Obituaries

Thursday, February 11, 1999


Bullet Honorato A. Alodino,91, of Waipahu, a retired stevedore with McCabe Hamilton & Renny Co., died Jan. 27 in Waipahu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Filipinas M.; son David; daughter Jessie Barroga, and three granddaughters. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Thelma Anderson,96, of Honolulu, a retired head of housekeeping at the Royal Grove Hotel, died Sunday in Hale Nani. She was born in Cleveland. She is survived by daughter Marion Kelly, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Arthritis Foundation.

Bullet Gisele H. Azumi,70, of Mililani, a retired Hawaiian Airlines assistant credit manager, died Jan. 31 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Paris. She is survived by brother-in-law and caregiver Harry I. Private services.

Bullet Chiu-Lan Cheng,98, of Hilo, Hawaii, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She is survived by sons Hsueh-I, Hsueh-Jen and John; daughters Shiu-I Chen and Anna Westcott, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Kaumana Drive Baptist Church in Hilo. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Karlis D. Ezitis,70, of Pearl City, a retired master sergeant from the U.S. Army, died Sunday. He also retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was born in Riga, Latvia. He is survived by daughters Karina Turner and Aina Ezitis and a granddaughter. Private services.

Bullet Alfred E. Gallant Jr.,80, of Kaneohe will be remembered in a celebration of life at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Church in Kaneohe. Incorrect information for the obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Mitsuo “Miko” Goto,75, of Honolulu, a retired painter at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died last Thursday in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Shelton and Karlton Goto and Wallace Miyabe; daughter Joslyn Maave; brother Edward; sister Gladys Miwa, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Bullet Sheri Hadgi,43, of Honolulu died last Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in Clark Las Vegas, Nev. She is survived by fiance George H. Wong and sisters Kate Mead and Ann Davis. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Castle Hospital auditorium. Casual attire.

Bullet Sally J. Hardin,55, of Honolulu, a retired reservationist with United Airlines, died last Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in Cape Cod, Mass. She is survived by son Erik and mother Sarah Dybing. Services at a later date.

Bullet Dora Y. Hee,82, of Honolulu died yesterday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by husband Raymond Y.; son Nelson W.; daughters Virginia Kawasaki, Lorraine Hee, Patricia Kuroiwa and Sandra Nicholl; brothers Charles and Samuel Young; sister Flora Jardine, and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Raymond O. Hernandez,88, of Ewa Beach, a retired ordnance man, died Jan. 30 in Kaiser Hospital. He was born on Maui. He is survived by sons Jim and Rodney; daughter Barbara; brother John, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Ben H. Hirano,73, of Eleele, Kauai, a retired proprietor of Ben Hirano DDS in Hanapepe, died yesterday in Wilcox Hospital. He was also an U.S. Army staff sergeant with the Intelligence Corps during World War II. He was born in Wahiawa Camp, Kauai. He is survived by wife Elaine; sons Scott, Hall and Timmy; brothers Atsushi, Takeshi and Alfred; sisters Chieko Takahashi and Sumiko Kubota, and a granddaughter. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church in Eleele. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Kameichi Hokomoto,99, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retired scale man for the former Pepeekeo Sugar Co., died Saturday in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Pepeekeo. He is survived by sons Asaichi and Tokuichi, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Elma H. Holland,80, of Kaneohe, a gourmet cook and pastry chef, died Monday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Troy, N.Y. She is survived by daughter Carol L. Chang; sister Shirley Steigerwald, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Elks Club in Waikiki. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Casual attire.

Bullet Francis E. “Frank” Horton III,18, of Chamblee, Ga., a senior in high school, died Sunday in Georgia. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by father Frank Jr.; mother Stephanie Wyatt; brother Wade Choda-Kowalski; sisters Alexis, Larissa and Alivia; grandparents Frank E. and Lucy Horton and Alexander and Violet Kowalski, and hanai brothers Seth and Wade Choda-Kowalski Jr. Prayer services: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului, Maui. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow.

Bullet Shigeo Inouye,81, of Lihue, Kauai, a retired auto mechanic for Garden Island Motors, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by wife Murae; son Bruce H.; daughter Grace R.; brothers Shunichi Fukumoto and Yukitoshi and Kiyoshi Inouye, and sisters Matsuyo Tamura and Hanayo Kawamura. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Ernest T. Kibe,76, of Mililani, a U.S. Army veteran, died Friday. He was born in Wailuku, Maui. He is survived by wife Shizuko; son Dan M.; daughter Claire T. Fellows; brother Richard; sisters Jean Yoshimura, Doris Morisaki and Tokiwa Kibe, and two grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Faith Assembly of God, 95-121 Waimakua Drive in Mililani. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Kim F. La Russo,52, of Makawao, Maui, died Monday at home. He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. He is survived by parents Dominick and Carol; son Gabriel; daughter Rachel, and brother Mark. Private services.

