Obituaries

Friday, January 29, 1999


Bullet Katsu Akatsuka, 102, of Honolulu was born in Shigaken, Ichigun, Japan. The additional information -- the obituary was published yesterday -- was provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Bartley C. Anderson, 76, of Lihue, a computer analyst, died last Friday at home. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by companion Lois Skinner; daughter Patrice Litchfield, and two grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Bullet Consorocia A. Cabinte, 82, of Palolo, who retired from Dole Pineapple Cannery, died Tuesday in Island Nursing Home. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Rudy, Chris, Fred and Gilbert Pan and Alberto and Ernesto Cabinte; daughters Corazon Fernandez, Marcelina Panis and Lindamae Cabinte; 26 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Bullet Alejandro C. Cezar, 73, of Koloa, Kauai, a sugar processor for McBryde, died Tuesday in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by son Alex; daughters Daisy Morden, Maria Reichle and Cynthia McDonald; sisters Emilia Angeles, Loring Fabros and Pacita Opilas, and seven grandchildren. Services: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Mass: 9 a.m. next Friday at St. Raphael's Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Bullet Mary M. Chang, 91, of Anderson, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died Monday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Jerry and Stephen Marn and Thomas Chan; daughter Sandra Partlow; sisters Margaret “Kalika” Ho and Florence Sherwood, and brothers Damien and David Ching and Issac Cockett. Services: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary-mauka chapel. Call from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Jerry K.B. Chock, 66, of Kailua, a mechanic for Hawaiian Cement, died Monday in Kailua. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Nilda R.; daughter Debra, and two grandchildren. Services over the ashes: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Bullet Leimomi H. Chung, 69, of Kaneohe, a dancer and instructor for Kent Ghirard's Hula Studio, died Tuesday in Castle Hospital. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Francis; son Kalani; daughters Franzlynn Kruse and Franzelle Chung; brothers Henry and Samuel Kalihiki and Francisco and Primo Castro; sister Loke Bridges, and two granddaughters. Services: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Rena N. Conklin, 78, of Kaneohe, a retired office manager for the city government, died Saturday in Kaneohe. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by brother Daral. Private services.

Bullet Garry L. Dew, 60, of Honolulu, a retired sales and marketing executive for an advertising agency, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in Antioch, Calif. He is survived by wife Deana Davenport; daughter Carrie Dew Lewis; son Craig, sister Kathryn Heller, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Edward L. “Larry” Doheny III, 81, of Honolulu, a Trans Pac sailor, died Monday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Los Angeles. He is survived by wife Joyce “Josh;” son Kevin; daughters Didi, Sherry and Lucy; sister Lucy “Dicky” Washington; brothers William, Patrick and Timothy, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Bullet Joan Elderts, 64, of Honolulu died Jan. 15 in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Alberta, Canada. She is survived by sister Edna Coelho. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 7 to 8 p.m. Aloha attire.

Bullet Charlotte M. Eta, 67, of Hilo, an office manager for American Mutual Life, died Tuesday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Takehiro; daughters Glena E. Wakashige and Dr. Carol Eta Lau; mother Kazuyo Tanouye; brother Larry J. Tanouye; sisters Masako Tateishi, Annette T. Hatakeyama and Patsy M. Takaesu, and three grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Mary S.L. Fleming, 39, of Hilo died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in France. She is survived by sons James P.I., Christopher B.K. and Sean M.K.; father Joseph Lucas; brother Anthony Cann, and sister Bernadette Lucas. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Gwendoline W. Garland, 61, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Elder Care Gardens in Charlottesville, Va. She was born in Sussex, England. She is survived by daughter Joanne E. and son Samuel M. Services on the mainland.

Bullet Robert T. Hanaoka, 73, of Honolulu, a retired driver salesman from Love's Bakery, died Jan. 21 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Carole Y.; son Gary; daughter Susan Arimoto, and sisters Lila Kamihara, Eleanor Fleming and Wendy Hess. Private services.

Bullet Hatsuyo Y. Hirata, 81, of Honolulu died Jan. 19 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Waimanalo. She is survived by husband Kishichiro; son Francis K.; daughters Francine K. Hirata and Darlene T. Martin, and sister Yoshino Yamamoto. Private services.

Bullet Luther Holland, 47, of Honolulu, a former retail salesman, died Jan. 9 in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Sarah. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Kapiolani Park, across from Paki Hale.

Bullet Dean H. Hotta, 50, of Wailuku, a certified public accountant, died Wednesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by parents Kiyoshi “Butch” and Terry. Services: 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Ethel I. Inoue, 85, of Molokai died last Friday in Molokai. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She is survived by husband Samuel; son Eugene Y.; daughters Harriet Turner, Eleanor Clere and Frances Inoue; sisters Kikue Nakamura and Chizue Tamura, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual attire.

