Helen F. Akana
Jan. 31, 2008
Helen F. Akana, 98, of Aiea, a retired Waipahu Elementary School teacher, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. She is survived by son Ronald J. and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Sunset Cemetery in Pearl City. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Bernice Binongcal Banda
Jan. 12, 2008
Bernice Binongcal Banda, 90, of Ewa Beach, a retired teacher at Guesset Elementary School in the Philippines, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Naguilian, La Union, Philippines. She is survived by children Eleodoro B. and Wilfredo B. Madayag, Estrellita M. Lopez, Luzviminda B. Martinez and Catherine B. Lamug; 22 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
James Levi Cassel Sr.
Jan. 26, 2008
James Levi Cassel Sr., 88, of Waimea, Kauai, a music teacher, died. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Ruth; sons Jim, Dan and Tom; daughters Carol Alevizos and Connie Demarias; and five grandchildren. Services held.
Flora Flores Dapar
Jan. 30, 2008
Flora Flores Dapar, 94, of Waipahu died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. She is survived by children Gerardo, Perry, Zenaida, Leonardo, George, Benjamin and Jaime; sister Auring Delerio; 22 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Resurrection of the Lord, 94-1260 Lumikula St., Waipahu. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Aquilino F. DeGuzman Sr.
Jan. 23, 2008
Aquilino F. "George" DeGuzman Sr., 85, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor Commissary meat cutter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Paranaque, Philippines. He is survived by wife Feliciana J. "Faye"; sons Aquilino "Mike" Jr., Ruben and Ricardo; daughters Merry Ann and Felicia DeGuzman, and Rosalani "Nicki" Kapele-DeGuzman; sister Emiliana Encarnacion; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Quirino Casinto Domingo
Feb. 1, 2008
Quirino Casinto "Cas" Domingo, 79, of Waianae, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Pidding, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by sons Fred, Anthony, Damien, Peter and Nathan; daughters Letitia Alferez, Stella Udani and Marian Wakinekona; brother Alfredo; sisters Carmen Colety, Esmenia Dibble, Donna Reeves and Deborah Parraga; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary Downtown, 20 N. Kukui St. Call after 6 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.
Monica Calderon Flores
Jan. 11, 2008
Monica Calderon Flores, 87, of Waipahu, a retired hotel worker and dressmaker, died in Liliha Healthcare Center. She was born in San Manuel, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Edmundo and Mariano Jr.; daughters Virginia Ramos, Ligaya Coloma, Nancy Fulgencio and Olivia Flores; brother Alfredo Calderon; sister Crestita C. Ancheta; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
Violet Teruko Hoshibata
Jan. 31, 2008
Violet Teruko Hoshibata, 85, of Wahiawa, a Leilehua High School English teacher and dean of instruction, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons John and Robert, and five grandchildren. No services. Donations suggested to Hoshibata Endowed Scholarship at Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711; or charity.
Jeannette-Jade Kawaiola Jennings
Feb. 3, 2008
Jeannette-Jade Kawaiola Jennings, infant daughter of Mahealani L. Kanehailua and Alan Grant Jennings of Kailua-Kona, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is also survived by brother Isaia Kanehailua-Jennings, sisters Kylie-Ann and Adrianna, and grandparents Ernest Kanehailua and Kana Jennings. Services: 11 a.m. today at Kona Church of the Nazarene in Kailua-Kona. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Kona Memorial Park in Holualoa, Hawaii.
Francis Kalama Kau
Jan. 20, 2008
Francis Kalama Kau, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Electric supervisor, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Theresa "Tessie"; sons Francis, Patrick and Richard; brothers William Kau and Paul Kahunahana; sisters Terese Kim Seu and Mona Walker, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
Henry Shun Fah Mark
Jan. 20, 2008
Henry Shun Fah Mark, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard mechanic, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bennett; daughters Harriet Young, Victoria Schill and Carol Pauley; sisters Esther Tyau, Isabel Tom and Evangeline Lanai; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Daimond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
James Wesley McCormick
Feb. 2, 2008
James Wesley McCormick, 66, of Honokaa, Hawaii, an English literature professor in Wisconsin and auto mechanic in Wisconsin, San Diego and Kona, Hawaii, died. He was born in South Bend, Ind. He is survived by wife Ruth Anne; children Paul J. McCormick, Philip G. Van Valkenberg and Holly J. Van Valkenberg-Davidson; mother Ruth H.; sisters Judith McCormick and Margaret Johnston; and six grandchildren. Private services.
Doris Matsuko Nakamura
Jan. 22, 2008
Doris Matsuko Nakamura, 95, of Honolulu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Allen, daughter Betsy Sakuda, brothers Iwao and Roy Ikeno, sister Janet Sakai, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Jan. 29, 2008
Pedro Pahinte, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard machinist, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by daughters Josephine "Ping Ping" Cabiles and Corazon Campbell, 48 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Church in Aiea. Inurnment: 11 a.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Laurel Patricia Lau'ae Tavares-Mejia
Feb. 1, 2008
Laurel Patricia Lau'ae "Dolly" Tavares-Mejia, 60, of Waianae died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Albert R. Mejia; sons Guy M.H., Chad S.K., Kyle T.K. and Ron A.K.; brothers and sisters Leroy, William, Harold, Leonard and Donald Tavares and Nellie Jean Canencia and Pua'imohala Laws; and eight grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date.
Jan. 18, 2008
Vainiu Togiai, 82, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Green, Chris and Harrison; daughters Rose and Lucy Togiai, Irene Kaupe, Patty Paahana and Sandy Purdy; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Robert F. Tolliver
Feb. 7, 2008
Robert F. Tolliver, 76, of Wailuku, a former Wailuku Public Library bookmobile librarian, former newspaper, radio and television advertiser, Steelcraft part-owner in Illinois and Korean War veteran, died at home. He was born in Sidney, Ill. He is survived by wife Dorothy "Debbie" and sons Craig L. and Marc A. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park in the Jewish section in Haiku, Maui. No flowers. Donations suggested to University of Hawaii Foundation at Maui Community College Library.
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.