Virgil Franklin Blank
Nov. 13, 2007
Virgil Franklin Blank, 96, of Honolulu, a retired certified public accountant and artist, died. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by nephews and nieces. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4469 Malia St., Honolulu. Burial to follow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Mary Jane Home, c/o Catholic Charities of Hawaii.
Nov. 14, 2007
Elizabeth "Kapeka" Chandler, 76, of Haena, Kauai, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Haena, Kauai. She is survived by children Bethan P.F. Baptista, Rachel K. Correa, Jasmine K. Forrest, and Francis E. Jr., Lawrence L., Kirkland K.K., Aloysius K., Jeffery T., Germaine G., Colan C., Belinda M.N., Silas P., Conrad H. and Ruth N. Chandler; brothers Samson Sr., Bernard Sr. and Melvin "Puna" Mahuiki; sisters Marie Inouye and Ruth Mahuiki; 36 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 2 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa, Kauai. Mass: noon Saturday at St. Williams Church in Hanalei, Kauai. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kilauea Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.
Robert E. Cooling
Nov. 20, 2007
Robert E. Cooling, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Group Life Insurance for Prudential and Bank of Hawaii vice president and trust officer, died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Margaret, daughter Susan Field and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Punahou School Chapel. Aloha attire.
Seichi S. Gima
Nov. 15, 2007
Seichi S. "Wallace" Gima, 80, of Kailua, a commercial fisherman, died in Kailua. He was born in Kuiaha, Maui. He is survived by companion Helen Stone, brother James Y. and sisters Shirley Hughes, Jean Casner and Janet H. Higa. Private services.
Oct. 22, 2007
Toshio "Gordon" Gima, 78, of Aiea, formerly of Hilo, a retired Dole Cannery Plant truck driver, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Betsy T.; sons Gregory K., Stacey K. and Jeffrey K.; daughter Valerie T. Neumann Jr.; brother Hideo "Richard"; and eight grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Mildred Georgia Houtz
Nov. 9, 2007
Mildred Georgia Houtz, 83, of Kapolei, a homemaker and artist, died. She was born in Englewood, Colo. She is survived by husband Jack H., sons Greggory and Kenneth, daughter Mallorie Markey, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Mary Webb Kimball
Nov. 17, 2007
Mary Webb Kimball, 92, of Honolulu, a retired registered nurse, died in Honolulu. She was born in Wabasha, Minn. She is survived by daughter Martha Putnam and two grandchildren. Services pending. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Humane Society, Honolulu Zoo, Academy of Arts or Foster Gardens.
Nov. 7, 2007
Masako Mayer, 80, of Kailua, a retired Duty Free Shoppers Hawaii salesclerk, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. She was born in Osaka, Japan. She is survived by daughters Toni Qaddumi and Nanette Crain, brothers Masaji and Mitsuo Okaga, sisters Tokuko Nakao and Hiroe Fujimoto, and caregivers Harry and Katharine Tokunaga. Private services.
Jeannette Blay McClean
Nov. 13, 2007
Jeannette Blay McClean, 80, of Kailua-Kona, a retired McClean Honokohau Properties executive secretary in Kailua-Kona, died at home. She was born in Olga, N.D. She is survived by husband Bob; sons Bill, Richard, Jim and John; daughter Laurie Elbogen; sister Isabelle Scranton; and 10 grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Dec. 1 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Michael's Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund.
Oct. 26, 2007
Mikio Mihara, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Global Associates painter on Kwajalein, died. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by brothers Mitsunori and Hisao, and sisters Masako Kawasaki, Jean Tomosada and Marion Shintani. Private services.
Benjamin Kazuto Mitamura
Nov. 18, 2007
Benjamin Kazuto Mitamura, 80, of Honolulu, a retired Diversey termite inspector, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sadako; son Roland; daughters Cheryl, Joann and Gail; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Mary Katherine Towse Nelson
Dec. 1, 2007
Mary Katherine Towse Nelson, 74, of Foster City, Calif., died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Mary Ann and Jessica Garcia, and a grandchild. Services to be held in Redwood City, Calif. Inurnment to be held in Oahu Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Samaritan House, 1511 South Claremont St., San Mateo, CA 94402.
