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Obituaries

Thursday, August 11, 2005




Isamu Abe
Aug. 5, 2005
Isamu Abe, 86, of Haleiwa, an Abe Contracting and Richmar's Laundromat owner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Paul I., James M. and Richard H.; daughters Aileen A. Stewart and Marilee Y. Lyons; brothers; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.

Ku'ulei Akona
July 21, 2005
Ku'ulei Akona, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Dr. Douglas Bell II licensed practical nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puako, Hawaii. She is survived by brother Nip T. and sister Amoy Rickard. Services: noon Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at the cemetery.

Maile Jean Amorin
Aug. 2, 2005
Maile Jean Amorin, 61, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Maile Visions/Hawaiian Apparel and Coture Design proprietor and designer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She also was a Kauai Police Department officer and Stouffers Waiohai Resort director of security. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bart, sons Aaron K. and Alexander K., daughters Shantel T. Amorin and Theresa S. McKinney, sister Annette McCloskey and a grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kekaha. Call after 9 a.m. Gathering to follow at Waimea Neighborhood Center. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Dominic Hookena Asing
Aug. 5, 2005
Dominic Hookena Asing, infant son of Julio Asing and Kanani Kato of Waianae, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Kapiolani Medical Center. He is also survived by grandparents Marcie and Thomas Kato, and Raylene Asing; and great-grandparents Robert and Novelene Asing, Annie Espirito and Noboru Kato. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2124 Pauoa Road. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Mary Lara Costa Ayres
Aug. 5, 2005
Mary Lara Costa Ayres, 107, of Koloa, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Malaga, Spain. She is survived by daughters Virginia A. Rapozo and Emily H. Souza, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Aug. 20 in Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo, Kauai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe, Kauai. Casual attire.

Daniel Sedanio Borero
July 21, 2005
Daniel Sedanio Borero, 84, of Ewa Beach died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hilo. He is survived by brother Joseph. Burial: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual and aloha attire.

Narciso Castro
Aug. 3, 2005
Narciso Castro, 54, of Kahului, a Puanani O'Kula landscaper, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Herminia; sons Sonny, Steven and Christopher; father Esteban Sr.; mother Timotea; brothers Domingo, Romeo, Miguel and Darwin; sisters Erlinda Pagaduan and Martina Guerrero; and a grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. tomorrow and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.

Harold Albert Dethlefsen
Aug. 5, 2005
Harold Albert Dethlefsen, 61, of Hauula died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Susan L., daughters Briana R. Kaahui and Brittany D. Dethlefsen, mother June, brother Dale and sister Dawn Hammond. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Kaaawa Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 54-223 Keaala Road, Hauula. Call after 4 p.m.

Angel Uilani Namika Diego-Motooka
Aug. 6, 2005
Angel Uilani Namika Diego-Motooka, infant daughter of Darryl Motooka and Britney-Ann Diego, of Wailuku, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is also survived by grandparents Peter and Kathleen Diego, and Garrick and April Motooka; and great-grandparents Lawrence and Emily Castillo, Fely Diego, Richard and Eleanor Motooka, and Uilani and Albert Carpio. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Reception to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Jean Hatsumi Furoyama
Aug. 3, 2005
Jean Hatsumi Furoyama, 62, of Pearl City, a Highlands Intermediate librarian, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Roy, son Brent, brothers Masao and Masaichi Kaneshiro, and sister Lillian Yep. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Frances Kauaimanookalanipo Gines
July 29, 2005
Frances Kauaimanookalanipo "Frenchie" Gines, 61, of Oceanview, Hawaii, a domestic engineer, died in Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband George; sons Robert and Charles Andrews, and Eric Luchenbill; stepson Guy; daughters Deserie Ohori, June E. Andrews and Erin Luchenbill; stepdaughters Dezerie Villaruel, Chrissy A. Keaweehu and Melissa Calgalzope; sister Robin Eligado; 26 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Kawaiha'o Church. Call after 1:30 p.m. Additional services: 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Kekaha Protestant Church, Mauna Ziona in Kalaoa, Hawaii. Call after 1:30 p.m.

Alan Robert Gorloff
Aug. 2, 2005
Alan Robert Gorloff, 54, of Aiea, a retired Fuji Film processing manager and Longs Drug photo clerk in Kapolei, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Faye N. and sons Jeremy and Justin. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park, east chapel. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kazue Goto
Aug. 5, 2005
Kazue Goto, 90, of Aiea, a retired Ming's Jewelry sales associate, died at home. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Asakuma; sons Elroy, Keith and Kent; brother Osamu Otsuka; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Damien Kimone Hernando
Aug. 6, 2005
Damien Kimone Hernando, 45, of Haleiwa, a Mountain Edge Environmental Inc. president, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Jennifer, mother Remedios, brother Mariano and sisters Marie Cruz and Joan and Miriam Hernando. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Call after 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Toshio Ishikawa
Aug. 6, 2005
Toshio Ishikawa, 76, of Wailuku, a County of Maui urban planner, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Judith, sons Michael and Spencer, daughters Renee Ishikawa-Delizo and Paige Mamuad, brothers Wesley and Ernest, sister Judy Kenmotsu and six grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ala Lani United Methodist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Reception to follow. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thomas M. Kawahakui
July 31, 2005
Thomas M. "T.K." Kawahakui, 19, of Haleiwa died in Waialua. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by father Thomas K., mother Jaqueline L.A., sisters Silkie I. Kawahakui and Jasmine P. Tomei, and grandparents Rachel K. Kawahakui and Audrey Ternes. Services: noon Saturday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church, 66-090 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa. Call after 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

May Frances Knott
Aug. 6, 2005
May Frances Knott, 86, of Kailua, a Pearl Harbor courier, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Martin R.; sons Martin L., Michael H. and Timothy J.; daughters Susan Becker, Helen Perreira and Mary Maumoynier; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ann Catholic Church in Kaneohe. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Donations suggested to St. Francis-West Hospice.

