Nov. 4, 2007
Isabella "Bella" Bacnis, 88, of Waipahu died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Walter W., Gary G. and Wendell P.; daughters Carmen M. Ayakawa and Marjorie A. Jacob; 20 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
James Edward Billeter
July 20, 2007
James Edward "Bill" Billeter, 79, of Kailua Retirement Center, a retired U.S. Marine employee, Sears, Roebuck & Co. field inspector and Autonetics Corp. Apollo Space Program employee, died in Kailua Hospice House. He was born in Pasadena, Calif. He is survived by children Leighton Raynor, Raynette Crabbe, Annette Lederer, Lynette Soular and Debra Baldwin; brothers Paul and David; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kailua Hospice, 506 Papalani St., Kailua, HI 96734. Aloha attire.
Edward Kui Shin Chow
Oct. 24, 2007
Edward Kui Shin Chow, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Pan American World Airways lead supplies clerk, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Edward; daughters Jenifer Igoe, Edlynne Makue and Kimberly U. Chow-Rule; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Muriel Mamo DeMello
Oct. 18, 2007
Muriel Mamo DeMello, 46, of Waianae died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by companion Michael Treu; daughters Jamie Jo and Justine DeMello-Thompson, and Jessica "Wiggy" DeMello; mother Roseline "Buzzy"; brothers William "Kai," Ollie L. and Brian K.; sisters Erenna Chesebro, Doreen "Ui" DeMello and Lisa Hayes; and hanai sisters Luana Kim and Ocie Kuhaulua. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Virginia Tugade Encabo
Oct. 13, 2007
Virginia Tugade Encabo, 52, of Honolulu, an accounting specialist, died. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Feliciano Encabo, parents Emiliano and Magdalena Tugade, and brother Roland Tugade. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
Juliana K. Kahoopii
Nov. 2, 2007
Juliana K. Kahoopii, 72, of Halaula, Kohala, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel pantry worker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughter Betsy N. Medina; brothers Albert K., Noah and Neisha Kahoopii, and George Hook; and sister Mary K. Perez. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Gospel of Salvation Church. Call after 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Committal services to follow at Hawi County Cemetery. Casual attire.
Marguerite Kuuleialoha Kealanahele
Nov. 6, 2007
Marguerite Kuuleialoha Kealanahele, 76, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a Pearl Harbor Surplus Division section leader and Kawaihae Terminals, Hawaiian Equipment-Hilo and Honolulu and University of Hawaii Mauna Loa Observatory secretary and Goodwill Industries corporate secretary, died at home. She was born in Kalia Village. She is survived by son Edward I. Jr.; daughters Francine Palama, Edleen "Aunty Tootsie" Peleiholani and Mekela "Miki" Asejo; brother James Wong; sisters Esther Kam, July Jeremiah, Thelma Courtney and Carolyn Tomiyama; 15 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. next Tuesday and 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. next Tuesday and 9 a.m. Nov. 21. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
Clarence Gook-Hong Lum Won
Nov. 7, 2007
Clarence Gook-Hong "Kong" Lum Won, 68, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired Carpenters Union foreman and former Kona Inn Resort employee, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nancy; son Kalalena; daughters Sharaine Kamakau, Marylinda Craven, Teri Freitas, Noelani Kaupiko and Kalani Lum Won; brother Melvin; sister Shirley Kauwe; 21 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kona Scenic Park in Kealakekua. Call after 8 a.m.
Todd Etsuo Maeda
Nov. 3, 2007
Todd Etsuo Maeda, 30, of Aiea died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Gary and May, brother Reily, sister Jodie and grandparents Mitsue Suzuki and Fumie "Irene" Maeda. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Agnes Mendiola Napuunoa
Oct. 15, 2007
Agnes Mendiola "Aunty Aggie" Napuunoa, 80, of Waianae died in Ka Punawai Ola Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Rocky W. "Jimmy," Dan K. and Naune D. Napuunoa, and Frank K. "Beaver" Mendiola II; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Nicanor Madrid Rumbaoa
Oct. 19, 2007
Nicanor Madrid "Nick" Rumbaoa, 96, of Pearl City, a C.P.C. heavy equipment operator on Molokai, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Jose, Robert "Bob" and Arcenio "Arce"; daughter Pres Pascua; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
James Ritsuo Tanabe
Nov. 8, 2007
James Ritsuo Tanabe, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Love's Bakery employee, died at home. He was born in Kaneohe. Private services.
Louis Howard Trigg
Oct. 25, 2007
Louis Howard Trigg, 78, of Pearl City, a retired civil engineer, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in St. Louis. He is survived by wife Charee and brothers George and Robert. Services to be held at a later date.
Warren Fredrick Wegesend Sr.
Oct. 27, 2007
Warren Fredrick Wegesend Sr., 81, of Aiea, a retired U.S. government machinist at Fort Shafter, died in Hale Nani. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Warren Jr. and David, daughter Annette and three grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Tom Toshio Yamane
Oct. 21, 2007
Tom Toshio Yamane, 96, of Honolulu, a retired Matson Navigation Co. supervisor, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Craig Y., daughter Lorraine T. Hirokawa, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
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.