Norma Masako Bentosino
June 6, 2004
Norma Masako Bentosino, 41, of Kihei, Maui, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Solo F.'A. Samita; sons Paula L.M., Sione T.k.V. and Setitaia S.S. Samita; daughters Angela Bentosino and Tule K. Samita; stepdaughter Nikita 'U.V. Samita; mother Haruko; and sister Eileen Hirouji. Services: 9 p.m. Friday at Family Life Center in Kahului. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Maui Memorial Park Cemetery in Wailuku.

Albert Brown
April 14, 2004
Albert "Brownie" Brown, 92, of Waimanalo, a retired U.S. Navy chief warrant officer, died at home. He was born in Fort Sumner, N.M. He is survived by wife Helene, son Glenn, daughter Arlene Hauke, brothers Herbert and Clarence, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Utah Memorial in Pearl Harbor. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday on the beach fronting 41-932 Laumilo St. in Waimanalo. Loose flowers and leis welcome.

Federico Cadiente
May 30, 2004
Federico Cadiente, 70, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a McBryde Sugar mill operator and Philippines air force master sergeant, died at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Caridad B.; sons Andres, Corazon, Fortonato, Federico Jr., Warlito and Dennis; daughters Erlinda Ancheta, Gorgonia Barr and Merlina Catbagan; sisters Maria Bolosan and Eugenia Acob; 32 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary in Koloa. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Itsuko Furuta
June 4, 2004
Itsuko Furuta, 88, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a former Volcano House employee, died at home. She was born in Japan. She is survived by sons Harold, Thomas, Kenneth, James and Burt; sisters Hisako Kondo and Teruko Yoshimoto; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard Riichi Idemoto
June 5, 2004
Richard Riichi Idemoto, 74, of Haliimaile, Maui, a Maui Land and Pineapple Co. machinist, died at home. He was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. He is survived by wife Judy C.; daughter Mary Ann Baker; brothers Tashio J., Robert and Allen; sisters Jane Miyaguchi, Sally Waki, Nancy Dela Cruz, Molly Barton and Diana Tanaka; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Friday at Maui Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Ralph Ishikawa
June 6, 2004
Ralph Ishikawa, 71, of Hanapepe Heights, Kauai, a teacher, fisherman and entertainer, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Numila, Kauai. He is survived by wife Takako; sons Wade, Ian and Robert; daughter Lynn Hayashi; mother Yuriko; sister Betty Matsukawa; and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Abraham Kaina
May 25, 2004
Abraham Kaina, 88, of Wailuku, a retired Pioneer Mill truck helper, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Huelo, Maui. He is survived by sons the Rev. Phillip, Jonathan and Abraham; daughters Julie Rodrigues, Joycelyn Kamaka, Angeline Martinez-Apolo, Evaline Bailey and Irene Kaina; brothers Sonny F. Velligas, Alfred Bogoy and Joe Lanoza; sisters Maryann Gazmen, Anna Dizon, Matilda "Telli" Nahooikaika, Primrose Keahi and Irene Kalawaia; 26 grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Valley Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Agnes Yvonne Kalanikapu Lee
June 6, 2004
Agnes Yvonne Kalanikapu Lee, 68, of Glenwood, Hawaii, a Lyman House Museum curatorial assistant, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Eugene H.D., son Harold R. De Costa, stepson Gerard, daughters Catherine D. Lucas and Laura-Ann K. Gonzalez, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at New Hope Christian Fellowship Gathering Place, 840 Kupulau Road, Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo.

Renee Kay Marable
May 25, 2004
Renee Kay Marable, 45, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Minnesota. She is survived by husband James, son J.C., parents Dwayne and Dorothy Mathiesen, brother David Mathiesen, sisters Laurie Bromwick and Kelly Hokanson, and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Fort DeRussy Chapel. Reception to follow at Asia-Pacific for Security Studies, 2058 Maluhia Road. Additional information for an obituary printed May 29.

