April 2, 2007
Jiro Adachi, 85, of San Diego, formerly of Honolulu, a retired meat cutter, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Fusako, eight children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services to be held in San Diego.
March 25, 2007
Suenori "Aka" Akahoshi, 73, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a fisherman and retired heavy equipment operator, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Keei, Hawaii. He is survived by son Eric, hanai son Kai'ama Watai, daughters Michiko Akahoshi and Jerylyn Huihui, hanai daughter Shonnelle Mamhot, sister Janet Milam, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Pukaana Congregational Church in Kealia, Hawaii. Call after 5 p.m. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. next Saturday at Puuhonua o Honaunau.
Alice Kiyoko Ariyoshi
April 1, 2007
Alice Kiyoko Ariyoshi, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Insurance Service Co. accountant, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by daughters Ernestine T. Spence, Claire J. Ariyoshi and Andra I. Cecil; and two grandchildren. Private services.
Peter Andrew Berkey
Jan. 14, 2007
Peter Andrew Berkey, 73, of Honolulu, a retired state assistant librarian, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. Scattering of ashes: 2 p.m. Wednesday fronting Outrigger Waikiki Beach Hotel.
April 1, 2007
Steve Budai, 81, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Hungary. He is survived by wife Peregrina S. Private services.
Margaret Alexandra Crackel
April 3, 2007
Margaret "Alexa" Alexandra Crackel, 92, of Kailua-Kona, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Peter and Patrick, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
March 30, 2007
Toyoko Healy, 66, of Wahiawa, a retired Halemano Elementary School employee, died at home. She was born in Taito, Taiwan. She is survived by husband Donald E.; daughters Tracy M. Healy-Somera and Teresa M. Ragamat; sisters Kaneko Kamiyama, Riyoko Fuchinoue and Teruyo Yukitake; and a grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Feb. 4, 2007
Edward Hiramoto, 82, of Koloa, Kauai, a Hawaiian Airlines employee, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Sally, son Harold, daughter Leah, brothers Walter and Roy, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Jane Oume Hirata
March 31, 2007
Jane Oume Hirata, 93, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Soichi, Richard and Lawrence; daughter Terumi Chock; sisters Kay Nakashima and Carol Nishimoto; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Charles L. Minnick Jr.
April 1, 2007
Charles L. Minnick Jr., 54, of Honolulu, a resident manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Oregon. He is survived by mother Loretta Rickard, stepfather Gene Rickard, brother Steven Campbell and sister April Dyer. No services.
Tomiko Nakama Miyahira
March 26, 2007
Tomiko Nakama Miyahira, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Community Church of Christ caretaker, died in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Gordon; brother Shigemitsu Nakama; sisters Elaine Marumoto, Chisato Emmos, Akiko Nakama, Ellen Yamamoto and Emily Wai; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
April 2, 2007
Toshie Muromachi, 86, of Honolulu, formerly of Honomuu, Hawaii, died in Palolo Hospice. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Eichi; son Paul; daugh- ters Gail Yoshimoto, Ann Muromachi and Joan Yamanaka; brother Toshio "Casey" Fujimoto; sister Helen "Fusako" Abo; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harris United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii. Aloha 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. Sr., Charles K. Sr. and Smith K. Charles; stepsons Moses K., Jr., Wayne and Clesson; daughters Roxanna Kaupe, Bertha Barques, Parona Gomes, Janice K. Kiaaina and Marion Kamaka; stepdaughters Gay Crawford, Joy Kealoha and Cynthia Brown; hanai children Gerald Liptak, Nathan and Christina Kamaka and Anthony Charles; brothers James Kauai Kaupe and John Kakaio Cabral Sr.; sisters Vivian Thompson and Barbara Jean Dorsey; 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. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Thursday.
Nancy Sakayo Onishi
March 29, 2007
Nancy Sakayo Onishi, 79, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Rusti J., daughter Janace R. Oda, sister Sadie Ogura and four grandchildren. Private services.
Mary R. Raynor
March 31, 2007
Mary R. Raynor, 95, of Honolulu died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Waterbury, Conn. She is survived by sons Franklin D. and Robert A. Distiso, stepson Billy, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Thursday at St. John Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Honolulu 96819. The church can be reached at 845-0984. Casual attire. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.
Jeffrey James Rodrigues
March 28, 2007
Jeffrey James Rodrigues, 53, of Kailua-Kona, an independent computer consultant, died at home. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lorna Lee-Rodrigues, sons Shannon and Jason, hanai son Tim Ekert, parents James and Dominga, brothers Joe and David, and sister Rosemary Ekert. Services: 10 a.m. next Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church. Call after 9 a.m.
Roseline Rapozo Souza
March 22, 2007
Roseline Rapozo Souza, 85, of Mountain View, Hawaii, formerly of Naalehu, Hawaii, a former S&S Dairy proprietor in Naalehu, died. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband Ernest, sons Richard E. and Michael P., daughter Patricia M. Choi, seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: noon at East Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Naalehu.
Jason H. Sylva
March 24, 2007
Jason H. Sylva, 28, of Waipahu died in Waianae. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Monica, sons Dennis Gouveia and Isaiah, stepdaughter Alana Neill, parents Sterling and Tessie, brothers Benjamin K. and Alex, and grandparent Theresa Gouveia. Services: 7 p.m. April 15 at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Dominador Garcia Tagavilla
March 19, 2007
Dominador Garcia Tagavilla, 83, of Honolulu, a retired construction laborer, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Feliza G.L.; sons Anthony, Salvador and Christopher; daughter Emma; sisters Filipinas Agtarap and Estrella Agtina; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park-Waipio.
March 26, 2007
Toshiko Tome, 83, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Kenneth K. and Gary S., daughter Linda K. Nakata, brother Francis Oshiro, sisters Karen Miyasato and Barbara Iha, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Brian Morio Tsutsumi
April 3, 2007
Brian Morio Tsutsumi, 53, of Kaneohe, a Hawaiian Telcom leader line worker, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Paulette; sons Brian Jr., Justin and Shawn; stepsons Corey Smith and Jacob Mack; stepdaughter Nicole Anderson; mother Florence; sister Amy Katahira; and four step-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel, 2162 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice Program.
William Petelo Unutoa Sr.
March 31, 2007
William Petelo Unutoa Sr., 74, of Kailua, a retired Carpenters Union member, died. He was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by sons William "Chuna" Jr., Michael "Tauese" and Francis "Sa'o," and Peter, James, John, Lavilavi and Romeo Ti'a; daughters Florence "Tutogi," Louisiana Unutoa-Rodrigues, Mary "Moenuu" Pio, Leilani "Mativa" Mafua and Eleanor Haunga; brothers Luaulu "Tovia" Fosi and Fosi Alefosio; half brother Talitonu Suluape; sisters Lusia Maoana and Lusila Alefosio; companion Faleatafa Bentley; 24 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Moanalua second ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park.
Leonora Carmelo Piano Urita
March 20, 2007
Leonora Carmelo Piano Urita, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Kaiulani Elementary School custodian, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by son Fleford "Flip"; daughters Gloria C. Root, Josephine C. Oson, Teresita "Teri" Saguilla, Hilda C. and Glory L.; sisters Pacita Piano, Gabriella Carmelo and Leoncia Carmen; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
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.