Alejandro "Sonny" Aquino Jr., 59, of Kekaha, Hawaii, a Dyna Electron Corp. ordnance technician, died May 26 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Waimea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Karin; sons James Sr. and Jason; daughter Stacy Aquino-Bagain; sisters Angaline Napulou, Rosita Sanders and Janet Scobell; hanai sister Janet Cox; and 12 grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

William Anthony Awana, 86, of Palolo, a retired U.S. Army inventory clerk, died Friday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rade. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Church. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Nemesio Mandac Carlos, 94, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired high school custodian, died May 25. He was born in Loag Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Mary; son Robert Arconado; daughters Evelyn Haygood, Elizabeth Eaton and E. Lynn Spears; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. A luncheon will follow. Burial: 2:30 p.m. at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Henry Pritchard "Jr" Kanoho, 57, of Anahola, Kauai, a retired Kapaa High School security officer, died Monday in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Robynne D.; sons Rawlin, Henry Jr. and Burl; daughter Debra Bonilla; brothers Steven, Rawlin and Harry; sisters Ruth Goo, Eloise Taniguchi, Leilani Suenaga, Eldean "Ipo" Diggs, Noelani Ornellas, Iwalani Soares and Jacqueline "Manu" Figueria; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary Chapel in Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual or aloha attire.

Charles Tsuruo Katsumoto, 84, of Honolulu, a retired James W. Glover mason/foreman and Trans Hawaiian Tour Co. tour guide, died Thursday. He was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mae; sons George, Harold and Michael; daughter Eddie Ellington; sister Ayako Nagata; and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire.

Olive June Leinaala Kepa, 72, of Waianae, died May 7 in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by sons Joseph S. and Alten K.; daughters Sheila I. Williams, Debbie K. Smith, Terrylynn H. Orsak and Gail K. Kepa; hanai daughters Mary G. Coronel, Florence I. Manuel and Sherlene K. Kamaka; brother Christopher Williams; sisters Maude K. Rice and Lani Rule; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday and 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Roland Kamalalawalu Laa, 68, of Waianae, died May 11 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Stacy and Eddie; daughters Kanani, Rita, Rose "Loke" and Valentina; brothers Leiai and Donald Laa and Ezekial and Ernest Kala; sisters Narcissus Adams and Clerese "Pinky" Bacos; 29 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Casual attire.

Louisa L. Mahiai, 56, of Nanakuli, died May 23 in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Melvin; daughter Rebecca Martin; mother Pearl Hamili; brothers James and Moses; sisters Etta Mahiai, Jane Kim, Mosette Morant and Dorine Brock; and eight grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Makaha Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.

Alfonso F. "Sonny" Martin, 77, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a tugboat captain, died Saturday in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Kalaheo. He is survived by wife Helen; son Wayne; daughters Phyllis Andrade, Valerie Perreira, Marilyn Martin and Aileen Endicott; brother Tony; sisters Frances Luy, Helen Ferreira and Barbara Souza; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment at a later date. Casual or aloha attire. No flowers.

Sophie Edith McCormack, 97, of Honolulu, a retired Stevenson Middle School teacher, died last Wednesday at home. She was born in Mountain View, Hawaii. She is survived by son Gary, daughter Kathleen O'Connell, sister Katherine Durbenuick and three grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Manoa. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Emiliano S. Somera, 72, of Wailuku, died Friday in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Anna R.; sons Edgar, James and Jedhel; daughters Norma Martins, Evelyn "Nola" Russell and Caroline Somera; sisters Secundina Somera, Placida Da Prosa, Lucia Cortez and Doloras Takahashi; and eight grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, Wailuku. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park. A reception will follow at the residence. Casual attire.

Velimir Stanley Svesko, 89, of Lahaina, a self-employed obstetrician-gynecologist, died Saturday at home. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He is survived by wife Natasha, son Vladimir, daughters Marina Agell and Caroline Thaler, and seven grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. today at Maria Lanakila Church. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Maria Lanakila Church.

Raymond Tenko Taba, 87, of Pearl City, died last Wednesday in Kuakini Medical Center. He is also survived by sister Betty F. Uyematsu. The mortuary provided additional information for an obituary published yesterday.

Antonio Navarro Tacuban, 92, of Honolulu, a retired mason, died May 16 in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Rudolph and Elmo; daughters Amelita Avelino, Frances A. Kalua, Florence E. Oguma and Norene Tacuban; sister Esperanza; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Shigeo Robert Uemoto, 88, of Honalo, Kona, Hawaii, a coffee farmer and retired groundskeeper for the former Kona Hilton Hotel, died Thursday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Napoopoo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Gerald, Donald, Wayne, Gary and Wesley; daughter Diane Pinao; sister Haruno Fujino; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Kona Hongwanji Mission in Kealakekua, Hawaii. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.


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