Judith M. "Judy" Birt, 61, of Ewa Beach, died July 31, 2003, at home. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Joe, son Jeffrey, daughters Maile Recolan and Nicole Birt, mother Clara Kaufmann, brothers Jim and Jared Kaufmann, sisters Jane Gilmer and Janet Kaufmann, and three grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 91-1004 North Road, Ewa Beach. Call after 9:30 a.m. Committal services: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Juan Sablan Borja Sr., 85, of Kaneohe, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Center systems analyst, died July 26, 2003, in Kaneohe. He was born in Agat, Guam. He is survived by sons Juan "Sonny" Jr. and Wayne, sisters Maria D. Borja and Antonia Duenas, godson Anthony Apuron, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Elaine Carole Burton, 58, of Honolulu, a Honolulu Police Department forensics investigator, died July 25, 2003. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by brother Dr. Daniel Burton. Services: 1 p.m. next Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary.

James Lee Collier, 62, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a retired self-employed carpenter and a U.S. Air Force veteran, died Aug. 5, 2003, at home. He was born in Aberdeen, Wash. He is survived by wife Mary M. and sister Karen Luppold. Private services.

James Elzeor "Jim" Darroch, 70, of Aiea, a mechanic for the federal government, died Aug. 4, 2003, at home. He was born in Grayling, Mich. He is survived by daughter Janell A.L., sons Kendall G. and Kenneth G., and seven grandchildren. Committal services: 3 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Cecilia Porfiria Deguzman, 79, of San Francisco, died July 25, 2003, in Honolulu. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. She is survived by hanai daughter Maggie Perofeta, hanai son the Rev. Maselusi Perofeta and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Valley of the Temples. Incorrect information was provided for an obituary published Wednesday.

Mardonvic Ramos Garcia, 24, of Honolulu, a Hale Koa Hotel warehouse handler, died July 28, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Mindanao, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Shearmaria, parents Danilo and Maryvic Ramos, brother Allan M. Varquez, sisters Karen-Jane Ramos and Christy Heise, and grandparents Jacob Ramos and Nieves Varquez. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Road, Kalihi. Call after 6 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Friday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

David Wallace "Kawika" Hancock, 45, of Tacoma Park, Md., died July 22, 2003, in Lewis County, Wash. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Anna. Private services.

Bill Hideo Matsudo, 79, of Honolulu, owner of an auto body and fender shop, died July 31, 2003, in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nellie Y.; sons Randall K. and Brian H.; brothers James and Kenneth H.; sisters Alice F. Mathias, Betty S. Sakata, Dorothy Y. Ogasawara, Violet H. Aisaka, Judy F. Nishimoto and Jane S. Suzuki; and one grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.

Ralph Dennis Norman Sr., 83, of Pearl City, died Aug. 4, 2003, in Hale Nani Nursing Home. He was born in Livingston, Texas. He is survived by sons Ralph D. Norman Jr. and Wesley Kokame, daughter Carolyn S. Matsuda and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Frank Leon Peralto Jr., 80, of Seattle, a retired Matson longshoreman, died June 28, 2003. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Marjorie, brother Leon and sister Hannah Kaina. Private services.

Akie Shiroma, 85, of Waianae, died July 19, 2003. Inurnment held at Valley of the Temples.

Alice G. Vares, 58, of Kihei, Maui, a homemaker, died Aug. 3, 2003, in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by husband Norman D.; sons Troy A., Edward A., Jeffrey M., Shawn C. and Brendan J.; sisters Annette Eberhart and Carolyn Moore; and brother Edward Turk. Services held. Incorrect information was provided in an obituary published Wednesday.

Buster James "Paul" Webb, 83, of Honolulu, died July 18, 2003, in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Utah. He is survived by wife Betty Wong; sons Gregory J. and Bradley Hart; daughters Betty Jorgemen and Teresa Grimm; stepsons Roberto and Rolando Co; stepdaughters Evelyn Amistad, Nelia Macapinlac and Vicky Guzon; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Star of the Sea Church. Burial: 11 a..m. at Mililani Memorial Park.

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,
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