Mitsie M. Abe
Feb. 20, 2007
Mitsie M. Abe, 88, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired Maui Memorial Medical Center licensed practical nurse, died at Roselani Place, Kahului. She was born in Kumamoto, Japan. She is survived by sons Alvin and Colbert, and a step-grandchild. Private services.
March 2, 2007
Yotoku "Shaun" Chinen, 72, of Honolulu, formerly of Yonkers, N.Y., a messenger, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Kaoru "Clyde," Sosei, Tadao "Dusty," Robert, Thomas "Kenbo" and Edward; and sisters Mitsue Hammond and Irene Rhee. Private services.
Rebecca Alo Cummings
March 7, 2007
Rebecca Alo Cummings, 87, of Honolulu, formerly of Wailuku, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Robert L. Jr. and Ted K.; daughters Cassandra K. Siddoway, Bonnie P. Mitchell, Echo K. Ring and Maile Larsen; brothers Roland K. and William Alo Sr.; sister Olga Heu; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.
Ben V. De Peralta
Feb. 22, 2007
Ben V. De Peralta, 97, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Gas Co. and BJ Furniture employee, died at home. He was born in Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Epifania "Eppie," son Ben Jr., sister Petra Valdez and hanai children Norman and Micah. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
Feb. 16, 2007
Frances Gombio, 63, of Wahiawa, a retired Helemano Elementary School teacher, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Hipolito Jr.; sons James V., Jason A. and Jay P.; brothers Ronald, Roy and David Ongie; sister Carol Santiago; and seven grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Schofield Cemetery. Casual attire.
Beatrice Yasuko Ige
March 4, 2007
Beatrice Yasuko Ige, 91, of Honolulu, a former New Kukui Market and Marumi Tei Delicatessen owner, died. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Herbert T.; daughters Florence S. Nakasone, Florine A. Westerly and Mildred M. Ige; brothers Richard and George Nakama; sisters Mary Nakama and Alice Ito; and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.
Elizabeth Slack Ikehara
Feb. 24, 2007
Elizabeth Slack Ikehara, 86, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired Waimea High School teacher, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Boston. She is survived by daughters Deborah, Rebecca and Marti; and two grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to the Nature Conservancy or Girl Scout Council of Hawaii.
Carl A. Johansen
Feb. 26, 2007
Carl A. "Pinky" Johansen, 63, of Waianae died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by former wife Kathleen; sons Carl, Jeffrey and Justin; daughters Andra, Alisa and Poli Johansen and Ishalee Kauihou; mother Matilda Howze; brother Robert; sister Patrisha Gouds; and two grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Judith S. Laury
March 5, 2007
Judith S. Laury, 66, of Haiku, Maui, a former private school educator, died at home. She was born in Detroit. She is survived by son Dmitri, daughter Chenta and a grandchild. Private services.
Ethel Nose Lopes
Feb. 28, 2007
Ethel Nose Lopes, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Coca-Cola Bottling Co. assistant chemist, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son/caregiver Robert S., caregiver Nancy Okubo, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Daniel Kane Makua
March 1, 2007
Daniel Kane Makua, 63, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a Young Brothers merchant seaman and Dole Pineapple employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Movita, son Warren Teixeira, daughters Roberta Teixeira and Denise Wana, sisters Esther Wingate and Kaimiola Makua, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services and scattering of ashes to take place on Oahu at a later date.
March 3, 2007
Tsugio Miyamoto, 84, of Hilo, retired T. Miyamoto Christmas Tree Farm owner, State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture technician and a U.S. Army military intelligence service veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Asako; son Michael; daughters Florence Simms and Lillian Kamigaki; brothers Charles, Alvah and Edward; sisters Hatsumi Miyamoto, Ella Komine and Joyce Shimokusu; and three grandchildren. Private services.
March 5, 2007
Masue Noda, 85, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son John; daughters Ellen Yasukawa, Ruth Tachibana and Susan Menda; sister Tomie Nishimoto; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
March 6, 2007
Mary "Maria" Rodrigues, 92, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired Wilcox Memorial Hospital housekeeper, died at home. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons John and Joseph Taboniar Sr. and Benjamin Callejo Sr.; daughters Ruby Rivera, Betsy Shinagawa, Joanna Castillo, Julita Patricio and Rosalina Sonoda; brother Thomas Sr.; 45 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: noon March 31 at Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.
Edward Takeshi Shinsato
Feb. 21, 2007
Edward Takeshi "Eddie" Shinsato, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Malolo Beverages salesman, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Allen K., daughter Sandra Ann Hu, brother Akira, sister June N. Yamamoto, caregivers Romeo Cardenas and Lenora Lestino, and four grandchildren. Private services.
March 6, 2007
Jitsumi Sumiki, 70, of Hilo, a retired Yamada Transfer Co. diesel mechanic and J.M. Farm and Rental proprietor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Cherlyn Minato; brothers Jitsuo, Satoshi and Robert; sisters Rhoda Sumiki and Dale Kunimitsu; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ann Natsuyo Taketa
March 8, 2007
Ann Natsuyo Taketa, 98, of Hilo, a retired state chief clerk, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by son Desmond Y., daughters Eleanor T. Kurata and Jane H. Rice, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 9:30 a.m. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. at Homelani Memorial Park, Lehua section. Casual attire. No flowers.
Victoria T.T. Tran
March 4, 2007
Victoria T.T. Tran, 18, of Waipahu died in Kapiolani Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Quoc T.H., brothers Theodore and Franklin, and grandparent Lieng. Chinese Buddhist services: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.
Hon Leong Yim
March 1, 2007
Hon Leong Yim, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Sheraton Waikiki chef, died in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by son Alexander, daughter Man Kuen, brothers Bo Him and Bo Wo, sister Margaret Chang and three grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Chinese Buddhist services. Cremation to follow.
Donald A.Y. Young
March 1, 2007
Donald A.Y. Young, 62, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Board of Water Supply meter reader supervisor and AKAL Security employee, died in Punaluu Beach Park. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pauline, sons William B. and Michael Eulitt, daughter Melanie Villanueva, brothers Thomas and Henry, sisters Siu Fun Chan and Germaine Young, and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.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.