Elliot Iofi Afoa
Sept. 3, 2006
Elliot Iofi "Al" Afoa, 62, of Kapolei, a Hawaiian Dredging heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Elliot and Lionel Afoa and Malcolm Chung; daughters Glenda Afoa, Dixie Aloese and Johanna Afoa-Peato; brothers Simanu, Paul and Stanley Afoa and Richard Kawaakoa; sisters Dixie Kalamau, Thelma Jeremiah, Lorraine Kaikala, Dolly Gayler, Aileen Sawyer and Pualani Kamai; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.
Sherwin Toshio Amimoto
Sept. 19, 2006
Sherwin Toshio Amimoto, 59, of California, formerly of Oahu, a senior project engineer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Linda Tesar, mother Yoshie, brothers Carey and Alan, and sisters June Kaichi and Joan and Sharon Amimoto. Services to be held on Oahu. For more information, call 808-595-2071.
Kuai Van Lo Chun
Sept. 13, 2006
Kuai Van Lo Chun, 79, of Honolulu died in Liliha Health Care Center. He was born in China. He is survived by son Sek Wing Chan; daughter Hing Yee Chan; brothers Gui Lan and Kwai Keung Law and Kwai Wah Lai; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
William Yutaka Hayashi
Sept. 18, 2006
William Yutaka Hayashi, 88, of Waipahu, a retired Makaha Valley Country Club superintendent and greens keeper and U.S. Army veteran, died in Aiea. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Diane C., son Randall Takemoto-Hamblin, daughters Valerie Rader and Junie Hayashi, and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Makaha Valley Country Club. Casual and aloha attire.
Dennis Yin Yu Hew
Sept. 10, 2006
Dennis Yin Yu Hew, 97, of Honolulu, a Bingham Market owner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jane, son Chauncey, daughter Shirley Petrak and sister Constance Pang. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ashford Allen Lopes
Sept. 16, 2006
Ashford Allen Lopes, 54, of Honolulu, a surfing instructor, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Karen Hegland; daughter Lea J. Alexander; mother Maryhood; brothers Frank III, Charles, Rodney, James and Michael Lopes and Raymond Uchino; sisters Lovey Lopes and Coral Baldomero; and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery. Scattering of ashes: 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Waikiki Beach, fronting Duke Kahanamoku Statue. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Sept. 8, 2006
Teruko Martin, 72, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband James; daughters Terry Bjerke and Sandra Badger; brother Hiroyuki Tanaka; sisters Ayako Kawahara, Ukie Yamada, Tsurue Tanaka and Kiyoko Tominga; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery.
Juliet Kiyono Nagashima
Sept. 18, 2006
Juliet Kiyono Nagashima, 84, of Wailuku, a jewelry saleswoman, died in Hale Makua. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Bill; daughter Susan Nakama; brothers Harry and Masuichi "Matoi" Matsuura; sisters Betty Tamori, Doris Miyahira, Rose Nishida and Violet Sakai; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
Thuong Thi Nguyen
Sept. 18, 2006
Thuong Thi Nguyen, also known as Dieu An, 89, of Honolulu died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Vietnam. She is survived by husband Bernard Bao Duong; sons Trong Quang Duong, Thanh Quang Duong, Son Quang Duong, Ha Quang Duong, Hieu Quang Duong and Hung Quang Duong; daughters Yen Thi and Le Thu Thi Duong, Le Nga Dewitz and Le Hong Ross; brother Than Van Nguyen; sister Kinh Thi Nguyen; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Buddhist services: 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Kuniko Yuzawa Nunes
Sept. 12, 2006
Kuniko Yuzawa Nunes, 86, of Waianae, a retired cook, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons James Jr. and John "Keone," three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Rissho Kosei Kai.
Sept. 8, 2006
Rose Ong, 90, of Honolulu, a retired bank clerk, died in Honolulu. She was born Sacramento, Calif. She is survived by sons Kenneth and Philip Chang; daughter Patricia Osaki; brothers Harvey, Freddie and Frankie Dong; sisters Susan Yee, Ella Fong and Laura Dong; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. Aloha attire.
Sept. 4, 2006
Yeiko Oshiro, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Hicks Homes carpenter, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Chiyoko, sons Harold M. and James S., daughter Ethel A. Miyasato, brother Eikichi "Charles," six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Sept. 1, 2006
Yoko Takata, 58, of Honolulu, a Cartier Inc. Hawaii sales associate, died. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by husband Theodore T., daughters Leslie Watanabe and Tracy Lee, mother Masako Imai, sister Sumiko Allegar and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Olivet Baptist Church. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Bolivar Colon Vasquez
Sept. 13, 2006
Bolivar Colon Vasquez, 76, of Union City, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Frazier and Johnson aeronautical parts welder and Moreau Catholic High School maintenance and groundskeeper in Hayward, Calif., died in Union City. He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is survived by stepsons Ernest, Steven, Dennis and Albert Riveira; daughters Elsie Smith, Evelyn Schiff, Olga Hayden, Sara Hoffman and Nancy Espinoza; stepdaughters Anita Valteau, Susan Spidle and Jeanne Sharp; brother Ismael Vasquez; 29 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.
Ernest Edwin Weeks
Sept. 20, 2006
Ernest Edwin Weeks, 74, of Kalihi, a Kam and Aloha Stadium swap meets musical instrument seller, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by nephews and nieces. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Henry Leionamokupuni Leong Wong
Sept. 14, 2006
Henry Leionamokupuni Leong "Heinie" Wong, 72, of Kaneohe, a U.S. Marine veteran and family business manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Julie-Bethe Valdez, Claudia Cockett and Odetta Wong; mother Colene; brothers Gordon and Ross Wong and Buddy and Leonard Gruber; sister Veronica Davis; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Kamehameha Schools Chapel. Call after noon. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
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.