Thomas Harwood Butler
July 14, 2007
Thomas Harwood "Woody" Butler, 49, of Kailua, a certified auto technician, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandi. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m.
Prisca Galapon Cadiz
July 13, 2007
Prisca Galapon Cadiz, 84, of Waipahu died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Pasngal, Bacarra, Philippines. She is survived by husband Juan V.; son Marny; daughters Caroline Gabat, Dr. Corazon C. Hobbs-Oshiro, Dolores Kropik and Eloise Balais Jr.; brother Pedro Galapon; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Elizabeth Samantha Husseini
July 18, 2007
Elizabeth Samantha Husseini, 40, of Ewa Beach, a licensed practical nurse for Tripler Army Medical Center and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in American Samoa, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Fagatogo, American Samoa. She is survived by husband Edward, son Arthur A., daughters Eddieliz R. and Fawiza S., parents Samuelu and Maliali Puletasi, and brothers Palasi, Christopher, Matthew, Samuel Jr. and Matthew C. Puletasi. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, 20 S. Kukui St. Call after 6 p.m. Final services and burial to be held in American Samoa.
Louise Marie Kaneshiro
July 12, 2007
Louise Marie Kaneshiro, 69, of Olympia, Wash., formerly of Ewa Beach, died in Olympia. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Francis A.; sons Calvin and Clayton; daughters Celine Luiz, Carleen Gladson and Cathleen Cutlip; brothers Harry and Willard Bradley, John Keolanui, and Nathan and Nathaniel Holiona; sisters Lillian Lopes and Josephine Torres; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Helen Haliaka Keawekane Gabriel Kahananui Kapoi
July 2, 2007
Helen Haliaka Keawekane Gabriel Kahananui Kapoi, 89, of Waianae, a housekeeper, died at home. She is survived by son Richard Kahalewai; daughters Ruby Rogers, Pilialoha Kalaiwaa, Sweetheart Kahananui and Mailejean Anakalea; 54 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rita Catholic Church in Nanakuli. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Tipesa Mago Malepeai
July 4, 2007
Tipesa Mago "Falefou" Malepeai, 81, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Poloka, Peletania, Sione and Mago; daughters Sose Lilo, Viena and Asomalo Laulu; brothers Mago, Poloka, Misikei and Salatielu Fuiava; sisters Lemusu, Enike, Falega, Foliga, Levila, Anumalo and Tasi; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Samoa-Tokelau Seventh-day Adventist Church. Call after 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.
Patrick Andrade Mattos
July 21, 2007
Patrick Andrade Mattos, 68, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a downtown Hilo and Airport Post Office maintenance worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Paul and Michael, brother Walter, sister Betty Jean Botelho and five grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 43 Kapiolani St. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.
Leilani Taele Meredith
July 20, 2007
Leilani Taele Meredith, 63, of Kailua, a former Honolulu Advertiser distribution manager, Hale Koa Hotel chef, and Meredith and Associates owner, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Manu'a, Olosega, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Samuel Jr. and Tyrone; hanai sons Paul Confer, Richard Maiava, Felise Kaio, Peter Satele and Tony Sele; daughters Dolores Smith and Kelly Wilhoit; caregiver Elia Taeao; and 15 grandchildren. Mass: 6 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call after 5 p.m. Burial to be held in Leone, American Samoa. Aloha attire. No flowers. Cash donations welcome.
Vivian Hatsue Muraoka
June 20, 2007
Vivian Hatsue Muraoka, 73, of Seattle, a Bank of America lease auditor, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Madeline Iwamoto. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
Felicita T. Odocayen
July 22, 2007
Felicita T. Odocayen, 80, of Kahului, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. field laborer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Sinon; son Edwin "Odo"; daughters Linda J. Anderson, Pauline Ulicny and Adelaide "Adi" Sherman; brother Francisco Terredanio; sisters Agrifina "Aggie" Cabebe and Juanita Corpuz; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Luncheon at the mortuary to follow. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hale Mahaolu, 200 Hina Ave., Kahului, HI 96732. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday.
Scott I. Okemura
July 14, 2007
Scott I. Okemura, 53, of Mililani, a Slim's Power Tools salesman, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Donna, son Kyle, daughter Wendy, father Iwao, mother Jane and brothers Todd, Rand and Sean. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
July 20, 2007
Sumiko Ono, 87, of Hilo died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Kevin and Clyde, and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Mariano Gonzales Paguirigan
July 16, 2007
Mariano Gonzales Paguirigan, 78, of Hawaii, a farmer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Lydia; sons Noel, Sonny, Joseph, Jesus, Jojo, Jaysen and Jeffrey; daughters Janet Yadao, Elizabeth Delossantos, Josephine Malicdem, and Marilyn and Melanie Paguirigan; sister Magdalena Bumanglag; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Church in Holualoa, Hawaii. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park.
Caroline Leite Santos
July 21, 2007
Caroline Leite Santos, 92, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a former Steak and Lobster Restaurant in Hilo waitress, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Frank M. Jr., James and Robert; daughter Sheila Erece; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Mauna Kea Memorial Park, Kaieie Homestead Road, Papaikou. Casual attire.
Sheldon Keoni Silva
July 7, 2007
Sheldon Keoni Silva, also known as "Biggie," "Tiny" and "Supa," 26, of Waimanalo, formerly of Waianae, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Geno and Deborah, and brother Shaun. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:15 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Daniel Hajime Tagami
July 22, 2007
Daniel Hajime Tagami, 81, of Aiea, a Continental Mechanical plumbing foreman, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Diana Kanagawa; brothers Robert, Kenneth, Bernard, Wayne and George; sisters Mildred Chikuma, Gladys Kadoyama and Betty Ito; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
July 11, 2007
Yaeko Yamasaki, 91, of Waianae died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by daughter Sally Nishimura, sisters Janet Yamaji and Tokiko Akuna, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Bette Lau Yee
July 24, 2007
Bette Lau Yee, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Chaminade chancellor secretary, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Robley and Rodney, daughters Karen and Koren Hiramoto, sisters Alice Lo and Estelle Lau, and seven grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 8:30 a.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Paul Salvatore Zocco
July 23, 2007
Paul Salvatore Zocco, 77, of Kahuku, a Paul Zocco Builders owner, died in Hiolani Care Center at Kahala Nui. He was born in Connecticut. Burial to be held in Connecticut at a later date. Donations suggested to American Diabetes Association.
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.