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Obituaries

Sunday, September 4, 2005




Clara Leihulu Berard
Sept. 1, 2005
Clara Leihulu Berard, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Waiawa Mauka, Oahu. She is survived by daughters Jeanette Javillonar, Clara Burrows and Irene Asing; 15 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; and 60 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.

Robert Leong Heen Choy
Aug. 27, 2005
Robert Leong Heen Choy, 81, of Honolulu, a retired federal government photographer, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pauline; sons Paul, Garrett and Gordon; daughter Roberta; brothers Henry and Arthur; sisters Bernice Wong and Anna Lau; and two grandchildren. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Joselito Davalos Dafun
Aug. 20, 2005
Joselito Davalos "Lito" Dafun, 53, of Honolulu, a James D. Swoish Inc. warehouseman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Nagbacalan, Paoay, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Angelina "Helen," daughters Joan Mather and Khristine, brother Herminigildo "Herman" and sister Erlinda Acob. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ohana Baptist Church, 2908 Kamehameha Highway. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Gerald David Domingo
Aug. 20, 2005
Gerald David Domingo, 46, of Middletown, Del., formerly of Kunia Camp and Mililani, a postal worker, died in Wilmington, Del. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by parents Lucy Acosta and Feliciano Domingo, brother Nicky, sisters Marcia Sumile and Abigail "Abby" Bassim, and 15 stepbrothers and stepsisters. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mary C. Duarte
Aug. 31, 2005
Mary C. Duarte, 94, of Iao Valley, Maui, died in Hale Makua Kahului. She was born in Maui. She is survived by daughter Catherine McKenzie; sons Charles, Joseph and Thomas; brother Sebastian de Costa; sisters Margaret and Alice Cardoza; and 15 grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.

Lillian Kekahuna DuPont
Aug. 29, 2005
Lillian Kekahuna DuPont, 92, of Honolulu, a retired secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Laie. She is survived by sons Holbrook "Bert," Clyde and Lyle; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Honolulu Tabernacle. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Lilyan Sakae Fujii
Aug. 22, 2005
Lilyan Sakae Fujii, 92, of Kaneohe, former Lilyan S. Fujii Realty owner, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honomu, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Lily Brunke, brothers Ralph Sr. and Stanley Horie, one grandson and one great-granddaughter. Private services.

Lucille Bradshaw Gibson
Aug. 29, 2005
Lucille Bradshaw Gibson, 83, of Kailua, a retired real estate agent, died in Kailua. She was born in Pasadena, Calif. She is survived by husband Theodore W. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Kailua Beach (in front of Buzz's Steakhouse).

Saburo Ito
Aug. 23, 2005
Saburo Ito, 77, of Kailua, a U.S. Army National Guard colonel and Korean War veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Lillian, son Mark, daughter Lesli Urabe, brother Harry, sisters Marion and Georgia Ann Masumoto, and six grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Kailua United Methodist Church. Call after 2:30 p.m. Private inurnment at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ambrocio Dimaunahan Lat
Aug. 18, 2005
Ambrocio Dimaunahan Lat, 78, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Bugtong, Lipa City, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Margarita J.; sons Eddie, Wilson, Robert and Gerry; daughters Adelia Miranda, Carmelita Victorino, Lita Stevens and Jocelyn Palma; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

Lei Yiu Tong Lau
Aug. 25, 2005
Lei Yiu Tong Lau, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Sun Babies of Hawaii seamstress, died at home. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by husband Thomas B.; sons Robert Y.K., Dr. Franklin Y.P. and Brian Y.C.; daughter Gail Y.L. Nishinaka; brother Yao K. Tong; sister Sai F.T. Lum; and nine grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.

Florence Akiko Inafuku Lee
Aug. 26, 2005
Florence Akiko Inafuku Lee, 71, of Kailua, a retired teacher and P.A.C.T. (Parents and Children Together)/Family Peace Center facilitator, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Steven, daughters Diane and Michelle, and brothers William and Peter Inafuku. Services: 5:30 Saturday at Pali View Baptist Church, 45-510 Halekou Road, Kaneohe. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Beatrice Leilani Longstaff
Sept. 1, 2005
Beatrice Leilani Longstaff, 54, of Ewa Beach, a child caregiver, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Robert; daughter Mariko; siblings William, Daniel and Carter Cabral, and Ruby Scalamogna, Edward Kapeliela, Laura Rodrigues and Athena Kaluhiwa; and stepmother Alethea Silva. No services. Condolences suggested to 91-517 Pupu St. Ewa Beach, HI 96706.

