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Obituaries

Saturday, May 22, 1999


Bullet Peggy M.T. Ahn, 80, of Kihei, Maui, formerly of Honolulu, died Wednesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Wailuku, she is survived by sons Douglas and Dexter; daughters Beulah D. Nakasone and Sharon Arioshi; brothers Robert and Dennis Tanioka; sisters Elaine Machida, Tomoe Nishimura and Violet Kuroki; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Helen A. Akaka, 86, of Ewa Beach died last Saturday in Island Nursing Home. Born in Kapaa, Kauai, she is survived by sons Eugene and Raymond; daughters Helen Balmores, Theresa Allen and Bernadette M. Yagi; brother Frank Apana; 16 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Clarence P. Akiu, 67, of Kekaha, Kauai, a truck driver, died Tuesday. Born on Maui, he is survived by daughters Sherry McElroy and Susan K. Akiu; father Arthur Iokepa Jr.; sisters Eunice Kunz, Cecilia Knowlton and Elizabeth and Frances Iokepa; brothers George Akiu and Arthur, Melvin and Wayne Iokepa; and six grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Waimea Sacred Hearts in Waimea. Call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Burial: Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe. Aloha attire.

Bullet Lawrence Asuncion Jr., 53, of Hilo is also survived by brother Alfred DeRego Jr. and sister Charlotte. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the family.

Bullet Yan Chun Ching, 82, of Honolulu, a retired planner estimator at Pearl Harbor, died April 23 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Jeanette, son Frederick, daughter Karen Kai, brother George, sisters Alice Goldsmith and Elaine Lau, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Ida P. Chitwood, 97, of Honolulu died Monday in Honolulu. Born in Clarence, Mo., she is survived by daughter Shirley Robertson and a granddaughter. Services on the mainland.

Bullet Ralph M. “Skip” Davis III, 49, formerly of Salt Lake, died Sunday in Arcadia, Calif. He is survived by father Ralph M. II; brother Thomas P.; son Ralph M. “Chip” IV; daughters Kerry S. Ankeny, Shilene C. Matautia and Keralyn N. Davis; and 10 grandchildren. For information about services, call 676-7782.

Bullet Robert C. Fram, 74, of Laguna Hills, Calif., a sales representative for A.H. Hansen, died March 3 in Laguna Hills, Calif. He was also a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Born in Denver, he is survived by wife Jo Anne N., sons Robert S. and Rick A., and a grandchild. Burial held. Donations suggested to American Cancer Association.

Bullet Maurice “Morris” Gicoso, 68, of Pearl City, a tire repairman for the federal government, died Monday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sisters Elizabeth DeFreitas, Rose Banglos and Mary Adriano. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Bullet Randolph A. “Randy” Hall, 37, of Hilo, a former employee of the Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council, will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Urn committal services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers. He died Saturday in Hilo Hospital after gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Julia H., brothers Jon and Wayne, and sisters Irene and Priscilla.

Bullet Hipolita T. Iloreta, 75, of Kapolei died Wednesday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she is survived by husband Basilio I.; children Dr. Alfredo T., Dr. Santos T., Dr. Rodolfo T. and Dr. Nestor T. Iloreta and Herminia I. Gaspar; brothers Bernabe and Herminigildo Tabutol; sister Calixta Oandasan; and five grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Jude Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Douglas M. Kaeo Jr., 30, of Houston, who worked in clothing sales, died May 12. Born in Lihue, he is survived by parents Douglas and Bernie, grandmothers Dora A. Sugai and Juliette Matsumoto, and brother Danford M. Services held.

Bullet Katsuyo “Dorothy” Kawanishi, 94, of Waipahu died May 11 in Liliha Health Care Center. Born in Aiea, she is survived by son Howard, sisters Evelyn Shimazu and Hanae Thomas, and three grandsons. Private services.

