Obituaries

Saturday, April 13, 1996



Kamimoto, 74, kept students
eating well

By Harold Morse
Star-Bulletin



Florence M. Kamimoto had high expectations of the food service workers to provide their best for the students, recalls Ralph Murakami, former principal of Lihikai School.

"She was a very caring and nurturing school cafeteria manager," Murakami said. "She always provided the best for the students in terms of trying to keep their food warm and appetizing and attractive for the kids. She was a very meticulous individual."

Kamimoto, a retired food service manager who won a top prize in a national recipe contest in 1968, died April 10 at her home at 74.

Her winning entry in the California Raisin Advisory Board contest consisted of three recipes for new methods of serving raisins in school lunches.

"I submitted three raisin recipes, two of which were originals that my staff and I concocted," she said after winning.

She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by son Brian; daughter Lois Sato; brothers Nadao, Robert and

Harold Makimoto; and sisters Hanako Hashimoto, Janet Inamasu and Dorothy Kawamoto.

Private services.



Chong Chun Akana of Hilo, an assistant fire chief for Hawaii County, died April 12 in the Life Care Center of Hilo. Akana, 94, was born in Puueo, Hawaii. He is survived by son Alfred C.; sisters Kam Yuen Shun-Akana and Mew Wah Lum; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Service: 10 a.m. April 17 at Memorial Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lucila A. Angeles of Wahiawa died April 5 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Angeles, 67, was born in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija, the Philippines. She is survived by husband Edilberto B. "Ben"; children Mercy Gilbert, Edith Pecson, and Rolando and Mario Y.; and 10 grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. April 18 at Mililani Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. April 19 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1403 California Ave. Call after 8:45 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Annette L.B. Cook of Honolulu, who died April 5 at home, is also survived by daughter Penny-Louise Carver. Carver's name was misspelled in April 15 editions.

Frances M. Feeley of Hilo, a retired Beckman Instruments secretary, died April 7 in Hilo Hospital. Feeley, 75, was born in Phoenix. She is survived by brother John; and half sister Phyllis Laufer. Graveside service: 11 a.m. April 17 at Homelani Memorial Park. Memorial service: 12:15 a.m. May 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Thelma M. Fox-Borngraver of Kahana, Maui, died April 12 at home. Fox-Borngraver, 82, was born in Chicago. She is survived by husband Melvin; stepdaughters Nancy Crossland and Karen Bocek; and six grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. April 17 at Kahana Reef Resort in Lahaina. No flowers. Donations may be made to the Maui American Cancer Society or the Maui Humane Society.

Robert H.C. Hee of Honolulu died April 12 in Straub Hospital. Hee, 67, was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Phyllis Y.; sons Dr. Michael K.J. and Thomas K.L.; brothers Harry and Alfred; and sister Mabel Goo. Service: 11:30 a.m. April 18 at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers.

Josefa D. Jacinto of Wahiawa died April 6 in Leahi Hospital. Jacinto, 91, was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Delfino A.; daughters Evelina Delacruz and Olinda Caban; brother Santiago Dumbrique; sister Tarcela Valeriano; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Wahiawa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Eleuterio Z. "Papa" Juarez of Kilauea, Kauai, a restaurant chef, died April 12 in Wilcox Hospital. Juarez, 59, was born in Sinala, Mexico. He is survived by nephew Merardo Mata. Mass: 5 p.m. April 18 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Kapaa, Kauai. Call after 4:30 p.m.

Kawelo Makahanaloa of Honolulu died April 11 in Straub Hospital. Makahanaloa, 89, was born on Lanai. He is survived by son Newell K.; daughter April N.; and a granddaughter. Service: 7:30 p.m. April 18 at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 6 p.m. Cremation to follow.

