Soshin Aniya
April 18, 2005
Soshin Aniya, 75, of Oceanside, Calif., an automotive electrician and U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, died in Vista, Calif. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Betty, sons Sanford and Bradley, brother Sosei, sister Nancy Y. Nagamine and four grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after noon. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Arthur Brickwood III
April 21, 2005
Arthur "Brick" Brickwood III, 73, of Laie, an Arthur Brickwood and Associates owner and U.S. Army corporal who served in the Korean War, died in Laie. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Rachel "Bae"; sons Arthur Brickwood IV, Billy Long, and Thomas, Peter, John, Roger and Judah Heffernan, and Albert and John "Alale" Kamakeeaina; daughters Jackie Aalona-Wong, Cheryl Ornellas, Rene Takemoto, Delphine Olson and Maevia Palacio; sisters Rhoda Haslam, Cookie Freitas and Barbara "Bobbie" Correa; 71 grandchildren; and 70 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire. No flowers.

Laura Lee Ching
April 15, 2005
Laura Lee Ching, 94, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Hale Ho Aloha. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stephen and Vernon, and three grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m.

Norio Matsuoka
April 21, 2005
Norio Matsuoka, 84, of Mililani, a retired federal government and city refrigeration and air conditioning supervisor, died in Kaiser Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Grace F.; daughters Jeannie S. Chastain, Nora K. Ishii, Janet J. Peters, Florence Y. Chinen and Nancy S. Miya; brothers Tsugio and Steve M.; sister Barbara Moriyama; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nobuko M. Mitcham
April 20, 2005
Nobuko M. Mitcham, 76, of Kailua, a retired Kaneohe Japanese Language School teacher and principal, died. She was born in Shanghai. She is survived by son Robert and sisters Kazuko Takagi, Yoshiko Hasegawa and Fumiko Watanabe. Private services.

Michael G. Mitura
April 17, 2005
Michael G. Mitura, 83, of Honolulu, an American Airlines senior manager, died in Kaneohe. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Florence, daughters Irene Donohue and Karen Mitura, caregiver Tom Stuart, sisters Rita Murphy and Margaret Rich, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc., 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611-1676. Additional information for an obituary printed Saturday.

Solomona Tausaga Nakagawa
April 12, 2005
Solomona Tausaga "Solo" Nakagawa, 30, of Waianae died in Waianae. He was born in Olosega, Manua, American Samoa. He is survived by son George; daughters Jaclyn, Mailie, Mokihana and Jennifer Kaahu; mother Ailetupe; sisters Nora Nakagawa and Kate Kaahu; and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at New Hope Chapel in Waipahu. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Mitsue Nishimura
April 21, 2005
Mitsue Nishimura, 101, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, a retired barber, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Napoopoo, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Albert G. and Bob, daughters Doris Kuwahara and Ellen Mizota, brother Ernest M. Shikada and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

Estrellita C. Patricio
April 15, 2005
Estrellita C. "Ester" Patricio, 63, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired County of Kauai custodian, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Makinabang, Baliuag, Bulacan, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Noel and Nelson, stepsons Fred and Danny, stepdaughter Amorita Jones and sister Lucila Macapagal. Visitation: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Services and burial to follow. Casual attire.

Melvin Ray Perry Jr.
April 24, 2005
Melvin Ray Perry Jr., 53, of Kahului, a Sears, Roebuck and Co. operations manager, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Mona; sons Troy and Joey; stepsons Brandon, Kawika and Kapena Ma-thias; parents Melvin R. Sr. and Cerelina; brother Ronald; sisters Joy Phelps, Yvonne Silva, Holly Valdez and Melanie Austria; and six grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at Christ the King Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park. Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's Church in Kaneohe. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Deborah Jo Stiner
March 1, 2005
Deborah Jo Stiner, 50, of Kailua, formerly of Waimanalo, a C&P Hardware employee in Hawaii Kai, died. She was born in Monroe, Wis. She is survived by brothers Brad and Bruce Monroe, and sisters Dawn Egli and Denise Stiner-Hutchinson. Mass: 5 p.m. today at Holy Trinity Church.

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