Roger Long / UH-Manoa professor
July 29, 2007
Pedro "Pete" Cantor, 74, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a mechanic/welder for Hutchison Sugar Co., Sato Garage, Tommy Ishimaru Garage, Aoki Garage, KPMI, Huehue Ranch, Hokukano Ranch, Tamashiro Trucking Co., Kona Transportation Co. and Cantor Brothers Transport Svcs. Inc., died in Life Care Center of Kona. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Mary Jane; sons Peter, Stanley, Paul and Todd; daughters Tessie Cantor and Mary Toves; sisters Jane Cabilin and Maxine Looney; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Central Kona Union Church in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa, Hawaii. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Frances Levin Carpel
July 31, 2007
Frances Levin Carpel, 89, of Honolulu died at home. She was born in Coatesville, Pa. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Elks Club. Donations suggested to United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii Foundation or charity.
Aug. 11, 2007
Marius "Mario" DiFolco, 80, of Kailua, a retired candy maker and World War II veteran, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Lyon, France. He is survived by children Mary Anne Lui, Danielle DiFolco-Kaneshiro and Stephen, Joseph, Theresa "Terry" and Michael "Mike" DiFolco; brothers Cesar and Francois; sister Amelia; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.
Diane Lenore Esdicul
Aug. 12, 2007
Diane Lenore Esdicul, 65, of Mililani, a St. Joseph Church School vice principal, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by husband Julian; son John J.; brothers Placido, Raymond and Antone; and sisters Rosaline Caluya-Pennington, Mercedes Gorospe, Julia McCullen, Alfonza Maligro, Juana Domingo and Geraldine Dureg. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.
Harry Togo Goto
Aug. 14, 2007
Harry Togo Goto, 81, of Ewa Beach died in Ewa Beach. He is survived by brother Frank T. Goto and sister Lily Nakano. Private services.
Harry R. Highkin
Aug. 16, 2007
Harry R. Highkin, 89, of Kailua-Kona, a California State University at Northridge professor emeritus and plant physiologist, died at home. He was born in New Haven, Conn. He is survived by wife Lorraine and sons Greg and John. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Tuesday at Keauhou Bay Canoe Club.
Jane Kwock Hu
Aug. 10, 2007
Jane Kwock Hu, 88, of Honolulu, a retired office manager, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Howard and Frederic; daughters Winona Miyashiro, Lenore Lee-Ching and Janis Fernandez; sister Irma Chang; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Chinese services: 4:30 p.m at the mortuary. Burial: 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Kahele Robin Huddleston
Aug. 8, 2007
Kahele Robin Huddleston, infant daughter of Kahale and Melanie Huddleston, of Hilo died in Kaiser Medical Center. She is survived by brother Kahale Jr.; sisters Mallory Waugh-Arruda and Kahala Huddleston; grandparents Ronald and Arlene Waugh, and Beverly Huddleston; and great-grandparent Alice Andagan. Services at a later date.
Tommy Tsutomu Kakesako
Aug. 3, 2007
Tommy Tsutomu Kakesako, 85, of Honolulu, a Kakesako Brothers Jewelers gemologist, watchmaker and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company L member, died in Center for Aging. He was born in Papaikou, South Hilo, Hawaii. He is survived by brother Michael and sister Joyce T. Inao. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Douglas K. Kuahulu
Aug. 11, 2007
Douglas K. "Dukie" Kuahulu, 70, of Honolulu, a Waikiki Beachboy, 1976 Hokulea crew member and Waikiki Beachboys Canoe Club and Beachboys Golf Club founding member, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Carolyn and sister Masae Konno. Services and scattering of ashes: 8 a.m. Friday at Aloha Beach Services stand by Dukes Restaurant. Beach attire. Donations suggested to Polynesian Voyaging Society, 191 Ala Moana Blvd. Pier 7. Call 536-8405.
Ellen Jay Lai
Aug. 7, 2007
Ellen Jay Lai, 94, of Huntington Beach, Calif., a Honolulu businesswoman, Jaye's CAG Shop, Polynesian Gift Shop and Metronome Music owner and part-time assistant to Sen. Hiram Fong, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Gary, daughters Gertrude Zane and Gerilyn Lee, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services held in Huntington Beach. Ashes will be interred at Hawaiian Memorial Park in December.
