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Obituaries

Friday, July 16, 1999


Ruth N. Akina, 73, of Mililani, formerly of Haleiwa, died July 8 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughters Georgette O. Ching and Candy Fagin; brothers Nathan Hale, and Harry, Robert, James, Isaac, Hauoli, David and Lanakila Kupihea; sisters Louise Ewa, Mary A. Kwon, Lokelani Tabion, Alice A. Grimes, Mela Nitta, and Faith K. and Miulan Kupihea; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Service: 1 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mildred C. Andaya, 87, of Honolulu and California, a retired Pearl Harbor clerk, died July 9 in California. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by sons Mauro and Roland; daughter Sylvia; sister Margaret Corpuz; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Helen Avance, 95, of Everett, Wash., formerly of Los Angeles and Honolulu, died Monday in Everett. Born in Queen City, Miss., she is survived by nephews Jack Hampton and Orin Brassfield; and nieces Johna Price and Lei McClane. Private services.

Chie M. Boykin, 74, of Honolulu, a U.S. Navy communication specialist, died July 3. Born in Japan, she is survived by husband William A.; brothers Tsuyoshi, Masashi, Takashi and Atsushi Kozuka; and sister Teru Watanabe. Private services.

Pablo A. Davin, 87, of Waipahu, a retired truck driver with Oahu Sugar, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Argao, Cebu, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Remedios "Remy"; sons Ronald Davin, and James, Robert, Wilfred and Clarence Alcover; daughters Charlene Santiago, Marilyn "Lyn" Langsi and Gwendolyn Alvarado; a brother; sister Teodora Villegas; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church, 94-675 Farrington Highway. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Stanley A. Hedani, 71, of Wailuku, died Wednesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. Born in Paia, Maui, he is survived by wife Kay K., sons Ryan and Scott, sisters Yoshie Terao and Norma Kimura, and five grandchildren. Service: 4 p.m. Sunday at Nakamura Mortuary. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Samuel N. Holt, 72, of Honolulu, who died Tuesday in Ewa Beach, will be remembered in a memorial service 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment to follow. Aloha attire. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday was provided by the mortuary.

Floyd F. "Duboy" Hustace, 77, of Kaneohe, who died Sunday in Kaneohe, will be remembered in a graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veteran's Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire. No flowers. Incorrect information was provided by the mortuary for an obituary that was published yesterday.

Ruth G. Lemieux, 82, of Kapaa, Kauai, died July 8 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Chicago, she is survived by husband Albert, daughter Sharon Nakaahiki, brother William Kelly, a grandson, and a great-grandson. Private services.

George A. Maruyama, 71, of Washington, D.C., and Honolulu, a retired navy engineer, died June 15 in Washington. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by brothers Wallace S., Wilfred H. and Harry M. Private services.

Marion L. Mau, 94, of Honolulu, a retired teacher, died June 20 in KaisersHospital. She is survived by brother Clifford Young, and sisters Stella Y. Chan and Hyacintha Young. Private services.

Helena S. McCombs, 54, of Pearl City, an independent business owner, died Wednesday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Richard Rubio Jr.; daughters Renee Vivian and Reyna Rubio; brothers Felix Jr., Jerome, Casemiro, Rogelio and Dwayne Saniatan and Richard Dill; sisters Rosalinda Dumlao and Diane Dillen; mother Violet Laird; hanai daughter Joanne Chan; stepmother Isabel Saniatan; and six grandchildren. Memorial service: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

Valentine K. "Uncle Val" Mero, 64, of Waimanalo, a retired Young Laundry and American Linen driver, died Sunday in Waimanalo. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Roberta "Aunty Berta"; daughters Kehau Koa, Lei Monell and Noelani Mero; sons Valentine Jr. and Jina; sisters Julia Souza and Winifred Ohumukini; brother Steven; and eight grandchildren. Service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. George Catholic Church. Call after 5 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Casual attire.

