Rosemarie T. Abayon
Aug. 10, 2006
Rosemarie T. "Aunty Rose" Abayon, 63, of Honolulu, a Kalihi Waena and McKinley High School special-education teacher's aide, died at home. She was born in Fort Defiance, Ariz. She is survived by sons Conrad and Damon; daughters Leilani Ryann and Alexandra Jennings; brothers Edward Tsosie and Ruben and Daniel Jumbo; sisters Louise Quarceto, Rosita Hayes, Rita Nagle and Michelle and Roberta Jumbo; and three grandchildren. Celebration of life 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Elks Club in Waikiki, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Aloha attire.
Aurora Caceres Agnir
Aug. 9, 2006
Aurora Caceres Agnir, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel housekeeper, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Elfran, Edwin, Mario, Antonio, Eduardo and Carlos Galdones; daughters Juliet Mina, Virginia Malla, Angelita Punzalan, Leticia Sapin and Fatima Naguiat; 29 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
Ernest Alferes Jr.
Aug. 9, 2006
Ernest Alferes Jr., also known as "Ernie" and "Junior," 49, of Waipahu died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Portia, brothers Earl and Eric, hanai brother Frank L. Hong, sister Arlene C. and grandparent Evelyn Kaai. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
Tokiyo H. Arita
Aug. 13, 2006
Tokiyo H. Arita, 85, of Lihue, a retired Kauai Stores receiving clerk, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Yoichi; son Wayne; daughter Judy Yoshida; brother Dr. Richard Haruki; sisters Yoshie Kodama, Julia Suzuki and Sumie Haruki; and four grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.
Gene R. Balbach
Aug. 9, 2006
Gene R. Balbach, 55, of Kaneohe, a photographer and Sara-Graphices owner, died in Honolulu. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Julie and brothers Gary, Gordon and Glen. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.
Kenneth Fook Loy Chung
Aug. 7, 2006
Kenneth Fook Loy Chung, 74, of Mililani, a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant and Schofield Barracks refrigeration and air condition mechanic, died in Mililani. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by son Patrick; daughter Patricia Oshiro; brothers and sisters Loretta and Anthony Chung and Barbara Romero; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire.
Harmony Taka De Coite
Aug. 11, 2006
Harmony Taka De Coite, also known as "A Beautiful Blend of Honor," infant daughter of Cory and Megan De Coite, of Ahualoa, Hawaii, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is also survived by brothers Sabastian and Moses, sister Taesha and numerous grandparents and great-grandparents. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire.
Shauna Mae Farino
Aug. 13, 2006
Shauna Mae Farino, 42, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a housekeeping services company co-proprietress, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Walter F. Smith, sons Frank and Michael, daughter Kristina and father Lewellyn Kamanu. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.
Pastora Tangonan Felix
Aug. 6, 2006
Pastora Tangonan Felix, 92, of Waipahu died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Eugenio; son Wilfred "Bill" Tangonan; daughters Felicidad T. Yoro, Felomina Saquilon-Bautista, Marie T. Vogan, Rosaline T. Vanderford and Flora T. Roache; sister Emily Taclan and Lydia Sambrano; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 12:10 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Aug. 14, 2006
Theofila Ilagan, 85, of Pearl City died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ambrosio Jr., Angel, Apolinario and Alvin; daughter Ana Gan; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial: 8:30 a.m. today at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Aug. 2, 2006
Yuriko Ishikawa, 70, of Mililani died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born on Maui. She is survived by son Derek, daughter Lynne Shon, brothers Norman and Larry Sato, sisters Peggy Wakumoto and Yukino Isobe, and five grandchildren. Private services.
Sister Grace Louise Komine
Aug. 12, 2006
Sister Grace Louise Komine, 74, of Honolulu, a Franciscan nun with St. Francis Hawaii Region, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by mother Louise B. Miura; brothers Robert, Raymond and Ronald Sr.; and stepsister Lillian M. Wakabayashi. Mass: 5 p.m. today at St. Francis Convent, 2715 Pamoa Road. Call after 3 p.m. Burial: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Cemetery. No flowers. Donations suggested to Sisters of St. Francis Retirement Fund, 2715 Pamoa Road, Honolulu 96822; St. Francis-East Hospice, c/o St. Francis Foundation, 2228 Liliha St. Room 205, Honolulu 96817; or St. Francis School Scholarship Fund, 2715 Pamoa Road, Honolulu 96822. Incorrect information was given in an obituary published yesterday.
Tuck Ming Lee
Aug. 4, 2006
Tuck Ming Lee, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired house painter, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Mitsuko; sons Duane, Anson and Darrell; sisters Yock S. Wong and Yock P. Au; and a grandchild. Private services.
Rex Edward Livingston
Aug. 9, 2006
Rex Edward Livingston, 64, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired construction industry superintendent project manager, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Anita; sons Dale, Francis and Rex; daughter Stacy McGurn; brother Francis; sisters Miriam Kunihiro, Dorothy Quintua and Alice Barona; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. today at Waimea County Cemetery.
Joyce Burton Luuloa
Aug. 4, 2006
Joyce Burton Luuloa, 73, of Honolulu, an airport cashier, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Emmett, Idaho. She is survived by son Tomie. Private services.
Lucius Motta Neves
Aug. 8, 2006
Lucius Motta Neves, 88, of Honolulu, a retired accountant, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mabel, sons Louis and Patrick, daughter Mary Kobayashi, sister Irma Dizard, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers.
Arthur Kiyoshi Noguchi
Aug. 1, 2006
Arthur Kiyoshi "Nuggie" Noguchi, 82, of Kaneohe, a fisherman and retired state Honolulu Fire Department fire captain, died in Kailua. He also was a Hawaii Kai Yacht Club, Hawaii Yacht Club, Oahu Big Game Trollers and Keehi Fishing Club member. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen "Lehua," son Sam "Kimo," daughters Nadine "Queenie" Goo and Arvilla "Alec" Young, sister Margaret Harada, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Robert Conrad Schuman
Aug. 15, 2006
Robert Conrad Schuman, 83, of Honolulu, formerly of Lahaina, an artist, educator and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Baldwin, N.Y. He is survived by wife Katherine; children Kathi, Anne, Rosemarie, Ipo and Paul; brother Vincent; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. today at Arcadia Retirement Residence in Honolulu. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Contemporary Museum of Honolulu.
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.