April 1, 2008
Hiroshi Adachi, also known as "Henry" and "Hank," 74, of Honolulu, a retired Japan Airlines employee and photo technician, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Osaka, Japan. He is survived by wife Mildred Sachiko, daughter Lynn Choi and two grandchildren. Private services.
March 24, 2008
Seizen "Paul" Agena, 91, of Honolulu, an Aloha Shoyu Co. delivery salesman, died. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Flora T.; son Daniel H.; daughters Kathleen C. Kaya and Beverly N. Kadohiro; brother Masaru; sisters Nancy H. Agena, Sumiko "Sue" Manriki and Mildred M. Sentinella; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Ignacio Mateo Barit Sr.
March 6, 2008
Ignacio Mateo Barit Sr., 63, of Waipahu died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Maritez A., son Jefferson A., daughter Kerin J., and sisters Crispina and Flavia. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Herbert Kum Siu Chun
March 28, 2008
Herbert Kum Siu "Herb" Chun, 79, of Kaneohe, formerly of Aiea, a retired Hawaii National Bank manager and U.S. Navy senior chief petty officer, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Haleiwa. He is survived by wife Sylvia-Donna; sons Carlton Fook Sung Chun and David Nahuina; daughters Lorna Chai Lin Chang, Regan E. Horike and Leslie Kang-Harris; brothers David Kum Chung, Henry Kum Tuck and Thomas Kum Look; sisters Grace Siu, Lila K.H. Chrystal and Gladys O.H. Lee; and 11 grandchildren. Private services.
Grace Ann De Cecco
March 13, 2008
Grace Ann De Cecco, 93, of Honolulu died in Honolulu. She was born in Scranton, Pa. She is survived by husband Frank, son Frank, daughters Grace Nakagawa and Santa-Marie Yim, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Rockford Lee Galarza
April 6, 2008
Rockford Lee Galarza, 62, of Kailua-Kona, a food and beverage manager, died in Wailuku. He was born on Oahu. He is survived by sons Denton and Presley, daughter Kim Macadangdang, brother Milton Olmos, sisters Lori Sylva and Scarlet Roe, and two grandchildren. Celebration of life: 8 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Baptist Church in Kahului.
Gregory James Gonzales
April 4, 2008
Gregory James "Greg" Gonzales, 21, of San Antonio, formerly of Kailua, died in San Antonio. He was born in San Antonio. He is survived by parents George and Olivia, brother Christopher and grandparent Isabel Puga. Services held.
Roy Takumu Hamada
March 31, 2008
Roy Takumu Hamada, 93, of Honolulu, an Oahu Construction foreman, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlotte Y.B., sons Tyson and Jon, brothers Richard and Fusao, and sister Amy Watanabe. Private services.
Helene Teruya Ishibashi
April 3, 2008
Helene Teruya Ishibashi, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaii Carpenters Union clerk, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Irwin S.; son Lance T.; brothers Kenneth S., Arthur Y. and Ronald T. Teruya; and sister Judith M. Nakasone. Private services.
Christopher Kaawa Sr.
March 27, 2008
Christopher "Booboo" Kaawa Sr., 38, of Hoolehua, Hawaii, died on Molokai. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Christopher "Kaleo" Jr. and Calson; daughter Chrisanne "Honey Girl"; mother Marylou K. Oleole; brothers Clement and Clinton; stepbrothers Bert "Lino," Bart "Manu" and Bret M. Oleole; sister Cheryl Arruda; and stepsister Vernelle "Anela" Oleole. Visitation: 9-11:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Burial to follow at Nanakuli Homestead. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Ernest Kaopua Kanehailua Jr.
April 8, 2008
Ernest Kaopua Kanehailua Jr., 59, of Kailua-Kona, a U.S. Marines veteran and retired commercial boat captain, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Brenda; sons Ernest III and David; daughters Miliaka Flores, Mililani Raymond -Kanehailua, Alohalani Kanehailua and Mahealani Kanehailua-Jennings; mother Ruby Malepeai; brother Charles; sisters Dorcas, Lucilla, Virginia and Pauline Kanehailua, and Millicent Margetak; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church. Call after 1 p.m.
Sione Eniketi Kaufusi
April 9, 2008
Sione Eniketi Kaufusi, 92, of Honolulu, a farmer, died. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by sons Tevita T., Vaitafa P., Alekisanita and Viliami P.; daughters Seini Kalekale, Popua Wolfgramm, Moe'ia Foaliu, Fane Moala, Ilaisaane Feoamoenalu, Paea' vaiola Falala, Eleni Nauahi and Unaloto Kioa; brother Napie Kaufusi; sister Falekalakala Uepi; 69 grandchildren; 102 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Laie 8th Ward. Burial: 1 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.
