June Hiroko Arakawa
Aug. 27, 2008
June Hiroko Arakawa, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Maryknoll Grade School librarian, Japanese language school instructor and Japanese language program radio announcer, died. She is survived by sons Thomas and John, brothers Henry and David Arakaki, sister Alice Kishimoto and a grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Monday.
Buenaventurada Gabrisa Canubida
Aug. 28, 2008
Buenaventurada Gabrisa "Ben" Canubida, 90, of Ewa Beach died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Camiguin, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Carlos and Victor; daughters Merecedes Mandawe, Teresita Bliss and Sophia Iaukea; sisters Maxima Damaso, Temotea Banaag and Anastasia Palmero; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Maliuga Onosa'i Emelio
Aug. 25, 2008
Maliuga Onosa'i "Luna" Emelio, 41, of Pearl City died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. He is survived by wife Litzi-Jane; sons Travis Willacker and Luna, Ma'ave, Onosa'i, Israel and Nephi Emelio; daughters Leilani, Noelani, Sina and Hokulani; mother Eneleata Lance; brothers Emelio, Tama and Lee Emelio, Richard Lance and Spencer Lemamea; sisters Tapuni Lualemana, Vinora Palepale and Lelani Emeli; and two grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a.m. Friday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newtown Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. tomorrow and 8 a.m. Friday. Cremation to follow.
Henry Santiago Feliciano Sr.
Aug. 24, 2008
Henry Santiago Feliciano Sr., 92, of Pearl City, a retired America Linen Supply Co. chief engineer, died in Aiea. He was born in Kawailoa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Manatua; sons Henry Jr., Shannon and Eugeneio; daughter DeeAnn Webber; stepson Segundo Ramoran; stepdaughter Lupe Ramoran; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.
Mary Josephine Firis
Aug. 21, 2008
Mary Josephine Firis, 90, of Kailua died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Illinois. She is survived by husband John; sons John, George and Michael; brother Mike Sokol; and two grandchildren. Private services.
Aug. 22, 2008
Leitu "Aunty Tu" Foe, 68, of Waianae died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by sons Anoalo Lolo and Loleni Tuuau; daughters Lafoga Lafua, Loleka Tuuau, Naoia Kapu, Liaina and Marissa Foi; parents Simeaota and Sivaa Mua; brothers Alapati Esekia, Siaki Penitito, Taleni Sula and Teiano Mua; sisters Lafoga Sagapolu, Liaina Taliese, Sailiaga Avega and Faafetai Numera; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Lighthouse Outreach, 94-230 Leokane St., Waipahu. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Ryan Koji Kanoa Heffernan
Aug. 11, 2008
Ryan Koji Kanoa Heffernan, 35, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, a carpenter, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Summer; son Isaac; daughter Ryamne; parents Susan and Peter; sisters Casey Tran and Katherine Heffernan; and grandparents Angie Adams and Mitsuo and Florence Yasue. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Christ Lutheran Church in Mililani, 95-1361 Meheula Parkway. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Matthew Kaleo'okalani Meheo Kanaka'ole
Aug. 18, 2008
Matthew Kaleo'okalani Meheo Kanaka'ole, 19, of Kaneohe died in Castle Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Lambert and Kathy; sister Cherise; grandparents Louis and Eleanor Santana and Vilma Aleka; and stepgrandmother Florence Asperilla. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Myra J. Lasit-Avalos
July 26, 2008
Myra J. Lasit-Avalos, 53, of Waianae died at home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is survived by husband Alfonso Avalos; sons Dwain, Anthony and Alexander; daughter Amaris; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Waianae Baptist Church, corner of Farrington Highway and Ala Hema Street in Waianae.
Gary Duane McKay
Aug. 29, 2008
Gary Duane McKay, 49, of Honolulu, a Cutter Dodge auto technician, died in Honolulu. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Susan, father Clifford and sister Vikki. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hawaii Stake Center, 1560 Beretania St.
Lawrence Susumu Motoda
Aug. 26, 2008
Lawrence Susumu Motoda, also known as "Larry" and "Suki," 69, of Honolulu, a Sr's Taxi and Tours owner and U.S. Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Liann Seki, mother Eleanor, brothers Maurice and Earl, sister Merle Mitsuyoshi and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.
Cynthia Limahai Nicholas
Aug. 18, 2008
Cynthia Limahai Nicholas, 52, of Waipahu died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Naha, Okinawa. She is survived by husband Harryson G.M.; sons Harryson G.M. Nicholas Jr. and Danny Patelesio; daughters Kaiiniokuupuuwai E. Patelesio and Gabrielle K. Kupahu; mother Masako Kiso; hanai mother Lounielle Limahai; brothers Jason and Lance Yamamoto and Kenlan Limahai; sisters Mary Loo Kuhaulua, Daraneil Perry and Janice Lee; and a grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools Chapel. Call after 3 p.m. Aloha attire.
Alice Sumie Primacio
Aug. 14, 2008
Alice Sumie "Sabugo" Primacio, 80, of Kapolei, a Dole Pineapple Cannery trimmer, died in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by sons Alfred "Sabugo" Sefronio, Gerald Sabugo and Donald Ortiz-Sabugo; daughters Cynthia "Amy" Hanaoka, Tanya Wong and Judy Sabugo; stepson Junior; brothers Stanley S., Alvin M. and Thomas T. Yumen; sisters Sally S.Y. Hiyakumoto and Stella M.Y. Yamada; 19 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two step-grandchildren. Services: noon Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Casual attire. Corrected information for an obtuary published Saturday.
Marcelina Cabulisan Quemado
Aug. 6, 2008
Marcelina Cabulisan Quemado, 93, of Waipahu died in Hawaii Medical Center West. She was born in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Amado "Sam" and Romeo; daughters Felicitas Mejia, Claudia Villoso, Soledad Galzote and Elena Pascua; 26 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.
Robert M. Rabago
Aug. 26, 2008
Robert M. Rabago, 96, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired truck driver, died in Waimea Care Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rose; sons Robert, Marvin and Richard; daughter Jocelin Uyehara; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Westside Christian Center. Call after 10 a.m.
Fred Brioso Saludes
Aug. 2, 2008
Fred Brioso Saludes, 83, of Honolulu, a retired city Department of Transportation Services traffic maintenance employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by wife Pacita C.; sons Dan, Dino and Dennis; daughters Lydia Ramiro, Lina Andres, Lerina Galvez, Lerma Yamashita, Laarni Ramolete and Lyra Johnson; sister Leonida Balaoro; 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Philomena Catholic Church. Call after 5 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples. Corrected information for an obituary published Monday.
Jo Ann Naomi Sato
June 28, 2008
Jo Ann Naomi Sato, 63, of Kailua-Kona, a JoJan's Snack Shop at Keahole Airport proprietor, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Nuuanu Memorial Park. Updated service information for an obituary published on July 17.
Aug. 22, 2008
Masako Takiue, 87, of Hawaii, a retired Sumida Restaurant cook, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harry Sr., Richard, Raymond Sr. and Walter; brother Harry Kawaoka; sister Yoshioka Fukunaga; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9 a.m. 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.