Fannie Kaikilaniilipanio Akau
Sept. 14, 2007
Fannie Kaikilaniilipanio Akau, 77, of Kualoa, Hawaii, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Abraham "Manny" Sr.; sons Abraham "Brada" Jr., Peter, James, Patrick, William, Kimo, Jimmy, Wesley and Phillip; daughters Beautiann "Kanani" and Miracle "Babe" Akau and Lorilani Siri; brothers Kermit and Gregory Opiopio; and 20 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Sunday attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Albert Bradley Carter
Sept. 5, 2007
Albert Bradley Carter, 88, of Waimanalo, a retired fire captain, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Robert "Bobby" and Creighton "Joe," daughters Alberetta "Pua" Higa and Michelle "Mapu," sister Beatrice Crowell, 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Robert Nobuhiko Chinen
Sept. 6, 2007
Robert Nobuhiko Chinen, 86, of Wahiawa, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center medical equipment technician, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Russ T. and Ryan S.; daughters Charlene E. Mato; brothers Raymond and Richard; sisters Betty Takayesu, Alice Murayama and Lily Agena; and five grandchildren. Private services.
Sept. 19, 2007
Josephine Cunningham, 83, of Lahaina, a retired accounts receivable clerk, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Benton, Ark. She is survived by sons Steve and Tony Calagna, daughter Vicky Hills, seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Cemetery in California.
Betty Masako Gusukuma
Aug. 6, 2007
Betty Masako Gusukuma, 85, of Honolulu, a former Jack's Drive Inn and Central Young Men's Christian Association Coffee Shop co-owner, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Jack; sons Harold, Clifford and Chris; sister Alice Teruya; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Sept. 8, 2007
Nobuichi Johiro, 86, of Pearl City, a Johiro Brothers Inc. co-owner, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Albert and Melvin, and sisters Akiye Akiyama, Yoshiko Kawakami, Clara Matsuzaki and Edna Tanigawa. Private services.
Sept. 15, 2007
Sachiko Kanemitsu, 80, of Lahaina died at home. She was born in Wakayama, Japan. She is survived by daughter Kathy Bettencourt; brother Michihiro Yamashita; sisters Hatsuko Yamashita, Shizue Todoroki and Yoshiko Godo; and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Lahaina Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Call after 1 p.m.
Harold Satoshi Kobayashi
Sept. 8, 2007
Harold Satoshi Kobayashi, 72, of Honolulu, a Wong's Auto Body and fender repairman, died in the Center for Aging. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Keith; daughters Toni Lum and Sally Kumashiro; brother Stanley; sisters Beverly Shimabukuro, Naomi Finan, Charlotte Newport and Kay Yoshida; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Thomas Seichi Kuba
Sept. 1, 2007
Thomas Seichi Kuba, 89, of Honolulu, formerly of Kailua, a retired Pacific Machinery heavy equipment mechanic, died in Cora's Care Home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Caroline T. Okazaki and Louise N. Kuba; brother George S.; sisters Rosa- lind McGarry, Gertrude Laa, Rose Mizokawa and Margaret Craven; and a grandchild. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.
Sept. 12, 2007
Jesus "Larry" Lania, 83, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by son Derek; daughter Dawn; sisters Dominica Villiaros, Sheila Seeholzer and Irene Guerrero; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 9:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Chiyoko Takagi Maeda
July 28, 2007
Chiyoko Takagi Maeda, 95, of Honolulu, a retired elementary school teacher, died in a care home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Sept. 16, 2007
Choichi "Paly" Nakamura, 91, of Hilo, a retired house painter, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Chieko; sons Stanley, Ronald and Derek; daughter Sharon Nakamura-Ahuna; sisters Aki Takeguchi and Osue Daimaru; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 3 p.m. Inurnment to be held in Homelani Cemetery at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.
Maxwell Dodge Seeker
Sept. 16, 2007
Maxwell Dodge Seeker, 85, of Mililani, a retired U.S. Army major and Civil Defense deputy director for Minnesota, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Sioux Falls, S.D. He is survived by children Sheila A. Davis, Randy Seeker, Lezlie Toyozaki and Denise Sasaki; and eight grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. today at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Catalina Fabro Selga
Sept. 4, 2007
Catalina Fabro Selga, 85, of Honolulu died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Sudepin, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by sons Francisco, Rodolfo and Ramon; daughters Lolita Bustamante, Ernita Luares, Lydia Bracamonte, Maria Young, Consuelo Roldan and Agnes Magcalas; brothers Prudencio and Avelino Fabro; sisters Fabiana Lobindino and Purificasion Visaya; 29 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Services and burial to be held in the Philippines at a later date.
Maria Mary Semeli
Sept. 14, 2007
Maria Mary Semeli, 48, of Wahiawa died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joe M.; son Jason; brothers Manuel and Mike Faumuina; sisters Oliana Letuli, Theresa Kelly, Frances Soares, Helen Sibayan, Anita Clingerman and Matalena Anglermire; and three grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 44 Leilehua Road, Wahiawa. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Sept. 10, 2007
Kazue Tachikawa, 89, of Honolulu, a seamstress, died. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Clifton R., Glenn Y. and Miles N.; daughters Jane K. Naito and Sharon A. Togashi; brother Kazuma Matsumoto; sisters Miyoshi Fujimoto, Violet Matsumoto and Lillian Akagi; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Harvey Ken Takata
Aug. 30, 2007
Harvey Ken Takata, 62, of Honolulu, a retired Diamond Trading importer, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sandra and brother Carl. Private services.
Sept. 15, 2007
Shizuyo Takatsuka, 90, of Lahaina, a retired Royal Lahaina housekeeper, died in Hale Makua. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Haruo; sons Ed, Brian and Richard; and three grandchildren. Private services.
Sept. 18, 2007
Hidetoshi Taniguchi, 82, of Kailua-Kona, a KTA Super Stores chairman and U.S. Army interpreter who served in the Korean War, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother of children Matsue, sons Wesley and Norris, daughter Arlene Kusunoki, sisters Sayako Kawasaki and Sachiko Chun, and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Betty Fumiko Uyematsu
Sept. 18, 2007
Betty Fumiko Uyematsu, 86, of Ewa Beach died in Honolulu. She was born in Kaneohe. She is survived by children Charlotte Ahlf, Christine Baron, Kathleen Uyehara, and Patrick, Peter, John-Michael and Robert Uyematsu; brother Richard Taba; sister Esther McElderry; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. 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.