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Obituaries

Saturday, August 20, 2005




Gertrudes Batara Aurellano
Aug. 8, 2005
Gertrudes Batara Aurellano, 63, of Waipahu, a Larry Jefts Farm farmer in Kunia, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Ar-Arusip, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Florencio L.; sons Edgar and Vic; daughters Rafaela Flores, Cleotilde Aurellano, Joselyn Agamao and Rosemarie Padaca; mother Vicenta S. Batara; brothers Camilo, Ernesto and Luvimin Batara; and 13 grandchildren. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Burial in the Philippines at a later date. Casual attire.

Dr. Walter Peter Condon
Aug. 18, 2005
Dr. Walter Peter Condon, 73, of Honolulu, a physician, died at home. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He is survived by wife Leila. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society or Catholic Charities.

Maria Antolin Diga
Aug. 18, 2005
Maria Antolin Diga, 85, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose, sons Fred and Rex, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Kalihi. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Thomas R. Fink
June 8, 2005
Thomas R. "Tommy" Fink, 67, of Honolulu, a construction supervisor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Troy and Bentley, daughter Piper Major and seven grandchildren. Services and scattering of ashes (along with those of his late parents, Marian and Elbert): 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Elks Club, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Additional information provided for an obituary published June 16.

Peggy Akie Horikoshi
Aug. 8, 2005
Peggy Akie Horikoshi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House salesclerk, died at home. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She is survived by son Neil N.; daughter Barbara Horikoshi-Firebaugh; sisters Mildred M. Takemori, Elsie Y. Horie, Sueko Nomura, Mae K. Otaki, June M. Nagaue, Jane S. Kono and Nancy N. Fujino; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Robert Shogi Kamida
Aug. 5, 2005
Robert Shogi "Bob" Kamida, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Arruda Electric Co. carpenter and U.S. Army veteran and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Hideko C., sons Michael K. and Roy Y., brother Edwin and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information provided for an obituary published yesterday.

Sophie Yoko Kanechika
July 1, 2005
Sophie Yoko Kanechika, 52, of Waipahu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sister Charlene K. Park, aunt Carolyn Shiroma and aunt/caregiver Delma Kiyomoto. Private services.

Harold T. Karimoto
Aug. 5, 2005
Harold T. Karimoto, 70, of Kahului, a National Guard mechanic, died in Kahului. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Wayne, daughter Lynn Suzuki, brother Edward, sister Shirley Yamamoto, mother Thelma, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. next Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel.

Yoshiko Mukai Kuniyoshi
Aug. 17, 2005
Yoshiko Mukai Kuniyoshi, 84, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband George, sons Theodore and Owen Ito, sister Sadie Sugiura, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leimomi Ma'afala
Aug. 16, 2005
Leimomi "Mommy Mo" Ma'afala, 40, of Waipahu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Lusia; sisters Punipuao Brown, Katherine Ieru, Naomi Maiava and Tanya Fuamatu-Anderson; and brothers Albert, Tenari, Benson and Roy Ma'afala, and Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional visitation: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mortuary. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Richard Shizuo Matsumoto
Aug. 16, 2005
Richard Shizuo Matsumoto, 73, of Honolulu, a retired C & C Public Works heavy truck driver, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Nancy L., brother Edwin and sisters Sueko Nakahara, Elaine Skinner and Carol Ahmed. Private services.

Robert Atsushi Morisugi
Aug. 10, 2005
Robert Atsushi Morisugi, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Typewriter Co. sales manager, died in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Mae and sons Derrick and Bradley. Private services.

Tetsuya Murayama
Aug. 18, 2005
Tetsuya "George" Murayama, 77, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii Community College automotive instructor in Hilo, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Fusaye "Sally," son Gene, brother James, sister Sumiko Okamoto and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Shigeyo Lillian Pettypool
Aug. 15, 2005
Shigeyo Lillian Pettypool, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Kuakini Medical Center and Kau Hospital registered nurse, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Patrick C.; caregiver Elene; brothers Yasuo, Richard Y. and Alfred Y. Arakaki; three step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Philomena Church, 3300 Ala Laulani St., Salt Lake. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services and burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Ethel Chiye Taniguchi
Aug. 9, 2005
Ethel Chiye Taniguchi, 82, of Waipahu died at home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Sachio; son Theodore T.; daughters Sandra E. Gaal-Oshiro, and Lucy A. and Kay K. Taniguchi; brother Keiji Anzai; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Blanche Leilani Wahinehookai
Aug. 10, 2005
Blanche Leilani Wahinehookai, 71, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Kahakuloa, Hawaii. She is survived by sisters Irene C. Wo and Helen White, brothers Warren and Anthony Kekona, and seven hanai children. Services: 10 a.m. today at Hau Bush Beach Park, Ewa Beach. Scattering of ashes to follow. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Thursday.

Brian K. Woolfenden
July 17, 2005
Brian K. Woolfenden, 79, of Punaluu, a retired mechanical engineer, died in Kahuku. He was born in England. He is survived by nephew Nick. Services: 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at 53-065 Kamehameha Highway, Punaluu. (Look for mile marker 25 in front of the property. For directions, call Karena Vegas at 235-8354 or 237-8844.) Aloha attire. Flowers and leis welcome.


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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