Richard Anthony Abilay Sr.
Jan. 14, 2006
Richard Anthony Abilay Sr., 66, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Isle Distributors deliverman, died at home. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Shirley G., sons Richard Jr. and Ronald, daughter Karla A., sister Patricia Aquino and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.
Richard Teie Agena
Jan. 6, 2006
Richard Teie Agena, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Foodland Supermarket employee, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Alice; son Randy; daughters Rene Thompson and Gail Nakata; brother Stanley; sisters Otome Endo, Kikue Arakawa, Yoshie Agena, Hatsume Ojiri and Michiko Takara; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 7, 2006
Kazushige Amimoto, 86, of Honolulu, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Deane T., brothers Tom and Raymond, and sisters Hilda Hasebe, Lillian Akizuki, Florence Hata and Jean Akagi. Private services.
Francis Marcello Baria Jr.
Jan. 18, 2006
Francis Marcello Baria Jr., 71, of Makakilo, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Unit veteran, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Eight Mile, Ala. He is survived by wife Maile K.; sons Lawrence N.K., Michael K. and Brian K. Preslar; daughter Yvonne M.P.; brothers William E., M.L. and Wayne Baria; sisters Mary E. Sullivan, Edna Lacy, Shirley Roton, Diane Cook, Martha Berrigan and Elva Gilbert; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.
John Tai Downie
Jan. 19, 2006
John Tai Downie, 57, of Pearl City, a Steadfast Housing Development Corp. recovery skills specialist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Dianne, son Regan and brother Nathan. Services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Central Union Church, main chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Donna Mae Enos
Jan. 16, 2006
Donna Mae Enos, 65, of Hilo, a retired Hilo Medical Center nurse practitioner, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Marvin, Nelson, Kevin and Michael Dean; daughters Cindy Wooley, Marian Robison and Sarah Teramoto; brothers William O'Neil, William Hauole and Walter, Tom and Marvin Allen; sisters Sharon O'Neil, Verna Dias, June Day, Kay Diacetis, Dotty Norchup and Elaine Crone; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Glad Tidings Church in Hilo. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
George Wakinekona Gaison
Jan. 10, 2006
George Wakinekona Gaison, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired Hickam Air Force Base heavy-equipment operator and Pali Golf Course employee, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Winona; sons Blane K., Gary W. and Paul A.; daughters Winona "Nona" J. and Gail L.; brothers Talino "Sonny" and Frank; sisters Esther Souza, Vicky Wong and Katherine Gaison; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Robert Lopaka Garcia Sr.
Jan. 5, 2006
Robert Lopaka Garcia Sr., 73, of Hilo, a retired roofer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Eleanor; sons Danny "Boy" and Robert Jr.; daughters Elsie Garcia and Hilareylane Yanagawa; brothers Benjamin, Martin and Pabling "Boy" Feliciano; sisters Eleanor Saulo, Margie Feliciano, Juliana Butts, Gina DeRego, Buena Ann Giminiz, Marie Paulos and Debbie Mendes; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary printed Sunday.
Dec. 1, 2005
Haruko Goya, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Raymond M.; daughters Jean C. Taniguchi, Frances K. Ikehara, Jo Ann M. Goya and Robin A. Tokioka; brother Roy Kuba; sisters Shige Gibo, Yuriko Awa and Edna Smith; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Jan. 12, 2006
Lily Inouye, 92, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Seattle. She is survived by sons Lawrence K. and Lester H., daughter Loretta K. Tabata, brother Minoru Uchimura, sisters Esther Nakao and Grace Uchimura, caregiver Myrna Austria, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.
Joseph Ashby Jensen
Jan. 16, 2006
Joseph Ashby Jensen, 77, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a state environmental engineer and U.S. Army veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Forest Grove, Ore. He is survived by wife Gloria, son Steven, daughter Teri Phillips, sister Patricia Knapp and a grandchild. No services.
Gayle Misae Kanemoto
Jan. 11, 2006
Gayle Misae Kanemoto, 53, of Honolulu, a state Department of Education Waialae Elementary School teacher, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael K., father Kenzo, brother Roy H. and sisters June A. Mather and Carol L. Arakaki. Private services.
Henry Kekumu Kauhi
Jan. 13, 2006
Henry Kekumu "Hanalei" Kauhi, 46, of Honolulu, a musician, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Noelle Kauhi, Sherri Ephan and Jacy Higa; mother Adelaide; brother Jodi; sister Valerie Kauhi-Jardine; and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Honolulu Christian Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date.
Martha Tayeko Miyamoto
Jan. 15, 2006
Martha Tayeko Miyamoto, 94, of Honolulu, a retired First Federal Savings secretary, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by daughters Anne and Carol, sister Alice Tanaka, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Neil Hiro Nakao
Jan. 19, 2006
Neil Hiro Nakao, 47, of Pearl City died in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Yasuo and Doreen, and sisters Lori Ann and Jani Nakao-Yamada. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Sonny T. Okada
Jan. 14, 2006
Sonny T. Okada, 75, of Honolulu, an Okada Trucking Co. and Safety Loan Co. chief executive officer, died. He was born in Honolulu. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Honolulu Country Club. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.
Jan. 17, 2006
Shizue Oshiro, 92, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Masao, sons Howard and Lester, daughter Carol Stevenson, brother Tatsuo Kawauchi, sister Elaine Mishima and two grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 19, 2006
Marybelle Verity, 79, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a McDonnell Douglas collator, died at home. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by son Jim, sisters Dorothy Smith and Ruthie Reiser, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. No services.
Sally Yoshiko Soma Watasaki
Jan. 5, 2006
Sally Yoshiko Soma Watasaki, 93, of Honolulu, a retired Highland Elementary School cafeteria helper, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Pauline Hirae and Ann Murashige, sisters Kaeko Wakumoto and Chiyoko Takata, and three grandchildren. Private services.
Lillian Leinaala Yano
Jan. 20, 2006
Lillian Leinaala Yano, 81, of Kailua-Kona, a former King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel head pantry worker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kahauloa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Stanley and Glenn; hanai son Anthony Zane; brothers Reuben, Antone and Edward Gaspar; sisters Stella Fabacher, Loretta Lessary, Elizabeth Sampaio, Hazel Palacat and Rachel Lindsey; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 3 p.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Bessie Mitsue Yugawa
Jan. 7, 2006
Bessie Mitsue Yugawa, 74, of Honolulu, a GTE Hawaiian Tel overseas operations supervisor, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband Robert I.; sons Alan M., Keith T. and Mark M.; daughter Jeanne E. Egdamin; brothers Donald and Toshio Onaga; sister Sally Onaga; and six grandchildren. Private services.
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.