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Obituaries

Monday, August 8, 2005




Elizabeth L. Alapai
June 28, 2005
Elizabeth L. Alapai, 89, of Las Vegas, formerly of Maui, a retired Maui Land and Pineapple Co. trimmer, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son John; daughters Mary Baqui, Anna M. Darmody, Theresa Chung, Rita McGinnis and Lydia Mau; 26 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Lunch to follow at the mortuary.

Leonardo Cachola
Aug. 1, 2005
Leonardo Cachola, 63, of Honolulu, a retired office clerk, died in Honolulu. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Gloria; son Leonard Mayne; sisters and brothers Teodosia dela Cruz, Demetrio Cachola, Aida Domingo, Alma Garcia and Elsie Cachero; and guardian Valentin and Eduarda Cachola. Services: 7 p.m. today at St. John the Baptist. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Alfred De Sa Sr.
Aug. 2, 2005
Alfred "Chick-a-Dee" De Sa Sr., 84, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Transportation and Terminal bulk sugar plant crane operator and U.S. Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Robert and Patrick, brothers Manuel and Henry, sisters Mildred Bautista and Cecilia Masaoka, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Vernon Damon Freitas
July 8, 2005
Vernon Damon Freitas, also known as Vernon Freitas, 52, of Honolulu, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam War, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Maile Ann; mother Mary; brothers John Sr., Virgil Jr., Daniel and James; stepbrother Anthony; sisters Mary Evelyn, Yolanda Hutaff, Deborah Jewoll, Margaret Ann and Rosemary; and stepsister Cynthia. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Nobuo Korenaga
July 31, 2005
Nobuo "Kore" Korenaga, 81, of Waianae, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center employee and U.S. Army staff sergeant who served in 442nd Regimental Combat Team "G" Company, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by brothers Gilbert M. and Fusato "Tito," and sisters Joyce Matsumoto, Sally Tanaka and Edith Okimoto. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Buster Isao Matsumura
Aug. 4, 2005
Buster Isao Matsumura, 84, of Lihue, a County of Kauai Parks Division employee, died. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Momoyo, son Ronnie, daughter Michele Tanaka, brothers Mamoru and Yutaka, sisters Hatsue Shibata and Bernice Zenigami, and six grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Joseph Clarke Mills Jr.
July 30, 2005
Joseph Clarke Mills Jr., 69, of Honolulu, a retired city lifeguard captain, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda "Leilani"; son Keo C.; daughters Yvonne Patcho and Joy Mills; brother William; half brothers Wilfred, Clifford and George Clarke; half sisters Lucina Clarke and Hannah Salas; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kaumakapili Church. Call after 5:30 p.m.

Ellen Rodrigues Moniz
July 30, 2005
Ellen Rodrigues Moniz, 88, of Kahului, a Girl Scouts secretary/clerk, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Ronald P., daughters Geraldine Kerrigan and Lorna Lusk, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Ryoki Nakama
Aug. 3, 2005
Ryoki Nakama, 82, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging and Construction heavy equipment mechanic, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hazel T.; sons Chester, Jeffery and Stanford; daughter Carla Ramos; brother Yoshitaka; sisters Rose Shimabukuro, Nancy Kang and Evelyn Kaneshiro; and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Van Mitsuyuki Okasaki
Aug. 3, 2005
Van Mitsuyuki Okasaki, 58, of Honolulu, an Outrigger Hotels computer technologist, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Linda Nishiki, mother Elsie K. and brothers Leslie and Glenn. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Makiki Christian Church. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Katherine Ortiz
Aug. 5, 2005
Katherine Ortiz, 86, of Lihue, a retired County of Kauai custodian, died at home. She was born in Hanamaulu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Stanley R. Gonsalves, a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church in Kapaia, Hawaii. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.

Sophie Y. Perez
July 30, 2005
Sophie Y. Perez, 79, of Hilo, a Makaha Elementary School employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons James, Melvin, David, Larry and Jeffery; daughter Flora Rawls; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.

Isamaeli Maumea Poasa
July 26, 2005
Isamaeli Maumea Poasa, 57, of Honolulu, an Urban Real Estate Co. maintenance supervisor, died. He was born in Satoalepai, Samoa. He is survived by wife Soa Amituanai; sons Esera, Neemia, Russell, Ricky, Stanley and Poasa "Anthony"; daughters Asoua Amituanai and Poumate Tupai; brothers the Rev. Talalelei and Lei; sisters Salote, Fa'au'uga, Saili, Savali and Pepe; and 15 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Margie Haunani Quijano
July 21, 2005
Margie Haunani Quijano, 41, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Angelo; son Joseph; daughter Haulani; brother Kainoa Rodrigues; sisters Audrey, Marilyn, Connie and Sheila Rodrigues; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

Lawrence Perry Rodrigues
July 29, 2005
Lawrence Perry Rodrigues, 86, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist and U.S. Army veteran, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Irene, sons Anthony J. and Roy R., daughter Teresa "Terri" Pang, brother Anthony, sisters Evelyn Marko and Lucy Caires, and four grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Church, 99-312 Moanalua Road, Aiea. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mildred Chizuko Rubio
July 26, 2005
Mildred Chizuko Rubio, 61, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Pacific Health data reporting analyst and former Outrigger Hotels switchboard operator, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Raol; daughters Gina Haumea and Leah Rubio; brothers Richard T., Lawrence J. and Howard A. Ishimi; and a grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Charlotte Mikiko Tani
Aug. 2, 2005
Charlotte Mikiko Tani, 41, of Honolulu, an Ala Moana Borders Express manager, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Grace C., brothers Arnold T. and Walter S., and sister Joan Y. Ohashi. Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Wayne Hajime Umeno
Aug. 3, 2005
Wayne Hajime Umeno, 56, of Pearl City, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jeremy K.M., former wife Jill U. Russell, brother Morris and sister Sandy U. Asamura. Services held.

Kenneth Yukio Watari
July 23, 2005
Kenneth Yukio Watari, 93, of Honolulu, a retired salesman, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Barbara; sons Lance, Lon, Rolan and Ryan; daughter Sharleen China; brothers Richard and George Takasaki; sisters Laurel Kaneda and Roberta Uesugi; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Ernest Katsumi Yamamoto
Aug. 1, 2005
Ernest Katsumi Yamamoto, 80, of Honolulu, a Department of Parks and Recreation groundskeeper, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bessie, son Drew and sister Beatrice Young. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. 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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