June 17, 2006
Patricio Acain, 78, of Waimea, Kauai, a dairy worker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Florence; sons Patrick, Aaron and Anthony; daughter Allison Gaertner; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Veterans Cemetery Pavilion in Hanapepe, Kauai. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow at the cemetery. Casual attire.
Filipinas Lagundino Bermudez
May 21, 2006
Filipinas Lagundino "Fely" Bermudez, 64, of Waipahu, a Pacific Beach Hotel employee, died in Waipahu. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Victor N.; daughter Marilou Narag; brothers Bienvinido and Virgilio Sr. Cadiente; sisters Avelina Relosimon, Dionisia Subia, Rakelita Fiesta and Naomi Cadiente; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and after 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Ronald Calderon Caneso
May 25, 2006
Ronald Calderon "Johnny" Caneso, 63, of Honolulu, proprietor of Lita's Leis and Flower Shoppe, died in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He was born in Nanguneg, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lolita C., sons Ericson and Clarence, daughter Marilou Quillopo, brother Argelino, sister Naty Cabreros and seven grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.
Philomena Pelehiya Companion
June 15, 2006
Philomena Pelehiya Companion, 84, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Waianae. She is survived by sons Rudy Resgonia, Glenn, Reginald and Wesley; daughters Dodie Taguchi, Carol Rita and Carrie Luna; sister Kay Berano; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ann Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Fiapaipai Litia Fong
June 11, 2006
Fiapaipai Litia Fong, 70, of Waipahu, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by husband Renjye; son Faimafili Taufa'asau; daughters Otili Tui, Roselie Taliauli and Bathey; brother Valentino Taufa'asau; sisters Sieni Siaki, Juliana Alapapa, Teresa Savelio, Caroline Paopao and Va Atonio; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lighthouse Outreach Center, 94-230 Leokane St., Waipahu. Call after 9 a.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to Lighthouse Outreach Center at any American Savings branch.
June 4, 2006
Mary Funes, 86, of Hilo, a seamstress, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Colorado. She is survived by son J. "Paku," daughter Linda Collazo, brother Frank Cabrera, sister Secorra Riso, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Leleiwi Beach Park Pavilions No. 7 and 8. Casual attire.
Aaron K. Hedge
June 10, 2006
Aaron K. "Ron" Hedge, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu police sergeant, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley, daughter Sandy "Kanoelani" Wailehua and brother Arlin. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
June 11, 2006
George "Keoki" Helekahi, 50, of Waianae, owner of Hawaiian Island Choppers and G&G Pressure Washing, and Westside Cruisers Car Club president and founder, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Zelinda "Zee"; son Jorge B.; daughters Nikole and Zharise; brothers Gerald and Gerard Toguchi; and sisters Geraldine Peredes, Germaine Toguchi and Gerraine Dancel. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 4 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Cheryl Ann Keola Horita
June 16, 2006
Cheryl Ann Keola Horita, 57, of Aiea, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Herbert K.; son Joshua T.; daughters Johnelle Conching, Jennifer Ta'a and Jodilyn Ogawa; parents Keola Nunies and Apolei Kahai; brothers Wayne, Robert, Kai, Ryan and Brian; sisters Waynetta, Wenda, Charlynn, JoAnn, Joycelyn, Pualani, Puanani and Sharifa; hanai sons Sam and Ben; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newtown Chapel, 98-530 Kaahele St., Aiea. Call after 4 p.m.
Ethel Chiyoko Jitchaku
June 19, 2006
Ethel Chiyoko Jitchaku, 91, of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hawi, Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Richard, sons Alvin and Robert, daughter Nanette Hiraoka, sister Hatsuko Chinen, hanai brother Harold Higa, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Gregory Ehu Haena Kaaihue
May 24, 2006
Gregory Ehu Haena Kaaihue, 80, of Kailua, a retired plumber, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Linda Kaaihue-Olivera and Melanie, sister Ruby "Momi" Ventson and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call at 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
Herman Harrigan Kaleikini
June 7, 2006
Herman Harrigan Kaleikini, 79, of Wailuku, formerly of Honolulu, a retired armed forces staff sergeant, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Herman Jr. and Douglas "Maile," James Polk, and James "Bobo" and Patrick Vankuren; daughters Ululani Kaupe, Muliwai Manlapit, Leilani Hensley, Deborah-Jean Vankuren and Sadie Lankford; brother Joseph; sisters Suzy Medeiros, Pauline K. Turibio and Julia-Betty Abraham; 35 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
William Lyman Mansfield
June 18, 2006
William Lyman Mansfield, 83, of Honolulu, formerly of Largo, Fla., a management retiree in the retail grocery business, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Esther H.; son William E.; daughters Katherine E. Cott and Wanda L. Heaman; brothers Lyman "Ike" Jr., John, Bob, Tom and Jim; sisters Catherine "Kay" Hancock, Rosemary Younger, Joan Farrell and Sharon; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, Phase 2 Chapel, 446 Kawaihae St.
