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Obituaries

Tuesday, May 25, 1999


Bullet Geronimo Alidon, 72, of Wahiawa, a retired policeman, died May 17 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He also worked for Safeguard Security Guard. Born in Waikea, Hilo, he is survived by wife Carol Ann; sons Skip and Guy; daughters Marilyn Alidon-Cantwell, Debbie Alidon-Markle, Teresa Alidon-Matsui and Cheryl Alidon-Mortensen; mother Marciana Montibon; brothers Bobby and Arnold Montibon; sisters Linda Auditor, Barbara Hanog, Rena Quiton, Vivian Anakalea, Patsy Wilhelm and Agnes Kagawa; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wahiawa Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Henry Amadeo Jr., 57, of Waianae, a custodian at Waianae High School, died Wednesday at home. Born in Paia-Makawao, Maui, he is survived by wife Jeanette; sons Troy and Bully; daughter Tracy; father Henry “Blakkee;” brothers John and Tony; sisters Lani, Penny and Rayna; and six grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Private burial. Casual attire.

Bullet Kobe Ascino-Afaga, infant son of Cheryl M.M.A. Carter and Randy J. Afaga, died May 8 in Kona Community Hospital. He is also survived by sisters Sonja and Iesha Ascino and Jasmine Carter; grandparents Petruno and Flora Ascino Jr., Roland Afaga and Norma Lynn Salmo; and great-grandparents Rose H. Tagavilla, Leandra Afaga, Benjamin and Damiana Salmo, Petruno and Lucresia Ascino and Consolation C. Caldwell. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Charles T.L. “Charlie” Chang, 76, of Honolulu, co-founder of SIDA Taxi, died May 17 in Ewa Beach. He was also a World War II veteran. Born in Koloa, Kauai, he is survived by wife Velma, daughter Charlene Daraban, brothers Stanley T.L. and Stephen, sisters Emma C. Lau and Annie St. Morris, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Bullet Hope T. Chang, 61, of Honolulu, a retired claims department assistant vice president for Hawaii Dental Service, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospice. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Henry; son Blaine Noda; daughter Cynthia Kaneshiro; stepson Kirby; stepdaughter Kerrylynn Corpuz; brothers Edgar, Steven and Gerald; sisters Joyce Iwata, Sylvia Yoshida, Lynne Yano, Maile Maeda and Joanne Teruya; and four grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Egmedio R. Dacanay, 91, of Hilo, a retired employee for the former Puna Sugar Co., died Friday in Hilo. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by son Franklin, daughter Rose Marie Organ, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Mary F. Hara, 63, of Hilo, a retired stenographer for the County of Hawaii, Planning Department, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Pahala, Hawaii, she is survived by brothers Henry S. and Horace S., and sister Helen Y. Yamamoto. Services over ashes: 4:30 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Gregory A. Holeso, 49, of Ewa Beach, a sales representative for Menehune Water Co., died May 16 in Ewa Beach. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Jeffery M., daughter Allison L., and parents George W. and Violet L. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Church, 1124 Seventh Ave. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Sherman K. Hoopai, 43, of Waianae died May 13 in Ewa Beach. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by wife Mary; sons Charles and Brian; daughters Dawn Cruce and Elizabeth Hoopai; sisters Patricia and Josephine Kala and Henrietta Aki; stepsister Ellen Kepa; and six grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Yoshiko Ikehara, 71, of Wahiawa, who retired from Del Monte Corp., died Friday in Wahiawa. Born in Waikapu, Maui, she is survived by husband Andrew A.; sons Adrian, Alexander, Austin and Allan; daughters Andrea Ontai and Audrey Ikehara; brothers Yasuhiko, Yoshinobu, Yoshio and Rosei Shinsato; sisters Tsutomi Kawakone and Charlotte S. Hashimoto; and 16 grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Hatsuyo Inenaga, 99, of Honolulu, a retired housekeeper, died May 15 in Convalescent Center of Honolulu. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, she is survived by sons Yukio, Saburo and George; daughters Harumi Furuya and Fujie “Fudgie” Vea; sisters Misao Ishida and Clara Bushnell; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Margaret L. Kahakelii, 68, of Waianae died last Tuesday at home. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons John P. and Henry K.; brothers Daniel K. and Felward; sisters Rose P. Carter, Mercy August, Emma Kiyan and Helen K. Holt; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Katsume Kamoto, 94, of Honolulu died May 17 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Waipahu, she is survived by son Harold K., daughters May S. Tsubota and Doris E. Shimizu, brother Grant S. Yonemori, 11 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday, Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Kelli R. Kimura, 11/2, of Wailuku died May 16 in Kapiolani Hospital for Women and Children. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by parents Michael S. and Linda K.; and grandparents George and Judy Kimura and Reiko Okuda. Private services.

