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Obituaries

Tuesday, June 1, 1999


Bullet Susumi Fuchigami, 97, of Honolulu, formerly of Lanai City, a retired Dole Corp. mechanic, died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Amy M.; sons Charles M., Leslie H. and Clifford T.; daughters Nellie T. Yuen and Carolyn M. Grove; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Service: 6 p.m. Friday at Makiki Christian Church. No flowers. Casual attire. Contact Hosoi Garden Mortuary for information.

Bullet Kiyoko Sugiura Gushiken, 90, of Honolulu and California, a retired waitress, died April 23. Born on Maui, she is survived by son Edwin, brother Kazuo Sugiura, sister Sumiko Kurano, and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Bullet Chiyoki Hamai, 89, of Lahaina, a retired seamstress, died May 21 in Nuuanu Hale Care Home. Born in Lahaina, she is survived by brother Shoichi. Private service.

Bullet Warren J. Hirota, 67, of Waipahu died May 22 in Kuakini hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brothers Hideo and Joe Sadaichi; sisters Sadako Hosoi and Harriet Haruye Sato. Private service.

Bullet Julia E. Miller, 88, of Mountain View, Hawaii, a retired switchboard operator, died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Illinois, she is survived by sons Joseph C. and Michael D.; daughters Shirley A. Rieckhoff and Betty J. Luker; four granddaughters; and several great-grandchildren. No services.

Bullet Namie Sato, 95, of Haiku, Maui, a retired packer for Libby McNeil & Libby, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Fukushima, Japan, she is survived by sons Stanley, Gary and Richard; daughters Fumie Sato, Jean Akana and Mae Matsui; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 5 p.m. Thursday at Paia Mantokuji Mission. Casual attire. No flowers. Contact Nakamura Mortuary for information.

Bullet Katherine Au Kam Tau Silva, 84, of Wahiawa died May 24 in Wahiawa. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Louis, Stanley, Jerry, John and Gary; 14 grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: noon. Casual attire.

Bullet Sadako Toma, 79, of Honolulu died Wednesday in Straub Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Shinkichi “Henry;” sons Roy S., Melvin T., Richard S. and Hasting T.; daughters Ruth H. Furusho, Amy Y. Hu and June M. Hayashi; brothers Seiji “Bob” and Yoshi “Hank” Kaneshiro; sisters Tsuruko Nakashima and Alice Smith; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers. Casual attire.

Bullet Rosauro V. Yacas, 92, of Ewa Beach died May 14 in Leeward Nursing Home. Born in San Nicolas, Sinait, Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by brothers Fernando and Dominador and numerous nieces & nephews. Wake service: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Elizabeth H. Yamada, 75, of Honolulu, a retired secretary, died May 22 at Hale Ho Aloha. Born in Kawailoa, she is survived by husband Susumu; sisters Mitsuko Akazawa and Nobue Nishimoto. Private service.

Bullet Mitsuko Yamamoto, 84, of Honolulu died May 14. Born in Waipahu, he is survived by son Roy, daughter Carol Among, one brother, four sisters, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Private service.

Bullet Thomas Y. Yoshida, 74, of Honolulu, retired Conrad Enterprises salesman, died May 15. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Keith; daughter Dianne Miyahara, companion Mitsuyo Okuno, three grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Private service.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/education/hcc/library/hiindex.html
The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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