Dong Hwan An
Nov. 29, 2005
Dong Hwan An, 76, of Honolulu, retired president of Gunma Shogin Commercial Bank, died. He was born in Cheju Island, S. Korea. He is survived by wife Kyung Soon and daughters Myungja A. Kommatas and Hwaja Kazuko. Private services.
Thomas Toshiaki Arakaki
Nov. 25, 2005
Thomas Toshiaki Arakaki, 85, of Honolulu, formerly of Kualapuu, Molokai, a retired Del Monte Corp. machinist on Molokai, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honokowai, Maui. He is survived by wife Jean K., son Lloyd T., daughter Dale M. Ichinotsubo, brother Spark K., sisters Gainor Arakaki and Evelyn Ohno, and a grandchild. Private services.
David Matsuichi Asato
Nov. 26, 2005
David Matsuichi Asato, 91, of Honolulu, a retired city Department of Parks and Recreation groundskeeper, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by daughters Judy Yamamoto and Bertha Shinagawa, sister Misayo Higa, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kaimuki Christian Church. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Hannah Kiakona Bowman
Nov. 30, 2005
Hannah Kiakona Bowman, 91, of Hilo, a retired Kalanianaole and Keaukaha elementary schools and Hilo High School teacher, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Clifford H. Jr., hanai daughters Carmen H. Bowman and Claire H. Napeahi, hanai sons Clyde D. and Clifford H. III, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at First United Protestant Church, Hilo. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Lorraine Fernandez Castro
Nov. 21, 2005
Lorraine Fernandez Castro, 67, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Robert H., daughters Roberta-Mae Castro and Lori-Ann Wusstig, parents William and Margaret Fernandez, brother James, sisters Marian Linville and Roseann Conroy, and six grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Thursday and after 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Kenneth Zenhichi Ito
Nov. 15, 2005
Kenneth Zenhichi Ito, 80, of Honolulu, retired owner of Ito's Refrigeration, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Keahua Camp, Maui. He is survived by wife Nobuko "Joanna"; son Wally K.; daughter Sandra K. Miyasato; brothers Soichi "Willy," Yasuo "Joe" and Masao "Fred"; and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Charles A.L. Kahunahana
Nov. 24, 2005
Charles A.L. Kahunahana, 58, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Joseph and Melvia, and sisters Theodora Daly, Marlene Antonio and Frances Broome. Private services and burial held at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Linda June Kamai
Nov. 26, 2005
Linda June Kamai, 58, of Kapolei died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son James Jr.; daughters Jouslan Kamai and Jamie Williams; brothers Frank and Martin Verece; sisters Gladys Sedeno, B.J. Verece, Ginger Perreira and Diane Penna; and five grandchildren. No services.
Joelyn Leinaala Kekahuna
Nov. 21, 2005
Joelyn Leinaala "Joe" Kekahuna, 29, of Waianae, a Waianae Day Care certified nurse's assistant, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richie K. and William-Joseph Kekahuna-Foster, daughters Kiana P. and Richelle K. Kekahuna-Foster, mother Pamela P. Hoopai, companion Richard Foster and hanai sister Desiree P. Hattori. Services: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Maili Church of God, 87-895 Ehu St. Call after 2:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
James Macayan Sr.
Dec. 1, 2005
James "Aleko" Macayan Sr., 67, of Hilo, proprietor of Macayan & Ah Ping Store in Wainaku and Hawaii Motors employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons James Jr. and Jerrad, daughters Jennifer M. Masang and Jessie Smith, brothers Benjamin Cariaga and Mariano Carriaga, sister Rosita Padilla, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Committal and graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Alae Cemetery. Burial to follow. Casual attire.
Tad G. Maeshiro
Nov. 12, 2005
Tad G. Maeshiro, 45, of California, formerly of Honolulu, died in Sacramento, Calif. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Crystal Crum, mother Doris Haneda, brother Craig and sister Jill Morgan. Private services.
Myra Hokulani Meatoga
Nov. 27, 2005
Myra Hokulani Meatoga, also known as "Sandii Hall" and "Aunty Hoku," 76, of Honolulu, an entertainer in Hawaii, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Bruce M. and Brian V., daughter Debra H., companion Winifred Asing, sisters Mary "Honey" Bowman and Cecelia M. Harbottle, brother Theodore E.M. Osorio, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nuuanu Ward, 622 Judd St. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Dec. 14 at Kaiser Beach, and also at 9 a.m. Dec. 17 in Kapaa, Kauai. Aloha attire.
Melvin Masashi Muromoto
Nov. 28, 2005
Melvin Masashi Muromoto, 79, of Waipahu, a textile sales representative, died in Crawford's Convalescent Home ICF. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Ronald J., Thomas D. and Jerry M.; daughters Nancy G. Salvador and Joyce M.; brother Masami; sisters Sadako Uchida, Michiko Oshita and Sumiko Kim; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.
Sept. 19, 2005
Kiichi Nakamura, 92, of Hilo died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Fern K. Sullivan and Nancy N. Arnold, and sister Tatsuko. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Nov. 26, 2005
Morio Takae, 84, of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, a retired Hamakua Sugar Co. employee, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kukuihaele. He is survived by sisters Teruko Hayakawa and Clara Noyama. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Honokaa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 9 a.m. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Nov. 24, 2005
Yuriko Shimokawa Tsunehiro, 82, of Pearl City died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Neal; daughters Susan Satogata and Lynn Muramoto; sisters Atsuko Hasegawa, Hideko and June Shimokawa, and Sumi Brandon; brother James; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Congregational Church. Call after 4 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Nuuanu Congregational Church or Mid-Pacific Institute.
Kenneth Masakazu Urasaki
Nov. 21, 2005
Kenneth Masakazu Urasaki, 70, of Hilo, a landscaper, gardener and Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean war, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Richard and Herbert. Private services.
Hon Wa Wat
Nov. 22, 2005
Hon Wa Wat, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard personnel specialist, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Puck Lin "Puckie," brother Herman and sisters Muriel Lum-Pang, Florence Lum, Mabel Chang and Roberta Fong. Services: noon Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
James Edward Watterson
Dec. 1, 2005
James Edward Watterson, 63, of Waipahu, formerly of Los Angeles, died at home. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by son Ricky Martin; daughters Yvette Spates, Alycia and Theresa; parents Edward and Eva; brother Michael; sisters Barbara, Diane, Phyllis and Patricia; and five grandchildren. Services in California at a later date.
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