Deanna Pualani Maria
May 31, 2004
Deanna Pualani Maria, 22, of Mililani, died in Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Kurt D.; son Dominic N.; father Eugene A. Todd Sr.; mother Pauline Todd; brothers Roy Maria and Daniel, Eugene Jr. and Derrick Todd; sister Bernet Young; and grandparent Janet Sanchez. Services: 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 11 a.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Karen N. Mark
June 3, 2004
Karen N. Mark, 46, of Honolulu, an independent distributor for health products, died in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Chris and Casey, father and stepmother Robert and Claudine Yamashita, and brother Bryson. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Maunalua Bay Beach Park in Hawaii Kai. Scattering of ashes to follow. Aloha attire. Loose flowers and leis welcome.

Domingo G. Pascual Jr.
May 18, 2004
Domingo G. Pascual Jr., 45, of Waipahu, an U.S. Postal Service letter carrier in Wahiawa, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Linnie, sons Christopher and Christian, daughter Kiana, parents Marquita and Domingo Sr., brother Dominque and sisters Marlene Nakamura and Melissa Mock. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Clarence Puha
May 30, 2004
Clarence "Puha Man" Puha, 77, of Lahaina, a Maui County bulldozer operator at Olowalu Landfill, died at home. He was born in Olowalu, Maui. He is survived by wife Roselani A., sons Wellyn and Reggie, daughters Cynthia Nichols and Pamela Hamakua, brother Walter, sister Elizabeth Hoopii, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kahului Hawaii Stake Center. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Maui Veterans Cemetery in Makawao.

Gene Thomas Rivera
May 9, 2004
Gene Thomas Rivera, 56, of Holualoa, Hawaii, an E.M. Rivera and Sons Inc. co-owner, died in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kahaluu-Beach, North Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Geraldine N.; son David K.; brothers Willy Kahulamu and Jerry D. and Hiram Rivera; and sisters Leona Bellin and Helen Lindsey. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

John Franklyn Robello
May 24, 2004
John Franklyn "Pocho" Robello, 50, of Kalaupapa, Molokai, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Roberta; sons John, Justin and Jermaine Robello and Brandon and Kaleikaumaka Silva; daughter Johnette Berrigan; sisters Caroline Grillen, Raynette Mc Cormick, Pauline Jordan and Rose Pescaia; caregiver Nicole; and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Pescaia residence in Hooaikane, Molokai. Scattering of ashes: 11 a.m. Monday at Kalaupapa Pier. Casual attire.

Sarah Elizabeth Leimomi Shaw
June 6, 2004
Sarah Elizabeth Leimomi Shaw, 84, of Kahului, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Charles St. Sure; daughters Kaui Philpotts, Diane Ho and Robbie St. Sure; sister Helen N. McClusky; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: noon tomorrow at St. Ann's Church. Call after 11 a.m.

Kanaue Stanley
May 16, 2004
Kanaue "Willy" Stanley, 68, of Waianae, died in Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by a son, a daughter, brother Frank Vanderford and sister Grace Yim. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park.

Tsuruko Toyama
June 7, 2004
Tsuruko Toyama, 87, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired Hawaiian Flower Gardens owner, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Ronald, Francis, Glenn and Ivan; daughters Charlotte Ng and Eleanor Arakaki; brothers Richard and Stanley Kiyuna; sisters Harriet Higa and Yukino Okubo; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No monetary offerings.

Niumai Marama Tukana
May 28, 2004
Niumai Marama Tukana, 61, of Wailuku, a Skylani Management Corp. maintenance technician, died at home. She was born in Suva, Fiji. She is survived by husband Kausiga, sons George and Michael, daughters Lina and Sarafina, and 12 grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Emily Vidinha
June 4, 2004
Emily Vidinha, 87, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a homemaker, died. She was born in Lawai, Kauai. She is survived by sons Robert and Ernest, daughter Marie Perreira, brother Louis Freitas, sisters Anna Fune and Beatrice Martin, 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire.

Laura Mildred Wilson
June 6, 2004
Laura Mildred Wilson, 88, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in New York. She is survived by sons George III and Fred, daughter Joan, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Harris United Methodist Church. Call after 1 p.m. Cremation to follow.

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