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Obituaries

Saturday, July 30, 2005




Clement 'Tiger' Espere / 1946-2005



Florentino Bas Acedilla
July 19, 2005
Florentino Bas "Ace" Acedilla, 79, of Aiea died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Agnes H., son Ralph C., sister Andrea Samson, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Ah-Hong Chee
July 28, 2005
Ah-Hong Chee, 96, of Paia, Maui, a First Hawaiian Bank teller at the Wailuku branch, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. A reception will follow. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at Maui Memorial Park.

Yen Ying Chong
July 27, 2005
Yen Ying Chong, 89, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Melvin and Calvin; daughters Vivian Look, Jeannette Chong and Lita Ching; brothers Kenneth, Hon Beu and Hon Ming Hu; sister Yen Sim Chang; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Buddhist services: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary.

Jon R. Dalton
July 14, 2005
Jon R. Dalton, 44, of Waipahu died in Waipahu. He was born in Korea. He is survived by wife Cydnie, son Frankie, daughter Leilani, parents Robert and Marguerite, brothers Patrick and Danny, and sister Punky. Private services.

Monica Timitia Dela Cruz
July 26, 2005
Monica Timitia Dela Cruz, 69, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ramon; daughters Raynette Heneralau, Darlene Dela Cruz and Renee Naumu; sons William Jr. and Chris Soriano, and Ronald Dela Cruz; stepdaughters Dori Dela Cruz, Lita Oliviera, Carol Rodriguez, Rozina Walker and Mora Gallegof; stepsons Raymond Jr., J.R. Ray, Sammy, Aaron, Matthew and Freddy; sister Adline Kimi; brothers Leo Balambao Sr., and Melvin, Tommy and Leonard Castro; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hope Chapel, Kaneohe. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park.

Emily Kam
July 21, 2005
Emily Kam, 71, of Waipahu, a Blood Bank of Hawaii employee, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Harlan and Hiram; daughter Rosemary Kam-Pabingwit; brothers Steven E. "Bunny," Ernie "Lefty," Menillio "Mel" and Richard P. Bello; sisters Rosalinda Senaha and Elizabeth "Noni" Dumlao; and six grandchildren. Services: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1449 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

James Edward Lawson
July 24, 2005
James Edward Lawson, 83, of Kailua, a retired U.S. Army colonel, died in Kailua. He was born in Virginia. He is survived by wife Wanda; sons James, Mark and Scott; brothers Douglas and Kenneth; sisters Marie Miller, Wilma Tschudy, Dolores Loftin and Nina Lawson; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Calvary Episcopal Church, Kaneohe. Private committal services to follow. Casual attire. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Chew Quon Leong
July 19, 2005
Chew Quon Leong, 90, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in Ann Pearl Nursing. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Don K.S., daughter Alison Y.L. Yanagawa, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kristopher Aliamanu Sefo Leuta
July 25, 2005
Kristopher Aliamanu Sefo Leuta, 18, of Kaneohe, a Polynesian Adventure Tours employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Fatu and Leialoha; brothers John "Kanae" and Joel Au Young, Justine Deeter, and Danny, Sean and John Cruz; sisters Jynee Deeter and Mary Cruz; grandparents Rebecca Taitague and Meletupou Muliaga; and great-grandparent Fuaimamao Tauanuu. Services: 1 p.m. next Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Emiko Matsunaga
July 14, 2005
Emiko Matsunaga, 81, of Aiea, a retired Beacon Restaurant cook, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Hiroshi, sons Wayne and Jace, daughters Sharon Fukuda and Jean Okazaki, sisters Hideko Hashimoto and Kimiko Morishita, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Gregory Frank Moniz
July 19, 2005
Gregory Frank Moniz, 54, of Honolulu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by uncle Gilbert, aunt Leimomi and numerous cousins. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Punchbowl Holy Ghost, 1774 Puowaina Drive. Casual attire. No flowers.

