Obituaries

Thursday, January 28, 1999


Bullet Jonnie-Jean “Jeanie” Adams-Robello, 45, a reservationist at Bellows Air Force Station, died Jan. 19. She is survived by husband John Jr.; son Jason; daughter Janielle; parents William and Dorothea Nary; father John Q. Adams Jr.; brother Kirby Adams; and sisters Casey Trant, Kelley Texeira, Glennie Adams and Virginia Pokini. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow.

Bullet Mary F. Adwell, 85, of Wailuku, former owner of Jamar Health Food store in the Kahului Shopping Center, died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Hopkinsville, Ky., she is survived by son James V. Jr., daughter Elizabeth Matson, and brother Art Wade. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wailuku Baptist Church. Casual attire.

Bullet Katsu Akatsuka, 102, of Honolulu died Jan. 17 in Kuakini Geriatric Care. Born in Ichigun, Japan, she is survived by daughters Fumiko Matsubara, Kinuko Hirata, Rose Kanno and Yoshiko Akatsuka; sister Tomi Nishimura; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Joan M.Y. Arakawa, 29, of Kaneohe, a transportation assistant for the U.S. National Weather Service, died last Thursday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Kailua, she is survived by parents Kiyoshi and Ruth, brother Mark, and fiance Eric Kobashigawa. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Michael K.T. Asato, 51, of Aiea, a student activities coordinator and teacher at Aiea Intermediate School, died Jan. 20 in Queen's Hospital. He was also a former math teacher at Aliamanu Intermediate School. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Gail, daughter Bonnie, parents Kenneth and Joyce, brother Bernard, and sisters Arleen Asato and Iona Choy. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Oming B. Bacio, 85, of Makaweli, Kauai, a truck driver for a sugar plantation, died Jan. 20 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Eleele, Kauai, he is survived by wife Clara; sons Walter, Gary, Paul D. and Marvin; daughters Joann Quiocho and Donna Igaya; stepchildren Peter, Raymond and Margaret Kinores and Lucille Ayala; brother Isidoro; 26 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Theresa's Church in Kekaha. Call from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Bullet Mary S. Benson, 88, of Pearl City, a telephone operator for the U.S. Navy Exchange at Pearl Harbor, died Jan. 20 at home. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons Julian Kanaeholo and Larry Benson, daughter Dorothy “Maile” Imamura, hanai daughter Eloise Ishimine, brother Daniel Ah Hee, sisters Lucy Sing and Kaui Kekuawela, 10 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Benjamin “Kalani” Bright Jr., 43, of Honolulu, a carpet layer for Allied Flooring Co., died Jan. 16 in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Kathy Griep; son Benjamin III; daughter Chantel; brothers David Bright and Quentin, Jarrett and Artemus Kahookele; and sister Jackie Burke. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Donna E.H. Burnett, 84, of Honolulu, a retired public schoolteacher, died Jan. 16 in Honolulu. Born in Tacoma, Wash., she is survived by son Jim, daughter Bambi Wei,l and three grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. today at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Manuel “Jungle” De Caires, 93, of Honolulu, a retired rigger at Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard Shop 72, died Jan. 20 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Wayne and Leroy, daughters Novelene “Novie” Asing and Leona “Ona” Fox, brother James J.,sisters Roseline Nunes and Doris Amorin, 13 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 2124 Pauoa Road. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Rose-Eli U. “U‘i” Fontes, 42, of Kailua died Jan. 13 in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by children J.B. Jr. and Kaika J. Gonsalves; mother Elizabeth C.K. Leder; stepfather Joseph S. Leder; sisters Lisa-Ann L. DePonte and Stefani and Luise Leder; and brother Steve Leder. Services: noon Saturday at Kamehameha Schools. Call after 10 a.m. Scattering of ashes: Lanikai Beach.

