Brian Jon Ferguson
Aug. 11, 2006
Brian Jon Ferguson, 44, of Lahaina, a Snorkle Bob's sales manager, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in California. He is survived by his parents Clifford C. and Georgann J., and brother Scott. A celebration of life and scattering of ashes will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Napili Bay. Family requests loose flowers and leis.
Judith Denise Gilmore-Abalo
Aug. 14, 2006
Judith Denise Gilmore-Abalo, 68, of Pearl City, a florist, automobile sales representative and an Army Navy civilian employee, died in Aiea. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Carlos; sons Earl, Timothy and Terrence Gilmore; daughter Jaqueline Ryan; brother William O'Brian Jr.; sister Joyce Straley; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services to be held at a later date in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and in Tucson, Ariz.
Aug. 2, 2006
Kaya Hamada, 98, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Naalehu. She was a member of Kyodan and Fujinkai of the Higashi Honwanji Mission, Garden Club and Bonsai Club. She is survived by son Edwin, daughters Kathleen Yanaga and June Cole, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 2 p.m. No flowers. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Thursday.
Shirley A. Hirai
Aug. 5, 2006
Shirley A. Hirai, 78, of Honolulu died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is survived by son Jerry; daughters Jody and Dawn Hirai and Barbara Tarumoto; brother James Lam; sisters Mary Pearce, Lillian Patterson and Pearl Dong; and two grandchildren. Private services.
Aug. 9, 2006
Yasunobu Hokama, 78, of Waianae, a retired tax accountant, died. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Patricia Runyan; daughters Vyvyan Tachikawa, Susan Conner, Renee Hokama, Anne Chamness and Markie Hokama-Runyan; and two grandchildren. Memorial Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Episcopal Church, 45-4435 Aumoku St., Kaneohe. Call after 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Nemesio Icalla Ines
Aug. 15, 2006
Nemesio Icalla Ines, 79, of Waipahu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by sons Isidro and Jaime; daughters Elvie Yabes, Violy Cadiente and Mina Cacal; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St. Call after 6 p.m. Burial at a later date in the Philippines.
Randall T. Inoshita
Aug. 11, 2006
Randall T. Inoshita, 55, of Lihue died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Lorene N.; daughter Tyne R.; brothers Michael, Mark and Troy Inoshita and Greg Hiraoka; and two grandchildren. Private services.
Candace M. L. Ishikawa
Aug. 9, 2006
Candace M. L. Ishikawa, 58, of Aiea, a Department of Education substitute teacher, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Raymond K., son Jon S., daughters Cassie M. and Jacki F., sisters Howena Reinker and Denise Noyle, and one granddaughter. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
July 30, 2006
Kiyoko "Kay" Kobayakawa, 90, of Hilo, a retired housekeeper, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by son Wendell G., brother Ricky Ogata, sisters Sumie Umeda and Florence Heacock, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Mark Wang Koi Kwok
Aug. 6, 2006
Mark Wang Koi Kwok, 56, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Katie, son Joshua, stepdaughter Athena Ching and brothers Wing Kau and Wing Chow. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, Taoist services. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Freida Gay McCormick
Aug. 15, 2006
Freida Gay McCormick, 86, of Keaau, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Mountain View, Hawaii. She was born in Clendenin, W.Va.. She is survived by son Roy Jr., daughter Barbara Johnson, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo in memory of Mrs. Freida Gay McCormick.
Sarah Kahikina Teixeira
Aug. 10, 2006
Sarah Kahikina Teixeira, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education kupuna, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Aiea. She was also a member of the Hale O Na'alii, AARP, the Third Order of Mary, Our Lady of Perpetual Help choir, CCD teacher, a member of the Outreach Program, the Society of St. Vincent DePaul and was regarded as a manaleo for her perpetuation of the Hawaiian language. She is survived by son Edward T.; daughters Adeline T. Brash, Mary T. Ng and Sally T. Ishikawa; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Prayer services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at the Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4469 Malia St., Honolulu. Call after 9:30 a.m. Graveside services to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, 2939 East Manoa Road, Honolulu 96822; and Alzheimer's Association, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu 96814; or other charities.
Nestor Esmeno Pascual Valdez
Aug. 8, 2006
Nestor Esmeno Pascual Valdez, 53, of Honolulu died in Center for Aging. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Allen; daughter Kuuipo; stepmother Menchi; brothers Ross, Chris-Jun and Cyril; and sisters Ofie and Lily Valdez, Hortencia Camat and Lorna Amphonrojnanan. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Thursday.
Franklin Chuichi Wakakuwa
Aug. 9, 2006
Franklin Chuichi Wakakuwa, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Transit Services supervisor, died. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Frank, daughters Lynn Clarke and Francine Yokoi, brother Stanley, sisters Flo and Edith, eight grandchildren and three 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.