Patrick Edrian Apo
Oct. 2, 2006
Patrick Edrian Apo, 76, of Hoolehua, Molokai, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Kitty, sons Timmy Wong and Keif, daughter Edrian Apo-Poepoe, brother Jesse, sisters Sara Iaea and Bernice Tam, and two grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. next Saturday at St. Sophia Church in Kaunakakai, Molokai. Call after 8 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date.
Richard Lee Breton
Sept. 30, 2006
Richard Lee Breton, 61, of Honolulu, a retired building manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Jackson, Mich. He is survived by wife Imsoon Shin and stepson Suk Hong. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Charles M. Busby
Sept. 28, 2006
Charles M. Busby, 72, of Hoolehua, Molokai, a civil engineer, land surveyor and Kalaupapa National Park employee, died in Kamiloloa, Molokai. He was born in Pasadena, Calif. He is survived by children Kenneth, Kalae, Nanilei, Kaohele, Hauoli and Paiea, Luana Neff and Hokunani Roback; brothers Harry and Kenneth; sister Ann; and 12 grandchildren. Services held.
Oct. 1, 2006
Tevita Emeli, also known as Tevita Mafi, 71, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by sons Tonolo, Moana, Kati and Kapu Mafi; daughters Mele, Solopani and Poini Mafi; and many grandchildren. Visitation: 6-10 p.m. tomorrow at Hilo United Methodist Church. Burial to be held in Tonga at a later date.
Sept. 6, 2006
Martin Estocado, 79, of Hilo, a retired U.S. Army veteran and Hawaii Laborers Union laborer, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Waiakea Mill Camp in Hilo. He is survived by hanai sons Danny Estocado and Harley and James Ferreira Jr.; hanai daughters Diana Arruda and Shantey Arruda- Ferreira; brothers Richard and Pablo; and sisters Rose E. Arruda, Frances Liborio and Maxine Correa. Graveside committal services: 10 a.m. today at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
Lavern Stovall Hall
Aug. 10, 2006
Lavern Stovall Hall, 70, of Honolulu, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Little Rock, Ark. He is survived by daughters Elsie, Laverne Renrick and Jennie Armstrong, and five grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.
Elaine Kisae Higa
Oct. 1, 2006
Elaine Kisae Higa, 81, of Kaneohe, a retired state executive secretary, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Sadao, son Steven K., daughters Barbara-Ann L. Nishiwa and Debra-Sue M., sister Fumiko Kaibara and four grandchildren. Private services.
Sept. 25, 2006
Minoru Ishii, 74, of Pearl City died at home. He was born in Waimanalo. He is survived by son Daryl, daughter Lori Hadley and five grandchildren. Private services.
John Koerte Sr.
Oct. 1, 2006
John Koerte Sr., 81, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired Lihue Plantation Co. machinist, died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Violet C.; sons John Jr., Michael, Gerard and Anthony; daughters Bernadine Martins and Regina Ikehara; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.
David Hall Laughlin
Oct. 1, 2006
David Hall "Dave" Laughlin, 94, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a businessman, builder, farmer and U.S. Navy seaman signalman specialist, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Montana. He is survived by wife Linda, two stepsons, daughter Pantin and a stepdaughter. Scattering of ashes to be held at sea.
Leighton S.C. Louis
Sept. 27, 2006
Leighton S.C. Louis, 87, of Hawaii, a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, state planning director under Mayor Neal Blaisdell and businessman, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Molly, sons Stanley, Richard and James; brother Owen Loui; sisters Mildred and Lucille; and four grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private committal services. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Palolo Chinese Home or University of Hawaii Foundation for College of Engineering.
Beatrice Hannah Mello
Oct. 4, 2006
Beatrice Hannah Mello, 85, of Pearl City, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel telephone operator, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Geraldine Kameoka and Elizabeth, brother Jason Park, sisters Ada Lim and Alice Chung, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.
Sept. 26, 2006
Shizue Morito, 97, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by three nieces. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Eugenia Lokalia Robins Meyer Sasada
Sept. 28, 2006
Eugenia Lokalia Robins Meyer Sasada, 63, of Kalae, Molokai, died in Kaunakakai. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by sons Mark Leal, David, Ronald and Leif; hanai children Harry Arce, Ann Suzuki-Hough, Conrad Kaai, and Frank, Terri, Francone and Murphy Kaahanui and Kenneth and Frank Takase; 28 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 20 and 10-noon Oct. 21 at Hoolehua Congregational Church in Hoolehua. Burial to follow at Meyer Cemetery in Kalae, Molokai.
Sept. 15, 2006
Kenichi Shibata, 82, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Transportation Highways Division civil engineer, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janet S., daughter Koren K. Dreher, brothers James S. and Paul K., two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society, Hawaii Pacific Headquarters, 2370 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817.
Ellen Dorothy Smith
Sept. 22, 2006
Ellen Dorothy Smith, 90, of Maui; Lodi, Calif.; and Pohai Nani Retirement Community, a pharmacist and travel agent, died in Kaneohe. She was born in California. She is survived by nephew Jerry Allred. No services. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.
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.