Elia David Ku'ualoha Kapahulehua / 1930-2007
Services Sunday for Hokule'a captain
Services for Elia David Ku'ualoha Kawika Kapahulehua, captain of the double-hulled sailing canoe Hokule'a on the 1976 voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti, will be held Sunday.
Kapahulehua, who was 76, died of an illness in Honolulu on May 17.
Born on Niihau, Kapahulehua was a licensed catamaran captain and had sailed from California to Hawaii before being named captain of the Hokule'a. The voyage backed the assertion that Polynesians were capable of long-distance voyages through their wayfinding skills centuries before Europeans used the chronometer to make ocean crossings.
Kapahulehua is survived by wife Birdie Stein, son Danny, brothers Levi Jr. and Frank Santos Jr., and sisters Francis Ku'ulei Santos and Doreen Kapahulehua-Nunies.
A public celebration of his life is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Elks Club in Waikiki.
Brian Wayne De Costa
May 3, 2007
Brian Wayne De Costa, 37, of Aiea, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by fiancee Marisa Vea, hanai son Stephen, father Norbert, mother Johanna D. Leiato and sister Nicole. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Vianney Church in Kailua. Call after 10 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire. No flowers.
May 23, 2007
Michiyuki Endo, 82, of Honolulu, a retired wholesale produce dealer, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Helen, son Vernon, daughter Janice Watanabe, brother Akira, sisters Winifred Shishido and Yone Sakamaki, and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Epiphany Episcopal Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.
Mary G. Folk
May 15, 2007
Mary G. Folk, 84, of Honolulu, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Albert McDougall and Randolph, Buster and Larry Folk; daughter Monetta Simone; and brother Llewellyn Gay. Services: 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at the mortuary's cemetery. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
David Lee Harris
May 12, 2007
David Lee Harris, 76, of Waipahu, a retired Kapiolani Community College counselor and adviser, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Parsons, Kan. He is survived by wife Margaret, sons Todd and Steven, daughters Heather and Holly June Harris and Laurel Barrett, half brothers Dale and Billy Moore, sisters Patti Hill and Henrietta Smith, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. today at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary printed Monday.
May 22, 2007
Shum Leung, 77, of Honolulu, died in Leeward Health Services. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by wife Hang Yiu; sons Alton and Calvin; daughters Yin Ping Kwok, Monica Ching, Yin Wan and Eva Mayeshiro; sister Pui Chun Lui; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation and Taoist services: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Feliza Villanueva Manongdo
May 5, 2007
Feliza Villanueva "Fely" Manongdo, 81, of Aiea, a retired International Inflight Catering Co. employee, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Caba, La Union, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Pedro O., sons Paulino and Victor, daughters Denia Jamora and Bella Swenson, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Beatrice Parker Morse
May 19, 2007
Beatrice Parker Morse, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Robinson's Travel agent, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Michael and Stephen, hanai daughters Juanita Kalima and Melva Jamile, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha wear.
Rhoda Lani Pedro
May 22, 2007
Rhoda Lani Pedro, 82, of Kailua, a homemaker and Pohai Nani and Kahanaola caregiver, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband David P. Sr., son David P. Jr., daughters Paulette Smith and Claudette Huebner, brother Charles Townsend Jr., seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m.
Freda W. Sigal
April 11, 2007
Freda W. Sigal, 92, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in New York. She is survived by daughters Kathy George and Margaret Wermel, sister Ruth Frankfurt, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 1:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Leis welcome. Donations suggested to University of Hawaii, School of Business or Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Sharon I. Souza
May 21, 2007
Sharon I. Souza, 57, of Kahului, a U.S. Department of Agriculture rural community outreach program employee, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by husband Allen, son Jansen, daughter Alana, mother Aiko Miyajima and brother Eric Miyajima. Services held. Private inurnment at a later date. Additional information for an obituary printed yesterday.
Josephine Luis Tacderan
May 15, 2007
Josephine Luis Tacderan, 87, of Honolulu, a retired care home owner and operator, died at home. She was born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines. She is survived by son Canuto Jr., daughters Estrella Acoba and Cynthia Rola, sister Violet Baptista, caregivers Ruby Carranza and Grace Malate, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Sunday.
David Munro Walker
May 22, 2007
David Munro Walker, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Fireman's Fund vice president, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife June A., sons Douglas and Allen, daughter Wendy Viellenava, stepdaughter Lani Lam and 10 grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Donations suggested to Shriners Hospital or Punahou School.
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.