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Obituaries

Monday, September 26, 2005




Michael Steven Foster
Sept. 23, 2005
Michael Steven "Micky" Foster, 53, of Hilo, a former K's Drive In custodian, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Velma U.; sons Keith Kipapa, Michael S. II and Kevin L.; brothers Clay Mendonca, Jerry Nascimento and Wendell T.; sister CJ Kodani; and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Ilima Section.

Virginia Milikina Gandall
Sept. 17, 2005
Virginia Milikina Gandall, 84, of Makakilo, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Tony Aleka, daughter Dolores Nelias, 17 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.

Margaret Nalehua Iona Johnson
Sept. 13, 2005
Margaret Nalehua Iona Johnson, 83, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died at home. She was born in Milolii, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Sheila Buell, three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Samuel Aukai Keala Jr.
Sept. 15, 2005
Samuel Aukai Keala Jr., 74, of Waialua, a retired city EMT ambulance driver, died at home. He was born in Kealia, Kona. He is survived by son Austin and daughters Thelma Binz and Tymmie Kekoa. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Kaumakapili Church. Call after 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Aloha attire.

Athalene E. Kelly
Sept. 16, 2005
Athalene E. Kelly, 98, of Waianae, died at home. She was born in South Bend, Ind. She is survived by daughter Kathleen Armstrong, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ayako Kosaka
Sept. 19, 2005
Ayako Kosaka, 90, of Lahaina, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Kamalo, Molokai. She is survived by son Glenn M.; daughters Elaine S. Shimizu, Alma E. Teruya and Florence C. Gutierrez; brother Naomichi Makihira; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mantokuji Mission of Paia, Maui. Casual attire. No flowers.

Narciso Pascual Laboguen
Sept. 11, 2005
Narciso Pascual "Shorty" Laboguen, 92, of Wahiawa, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Isabella, Angadanan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lazara; sons Ernest A. and Roland; daughters Rufina Skrove and Arsinia Paracuelles; brothers Jose, Andres and Antonio; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Yin Lee
Sept. 16, 2005
Yin Lee, 85, of Honolulu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Edward Chan; sons Dennis and Bill Chan; daughters Polly and Rufina Chan and Sylvia So; and six grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist services: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.

Walter Cordeiro Lopez
Sept. 9, 2005
Walter Cordeiro "Bobby" Lopez, 77, of Wahiawa, a retired city employee, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Gaudencia S., sons Robert and Floyd, daughters Jessie Paulino and Sylvia Ader, brother Raymond, sister Sylvia Duley, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Arthur D. Medeiros
Sept. 11, 2005
Arthur D. Medeiros, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard supervisory production controller, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Rose Mae Reeves, Terry Conradt, Carol and Pamela Medeiros and Leslie Carter; sister Lurline Reeves; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Louis Alumni Association.

Shigeo Okino
Sept. 18, 2005
Shigeo Okino, 94, of Honolulu, retired owner or J. Okino Picture Framing, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helene Y., son Gary H., daughters Gail E. Larm and Merle N. O'Neill, sisters Chieko Araki and Winifred A. Tanaka, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Shigeyoshi Ono
Sept. 21, 2005
Shigeyoshi Ono, 85, of Hilo, a retired state Highways Division truck driver, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sumiko; sons Kevin and Clyde; brother Noritoshi; sisters Hisayo Hiramoto, Grace K. Nonoka, Janet Y. Kadooka and Betty Cardenes; and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Higashi Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

John Soares
Sept. 21, 2005
John "Grandpa" Soares, 90, of Pearl City, a retired Hawaii Construction and Drain Co. employee, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice; son Ronald; daughters Judy Correa, Barbara Camara and Carol Chun; brothers Joseph and Jerry; sisters Irene, Gladys and Bernice; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gerhard Robert Sterkel
Sept. 15, 2005
Gerhard Robert Sterkel, 75, of Mililani, a Trattoria Restaurant executive chef, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Offenbach, Germany. He is survived by sons the Rev. Solomon and Alexander Borabora, daughter Lynette Cofield, eight grandchildren, two hanai grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Tamotsu Sugita
Sept. 10, 2005
Tamotsu Sugita, 92, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a retired Kau Sugar Co. assistant mill superintendent and Hutchinson Sugar Plantation Co. employee, died in Kau Hospital. He was born in Naalehu. He is survived by sons Thomas and James, daughter Jane Morioka, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Ruth Takako Suzuki
Sept. 21, 2005
Ruth Takako Suzuki, 67, of Aiea, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by brother Robert Y. and sister Amy E. Chagami. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Ruth Esao Teramoto
Sept. 13, 2005
Ruth Esao Teramoto, 85, of Honolulu, a Nishi Catering and retired Masa's Food employee, died. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Susumi "Tony," sons Michael and Raymond, sisters Patricia Torres and Mildred "Kyoko" Nicely, and a grandchild. Private services.

Irene K. Yuen
Sept. 11, 2005
Irene K. Yuen, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Straub Clinic & Hospital registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Philip J. and Alan R., three 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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