Leighton Leon Ambrosio
July 7, 2007
Leighton Leon Ambrosio, 30, of Kawaihae, Hawaii, a business owner, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Laakea Shim-Ambrosio; father Leonard; mother Brenda; sisters Leona Martinez, Lorena and Laeh Ambrosio and Tatiana Anahu-Ambrosio; brothers Isaiah Anahu, Hezekiah Anahu-Ambrosio and Telesforo Lomboy; and grandparents Flora Lorenzo, Linda Anahu, Harlen Correa and Carl Ralston. Services: 8:45 a.m. tomorrow at St. Michael Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Luncheon to follow at Anahu-Ambrosio home. For more information, call Tati at (253) 344-9935.
Gaspar Ferino Aspacio
July 9, 2007
Gaspar Ferino Aspacio, 98, of Hilo, formerly of Honomu, Hawaii, a retired Pepeekeo Sugar flume carpenter, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Cabaroon West, Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons William R. Gascon and James and Roger Aspacio; daughters Florence Highland, Marilyn DeSa and Vivian Balberde; a sister; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Mission in Honomu. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Maunakea Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Christian Venegas Balisi
June 29, 2007
Christian Venegas Balisi, infant son of Ronald and Roshelle Balisi of Waipahu, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He is also survived by grandparents Cirilo and Evelyn Balisi and Jaime and Venegas; and great-grandparents Rosa Balisi and Victorina Venegas. Private services.
Betty Wong Chan
July 3, 2007
Betty Wong Chan, 89, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hale Ola Kino. She was born in Hartford, Conn. She is survived by son Theodore Jung, daughters Elaine Chin and Sandra Balogh, sisters Doris Chan and Dolly Lee, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Walter Teiho Chena
July 4, 2007
Walter Teiho Chena, 88, of Honolulu, an Army retiree who served in World War II and a federal firefighter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by wife Irene, son Clyde, brother Teimei, sister Helen McKay and three grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.
July 8, 2007
Domingo Escalante, 73, of Tacoma, Wash., a machinist, died in Tacoma. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Verna K.K.; children Franklyn, Kimberly, Robert, Maximo, Moroni, Angela and Moses Escalante and Hester Franco, Maxine Cutler, Raylene Garcia and Donna Mae Kuhn; brothers Faustino Escalante and Franklin Lemon; 40 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kapaa Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe, Kauai.
William L. Ferreira Sr.
July 7, 2007
William L. Ferreira Sr., 84, of Kalopa, Hawaii, a farmer and rancher, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Kalopa, Hawaii. He is survived by son William L. Jr., daughters Joyce and Verna, sister Rose, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalopa Catholic Cemetery. Casual attire.
Sixta Valdez Gatchalian
July 5, 2007
Sixta Valdez Gatchalian, 84, of Mililani died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Balungao, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by son Manuel, daughter Erlinda Ganir, brother Florencio Valdez, sister Beatrice Valdez, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Eugenia Kahooilina Kaalekahi
June 6, 2007
Eugenia Kahooilina Kaalekahi, 90, of Kaunakakai, a homemaker, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Kealia, Kauai. She is survived by children Virginia Apana, Darlyn Napoleon, Pauline Pezel, Lily Kahalehili and Alfred, Peter D. and Henry Bush and Rachel L. Smith; 30 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Kaneohe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 10 a.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Kaawakea Cemetery on Molokai. Burial to be held in the cemetery.
Eunice Y.L. Leong
July 3, 2007
Eunice Y.L. Leong, 87, of Honolulu died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Randall and Rodney; brother George Au; sisters Anna Lee, Florence Hee and Jennie Hinshaw; and a grandchild. Private services.
Sadie Sumie Matsushima
June 12, 2007
Sadie Sumie Matsushima, 89, of Mililani, a homemaker, died in Mililani. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Neal, Gary, Gene and Ricky; brother Francis Uyeda; sisters Doris Kawada and Leatrice Hamatake; and five grandchildren. Private services.
July 8, 2007
Hiroshi Matsuura, 87, of Pearl City, a retired U.S. government firefighter at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter, and a member of Company C, 100th Infantry Battalion, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Shigeko; son Brian; daughters Katharine Serikaku and Mae and Gayle Matsuura; and a grandchild. Services: noon Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Alma Yukiko Ogata
July 10, 2007
Alma Yukiko Ogata, 87, of Honolulu, a retired secretary for the Federal Housing Administration, died at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Winston N.; daughters Marcia L. Petersen, Freda Ogata-Weber and Wendy L. Ogata; brother Kiyoshi Sonoda; sisters Hilda Taomae and Shirley Ihara; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Manoa Ward, 1560 S. Beretania St. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Elaine Casamina Pascua
July 5, 2007
Elaine Casamina Pascua, 36, of Waipahu died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Preston J. Castro, daughters Amber J. Castro and Velaxis Cabral, father Roland A., mother Edith C., brother Russell and grandparents Felipa Pascua, Santos Casamina and Flora Casamina. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
David Austin Smith
May 23, 2007
David Austin Smith, 59, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Rose N., brothers Harold A. and Noel A., and sister Lunan U. Kauanaulu. Private services.
Loraine Chiyoko Tamashiro
June 26, 2007
Loraine Chiyoko Tamashiro, 79, of Honolulu, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in South Hilo. She is survived by sister Ellen F. Konishi. Private services.
Jack Hisashi Yoshida
July 7, 2007
Jack Hisashi Yoshida, 87, of Honolulu, a Jack H. Yoshida Auto Electrical Services proprietor, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by daughters Charlene H. Yoshida and Jacklyn M. La Fountaine, sister Dorothy Okada and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
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.