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Obituaries

Thursday, June 10, 1999


Bullet Robert T. Akita, 89, of Honolulu, a retired general contractor, died last Thursday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Kukuihaele, Hawaii, he is survived by son Clifford T., daughters Kay K. Fujii and Joan H. Higuchi, brother George, sisters Alice Tokunaga and Thelma Koizumi, and four grandchildren. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire.

Bullet Pati Amisone, 77, of Waipahu died May 29 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Western Samoa, he is survived by wife Siamanave; sons Mamoe, Taeao, Lualua, Tony and Henry; and daughters Lia Ulu, Mu Sriuli, Kapineta Pruser and Eseta and Siamanave Amisone. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church. Call from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Bullet Mariano B. Balderas, 82, of Hanapepe Heights, Kauai, a retired assistant operations steam generations plant with Olokele Sugar Co., died June 2 in Mahelona Hospital. Born in Bangued Abra, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Esmenia, son Ernest, daughter Barbara Daligcon, brother Donato, sister Mary Jasmin, and three grandchildren. Eulogy: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Garden Island Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Bullet John F. Braz, 80, of Honolulu will be remembered in services 9:45 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association, Honolulu Chapter and University of Hawaii Foundation, Geriatric Education. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Jason G. Bunn, 28, of Waipahu, a chef's helper at Luana Hills Country Club, died May 28. Born in California, he is survived by parents Peter and Patricia, sister Daniele and fiancee Brenda Stough. Private services.

Bullet Samuel L. Chastain, 77, of Hauula is also survived by daughter Linda Moses-Soares. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Bullet Randolph P. Fernandez, 52, of Waianae, a welder, died May 29. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by wife Wanda; sons Clyde and Clayton Decosta and Randy Riggan; daughters Claranda Ng, Elise Lazaro and Chanda Takamura; brothers Castro, Leonard and Edmond; sisters Sharon Aana and Aurora Fernandez; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a hanai grandchild. Memorial services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church, 2324 Omilo Lane. Call after 8:30 a.m. Casual attire.

Bullet Yoshimitsu Fujinaka, 86, of Pearl City died June 2 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Waipio, he is survived by wife Yoshie; sons Roy T., Alan M. and Miles S.; sisters Kiyoko Nishikawa, Kimie Kusuda and Elsie Omori; and four grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Rosalina P. Ganir, 62, of Kaneohe died Tuesday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Koloa, Kauai, she is survived by husband Rufo; children Gary J. and Camille F. Ganir and Valerie G. Knott; brothers George, William and Gemi Pascua; and sisters Leonora Masiclat and Dolores Pascua. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Bullet Betty Ann Muller Kahihikolo, 59, of Derby, Kan., a retired Kmart East electronics manager, died yesterday. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Saul; sons Saul Jr., Emil and Karl Kahihikolo and Chad Skinner; daughters Jo Ann Yeager and Dorothy Kahihikolo; brother Emil Muller; sister Lydia; and six grandchildren. Services on the mainland.

Bullet Vance H. Kawamoto, 44, of Kailua, a senior assistant manager for the Associates, died Monday in Castle Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by parents Robert T. and Florence S., brothers Glenn T. and Brian H., and sister Karen S. Clinton. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Emily K. Lowe, 75, of Honolulu died Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Daryl Wong, brothers Walter and Ernest, sister Alberta Eng, and a granddaughter. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Chinese Church of Christ, 1054 S. King St. Call from 10 to 11 a.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Bullet Edward M. Miura, 92, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died May 28 in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Honohina, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Masako, son Robert, daughters Clara Yamamoto and Jane Tai, brother Satoru, sister Dorothy Oda, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Bullet Moses K.Y. Pang, 84, of Honolulu died last Thursday in Palolo Chinese Home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brothers Dr. David Lee and Liko, and sisters Dorothy Fong and Nani Younse. Private services.

