Feb. 24, 2007
Nanavale Afalava, 69, of Hauula, a Polynesian Cultural Center employee, died in Kahuku Hospital. She was born in Aoa, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Kesi Jr. and Mitch; daughters Mona Ah Hoy, Rita Afalava, Stella Ale and Teresa Tanoai; brothers Kolofai, Pai, Potumoe, Migi, Taupo, Tailevasa, Livi and Lagatele Olomua; sister Nika Olomua; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula Fifth Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Graveside services to follow at Laie Cemetery.
Feb. 19, 2007
Lavina Baptiste, 81, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center Extended Care Unit. She was born in Haina, Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lionel and Mark; stepson Ronnie; daughters Anita Chang, MaryAnn Marion, Sharen Cordeiro and Virginia Baker; stepdaughter Carol Miller; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.
Danielle Kathryn Kaluaipihanaokalani DeMatta
Feb. 14, 2007
Danielle Kathryn Kaluaipihanaokalani DeMatta, 22, of Honolulu, a Kamiloiki Elementary School and KCCA Wai Kahala Preschool teacher, died in Waimanalo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Farrell and Toni "Botelho" and sister Tamarin. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel. Reception to follow. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Francisca Olegario Ganotice
Feb. 6, 2007
Francisca Olegario Ganotice, 83, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by husband Miguel, son Warlito, sisters Paulina Funelas and Marina Gonzales, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.
Kaena Leighana Kahanu'okalikopuailiahi Kaaihue-Tollefsen
Feb. 20, 2007
Kaena Leighana Kahanu'okalikopuailiahi Kaaihue-Tollefsen, infant daughter of Dustin Tollefsen and Shanynn Fafard-Kaaihue of Kaneohe, died. She was born in Kailua. She is also survived by grandparents Bayne Tollefsen, Kim Kuahuia-Tollefsen, James Kaaihue Jr. and Leigina Fafard-Kaaihue; and great-grandparents James Tollefsen, Jean Kuahuia, James Kaaihue Sr., Leighton Fafard Sr. and Karolyn McCabe-Fafard. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Hope Chapel in Kaneohe Bay. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.
Roberta Iliona Kapihe
Feb. 17, 2007
Roberta Iliona "Berta" Kapihe, 53, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Fua F. Taamai; sons Zachary Kapihe and Fua Fua Taamai Jr.; daughters Gloria Stevens, Victoria Brown and Christle Fononga; mother Beatrice B. Kapihe; brother Robert; sisters Venus Mageo, Katherine Vaiola and Isabelle and Iris Kapihe; and 23 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Makakilo Stake Center. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Feb. 22, 2007
Julian "Sonny" Mason, 67, of Pearl City died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dale, children Lila Gomes and Brian Wong, sisters Delta Feliciano and Elsie Stroud, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Lawrence H. Palakiko
Feb. 9, 2007
Lawrence H. Palakiko, 64, of Honolulu, a Coralco Corp. construction laborer, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Sandra; sons Lance, Shane and Travis; daughter Trixie Sadaba; brother Antonio Bermejo, sister Margaret Holly and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.
Feb. 16, 2007
Azeleia Parra-Kona, infant daughter of Luis Parra and Carlene Kona of Wahiawa, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She is also survived by brothers Miselio Kona, Luis Parra Jr. and Shad Mena; and sisters Lydia, Ashley, Angelica, Leilani and Kyanni Parra. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Wheeler Army Airfield Chapel, Building 1470. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Feb. 22, 2007
Patricia Perry, also known as "Aunty Pat" and "Tutu," 68, of Ewa died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Reginald, daughter Donna Sanchez, brothers Albert and Stephen Clement, and eight grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, 98-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Building Fund.
Feb. 23, 2007
Lois "Jeanine" Reed, 66, of Honolulu, a retired preschool teacher, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Toledo, Ohio. She is survived husband Wendell Chun, son Kevin, stepsons Shannon and Steven Chun, daughter Rachelle, brother Kent Smith and four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of the Koolau, 45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
Catherine Ann Stepp
Feb. 25, 2007
Catherine Ann Stepp, 72, of Kihei, Maui, a massage therapist, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Washington, Pa. She is survived by son Russ; daughter Debra Wennett; brother George Smydo; sisters Vicky Croghen, Tina Dellator and Rose Galusky; and two grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Kalama Park, behind the tennis court. Potluck; bring beach chairs.
Feb. 22, 2007
Susumu Takaki, 81, of Kahului, a retired Arizumi Brothers carpenter, died at home. He was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by wife Lillian, sons Ronald and Brian, brother Minoru, sister Jeanette Watanabe, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Kahului Baptist Church. Call after 4 p.m. Reception to follow.
Feb. 24, 2007
Mary Tanimoto, 86, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a Robert's seamstress, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Syracuse, Utah. She is survived by husband Takeshi, sons Larry and Dean, daughter Pat Bressant, sister Chiyo Nishinouchi, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Myrtle Misao Yoshimoto
Feb. 1, 2007
Myrtle Misao Yoshimoto, 86, of Honolulu died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Edward Suzuki; daughters Jean Serikaku, Jane Iha and Sharon Nomura; stepdaughters Joyce Dias and Janice Yoshida; brother Osamu Nakamura; sisters Kay Ito, Sybil Whitaker and Jane Barker; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual 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.