Irene Marion Abbott
May 17, 2006
Irene Marion Abbott, 94, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a Mobil Oil secretary and 3M employee, died at home. She was born in Canada. She is survived by son Dennis, daughter Jan, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services to be held in Minnesota.
May 16, 2006
John Aveiro, 83, of Kailua, a retired Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii machinist shop supervisor, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Henrietta; sons John, Rodney and Stanley; sisters Rose Boutelle and Adeline Hricik; four grand- children; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Private inurnment to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Virginia Lahip Balicoco
May 21, 2006
Virginia Lahip "Virgie" Balicoco, 54, of Hilo, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. factory worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughter Janet Galdones; brother Anacleto Lahip; and sisters Monica Tagaca, Resurrecion Asuncion and Josefina Chow Hoy. Services: 7 p.m. next Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. June 1 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
William Henry Blamey
May 16, 2006
William Henry Blamey, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Duluth, Minn. He is survived by son John, brother Gerald, sisters Agnes Benneviese and Jule Garatz, and a grandchild. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Marion Kwai Chin Chee
March 17, 2006
Marion Kwai Chin Chee, 81, of Kaneohe, a Polynesian Casuals Inc. owner, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Boyd Chee and sister Patricia Luan. Private services.
Timothy Bing Tim Hee
May 3, 2006
Timothy Bing Tim Hee, 81, of Portland, Ore., a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard surveyor and electrician and 500th Engineer PBT Company veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eunice; daughters Kathleen Jackson and Colleen Hersh; sisters Lillian Pang, Irene Lee and Edna Ching; and a grandchild. Private services.
Thomas Tameki Ikeda
May 17, 2006
Thomas Tameki Ikeda, 79, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honokahua, Maui. He is survived by son Randal Y.; daughters Daryle M. Tanaka, Dorene I. Lau and Jody K. Okamura; brothers Harold and Richard; sisters Margaret Hiraiwa and Ruth Yoshida; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jolene Kaowahi Kaili
May 15, 2006
Jolene Kaowahi "Lena" Kaili, 26, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Joseph J.P.K.K. "Bula" and Josiah B.I.M. Kaili-Nohara, parents Benjamin "Ben" Jr. and Jolette "Joey" Correa-Kaili, brothers Benjamin III and Iokepa, sisters Kristy "Nani" and Elizabeth "Libby," and grandparent Hannah Kahee. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. next Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. next Wednesday. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
James I.S. Koo
May 19, 2006
James I.S. Koo, 85, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center digital computer systems administrator, died. He was born on Lanai. He is survived by wife Frances, sons Dennis and Alvin, daughters Sylvia Koo and Pualani Dorothy, brother Richard Lee, sister Eliza Azevedo, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Parkinson Foundation. Casual attire.
May 17, 2006
Tama Kosuge, 87, of Tokyo, a retired seamstress, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by son Katsuumi Tsuji; daughters Misako Suzuki, Noriko Sano, Michiyo Altomare and Ayako Kuroda; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kekaha, Kauai. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.
Lawrence P. Medina
May 18, 2006
Lawrence P. Medina, 82, of Honolulu, a retired federal firefighter, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Katherine; sons Richard, Larson, Benson, Nixon and Bernardson; daughters Kiana Kaahanui, Charlotte Seales and Kapiolani Weigert; brother Ricardo; sisters Connie, Teddie, Marina and Dolores; 25 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. next Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii Memorial Park.
Kenneth Hajime Poentis
May 21, 2006
Kenneth Hajime "Jime" Poentis, 71, of Mililani, a retired Pearl Harbor Defense Printing Service Detachment Office head of productions, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yasue E., sons Aaron Y. and Lance M., brothers Takeo and Pedro M., and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Susanna Fernandez Salvacion
May 18, 2006
Susanna Fernandez Salvacion, also known as "Suzie" or "Sandy," 83, of Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Gerald and Johnny Pongasi, Rojellio Duclyan and Norman Salvacion; daughters Bernadette Banasihan, Priscilla Akana and Chubby Avelina and Abbie Salvacion and Nadine Abreu; brothers Porfirio Ventura and Edward Tarape; sisters Angeline Flores and Florafin Mande; 33 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Eleele Sacred Hearts Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.
Alfred Aplaka Acson Sumalpong
May 5, 2006
Alfred Aplaka Acson "Boboy" Sumalpong, 61, of Maili, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died at home. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by children Lynette, Kaikapu, Kekoa and Isaac; brother Raymond Valite; sisters Loretta S. Cruz, Della Verano, Ruth Tavares and Carole Hansen; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Call after 9:15 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Paul Tomi Tajima
May 11, 2006
Paul Tomi Tajima, 86, of Niu Valley, a retired state Land Evaluation and Site Assessment Commission executive director and former Hawaii Community Development Authority acting executive director and deputy director, died. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Ellen, son Paul Jr., daughters Elizabeth A. Tajima and Joy Arizumi, brothers Luke Michio and Mark Sakae, sister Ruth J. Yomen and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Crossroads. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
May 9, 2006
Yoshiko Yamamoto, 69, of Pearl City, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waihee, Maui. She is survived by husband George S.; son Andy; daughter Donna; brothers Wataru and Kazumi Kawakami; sisters Fumiko Kiyokawa, Fusae Apo, Shizue Kawakami and Kinue Villarin; and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Iona Bernice Yetter
May 17, 2006
Iona Bernice Yetter, 76, of Kihei, Maui, a Hale Makua-Kahului registered nurse, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Pittsburgh. She is survived by sons Brian and Gregory; sisters Veryl Schumaker, Sue Lessig, Fay Roth and Myrta Minarick; and two grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.
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.