Joyce Marie Acol
Aug. 7, 2006
Joyce Marie Acol, 50, of Hilo, a former Memorial Mortuary secretary and Catholic Charities office worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by companion Salomon Diaz, father Cansio, stepmother Shirley, mother Juana Roy, brothers Patrick and Jeffrey, stepbrothers Steven and Eddie Macomber, and stepsister Cheryl Kaahanui. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Luncheon to follow at church hall. Casual attire.
Margaret May Ah Sing
Aug. 7, 2006
Margaret May "Margie" Ah Sing, 78, of Hawaii died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Derrick, daughters Paulette Singson and Claudia Lawrence, brother Charles Young, sister Gertrude De Coito, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, 47 Kapiolani St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire.
Orlando Roland Almarza Sr.
Aug. 6, 2006
Orlando Roland "Tubby" Almarza Sr., 69, of Hilo, a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administrative Association cooperative manager and Almarza Photography owner, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlotte; sons Orlando Jr., Darryl, Brian and Patrick; daughters Diana "Maz" Almarza and Jennifer Almarza-Naipo; brothers Bernard and Marius; sister Amelia Fleming; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.
Kenneth Earl Baker
July 4, 2006
Kenneth Earl Baker, 80, of Pearl City died at home. He was born in Brewer, Maine. He is survived by wife Mildred M., daughter Gail Murabayashi, brother John Connick and a grandchild. Private services.
Aug. 10, 2006
Jeanne Blum, 100, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died in Hualalai, Hawaii. She was born in Orel, Russia. She is survived by sons Dr. Robert and Dr. Barry, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services held in California. Donations suggested to Kona Beth Shalom Children's Education Program, c/o Barry Blum, M.D., 79-654O-H Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, HI 96750.
Hevin Roxanne Leigh Fuke
July 11, 2006
Hevin Roxanne Leigh Fuke, 49, of Waianae died. She was born in South Carolina. She is survived by sons Angel and McKinzey Delosantos, parents Al and Elizabeth Woods, sister Elaine Hawkins and one grandchild. Private services.
July 30, 2006
Toki Hamano, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Wailua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Masaru, sons John and Bert, brother Kenji Ito, sister Lillian Ito, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Colbert A. Hiura
Aug. 10, 2006
Colbert A. Hiura, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Pioneer Electric Co. Inc. owner, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Marjorie; children Laraine, Brian and Craig Hong; brother Paul; sisters Katherine Silva and Barbara Fukuchi; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Dialysis Center, St. Francis Healthcare Foundation, 2228 Liliha St. Suite 205, Honolulu, HI 96817.
Harry Hau'i Kanamu Jr.
Aug. 5, 2006
Harry Hau'i Kanamu Jr., 65, of Wailuku, a retired state elevator inspector, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by wife Jackie; sons J Royal and Jason; daughters Danni Kanamu and Deanne Ranis; brother Elroy; sisters La Verne "Angel" Phillip, Nylene Lancaster and Laura Hiu; and nine grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 8 a.m. Aloha attire.
Nancy Sumiko Kikkawa
Aug. 2, 2006
Nancy Sumiko Kikkawa, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii loan officer, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ralph M.; daughters Valerie N.; brothers Henry M. Jr. and Mason K. Hasegawa; sisters Dorothy S. Naguwa, Cheryl T. Kurashige and Iris F. Awa; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Henry Yet Fai Lum
July 27, 2006
Henry Yet Fai Lum, 88, of Honolulu, a retired pharmacist, died in Maunalani Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Laura, sons Dr. Landis and Leighton, daughters Linette Silsbee and Luanne, sister Daisy Kurashige and two grandchildren. Private services.
Teodora Gantala Malvar
July 26, 2006
Teodora Gantala Malvar, 84, of Kapolei, a former Rainbow Casuals and Tori Richard employee, died in Kapolei. She was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Clemente, daughter Herenia Zuniga, brother Cristino Gantala, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Philomena's Catholic Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Leslie M. Mau
Aug. 10, 2006
Leslie M. Mau, 71, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Medical Center. He is survived by wife Cynthia, brother Richard and sister Joan Lee. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 am. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Leonahenahe Ku'uipolani Yoshimoto Olita
Aug. 8, 2006
Leonahenahe Ku'uipolani Yoshimoto Olita, 31, of Pearl City, a Hawaii Aloha Travel agent, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Aberdeen, Md. She is survived by fiance Richard Snyder; sons Christian 'Imiloa, Chasen M. Olita and Chaz A.K. Snyder; daughter Chelsea K.; parents Gerald N. and Barbara-Jean A. Yoshimoto; sisters Hope Hi'ilani Foye and Crystalyn U. and Jasmine K. Yoshimoto; and grandparents Thomas and Hazel Yoshimoto and Janet Hee. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.
Marian Teresa Salfen
Aug. 6, 2006
Marian Teresa "Girlie" Salfen, also known as Kahuikane Keola, 84, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert and Jody, daughter Mona Lowitz, sister Victoria Graham and five grandchildren. No services.
William Kaneakala Sproat
Aug. 5, 2006
William Kaneakala "Bill" Sproat, 103, of North Kohala, Hawaii, a retired Kohala Ditch Co. supervisor and Polynesian Cultural Center Hawaiian chief, died in Kohala Hospital. He was born in Mahiki, Waimea, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Eldon "Buzzy" and Clyde "Kindy," daughter Beatrice Ayoso, brother Manual, 31 grandchildren, 97 great-grandchildren and 53 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kohala Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire.
Patrick Young Yeat Tam
July 29, 2006
Patrick Young Yeat Tam, 84, of Pearl City, a retired United Cold Storage meat cutter, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Hanalei, Kauai. He is survived by wife Rose; sons Milton, Calford, Rayner and Dwain; daughters Eraina "Tammy" Watanabe and Wanda Nakamura; brothers Douglas and Robert; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Ruperta Damo Tomas
Aug. 1, 2006
Ruperta Damo Tomas, 89, of Waialua died at home. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Flordelino, Elpidio and Alberto; sister Maria Baguio; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
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.