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Obituaries

Saturday, July 3, 1999


Maryann L. "Mamo" Araki, 39, of Kailua-Kona, an Amway distributor with Quixtar, died last Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. She was also a care giver. Born in Hilo, she is survived by daughters Tisha Ann and Alicia M., hanai daughter Jodi Stephenson, companion Jon "Pono" Stephenson, father Jeremiah P. Mukini, sister Peggy Ann Mukini, and father of her children Everett. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict's Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Flora S. Arashiro, 68, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired proprietor of Kalaheo Dry Goods, died Thursday at home. Born in Lihue, she is survived by sons Michael and Wayne Tanaka; daughters Wanda Aqui and Cheryle Tanaka; brothers Herbert and Richard Toda; sisters Chisae Nakagawara, Lillian Haina and Lois Katsuki; and eight grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery. Call after 4 p.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Mark K. Chun, 44, of Honolulu, teacher at Maryknoll Grade School and First Chinese Church of Christ, died Monday in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Leilani; brothers Bernard, James, Kaui, David, Kamuela, Paul and Francis; and sisters Margaret Liu and Catherine Chun-Burseth. Mass: noon next Saturday at Our Lady of Peace. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Evelyn E. Correa, 65, of Kahului, head nurse of the emergency room at Maui Memorial Hospital, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Wailuku, she is survived by husband Gilbert, son Kimo, sisters Pauline Shiroma and Gladys Uyeda, and a granddaughter. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kahului Baptist Church. Call after 5 p.m. Burial: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Walter E. Flanders Jr. story obituary.

Lovina Flazer, 79, of Waipahu, died last Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband George; sons George M., Arthur P., Leslie, Howard, Donald and George "Boy;" daughter Sophie Vereze; sister Barbara Santiago; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Jasmine S.S. Fonoti, infant daughter of Alalita and Sipele, died Tuesday. She is also survived by grandparents Sakaria Afoa and Meleseleisa Sailiai. Private services.

Catherine B. Freeman, 71, of Kahului, a driver and transporter for a private motor home company, died Sunday at home. Born in Lahaina, she is survived by son William "Bill" Kailiehu; daughter Dora Henry; brothers Moses and Allen Auwae; sisters Emily Caldera, Dorothy Edwards, Agnes Wills and Helen Certa; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Lunch to follow. Casual attire. Leis only.

Loreto M. Galla, 79, of Kahului, a forklift operator for A&B Commercial Co., died June 22 in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Mary; son Candido; stepsons Roy, Sam and Nestor Cuaresma; stepdaughters Josephine Velasco, Welsenor Campiot, Lourdes Almogela and Tessie Norris; and 27 grandchildren. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. next Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Makawao Cemetery. Casual attire.

Jay Lee Ho, 64, of Honolulu, died April 4 in Honolulu. Born in Lihue, he is survived by wife Debra; daughter Patricia; brother Joseph; and sisters Norma Wiebke, Muriel Yin and Bernice Ho-Azada. Services held.

William A. Jung, 86, of Honolulu, who retired from the Sheraton hotel engineering department, died Monday in Haleiwa. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Hannah, son Gary, daughter Verna Kienast, brothers, sisters, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Maraea K.P. Kaalekahi, 81, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Waikapu, Maui, she is survived by husband Henry; sons Henry Jr., Charles and John; daughters Mildred Kaimikaua, Maraea Monteilh, Helen Hew Len, Libbie Ann Chock and Jackilyn Simeona; sisters Evangeline Yonemura and Lilinoe Shimooka; brother Earl and Ferron Pawn; 49 grandchildren; and 60 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Robert M. Kageura, 85, of Honolulu, a retired salesman for Burlington Northern Freight Service, died last Saturday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Norma; son Roy; daughters Jane Kageura, Ann Ibara, Bertha Noguchi and Irene Wong; brothers Nobuo, Tadao, Chojiro and Tsutomu; sister Shizuko Maeda; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Kiyoshi Kawakami, 71, of Lanai City, a retired tire service man for Dole Pineapple Plantation, died Thursday in Lanai Community Hospital. Born in Lanai City, he is survived by brothers Iwao, Richard and Tetsu; and sisters Kiyoki Matsumoto and Mabel Nakagawa. Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Lanai Hongwanji Church. Burial: Lanai City Cemetery.

