James Pohaku Akau
Sept. 28, 2005
James Pohaku Akau, 90, of Waianae, a retired Long Beach Naval Shipyard and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gordon and Wesley; daughters Beatrice Hew Len and Geraldine Lum; brothers Raymond and Norman; sisters Dora Martinez, Elizabeth Griffin and Ethel Kahili; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: noon Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Bonifacio Villanueva Corpuz
Sept. 23, 2005
Bonifacio Villanueva Corpuz, 85, of Waipahu, a retired Dole Plantation maintenance worker, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Laoag City, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Nicolasa; children Reynaldo and Alfonso Corpuz, Sylvia Rara, Armelina McGuirick, Virginia Alcoran and Virgilio Corpuz; sisters Tomasa Tarampi and Constancia Jacinto; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Sept. 21, 2005
Tsugie Hamasaki, 83, of Kahului, a day care center aide, seamstress, homemaker and retired Kahului Hongwanji Preschool employee, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by husband Kiyoshi, daughters Diane Fukushima and Rene Hamasaki, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Call after 9 a.m.
Sept. 26, 2005
Lucy Hernandez, 90, of Kahului, a homemaker, died. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by children Leonard, Michael Hernandez, Rose M. Del Castillo and Karen Kaneaiakala; 28 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Burial to follow at Maui Memorial Park.
Terrence Teruo Izuka
Sept. 26, 2005
Terrence Teruo Izuka, 50, of Honolulu, a dental technician, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Ruby, brother Dean, and sisters Colleen Shimizu and Sharon Izuka. Private services.
Virginia Rodrigues Kahae
Sept. 30, 2005
Virginia Rodrigues Kahae, 83, of Waihee, Maui, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Oahu. She is survived by sons Daniel K. and Wilfred N. "Doggie" Dias, Gregory W. "Bull" Kaialiilii and Earl T. and Glenn S. Kahae; sister Ruby Jardin; 22 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at the church cemetery. Casual attire.
Willie Kapahikaua Kalei Jr.
Sept. 29, 2005
Willie Kapahikaua Kalei Jr., 72, of Hilo, a retired Army veteran who served in the Korean War and Vietnam War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He also was a liaison for the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs, East Hawaii. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Paula; sons WillieKapahikawa III and SamuelJoseph; stepson Roy Madamba; daughters Katherine Mendehall and MaryFrancis and DonnaMae Kalei and BarbaraJean Nesbitt; brothers Walter and Chris; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Glad Tidings Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.
Fay G. Matsumoto
Aug. 12, 2005
Fay G. Matsumoto, 88, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Texas. She is survived by husband George K. Matsumoto; daughters Barbara Hancock, Phyllis Futerfas, Diane Albrecht and Sherry Gray; sister Gloria Elliot; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Edward Hitoshi Nakata
Sept. 25, 2005
Edward Hitoshi "Malicio" Nakata, 79, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in St. Francis-Puiwa Hospice. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Hatsuko; sons Ralph M. and Thomas I.; sisters Helen Fong, Alice Ajimine and Dorothy Lum; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Sept. 26, 2005
Dorothea "Dorie" Ogdemli, 64, of Haleiwa, a retired Treasures of the East co-owner and manager, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Berlin, Germany. She is survived by husband Kaya D.; son Altan K.; daughter Shan E.; brothers Lutz, Michael and Christian Geyer; sister Ingrid Geyer; and three grandchildren. Private services.
Richard Sakae Okimoto
Sept. 19, 2005
Richard Sakae Okimoto, 73, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Advertiser district manager, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence K.; sons Darren and Todd; daughters Wendy Oshita and Michele Luna; sisters Grace Suzuki, Helen Asakura and Mary Matteson; and three grandchildren. Private services.
Sept. 22, 2005
Sadamu "Sada" Okuhata, 77, of Kailua, a retired electrician, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Violet M.; sons Steven A. and Eric S.; daughters Laurae U. Imamura and Laurene L. Pereza; brother George; sisters Ruth Y. Yashiki, Jean T. Kashiwabara, Betty M. Okuda and Margaret R. Wago; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Nehemiah Seng-Jay Kelelani Sala
Sept. 24, 2005
Nehemiah Seng-Jay Kelelani Sala, infant son of Judeia and Kehaulani Sala, of Pearl City, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. Private services. Donations suggested to Shriners Children's Hospital.
Pamela Ann Yoshiko Shigezawa
Sept. 19, 2005
Pamela Ann Yoshiko Shigezawa, 44, of Honolulu, a Kapiolani Medical Center librarian, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Yoshio, mother Lily and sister Dr. Allison. Private services. Donations suggested to Kapiolani Medical Center library.
Sept. 23, 2005
Kikuno Tokunaga, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Pagoda Hotel and Restaurant and the Willows cook, died in Hale Kapuna One. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Kenneth K., Thomas T., Ronald Y. and Dennis Y.; daughters Beatrice K. Alegar and Janet Y. Kuwahara; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Visitacion Domingo Tuvera
Sept. 21, 2005
Visitacion Domingo Tuvera, 77, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Sergio; sons Dominador, Loreto, Teofilo and Lino; daughters Estefania Tadena, Leonila Francisco, Cecilia Ferrer and Mely Tuvera; brother Paulino Domingo; sisters Mercedes Garcia, Marta Javillioner and Andring Garabillo; 24 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Kalihi. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Sept. 3, 2005
Yoshimasa Yoshiwa, 87, of Honolulu, a state carpenter, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Pahoa. He is survived by wife Kiyoko; brothers Eichi Nakao and Kunimitsu Yoshiwa; and sisters Shigeko Yoshiyama, Namie Honda and Sumiko Kai. Private services.
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