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Obituaries

Thursday, June 3, 1999


Bullet Myra K. Abreu,75, of Pearl City, who retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Alameda, Calif., died Sunday in Aiea. Born in Waikapu, Maui, she is survived by brothers Earl and Ferron Pawn; and sisters Evangeline Yonemura, Maraea Kaalekahi and Lilinoe Shimooka. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Molokai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hoolehua Cemetery in Molokai. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Edith I. Aila,57, of Kailua died Friday in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Ronald L.K.; children Sandra L. Storm-Conway and Robert M., Randall C.K., Regan L.K. and Ronald L.K. Aila Jr. and Racquel L.I. Makua; mother Tessie Medeiros; stepmother Della Auld; brothers Edgar Auld and Anthony, Robert and Wade Medeiros; sisters Peggy Franks and Rona Medina; and 11 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Waimanalo Beach Park. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes to follow.

Bullet Ramon L. Awtrey,67, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired winery owner, died Monday at home. He was also a college professor in California. Born in Ringling, Okla., he is survived by wife Amy E., daughters Becky Chappell and Donna Flavetta, brother Don and six grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kahuna Springs, 1750 Ahiahi Road in Kapaa. Aloha attire. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Kauai Historical Society, P.O. Box 1778, Lihue, HI 96766.

Bullet Gabriela A. Barroga,100, of Honolulu died May 25 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, she is survived by children Lucio and Florencio Barroga, Gertuliana Bantonlina and Rufina Pilien; 16 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet James P. Boswell,78, of Kaunakakai died Saturday in Molokai General Hospital. Born in Guilford County, N.C., he is survived by children Cynthia Yasso, James, Tracey, Darcy and Kennielynn Boswell and Gayla Boswell Arce; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kalamaula, Molokai. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kanakaloloa Cemetery.

Bullet Bertha P. Ching,83, of Honolulu, who retired from the Navy Public Works Center, died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Allan and Calvin; daughters Brenda Oku, Deanna Lee and Francine Matsuura; brothers Dr. David Lee, Moses and Liko Pang; sisters Dorothy Fong and Nani Younse; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Manoa Chinese Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Sixto L. Dumadag,70, of Kaneohe, a retired truck driver for Ameron HC&D, died Monday in Kaneohe. Born in Kohala, he is survived by wife Ruth A.; children Yvonne G. Dumadag-Alves, Laurie Ann and Loy B. Dumadag and Tammy M. Seui; brothers Jack and Florentino “Tinong;” sisters Bina Josol, Jane Flores and Bunisa “Togi” Dumadag; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Edgar R. Fernandez Jr.,56, of Kailua, a stevedore supervisor with Hawaii Stevedores Inc. who worked extensively in Asia, the Far East and the mainland, died May 25. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughters Tracy N. and Chelsea L.K.; brothers Ralph W. and Ronald C.; sister Zena-Mae K.K.; companion Anh Truong; stepchildren Christina Gilman, Lisa Kurihara, Teresa Navarro and Kimberly Kurihara; and seven stepgrandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire.

Bullet Hisashi Fujimoto,90, of Lihue, a self-employed carpenter, died Tuesday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Lihue, he is survived by wife Yukie, sons Gilbert and Calvin, sisters Yukie Miwa and Miyoko Fujimoto, and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Lihue Christian Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Mike M. Kamiya,84, of Honolulu died May 15 in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Kekaha, Kauai, he is survived by brother Lawrence. Private services.

Bullet Leoncia D. Kapuras,85, of Hilo died Saturday. Born in Cebu, the Philippines, she is survived by daughters Helen Hu, Jean Domingo, Pricilla Robia, Caroline Kuilipule and June Barr; sons Robert and George; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 tonight at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 12:15 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Church. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park.

Bullet George T. Koizumi,61, of Honolulu, an assistant manager in the cargo department for Hawaiian Airlines, died May 21. Born in Ewa, he is survived by sons Henry and Larry and sister Asako Sato. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Soto Mission of Aiea. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Fred M. Kuhaulua,80, of Kahului, a laborer in highway construction, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Makena, Maui, he is survived by sisters Caroline Benton, Elizabeth Ferguson and Maryann Hickman; and hanai brother Charles K. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Rosaline F. Makanani,73, of Salinas, Calif., a bookkeeper for the federal government, died Thursday in Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Born in Lihue, she is survived by daughter Elizabeth Ventura; sons Nelson Jr., Timothy, Samuel and Paul; brothers Col. Raymond, Antone and Rawlin Fernandez; sisters Edna Kim and Genevieve Naito; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lihue First Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Bullet Michael Malag,72, of Honolulu died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Narvacan, the Philippines, he is survived by daughter Janet, son Randolph and brother Antolin. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Darrel T. Matsuda,42, of Aiea and formerly of Kahului, a landscaper for King's Landscaping Co., died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by sons Cody T. and Casey A., parents Robert T. and Nancy S., brothers Percy H. and Clay K., and sisters Joy C. and Holly K. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Leona Murray,89, of Hilo died May 22 in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Indiana. Graveside committal services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Alae Cemetery.

