Fermin C. Acidera
Aug. 26, 2007
Fermin C. Acidera, 92, of Wailuku, a retired Wailuku Sugar Co. laborer, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Irinea; sons Romeo, Jeffrey, Harry and Edwin; daughters Lolita Ikei and Esther Rea; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
Sept. 4, 2007
Masako Arakawa, 90, of Kahului, a former independent housekeeper, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by sons Shigeru, Wallace and Roy; daughters Judy Taomoto, Reiko Arthur, Clara Nagano and Florence Iida; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kahului Union Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.
Rosella Lorraine Birdsong
May 13, 2007
Rosella Lorraine Birdsong, 79, of Honolulu, a United Airlines reservationist, died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. She was born in Chanute, Kan. She is survived by daughter Karen; brothers Richard, Tom and Laverne Tripp; and sisters Ernestine Cain and Jeanne Gardner. Sunset services: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Hawaii Yacht Club in Waikiki. Casual attire. Only loose flowers welcome.
Albert Kalani Brown Sr.
Sept. 1, 2007
Albert Kalani "Nunu" Brown Sr., 82, of Wailuku, a retired Federal Aviation Administration maintenance man, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Waihee, Maui. He is survived by wife Evelyn; sons Albert Jr. and Abner Brown, and Codee Carroll; daughters Alberta Lovell, Renee Carroll, Sandra Delima, Darnett Manuel and Pauline Henley; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
Clayton Samuel Burke Jr.
Aug. 21, 2007
Clayton Samuel "Brada" Burke Jr., 45, of Kaaawa, an entertainer, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by son Lee; brothers Chanson and Dominic Ka'ana'ana; hanai brothers Delwynne "Ulu" Ka'ahanui, Wayne Takemoto, Everett Ka'ae, Marcus Colburn, Jesse Duro and Matthew Beerman; sisters Darrell-Lynn Silva, Francine Fernandez, Shariee Burke and Marjorie Patalinghog; and hanai sisters Donna Fernendez, Aileen Kam, Cynthia "Kalei" Baldau, Leialoha "Babee" Granados and Danielle Kauhi-Patterson F. Beerman. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Zion Holiness Church. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Ka Hale Ola Maka Mae, 45-042 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe, HI 96744.
Dionicio Locquiao Campollo
Aug. 25, 2007
Dionicio Locquiao Campollo, 84, of Waipahu, a retired Kabuki Japanese Restaurant employee and Philippine Army member, died in Hawaii Medical Center Hospice West. He was born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Juanita; sons Romeo, Efren, Andy and Christopher; daughters Linda Fernando, Pacita, Delia Trump and Imelda and Carlita Campollo; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. tomorrow and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Friday.
Sept. 6, 2007
Earl Cline, 68, of Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, a self-employed electronics technician, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in San Jose, Calif. He is survived by son Steve, daughter Sundee and sister Joan. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lydgate Park. Casual attire.
Mabel Joan DeMello
Sept. 7, 2007
Mabel Joan DeMello, 89, of Pauoa Valley died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Facility. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gary, Ronald and Dennis; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Sept. 3, 2007
Balbina Fevella, 97, of Makawao, Maui, a homemaker, died in Kula Hospital. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by son Robert "Sam," daughters Gerry Smith and Audrey Glassen; sisters Mary Souza and Irene Fevella, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery.
Betty Fumiko Higashi
Sept. 1, 2007
Betty Fumiko Higashi, 85, of Kailua, a retired Bill Park's Upholstery seamstress, died in Queen's Hospice. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Adrian M. Kozuki; daughters Catherine M. Johnson, Frances M. Oliver, MaryAnn S. Marrotte, Theresa M. Carmichael and Claire LaCaille; stepsons Larry H., Thomas T. and Michael T.; stepdaughter Kay H. Hunt; brothers Kenneth and Kazumi Omoto; sister Joan Matsumoto; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Aug. 27, 2007
Mamoru Ishibashi, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Pacific Concrete and Rock Co. heavy equipment mechanic, died at home. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Fumiyo, sons Roy and Dean, daughters Esther Shibuya and Bernice Nouchi, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Brenda Lee Kaneshiro
Aug. 22, 2007
Brenda Lee Kaneshiro, 49, of Kailua, a state Department of Accounting and General Services account clerk, died in Omaha, Neb. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Ted, son Reid, daughters Kara and Traci, mother Doris Wong, brother Darrell Wong and sister Sandra Isokane. Private services.
Michael Chew Kong Lee
Aug. 27, 2007
Michael Chew Kong Lee, 53, of Honolulu, Mike's Electrical Inc. owner, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Julie, daughter Stacie, father Paul, mother Ethel, brother Matthew and sisters Monica and Marcy. Private services.
Siuaki Jaheim Solipo Livai
Sept. 2, 2007
Siuaki Jaheim Solipo Livai, infant son of Siuaki and Kiki Livai, of Kahuku, died in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born in Utah. He is also survived by brother Zenock and grandparents Siuaki "Coach" and Fusi Livai and Sigalu Solipo Mathews. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie 2nd Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Laie Cemetery.
