May 2, 2006
Machiko Akamine, 92, of Honolulu died. She was born in Pulehu Camp, Maui. She is survived by daughters Jeanette E. Arnold, Karen A. Choy and Patricia M. Saito; brothers Seiko and Seitoku Kaneshiro; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Michelle Michiko Arakaki
May 6, 2006
Michelle Michiko Arakaki, 42, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Thomas, daughter Rochelle, father Stanley and mother Lorraine "Lori" Smith. Private services.
Nancy J. Carson
May 9, 2006
Nancy J. Carson, 80, of Kailua, a retired May Flower Society of Hawaii special-education teacher and historian, died. She was born in Greenville, R.I. She is survived by sons Peter and Arlie A. III, daughter Chris L. Jobes, sister Natalie N. Baer and nine grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, 1110 Kailua Road. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Albert Hung Wah Choy
May 10, 2006
Albert Hung Wah Choy, 85, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sadie; son Michael; daughters Carolyn Kelly, Stephanie Ackerman and Candace Choy; sisters Evelyn Choy, Vivian Hee, Elaine Ho and Ruby Choy; and eight grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
Donald Herbert Gomes
April 30, 2006
Donald Herbert Gomes, 84, of Honolulu died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary; sons Randall, Donald and Michael; daughter Rosandra Simons; sister Charlotte Cathcart; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Brian Yoshi Higa
April 25, 2006
Brian Yoshi Higa, 50, of Kapolei died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Yoshi, daughter Iwalani, father Muneyoshi and sisters Sharon Horiuchi and Candice Nicholson. Services: noon Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Antone Pila Kona
April 28, 2006
Antone Pila Kona, 89, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by sons Matthew and Stephen, nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.
Edison K.W. Lum
May 8, 2006
Edison K.W. Lum, 55, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Elwood and Sherwood, and sister Sherlene. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial to follow at Manoa Cemetery. Casual attire.
Takios Almen Mark
May 3, 2006
Takios Almen Mark, 53, of Aiea, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Ailinglaplap, Marshall Islands. She is survived by husband Dennis Y.O.; sons Anthony and Dewey; daughter Sandy Kunst; brothers Mathen, Juston and Arson Almen; sisters Rine Tarwog and Tina Chinglong; and several grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
Edward Kaaiai Mattson Jr.
May 8, 2006
Edward Kaaiai Mattson Jr., 81, of Nahiku, Haiku, Maui, a Fuller Glass Co. glass cutter, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Nahiku. He is survived by wife Yoshiko; children Max and Morgan Mattson, Irene Pavao and Maryann Nakama; brother Jeremiah; sisters Isabel Reeves and Rose De Coite; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Lower Nahiku Protestant Church. Casual attire. No flowers.
April 25, 2006
Richard "Nobu" Murakami, 81, of Wahiawa, a Korean War veteran and retired federal government planner, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alice T.; sons Gary S., Leslie Y., Terry T. and Randy T.; brothers Takayuki, Kengo, Hubert and Leonard; sisters Kay Mizusawa, Norma Robello, Thelma Vasconcellos, Amy Shinsato and Laverne Kaluhiokalani; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Richard Sonhiro Nakamura
April 17, 2006
Richard Sonhiro Nakamura, 89, of Honolulu and Cincinnati, a retired federal government electrical communication technician, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Sonsei, Raymond S., Jack S., James K. and Roy Y.; and sisters Harriet H. Saito and Betty N. Hayashi. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Wilfred Kozo Nishida
May 1, 2006
Wilfred Kozo Nishida, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee and Photo Tech Camera Service Center owner and operator, died. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by son Dwight, daughters Kathleen Takamoto and Lynette Kam, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ruth Torii Okamoto
May 7, 2006
Ruth Torii Okamoto, 66, of Waipahu, a retired Honowai Elementary School teacher, died in St. Francis-Puiwa Hospice. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Raymond N. and Alan Y., and sisters Mary Chung and Ramona Tom. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Homi Temulji Udvadia
May 12, 2006
Homi Temulji Udvadia, 91, of Honolulu, a retired accountant, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Udvada, India. He is survived by sons Pervaz and Sam Rustomji, daughter Frida Mody and seven grandchildren. Private services.
James Takeo Yamamura
May 1, 2006
James Takeo Yamamura, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Diversified Exterminators employee, died at home. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Josefina, son Jon, daughters Nadine Aoki and Nan Shove, and eight 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.