Clarence M. Misajon, 77, of Newport Beach, Calif., a retired Internal Revenue Service supervisor, died Wednesday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Hawaii, he is survived by wife Esther; sons Clarence Jr., Roland and Andrew; daughter Barbara; brothers Herman and Fred; sisters Josephine Ocampo, Geraldine Bergman and Joyce Hammet; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. today at Aldersgate Methodist Church, call after 6 p.m.; and 2 p.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Mortuary, call after 1:30 p.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Matsue Moriguchi, 97, of Honolulu, a retired grocery store owner, died July 7 at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Raymond J., Robert T. and Frank A.; daughter Elsie H. Tokairin; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Mary K.Y. Paman, 81, of Honolulu, died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Daniel R.K.; daughters Lynette A.K. "Peachy" Galera, Loretta "Leina" Nazareno and Jolinda A. Pundyke; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Service: 10:15 a.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Deolinda A. Rabisa, 77, of Hilo died Wednesday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. Born in Papaikou, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Raymond, Arthur and Wendell; brother Joe Arruda; sister Olivia Luiz; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Service: 7 p.m. Monday at Glad Tidings Church. Call after 6 p.m. Prayer: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

John S. Rapozo Jr., 64, of Kapaa, Kauai, a landscaping proprietor and member of the U.S. Army, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Hawaii, he is survived by son John S. III; daughters Judith and Johnna Rapozo, Jacqueline Williams and Helene Paaluhi; brothers Joseph and George; sisters Alice Dabin, Amelia Dias and Hannah Kopp; friend Wynn St. Marie.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine's Church in Kapaa. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Casual attire.

Frank P. Rosa, 86, of Honolulu, a retired California Packing Co. (Del Monte Corp.) head of security, died Tuesday in Queen's Hospital. Born in North Kohala, Hawaii, he is survived by stepsons Allen, Samuel and Steven Davis; stepdaughter Linda Robinson; sister Virginia Farmer; and several grandchildren. Memorial Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Nativity Church. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Houghton Sawyer Jr., 94, of Las Vegas, formerly of Hawaii, a retired engineering consultant who also was chief engineer for Libby-McNeil and Del Monte companies, died June 27 in Las Vegas. Born in San Francisco, he is survived by wife Dorothy Price-Sawyer; daughters Diana Rudolph and Nancy Aughney; stepchildren Sally Price-Howarth, Marlene Price-McCauley and Wilson T. Price; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. His ashes will be scattered at sea in Hawaii. Donations suggested to Southern Nevada Alzheimer's Association for Research, 5190 Valley View, Suite 101, Las Vegas, Nev. 89118.

Theresa A. Sula, 42, of Honolulu, a retired federal supply clerk, died Tuesday in Honolulu. Born in Hawaii, she is survived by husband Ricky T.; daughter Terilyn; mother Leilani "Handivan Driver" Puha; sisters Maggie Baster and Pauline Kahalioumi; brothers Philip and Alvin Puha; and grandparents Gertrudo and Lucy Manzano and Elisco and Caroline Pascua. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Mount. Call after 8:30 a.m. Inurnment: noon Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Ruth M. Ware, 79, of Lihue, a retired Kauai Surf Hotel waitress, died July 8 in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Kukuhaile, Hawaii, she is survived by daughter Sandra L. Alatini; brother Masami Sato; sisters Mildred Sakata, Yoshimi Nakayama, Aileen Iyo and Gladys Shimata; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Makoto "Mako" Yokotake, 71, of Kaneohe, former owner of Mako & Sons, died Tuesday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by wife Fumiyo "Fumi"; sons Andy, Darren and Brian; daughter Ivy Yokotake-Ake; brothers Hiroshi, Kiyoshi, Sakae and Koji Takenaka; sisters Shizue Yoshimura, Reiko Yanabu, Sachiko Baird and Hiroko Nakamura; stepbrothers Stanley and Frank Takenaka; stepsister Dr. Frances Sano; and nine grandchildren. Service: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Dr. John M. Zelko of Hilo, an ophthalmologist, died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Johnstown, Pa., he is survived by wife Karen; sons Drs. John R. and Steven D. and Michael; daughters Jennifer L. and Julie N.; brothers Daniel, Al and Edward; sisters Eleanor Church and Anne Banner; and four grandchildren. Memorial service: 7 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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