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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2005


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.

THOMAS "TOM" BEGA, 80, of Wahiawa, died Nov. 2, 2005. Born in Wailuku, Maui. Retired U.S. Army staff sergeant. Survived by wife, Caridad "Carrie"; daughters, Kathleen Stalcup, Patricia Buckheit, Karen Camacho and Pamela Marquez; sons, Thomas Jr., Pedro and Terrence; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, John, Manuel and Raymond; sister, Juana Hernandez and Hattie Cruz. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o, Makai Chapel; burial 1 p.m. at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery. Casual attire.

KATHLEEN "K" FRANCES COSCO, 78, of Honolulu, died Oct. 25, 2005. Survived by daughters, Bobbie Cosco and Cindy Tavares; son, Matt; five grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Knoblauch. Celebration of life 7:30 a.m. Friday at Kaka'ako Waterfront Park (center pavilion). No flowers; donations to Winners' Camp Foundation; Aloha Pregnancy Care and Counseling Center, or Honolulu Zonta Club Foundation. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.

JERRY LEE DELA CRUZ, 63, of Honolulu, died Nov. 1, 2005. Born in Honolulu. East-West Associates newspaper carrier. Survived by sons, Gordon, Lee Matthew, and Gregory; daughter, Susan; mother, Mary; brothers, Edward "Noy" and James "Jimmy"; sisters, Jacqualine "Jackie" Nelmida, Jocelyn "Dodie" Takara, Judith "Judy," Janice "Jenny" Tai Hook and Jelene "Gina"; eight grandchildren. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary; service 10 a.m.; burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire.

SUEKO "GOVERNOR" FUKUNAGA, 94, of Waihe'e, Maui, died Oct. 9, 2005. Born in Waihe'e. Retired Wailuku Sugar Co. harvesting supervisor. Survived by wife, Hanako; son, Melvin; daughter, Linda. Private service held. Arrangements by Nakamura Mortuary, Maui.

ALBERT CHUN QUON GO, 83, of Honolulu, died Nov. 1, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 38, machinist. Survived by wife, Rose; daughter, Natalie "Toda" Crevelli; sons, Rodney and Dennis; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Chang, Margaret Yee and Betty Chang. Visitation 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Epiphany Episcopal; service 10:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers; donations to the church. Arrangements by Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

KIYOSHI IDE, 88, of Kealakekua, Hawai'i, died Nov. 3, 2005. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Retired Holualoa School teacher; former Boy Scouts of America leader. Survived by wife, Namiko; brothers, Shigeki, Takao, Yukio, Tatsuo and Itsuro; sisters, Sadako Nakamura, Momoe Sakata, Setsumi Ozawa and Miyoko Alawa. Private service. Arrangements by Borthwick Hawai'i Funeral Home, Hilo.

AGNES KAMEKO IHA, 86, of Honolulu, died Oct. 6, 2005. Born in Hilo, Hawai'i. Member of Ginowan Shi Jin Kai. Survived by son, Richard Jr., daughters, Karen Chung and Dianne Morimoto; brother, Henry Shiroma; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

WILLIAM H. JOHNSON, 66, of San Diego, formerly of Hawai'i, died Oct. 28, 2005. Born in Columbus, Ohio. Retired Honolulu Police Department detective; Internal Revenue Service criminal intelligence analyst; and director of security/safety, Imperial Corp. of America, Del Mar Hilton Hotel, Shelter Pointe Hotel and Marina. Survived by wife, "Eddi" Ebinger; son, David Hughson; daughters, B.J. Padilla and Micki Young; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Scattering of ashes in Hawai'i pending. Arrangements by El Camino Memorial Park and Mortuaries, San Diego.

ROBERT YOSHIHIRO KIDO, 83, of Honolulu, died Oct. 24, 2005. Born in Lahaina, Maui. Retired Kahului (Maui) Post Office postmaster. Survived by wife, Alma; daughter, Louise Iwaishi; son, Alan; brother, Nobuo; three grandchildren. Visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary; service 11 a.m. No flowers. Casual attire. Arrangements by Diamond Head Mortuary.

GERALD "JEFFY" LEE, 58, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 27, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Hawaiian Electric Co. employee. Survived by son, Pohaku; daughters, Michele Lee-Markham, Renee Palafox and Brenna; fiancÚ, Bernie Matsumura; father, Charles; mother, Violet Wahihako; brother, Charles "Miki"; sister, Muriel "Soonie" Stevens; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o, Mauka Chapel; service 11 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

HAROLD KENJI MISHIMA, 75, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 16, 2005. Born in Honolulu. Retired Honolulu Fire Department captain and retired deputy sheriff. Survived by wife, Bettie; son, Mark; daughters, Liane Takaba and Cheryl Nakai; six grandchildren; two hanai grandchildren; brothers, Joe, Mitsuo and Yasuo; sisters, Janet Fujii, Ayako Yamamoto, Betty Ueno, Margaret Mishima and Florence Funai. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

HIFUMI NAKAMURA, 94, of Honolulu, died Oct. 29, 2005. Born in Waipahu. A homemaker. Survived by sons, Theodore and Roy; daughter, Alice Funasaki; sisters, Yachiyo Kojima and Clara Shibatake; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private service held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.

HATTIE JOANN PAWAI, 61, of Kamuela, Hawai'i, died Nov. 1, 2005. Born in Kamuela. A housewife. Survived by husband, Richard; son, Clinton; daughters, Pauline Pawai and Danniel Paulino; nine grandchildren; brothers, Alfred, Prince and Thomas Perreira; sisters, Agnes Medeiros, Alice Park and Jenny Tavares. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Annunciation Catholic Church, Kawaihae Road, Waimea; service 8 p.m. Visitation also 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church; 10 a.m. service; burial to follow in church cemetery; luncheon to follow at Lalamilo Farm Lots, 66-1530 Pu'u Huluhulu Road, Kamuela. Information: (808) 885-9333. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary, Kona, Hawai'i.

BERT SUSUMU SUNAOKA, 85, of Kane'ohe, died Oct. 27, 2005. Retired Pan American World Airways, Fleet Services, baggage handler. Survived by wife, Lillian; son, Rodney; daughters, Leatrice Becker, and Jean Davidson; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation 5 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary; service 6 p.m. No flowers. Casual attire.

BENJAMIN SATORU WAKIDA, 62, of Waipahu, died Nov. 2, 2005. Born in Pepe'ekeo, Hawai'i. Retired Heide & Cook Ltd. sheet-metal worker. Survived by wife, Shirley; son, Gregg; daughters, Iris Maikai and Jo Ann; five grandchildren; brothers, Abel and Chester; sister, De Ette Fukamizu. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, Waipi'o, Mauka Chapel; service 6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

ERIC "BIG E" YU, 39, of Honolulu, died Oct. 27, 2005. Born in Honolulu. R.T. Sales operations manager. Survived by parents, Richard and Emma; brother, Dr. Richard. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Philomena Church; Mass 11 a.m. Burial 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. Arrangements by Borthwick Mortuary.