Bullet Takeo Kimura, 87, of Honolulu, who retired from Hawaiian Electric Co., died May 12 in Hale Pulama Mau. Born on Kauai, he is survived by children Grace Aea, Richard and Glenn Kimura, Irene Harada and Joyce Yosimoto; brother Kanichi; sisters Misao Tokunaga, Natsuko Takemoto and Midori Tachiyama; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Dollyann U. Kukonu, 56, of Honolulu, a school bus driver for Roberts of Hawaii, died May 17 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Lawrence; daughters Vanessa L. Wong, Venus Musette Kapuaala, Veronica Vanderford and Valerie-Kathleen Tialavea; sons Vincent and Van Vanderford; mother Margaret L. Ai; brother Edward K. Ai; sister Dayna H. Ai; and 19 grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Bullet Peter S.K. Lau, 49, of Kailua, owner of Imperial Collections, died Sunday in Kailua. Born in Hong Kong, he is survived by wife Kumiko, son Eric, daughter Monica, five brothers, and two sisters. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 800 Kaheka St. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Caroline G.L. “Nani” Lewis, 59, of Waipahu, a retired supervisor at Waimano Home Training School and Hospital, died May 16 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Waialua, she is survived by daughter Kristalynn, hanai daughter Shandora Santos, companion Eugene Pall, and sisters Carole Ann Santos and Rosemary Haena. Wake services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Kamata S. Miyahira, 107, of Kaneohe, and formerly of Makawao, Maui, died May 16 in Castle Hospital. Born on Okina wa, she is survived by daughters Lillian O. Taira and Annette M. Morita, 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Kam Eu “Kammy” Miyashiro, 79, of Kailua, a retired dental assistant for Dr. M. Oishi, died April 16 in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Ralph, sons Ralph Jr. and Bruce, daughter Ethel, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Phyllis E. Mock, 77, of Honolulu, a real estate broker, died Wednesday. Born in Illinois, she is survived by husband John S., daughters Wendy and Danielle, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Violet M. Motomura, 75, of Hilo died April 30 in Hilo. Born in Hilo, she is survived by son Grayson, daughter DeeDee, brother Raymond Tanaka and sister Mabel Guinan. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Waiakea Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah Witness-Hilo. Letters of condolences suggested to the family of the late Violet M. Motomura, P.O. Box 4927, Hilo, HI 96720-0926.

Bullet Sakuko Koga Nakanishi, 90, of Ho nolulu died May 17 in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. Born in Kona, Hawaii, she is survived by sons James and Harry Watanabe, daughter Grace Oka, eight grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Chad G.K. Nueku, 30, of Honolulu, a residence manager, died May 14 in Honolulu. He is survived by parents George and Joan; sons Chase and Jordan; daughter Hunter; sisters Audra Kauahikaua and Chandra and Deanedra Nueku; brothers Brad and George Jr.; and grandparents Caroline Kihewa and James Gonzales. Call from 6 to 9 tonight at Holy Trinity. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Namlyn F. “Nam” Snow, 56, of Honolulu, a government relation director for Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate, died May 14 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by parents Mume and Edith Sakauye, and sister Sydette S. Sakauye Stanton. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Star of the Sea. Call from 10:30 to 11:40 a.m. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Yoshiyuki Suenishi, 83, of Honolulu is survived by sons Burt, Karl, Neal, Sidney, Herbert and Gerald, and daughter Harriet Kaku. Incorrect information for an obituary published Saturday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Sadako Tamanaha, 89, of Keaau, Hawaii died Friday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Paauhau, Hawaii, she is survived by son Kei; daughter Hatsue; brother Toshio “Chaney” Yamashiro; and sisters Margaret Yamashiro, Ayako You, Asako Chinen and Violet Tanabe. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Higashi Hongwanji in Hilo. Call after 4 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers.

Bullet Ruth M. Tanji, 95, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Straub Hospital. Born in Fukushima, Japan, she is survived by sons George, Harry, Walter and Howard; daughters Alice Sekiguchi, Helen Suh, Pearl Juan and Esther Umeno; brothers Shigeru and Motoaki Goto; sisters Toshi Hirano, Tsuki Kato, Toki Suzuki and Mildred Higashihara; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.



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