Stanley Lani Akau
Nov. 7, 2006
Stanley Lani Akau, 67, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired carpenter foreman, died at home. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by sons Stanley Jr., Stanford, Kyle and Kalei; daughters Hannah Sherman and Charlene, Chantel and Gwen Akau; brothers Milton Akau and Linfat Akaui; sisters Janet Hepa and Cheryl Spock; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at 3771 Kawelo Road, Anahola. Scattering of ashes to follow at Waipouli, next to Kapaa shores. Casual attire.
Nov. 2, 2006
David Basque, 78, of Kainaliu, Hawaii, retired Hawaii County Police Department officer, B & B Construction Inc. general building contractor and Basque Realty proprietor and electrical contractor, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Grace; sons David II, Bradferd and Ivan; daughters Daveyann and Priscilla; hanai daughter Lori; brothers John and Antone Jr.; sisters Isabella Defatta, Anita Andrade, Maryann Soares, Frances Medeiros and Rita Lovato; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park.
Darlene Wannetta Deal
Nov. 6, 2006
Darlene Wannetta Deal, 51, of Aiea, a salesclerk, died in Aiea. She was born in La Porte, Ind. She is survived by son Brandon D. Brooks; brothers Willie E., Freddie L., Curtis E., Charles L., Jerry O. and Donald R.; sisters Dorothy M. Nieves and Deloris J. Moeller; and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church, 300 Wilikina Drive, Wahiawa. Casual attire.
William Tsugio Hiraoka
Oct. 27, 2006
William Tsugio Hiraoka, 89, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and former Island Insurance Co. Ltd. president, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth T., son John and daughter Nancy. Services: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St. Call after 4:30 p.m. Private inurnment. No flowers. Donations suggested to William T. Hiraoka Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o UH Foundation, P.O. Box 11270, Honolulu 96828; or Rehab Foundation, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, 226 N. Kuakini St., Honolulu 96817. Casual attire.
Oct. 16, 2006
Alfonso "Alfon" Ipalari, 89, of Ewa Beach died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Sinait, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Antonio and Edgardo; daughters Adoracion Balagso, Natividad "Naty" Lived, Ofelia Chan, Leonor Tuazon, Madeline Bustria and Anabell Rafanan; brother Manuel; sister Irene Cortez; 24 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Edwin Earl Isaacs
Nov. 5, 2006
Edwin Earl "Capt. Ed" Isaacs, 94, of Kailua-Kona, an Anxious Fishing Charters and General Aviation Pilot co-proprietor and Kona Real Estate Consultants realtor, died in Life Care Center of Kona. He was born in Coffeeville, Kan. He is survived by wife Elsie; sons Neal and Norm; stepson David Stalla; stepdaughters Kathi Boswell, Eileen Nogales and Laurel Stalla; brother Jim; sister Audrey West; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Mokuaikaua Church. Call after noon. Scattering of ashes to follow at Honokohau Harbor.
Sept. 23, 2006
Janice "Nika" Kakugawa, 60, of Kapahulu, a retired city employee, died in St. Francis Hospice in Nuuanu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Kristel M. Dunn; sisters Frances Thoene, Irene Mitcham, Sandra Woll, Alta E. Anthony and Susan Crist; and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Central Union Church Atherton Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Reception to follow. Aloha attire.
Oct. 23, 2006
Yoneko Kawamoto, 85, of Lahaina, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Roy, brother Taruno and sister Masako Yoshiyama. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Hongwanji. Call after noon.
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 Iopu Esera, Esera Fonoti-Ulufale and Killisimasi, Esera Jr. and Faiese Lafua; 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.
Nov. 5, 2006
Robert "Perry" Learnard, 69, of Honolulu, retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by wife Carole, son Robert Jr., daughters Leigh Buck and Paige, sister Linda Whitfield and six grandchildren. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Casual attire.
Oct. 23, 2006
Joseph Medeiros, 81, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu Police Department major, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Virginia and children Drew, Linc and Stephen K. Medeiros and Shelley Kohler. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Luncheon to follow Diamond Head Mortuary.
Oct. 31, 2006
Yasuko Mitsuyasu, 84, of Mililani died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robert S., Jon Y. and Myron J.; daughter Myra M. Marstaller; brothers Jiro and Henry; sisters Grace Sadaoka and Jane and Loretta Koizumi; and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Joan Suyeko Shockley
Sept. 30, 2006
Joan Suyeko Shockley, 89, of Honolulu, a retired St. Francis Medical Center nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Dr. George Matsukawa and sister Cora Soga. Private services.
Halcyon N. Tom
Nov. 5, 2006
Halcyon N. Tom, 91, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Roger Tom, Linda Loo and Barbara Fong; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire.
Vera Anice Wade
Nov. 6, 2006
Vera Anice Wade, 57, of Kaneohe, a physician's assistant, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Justin and Perry; mother Mary Mueller; brothers Karl Mueller, Baron Ganeko and Murti Vinayaga; and sister Bobbie Lou Kinard. Private services.
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.