Dec. 13, 2005
James "Martin" Amasiu, 76, of Waipahu, a car repairman, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Consuelo, daughter Regina Kinney, sisters Laura Miles and Leilani Laronel, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Dec. 22, 2005
Bernaldo Ancheta, 77, of Kauai, a Kekaha Plantation mechanic, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Orencia; children John, Patrick, Brende and Robert R. Ancheta, Sylvia Akana, Cynthia Taano, Mary Rivera, Frances Souza, Sandra Kim, Bernie Carlson, Pearlie Humberstone, Kathy Sorenson and Kim Cummings; sisters Veronica Tolentino and Consuelo Yamane; 34 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa's Church in Kekaha, Kauai. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.
Dec. 7, 2005
Taumafai Barber, 52, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, a Matatula Elementary School teacher and counselor in Samoa, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Samoa. He is survived by wife Loimata; sons Percy, Tenney, Try, Mike and Robert; daughters Lina, Kanakope and Lei Barber; mother Faamalosi Sosi; brothers Taumafai, Simi, Try and Willie Sosi and Tony Barber; and sisters Letalatala Silao, Lina Kasala, Lita Afatasi and Matatula Sosi. Services to be held in Samoa.
Shirley Jean Batey
Dec. 23, 2005
Shirley Jean "Wittern" Batey, 81, of Poipu, Kauai, a retired federal civil service resource management supervisor, died at home. She was born in Estherville, Iowa. She is survived by husband Thomas O., sons Thomas O. Jr. and Kevin J., brother Jack Wittern, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary, 3168 Poipu Road, Koloa, Kauai. Call after 5 p.m. Interment to be held in National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Kauai Alzheimer's Association, Kauai Cancer Society and Hospice of Kauai.
Catherine Regina Buettner
Dec. 10, 2005
Catherine Regina Buettner, 85, of Honolulu, a clothing designer model, died in Honolulu. She was born in Pennsylvania. She is survived by sons Joe F. Kirby III and Robert H. Buettner Jr., hanai daughter Mary Reilley and two grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.
William S. Kobashigawa Sr.
Dec. 22, 2005
William S. Kobashigawa Sr., 89, of Kaneohe, will be remembered in services 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Kobashigawa was killed by a pickup truck while walking in a Kamehameha Highway crosswalk. He was a retired Times Super Market Asian food specialist and Army medic who served in the 100th Battalion, 442nd Combat Team, in World War II. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret; sons William Jr. and Earl; daughters Gail Pei, Doreen Miyakawa, June Magiera and Lisa Kobashigawa; brother Shoken; sisters Kiyo Kobashigawa, Asaye Shiroma, Tomie Ige and Yoshie Tomei; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Shanette Ku'uipokeikio'kalani Manaku Landford
Dec. 20, 2005
Shanette Ku'uipokeikio'kalani Manaku Landford, infant daughter of Rex-Shane and Jamesannette Landford, of Maili, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Kapiolani Medical Center. She is also survived by brother Shane; sisters Shirvel, Shanel and Sherayl; and grandparents James and Shirley Manaku. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waianae-Makaha Ward. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Anne Collins Larsen
Dec. 7, 2005
Anne Collins Larsen, 78, of Honolulu, a retired property manager, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Albertville, Ala. She is survived by daughter Norma Hirota, sister Norma Mann and two grandchildren. Private services.
Dec. 24, 2005
Raymond Ryans, 84, of Hilo, a retired County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation supervisor and former Lanakila Community Association first vice president, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He also was an Army veteran who served in World War II. He was born in Jonesburd, Tenn. He is survived by daughters Lillian S. Wamar, Sandra L. Rosas, Faith P. Ybarra, Arly Simmons, Patsy Valenzona and Jean Kuroiwa; 27 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual attire. No flowers.
Marie A. Stires
Dec. 8, 2002
Marie A. Stires, 86, of Denver, formerly of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in Denver. She was born in New York City. She is survived by children Leslie Marcum, Frederick H. Stires II and Claire F. Mootz; and four grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Kwon Keung Woo
Dec. 21, 2005
Kwon Keung Woo, 57, of Kaneohe, a Golden Crown Chop Suey head cook and part owner in Kaneohe, died at home. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Shirley C.Y.; son Kenneth K.C.; daughters Connie S.Y. Nakasone and Gloria S.M. Braid; mother Chui Fong; brothers Eric, Wai Keung and Francis; and sister Maria Tom. Visitation: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Eleanore Arrocena Yago
Dec. 11, 2005
Eleanore Arrocena Yago, 75, of Kahului, a retired Kapalua Villas housekeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Gordon E. Sagun Sr. and Glenn D. Padua Sr., daughters Marrionnette L.S. Andrews and Theresita J.M. Kiley, sisters Conchita A. Vargas and Mercedes Y. Arrocena, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
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