Sun Hui Drost
Aug. 22, 2008
Sun Hui Drost, also known as Jessica, Choi and Choe, 57, of Wailuku, a Rainbow Laundry Service employee, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Kang Won-Do, South Korea. She is survived by husband Floyd Jr., son John, daughter Charlene and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m.
Sarah Gann Frank
Aug. 23, 2008
Sarah Gann "Mickey" Frank, 86, of Honolulu died. She was born in Providence, R.I. She is survived by sons Dory and Michael, and four grandchildren. Private services.
Aug. 19, 2008
Tokuyuki Hinazumi, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Dillingham Shipyard superintendent welder, died at home. He was born in Kilauea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Masae; son Gene; daughters Irma Hinazumi and Frieda Hajiro; brothers Shigeru, Robert and Jack; and a grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. Incorrect information given in an obituary Sunday.
Ralph Shichiro Iwamura
Aug. 13, 2008
Ralph Shichiro Iwamura, 92, of Honolulu, a retired federal government construction inspector, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lydia T.; sons Dennis H. and Fred T.; brother Rick Ito; sisters Aiko Oi, Eleanor Aurand and Doris Futa; and four grandchildren. Private services.
Aug. 4, 2008
Albert Kahele, 67, of Waipahu, an Air Force veteran and Schuman Carriage employee, died. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sister Eileen P. Kennedy. Private services.
Steven H. Kepano
Aug. 15, 2008
Steven H. Kepano, 54, of Hilo, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kona. He is survived by sons Steven Jr. and Solomon; daughters Tracy and Tasha; brothers Lui Jr., Albert, Ronald and Roland; and sisters Shirley Meyer and Bessie Mahi. Private services.
Vincent Kiyoshi Kubo
Aug. 14, 2008
Vincent Kiyoshi Kubo, 69, of Mililani, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. welder, died at home. He was born in Kau, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Kevin and Davin; daughter Valerie Cambra; brothers James, Winfred and Ralph; sisters Midori Shimabukoru, Amy Ross, Judith Fukuda, Eiko DeQuattro and Michi Hines; and nine grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Private burial. Casual attire. Incorrect information given in an obituary Sunday.
Godfrey Eugene Leong
Aug. 19, 2008
Godfrey Eugene Leong, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Electric Co. collection manager, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Gordon, daughter Linda Zane, brother Rodney, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.
Douglas Koon Chan Loo
Aug. 24, 2008
Douglas Koon Chan Loo, 82, of Honolulu, a retired GTE Hawaiian Tel engineer, died in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Richard K.S. Sr. and sisters Mary M.N. Loo and Helen L. Nakatani. Services: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
Ronald Joseph Samson Sr.
Aug. 12, 2008
Ronald Joseph Samson Sr., 63, of Honolulu, a GTE Hawaiian Tel employee, died in Hawaii Medical Center-East. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by sons Ronald "Joe Boy" Jr., Anthony "Tony," Jacob and Justin "Haku"; daughter Jessica "Jesse"; brothers Wilford "Willie," Stanford "Jr" and Richard "Rich"; and six grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Lillian Yasuko Tamashiro
Aug. 19, 2008
Lillian Yasuko Tamashiro, 79, of Kaneohe, a homemaker, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Noboru "Tony"; daughters Lynn and Gale Tamashiro, Leslie Taniguchi, Arleen Fujimoto and Lee Wenska; sisters Alice Ishizaka and Hanako Kuioka; six grandchildren; and a grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Albert Wells Jr.
Aug. 17, 2008
Albert Wells Jr., 78, of Paauilo, Hawaii, a retired professional boxer, tunnel miner and Marine Corps veteran, died in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Lewistown, Mont. He is survived by sons Jerry Izeolla and Michael and Martin Wells; daughters Kima Brown, Scarlet Nutt and Lara Wells; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.
Betsy Kiyoko Yamasaki
Aug. 22, 2008
Betsy Kiyoko Yamasaki, 72, of Honolulu, a retired employee of the Patisserie on Bishop Street, died in Hawaii Medical Center East. She was born in Kau, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Deborah Urasaki and Lila Yabui, and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.
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.