Bullet Alfred B. Freitas, 94, of Kaneohe, a first-class machinist with Honolulu Iron Works, died Jan. 20 in Kaneohe. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by wife Ida; sons Alfred Jr., Eugene and Thomas; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Kailua. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Chieko Gwaltney, 61, of Mililani, a former employee at Ocean Express Hawaii, died Tuesday. Born in Hokkaido, Japan, she is survived by husband Ken; daughters Sharon and Karen; mother Tsuruko Ogasawara; brother Minoru Ogasawara; and sisters Akiko and Tsugie Ogasawara and Tamiko Sasaki. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Baptist Church, 94-293 Anania Drive. Call after 3 p.m. Burial on the mainland. Casual attire.

Bullet Alexander “Uncle Alika” Hiilei, 59, of Hilo, an employee of Yamaguchi Bus Co., died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Ookala, Hawaii, he is survived by brother Paul Jr.; sisters Lenora Caracol, Dorothy Dikeman, Sarah Bailado and Doris Ancheta; hanai brothers Donald, Eddie and David Rangasan; and hanai sisters Laurie Pajimola, Pulani Rangasan, Georgeanna Oyama and Ella Fukunaga. Services over ashes: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes: Kawaihae, Hawaii. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Loretta K. Kaalakahi, 59, of Hoolehua, Molokai died Sunday in Molokai General Hospital. Born in Wailuku, she is survived by husband Rolland “Lalae;” daughters Rollanda Faraon, RollyAnn Adams, Rolda Huddleston and Tehani Kaalakai; son Rolland Jr.; father Juan Nerveza; brothers John, Samuel, Juan and Robert Nerveza; sisters Muilang Bascar, Mary Nerveza, Rachel Kahoohalahala, Florence Pelekai, Candy Lantry and Rowena Shaefer; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalamaula, Molokai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kanakaloloa Cemetery.

Bullet Shizuko Kai, 84, of Honolulu died Jan. 11. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Tomio, son Lawrence, daughter Florence Miyahira, brother Susumu Matsunaga, sister Alice Watanabe, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Marvel Kalilimoku, also known as Elaine Y. Kalilimoku, 82, of Kaimuki, a retired businesswoman, died Jan. 9 in Maunalani Nursing Center. Born in Kahuku, she is survived by husband Mitchell, daughters Carolyn K. Ballou and Sandra Gonsalves, sons William and Roland Yap, brother Charles Oh, sisters Ethel Spurlin and Rachel Wade, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary.

Bullet Silva K. Kaupu, 56, of Kona, Hawaii, a bulldozer operator with the CTS Earthmoving Inc., died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. He also worked for Allied Aggregates Corp. Born in South Kona, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Vivian G.; sons Bernard S.K. and Silva K. Jr.; daughter Sylvia K. Tayamen; hanai sons Mike M. Rivera and Dave N.N. and Keola K. Kaawa; father David H. Kaawa Jr.; brothers David H. III, Archie K., Dennis K., Joseph K., Dave N., Larry K. and Eric P. Kaawa; sisters Sarah P. Lazar, Doris P. Silva, Julia K. Grimes, Verna E. and Evon K. Kaawa, Gail L. Olsen and Stephanie N. Mento; and seven grandchildren. Call from 6 to 10 p.m. tomorrow at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kau Ward. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Call from 8 a.m. to noon. Burial: Naalehu Community Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Ino Kawamura, 93, of Hanapepe Heights, Kauai, died last Thursday in Kauai Care Center. Born in Yamaguchi Ken, Japan, she is survived by sons Isami and James, daughter Fusae Yamamoto, brothers Umetaro and Saburo Fukuda, 13 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Ninipo M. Kela, 61, of Hilo, a retired cooker at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, died Jan. 20 at home. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons David, Darren and Deon; brothers Samson, Abraham, Richard, Eric and George; sisters Ellen Lainaholo, Patience Brown and Lavern Lewis; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Glad Tidings Church on Kapiolani Street. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Harold E. Lane, 85, a retired hotel industry executive, died Saturday in Laconia, N.H. Born in Malden, Mass., he is survived by wife Constance; sons Stephen W. and Harold E. Jr., daughter Nancy Lane Piper and six grandchildren. Services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Community Wellness Center, 31 Gilford Ave., Laconia, NH.

