Obituaries
Thursday, December 26, 1996


Pearl Castro, 79, of Papaikou, Hawaii, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by sons Manuel and Frank; brother John Kamauoha; 3 grandchildren. Graveside service: 9 a.m. Saturday, Alae Cemetery (Mormon section).

Wing Chew Chong, 85, of Hilo, retired owner of the Ainako Cash & Carry Store and Chong’s Poultry Farms, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Hilo. Survived by wife Hilda S.; sons Donald, Robert and Wayne; daughters Faye Ann Moore and Maryjane Amaral; brothers Wing Chong and Wing Kong; sisters Nyit Young Parkhurst, Anita Ho and Nyit Mee Hom; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. tomorrow, Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Alice H.K. Chu, 79, of Honolulu, formerly of Punaluu, Hawaii, died Saturday in Island Nursing Home. She was born in Okoe, Hawaii. Survived by husband Edward K.W.; son Edward G.; daughters Hannah May Ho, Mildred C. Pascua, Lei Momi Galera and Gay-Lynn Douglas; brothers Samuel Kumukahi and Clement Kuanoni; sisters Kalei De Silva and Kalei Akeo; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dodo Mortuary in Hilo. Call after 1 p.m. Burial: Homelani Cemetery. Casual attire.

Walter N. Clark, 74, of Honolulu died last Thursday in Queen’s Hospital. He was born in Chicago. Survived by son George A.; daughters Marjorie Mattos, Nora A. Taylor and Debbie L. Cosme; brother William; 10 grandchildren. Service: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Marianne Coates, of California, sister of Steven Sparks of Honolulu, died Saturday in San Diego. She is also survived by husband James; son Paul; daughter Elisabeth; stepdaughter Jami Stewart; parents Lester and Dorothy Sparks. Services on the mainland.

Gordon M. Hangai, 63, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. technician, died Saturday at home. He was born in Wailuku. Survived by brother William M.; sisters Corrine A. Lee, Elsa T. Hangai, Iola S. Akana and Ivy C. West. Memorial service: noon Sunday, Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Thelma K.P. “Ala” Holeso, 63, of Riverside, Calif., a native of Kohala, Hawaii and a retired Mauna Kea Beach Hotel activities director, died Dec. 18 in Riverside, Calif. Survived by husband Samson K.; sons Randall Pule and Ainsley, Sterling, Samson and Steven Holeso; daughters Dallas Kuhaiki, JanLuella DeRego and Sherleen Olsen; brother Allen Pule; sisters Rose Lindsey, Margaret Kaoo, Lena Kapeliela and Sarah Pule; 16 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Service: noon Monday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Dallas and Ricky Kuhaiki’s home on Hawi Road, above Nakahara Store, and after 8 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial: Old Niulii Cemetery. Casual attire.

Shizue Kaneshiro, 71, of Hilo, died last Thursday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Waiakea, Hawaii. Survived by husband Kentoku; daughters Janice, Mae and Diane; brother Toshio Shimabuku; sisters Hanae Chun and Tamiko Takahata. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday, Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home-Hilo, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Kilohana Church. Call after 3 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kimi Okimoto, 87, of Honolulu died Dec. 9 in Maunalani Nursing Home. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by son Norman H.; daughters Lillian Belshaw and Shirley Y. Ikeda; brother Raymond M. Murakami; 4 grandchildren; 6 great- grandchildren. Private services.

Antone Ruis Jr., 84, of Waimea, Hawaii, died Friday in the North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born on Kauai and was the retired owner of the former Ruis Enterprise Inc. Survived by wife Sarah K.; daughters Pearl Rodrigues, Rhonda Anduha, Antonette Reed and Dolores Jimenez; sons Glenn, Antonio and Ronald; stepsons Wayne and Wilbert Kaupiko and Joseph K. and James K. Mawae; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Imiola Congregational Church in Waimea. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Takeyo Uesugi, 86, of Honolulu died Dec. 16 in Oahu Care Facility. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. Survived by sons Norman T., Roy Y. and Wayne F.; daughters Ruby F. Mizubayashi, Nancy F. Johiro, Jane E. Morreira and Mae K. Imose; sister Kiyono Izutsu; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ichiwo Yamanaka, 70, of Keaau, Hawaii, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Keaau and was a retired general mechanic for the former Puna Sugar Co. Survived by wife Natsue; sons Melvin, Wayne, Wayson and Ivan; sisters Shizue Tabata, Hanako Sakai and Suyeno Saruwatari; 5 grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home-Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.




Text Site Directory:
[News] [Business] [Features] [Sports] [Editorial] [Community]
[Info] [Letter to Editor] [Stylebook] [Feedback]



© 1996 Honolulu Star-Bulletin
http://starbulletin.com