Edwin Koon Dai Ching
March 21, 2006
Edwin Koon Dai Ching, 85, of Lihue, a retired Ching Ma Leong Store general manager and owner in Hanalei, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hanalei. He is survived by wife Alice S.; stepsons Michael, Jason and Ben Kobayashi; daughter Charm Mizushima; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Lihue Christian Church. Call after 10 a.m. Private burial to follow at Hanalei Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
William Jit Sun Chong
March 14, 2006
William Jit Sun Chong, 92, of Honolulu, retired Federal Aviation Administration quality-assurance representative, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Margaret C., sons Eric B.H. and Glenn B.L., daughter Iris C. Tonini, brother Richard J.K., sisters Pat Ah Qu Silva and Vivian Fukumoto, and five grandchildren. Private services.
March 17, 2006
Jesse "Chu Chu" Garcia, 91, of Kailua died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen, daughter Jeanette Gomes, brother Daniel Q., five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
March 13, 2006
Shige Gibo, 95, of Waianae, a retired produce farmer, died in Leeward Integrated Health Services. She was born in Hakipuu. She is survived by son Jack T.; daughters Sadako Mun, Ethel H. Shiraki and Amy E. Oshiro; brother Roy R. Kuba; sisters Yuriko Awa and Edna H. Smith; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.
March 13, 2006
Kosaburo "Ko" Hata, 85, of Kaneohe, a retired Gas Co., Pacific Resources Inc. and Broken Hill Proprietary Co. LPD data processing center manager, died. He also was a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Anti Tank Company. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet M., son Timothy K., brother Yozo and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 10 a.m. next Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Feb. 18, 2006
Tomiko Higa, 91, of Pearl City died at home. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Henry Y. and Richard K.; brothers Stanley, Robert and Sadao Uyechi; sister Kiyoko Kubota; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.
March 19, 2006
Mitsuru Isaka, 91, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Kazuo; sons Richard and Michael; daughters Betty Higa, Teru Yaguchi and June Ige; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.
March 10, 2006
Nobuhiro Iseri, 82, of Honolulu, a retired electronic mechanic foreman at Fort Shafter, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence, daughter Ruth Chu, sister Emiko Ichimasa and two grandchildren. Private services.
George Kaaihue III
March 2, 2006
George Kaaihue III, 55, of Honolulu, a former maintenance engineer at Kapalua Bay Hotel in Maui, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Jonathan; daughter Tiffany; sisters Fay and Kehau, Cleora Gazmen and Beverly Naleieha; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church in Kapalua, Maui. Call after 10 a.m. Private scattering. Casual attire.
John Kapua Kaimi III
March 16, 2006
John Kapua Kaimi III, 69, of Waikiki, a Waikiki beach boy and state Senate Print Shop business machine operator, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Susie Miller, Lani Calixtro, Tani and Danielle; sister Emilie "Noe" Cummings; and four grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Oceanside services: 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel. Aloha attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Beatrice Ann Kuma
March 15, 2006
Beatrice Ann Kuma, 58, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a pantry worker for the former Royal Waikoloan Hotel, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Honokaa. She is survived by sons Paul Cawagas and Danny; sister Esther Kuamoo; hanai brother Pete Sumarnap; hanai sisters Doreen Mende, Stella Sumarnap and Linda Acol; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Honokaa Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside committal services: 9 a.m. Friday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Tsuyuko Sue Otaguro
March 16, 2006
Tsuyuko Sue Otaguro, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired Bank of Hawaii vault teller and SH Kress secretary, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Tatsuo, sons Kelvin H. and Darryl A., daughter Joan J. Mau, brother Takashi Sasaki and two grandchildren. Private services.
Eleanor Ka'iki'iki Mansfield Peltier
March 15, 2006
Eleanor Ka'iki'iki Mansfield Peltier, 80, of Honolulu, formerly of Kona, Hawaii, an Inter-Island Resorts Kona Surf social worker, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Mamo P. Otineru and Napua, five grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. April 5 at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Saturday.
Dr. Betty Shui Mui Soo
March 7, 2006
Dr. Betty Shui Mui Soo, 72, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed medical doctor doing business as Betty S.M. Soo M.D. Inc., died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Harry and Daniel, and sisters Jennie Chow, Ellen Lum, Evelyn Shiroma and Kathleen Ong. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Ciriaco Garletos Tolentino
March 11, 2006
Ciriaco Garletos Tolentino, 76, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Bondring, Leonardo, Rogelio, Bennie and Jayson; daughters Gloria Romero, Erlina Agalloos, Rose and Melda; brother Martin; sisters Trinidad Aliado and Helen Batugo; 33 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
Ellen Ganzhorn Williams
March 20, 2006
Ellen Ganzhorn Williams, 85, of Honolulu, a former Dairy Queen owner and retired realtor, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Polk, Minn. She is survived by daughter Sara E. Neves and a grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Shriners Hospital Honolulu Unit.
Jerry Wayne Woolbright
March 20, 2006
Jerry Wayne Woolbright, 63, of Honolulu, a Cutter Team employee, died at home. He was born in Truman, Ark. He is survived by son Jerry Jr., daughter Denise, brothers Carl and Donald, sisters Colleen Hirst and Loretta McBride, and a grandchild. Private services.
Myron Junichi Zaha
March 19, 2006
Myron Junichi Zaha, 60, of Kaneohe, a Teruya Restaurant manager, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kyoko, daughter Katherine J. Nishida, mother Nancy H., sisters Janice Nakama and Marilyn Benedito, and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. 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.