Donald Kim Pow Char
Sept. 1, 2008
Donald Kim Pow Char, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Cannery engineer, died. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by daughters Laurita Isa and Donna Char, six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Private services.
Johnny Guray Dela Pena
Sept. 12, 2008
Johnny Guray Dela Pena, 84, of Waipahu died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He was born in Baguio City, Philippines. He is survived by sons John Salas and Christopher Dela Pena, daughters Ann M. Dela Pena and Lisa Fleming, 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples.
Alfredo Valera Gaoiran
Aug. 20, 2008
Alfredo Valera "Fred" Gaoiran, 68, of Honolulu, a retired Royal Hawaiian Hotel employee, died in Hawaii Medical Center-East. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines. He is survived by wife Tessie; sons Alfred Jr., Jonathan and Kalani; daughters Flora Tomas and Alesia Reyes; adopted Rachelle and Kristina M.; brother Florencio; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.
Charles Atsushi Ibaraki
Aug. 25, 2008
Charles Atsushi Ibaraki, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Atlas Building Materials sales representative and Army veteran who served in World War II, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughters Charlyn S. Smith, Kathlyn S. Ibaraki and Carolyn F. Tanaka; brother Thomas; a grandchild; and two-great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, Sister Maureen Keleher Center, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu, HI 96817.
Julia Midori Kaneshiro
Sept. 7, 2008
Julia Midori Kaneshiro, 56, of Honolulu, a Bob's Fish Market secretary, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Japan. She is survived by mother Gail and sister Aileen Oshiro. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire.
Sept. 2, 2008
Kiyoichi "Kiyo" Matsushima, 96, of Kilauea, Hawaii, a retired Kilauea Sugar Plantation Co. fire room crew chief, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kikuyo, sons Royden and Davis, daughter Lorna Kuniyuki, brother Kenneth and a grandchild. Private services.
Margaret L. Miller
Sept. 7, 2008
Margaret L. Miller, 78, of Pearl City, a retired Aloha Airlines employee, died in Pearl City. She was born in San Francisco. She is survived by sons Eassie, Richard and Kenneth; daughters Aurora Lee and Ann Hewett; sister Laboria Blodgett; nine grandchildren; and six grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.
Melvyn Akira Okimoto
Sept. 10, 2008
Melvyn Akira Okimoto, also known as "Mel" and "Aki," 64, of Hilo, an Information Processing and Control and retired Aloha Airlines computer systems analyst/programmer and Army veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Yvonne "Yayo," daughters Lianne Sato and Jennifer Okimoto, brother Lawrence and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Fellowship-Hilo, 840 Kupulau Road. Call after 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Sept. 6, 2008
Katsuo Omuro, 78, of Honolulu, a retired photo engraver for the Hawaii Newspaper Agency and Army veteran, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Ayako, daughter Gail Yamanaka and brother Takeo Omuro. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Additional services: 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at Kahului Uni Church, Maui. Aloha attire. No flowers.
Dolores Anne Galea'i Sanchez
Sept. 7, 2008
Dolores Anne Galea'i "DoAnne" Sanchez, 44, of Washington, D.C., died. She was born in Manila. She is survived by mother Florida G., three brothers, three sisters and fiance Stephen Colon. Services held in Guam.
Kenneth H. Simons
Sept. 7, 2008
Kenneth H. Simons, 70, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a construction worker and Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born Hartford, Conn. He is survived by sons William and Kenneth, daughters Shirleen and Christol, and four grandchildren. Graveside committal services: 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.
Sekeli Manu Wily
Sept. 11, 2008
Sekeli Manu Wily, 43, of Hauula, formerly of Laie, a substitute teacher, died. He was born in Kahuku. He is survived by wife Samantha; sons Noah Samson, Junior, Ezekiel, Jamelle, Landon and Sekeli; daughters Alexandria and Audrey; father Kuinise; mother Levaiosina; brothers Aisa, Taylor, Al, George, Henry and Bruce; and sisters Rita and Salai. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie North Stake. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Laie Cemetery.
Theodore Peter Woodin Jr.
Sept. 12, 2008
Theodore Peter "Ted" Woodin Jr., 77, of Kailua, an international student affairs director at University of Hawaii at Manoa and Army veteran, died. He was born in Sharon, Conn. He is survived by wife Donna R.; children Theodore "Teddy," Kimberly and Leslie Woodin and Christopher, Shannon and Nikolas Rocchio; sister Judy Hopkins; and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Kailua United Methodist Church. Private scattering of ashes. 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.