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Obituaries

Thursday, April 29, 1999


Bullet Fleda A. Angel, 87, formerly of Honolulu, executive secretary of Martin Construction Co., died Friday in San Antonio, Texas. She was also secretary and personal assistant to Tony Curtis and his wife, Janet Leigh. Born in Oregon County, Mo., she is survived by sister Velma A. West and stepbrother W.E. Ary. Services on the mainland. Scattering of ashes: Waikiki Beach.

Bullet Gordon K.S. Awana, 69, of Kailua, who retired from Hawaiian Electric Co., died Sunday in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Susan G., sons Scott and Jeff, sister Momi Callis, and brother Henry. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Lanikai Beach, down Kaiolena Street. Casual or beach attire.

Bullet Majorie J. DeLang, 70, of Mililani died Tuesday in Wahiawa. Born in Rockford, Ill., she is survived by husband Leonard; sons Stephen, Thomas, David, Jonathan and Matthew; sister Joanne Salamone; and grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Miguel A.E. Gonzalez, 44, of Waikiki, a custodian for the Waikiki Trolley, died Jan. 23 at home. Born in Mexico, he is survived by his mother and sisters Gabriella and Nora. Services: 6 p.m. tomorrow at the garden courtyard of 1965 Ala Wai Blvd., No. 1. Burial in Mexico. Casual attire.

Bullet Louis K. Hao, 91, of Hilo, longtime Big Island farmer and businessman, died Sunday in Straub Hospital. Born in Kaohe, South Kona, he is survived by sons Louis L. and Lawrence “Larry,” 13 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Bullet Charlotte H. Kaiura, 84, of Honolulu, a retired cashier for McInerny Ltd., died last Thursday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Walter; sons Earl, Wayne and Dwight; brothers Ralph, George and Allen Mizumoto; sister Toki Nakano; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Douglas M. Kuraoka, 48, of Waialua, a city employee, died April 20 in Straub Hospital. Born in Waialua, he is survived by sons Derick, Andy and Ryan; daughters Gwen and Tracie; brothers Eugene, Earl, Stephen and Craig; sisters Helene Yamada, Judith Fukuda, Genevieve Ogata and Louise Nomura; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Michel J. LaPlante, 24, of Honolulu died April 17. Born in Titusville, Fla., he is survived by son Jonathan Ponds; mother Katherine Ikehara; stepfather Reginold Ikehara; sisters Kristina Davis, Christine Logan and Cynthia Reyes; brother Wesley Ikehara; and grandmother Doris Patterson. Memorial services: noon Saturday at the residence. Call 676-8110.

Bullet Lucy Kong Li, 102, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor with Waimanu Home, died yesterday in Oahu Care Facility. Born in Kona, Hawaii, she is survived by son Thomas Lee; daughters Leimomi Cummins, Anita Evans, Caroline Chinn and Virginia Chun; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Francis F.L. Lim, 73, of Pearl City, a retired heavy equipment mechanic from the Department of Logistics Fort Shafter, died April 21 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He also worked at Shop 02, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, was a World War II veteran and master sergeant with the 411th Engineer Battalion U.S. Army Reserve. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Wesley L.K.M., Darrell K. and Randall K.K.S.; daughter Carole Ann L. Carvalho; sister Maizie Napaepae; and five grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Hua An Lin, 77, of Honolulu, a retired accountant, died April 20 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Canton, China, he is survived by wife Rui Kun He; son Jie Rong; sisters Sin Quon Lee, Sin Jun Ho and Ng Muz Leung; and two grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Leizel A. Marcos, 18, of Waialua died April 6 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Wahiawa, she is survived by parents Mario and Pacita; sisters Jennie and Michelle; and grandparents Catalina Duldulao and Cristino and Leandra Acgaoili. Wake: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Bert H. Muraoka, 45, of Kapaa, Kauai, died last Thursday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by parents Zenichi and Itsue; brothers Zane and Earl; and sisters Dale, Lori and Val. Private services.

Bullet Joseph K. “Joe” Naeole Jr., 33, of Honolulu died April 21. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Tsuneo K. Okumura, 86, of Honolulu, a retired social worker for the state Department of Education, died April 20 in Straub Hospital. Born in Kaiwiki, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Suyeki; and daughters Sada, Yoko and Miki. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Makiki Christian Church. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to charity.

