Greta Helen Absnaider
Aug. 5, 2008
Greta Helen Absnaider, 68, of Wahiawa died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughter Gina-Lynn and sisters Pauline Seto and Rosalie Lee. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.
Benjamin Kahue Chang
July 22, 2008
Benjamin Kahue Chang, also known as "Ben" and "Ahan," 93, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Mililani, died in Oklahoma City. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Melvin, Kenneth, Mitchell and Gary; daughter Cynthia Kawada; sister Mary Ann Bautista; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.
Masaru Roy Hamada
July 27, 2008
Masaru Roy Hamada, 86, of Hilo, a retired Naniloa Hotel maintenance department employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shizuko; son Elton; daughters Raelene Nham and Kathryn Hamada; brothers Hideo and Kiyoshi; sisters Kay Sunakoda, Betty Suzuki and Kim Umeda; and two grandchildren. Services held.
Norman Francis Kalani Kahale
July 19, 2008
Norman Francis Kalani "Butch" Kahale, 67, of Honolulu died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Kay Fujimori; son Derek; daughters Desrae Kahale, Draelynn Kahale-Clemens and Dionne Kahale-Sirp; sisters Barbara Kamana, Wanda Camara, Rose M. McDowell, Lydia "Bernie" Kahale and Jo-Lynn Downey; and eight grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at Kamehameha Schools Chapel. Call after noon. Aloha attire. No flowers.
July 16, 2008
Koichi Kaneshiro, 81, of Waimanalo, a retired farmer, died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Haruko, son Karl, daughters Karla and Kathy, and brothers Masanobu and Ted. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Calvin Kukilakila Kapua
Aug. 4, 2008
Calvin Kukilakila Kapua, 70, of Honolulu, a training coordinator for TheBus, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Jason P.K. and Iva; daughters Dovina K. Owens, Vickie P. Riveira, Kehau Guzman and Lehua King; brother Irvil; sister Luella P. Puahala; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.
Rose Sui Lang Kan Kau Madolora-Rosaldo
July 25, 2008
Rose Sui Lang Kan Kau Madolora-Rosaldo, 88, of Wahiawa died in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Hianaloli, North Kona. She is survived by sons Glen "Chief" and Tony Madolora Sr. and Don "Boy" Rosaldo; daughters Gerri De Guzman, Pualani, Yolanda Byrd, Peila Panoke, Amparo Madolora, Evelyn Mehr, Donna R. "BooBoo" Spix and Marie M. Garrido; 29 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Adele Yvonne Brilhante Mattos
July 21, 2008
Adele Yvonne Brilhante Mattos, 71, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Stephen, son Elliot, daughters Jozet Yoshitake and Rhodette Greig, brother William V. Brilhante, sisters Brenda Morris and Gloria Adams, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery Kaneohe.
Kay Kaoru Oshiro
Aug. 3, 2008
Kay Kaoru Oshiro, 89, of Honolulu, a retired state cafeteria worker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Daniel, Edwin and Bert; daughter Loraine Cross; brother Frederick Nakama; sisters June Taomae, Helen Shinsato, Sueko Sterrett, Shinobu Kibota, Alice Cocke and Dorothy and Rene Nakama; and six grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
July 15, 2008
Logomalu Papalii, 66, of Pago Pago, American Samoa, died at home. She was born in Pago Pago. She is survived by husband Faalaga, sons Faaiuga and Tuala Fautanu, daughters Talaia and Tuumasina, brothers Leatualii and Fiafia Fautanu, sisters Teuaililo Pu'eliu and Nancy Joe, 23 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Waipahu Seventh-day Adventist Church. Call after 7 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Violeta Baraoidan Pascual
July 28, 2008
Violeta Baraoidan Pascual, 80, of Waipahu, a Kalakaua Intermediate School custodian, died in Leeward Intergrated Health Services. She was born in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Mario and Winnie; daughters Severina Arelleano, Elsa Ganotisi and Chita Castillo; brother Jaime Baraoidan; sisters Trinidad and Carmen Baraoidan; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway, Waipahu. Call after 9:45 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Sonny Theodore Blaine Quintal
July 11, 2008
Sonny Theodore Blaine Quintal, 71, of Makakilo, an Air Force veteran, died in Makakilo. He was born in Cagayan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosalie L.; son Sheldon; daughter Shelly; brothers Pedro Sr., Jose and Abraham; sisters Leticia Quintal and Alletha Oliva; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Eulogy: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude Church, 92-104 Lipapa Way, Makakilo. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Jordan William Raposa
July 23, 2008
Jordan William "Rap" Raposa, 53, of Waianae, a Grace Pacific Corp. truck driver, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Katherine Iosefa, son Gregory "Puna" Raposa, daughter Tammy Picanco, brothers William "Rap" and Julian "Kaipo" Sr., sister Wilma Ann Momon and 13 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Makua Beach in Waianae. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Milimilianalani Caroldeen Schine
Aug. 3, 2008
Milimilianalani Caroldeen Schine, 76, of Kailua-Kona, a retired RCA Global Communications teletype operator, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Edward Jr., Robert and Donoven "Ikona"; daughters Chiquita Taylor and Caroldeen "Nalani" Freitas; sisters Kathleen "Nina" Haaheo and Bergstrom Sansone; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services to be held tomorrow on Hawaii on the Body Glove Catamaran, which launches at 9:30 a.m. from Kailua Pier and returns at 11:30 a.m. Gathering to follow at Carl Pond residence, 74-946 Hooloa Place, Kealakehe, Hawaii. Casual attire.
Paciano Garcia Valdez
July 21, 2008
Paciano Garcia Valdez, 90, of Honolulu, a retired highway construction laborer, died in Honolulu. He was born in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by son Arnold; daughters Carlina "Carol" Saringan, Ceferina "CP" Pasion and Guillerma "Gayle" Castillo; sisters Juana Bonilla, Clementia Tagoca and Maxima and Belen Valdez; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.
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.