George Tamotsu Nagano
July 16, 2005
George Tamotsu Nagano, 75, of Honolulu, a retired city surveyor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Thomas, brother Michael, sister Florence Miyashiro and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Janice Akemi Nagano
July 20, 2005
Janice Akemi Nagano, 48, of Honolulu, a state social worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Thomas. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m.

Chieko Okado
June 28, 2005
Chieko Okado, 93, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed drapery and upholstery seamstress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by son Ernest N., daughter Flora K. Arasato, brother Kazuso Sunada, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Thursday.

Norma Guron Paned
July 2, 2005
Norma Guron Paned, 41, of Waipahu, a school cafeteria worker, died in Waipahu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Jerry; daughters Cherryl and Noreen; parents Mauricio and Cecilia Guron; brothers Roberto, Pablo, Robert, Nestor, Felix and Francisco Guron; and sisters Lilia Ajolo, Elena Fortez, Clarita Montehermosa, Albina Talbo and Gloria Estocapio. Mass: 11 a.m. today at St. Anthony's Church in Kalihi. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Robert Pila Jr.
July 19, 2005
Robert Pila Jr., 80, of Honolulu, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Robert III and Cameron; daughter Diane Hayashi; brothers David, Richard, Henry, Edward and Victor; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lloyd K. Shinsato
July 7, 2005
Lloyd K. Shinsato, 53, of Catonsville, Md., a U.S. Army retiree, died. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Rosi, son Jason, daughter Samantha, mother Masaye, brothers Wesley and Miles, and sisters Kathleen Okazaki and Faye Oyasato. Services held.

Margaret F. Silva
July 20, 2005
Margaret F. Silva, 75, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Medeiros Egg Farm employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Peter Sr. and Joseph Jr.; daughters Marcie Galindo and Carol Waters; sisters Hazel Vegas, Ruthy Ferreira, Dorothy De Ponte and Violet Perreira; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Cross Church. Mass: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Alfredo Suares
July 20, 2005
Alfredo Suares, 61, of Kapolei, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War and was a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop No. 02 rigger, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonora H., brother Pacondo Cadiro and sister Linda M. Ompad. Services: 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Program begins at 12:15 p.m. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Ernest Thomas Jr.
July 26, 2005
Ernest Thomas "Tom" Jr., 68, of Aiea, a real estate agent, died in Aiea. He was born in Waco, Texas. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons Buttons and Ricky Kaluhiokalani, and Greg and Andre Thomas; daughter Michelle Mathews; brother Richard Giddings; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Kakaako Park, Kewalo Basin side (near steps). Casual attire. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Katherine Kazuko Tomiyasu
July 27, 2005
Katherine Kazuko Tomiyasu, 77, of Honolulu, a Bible education volunteer, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Mike, son Rodney, daughter Ann Maeoka and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 239 Palii St.

Hilaria Angelo Viernes
July 25, 2005
Hilaria Angelo Viernes, 58, of Wailuku, a cook for the Westin and Hyatt hotels, died at home. She was born in Sanchez, Asingan, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by father Casamiro Angelo; mother Paulina R. Angelo; children Shirley Teixeira, and Windy and Virgilio Jr. Viernes; sisters Lourdes Angelo and Narcicia A. Navalta; brothers Arcadio, Alfredo, Victor and Neonardo Angelo; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services and burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Reception to follow. Casual attire.

Paul Edward Wong
July 25, 2005
Paul Edward Wong, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging & Construction general foreman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Frances S.; sons Reginal, Malcolm and Duane; brother Bruno Wong; sisters Emelia Lim and Jacqueline Woodward; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Theresa's Co-Cathedral, 712 N. School St. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Fujie Asato Yamane
July 20, 2005
Fujie "Flora" Asato Yamane, 80, of Mililani, a retired Fumi's boutique manager, died. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Masaichi, daughters Audrey Taguma and Lynn Honda, sister Yoshie Oshiro and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Antone Yee Jr.
July 21, 2005
Antone Yee Jr., 84, of Mililani died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Edward "Eddie" Yee and Larry Hilario, daughter Geraldine "Geri" Flores and two 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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