Chenault Desmond Bethea
June 13, 2008
Chenault Desmond Bethea, 41, of Kailua-Kona, a Mauna Kea Hapuna Prince Resort manager, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Sue Lynn, daughter Olivia, stepdaughter Helena Saito, father Chenault Bethea Sr., mother Helen Hughes-Verma, stepfather Dr. Yash Verma and brother Stephen O'Brien. Services: 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Annunciation Church in Waimea, followed by a Mass. Burial to follow at Waimea County Cemetery. A reception will be held at Hongwanji Hall in Waimea.
Eugenio Darang Dace
June 9, 2008
Eugenio Darang Dace, 87, of Waipahu, a retired Wahiawa Builder carpenter, died in Hawaii Medical Center-West. He was born in Silag, Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rita D.; children Romeo, Faye and Mario Dace and Connie Ramirez; brother Ricardo; sister Petra Derige; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Prayer services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Eulogy to follow at 7 p.m. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Brian Donald Hall
May 29, 2008
Brian Donald Hall, 51, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a corporate chief financial officer and certified public accountant, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Toms River, N.J.. He is survived by mother Doreen Griffin and brother Robert Hall Jr. Services will be held on the mainland.
Betsy Fujiko Ihori
June 11, 2008
Betsy Fujiko Ihori, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education secretary, died in Hi'olani Care Center at Kahala Nui. She was born in Waialua, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Sidney, Milton and Ken; daughter Claire Katayama; sisters Lorraine Shirai and Caroline Nishida; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
George Akao Kiesel Jr.
June 8, 2008
George Akao Kiesel Jr., 85, of Honolulu, a Hilton Hawaiian Village head doorman who retired after 25 years, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son George III; daughters Lynette M.K. Harp, Cynthia J.L. Mattson, Kristal-Lee Paulo, Erika Kiesel-Kaalekahi and Vivian Lanaris; sisters Josephine Lee and Mary Farm; and five grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Shriners Beach Club, 41-525 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo. Call after 4 p.m. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. Leis welcome.
June 6, 2008
Masami Koike, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Wasa Electric Co. electrician, died in Hawaii Medical Center-East. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen, sons Roy Koike and Lee Kimura, brothers Jiro and Kaoru, and sisters Grace Nojima, Margaret Ooka and Clara Ogawa. Private services.
Derek Dale Laping
June 14, 2008
Derek Dale Laping, 47, of Ewa Beach died in Hawaii Medical Center-West. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Derek, daughters Jayna and Jenee, father Stanley, brothers Darryle and Dwayne, and sister Darilyn Maxilom. Wake services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m.
The Rev. Latu Popi Mafile'o
June 11, 2008
The Rev. Latu Popi Mafile'o, 65, of Honolulu, a minister, died at home. He was born in Nukualofa, Tonga. He is survived by wife Losi; sons Siaosi P. and Ratu P.; daughters Delilah Wells, Aioema Kaitapu, Loretta Roberts and Afuha'apai Mafile'o; brothers Siaosi P., Siaosi V. and Mahe T.; and sisters Fatafehi A. Katoa, Aneti Vakautafefine, Kasanita Na'ati and Manusiu Mafile'o. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. Call after 5 p.m. Monday. Burial: 10 a.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Thursday.
Daniel A. Miranda
June 17, 2008
Daniel A. Miranda, 91, of Waimea, Hawaii, a Kukaiau Ranch mechanic and U.S. Army retiree, died. He was born in Kukaiau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Gary and Kenneth; daughters Gail Walker, Valerie Peralto and Nancy Swann; sister Lydia Dempsey; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchidren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Enunciation Catholic Church in Waimea. Call after 2 p.m. Burial: noon on Thursday at Veterans No. II Cemetery in HIlo.
Gladys Mitsue Moriyama
June 9, 2008
Gladys Mitsue Moriyama, 90, of Honolulu died. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Steven, brother Masakatsu Nishiguchi and sisters Shizue and Joan Nishiguchi and Ruth Kendall. Private services.
Kathleen Tome Sera
June 14, 2008
Kathleen Tome "Mana" Sera, 76, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Robert C. Bell; daughters Pax E. Pelletier and Theresa T. Bell; sisters Loretta Bautista, Mildred Yui and Jean Redmond; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Julia Malapit Smith
June 11, 2008
Julia Malapit Smith, 80, of Makaha, a retired Makaha Elementary School teacher, died at Makaha Valley Plantation. She was born in Paia, Maui. She is survived by husband Jack; sons Jeffrey and Randall DeGuzman; daughters Charmaine Shigemura and Candy Suiso; brothers William, Mark, Earl and Manuel Malapit; sister Aurora Lo; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Hearts Church, 85-786 Old Government Road, Waianae. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. July 5 at St. Rafael Church in Koloa, Kauai. Burial: 11 a.m. at St. Rafael Cemetery. Aloha attire.
May 20, 2008
Yoshio Tamashiro, 82, of Pearl City, a retired Federal Civil Services mechanic/work leader and U.S. Army retiree, died in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in Captain Cook, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Judy Fujiko; sons Robert and Clifford; daughter Shirlee Muramoto; brothers Tetsuo Yutaka, Seichi, Seiko and Masao; sisters Hanae "Alice" Niibu, Yuriko "June" Mitsunaga and Shizue "Ellen" Miyahira; and six grandchildren. Private services.
Harry Hideo Tsukamoto
June 10, 2008
Harry Hideo Tsukamoto, 74, of Kaneohe died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlotte, a daughter, a brother, two sisters and a granddaughter. Private services.
Glenn Hideo Uyehara
May 12, 2008
Glenn Hideo Uyehara, 58, of Las Vegas, a Realty 7 broker salesman, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Kimie, brother Wayne and sister Judy. Private services.
Jules John Ventura
June 13, 2008
Jules John Ventura, 46, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kauai County Parks Division employee, died. He is survived by mother Regina O., brother Gregory and sisters Paulette Vierra Basuel and Regina E. Ventura. Mass: 11 a.m. next Saturday at St. Catherine's Church. Call after 8 a.m. Casual 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.