Wilfred Kaanohi Aki
Dec. 6, 2007
Wilfred Kaanohi "Tiny" Aki, 74, of Somerset, Calif., an Army staff sergeant who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, died in Placerville, Calif. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by wife Doris; daughters Sharon Medina, Kuulei Elvenia and Heidi Hibbert; stepchildren Ike and Charla Lee, Wayne Hiram, Bruce Larsen and Elaine Simkins; brothers William and Abraham; sisters Nani Street, Anna Newsome, Winifred Curtis, Napua Victory, Emily Swaba and Mahiki Lankford. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Katherine Toshiko Awaya
Dec. 12, 2007
Katherine Toshiko Awaya, 90, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by sons Herbert and Arthur, daughters Barbara Waters and Wendy Roach, brother Harold Fujita, sisters Flora Kuwaye and Sharla Kamoto, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
Catalino Dahilig Bala
Nov. 22, 2007
Catalino Dahilig "Talin" Bala, 72, of Waipahu, a retired Mauna Luan Condo maintenance man, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Barangay Pagdilao, Pinili, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Segundina A.; children Herminia Dela Pena, Ginalyn Ramos and Frederick, Aldwin and Aldrin Bala; brother Fredito; sisters Jasminia Viloria and Presentacion Pascua; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Teofilo Dumaoal Batoon
Nov. 9, 2007
Teofilo Dumaoal "Ilong" Batoon, 80, of Waipahu, a retired Palehua Villas groundskeeper, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lourdes A.; sons Alfredo, Rodolfo, Elpidio and Michael; daughter Vilma Marcelo; brother Juan; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Eulogy: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Ryan Christopher Cornell
Dec. 12, 2007
Ryan Christopher "Squirrel" Cornell, 24, of Haiku, Maui, a Spencer Construction Co. heavy equipment operator, died in Kahului. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. He is survived by mother Angie Brown, father Christopher, brothers Christen and Michael, sister Caroline, grandparents Jack and Rosie Jacob, and Mary and Terry Cornell; and great-grandparent Lucille Conine. Services: 10 a.m. today at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m.
Jordan Anthony Corpuz
Dec. 13, 2007
Jordan Anthony Corpuz, 5, of Ewa Beach died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Fred F.; mother Joanne; brothers Noah Woo, Ryan Hayes-Reyes, Ronsen Reyes and Christian Reyes; and grandparents Robert and Mitsu Hayes, and Brigette Balais. Mass: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Call after 5 p.m.
Hanwell Kawehionalani Kaakimaka
Nov. 29, 2007
Hanwell Kawehionalani "Hank" Kaakimaka, 69, of Pearl City, owner of Hank's Refrigeration and Service, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol, son Hanwell Kuikanoa and daughter Frances. Private services.
Nov. 27, 2007
Shigenori "Shige" Kato, 65, of Honolulu, former Kato Sunshine owner, died. He was born in Yokote-shi, Akita-ken, Japan. He is survived by wife Misao; son Andrew E.; brothers Unzan, Hideaki and Mitsuhiro; sisters Yasuko Sasaki and Asako Waga; and a grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Nov. 23, 2007
Kiyo Kobashigawa, 88, formerly of Kahaluu, a farmworker and homemaker, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Kaalaea. She is survived by brother Shoken and sisters Chiyo Miyahira, Asaye Shiroma, Tomie Ige and Yoshie Tomei. Private graveside service.
Mary E. Lord
Dec. 8, 2007
Mary E. Lord, 48, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an artist, died in Honolulu. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Scott Dewarns, mother Mary J. Lord, brother Anthony and hanai daughter Molly. Services pending.
Dec. 10, 2007
Yukito Matsuura, 70, of Honolulu, a retired Honeywell Corp. computer technician and Air Force master sergeant, died in Ka Punawai Ola. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Haru, son Michael Y., daughter Kinue Sesoko, sisters Peggy Aynes and Florence Carson, and two grandchildren. Private services.
Emma Leihulu Rio
Dec. 5, 2007
Emma Leihulu Rio, 91, of Honolulu died in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Richard K. Allen Jr., daughters Annie M. Allen and Katherine A. Lee, stepdaughters Lorraine Alexander and Barbara Rio, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii.
Thomas Hitoshi Shirakata
Dec. 3, 2007
Thomas Hitoshi Shirakata, 97, of Honolulu, a retired ironworker for Local 625, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Roy H., Edwin T. and Norman S.; daughter Carol K. Kawaguchi; brother Takashi "Bolo"; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.
Kun Cha U Fukushima
Dec. 12, 2007
Kun Cha U Fukushima, 64, of Kauai, a Coco Palms Resort Hotel and Kun Ja's Delicatessen Restaurant owner, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Gumma Ken, Japan. She is survived by daughters Iris Erickson, Kimberly Foster and Suzy Johnson; companion Richard Fukushima; brothers Young Bok and Yong Su; sisters Bok Son Woo, Song Ja Yoo and Soon Gu Gu; and eight grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa, Kauai. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.
Kaipelea T. Vaioleti
Dec. 10, 2007
Kaipelea T. Vaioleti, 59, of Kailua, a construction mason, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Longomailea, son Lopeti and daughters Mele and Emily. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday at First Tongan United Methodist Church in Waimanalo. Call after 6 p.m. Friday. Burial: 9 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Nancy Tsukiko Watanabe
Nov. 23, 2007
Nancy Tsukiko Watanabe, 63, of Kealakekua, Hawaii, a retired elementary school teacher, died in Hospice Hawaii Palolo Home. She was born on Molokai. She is survived by brothers Orlando and Daniel, and sister Margaret Fuchino. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo, Hawaii. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Margaret Mew Ha Lum Wong
Nov. 26, 2007
Margaret Mew Ha Lum Wong, 81, of Honolulu, a Waikiki Washerette and Kapiolani Laundromat co-owner and operator, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Stephen C.L., daughter Stella M.Q., brothers David and Henry, sister Virginia Wat and two 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.