Arcenia Calamaan Academia
May 28, 2006
Arcenia Calamaan Academia, 93, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Rodrigo, Apolinario and Ludivico; daughters Dionisia Academia, Rosalina Lacamiento, Josephine Calamaan and Evangeline dela Cruz; brother Phillip Calamaan; sisters Fermina Tumbagon and Rosita Villaluz; 47 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Dorothy Michiko Amundsen
June 19, 2006
Dorothy Michiko Amundsen, 88, of Kailua died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by daughters Leila Huehn and Carole, six grandchildren, a great-grandchild and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.
John W.A. Buyers
May 20, 2006
John W.A. "Doc" Buyers, 77, of Honomu, Hawaii, will be remembered in services 4 p.m. July 7 at First Presbyterian Church, 1822 Keeaumoku St., Honolulu. Visitation and reception to follow. Additional services: 1 p.m. July 8 at Hilo Coast United Church in Honomu. Reception to follow. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Island Food Bank or Keystone Hospice in Wyndmoor, Pa.
Mabel Aiwohi Castillo-Fuerte
June 18, 2006
Mabel Aiwohi Castillo-Fuerte, 80, of Kahului died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Peahi, Maui. She is survived by sons Wendell, Pablo and Anthony Castillo; daughters Roberta Yagi, Kamaile Sombelon, Millie Razo and Angela Waskey; hanai brother Samuel Kuailani Sr.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.
June 16, 2006
Yutaka Emoto, 89, of Wailuku, an architect and estimator for building contractors, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Yukie, son Edwin, stepson Warren Orikasa, daughters Charlene Orikasa and Oros Tomita, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to charity.
Clayton Masatoshi Higa
June 13, 2006
Clayton Masatoshi Higa, 52, of Honolulu, a real estate accountant, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Masao and brother Michael. Private services.
Harold Mamoru Iwamoto
June 9, 2006
Harold Mamoru "Sonny" Iwamoto, 71, of Aiea, a retired construction superintendent, U.S. Army veteran and Hercules Construction licensed contractor, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sybil U.F. Nosaka; sons Derek Y. and Darren M. Iwamoto, and Charles M. and Michael H. Sakurai; daughters Dianne K. and Lori O. Sakurai, and Christine I. Urabe and Lisa K. Chun; sister Doris Barrow; eight grandchildren; and two-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Margaret Kananiu Kaleo
June 25, 2006
Margaret Kananiu Kaleo, also known as "Chacha/Mileka," 80, of Waiahole, Hawaii, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband James; sons Daniel Tada, Kimo Kaleo and Joseph and Brandon Moses; daughters Lani Hawkins, Anne Fernandez, Tina Schneibel, Kathleen Leleo, Pearl Estioko, Anthonette Pennybaker, Twinkle Moses, Kealakai Uyeda, Layla Kaehu, Phoebe Lopes, Madeline Maiava and Gail Watts; sister Elizabeth Shoaf; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
George Joseph Kimura
June 16, 2006
George Joseph Kimura, also known as "Japanese George," 60, of Waianae, a Department of Education custodian, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Cozie Whitfield; sons George, Allen and Joseph "Oki"; daughter Cindy Church; brother Alton Ventura; sister Theresa Lum; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.
Patricia Janet Mills
June 13, 2006
Patricia Janet Mills, 24, of Kaimuki died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Palo Alto, Calif. She is survived by parents Lance and Jennifer, sister Sarah and grandparent Janet Anderson. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Leis welcome.
Mieko U. Nakamine
June 18, 2006
Mieko U. Nakamine, of Honolulu, a retired Aliiolani Elementary School teacher, died in Maunalani Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by brothers Hidematsu, Shigeru, Mitsuo "Mits" and Kazuo Uechi; and sisters Sumiko Irei, Fumiko Itokazu and Aiko Eckerd. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawaii Kai Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Tuesday.
June 23, 2006
Jacqueline "Jackie" Nemiroff, 73, of Kailua, an educator, died. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Morton; sons Alan, David and Lee; daughter Cheryl Vernon; and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Highway. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.
Bernice Kikuno Preda
June 9, 2006
Bernice Kikuno Preda, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Libby McNeil Libby supervisor, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Joyce Haunani Raappana
June 25, 2006
Joyce Haunani Raappana, 45, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Tyson Taylor; daughters Jesse and Season Nelson; parents Larry and Mary; brother Tom Arnold; sisters Donna Raappana, Marshia Bauman, Luci Giles, Betty Thompson, Leeann Sailors and Barbara Hawelu; and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Larry and Mary's residence, 12-4309 Ocean View Parkway, Pahoa.
Mary Soling Renio
June 9, 2006
Mary Soling Renio, 80, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son William, daughter Wilhelmina Sojot, brother Alexander Ponteras, sisters Christita Sison and Caridad Canecia, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Joel H. Seavey
May 29, 2006
Joel H. Seavey, 62, of Honolulu, a Pac/Rim Medical Supplies medical and dental products specialist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is survived by daughters Dawn Robison Naya and Shawn Correa, sister Jane, stepmother Madlyn and three grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.
Ellsworth Futoshi Seto
June 22, 2006
Ellsworth Futoshi Seto, 84, of Hilo, a retired First Hawaiian Bank vice president and Hilo branch manager and Occidental Life Insurance Co. underwriter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Carolyn H., sons Lester T. and Emmett K., sisters Mona Y. Byrne and Jane Nakano, and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
June 14, 2006
John "Pete" Siquig, 32, of Waipahu, a former Del Monte employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by fiancee Jacqueline Dameg; son John Jr.; daughters Melrose B., Jonalyn D. and Jonnelle D.; father Julian B.; brothers Reynaldo, Rodrigo, Ronald and Julian; and sisters Josephine Ulep, Jocelyn Rambaud, Judith Macasio, Ruby Moises and Rosalie Baldugo. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday and noon Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Sunday and 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Moo Yim Ho Ung
June 24, 2006
Moo Yim Ho Ung, 94, of Ewa Beach died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons John and Benny, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Buddhist services. Burial: noon at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
George Eizo Uyeda
June 17, 2006
George Eizo Uyeda, 90, of Honolulu, a retired First Hawaiian Bank branch manager, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doris S.; daughters Sue Yamamoto, Gwen Tani and Jill Kawasaki; sister Irma Nishizawa; and four grandchildren. Private services.
Sabrina Leigh Wilson
April 30, 2006
Sabrina Leigh Wilson, 49, of Denver died. She was born in Seguin, Texas. She is survived by mother DeEtta C., half sister Beth Ayn Rognmoe and grandparent Hope A. Services: 3 p.m. next Thursday at Punahou School Chapel. Donations suggested to Punahou School Scholarship fund or charity.
June 12, 2006
Kimiyo "Kimi" Yonemura, 96, of Honolulu, a retired pantry worker, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Ken M., daughter Jean H. Watanabe, nine grandchildren and 13 great-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.