William S. Manning of Kaneohe, a U.S. Navy retiree, died last April 9 in Tripler Hospital. Manning, 84, was born in New Bedford, Mass. He is survived by wife Blossom K.; daughter JoAnne I. Hookano; sons Stephen F., Michael E., Patrick W. and William J.; and 10 grandchildren. Service: noon April 18 at Mili lani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Kikue Mizukami of Hilo died April 12 in Kuakini Hospital. Mizukami, 84, was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Charles T.; daughters Evelyn A. Aburamen, Laura T. Haraguchi and Marion S. Miyashiro; seven grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Service over her ashes: noon April 17 at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Van "Vanessa" Napolis of Kaneohe, an entertainer and hula dancer, died April 8 in Kailua. Napolis, 34, was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Ala; father Vincent; brother Vince; sisters Titi, Leana and Liane; and grandmother Emilia Iona. Service: 6 to 9 p.m. April 16 at the Waimanalo Beach Park Pavillion. Aloha attire.

Catherine A.N.C. Ng of Kaneohe, a retired state registered nurse who also was a certified instructor for the International Ballroom Dance Association, died April 11 in Kaiser Hospital. Ng, 78, was born in Kipahulu, Maui. She is survived by husband James K.W.; sons James K.W. Jr. and Bryon J.K.C.; sister Emily Keahi; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Wake: 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:15 a.m. April 18 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 46-129 Haiku Road. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

The Rev. Paul S. Osumi of Honolulu, author of "Today's Thought," a column in the Honolulu Advertiser, died April 8. Osumi, 90, also was a pastor emeritus for Nuuanu Congregational Church. He is survived by wife Janet S.; sons Paul S. Jr. and Norman H.; and five grandchildren. Memorial service: 5:30 p.m. April 21 at Nuuanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Highway. Casual attire. No flowers.

Pedro Pamaylaon of Honolulu, a retired salesman for the Honolulu Poi Co., died April 7 in the Philippines. Pamaylaon, 88, was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Celerina; sons Douglas, Pedro Jr. and Darren; daughters Charmaine Garcia, Roxanne Borthwick, Debra Cadiz and MaryAnn Pamaylaon; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 7 p.m. April 19 at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Burial was held in the Philippines. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lucy K. Ramos of Waipahu died April 13 at home. Ramos, 71, was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband John; sons Reuben, John Jr. and Phillip; daughters Barbara Emia, Abigail Fennelly and Marie Pablo; sister Beatrice Pascual; 23 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. April 18 at Borthwick Mortuary, call after 6 p.m.; and 11 a.m. April 19 at the mortuary, call after 8 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Elwyn E. Rice of Honokaa, Hawaii, proprietor of "the Hawaiian Shop" in Honokaa, Hawaii, and a retired California police officer, died April 14 in Honokaa Hospital. Rice, 74, was born in New York. He is survived by wife Rose C. "Loki"; sons John, William and Jimmy; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. April 18 at Honokaa Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Ernestine K. Summers of Las Vegas, formerly of Kauai, a bookkeeper for an accounting firm, died March 31. Summers, 49, was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Garfield; daughter Pua Kapahu; son Curtis "Cookie" Kapahu; mother Margaret Akana; sisters Ellen Blas and Carol Apana; brothers Norman, Solomon, William and Stuart Akana, and Calvin Fu; and a granddaughter. Services held on the mainland. Call: 3:30 p.m. April 18 at the Waimea Foreign Church. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire.

Harumi Suzuki of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired seamstress, died April 14 in Wilcox Hospital. Suzuki, 74, was born in Wahiawa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Waichi; daughters Aimee Yamamoto, Sharon Suzuki and Adele Tone; sisters Hanaye Hiranaka and Chiyomi Morimoto; and seven grandchildren. Service: 5 p.m. April 18 at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Catalina O. Yosores of Ewa Beach died April 2 in Los Angeles. Yosores, 59, was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Macedonio; sons Artemio, Teofico, Eliazar, Generoso, Roel, Edwin, Nilo and Macedonio Jr.; daughters Lolita Larioga, Victoria Duhaylongsod and Letecia Yosores; brothers Pablo, Jesus and Victor Ontoy; and sisters Hermosa, Evelyn, Jesusa and Monica. Service: 10 a.m. April 18 at First Southern Baptist Church, 91-743 Pohakapuna Road in Ewa Beach. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rose N. Young of Kailua died April 15 in Castle Hospital. Young, 76, was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Charles; sons Roy Kekahuna and Stephen Young; daughter Carol Kawano; sister Emma Malabey; and two grandchildren. Graveside service: 11 a.m. April 18 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.




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