Josephine Louisa Beltran
May 17, 2006
Josephine Louisa "Luka" Beltran, 60, of Waianae died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dominador; sons David K., Dominador Jr. and Torae K.; daughter Josephine P. Redd; brothers Benjamin, David, Peter, Samuel, Raphael, Edmund and Elijah Kama; sisters Elizabeth Halahuni, Odelia Kaupu and Jamie Fields; and six grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Reuben Tucker Castro Sr.
May 14, 2006
Reuben Tucker "Crab" Castro Sr., 71, of Haleiwa, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard painter and Army veteran who served in the Korean conflict, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Emily M.; sons Reuben T. Jr., Stephen A., Robert "Bobby" and Leanard N. Sr.; daughters Renee E. Tompkins, Theresa L. Aipolani, Margaret M. Chamberlin and Jessica L. Valdez; brother Stephen; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Barbara Jean Fluellen
May 18, 2006
Barbara Jean Fluellen, 75, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son George Jr., daughter Cheryl Gabriel, brothers Richard and Edward Rother, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. Private scattering of ashes.
Joseph Ruiz Garcia Jr.
May 19, 2006
Joseph Ruiz Garcia Jr., 90, of Hakalau, Hawaii, a retired legislator and industrial relations supervisor for the former C. Brewer & Co., will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. next Saturday at Honomu Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park (old section). Garcia died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Keahua, Maui. He is survived by wife Ivy T.; sons William J.N., Robert J.K. and Gregory J.K.; sister Frances Radford; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Nancy Namiko Higa
May 15, 2006
Nancy Namiko Higa, 76, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alton M. and Shelton N., daughter Liane E., sister Jane Saito and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Nicolas Tomaneng Jurado
May 7, 2006
Nicolas Tomaneng Jurado, 81, of Mililani town, a retired Dole Co. employee, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Irene H., son Constante "TJ," daughter Generosa "Rosie" Braxton and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Apostle & Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
John Mahiai Lee
May 13, 2006
John Mahiai Lee, 83, of Haleiwa, a retired state Department of Transportation Highways Division supervisor, died in Aloha Rehabilitation & Nursing Centre. He was born in Kailua-Kona. He is survived by sons Henry Hetrick, Bobby Kama, Clifford, John M. Jr. and Eric M.; daughters Donna L. Woods and Diane L. Baptist; 22 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Casual attire.
John Iwao Masuda
May 17, 2006
John Iwao "Oscar" Masuda, 82, of Honolulu, a retired weather bureau employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Betty K., son Roy K., brother Satoru and sisters Matsuko and Ichiko "Lana" Masuda and Setsuko Nozoe. Private services.
Lawrence P. Medina
May 18, 2006
Lawrence P. "Larry" Medina, 82, of Honolulu, a retired federal fire inspector, World War II veteran and former Little League baseball coach and umpire, died. He was born in Manila. He is survived by wife Katherine; sons Richard, Larson, Benson, Nixon and Bernardson; daughters Kiana, Charlotte and Kapi'olani; sisters Connie Talbert, Teddi Johnson, Marina Osbourn and Dolores Wong; brother Rick; 31 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. A luncheon will follow. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Leis welcome. Additional information provided for an obituary published Wednesday.
May 6, 2006
Teruo Miyazaki, 85, of Wahiawa, a retired Hickam Air Force Base employee, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sally "Shizuka"; son Eric; daughter Amy; brothers Richard, Masao and Yoshio; sister Mildred Segawa; and two grandchildren. Private services.
May 22, 2006
Sueko Nishioka, 75, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waipoli, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Laura, Patricia Ramos and Adele Fernandes; brothers Frank, Soichi "Boy" and Asaichi F. Kaneshiro; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.
May 18, 2006
Knud Rasmussen, 91, of Waipahu, a retired Deseret News printer in Salt Lake, Utah, and former Mililani Neighborhood Board member, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kolding, Denmark. He is survived by son Erik, daughter Jytte Nielsen, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 95-1039 Meheula Parkway, Mililani Sage Building. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.
Joseph Robert Rodrigues Jr.
May 18, 2006
Joseph Robert Rodrigues Jr., 70, of Kaneohe, a retired GE Supply warehouseman, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Virginia; sons Joseph and Darren; daughters Renee, Tricia and Danielle Rodrigues and Stacie Branco; sister Elma Hyatt; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
May 19, 2006
Minnie Sanchez, 80, of Kualapuu, Molokai, died in Kalae, Molokai. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Patricio, Ernesto, Melvin D., Joseph and Jeffrey; daughters Patricia Pagay and Yolanda Reyes; 23 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Saint Sophia Catholic Church, Kaunakakai. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaakea Cemetery.
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.