John Larry Haili Ma-e
Aug. 20, 2007
John Larry Haili "Braddah John" Ma-e, 64, of Kailua-Kona died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons John II and Jaime; daughter Napua Catcho; brothers Henry and William Ma-e, and Matthew Gomes; sisters Elizabeth "Ala" Leopoldino and Ester Keli'iholokai; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 6 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
Louise Bello Miura
Sept. 5, 2007
Louise Bello Miura, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii State Hospital dietician, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Robert, Raymond and Ronald Komine; stepson Daniel Miura; stepdaughter Lillian Wakabayashi; brother Harold Bello; sister Rose Ogao; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Highway. Call after noon. Committal services and burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Pamela June Moniz
Aug. 31, 2007
Pamela June Moniz, 53, owner of Snackerdoodles in Kaneohe, died. She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is survived by husband Clyde, son Harry K.H., daughters Kathryn E.L. and Amy M.K., father Alvin Leonard Jr., mother Sandra Koets, stepfather Leonard Koets, brothers Steven and Christopher Koets, and sisters Kimberly Koets, Cynthia Zitcherman and Christina Koets. Mass: 12:45 p.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kaneohe. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Charles Shigeo Morikawa
Aug. 27, 2007
Charles Shigeo Morikawa, 98, of Honolulu, a fisherman, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Charles Y.; daughters Janet Nakamura, Shirley Arima, Judith Morishima and Susan Masumoto; sisters Fumie Hanamoto and Sadie S. Fujinaka; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.
Aug. 30, 2007
Itaru Omori, 90, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Police Department police detective, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Jane Matsumoto, sons Wayne and Carl, sister Jean Murakami and Myrtle Toda, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at Wailuku Hongwanji. Call after 4 p.m. Aloha attire.
Hilda Kahoalii Paulos
Aug. 23, 2007
Hilda Kahoalii Paulos, 87, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Waiohinu, Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons William R. Sr., Clifford R., Elmer R., Rodney A. and Leabert D.; brother Richard Kahoalii; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.
Lolita Donia Ramirez
Aug. 20, 2007
Lolita Donia Ramirez, 58, of Kahului, a Kaanapali Villas Resort Hotel room attendant, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Butir, Santa Marial, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She is survived by husband Benjamin; daughters Loida, Lorna and Brenda; brother Juanito Donia; sisters Flordeliza Smith, Clarita Donia and Fely Guieb; and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.
Juvana Marie Rapozo
Aug. 30, 2007
Juvana Marie Rapozo, 46, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a Whalers General Store manager, died at home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by husband John P. Jr.; sons Tyron and Kohana Rapozo, Kienan Allianic-Rapozo and Chayton-John Rapozo; daughter Kiana-Brennen Rapozo; father Benjamin Allianic Sr.; brothers Benjamin Jr., Gary, Mark, Glenn and Derwin Allianic; and sisters Rose Hashimoto, Maureen Allianic and Bambi Brun. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Raphael Catholic Church in Koloa, Kauai. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.
Richard Bernard Robb Sr.
Aug. 30, 2007
Richard Bernard "Pop" Robb Sr., 69, of Makakilo, an Operators Engineers Local No. 3 heavy equipment operator, died at home. He is survived by wife Elizabeth "Liz"; sons Richard Jr. and Ricky, daughter Selina Robb and Yvette Oshiro, sister Miriam Namalag, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Sept. 17 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Juanita Malangen Silayen
Sept. 3, 2007
Juanita Malangen Silayen, 85, of Lihue, a retired Kiahuna Golf Course groundskeeper, died. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Efren Dumaguing; daughters Dominga Dacuyan, Conchita Parinas and Amelia Duarosan; sister Lolita Cabuco; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Joseph Roy Smith
Aug. 30, 2007
Joseph Roy Smith, 80, of Portland, Ore., died in Vancouver, Wash. He was born in Louisiana. He is survived by children A. Renee, Stephen J. and Suzanne L.; brothers Ronald T. and David R. Smith; and 12 grandchildren. Committal services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Theresa Lois Smith
Sept. 2, 2007
Theresa Lois Smith, 70, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, died in Las Vegas. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son David C., daughter Teresa A., sisters Doris Aipoalani and Sarah Visser, and three grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Aloha attire.
Margaret Torres Teves
Aug. 28, 2007
Margaret Torres Teves, 75, of Kailua, a former gas station owner, died in Kailua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son George, daughter Cindy Olayer, brothers Frank and Louie Torres, and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery.
Larry Chen Wai Yuen
Sept. 2, 2007
Larry Chen Wai Yuen, 45, of Honolulu, a business consultant and acting chief financial officer for I.P. Triple Corp., died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Shanghai, China. He is survived by wife Jennifer Y. Du-Yuen, parents Xing L. Rong and Min Han, and brother Jue Wei Rong. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park Cemetery. 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.