Jan. 29, 2007
Samson W. "Sam" Aiwohi, 62, of Ewa Beach, a retired Rimrock Paving Co. rollerman, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Luneta; sons James, Rick and Emsley Aiwohi and Len Medeiros; daughters Lyla Stephens, Evie Saltiban and Samlyn Aiwohi and Liana and Lulu Medeiros; brother Charman; sisters Emress Harpole and Yolanda Cormeir; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.
Daisy Wong Au
Jan. 22, 2007
Daisy Wong Au, 98, of Ventura, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired American Security Bank employee, died in Ventura. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son William, daughter Karen Au Jue, sisters Eunice King and Constance Chung, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery. Casual attire.
Dec. 27, 2006
John "Chico" Baldomir, 76, of Gardena, Calif., died at home. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by brothers Richard "Pinto," Alfred, Alberto and Jose "Tommy"; and sister Nancy T.B. Castillo. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Wahiawa, 1233 California Ave., Wahiawa.
Peter M. Bower
Jan. 22, 2007
Peter M. Bower, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Young Men's Christian Association executive, died in Honolulu. He was born in Orange, N.J. He is survived by wife Marcia, son David, daughters Nancy and Julie, and a grandchild. Services pending.
Frank Castanha Jr.
Jan. 19, 2007
Frank Castanha Jr., 84, of Santa Barbara, Calif., an Asarco Metals sales manager, died. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by wife Rosemary; sons Phillip, John and Frank; daughter Elizabeth Shepherd; and three grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Care/Visiting Nurses of Santa Barbara or Parkinson's Disease Research.
Francis Elihu DuBoyce Jr.
Jan. 18, 2007
Francis Elihu "Frank" DuBoyce Jr., 82, of Mililani, a retired U.S. Navy veteran, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in New York City. He is survived by wife Sayo E.M., sons Charles F. and Edward J., daughters Elizabeth M. "Liz" Kohagura and Mary A. DuBoyce, brothers Edward and Billy, sister Mary A. Coelho, 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Chad Anthony Fuerte
Jan. 27, 2007
Chad Anthony Fuerte, 38, of Naalehu, Hawaii, a Big Island Concrete Aggregate truck driver, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Aurea F. Castaneda; daughters Deslyn, Brittany F. and Chazlyn F. Castaneda; father Prudencio D.; mother Clara Ann K.; brothers Leonard, Jeffery and Peter E.; and a grandchild. Mass: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Naalehu Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 5 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.
Dec. 30, 2006
Rosita "Rose" Gambol, 85, of Ewa Beach died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Badoc, Philippines. She is survived by sons Gerald and Roland; daughters Janet Siggayo and Shirley Peralta; brothers Benjamin and David Villar; sisters Nora Ambrocio, Dolores Villar and Lina Cruz; 15 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary printed Tuesday.
Maria Reyes Garma
Jan. 8, 2007
Maria Reyes Garma, 62, of Waipahu died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. She is survived by husband Mario; daughters Blesie Beaumier and Amy Garma; brothers and sisters Alferina and Fely Domingo, Connie Garma, Carmen and Faustino Reyes Jr., Eve Manuel and Lyn Buted; and five grandchildren. Rosary: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Jan. 27, 2007
Dora Gomes, 80, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by son Francis, daughter Marlyn Kaialiilii, 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Private inurnment to be held at a later date. Luncheon to follow at Francis Gomes residence, 2087 Hewahewa Drive, Wailuku. Casual attire. No flowers.
Louise Alencastre Hughes
Jan. 21, 2007
Louise Alencastre Hughes, 72, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Eric Lau; daughters Michelle, Kelly and Kristi Kubota; and sisters Helen Oliveira and Jackie Almeida. Private services. Donations suggested to Roman Catholic Church, Diocese of Honolulu.
Luke Keola Ichiyama
Jan. 25, 2007
Luke Keola Ichiyama, 25, of Kealia, Kauai, a Sea Sport Divers master diver, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born on Anahola, Kauai. He is survived by wife Christina, parents Roy and Lisa, brother Adam and grandparents Howard and Jan Smith. Services: noon Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Kapaa, Kauai. Call after 11 a.m. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.
Chris Aris Kekeikihololaiikekaimaliemalunaokanaluheeanaikaapapa Kalama
Jan. 2, 2007
Chris Aris Kekeikihololaiikekaimaliemalunaokanaluheeanaikaapapa "Kai" Kalama, 47, of Waianae, a landscape contractor, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Maluhia and Ahana; daughters Kealoha and Hokulani; brothers Charles "Boy," Cy, Corbett "Kamoa" and Colin; and sisters Puna, Cyra, Kaui and Charlani. Services: 8:30 a.m. on March 2 at Kailua Beach Park, beachside fronting Popoia "Flat" Island.
Janet Kiyoko Kurata
Jan. 3, 2007
Janet Kiyoko Kurata, 97, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Education teacher at Kalakaua Intermediate School, died in Papalani Hale Care Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Hiroshi and sisters Eleanor Furukawa and Kay Nitta. Private services.
Ralph Minoru Maeda
Jan. 26, 2007
Ralph Minoru Maeda, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Del Monte Corp. distiller, died in Palolo Chinese Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Raymond K., Edwin M. and Wayne T.; daughter Sandra K. Wong; and six grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
Ada Beatrice Martin
Jan. 26, 2007
Ada Beatrice "Mamo" Martin, 94, of Kaanapali, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Bosworth, Ken. She is survived by son James L., daughter Betty S. Hayworth, caregiver Deborah Gardner, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services to be held in Bakersfield, Calif.
