Obituaries

Monday, December 29, 1997



Saturday, December 27, 1997

Clarence C.W. Akina, 46, of Honolulu, a city lifeguard at Magic Island, died Tuesday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Justin K. Scott, mother Amy, sister Charlene and brother Bert. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow.

John K. Akina, 71, of Inglewood, Calif., a retired veteran, died Sunday. Born in Waialua, he is survived by wife Dee Y.L., daughter Kandy P., brother Anthony Kaleiheana and sister Ernell Kojima. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Jared A.K. Akiu-McCartney, stillborn son of mother Michellee Akiu and father Jason McCartney died Dec. 10 in Honolulu. He is also survived by grandmothers Debora Akiu and Donna McCartney; and great-grandparents Margaret Hewlett, Leroy Akiu and Charlotte and Ormal Martin. Private services.

Antone I. Balogbog, 39, of Waianae, a bus driver aid for Roberts of Hawaii, died Dec. 18 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Kainoa; mother Nowell; sisters Paula Puulei, Josephine Balogbog and Earleen Ikeda; brothers Clifford, Charles and Martin Jr. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Timothy Episcopal Church, 99-939 Moanalua Road. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Frank Carlos, 78, of Hawaii, a retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Air Force, died Friday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Mountain View, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Eleanor F.; daughters Maureen Lopes, Eleanor Hee and Donna Willson; son Frank Jr.; brother Thomas; sister Cecilia Molnar; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Juan B. Castro, 77, of Honolulu, retired from the U.S. Navy and Pearl Harbor, died Tuesday in Tripler Hospital. Born on Guam, he is survived by wife Josephine “Josie”; daughter Bernie Schultz; sisters Antonia Aguigui, Matilda White, Maria Gumatatao, Concepcion Siongco and Anna Taitano; and three grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call from 6 to 8 p.m. Final commendation: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Joseph J. Drummondo, 81, of Kahuku, a retired supervisor from Kahuku Sugar Plantation, died Friday at home. Born in Kahuku, he is survived by sons Joseph K., Ronald A. and Ryan L.; daughters Beverly A. Bell and Violet A. Drummondo; sisters Katherine Melim and Mary Calvalho; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Gertrude K. Frasure, 80 of Honolulu, who worked in the Kamehameha Schools athletic department, died Thursday in Maualauni Care Home. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Jim. Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Roy M. “Sonny” Fukushima, 58, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter for Harv’s Construction Co., died last Saturday in Castle Hospital. He was also a sports director for Hawaii-Japan Sports Foundation. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Joycelyn T.; son Craig M.; daughter Lynn S. Higa; sisters Joyce Gibu and Judith Funai; and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harry K. Izumi, 71, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee, died Monday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughter Maureen C., mother Kitsu and brother George Y. Private services.

Fred S. Kasai, 80, of Aiea, a retired welder, died Dec. 16 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Haiku, Maui, he is survived by wife Helen P.C.; sons Kenneth T. and Collin N.; daughters Carole E. Fujimoto and Geraldine M. Morodomi; a sister; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Tsuruyo “Cherie” Kawamoto, 76, of Honolulu, a retired secretary to the director of the Veterans Administration, died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartwick, Calif., she is survived by husband Edward K.; son Dan T.; daughter Janice M. Shimokawa; sister Fusako Matsui; brothers Taro and Jack Matsui; and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rose H.M. Keale, 50, of Eleele, Kauai, a preschool teacher with Punanaleo Pre-School, died Monday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Pukaiki, Niihau, she is survived by husband John K.K. Jr.; daughters RoseElaine M. Keale and Dorreen K. Castillo; brothers Moria and Benjamin Niau; sisters Maryland Kamai, Penny Sarocan and Lilian Niau; hanai brother Kaipo Kanahele; hanai sister Leiawapuhi Kahale; and 10 grandsons. Services: 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Burial: Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery. Casual attire.

Jason K. Kihara, 34, of Wahiawa, employed with KKK Aluminum & Glass Inc., died Wednesday in Queen’s Hospital. Born in Wahiawa, he is survived by parents Walter and Marian; and sisters Lynne and Jody. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Adrian L. Kinimaka, 64, of Honolulu, a retired helicopter pilot for the Honolulu Fire Department, died Sunday in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Jeanette; sons Adrian Jr. and Pratt; daughter Annette; mother Violet; brother Theodore; sisters Sybil Ann Lukela and Dale Feeney; and four grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Janet S. Koon, 73, of Aiea died Sunday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived son Noah H. Jr.; daughter Roxane M.; sisters Madeline Takamori, Alice Mariani, Katherine Ajimine and Cora Harney; brother Dudley Nakamura; and two grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Beatrice M. Kretschmann, 80, of Honolulu died Dec. 17 at home. Born in Hauula, she is survived by son Charles; brother Albert Souza; sisters Margaret Souza-Coates; Katherine Beatriz and Rosemary Baptist; and grandson Joshua. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after noon. Entombment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations suggested to Institute for Human Services Inc., 350 Sumner St.

Ben H. Kumabe, 46, of Honolulu died Dec. 18 in Aloha Health Care Center. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by mother Janet K. and brothers Bert T. and Brad K. Private services.

Harry M. Mamizuka, 75, of Honolulu, a retired city electrician, died Dec. 19 in Honolulu. Born in Pahala, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Nora; sons Harry Jr. and Mark; daughters Noreen Bolt and Marol and Brook Mamizuka; brother Sam; sister Jean Tsunoda; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. No flowers.

Stanley S. Matsuoka, 70, of Mililani, a retired stock market investor, died Sunday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Olaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Janet N.; sons Grant Y., Leighton T. and Miles M.; daughter Kelly K.; mother June; and a grandchild. Private services.