Bullet Simporoso Luis, 94, of Haleiwa, a retired laborer for Kahuku Sugar Plantation, died last Thursday in Ewa Beach. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by daughters Juanita Cadiz and Dionisia Dela Cruz, brother Gregorio Luis, sister Celodonia Luis, nine grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to St. Francis-West Hospice.

Bullet Susumu Musashi, 79, of Kailua, a retired federal firefighter, died Jan. 19 at home. Born on Kauai, he is survived by wife Melody; hanai son Damien Correia; brothers Motomu and Terence; and sisters Masako Ouchi, Toshiko Ohira and Setsuko Nishimoto. Private services.

Bullet Raymond O. “Lucky” Mitsuda, 58, of Waipahu died Jan. 20 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Troy T., mother Kimiyo, and sisters Susan Y. Ajifu and Vivian S.M. Hee. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Ryan J. Nakagawa, 40, of Los Angeles, chief ethics officer of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency, died Jan. 11 in Chandlers Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by parents Hisashi and Joyce, brother Dean, and sister Nora. Memorial services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to Paws LA, 7327 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046 or the Kaho‘olawe Rehabilitation Fund, 33 S. King St. No. 501, Honolulu 96813.

Bullet Brigitte R. Pierce, 51, of North Las Vegas, a heavy equipment operator for a retail chain, died Jan. 13. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Robert W., daughters Darby L. and Bobbi Jo, son Darin R., sister Dolores Cabanit, and a grandchild. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society, 1325 E. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Bullet James O. Quimby Jr., 81, of Honolulu, a retired colonel for the U.S. Army, died Sunday in Arcadia Retirement Residence. Born in Laurel, Miss., he is survived by son James O. III, daughter Mary T. Karch, and a grandchild. Private services.

Bullet Ignacia R. “Asiang” Racoma, 80, of Waikapu, Maui, died Jan. 16 in Hale Makua-Wailuku. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she is survived by son Nemesio, daughters Donata Rabara and Ernesta Tolentino, brothers Proceso and Alejo Rola, sister Bibiano Rola, 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 8 p.m. tomorrow at Christ the King Church. Call after 6 p.m. Services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

Bullet Loreto E. Ramirez, 84, of Honolulu, who retired from Ono Construction Co., died Jan. 16 at home. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Irene; sons Ernesto, Wilson and Norman; daughter Josephine Reyes; sister Perfecta; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Church in Kalihi. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Cenon T. Sacalamitao, 82, of Wahiawa, who retired from the Dole Co., died Jan. 12 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by brothers Paulino, Ventura and Pedro; sisters Maria and Eniz; and sister-in-law and care-giver Rosita. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary- Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Myrtle K.A.M. Sang, 83, of Manoa died Jan. 19 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, she is survived by sons Peter and Ronald Kama; daughter Caroldean Jackson; brothers George Chew and Edmund, Bennett and Maurice Naholoholo; sisters Dahlia Kamalani and Winona Kua; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Bullet Hipolito R. Sarmiento, 71, of Kapaakea, Molokai, died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Luna La Union, the Philippines, he is survived by daughters Christina and Tiare-Kulia Sarmiento and Peke Sagario; stepsons Sol and Robert Alcain and Larry, Steven and Alvin Ammasi; sisters Sofia Ammasi, Louisa Arreola and Christina Marquez; brother Marcelino; and a granddaughter. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Sophia Catholic Church in Kaunanakai, Molokai. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.

Bullet Ethel S. Shinotsuka-Horikawa, 92, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Honolulu. Born in Hawaii, she is survived by sons Henry, John and George Shinotsuka; daughters Helen Adams and Ethel Ebesugawa; brother Jack Uejo; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Shingon Mission, 915 Sheridan St. Aloha attire.

Bullet Hazel F.B. Smith, 95, of Honolulu died Dec. 17 in Hale Nani. Born in Michigan, she is survived by brothers Victor and Jack and sister Phyllis Bailey. No services.