Jan. 24, 2007
Masakazu Matsukawa, 82, of Waialua, a retired Waialua Sugar Co. employee, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Sachie, daughter Nadine S. and sister Jane Mikami. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Fanny Leilani Medeiros
Jan. 29, 2007
Fanny Leilani Medeiros, 77, of Eleele, Kauai, an accountant, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Russell, Wayne and Randall; daughter Phyllis Santa Ana; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at Eleele Sacred Hearts Church. Call after noon. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe, Kauai. Aloha attire.
Shigeko Ihara Monden
Jan. 29, 2007
Shigeko Ihara Monden, 90, of Hilo, a retired state Department of Education personnel secretary, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by son Gerald; daughter Carolyn Suga; brother Les Ihara Sr.; sisters Yukie Tanaka, Eileen Awai and Nobuko Mimaki; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.
Ruth Sachiko Morikawa
Jan. 22, 2007
Ruth Sachiko Morikawa, 81, of Honolulu, a retired First Chinese Pre-School assistant teacher, died. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Akira and sons James and Charles. Private services.
Jan. 6, 2007
Sadamu Muranaka, 85, of Honolulu died in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patsy; daughters Pamela Kobatake, Lynn Muranaka and Faye Yorck; brother Hiroshi; sisters Edna Mizutani, Sumie Usui and Ann Wilson; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Jan. 10, 2007
Haito "Joe" Nishita, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery mason, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Niulii, Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Frances M.; son Ryan K.; daughters Faith M. Nishita, Judine H. Wing and Kay K. Fukuhara; brothers Paul S. and Frank; sisters Carol K. Mito and Judy T. Shoda; and six grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 23, 2007
Takanori "Tak" Oishi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Matson Navigation Co. sales representative and U.S. Army Intelligence veteran who served in World War II, died in Honolulu. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sachiko "Sachi"; sons Glenn, Gregg and Jerry; daughter Christine Matsumoto; brothers Toru, Yoshimi, Stanley and Donald; sisters Kiyomi Hagio and Edith Iwata; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Edward J. Parnell
Jan. 4, 2007
Edward J. Parnell, 79, of Honolulu, a labor arbitrator and retired National Labor Relations Board senior field examiner, died in San Francisco. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Jacqueline, sons Chas and Eric Blackford, daughter Meredith and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2-5 p.m. March 11. For more information, call Jackie at 394-2228. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.
Hattie Leone Nuuanu Santos
Jan. 28, 2007
Hattie Leone Nuuanu "Heartsie" Santos, 80, of Ewa Beach, a retired Oahu Country Club pantry worker, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Dennis N., Myles "Bambi," Greg N., Stephen N. and Fulton N.; daughters Oleander Csisko, Virgin "Gina" Headrick and Glory L. Santos; sister Mary Kalamau; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at Ewa Beach. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Arlie D. Schenbeck
Jan. 9, 2007
Arlie D. Schenbeck, 73, of Scottsbluff, Neb., a Hawaii air traffic controller and minister, died. He was born in Gering, Neb. He is survived by wife Pauline; stepson Marshall Sheets; daughters Audrey Strapple, Loretta Trigilio, Esther Schenbeck-Chang, Anna Elizabeth Godinet and Arliene Moe; stepdaughters Charlsie W. Phoenix; brothers Homer and Ken; sisters Norma Harmon, Marlene Reifschneider and Judy Harding; 14 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. today at Bethany Assembly of God Church in Aiea.
Ilalion Marcos Sebastian
Jan. 7, 2007
Ilalion Marcos "Larry" Sebastian, 95, of Honolulu, a gardener, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Gloria, daughters Emalene Sebastian and Charylann Tongpalan, brother Ricarte, sisters Evelina S. Calilao and Naty S. Dadiz, and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 8:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park-Waipio. Aloha attire.
Sylvia Leialoha Stone
Jan. 20, 2007
Sylvia Leialoha "Tita" Stone, 62, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brothers Francis L., Cornelius K. and George P. Services: 10:45 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.
Jan. 25, 2007
Chiyoko Takemoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Zippy's Restaurant pantry helper, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Robert S., Thomas T. and Yoshinori; daughters Akemi Uehara and Harumi Takemoto; sister Tsukiko Sora; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Eugene Masayuki Teruya
Jan. 19, 2007
Eugene Masayuki Teruya, Yago: Giruma, 56, of Honolulu, a Paul S. Teruya Co. journeyman carpenter, died in St. Francis-Puiwa Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Masamori and Chiyoko, brothers Leslie and Brian, and sister Lynn. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jan. 22, 2007
Haruto Yamada, 86, of Torrance, Calif., died in Gardena, Calif. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Paul, daughter Joan, brother Akira, sister Edith Kim and two grandchildren. Services held.
Sharon Chiyoko Yamaguchi
Jan. 30, 2007
Sharon Chiyoko "Tomi" Yamaguchi, 58, of Pearl City, a HMSA Internal Service representative, died in Pearl City. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by husband Leonard, son Aaron, daughter Robyn, father Raymond Tomisato, stepfather Fred Tanaka, half brother Steven Tanaka, sister Leilani Ribeiro and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.
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.