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Obituaries

Tuesday, May 4, 1999


Bullet Thomas A.K.L. Aiona, 86, of Kapaau, Hawaii, a heavy equipment operator for Kohala Sugar Co., died Wednesday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in North Kohala, Hawaii, he is survived by sons Thomas Jr., Clifford, Larry, Leonard and Donovan; daughters Hannah DeMotta, Jane Tamashiro, Adeleine “Addie” Cho, Marion “Lehua” Kim, Laura Yamamoto and Eva Carvalho; hanai daughter Cynthia Freitas; 32 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, Honomakau Ward. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawi County Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Donald K.A.L. Aweau Jr., 34, of Kahaluu, auto technician at Toyota City in Mapunapuna, died April 25 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was also former pastor of Singles Ministry at First Assembly of God, Redhill; union officer with the ILWU; and former worship leader at Hope United Methodist of Kaaawa. Born in Kailua, he is survived by wife Eva; son Micah; daughter Breanna; mother Pat Kopa; grandparents Elsie Aweau, Frank and Martha Mead and Arthur and Mary Simpson; sisters Tammy Ford and Donalee Makua; and brother Myles K. Services: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God, Redhill. Inurnment: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Bullet Seso Baguio, 78, of Kaneohe will be remembered in memorial services 5 p.m. Thursday at Heeia Kea Pier. Scattering of ashes to follow. Additional information for an obituary published Friday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet James E. Barrans, 89, of Hilo, a retired restaurant manager, died Friday in Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Iowa, he is survived by sons Ronald, Joe and Thomas; daughters Marge Mclean and Laura Barrans; and grandchildren. No services.

Bullet Vernon H. Blomgren, 76, of Hilo, formerly of Honolulu, a retired mason, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Svea, Minn., he is survived by companion Francis Nordstrom; son Greg; daughters Jill Jacunski, Colleen Blomgren and Leilani Keao; sister Elnora Soderling; and nine grandchildren. Call from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Memorial Mortuary. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Bullet Minnie M. Deniz, 79, of Honaunau, Hawaii, a retired teacher's aide, died Thursday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband John Jr., son Rickie, daughters Bettylou Deniz Leslie and Minerva Grace, 12 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and four great- great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Bullet Adolfo Echaore, 64, of Waipahu, a retired pest controller for Schofield Barracks, died April 18 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He also served with the U.S. Air Force. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by sisters Delfina Patubo, Katherine Kekahuna, Esmeralda Smith, Francisca Greggs, Violet Gonzado and Connie Warmoth. Wake services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: noon Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Bullet Jean C. Guthrie, 77, of Aiea died Sunday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she is survived by husband Loye L., sons Richard Morsch and Loye M. Guthrie, daughter Suzannah Finley, sister Ann Surdam and eight grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at First Baptist Church of Honolulu, 1313 Pensacola St. Aloha attire.

Bullet Yoshio Hayashi, 92, of Honolulu, a retired foreman for Castle & Cooke Terminals, died April 15 in Nuuanu Lani Nursing Home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughter Colette C. Ono; brothers Nobuo and Dr. Bert; sisters Chika Nakano, Minnie Schmidt and Amy Nishijima; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Beatrix C. Hayes, 62, of Marysville, Calif., died April 26. Born in Indiana, she is survived by husband Sgt. Maj. Herbert, daughters Catherine L. MacDougall and Georgina L. Hayes, sons James D. and Robert E. Haas, stepfather Robert E. Lansing, mother Georgina Lansing and six grandchildren. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Bullet Clarence C. Hong, 59, of Ewa Beach, an Oahu Transit Services bus operator, died April 25 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Lahaina, he is survived by wife Jane; son Shane; father Joseph; mother Teresa; brothers Joseph Jr., David, Howard and Allen Hong and Frederick, Sammy and Mario Castillo; and sisters Caroline Nakahiki, Veronica Paaga, Jennifer Neizman, Kamela Bailey and Constance Cardoza. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 1 p.m.

