Nov. 27, 2007
Michael Castillo, 55, of Riverside, Calif., formerly of Oahu, a Metal Coater of California Inc. material handler, died in California. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Yvonne T. Oshiro; daughters Summer Gerdes and Tiffany Duran; step-parents Jose Balbirona and Lois Castillo; brother Reynaldo Divina; sisters Sierra Kuroda, Lucille Birgado, Tommie Lynn Castillo, Terry Ann Jones and Maggie Olsen; and two grandchildren. Services held on the mainland. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Monday.
Dec. 18, 2007
Eugene Chang, 86, of Honolulu, a legislative research clerk for the Hawaii State Capitol archives, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Rachael; daughters Diane Rast, Debra Fulkerson and Janice Low; brothers Raymond S. Rodriguez and Edward and Clement Chang; sisters Evelyn Rodriguez, Maile Olival, Elizabeth Dolly S. Rodriguez Toribio, Kamela Deniz and Katie Andrade; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii Memorial Park. Call after 9:30 a.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. at cemetery. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu, HI 96817; or Kidney Foundation, 1314 S. King St. Suite 305, Honolulu, HI 96814.
Dec. 19, 2007
Isaac Goo, 84, of Honolulu, a retired city employee and Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Sui Ying "Lilly," son Steve, daughter Lillian Lee, brothers Barney and Paul Akuna, and two grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Nov. 29, 2007
Mikiko Kaya, 89, of Mililani, a retired seamstress, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Eugene, daughter Janice Matsuura, brother Robert Kawasaki, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Dec. 23, 2007
Natalie Loving, 65, of Wahiawa, a social worker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Floyd; sons Carlton, Lindsey and Thomas; stepmother Sumiko Higashida; brothers Thomas and Dennis Higashida; sister Pauline Higashida; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waipio Grace Brethren. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire.
Toshio Roy Mizusawa
Dec. 5, 2007
Toshio Roy "Lefty" Mizusawa, 90, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran who served in the 100th Battalion, Company B, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Miyoko, sons Kirt and Mark, daughters Gwen Suenaga and Lynn Nishiki, brother Kazuo and three grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Ellaree Charletta Norman
Dec. 22, 2007
Ellaree Charletta Norman, 88, of Mililani died in Ka Punawai Ola. She was born in Leedey, Okla. She is survived by daughter Catherine S. Kim and three grandchildren. Private services.
Joyce Keiko Okayama
Nov. 25, 2007
Joyce Keiko Okayama, 67, of Honolulu, an Oishi's Property Management Co. receptionist, died at home. She is survived by daughters Donna Rae Gouveia, Noreen M. Moriwake and Denise E. Okayama; mother Lorraine M. Ohta; sister Sharon R. Yamada; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information was given in an obituary on Tuesday.
August Manuel Padeken
Dec. 15, 2007
August Manuel Padeken, 60, of Waianae, a grade setter, died. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by wife Charmaine; sons August M. III, Cheyenne W. and Kelly J.; daughters Charmaine Padeken, Tammy Martin and Sharmaine; brothers Esket, Daniel, Frederick and Frances; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Maili Beach Park, across from Gilipake Street.
Georgiana Freitas Rosa
Dec. 24, 2007
Georgiana Freitas Rosa, 103, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Portugal. She is survived by daughters Hilda Victorino and Mabel Brun, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Wallace Masashi Yanagida
Dec. 11, 2007
Wallace Masashi "Mush" Yanagida, 83, of Wahiawa, an Army veteran and retired Army and Air Force Exchange Service employee, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Ethel S.; daughters Cheryl Yanagida and Jan Tom; brothers James M., Ralph T. and Raymond S.; sister Betty Taniguchi; and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Min Taek Yi
Dec. 18, 2007
Min Taek Yi, 77, of Honolulu, a Korean-language teacher, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Seoul. He is survived by son Sam and daughters Eun Seung and Kwang Hee Yi. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, 1639 Keeaumoku St. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.
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.