June 26, 2008
Brent Adams, 43, of Honolulu, formerly of New Zealand, a multimedia designer and former D.J., died. He was born in New Zealand. He is survived by wife Peggy G.; parents Richard and Elva; brothers Peter and Grant; and sisters Sandra Yoeng, Cindy Adams-Vining, and Sherril and Toni Adams. Private services. Donations suggested to your favorite charity.
Erminio Ulep Ambrocio
June 15, 2008
Erminio Ulep Ambrocio, 56, of Honolulu, a taxi driver, died. He was born in San Nicolas, Philippines. He is survived by wife Tessie; daughters Maritess and Anne Ambrocio, and Winnie Ambrocio-Caday; brothers Carmello, Rudy, Ruben and Deryll; sisters Corazon Mangaoang and Teresita Laroza; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anothony's Church, 640 Puuhale Road. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Renee Uilani Arcangel
June 25, 2008
Renee Uilani Arcangel, 43, of Hilo, formerly of Maui, a former Imiloa Astromony Center employee, died at Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Damien K.; daughter Krystle K.; father William Tacub; mother Ululani Malani; and brothers Bronson K. Malani, and Tyler I.M. and Brandon A. Tacub. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
June 23, 2008
Noah Kauhanemaikalani Marshall Baji-Lee, infant son of Tawnee Lee and Marshall Baji of Kau, Hawaii, died in Kau Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is also survived by grandparents Wade and Cynthia Baji, Mahealani Lee and Anthony Barro. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. July 12 at Meadow's Manor, Ocean View. Call 939-7117 for information.
June 14, 2008
Mitsuyo "Mama San" Cieskowski, 76, of Kailua, a homemaker, died in Kailua. She was born in Numazu, Japan. She is survived by sons Frank, John, Charles, Edward and Ralph; daughter Vivian Ordenstein; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.
Julia Mii Coito
June 24, 2008
Julia Mii Coito, 82, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired Honolulu Airport custodian, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. She was born in Hana, Maui. She is survived by sons Calvin and Kalani, daughter Donna Beckham, sister Shirley Kealoha, hanai brother Reginald Solomon, three grandchildren and a hanai grandchild. Services: 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Orchid at Mauna Lani beachfront, Kohala coast. Casual attire.
Charles Meyer Cummins
June 19, 2008
Charles Meyer Cummins, 77, of Kaneohe, a retired Honolulu Fire Department captain at the Kahaluu station and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Brickwood and sister Jane. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Mortuary. Donations suggested to: St. Ann Church, 46-129 Haiku Road, Kaneohe, HI, 96744. Additional information for an obituary printed Friday.
Grace Toshiko EndoJune 23, 2008
Grace Toshiko Endo, 84, of Makawao, Maui, a retired Maui Memorial Hospital clerk, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Florence Yanaga. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Kahului Union Church. Burial: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Maui Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Margaret Roselani Freitas
June 10, 2008
Margaret Roselani "Nani" Freitas, 78, of Waipahu, a homemaker, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by husband Frederick "Fred," son Brian Marc, daughters Eldean "Pinky" Santos and Sharon Botelho, brother Bertram Crowder, sisters Elvina "Vina" Alexander and Gladys Crowder, 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Michele Dale Maile Galam
June 23, 2008
Michele Dale Maile Galam, 50, of Pukalani, Maui, a former Maui Memorial Medical Center licensed practical nurse, died in Maui Memorial Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by son Galen, daughter Jaime, brother Marco Meyer Jr., sister Pamela Kepani, caregiver Danny Brown and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Patrick James Gambsky
June 17, 2008
Patrick James Gambsky, 54, of Glenwood, Hawaii, a Willocks Construction Co. heavy-equipment mechanic, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Rose, son Patrick Jr., daughter Tesha, mother Angelina, and sisters Rita Fernandez and Linda Johnson. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire.
Harry Joseph Gibson
June 21, 2008
» Harry Joseph Gibson, 85, of Haiku, Maui, a retired State of Hawaii superintendent and U.S. Army World War II veteran, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kaupo, Maui. He is survived by brother Stephen, caregivers Margaret Gibson and Roseline DeMello, and a great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rita Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery.
Sarah Kawahine Ho'omanawanui
June 17, 2008
Sarah Kawahine Ho'omana- wanui, 77, of Waimanalo, a homemaker, died in Wai- manalo. She was born in Hono- lulu. She is survived by sons James and Isy; daughters Lee Ann Kauhi, Michelle Cobb-Adams and Alicia Young; sister Mary Phillip; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. at the cemetery.
Nellie Wahinealii Morgado Julian
June 25, 2008
Nellie Wahinealii Morgado Julian, 78, of Ewa Beach, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Darrell, Nathan and Milton; daughter Darlene Imbasciati; hanai daughters Roxanne Kipilii and Ramona Bernadino; brother Allen Morgado; sisters Rita Lee and Delphine Aki; and two grandchildren. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.
Carl Lonoaia KaumeheiwaJune 16, 2008
Carl Lonoaia Kaumeheiwa, 74, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Merchant Marines, Young Brothers, MSTS and Chevron navigator and seaman, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Zelda; son Lono; daughters Kanoelehua Miller, Oli Lani and Kupo Paupore; brother Bill Aki; sisters Louella Peterson, Manono McMillan and Lou Soong; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. July 10 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Inurnment to follow. Lei welcome.
May 30, 2008
Sueko Kunishige, 97, of Kailua, a homemaker and retired Kuni's Chevron station clerk, died in Kailua. She was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Clarence, Francis and Glenn; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services. No monetary offerings.