Bullet Terrance A. “Tony” Joseph, 50, of Waianae died last Tuesday in Waianae. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Tony Boy Joseph and Rance Tabangay; hanai son Victor Higa; daughters Terry, Eva Marie and Tennille-Ashley; hanai daughters Sharn Orso and Tasha and Princess Higa; father Stanley; brothers Stanley Jr. and Jefferey; sister Theresa A. Pemberton; and eight grandchildren. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Bullet Emma F. Kaleohano, 72, of Kailua died Friday in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by children Gerard, Charles “Chuck,” Thomas Alan and Blaise Kaleohano and Mary Costa; brother Thomas Barros; sisters Mae Veriato and Lydia Robinson; and seven grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Bullet Soichi Kaneshiro, 78, of Honolulu, a retired cook, died last Tuesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Lahaina, he is survived by wife Doris H.; sons Alan S. and Gary I.; daughters Sharon N. and Charlotte H. Kaneshiro and Patricia R. Ichiriu; brothers James K. and George K.; sisters Ruth A. Fukuhara and Dorothy F. Kaneda; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Takeyo Kouchi, 96, of Kekaha, Kauai, a retired seamstress with Okada Store in Waimea, died last Tuesday in Kauai Care Center. Born in Mana, Kauai, he is survived by son Edward; daughters Elaine Kouchi, Nancy Heyada and Alice Farrar; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Scott Lam, 42, of Honolulu, a taxi driver, died April 24 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Vietnam, he is survived by wife Lynna, son Brian, daughter Tina, mother Phung Thi Hua, and sister Danh. Vietnam Buddhist services: 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Herbert S. “Young Hwan” Lee, 71, of San Diego, a retired instructor for the state Department of Education, died April 24 in University of California at San Diego Hospital. Born in Kijang, Korea, he is survived by wife Helen Chang; daughters Margaret B. and Jean B. Lee, Grace B. Kam and Annie B. Yonemoto; brother Dong Hwan; sisters Won Ae, Kyung Ae, Gi Ae, Young Ae, Son Ae and In Ja; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Mary M. Lillie, 87, of Kahului, who taught in Springfield, Mass., and Waimea and Kauai high schools, died Feb. 27 in Hale Makua in Kahului. Born in Watertown, S.D., she is survived by sons Fred and John, daughter Catherine Gugler, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: Wailuku Union Church and Waiokeola Congregational Church on Oahu. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association, 1050 Ala Moana, Building D, Honolulu 96814.

Bullet Solomon K. Lono, 86, of Kona, Hawaii, a federal mason, died April 22 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in North Kona, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Helen; sons Solomon Jr., Peter, Michael, David and Richard; daughters Mary Callahan, Florence Lono and Blossom Nasau; sister Mary Taba; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Kaumakapili Church, 766 N King St. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 8:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 7 a.m. Burial: Makiki Cemetery on Pensacola Street. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Wataru Misawa, 91, of Kahului, Maui died yesterday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by wife Hatsuyo, sons Larry and Harold, daughters Carol Maehara and Judith Sakasegawa, brother Naoki, sister Chiyono Hosoda, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Casual attire.