Charlotte Ann Maxwell
June 14, 2006
Charlotte Ann "Nina" Maxwell, 68, of Pukalani, Maui, a kumu hula, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Charles K. Sr., son Charles K. Jr., daughters KathyMarie H. Maxwell-Juan and SheriAnn H., and eight grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. A luncheon will follow from noon to 2 p.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.
Annie Sophie Moja
June 16, 2006
Annie Sophie Moja, 93, of Honolulu, died in Nuuanu Hale Nursing Center. She was born in Spain. She is survived by daughter Anita Carter, brother Joseph, sister Mary Moja-Jama, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: noon Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 130 Ohua Ave. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
Marcela Generalao Opinaldo
June 2, 2006
Marcela Generalao Opinaldo, 96, of Mililani, a maintenance worker, died in Wahiawa. She was born in San Fernando, Cebu, the Philippines. She is survived by children Julia Felix, Richard Orillo and Yolanda Campbell; brother Maximino Generalao; sisters Rosa Subido and Laurentia Aberilla; 25 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; 44 great-great-grandchildren; and two great- great-great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers or monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., D-15, Honolulu 96814.
Mary Ysip Queja
June 18, 2006
Mary Ysip Queja, 90, of Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Macabebe, Pangpanga, the Philippines. She is survived by sons David, Teofilo, Franklin and Alfred Seguerre, Eliseo and Pedro; daughters Consolacion Valle and Evelyn Moldero; 35 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at First Born Temple Church, 181 Oio St., Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Roberta Nani Soares
June 6, 2006
Roberta Nani Soares, 65, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Mauna Lani Resort employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Harold, Darrell, Joel and Job P. Silva; hanai son Frank Silva; daughters Ruby Rolon and Sabrina Molcilio; brother Woodrow Alameida; 21 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Ziona Church. Call after 5 p.m. Monday and after 8 a.m. Tuesday. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa, Hawaii. Casual attire. Donations welcome.
Atanacio Ramos Tabbal
June 12, 2006
Atanacio Ramos Tabbal, 100, of Lahaina, a retired Pioneer Mill plantation worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Santa Domingo, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Florentina; sons Rodolpo, Sim, John and Benjamin Tabbal, and Romeo and Edilberto Alba; daughters Rosalina Texeira, Prorinda Martinez, Angelina Tanaka and Janice Fairbanks; 31 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Crystal Leilani Onolina Takemoto
June 14, 2006
Crystal Leilani Onolina Takemoto, 24, of Laie, a certified nurse's aide, died in Kailua. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband James Jr.; hanai son Kupahu Frederick; parents Sone and Yvonne Mapu; brothers Sone, Loa and "Fat Boy"; sisters Oreta, Rayjean, Tenille and Olivia; and grandparents Onolina Afematua and Moli Mapu. Services: noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 1st Ward. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery. Flowers welcome.
Joseph Vicent Victorino Sr.
June 19, 2006
Joseph Vicent "Papa Joe" Victorino Sr., 76, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Kauai Resort Hotel employee, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Joseph Jr.; daughter Linda; hanai daughter Healani Mandrigues; brother Louis; sisters Thelma Lopes, Alma Soares and Marie Rosa; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary Chapel, Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kapaa Public Cemetery. Casual attire.
Jeremiah Akio Napuaehu Watanabe
June 11, 2006
Jeremiah Akio Napuaehu Watanabe, infant son of Kyleen of Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He is also survived by grandparent Nani Watanabe and great-grandparent Kenneth. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha or casual attire. Leis only.
Martha Janiece Wellman
June 17, 2006
Martha Janiece Wellman, 49, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in East St. Louis, Ill. She is survived by sons Christopher Whitehead, Larry W. Jr., Warren W. and Thomas D.; daughters Amber J. Whitehead and Brandy Mueller; sisters Mary Jo Hopper and Nell Hannon; brothers Marion, James and Timothy; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.
Louis Lui Wells
June 7, 2006
Louis Lui Wells, also known as "Lui L. Wells," 69, of Honolulu, a retired Kano Trucking Service truck driver, died. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Talaitupu "Susie"; sons Abraham, Same and Mark Aitu; daughters Sosefina Hilongo, Maanaima Utu and Annette Glover; brothers Hans, Totoa and Tupu; sisters Sefaga, Joyce and Nei; and 16 grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Monday.
Kyong Y. Wong
June 16, 2006
Kyong Y. Wong, 83, of Mililani Town, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sister Lai Har Huang. Services: noon tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. 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.