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Obituaries

Thursday, March 18, 1999


Leukemia patient lived
bravely, served others,
despite illness

As a teen-age leukemia patient on Maui who helped others with cancer, Mikilani Lee-Ann "Keala" Kaina received the Hawaii Youth Medal for Bravery from Gov. John Waihee in 1988.

Family members say she continued to care for others despite her illness until her death March 10. She was 26.

"She was a very lively person, very outgoing," said her uncle Stanceford Kaina.

Mikilani, who graduated from Baldwin High School, was the cook in her family and frequently was the baby sitter for her nephews and nieces, he said.

She was 15 when she was one of three youths who received a bravery medal.

Friends said she showed remarkable personal bravery in her fight for life and reached out to lend moral support by talking with others who had cancer.

During an interview, she said she told other cancer patients to be strong and everything would be OK.

She is survived by mother Yvonne B. Kaina; father Nicholas P. Campos; brothers Zachary and Adrian Kaina; stepbrother Nicky Campos Jr. and sisters Tammy and Kimberly Kaina.

Viewing will be from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, with services at 7 p.m. at Ballard Family Mortuary in Kahului. Cremation to follow.

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Bullet Hajime “James” Aoyama, 81, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died Monday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son Howard H.; daughters Judy M. Furuya and Sandra Y. Aoyama; brothers Chikara, Manabu, Shigeru, Itsuku and Mutsuo; sisters Tsukie Oshiro and Katsue Aoyama, and three grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Bullet Carol N.K. Au, 53, of Honolulu died March 5 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Alice Y.M. and brother Wallace S.P. Private services.

Bullet Allan Bush Jr., 89, of Hawaii, vice president and director of Electrical Distributors, Pacific Finance, State Factors, and Star Appliance, died Feb. 11 in Lacey, Wash. He was also superintendent of the Home Insurance Co.'s life insurance department. He was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland. He is survived by wife Madeline; son William A.; daughters Barbara Ann Doenecke and Margaret L. Riccardi; sister Nora Potter, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services held. Donations suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Bullet Howard F. Cooper, 84, of Wailuku, owner and operator of Helani Gardens in Hana, died Tuesday at home. He was also a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Nora I.; sons Kent “Duke” and Chris; daughters Donna Caimi and Ann Uyehara, and six grandchildren. Private services. Burial: Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Donations suggested to the Hana Cultural Center.

Bullet Jeanette M. Harper, 90, of Lawai, Kauai, died Saturday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Chloe Godfrey; brothers Alexander Lopes and Martin J. Tappen; sisters Marjie Antone and Lovey Kitt; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Hanayo Ibara, 86, of Kahului died yesterday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by husband Hakaru “Gombe”; son Richard M.; brothers Toshimi and Kengo Kato; sister Misao Kaya, and two granddaughters. Services over the ashes: 4 p.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Kikuno Ikeda, 84, of Mountain View, Hawaii, formerly of Ninole, Hawaii, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughter Georgene Yamamoto; sons Lawrence and Leroy, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Alae Cemetery.

Bullet Tommy T. Jitchaku, 84, of Hilo, a retired real estate salesman, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Onomea, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Jean; daughters Geraldine Cheplic, Jeanne Jitchaku and Janice Mullaney; brother Richard; sisters Kiyoko Chinen, Harriet Weinrich, Kay Paik, Margie Gushiken and Aileen Kubo, and eight grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Jay A. Johnson, 49, of Fern Forest, Hawaii died Monday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Oregon. He is survived by wife Gayle A.; son Aaron Gale; daughters Katrina Gale and Hopefull J. Dulaney, and sister Kathy Smith. Services held.

Bullet Ethel L. Johnson, 71, of Maunaloa Estates, a self-employed beautician, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Massachusetts. She is survived by husband Robert A.; sons Bruce and Michael Campbell; daughters Linda Brewer and Gayle Hocking; sister Ruth Michaledes, and six grandchildren. No services.

