Norman Teijo Arakaki
March 6, 2005
Norman Teijo Arakaki, 75, of Aiea, a retired Federal Aviation Administration civil engineer and Jehovah's Witnesses minister, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kaupakalua, Maui. He is survived by wife Laura T.; daughters Sheryl L. Lucero, Merle M. Arakaki and Gayle M. Hernandez; sisters Sachiye Futenma, Asayo Tengan, Misayo Nakaishi and Elaine Kina; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 4 p.m.
Nora Lo Tong Burgess
March 6, 2005
Nora Lo Tong Burgess, 90, of Waianae died in St. Francis-West Medical Center. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Ned, John, David, Harry, Hayden P.L. and Andrew; daughter Kuulei Haynes; brothers Harry and Herbert Lee; sister Clara Hu; 34 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 a.m. Monday. Burial: 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.
March 13, 2005
Hilda Desoto, 87, of Kahului, a house cleaner, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born on Maui. She is survived by daughter Margaret Espiritu, sisters Nora Bulgo and Chrissy Pono, six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: noon at Makawao Cemetery. Casual attire.
March 6, 2005
Ruiko "Linda" Kaita, 78, of Waimanalo, formerly of Kailua, a Kaita Lures and Kaita Anthurium Nursery owner and operator, died at home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by son David K., daughters Lorraine "Leilani" Honda and Irene "Kuulei" Lipton; stepmother Masae Tsurumaki, brother Eiji Tsurumaki, half brother Richard Tsurumaki, sister Teruko Yoshioka, half sisters Elaine Kamemoto and Jacqueline Tsurumaki, caregivers Janice Aukai and Susan Dills, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after noon. Casual attire.
Lester Teruo Kaji
March 7, 2005
Lester Teruo Kaji, 60, of Honolulu, a retired Public Works Center equipment specialist, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Janice M., son Kevin, daughter Liane Oshiro, mother Teruko, brothers Ronald and Lawrence, sisters Barbara Kaji and Karen King, and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Lorraine Mary Kaluna
March 5, 2005
Lorraine Mary Kaluna, 76, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired licensed practical nurse, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Gilbert Jr. and Peter Pauole and Allan Nihi; daughters Donna Kaohu and Nani Pauole; companion Reggie Kaluna; 24 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Catholic Church, Nanakuli. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Sunday.
Regina Kealiiokahekill Malubay
March 11, 2005
Regina Kealiiokahekill Malubay, 66, of Kaunakakai, a head housekeeper, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Francisco Sr.; children Vanessa Iopa and Francisco Jr. "Boy," Emerson K., Vernon L. and Roxann L. Malubay; brothers John and Kalani Iopa; sister Hannah Abitz; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kahului Ward. Additional services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. at Maui Memorial Park.
Mabel A. Miranda
March 9, 2005
Mabel A. Miranda, 82, of Honolulu died. She was born in Kula, Maui. She is survived by son Carl, brother Harold Vares, sisters Miriam "Ruth" Dawson and Marie Wellwood, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Patrick Church renovation fund.
Edward Peter Moetului
Feb. 24, 2005
Edward Peter "Big Ed" Moetului, 37, of Honolulu, a Big Ed's Custom Works owner, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mary Lii-Moetului, son Cyrus-Joe Lii-Moetului, daughters Natasha-Renee Moetului-Aguiar and Zayna Lii-Moetului, hanai daughter Jaleen Wong, brother Charles and sisters Vaitoa Sanchez and Atalina Fualaau. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Monday.
Dr. Steven Michael Moser
March 13, 2005
Dr. Steven Michael Moser, 55, of Wailuku, a medical doctor, died at home. He was born in Washington, D.C. He is survived by wife Althea A., son Jacob P., daughter Lauren R., father Dr. Robert and brother Jonathan. Services: 12:30 p.m. today at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after noon. Additional services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Canoe Club Hale in Kahului. Call after 10:30 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow at sea. Luncheon to follow. Aloha attire or beach wear for ocean ceremony.
Thelma Tamayo Nagamine
March 8, 2005
Thelma Tamayo Nagamine, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Flamingo Enterprises Inc. co-owner, died. She was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Roy M. and Daniel M.; daughters Winifred H. Kataoka, May E. Tamashiro, Jean H. Shimabukuro and Sandra K. Chong; brother Larry K. Akamine; sister Ruth K. Uyehara; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.
Katherine Kalauwalu Haruko Napoleon
March 10, 2005
Katherine Kalauwalu Haruko Napoleon, 96, of Kailua died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Kihei, Maui. She is survived by son Barry K., daughters Dorcus P. Kahuanu and Naomi P. Weight, sisters Marguerita M. Brown and Leimomi F. Kamauoha, 40 grandchildren, 88 great- grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua First Ward, Keolu Drive. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.
March 13, 2005
Mitsuko Oune, 84, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired Iolani Sportsware seamstress, died in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Eleele, Kauai. She is survived by husband Keiichi; sons Francis and Jason; daughters Diane Yamasaki, Joanne Yokotake and Sharon Higuchi; brother Shiro Taniguchi; sister Ruby Uyeda; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji in Hanapepe. Call after 2:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.
Daniel Kaniela Palama Jr.
Feb. 19, 2005
Daniel Kaniela Palama Jr., 64, of Makakilo, a retired Army sergeant, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by companion Laverne Catao, daughters Kristi H. Kansana and Esther M. Palama, brother Stanley, sisters Linda M.L. Founatian and Charlotte P. "Tootsie" Palama, and five grandchildren. Scattering of ashes: noon Saturday at Queen's Beach.
Frank Raymond Pauline Sr.
March 7, 2005
Frank Raymond Pauline Sr., 52, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a former bus driver and security guard, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Patricia; sons Joseph IV, Wayne and John S. Gonsalves and Frank R. Pauline Jr.; daughters Adeline "Pebbles" Coltes and Marlena Dedrick; sisters Marilyn Kalawe, Mary Jane Kalani, Patricia Leopoldino, Lorraine Reddick, Madeline Silva, Frances Moreno and Gladys Myers; 29 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.
Jean Marie Putz
March 13, 2005
Jean Marie Putz, 62, of Waianae, a homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Oxnard, Calif. She is survived by husband Vernon D., son Stuart, daughter Carol Zinke, brother David Escobar, sisters Connie Torkelson and Arlys Escobar, and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Waianae Seventh-day Adventist Church. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Adventist Malama Elementary School.
Howard Tadashi Yokotake Jr.
March 14, 2005
Howard Tadashi "Kachi" Yokotake Jr., 51, of Haena, Kauai, a Pahio Construction employee, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Valerie A., son Howard III, daughter Shelby A., father Howard Sr., brothers Leggs and Mitsu, hanai brother Christian Marston, sisters Naomi Yokotake and Akiko Chang, and five grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Waioli Huiia Church at Hanalei, Kauai. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.
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