March 9, 2006
Ruth Akiona, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Amfac executive secretary, died at home. She was born in Cincinnati. She is survived by son Doug, daughter Malia Akiona-Soares, brother Louis Strass and two grandsons. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.
Clarence Hina Alo
March 15, 2006
Clarence Hina Alo, 77, of Wailuku, a retired maintenance man, died in Hale Makua-Wailuku. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Alice; sons James "Kimo" and Clarence "Kahiku"; daughters Nanette "Lama" Talmadge, Cheryl A. Kauhaapo-Taiseni, Clariss Javier, Clara M., and Julia Aviles; brother Norman; sister Winona Tomoso; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.
Alvin Takeo Aoki
March 2, 2006
Alvin Takeo "Al" Aoki, 65, of Honolulu, a retired Army and Air Force Exchange Service warehouseman, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sister Frances H. Kaneshiro. Private services.
Olivia Maile Arruda
March 16, 2006
Olivia Maile Arruda, 73, of Wailuku, a retired registered nurse, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by husband Manuel; son Dr. Nolan; daughter Joanne Basques; brothers Paul, William, Vincent and Terry Gusman; sisters Sandra Dickson, Barbara Gusman, Jacqueline Ah Hee and Louise Aloy; and two grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Robert F. Clarke
Dec. 8, 2005
Robert F. "Bob" Clarke, Jr., 77, formerly of Honolulu, a retired sales representative and World War II Army Air Corps veteran, died in San Clemente, Calif. He is survived by daughter Licia Trotter, sons Robert A. "Rob" and William "Billy", sister Roberta Russell and six grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes at Sunset Beach on March 25 at 3:30 p.m. Donations suggested to the Hawaii Chapter of the Parkinson's Foundation.
Leonard Kealohapauole Coleman
March 9, 2006
Leonard Kealohapauole "Nat" Coleman, 76, of Reno, Nev., a movie actor and Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Fran, son Russell Coleman-Musacchia, daughters Jennifer King and Trish Mckinish, brother Gerald Watts, sister Honey, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Walton's Sparks Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Helen Taisoon Eberly
March 9, 2006
Helen Taisoon Eberly, 78, of Pearl City, a retired federal government account clerk, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Donna M. and Leona Eberly-Uyesato. Services 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Additional services: 10:30 p.m. Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Lorenza Asuncion Fontejon
March 7, 2006
Lorenza Asuncion Fontejon, 55, of Waipahu, a Malia Court Hotel employee, died at home. She was born in #7 San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Baltazar; son Edgar; daughter Lynn; brothers Francisco and Domingo Asuncion; and sisters Flora Alejandro, Marina Bumanglag and Josepina Corpuz. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
Eleanor Awai Goldsmith
March 3, 2006
Eleanor Awai Goldsmith, 88, of Scottsdale, Ariz., a retired teacher, died. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sisters Mildred Howey, Elsie Burgess, Mabel Tom, May Chang, Ruth Tongg and Liane Corbelli; and brother Donald Awai. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Ellen Akahi Inciong
March 4, 2006
Ellen Akahi "Sweetheart" Inciong, 86, of Wailuku, a nurse's aide, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by children Lilian "Lilli" Espina, Ione Calhau "Ipo" and Renee "Lanai" Nohooikaika; hanai-son Henry H.; 10 grandchildren; 14 grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Maria Agbunag Irorita
Feb. 28, 2006
Maria Agbunag Irorita, 92, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Cecilia A. Rivera, half-sister Patrocenia Butac, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ordenstein's Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.
Clyde Robert Johnson
March 17, 2006
Clyde Robert Johnson, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Army Corps of Engineers accountant, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in St. Agustin, Texas. He is survived by wife Emma L., son Robert, daughter Karen, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
March 15, 2006
Sadao Kobayashi, 94, of Kaneohe, formerly of Ookala, Hawaii, a retired Laupahoehoe Sugar Co. painter, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kaiaakea, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Albert, Harlan and Keith; daughters Alice Higashi, Karen Morikawa and Patricia Motoda; brothers Hiromu, Takashi and Harold; sisters Kimie Nojiri and Nobuko Goto; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jovito P. Paet
March 13, 2006
Jovito P. Paet, 57, of Kihei, Maui, a Royal Kaanapali Golf Course ground maintenance operator, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Taleb, Bantay Ilocos Sur the Philippines. He is survived by wife Alma B.; sons Joel B. and Jordan J.B.; sisters Aida P. Cardenas, Rose P. Villanueva and Emily P. Deleon; brother Samson "Boying"; hanai mother Nellie P. Cortez and one grandchild. Mass: 8:15 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa Church. Call after 7:15 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
Cameron Joy Pia
March 3, 2006
Cameron Joy Pia, infant daughter of Brant and Anela Pia of Kapolei, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by grandparents Ruth Antone, Michael and Jan Antone, Michael and Tina and Suzanne Leonida; and great-grandparents Nani Antone, Ruth Nelson, Kenneth and Sally, and John Leonida Jr. Private services.
Taginoa M. Salatielu
March 14, 2006
Taginoa M. Salatielu, 45, of Waipahu, an Aloha Care medical insurance claims specialist, died in Honolulu. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Utusia; brothers Tuumalo, Mose Jr., Sauao and Lene Tuumalo; sisters Naomi Ioelu, Vorite, Lole Montes and Taumafa Kua. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary - East Chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Additional services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Formal attire.
March 6, 2006
Roman Taniyan, 70, of Mililani, a retired Dole Plantation employee, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by companion Vicky Castro; sons Raymond and Jeffrey; daughter Lorraine Taniyan-Makimoto; brothers Jose Vidad, Theodore Palisbo and Arpail Gapol; sisters Rita Palahang, Lucia Alambatin, Dimitria Ventura, Bastiana Pinero and Helen Taniyan-Yadao; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Louis Agustin Ventura
March 10, 2006
Louis Agustin Ventura, 43, of Honolulu, a Rolloffs Hawaii maintenance worker, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Florida, brother Benjamin and sister Ida V. Morales. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Marlena Lee Yomes
March 8, 2006
Marlena Lee Yomes, 38, of Waianae, a Hawaii Air Ambulance chief flight medic, will be remembered in services at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. She died when a Hawaii Air Ambulance plane crashed in Kahului. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Gilbert, son Cody G., daughter Kori L., parents Robert and Margaret "Annie" Moniz, brother Keith Moniz, sisters Lisa Lamarca and Dana Lum, and one granddaughter. Call after 4:30 p.m. Casual attire.
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.