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Obituaries

Friday, May 7, 1999


Bullet Dolores R.E. Allen, 73, of Honolulu, a retired waitress, died April 19. Born in Puunene, Maui, she is survived by sons Jonathan and Nelson Endo; daughter Shirley Mae Lagua; brothers Tony, Remi and Fred Remiticado; sisters Benita Ruidas, Marie Haime, Flora Bibilone and Nita Vergara; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church of Waipahu. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Margaret F. Araujo, 66, of Honolulu died Monday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sister Arlene Smith, and nephews and nieces. Private scattering of ashes.

Bullet Saimasina A. Burgess, 16, of Laie, a junior at Kahuku High School, died Monday in Kahuku Hospital. Born in Kahuku, he is survived by parents Jack and Puleono Lana; brother Ali; sisters Siana and Punipuao; and grandparents Pelenatete and Liva Siufanua. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laie Eighth Ward, 55-630 Naniloa Loop. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Doris H. Chinen, 69, of Waipahu died Sunday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii, she is survived by husband Clyde Kaoru; sons Bruce R. and Weslee K.; daughters Lani Jean C. Fujinaka and Dori Ann M. Ishii; brother Bruce N. Takamine; and sisters Florence Y. Tokumoto Kaneshiro, Rose T. Tokumoto Kawasaki, Margaret T. Beck, Nancy T. Mitsuyoshi, Ethel F. McKenzie, Betty K. Galvin and Carolyn Y. Mizukami. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Albert “Gajo” Figueroa, 70, of Pearl City and Hilo, who retired from the city Roads Division, died April 29 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Mary G.; sons Patrick, Frederick and Franklin; daughters Peaches Mansfield, Delberta Brede and Alvette Billaber; brother Walter; sisters Mary Santos, Yvonne Allbaugh, Deoma Makikawa and Marie Kim Sui; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Tsuruko Higa, 91, of Honolulu died last Friday in Kuakini Hospital. Born on Okinawa, she is survived by daughters Nancy H. Arizumi, Betty M. Higa, Alice Y. Morisako, Lillian S. Tanabe, Elaine R. Koike, Karen K. Shimabukuro and Gayle S. Yasunari; sister Kiyoko Miyashiro; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Ruby Ickes, 79, of Honolulu died yesterday in Pohai Nani. Born in West Virginia, she is survived by daughter Melave Harman, two grandchildren and a great-grandson. Private services.

Bullet Siu Yin Hoe Jim, 79, of Honolulu died April 25 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in China, she is survived by husband Koon Cheong Ching; sons Yick Ngon, Yick Sing and Yick Keung; daughter Loretta Chan; brothers Hing Pon, Charles and Peter; sister Grace Yuen; and four grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist services: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Kenneth Kon Wui Lau, 76, of Honolulu, who retired from Pearl Harbor, Management Engineering and Information Office, died Monday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Eugenie, son Ronald, daughters Lydia Odo and Lorna Lau, brother Dr. Leonard, sisters Audrey Tsang and Vivian Dang, and two grandchildren. Masonic services: 10:45 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet William M. Miretti, 50, of Cromwell, Ind., formerly of Hawaii, owner and operator of Hibiscus Hawaiian Marketing Co., died Wednesday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Elaine; sons David A., John M. and Joseph D.; daughters Sarah F. and Anna T.J. Miretti and Susanna G. Gibson; and sisters Cheryl ViFinkle and Bonnie McGowan. Services on the mainland.

Bullet Rex “Rexy” Mokiao, 35, of Waimanalo died Monday in Waimanalo. Born in Makaha, he is survived by parents Raymond and Annie; brothers Ted, Raymond Jr., Reed, Bruce and Terry; and sisters Helen Haiola, Abbie Fernandez and Raynie Mokiao. Private services.

Bullet Alvin K. Okazawa, 48, of Honolulu, vice president of sales and merchandising at the Service Group Inc., died last Friday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Nadine S. Toyoda, mother Doris K., and brother Brian R. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Nicholas Ponce, 79, of Waimea, Kauai, a laborer in the construction industry, died Tuesday at home. Born in Makawao, Maui, he is survived by wife Emily M., sons Joseph Munos and Earl Mewcomb, daughters Juanita Sierra and Anna Machado, brother Peter, sisters Dorothy Santiago and Dolores Manuel, and 10 grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Bullet Masao Uyesugi, 80, of Waialua, who retired from Waialua Sugar Co., died April 26 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Wahiawa, he is survived by sons Howard, Richard and Kenneth S.; brother Noboru Uesugi; sisters Miyoshi Sakamoto and Shizuko Hoshino; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.



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