Obituaries
Thursday, April 24, 1997


Camilie G. Chang, 75, of Honolulu, a manager, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Wahiawa, she is survived by husband Walter C.H.; daughters Pamela and Valerie; sister Annie Oda; and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m Saturday at her residence, 4829 Kaimoku Way. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

Daisy W. Clarke, 83, of Pahoa, Hawaii, a secretary, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Jamaica, she is survived by sons Christopher and Marc; daughters Karen Y. Clarke and Gretchen Stephenson; brothers B.A. and W.G. Watkis; sister Myrtle Ahmed; and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Paradise Park Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Casual attire. No flowers.

David B. Coburn, 46, of Laie, a state attorney, died Monday in Laie. Born in Albany, Ore., he is survived by mother Lillian; sisters Linda Erickson, Carma Bean, Margaret Nozawa, Norma Kimokeo, Stephani Thorton, Ann Marie Allred and Peggy Anne Coburn; brothers Richard, John, Mark, Douglas, Robert and Wayne A. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 55-630 Naniloa Loop, Laie. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Edwin K. “Paddy” Cummings, 72, of Pearl City, a retired captain with Honolulu Fire Department, died Monday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Lidwid B.; son Edwin Jr. and Robert; daughter Leilani Kalua; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday in Oahu Cemetery Chapel. Aloha attire.

Kenneth C. Gale, 43, of San Francisco, former owner of gardening service Gale Enterprises, Honolulu, died Monday. He is survived by partner James C. Lima; father Edward L.; sisters Donna J. and Teri Wey; and hanai family Bob and Sharon Ogawa. Scattering of ashes: 4 p.m. May 3 in Hawaii Kai. Call 396-6839.

Marmion G.K. Gumpfer, 54, of Kailua, a retired city bus driver with TheBus, died Friday in Kaiser Moanalua Malama Ohana. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Ione L.; sons Dereck K. “Duke” and Eric E.K.; brother Cornelius A.; and sister Cynthia L. Heiser. Services: 12:30 p.m Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Grace A. Imada, 73, of Honolulu died yesterday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Milton M. and Paul M.; daughter Lianne M. Yee; brother Masato “Curly” Harada; sisters Kimi Hiraoka, Chieko “Violet” Ikeno and Tokie Izumi; and six grandchildren. Memorial services: noon Monday at Honolulu Bible Church, 1844 Palolo Ave. Casual attire. No flowers.

Inez R. Kama, 81, of Honolulu will be remembered in services tomorrow. Incorrect information for an obituary Tuesday provided by the mortuary.

Stanley “Sabit” Kashiwai, 66, of Hanapepe, Kauai, a retired Kauai County senior elections clerk, died Monday at home. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by wife Doris; son Duane; daughters Lee Ann Stuber and Lynn Kashiwai; sisters Alice and Yoshiko Hirokawa and Kimie Yamamoto; brothers Clarence and Arthur; and a granddaughter. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Garden Isle Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yutaka Kawamoto, 95, of Aiea, a retired mechanic, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Kula, Hawaii, he is survived by sons Loy T., George H. and Walter M.; daughters Esther T. Sugiyama, Harriett H. Young and Pauline T. Hughes; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Lim Fook R. “Ah Tai” Lee, 81, of Pearl City, a retired cook with Pacific Club, died Monday at home. Born in North Kohala, Hawaii, he is survived by brothers Frank “Ah Boy” Lee, John L. Pau and Hilarion “Gunnar” Jonolino; sisters Lila and Margaret Williams and Minnie Sanches, Helen Castillo and Margaret Espiritu. Memorial services: 7:45 a.m. May 3 at Hawi Sacred Heart Church, Kohala. Burial to follow.

Jin Xi Li, 19, of Ewa Beach died Monday at home. Born in China, he is survived by parents Man Nian and Jin Ai; brothers Jin Pei and Jin Tian. Call 8-9:30 a.m. at Borthwick Mortuary. Taoist service to be held. Cremation to follow.