Edith Tamai Izumi Kumashiro
July 29, 2005
Edith Tamai Izumi Kumashiro, 91, of Lanikai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Don K. and Bruce S., brother Donald N. Izumi, sister Constance K. Hayashi, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

John Nawahi Lindsey
Aug. 7, 2005
John Nawahi Lindsey, 86, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Melvin J.K., daughters Emmaline K. Mossman and Marvelle W. Wong, brother Francis Kempster, 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:15 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Alice Manoa
Aug. 6, 2005
Alice Manoa, 95, of Kahului, a homemaker, died. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by brother Walter Sakamoto. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery.

Lorenzo Mendoza
Aug. 4, 2005
Lorenzo Mendoza, 77, of Vancouver, Wash., a U.S. Navy veteran, died. He was born in Guimba, Nueva Ecija. He is survived by wife Alice Arcamo, son Edward J., daughters Yolanda G.M. Gabo and Christine M.M. Torres, brother Nicanore, sisters Luzviminda Mendoza and Catalina Andong, and four grandchildren. Services to be held in Vancouver.

Shoichi Oku
July 24, 2005
Shoichi Oku, 78, of Honolulu, a retired city building inspector, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lesley K.; sons Clayton H., Lyndon M. and Newton Y.; daughter Vernalle K.; sisters Janet K. Nishi and Alice F. Suzuki; and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lita Mantiza Raganas
Aug. 2, 2005
Lita Mantiza Raganas, 63, of Honolulu, a Pleasonton Corp., Agricultural Research Technology and Manani employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Bohol, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Ely; sons Elmer, Erwin King, Eric and Lord Errol Paul; sisters Salud Banluta and Cresencia Ugay; and three grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 9 a.m.

Frank C. Reis
Aug. 5, 2005
Frank C. Reis, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop No. 71 sandblaster and painter, died in Kaneohe. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by son Wayne; daughters Ludvina Anoba, Norma J. Perez and Leona Koller; brother David; 24 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre.

Charlotte C. Seronio
Aug. 1, 2005
Charlotte C. Seronio, 64, of Ewa Beach, a Foodland employee in Ewa Beach, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband George; son George Jr.; daughters Georgette "Cookie" and Cynthia; parents Manuel and Chieko Medeiros; brothers MacArthur and Douglas Medeiros, and Roy Nunez; sister Charlene Wamar; and five grandchildren. Mass: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 3:30 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Esteban Lacsamana Surell
Aug. 2, 2005
Esteban Lacsamana "Eban" Surell, 96, of Ewa Beach, a retired maintenance man, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Dorothy U.; sons Rudy, Roy, Tony and Rick; daughters Helen Agua, Nancy DeCorte and Gloria Maikai; 21 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren. Eulogy: 11:15 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Services: 11:45 a.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bessie Utako Tatsuno
July 19, 2005
Bessie Utako Tatsuno, 81, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Pahala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Yutaka "Joe" and sister Fujiko "Fudge" Shinsato. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Dale Kanani Tim Sing
Aug. 5, 2005
Dale Kanani Tim Sing, 22, of Hilo, a Shigehara Plumbing Services plumber, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by fiancee Kassy Astrande; parents Dale and Marlene Cordero; hanai parents Ann A. Tomas and Rodney Astrande; brother Kale; sisters Lokelani and Makalika Tim Sing, and Kaleo Barros; and grandparents Mario and Luana Cordero, and Myra Tim Sing. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Otome Urata
July 30, 2005
Otome Urata, 90, of Mililani, a retired Naniloa Hotel housekeeper, died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Amauula, Hawaii. She is survived by son Sidney K., daughter Diane Urata-Higa, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Elaine Toshiko Uyeda
Aug. 1, 2005
Elaine Toshiko Uyeda, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Banyan Barber Shop barber, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Mitchell M., brothers Dick and Kenneth Matsuo, caregiver Yoshiko Miyagi and a grandchild. Private services.

Herman K.K. Won
Aug. 1, 2005
Herman K.K. Won, 68, of San Francisco, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee in San Francisco, died in San Francisco. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Stanley and Alfred, and sisters Lucille Ho and Eunice. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Gladys Michiko Kuwasaki Yamamoto
July 22, 2005
Gladys Michiko Kuwasaki Yamamoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired licensed practical nurse, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Karen Y. Hackler, sister Florence Shishido, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. tomorrow at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu Hale Ohana Hall.

Natalie See Moi Chee Young
Aug. 7, 2005
Natalie See Moi Chee Young, 84, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Godwin and Garrett; daughters Noreen Young, Lora Watanabe and Lana Alesna; brothers Albert and Gilbert Chee; sisters Miriam Kong, Betty Keahi, Susie Lapid and Janet Maunupau; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha 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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