Jan. 12, 2006
Violet Aplaca, 74, of Kahuku died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons Rex, Calvin, Curtis and Gordon Aplaca and Keith Pedro; daughters Stephany and Melanie; hanai daughter Kaulu Longanecker; brother Albert Mandrigues; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Mildred Tsuruko Higa
Dec. 21, 2005
Mildred Tsuruko Higa, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Roy; daughter Ann Takayesu; brother James Nakamura; sisters Nancy Nakasone, Janet Fukutomi, Linnel Toniguchi, Hazel Minami, Lily Shimodoi and Harriet Akina; and three grandchildren. Private services.
Benjamin Kaauamo Sr.
Jan. 23, 2006
Benjamin "Ben" Kaauamo Sr., 67, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Holmes and Narver employee and Church of the Holy Spirit pastor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Frances F., sons Benjamin Jr. and Russell, daughter Darlene Awai, brother George "Keoki," sisters Noelani Alconcel and Candace "Lani" Akre, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Holy Spirit in Nanawale, Pahoa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Henry Ichiro Kuba
Jan. 25, 2006
Henry Ichiro Kuba, 71, of Honolulu, a retired attorney, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kapaia, Kauai. He is survived by wife Amy, son Jonathan, daughter Allyson Savage, sister Phyllis Morita and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Filipino Pascual Lumabao
Jan. 4, 2006
Filipino Pascual Lumabao, 80, of Wahiawa died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Bacsil, Laoag City, the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Herminia Lorenzo, brothers Candido and Olympio, sister Violeta Manuel, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Jan. 19, 2006
Sueko Matsumoto, 82, of Mililani died in Crawford's Convalescent Home. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Kenneth N., Wayne S., Lester S. and Neal M.; sister Mildred Nakamura; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 14, 2006
Joseph "Joe" Pang, 92, of Waipahu, a farmer, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Marjorie, son Steven, daughters Patricia Kubo and Wanda Lew, brothers Lawrence and Jerry, sister Lily Bennet, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Georgette Mililani Davis Rawls
Jan. 22, 2006
Georgette Mililani Davis Rawls, 53, of Waianae died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Shirl Cozo and Tricia and Keoki Davis; parents Barbara and Larry Young; brothers Allan Jardine and George III, Dean, Ollie, John and Brian Davis; sisters Gail Ortiz and Lorene Bowyer; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Maile Beach Park.
Jan. 4, 2006
Sutama Shigeta, 95, of Waipahu, a retired Primo Brewery mechanic, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Wainako, Hawaii. He is survived by son Raymond H., sister Sugiko Hirooka and two grandchildren. Private services.
Vicente Abalos Somera Jr.
Jan. 12, 2006
Vicente Abalos Somera Jr., 67, of Kihei, Maui, a carpenter, died in the Philippines. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lilia A.; sons Marlon, Zaldy and Vicente III; daughters Rosalie and Jennifer Alvarado; brothers Benjamin, Ernesto and Rafael; sisters Florencia Metz and Jocelyn Alvarado; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
Jan. 27, 2006
Nancy Trento, 99, of Honolulu, a Chinese-furniture and delicatessen operator, died in Bakersfield, Calif. She is survived by sons Tom Jr. and Joseph J., sister Francis Spawn, four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Services pending.
Gale Kalani Waioli
Jan. 6, 2006
Gale Kalani Waioli, 43, of Honolulu, a Lanakila Craft kitchen helper, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Inocencio and Wilma Villanueva, brother Keaweolu and sisters Karen Waioli-Adarna and Rhonda and Pamela Villanueva. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lanakila Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Casual attire.
Edith Lee Wong
Jan. 28, 2006
Edith Lee Wong, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Aloha Airlines employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Stanley, daughters Marvelyn Pang and Valerie Wong, brother Louie Lee, sister Lillian Chang, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jan. 10, 2006
Sueno Yamaguchi, 92, of Honolulu died in Aiea Heights Rest Home. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughters Reiko Morikawa and Helen Goto, sister Priscilla Sugimoto, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
The Rev. Richard Joseph Zimmerman
Jan. 17, 2006
The Rev. Richard Joseph Zimmerman, 68, of Honolulu, a pastor, bishop assistant and missionary, died. He was born in Bridgeport, Conn. He is survived by children Christina S. Kolencik, Gregory P. Zimmerman, Adline Sedory and Tito "Geoffrey" Damgo; brother Frederick R.; sister Dorothy Z. Lord; five grandchildren; and two hanai grandchildren. Services: 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Call after 1:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Hukilau Conference of ELCA to support Missionary Ministry of Lutheran Church, c/o Lutheran Church of Honolulu, Hukilau Treasurer, 1730 Punahou St., Honolulu 96822.
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.