Lupe Ann Estabrook
March 3, 2008
Lupe Ann "Malasada Lady" Estabrook, 70, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Richard, sons Frank Peter and Michael Luther, daughters Barbara Espaniola and Patricia Henn, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pahoa Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Fellowship to be held at church hall.
March 5, 2008
Florendo "Doring" Fuerte, 75, of Pahala, Hawaii, formerly of Honolulu, a fisherman, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Nuntana; son Michael; daughters Kerry Darris, Kathy Shitabata-Wong and Lee Mai Fuerte-Kaupu; brothers Jaime, Ceberino and Prodincio "Fridin"; sisters Matilda Espejo and Rosita Valledor; and seven grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow at mortuary. Casual attire.
Clifford Manuel Garcia
March 11, 2008
Clifford Manuel "Portagee" Garcia, 55, of Waianae, an Albert's Towing Co. loader/operator, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Clifford "Kaipo"; stepsons George Paaoao and Collin Rose; daughters Taralyn "Tara" Maka and Charlotte Garcia; stepdaughters Collette "Coco" Cox, Alicia Eberly and Shyann and Chauncey Rose; father Gilbert; brother Gilbert; sisters Bea Padello, Brenda Torres, Esther Palimoo and Maria Kaneakua; 23 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Call after 5 p.m.
March 3, 2008
Takeyo Ishikawa, 86, of Kailua died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by husband Eddie S., sons Ronald T. and Alan Y., daughter Karen H. Lezak, brother Walter Sakai, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
Helen Sin Kyau Ching Lam
Feb. 13, 2008
Helen Sin Kyau Ching Lam, 95, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hale Kupuna. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by son Samuel, daughter Helene L. Allen, sister Florence Jang, brother Calvin Ching and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Chinese Church of Christ, 1054 S. King St., Honolulu. Call after 1:30 p.m. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary printed Feb. 16.
Feb. 12, 2008
Lagrimas C. "Aunty Lagring" Layugan, 58, of Wahiawa, a Dole Pineapple field supervisor, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Banna, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by husband Cancio; sons Rolando and Michael; stepsons Wilson and Danilo; stepdaughters Marylin Paguirigan, Dionicia Mangrobang, Cirila Maximo, Zenaida Batalon, Imelda Redor and Charity Idica; brother Marcelo Camangeg; sisters Pastora Santos, Victoria Macasio, Adoracion Agoto and Caridad Guillermo; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows, 1403-A California Ave., Wahiawa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
George Wah Yick Leong
March 13, 2008
George Wah Yick Leong, 84, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher and U.S. Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen; sons the Rev. Herman and Harvey; daughter Susan; brothers William, Richard and Reynold; sisters Helen Leong, June Chun, Eleanor Ing and Frances Lau; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. today at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary printed Friday.
Thomas C. Low
Feb. 24, 2008
Thomas C. "Komo" Low, 35, of Honolulu, a KomoLow Entertainment owner, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Lemoore, Calif. He is survived by mother Valerie J., father Thomas Jr., sister Kristi L.K. Akiu and companion Allyson "Buba" Ukishima. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Lily Huali'i Lum
March 1, 2008
Lily Huali'i Lum, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Tim Fook, Lambert and Bradford; brother Kolomona Harvest; sister Mabel Kanahele; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Cornelio Pumaras Martin Sr.
March 10, 2008
Cornelio Pumaras "Conning" Martin Sr., 68, of Honolulu, a gardener, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Dominga G.; son Cornelio G. Jr.; daughters Fely L. Ishii, Rina Uyehara and Marilou Martin; mother Felipa; brothers Juanito, Marmin Jr. and Caesar; and nine grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. White attire.
Manuel Kalanikaou Medeiros
March 16, 2008
Manuel Kalanikaou "Mac" Medeiros, 90, of Omao, Kauai, a County of Kauai Civil Defense director, died at home. He was born in Koloa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kazue H.; sons Allen D., Kenneth C., Michael B. and Timothy M.; sister Florence Loebl; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Joyce Saeko Nishimoto
March 6, 2008
Joyce Saeko Nishimoto, 51, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, a Honolulu Publishing Co. accountant, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by mother Tomie, brother Barry and sister Joni Nham. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
March 5, 2008
Masao "Masa" Ohira, 88, of Kaneohe, a retired McCabe, Hamilton and Renny Co. personnel manager, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Milton R. daughter Kay A. Yates, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Leufisa Manuaifua Savea
March 13, 2008
Leufisa Manuaifua Savea, 82, of Honolulu, a seamstress and homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Apia, Western Samoa. She is survived by sons Uepa, Aleni and Pouvi; daughters Henrietta Laulu, Vaiese Papu, Elizabeth Pele and Melesia Woo-Ching; brother Maualaivao Oata; sister Elizabeth Leavasa; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Virginia Ahrendt Siems
Nov. 23, 2007
Virginia Ahrendt "Ginny" Siems, 94, of San Francisco, a Pan American Airlines flight nurse, died in San Francisco. She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is survived by four grandchildren. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1679 California Ave., Wahiawa. Inurnment to be held at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wahiawa; or Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco, CA 94108.
Mulivae Fa'afeu Mauga Tama'alemalo
March 2, 2008
Mulivae Fa'afeu Mauga Tama'alemalo, 64, of Honolulu, a federal government maintenance worker, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Karoline; sons Jacob and Mulivai; daughters Tumusa Sohacki, Moira Moafanua and Kapiolani Tama'alemalo; brothers Samuelu and Aoniutea Tuiolemotu and Faiaoga Liufau; sisters Mu'usolo Taumasaga, Talameleke Sierra, Tuioleiusu Hisatake, Ata Passie, Moasalemania Saipale, Fuiolevaga Manu, Alaalafaga S. Afoa, Lotelima Muasau and Maoputasi F. Pulu; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Elizabeth Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park.
John C. Vorfeld
March 20, 2008
John C. Vorfeld, 47, of Rindge, N.H., a Vorfeld Co.-Architectural Design and Construction owner and operator, died. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by wife Patricia A., son Alexander, daughter Emma, father Peter, mother Marlyn Sussman and sister Victoria Kukuruda. Services to be held in Rindge. Donations suggested to Vorfeld Family Scholarship Fund, c/o Ocean Bank, Box 552, Peterborough, NH 03458.
March 18, 2008
Seichi Yatsushiro, 97, of Wailuku, a retired Maui Land & Pineapple Co. chief clerk, died at home. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by sons Craig and Vance; daughter Dale; brothers Toshio, Ken, Yasuo and Tamio; sister Yoshiko Shibao; and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Iao Congregational Church. Call after 4 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maui Memorial Park.
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.