Lurline S. Beem
April 27, 2008
Lurline S. Beem, 64, of Hilo, a Hilo Union School clerk, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by mother Ayako Okubo and brothers Lloyd, Arnold and Aaron Okubo. Private services.
Douglas Maynard Cardus
May 2, 2008
Douglas Maynard Cardus, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Department of the Army Kapalama Reservation employee and military veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Patricia, son Paul, daughter Lisa Cardus-LaFrance, sister Lorraine DeMello and two grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Ursula Tolentino Claravall
April 27, 2008
Ursula Tolentino "Soling" Claravall, 87, of Kona, Hawaii, an entrepreneur and homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Wilfredo Claravall and Clarence Liberato; brother Eugenio Tolentino; sisters Priscilla Cuaresma, Benigna Asuncion and Adela Ularte; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Claravall residence at 77-6484 Leialoha St., Seaview Circle subdivision. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Church in Kona. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Alfonso Madriaga DeVera
May 8, 2008
Alfonso Madriaga "Al" DeVera, 86, of Aiea, a retired Navy petty officer and Pacific Union Assurance life insurance salesman, died in Honolulu. He was born in Tayug, Pangasinan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Trinity "Trini"; son William "Willy"; daughters Marlene DeVera, Vanessa Buccat and Frances Williams; sisters Juanita "Aning" Delos Trinos and "Enciang" DeVera; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.
Nicolene Malia Hei Hei Gega-Chang
April 22, 2008
Nicolene Malia Hei Hei Gega-Chang, 55, of Honolulu, a state Bureau of Conveyances branch chief, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Vernon, sons Nathan and Nicholas, hanai son Rexford Davis, daughter Natasha, hanai daughter Angie Hassett, brothers Terry Gega and George "Hano" Cornwell, and sisters Willie Lau and Lana Sato. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
Henry Kupahula Hanoa
May 2, 2008
Henry Kupahula Hanoa, 68, of Pahala, Hawaii, a Hawaiian Sun Products sales representative, died at home. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jean Y., sons Warren and Alan, daughter Charlene Galapir, brothers James and Robert, sisters Caroline Hada and Leocardia Gouveia, and six grandchildren. Private services.
Harry Haruo Hashimoto
April 21, 2008
Harry Haruo Hashimoto, 90, of Mililani, a retired Castle & Cooke stevedore, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Florence M., sons Calvin H. and Milton M., brother Roy T., sisters Alice Ikeda and Tomie Kawahara, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.
May 7, 2008
Manokealiiaukai Keala, 31, of Hilo, formerly of Maui, a former Nihon Restaurant employee, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Makoa, daughter Makana, sister Noniponimoi, hanai parents James and Jessica, and hanai sisters Junedale Keala, Joyce Keale and Jamie Brooks. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at deceased's residence, 761 Hinano St., Hilo. Luncheon to follow.
Malianive Siutoa Keleti
May 3, 2008
Malianive Siutoa Keleti, 63, of Waipahu died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Aasu, American Samoa. She is survived by sons Siutoa and Ioane Jr.; daughters Hope Leae, Carol Keleti and Kate Vaalele; brothers Laifa, Kolio, Lui, Toso and Maava Leae; sisters Telesia Ioane, Losa Leae, Ivoga Vaalele and Telesia Kemi; and nine grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual and aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Richard Susumu Nakai
April 19, 2008
Richard Susumu "Blackie" Nakai, 90, of Honolulu, a retired commercial fisherman and Seven Sisters boat owner, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Howard M., Melvin I. and David M.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Robert Isamu Nakama
April 19, 2008
Robert Isamu Nakama, 90, of Aiea, a retired Moanalua Chevron Service proprietor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by daughter Janice S. Kobashigawa, brother Archie, sister Florence Igarashi, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.
Julian Piennia Palpallatoc
May 8, 2008
Julian Piennia Palpallatoc, 98, of Haliimaile, Maui, a retired pineapple laborer, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in San El Defonso, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Pacita; son John; daughters Julita Hookano, Marilyn Villon, Susan Wood and Lourdes Palpallatoc; and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Entombment: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
John Santiago Jr.
April 25, 2008
John Santiago Jr., 73, of Mililani, an Army National Guard retiree, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol O.; sons John Phillip and Dwayne, Gregory and Stephen Worley; daughter Tammy Dumlao; sisters Marilynn Smith, Vivian Cabal and Irene Batungbacal; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Josephine Kaholoahina Martinsen Tuiasosopo
May 3, 2008
Josephine Kaholoahina Martinsen "Auntie Phina" Tuiasosopo, 84, of Hilo, an ILWU union representative, died in Hilo Medical Center. She is survived by hanai son Raymond Fujikawa; daughter Katherine Cameron; hanai daughters Kehaunani Martinson, Mona Ishibashi and Lani Best; and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at LDS Hilo Stake Center Keaukaha Ward. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Dolores Cacal Ventura
May 6, 2008
Dolores Cacal Ventura, 86, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a Mauna Kea Beach Hotel food server, died at home. She is survived by sons Allan and Lester, daughter Penny Freeman-Lundberg, sister Verna Lazaro, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Kalahikiola Church in Kapaau. Call after 1 p.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery.
April 30, 2008
Shigeko Yamashita, 80, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired former Diners and Grace's Inn short-order cook, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Olaa, Hawail. She is survived by brothers Henry K., George, Edward T., Herbert F. and Roy K.; and sisters Yukiko Uchida, Thelma T. Abe, Sue S. Sugimoto and Barbara E. Jitchaku. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Lynn Y. Yasutake
April 29, 2008
Lynn Y. Yasutake, 35, of Pearl City, a Moanalua High School educational assistant, died in Pearl City. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Harry and Sue, and brother Wayne K. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Mildred Tsuyako Tsunoda Young
April 24, 2008
Mildred Tsuyako Tsunoda Young, 91, of Honolulu died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Francis and Steven, daughters Rona Sakamaki and Leinette Shiraki, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. 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.