Bullet Eleanor U. Kuwabara, 86, of Wahiawa, a retired waitress from Sea View Inn in Haleiwa, died Sunday in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Waialua, she is survived by sons James S. and Richard Y.; brothers Hifumi and Kiyoshi Miyazaki; sisters Yoshiko Namae, Shinako Villatora and Jennie Fujii; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Edward Laniohan, 71, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired engineer with the merchant marine, died Sunday at home. Born in Twitchel Island, Calif., he is survived by wife Esther; sons Mark, Roger and Dennis; daughters Cynthia Huerta, Tina Devora, Lisa Laniohan and Juanita Book; brothers Raymond, David, Douglas and Kenneth; and sisters Bernice Galbo, Lorraine Metante, Helen Lazatin, Dolores Calvejo, Virginia Omalza and Eleanor Lopez. Memorial services: 1 p.m. next Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Robert K. Ling, also known as Ah Kit Ling, 83, of Honolulu died Monday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brother Donald and sisters Dorothy Shea and Ella Wong. Taoist services: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Bullet Daisy Medeiros, 89, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired forelady with the Lawai Cannery, died May 7 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Lihue, she is survived by sons Stanley, Wallace and Vincent; brother Tony Camara; sisters Lucielle Botello and Adeline Gomes; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Howland K. “Keau” Miles, 26, of Keaau, Hawaii will be remembered in services 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. He died in Hilo Hospital after a car accident last Saturday in Hilo. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Joyce; parents Mekela E.K. “Miki” and Stanley Asejo Jr. and Richard P. and Terry Miles; brothers Richard “Kepa,” Richard P. Jr., Randy, Sterling, Kalei, Micah and James Miles and Shannon K. and Sheldon K. Asejo; sisters Pamela and Uilani; grandmothers Marguerite Kealanahele and Helen K. Paaoao; hanai mother Aldean S. “Honeygirl” Peleiholani; hanai brothers Vernal “Kimo” and Vee Jay “Baba” Peleiholani; hanai sister Jamie “Swedy” Peleiholani; godson Rusty K.; and goddaughter Krystolyn Onitsuka- Cabral.

Bullet Fay N. Myers, 51, of Kailua died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Ian Masterson and Bryce Myers, and daughter Kristi. Memorial services: 9 a.m. May 31 at Castle Point, 55 Kailuana Place, Kailua. Limited parking. Carpool suggested. Aloha attire. No flowers. Dona tions suggested to American Cancer Society of Hawaii and Holistic Healing Foundation, 45-090 Namoku St., Cottage L, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744.

Bullet Shigeno Narikawa, 96, of Hilo died Tuesday in Hilo. Born in Keahae, Maui, she is survived by son Shigeto, daughters Margie Shigeoka and Jean Kouchi, 11 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet William I. Ogata, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Theo H. Davies and Co. warehouseman, died May 7 in Hale Ho Aloha Care Home. Born in Kona, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Chieko, sisters Miharu Yamamoto and Jane Murakami, three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Lenore L. Palmer, 89, of Honolulu, a teacher at Central Union Church Preschool, made her transition Sunday at home. Born in Jasper County, Iowa, she is survived by daughters Mary Lou Doescher and Karen Palmer, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Unity Church of Hawaii, Diamond Head. No flowers. Donations suggested to Unity Church of Hawaii, Diamond Head or charity.

Bullet John P.K. Pana, 21, of Hilo, a cashier with Wallace Theatres, died May 9 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by parents Ben and Laverne, brother Ben, and sisters Lisa Ann Haunga and April Pana. Services: 6 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes at a later date. Casual attire.

Bullet Yoshiyuki Suenishi, 83, of Honolulu, a retired controller for Podmore Construction, died April 7 in Straub Hospital. Born in Onomea, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Ruby S.; sons Burt, Karl and Neal; stepsons Sidney, Herbert and Gerald; daughter Iris; stepdaughter Harriet Kaku; brothers Mitsuo and Yukio; sisters Fumi Kono and Kazue Suenishi; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Bessie Y. Tanaka, 79, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired cafeteria manager for Honaunau School, died last Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. She was also a retired hostess for Superior Coffee in Napoopoo, Kona. Born in Kona, Hawaii, she is survived by brothers Shigetoshi and Katsuki; sister Kunie Odagawa; and hanai children Myra and Rickey Bailey Jr., Sylvia Handy and Van Uemura. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Amy E. Teranishi, 60, of Honolulu, an administrator-coordinator for the Gas Co., died Wednesday in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Fumio, daughter Romi, son Edwin Kang, and parents James and Yoshiko Yoshizawa. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Kyoko A. “Kay” Zyniewski, 68, of Mililani died Monday in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Saga, Japan, she is survived by husband James M.; son Masahiro Deguchi; brothers Shigeru and Takeshi Aoki; and sisters Mikiko and Taeko Oka and Ryoko Fujimoto. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Sumie Seida Tanigawa, 83, of Lanai City, part owner of S.T. Properties Inc., died Monday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility. Born in Makaweli, Kauai, she is survived by sons Larry M. and Jerry M.; daughters Agnes E. Tomita and Marjorie Y. Sabin; sisters Matsue Nagata, Yoshie Yamamoto and Mariko Hataishi; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lanai City Hongwanji Mission.



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