Moses Henry Akana
Jan. 15, 2008
Moses Henry Akana, 38, of Pearl City died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Ethel, brother Kealiihoomalu and sister Dana Ann Akana-Fisher. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Pearl City. Call after 9:30 a.m.
Teodoro Espiritu Banda Sr.
Jan. 6, 2008
Teodoro Espiritu "Ted" Banda Sr., 79, of Waipahu, a retired Quality Inn Hotel maintenance worker in Waikiki, died in Waipahu. He was born in Pozorrubio, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Trinidad T.; children Roland, Raul, Adolfo, Ted Jr. and Patrick Banda, Marilou Tomas, Noemi Laguit and Grace Boyles; brother Cecilio; sisters Virginia Herrera and Natividad Encomienda; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday 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. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information was published in an obituary yesterday.
Jan. 21, 2008
Kazuko Blair, 74, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Kagoshima-ken, Japan. She is survived by sister Nobuko Kuroiwa. Services in Japan.
Jan. 24, 2008
Elizabeth Gifford, 80, of Anahola, Kauai, a tour guide, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Anahola. She is survived by husband Emery, son Joseph Prigge, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. next Saturday at Lihue First Hawaiian Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Ethelreda Kaialuna Robello Kahalewai
Dec. 26, 2007
Ethelreda Kaialuna Robello "Ethel" Kahalewai, 75, of Ewa Beach, owner of Royal Feather Co. and president of Puuloa Hawaiian Civic Club, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alfred Jr., Richard "Rick" and Russell; daughters A. Kaoi Kaimikaua, Mabel Avilla and Melvamay "Mone" Kahalewai; hanai son Ambrose Avilla; brother Vincent Sylva; half sister Carol Guy; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. today at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at the park cemetery. Aloha attire. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Sunday.
Peter Michael Kamanawa
Jan. 3, 2008
Peter Michael Kamanawa, 53, of Hagatna, Guam, a lead singer and musician for a Polynesian group in Guam, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by father Roosevelt; companion Janet Matsushima; sons Alvin, Calvin and Melvin Matsushima; brother Jeffery; sisters Pearl Manners, Mary Josue, and Chana and Susan Kamanawa; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at 89-080 Haleakala Ave., Nanakuli. Reception to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Harry Y.S. Kim
Jan. 11, 2008
Harry Y.S. Kim, 89, of Makaha, a retired aircraft mechanic, died at home. He was born in Hauula. He is survived by wife Marion; sons David and Daniel; daughters Mary Ann Kim, Susan Igo and Chris Severson; brothers Robert and Raymond; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.Michael Chi-Tao Kwok
Dec. 26, 2007
Michael Chi-Tao Kwok, 83, of Honolulu died in Maunalani Nursing Home. He was born in Hong Kong. He is survived by wife Mildred M. Duk; daughter Anne Tang; brothers Hayward and Clyde; sisters Beulah Sung, Sylvia Yeh, Felicia and Agnes Yung, Angelene Tsou, Eugenia Yang, Evelyna Wong and Elaine Hau; and two grandchildren. Private services.
Tai Yin Lam
Jan. 4, 2008
Tai Yin Lam, 89, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in On Tong Village, Canton, China. He is survived by wife Moo Jung; sons Edward, Kalvin and Herman; daughter Marianne; brother Tai Chew; and three grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Tuesday.
Dorothy Klafter Lavender
Jan. 13, 2008
Dorothy Klafter Lavender, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. She was born in New York City. She is survived by son David. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Juan P. Lorenzo Sr.
Jan. 19, 2008
Juan P. "Mr. Aloha" Lorenzo Sr., 81, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar Co., Kauai Electric and Citizens Utilities employee, died. He also was a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Helen R., sons Juan Jr. and Melvin, daughter Cynthia Lorenzo-Albosta, brother Jerry, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at the church cemetery.
Paena Batangan Magarro
Jan. 11, 2008
Paena Batangan Magarro, 69, of Kailua, a Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort housekeeper, died in Kailua. She was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Loreto, son Richard, daughter May and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Virginia Kananiokaleohoomana Nizo
Jan. 20, 2008
Virginia Kananiokaleohoomana Nizo, 83, of Kekaha, Kauai, a shell lei maker, died at home. She was born in Puuwai, Niihau. She is survived by son William A.; daughter Virginia K. Keamoai; sisters Betty and Kaulana Kanahale, and Kamala Garcia; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. today at Kekaha Hawaiian Cemetery.
Dec. 27, 2007
Masaru "Masa" Ogasawara, 86, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kayoko, son Guy, daughter Sandi Duquette, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.
William Kaha'awinui Ping
Jan. 23, 2008
William Kaha'awinui Ping, 82, of Kaneohe, an Army veteran, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Gary and Brian Ping, and Boyd Chinn; daughters Abigail and Ruby Ping, and Holly Ogawa; sister Abbie McGurn; and five grandchildren. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.sTheresa Santos
Jan. 15, 2008
Theresa Santos, 84, of Aiea died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Adam Jr., Michael, Patrick and Derek; brothers Bill, Daniel and Alfred Chamizo; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 9, 2008
Tsuyuko Sasaki, 83, of Honolulu died. She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She is survived by son Richard, stepdaughter Evelyn Sibayan, brother Haruko Takeda, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Dec. 28, 2007
Rogers Wong, 73, of Honolulu died at home. He was born in Olaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Elizabeth, son Brian, daughter Lisa, brother Samuel and sister Bertha Kam. Private services.
Violet Lee Wong
Jan. 21, 2008
Violet Lee Wong, 96, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Burton and Ronald, brothers Raymond and Clarence "Muny" Yee, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Dec. 31, 2007
Makoto Yamamoto, 87, of Waialua died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by sister Natsue; brothers Thomas, Stanley and Kiyoshi; and companion/caregiver Frances Toki. Private services. No monetary offerings.
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.