Aug. 27, 2007
Masako Abe, 92, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son David, daughter Carol Edwards, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Irene S. Ahai
Aug. 7, 2007
Irene S. Ahai, 94, of Kailua, a retired Honolulu Iron Works mail supervisor, died at home. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Kealohilani S.; daughter Heather B. Ahia; brothers Rene, Buster and Cecil; sister Verna DeMello; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
Melvin Lucero Andres
Aug. 26, 2007
Melvin Lucero Andres, 41, of Kailua died. He was born in San Antonio, Zambales, Philippines. He is survived by wife Erica; daughters Shanaya, Malia and Trisha; parents Deogracias and Noama; brother Deo; and sister Maricel Olvera. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Church, Kailua. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for her children's education fund.
Benjamin S. Ayala Sr.
Aug. 20, 2007
Benjamin S. Ayala Sr., 81, of Kailua, a retired Hickam Air Force Base auto mechanic, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Eileen; sons Benjamin S. Jr., Guy and Thomas; daughter Carol Carson; a brother; four sisters; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Vianney Church, 920 Keolu Drive. Call after 9:30 a.m. Fellowship and refreshments to follow in the church facilities. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Federico Supnet Cabana
Aug. 16, 2007
Federico Supnet "Fedring" Cabana, 75, of Wahiawa, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Co. carpenter, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Erlinda; sons Rudy, Alex, Nico, Ligorio, Armando, Aldrin and Lord; daughters Fedelinda and Elizabeth; brothers Maximo Cabania and Dalmacio Cabana; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403-A California Ave. Call after 6 p.m. Services: noon Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Florence Leon Choy
Aug. 18, 2007
Florence Leon Choy, 88, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stephen, Christopher and John; daughter Cora Marie Haberman; brother Richard Leon; sisters Eva Young and Violet Leon; and seven grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Pius X Church, 2821 Lowrey Ave. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
Chinh Pham Daniel
Aug. 29, 2007
Chinh Pham Daniel, 57, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Dong-Thanh, Vietnam. She is survived by husband Gene, son Danny Brume, daughter Lisa Brume and sisters Pham Thi Chung, Pham Thi Gung and Pham Thi Le. Vietnamese Buddhist services: 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow.
Dorothy Mushinsky Epstein
Aug. 13, 2007
Dorothy Mushinsky Epstein, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Justice Department employee in Washington, D.C., died at home. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by son Roger and two grandchildren. Burial in Massachusetts.
Hazel Chisato Hashimoto
Aug. 24, 2007
Hazel Chisato Hashimoto, 97, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by daughters Jennie Kondo and Carol Okano, brothers Bert and Toshimi Yamada, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Hatsuyo Munekata Hayashida
Aug. 30, 2007
Hatsuyo Munekata Hayashida, 88, of Honolulu, a retired First Insurance Co. of Hawaii policy writing supervisor, died. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Ronald, sister Jeanne Shibuya and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to Straub Clinic & Hospital, Internal Medicine Department, 888 S. King St., Honolulu 96813.
Aug. 14, 2007
Soko Higa, 88, of Aiea, a retired Fisher Printing Co. foreman, Army veteran and member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Infantry Battalion, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Kekaha, Kauai. He is survived by son Dennis T., daughters Ellen R. Mito and Corliss T. Tanaka, brother Ronald, sisters Matsuko Hustace and Sueko Yoshishige, and five grandchildren. Private services.
Sumayo Kawamura Lonso
Aug. 11, 2007
Sumayo Kawamura "Lillian" Lonso, 84, of Aiea, a retired Navy Exchange employee, died at home. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Asisclo "Tony" Jr., Wayne and Sidney; daughter May Quitazol; brothers Noboru and Kaoru Kawamura; sisters Ethel Yamane, Katsuko Ako and Asai Moniz; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Bernard Mock Chew
Aug. 20, 2007
Bernard Mock Chew, 65, of Honolulu, a retired independent contractor, died. He was born in Hamakua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mercedes; sons Bryant and Shane; daughters Sandra Franklin, Denise Salazar, Loretta Wurtinger, Sulang Ruiz, Bernie Niccoli, and Hokulani and Lokelani Mock Chew; parents Nelson and Mary L.; brothers Rudolph and Randolph; sisters Ahmoi and Vivian Eskaran, Elonia Quilnan, Yolanda Abafo and Piilani Villars; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: noon Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 11 a.m. Aloha attire.
Aug. 22, 2007
Florentina Navarro, 66, of Kualapuu, Molokai, a Sheraton Molokai PBX operator, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. She is survived by husband Alfredo C., sons Barry Domingo and Benjamin Domingo Jr., daughters Zarlengie Tamanaha and Edith Naki, six brothers, 12 sisters, 25 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services on Molokai at a later date.
Florence H. Ohori
Aug. 8, 2007
Florence H. Ohori, also known as Florence H. Yap, 98, of Mililani died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by sons John, James and Albert Yap; stepchildren Mildred Kobayashi, and Yoshiko and Dennis Ohori; sister Dona Shibata; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.
Jo Ann Leimomi Rapoza
Aug. 27, 2007
Jo Ann Leimomi Rapoza, 72, of Kamuela, Hawaii, a nurse's aide, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Norbert; sons Jeffery, Terry and Scott; daughters Tammy Rapoza, Jody Eleniki and Trish Singh; brothers Ray and Wayne Waipa; sister Patsy Conway; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Demetrius John Vellis
Aug. 24, 2007
Demetrius John Vellis, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Navy captain and veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Coralie, son John "Jack," daughter Thalia Henning, sister Thalia Tuohy, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Church of Holy Nativity.
Margaret Y. Yuen
Aug. 5, 2007
Margaret Y. Yuen, 80, of Wahiawa, a secretary, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Lorna M. Taitano and Sara A. Yuen, brothers Raymond and Phillip Yasuhara, sisters Mari Kirby and Sue Williams, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great- grandchild. No services.
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.