Generosa Rumbaoa Lampa
April 1, 2008
Generosa Rumbaoa Lampa, 95, of Mililani died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Glenn, Lorenzo and Dante; daughters Adeline N. Padello and Jane Torricer; sisters Crisanta Aranda and Alfreda Gabriel; 11 grand- children; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Faith Assembly of God, 95-121 Waimakua Drive, Waipio. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.
Judith Yuriko Miyashiro
March 22, 2008
Judith Yuriko Miyashiro, 63, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Ronald, daughters Lynn Salvador and June Cabatbat, sister Elaine Shikuma and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.
April 2, 2008
Tomio Nakamoto, also known as "Tomi" and "Loli," 89, of Maui, a retired Nakamoto Art Studio photographer and owner, died at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by son Robert; daughters Annette Vares, Yvonne Wilson and Myrna Munn; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Hospice Maui, 400 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793.
Caroline Ellen Lee Nakashima
April 3, 2008
Caroline Ellen Lee Nakashima, 61, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Konawaena High School teacher, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Kent, sons Patrick and Tyson, and two grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church Cemetery in Honalo, Hawaii. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Sue Tsuneko Nakasone
April 8, 2008
Sue Tsuneko Nakasone, of Honolulu, a retired Duty Free Shoppers sales representative, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Itoman, Okinawa. She is survived by sons Burt and Keith, daughters Joy and Puunani, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.
Calvin Michael Nelson
April 9, 2008
Calvin Michael Nelson, 51, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Ukulele Co. owner, died. He was born in Fort Riley, Kan. He is survived by wife Mamiko, sons Lindsey and Royce, mother Rose Maria, brothers Carl and Anthony, and sisters Teresa, Louise and Angela. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Sumie Arai Newman
April 9, 2008
Sumie Arai Newman, 77, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Yokohama, Japan. She is survived by husband Paul E., son Michael, daughter Pauline Curnutt, brother Toshikazu Arai, sister Hisako Arai and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers.
Harry Noboru Nishida
April 1, 2008
Harry Noboru Nishida, 75, of Waipahu, a retired U.S. Army first sergeant, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by son Sheldon D.; daughters Wanda N. and Robin J.; brothers Walter, Richard and Steven; sisters Jane Nishida, Barbara Torricer and Mildred Kee-Chong; and a grandchild. Private services.
Kazuno K. Odo
April 2, 2008
Kazuno K. Odo, 89, of Waimea, Kauai, an H. Kodama Liquor Store proprietor, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Kalaheo, Kauai. She is survived by sons Nelson and Clyde, and sister Yoshiko Fujikawa. Private services.
Kualii Ralph Oliver
April 7, 2008
Kualii Ralph Oliver, 76, of Kahului, a tour bus driver on Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Cleo K.; son Ralph; daughters Rosalynda Oliver, Pilialoha Min and Evalani Lee; sisters Vivian Orine and Juanita Hughes; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Lawrence Ah Choy Pang
March 20, 2008
Lawrence Ah Choy Pang, 96, of Ewa Beach, formerly of Aina Haina, a retired Larry Pang's Market co-owner, died at home. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by son Lowell S.K., daughter Norma S.K., brother Jerry, sister Lily Bennett, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Call after noon. Burial: 2:15 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Adolph Pascua Sr.
April 4, 2008
Adolph "Randy" Pascua Sr., 78, of Kihei, Maui, a Wal-Mart greeter in Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Marsha; sons Adolph "Randy" Jr. and Alan; daughters Sheila Gomes, Joy Paredes, Julie Agcaoili and Jill-Lesly Pascua; brother Sandy; sisters Marie Perreira and Suzanne Damian; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at St. Theresa Church in Kihei. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private burial. Aloha attire.
March 25, 2008
Erminia "Essie" Perreira, 76, of Makaha died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Puukolii, Maui. She is survived by son Ernest "Cuchie"; daughters Sharlene "Honey Girl" Kaimi, Brenda Kahao, Donna Wilson and Pamela Napoleon III; brothers Anthony "Cerio" and Wayne Peligrino; 18 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Scattering of ashes: noon Saturday at Pokai Bay in Waianae. Casual attire. Incorrect information given in an obituary yesterday.
April 11, 2008
Maximo Ranchez, 98, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a Hamakua Sugar Plantation sugar cane cutter, died at home. He was born in Subec Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by son Boonie, daughters Julie Araw and Amelia Hayashi, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section K. Casual attire.
Tom Mitsuru Tanaka
April 1, 2008
Tom Mitsuru Tanaka, 89, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son Lester, daughter Donna Kawakami, brother Hisashi, sister Amy Saiki, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Owen-Lee Kaleo Victorino
March 30, 2008
Owen-Lee Kaleo Victorino, 35, of Hilo, a Pete's Plumbing plumber, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Mary Jo, son Lopaka-Lee, daughters Marleen and Amanda-Lee, mother Charlotte Davis, brother Walter DeRego, hanai brother Sterland Ogata, sister Selena, hanai sister Chantelle Hose and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday at Wailoa State Park, large pavilion. Casual attire.
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.