Ralph P. Brown Jr.
May 23, 2008
Ralph P. Brown Jr., 87, of Gladstone, Ore., a former Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard civilian electrician and supervisor, died in Portland, Ore. He was born in Honolulu. He was also a marathon runner and sang in barbershop quartets. He is survived by wife Elizabeth Anne, sons Gary L. and Keith A., daughter Diane L., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. today at Pohai Nani in Kaneohe. Internment to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Donations suggested to Mercy Corps.
Ramon Lamput Duran
May 7, 2008
Ramon Lamput Duran, 91, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center-East. He was born in Dumangas, Iloilo City, Philippines. He is survived by children Priscilla Velasco, Lilia Eviota, George and Abegail Duran; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
May 19, 2008
Fumio Fujiwara, 84, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and U.S. Army interpreter during World War II, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Nobuko, brother Frank and sisters Kiyoko Higashi, Yoshie Okazaki and Kazue Masunaga. Private services.
May 17, 2008
Tamako "Tammy" Izuno, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Tripler Army Medical Center registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Haiku, Maui. She is survived by daughters Jane Shigeta, Jean Otake, Amy Okamura and Faye Nungester; brothers Noboru and Tsukasa Tanoue; caregiver and niece Emily Ito; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings. Donations suggested to Moiliili Community Center.
Richard Kiyoshi Kawabata
April 17, 2008
Richard Kiyoshi Kawabata, 76, of Kailua, a retired federal government meteorologist, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by sons Keith, Bruce, Dean and Reid; daughter Kalei DeTiberiis; brothers Stanley, James and Harry; sisters Gloria Ajifu, Shizuko Obanon and Helen Starnes; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Melissa Lee Leslie
May 3, 2008
Melissa Lee Leslie, 45, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a homemaker and former Honaunau Elementary School teacher's aide, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Whittier, Calif. She is survived by husband Randy, son Nicholas Hunn, daughter Kristie, father Bert Hunn, mother Patricia Phillips and sister Chris Bucolo. Celebration of life: 8:30 a.m. next Saturday at Kahikolu Congregational Church. For information call 987-4252.
Henry Arthur Minster
May 5, 2008
Henry Arthur Minster, 73, of Honolulu, an SGI-USA employee, died in Oahu Care Facility. He was born in Milwaukee. He is survived by wife Yomoko. Private services.
Melvin K. Miyake
May 27, 2008
Melvin K. Miyake, 89, of Kahului, a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. bookkeeper, died in Hale Makua Kahului. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Nancy; son Colin; daughter Marilyn Murakami; brothers Tetsuo and Jack; sisters Lillian Yamaguchi, Harriet Miyake and Sue Kunisaki; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Call after 9 a.m.
Robert Yoshinobu Miyashiro
May 9, 2008
Robert Yoshinobu Miyashiro, 75, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Army veteran and Sheraton Moana Hotel employee, died at home. He was born in Maui. He is survived by brother Clark and sister Janice Toguchi. Private services.
April 29, 2008
Asako Nakashima, 85, of Pearl City, a homemaker, died. She was born in Wainaku, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Howard T. and Leslie, daughter Sharon M. Wong, brothers Hiroshi and George Kitsutani, sisters Elsie Morita and Fumiko Sasabe, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
May 9, 2008
Mitsuko Okinaka, 93, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Staub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Kilauea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Stanley and Dennis, daughter Ethel Tsubakihara, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
Mildred Matsue Panganiban
May 22, 2008
Mildred "Millie" Matsue Panganiban, 91, of Waipahu died in Hawaii Medical Center-West. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by daughters Adele J. Acey-Schlifke and Priscilla F. Skeen, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.
Justo Aguilar Peralta
May 26, 2008
Justo Aguilar Peralta, 75, of Kilauea, Kauai, a Garden Island Shrubs & Turf Care Inc. landscaper, died at home. He was born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Candida, daughter Perlina Jarquio, sisters Aurelia Tan and Rosalia Jimenez, and two grandchildren. Mass: 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Sylvester Church. Call after 6 p.m. Burial to take place in Philippines.
Lillian R. Ruiz
May 15, 2008
Lillian R. Ruiz, 74, of Kekaha, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. She was born in Kekaha. She is survived by husband Frank Jr.; sons Richard and James; brother Fedor Brandt; sisters Mabel Rosa, Alice Mcanany, Linda Moreno and Mary Jane; and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. next Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary chapel. Call after 9 a.m.
John Ernest Sigvardsen
May 25, 2008
John Ernest Sigvardsen, 75, of Waianae died in Tripler Army Medical Center. He was born in Flushing, N.Y. He is survived by sons Jay and Eric, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Maili Bible Church, 87-038 Gilipake St. Call after 6 p.m. No flowers.
Jennie Tamiko Tanabe
May 23, 2008
Jennie Tamiko Tanabe, 84, of Honolulu, a Grayline Hawaii bookkeeper, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Philip Yukio and Miles Akira, daughters Eleanor Setsuko Chang and Margaret Toshiko Marutani, sister Gloria Teruyo Arakawa, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
May 22, 2008
Tamotsu Tokihiro, 85, of Ewa Beach, a retired state government employee, died in Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by son Glenn Tokihiro; daughters Janet Furutani and Lynne Tokihiro; brothers Masao, Sueo and Harry; sisters Hatsuyo Haimoto, Fumiko Yoshina, Mae Nakashima, Karen Nakasone and Kay Ideue; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
May 28, 2008
Sumiko Yanagisako, 93, of Honolulu, retired Hawaii's School of Fashion Design owner and Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin Fujin Kai past president, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Karen and Sylvia, brother Nobuo Matsuda, sister Helen Kikuko Khim, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. 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.