Engineer Hustace was Ward descendent
David Hustace / former isle resident
David Hustace, 75, formerly of Hawaii, died Nov. 25 in Austin, Texas.
He was a descendant of Curtis and Victoria Robinson Ward, whose historic Kakaako landholdings were developed into the Ward Centers retail and entertainment complex. The family company, Victoria Ward Ltd., was sold in 2002 for $250 million.
Hustace was retired as a civil engineer for the Texas state government. He was a graduate of the University of Texas. Born in Hawaii, he and other family members left the islands after Pearl Harbor was attacked and World War II began.
He is survived by wife Nancy, sons John A. and David A., and daughter Susan M., all of Texas. Also surviving are brothers Frank W. Jr. and Edward of Honolulu, Walter of Oklahoma and Cedric of Indiana.
Services were held in Austin.
Taeko Odagawa Abe
June 24, 2006
Taeko Odagawa Abe, 79, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Pauline Cook, brother Herbert and three grandchildren. Private services.
Ruth Keaha Victor Chandler
June 27, 2006
Ruth Keaha Victor Chandler, 62, of Kailua-Kona, formerly of Honolulu, died in Kailua-Kona. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Rochelle Lino, Robin and Keala; mother Elaine Victor; brothers Cal Thomas and Herman III, Wayne and Nathan Victor; sisters Jerriann Iboshi, Marilyn Wong, Gloria Denny, Susan Hashimoto and Sharon Miyasato; and two grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary printed Sunday.
Robert Naauao Cummings
July 11, 2006
Robert Naauao "Bobby" Cummings, 53, of Pearl City died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marlene G. "Sumbueno," daughters Mikiala L. and Nicole N., mother Lidwid, brother Edwin K. Jr., sister Leilani Kalua and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Rene Jose Galletti
June 18, 2006
Rene Jose Galletti, 79, of Honolulu, a musician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Switzerland. He is survived by wife Regina M., son Rene Jr. and a grandchild. Private services.
Mary M. Hanakahi
July 16, 2006
Mary M. "Topy" Hanakahi, 82, of Wahiawa died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Barrymore and Ryan, daughters Lavern Reyes and Lita Parrish, 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Suk Choo Hwang
July 16, 2006
Suk Choo Hwang, 81, of Honolulu, a retired elementary school teacher in Korea, died at home. She was born in Won San, Korea. She is survived by sons Hee Nam, Hee Joon and Peter Hee Bung; daughters Hee Soon Federico and Hee Choon and Jennie K. Hwang; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Rey Christopher Jantoc
July 7, 2006
Rey Christopher "Bonjing" Jantoc, 49, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Bernaldo and Miranda Duarte, brother Bernaldo Duarte Jr. and sisters Darleen and Destiny Duarte, Doreen Kahakauwila, Dovelyn Rapoza and Diann Paio. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.
Anita Dolores Kirby
July 19, 2006
Anita Dolores Kirby, 79, of Honolulu, a radio and television copywriter, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughter Kathleen U. and sister Eleanor T. Shannon. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1228 Pensacola St., Honolulu.
July 4, 2006
Peter "Pete" Lessary, 62, of Mililani died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Lahoma; daughter Toni; stepdaughter Tracy Ann Maafala; brothers Joseph, Patrick, John and James; sisters Esther and Margaret; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.
Lindrado Bumanglag Matias
July 16, 2006
Lindrado Bumanglag Matias, 52, of Kihei, Maui, a landscaper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Darlina; mother Catalina; sons Leamar and Jason; daughters Dina Bagorio, Jocelyn Ulep and Jessica, Marie A. and Maylien Matias; brother Benjamin; sisters Violet Domingo, Felicidad Bernadino and Ermenia Balalio; and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.
Rodney S. Mendes
July 11, 2006
Rodney S. Mendes, 52, of Murrieta, Calif., a California Department of Food and Agriculture entomologist, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Christopher, daughter Stephanie, mother Bernice and sister Melvie Chang. Private services.
Peter Pekelo Mikaele Jr.
July 11, 2006
Peter Pekelo Mikaele Jr., 79, of Nanakuli died at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by sons George S.K. and Garrick, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.
July 16, 2006
Moses Naehu, 75, of Honolulu died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Wanda; son Scott; daughters Suzanne Ing, Sheila Brubakes and Sharon Rivera; a hanai child; mother Margaret; two brothers; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Graveside services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
July 20, 2006
Tatsuo Nakashima, 88, of Kailua, a Naka's Shell Service owner, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by brothers Scotty, Robert and Mitchell; and sisters Agnes Hamada, Edith Urata, Charlotte Uyehara and Caroline Hiraoka. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services and burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No monetary offerings. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.
Terri Ann T. Nishiguchi
July 12, 2006
Terri Ann T. Nishiguchi, 49, of Honolulu, a Chart Rehab physical therapist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Violet, brother Patrick and sisters Harriet Nishiguchi, Georgia Hannah, Winifred Nakama, Kathleen Morrow, Wanda Rhoads and Lora Hingston. Private services.
July 18, 2006
Masao Oshiro, 92, of Hilo, a retired U.S. Postal Services mail carrier, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Howard and Lester; daughter Carol Stevenson; brother Lyndon S.; sisters Laura H. Nakasone, Merle K. Tokeshi and Kazuko Nohara; and two grandchildren. Private services.
Rosila Bancaco Ramos
July 17, 2006
Rosila Bancaco "Mama Rose" Ramos, 88, of Lahaina, a Da'Rose Mall owner in Honokowai, Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Elmor "Mo"; daughters Emma Shipe, Ester Lounsbury, Erlinda Kosaka and Evelyn "Evy" Wyrostek; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Thursday at Lahaina Seventh-day Adventist Church. Call after 6:30 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Friday at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Aloha attire.
Jannatt Hisayo Tarumoto-Kawata
July 14, 2006
Jannatt Hisayo Tarumoto-Kawata, 72, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Transportation secretary, died. She is survived by husband James I. Kawata, daughters Peggy M. Hoefer and Susan M. Chung, and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Manoa Valley Church, 2728 Huapala St. Call after 5 p.m. 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.