Oct. 3, 2007
Bernadette Aken, 48, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Hilton switchboard operator, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jonah Cummings; daughters Nohelani Milbourne and Sunshine Cummings; mother Davydean; sisters Sandy Garcia, Dale Williams, Terry Tabiolo and Roxanne Badua; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hilton Banquet Room. Call after 1 p.m. Aloha attire.
John F. Araujo Jr.
Oct. 6, 2007
John F. Araujo Jr., 75, of Montana, a merchant seaman, died in Kalispell, Mont. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Anna K.; sons Wendell Aina, Kelly Pimental, John P. Araujo, Anna "Cory" Alcock and Anuhea Shakra; daughter Paula J. Ignacio; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held in Montana.
Purita Morta Dicho
Sept. 30, 2007
Purita Morta Dicho, 79, of Waimanalo, a retired counter girl, died in Kailua. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Pepito, Ricardo and Santos Dicho and Valentino Parada; daughters Carmelita Balatico and Maria T. Pimenta; sisters Remedios Shinavier, Avelina Cruz and Zita Bagalawis; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Sunday.
Wanda Akiko Inouye
Sept. 25, 2007
Wanda Akiko Inouye, 48, of Mililani died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kent Y.; daughter Kelsie T.; mother Keiko Kito; and sisters Karen Kito, Barbara Kito-Hong, Mae Ho and Shari Sugiyama. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Royden Yoshimi Kubota
May 6, 2007
Royden Yoshimi Kubota, 62, of Ocean Springs, Miss., a U.S. Air Force retiree, died. He was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. He is survived by mother Hatsumi, brother Wilbert and sister Frances Onishi. Services and inurnment held in National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Mary Elizabeth Green Lovett
Sept. 30, 2007
Mary Elizabeth Green Lovett, 72, of Kahului, a retired Bergen Pines Hospital laundry worker, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by sons Walter O. III and David J., daughters Carolyn A. Ware and Shirley E. Lovett, brother Ralph Gray, seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kings Cathedral in Kahului. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.
Jessie V. Murphy
Oct. 4, 2007
Jessie V. Murphy, 87, of Oviedo, Fla., formerly of Hono- lulu, died in Oviedo. She was born in Oregon. She is survived by sons J.L., Patrick and G.W. Michael; daughter Mollie S. McCutcheon; sisters Lois Smith and Genevieve Allen; a grandchild; and great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Betsy Ayako Nakanishi
Sept. 26, 2007
Betsy Ayako "Aichan" Nakanishi, 88, of Kapolei, a retired Leahi Hospital employee, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Milton K., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Dusty Dutch Rapoza
Sept. 21, 2007
Dusty Dutch Rapoza, 17, of Mountain View, Hawaii, died in Kapiolani Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by father Paul "Popo" Sr.; mother Roxanne; brother Paul Jr.; sisters Chelsea-Ann Crivello and Rozlynn Rapozo; and grandparents Betty Rapoza, Herbert Lato and Bernadette Akau. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.
Oct. 6, 2007
Mathilda Romias, 90, of Wailuku, a retired St. Anthony Church cafeteria worker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Waialua, Oahu. She is survived by sons John, James, Paul, George and Gary; daughter Dolores Orian; sister Helen Layaoen; 17 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.
Oct. 5, 2007
Raymond Saito, 72, of Kahului, a retired Department of Transportation engineer and Maui Fishing Supply owner, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janet, sons Jay and Todd, daughters Kara Shimizu and Cindee Saito, brothers Donald and Michael, sister Elaine Sugimoto, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Wailuku Hongwanji. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Laurine G.N. Stancil
Oct. 7, 2007
Laurine G.N. Stancil, 43, of Paia, Maui, a T.M.C. Construction bookkeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Douglas Jr., sons Brandon Saffery-Stancil and Randol Stancil, parents Eugene Sr. and Corrine Saffery, brothers Eugene Jr. and Deke Saffery, sister Cherie Saffery-Akeo and a grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.
Betty Ha Soon Takashima
Sept. 17, 2007
Betty Ha Soon Takashima, 87, of Aiea, a state Department of Education cook, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons Gary, Gilbert, Vernon and Clyde; daughter Karen Shiira; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
Doris Kimiyo Takei
Sept. 27, 2007
Doris Kimiyo Takei, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Takei Dry Goods Store co-owner, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lori Ng, brother Ernest Tanaka and two grandchildren. Private services.
Aug. 10, 2007
Yukiko Teruya, 87, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clyde and Howard; daughters Laverne Tanaka and Susan Ramelb; sisters Tsuroko Isa, Noriko Morishige and Kikumi Nakata; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
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.