Michael W. Abad
Nov. 5, 2006
Michael W. Abad, 55, of Las Vegas, a former fisherman, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Allan, Robert and Myron; and sisters Winona Abad and Joan Keliinohomoku. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Gerald William Beckers
Nov. 18, 2006
Gerald William Beckers, 75, of Honolulu, a retired United Airlines employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by brothers Peter J., Thomas L. and Gaberial M.; and sister Winnifred F. Abramovich. Committal services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Salome B. Ben
Nov. 24, 2006
Salome B. Ben, 86, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired Kauai Care Home helper and aide, died at home. She was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Richard and Renold, daughters Belma Beach and Bulee, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Kekaha. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kekaha Public Cemetery.
Vernon Cabral Dias
Nov. 11, 2006
Vernon Cabral "Vern" Dias, 33, of Honolulu, a painter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Jo-Ann Cabral; father Vernon; brothers Leonard Cabral and Kalani, Kuhealani and Kaipolani; sisters Faye, Dori and Nohealani Dias and Mililani Smith, Manulani Clemons and Valdene Lani; and grandparents Mariano and Lorraine. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.
Sueko N. Fujii
Nov. 20, 2006
Sueko N. Fujii, 88, of Hono-lulu, a secretary for Dr. Nobuyuki Nakasone, died in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by son Scott, daughter Lauren Hayashi, brothers Masayuki and Toshiyuki Nakasone, sisters Lily Goto and Toshiko Ikeda, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Aloha attire.
Patrick Eugene Gower
Nov. 16, 2006
Patrick Eugene Gower, 55, of Makawao, Maui, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Texas. He is survived by wife Cheryl, sons Austin Gower and Nicholas Kaio, daughter Shannon Pacheco, mother Mary L., brother Jimmy and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Kings Cathedral at Puunene Avenue in Maui. Scattering of ashes to follow.
Sheila Toshie Higa
Nov. 25, 2006
Sheila Toshie Higa, 76, of Kahului, a Ooka Supermarket meat wrapper, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Warren, daughter Kay Badayos, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Puunene Nichiren Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Herbert Kiwaha III
Nov. 23, 2006
Herbert "Toby" Kiwaha III, 36, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a Keauhou Kona Construction Co. heavy equipment operator, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by companion Tito Medeiros, father Herbert Jr., brother John, sisters Lesley Mitchell and Courtney, and grandparent Hannah. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Pukaana Congregational Church in Kealia, Hawaii. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Nancy Joan Koyanagi
Nov. 19, 2006
Nancy Joan Koyanagi, 65, of Wailuku, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Roy, sons Kevin B. Koyanagi and LeRoy H. Gandall, stepsons Roy Jr. and Derek, daughters Kathy Matsuoka and Roxanne Delos Reyes, stepdaughter Kay Goodwin, sister Georgiana L. Kalawaia, 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Private scattering to be held at a later date. Casual attire.
Earl F. Kozaki
Nov. 4, 2006
Earl F. Kozaki, 59, of Mililani, a Waialua Federal Credit Union credit union manager, died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Claire, son Ethan, daughter Jessica and sisters Edna Matsushige, Ethel Itamoto and Ellen Tamura. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 11:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Robert Kiakonaokalani Makekau
Nov. 12, 2006
Robert Kiakonaokalani Makekau, 40, of Wailuku, an automotive mechanic, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents James and Dorothy, brother Reuben and sister Elsie. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waiola Church, Lahaina. Call after 9 a.m.
Katsumi Roy Oshiro
Nov. 22, 2006
Katsumi Roy Oshiro, 80, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Shioi Construction carpenter, died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Toshie; sons Roy, Dan and Guy; stepbrother Roy Toguchi; and five grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. today at Kapaa Jodo Mission. Call after 2 p.m.
Nov. 24, 2006
Noboru Ota, 86, of Wailuku, a Maui Land & Pineapple Co. sheet metal welder, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He is survived by wife Doris Y.; daughter Amy Ota-Marcouiller; brothers Charles S. and John; sisters Aiko Williams, Betty Ota and Katherine Yoshizawa; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Iao Congregational Church. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment to be held at a later date. Aloha attire.
Francis Isaac Pacheco
Nov. 24, 2006
Francis Isaac Pacheco, 77, of Hilo, a retired Department of Agriculture meat inspector, police officer, sugar cane grower and Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Wailea, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Russell and Gregory; daughters Patricia Highstreet, Wendy Norton and Carol; sister Priscilla Vierra; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720.
Minnie Ho Pang
Nov. 11, 2006
Minnie Ho Pang, 92, of Honolulu, died. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Linuce "Hunky," Rodney, Dr. Glenn and Dennis; daughters Myrna Chun-Hoon and Merilyn Lee; sisters Mabel Wong, Nellie Pang and Jacqueline Ho; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Queen Emma Street.
Jennie Kina Perry
Nov. 15, 2006
Jennie Kina Perry, 81, of Honolulu, a retired secretary and receptionist, died in Waianae Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by sons Haden Marriott and Wendell; daughters Elizabeth McNicoll, LeeAnn Kamoku, Edith Sensano and Pacelette Soto; brother Leroy Peneku; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita's Church in Nanakuli. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.
Victoria Jean Stevens Sudo
Nov. 21, 2006
Victoria Jean Stevens Sudo, 54, of Honolulu, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by daughters Miki and Midori. Private services to be held at a later date.
Nelson Kazuo Suehisa
Nov. 23, 2006
Nelson Kazuo Suehisa, 59, of Kahului, a Maui Land & Pineapple Co. fork lift driver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kula, Maui. He is survived by wife Sun Ye June, son Dennis, daughters Kristine Yamada and Joanna Sumida, mother Lorraine, brother Wesley, sister Sandra Simpson and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
Nov. 26, 2006
Shigemitsu Takata, 85, of Waimea, Kauai, a Takata Service Station owner and operator, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Doris N., daughters Lois Struble and Mavis Souza, brother Daniel, sister Yaeko Inouye and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Waimea Honpa Hongwanji. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Betty Setsue Wakasa Ushigome
Nov. 24, 2006
Betty Setsue Wakasa Ushigome, 77, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired Eleele Dispensary office administrator, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. She is survived by husband Yaso, son Ryne, daughter Wynne and sister Fumie Isobe. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hanapepe United Church of Christ. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
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.