June 14, 2008
Kenneth Kwock, also known as "Kenny" and "Kwai," 86, of Hono- lulu, a retired KHON-TV2 general sales manager and U.S. Army veteran, died. He is survived by wife Barbara, daughter Kathy Fraser, sisters Anna Tam and Aileen Char, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.
Mary Ann LunaJune 22, 2008
Mary Ann Luna, 68, of Makawao, Maui, a former T.K. Supermarket cook, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Leon F. "Sani"; sons Leon F. "Sonny-Boy" II and Cedric J.; daughters Elsie A. and Jacklyn L. Luna, Jolyn W.L. Miguel and Daphne Ventura; hanai son Blas Tadeo; brother Peter Ai; sisters Helen Lai, Diane Carlos and Trinda Sanchez; half-sister Nani A. Fife; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, Makawao. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Valley Isle Memorial Park.
June 17, 2008
Antone "Tony" Mendes, 86 of Lanai City, a retired Dole Co. service operator and mason, died in Lanai Community Hospital. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Setsuko "Karen;" daughters Barbara Tacderan, Tina Mendes, Gwen Nelson, Margo Parenteau and Nora Eharis; brothers Joseph and John Kahahane; sister Isabella Thompson; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Hearts Church, Lanai City. Maui services: 10 a.m. July 8 at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Scattering of ashes to follow.
Lorna Hisako Miyata
June 18, 2008
Lorna Hisako Miyata, 63, of Pearl City, a retired Farrington High School and Leeward Community College teacher, died. She was born in Hono- lulu. She is survived by daughter Glynis Campos, mother Yoshie Higa, brothers Ronald and Clyde Higa, sisters Audrey Ho and Lynn Sherman, and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, east chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.
Charles Takeo Murakami
June 19, 2008
Charles Takeo Murakami, 91, of Waipahu, a retired Tori Richard Ltd. garment cutter, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Kauai. He is survived by son Gary; daughters Sandra Hongo, Linda Azumi and Shirley Miyamoto; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Margaret Nairn Jackson Murphy
June 20, 2008
Margaret Nairn Jackson "Peggy" Murphy, 79, of Honolulu, a retired First United Methodist Church Preschool director and Detroit Day School for the Deaf teacher, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Grosse Pointe, Mich. She is survived by sister Kiki Gould. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Donations suggested to First United Methodist Church.
June 8, 2008
Seishi Nakayama, 86, of Hono- lulu, a retired Japan Airlines customer service agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Miyoko, sons Eric and Gary, daughter Clara Kumabe, sister Mary Omori and a grandchild. Private services.
Patrick John O'Meara
June 4, 2008
Patrick John O'Meara, 56, of Hilo, a draftsman and carpenter, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Pensacola, Fla. He is survived by parents Charles and Edythe, brother Michael and sister Cathy Naulangi. Private services.
June 9, 2008
Tetsuo Onaga, 88, of Honolulu, a retired tile setter, died in Hospice Hawaii, Kailua home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Patricia Nichols, brother Leonard, sister Ruth Shimabukuro and one grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Waiokeola Congregational Church. Casual attire. No flowers.
Naeko Oyakawa Pablo
June 25, 2008
Naeko Oyakawa Pablo, 80, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a homemaker, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Eli, Ted, Arnold and Royden; daughters Valerie Shigematsu, Celia Etes, Julene Kaneakua and Christine Ramos; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Lesili Sepesi Pousima
June 25, 2008
Lesili Sepesi Pousima, 66, of Lahaina, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by wife Manatu; sons Mokoi, Sioeli, Tevita V. and Nuti; daughters Naioka Laumasima and Felili Mendoza; brothers Sitiveni, Amasaia Miki W. and Nisalati; sisters Taekakau Anitema, Simoa Alena, Atela Lufi, Naioka Kuresa and Su-i-Holeva Alo; and nine grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Honolua Methodist Church, Lahaina. Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Puuehuehuiki County Cemetery.
Olive Dolim Rodrigues
June 22, 2008
Olive Dolim Rodrigues, 96, of Hawaii Kai, formerly of Hayward, Calif., a University of Hawaii secretary and former teacher in Hayward, died at Oahu Care Nursing Home. She was born in Keahua, Maui. She is survived by brother Henry Dolim. Services on the mainland.
Matulino Lui Salave'aJune 13, 2008
Matulino Lui "Mac" Salave'a, 75, of Aiea, a retired construction mason, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Winona J.K.K.; sons Matauaina S. "Mac" Meagher, and Matulino A. "Mac," Robert L., Piliopo L., Iosefo M.L., Paletausala L. and Jeremiah A.L. Salave'a; daughters Fia Lau, Sovita Maiava, Katerina Mika, Letia S. Tuvaifale and Rita Salave'a; brothers Tovia and Paletausala L. Salave'a, and Piliopo S. Mulu; sister Litia Sagapolutele; 30 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Waipahu. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
Richard Fook Tai Tam
June 26, 2008
Richard Fook Tai Tam, 74, of Kaneohe, a retired heavy-equipment operator and U.S. Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bernice, sons Randall and Russell, daughter Janice Kim, brother Alonzo Kaapana, sisters Mona Medeiros and Edna Iaea, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Aloha attire.
Grace Ten Yin Richardson Wong
June 10, 2008
Grace Ten Yin Richardson Wong, 89, of Pearl City, formerly of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died in Pearl City. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Dr. Nathan, Eric R., Bruce K. and Jonathan H.; daughter Laurel "Kamaile" Shultz; brother Chief Justice William S. Richardson; sisters Amy Kaho'iwai and Pearl Nishimura; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Kapahulu. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at the cemetery. 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.