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Obituaries

Friday, July 2, 1999


Velma I. Chang, 76, of Honolulu, a retired switchboard operator, died June 23 in Ewa Beach. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Charlene Daraban, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Kenny L. Crawford, 26, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughter Kayla, mother Rene, father Gerald, brother Jared, sister Tara, grandparents Frank and Florence Kim, and fiancee Leslie Rivera. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Helen S. Gonzales, 73, of Hilo, a retired salesclerk at Robins, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Papaaloa, Hawaii, she is survived by daughters Paulette Davis and Rachel Gonzales; son Michael; sisters Aurora Young, Virginia Lorenzo and Rosaline Kubota; and three grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Daniel Hashimoto, 56, of Honolulu, who retired from the city Honolulu Wastewater Treatment Plant, died Sunday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Carol Ann; daughter Danielle; son Daniel Jr.; sisters Emma Kamaka, Barbara Pereira, Gail Nishimura and Vanda Moniz; brothers David Hashimoto and William Silva; and two grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Call again from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Shinki Higa, 74, of Aiea, a retired city maintenance repairman, died Tuesday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Olaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Hisayo, son Myles H., brother Masao and sister Tsuruko Asato. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley Y. Izumigawa, 65, of Honolulu is survived by daughter Faye N. Kleinschmidt. Incorrect information for an obituary published Wednesday provided by the mortuary.

Doris K. Kato, 69, of Waipahu, who retired from Sears Distribution Center, died Saturday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Waipahu, she is survived by husband Richard M., son Leighton K., daughters Laurie M. Goto and Melissa A. Kato, and sisters Edith Ishinaga and Nancy Miyatake. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lillian Y. Koda, 77, of Aiea, a retired seamstress, died last Friday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Yamaguchi-Ken, Japan, she is survived by sons Harold and Leslie and two grandchildren. Private services.

Yoshimasa Kodani, 83, of Honolulu, a retired glazier, died Saturday in Straub Hospital. Born in Honokaa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Hiroyo, son Raymond N., daughter Eileen K. Suda, brother Roy Y., sisters Sumiko Okuna and Blanche M. Hino, and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Fumiko H. Koga, 80, of Aiea died. She is survived by son Alan R., daughter Allison L. Ginoza, sister Molly Simonian, and two granddaughters. Private services.

Eleanor P. Moore, 78, of Hilo, a retired nurse for Hilo Hospital, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons John and Bill, daughter Claudia Kobayashi, brothers Walter and Young Chew Park, sisters Young Ha Wong and Mary Suefuji, and nine grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hilo Methodist Church. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Noboru Okamura, 70, of Pearl City, a retired claims adjuster for Pacific Insurance Co., died Saturday at home. Born in Koloa, Hawaii, he is survived by sons John S. and James M.; daughter Alison N. Tanaka; brothers Satoru and Fred; sisters Kimiyo Takitani, Sumako Kim and Kikuyo Nakamura; and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rex A. Provisor, 51, of Kona, Hawaii, a landlord, died Sunday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Los Angeles, he is survived by wife Pantip S.; sons Eli M.N. and Bruce L.; daughters Erin R., Ramona I. and Tarra D.; mother LaVerne Gluck; and brother Wayne E. Services on the mainland.

Patranella Ramos Queja, 64, of Makakilo died Monday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Arminio, daughters Doreen Queja and Mary Stalcup, mother Mary Ramos, sisters Rose Valasquez and Annette Tadias, brothers Leroy and John-Paul Ramos, three grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masato Sawai, 87, of Honolulu, a retired Honolulu Gas Co. pipe fitter, died Monday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sons Larry M. and Calvin I., daughter Harriet M., five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anna Ching Tom, 91, of Honolulu, a retired cafeteria worker at Lunalilo Elementary School, died Wednesday in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. Born in Anahola, Kauai, she is survived by sons George and Roy, brother Kenneth Ching, sister Choy Lewis, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist services: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Helen Van Ummersen, 77, of Kailua, a schoolteacher, died June 20 in Pohai Nani Care Center. Born in Cambridge, Mass., she is survived by sons William and Thomas, daughter Catherine Barker, and two grandsons. Graveside inurnment: 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Dorothy K.L. Won, 85, of Honolulu, died June 23 in the Leeward Nursing Home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by brother Philip. Private services.



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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