Jose Gangan Astrero
April 1, 2007
Jose Gangan Astrero, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Leahi Hospital employee of 36 years, died at home. He was born in Paras Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Guadalupe; sons David and Danilo; daughter Yolanda Amerson; sisters Natividad, Herminia Valdez and Angeles; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Incorrect information was in an obituary that was printed yesterday.
Bennett W.M. Botuck
March 31, 2007
Bennett W.M. Botuck, 80, of Honolulu, the Pacific Electrical Sales Agency founder and CEO, died. He was born in Worcester, Mass. He is survived by daughters Ellen Willis and Lauren Botuck-Smouse, brother Henry and two grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Edwin Su Chull Chang
March 30, 2007
Edwin Su Chull Chang, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Kwajalein chief of police, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Howard, daughter Edean Takumi, sister Winifred Silva and a grandchild. Committal services: 3 p.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Anthony James Makaio Edrada
March 26, 2007
Anthony "AJ" James Makaio Edrada, 13, of Kapolei, a Kapolei Middle School student, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his parents Ferdinand "Ferd" and Philomela "Mela" Reyes Edrada, sisters Janine-Anne Lui and Shania, maternal grandparents Philip R. and Gail "Lanai" Matthews Reyes, paternal grandmother Irenia Sarmiento Edrada, maternal great-grandmother Rosaline Gazmen and numerous aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins. Wake services: 8 p.m. Sunday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Palehua Ward Makakilo Stake Center, 92-900 Makakilo Drive. Call after 6:30 p.m. Funeral services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
March 23, 2007
Margarita "Marga" Failma, 82, of Waipahu and formerly of Pasuquin, Illocos Norte, Philippines, died in Kapiolani Medical Center Pali Momi. She was born in Niulii-Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clemente, Rocky and Marcos; daughters Josephine Castillo and Evelyn Garaza; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at the Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Jhordan Dennis Gines
April 2, 2007
Jhordan Dennis Gines, infant son of Julius Gines and Jossilyn A. Murphy of Hilo, died in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. He was born in Honolulu. He is also survived by brother Jhayden, paternal grandfather Juan Gines, paternal grandmother Nellie Simeon, maternal grandparents James and Germaine Murphy, maternal great-grandparents James Sr. and Arena Murphy, maternal great-grandmother Sandra Barnes and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Homelani Memorial Park, Babyland Section. Casual attire.
Myra Kawailani Ulii Charles Napiha'a
March 23, 2007
Myra Kawailani Ulii Charles Napiha'a, 84, of Kaaawa died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Moses K. Sr.; sons Joseph K. Charles Sr., Charles K. Charles Sr. and Smith K. Charles; daughters Roxanna Kaupe, Bertha Barques, Parona Charles, Janice K. Kiaaina and Marion Kamaka; brothers John Kakaio Cabral Sr. and James Kauai Kaupe Sr.; sisters Vivian Thompson and Barbara Jean Dorsey; stepsons Moses K. Jr., Wayne and Clesson; stepdaughters Gay Crawford, Joy Kealoha and Cynthia Brown; hanai children Gerald Liptak, Nathan and Christina Kamaka and Anthony Charles; 67 grandchildren; 117 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: noon Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Lance Susumu Oshio
March 23, 2007
Lance Susumu Oshio, 44, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Mark S. and Helen T., sisters Pattie O. Ohara and Kristi O. Lundell, and grandmother Margaret F. Private services. No koden.
Tita C. Pang
March 29, 2007
Tita C. Pang, 90, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dr. Meredith, Wendell, Dr. Derek and Dr. Pierre; daughter Didi Leong; and seven grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested in her memory to St. Francis Hospice or charity of choice.
Agnes K. Rico
March 29, 2007
Agnes K. Rico, 85, of Kahului, a Maui Land & Pineapple Co. trimmer, died in Pukalani, Maui. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Robert, Ronald and Myles Rico and James Sahagun; daughters Isabel Puha, Martha Tabisola, Anita Acpal and Tanya Cress; sister Mary Sahagun; sister- in-law Yoshimi Kayona; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
Manuel DeSilva Sampaio
March 21, 2007
Manuel DeSilva Sampaio, 86, of Waianae, a U.S. Army retired truck driver, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Laulani Murakami; daughters Charlene Leydelmeyer and Evan Akana; brothers William, Antone and Albert Vincente and Alfred Vicent; sisters Margaret Branco and Catherine Tavares; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Emma Kazue Sato
March 3, 2007
Emma Kazue Sato, 78, of Honolulu, a retired food waitress, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sisters Jane Nakashima, Doris Kato, Barbara Liu and June Ageno. Private services. No koden.
March 28, 2007
Seiji "Lefty" Tanigawa, 89, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier (Waialae Post Office) and member of the 100th Infantry Veterans Club, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Allan and Glenn, daughter Ann Imamura, brother Sakae and eight grandchildren. Private services.
Garret Shigeo Uku
Feb. 6, 2007
Garret Shigeo Uku, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Mid Pac Lumber electrical salesman, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Peggy "Shimogaki." Private services.
Carlina Edmalin Yasay
March 26, 2007
Carlina Edmalin Yasay, 86, of Waipahu, a retired International Hotel (Plaza Hotel) employee, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Barrio Salanap, Pinili, Illocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Romeo; daughters Leticia Pimentel, Amelita "Amy" "Meli" Samaniego, Celia Domingo and Lina; brothers Felix and Leocadio Edmalin; sisters Ignacia Diacamos and Pacita Claunan; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Kalihi. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
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.