Obituaries
Friday, November 22, 1996


Eiyo Ajimura, 91, of Honolulu, retired proprietor of Sheridan Grocery Store, died Wednesday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Stanley T. and Thomas Y.; daughters Dorothy H. Hirata and Ruth Y. Umemoto; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Patrick F. Apilado, 86, of Kekaha, Kauai, a Kekaha Sugar Co. retiree, died Wednesday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in San Fernando, La Union, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Soon Ne Park; son Patrick; daughters Marilynn Apilado-Laker, Judy A.A. Manuel and Suzanne A. Novak; sister Josefa Mungrobung; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Peter S. DeMello Sr., 70, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department major and Kaiser Hospital security supervisor, died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Olowalu, Maui, he is survived by wife Edith J.; son Peter S. Jr.; daughter Michele Schipa; brother Manuel Jr.; sisters Jessie, Agnes and Thelma DeJesus; and four grandchildren. Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ellen N. Dimberg, 82, of Denver, native of Kohala, Hawaii, died Wednesday in Denver. She is survived by husband Paul; daughters Judy and Mary; brother Donald Napier; and two grandchildren. Services to be held in Denver.

Xuong Van Le, 74, of Honolulu died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Vietnam, he is survived by wife Thinh Thi Phan; and son James. Buddhist services: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Kiyoko Muramoto, 83, of Honolulu, a retired Japanese school teacher, died Saturday at home. Born in Pahoa, Hawaii, she is survived by son Roy H.; daughter Lena C. Matsumoto; brother Isamu Kashiwagi; sisters Yoshino Nakano and Shizuka Kashiwagi; and four grandchildren. Private services held.

Nancy M. Nada, 67, of Honolulu, a medical receptionist and baby sitter, died Wednesday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Kaoru “Roger”; daughters Gayle K. Asatani and Joanne M. Chow; sister Helen K. Orikasa; and four grandchildren. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Seventh- day Adventist Church, 2655 Manoa Road. Inurnment: 8:30 a.m. Monday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Ellen M. Nakamura, 86, of Kahului, former owner of Aloha Barbershop and honored as one of Maui’s Outstanding Older Americans in 1993, died Wednesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Haiku, Maui, she is survived by sons Norman, George and Kenneth Nakamura, and Yoshio and Hiroshi Kobashigawa; daughters Fumiko Asato, Amy “Machan” Yonashiro, Shizue Oshiro, Betty Sakae and Annette Omuro; sisters Chiyo Adaniya, Adele Yakabe, Jane Miyahira and Bessie Yonashiro; 40 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. today at Seicho-No-Ie, 111 Kane St. Service: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tony Perreira Jr., 86, of Wailuku died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Kihei, Maui, he is survived by wife Minnie; son Clarence J.; daughter Maile Rowley; guardian Marge; brothers Francis Perreira and Sam Borrows; sisters Beatrice Rhoades and Shirley Akina; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Mausoleum. Casual attire.

Pasesa L. Salanoa, 58, of Waianae, a Hilton Hawaiian Hotel maintenance man, died Nov. 14 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in American Samoa, he is survived by daughters Patricia Davis and Cheryl Salanoa; and five grandchildren. Service: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Peni M. Samatua, 63, of Waipahu died Nov. 5 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in American Samoa, he is survived by wife Leiloa; sons Faavesi, Sale, Tautua and Larry; daughters Eleni Vaolo, Siagalima Vaimaona, Fiapaipai Kava and Faamaneenee Ioane; sister Tae Moaga; brothers Joe Samatua, Fatu Pulu and Lopati Leao; 27 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Wake: 4 p.m. Sunday at Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Call after 3 p.m. Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

William M. Shavonis Sr., 84, of Honolulu, a retired storage foreman and manager for Diamond Head Hillside Apartments, died Tuesday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Mahanoy City, Penn., he is survived by sons William M. Shavonis Jr. and Calvin G. Bettencourt; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Service: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

Kimie “Kida” Shidaki, 80, of Honolulu, a retires seamstress, died Saturday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son David I.; daughter Sharleen N.; and sister Tsuruye Koide. Service: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masao Tanimoto, 71, of Honolulu, a retired Real Estate Division chief for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, died Nov. 7 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Wahiawa, he is survived by wife Ikuko; son Ernest Y.; daughters Joanne S. Furukawa, Carol R.T. Ayabe and Gail N.T. Kim Han; brothers Robert, Ralph and Itaru; sisters Betty Sato and Alice Albin; and 10 grandchildren. Private services held.

Harold Tatsuno, 66, of Honolulu, a Hickam Air Force Base retiree, died Nov. 14 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Cherndale; sons Harold Jr., Jonathan and Vernon; daughters Toriann, Gloria, Joann, Jolene and Stacee; brothers Herbert and James; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Aiea Hongwanji, call after 5 p.m.; and 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Hongwanji, call after 10:45 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Chiyoko Tsukamoto, 83, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Leahi Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons George and Art; daughter Kikue Higa; brother Walter Higa; sister Yoshi Miyashiro; 11 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 1:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Sidney A. Wong, 58, of Hilo died yesterday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by companion George Spalding; and sister Becky C. Reis. Wake: 7 p.m. Monday at Malia Puka O Kalani Church. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Haruko Yamashita, 93, of Honolulu died Nov. 8 in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Ewa, she is survived by daughters Jean H. Arakaki, Jane H. Shimabuku and Josie S. Vallely; sister Eymi Narusawa; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services held.

Minnie F. Yemoto, 99, of Kaneohe, a retired school teacher, died last Friday in the Arcadia Retirement Residence. Born in Kula, Maui, she is survived by daughters Laura Wical, Georgia Miyajima and Alice Brooks; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Private services held.




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