William Aukai Biga
June 17, 2007
William Aukai Biga, "Biga Boy" and "Willie," 45, of Lahaina, a forklift driver and musician, died in Lahaina. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by father William; sons William, John D., Jordan, Jairus, Kingston and Kingsley; daughters Jaydina and Chelsea Biga and Jenesis Naeole; brothers Samson, Anthony, Sheldon and Samuel Biga; sisters Charlotte Biga and Yolanda Dizon; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Waiola Church in Lahaina. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Puehuehuiki Cemetery in Lahaina. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Valentine Yum Quon Chun
May 4, 2007
Valentine Yum Quon Chun, 75, of Mountain View, Calif., a budget officer, writer, teacher and entrepreneur, died in California. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by children Kristin, Marc, Keith, Jon and Shan; brothers Charles Y.K. and Randall Y.I.; sister Jennie C. Wong; and two grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. June 30 at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to be held at Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
June 17, 2007
Saturnina Epil, 98, of Waimanalo, a retired Queen's Medical Center laundry worker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in San Nicholas, Cebu, the Philippines. She is survived by son Jacinto, daughter Sister Charlene "Mary Epil" and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. George Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Juan Pagatpatan Fernandez
June 1, 2007
Juan Pagatpatan Fernandez, 77, of Pearl City, a retired Like Like Drive Inn Restaurant employee, died at home. He was born in Barrio 18A, Mabusag, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Benita A.; daughters Rosalinda Manibo, Tessie Agaran, Imelda Ganitano, Erlinda Trilles and Isabel "Bel" Wilson; brother Esteban Fernandez; sisters Guillerma Baldonado, Carlina Agumboy and Leticia Oasay; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 a.m. Monday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
June 19, 2007
Malaki Kanahele, 79, of Kekaha, Kauai, a rancher, died at home. He was born in Niihau. He is survived by sons Kaohu, Ku'u and Kalana; daughters Lama Kaohelaulii, Aka Kanahele and Pupu Duerte; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. today at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.
George Katsuji Kubota
June 19, 2007
George Katsuji Kubota, 88, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired Konawaena High School band and Spanish teacher, died at home. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Fusae; daughters Joann Iwane, Marcia Nelson and Diane Matthews; sisters Kikue Hiramatsu and Matsuko Machado; and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Central Kona Union Church in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
John Soo Wan Lim
June 13, 2007
John Soo Wan Lim, 55, of Makakilo, a state of Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals associate judge, was remembered in private services. He died in Makakilo. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evva, sons Evan and Ethan, father Kwan Hi, mother Mildred O., brother Steven and sister Joanne.
Richard Kazuhiro Nishida
June 11, 2007
Richard Kazuhiro Nishida, 57, of Honolulu, a Professional Image field supervisor and musician with the Hale Koa Luau Show, died. He was born in Naha, Okinawa. He is survived by daughters Angie H. Yamamoto, mother Kazuko, brother Robert K. and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
William E. Northen
June 10, 2007
William E. "Bill" Northen, 42, of Mililani, an AYSO soccer coach, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Napa, Calif. He is survived by wife Jenny Andaya-Northen; son Nikolas; daughter Ciara; mother Elsie; brothers Jack, Steve and Don; and sisters Sandra, Janet, Donna, Betty and Linda. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kidney Foundation.
Jose Romeo Songco Santos
June 6, 2007
Jose Romeo Songco Santos, 64, of Honolulu, a retired custodian, died in Honolulu. He was born in Minalin, Pampanga, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Myra, daughter Robyn, brothers Manolito and Virgilio, and sisters Ofelia Murabayashi, Lazara Adong, Teresita Bongorno and Monica Sanlenga. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
David J. Williams
June 14, 2007
David J. Williams, 101, of Honolulu, a U.S. Navy civil service executive secretary, died at home. He was born in Edwardsville, Pa. He is survived by son David E., daughter Mary E. LaMotte, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. next Friday at Central Union Church in Honolulu. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Women's League of Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96826-1195; The Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church, 668 Main St., Edwardsville, Pa. 18704; or the Salvation Army, 2950 Manoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822-1798.
Roseline J. Yamane
June 20, 2007
Roseline J. "Aunty R" Yamane, 80, of Kahului, a retired Alexander and Baldwin manager, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia Hospital. She is survived by son Rodney; daughter Janyce; mother Jennie Crastes; sisters Mabel Grotz, Katherine Bulda and Thelma Herrera; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Makawao, Maui.
May 26, 2007
Helen Yue, 89, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Dennis, Elliott and Russell; brothers Stanley, Larry, Howard and Raymond Yuh ; sister Ella Hong; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Olive Methodist Church, 108 California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Wednesday.
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.