Rena Yoshie Ohno
Nov. 19, 2007
Rena Yoshie Ohno, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Queen's Medical Center evening assistant supervisor of nursing, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by sisters Dorothy F. and Mary I. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Dorothy Tsugiko Okada
Oct. 31, 2007
Dorothy Tsugiko "Dolly" Okada, 73, of Agana Heights, Guam, died on Guam. She was born on Guam. She is survived by sons David S. and Daniel T., daughters Dorothea O. Toves and Doreen O. Pereda, brother George Tamashiro, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
Christian Bene Pace
Nov. 18, 2007
Christian Bene Pace, 62, of Keaau, Hawaii, a carpenter, scientist and U.S. Coast Guard veteran, died at home. He was born in Jacksonville, Fla. He is survived by companion Beth Allen; parents John Henry Jr. and Gussie; brothers John H. III, Thomas and Hardy; sisters Augusta Leech, Susan Pace, Anne Fortunato and Elizabeth Sorenson. Private services.
Nita Daguio Ramelb
Nov. 4, 2007
Nita Daguio Ramelb, 66, of Honolulu, a retired Maunalani Hospital nursing assistant, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Cabulalaan, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Amor J.; children Hasel Viernes, Rosemarie Corral and Edel and Diokno Ramelb; father Florendo Daguio Sr.; stepmother Felicidad Daguio; brothers Florendo Jr., Antonino and George Daguio; sisters Jasminia Ramo, Wilhemina Torres and Debbie Cadiz; and eight grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Waipahu United Church of Christ, 94-330 Mokuola St., Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Nov. 14, 2007
Mateo Sabog, 84, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Army master sergeant, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by brothers Avelino "Bill," the Rev. Henry B., Kenneth and Reuben; and sisters Mary S. Alvaro and Lourdes L. Merrick. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Faitau Lege Tago
Nov. 12, 2007
Faitau Lege Tago, 51, of Ewa Beach died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by mother Leuma Soa; brothers Asolupe Gauai and Masalosalo, Faitau and Puao Ia; and sisters Ifo Byrd, Fa'animo Pomele, Tapunia Ieremia and Fualelea Valeron. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park.
Nov. 9, 2007
Siaki "Jack" Tui, 68, of Papakolea, a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer, died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Faga'alu, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Helen; sons Michael and Steven; daughters Mary Tui and Teresa Kealoha; brothers Atonio, Tui, Teleso and Junior; sisters Emily Balbas, Lucy Moega and Christina and Malia Tui; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
Skye Anuenue Kamalei'ohu Tyler-Soto
Nov. 8, 2007
Skye Anuenue Kamalei'ohu Tyler-Soto, infant daughter of Jimmy Tyler and Delissa Soto of Eleele, Kauai, died. She was born in Honolulu. She also is survived by grandparents Jeff and Zoe Tyler, Renee Ayau-Tyler and Dennis and Genie Soto; and great-grandparents Alva and Shirl Andrew, Mildren Ayan and Virgie Parbo. Services: 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at WCC/Waneke Cabin, near the state park. Casual attire.
Alice Tokiye Yamamoto
Nov. 3, 2007
Alice Tokiye Yamamoto, 84, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Gardena, Calif. She is survived by daughter Joy Koyanagi, son Les, brother Joe Nishikawa, sisters Ann Tohinaka and Kay Muramoto, and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ruth Kiyome Zukeran
Nov. 10, 2007
Ruth Kiyome Zukeran, 89, of Honolulu, a retired New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel head housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Waiakea Uka, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Frederick A. and Gregory M., daughters Gail N. Furutani and Wilma S. Suehisa, eight grandchildren and nine 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.