Elizabeth Nalau Kualii Afook
Jan. 16, 2006
Elizabeth Nalau Kualii Afook, 93, of Hilo, a retired substitute teacher, died at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. Private services.
Albert Feleciano Alfonso
Jan. 15, 2006
Albert Feleciano "Sonny" Alfonso, 80, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Alan and Andrew; daughter Anne Nagata; brothers Vidal and Alfred; sisters Victoria Levoit, Magdelena Ranion and Soledad Aquino; and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.
Vito Tolentino Balagat
Dec. 31, 2005
Vito Tolentino Balagat, 95, of Waipahu, a retired Hawaii Stevedore Inc. employee, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughter Pauline Mangrubang, three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Jan. 11, 2006
Kimberly Bean-Tafolla, 35, of Kailua-Kona, a self-employed landscaper, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Jose Rivera; son Pekelo Tafolla; daughters Pumehana and Kapualani Tafolla; stepson Jose Zentana; parents Peter Keka and Victoria Medeiros; father Robert Bean; mother Lillian Matsumoto; brothers Momi and Kaumaka Bean and John-Bull and Dwayne Medeiros; sisters Rolinda and Imai Bean and Johnalynn Kaiawe; grandmother Carleen Bean; and one granddaughter. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at the Honokohau Boat Harbor. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Thomas Lawson Bowers
Jan. 19, 2006
Thomas Lawson Bowers, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Hickam Air Force Base crash rescue fire captain, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Shelby, N.C. He is survived by wife Grace K., son Lloyd, daughter Lynn Bowers-Thompson, sister Ruth and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Edmund Hoo Chang
Jan. 21, 2006
Edmund Hoo Chang, 97, of Aiea, a retired Schofield Barracks supply clerk supervisor, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Dwight and brother Alfred. Graveside services: 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park.
Hazel Pilialoha Kinney Dukelow
Jan. 17, 2006
Hazel Pilialoha Kinney Dukelow, 85, of Hilo, formerly of Wailuku, a retired Inter-Island Resorts employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kaimuki. She is survived by daughter Maile Young; sons David, Oliver and Kenneth; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Haili Congregational Church in Hilo. Inurnment to follow at Homelani Memorial Park, old section. Casual attire.
Jan. 10, 2006
Harue "Jane" Fujimura, 89, of Kaneohe, a retired Diamond Bakery Co. packer, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Janet T. Fujise and Thelma K. MacGregor, sister Asako Oda, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 17, 2006
Benjamin Gideon, 70, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a city council member in the Marshall Islands, died in Kau Hospital. He was born in Enewetak, Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Sure; sons Tieko, Tobin, Bilimon, Benson, Bujen, Labin and Beman; daughters Jimiako, Jimiko Joe, Hemiko Jelke, and Bina; brothers James Gideon and Edward Mark; sisters Ruth David, Sape Isho, Niwea Kilion and Dorty Ken; and numerous grandchildren. Services to be held in the Marshall Islands.
William J. Kien
Jan. 12, 2006
William J. Kien, 74, of Honokaa, Hawaii, formerly of Kauai, an artist and musician, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Rotterdam, Holland. He is survived by daughters Cheryl Zook and Linda, brother Chris, hanai brother and sister Howard and Annabella Winnic, and three grandchildren. Private services.
Norman Kenji Kitamura
Jan. 13, 2006
Norman Kenji Kitamura, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Keyhole Cocktails owner, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Su C., daughter Shirley Pak and sisters Alice S. Wakaki, Grace T. Shimabukuro and Kay K. Shobu. Private services.
Lee Michael Kanani Maunupau
Jan. 3, 2006
Lee Michael Kanani Maunupau, 26, of Pearl City, an audio technician, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Jordan K.T. Tasaka-Maunuapu, daughter Adrianna, parents John and Sylvia Schneck, brother Dane K., maternal grandmother Janet and paternal grandparents Fred and Betty Berneski. Services: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m.
Jan. 11, 2006
Roberta Mokulehua-Rosa, 55, of Waimanalo, a retired federal government employee, died in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Norman. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
James Hideo Nishihama
Jan. 13, 2006
James Hideo Nishihama, 89, of Waipahu, a retired Lewers and Cooke salesman, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Daniel, daughter Pamela Johnson, brother Carl K., sister Jane S. Imoto and one granddaughter. Services 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Elsie Koshizu Okasaki
Jan. 8, 2006
Elsie Koshizu Okasaki, 87, of Aiea, an Elsie's Lunchroom owner, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Leslie and Glenn; sisters Marlene Kaneshiro, Deanna Yamaguchi, Joyce Arakaki and Sybil Morishige; five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Lillian Johnson Oliveira
Jan. 18, 2006
Lillian Johnson Oliveira, 92, of Kahaluu, a retired poultry farmer and horticulturist, died in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Bernadette I. Mello, brother Ernest Puaoi, sisters Nora Kahaulelio and Bernice Briggs, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Jan. 14, 2006
Kazuyoshi "Gaji" "Kaji" Sakae, 81, of Honolulu, a retired State of Hawaii Department of Transportation driver, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in 12 miles Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Laura M., sons Ronald Sr. and Lawrence Ikari, daughters Beverly Baker and Karen Awa, brother Katsuyoshi, sisters Yukiko Hayashida and Beatrice Sako, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Uarda Book Soares
Jan. 19, 2006
Uarda Book Soares, 94, of Kapolei, a retired Leeward Hospital nurse, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Lawrence, daughters Mary Ann Bode and Toni Kaahanui, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Jude Church, 92-104 Lepapa Way, Makakilo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Pedro Calingangan Tagabi
Nov. 16, 2005
Pedro Calingangan Tagabi, 79, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Kamaili Nursery worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Ursula C.; daughters Espigneia C., Victoria C., Conchita T. Felizarde and Ernesta T. Oliveros; sons Leopoldo C. and Michael C.; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pahoa. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery. Casual attire.
Florence Kiyoe Tsujiuchi
Jan. 9, 2006
Florence Kiyoe Tsujiuchi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel pantry worker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Dennis S. and Gaylen K., daughters Ellen N. Niioka and Shirley K. Inoue, brother Harry Koyasu, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private services.
Edward Mamoru Yamane
Jan. 16, 2006
Edward Mamoru Yamane, 81, of Monterey Park, Calif., a retired Rockwell International architectural engineer, died in Pasadena, Calif. He a was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yasue; son Michael G.; daughters Lori Ann Kodama and Patti Shinoda; brothers Eugene, Herbert and Hisashi; sisters Margaret Morimoto and Lillian Tamabayashi; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Committal Service and Inurnment: 10 a.m. Friday at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at www.librarieshawaii.org
. The index goes back several decades.