Bullet Chieko Kawakami, 78, of Hilo, a retired medical secretary at the Hilo Hospital, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Arthur; daughter Arleen Nakamaru; brother Tsuneo Takemoto, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Gloria W.P.N. “Darling” Liu, 74, of Las Vegas, an employee at Host International Food Service, died Jan. 19 in Las Vegas. She was born in Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alroy, Clinton, Gordon, Marvin and Steven; daughter Geraldine L. Cash; sisters Eleanor A. Lavalouis and Winifred K. Pierce; hanai sisters Florence Kaauwai and Louisa D. Dela Cruz; brothers Frank and Louie Kalaluhi, 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13 at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Ave. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

ue8 Bullet Norman F.C.H. Lum, 61, of Honolulu, a retired sales representative, died March 7. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Maxine; daughters Debra Fikac, Karen Apuya and Pamela Lum, and four granddaughters. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Bullet Florence M. Maafala, 55, of Waianae, a self-employed beautician, died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Sione; sons Maximo and Jasson Maafala and Lambert and Kalanikaukini Manuel; daughters Regina, Cherrelle and Shanise Maafala and Leonora Maafala-Tua; brothers Steven, Maximo, Carlos, Peter, Lombard, Larry and Daniel Manuel; sisters Leonora Manuel and Iwalani Kadowaki, and nine grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Kaala Baptist Church, 86-316 Puuhulu Place in Waianae. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Helen K.K. “Mama” Malapit, 65, of Kona, Hawaii, died Friday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in South Kona. She is survived by sons Matthew and Magdalino; daughter Caralita; hanai sons Herman Kuanoni and Abraham Malapit; sister Primrose Diaz; brother George Kuanoni, and six grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at New Life Christian Center in Kealakekua, Kona. Call from 6 to 10 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the center. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet William T. Marciel, 82, of Lihue, a carpenter for the Hawaii Carpenters Union, died March 6 in Wilcox Hospital. He was born on Maui. He is survived by daughters Jane Kiilau, Judy Ofakineafu, Maryann Santos and Jean Marceil; sons William Jr., Jay and Robert Marceil; brothers and sisters, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Domingo L. Marzan, 91, of Papaaloa, Hawaii, a retired field hand for the former Laupahoehoe Sugar Co., died Sunday in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Prudencia; daughters Lorraine Fabilona and Caroline Javar; son David; sister Emerenciana DeGuzman; brother Flaviano, eight grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 12:30 p.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. nl,3 cf,crn,8,12 PLEASE SEE cf,crnb,10 OBITUARIES, A-13 hd,,3,,2,38p,6 l1 OBITUARIES

Bullet Clarence J. Mason, 68, of Keaau, Hawaii, a retired supervisor for drilling companies, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Starr County, Texas. He is survived by wife Elvie; sons Mark, Daryl and Michael; daughters Tamara and Dianne; sisters Marian Calloway and Dorothy Wilson, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. today at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Eric T. Matsumoto, 49, of Waipahu died last Thursday in Tripler Hospital. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by mother Hanako; brothers Carl and Ivan, and sisters Frances Infante and Gail Mikami. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Yvonne K. Maunakea-Velles, 60, of Waianae, an education assistant for Nanaikapono Elementary and Waianae Intermediate schools, died Friday at home. She was born in Nanakuli. She is survived by husband Alexander Auna; sons Iopa and Kapoli Maunakea; hanai son Ernest Keinath; daughters Marie Paresa, Alexis Maunakea and Jornal Maunakea-Kanehailua; brother Edwin Maunakea; sisters Katherine Stang and Merry N. Wright; hanai sister Emma Hoohuli, and 15 grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Monday at Bishop Memorial Chapel, Kamehameha Schools. Call from 4 to 7 p.m. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Glenn W. McGeorge, 86, of Holland, formerly of Grand Haven, Mich., died Sunday in Holland. He was born in Goodman, Wis. He is survived by sons Glen “Clint,” Tom of Honolulu, Kim and Gram, and eight grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Bullet Matilda S. Miles,of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Honolulu, died March 2 in West Palm Beach. She was born in New York City. She is survived by husband James B.; daughter Beverly Brown Denbo; brother Robert Peary, and two grandchildren. Private services. No flowers. Donations suggested to Iron Overload Disease Association, 433 Westwind Drive, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.

Bullet Donald M. Morgan Jr., 45, of Haiku, Maui, a Hawaii Job Corps employee, died March 4 at home. He also worked with Hawaiian Foliage and Landscape Co. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Pamela P. Akina-Morgan; sons Donald and Liwai; daughters Kawaiho'onani and McKenzie; parents Donald and Loretta, and sisters Corene Helm, April Kealoha, Luana Kaaihue and Crystal Peltier. Prayer services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial at a later date.

Bullet Masaru Nishioku, 78, of Honolulu, a retiree of the state Department of Education, died March 6 in Respite Nanea. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Akira. Private services.