Bullet Koji Iwasaki, 95, of Hawaii Kai, formerly of Hilo, a retired agriculturist, died Jan. 19. He was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Dr. Ernest, Ronald and George; daughter Carol Ing; sister Kikuyo Kusumoto, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Loretta K. Kaalekahi, 59, of Hoolehua, Molokai, died Sunday in Molokai General Hospital. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. 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. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kalamaula, Molokai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kanakaloloa Cemetery.

Bullet Lai Mui Kam, 91, of Honolulu died last Friday at home. She was born in China. She is survived by sons Kwock Kong and Kwock Yum; daughter Kam Fong Fung, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Mack K. Kaneshiro, 85, of Honolulu, also known as Agari Takara, died Jan. 15 in Queen's Hospital. He was a retired chef at the Rigger Restaurant. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Norman; daughters Sharon, Diane and Rene; brother Howard, and sisters Doris Kaneshiro and Beatrice Iha. Private services.

Bullet Sumi Kato, 100, of Kaumakani, Kauai, a field worker with Hawaiian Sugar Co., died Jan. 18 in Kauai Care Center. She was born in Niigata, Japan. She is survived by sons Isamu, Kiyoshi, Mitsuru and Ralph; daughter Hatsuko Kimura, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Lillian S. Kawakami, 57, of Ewa Beach, an employee at Bello's Millwork and Wood Turning in Wahiawa, died Jan. 19 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by mother Hisayo; brother Ernest M., and sister Frances A. Tateishi. Private services.

Bullet Jack M. Kawamoto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired pest control worker, died Monday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dorothy K.; son Peter S.; daughters Amy Y. Cunningham and Ann E. Kadowaki; brothers Ralph N., Harry K. and Kenneth K.; sisters Lily A. Yokoyama, Edith K. Young and Ethel S. Kishi, and four grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Stephen W. “Cappy” Kepilino, 66, of Honolulu, a veteran firefighter of the Korean War, died Jan. 17 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Delbert and Darren Kepilino and Stephen Jones; daughters Deborah J. Sataraka and Davilyn F. Alvarado; brothers Joseph K. and Harold P.; sisters Florence J., Geneieve A., Margaret H. and Susan W. Kepilino and Theresa D. Burk, and 23 grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Haruo Masunaga, 70, of Pearl City, a U.S. Air Force retiree, died Saturday in Nuuanu Hale. He was also a retired clerk from the Veterans Administration and a Korean War veteran. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Rose T.; daughter Karen A.; brothers Seiichi, Glenn, Isao and Harold, and sisters Ritsuyo Hashiro, Elaine Watada and Mary Yonemura. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Lisi A. Mauga, 70, of Halawa died Jan. 19 in Tripler Hospital. She was born in Western Samoa. She is survived by husband Usala L.; son Usala L. Jr.; daughters Annie T. Tuatagaloa, Ollys E. “Seka” Foi Jr., Ruth S. “Ruta” Andrews and Emma P. Toilolo; sisters Felaoai Gaia and Teu Maina, and 12 grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 4:30 p.m. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Bullet Wilbert T. Nagai, 80, of Honolulu, formerly of Hilo, a retired state custodian, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by son Wayne; daughter Sachio Wong-Nagai; brothers Hideyuki and Larry; sisters Margaret Ogawa and Toyomo Nonaka, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Yoshimitsu “Harry” Nojiri, 92, of Hilo, a retired carpenter supervisor for the former Kaiwiki Sugar Co. and Laupahoehoe Sugar Co., died Tuesday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Harumi; son Glenn; daughters Mabel K. Tanaka, Wilma Martinson, Amy Viola and Doris Nakakura, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home in Hilo. Call after 3:30 p.m.

Bullet Loreto E. Ramirez, 84, of Honolulu died Jan. 16 at home. He was born in 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 Jack K. Shinsato, 80, of Honolulu, a retired owner of HNR cafeteria, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Masae “Clara”; son Charles N.; brother Katsumi; sisters Yasuko Kanda and Hatsu Ishikawa, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Masao Suehiro, 80, of Lahaina, Maui. A retired fire captain from Lahaina Fire Station, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Marian M. and sister Dorothy S. Dea. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Lahaina Methodist Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Kaoru Sunada, 86, of Hilo, a proprietor of Hawaiian Orchid Co., died Monday in Hilo Hospital. He was also a cattle rancher and former director of the Waiakea Soil and Water Conservation District. He was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Ayako; sons Gilbert and Kelvin; daughter Sharon Toda, and four grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to charity.



E-mail to City Desk


Text Site Directory:
[News] [Business] [Features] [Sports] [Editorial] [Do It Electric!]
[Classified Ads] [Search] [Subscribe] [Info] [Letter to Editor]
[Stylebook] [Feedback]



© 1999 Honolulu Star-Bulletin
http://archives.starbulletin.com