Bernard Ah Tung Lee
Aug. 15, 2007
Bernard Ah Tung Lee, 88, of Honolulu, a retired electronic technician, died. He was born in Kawaihae, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Stephen and Robert; daughters Arlene Williams and Patricia Takato; brothers Jimmy, Paul, Eddie and George; and four grandchildren. Burial services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Karen I. Moon
Aug. 4, 2007
Karen I. Moon, 56, of Pittsburgh, Calif., died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Henry, daughters Nicole Bice and Dawn Moon, mother Evelyn Medeiros, brothers Henry and Ernest Medeiros, sister Tamara Silva and eight grandchildren. Celebration of life and scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kokololio Park in Hauula.
Felipe Batalona Naval
Aug. 14, 2007
Felipe Batalona "Sparky" Naval, 46, of Honolulu, a Duke's Restaurant chef and Waikiki Beachboy, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by mother Bonifacia B.; brothers Winifredo, Roberto, Victor, Danny and Andres; and sisters Nenita Ramas, Virginia Gomez, Lea Budley, Emma Juan and Maria Fe Esposo. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.
Marilyn Lehua Napeahi
Aug. 10, 2007
Marilyn Lehua Napeahi, 48, of Ocean View, Hawaii, a Kohala Bay Collections Bay assistant manager, died in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband James Sr.; sons James Jr. and Jaren; daughter Jai-Lenda; mother Maria Kihe; brothers Ernest Jr., Kenneth, Daniel, Herman, Wayne and Lorin Kihe; sisters Ernestine Hanato Sr., Alice Basque Jr., Nancy Cagampang, Laverne Torres, Kanani Matsunami and Sharline Akeo Jr. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Keei Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Bernard Eric Olsen
July 28, 2007
Bernard Eric Olsen, also known as "Busa" and "Ole," 78, of Waimanalo, a self-employed roofing contractor, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Roberta; sons Erskin, Avis "Boobie" and Bernard "Busa Boy"; daughters Bernadine Hamlin, Juliet Stafford, Sariah Belunza, Lynn Arthur and Erica "Val," Verdi "Moonie" and Celeca "Bibi" Olsen; sister Hannah Chenoweth; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Bernabe Raguindin Quitevis
Aug. 7, 2007
Bernabe Raguindin Quitevis, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired Castle and Cooke longshoreman, died in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Benny Jr., Stephen and Greg; daughters Gloria Uyehara and Susie Fujikawa; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Aloha attire.
Valentin A. Ramos
Aug. 10, 2007
Valentin A. Ramos, 84, of Waipahu died. He was born in Brgy. 6, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Herodia, son Teodorico, daughter Maxima Abrigo, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Michael Rubio Sr.
Aug. 9, 2007
Michael Rubio Sr., 61, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kauai Community Correctional Center Department of Public Safety sergeant, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Janice P., son Michael Jr., daughters Melissa Carey and Michelle Lizama, father Caesar B., sisters Shirley Machado and Ella Lai, and six grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Grace Tamaye Sato
Aug. 11, 2007
Grace Tamaye Sato, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Liberty House sales clerk, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Halaula, North Kohala. She is survived by son Carl, daughter Judythe Kaya, sister Betty Nakamura, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Kelly Leilehua Yasuko Stevens
July 20, 2007
Kelly Leilehua Yasuko Stevens, 42, of Ewa Beach, a landscaper, died in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Reggie Kealohakeanuenue 'O Kalani Chang-Stevens; daughter Amanda Puakela Yasuyo Stevens-Flores; parents Albert L.K. Jr. and Yvonne L.P.; brothers Sherwin, Boyd and Renwick; and grandparent Lovey Kitt. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 5 p.m.
Pearl Yasuko Tomita
Aug. 15, 2007
Pearl Yasuko Tomita, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Stilson; daughters Lani Sakoda, Nani Lei Stam and Momi Hayes; sister Ayano Kishida; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, P.O. Box 10052, Honolulu, HI 96816.
Aug. 11, 2007
Leslie "Dudie" Wong, 54, of Makaha, an Association for Retarded Citizens of Hawaii recreation therapist, died in Makaha. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Myrtle Jay, stepfather Donald Jay, stepbrothers Victor and John Jay, and stepsisters Bonnie Frazier, Lorrie Lee and Ruth-Ann Yap. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Luncheon to follow. Casual 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.