Pablo Arcangel Asuncion
June 29, 2005
Pablo Arcangel Asuncion, 70, of Koloa, Kauai, a retired carpenter, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Laoag City, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Cora; sons Gil, Noel, Ross, Paul and Randy; daughters Ana Ko and Iris Asuncion; brother Benjamin; sisters Brigida Racelo, Amerita Speasmaker and Amelia Barber; and nine grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Raphael Church in Koloa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Casual attire. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Wednesday.

Waldron Barrere
June 25, 2005
Waldron Barrere, 94, of Dillon, Mont., a U.S. Army major, Theo H. Davies and Co. architectural hardware division head and Fred L. Waldron Ltd. director and secretary, died in Sheridan, Mont. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy E.B., daughters Danielle S.B. Stone and Michele M.B. Stephen-Hassard, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services to be held at a later date. Donations suggested to Hawaiian Historical Society in Honolulu, Barrett Hospital Foundation in Dillon or Tobacco Root Mountains Care Center in Sheridan.

Edward Martin Garcia Jr.
June 26, 2005
Edward Martin Garcia Jr., 42, of Wahiawa, an electric company laborer, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Terry, son Edward Jr., daughters Charlotte Jumawan and Heidi Garcia, parents Edward Sr. and Sonja, brother Chris, sisters Willemina Garcia and Eleanor Januaria, and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon at Valley of the Temples.

Fumi Higa
June 25, 2005
Fumi "Clara" Higa, 83, of Wahiawa died at home. She was born in Waipahu. She is survived by husband Masaichi; son Wallace; daughters Jolyn S. Masuhara, Cynthia E. Lock and Tammy T. Aea; brothers Kenso, Henry T. and Richard K. Nakamura; sister Helen M. Sasaki; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert Thomas Holden
July 1, 2005
Robert Thomas Holden, 79, of Honolulu, a retired Merchant Marines chief engineer aboard the Miller Freeman, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was born in San Diego. He is survived by wife Yong C. and brothers Warren and Jack. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Committal services: 1 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Jerry W. Kelly
July 1, 2005
Jerry W. Kelly, 58, of Kailua, a self-employed computer consultant and retired U.S. Marine Corps master gunnery sergeant, died in Kailua. He was born in Lexington, Ky. He is survived by wife Renny, mother Carol and brothers Stanley Michael and Thomas Andrew. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 5:30 p.m. Committal services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Bernice Takeuchi Kim
May 26, 2005
Bernice Takeuchi Kim, 81, of Lanikai died in San Jose, Calif. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alison J., Kailand P. and Kaison D.; daughter Lynn D.K. Freimanis; and sister Penny T. Schreiner. Graveside services: 11 a.m. July 23 at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Institute for Human Services, 546 Kaaahi St., Honolulu, HI 96817.

Mitsuru Kunishige
June 22, 2005
Mitsuru Kunishige, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Air Flo Express delivery driver, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by brothers Kunichi, Shigeji, Kazuso, Melvin A. and Ronald Y.; and sisters Mildred Murai, Eileen Shiroma, Janice Chun, Karen Kim and Helen Mimura. Private services. No flowers. No donations.

Barbara Jean Miller
July 5, 2005
Barbara Jean Miller, 82, of Wailuku, a hairdresser, died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Kirkwood, Ill. She is survived by son Greg, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Marvillee Nani Waialeale Kaiwa Nitta
July 5, 2005
Marvillee Nani Waialeale Kaiwa "Aunty Nani" Nitta, 71, of Kekaha, Kauai, an ambassador in the tourist industry, died. She was born in Kekaha. She is survived by former husband Roland T.; sons Jeffery A.K., Francis K.M., Marvin R.K. and Mark R.K.; daughters Raleen M.K. Rivera, Rhona M.P. Nitta, Rena M.K. Williams and Roxanne M.K. Stecher; brother Sonny Kaiwa; sisters Gail K. Burley and Ivy N. Rivera; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. tomorrow at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Kauai United Way.

Tokiko Okamoto
June 24, 2005
Tokiko Okamoto, 96, of Pearl City died in Pearl City Nursing Home. She was born in Lihue. She is survived by sons Richard H. and Herbert S., daughter Blanche S. Yamane, sister Haruno Muraoka, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Larry B. Pajardo
June 25, 2005
Larry B. "Lucio" Pajardo, 66, of Puhi, Kauai, a retired McBryde Plantation crane operator, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Camp 7 McBryde, Kauai. He is survived by brother Benjamin and sisters Lourdes Menor, Marcelina Bungcayao and Lydia Madriaga. Services: 10:30 a.m. today at Kauai Memorial Gardens. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

Santiago Ramos Sr.
June 28, 2005
Santiago "Apo Ago" Ramos Sr., 98, of Kahuku, a retired Kahuku Sugar Plantation worker, died in Kahuku. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by sons Santiago Jr. and Don; hanai son Diego Agbayani; daughters Virginia "Jean" Berlinrut, Filipinas "Fely" Dorado, Florence Golden, Joan Martin and Julie Nacapuy; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Roch Catholic Church in Kahuku. Call after 6 p.m. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Katherine McManus Shotwell
July 1, 2005
Katherine McManus Shotwell, 77, of Makiki, a retired First Insurance of Hawaii account executive, died in Honolulu. She was born in New Orleans. She is survived by brother Eugene L. McManus Jr. Services held. Incorrect information was given in an obituary yesterday.

Paul Hiraku Sugimoto
June 29, 2005
Paul Hiraku Sugimoto, 89, of Honolulu, formerly of Kapaau, North Kohala, Hawaii, a retired Route Van Dry Goods proprietor, died in St. Francis Medical Center. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tokino, sons Warren N. and Irvin I., daughters Karen K. Mitsui and Paulette H. Alexander, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Odette Eldene Winkler
June 24, 2005
Odette Eldene Winkler, 86, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Lincoln, Neb. She is survived by son George Panker, daughters Corlee and Pamela Panker, sister Audra Kite and two grandchildren. Services canceled. Private scattering of ashes. Incorrect information was given in an obituary Wednesday.

Jane Yoshi Yamamoto
June 28, 2005
Jane Yoshi Yamamoto, 88, of Honolulu, a retired barber, died in Aloha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Holualoa, Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Yukio, Tetsuo, Sadao and Walter Hori; and sister Midge Yow. Private services.

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