Puanani Woo; brothers Edward Kai and Charles H. Dong; sisters Betty Chang and Mary Kamaka; numerous grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Private services.

Hazel Kaipo Holstein
July 19, 2005
Hazel Kaipo Holstein, 87, of Waianae died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by son Larry C., daughter Hazel M. Lyman, nine grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lawrence Hookala
July 5, 2005
Lawrence Hookala, 84, of Haleiwa died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by daughters Kathleen H. Hamilton, Irene H. Tays, Gail H. Fishel and Dannette K. Hookala; brothers James, Charles and Maka Hookala; sisters Annie Silva, Emma Sasaki, Edith Fujishige and Juliet Hirayama; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Kathlyn Takako Ikuta
July 21, 2005
Kathlyn Takako "Kookie" Ikuta, 58, of Honolulu, a Hair Razing Experience beautician, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Keane K. Kawamoto; sons Sean M. and Dana W. Ikuta and Cheyne K. Kawamoto; father Hitoshi Matsumoto; and brother Keith K. Matsumoto. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Michiko Ishii
July 22, 2005
Michiko Ishii, 82, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Island Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Keith M., daughter Beverly C. Koito, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harold Shoichi Ishikawa
July 20, 2005
Harold Shoichi "Iceman" Ishikawa, 73, of Mililani, a retired mason contractor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beverly N.; sons Derek S., Gavin M., Grant M. and Cody S.; daughter Lynne H. Shon; brothers Frederick and George; sisters Ethel Shinagawa, Adna Tonokawa and Mae Yasuda; and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

May Emiko Kaichi
July 7, 2005
May Emiko Kaichi, 76, of Honolulu, a retired First Insurance Co. claim adjuster, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Howell, daughter Caron Yokoyama and sister Florence Ogawa. Private services. Donations suggested to charity.

George Koike
July 14, 2005
George Koike, 88, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a carpenter and rancher, died at home. He also was a Koike Ranch and Feed Store owner. He was born in Keopu, Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Gunji and sisters Mollie Tompkison and Kathryn Kawahara. Private services.

Eva Keem Matsuda
July 21, 2005
Eva Keem Matsuda, 66, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Gifts and Trade proprietor, died at home. She was born in Seoul. She is survived by husband Hector, daughter Grace Ryding, mother Young Ahe Keem, brother David Keem, sister Irene Lee and a grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples.

Maxima Pucong Milar
July 15, 2005
Maxima Pucong Milar, 88, of Arleta, Calif., a retired Kaiser Permanente employee, died in Los Angeles. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Clifford, brother Lorenzo Pucong, sister Magdalena Bugtong, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

Shizuyo Nagami
July 17, 2005
Shizuyo Nagami, 97, of Kailua, a retired Japanese language teacher and seamstress, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honohina, Hawaii. She is survived by son Carl, daughters Sue Watanabe and Ruby Hiraishi, brother Tadashi Tsugawa, sisters Kinuko Tsuda and Wakako Tsugawa, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services held.

Steven John Schlickenmeyer
July 21, 2005
Steven John "Slick" Schlickenmeyer, 55, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a surfer and surfboard shaper, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Terri, brother Chris and sister Roberta. Services: noon tomorrow at Pohoiki.

Dr. Reynold S. Shirai
July 15, 2005
Dr. Reynold S. Shirai, 75, of Honolulu, a retired physician, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edna, sons Raymond and Lance, daughters Laurie Ann Shirai-Akau and Lynn Charleston, sisters Gwendolyn Shirai and Lorraine Maeda, and 11 grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Maryknoll School Capital Campaign, 1526 Alexander St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.

Thomas A. Wallner
July 23, 2005
Thomas A. "Tom" Wallner, 85, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired Senior Citizen Nutritional Center driver, died at home. He also was a former supervisor for Milwaukee, Wis. County Park Division, former Tom's Beer's Liquor owner, Hawaii County Nutrition Program driver and U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II. He was born in Wisconsin. He is survived by wife Katherine "Kay," son Thomas, daughter Patricia "Pat" Woerishofer, sister Ottelia Bisek, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Casual attire.

Herbert Shigeru Yamamoto
July 14, 2005
Herbert Shigeru Yamamoto, 74, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by wife Helen H., sons Lee H. and Tom K., brother Roland, sister Nancy Yamamoto-Sakurai and four grandchildren. Private services.

Theodore Ah Lok Yee
July 24, 2005
Theodore Ah Lok Yee, 66, of Honolulu, a self-employed distributor, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Jeffrey, Michelle, Brady and Lyndsay; mother Esther Lau; brothers Eugene "Bucky" and Andrew Yee and Gordon Lau; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Casual attire.

Aimee Emiko Young
July 21, 2005
Aimee Emiko Young, 61, of Honolulu, a Kapiolani Medical Center employee, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters April G. Young-Ane and Amanda C. Young, brothers Alfred and Harold Mikaru, and sister Carol Uyeyama. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: noon Monday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.


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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