Michael R. Abrigo
July 22, 2008
Michael R. Abrigo, 54, of Waialua died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by companion Theresa Widmer; brothers Gilbert, Reginald, Melvin, Rodney and Wayne; and sister Marilyn Tabudlo. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Friday at St. John Apostle and Evangelist, 95-370 Kuahelani Ave., Mililani. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
July 26, 2008
Agnes Arves, 98, of Honolulu died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hamakuapoko, Maui. She is survived by son John; daughters Barbara Salzman, Cecilia LiBerato and Mildred Casiano; brother Joseph Santos; sister Elsie Carvalho; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Cemetery Park.
Rosita Negre Cabatu
July 30, 2008
Rosita Negre "Rosing" Cabatu, 72, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a Pepeekeo Federal Credit Union office manager and Mings Jewelry and Naniloa Hotel employee, died at home. She was born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by daughters Vera Cabatu-Vuckovich, Anita F. Ledward and Rowena Ireland; brother Norman Negre, sisters Andria Negre and Ernesta Lapenia; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou, Hawaii. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Section, Ilima Section. Casual attire.
Ellen Kilohana Dominici
July 22, 2008
Ellen Kilohana "Elena" Dominici, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Ilikai Hotel employee, died in Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by son David Fuller; daughters Janet "Lani" Schiro, Elizabeth "Betty" Addington, Lorraine Pa, Antoinette Birano and Emily Fuller; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Ella Lin Kwai Fong
July 10, 2008
Ella Lin Kwai Fong, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Education employee, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephews and nieces. Services: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.
John Patrick Groark
July 27, 2008
John Patrick Groark, 58, of Honolulu, a water feature and landscape designer and artist, died. He was born in Denver. He is survived by wife Joanna "Joey"; daughter Kim; brothers Steve and Jim; sisters Pat Gelinas, Theresa Shapiro, Anita Marotta and Jane Barreto; and a grandchild. Celebration of life: 2-6 p.m. Sunday at 2362-D Aha Maka Way, Honolulu. Casual attire.
Ernest Yoshito Ishihara
July 2, 2008
Ernest Yoshito "Ishi" Ishihara, 76, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Gas Co. district supervisor, died at home. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Alice E., daughters Lois M. Asato and Ada R. Higuchi, brothers Wallace H. and Paul M., sisters Linda T. Fujino and Frances M. Sato, and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.
Sidney Isao Kashiwabara
July 26, 2008
Sidney Isao Kashiwabara, 88, Honolulu, a self-employed dental surgeon doing business as Sidney Kashiwabara DDS, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen T.; sons Ross M., Jon, Grant and Ben; daughters Diane Partlon and Rene Factora; brother David; sisters Ethel Uchida and Mae "Molly" Kaizawa; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11:30 a.m.
Gary Takahisa Kato
July 21, 2008
Gary Takahisa Kato, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Matson Navigation stevedore, died in Hale Ho Aloha. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Wilfred and William, brother Roy Otomo, sister Aiko Otomo, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Ethel Kiyoko Muratsuka
July 22, 2008
Ethel Kiyoko Muratsuka, 70, of Honolulu, a retired state special-education administrator, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Eugene T. Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 402 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815.
Macaria M. Pascual
July 8, 2008
Macaria M. Pascual, 94, of Honolulu died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Elpidio and Floro, brothers Angel and Antonio Manuel, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.
July 21, 2008
Feao Save, 69, of Waipahu, a retired security guard, died in Hawaii Medical Center West. He was born in American Samoa. He is survived by wife Fa'aumatausaga; sons Alofaifo, Tipasa and Feao Jr.; daughters Simoana Tuiloma, Patisepa Togiaso and Motusalaia Danielson; brothers Dixie, Fotuotausala and Samasoni, Fa'avesi, Iafeta, Iopu and Samuelu; sisters Lealofia'ana Twigg, Felila Faletoi, Naomi Sola and Rebecca Penitani; and 24 grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of God in Christ Prayer Center in Ewa Beach. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.
July 23, 2008
Mitsuo Takayama, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired chief investigator for the state Office of Consumer Protection, died at home. He also was a Honolulu police officer and Honolulu Liquor Commission inspector. He was born in Waialua, Oahu. He is survived by wife Iris; son Ken Takayama; daughter Joyce Tom; stepsons Dr. Jon and Jay Yoshimura; brothers Fred and Hiroshi; sisters Rose Morinaga, Harumi Lavarias, Sadako Shintaku and Natsue Higuchi; and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.
July 11, 2008
Yuriko "Toshiko" Wilson, 72, of Ewa Beach, an executive chef, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Gunma, Japan. She is survived by husband Thomas J., son Dale P., daughter Linda S. Yocom, three brothers, a sister and four grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Thelma Chun-Hoon Zen
July 22, 2008
Thelma Chun-Hoon Zen, 81, of Honolulu, a Brown University trustee emeritus and former Honolulu Academy of Arts, Queen's Medical Center, Hawaiian Tax Free Trust, Kuan Yin Temple, Chun-Hoon Ltd. and Chun-Hoon Land Trust trustee/director, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by three sons, a daughter and three grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Brown University Chun-Hoon Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1976, Providence, RI 02912; Palolo Chinese Home, 2459 10th Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816; or the Queen's Medical Center, Attn: Fund Development Office, Memo: for Chapel, 1301 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, HI 96813.
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.