Samuel D. Almazan
Feb. 9, 2006
Samuel D. Almazan, 64, of Mililani, an Almazan Realty & Associates owner, died in the Philippines. He was born in Lauag, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Beatrice; son Winlove; brothers Roland, Santiago, Alexander and Intante; sisters Condelita and Miriam; and one grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
Robert M. Arrell
Jan. 31, 2006
Robert M. "Bob" Arrell, 91, of Waianae, a retired Northwest Airlines cargo manager, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by son Garvin, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waianae. Call after 9:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Marcella Mapuana Chang
Feb. 21, 2006
Marcella Mapuana Chang, 51, of Kailua-Kona, a Royal Kona Hotel administrative assistant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Sapporo, Japan. She is survived by companion Tracy Younse; son John "Kawelu" DeRamos Jr.; daughters Brina "Laakea," Raina "Lilinoe" and Briana "Leialii"; parents Charles and Juvenna; brothers Robert Tong and McCloud "Kale"; and sisters Veronica Piena, Cynthia Tong and Jenna "Kanoe" Cummings. Services: 8 p.m. Thursday at the Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Call after 7 p.m. Burial to follow in Waimea.
William Maurice Cross
Feb. 22, 2006
William Maurice Cross, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii vice president, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Matthew C., Kevin W. and Lance J.; sister Clairise C. Greenwell; and six grandchildren. Private services.
Elsie Botelho Denis
Feb. 18, 2006
Elsie Botelho Denis, 92, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons William L. Jr. Allen R., Gerald E. and Stephen C.; daughter Sylvia E. Allen; brother Raymond Botelho; sisters Thelma Mendes and Lucille Medieros; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Kapua Wall Heuer
Feb. 17, 2006
Kapua Wall Heuer, 94, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Waihou, Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Barbara Nobriga and Pudding Lassiter, caregiver Cassie Chrash, eight grandchildren, and 18 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the family home, 74 Pukihae St., Hilo. Call after 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Kona Historical Society, P.O. Box 398, Captain Cook 96704.
Harry Hayami Hiranaga
Feb. 16, 2006
Harry Hayami Hiranaga, 86, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Toyoko; daughters Linda H. Okimoto, Eileen E. Min and Norene M.; brother Toshiyuki; sister Ellen M. Sunada; and three grandchildren. Private services.
Frederick Alfred Holmberg Jr.
Feb. 13, 2006
Frederick Alfred Holmberg Jr., 54, of Kaneohe, a retired Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii carpenter, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leda; sons Ronald, Shane and Allan; father Frederick Sr.; sisters Bernie Horde, Priscilla Correa and Carol Aveiro; brother Alfred Kalani; and three grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Kailua. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Ronald Takanobu Kaya
Jan. 18, 2006
Ronald Takanobu Kaya, 86, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army procurement agent and WW II veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Ayano Kishida and Pearl Y. Tomita. Private services.
Earl Kanaloa Koomoa
Feb. 20, 2006
Earl Kanaloa Koomoa, 70, of Nahiku, Hawaii, a construction laborer, died at home. He was born in Nahiku, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Marcella I., daughters Iris M. and Marcy "Kela" Kooma-Kulahiwa, sister Kela Farrell and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lower Nahiku Congressional Church. Inurnment to follow at the church cemetery.
Renee Marthe Lau
Feb. 22, 2006
Renee Marthe Lau, 85, of Hilo, a state and local government translator and Hilo High School French teacher, died at home. She was born in Malo Les Bain, France. She is survived by sons Bernard, Lance and Marc; sisters Jacquline Warr and Jannine Galvin; and seven grandchildren. No services.
Joseph William Laureta
Feb. 20, 2006
Joseph William Laureta, 73, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Pine factory worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Molokai. He is survived by wife Theodora "Girlie"; stepchildren Romona Breitha, and Benjinette, Llewllyn and Daisha Kawa'a; brothers Leonard and Bernard Ganialongo; sisters Ethel Mina, Helen MacLeod, Irene Bueno, Elizabeth Kunishima and Norma Badoyen; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Adora Del Rosario Laroya
Feb. 16, 2006
Adora Del Rosario Laroya, 81, of Waipahu, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Caterman Candon, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Alberto, Noly, Artemio and Arturo Jr.; daughters Fely Trinidad, Minda Baxter, Rosario Laroya and Arcely Mendoza; brother Manuel Del Rosario; sisters Luz Del Rosario, Margaret Galope and Remedios Tao; 26 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Edward Bernard Lee
Feb. 15, 2006
Edward Bernard Lee, 49, of Kailua, a landscaper, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Sean and Shannon, daughter Sheree, and one grandchild. Services at a later date.
Lawrence Joseph Lopes
Feb. 10, 2006
Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Lopes 76, of Ewa Beach, a retired Love's Bakery employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty L.; sons Larry, Chris and Ron; daughter Terry L.; brother Wilbur Antony; sister Alice Savant; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m.Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday. Casual attire.
Feb. 11, 2006
Tamotsu Marumoto, 77, of Aiea, a retired Schofield Barracks defense department employee, died. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Grace F.; sons Glenn T., Wayne T. and Gary T.; daughter Arleen E.M. Choy; sisters Hatsue Yanagida, Fusae Marumoto and Kay Miyamasu; and four grandchildren. Private services.
Owen Alexander Neilson
Feb. 22, 2006
Owen Alexander Neilson, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor naval shipyard employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Joseph and Andrew, and sister Mae Settina. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Gordon Harold Nobriga
Feb. 8, 2006
Gordon Harold Nobriga, 71, of Hilo, a retired accountant, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife H. Jean, son Gordon H. Jr., daughters Noelani Wilson and Michelle Arakawa, brother Edwin, and five grandchildren. Private services.
Joanne Iwalani Poaipuni
Feb. 20, 2006
Joanne Iwalani Poaipuni, 44, of Pukalani, Hawaii, a Maui County secretary, died at home. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by companion John Pua, son Gaison Poaipuni-Pua, parents Jonah Jr. and Eleanor, and sisters Loriann Poaipuni-Shim and Leeann. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Mary S. Pursel
Feb. 17, 2006
Mary S. Pursel, 92, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Wilkensburg, Penn. She is survived by son David B., daughter Diane A. Hackett, sister Alice Bunce, and two grandchildren. Private services.
James Kiyoshi Shimizu
Feb. 6, 2006
James Kiyoshi Shimizu, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii state tax department employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Jeanette Tanouye. Private services.
Stanley Shigeo Tomioka Sr.
Feb. 21, 2006
Stanley Shigeo Tomioka Sr., 82, of Kaneohe, formerly of Kauai, a retired carpenter, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Nathan and Stanley Jr., daughter Penny Daly, brother Haruo, sister Matsue, and one grandchild. Mass: 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church in Kaneohe. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Donations suggested to St. Ann's Church, 46-129 Haiku Rd., Kaneohe 96744.
Feb. 23, 2006
Kiyoshi "Monju" Tsuchiya, 78, of Hilo, a retired Orchid Isle Auto Center parts manager, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Lillie Y; son Burt; brother Kazuo; sisters Hatsuko Hara, Tsukiko Taniguchi and Mary Harada; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 4 p.m. 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.