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Obituaries

Thursday, July 22, 1999


Sadawo Akiyama, 81, of Hilo, a retired superintendent of mails for the U.S. Postal Service, died Monday in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Hilo, He is survived by wife Kimie; son Gerald; daughter Irene Yamamoto, brothers Mitsuo and Shuji, and two grandsons. Services: 4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Cross. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire.

Leilani Burgo, 76, of Alameida, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died June 30 in Alameida. She is survived by husband Walter; sons Gary, Brad and Randy; daughters Heather, Roseann and Rosetta; brothers Walter and Sammy Wong; sister Rose Kirk, and seven grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday on board the Moana Catamaran. Boarding: 8:45 a.m. Departure: 11 a.m. from Kewalo Basin for scattering of ashes at sea.

Horace M. Cornell, 90, of Honolulu, a retired iron worker, died June 15 in Vancouver, Wash. He was born in New York. He is survived by sons Richard, John, George, Cornelius "Butch" and William "Bill;" daughters Mary, Dorothy and Eleanor Cornell, Shirley Jones and Rosie Pou, 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Services held. Private scattering of ashes.

James R. Gabriel, 62, of Mililani, a retired manager for Commercial Industrial Services and supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair at Pearl Harbor, died July 8 in Queen's Hospital. He was also a retired Navy chief petty officer. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Naty; son James L.; daughters Karen Lancaster and Leianna Gabriel; brothers Van, Dennis, Roland and Roger; sisters Roseline Domaloan and Carmel Lowry, and four grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Muneo Nishiyama, 74, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a retired supervisor for the former Hamakua Sugar Co., died Tuesday at home. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by son Randall T.; brother Miles K., and sisters Ruth M. Nishiyama, Hisae Nakano, Tamae Yoshikane and Alpha W. Kaneko. Services over the ashes: 3 p.m. Sunday at Paauilo Hongwanji Mission. Call after 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Heather K. Oshiyama Fukuda, 30, of Honolulu died July 1 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Patrick E. Fukuda; parents Dennis K. and Lynn H. Oshiyama, and sister Pamela K. Oshiyama. Private services.

Leroy B. Plemer, 46, of Haleiwa, an employee at Kuilima/Hyatt-Hilton Turtle Bay Resort, died July 6. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Marisa; sons Kainoa and Kaimana; stepson Robert Kaplan; stepdaughter Stephanie Ann Kaplan; brothers Elroy "Mambo" and Melvin "Chacha", and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Liliuokalani Protestant Church. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ernest M.A. Reese Jr., infant son of Ernest and Gladys Reese, died Tuesday in Kapiolani Hospital. He is also survived by grandparents Ernest and Maureen Reese and Magdaleno and Lydia Asuncion, and great-grandparents Rosendo Tabangcura, Gertrude Reese and Mary Kish. Services: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Enrique G.K. Schweitzer, stillborn son of Kathlynn Schweitzer and Helani Kenui, died last Thursday in Hilo Hospital. He is also survived by grandparents Guy and Alice Basque, Ezekiel Kenui and Kenneth Schweitzer; great-grandparents Alice and Manuel Mercado, Donna and Ed Schweitzer and Mary Bailey, and great-great-grandparents Julia Mercado, Richard Basque and Gloria MacDonald. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Dexter T. Soeda, 25, of Mililani died Tuesday in Pearl City Nursing Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Vincent T. and Eunice K.; sister Stacey M., and grandparents Yoshiko Yamamoto and Takeo Soeda. Services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Virginia "Jeanie" Tacad, 72, of Honolulu, a retired property manager, died Tuesday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by son Jimmy; daughters Valeire Perry and Nikki and Vicky Tacad; 21 grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Thelma T. Taniguchi, 73, of Pearl City died Friday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was born on Lanai. She is survived by husband Paul; daughter Jo-Ann; brothers Harris, Roy and Richard Fujii; sisters Lucille Katada and Marian Imai, and a granddaughter. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Edwin Y. Uyechi, 78, of Honolulu died Friday at home. He was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. He is survived by son Richard Y.; daughters Margaret N., Stephanie Y., Patricia M. and Janice Y. Uyechi and Eileen Y. Phillips; brothers Clarence Y., Herman Y., Roy Y., Ray Y. and Thomas S.; sister Gladys H. Kiyota, and five grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Agnes K.Y.M. Van Keuren, 70, of Honolulu, a retired sales representative for the GTE Yellow Pages phone book, died July 9 in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by son Ronald; daughters Deborah Van Keuren, Donna Madsen and Deanna "Kai" Uperesa; stepfather David Ryan; brothers Winfred Y.K. and John K. Lee; sisters Lenora Cassil, Lila L. Umiamaka and Helene "Noni" Ryan, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Rudolph C. Wassman Jr., 98, of Kailua, co-owner of Miller & Wassman, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Kealakekua, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Wilhelmina D.; son Rudolph C. III; daughter Patricia Wassman Christian, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery.

Maxine M. Wilkins, 65, of Hauula died last Thursday in Hauula. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dodgie R.; sons Dodgie, Drew, Dean, Dennis and Rex Wilkins and Polley Masada; daughters Diane Correira, Kanakolo Lua and Dodgette Wilkins; sisters Charlotte L. Bush and Toni Hiro, 35 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Kaaawa Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.



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