Obituaries
Friday, December 13, 1996


Elizabeth K.N. Beckley, 90, of Honolulu died Sunday in a care home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Ramona Doody; sons George C. and Kealiikoa O.; sister Henrietta Hallinger; brother Carl Naluai; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Harry K.H. Chai, 62, of Honolulu died Monday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brother Julian N.; a niece; and a nephew. Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

Keith Fisher, 46, of Kailua died Nov. 24 in Castle Hospital. Born in Patterson, N.J., he is survived by mother Beverly K.; and brothers Eric and Kirk. No services.

Celestino Guerpo, 92, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died Tuesday in the North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Marcela; sons Mariano, Jaime and Florencio; daughter Conching Sanchez; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Monday at Honokaa Salvation Army. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Salvation Army. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Honokaa County Cemetery. Casual attire.

James K.S. Hoe, 94, of Honolulu, retired owner of James Hoe Dry Goods and Material Store, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by daughters Jennie Leong and Wanda Fong; sister Mrs. William Wong; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Herbert M. “Tony” Kawatani, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Dredging Co. construction superintendent, died Wednesday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation Center. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brother Kiichiro Abe; and sisters Barbara M. Ono, Masao Komoto, Helen H. Uruu and Lorraine Y. Kawatani. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Martin D.L. King, 65, of Waianae, a retired Idaho fire captain, died Monday in the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. King, a Korean War veteran, was born in Wynone, Okla. He is survived by wife Orchid; mother Rose Greise; son Tom and Dan Jr.; daughter Terri Beck; stepsons Darryl Jr. and Kelly Poulsen; stepdaughters Sherry Takai and Puanani Kalawa; brothers Tom and Harley; sisters Barbara Worchester, Genieve Osterhoudt and Lucettia Gimlin; and six grandchildren. Service: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Masako Korenaga, 90, of Waianae died Tuesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Waianae, she is survived by sons Nobuo, Gilbert M. and Tito; daughters Joyce C. Matsumoto, Sally F. Tanaka and Edith S. Okimoto; brothers Fusao and Satoru Okada; sister Stella K. Tanimoto; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kam Oot Lum, 98, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Francis C.H., Clarence C.M. and Richard C.H.; daughters Bernice Chui, Mildred Dung and Lily Hom; brother Kwon Hou Young; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Buddhist services: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kipeni S. Lutu, 64, of Honolulu died Saturday at home. Born in American Samoa, he is survived by children Starr, Leroy, Eric and Frank; mother Salote Su‘apa‘ia; brothers Fa‘asuka, Leroy, Kipeni II, Saimalie and Fa‘asuka Jr.; sisters Starr, Tafa, Oilau, Elisa, Mokihana, Tamalii, Debbie and Julliette; and three grandchildren. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God Church. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Naoki Matsuo, 90, of Hilo, a retired HT&T Co. stevedore, died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Shigeko; sons Roy H., Stanley T. and George S.; daughters Marilyn J. Nishimoto and Pauline N. Hayashi; brother Kaname; sister Kimiko Sugihara; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Service: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Mary E. McKenney, 79, of Honolulu died Dec. 5 in the Liliha Health Care Center. Born in Oklahoma, she is survived by daughter Terry; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: 3 p.m. Monday at Star of the Sea Church, 4470 Aliikoa St. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to charity.

Emma Midro, 93, of Honolulu died Dec. 4 in the Oahu Care Facility. Born in Honolulu, she has no known survivors. Private services.

Setsuo “Paul” Mizuno, 79, of Pearl City, a retired Pearl Harbor, Shop 6, electrician, died Tuesday at home. Born in Kunia, he is survived by wife Edith S.; sons Wayne S., Garrick T. and Craig T.; brother Henry H.; sisters Betty A. Takahashi and Edith F. Mizuno; and a grandson. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Inurnment with military honors: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual/aloha attire.

Richard S. Nakasato, 73, of Honolulu, a retired dispatcher for Y. Higa Enterprises, died Dec. 3 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Edith M.; son Richard M. “Jr.”; sisters Masako Oshiro, Tokiko Nagata and Mitsue Tamashiro; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bo H. Oyama, 80, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired Kekaha Sugar Co. crane operator, died Wednesday. He is survived by wife Satoe; son Irwin; daughter Eileen Nakaahiki; sisters Lillian Moritomo and Ethel Goto; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Service: 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Waimea Foreign Church. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rose K.S.H. Pang, 92, of Honolulu, a retired schoolteacher, died Dec. 4 in Straub Hospital. Born in Waipouli, Kauai, she is survived by brother Richard I.S. Hee; and sisters Annie Wong, Irene Leong, Lydy Ching and Elizabeth Souza. Taoist service: 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Funapo M.T. Peapealalo, 73, of Kaaawa, a city government retiree, died last Friday in Tripler Hospital. Peapealalo, a veteran, was born in Western Samoa. He is survived by sons Makuisa, Jack, Ike, Samatua, Aimeavela, Aimeamata and Fanupo Jr.; daughters Nusipepa, Ulala, Ta’ei, Margaret, Elaine, Jolene, Daisy, Wanda and Ruth; brothers Aimeamata, Aimeavela, Suluai and Topeto; sisters Lululima, Faaaloalo, Ulala, Vaai, Ta’ilua, Kuesa, Taeta‘ei, Pea, Toga and Melipa; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Service: 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hauula Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery.

Sengphanh Phanphongsa, 81, of Honolulu died last Friday in Straub Hospital. Born in Laos, she is survived by sons Singkeo, Paul, Phetavanh, Phouthong and Souky; daughters Chanday, Chantone, Khanthaly, One, Khangphone, Khankham, Khangeune and Khankeo; several siblings; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Buddhist service: 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Yutaka Shintani, 91, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired Lihue Sugar Co. mechanic, died Wednesday at home. He is survived by sons Ralph and Ronald; and two grandchildren. Service: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hanako Toda, 97, of Honolulu, a retired private home housekeeper, died Dec. 4 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, she is survived by sons Howard K. and Richard M.; daughters Nancy A. Adachi, Jessie F. Cho and Betty H. Yamamoto; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Ralph M. Tomita, 82, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed contractor, died Nov. 22 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Chiyoko; son Raymond Y.; daughter Susan Takasawa; brothers Isamu, Yutaka and Tsutomu; and a grandchild. Private services.

Priscilla G. Waiohu, 66, of Lahaina died Wednesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Wailuku, she is survived by husband Sonnie J.; sons Alan E. Bergado, and Kalaniokapono and Sonnie J. Jr. Waiohu; daughters Esmenia L.A. Coloma, Rosemarie Perry, Eloise Moritz and Charmaine Orbistondo; brothers Edward Yockman, and Moses and Rudy Tabelisma; sisters Solidad Obado, Leonilda Roque, Mary Tom and Janet Tabelisma; 20 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Makawao Veterans Cemetery.

Jacob B.C. Yoon, 70, of Las Vegas, formerly of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Police Department captain, died Sunday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Sandra; son Jason J.; daughters Pamela J. and Renee; sister Nora Walton; and four grandchildren. Service: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.




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