Bullet Arlene I. Miske, 65, of Kailua, owner of Gibson Jewelers, died April 26 in Queen's Hospital. She was also employed by Certified Construction. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., she is survived by sons Chuck, Gary and Tommy; daughters Jacqueline Barker and Patricia Mau; mother Annie Speth; brothers Harold, Roy, Paul, Edward, Richard and Henry Speth; sister Dorothy Drewek; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Inurnment at later date. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Clara L. Morales, 61, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeping supervisor at Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Manila, she is survived by daughters Maria Morales and Severina Tovia; brothers Virgilio, Vincente, Jose and Manuel Lizardo; sister Elvira Advincula; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mass: noon Friday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Bullet Eileen B.S. Poniatowski, 73, of Aiea died Friday at home. Born in Ewa Plantation, she is survived by husband Alexander J.; son Alexander J. Jr.; daughters Ann A. Chock, Barbara M. Peters, Connie P. Kadokawa and Denise L. Traczek; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Ian M.E. Rarama, 16, of Papaikou, Hawaii, a student at Hilo High School, died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Laoag City, the Philippines, he is survived by mother Melanie; father McArthur Tumaneng; guardian Magelin Galdones; grandparents Esther and Dionicio Rarama and Maximino and Leticia Tumaneng; and great-grandmother Felicitas Calilao. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Protestant Church, 1350 Waianuenue Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Ella M.H. Sawyer, 70, of Honolulu died Friday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Richard, sons Richard Jr. and Thomas, daughters Katherine Hendricks and Barbara Sawyer, sister Lillie Leong, brother Jacob Goo, 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Bullet Jason D. Segelstrom, 21, of Hanalei, Kauai, active duty in the U.S. Army, died last Tuesday. He is survived by wife Coral Anne, mother Sandra Cole, father William Cole, brothers Jonathan and William Cole, and sisters Cameron and Brianna Cole. Burial services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Kapaa County Cemetery. Full military burial and memorial services: 5 p.m. at the Kilauea Theatre. Casual attire.

Bullet Florentina C. Sergent, 74, of Waianae died April 17 in Ewa. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by son Calvin R.C. Ching, daughters Carolyn L.C. Collazo and Adelwisa Derry, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Maluhia Lutheran Church, 85-256 Farrington Highway. Casual attire.

Bullet Barbara Jean Shanahan, 74, of Kaneohe, a real estate broker, died Saturday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Francis, Patrick and Anthony; brother Robert Sylva; and eight grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to American Cancer Society.

Bullet Thelma E.C. Silva, 83, of Kailua died April 23 in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Manuel P. Silva; children Janis L. Silva, Claudette Kruse and Garylyn Alich; sister Janette Smith; 10 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Soon Yee Song, 95, of Wahiawa, a retired tailor, died April 20 in Wahiawa General Hospital. She also had a shop at Tripler Hospital. Born in Masan, Korea, she is survived by son Iksoo J. Kim, daughter Julia Milne, 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and 12 great- great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Nuuanu Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet The Rev. Yoshie Suga, 100, of Honolulu, formerly of Lanai, founder and retired head minister of Tenrikyo Lanai Church, died Sunday. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, she is survived by sons Roy E. and Harry K., daughter Mabel H. Maeda, 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and eight great-great- grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Aloha attire.

Bullet Hiroko “Violet” Uyenoyama, 79, of Kahului, a candy maker at K. Takitani Enterprises, died Saturday at home. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Hidesuke, son Glen, daughter Fay deNeeve, brothers Kenji and Takuzo Inouye and two grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Wailuku Jodo Mission. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Chieko “Mabel” Yamada, 89, of Honolulu was founder and instructor of Yamada Dance Group. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet David T. Yamada, 96, of Aiea and formerly of Honolulu, a retired boiler maintenance supervisor for Hawaiian Electric Co., died April 25 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Kekaha, Kauai, he is survived by daughter Jean Sakumoto, sister Haruko Osato, six grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet James T. Yamada, 79, of Lihue, a retired state game warden, died April 25 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Laie, he is survived by wife Janet; sons Alvin and Ronald; brothers Mori, Masa, Paul and Henry; sister Yoshie Kawahara; and three grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Walter W.K. Young, 80, of Pearl City, a retired electrician with Pearl Harbor Shop 51, died April 23 in Pali Momi Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Annie S.K. Fong Young; sons Edward W.Y. and Raymond W.M.; daughter Arline Y. Chun; brothers Harry, Hood and John; sisters Ellen Yee and Betty Lum; and three grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Manoa Cemetery.



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