Abigail Nobriga Chaves
Dec. 17, 2005
Abigail Nobriga "Abbie" Chaves, 79, of Hilo, a retired clerk typist, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Dwayne and Damian, daughter Gemma L., brothers Herbert and Earl R. "Bobby" Nobriga, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Hospice of Hilo on Waianuenue Ave. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, Old Section. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jane Zenith Fellmeth
Dec. 12, 2005
Jane Zenith Fellmeth, 86, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii associate professor of English and assistant to the chancellor, died at home. She was born in Cincinnati. She is survived by sons Robert and Dr. Brian, daughter Dr. Enid L. Rayner and six grandchildren. Private services.
Dec. 10, 2005
Kwailan Goo, 102, of Hono-lulu, a retired Waialae Elementary School teacher, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Phyllis Yun and Lorene Tam-Sing, sister Irene Tyau, and seven grandchildren. Private services.
Dec. 2, 2005
Utako Gushikuma, 80, of Waianae, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Ralph N., son Rodney K., daughters Coleen H. Nitta and Rena A. Lew, sister Mary M. Curtice and three grandchildren. Private services.
Reginald K. Kealaiki
Dec. 17, 2005
Reginald K. "Reggie" Kealaiki, 48, of Ualapue, Molokai, a construction truck driver, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by companion Dolores Luuloa; children Reginald Kealaiki Jr., Amy Makanani, Samuel Aukai, Patricia Naleilani and Myra Piilani; brothers Valentine, Henry and Wayne; and sisters Evangeline Keith, Pauline Dudoit, Charlotte Yuen and Lorraine Kealaiki. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lanikeha Community Center in Hoolehua, Molokai. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: noon at Kanakaloloa Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Charles William Mathews
Dec. 16, 2005
Charles William Mathews, 48, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a Keauhou Kona Construction Corp. project manager, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by wife Danielle Degele-Mathews, daughter Deirdre, sister Ann Lorenzen and mother Kathleen. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.
Michael Noboru Nii
Dec. 15, 2005
Michael Noboru Nii, 60, of Lihue, a self-employed attorney at law, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Carolyn Ann; sons Robert T., Christopher K. and Michael N.; brother Donald; sister Gladys Fujiuchi; and four grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. tomorrow at Lihue Hongwanji. Call after 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
MaryDorene Puanani Santangelo
Dec. 16, 2005
MaryDorene Puanani "Dorene" Santangelo, 59, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, formerly of Makawao, Maui, a former Kuakini Medical Center and Hilo Medical Center registered nurse, died in Hilo Medical Center. She also was a Naalehu Fruit Stand owner. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John, son Shon, daughter Noelani, brothers Samuel W. Jr. and Gary C. Davis, and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Christian Fellowship-Hilo Gathering Place, 840 Kupulau Road. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside services: noon next Wednesday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Nov. 29, 2005
Masayoshi "Blackie" Shiraishi, 82, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Gary M., Gordon K. and David Y.; daughter Carol A.; brothers Isami, George "Tsunao," Barney, Frank, Richard, Robert, Dan, Douglas, Larry and Ricky; sisters Frances Akimseu, Clara Mahoe, Violet Nakano and Marion Snyder; and six grandchildren. Private services.
Dec. 18, 2005
Eldridge Spencer, 53, of Kapaakea, Molokai, a Spencer School Bus Services proprietor on Molokai, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hoolehua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jaty K. Puaa-Spencer; sons Jon-Damon and Steven Puaa and Jacob, James and Charles Puaa-Spencer; brothers Melvin Spencer and Francis and Rory Tom Hoon; sisters Judy Estompa, Marjorie Bonilla, Tanya Tom Hoon, Brenda Bell and Marion Larson; and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 5 p.m. Services and inurnment to be held at a later date on Molokai. Casual attire.
Dec. 5, 2005
Sumie Takeshita, 89, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waimea. She is survived by sons George and Calvin; daughters Betty Tengan and Mildred Yoshida; brother Ishio Mishina; sisters Mutsuko Tanaka, Toshiko Todani and Tamiko Tanoue; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Harriet Eldredge Teshima
Dec. 11, 2005
Harriet Eldredge Teshima, 86, of Kahului, died in Kihei, Maui. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons F. Karl and Kurt K., daughters Leni Rolfson and Meta T. Shannon, 16 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
Dec. 1, 2005
Ayame White, 87, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired roadside vegetable stand employee, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua in Honokaa, Hawaii. She also was a former Dan De Luz Woods shopkeeper in Waimea. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Robert and Craig, daughter Marcia, sister Hanayo Kimoto and grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.
Dale Edward Wyscarver
Dec. 17, 2005
Dale Edward Wyscarver, 69, of Hilo, a U.S. Air Force master sergeant, died at home. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by sons Kaiana Haili and Brian Sabog, daughter Trish "Pilialoha" Johnson, brother Jim and a grandchild. Graveside services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.
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