John M. Ambrose
Jan. 5, 2008
John M. "Johnny Boy" Ambrose, 64, of Waianae, a retired federal government warehouseman, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Beth C.; son Joshua S.; daughter Brenda; brothers George, Alfred, Frank, Jimmy, Danny Ehia, Bobby, Tommy and Barry Helser; sisters Yvonne, Dolly, Patty and Linda; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Calvary Chapel in West Oahu, 91-928 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment to be held at a later date.
Orlando Gaoaten Batangan
Dec. 15, 2007
Orlando Gaoaten Batangan, 57, of Honolulu, a Kaneohe Marine Base barber and Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange employee, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in San Antonio, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Elena R.; daughters Divina B. Connell and Maryjane Batangan; mother Felicidad; brothers Silvestre, Villamor, Onofre and Fernando; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
Joyce I. Beasley
Dec. 30, 2007
Joyce I. Beasley, 58, of Ewa Beach, a security guard, died in Honolulu. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She is survived by husband Robert Jr.; son Robert III; daughters Melissa Worrell and Brandy Beasley; brothers Mark Johnson and Raymond Woright; sisters Linda Thompson, Harriett Madison, Sondra Jones and Tammy Johnson; and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Jan. 3, 2008
Gene Bridges, 78, of Honolulu, a Unitarian minister, died in Honolulu. He was born in Iowa. He is survived by sons Channing M. and Adam P., daughter Beth and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Highway. Casual attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to American Cancer Society.
Jan. 4, 2008
Kikue Correa, 83, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband James "Jimmy"; sons James S., George, Thomas and Andrew; daughters Ellen Iida, Chrystine Arbles and Mary and Aileen Correa; brother Lawrence Matsumura; sisters Sumiko Bento and Harue Mukai; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Graveside services: noon at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire.
William D.K. Correa
Jan. 2, 2008
William D.K. "Billy" Correa, 54, of Kaneohe, a state Department of Transportation Airports Division fire lieutenant, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Celeste L.; daughters Tara "Kalei" and Jamie, brothers James Aiwohi and Charles Correa; sisters Henrietta Sommerville and Casina K. Waterman; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. next Wednesday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. at Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.
Arthur Kiyoshi Furuta
Dec. 25, 2007
Arthur Kiyoshi Furuta, 88, of Honolulu, a retired state Hawaii Housing Authority supervisor, died in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Arthur K. Jr., daughters Karen H. Higashi and Valerie A. Furuta, sister Mary Y. Nelson, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire.
Roy Wayne Hanohano
Dec. 30, 2007
Roy Wayne Hanohano, 46, of Nanakuli, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Nanakuli. He is survived by daughter Rhiannon Lawler, brothers Joseph III and Robert, sisters Mary Hanohano and Momi Gray, and a grandchild. Services: noon Saturday at Nanakuli Beach Park, flats.
Walter Norbert Hokanson
Dec. 26, 2007
Walter Norbert Hokanson, 99, of Kailua-Kona, a concrete building block company owner and veteran who served in World War II, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Milaca, Minn. He is survived by daughter Elodie J. Hohner, sister Louise Peterson, two grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a great-great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hualalai Recreation Center Regency.
The Rev. Charles Gordon Kamohoali'I Hopkins
Jan. 1, 2008
The Rev. Charles Gordon Kamohoali'I Hopkins, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Episcopal Church of Hawaii priest, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gordon W. Kamohoali'I Hopkins and Michael R., Stephan R. and Mark L. Hopkins, and James Jr. and Kalae Sau Anthony; daughter Lynlie M. Waiamau; brother Dayton Carter; and sisters Myrtle Beamer, Jean Kalani, Angeline Locey and Helen Medeiros. Services: 11 a.m. Jan. 19 at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Makiki Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Robert Hideo Kawano
Jan. 3, 2008
Robert Hideo Kawano, 90, of Mililani, a 100th Battalion veteran and member of Carpenters Union Local 745, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Corinne K. Holland and Pauline K. Nyuha, brothers Hiroaki and Tamao Kono, sisters Violet Kono and Hazel Yamada, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m.
Nellie Chang Loo
Dec. 22, 2007
Nellie Chang Loo, 87, of Hono- lulu, a retired Liberty Bank employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Shanghai, China. She is survived by sons Ron and Melvin, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ruth Tazuye Togo Malama
Jan. 4, 2008
Ruth Tazuye Togo Malama, 84, of Kekaha, Kauai, died. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by sons Joaquin M. Jr. and Stephen, daughter Lolly, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Harris Methodist Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Kauai services pending.
