George Albert Baly
Feb. 9, 2007
George Albert Baly, 85, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Treasury Department Bureau of Public Debt financial analyst, died in Honolulu. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by daughter Anita. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 800 Kaheka St., Honolulu.
Marciano Belen Burgos
Feb. 22, 2007
Marciano Belen "Ciano" Burgos, 88, of Waikele, a retired Hawaiian Building Maintenance custodian, died at home. He was born in Calungboyan, Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Laureana B.; daughters Violeta B. Biete and Beatriz "Betty" Doliente; son Dominador "Remy"; sisters Elena B. Bantolino and Concepcion B. Pader; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Kalihi. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Feb. 22, 2007
Arthur Cotton, 87, of Honolulu, a retired United Airlines sales agent, died. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Marilyn; sons Kevin, Kurt and Kent; and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Community of Christ Church, 1666 Mott-Smith Drive.
Richard Francis Dutton
March 6, 2007
Richard Francis Dutton, 60, of Ann Arbor, Mich., an Arbor Hospice social worker, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Jackson, Mich. He is survived by wife Erica, daughters Gwen M. Harvey and Michelle R. Fish, and four grandchildren. Services to be held in Michigan.
William Alfred Evans
March 6, 2007
William Alfred Evans, 73, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a retired Oakland Fire Department firefighter and U.S. Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Alameda, Calif. He is survived by wife Luckana and sister Carol Parsons. Private services.
Ernestine Yvonne Francis-Kemble
Jan. 31, 2007
Ernestine Yvonne Francis-Kemble, 67, of Aiea, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center payroll clerk, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Michele L. Kemble-Soares; sisters Sybil Bush, Patricia Cox and Mary Ann Padilla; and three grandchildren. Private services.
Feb. 27, 2007
Sophie Gabonia, 83, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Rufo R., Marcelo M. and Anthony; daughters Dee Dee Kuapahi, Priscilla P. Juliano and Carmen Miller; brothers Clark and Bert Comages and Flav and Julian Comajis; sister Mary Lagapa; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Wayne Hisao Ishihara
Feb. 25, 2007
Wayne Hisao Ishihara, 53, of Honolulu, a truck driver, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Melvin and Gary, and sister Lynn Espinda. Private services. Donations suggested to Institute for Human Services.
Feb. 19, 2007
Masaru "Kane" Kaneshiro, 83, of Mililani, formerly of Okinawa, Japan, died. He was born in Honohina, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nancy; daughters Wendy Kaneshiro-Yuen and Dayna Kaneshiro; brothers Hiroshi and Katsumi; sisters Rachel Higa, Edna Tagami, Katy Fukuda and Yaeko Beall; and caregiver Sharon Harvey. Private services.
Feb. 25, 2007
Nobuo Katano, 74, of California, formerly of Hawaii, a retired Hawaii Department of Vocational Rehabilitation counselor, died in San Francisco. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Scott; daughters Carolyn and Becky Katano and Kathy Katano-Lee; brother Paul; sisters Aiko Yamamoto and Miyoko Candland; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Pearl City, 1445 Hoolaulea St., Pearl City. Inurnment: 10:15 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual and aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to First Baptist Church of Pearl City.
Janet Fumiko Keaulani
Feb. 26, 2007
Janet Fumiko Keaulani, 84, of Kapolei died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Bruce and Robert, brothers Keisaku and Takayuki Kaneda, sisters Mikiye Mishima and Aiko Obata, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. Casual attire. No flowers.
Hoang Kim Le
March 2, 2007
Hoang Kim Le, 80, of Honolulu, a Vietnam government department manager, died in Maluhia Hospital. He was born in Tien Giang, Vietnam. He is survived by wife Nhieu Thi Nguyen; sons Hong Kim, Kiet Anh and Tuan Anh; daughters Lan Thi Ngoc, Van Thi Thu, Lieu Thi Thu, Han Thi Ngoc and Mai Thi Ngoc; brother Ho Kim; sister Tiet Thi Ngoc; and 17 grandchildren. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Cremation to follow.
Lois W. Matthews
Feb. 18, 2007
Lois W. Matthews, 87, of Salem, Ore., formerly of Kailua, a retired librarian and prominent dog fancier, died. She was born in Bluff, Calif. He is survived by son John and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Hawaiian Humane Society or the American Boxer Club.
Katherine Ruth Mohsn
Feb. 21, 2007
Katherine Ruth Mohsn, 47, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Torrance, Calif. She is survived by daughters Jasmine, Jadine and Brieana Hirchag; brothers Robert Hirchag, Abraham Kaho'okele, Shawn Akana Sr. and Richard and Lee Dennison; and sisters Deborah Whitney and Leighann Akana. Services: 2 p.m. today at Pray for Sex Beach in Makaha. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. For more information, call family.
Cheryl Leiko Nagasako
Feb. 26, 2007
Cheryl Leiko Nagasako, 49, of Waipio, a retired Waikele Elementary School educator, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Matthew, son Jan Michael-Nagasako, daughter Shannon Nagasako-Caldonetti, mother Kay Higuchi, sisters Gracynn Maehara and Deneen Nakashima, and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
March 4, 2007
Yoshiko Nishimura, 86, of Lahaina, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons David, Norman, Howard and Ernest; sisters Sakae G. Ideoka and Shizuko J. Fujimoto; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Verna Williams Smith
Feb. 26, 2007
Verna Williams Smith, 96, of Honolulu, a Lund-Heitman Smith Advertising Agency and Public Relations founder, died in Honolulu. She was born in Cambria, Calif. She is survived by son Steven V., daughter Sherol A. Jenner, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.
March 5, 2007
Teishu Tengan, 101, of Pearl City died in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Gushikawa, Okinawa, Japan. He is survived by two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.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.