Bullet Ruth T. Onouye,72, of Honolulu is survived by daughter Cindy Mukaida. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Wesley K.K.C. Paia,39, of Honolulu, an employee with Republic Parking N.W., died May 21 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Lin; sons Kapono and Kila; daughter Puahone; parents William and Wynnona; brother William III; sisters Bambi Gibo, Tambi Paia and Kimberly Borges; and grandmothers Eleanor Paia and Miriam Char. Services: noon Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Ida “Tutu” Pavao,95, of Waimanalo died Monday in Waimanalo. Born in Waimea, Hawaii, she is survived by son John J. “Jake;” daughters Anna-Marion Pavao, Anna K. Ham and Viola Quinn; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. George Catholic Church in Waimanalo. Call after 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Christopher P. Rein,33, of Kona and Hove, Hawaii, a telemarketer in real estate, died in Kona Community Hospital after a motorcycle accident May 20. He was also a waiter. Born in Milwaukee, he is survived by parents Edward A. and Eugenia; brother Damon; sister Desiree Ingman; and grandparents Edward H. and Joceil Rein and Eugene and Dorothy Greer.

Bullet The Rev. Shonen Tamekuni,94, of Honolulu, a retired minister for Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, died Tuesday in Oahu Care Facility. Born in Fukui, Japan, he is survived by wife Matsue; sons Masao and Kazumi; daughters Sachie Fujii, Yoshie Kyhos, Hanae Okumura, Sumie Makino and Chizue Goto; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Margaret K. Tanji,84, of Kahului, a retired cook's helper for Maui Palms and Tasty Crust, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Paia, Maui, she is survived by son Benjamin S.; daughters Harriet K. Okamura, Amy C. Morikawa, Irene H. Tanji and Linda K. Tamashiro; brothers Herbert T. and Edwin H. Kokubun; sister Ruth T. Shishido; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Paul S. Thames Jr.,50, a drug counselor for Our Family, died May 9 in Vallejo, Calif. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Carol; daughters Elena and Sherry; stepchildren Rainy, Curtis and Douglas; brother Ronald; sister Nancy Ohashi; parents Paul S. and Elsie; and grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Memorial contributions suggested to Legal Aid of Napa, 1227 Coombs St., Napa, CA 94558.

Bullet Harry A. Titsworth,39, of Waianae died May 23 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Cherry Point, N.C., he is survived by wife Sherri; sons Kaipo and Kaleo; daughters Shawnee and Cheyenne; father William H.; grandparents Donald and Gloria Pegalsdorf; brothers Richard F., Stephen D. and Thomas D.; and sisters Bonnie L. Miller, Verna L. Machado and Candice M. Titsworth. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Sean D.R. Wilson,5, died Saturday in Kapiolani Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by mother Michelle. Call from 6 to 8 tonight at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial in Australia. No flowers. Monetary contributions welcome.

Bullet Michael Y. Yanagi,51, an independent agent with Pioneer Mutual Insurance Co., died May 13 in Honolulu. He was also a part-time employee of Aloha Airlines and a real estate associate with Aala Realty. Born in Kealakekua-Kona, Hawaii, he is survived by sons Nicholas and Brent; parents Horace and Dorothy; brothers Welsy, Carl and Horace Jr.; and sisters Janet Yanagi and Ruth Kam. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday at Kona Hongwanji Mission. Aloha attire.

Bullet Charles M. “Miyuki” Yoneda,75, of Honolulu, a retired salesman for Dupont Paint, died May 18 at home. He was also a former owner of Aki Cocktail Lounge and a maintenance man at Heritage House. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Tsuneko; sons Robert M. and Gary H.; daughter Karen M. Namba; brothers Richard, David and Roy; sisters Helen Nakayama and Naomi Ching; and five grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Loretta J. Yoshioka,52, of Koloa, Kauai, a bank teller with First Hawaiian Bank in Koloa, died Monday in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Born in Koloa, Kauai, she is survived by husband Richard M., daughters Richelle and Danielle, parents Alexander and Janet Ruiz, brother Roland Ruiz, and grandmother Asao Fukumoto. Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Koloa Union Church. Call after 2 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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