Marcelina R. Alejandro
Nov. 3, 2006
Marcelina R. Alejandro, 83, of Kaneohe, died at home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Clemente and Vergilio Roldan and Fernando; daughters Mary Roldan, Alice M. Mateo and Florence Tuliao; 36 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Frank William Baker
Oct. 27, 2006
Frank William Baker, 85, of Honolulu, formerly of Chula Vista, Calif., a retired Navy chief, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Henderson, N.C. He is survived by sons Jay and Jeffrey, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Libbielee Kaleialoha Baker
Oct. 30, 2006
Libbielee Kaleialoha Baker, 56, of Kapolei, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Eddie; daughters Pearl Salas, Kellyanne and Terena; brothers Meyer, Arthur and Leighton Kaio; sister Maxine Nataniela; and 12 grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Call after 10 a.m. Graveside services: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Pio Lozano Castillo
Oct. 31, 2006
Pio Lozano Castillo, 90, of Ewa Beach, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Caba, La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by sons Rodolfo, Rogelio and Romulo Castillo and Fernando Victorino; daughters Judy Hilario, Violeta De Guzman and Emma Supnet; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.
Dorothy Mele Cope
Oct. 15, 2006
Dorothy Mele Cope, 86, of Makaha, a homemaker, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Pukoo, Molokai. She is survived by son George Jr.; daughters Yvonne Place, Georgie Ann "Lani" Aki, Ernestine, Dorothy Vierra and Eyutana Gomez; brothers George, Daimien, Buster, Rhinehardt and Milton Place; sisters Hazel Kaakimaka, Rhoda Chong Kee, Karen Joao and Toochie Kalipi; 24 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Pokai Bay Beach Park. Inurnment: Nov. 18 at Lady of Sorrows graveyard on Molokai.
Ruth Clarke Funkhouser
Nov. 2, 2006
Ruth Clarke Funkhouser, 90, of Charles Town, W.Va., an O'Sullivan Farms LLC senior partner in West Virginia, died in Ranson, W.Va. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Robert J. and Raymond J., Ann F. Strite-Kurz and Pamela F. Day; sister Mariajane C. Mee; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services to be held in West Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Zion Episcopal Church, 221 East Washington St., Charles Town, WV 25414; or the Charles Town Race Track Chaplaincy of America, P.O. Box 1377, Charles Town, WV 25414.
Bobby Joseph Gouveia
Oct. 22, 2006
Bobby Joseph Gouveia, 18, of Waialua, died on Oahu. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by father Robert; mother Johanna Ramos; brother Richard Kaaua Jr.; stepbrothers Robert Jr., Roy and Jovan Gouveia, Robert, Allen and Manuel Ackalan and David Pahio; sisters Janna Seales and Rosie Gouveia; stepsisters Regina, Roxanne, Destiny and Grace Gouveia and Delila Niteo and Pricilla Pahio; and father figure William S. Ramos. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael Church, 67-390 Goodale Ave., Waialua. Call after 6 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Edward Komao Harada
Oct. 25, 2006
Edward Komao Harada, 89, of Honolulu, a construction cost estimator and 100th Battalion member, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kazumi; children Annette S., David K., Stephen T. and Michael A. Harada and Cathryn M. Downes; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Bishop Gary Nathan Holcombe
Nov. 2, 2006
Bishop Gary Nathan Holcombe, 59, of Kaneohe, a Hawaii State Prison chaplain at Fishnet Ministry International, died at home. He was born in Rome, Ga. He is survived by wife Bonnie, son Jeremy, daughter Jessica Nunn, brother Darrell, sister Judy Walker and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, 45-815 Pookela St. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome. Donations suggested to Fishnet Ministry International, P.O. Box 6301, Kaneohe 96744.
Alfred Young Han Kim Jr.
Oct. 23, 2006
Alfred Young Han Kim Jr., also known as "Duna" and "Buddha," 60, of Waianae, a Pacific Shipyards International crew leader, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by sons Daniel Bautista and Alfred Y.H. III, daughter Alexis, brother Dennis Y.D. and sisters Charlotte Seeley and Sandra Kerisiano. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Emiko K. Koyama
Oct. 23, 2006
Emiko K. Koyama, 88, of Hilo, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Keith and Robin, daughters Sheila and Adele, sister Kiyoko Kuratsu, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.
George Masaji Kurisu Jr.
