Rodney Satoshi Higashi
June 2, 2008
Rodney Satoshi Higashi, 93, of Kaneohe, a retired Air Force master sergeant, state mechanic and former Honolulu Volkswagen auto mechanic, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by son Jerry, daughter Jan Sakuma, brother Jack, sister Sekiko Valpoon and two grandchildren. Private services.
June 11, 2008
Eugene Kanakaole, also known as Eugene Manuel Tabile III, 19, of Maui, an Army private who served with the 87th Combat Engineer Company in Balad, Iraq, died in Balad. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother David Serrao IV, sister Charissa Gayou, mother Kristine "Renee" Blades, father Eugene Tabile Jr. and grandparents William Blades, Maxine Stewart and Geraldine "Jeri" Serrao. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.
Ethel Shizue Kogachi
June 23, 2008
Ethel Shizue Kogachi, 89, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Arthur, Larry, Donald and Ron; daughter June; brother Kenneth Gushiken; sisters Helene Takamiya and Margaret Matsushita; and six grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.
Albert Kazuyuki Matsumoto
June 21, 2008
Albert Kazuyuki Matsumoto, 72, of Honolulu, a U.S. Postal Service postal worker and Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Walter and Mitchell, and sisters Mildred Hara and Ethel Kakimoto. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Rodman Benson Miller Jr.
June 1, 2008
Rodman Benson Miller Jr., 53, of Volcano, Hawaii, a wood artist, landscaper and fisherman, died. He was born in Paonia, Colo. He is survived by parents Dr. Rodman and Anna, and sisters Antya and Lisa. Visitation: 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Beach Christian Church in Haleiwa. Services to follow. Reception at church hall. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Haleiwa Main Street or Sunset Beach Christian School.
May 14, 2008
Satoshi Muramoto, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Federal Aviation Administration radio technician, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Gladys T. Yamada, Lorraine C. Yonemura and Leatrice M. Muramoto; caregiver Gail; and three grandchildren. Private services.
Adrienne Lynn Ozoa
June 26, 2008
Adrienne Lynn "Dolly" Ozoa, 50, of Lanai City died in Lanai Community Hospital. She was born in Lanai City. She is survived by sons Nicholas, Jonathan and Donovan; father Vincent; mother Eleanor; brothers Alan, Eric and Duane; and two grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
June 17, 2008
Candelario "Candy" Rellin, 77, of Moreno Valley, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Air Force technical sergeant, died in Riverside, Calif. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Helen, son Michael, daughter Nicole Warner, brothers Roy and Mariano, sisters Senia Creely and Faye Flores, and three grandchildren. Services: 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Call after 5 p.m. Additional services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Proto Cole Sencio
June 17, 2008
Proto Cole Sencio, 85, of Aiea died. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by son Bryan; daughter Cynthia Sencio-Freedman; brother Alfred Balocan; sisters Connie Natividad, Mercy Damate and Sophie Peneranda; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Kimie Mayeshiro Shikina
June 10, 2008
Kimie Mayeshiro Shikina, 92, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, a retired Libby McNeil Pineapple Cannery employee, died. She was born on Maui. She is survived by daughters Norma Tamashiro and Emily Tahara, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.
March 18, 2008
Masayo Sugimoto, 95, of Honolulu died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Henry and Steven, daughters Sue Yoshikawa and Marilyn Goetz, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. July 15 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m.
Jean Clare Sullivan
June 23, 2008
Jean Clare "Kini" Sullivan, of Honolulu, a recording industry producer, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She is survived by hanai ohana Michael P. Pang and Lily N. Kahoano. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Church. Call after 9 a.m.
July 3, 2008
Miyoko Tsuji, 77, of Honolulu, a retired Mitsui and Co. administrative assistant, died. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Keizaburo, son Hiro, daughters Marian and hanai daughter Caroline Theiss-Aird, and sisters Tomoko Yamamoto, Akiko Kimura and Michiko Furuta. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Higashi Hongwanji. Donations suggested to breast cancer research.
Shigeko Okamoto Yoshino
June 24, 2008
Shigeko Okamoto Yoshino, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Queen's Medical Center nurse anaesthetist, died. She was born in Olowalu, Maui. She is survived by daughters Leila C. Albergottie and Eloise A. Yoshino-Ericksen, and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire.
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.