Rufo Adolfo Abigania
Aug. 21, 2006
Rufo Adolfo Abigania, 79, of Lihue, a McBryde Sugar Co. supervisor, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Mary M.; mother Eufemia A.; sister Leonora Alicante; children Cynthia Dela Cruz, Christine Mabini, Alice Deloatch and Brenda Zerba and Louis, Michael, Nancy, Vicky, Robert, Richard, Glenn and Reynold Abigania; 29 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa, Kauai. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services and burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
Aug. 19, 2006
Sydney Adelson, 91, of Hono-lulu, a Sydney Design co-founder, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She is survived by son David L., daughter Ruth Bailey and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Temple Emanu-El. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Heart Association.
Erika Cecelia Barido
Aug. 17, 2006
Erika Cecelia Barido, 75, of Wahiawa, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Germany. She is survived by sons Ronny and Randy, daughters Tammy Barido and Terry Alama, and 13 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.
Margaret Louise Leinaala Whittington Carmichael
Aug. 16, 2006
Margaret Louise Leinaala Whittington "Maggie" Carmichael, 90, of Hilo, a retired Ernest B. DeSilva Elementary School teacher, died in Hilo Medical Center. She also was a member of the Hilo Yacht Club, Hale O Na Alii, Kamehameha School Alumni Association, Piihonua Kumiai and University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans Booster Club. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by son Curtis, daughter Sidney Jo-Ann Strange, brother Arthur Whittington, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Private committal services to be held at a later date. Aloha attire.
Hisame Fujimoto Chun
Aug. 12, 2006
Hisame Fujimoto Chun, 79, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired Kaumakani Elementary School teacher and Department of Education employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by son Kevin K.; daughter Lisa M. Nakamoto; brothers Dr. Royce Sr., Kazuo and Fusao Fujimoto; and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Call after 9:30 a.m. Private inurnment to be held at a later date. Casual attire.
Herbert Smith Coleman
Aug. 14, 2006
Herbert Smith Coleman, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Navy Transportation Department employee, died in Hiolani Care Center in Kahala Nui. He was born in Hingham, Mass. He is survived by wife Hitoe "Jane," son William, daughters Ann Theisner and Christine Knight, brother Justin and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Gladys Chow Cunningham
Aug. 20, 2006
Gladys Chow Cunningham, 84, of Hilo, a former Palace Theater usher in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Michael O.; sons Eugene, Michael, Christopher and Scott; brothers Yuen C., Yuen P. and Chester Chow; and four grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 47 Kapiolani St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Joseph Kalilikane Ferreira Jr.
Aug. 17, 2006
Joseph Kalilikane "Braddah" Ferreira Jr., 25, of Hawaiian Beaches, Pahoa, Hawaii, a fence installer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Tara Nasario; son Keoni Nasario- Ferreira; daughter Alysha Nasario-Ferreira; parents John Flores Sr. and Phylis Ferreira; brothers Johnathan and John Flores Jr.; and sisters Joelynn and Caroline Ferreira, Shirley Johnson, Paulette Puu and Johnalyn Paulino. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
Aug. 20, 2006
Bella Flusberg, 95, of Ewa Beach, a retired seamstress, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. She is survived by son David M. Gutfeld, daughter Lila G. Rattner and three grandchildren. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. today at Mililani Memorial Park.
Melvin Sik Lun Lee
Aug. 21, 2006
Melvin Sik Lun Lee, 68, of Honolulu, a Hawaii Air Guard veteran, entrepreneur and real estate developer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife H. Yong; children Robert, Dean, Michele, Scott and Melissa Lee and Malia Siu; brother and sisters Hung Yung, Doris, Arthur, Larry, Thelma and Calvin Lee, Jennie Chow, Gladys Meier and Betty Chang; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's, 148 Makakawo St. Call after 3 p.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.
George Dung Loy Mau
Aug. 7, 2006
George Dung Loy Mau, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Army Reserve colonel, Pacific Army Reserve School commandant and retired state Department of Education deputy superintendent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Stephen and Dr. Ronald; daughters Georgina Yuen and Frances Hee; brothers William, Walter and Francis; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Charles Gerhard Meyer
Aug. 11, 2006
Charles Gerhard Meyer, 67, of Kihei, Maui, a retired Ford Motor Co. finance manager, died at home. He was born in Chicago. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Maui Coastal Land Trust Land at Old Waihee Diary, from Wailuku Kahekili Highway to Waihee at ballfield, turn right towards golf course-Halewaiu Road. Follow signs at the bottom of the hill.
Carmen Mary Miranda
Aug. 12, 2006
Carmen Mary "Tita" Miranda, 76, of Kailua, a retired Young's Laundry employee, died in Kailua. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Victor C., Reginald K. Jr., Valentino Sr. and Antonio; daughter Carmelita; brother Rogelio Castillo; sister Estrelita Cabasug; companion Benancio Antoque; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 South Kukui St. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.
Juanita Leilani Kaaihue Mahuka Williams Oliveros
Aug. 3, 2006
Juanita Leilani Kaaihue Mahuka Williams "Nita" Oliveros, 69, of Ewa Beach, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Donald and Domingo Jr., daughter Katherine and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual and aloha attire.
Michelle D. Puaa
Aug. 14, 2006
Michelle D. Puaa, 43, of Kaunakakai, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Oklahoma. She is survived by husband Morgan, daughters Kehaulani and Jessica, mother Mary Butler, brothers John and Michael McCord, sister Jennifer Larson and two grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Sophia Church.
Wayne Toshio Sasada
Aug. 20, 2006
Wayne Toshio Sasada, 66, of Kailua-Kona, a Kona Reef Condominiums maintenance man and Marine Corps veteran, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Olivia; sons Robert Abril and Dwayne Sasada; daughters Allison Loando, Donna Estabilio and Nora and Kristy Sasada; brother Stanley; sisters Eva Dull and Iris Matsuda; and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Aug. 13, 2006
Ichiro Suzuki, 85, of Honolulu, an Army veteran and member of Company I, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Bella Nagatoshi. Services: 2 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
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.