Norman S. Choda
Dec. 21, 2006
Norman S. Choda, 90, of Kula, Maui, a retired farmer, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by son Warren; daughters Carol, Sharon Elston and Arlene Emerson; sisters June Suzuki, Abies Horinouchi, Mitzi Sampaio and Ethel Pearson; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Dec. 21, 2006
Manuel Costa, 83, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired Grove Farm Rock Quarry dozer operator, died in Hale Kupuna. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by sister Mercy C. and caregiver Leonard Freitas. Mass: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Raphael's Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.
Janice Leinaala Cullen
Dec. 7, 2006
Janice Leinaala "Gramz" Cullen, 64, of Nanakuli, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Patrick Agor and Wayne Akana; daughters Virginia and Elizabeth; brothers Chester, Francis, Randell, Milton and Wayne Akana; sisters Catherine Oclit, Barbara Moniz and Frances Akana; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.
Dec. 19, 2006
Metui Hakaumotu, infant son of Siosaia and Mana Hakaumotu, of Lihue, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is also survived by sister Melevaleti and grandparents Kuluveti and Lavinia Taulanga, Metai and Fatima Hakaumoto. Services: 3 p.m. today at family's residence at 1747 Makoi St., Lihue. Call after noon. Burial to follow at Lihue Cemetery. Casual attire.
Dec. 17, 2006
Gene Ikeda, 63, of Honolulu, a door operator technician, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Rory; brothers Jeffrey, Jerry and George; sister Lira; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.
John William James
Dec. 19, 2006
John William James, 83, of Kalapana, Hawaii, a chemist, Avenue California Gun Club range master and Navy veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Arkansas. He is survived by son Denis Leland, daughter Kathleen Ludricks, sister Esther Matilda, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services: noon tomorrow at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2.
Harriet H. Kalai
Dec. 18, 2006
Harriet H. Kalai, 81, of Anahola, Kauai, an Ala Moana Hotel linen valet, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by children Ilene Marrotte Sr., Chang Martin and Jacques and Anelalani Patterson; brothers Henry Luhela, Wana Mailolo and Calvin and Kalani Kaina; sisters Almar Napuelua and Florence Koanui; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. next Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary in Honolulu. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
Usoalii Solomona Ki
Dec. 13, 2006
Usoalii Solomona Ki, 50, of Honolulu, a Kuhio Homes Office receptionist, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Nuuli, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Tafaogaotausala; son Johnson; daughters Crystal Iusi and Chastity; brothers Fatausaga, Solomona, Laau and Harry Kuresa; sisters Toeaso Anthony, Vaitia Tauala and Asomuamua Faamausili; and a grandchild. Services: noon Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Dec. 12, 2006
Masuo Kono, 83, of Kapaa, Kauai, an Army mechanic who served in World War II as a sergeant in the 442nd Infantry, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lourdes B., hanai son Ryan Panday and sister Tsuyuko Sura. Mass: 10 a.m. Jan. 6 at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe, Kauai. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire.
Dec. 23, 2006
Kunio Masuda, 81, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired Kun's Service proprietor, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born in Pakala, Kauai. He is survived by wife Margaret; son Daryl; daughter Sharilyn; brother Robert; sisters Eleanor Kakutani, Mitsuko Yamase and Sueko Harada; and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Kauai Soto Zen Temple. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Frederick E. Moorhead
Nov. 14, 2006
Frederick E. Moorhead, 77, of Aiea, a Navy retiree and civil service employee, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Utica, N.Y. He is survived by wife Diane; sons Michael, David and Raleigh; daughter Tracy; and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
William Kui Lin Mow
Dec. 9, 2006
William Kui Lin Mow, 89, of Aiea, formerly of Kaimuki, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard planner estimator, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Pearl City. He is survived by wife Eileen; son Lester; brothers Henry K.H., Kui Pin and Richard K.M.; sisters Esther Y.K. Ho, Eunice Y.M., Ethel N.M. Zane, Frances L.M. Ching and Vivian T.M. Hee; and a grandchild. Private services.
Lisa Emi Okuhata
Dec. 15, 2006
Lisa Emi Okuhata, 44, of Honolulu, a HRT Ltd. general manager and controller, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Eric S., sons Ryne K. and Ian S., mother Setsue Kuwabara and brother James Kuwabara. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Robert Roger Poggi Jr.
Dec. 21, 2006
Robert Roger Poggi Jr., 62, of Honolulu, a retired Safeguard Business Systems Distributorship owner in New York, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tenafly, N.J. He is survived by wife Maureen F., son Christopher T. and daughter Karen M. Services pending. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity.
Annie Kua Kuu Lei Pu
Dec. 20, 2006
Annie Kua Kuu Lei Pu, 70, of Hana, Maui, a retired Hotel Hana dishwasher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Kowali, Hana, Maui. She is survived by sister Madeline Mailou. Mass: noon Friday at St. Mary's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Puuiki Cemetery.
Martha Emma Tranauskas
Dec. 6, 2006
Martha Emma "Mardi" Tranauskas, 62, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a nanny and Panaewa Rainforest Zoo employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Philadelphia. She is survived by sons Robert, Jeff and Greg; daughters Dawn Hofrieter and Heather Hirata; sisters Irene Hockenbury, Shirley Kilpatrick, Elaine Beethem and Carol Baltzer; and 17 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo. Casual attire.
Dec. 23, 2006
Patricia "Pennsy" Vaughn, 65, of Koloa, Kauai, a Gloria Vacation Rentals bookkeeper, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Baltimore. She is survived by husband John, children Robin and Skip, mother Mary Rouiller and three grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to Kauai Humane Society.
Dec. 22, 2006
John Vilela, 88, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Kauai Food Packers plant manager, died at home. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Carrie, sons Dennis and Randolph, daughter Doreen Geiger, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.
Felicidad Tangonan Yoro
Dec. 12, 2006
Felicidad Tangonan "Fe" Yoro, 75, of Mililani, a retired state public health nurse, died at home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Apolinario "Paul"; sons Vernon and Neal; brother Wilfred Tangonan; sisters Felomina Saquilon-Bautista, Marie Vogan, Rosalina Tangonan-Vanderford and Flora Roache; and eight grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Aloha 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.