Obituaries for Wednesday — March 26, 2003

Norman Naumu, Roy Takahashi, Rosalie Makishima, Opal Stark, Rosswell Oana


Norman Naumu

Norman Nohile Naumu of Hanapepe died at his residence, on Mar. 19, 2003 at the age of 62.

Born in Waimea on Nov. 5, 1941, he was a Construction Worker with Tani Construction.

He is survived by son, Shane (Joyce) Naumu of Hanapepe; two daughters, Shanette Kalima of Hilo, Sharmaine (John) Enos of O’ahu; mother, Sarah Kaohi of Waimea; two brothers, Hughes (Dorothy) Naumu of Las Vegas, Samuel Naumu Jr., of O’ahu, 9 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may visit with the family at 9 a.m. on Mar. 29, 2003 at Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church where services will be officiated by Rev. Mitchel Young at 10 a.m. Aloha attire is suggested.

Arrangements are being handled by Garden Island Mortuary, Ltd.


Roy Takahashi

Roy Kiyoshi Takahashi of Kapa’a, died Feb. 27, 2003, in Straub Clinic & Hospital at the age of 59.

Born Dec. 26, 1943, in Lihu’e, he was a cable splicer for GTE Hawaiian Tel.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Takahashi of Kapa’a; son Douglas Takahashi of Kapa’a, daughter Lena (Rodney) Rushing of Tennessee, grandchild Kristeena Rushing; mother Miyoshi Takahashi of Kapa’a, brothers Rodney (Alice) Takahashi of Kapa’a and Dean (Myra) Takahashi of Kapa’a.

Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, with service at 5 p.m. at Kapa’a Hongwanji. Burial will be done at a later date.

Casual attire is suggested and that flowers be omitted.

Arrangements were handled by Nuuanu Mortuary.


Rosalie Makishima

Rosalie Makishima of ‘Ele’ele, died at Kaua’i Veteran’s Memorial Hospital on March 15, 2003, at the age of 52.

A room attendant at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Kaua’i, she was born in the Philippines on June 19, 1950.

She is survived by her husband: Albert Makishima of ‘Ele’ele, mother: Regina Parnoncillon, sisters: Dory Reason, Lucy Soluta and Elsa Dura all of the Philippines and Sister Viviana, O.P., from Honolulu.

Also surviving are stepsons: Aaron Makishima and Mason Makishima of Honolulu, and brothers: Francisco Parnoncillon and Fernando Parnoncillon both of the Philippines.

Funeral services and visitation will be on Saturday, March 29, from 9-11 a.m. Mass will be at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kalaheo. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Casual attire is suggested. Arrangements by Borthwick Kaua’i Mortuary


Opal Stark

Opal May Stark, of Manteca, Calif., died at her residence, on Mar. 21, 2003, at the age of 73.

Born in Kansas on Aug. 22, 1929, she was an administrative secretary at Mountain View School District for the Special Education Department.

Preceded in death by her parents: Claude Potter and Opal Sunderland. She is survived by her husband Carl E. Stark and former husband Wildred Kester; children, Vickie Watry, Charlotte (Ron) Cheek, Sandra (Chester) Hollis all of Manteca, Calif.; Ricky Kester of Kapa’a; brothers: Clinton Potter of Salina, Kan.; sisters-in-law, Grace Potter and Ila Mae Asbury both of Winfield, Kan.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 26 at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home. Interment to follow Parkview Cemetery at 3661 E. French Camp Rd., Manteca, Calif.


Rosswell Oana

Rosswell Raoul Kaleolani Oana died on March 24, 2003, at the age of 30.

A construction worker, he was born in Lihu’e on June 18, 1972.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Napua Oana. He is survived by his fianc, Chilann Bukoski and her daughter, Chloe Bukoski-Alapai of ‘Omao; his father, Rossiter R.K. Oana Sr. and step-mother: Victoria Oana both of Washington; brother, Rossiter (Amanda) Oana of Kapa’a; sisters: Raenette (Danny) Sandomiaho of Puhi, Rhonda (Wesley) Jerves of Hanamaulu, Rona (Nathan) Nobriga of Puhi and Romy Oana of Hanama’ulu, step-sisters: Nani Kays and Angie Kays both from Washington, step-brothers: Michale Oana and Christopher Oana both from Washington.

He is also survived by his hanai family: Mildred (Cookie) Chow, Lloyd (Rosemary) Chow, Colleen (Frank) Nadavisay, Noel Chow, and his in-laws and their son, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bukoski, Sr. and Norman, Jr., nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call on Saturday, March 29, at Lihu’e First Hawaiian Church from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. where services will be celebrated at 11:15 a.m. Burial will follow at Lihu’e Cemetery.

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