Mary Hocson Araujo
Feb. 4, 2008
Mary Hocson Araujo, 92, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Waipunalei, Hawaii. She is survived by son Stanley, daughters Augusta "Gussie" Hayashi and Cheryl Tuzon, sisters Angeline "Angie" Zembik and Norma "Nora" Samson, 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Patric Tangianau Alofa'aga Joseph Benioni
Feb. 14, 2008
Patric Tangianau Alofa'aga Joseph Benioni, 32, of Las Vegas, a tradeshow exhibit specialist, died. He was born in Utulei, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Tara Y.; daughters Ze'ana and Ze'Jah; parents Patoa and Juanita; brother Terangi; and sisters Michelle Hunt, Jennifer Peters, Kawehilani Ngatikaura, Jessica Hannemann and Tui-Sina Benioni. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Laie Hawaii North Stake "Back" Chapel. Call after 9 a.m.
Feb. 14, 2008
Margaret "Maggie" Cambra, 88, of Kahului, a Maui Land and Pineapple Co. trimmer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by son Louis; daughters Mildred Molina and Lucille Pacheco; sisters Hilda Quinones, Jane Arial and Theresa Rivera; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to be held at Maui Memorial Park in Wailuku.
Jan. 31, 2008
Eleanore "Ellie" Domingues, 67, of Waianae, a retired Kaneohe City Mill head cashier, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Kris, Keith and Kyle; daughters Debra Cordero and Delcyne Domingues; sisters Josephine Chang, Jeanette Hannah, Rachel Leaf, Enid Young and Sharon Lopes; brothers Joseph Jr., Russel and Gerald Santos; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 8-11 a.m. Friday at St. John's by the Sea, 47-074 Lihikai Drive. Inurnment to follow at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
Theodore John Funk
Feb. 13, 2008
Theodore John "Ted" Funk, 78, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Kamehameha Development Inc. landscaper and U.S. Navy veteran, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Bronx, N.Y. He is survived by sons John-Allan Sr. and Bruce; daughters Brenda Kinsey, Margaret Jose and Agnes Aurio; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday at West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Keith Kaoru Furugen
Feb. 12, 2008
Keith Kaoru Furugen, 55, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Young Brothers stevedore, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by brothers Mark, Colin and Kip; and sister Kathi Nohara. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kapaa Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to be held at a later date. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers or wreaths.
Salome Lilinoe Kunewa
Jan. 29, 2008
Salome Lilinoe "Aunty Lily" Kunewa, 79, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Molokai. She is survived by companion Joseph Hosea; sons Russell and Lance Kunewa-Fox and Joseph Jr., Juan and Jay Hosea; daughters Carinthia Armitage, Wallette Nagaishi and Kalei and Girlie Hosea; sisters Loretta Maemori and April Nishimura; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Bible Church, 91-1130 Renton Road, Ewa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
Eugene Susumu Kuraoka
Jan. 29, 2008
Eugene Susumu Kuraoka, 72, of Waialua, died at home. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by brothers Earl, Stephen and Craig; and sisters Helene Yamada, Judith Fukuda, Genevieve Ogata and Louise Nomura. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Irene Kuen Yen Lee
Feb. 3, 2008
Irene Kuen Yen Lee, 94, of Honolulu, a retired Fort Shafter human resources supervisor, died. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sisters Edna Leong, Muriel Lee and Jeanette Bow. Services: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
Ernest S. Maemori
Feb. 7, 2008
Ernest S. "Manini" Maemori, 78, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Shop 1126 shipfitter, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Loretta; sons William "Bill," Jarrett, Joe and Guy Needham; daughters Donna Mae, Beverly McLaney and Debbie Alvarez; brothers Jack and Henry; sister Lois; 21 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information given in an obituary Monday.
The Rev. Charles Leoni Mahi Jr.
Feb. 5, 2008
The Rev. Charles Leoni "Papa Charlie" Mahi Jr., 86, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired state Department of Transportation heavy equipment operator and U.S. Army and Hawaii Army National Guard veteran who served in World War II and the Vietnam war, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Kathleen H.; children Charlotte and Charles "Charlie Boy" Mahi, Georgiana Murray, the Rev. Beverly Samson and Cindy Riveira; brothers the Rev. Abraham, Jacob, Thomas and Paul; sisters Violet Brooks, Elizabeth Halualani, Phoebe Hopfe, Dinah Kaikua'ana, Katherine Mahi and Margaret Naeole; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren. Services canceled. Additional information for an obituary printed Friday.