Bullet Henry N. Omura, 85, of Honolulu died Monday at home. Born in Lahaina, Maui, he is survived by wife Sadako; son Glenn; daughters Betty Lou Miura, Betty Jane Matsumoto, Patricia Yoshimoto and Amy Morio; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Beatrice “Bea” Peltier, 83, of Honolulu, a retired assistant housekeeper at Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel, died Tuesday in Honolulu. Born in Koloa, Kauai, she is survived by children George “Teddy” Peltier, Patricia “Telana” Mezurashi, Yvonne “Linda” Tavares and Anne Latter; sister Lena Perry; brothers Manuel, Philip, Antone and Matthew Ledesma; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Miyoko Shinshiro, 82, of Honolulu, a retired co-owner of Eddie's & Jimmy's Market, died Friday in Hale Pulama Mau. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons Wayne and Cory; daughter Janice; brothers Akira, Kaoru, Kogoro and Yatsugi Sakima; sister Tomiko Miyashiro; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Anita Lou Stong, 76, of Honolulu died April 19. Born in Tecumseh, Mich., she is survived by husband Stanley; sons William, Bradford and Stanley Jr.; sisters Elizabeth Boyd and Patricia Malone; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services and burial on the mainland. Donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Road, Honolulu, 96817.

Bullet Bette Stuhlmacher, 93, of Honolulu died April 21 in Kailua. Born in Philadelphia, she is survived by nieces Valerie and Alexandria Ossipoff. Private services. Donations suggested to University of Hawaii Geriatric Education.

Bullet Toshimi Tanoue, 76, of Honolulu, a retired cabinet maker, died Monday in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughter Anne Kuroda; brothers Tsutomu, Shinobu, Noboru and Tsukasa; sister Tamako Izuno; and a grandson. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Tokiko “Jennie” Ueda, 74, of Honolulu, a retired elementary schoolteacher with the state Department of Education, died April 16 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Hanapepe Heights, Kauai, she is survived by brothers Joe J. and Dr. Norman Y. Ueda and Ken K. Uyeda; and sisters Fusako Ogata and Dr. Grace T. Noda. Private services.

Bullet Harry T. Uehara, 78, of Honolulu, a retired investigator for Hawaiian Electric Co., died Monday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Ninole, Hawaii, he is survived by sons Russell, Glenn and Dr. Curtis; brothers Soyei and Roy; sisters Nancy Teruya and Jean Yonaha; and two grandsons. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Edward W. Walters, 70, of Waikele, a retired physician, died Monday in Fremont, Calif. Born in Zanesville, Ohio, he is survived by wife Betsy, son Scott, daughter Linda Rist, brother Robert and six grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Central Union Church. Memorial gifts suggested to Chancel Choir of Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania, Honolulu 96826.

Bullet Robert M. Yamada, 75, of Honolulu, a retired Hawaii Newspaper Agency district manager, died April 8. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Gladys, sons Dwight and Milton, daughters Alyson Takasaki and Sandra Yamada, sister Jean Sakaida, and eight grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Ah Quon Yuen, 99, of Honolulu died April 20 at home. Born in Waiahole, he is survived by wife Nora; daughters Lency Nascimento, Hency Yuen-Eng and Queena Yuen; two grandchildren; and a godson. Taoist services: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Adeline M.G. Zackular, 75, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii died April 8 in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kona, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Arthur, brothers George and Richard Gouveia and sisters Irene Rapoza and Rita Gouveia. Services on the mainland.

Bullet Edward Zervic, 78, of Honolulu, who served in the U.S. Marines for five years, died Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. He was also a sewing machine sales and service representative. Born in Minneapolis, he is survived by wife Sophia “Los”; son Brett; daughters Linda Maher, Maureen Benz and Debra Zervic; brother Walter; and a grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 1 to 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

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DEATHS ELSEWHERE

Bullet Michi Nishiura Weglyn, who wrote a widely acclaimed book on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, died of cancer Sunday. She was 72.

Her 1976 book, “Years of Infamy, The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps,” described the experiences of 120,000 Japanese-Americans who were rounded up by the U.S. government in the early days of World War II and interned as security risks.

While the book was coolly received at first, its powerful prose and solid documentation eventually helped spur demands for redress and a national apology by President Gerald Ford.

Weglyn's family had been one of the thousands interned to a desert camp in Gila River, Ariz., during the war years.

She later became a New York costume designer and was drawn to social causes in the 1970s. She then became a familiar figure at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., poring over dusty documents from opening to closing time.

Her research discredited President Roosevelt's 1942 claim that “military necessity” justified the internments, and revealed thousands of Japanese from Latin American countries were also held in the U.S. camps.



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