Jose R. Acidera
Sept. 4, 2007
Jose R. "Joe" Acidera, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Nick's Fishmarket steward and former teacher in the Philippines, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Avelina; sons Valeriano, Arcadio, Burt, Francis and Joel; daughters Gina Aczon, Naome Connor and Marivic Fistes; brothers Victor and Mamerto Acidera; sisters Leonora Amian and Anching Bolosan; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday and noon Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Lawrence Sai Lun Ching
Aug. 21, 2007
Lawrence Sai Lun Ching, 71, of Honolulu, a former Liberty Bank president and chief executive officer, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances "Mimi," sons John and Paul, daughters Ann and Cathy, brother Wallace, sister Jocelyn Arakaki and two grandchildren. Services: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Waialae Country Club. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, Chaminade University, University of Hawaii Foundation-Basketball Program, University of Hawaii Foundation- Football Program or the Institute of Human Services.
Wah Sung Chun
Aug. 29, 2007
Wah Sung Chun, 78, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waipio Valley. He is survived by brother Wah Cheong and sisters Kam C. Steen and Kam Lin Hung. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
John Robert D'Araujo
Sept. 13, 2007
John Robert D'Araujo, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaii Army National Guard lieutenant colonel, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Florence, sons John Jr. and Christopher, daughters Sylvia Bunker and Cynthia McKay, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Church in Kaneohe. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Mildred Sumako Hiranaka
Aug. 28, 2007
Mildred Sumako Hiranaka, 77, of Honolulu, a retired state Health Department secretary, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kazuo; daughters Pamela M. Uchima, Linda Tom and Jan Yamane; brothers Hiram Tasaka; sisters Edith Matsumura and Gladys Uehara; and five grandchildren. Private services.
Elsie Fujiko Kishimori
Sept. 6, 2007
Elsie Fujiko Kishimori, 89, of Pearl City died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by son Rory; daughters Irene Lance, Sharleen Proctor and Ann and Carla Kishimori; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.
Jane Mitsue Kohagura
Aug. 25, 2007
Jane Mitsue Kohagura, 85, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stanley T. and Roy N. Hashimoto and Moses T. Kohagura Jr.; daughters Eleanor H. Kaaina, Carolyn S. Ige and Charlotte T. Yu; brothers George M., Thomas T. and Herbert A. Okamura; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
Louis Aloyis Mendes Jr.
Sept. 13, 2007
Louis Aloyis "Brahma" Mendes Jr., 81, of Kapaa, Kauai, a paniolo and retired heavy equipment operator, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Wailua Homesteads. He is survived by wife Lucille "Lucy" Shannon; stepsons Kevin and Kerry Shannon; daughters Carole Akoteu, Cherie Kahalekai and Valory Montero; stepdaughter Karen Oliver; brother Raymond; sister Mabel Silva and Josephine Bandman; four grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Pablo Nario Sapalasan
Sept. 9, 2007
Pablo Nario Sapalasan, 68, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a Sheraton Coconut Beach Hotel houseman, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Imus Cavite, Philippines. He is survived by wife Pacencia I.; sons Romeo I., Rudolfo I. and Randy I.; daughters Nenita S. Vigilia and Elisa S. Lopez; brothers Eduardo N., Renny and Freddie; sisters Tetchie Alcantara and Iseng Sapalasan; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.
Clifford Harry Schwartzman
Sept. 3, 2007
Clifford Harry Schwartzman, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Schuman Carriage used car division manager, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by wife Doris, son Clifford, daughter Dorothy Jardine, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire. Leis preferred.
Sept. 11, 2007
Chanpheng Srivongsana, 72, of Honolulu, a retired chef, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Louangprabang, Laos. She is survived by husband Savath; sons Vincent Hu, Art and Kissa; daughters Soulichanh Urai, Nilavan Barthelemy and Lily Bujoli; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Laotian Buddhist services. Burial: 3 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Sept. 7, 2007
Chiyoko Taira, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Boulevard Saimin cook and waitress, died at home. She was born in Okinawa. She is survived by husband Seichi, sons Milton and John, daughter Shelly Shimabukuro, brother Kojiro Oshiro, sister Toshiko Miyagi and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Geraldine Kaina Torres
Aug. 28, 2007
Geraldine Kaina Torres, 54, of Honolulu, a state Department of Health Public Health Nursing employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Chris, Waine and Corinna; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.
Sept. 1, 2007
Mitsuo "Pipi" Wakayama, 88, of Honolulu, a self-employed photographer, died in Liliha Health Care Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sister Marjorie Inouye. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. 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.