Bullet Harold K. “Hal” Smith, 78, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and formerly of Laguna Beach, Calif., a retired real estate broker in Orange County, Calif., died Tuesday at home. He was also a U.S. Marine pilot who served in World War II. Born in Leola, S.D., he is survived by wife Arlita, sons Dan and Randy, sisters Gwen Birdsall and Beverly Carroll, and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. tomorrow at Keauhou Bay County Park at the end of Kamehameha III Road. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 217, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96745. Casual attire. Loose flowers and leis welcome.

Bullet Diane Lynn Summers, 48, of Mililani, a lieutenant with the Honolulu Police Department, died Monday. Born in Spokane, Wash., she is survived by parents Phil and Greta, brother Mike, sister Lorie Su‘a and aunt and caregiver Darlene Richmond. Memorial services: 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Presbyterian Church, 95-410 Kuahelani Ave. Call after 12:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Honolulu Police Relief Fund.

Bullet Graciano “Joe” Tancayo, 77, of Honolulu, a retired boiler tender for the Navy Shipyard, died last Thursday in Makakilo. Born in Eleele, Kauai, he is survived by wife Beatrice; former spouse and mother of his children Helen Acirbo; sons Joseph and Glenn; daughters Adela Sannella, Odetta “Tina” Washington and Josephine “Jojo” Raquedan; stepsons Christopher and Peter Ching; stepdaughter Venancia “Vava” Jones; brother Rudy; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Catalino Unciano, 88, of Waimea Mill Camp, Kauai, a retired mill worker with Kekaha Sugar Co., died Tuesday in Kauai Veterans Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Caroline, sons Larry and Roland, daughter Carmen Kamiya, brother Angel, six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waimea Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Pascual R. Ungos, 98, of San Diego, formerly of Wahiawa, died Sunday in San Diego. Born in Pangasinan, the Philippines, he is survived by sons Simeon, Gerald and Primo; daughters Catherine Pasco, Gloria Savella, Judith Bugayong, Floramye Galapon, Lourdes Cardozo, Vanessa Cervas and Myrna Datuin; 49 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren; and 35 great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrow Church, 1403 California Ave. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Katherine H. Uwi, of Honolulu died Jan. 14. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Ernest R., daughters Harriet S. and Marjorie M., brother Masaru Uehara, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Kisako Yamamotoya, 67, of Lihue, who retired from Tip Top Cafe, died Sunday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Lihue, she is survived by son Brian; sisters Kiyoko Imizo, Kimie and Mildred Sakoda, Chikayo Ichiyama and Dimples Kano; and a granddaughter. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Chitose Yamasaki, 87, of Kahului died Jan. 20 in Kahului Hale Makua. Born in Japan, she is survived by son Thomas; daughters Thelma Kobatake, Masako Chan, Helen Munetake and Dorothy Yoshino; sister Florence Tanaka; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Bullet Masako “Kunihiro” Yanagida, 72, of Wahiawa died Jan. 16 in St. Francis- West Hospital. Born in Waialua, she is survived by husband James M.; son Burt M.; daughters Lyette R. and Fay N. Sakamoto; brothers Shizuo and Mitsuru Kunihiro; sisters Yoshie Amimoto, Kimiko Koyanagi, Yaeko Kim and Hanako Takahashi; and two grandchildren. Private services and inurnment.

Bullet Hakaru Yoshida, 77, of Makawao, Maui, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by wife Lorraine H.; sons Richard, John, Harold and Wayne K.; sister Akiko Maeda; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Kenneth K. Yoshino, 87, of Honolulu, a retired city ambulance driver, died Jan. 18 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Shigeko, daughters Leila C. Albergottie and Eloise A. Yoshino-Wong, and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Betty O. Young, 79, of Waimanalo died Friday in Waimanalo. Born in Hawaii, she is survived by husband Alexander W.K.; son Alexander K.M.; daughters Lynnette Sunamoto and Laureen Yoshino; sisters Molly, Nancy and Francis; brothers Kenneth, Herbert, Albert and Stanley; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Florence C. Young, 89, of Honolulu died Saturday in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by nieces and nephews. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Convalescent Center of Honolulu.



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