Richard L. Ashbaker
March 9, 2008
Richard L. Ashbaker, 77, of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Grace, Idaho. He is survived by wife Lyle F.; daughters Beverly Sorensen and Terry Naihe; stepsons Mark, Samuel and Reneil Juayang; brother Robert; sisters Bonnie Voight and Dorothy Robbins; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services held.
Feb. 25, 2008
Federico Bolosan, 71, of Ewa Beach died at home. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Laverne; son Hopili Mulleitner; daughters Sophia Nakamura, Sondra Bush and Simone Shaw; brother James; sisters Dorothea Iglesia and Renee Porlas; and eight grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Wahiawa Door of Faith Church, 2111 California Ave. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.
Barbara Anne Davis
March 2, 2008
Barbara Anne Davis, 77, of Lihue, a retired supervising medical technologist in California, died in Lihue. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by sister Joan Hammarstedt. Services in Crystal Lake, Ill.
Harriet Bernice Gifford Gilbertson
Feb. 24, 2008
Harriet Bernice Gifford Gilbertson, 87, of Kaaawa, a retired Dayton's retail store manager, died in Honolulu. She was born in LaCrosse, Wisc. She is survived by son Gary, daughter Lynne Tucker and a grandchild. Committal services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Edward K.C. Goo
March 7, 2008
Edward K.C. Goo, 89, of Honolulu, a former Hawaiian Electric Co. electrical engineer, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys Lee, son Paul Goo, daughter Ann Wong, stepdaughter Diana Lee and three grandchildren. Private services.
Helen Hatsumi Fujishige Imamura
Feb. 25, 2008
Helen Hatsumi Fujishige Imamura, 95, of Pearl City, a retired private housekeeper, died in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Ellen Yaeko Shimabukuro and two grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Tuesday.
March 4, 2008
Kenji Ito, 86, of Honolulu, a retired city motor vehicle inspector, died. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by son Sanford T. and sister Lillian H. Private services.
Haruko Murakami Kusuhara
Feb. 29, 2008
Haruko Murakami Kusuhara, 97, of Honolulu died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons Stanley and Gary, daughter Jean Tokuda, sister Janet Oishi, 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.
Sit Jun Lee-Chan
March 10, 2008
Sit Jun Lee-Chan, 80, of Honolulu died in Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center. She was born in China. She is survived by husband Man Chau Lee; sons Wai Kwong, Leio and Lawrence Li, and Vincent Lee; daughters Joni Lam, Yuet Mui Chan and May Tang; and nine grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
Gary E. Livernoche
March 9, 2008
Gary E. Livernoche, 42, of Honolulu, a Chaminade University lecturer, died. He was born in Smithtown, N.Y. He is survived by wife Laverne, sons Matthew and Michael, brothers Craig and Glen, sisters Karen Butler and Crystal Ellison, and mother Beverly. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chaminade University, Mystical Rose Auditorium. Call after 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Chaminade University.
Sandy Irwin Obrero
March 12, 2008
Sandy Irwin Obrero, 69, of Anahola, Kauai, a Rego Construction and Hawaiian Dredging Co. foreman, died. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen A.; children Sandra Vea, Darlene L. Sasil, and Donna M., Jonathan M. and Hattie Obrero; brother Edward; sisters Lorraine Borrero and Mildred Kealoha; and 11 grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held 10 a.m. March 31 at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens.
Hope Kim Park
March 10, 2008
Hope Kim Park, 100, of Honolulu, a retired Kaimuki High School teacher, died. She was born in Kapaa, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Linda Hayama, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Arnold Bergado Rico
March 8, 2008
Arnold Bergado "Gypsy" Rico, 64, of Honolulu, a retired city employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Elizabeth Bergado; stepmother Paulina Salado; caregiver and companion Dave Ervin; brothers Leroy Rico, Angel Sr. and Michael Asuncion, and Paul Franacio; and sisters Donna Rico, Perla Consul, Alice Ome, Maria Harbert, Anna Maria Torres, Tina Racilis and Dora Calizo. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Inurnment: 3 p.m. at Greenhaven Cemetery. Aloha attire.
Grace Goo Say
March 1, 2008
Grace Goo Say, 93, of Kapolei died at home. She was born in Keauhou, Hawaii. She is survived by son Norman and daughter Joyce. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Bessie Ongais Strappel
March 11, 2008
Bessie Ongais Strappel, 95, of Kahului, a homemaker, died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. She was born in Keeau, Hawaii. She is survived by son Anthony "Jim"; brothers Daniel, Jerome, Mike, Donald and Steven Ongais; sisters Nellie Ongais, Connie Wheeler, Carmen Dusza, Florence, Regina and Camelia; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Maui Veterans Cemetery.
Patricia Mary Thomas
March 9, 2008
Patricia Mary Thomas, 82, of Kailua, a retired Federal Aviation Administration employee, died in Kailua. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Francis Jr., David and Michael; brothers Al, Charles, Clarence and Robert Spenser; sisters Catherine Thomas, Evelyn Everett, Anne Vida, Betty Barry, Theresa Ventura and Frances Garcia; and two grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Vianney Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was published in an obituary Thursday.
Charles Kee Wai
March 9, 2008
Charles Kee Wai, 99, of Honolulu, a retired communications support/troubleshooter for the federal government, died in Honolulu. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Raymond, Henry and Louis; daughters Annie Mitsumori, Alice Ling, Nolana Boel and Roxane Kuwata; sister Rose Goo; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Services pending. Aloha attire. No flowers.ding. Aloha attire. No flowers.
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.