Michael Solmirin Babas
Aug. 6, 2008
Michael Solmirin Babas, 47, of Waipahu, an Air Force retiree, died in Hawaii Medical Center-West. He was born in Guam. He is survived by wife Dianne; sons Adrian M., Anthony and Allan; daughter Arika; father and mother Jaime and Magdalena; brothers Jaime Jr., Robert, Richard, Rodney and Glenn; sisters Gloria Ann Banas and Beverly Cruz; and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Schofield Barracks Main Post Chapel Building 791 on McCornack Road, Wahiawa. Call after 1:30 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Schofield Post Cemetery.
Kazuko Desaki Char
July 20, 2008
Kazuko Desaki Char, 73, of Honolulu died in Hawaii Medical Center-East. She was born in Japan. She is survived by stepsons Melvin, Warren and Gary; stepdaughters Linda Iwanaga, Paulette Watanabe, Dianne Miyamoto and Kathleen Calzo; 20 step-grandchildren; and 25 step-great-grandchildren. Private services.
Eleanor Leilani Chun
Aug. 12, 2008
Eleanor Leilani Chun, 81, of Honolulu died in Ann Pearl Care Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gerald and Randall; daughters Leanora Kamai and Kathleen Yee; brothers Reynold, Clarence and Frank Akau; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire.
Herculano Emnase Sr.
Aug. 2, 2008
Herculano Emnase Sr., 79, of Honolulu, a Lawn Care employee for the ARC of Hilo and an Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by son Herculano Jr.; daughters Caridad "Wendy" Grimes; brothers Loretto Ibanez, William Sasil and Jose Baylon; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. today at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center in Kilauea Ave., Hilo.
Aug. 5, 2008
David Iokia, also known as "Puna" and "III," 66, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a former Diamond Head Papaya employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen K.; son Clinton; daughters Missy K. Valentine, Celeste Iokia and Kapuamohala Mahi-Iokia; brothers David K. "Da Vi Da" Iokia Jr., Frederick "Noe" Wagner Jr., Wilhelm Wagner and Bobby Glover; sisters Annie Hao, Lillian "Moi" Davis and Nancy Reason; and five grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Ivy Lynn Harumi Kawasaki
July 26, 2008
Ivy Lynn Harumi Kawasaki, 5, of Farmington, N.M., died in Farmington. She was born in Mesa, Ariz. She is survived by father Brandon; mother Trish; sister Bailey Marie; grandparents Clifton and Karen Kawasaki, Fred and Dawn Moore, Josh and Jane Hammond; and great-grandparents Chitose Kawasaki and Tachiko Nakaishi. Services held in Farmington. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to c/o 99-565 Pohue St., Aiea, HI 96701.
Aug. 11, 2008
Corazon Kidd, 69, of Honolulu died in Ann Pearl Nursing Facility. She was born in Jaro, Leyte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Paul and Santos, and five grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Brethren of Christ Church, 94-133 Pahu St., Waipahu. Call after 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Memorial Park.
Ping Kyau Zane Minn
July 25, 2008
Ping Kyau Zane Minn, 95, of Honolulu, a retired Department of Public Welfare Oahu Branch administrator, died. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Henry and daughter Priscilla. No services.
Charlotte Sadako Nakamura Nakasone
July 27, 2008
Charlotte Sadako Nakamura Nakasone, 72, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died. She was born in Hawaii Medical Center-East. She is survived by husband Yoshio "Rocky"; son Karl S.; daughters Renee Y. Aquino and Holly A. Oili; sisters Doris F. Takatsuki, Jeannette M. Higa and Carole T. Nakano; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
July 26, 2008
Antonio Pasco, 81, of Mililani, formerly of Kunia, a retired Del Monte Corp. truck driver and Army veteran, died in Mililani. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Lourdes; son Antony D.; daughters Bernadette "Bernie" Daguio, Cheryl Oga and Debra Lonso; hanai daughter Michelle Pasco-Loo; brother Alfonso; sisters Annie Flores and Frances Adaro; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery Kaneohe. Casual attire.
Frank Seiichi Taoka
July 26, 2008
Frank Seiichi Taoka, 82, of Waipahu died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Betty M.; sons Bert T., Kyle M. and Craig K.; daughter Sheila H.; and four grandchildren. Private services.
July 23, 2008
Florinda "Flora" Teves, 85, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a seamstress, died at Hale Ho'ola Hamakua. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Wayne and five grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at Alae Cemetery. No monetary offerings.
July 23, 2008
Masa Tsukamoto, 98, of Honolulu, a retired Universal Electric Co. bookkeeper, died in Manoa Senior Care Kaimuki. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughters Ruth M. Muramoto, Karen E. Kato and Faye H. Tsukamoto; brothers James J., Yoroku and Thomas S. Ito; sister Michiko Hirashima; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services. No monetary offerings.
Jerry Lee Walto
July 16, 2008
Jerry Lee Walto, 56, of Hanapepe, Kauai, an Army veteran and machinist, died in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Santa Ana, Calif. He is survived by sons Jerry Lee, Christopher and Jeffery; brothers Remie and John; and sisters Jennie Laurita and Julie Reiss. Graveside services: 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 27 with military honors 11:15-11:30 a.m. at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Burial to follow.
Jason Jacob Yoon
Aug. 11, 2008
Jason Jacob Yoon, 60, of Honolulu, an Air Force veteran, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Aug. 27. He is survived by son Makenzie, daughters Julia and Lauren, mother Linn Bow, brother Andrew Bow, sister Pamela and a grandchild. Mass: noon Monday at Sacred Hearts Church, 1701 Wilder Ave. Call after 11:30 a.m.
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.