Oct. 11, 2006
George Masaji Kurisu Jr., 56, of Honolulu, a photographer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jocelyn; daughters Jill, Kristen and Elyse; mother Mitsuko; sisters Amy Nakashima, Phyllis Okuma and April Iramina; and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Oct. 24, 2006
Esera Lafua, 79, of Honolulu, a retired LBJ Hospital custodian in American Samoa, died at home. He was born in Ofu, Manua, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Esera Jr., Killisimasi and Faiese Lafua, Iopu Esera and Esera Fonoti-Ulufale; daughters Fagalele Poasa and Soonafai Masaniai; brother Mealii Foafoa; sisters Fale Tapu, Faateletala Suli and Teuesea Mino; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Congregation Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Keuk Kin Lau
Oct. 29, 2006
Keuk Kin Lau, also known as Lau Kim, 85, of Honolulu, a Si Fu of Kuo Min Tang Physical Culture Association founder, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Chung Shan, China. He is survived by daughters Sylvia Sheu and Linda Knowles, brother Keuk Keong and four grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 2 p.m. at Lin Yee Chung Cemetery, Manoa Cemetery.
Dorothy Wilkinson Lindley
Nov. 1, 2006
Dorothy Wilkinson Lindley, 79, of Richmond, Va., a former Hawaiian Society of Certified Public Accountants, Hawaii Restaurant Association and Sales and Marketing Executives of Hawaii executive director, died in Richmond. She is survived by daughter Hollister J. and sister Ruth W. Pollingue. Services to be held in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Valentine Richmond History Center, 1015 East Clay St., Richmond, VA 23219.
Sachiko Furukawa Masaki
Oct. 8, 2006
Sachiko Furukawa Masaki, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Roberta Lee, brother Clifton Furukawa, sisters Mary Morita and Grace Yuen, and two grandchildren. Private services.
Oct. 27, 2006
Yoshio Matsumoto, 77, of Aiea, a retired McBride Plantation field worker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Tatsune, Masao and Yasuo; and sister Hatsumi Wong. Private services.
Kenneth Takeshi Miyoshi
Oct. 14, 2006
Kenneth Takeshi Miyoshi, 88, of Honolulu, a Kapiolani Community College educator, died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by nephews and nieces. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Church of the Crossroads. Casual attire. No flowers.
Cynthia Kimiko Nakamura
Oct. 20, 2006
Cynthia Kimiko Nakamura, 72, of Aiea, a retired Pearl City Elementary School employee, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Maunaloa, Molokai. She is survived by husband Ronald M., daughter Lynne Y. and sister Aline Asato. Private services.
Nancy Shizuko Nishihira
Oct. 26, 2006
Nancy Shizuko Nishihira, 80, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Henry M., son Lyle, daughter Laurie Shinsato, brother George K. Uehara and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Louie Charles Ondo
Oct. 30, 2006
Louie Charles Ondo, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor civil servant, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Chizuko; sons Louie and Delwin; daughters Ilona, Kandy, Adina and Erika; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
Rebecca Kahalemaile Punikaia
Oct. 10, 2006
Rebecca Kahalemaile "Lucky" Punikaia, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Datsun of Hawaii car detailer, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Bernard Punikaia and Benjamin Kupau; and sisters Shirley Manicas, Eleanor Scott and Linda Guting. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 9:30 a.m.
Solosolo Samuelu Sao
Oct. 23, 2006
Solosolo Samuelu Sao, 80, of Pago Pago, a retired American Samoa senator, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Aua, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Faaulufalega; son Richard; daughters Tuugaolo Stevens, Alapataume "Jean," Aisi "Freida" Taumua and Jeannette Thompson; brother Lucky; sisters Masuisui Liufau, Vaimauga Muaavaona, Luse Suatau and Alisa Ieli; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services held. Burial to be held in American Samoa at a later date.
Clinton T. Tanimura
Oct. 25, 2006
Clinton T. Tanimura, 77, of Honolulu, a retired state government employee, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Frank, Robert, James and Mark; sisters Betty Hayashi and Lilian Nakamoto; and four grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Annie Sen Kwon Young
Oct. 25, 2006
Annie Sen Kwon Young, 83, of Honolulu, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edward and Raymond, daughter Arline Chun, brothers Clint and Franklin Fong, sisters Mary Wong and Violet Ching, and a grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m.-noon Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist services. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Manoa Chinese Cemetery.
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.