Jan. 7, 2008
Yoshihiro Nakamura, 87, of Houselots, Kauai, owner of Nakamura Repair Shop, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kapahi, Kauai. He is survived by wife Margaret H., sons Clyde and Milton, daughters Irene Nitta and Marie Hashimura, brother Suyeyoshi, sister Misao, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.
Dec. 28, 2007
Shinso Nakasone, 100, of Kahului, a retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. irrigation worker, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Okinawa. He is survived by sons Mitsuo, Sadao and James; daughter Patricia Miyashiro; and sisters Haruko Nakasone and Matsuko Kaneshiro. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m.
Stanley Herbert Pacheco
Dec. 18, 2007
Stanley Herbert Pacheco, 87, of Honolulu, a pipefitter, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Rose; sons Herbert, Herman and Timothy Pacheco, and Stanley Robley, Russell Valles, and Robert and Leroy Rodrigues; daughters Pearly Rivera, Lorraine Rielly, Linda Boneza and Virginia Hayward; brother Gilbert; and 47 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John by the Sea, 47-074 Lihikai Drive.
Alexander Alejandro Ponteras
Dec. 16, 2007
Alexander Alejandro Ponteras, 65, of Waipahu, a landscaping worker, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean; son Ian and Tyson; daughters Ravenna Perbera, Doreen Meria and Jacinda Alama; sister Christina Sison; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Saturday at Resurrection of the Lord. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Cemetery.
Dec. 24, 2007
Noralin Sebala, 59, of Las Vegas, formerly of Oahu, died. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by mother Rosalia Gomez, sons Paul and Val, daughter Lisa Tancioco, two brothers and five sisters. Mass: 3 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Aiea. Call after 2:30 p.m. Aloha attire.
Gordon Peters Silva
Dec. 26, 2007
Gordon Peters Silva, 45, of Honolulu, a commercial fisherman, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jordan Parker-Silva and Joshua, Jarrett and Justin Silva; brothers Roman and Wallace Silva, and Randy Kalauli and Booboo Kilaulani; sisters Josephine Vegas, Charlotte Maifea, Deedee Tui, Valissa Kilaulani, Vanessa Dudoit and Christina and Ramona; stepmother Laura Kilaulani; companion Jackie Hayashida; stepfather Randy Kalauli Jr.; and six grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ohana Baptist Church. Call after 8:30 a.m.
Jan. 2, 2008
Zacarias Songco, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Navy chief petty officer, died at home. He was born in Santa Rita, Pampanga, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Justa, sons Leo and Francis, daughter Juana and a grandchild. Mass: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Madeline Tsuyako Katayama Takaki
Jan. 3, 2008
Madeline Tsuyako Katayama Takaki, 90, of Kapaa, Kauai, died. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She is survived by son Larry S.; daughter Janice D.L.; brothers Donald, Kenneth and William; and sisters Nancy Kobayashi, Ruby Yoshimura, Geraldine Katayama and Kathleen Davis. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waipahu. Call after 4 p.m. Burial to follow on Saturday in Kauai.
Richard Kazumi Tanigawa
Jan. 5, 2008
Richard Kazumi "Mustang" Tanigawa, 66, of Keaau, Hawaii, an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Darolyn; sons Shayne Uyeda and Richard Halualani; daughters Coreen Roddie, Sharian Stacy and Kami Tanigawa; mother Barbara; brother Paul; sisters Sharon Tanigawa and Joanne Habakangas; and six grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 11 a.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.
Kahu Roy Iosua Motoji Toko
Jan. 5, 2008
Kahu Roy Iosua Motoji Toko, 74, of Kukuihaele, Hawaii, a retired County of Hawaii equipment operator, taro farmer and former Waipio Taro Farmers Association president, died in North Hawaii Community Association. He was born in Kukuihaele. He is survived by wife Gladys; sons Ellaham, Alston and Naaman; daughters Gladys Ablao and Florene Hoapili; brother Newton; sisters Miriam Kiyota, Harriet Kaneshiro, Linda Eskaran, Shirley Toko and Mewlin Whitehead; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: noon Friday at Kahale Hoano O Ierusalema Hou in Kukuihaele. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jalyne Lilinoe Kealoha Wong
Dec. 31, 2007
Jalyne Lilinoe Kealoha Wong, 45, of Honolulu, a Kawaiahao Church School kumu, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kerry L.; sons Laiana, Kumuhonuaikaueokalani and Kamaakekahi'o; father James Kealoha; mother Joan L. Kealoha; brothers James III, Beldon and Shane Kealoha; sister Madonna K. Shiroma; and a grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 720 N. King St. Call after 1:30 p.m.
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.