Roseline Mello
Aug. 23, 2005
Roseline Mello, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Ellody Takahama and Margaret Souza, four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 12:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Edwin Asao Miyake
Aug. 26, 2005
Edwin Asao Miyake, 67, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant, died at home. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Mary V.; sons Stephen A. and Shane A.; daughters Judy M. and Diane M.; brothers Harold, Kenneth, Baldwin and Wayne; sisters Nancy Inouye and Margo Kibota; and six grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Lou Jean Moninger
Aug. 31, 2005
Lou Jean Moninger, 84, of Hawaii Kai, a homemaker, died in Hale Kuike. She was born in Toledo, Ohio. She is survived by son James A. and three grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas Teiichi Morinaga
Aug. 24, 2005
Thomas Teiichi Morinaga, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Castle & Cooke Hawaii stevedore, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by wife Aiko; son Norman; daughters Barbara Chu, Colleen Kainuma and Michele Uehara; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Katsue Sato Mukogawa
Aug. 26, 2005
Katsue Sato Mukogawa, 71, of Kahului, a postal clerk, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Pauwela, Maui. She is survived by son Elwyn, daughter Vassilia Ishihara, brother Katsuji Sato, sisters Katsuyo Miles and Miyuki Mays, and one grandchild. Private services.

Mitsuko Oda
Sept. 1, 2005
Mitsuko Oda, 83, of Lanai City, a retired Dole Pineapple Co. experimental worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by children Amy Dalton, Joyce Kobayakawa, and Paul and Aileen Oda; siblings Hanako Kawasaki, Teruo and Charles Aoki and Mildred Yamauchi; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lanai City. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Henry Tetsuo Osano
Aug. 13, 2005
Henry Tetsuo Osano, 86, of Honolulu, a Pacific Suppliers Ltd. co-founder, died at home. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Clara, sons Rodney and Wesley, daughter Joanne Sasaki, brother Azusa "Art" Takano and three grandchildren. Private services.

Bernie Pilla
Aug. 28, 2005
Bernie "Bird" Pilla, 77, of Honolulu, a retied U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, died in Honolulu. He was born in Asingan, Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Martina; children Barney, Denise, Leslie, Bernie, Valerie Lile, Wanda Niven, Clint and Liza; brother Moses; sister Fely Kanai; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Esther Leimomi Pulgados
Aug. 25, 2005
Esther Leimomi Pulgados, 62, of Hilo, a Hilton Waikoloa Village landscaper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Audrey "Tita" Pacheco; sons Kentron "Boya," Alton and Chadwick "Rico"; brothers Samuel, George and Roy Santos; sisters Irene Gomes, Harriet Rellamas, Vinora Pulgados, Cheryl Uehara, Carole Nakasato and Laura Cardines; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery #2. Casual attire.

Chieno Sakai
Aug. 27, 2005
Chieno Sakai, 78, of Hilo, a Sakai Farms proprietor and Department of Agriculture staff member, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Bill, daughter Joan Giles and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Family Funeral Home. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Kay Kazuko Schreiner
Aug. 31, 2005
Kay Kazuko Schreiner, 75, of Aiea died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in South Korea. She is survived by son Robert K., daughter Linda and two grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Eleanor Soonie Tong
Aug. 31, 2005
Eleanor Soonie Tong, 79, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Clyde B.Q.; daughters Patricia Lopez, Jennifer Yamamoto and Colette Siu; brothers Donald, Larry, Bernard, Walter and Albert Kim; sister Bertha Sakumoto; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Emlyn Nobuko Uyehara
Aug. 17, 2005
Emlyn Nobuko Uyehara, 84, of Honolulu, a former Boulevard Saimin waitress, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by son Lloyd S., daughter Amy Kam, brothers Warren and Garret, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private services.

Lawrence Masao Watai Sr.
Aug. 30, 2005
Lawrence Masao Watai Sr., 43, of Kailua-Kona, a Kona Lua Inc. employee and L.W. Mobile Disco proprietor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Benjamin Sr. and Elaine; sons Lawrence M. Jr. and Lyle-Lee M.; daughters Shiloa-Ann P. and Nyree-Lei K.M.; brothers Benjamin M. Sr., Walter-Paul Y., and Jerry Itaru Sr.; and sister Paula-Ann L. Jelsma. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center. Additional services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow.

Hilda Lokelani Hanchett Wong
Aug. 24, 2005
Hilda Lokelani Hanchett Wong, 81, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Keith and Richard, daughter Leinaala, and brothers Samson and Joseph Hanchett. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Lester Akira Yuu
Aug. 30, 2005
Lester Akira Yuu, 58, of Mililani, a Schofield Directorate of Public Works heavy equipment leader, died in Schofield Barracks Acute Care Clinic. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Lori, sons Wesley and Jayson, daughters Kristen and Kaitlyn, brothers James and Norman, and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m.

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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