Bullet Roland K. Pelekai, 62, of Waialua, died June 1. Born on Molokai, he is survived by wife Donna Jo; children Priscilla, Mae, Valarie, Leimomilani, Loriann, Veronica, Alicia, Rolanda, Ronald, Reagan, Randy, Michael, Derek, Russell and Rawlyn; brother Robert; sisters Elizabeth Davis and Kamaile Brennen; 54 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Waialua United Church of Christ, 67-174 Farrington Highway. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Rodney Reis, 35, of Pahoa will be remembered in services 1 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Valley of the Temples. He died in a car accident Friday in Pohoiki, Hawaii. Born in Kailua, he is survived by wife Denelle Mena, daughter Taylor, mother Donna, brother Reny, sisters Rhoda Kiakona and Raena Reis, and grandparents Margaret Dorser and Frank Reis.

Bullet Casimiro Repalda, 83, of Honolulu died Friday in Queen's Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Pilar; sons Teodorico, Julio and Louis; daughters Alicia Camacho, Anastacia Demonteverde, Benilda Gould, Lilia Rogers, Myrna Meneses, Lucia Repalda and Maria Jenkins; stepsister Gunda Gomez; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Mass: 3 p.m. Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Call from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Chastin-Lee J.K. Rodrigues, 23, of Paia, Maui and Hawaii, a lot attendant for Dollar Rent a Car, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Wailuku, he is survived by mother Charlene; father Dennis Hosino; stepfather Cipriano “Cipi” Simarago Jr.; grandmother Alice Prito; fiancee Rebecca “Beckie” Ribucan; daughter Sidney H.S. Ribucan-Rodrigues; brothers Cipriano “Cipi” III, Clifftin-Robert and Collin-Vic “Koa” Simarago; and sister Nina. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Leis only.

Bullet Hisasuke Sakamoto, 75, of Aiea died May 2 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sister Doris Kiriu. Private services. Incorrect information published Monday.

Bullet Tsuruko Shiohira, 89, of Honolulu, a retired packer for Libby's, died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Kukuihaela, Hawaii, she is survived by son James; daughters Yuriko “Betty” Tirado, Jean Okaneku and Mavis Shiohira; brothers Satoru and Jacob Wauke; sisters Kimiko Koki, Hiroko Shimabukuro, Janet Taba, Chiyoko Yoza, Edith Mihalco and Doris and Marian Wauke; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bullet Stanley Simeona, 75, of Kaneohe, a retired ship fitter with Pearl Harbor, died Monday in Castle Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Eliza; sons Stanley Jr., Reuben, Gordon, Harry and Emmett Mossman; daughters Ilona Simeona-Thomas and Priscilla La Rosa; brothers Abel and July; sisters Stella Fatu, Alice Ravencraft and Rhoda Si meona; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Bullet Audrey M. Stiber, 77, of Mililani, a retired manager from Schofield Furniture Mart, died Tuesday at home. Born in Gloucester, England, she is survived by sons Michael G. and Craig Wright; daughters Patti S. Dane, Shane Collinger and Janet M. Castro; brother John Smith; and nine grandchildren. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kewalo Basin Voyager Submarine Vessel “Palani.” Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire.

Bullet Cresencia D. Villanueva, 84, of Honolulu died June 1 at home. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, she is sur vived by husband Camilo; daughters Caridad V. Sirineo, Aurora V. Alimaza and Betty V. Viernes; son Camilo Jr.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Bullet Violet K. Villanueva, 61, of Hoolehua, Molokai, died Friday in Kaunakakai. Born in Hoolehua, she is survived by sons Sergio, Alvin and Gerald; daughters Conchita Guyer, Tania Joao and Skylla Bundy; brother Rolland Kaalekahi; sister Marvel Seguritan; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Services held.

Bullet Glenn W. Wise, 86, formerly of LaCrosse, Wash., and Honolulu, who taught Latin, history and religion at Iolani School, died Monday in Puyallup, Wash. He is survived by wife Betty, daughter Marilee Satake, stepdaughter DeLynn Ketner, brothers Tollie and Don, and three grandsons. Services on the mainland. Memorials suggested to American Cancer Society, Whitman Home Health and Hospice or the Wycliff Bible Society.



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