Irene Balbin Avilla
March 4, 2008
Irene Balbin Avilla, 69, of Kaneohe, a retired Waimanu Homes Training School and Hospital janitor and Hawaii Distiller and Dole Cannery employee, died. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Leroy, John Miranda and Robert, Randy and Davey Avilla; daughters Frances Doaks and Terry and Donna; brothers Stanley Balbin and Bill Cepress; sisters Janie Bearden, Carol McAvoy and Mary Ann Balbin; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
James Kiyoshi Isagawa
March 8, 2008
James Kiyoshi Isagawa, 67, of Honolulu, a retired city air-conditioning mechanic at Blaisdell Center, died at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Grace Y., son Shane, daughter Adele Kuge, brother Richard, sisters Janet Muramoto and Dianne Isagawa, and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
March 2, 2008
Yoshie Ishii, 88, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired Margolis Garment Factory employee, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Pohakea, Paauilo, Hawaii. She is survived by stepdaughter Sumako Ibara, brother Masayuki Uyemura and numerous grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
George Kaleimokihana Kamahele
March 4, 2008
George Kaleimokihana "Keoki" Kamahele, 54, of Hilo, a Holo Holo Taxi and Tours proprietor and Polynesian Adventure Tours and Roberts Hawaii tour driver, died at home. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Adeline "Addy," stepsons John Jr. and Allan Aquino, stepdaughter Joycelyn A. Wherry, numerous brothers and sisters, and eight step-grandchildren. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Saturday at Richardson Beach Park. Casual attire. Flower leis welcome.
Feb. 28, 2008
Larry Lee, 60, of Honolulu, a Vietnam Tours and Travel agent, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by wife Sandy; son Scott; daughters Mina Kato and Nancy Lee; brothers Allen, Hunter, Leon, Andy, Ken and Tan; sisters Ann, Tina, Cynthia and Lynn; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Vietnam Buddhist services. Cremation to follow.
Melvin Z. Manley
March 3, 2008
Melvin Z. Manley, 68, of Ewa Beach, a retired Hickam Air Force Base cargo specialist and an Army veteran who served in the 442nd Infantry, 100th Battalion, and Air Force 65th Squadron, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley R.; sons Vincent, Russell and Myles; daughters Rachel Empron and Denese Shirley; brothers John, Butchie and Dennis Manley, and Jimmy Gonda; sisters Shirley and Antonette Manley, and Cynthia Villaganza; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Marianne B. Miyamura
March 1, 2008
Marianne B. Miyamura, 71, of Honolulu, a retired music teacher, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by husband Henry, son Michael, daughters Laura Miyamura and Liza Kaniho, brothers Thomas and William Blount, and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.
Feb. 27, 2008
Violet Moniz, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert "Bobby" Kreusling; hanai son Frank Nunes; daughters Jeanette and Shirley Teixeira, and Patricia Vares; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Wilhelmina Kanui Naehu
March 1, 2008
Wilhelmina Kanui Naehu, 89, of Honolulu, a retired hospital housekeeper, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gordon, Samuel "Kamu," Cedric and Clayton; daughters Gwendolyn Kaleikini, Ruth "Peachy" and Wilhelmina "Willy"; sisters Elaine Young, Viola Kauwe and Kuulei Nuuanu; 21 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery.
Ernest K. Nagano
Feb. 29, 2008
Ernest K. Nagano, 91, of Honolulu, a retired J.C. Penney Co. employee, former Style Shoe Store part-owner, Oahu Furniture salesman and part-time tour escort, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Stephen and daughter Laureen Kudo. Private services.
Stanley K. Nicholls
Feb. 29, 2008
Stanley K. Nicholls, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Navy Submarine Service lieutenant commander, died. He was born in Oakland, Calif. He is survived by wife Diane T., son Michael, stepsons John and Bob Trinka, daughter Karen Thorp and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Submarine Base Chapel in Pearl Harbor. Call after 10:30 a.m. To enter Pearl Harbor, go through the Makalapa Gate. Military honors: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to Stan Memorial Scholarship Fund at Pacific Fleet Submarine Association Scholarship Fund. Aloha attire.
Manuel Correa Silva Jr.
March 11, 2008
Manuel Correa "Tootsie" Silva Jr., 73, of Kahului, a retired AFL-CIO cement finisher, died in Kahului. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Belen "Eva," son Manny, daughter Rita Takabayashi, brothers Robert and George, sisters Paulette Okita and Barbara Graham, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.
Hubert M. Spivey
March 11, 2008
Hubert M. Spivey, also known as "Cotton" and "Spooks," 87, of Hilo, a retired Navy chief boatswain's mate who served in World War II, Naval Reserve veteran, Spivey's Hilo Airport Flowers founder, cattle rancher and former Avis Rent a Car franchise owner, died at home. He was born in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. He is survived by son Glenn C., daughter Nikki V., four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.
March 5, 2008
Tadateru Tsutsui, 87, of Hilo, formerly of Pahoa, Hawaii, a retired farmer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by son Roy; daughters Dr. Roanne and Rae Harada; brother Shinichi; sisters Tomiye Kukino, Saeko Whang and Tamiko Nomura; and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.
Richard Isamu Uyema
March 9, 2008
Richard Isamu Uyema, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Blackfield Enterprises carpenter, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Annie N.; sons Raymond and Alan; daughters Kathleen and Gayle; sisters Akiko Irei, Amy M. Hayashi and Margaret H. Nohara; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Kathleen Ann Wallace
March 4, 2008
Kathleen Ann Wallace, 53, of Kihei, Maui, a Small Tool Manufacturing Co. owner/machinist, died in Kihei. She was born in Vallejo, Calif. She is survived by brothers Darryl and Duane. Services held.
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.