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Wednesday, May 26, 1999


Daral Conklin, 73, served
as judge for seven years

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Former U.S. Magistrate Daral G. Conklin, 73, of Kailua, died May 19.

Conklin was in private law practice in Honolulu for 33 years and continued to lecture and participate in legal seminars after his retirement. He retired in 1992 after seven years on the federal court bench.

He was born in Kahuku and graduated from Iolani School.

He served in the U.S. Navy for three years during World War II, then earned a bachelor degree from University of Hawaii.

He received his law degree from University of Virginia School of Law. He served as an assistant U.S. attorney before entering private practice.

He was a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Hawaii Bar Association.

He is survived by sons Daral Jr. and Craig and daughter Laura.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Aloha attire is suggested.

The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Edward Holmstrom, 76, retired owner
of Holmstrom Sales

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Edward A. Holmstrom, 76, of Kailua, passed away Thursday at Tripler Army Medical Center.

Holmstrom retired after 26 years from the U.S. Army, Quartermaster Corps, as a Lt. Col. in 1967. He was stationed at Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks from 1964 until retirement.

After retirement, he worked as vice president of international military sales for a major brokerage firm in Japan, Germany and Hawaii. He was the retired owner of Holmstrom Sales, a local brokerage firm.

Holmstrom was a member of The American Logistics Association and the Kaneohe Yacht Club.

He also was a former lifeguard, a competitive swimmer and a marksman with numerous awards and trophies.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann M., daughters Patricia Howard, Judy Mailheau, and Deborah Young; and grandchildren Malia, Suzanne, and Lauren Howard, and Kristen and Scott Mailheau, all in Hawaii.

He is also survived by his brother Richard Holmstrom and his sister-in-law Florence Falconer and nieces and nephews, from New Jersey.

Urn committal service will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl, at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

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Bullet Michael E. Carrere, 44, of Honolulu, a boxer known as Mike “Wildman” Carrere, died May 2 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by mother Janet, brother Scot and companion Leanne Freitas. No services.

Bullet Young Jae Chong, 79, of Honolulu died May 23 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Chung Nam, Korea, she is survived by daughter Hyang Nan “Sandy” Ho and two granddaughters. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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

Bullet Lloyd L. Grace, 51, of Wailuku, a musician for the Royal Lahaina Luau, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He also played in Blackies Bar and Pizzaz Cafe. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Regine; father Albert; sons Lloyd Jr., Llewellyn and Sterling; daughters Shawn Grace and Rozllyn Mejia; brother Albert Jr.; sisters Edilia Cruz and Lovena Perez; and seven grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Leis only.

Bullet Fred N. Hatano, 69, of Waianae, a retired supervisor for the city Environmental Services Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Division, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brother George and sisters Margaret Nakamura and Jean Hayashi. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Brendon-Sheries K. Hokoana, 21, of Kahului, a security guard for Wackenhut, died May 17 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Wailuku, she is survived by mother Donella M.; grandmother Bernice K.; brothers John H. III, Paul K. and Jerome D.P. Hokoana and Joseph K. Hookano-Hokoana; sisters Stephanie “Tootsie” Hokoana-Hookano and Rose K. Hokoana-McCabe; and companion Kainalu J. Foreman. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Leis only.

Bullet Rosie Jakosalem, 87, of Kapaa, Kauai, died Sunday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Kealia, Kauai, she is survived by son Antone Perreira; daughters Elizabeth Sollas, Monica Amorin and Cosie Tacbian; hanai daughter Cynthia Duarte; sister Helen Santos; grandchildren; and great- grandchildren. Mass: 3 p.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Kapaa. Call after 2 p.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Hiram K. “Otto” Kaaihue, 60, of Ewa Beach died April 29. Born in Kakaako, he is survived by son Hiram Nahoikaika; daughter Ernestine Mia; brothers Brother Hiram, Bernard “Anot” and Moses “Moki” Simeona; and sisters Elizabeth “Kalei” Kam, Hattie “Akahi” Sevellino, Helen “Elena” Filoteo, Victoria “Jackie” Poo‘uahi and Sarah “Butchie” Kreger. Services: noon Saturday at Jesus of Nazarene Full Gospel Church, 783 N. King St. Call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Erwin M. Kamaile, 43, of Honolulu died May 17 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by parents Arnold and Nellie; brothers Arnold L. and Robert M.; sisters Donna M. and Sandra G. Kamaile and Leyen E. Gradle; and godson Robert Bailey. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet David I. Kanakaole, 81, of Kau, Hawaii, a former cowboy, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Kau, Hawaii, he is survived by sister Api Oliveira and son David Hauanio. Services: noon Saturday at Lillian Oliveira's residence, Ilima Street in Pahala, Hawaii. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kanakaole family plot in Wood Valley. Casual attire.

Bullet George A. Kruse, 81, of Kekaha, Kauai, a supervisor with the sugar industry, died last Wednesday in Kauai Veterans Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by wife Martha S.; sons George “Kalani,” Joseph “Jocko,” Anthony “Tony” and Peter; daughters Rosemary Peters, Bernadette “Berna” Leaf, Theodora “Teddie” Dela Cruz, Ann Duarte and Malia Fu; brother August; 24 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Call from 1 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at St. Theresa's Church in Kekaha. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Casual or aloha attire.

Bullet Floyd R. Lee, 57, of Kihei, a state social worker, died May 14 at home. Born in Tennessee, he is survived by mother Tommye P. Wall and sister Judith W. Jackson. Private services.

