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Obituaries

Wednesday, September 14, 2005




Ruby Dolores Yangat Balmoja
Aug. 27, 2005
Ruby Dolores Yangat Balmoja, 71, of Waipahu, a Big Surf employee and Honolulu Airport baggage screener, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Orlando Y. and Sonny Y.; daughters Carolina B. Valdez and Elvira B. La Torre; brothers Dominador Yangat, and Herbert and Rodney Mores; sisters Herminia Y. Somaba and Coleen M. Beauchamp; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Services and burial to be held in the Philippines.

Laurence Lischka Canosa
Sept. 5, 2005
Laurence Lischka Canosa, 32, of Kahului, a County of Maui liquor inspector, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by fiancée Cathie Sandi, parents Cecilio A. and Aurora, son Sean, brothers Ludwig and Louie, sister Leizel, and grandparent Benita Tundayag. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at King's Cathedral. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:15 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Luncheon to follow at King's Cafe at church. Flowers welcome.

Lillian Hung Eio Lee Chu
Aug. 5, 2005
Lillian Hung Eio Lee Chu, 80, of Livermore, Calif., a Manchu's Restaurant owner, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clayton; daughters Tina Chang and Karin Hatcher; brother Edwin Lee; sisters Lorna Lo, Barbara Tongg and Diana Komagome; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services held. Condolences may be sent to Tina Chang, 2325 Wood Hollow Drive, Livermore, CA, 94550.

Edith Sloggett Cooke
Sept. 10, 2005
Edith Sloggett Cooke, 94, of Kula, Maui, died at home. She was born in Hamakapoku, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Charles M. IV and Samuel A., seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Moanalua Gardens Foundation and Moana Heritage Center or Nuhoa Corp. on Kauai. Private services.

Betsy Soon Ok Costa
Sept. 3, 2005
Betsy Soon Ok Costa, 83, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by son Dexter Lii; brothers Raymond, Robert, Richard and George Woo; sisters Mabel Chang and Alice Fitzsimmons; caregiver Merlyn Lim; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Timothy Michael Driver
Sept. 9, 2005
Timothy Michael Driver, 50, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a Wyland Galleries art consultant, died at home. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by son Timothy, mother Judy Rohner, brother Bill and sisters Kit Vasquez, Carol Licona, Jan Chalmers and Betsy Lemons. Services: 4:30 p.m. today at Hanapepe Beach Park on Puolo Road. Scattering to follow.

Thelma Catherine Eaton
Sept. 9, 2005
Thelma Catherine "Tweetie" Eaton, 92, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Kainaliu, Hawaii. She is survived by son Arthur "Art," daughter Yvonne "Puna" Otis, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Barrie Fetters
July 17, 2005
Barrie "Bill" Fetters, 63, of Kaimuki, died in Honolulu. He is survived by nephew John. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kaimana Beach, left of Natatorium. Scattering of ashes to follow at sea. Loose flowers welcome.

Nieves Corpuz Galima
Sept. 11, 2005
Nieves Corpuz Galima, 90, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Jose Sr.; sons Miguel, Adriano, Jose Jr., Tim and Nerio; hanai son Elmer; daughters Francisca Estacio, Faye and Lina Tagalicud, Marcela Pertubal, Fanny Combes, and Yvette Umiat; hanai daughter Mila Salvador; 41 grandchildren; and 61 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section. Casual attire.

Robert E. Lee
Sept. 3, 2005
Robert E. Lee, 84, of Aiea, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee, died in Honolulu. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Rachel; sons John, Alan, Brian and Stephen; daughter Candace Hahn; sisters Irene Lee, Edna Leong, Muriel Lee and Jeanette Bow; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Tori Ann Kaleiwohiokalani Lew
Sept. 4, 2005
Tori Ann Kaleiwohiokalani Lew, 27, of Waianae, an Aloha Airlines flight attendant, died. She was born in Aurora, Colo. She is survived by parents Henry and Linda; fiancé Stephen Ichioka; sisters Michelle Yee, Lahela Monte and Shaela Tuaoa; and grandparent May. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waikalua Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Friday at Laie Cemetery. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Jean Toyoko Miura
Aug. 27, 2005
Jean Toyoko Miura, 79, of Pearl City, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Iris Miura and Alison Kawata. Private services.

Yukio Orite
Sept. 9, 2005
Yukio Orite, 84, of Kahului, a retired Noda Market co-owner, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Aiko, son Howard, daughters Amy Calicdan and Katherine Dela Cruz, brothers Henry and Richard Noda, sisters Nancy Taba and Faye Zukeran, and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Hongwanji. Call after 9 a.m. Reception to follow.

Maximo Fontanilla Paet
Sept. 11, 2005
Maximo Fontanilla Paet, 86, of Kahului, an Amfac Golf Course grounds maintenance employee, died at home. He was born in Paing, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Venancia; children Soledad Vinoray, Cey Parilla, Lucy Manlansing, and Larry, Andrew, Martin and Roger Paet; brother Teodorico; sister Juana; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Call after 6:30 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park. Reception to follow at residence.

Moses Noel Paiva Jr.
Sept. 7, 2005
Moses Noel "Moke" Paiva Jr., 42, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a Waahila Construction employee and commercial fisherman, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Hermione K.; son Edward K. "Eddie"; parents Moses N. Sr. and Mary K.; and sisters Earleen Kahananui, Lori Moses and JoAnn Schullman. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Kahikolu Church in Napoopoo, Hawaii. Call after 5:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Rivette Kip Yumi Samoson
Sept. 10, 2005
Rivette Kip Yumi "Kippy" Samoson, 49, of Honolulu, a Lanakila Rehabilitation Center Meals on Wheels driver, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Jeanette K.P. Tamashiro; mother Florence F.M.; and brothers Jamie, Lance and Seaton. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Beulah Shipman
Sept. 11, 2005
Beulah Shipman, 95, of Keaau, Hawaii, an actress and dancer, died at home. She was born in Long Beach, Calif. She is survived by son Michael, daughter Nina Bremer, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Gathering: 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Shipman residence. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo.

Josta Catriz Tabor
Aug. 14, 2005
Josta Catriz "Nanang" Tabor, 101, of Ewa Beach, died at home. She was born in Bucay, Abra, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Marie B. Manzano, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Ruth Sadako Tamaye
Sept. 9, 2005
Ruth Sadako Tamaye, 85, of Mililani, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband James J., daughters Beatrice H. Ito and Shirley Ann K. Tsukashima, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Michael Alo Te'o
Sept. 7, 2005
Michael "Hammer" Alo Te'o, 43, of Waipahu, an ironworker, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by companion Gabriella P. Kaalohelo; sons Nicholas Terry, Kea "Emanuel" Cambra and Koa Dole; daughters Brittany and Brystie Dole; mother Faatulia J.; brothers David, Pili and Paul; and sisters Anuilani and Talitua. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mauna Lahilahi Beach. Scattering of ashes to follow. Incorrect information given in an obituary Monday.

Blandina Omli Villamor
Sept. 7, 2005
Blandina Omli Villamor, 63, of Kihei, Maui, a former cornfield birdwatcher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Constante, sons Ronald and Renato, brother Philip Omli, sister Carmelita Tagorda, and seven grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date in the Philippines.

Ellen Shizue Yamamoto
Aug. 31, 2005
Ellen Shizue Yamamoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Flowers by Lawrence manager, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Frank; daughter Sharon Joyce Kobayashi; brother Lawrence Shimazu; sisters Dorothy Nakayama, Laura Inake and Eleanor Maehara; four grandchildren; and two great-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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