Herbert Yuen Lee Chun
Nov. 4, 2005
Herbert Yuen Lee Chun, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn; sons Gary and Wendell; daughters Barbara Zane, Beverly Hee and Debra Shiroma; brother Henry; sisters Lorraine Dias and Constance Paresa; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
David Leslie Cure
Oct. 31, 2005
David Leslie Cure, 58, of Makaha, a retired high school custodian, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Hawthorne, Calif. He is survived by wife Christina L., son David L. Jr., parents Leslie and Margaret, sisters Diane Lune and Carolyn Haynes, and two grandchildren. Private services.
Nov. 9, 2005
Dexter Dickson, 60, of Bend, Ore., a Maui Police Department police officer and former Luzon Security manager, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Elsie; sons Dexter Jr. and Jonathan; daughters Angela Hicks and Kanoelani Dickson; brothers Alapai, Iini and Miner; sisters Tehani Shimabuku and Pamela Dickson; and eight grandchildren. No services.
Deborah Louise Dillard
Nov. 6, 2005
Deborah Louise Dillard, 56, of Mililani died at home. She was born in Prescott, Wis. She is survived by husband Jeffrey "J.D."; son Cory Hildebrandt; brother Charles Hildebrandt; sisters Dorothy Johnson, Rosie Tronnier, Midgie Piehl and Bonnie Miki; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers or monetary offerings. Donations suggested to American Lung Association or American Cancer Society.
Joseph Ronald Fortin
Nov. 7, 2005
Joseph Ronald Fortin, 82, of Waipahu, a U.S. Air Force veteran, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Augusta, Maine. He is survived by wife Jean, brother Kenneth and sisters Annette Rossignol, Diane Gallant and Gloria McCann. Private services.
Nov. 5, 2005
Elpidio Garma, also known as "Larry" and "Jonge," 72, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired cook, died. He was born in Mana, Kauai. He is survived by companion Anna Bisano; children Corinna Chun, Cherisse Kanetoku, and Elliot, Larry and Gary Garma; hanai children Hisaowen and Yuchen Shih; brothers and sisters Florentina Ames, Juanita Bungcayao, Juliana Pascual, and Bonifacio "Boni" and Alfredo Garma; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kekaha. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire.
Myrtle H. Glover
Sept. 4, 2005
Myrtle H. Glover, 101, of Honolulu, a retired Waipahu and Waikiki elementary school teacher, died. She was born in Pascagoula, Miss. She is survived by nephew Hermes Hague and nieces Dorothy Gilmer and Alice Hague. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Ethel Ritsuko Hew
Oct. 28, 2005
Ethel Ritsuko Hew, 71, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Clement Y.F. Jr., daughter Sandra G.C. "Tita," two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Charles Edward Howser
Nov. 6, 2005
Charles Edward Howser, 75, of Kailua, a travel industry sales manager, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ardeth; sons Charles and Ty; daughters Charletta Bell, and Kahalaomapuana and Tamyra Howser; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 12:30 p.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
Clara Setsuko Kahikina
Nov. 8, 2005
Clara Setsuko Kahikina, 83, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a retired postal clerk in Naalehu, died in Kau Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Peter K. Jr.; daughter Ann Fuerte; brothers Brown T. and Russ H. Hisatake; sisters Elsie A. Prosser, Thelma M. Hisatake and Evelyn S. Nunley; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. today at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu County Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
Gail K. Okahara
Oct. 27, 2005
Gail K. Okahara, 63, of Waipahu died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James Y.; son Russell R.; daughter Shelby Miyamoto; brothers Richard "Butch," Dennis and Donald Oshiro; sisters Elaine "Rinky" Takahara and Jane Oshiro; stepmother Kathleen "Sumi"; and a grandchild. Private services.
Maria Rosario Aguada Riola
Nov. 7, 2005
Maria Rosario Aguada "Sally" Riola, 84, of Kaumakani, Kauai, an Olokele Sugar Co. custodian, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Manila. She is survived by husband Fontanilla, sons Robert and Bernard, daughters Marcia Emayo and Melinda Riola, brother Manuel Aguada, sister Gladys Paulino, 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. next Friday at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa. Mass: 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at Waimea Sacred Hearts Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Filipino Cemetery. Casual attire.
Francis John Santos
Oct. 30, 2005
Francis John Santos, 76, of Kailua, a retired city Data Systems director, former state Electronic Data Processing Division chief and Hawaii National Guard lieutenant colonel, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Toni deNeeve, Darrell and Jon Santos, and Jonnette Adler; sisters Evelyn Cambra and Betty Olivieri; and six grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.
Iyono Masuoka Shimizu
Nov. 2, 2005
Iyono Masuoka Shimizu, 101, of Honolulu died in Island Nursing Home. She was born in Hiroshima Ken, Japan. She is survived by son Kazuto, daughters Yukimi Fujikawa and Kiyoko Itomura, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Gayle Mieko Suzuki
Nov. 3, 2005
Gayle Mieko Suzuki, 65, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired Waimea Elementary School teacher, died at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Sheldon, daughters Shawn Saito and Robyn Suzuki, sisters Marcia Carvalho and Ruth Matsumiya, and five grandchildren. Private services.
Leslie Kenichiro Takushi
Oct. 12, 2005
Leslie Kenichiro Takushi, 88, of Honolulu, a retired distillation plant operator on Johnson Island, died. He was born in Hawi, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Lauren; brothers Norimasa "Masa," Tetsuo and James "Jimmy"; and sister Dorothy Sakuma. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Betty Kikue Tanabe
Oct. 25, 2005
Betty Kikue Tanabe, 79, of Honolulu, a retired state employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kenneth, son Clyde, daughter Shirley Lee, sister Gladys Takamiya and four grandchildren. Private services.
Daniel Akio Tsue
Nov. 1, 2005
Daniel Akio Tsue, 27, of Honolulu, a U.S. Marine sergeant, died in Ar Ramadi Iraq. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Richard, mother Deborah Takemoto, brother Alexander Takemoto, sister Joy Takemoto and grandparent Marian. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Nov. 7, 2005
Patricia Ventura, 68, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a Kukuiolono Golf Course Pro Shop employee, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. She is survived by husband Franklin; sons Frank, Rodney, Walter and Matthew; brother Robert Costa; sister Lucille Costa; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
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