Dell L. Naki Jr. 42, of Kauaula Valley, Maui, employed by Pioneer Mill Co. and the Maui Islander, died Wednesday in Kauaula Valley. Born on Molokai, he is survived by wife Charlotte L.; parents Lani and Caroline; sons Brandon D.; daughters Cathy Ann Nacua, Carol Jean Kalehuawehe, Lyndell K. and Chardell Naki and Loreal Tavares; brothers Joseph, Edyngton and Mark Naki, John Kaalakea Jr., Raymond Ortiz and Manuel Kawaha; sisters Irmanette Ballutay, Jenny Biga and Gwendolyn Kaauwai; eight grandchildren; and a goddaughter. Services: 8 p.m. Monday at Maria Lanakila. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Louis R. “Bud” Nimsger, 68, of Haleiwa, retired from Honolulu Telephone Co., died last Saturday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Marilyn; sons Michael and Christopher; stepson Brent; daughter Renee’ Johnson; and three grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Faisiotamoni “Siota” Oasay, 61, of Honolulu, employed at Denny’s Restaurant, died Tuesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in American Samoa, she is survived by daughter Joana Begonia; sons Juan Jr., Robin and Michael; four grandchildren; four brothers; and three sisters. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Winston G. Okamoto, 73, of Honolulu died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Scott; daughters Hope Lau and Faith Sabat; brothers Nori “Cyril” and Nobu “Russel”; and six grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 4 to 8 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Frank K.F. “Bal” Pang, 87, of Honolulu, a retired circulation district manager for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, died Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by wife Elsie K.K.; children Gloria Riley, Barbara Nakaguma, Gail Lee and William and Raymond Pang; brother Thomas; sisters Iris Chi, Esther Lau, Mildred Lagmay and Peggy Liu; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Diane M.D. Soriano, 53, of Covington, Ky., a records clerk at the Covington Internal Revenue Service, died Tuesday in University of Kentucky Hospital. Born on Oahu, she is survived by son Michael E. Diones; daughter Selene S. Pope; brothers Ronald and Stanley Diones; sisters Marilyn Oliveira and Linda Tuzera; and a granddaughter. Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Adelaide D. Souza, 98, of Honolulu died last Saturday in Honolulu. Born in Lihue, she is survived by sons Edwin and Louis; daughters Madeline Freitas and Betty Scoggin; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Danielle L. Stambaugh, 12, of Honolulu, a seventh-grader at Niu Valley Intermediate School, died Tuesday. Born in Georgia, she is survived by parents David and Rhonda, sister Heather and grandparents Nancy and Albert Schraer. Services: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers.

Leroy K. Tisalona, 22, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by mother Fay Dyne; father Leroy Santos; brothers Paul and Brandon Tisalona and Elroy Santos; sisters Regina Lievan and Hernel Tisalona; grandparents Edith and Francis. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Sand Island Beach Park.


Monday, December 29, 1997

John K. Afong, 53, of Honolulu, a retired city machine operator, died Dec. 21 in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Waimanalo. Survived by wife Eleanor G.; sons John K.K. Jr. and Winton K.K.; daughter Alina K.K.; mother Mary; brothers Joseph Jr., Andrew, Wayne, David, Kenneth and Harry Afong and Joe B. Nawatani; sisters Anne Farling, Rachel Link, Sarah Potter and Yvonne Cobb- Adams. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Charles P. Bernard Jr., 53, of Kapaa, Kauai, a special investigator for the state Department of Human Services, died Dec. 20. He was born in Honolulu. Survived by wife Lucy; son Charles P. III; hanai son Luke Schmitt; daughters Tamberyne Bernard and Stephanie Gailey; sisters Ramona “Roni” Andrade and Marlene “Winke” Helela, and three grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Services: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of National Carmel, Waikane. Casual attire. No donations.

Thomas Elbert Hahn, 44, of Kailua, a taxi driver, died Dec. 18 in Kailua. He was born in Stockton, Calif. Survived by wife Rose; daughters Angel, Star, Nicole, April and Holly, and a grandchild. Services will be at a later date in Idaho.

Francois X. Iragui, of Honolulu died Wednesday at home. He was born in France. Survived by sons Dr. Sebastian and Charles; sisters Maritchou Janssen and Maithe Harispe, and parents Mr. and Mrs. Leon Iragui. Memorial Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter and Paul Church.

Helen J.W. Lee, 78, of Honolulu, a schoolteacher in Korea, died Dec. 21 in Rock Springs, Wyo. She also worked in the hotel industry. She was born in Seoul. Survived by daughter Margarette Andrews, sons John and Abe, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Kaimuki/Kahala Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4847 Kilauea Ave. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Laie Cemetery.

Iwao Minatoishi, 82, of Hilo, a retired mason for Sonomura Contracting Co., Inc., died Saturday in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. Survived by daughters Jane A. Sakai, Judy H. Lederer and Nora M. Thompson; brother Saijiro, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial Services: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Dodo Mortuary chapel.

Adeline G. Perreira, 73, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, died last Monday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. Survived by sons Joseph Jr. and Richard Gonsalves and Wayne and Godfrey G. Perreira; daughters Roseline Victorino, Angie Souza, Brenda Moniz and Donna Silva; brothers Joseph and David Lopes; sister Alice Carvalho, 35 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren. Call after noon tomorrow at 4631 Pohina St. Services: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Casual attire. No donations.

Melvin Masaichi Taira, 79, of Honolulu, a retired King’s Bakery office clerk, died Dec. 19 at Queen’s Hospital. He was born in North Kohala. Survived by wife Mary S.; son Gilbert M.; daughter Eleanor N.; brothers Richard Y. and Robert R.; sisters Fusako Shimabukuro, Misao Shimizu and Kiyoko Ching, and four grandchildren. Services were private.




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