Dora Weeks Asada
May 25, 2004
Dora Weeks Asada, 87, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Kona Community Hospital. She was born in Waimea, Hawaii. She is survived by son Allen, daughters Lucy K. Hauanio and Kay-Ann Asada, caregiver Karen C. Hasegawa, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Kona Daifukuji Soto Mission in Honalo, Hawaii.

Rocco Kamoi Bonomi
May 12, 2004
Rocco Kamoi Bonomi, infant son of James Rocco and Naia L. Bonomi, of Kalaoa, Kona, Hawaii, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is also survived by brother Rocco H.; sisters Kamalani Alapai and Kawailani and Mahinalani Bonomi; grandparents Puaala Romero, Patricia DeFusco and Joseph Marks Jr.; and great-grandparent Joseph Marks Sr. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Honokohau Boat Harbor in Kailua-Kona. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Loose flowers welcome.

Nelson Yuen Seu Chong
April 30, 2004
Nelson Yuen Seu Chong, 90, died in California. He is survived by two children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services today at Oahu Cemetery.

Arthur A. Gilliam
May 30, 2004
Arthur A. Gilliam, 89, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died at home. He was born in Hendersonville, N.C. He is survived by wife Esther, son Calvin Y.W. Yuen, brothers John W. Jr. and Lawrence, four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. today at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Patsy Kimiko Hartbarger
May 23, 2004
Patsy Kimiko Hartbarger, 66, of Aiea, a retired Pumehana Senior Housing Project site manager, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John H.; sons Bryan and Charles; brothers Fred and Miles Yamashiro; sisters Kay Fujimoto, Jean Murakami and Myrtle Yamashiro; and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Louis Kaninau
May 26, 2004
Louis Kaninau, 69, of Hono-lulu, a retired Leahi Hospital social worker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Samuel Jr. and Rudy, and sister Edith Kaiu Johnson. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Committal services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Mark F. Keola Kawaiaea
May 31, 2004
Mark F. Keola Kawaiaea, 43, of Wailuku, a Hawaiian Cement truck driver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by daughter Corynne, father John K., hanai mother Louisa Pu, brother Roback K. and sisters Joanna Ige and Malia Asuncion. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: noon Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Puuiki Cemetery in Hana. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Barry Bun Let Lum
May 24, 2004
Barry Bun Let Lum, 52, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a American Express Travel Agency travel agent, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Ryan, parents William and Nancy, brothers Scott and Paul, and sister Noni Bienfang. Private services.

Fugio Matsuyoshi
May 31, 2004
Fugio Matsuyoshi, 85, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retail business salesman, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. He is survived by sons Robin, John and Thomas; daughters Jun and Yuki Matsuyoshi and Gloria Corcino; stepmother Kimie; brother Yoshio; stepbrother Nobuhiro; sister Toshie Aquino; stepsister Irene; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Kauai Veterans Cemetery pavilion. Burial to follow at 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Barrett Wilson Melvin
May 31, 2004
Barrett Wilson Melvin, 86, of Wahiawa, a U.S. Army veteran and retired professional golfer, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Avalon, Pa. He is survived by wife Violet "Vicki," sons Buzz and Edward, daughters Bari Wynn Ruiz and Heather Mia Melvin, sister Mrs. John D. Russell, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kenji Nakamura
May 13, 2004
Kenji Nakamura, 70, of Lanai City, a retired auto painter, died in Lanai City. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by brother Tommy; sisters Masako Yanagawa, Mieko Fujimoto, Fusae Yoshikawa and Jean Worley; and caregiver and niece Rosie Perreira. Private services.

Larry D. Ramos
May 29, 2004
Larry D. Ramos, 87, of Kapaa, Kauai, a die caster, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Patrocinia O., sons Larry Jr. and Del, daughter Carmen Brown, brother Adriano Emparado, sister Betty Speetz, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. June 12 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Trinidad Motia Romero
May 30, 2004
Trinidad Motia Romero, 85, of Pukalani, Maui, a retired Maui Lu prep cook, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Francisco Malubay, daughter Shyla Romero, 10 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley Isle Memorial Park.

Tomonori Sakaguchi
May 19, 2004
Tomonori Sakaguchi, 82, of Ewa Beach, died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Kinuko and son Robert T. Private services.

Jody Elliott Sato
April 28, 2004
Jody Elliott Sato, 32, of Hono-lulu, died. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by mother Carol, brother Grant, grandparents Lynette Chang and Lily Sato, and great-grandparent Kimi. Private services.

Tom Tooru Tanaka
April 4, 2004
Tom Tooru "Perry" Tanaka, 91, of Honolulu, a retired city building inspector, died in Maurice J. Sullivan Family Hospice Center in St. Francis-West Medical Center. He is survived by wife Winifred; daughters Henri Kikuta and Susan and Lauren Tanaka; sisters Sachie Yamanaka, Vivian Taniguchi and Edith Kiyabu; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Macrina Balboa Vicente
May 29, 2004
Macrina Balboa Vicente, 59, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a Waimea Village Pharmacy employee, died at home. She was born in Santa Praxedes, Cagayan, the Philippines. She is survived by stepsons Chad and Dwayne; mother Matilde Balboa; sisters Darna Sales, Luzonica Dela Rosa and Mercedes Paule; and grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m.. tomorrow at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Honokaa. Call after 5 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at Honokaa Catholic Cemetery.

John Hoyt Williams
May 28, 2004
John Hoyt Williams, 64, of Honolulu, a federal government public information officer, died at home. He was born in Moline, Ill. He is survived by wife Joan; sons Jeffrey and Michael, daughter Jennifer Jarrold, brother Arthur, sister Marge Skarbeck and four grandchildren. Mass: noon today at Star of the Sea Church in Kahala. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples. Donations suggested to the family, who will donate proceeds to Star of the Sea Catholic Church and Catholic Charities.

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