Alice Yui Lin Lui, 83, of Honolulu is also survived by brother Hung Tong Ching and will be remembered in private services tomorrow. Additional information for an obituary yesterday provided by mortuary.

Elenoa M.B. Mataele, 90, of Honolulu also will be remembered in private services today. Incorrect information for an obituary yesterday provided by the mortuary

Anthony Ornellas, 75, of Honolulu, a retiree of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Irene F.; son Anthony T.; daughter Lorene B. Hofbauer; sisters Matilda Souza, Augusta Raposo, Edith Sciaretta and Wilhelmina Arruda. Services: noon Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Lung Association of Hawaii, 245 N. Kukui St.

William A. “Billy” Phillips Jr., 55, of Kailua is also survived by parents William A. and Minnie. Additional information for an obituary yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Bruce R. Robinson, 53, of Seattle, son of Louis and Martha of Honolulu, died April 1 in Seattle. Born in Tulsa, Okla., he is also survived by sister Carmen and brother Anson. Services held in Seattle.

Futoshi Sakai, 83, of Kurtistown, Hawaii, a retired bookkeeper for Puna Sugar Plantation, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Kurtistown, he is survived by wife Kimiko; sons Raymond and Howard; sister Isako Shirai; and four grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Taishoji Soto Mission, 275 Kinoole St. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charles H. Spencer, 84, of Honolulu, a former professor of business administration at University of Hawaii, died Tuesday at home. He also taught at Indiana, Cornell and Arizona universities, and authored or co-authored textbooks and many professional magazine articles. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific. Born in Indiana, he is survived by wife Lucile and brother Francis. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Florencia C. Tabilisima, 57, of Papaikou, Hawaii died last Thursday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is survived by husband Castor; sons Robert and Renato; daughters Lolita and Imelda; brothers Elpidio, Bernard and Rolf Cuaresma; sisters Generosa Guerzon, Lucena Galsote and Virginia Cuaresma; hanai mother Rufina “Flo” Lacuesta; and a grandchild. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Fumio “Harry” Teshima, 91, of Honalo, Kona, owner of Kona’s Teshima Restaurant, died Monday in Straub Clinic and Hospital. Born in Napoopoo, Kona, he is survived by wife Shizuko “Mary”; sons Haruo “Harold”, Ernest and Takao “Ted”; daughters Irene Izumi and Fumiko Ow; brothers Masao and Torao; sisters Hatsumi Matsumoto and Elsie Teshima; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Memorial services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Daifukuji Soto Mission, Kona. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Emelie “Emily” Turner, 92, formerly of Lanikai, died April 10 in Davis, Calif. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sister Julia Spencer. Inurnment: 2 p.m. May 1 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Willard K. Webster, 84, of Wahiawa, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel, died Friday at home. Born in Kansas, he is survived by wife Ligaya L.; and stepchildren Salmie, Menchie and Jojo. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Graveside services: 2 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Sadako “Sally” Yamada, 87, of Honolulu, a retired food service worker with Hawaiian Electric Co., died last Thursday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Edward Shikata; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Saichi Yamamoto, 81, of Kapaa, Kauai and formerly of Kamuela, Hawaii, a retired County of Hawaii parkskeeper, died Friday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Kamuela, he is survived by wife Itsuko; daughters Helen Orikasa, Bernice Hiraoka and Carol Kukahiko; sisters Ayako Shioji and Toshiko Iwamasa; brother Tsukasa; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Kamuela Hongwanji Mission, Hawaii. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jane K. Yamashita, 75, of Aiea, a retired salesclerk with Value Drugs, died last Thursday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Gary H., Randy K. and Craig S.; daughters Dale K. and Wendy T. Yamashita and Jill E. Baptist; brothers Mac T., Larry K., Thomas M. and George H. Umetsu; sisters Marcy C. Kuniyoshi and Alice S. Nagai; and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Yumi Yokoyama, 98, of Honolulu died April 7 at home. Born in Yamaguchi, Japan, she is survived by sons Kazuo and Noboru; daughters Mabel M. Yokoyama and Florence A. Katano; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.




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