Joseph R. Carreira
Dec. 23, 2003
Joseph R. Carreira, 92, of Kaneohe, formerly of Kalihi, a retired state employee, died in Ann Pearl Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Rodney and Melvin, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Sergia Ronolo Dacoscos
Dec. 23, 2003
Sergia "Edith" Ronolo Dacoscos, 82, of Waipahu, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Jovina D. Canopin and Joanne D. Madrazo, brothers Julian "Sonny" and Basilio Ronolo, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Resurrection of the Lord Church, 94-1260 Lumikula St. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information was published in yesterday's obituary.

Elnora Gaoiran Dela Cruz
Dec. 3, 2003
Elnora Gaoiran Dela Cruz, 41, of Lahaina, a Ritz Carlton Hotel laundry attendant, died in San Francisco. She was born in Dingrass, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by daughters Juvelyn and Aerel Joy; mother Susana Gaoiran; brothers Amante, Julien and Federico Gaoiran Jr.; and sisters Elvira Vu, Marjorie Madriaga and Leny and Maritess Gaoiran. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Additional information provided for an obituary published Dec. 14.

Rose Un Yuen Hamlin
Dec. 20, 2003
Rose Un Yuen Hamlin, 80, of Kailua, a retired clerk typist for the federal government, died in Kailua. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by son James, brothers Lawrence and Joseph Tom, sister Amy Whitaker and two grandchildren. Private services.

Elma Louise Hayes
Dec. 25, 2003
Elma Louise Hayes, 89, of Huntington, W.Va., a retired grocer, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Ohio. She is survived by son Charles, daughter Joyce Wager, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Faith Baptist Church, 1230 Kailua Road. Burial in Huntington, W.Va.

James Kauanoe Kanaele Jr.
Dec. 24, 2003
James Kauanoe "Noe" Kanaele Jr., 66, of Kihei, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Kuiaha, Maui. He is survived by wife Charlotte U.; son Leighton; daughters Wainani Cugal and Jocelyn; brothers Robert Kanaele, Roy Naopuu and Morris and Mauro Tianio Jr.; sisters Elizabeth Kan-Hai, Claudia Jarigue and Vivian Tianio; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Ronald Masao Kawamura
Dec. 24, 2003
Ronald Masao Kawamura, 80, of Kaneohe, a retired Hawaiian Dredging & Construction labor foreman, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Katherine K., daughters Carol A. Lee and Clare T., sisters Kiyoko Kojima and Nancy Y. Takahashi, and one grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Harris United Methodist Church. No flowers.

Toshie Neya
Dec. 10, 2003
Toshie Neya, 72, of Ewa, died in Kuakini Medical Center. She was born in Okayama, Japan. She is survived by sons Barry and Francis; daughters Kelly Okada, Eloise Saito and Geraldine Doi; brothers Shinobu and Kimiomi Kobayashi; sisters Akie Yamamoto, Chifumi Irie and Yoshimi Horiguchi; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ruth Masako Nobunaga
Dec. 15, 2003
Ruth Masako Nobunaga, 90, of Waipahu, a retired seamstress, died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Kipapa. She is survived by son George S. Mikami and brother John Y. Kokubun. Private services.

Tamotsu Tanaka
Dec. 19, 2003
Tamotsu Tanaka, 89, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed owner, died in Leahi Hospital. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Mildred K., son Robert K., daughters Joyce Wong and Carole Tanaka, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Daniel Chokichi Tsukayama
Dec. 19, 2003
Daniel Chokichi Tsukayama, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired Theo Davies warehouse supervisor, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sons Robert A. and Jay Y., daughter Ann S. Yabusaki, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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