Doris Sumiko DeCosta
Nov. 1, 2007
Doris Sumiko DeCosta, 76, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Kailua. She is survived by sons Richard, Joseph, George and John; daughter Michele Aiu; stepmother Chiyoko Onishi; brother George Onishi; sisters Pauline Craig, Violet Okuhata and Annette Pipi; stepsisters Stephaine Pauling and Winifred Chrismer; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the cemetery.
Herbert G. Gardiner
Nov. 6, 2007
Herbert G. Gardiner, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration aircraft branch manager, died in Hospice Hawaii-Palolo. He was born in Albany, N.Y. He is survived by wife Virginia, daughter Kathy G. Jech and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Scottish Rite Cathedral. Donations suggested to Shrine Transportation Fund or Scottish Rite Children's Language Disorder Center.
Nov. 4, 2007
Michael "Kaulana" Gomes, 23, of Kailua-Kona, an ACE Window Tinting employee, died in Kailua-Kona. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Natasia Armitage; son Samuel; father Michael J. Gomes; mother Shavonn Eason; brothers Kamuela, Makia, Kekoa, Makana and Kaniala; sisters Brienne, Gianna, Michelle and Lehua; and grandparents Patty Eason, Anni and Bill O'Brien, Delbert and Lillian Whitney, and Gina and Nelson Armitage. Services: 2 p.m. today at 68-1791 Uala Place, Waikoloa, Hawaii. Call after 1 p.m. Burial and graveside services: noon tomorrow at Puuki Cemetery in Hana, Maui.
Albert Sing Hong Ho
Nov. 3, 2007
Albert Sing Hong Ho, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Gas Co. employee, died in Hale Nani. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Lillian and Bernice. Services: noon Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.
Wesley Richard Hofer
Nov. 5, 2007
Wesley Richard Hofer, 69, of Kailua-Kona, a retired U.S. Air Force reconnaissance and intelligence officer and Northrop Grumman Aerospace scheduling manager, died in Kona Community Hospital in Kona, Hawaii. He was born in Bridgewater, S.D. He is survived by wife Joy; sons David, Wesley Jr. and Philip; stepson Stephen Stewart; daughter Cherie; stepdaughter Denise Stewart; brothers Orville and Gerald; sisters Verona Young and Connie; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Committal services: 1 p.m. Thursday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kona Community Hospital.
Richard G. Hoyer Jr.
Oct. 20, 2007
Richard G. "Dick" Hoyer Jr., 60, of Hawaii, a Continental, Braniff and Hawaiian Airlines and Thomas Cook, Carlson Wagonlit, Cheap Tickets and Sprint Hawaii employee as well as an artist, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He is survived by daughter Melissa and sister Nancy Kalpakgian. Services: 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at St. Andrew's Chapel, 224 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire.
Oct. 7, 2007
Felipe "Ipe" Leonardo, 72, of Ewa Beach died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Soledad, sons Bob Gomes and Lawrence Leonardo, daughters Kathleen Tavete and Kimberly Frank, brother Conrado, sisters Christina Rafanan and Socorro Sales, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. today at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park-Waipio. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Russell Aukai Logan
Nov. 3, 2007
Russell Aukai Logan, 57, of Orem, Utah, died in Utah. He was born in Laie. He is survived by wife Joji, son Daniel, daughters Nina and Sara, brother Lono and sister May. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii Stake Center, 55-415 Iosepa St., Laie. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: 12:30 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.
Oct. 29, 2007
Ielu Matavao, 71, of Aiea, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Onolina; sons Puaatunu Lavatai and Kuka and Tui Matavao; daughters Fuifui Schwenke, Nuualau Faaseu, Ritima Matoka, Rasela Filifili and Sister Matavao; brothers Paulasi, Laki and Taai; sisters Faavale Taylor, Timuia Piliati and Pesaina Matavao; 29 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8-10 a.m. tomorrow at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, Pearl City. Cremation to follow.
Nov. 6, 2007
Benjamin Noble, 67, of Lanai City, a retired hotel steward assistant manager, died in Lanai Community Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by companion Desiree Dorimon; sons Johnathan, Randy and Ben A.; daughters Stacy Wade, Mona Simpson, Patricia Lynn Noble and Sherry Sarme; brothers Catalino and Rudy; sisters Margaret Noble and Ceicelia Taitano; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. today at I.L.W.U. Union Hall in Lanai City. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church on Lanai. Burial to follow at Lanai Cemetery.
Nov. 4, 2007
Virginia Rodrigues, 69, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Joseph and Darren; daughters Renee, Tricia, Danielle and Irene Rodrigues, and Stacie Branco; brother Joseph De Rego Jr.; sisters Cynthia Hanna and Irma Havellana; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Holly Ann Sherry
Nov. 6, 2007
Holly Ann Sherry, 29, of Kailua, a U.S. Navy second-class petty officer, died in Kailua. She was born in Wilmington, Del. She is survived by parents Timothy and Nancy Sherry; sisters Amanda, Rebecca and Adrienne; and grandparent William E. Services: 10 a.m. today at Iwo Jima Memorial on Kaneohe Marine Base. Enter at the main entrance on H-3; site is to the left, close to entrance. Scattering of ashes to follow at Lanikai Canoe Club. Fellowship to follow at 405 Keolu Drive, Kailua. Casual attire. Leis and loose flowers welcome. For more information, call (215) 771-3203.
Anne Asae Shigemoto
Oct. 24, 2007
Anne Asae Shigemoto, 55, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Katsuto, mother Judy S., brother Alan K. and sisters Carol C. Sappe and Aileen M. Shigemoto. Private services.
Eddie Koho Uyehara
Nov. 1, 2007
Eddie Koho Uyehara, Yago: Mi Un Ju, 83, of Kaneohe, a retired Meat Cutters Union business agent and former Times Super Market-Waialae meat cutter, died. He was born in Waiakea Camp 2, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janet H.; son Ronald M.; daughter Karen H.; brother Morishin "Mori"; sisters Kikue Akamine, Fujie Shimabukuro, Ella N. Kaneshiro and Susan Uyehara; and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. 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.