Violet Bow Sim Auyong
June 13, 2008
Violet Bow Sim Auyong, 91, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Andrea Au, Laurita Villanueva, Elaine Basebase and Ellen Nakamura; brother Harry Siu; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Private services.
Rebecca Nauilani Bullard-Vierra
May 25, 2008
Rebecca Nauilani "Honey Girl" Bullard-Vierra, 54, of Wahiawa died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by son Wallace K.O. Bullard; daughter Roselani M. Madayag; mother Roselani R. Hall; brothers Gaylord Nishimura and Gaylen, Timothy and Stanton Kauhane; sisters Maile Turner and Ruth Marks-Faafiti and Williet A.K., Juliet M.K. and Anne C.K.K. Kauhane; and five grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Benjamin Kaunamano Chong
June 12, 2008
Benjamin Kaunamano "Uncle Ben" Chong, 62, of Kailua-Kona, a retired Wackenhut security officer, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Benson and Duane; brother Angus Sr.; sisters Ethel Andrade, Myrna Featheran and Deanna Luahiwa; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Church Row Park in Waimea, Hawaii. Call after 9:30 a.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mauna Ziona Congregational Church in Kalaoa, Kona, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
June 13, 2008
Sumiye Fujimoto, 84, of Hono- lulu, a retired YB Slipper Factory seamstress, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Walter; son Clyde; brothers Yoshimori, Herman and Hisao Baba; sisters Helen Okamoto and Jean Taniguchi; and two grandchildren. Private services.
Abraham Belmonte Guevara
May 25, 2008
Abraham Belmonte Guevara, also known as "Labamba" and "Baham," 77, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired former Puna Sugar Co. truck driver and U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Keaau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Ricky and Ronnie, daughter Corinne Moses, brother Abednego, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.
Estrelita L. Hayashida
June 8, 2008
Estrelita L. "Lita" Hayashida, 49, of Ewa Beach died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Jaymes; sons John II and Chauncey Hata, and Jhonavan Hayashida; daughters Chantel Villanueva, Jonilyn Hata and Justina Brown; stepdaughter Laura Hayashida; mother Rosalina Villanueva; brothers Donald, Anthony and Dion Villanueva; sisters Elle and Debralyn Villanueva, Connie Badayos, and Gloria and Erlinda Alcos; and seven grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
June 16, 2008
Shuso Hirota, 79, of Hilo, a retired carpenter, died in Hono- lulu. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Dan and Ken, daughter Julie Takahashi, sisters Midori Yamashita and Toshiko Hiura, and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
June 6, 2008
Noriaki Kojiri, 86, of Hanapepe Heights, Kauai, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technician, died at home. He was born in Makawaeli, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Masami and Tsutomu, and sisters Tomie K. Takahashi and Michie Iwasaki. Private services. No monetary offerings.
John Sione Koko
June 18, 2008
John Sione Koko, 71, of Waianae, a Caterpillar diesel mechanic, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Leone, American Samoa. He is survived by sons Puletu D., Duckie, Michael, Bob, Dick, Tulutulu Koko and Waiterangi H. Afoa; daughters Theresa Lata, June Tonumaipe'a, Elena Tapusoa, Neemia Napoleon and Faaleaga Mapu; brothers Herman, Nicko, Simone, Joseph and Tani Joseph; sisters Florence Gardiner and Christina E. Koko; 27 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
June 11, 2008
Margarita Marenco, 87, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Nicaragua. She is survived by son Fernando Jr., daughters Patricia and Karen, and sister Carmelita Brenes. Private services.
James Frederick Mormad
June 18, 2008
James Frederick Mormad, 59, of Mililani, a Xavier High School missionary in Micronesia and Hawaii Job Corps career counselor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Yap, Micronesia. He is survived by wife Rosa L., son Frederick, daughter Regina and sister Finliyag. Mass: 11 a.m. today at St. John Apostle and Evangelist Church, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Burial: 2 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
May 29, 2008 Isao Murakami May 31, 2008
Hideko Murakami, 82, and Isao Murakami, 82, of Honolulu, husband and wife, died. Hideko Murakami, a retired Lola of Hawaii seamstress, died in Kuakini Medical Center. Isao Murakami, a retired newscaster for radio station KZOO, died in the Queen's Medical Center. Hideko Murakami was born in Japan, and Isao Murakami was born in Makaweli, Kauai. They are survived by daughters Lori Murakami, Leanne Yamane and Loreen Chang; and seven grandchildren. Private services.
Hideo NakashimaJune 12, 2008
Hideo Nakashima, 80, of Hilo, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brother Michiwo, and sisters Shizuka Ogata and Etsuko Mori. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.
Saturnina Carbonel Ojas
June 14, 2008
Saturnina Carbonel Ojas, 64, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and Amfac Papaya Factory employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Villasia, Pangasinan, the Philippines. She is survived by son Nerick and brothers Franklin and Jamie Carbonel. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery, Section K. Casual attire.
Harold Haulili Puna Pa'ahana Jr.
June 16, 2008
Harold Haulili Puna Pa'ahana Jr., 54, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Margaret Ann; daughters Jessica Ann L.K.H. and Melissa Ann K.S.; brothers Francis, Harry, Paul and Vincent; and sisters Charlotte Keli, Kathleen Teuteu and Margaret Fjelstad. Mass: 5 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave., Wahiawa. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
June 17, 2008
Alan Pacheco, 56, of Hilo, a Hilo Coast Processing Co. welder, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Jo Ann L.; son Kason; daughter Dayna Nettrour; mother Tomoyo "Joyce" Horihata; brothers Ronald and Donald Pacheco, and Roy Horihata; and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Eugenio Rufo Rilveria
May 27, 2008
Eugenio Rufo Rilveria, 104, of Mililani died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by daughter Monica Rapada Sr., 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Eulogy: 11:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Richard F. Suginaka Jr.
June 6, 2008
Richard F. Suginaka Jr., 57, of Honolulu, a Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Co. employee, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Betty Joanne; and sisters Shirley Kawakami, Alice Greer and Esther May. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information given in an obituary yesterday.
June 21, 2008
Hirakazu "Taki" Takizawa, 88, of Honolulu, a retired state building inspector, died. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by daughter Raynette R. and sister Hilda Hachida. Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kuakini Foundation or charity.
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.