Bullet Anastacia L. Malacas, 87, of Waialua died May 12 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she is survived by daughter Gloria Tapec, brother Marcelo Lagpacan, sister Margarita, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 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 Manuel K.A. Midallia, infant son of Melvin and Yvonne, died Friday in St. Francis-West Hospital. He is also survived by sister Cheryl; brother Melvin Jr.; grandparents Manuel Agcalon, Adphlon Kamealoha, Jamie Kaulia and Stella Miyasato; and great-grandparents Daniel and Alice Kaulia and Marge Agcalon. Services: 8:15 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Torako Murakami, 100, of Hilo died Sunday in Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, she is survived by sons Shigeo and Katsumi, daughters Haruko Abe and Akiko Murakami, seven grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Services over ashes: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Lien Thi Nguyen, 90, of Honolulu died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Vietnam, she is survived by son Xuan Hien Mai; daughters Loc Thi, No Thi, Marianne Hong and Anh Thi Mai and Jade Mai-Duong; sister Dien Thi Nguyen; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Kiyoshi Omura, 85, of Honolulu, a retired assistant purchasing agent for Dole Pineapple Cannery and Libby McNeil & Libby Cannery, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Mildred S., daughters Shirley Hee and Velma Omura, brothers Herbert and Henry, and two grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Yoshiharu Oshima, 92, of Kaneohe, a retired carpenter, died Friday in Pohai Nani Care Facility. Born in Kagoshima, Japan, he is survived by wife Shizue, sons Roy H. and Thomas T., daughter Kathleen S. Greer, brother Tsutomu, six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Lawrence N. Paresa, also known as “Butchie” or “Larry,” 57, of Lihue and formerly of Hilo and Kahului, Maui, died May 14 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Paia, Maui, he is survived by son Bryan, parents Louis J. and Stella N., brother James T., sisters Betty L. Bak and Barbara Paresa, and a grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Kauai Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Maui Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Leis welcome.

Bullet Bernie B.S. Park, 68, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of the former Bernie's Travel Service, died Sunday in Straub Hospital. Born in Hwang Hae Do, Korea, he is survived by son John, daughter Jessica Miyata, brother Myong Soo “Martin,” sisters Ju Suk and Phil Suk “Stella,” and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church. Call after 10 a.m.

Bullet Florence H. Pla, 78, of Honolulu died Saturday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Henry Thompson, Wilson Pla and Wade DuPont; daughters Wanda DuPont and Barbara Candfield; sister Rosalani Garcia; brother Stephan Wells; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to noon. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment. Aloha attire.

Bullet Leon U. Ringor, 85, of Wahiawa, a retired groundskeeper from Castle & Cooke Mililani Town Association, died April 29 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by sons Ben and Cezar; daughters Expedita Bangayan, Bonifacia Gallo, Francisca Viloria, Emerenciana Ringor, Lydia Ordonez and Florentina Rol; brother Filomeno; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Mass: 7 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Patrick T. Rogers, 39, of Lahaina, a self-employed welder/mechanic, died May 17. Born in Philadelphia, he is survived by parents John and Suzanne, brothers Michael J. and John P., and sister Kate M. Gale. Services: 4 p.m. Friday on the beach across from Olowalu General Store. Casual attire.

Bullet Meaalofa Sauni, 81, of Hauula, a retired vegetable farmer in Western Samoa, died last Wednesday in Castle Hospital. Born in Malie, Western Samoa, he is survived by sons Seila Aiono and Tauvela, Amata, Meaalofa and Tavete Sauni; daughters Sophie Keki, Felila Tevaga, Sefalu Tanuvasa and Sifiti Fuller; sister Sau Faimalo; 30 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fifth Ward. Call from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bullet Preston N. Suber Jr., 63, of Mililani, who retired from the U.S. Air Force, died last Wednesday in Honolulu. Born in Philadelphia, he is survived by wife Barbara; sons Michael, Preston III and Bobby; daughter Barbara; sister Wardean Beach; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Setsuso Toyota, 102, of Honolulu, a retired custodian, died May 16 in Oahu Care Facility. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, he is survived by care-giver and nephew Edwin T. Sato and sister Tsuruyo Imahashi. Private services.

Bullet George H. Umemoto, 77, of Honolulu, a retired sales representative for United Tire Recap Co., died May 12 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Ethel, sons Glenn and Paul, daughter Cindy Laturnau, brother Hart, sisters Jeanette Okita and Carol Umemoto and a grandchild. Private services.

Bullet Mary Vierra, 81, of Kaneohe died Thursday in Castle Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons Anthony and Gerard; daughters Mary Felion, Gwen Fisher, Audrey Tilley, Jane Chu, Teresa Lopez, Evelyn Majalca, Maureen Horiuchi and Miriam Bascas; brothers Eddie and Manny Braz; sisters Florence Braz and Aggie Mottley; 36 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Ann's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Virginia W. O'Connor Vilmaire, 92, died Sunday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Dennis and Patrick O'Connor and Michael and Warren Vilmaire, daughter Delphine Cloe, sister Lillie Moore Nelson, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Church, 5919 Kalanianaole Highway. Casual attire. Contributions suggested to the American Heart Association.

Bullet Kazumi “KK” Yoshioka, 82, of Hilo died Friday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by sons Terence, Dennis and Myron; daughter Sharon Kawagoe; brothers Yasuto, Masami, Clyde and Barry; sisters Violet Soares, Tokie Luchinski and Hanae Ueki; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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is available via Telnet software.



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