Primitiva Mamintod Bannister
Oct. 30, 2007
Primitiva Mamintod "Tibay" Bannister, 80, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Zamboanga, Del Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Wilfredo, Ellis, Ramon, Winston, Johnny, Elvis and Edwin; daughters Elisa Bannister, Elena Luna, Merelin Faria and Emily Garrette; brothers Banong, Liwanag and Palinta Mamintod; 35 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.
Richard James Becktel
Oct. 21, 2007
Richard James "Rick" Becktel, 59, of Hilo, a city graphic printer technician, Big Island Printers printer and former Hilo Quality Cleaners delivery driver, died at home. He was born in Inglewood, Calif. He is survived by wife Theresa S. Moke, son Sean K., stepson Christopher A.K. Gomes, stepdaughters Christine P. Patu and Caren M.K. Gomes, mother Ruth L., a grandchild and four step-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nihon Restaurant and Cultural Center, former Aisle Locale, on Lihiwai Street. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.
Maceo Bolivar Bustamante
Nov. 4, 2007
Maceo Bolivar Bustamante, 84, of Lincoln City, Ore., a retired U.S. Army Military Medical Corps licensed practical nurse and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard civil service employee, died in Lincoln City. He was born in Panama City, Panama. He is survived by daughters Anita M. Hanakahi and Lynda M. Taeza; hanai daughters Karol Minor, Beverly Zacker and Mary Lou Haley; brothers Armando, Elias E., George A. and John H.; sister Ethel M. Brooks and Alma Daniels; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Donations suggested to Salvation Army or Rinehart Clinic.
Verma Wai Jung Chang Ching
Nov. 2, 2007
Verma Wai Jung Chang Ching, 83, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Ronald "Ron" and Walton "Walt"; daughters Verleen Jones, Karen Akiyama and Sherrie Ching; sisters Arleen Ho, Florence Calcote and Lorene Ching; and four grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:15 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
Dominga Lumabao Felipe
Oct. 29, 2007
Dominga Lumabao "Doming" Felipe, 79, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Miguel A.; sons Nestor, Vicente and George; daughter Candida "Candi" Ragsac; brother Basilio Lumabao; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jennie Sueko Higashi
Nov. 3, 2007
Jennie Sueko Higashi, 95, of Honolulu, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Herb, daughters Susan Nishimura and Jill Higashi, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Nov. 3, 2007
Wataru Hirano, 89, of Hilo, formerly of Glenwood, Hawaii, a retired Hirano Store proprietor, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Glenwood, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shinae, daughters Naomi Omizo and Phyllis Sano, brother Fumiwo "Mark," sister Yuriko Torigoe and three grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Oct. 30, 2007
Fujiyo Imura, 99, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by children Tadayoshi, Hideaki "Hide" Michael, Calvin Imura and Maize Izumi; and brother Daniel Matsuo. Private services.
Lyle Megumi Kajihara
Nov. 4, 2007
Lyle Megumi Kajihara, 58, of Makawao, Maui, a King Kekaulike High School teacher, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Audrey; son Neal; daughters Lynn Yamada and Lisa Kajihara; brothers Ernest, Roy and Wilbert; and sisters Elaine Foo Sum, Gladys Ashimine and Irene Imada. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. No flowers.
Gjino Kaikainahauoli Kanahele
Oct. 28, 2007
Gjino Kaikainahauoli Kanahele, 14, of Papakolea, Hawaii, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Ezekiel, mother Karen Wallace, brothers Ezekiel Jr. and Taurus, sister Zuante, grandparents Helen Yuen and Herman Mercado, and great-grandparent Helen Peralta. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Call after 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment to be held at a later date. Casual attire.
Thomas Yoshimi Kawasaki
Oct. 22, 2007
Thomas Yoshimi Kawasaki, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Kawasaki Nursery owner, died. He was born in Honolulu. Private services. No monetary offerings.
James G. MacPherson Sr.
Oct. 27, 2007
James G. "Kimo" MacPherson Sr., 87, of Ewa Beach, a retired school bus driver, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is survived by son James Jr., daughter Bonnie Valriz, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Betsy I. Munekata
Oct. 24, 2007
Betsy I. Munekata, 82, of Kailua, a retired Zales Jewelers sales manager, died in Kailua. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Lloyd and Ethan, daughters Patricia Barlow and Susan Pestana, brothers Stanley and Robert Iwamoto, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Nov. 2, 2007
Tsutomu Nagata, 92, of Kahului, a retired mail carrier and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II in the 100th Infantry Battalion, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Fumiko, sons Andrew and Leonard, daughter Joyce Akamine and six grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Kahului Union Church. No flowers.
Oct. 31, 2007
Sin Ortiz, 65, of Waipahu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Phi Bul Mangsahan, Ubon, Thailand. She is survived by sons Tavee and Song K. Punsuk, and Kenneth Ortiz Jr.; daughters Raianna Hoyohoy and Meni, Nitnoi and Virginia Ortiz; 23 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Allen Louis Simms
Nov. 3, 2007
Allen Louis Simms, 90, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Cable Co. and American Chain and Cable Co. engineer and U.S. Army veteran, died at home. He was born in Detroit. He is survived by wife Jeanne, sons Rick and Bob, daughter Patty Whiles and six grandchildren. Celebration of life to be held tomorrow at Keauhou Surf and Racket Club. For more information, call deceased's family.
John Arnold Stockdill
Oct. 31, 2007
John Arnold Stockdill, 77, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer who served in the Vietnam War and a Department of Defense employee, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Barrett, Minn. He is survived by brother Jim and sister Gail Thompson. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, small chapel. Burial: 10 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Mildred Nobuko Sumida
Nov. 1, 2007
Mildred Nobuko Sumida, 91, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waikapu, Maui. She is survived by son Stanley; daughters Caroline Uruu, Anne Hamamura, Norma Meyer and Laura Ivester; brother Mitsuo Uchibori; sisters Margaret Tanna, Helen Choi and Lilly Watanabe; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Buddhist services: 5 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 4:30 p.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.
Salvatore John Torino
Nov. 1, 2007
Salvatore John Torino, 88, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Navy master chief petty officer and federal civil service employee, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Quindici, Italy. He is survived by sons Joseph and Vernon; sisters Judy, Eleanor and Dorothy; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. next Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Ruby Leimomi Kaaihue Galletes Ventson
Sept. 5, 2007
Ruby Leimomi Kaaihue Galletes Ventson, 75, of Salem, Ore., died. She was born in Laie. She is survived by husband Willie B., sons Moses and Eugene, daughters Peggy Galletes and Marcelina Chappell, hanai brother Danny Boy Kaiihue, hanai sister Lillian Silva,16 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kahuku "7 Hole" Beach. Scattering of ashes to follow.
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.