Bullet Kam L.L. Lum,71, of Honolulu died Monday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Chung Shan, China. She is survived by husband Hung Choong; sons Wesley and Edmund; daughter Annie, and brother Jack Leong. Taoist services: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Lin Yee Chung Cemetery.

Bullet Sueki Mabe,96, of Honolulu, who retired from Leahi Hospital, died Jan. 31 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Kenneth; daughter Katherine Ching; sister Eleanor F. Kawamoto, and five grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Iwalani J.F. Miehlstein,78, of Honolulu, a retired concert violinist with the Honolulu Symphony, died Sunday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by children Louise, Joseph, Michael, Lester, Mary and Valerie, and brother Edward Forrest. Memorial Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Inurnment: Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Pelina “Elena” Mindoro,77, of Honolulu died Feb. 3 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Pedro; son David; daughters Arleen Mindoro, Geraldine Wabinga, Barbara Bailey and Gloria Spallone; sisters Loreta Amay and Beverly Tanodra; brothers Venantio Payapaya and Herbert Sasan; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren and a hanai grandchild. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Bernice T. Morita,69, of Mililani Town died Sunday in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by husband George K.; sons Clayton K., Bradley K., Gregg K. and Randall K.; daughter Sheila K. Foster; brothers Paul H., Larry and Kenneth A. Matsumoto; sisters Yoko Futa and Thelma R. Suekawa, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Hideo Murakami,89, of Kaneohe, a retired district manager for Singer Sewing Machine Co., died Jan. 20 in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by son Donald; daughter Jane Shirota; brothers Mineo and Yoshio; sisters Misayo Kurisu, Tanayo Hamamoto and Thelma Yogi, and a granddaughter. Private services.

Bullet Inez D. “Dawn” Murashige,54, of Kailua died Feb. 2 at home. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by husband George; daughters Tanya Somera and Tiffany Murashige, and four grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire.

Bullet Richard S. “Susu” Ogami,56, of Waipahu, a retired Realtor for Horita Real Estate, died Feb. 1 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Evelyn; sons Arvin, David and Vaughn Abella; daughters Sharon, Kristine and Kristelle Abella; mother Haruko Ogami; brothers Ernest and Kenneth, and sister Jane Furuta. Private services.

Bullet Joseph Omakanim,80, of Aiea died Friday in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by sons George Uehara, Richard Uyehara and Jerry Omakanim; daughters Elaine Uyehara Omakanim and Mary Jane Omakanim Bernhardt; sisters Vicenta Remata and Birhida Villamor, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Aiea. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Janiya K. Pulgados-Batangan,stillborn daughter of Jamiesen G. Batangan and Taniya L. Pulgados, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. She is also survived by grandparents Darryl and Bernice Batangan and Gadioso and Vinora Pulgados; and great-grandmothers Carlina Batangan and Christina Boreliz. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Monday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet David K. Rawlins,78, of Kapaakea, Molokai, died Monday in Molokai General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Shirley; sons David Jr., Wayne and John Rawlins and Halona Kaopuiki; daughters Diane Tanna, Noelani Rawlins, Adeline “Pake” Colipano and Sheryl Len Wai; sisters Mary Kimball and Berta Ireland; brother Sam, 17 grand children and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kalaiakamanu Hou Church Hall in Kalamaula, Molokai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Molokai Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet John “Tito” Rodrigues,93, of Honolulu, a retired painter from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Shop 71, died Friday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born on Maui. He is survived by wife Isabella; daughters Eileen Garcia and Susan Rodrigues; brother Louie; sister Julia Eberly, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Virginia Y. Rodrigues,102, of Kahu lui, Maui died Monday in Kahului Hale Makua. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by son Adam; foster son Raymond Demoto; daughters Elizabeth Caires, Catherine Bonham, Edith Green and Clara Aucker; foster daughter Minni Moniz; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow.

Bullet Wanda E. Sato,48, of Honolulu, a manager for Jr. Lou and T. Florist, died Jan. 28 in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Mary K. and sisters Linda Nagatani and Diane Young. Private services.

Bullet Joachim R. Takemoto,70, of Kaneohe, a retired security guard at Sea Life Park and the Oceanic Institute, died last Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Hauula. He is survived by wife Helen; stepsons Jefferson and Devenish Chang, and brothers William, Harold and Moses. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joachim Church in Punaluu. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hauula Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Esther Tom,93, of Honolulu is also survived by stepson Norman Wong. The additional information for the obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Joseph W.C. Tom,88, of Honolulu, a retired general foreman at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard 38, died Jan. 20 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Bernard, Eugene and Jerry; brother Lawrence; sisters Ellen Kam, Janet Chun and Virginia Lee, and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Dennis T. Toyomura,72, of Honolulu will be remembered in services at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 1822 Keeaumoku St. Call after 4:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers. The additional information for the obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.



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