Bullet Clarice B. Owens, 97, of Kailua died March 8 in Kailua. She was born in Crutchfield, Ky. She is survived by daughters Betty-Lou Howard and Marjorie Kessler; stepdaughter Virginia Fine; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Charles N. “Sonny” Perez Jr., 81, of Palolo, a retired custodian at the Hawaii State Library, died March 1 at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Violet; son James-Ke; daughters Rosalie Kapaona, Napua Ho and Dawn Burton; brother Kaipo; sisters Irene Kinney, Dolly Josiah and Hattie Perez, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. el,3cf,crn,8,12 PLEASE SEE cf,crnb,10 OBITUARIES, A-14 hd,,3,,3,36p6,6 l1 OBITUARIES

Bullet John Puliatch Jr., 50, of Wailuku died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Milla H.; sons James K. Suzuki and John R. Puliatch; daughters Shauna, Kehani and Kehulani A. Suzuki; brothers Abel and Michael Breitha, and sister Diana Pimentel. Mass: noon Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

Bullet Antone S. Ramos, 82, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a proprietor of Antone Ramos Contracting, died Tuesday in Hale Ho‘ola Hamakua in Honokaa, Hawaii. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Violet; sons Anthony J. and David B.; brothers Alfred and Ernest; sisters Adelaide Rapozo and Emilia DeCambra, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Ronald L. Reyes, 48, of Fresno, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died March 7 at home. He was born in Turlock, Calif. He is survived by companion Wayne Moore; sister Eva Dangaran; and brothers Marvin, Herbert, Frank and Donald Reyes. Private services.

Bullet Mabel M. Southwell, 79, of St. Louis Heights died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Robert, and sisters Agnes Lewis, Eva Arthur, Ida Naki, Barbara Boles, Frances Brezil, Irene Butler and Ann Berry. Services: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Herbert H.M. Tam, 75, of Kaimuki, who retired from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Tuesday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Violet; sons Vernon, Allyn and Wesley; daughter Dr. Audrey; brother Richard Tom, and three grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Richard F. Tamabayashi, 73, of Kaneohe, a retired serviceman for Honolulu Gas Co., died March 7 in St. Francis- West Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Edith H.; son Wesley K.; daughter Karen S.U. Tamabayashi-Higuchi; sister Thelma T. Oda, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Beverly R. Thompson, 70, of Honolulu, who worked in sales with the Honolulu Iron Works and Keenan Plumbing Supply, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. She also worked in advertising sales with Hawaii Business Magazine and Buyer's Guide. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Konia Thompson-Mitchell and Melanie P. Nichols; brothers William, Gilmer and Kennard Apaka, four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Thomas C.K. Tong, 87, of Honolulu died March 10 in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Dora L.; sons Reginald, Lowell and Douglas; brother Herbert; sisters Georgia Au and Roberta Mun, and three grandsons. Private services.

Bullet Ethel S. Uejo, 66, of Honolulu, a retired kitchen helper for Zippy's McCully and Waipio Restaurants, died Saturday in Hale Malamalama. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Bert H. and Brian Y.; daughters Susan M. and Lydia S. Yee; brothers George M. and Fred M. Shimabukuro; sisters Eleanor K. Naito and Sandra E. Hatakeyama, and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Celerina A. Valeriano, 86, of Ewa Beach died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Simeon and Lito; daughters Leony Cote, Teresita Leno and Emelita Jose; brothers Antonio “Tony,” Philippe and Tomas Atayde; sister Catalina Santiago, and 14 grandchildren. Services in the Philippines.

Bullet Mitsuko Yamamoto,79, of Honolulu died Feb. 16 in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Fred; daughter Marjorie “Marjie” Akey; brother Lester Nakaichi, and sisters Nellie Saito, Agnes Okinishi and Karen Tsukiyama. Private services.

Bullet Sueharu Yamamoto, 75, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. postal clerk, died March 6 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hazel N.; son Rodney S.; daughter Lynne M. Tagomori; brother Tatsuo, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Tsutomu “Scar” Yonemoto, 90, of Kaneohe, a retired machinist, died March 6 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Edward M.; daughters Shirley A. Yamaoka and Iris M. Sayegusa, and seven grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Helen C.T. Yuen, 98, of Honolulu, a retired teacher at Pohukaina School, died March 8 in Aloha Nursing Center. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Pauline T. Young and Gertrude T. Church; stepson Dr. Paul; stepdaughter Mildred Matsumoto, three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Nuuanu Memorial Park. No flowers.



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