Jovita G. Abadilla
Aug. 31, 2008
Jovita G. Abadilla, 90, of Aiea, a homemaker, died in Aiea. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sister Annie A. Sanchez and many nieces and nephews. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth's Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.
Rose M. Cantere
Sept. 3, 2008
Rose M. Cantere, 87, of Anaheim, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died in Anaheim. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Reggie, Eugene, Michael and Ivan Celebrado and Nolan Canadilla; daughter Debbie Tyson; sisters Mathilda Lastimado and Beatrice Canadilla; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers welcome.
Chi Kan Fong
Sept. 7, 2008
Chi Kan Fong, 23, of Honolulu, a University of Hawaii student, died in Laie. He was born in Hong Kong, China. He is survived by parents Kin Wah Fong and Mei Yim Siu, and brother Chi Shun. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
Sept. 10, 2008
Frederick "Fred" Forte, 82, of Aiea, a U.S. Air Force retiree, died in Kailua. He was born in Raritan, N.J. He is survived by wife Monnette, daughter Maria, brother Carlo and sisters Elizabeth Libby, Gene Stump, Anita Esposito and Anne Saxbe. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Resurrection of the Lord Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
Richard M. Hirashiki
Aug. 30, 2008
Richard M. Hirashiki, 79, of Honolulu, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Elaine, son Ryan H., daughter Cheryl Gallagher, sisters June Higa and Aileen Uyema, and three grandchildren. Private services.
Sept. 7, 2008
Kashiko Kuboyama, 96, of Kapaa, Kauai, a Kapaa appliances and liquor store owner, died at home. He was born in Lihue, Kauai. He is survived by wife Yukiko; sons Stanley, Haven and Lyle; daughter Faith Okuhara; sister Chiyome Merugami; three grandchildren; and two great-granchildren. Private services. No monetary gifts.
Aug. 28, 2008
Wakae Nuibe, 92, of Waipahu died at home. She was born in Kahului. She is survived by sons Gary, Dennis, Wayne and Allan; daughter Charlene Tanaka; brother Kaoru Toyofuku; sister Tokie Hidani; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-granchildren. Private services.
Lori Gay Odell
Aug. 22, 2008
Lori Gay Odell, 53, of Hawaii Kai, a supporter of the arts, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Moline, Ill. She is survived by brothers William and David. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.
Franklin Taro Ohara
Sept. 8, 2008
Franklin Taro Ohara, 64, of Pearl City, a retired Navy Public Works Center mechanical engineer, died in Pearl City. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by wife Naomi; sons Nathan and Kevin; brothers Dr. James and Dr. Patrick; sisters Meryle Hirotsu, June Ohara and Dr. Thalia Ohara-Perez; and one grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.
Edward Sabanal Jr.
Aug. 14, 2008
Edward Sabanal Jr., 53, of Bremerton, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Grace Pacific Construction truck driver, died in Bremerton. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Aggie; son Bobby; daughter Kristy; stepson Bronson Leong; stepdaughter Shiann Leong; parents Edward Sr. and Adeline; brothers Earl, Ted and Gerry; sisters Vera, Lena and Linda; and nine grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. next Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Graveside service: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. No flowers.
Chuck Itsuo Shimizu
July 26, 2008
Chuck Itsuo Shimizu, 87, of Lakewood, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired Oahu Construction heavy equipment operator, died at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by daughter Jane Soon, brother Yasuo Shimizu, sisters Doris Kuboyama and Emiko Shimizu and two grandchildren. Private services.
Colin Kiyoshi Sunada
Aug. 26, 2008
Colin Kiyoshi Sunada, 33, of Lihue, an Arc of Kauai personal assistance program coordinator, died in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Marry, daughter Lilliana, parents Dennis and Sadie, and brothers Lane and Jared. Services: 4 p.m. next Saturday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Felipa Cadiz Tangonan
Sept. 6, 2008
Felipa Cadiz "Ipa" Tangonan, 91, of Pearl City died in Pearl City. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by sons Benjamin, Anastacio, Segundo, Julio "Danny," Emilio "Berto," Alejandro "Anro," Crisanto "Santos" and Dionicio "Bonging"; daughter Cora Tangonan-Lucas; 31 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Pearl City. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to be held in Philippines. Casual attire.
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.