Thelma Bell Ah Choy
July 26, 2008
Thelma Bell Ah Choy, 88, of Waikiki, a homemaker, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waipunalei, Hawaii. She is survived by husband John; sons Ricky, David and Michael; daughters Judy Bell, Elaine Wong and Linda Bell-Chelewski; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Thursday at St. Augustine's Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Richard Joseph Arellano
July 21, 2008
Richard Joseph Arellano, 85, of Mililani, a master woodworker and Army veteran, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in New Mexico. He is survived by wife Louise M.; sons Richard A. and Michael M.; daughters Charlotte M. Agcalon and Dorothy A. Fragiao; sisters Genieve Ortega, Lucy Orellrich and Dorothy Wagner; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Donald J. Beaudry
July 27, 2008
Donald J. Beaudry, 78, of Kailua, a Beaudry Adjustment owner, died at home. He was born in Ohio. He is survived by wife Gladys, and sons Steven and Gary. Private services.
Shirley Kaluahine Piliwale Bither
June 24, 2008
Shirley Kaluahine Piliwale "Varoa Tiki" Bither, 73, of Honolulu, an entertainer and musician, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Malcolm C.P. McFarland; brothers George K. and Lui K. Piliwale; sisters Ethel P. Kissel, Joan K. Rodrigues and Lorraine K. Piliwale; and half sisters Paula Harsin and "Ipo" Salcedo. Services: 7 p.m. next Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Aug. 9 at Hawaiian Memorial Park.
July 24, 2008
Matiyo "Mutt" Bucao, 71, of Ewa Beach, an Air Force veteran, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Mona; son Derek; daughters Bernie Pantohan, Deenie Tangaro, Melissa Ramirez and Misty Bucao; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church, 91-1298 Renton Road, Ewa. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Cherry Malie Davis
July 21, 2008
Cherry Malie "Kamelamela" Davis, 79, of Kapolei, a former Duke's in Waikiki, Queen's Surf and Tahitian Lanai waitress, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Kapaakea, Molokai. She is survived by sons Byron and Gilbert Kamelamela Jr., daughters Lorna Baldomero and Gail Smith, sister Margaret Joao, 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Tom Gunso Furukawa
July 18, 2008
Tom Gunso Furukawa, 81, of Honolulu, a Metropolitan Maintenance carpenter, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Papaaloa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Yasuko, and sisters Kiyoko Funada and Peggy C. Suehiro. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Kathleen Toshiko Goto
July 20, 2008
Kathleen Toshiko Goto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired state clerk typist for Leahi, died in Palolo Hospice House. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kenneth, Randall and Clifford; daughter Shirley Hamakawa; brother James Nishi; sisters Rachel and Laura Nishimura and Grace Isobe; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.
July 29, 2008
Richard Johnson, 76, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired pilot, died in Mahelona Hospital. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Mildren "Millie," sons Richard and Eric, daughters Rebecca Johnson and Cynthia Fleege, and seven grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
July 26, 2008
Barbara "Auntie Barb" Kawaihalau, 64, of Waianae, a Kaewai Elementary School health aide, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Lloyd N. Ababon and Charles K. and Daniel K. Kawaihalau; sister Patricia Nihi; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Services pending.
Robert Kazuo Nagato
July 19, 2008
Robert Kazuo Nagato, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Board of Water Supply employee and Army veteran, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hisae; son Miles; daughters Cheryl Sakai, Jann Nagato and Lori Wong; sisters Mary Fujimoto and Eleanor; and seven grandchildren. Private services.
David Francis Ozbun
July 3, 2008
David Francis Ozbun, 56, of Milolii, Hawaii, a self- employed journeyman mason and Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Seattle. He is survived by companion Jean Sumida, sons Justin and Arron, hanai son Petey, hanai mother Carmyn Crawford, hanai brother Mitchell Crawford, hanai sister Cindy Vincent and a grandchild. Services to be held at a later date.
Clinton Howard Patterson
July 27, 2008
Clinton Howard "Clint" Patterson, 33, of Waialua, a Bello's Millwork of Wahiawa employee, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Placerville, Calif. He is survived by wife Jennifer; daughter Sequoia S.; mother Alice Street; brothers Ed, Mike and Darrell Chadima; and sister Michelle Evans. Private services. Incorrect information given in an obituary yesterday.
Gordon Howard Rungren
July 6, 2008
Gordon Howard Rungren, 82, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a mason and Garrett Aircraft tool and dye maker, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Dorothy and brother John. Private services.
Margaret Chandler Silva
July 28, 2008
Margaret Chandler Silva, 82, of Kauai, a homemaker, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wainiha, Kauai. She is survived by husband Albert; sons Elias "Kaipo" and Isaac "Koa"; brothers John, Thomas, Anthony and Micheal Chandler; sister Susie C. Espinueva; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 8-8:45 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa, Kauai. Mass: 9:30 a.m. at St. Raphael's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.
Laura Elizabeth Dyer Sorensen
July 26, 2008
Laura Elizabeth Dyer "Betty" Sorensen, 86, of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Mokuleia, a writer, painter and real estate broker, died in Santa Cruz. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James; son Drew; daughters Mary Reath, Frances Taylor, Stephanie Fredericks and Sally Howard; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services to be held in Santa Cruz.
Grace Taye Wong
July 23, 2008
Grace Taye Wong, 85, of Honolulu died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stanley F.S., sons Mark S. and Michael R., daughter Darlene R.W. Tsukamoto, brother Gordon Kadowaki and four grandchildren. Private services.
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.