James Kiyoshi Agena
March 18, 2008
James Kiyoshi Agena, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard pipe fitter and U.S. Air Force veteran, died at home. He was born in Lawai, Kauai. He is survived by wife Terry, son Guy, brother Teruji and sisters Tsuruko Higa, Kameko Kaneshiro, Matsue Arakaki and Harriet Yap. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jack Yung Chak Chang
March 18, 2008
Jack Yung Chak Chang, 89, of Honolulu, a supply technician, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Zhong Shan, China. He is survived by wife Kam S., son Edmond S.Y., daughter Janet S.J. Nunokawa, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Gertrude H.K. Chun
March 11, 2008
Gertrude H.K. "Trudy" Chun, 85, of Kaneohe, a federal government clerk-typist, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Henry; sons Darrell, Kalfred and Russell; brothers Howard, Wilbert and Irvine Lee; and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. next Friday at Kaneohe Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 45-566 Mahinui Road, Kaneohe. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.
Alfonso Beltran Cruz Sr.
March 10, 2008
Alfonso Beltran Cruz Sr., 83, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Navy veteran, died. He was born in Zambales, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marcela F., sons Amor F. and Alfonso F. Jr., daughters Marilyn F. Gayagoy and Alfonsita F. Tijerina, brothers Raquel and Rizalino Corpuz, sister Anita Corpuz and 10 grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Elora Kaleiali'imainalani Dasalla-Keohuhu
March 22, 2008
Elora Kaleiali'imainalani Dasalla-Keohuhu, infant daughter of Bryan Keohuhu Sr. and Larae Dasalla of Kurtistown, Hawaii, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is also survived by brothers Kalani-Rae and Bryan Keohuhu Jr.; grandparents Robert Manners and Debbie Ige, and Rody Dasalla and Gail "Kaila" Dehmer; and great-grandparents Richard Teixeira, Patrick and Bernice McHugh, and Robert "Kona Bob" Dehmer. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Monday at Wailoa State Park, large pavilion, in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes to be held at a later date. Casual attire.
Harriet Hidee De St. Martin
March 10, 2008
Harriet Hidee De St. Martin, 86, of Olympia, Wash., a retired Pan American Airlines pantry woman, died in Olympia. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Jean Claude; daughters Cleo Fazzini, Mary Seyler and Lorna Stern; brothers Richard, Henry and George Nomiyama; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Ethel Kealoha Fontanilla
March 20, 2008
Ethel Kealoha Fontanilla, 81, of Hana, Maui, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Kaupo, Maui. She is survived by sons Dado Fontanilla and Mack Kalalau; daughters Lani Hanchett, Jojo Hoopai, Loretta O'Hara and Lucinda Estrella; brother Edmund Kalaola; 25 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon tomorrow at Estrella's residence.
Feb. 24, 2008
Kaoru Gushiken, 83, of Waipahu, a retired Olokele Sugar Co. welder, died. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Betty H.; sons Burt H., Lloyd M. and Earl M.; daughters Brenda N. Sasaki and Myra Y. Tanabe; brother Mitsuyoshi; sister Mitsuko Nakamura; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
March 10, 2008
Chikue "Melvia" Ikeda, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Monkeypod Center employee, died in Honolulu. She was born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Melvin and Vincent; daughter Cynthia Miyamoto; sisters Janice Nakamura, Jane Yamamoto and Elaine Nakatani; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire.
Toshino Grace Kawakami
March 1, 2008
Toshino Grace Kawakami, 91, of Honolulu, a private nurse aide, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Benjamin; daughters Annabelle Okazaki and Nancy Sato; brothers Kazuichi, Masami, Masaichi and George Nakaoka; sisters Mitsuyo Medeiros and Itsue James; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.
March 20, 2008
Yoshie Koike, 81, of Waipahu and Waikele, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Gunma-Ken, Japan. She is survived by husband Kazuo, brothers Kazuhiko and Junro Sato, and sister Hiroe Horikoshi. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Harry H. Murata
March 17, 2008
Harry H. Murata, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired U.S. Post Office Main Branch supervisor in Honolulu and U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Irene S., sons Kent and Lane N., daughter Lori "Murata" Shigeta and seven grandchildren. Private committal services.
March 7, 2008
Shizuko Oumi, 94, of Honolulu, formerly of Lihue, a private housekeeper, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Alvin H., daughter Patsy S. Kato, sisters Sueno Nakamura and Yaeko Hironaka, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Daniel Sun Chun Park
March 13, 2008
Daniel Sun Chun Park, 90, of Wahiawa, a retired federal government employee, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Philip, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Peter Mazzie Patrick
March 22, 2008
Peter Mazzie Patrick, 59, of Kailua-Kona, Patrick Martial Arts Concepts and Kuhina Wellness Center chief executive officer and martial arts instructor at PMAC and the High School of the Pacific, died at home. He also was a Young Men's Christian Association employee working with the disabled. He was born in Schwaebisch Gmuend, East Germany. He is survived by wife Patricia, stepdaughters Stephani Alenski and Leslie Henson, and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. today at Kuhina Wellness Center in Kailua-Kona. Burial: noon at West Hawaii Veteran's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Hospice of Kona.
Vance John Sillanpaa
March 23, 2008
Vance John Sillanpaa, 66, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died at home. He was born in Michigan. He is survived by wife Darlene; sons Vance, Bruce, Brian and Matthew; daughters Debra Spoden and Linda Hoyle; brothers Vincent and Roderick; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Monday at Aloha Church in Lihue. Call after 2 p.m. Burial to follow at Kalapaki Bay Memorial Park in Lihue. Casual attire.
Kenzo Henry Watase
Feb. 15, 2008
Kenzo Henry Watase, 85, of Mililani, a Watase's U-Drive and Tour operator and U.S. Army veteran, died in Wahiawa. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Ito; sons Dean and Glenn; sisters Kay Otsuka, Marilyn Caulfield, Amy Christian and Teruko Sakakida; and five grandchildren. Private services.
Fumiyo S. Yamamoto
March 15, 2008
Fumiyo S. Yamamoto, 97, of Waimea, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by sons Akimutsu and Gary K., daughter Elaine H. Takayama, brother Shigeru Sora, sister Ruth Watanabe, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
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.