Robert Clayton Akana
April 21, 2007
Robert Clayton Akana, 81, of Kaaawa, a retired welder, died in Kaaawa. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Denise, son Aaron, sister Betty Lou Reeves and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Elaine Gore Carver
April 24, 2007
Elaine Gore Carver, 83, of Honolulu, formerly of Rome, Ga., and Port St. Joe, Fla., died. She was born in Bainbridge, Ga. She is survived by daughter Kathryn C. Cooper. Private services.
Rosa Martirez Filio
April 29, 2007
Rosa Martirez Filio, 70, of Kapolei died in Japan. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by children Erlinda Anguay and Edgar, Edith and Edward Filio; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude's Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive, Makakilo. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.
Alan Minoru Fujiura
April 4, 2007
Alan Minoru "Pato" Fujiura, 69, of Lihue, a retired Lihue Sugar Plantation Ltd. field supervisor and U.S. Navy veteran, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by son Scott, daughter Shari, brother Howard, sisters Felice Iwanaga and Beverly Okabe, and two grandchildren. Private services.
Milton Neal Ka'aeamoku Kahele
April 13, 2007
Milton Neal Ka'aeamoku Kahele, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Unitours and Group Travel Services employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Lawrence and sisters Lorraine Arboleda, Janice Low and Lavaina Ching. Private services.
April 23, 2007
Isamu "Harold" Kamiya, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Zippy's Restaurant Kapahulu assistant manager and a member of Company D, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Joyce S. and sons Lee S., Jay K., Roger A. and Roy S. Private services.
Leilani Margaret Klein
April 26, 2007
Leilani Margaret Klein, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center procurement clerk, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Peter II, caregiver Phyllis, brother Justin Garcia, sister Bernadine Frazier, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services and Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's Church, 1124 7th Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services and burial to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.
John Koon Ming Loo
April 25, 2007
John Koon Ming Loo, 67, of Waipahu, a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard quality assurance inspector and Department of Education personnel clerk, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edean, daughters Cheryl Loo and Denise Louie, brother Robert and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.
April 14, 2007
Oomai Malaeimi, 62, of Honolulu, a retired Halekulani Hotel employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Agugulu, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Malaeimi; son Ricky Tataipu; daughter Renette Clay; sisters Tualani Tufaga, Paipai Yanlan, Marie Tataipu and Siamaua Vaana; and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Elizabeth Hathorn McNeill
Feb. 26, 2007
Elizabeth Hathorn McNeill, 81, of Kaneohe, a caregiver, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Winston, Miss. She is survived by son Thomas G., daughter Bettye M. Stokes and two grandchildren. Inurnment to be held in Mississippi at a later date.
Lianne Eiko Minamishin
April 30, 2007
Lianne Eiko Minamishin, 71, of Honolulu, a retired state Visitors Information program assistant, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Oita-Ken, Japan. She is survived by son George, daughters Renee Takahashi and Lynne, brother Kiyomi Mizokuchi, and five grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Deen Isami Morita
May 1, 2007
Deen Isami Morita, 89, of Kaneohe, a self-employed worker doing business as Deen Morita Plumbing Inc., died at home. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Annette; children Lenora Pong and Dwight and Mark Morita, Denice May and Toshi Tse; brother Yoshio; sister Mitsuru; and 13 grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 2:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to charity.
Loretta Yukie Pestrello
April 15, 2007
Loretta Yukie "Mrs. P" Pestrello, 63, of Aiea, a retired Aiea Elementary School cafeteria worker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Edward "Mr. P"; daughter Lisa M.M. Quibelan; brothers James, Henry, Donald and Clifton Miyamura; sisters Helene Yamamoto, Edith Radcliffe and Betsy Koike; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary printed Wednesday.
Willa Louise Protsman
April 27, 2007
Willa Louise Protsman, 58, of Kihei, Maui, a housekeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Colorado. She is survived by husband James A., sons Roy and Richard Dean, stepson Leroy A., daughter Jeanette D. Sigler, stepdaughter Rebecca L. Boington, sister Mary Lou Elston and 12 grandchildren. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Sunday at Kalama Park in Kihei. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Perla Jean Fernandez Rosete
April 20, 2007
Perla Jean Fernandez Rosete, 45, of Honolulu, a restaurant crew member, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by husband Robinson S. Sr.; sons Robinson Jr., Glenn, Levi, Jefferson and McNiel; parents Pedro "Tito" and Olimpia Fernandez; brothers Jimmy and Jessie Fernandez; sisters Helen Corpuz and Annabel Huffaker; and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial to follow in the Philippines.
April 18, 2007
Itsuo "Itsu" Saito, 73, of Mililani, a former Servco Pacific auto parts salesman, died at home. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by brothers Shigeto, Chikashi and Manabu; and sisters Fumiko Isobe, Doris Miyasato, Hazel McElfresh, Sueno Kim and Sarah Kadoyama. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. In lieu of flowers and monetary offerings, donations suggested to American Cancer Society, Hawaii Chapter.
Herbert Hideo Sakakihara
April 29, 2007
Herbert Hideo Sakakihara, 70, of Kahului, a retired STS Office Machines owner and Maui Memorial Medical Center Management Advisory Committee chairman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Jane, son Scott, daughter Lori Sakakihara-Chavarria, sister Mary Turner and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Luncheon: noon to 2 p.m. at the mortuary. No flowers.
Charles Masayuki Sakurai
April 26, 2007
Charles Masayuki "Fatso" Sakurai, 71, of Honolulu, a retired mechanic, died at home. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sons Charles M. and Michael H., daughters Dianne K. and Lori Ann Okiyo, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Theodore D. Souza
April 29, 2007
Theodore D. Souza, 71, of Fremont, Calif., a Honolulu police officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Kaneohe. He is survived by wife Adeline; children Julie, Ted, JoAnn, Malia and Todd; brother Richard; sisters Irene, Doris and Christine; and seven grandchildren. Services to be held in California.
April 8, 2007
Natsuko Takeshita, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Kuhio Elementary School cafeteria worker, died. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by son Ronald, daughter Jane Nagao, brother Masu Furumori, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private services.
Dwayne Kazuo Watabu
April 10, 2007
Dwayne Kazuo Watabu, 40, of Texas, formerly of Waipahu, a Harte-Hanks information technology director, died. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Laura, daughter Sydney, mother Sueko and sister Gayle Horie. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha 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.