Sept. 20, 2006
Kawai Cockett, 67, of Honolulu, an entertainer and recording artist, died in Aloha Rehabilitation Nursing Home. He was born in Pukoo, Molokai. He is survived by wife Kamala; son Haaheo; brothers Francis, Andrew and Manly Anderson, and Melvin Mahuiki; hanai brothers Samson and Hosea Mahuiki; sisters Dorcas Reyes and Carrie Mitchell; and hanai sisters Elizabeth "Kapeka" Chandler, Marie Inouye and Luka Mahuiki. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Church, 1124 7th Ave., Kaimuki. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: noon at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Sept. 21, 2006
Asao Furutani, 90, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired former Olaa Auto Body Shop owner, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Sueko; sons Gordon, Arnold, Reid and Sheldon; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Ethel Soon Young Kim Hong
Sept. 24, 2006
Ethel Soon Young Kim Hong, 82, of Mililani, a retired state Department of Transportation drafting tech, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Paul S.H.; son Barrett P. Hong; daughters Noelani "Brenda" Hong, Paula A. Yoshimura and Deborah G. Kim; brother Jeffrey Kim; sisters Julia Hahn and Soon Y. Nakatsu; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Committal services: 3 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.
Sept. 25, 2006
Koichi Kurahashi, 89, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. government Pearl Harbor Public Works Center carpenter and member of 1399th Engineers Battalion, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in South Kohala, Big Island. He is survived by wife Momoye, daughter Sandra A. Kawamura and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Patrick T. Lai
Sept. 6, 2006
Patrick T. Lai, 79, of Honolulu, a retired physician, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carole; son Michael; daughters Laurie L. Walsh, Lisa L. Selman, Mary L. Hammond, Leslie Ann Lai, Sharon M.L. Freitas and Karen E. Kimball; brother Leonard; and 10 grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Road.
Jesshael Marie K. Romena-Dumlao
Sept. 14, 2006
Jesshael Marie K. Romena-Dumlao, infant daughter of Mychael J. Dumlao and Jessica Romena, of Aiea, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is also survived by grandparents Jose and Maryvic Dumlao, and Richard Romena and Marites Dureg; and great-grandparents Artemio and Leonita Miguel, Jose and Milagros Dumlao, and Dolores Dureg. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Lillian Kato Teshima
Sept. 26, 2006
Lillian Kato Teshima, 78, of Eleele, Kauai, a Wilcox Memorial Hospital registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Lawai, Kauai. She is survived by husband Masaki, son Melvin K., brother James T. Kato and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Hanapepe Hongwanji. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Demetria Laciste Vallesteros
Aug. 29, 2006
Demetria Laciste "Terry" Vallesteros, 87, of Ewa Beach, died in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Romeo; daughters Victoria Velasco, Nieves Vargas, Clarita "Lynn" Gambalan and Lorna Ramos; 28 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual 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.