Pauline K.A. Kirk, 57, of Kona, Hawaii, a Hawaiian studies kupuna with the state Department of Education at Kealakehe, Kahakai and Honaunau schools, died Sunday in Kona Community Hospital. She also worked for MTI Vacations. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Marla Lynn P. Alcain, Michaela L. Oakes and Renee K. Grace; sisters Elaine P. Watai, Frances K. Salvador and Rose K. Williams; brother Paul Avelino; hanai daughters Lori Strauss, Deborah Ushiroda, Candy Gaspar and Kila DeMello; hanai sons Keoni Atkinson and Mark K. Baker; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kona First Ward, Kona Stake Center. Call from 4 to 9 p.m. Gathering: noon next Saturday at Keauhou Bay Park. Canoe will depart from the bay. Reception to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ethel T. Komatsu, 67, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress, died June 13 in Las Vegas. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Mitsuo "Happy," daughters Karen Napeahi and Terry Murakawa, brother Edward Ishii, sisters Helen Otaguro and Alice Tokunaga, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Mary LaBoccetta, 84, of Kaneohe, died Wednesday in Kaneohe. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she is survived by daughters Vickie Marino, Rita Chappel and Annette LaBoccetta; sons Frank, Louis and Joseph; sister Julia Ammirati; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Mass: 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann Catholic Church. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Norma Jean N.K. Lau, 49, of Waipahu, died May 17 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Jeffrey. Services at a later date.

Bryson A. Mata, 21, of Kekaha, Kauai died Monday in Germany. Born in Lihue, he is survived by mother Darlene Schneider, stepfather Joe Schneider, father Robert, sister Chelsea Lynn, and grandparents Maxie Sahut and Lawrence and Bucky Mata. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Kekaha. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kekaha Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Robert T. Miki, 68, of Chevy Chase, Wash., and formerly of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Commerce regulatory policy official, died June 16 at home. Born in Wahiawa, he is survived by wife Anna Kinser, children Lee T. and Lani S., mother Alice S. and brother Walter T. Private services.

Albert S. Noguchi, 89, of Honolulu, a former maintenance man, died last Saturday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Kealakekua, Hawaii, he is survived by son Albert Jr., daughter Lois Shirai, brother Robert, sister Irene Hamamoto, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: Mililani Memorial Park.

Francisco V. Pagaduan, 87, of Honolulu, owner of Francisco Auto Repair Shop, died June 16 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Emeteria, son Richard and daughter Elizabeth. Wake services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Harry K. Pahukoa Jr., 65, of Keanae, Maui, a retired heavy equipment operator for the County of Maui, died Wednesday at home. Born in Hana, Maui, he is survived by wife Pearl; sons Harry III, J.D. and Tau-a; daughters Leonani and Leimomi; brother James; sisters Flora Aquino, Sarah Douse and Wilhelmina Morgan; and five grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Keanae Congregational Church. Call after 7:30 p.m. Burial: church cemetery. Casual attire.

Robert M. Sakai, 60, of Honolulu, died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Elaine S.; son Dwight; daughters Joy Ridela, Darlene Shakur and Valerie Sakai; brothers Richard and Herbert; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Celia K. "Tootsie" Steinwascher, 87, of Palm Springs, Calif., died April 15 in Palm Springs, Calif. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Allan and Robert, and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. next Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

Joshua S. Summers, infant son of Richard and Michelle Summers of Honolulu, died June 17 in Kapiolani Hospital. He is also survived by brothers Issaia Williams and Keanu and Jonathan Summers; grandparents Elizabeth P. Summers, Leva Otto and Charles, William and Annabelle Williams; and stepgrandfather Harvey Otto. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Park. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow.

Frank J. "Fritz" Thomas, 83, of Union, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, died Tuesday in Union. Born in Omaha, Neb., he is survived by wife Ida, sons John R. and Robert W. "Bob," daughters Pamela Rosenberg and Gail T. Gruver, sister Niki Beckwith, and 12 grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Memorials suggested to American Cancer Society, 1551 Broadway St. 200 Tacoma, Wash. 98402-3332 or St. Edwards Catholic Church, 322 N. Third St., Shelton, Wash. 98584.

Don K. Tomita, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Dole Corp. industrial engineer, died June 23 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Waianae, he is survived by wife Mildred M., sons Gary H. and Wayne S., daughter Jean H. Tsukamoto, sisters Audrey and Kimie and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.



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