Feb. 3, 2008
Yoshitaka Makishi, 88, of Eleele, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar Co. haul cane truck driver, tractor operator and field supervisor, died at home. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Margaret; son Milton; daughters Marlene Makishi, Leilani Makishi-Au and Debra Shimono; brothers Take and Yoshihiko; sisters Kazuyo Tsubakihara, Yoneko Miyashiro, Setsuko Arakaki, Marie Takano and Gladys Kaneshiro; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Eleele. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Blanche Yoshino Masumura
Jan. 20, 2008
Blanche Yoshino Masumura, 92, of Honolulu, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Hanalei, Kauai. She is survived by son Clifford and two grandchildren. Private services.
Feb. 1, 2008
Hiroshi Minami, 85, of Honolulu, a retired state social worker and U.S. Army veteran who served in Headquarters Company, 100th Infantry, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by son Kenneth Y., daughter Susan F. Malczon, sisters Tsutae and Nancy, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Joseph Richard Moses
Feb. 10, 2008
Joseph Richard Moses, 85, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot who served in World War II and civil engineer for the U.S. Navy, died in Ewa Beach. He is survived by wife Norma M., sons Richard H. and Roger L., and brother John. Services to be held at a later date.
Kai Kazumi Nishiyama
Feb. 15, 2008
Kai Kazumi Nishiyama, 21, of Kahului, a Dorvin Leis Co. plumber apprentice, died in Kahului. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Irving and Ann, brothers Ty and Guy, and sister Aissa. Services: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
Esther Umeko Okano
Feb. 12, 2008
Esther Umeko Okano, 95, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Kahala Nui. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard Nonaka, Eugene Yoshimi and Stephen and Ben Okano; daughter Georgiana Oshio; brothers Take and Fred Kinumatsu; sisters Clara Takenishi and Florence Tanigawa; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire No flowers.
Ichiyo N. Osugi
Feb. 6, 2008
Ichiyo N. Osugi, 100, of Honolulu, a retired state public health nurse, died. She was born in Holualoa, Kona. She is survived by son Paul T., daughter Lynn N. Morita, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Jan. 31, 2008
Laureta Padua, 53, of Wailuku, a former Kapalua Bay Hotel housekeeper, died at home. She was born in Binalonan, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Samuel Sr.; son Samuel Jr.; mother Angela Duarosan; brothers Rogelio, Wilfredo and Nathaniel Duarosan Sr.; and sisters Rose Bosque, Nelly Romero, Eunice Kurose and Zeny Duarosan. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
Edna Mae McPherson Palmer
Feb. 7, 2008
Edna Mae McPherson Palmer, 79, of Ewa Beach, a retired U.S. Air Force communications specialist, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by husband Ernest, brothers Ralph and Leonard McPherson, and sisters Helen Hauser and Valeria McPherson. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.
Monico Aguilar Pascua
Feb. 7, 2008
Monico Aguilar Pascua, 63, of Honolulu, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Dingras, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Felicita; son Alberto; daughters Edna Dumayas, Josephine Cabael, Estrelita Cordero and Jacqueline Badua; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane, Kalihi. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
William Donald Regan
Feb. 11, 2008
William Donald Regan, 89, of Kailua-Kona, a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, died at home. He was born in Le Grande, Ore. He is survived by wife June, son William O'Regan, daughters Mary Montoya and Kathleen Bodrero, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private graveside services.
Fredrick Warren Riggs
Feb. 9, 2008
Fredrick Warren "Fred" Riggs, 90, of Honolulu, a retired University of Hawaii political science professor, died in Malama Ohana Facility. He was born in Kuling, China. He is survived by wife Clara-Louise, daughter Gwendolyn "Wendy" Riggs-Cook, sisters Elisabeth P. "Betsy" Hankin and Edith C. Barakat, and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. March 7 at Unity Church at Diamond Head. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Sunday.
Norbert Walter Silva Jr.
Feb. 10, 2008
Norbert Walter "Boy" Silva Jr., 65, of Kailua, owner of Reliable Rolloffs & Recycling Inc. and U.S. Navy veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Judy Gonzalez; daughters Lori-Ann Lauriano, Wendy Matsukado, Nola Silva and Nicole Otani; hanai daughter Merina Cashe; mother Gloria P.; sisters Gerri Santos and Gwendolyn Dalere; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Sunday.
Bernadette Mae Villanueva
Jan. 18, 2008
Bernadette Mae "Bernie" Villanueva, 52, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Donald "Don" Newkirk; stepson Anthony N. Newkirk; mother Lucille M. "Lulu"; and brothers David, Bryan and Bennett. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 11 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Feb. 10, 2008
Hideo Yanazaki, 90, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a Hamakua Sugar Co. carpenter, died at home. He was born in Japan. He is survived by son Mark, daughters Pauline Tamanaha and Joan Alip, sister Tatsuko Hino, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. 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.