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Obituaries

Friday, September 23, 2005




Nicasio Rivera Acoba
Sept. 8, 2005
Nicasio Rivera Acoba, 79, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Barrio No. 6 Barrot, Vintar, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Edwin, Angelino and Nestor; daughters Enriqueta Corotan and Preslita Dumbrigue; brothers Carmilo and Lauriano; sisters Esmenia Ranada and Clarita Saguisi; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Purificacion Jaco Casipe
Sept. 11, 2005
Purificacion Jaco "Pure" Casipe, 85, of Waipahu, a retired Honowai Elementary School employee, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Janiuay, Iloilo, the Philippines. She is survived by children Virgilio, Moises and David Casipe, Ninfa Fabia and Mariza Festejo; 23 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Rosary: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Alfredo Flores
Sept. 10, 2005
Alfredo Flores, 23, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a Coquille Golf & Beach Club employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Publa, Mexico. He is survived by brothers Juan, Martin, Humberto and Carlos; and sisters Maria, Irene and Hortencia Flores. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Terry Takegoro
Higa

Sept. 19, 2005
Terry Takegoro Higa, 79, of Kaneohe, a retired state Housing Division auto mechanic, former owner of Higa Service & Repair, and flower and vegetable farmer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kahaluu. He is survived by daughters Myrna Spencer and Iris Fukamizu; stepdaughter Amy Iha; brothers Norman, John and Richard; sisters Bridget Silva and Martha Tamashiro; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Dennis Shigenobu
Kaneshiro

Sept. 19, 2005
Dennis Shigenobu Kaneshiro, 58, of Pearl City, a Hunt Wesson/ConAgra Food Group sales representative, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Camille N., son Jason, daughter Caitlin, brother Stanley and sisters Jane K. Kuwaye and Barbara Kunimura. Private services.

Rene Kimiko Kaya
Sept. 11, 2005
Rene Kimiko Kaya, 80, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Glenn, sons Randall and Michael, daughter Karen "Cookie" Shimizu, sisters Harriet Matsuda and Kathleen Higashi, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Forrest C. Murphy Jr.
Sept. 17, 2005
Forrest C. Murphy Jr., 76, of Kailua, a U.S. Army brigadier general, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace T.; sons Patrick and Timothy; daughters Lynn Wells, Susan Moss and Jill Piiohia; brother Thomas; sisters Joellen Winston and Georgia Wichmann; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to University of Hawaii Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu 96828-0270.

Frances Margaret Layman Redman
Sept. 9, 2005
Frances Margaret Layman Redman, 96, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by cousins Cynthia Markovitz and Janet Diehl. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Arcadia Retirement Residence chapel. Inurnment in Pennsylvania.

Nabor Rosas
Sept. 10, 2005
Nabor Rosas, 33, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a Hawaiian Masonry employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Publa, Mexico. He is survived by wife Emelia R. De La Luz; daughters Naomi and Patricia; brothers David, Dario, Gabin, Moses and Martin; and sisters Rosario, Augustine, Delfina, Alicia, Margartia and Sarah. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona.

Momoyo Saito
Sept. 11, 2005
Momoyo Saito, 79, of Honolulu, formerly of Hanapepe, Kauai, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sisters Asayo Shimada and Takeyo Saito. Private services.

Filomon Sesson
Sept. 19, 2005
Filomon "Moon" Sesson, 68, of Pahala, Hawaii, a commercial fisherman and heavy equipment operator, died in Hilo Medical Center. He also was a former Kau Little League and Kau High School volleyball and basketball coach. He was born in Pahala. He is survived by wife Doreen; sons Guy, Eric and Dane; daughters Vicki Paaluhi, Fay Jack and Michele Galigo; sisters Felisa Kaniho, Sally Dacalio, Rose Takaki and Marjorie Abrojena; brothers Gary "Ciano" Sesson and Milton Dacalio; hanai sons Elton Haina-Sesson and Keeane Toriano; hanai daughter Kozy Toriano; 23 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Pahala Assembly of God Church. Call after 6 p.m. Private scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Zenkichi Shimabuku
Sept. 17, 2005
Zenkichi Shimabuku, 85, of Kahului, a retired Maui Pineapple Co. painter, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Ola'a, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Kiyoshi "Edith"; sons Glenn T., Ty N., Dan A., Jon I. and Ray Y.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at Mantokuji Mission in Paia, Maui. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Myong Su So
Sept. 16, 2005
Myong Su So, 70, of Honolulu, a retired cook, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Seoul, Korea. He is survived by wife Cho Ja Cho, sons Brian J. and Daniel J., daughter Donna M. Lee, brother Poong Gil Cho, sisters Hae Soon and Myong Soon Cho, and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church, 1639 Keeaumoku St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Elaine S. Sue
Sept. 17, 2005
Elaine S. Sue, 94, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by son Lowell, daughter Janice, sisters Jackie Jim and Mildred Kam, and two grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist services: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at the cemetery.

Walter Katsutoshi
Tamashiro

Sept. 14, 2005
Walter Katsutoshi "Tofu" Tamashiro, 66, of Kaneohe, a retired plumber, died in St. Francis-Puiwa Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sharon S.; sons Jeffrey M. and Jason F.; daughters Teri S. Ng and Lori S. Tamashiro; brothers Warren, Roy and Wallace; and sister Nancy Ikehara. Private services.

Jaime Villamil
Sept. 10, 2005
Jaime Villamil, 30, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a Hinchcliff Drywall employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Publa, Mexico. He is survived by wife Rosa M. Mendex; son Emanuel; daughter Andriane; brothers Angel, Jorge, Benjamin, Humberto and Leonardo; and sisters Rosaura and Fidelia. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kailua-Kona.

Kevin Lee Wagand
Sept. 16, 2005
Kevin Lee Wagand, 44, of Ewa Beach, a retired U.S. Army chief warrant officer, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Freeport, Ill. He is survived by wife Anoma, son Kurtis, parents Ronald and Nancy, brother Douglas, sister Rhonda Strohecker and grandparent Helen Bawden. Visitation: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. No services. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Schofield Post Cemetery.

Hisashi Yamaoka
Sept. 19, 2005
Hisashi Yamaoka, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired truck driver for a cement company, died in Kailua. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Misuno "Pat," sons Gary and Wayne, daughters Gail Tilley and Karen Yamaoka, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. 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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