July 27, 2006
Rikio Asato, 89, of Pearl City, a retired mason, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Haruko, daughters Irene N. Asato and Iris R. Asato-Kelsom, brothers Morihide and Morimizu Asato, and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ah Sheck Hokum
Aug. 22, 2006
Ah Sheck Hokum, 52, of Laie, a BYUH Housing Department maintenance supervisor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Aleisa, Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Yvonne; mother Suitofaga Valu; brothers Folima, Afani, McKay, Fischer and Randy; and sisters Falelua Chong Nee, Fogaa Tufuga and Tualoa Hokum. Services: noon Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Seventh Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Graveside services to follow at Laie Cemetery.
Aug. 25, 2006
George "Keo" Kahale, 68, of Waimanalo, a Keo's Laulaus owner and musician, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nani; sons Curtis, Gaylord and Guy; daughters Noelani Leong and Leihua Book; brother John; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Leis welcome.
Aug. 15, 2006
Tamotsu Kawate, 94, of Kaneohe, formerly of Kauai, a retired Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital building maintenance man, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Fujie, daughter Sheila Kawamoto, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Calvin Shigeo Nekonishi
Aug. 18, 2006
Calvin Shigeo Nekonishi, 70, of Kaneohe, a retired state civil engineer, died in St. Francis Hospice-Puiwa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Naomi F., son Ryan, daughter Joy Uyehara, brother Harold Y. and five grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
July 29, 2006
Rufina "Fely" Petersen, 75, of Hilo, formerly of Anchorage, Alaska, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Cebu, Philippines. She is survived by husband Peter Sr.; sons Jason and Peter Jr.; daughters Karen Marasigan, Susan Encabo and Joana Reinold; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.
Aug. 24, 2006
Asolelei Tuupo, 25, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by parents Malagamafaleupolu Alaivaa and Fetuao Tuupo; brothers Ioane Tuupo, Keresena Alaimaleata, James Matoka and Mataio and Mareko Meredith; sisters Elisapeta and Alofa Sisi Alaimaleata, Toaono Tuupo and Matile Savaiinaea; and caregivers Asolelei Tuupo and Poasa Savaiinaea. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to be held in Alofau, American Samoa.
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.