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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, May 10, 2004


Advertiser Staff

The Advertiser publishes obituaries about people of interest to its readers as a free public service. Obituaries may be submitted by mortuaries or, with proof of death, by individuals in writing. Fax 525-8037 or write to Obituaries Editor, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. Include a contact name and phone number. We reserve the right to edit for form, style and newsworthiness. Date of publication cannot be guaranteed. To publish paid death notices, call the classified ads department at 521-9111.

ANNETTE E. HEDEMARK, 81, of Kailua, died May 4, 2004. Born in Eureka, Calif. A homemaker. Survived by daughter, Carol; sons, James and Ronald; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Marion Salel. Services pending. Arrangements Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary.

TOSHIO HIGA, 77, of Honolulu, died May 3, 2004. Born in Laupahoehoe, Hawai'i. Retired city Department of Parks and Recreation maintenance worker. Survived by wife, Fumiko; stepsons, Thomas and Russell Shiroma; stepdaughters, Brenna Stanfield and Irene Shiroma; three step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Yukio and Jack; sisters, Doris Iwano, Sally Tokunaga and Edith. Visitation 9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 10 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

YOSHIKO ISHIMINE, 87, of Honolulu, died May 4, 2004. Born in Okinawa, Japan. Retired Hawaiian Tuna Packers fish cutter. Survived by sons, Charles, Herbert, James and Wallace; five grandchildren. Service 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Staff Sgt. OSCAR "BIG DADDY" MEDINA, 32, of Schofield Barracks, died May 1, 2004, in Iraq. Survived by wife, Beate; son, Daniel Vargas; mother, Francia Lopez. Cemetery committal service 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

DAVID TETSUO MORISHIGE, 71, of Kailua, died May 7, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Retired Wasa Electric Co. electrician. Survived by wife, Sarah; son, Derrick; daughters, Reyne Morishige and Sandra Komesu; five grandchildren; brothers, Walter and Richard; sisters, Doris Izumoto, Sister Francis Cabrini and Elsie Kusunoki. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 6 p.m. Private inurnment. No flowers. Aloha attire.

ROBYN MAE NAKAJI, 46, of Honolulu, died April 23, 2004. Born in Honolulu. A homemaker. Survived by husband, Daryl; and a son, daughter, and parents. Visitation 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary; service 2:30 p.m. No flowers.

MARVIS "ULU" ULULANI PILA, 56, of Wai'anae, died April 29, 2004. Born in Kaunakakai, Moloka'i. Survived by husband, Clifford; sons, Clifford Jr. and Christopher; daughters, Shannon; hanai daughter, Natasha; brothers, William "Butch," Kenneth, Richard "Kalani," Fred Aiwohi and Lloyd "Moana" Aiwohi; sister, Marvalie "Molly" Aiwohi-Kekipi; 11 grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday at Ka Hale Hoano O Ke Akua Church, 1760 Nalani St.; service 11 a.m.; Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Arrangements by Leeward Funeral Home.

FUNG YEUNG PUN, 85, of Honolulu, died May 7, 2004. Survived by daughter-in-law, Oi Lin Poon; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary; memorial service 5 p.m.

PAPA LEATO TAMASEU, 63, of Honolulu, died May 2, 2004. Born in Iliili, American Samoa. Survived by sons, Mefi Misa, Thomas, Alexander, Nonu Vao and Uili Papa; daughters, Patricia Lui, Priscilla Meleisea, June, Elizabeth Reno and May Vao; brothers, Fuimaono Vao, Kuresa Lutoga and Latino; sisters, Gail Clark, Olga Gasu, Ilove'a Willis and Rosa; 10 grandchildren. Services pending in American Samoa. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.

SHARON KAYOKO TOYAMA, 56, of 'Aiea, died April 30, 2004. Born in Honolulu. Farrington High School administrative services assistant. Survived by son, Bradley; daughter, Sharla; mother, Sally Arakawa; sisters, Aileen Hokama, Karen Ohira, Charlene Ramos and Joy Higa; two grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary.