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Obituaries

Thursday, July 8, 1999


Olga D. Adams, 88, of Honolulu, who retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband George T., son George H. Kekoolani, daughter Diane P. Barrett, sisters Alice D. Chauvet and Thelma King, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Helen Y.H. Chai, 70, of Honolulu died Friday in Straub Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sister Victoria Cintron. Services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 8 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

John R. "Johnny" Chavez, 35, of Keaau, Hawaii, a cook for Hilton Waikoloa, will be remembered in services 7 p.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Call after 8 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. He died in Hilo Hospital after a car accident Sunday. Born in Hollywood, Calif., he is survived by wife Valerie V., son Keoni, parents Arlene and Audon Jr., brother Alfred and sisters Donna Archuleta and Laura Chavez.

Alice L.M. Chun, 93, died in Baltimore. Born in Shanghai, she is survived by sons Junion and Robert, daughter Alsona Wong, four grandsons and five great-grandsons. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Community Church of Honolulu. Donations suggested to the church or charity.

Henry K.H. Duncan, also known as "Pops," "Kammy" or "Duke," 70, of Kaimuki, a retired bus driver for Grayline and Alamo Rent A Car, died Friday in St. Francis Hospice. Born in Kaimuki, he is survived by sister Melvia Ma'a and brother Thomas. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Harold K. "Hal" Fujimoto, 63, of Honolulu, died last Thursday in Straub Hospital. Born in Ninole, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Doris Y.; son Derek; daughter Tricia; brothers Takeyoshi and Bunji; and sisters Fujie Hirayama, Chizuko Honma, Tomoe Oketani, Doris Wakahiro and Janet Togawa. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley I. "Fish" Fujita, 73, of Ewa Beach, a retired federal warehouse supervisor, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife June K.; son Gary M.; daughter Christine N. Sabido; brother Harold S.; sisters Katherine Awaya, Helen Michioka, Flora Kuwaye and Sharla Kamoto; and three grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Helen Y.N. Gomes, 78, of Nanakuli, a retired Nanakuli High School cafeteria cook, died last Thursday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons John C., David J., Louis A., Domingo L., Patrick B., Anthony K. and Michael R.; daughter Michiko; brothers Teruji and Hideo Nagai; sisters Lillian Moffett and Sadoku Shimamoto; 22 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Pearl City Kingdom Hall, Jehovah Witness. Aloha attire.

Shintoku Hamadon, 69, of Honolulu, a retired city road maintenance supervisor, died last Thursday in Straub Hospital. Born in North Hilo, he is survived by sons Gerald and Michael M.; daughter Sheri S. Yoshizawa; brothers Shinta, Nobuo and Harold G.; sisters Betty Y. Brock, Beatrice K. Adaniya, Takeko Tamashiro, Masue Maedo and Jessie Kido; and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charles S. Hirokane, 76, of Waianae, a retired painter with Honolulu Painting Co., died Sunday in Ewa Beach. Born in Puhi, Kauai, he is survived by wife Rose H. and brother Satoro. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at 87-154 Liliana St. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Gladys P. Hoewaa, 83, of Wailuku died last Thursday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Kahakuloa, Maui, she is survived by sons Arthur Hoewaa Jr. and Edwin Kaonohi; daughters Gladys Marras, Loretta Hoewaa, Patsy Kaeo and Charity Shiffer; brothers Walter, Solomon and Richard Hoopii, John Apuna Jr. and Ronald and Herbert Kenolio; sisters Susan Keahi, Mabel Wood, Alice Spencer, Abigail Morris and Cyrilla Kealohanui; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Nakamura Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park.

George Iaukea, 52, of Hilo, a heavy equipment operator for Kau Agribusiness, will be remembered in services 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Iaukea residence, 374 Keonaona St. in the Panaewa Hawaiian Homes Land. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers. He died in Hilo Hospital after being attacked at a Hilo park Monday. Born in Kurtistown, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Lillian; daughter Donna Lynn Leonard; sons George Jr. and Christopher; brothers Peter Jr., William, Jack, Abraham and David; sisters Rose Simeona, Nora Lee Lane, Agnes Tavares and Virginia Goodman; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Jeannette Y. Inouye, 83, of Honolulu, a proprietor of Hobby Craft Hawaii and Waikiki Employment Agency, died June 30 in Honolulu. Born in Honomu, Hawaii, she is survived by nieces and nephews. Private services. Donations suggested to charity.

Betty Ann K. Muller Kahihikolo, 59, of Kansas, formerly of Maile, is survived by sons Saul Jr., Emil, Karl and Chad Skinner; brother Max Muller; sister Lydia Kaniaupio; and seven grandchildren. Scattering of ashes at sea: 4 p.m. Saturday at Depots in Nanakuli. Donations suggested through wire transfer to the account of Saul and Dorothy M. Kahihikolo at the Commerce Bank in Derby, Kansas, account number 6708-1275-12. Incorrect information for an obituary published June 10 provided by the family.

Albert K. "Alapaki" Kane Jr., 28, of Waianae died June 23 in Ewa Beach. Born in San Diego, he is survived by wife TracieAnn K., daughter Anastasia, father Albert, mother Patricia Howard and sister Kanani. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Shield of Faith Church in Waianae. Casual attire.

Walter K. "Wally" Kidder, 53, of Paia, Maui, a laborer for a chemical company, died last Thursday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by daughters Meleisha Dawson and Angela M.M. Mohamed; brothers Wayne, George and Leroy; sister Violet; and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. Leis only.

Isabel R. Kihano, 89, of Waipahu died June 25 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Phoenix, she is survived by sons Martin Jr. and Daniel; daughters Ramona K. Inocelda, Rose Panerio and Molly Kennedy; sister Rose Viloria; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Tadao "Roy" Kimura, 74, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died June 27. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Yoshiko "Charline"; daughter Leslie Nakafuji; brother Charles; and sisters Sumiye Nomiyama, Doris Sur and Jean Kimura. Private services.

Eloise U. Kuanoni, 52, of Kona, Hawaii, died June 25 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by husband Robert Mershon; daughters Danyea, Dayonne M. and Danielle I.; and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kekaha Mauna Ziona Congregational Church. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Leionaona B. Lau, also known as "Lei" or "Nona," 77, of Aiea died Friday. Born in Hilo, she is survived by son James M.; daughters Sharon Lau Aldueso, Shayda Marciel, Tina McFarland and Valerie Lee; brother Francis L. Brown; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Private scattering of ashes. Donations suggested to Haili Congregational Church, 211 Haili St., Hilo, HI 96720; or to the Chris A.M. Aldueso '91 Memorial Scholarship Fund, O'Dea High School, 802 Terry St., Seattle, WA 98104.

Peter E. "Small Pino" Mathias, 67, of Honolulu, a retired laborer, died June 28 in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sisters Naomi Akiu, Leonetta Viloria and Lolita McCandless; hanai sister Elizabeth Holbron; and brothers Sonny Kalolo and Harvey, David, John and Walter Eli. Services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ronald J. Melchin, 63, formerly of Lanikai, died June 21 in Folsom, Calif. Born in Alberta, Canada, he is survived by wife Maxine, children Beverly and Ronald H. Melchin and Laurie Grohowski, stepson Derek Pajakowski, father Howard A., a brother, three sisters, eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services held. Donations suggested to Mercy Hospice, 9940 Business Park Drive, Suite 165, Sacramento, CA 95827.

Moevao T. Moananu-Tuiaana, 58, of Waianae died June 25 in Straub Hospital. Born in Leone, American Samoa, she is survived by husband Felagai Tuiaana; sons Jackson, Elliott, Joseph, Bryant, Charlton and Patrick Moananu and Felagai Moananu-Tuiaana Jr.; daughters Beverly T. Cobo, Cynthia Amaral and Zonia Moananu; brothers Kilisi Faiivae, Luuga Vailuu and Lauititi Tuitele; sisters Faaluaumete Manaea, Annie Tuitele and Loretta Tuatagaloa; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Herman "Hermogenes" Monico, 73, of Honolulu, a retired mechanic for Meadow Gold Dairies, died June 10 in St. Francis Hospital. He also served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran. Born in Nalsian, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Florentina N.; sons Herman N., Mario N. and Alfred N.; daughters Lorraine N. and Shirley N. Monico, Marilyn N.M. Polintan and Nida N. Antonio; brother Gauden; and 13 grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Mount Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Tamotsu "Tamo" Murayama, 71, of Kaneohe, a retired electronic mechanic at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, died Monday. Born in Waialua, he is survived by wife Asako, son Tracy T., daughter TerryLee N. Takara, brothers Paul M. and Francis "Chunky," sister Jennifer S. Matsumoto and two grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Richard E. Nichols, of Kailua-Kona, a sales manager for Georgia Pacific Lumber Co., died June 26 in Keauhou Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. He was also a general sales manager for Louisiana Pacific Lumber Co. He was born in Alhambra, Calif. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Keauhou Bay. Canoe will depart for scattering of ashes. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice of Kona, P.O. Box 217, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

Tamano Nitta, 90, of Honolulu, a retired barber, died June 10 in Oahu Care Facility. Born in Kailua, she is survived by son Kenneth; daughters Winifred Yamada, Marlene Yasuda, Gladys Loo and Irene Yamamoto; brother Masuo Moriki; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Marjorie M. Obatake, 67, formerly of Honolulu, died June 14 in Monterey Park, Calif. She is survived by husband George; sons Derrick and Mitchell; daughter Sandra Hashimoto; sisters Betty Dietz, Martha Kenmotsu and Elaine Tadaki; and five grandsons. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. Casual attire. No flowers.

Betty H. Okimoto, 83, of Waianae, a retired Waianae store manager, died June 30 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Waianae, she is survived by husband David T.; son Kenneth K.; daughters Janet S. and Gail K. Okimoto, Janis A. Lenox and Lynne S. Copperman; brothers Roy, Clifford and Glenn Fujihara; sisters Ethel Mitsumori, Sueno Inouye and Ruby Kano; and six grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kaoru Oshiro, 82, of Wahiawa, a retired electronics technician for the Federal Aviation Administration, died June 27 at home. Born in Kaiakea, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Edith O.; son Timothy; daughters Thelma Sakane, Sandra Lee and Janice Nakamura; brothers Takeru and Robert; sisters Margaret Gusukuma and Jane Goto; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Campbell Palfrey Jr., 81, of Honolulu, a retired colonel from the U.S. Air Force, died Sunday at home. He also worked for E.F. Hutton. Born in New Orleans, he is survived by wife Sidney; son Campbell III; daughters Kit Paterno, Jane John and Susan Dowling; and five grandchildren. Celebration of life: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Outrigger Canoe Club. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii or Hawaii Humane Society.

Halmonico G. Rios, 87, of Hilo, a retired sugar plantation laborer and truck driver, died Monday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, he is survived by sons Antone "Tony," Frank, John and Halmonico Jr.; daughters Evelyn Koikoinui and Lillian Rios; sister Helen Vegas; 30 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Memorial Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Hayako Sekiya, 95, of Mililani died June 21 in Pearl City Nursing Home. Born in Waiakea, Hawaii, she is survived by daughters Eleanor N. Hara and Florence L. Togami, brother Thomas M. Shigemitsu, sisters Tsuruko Kubota, Sawako Okawa and Ritsuko Sanjume, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Edith T. Shinjo, 80, of Honolulu died June 23 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Wayne K., Christy C. and Larry M.; brothers Jerry and Tasuke Koshi; sisters Fumiko Dodge and Yuriko Ota; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Helen T. Kimura Sueda, 94, of Kaneohe died June 29 at home. Born in Sprecklesville, Maui, she is survived by sons Takashi, Robert, John, Francis and Melvin; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Harry T. Taba, 84, of Honolulu, former owner of Harry and Yasu Auto Service, died last Thursday in Leahi Hospital. He was also a retired custodian for the state Department of Accounting and General Services. Born in Kahaluu, he is survived by wife Dorothy, sons Donald and Ernest, daughter Frances Miyoshi, brothers Raymond and Richard, sisters Betty Uyematsu and Esther McElderry, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Carolyn S.C. Tansey, 59, of Kailua, a master gardener with the University of Hawaii, died Saturday. Born in Washington D.C., she is survived by husband Mike, sons Mick and Chris, daughters Charlotte and Caroline and a grandson. Memorial mass: 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. John Vianney Church. Inurnment at a later date at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. No flowers. Contributions suggested to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of America.

Don M. Tari, 46, of Holualoa, Hawaii, a carpenter, died last Thursday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by mother Amy I. and sisters Wynne R. Wakabayashi and Jan M. Tateishi. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Honokohau Harbor.

Andrew Toole, 19, of Alpharetta, Ga., formerly of Honolulu died Tuesday. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by parents Lee and Barbara, sisters Stephanie and Lisa, brother Glenn and grandparents Fred and Agnes Remer. Services and burial on the mainland.

Camilla M. Twamley, 74, of Mililani died June 30 in Honolulu. Born in Boston, she is survived by sister Sophie E. Barry. Services held.

Agnes K. Tyler, 78, of Nanakuli will be remembered in a visitation from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Door of Faith Mission, 89-142 Haleakala Ave. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary published June 30 provided by the mortuary.

Miyoko Uyehara, 83, of Honolulu, a retired fry cook for Ilima Drive Inn and KC Drive Inn, died June 16 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Waikea, Hawaii, she is survived by daughters Nancy Uyehara Lee, Amy Uyehara Afuso, Katherine N. Uyehara and June S. Uyehara Oyakawa; and six grandchildren. Private services.

Estelle G. Wright, 67, of Honolulu, a retired music teacher at Windward Nazarene Academy, died Saturday at home. Born in Salem, Ore., she is survived by husband Joseph; sons Reynolds and Lanar; daughter Sauni; brothers Fred, Paul, Mel and Clynt Schroeder; sisters Mary-Helen Hempel and Ann Wilson; and a grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene. Aloha attire. No flowers.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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