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Obituaries

Friday, July 23, 1999


Lucy C. Amadeo, 85, of Makawao, Maui, died Wednesday at home. Born in Kapakalua, Maui, she is survived by sons Tony and Franklyn Silva; daughters Marian Puu, Janet Keau, Barbara "Cookie" Rodrigues and Claudia Thompson; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Monday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Inurnment: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Joseph G. Camacho, 81, of Hilo, a retired mechanic for HT&T, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by companion Flora Brown; sons Joseph Jr., Clifford and James; daughters BettyLou Camacho, Annette Naope and Adelaide Lau; brothers Antone Jr., Evan and David; sister Agnes Kuhl; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Mortuary. Call 6-9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Call 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Alae Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mildred K. "K" Dixon, 82, of Honolulu, a retired linen controller at Tripler Hospital, died Wednesday at home. Born in Pearl City, she is survived by husband Thomas W.; son Thomas W. Jr.; daughters Sadie Takiguchi and Margaret Lee; brothers Takeo, Seiko and James M. Arakaki; sisters Mitsuko Oshiro and Akie Smith; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kalihi Union Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Alted K. Emerson, 26, of Neodesha, Kan., a steel worker, died Monday. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by father Mike; mother Alberna Kaneapua; daughters Cholie and Kalei; sisters Connie and Pinky Emerson and Nicole Kaneapua; and brothers Shane Kaneapua and Russ, Scott, Randy and Michael L. Emerson. Services on the mainland.

Francois F.P. Freire, 39, of Kona, Hawaii, a mechanic at Chevron and Shell service stations, will be remembered in services 2 p.m. today at Keauhou Bay. Casual attire. Loose flowers and leis welcome. Private scattering of ashes. Potluck gathering and celebration of life to follow. He died in Kona Community Hospital after a motorcycle accident June 30. Born in Montreal, he is survived by mother Marie L. and companion Kim Garcia.

Helen K. Goldfarb, 82, of Honolulu, died Wednesday in Honolulu. Born in New York, she is survived by husband Rabbi Morris, children Judith Weinberg and Deborah Washofsky, brother Allan Kover, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services held.

John E. "Bobo" Hiwauli, 63, of Waianae, a retired iron worker, died July 9 in Ewa Beach. Born in Waianae, he is survived by wife Bernadette; sons Garet A. Au and John Jr. and Gerald P.A. Hiwauli; daughters Holly B.M. Hiwauli-Taito and Haley L.L., Heather L.K. and Harla C.A.M. Hiwauli; sisters Hattie E. Kalamai and Lulu E. Namaka; brother Wayne; and three grandchildren. Services: noon Monday at Waianae Latter-day Saints Chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Ziona Hou Church. Aloha attire.

Stanley K. Ida, 76, of Honolulu, a retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died Saturday in Kuakini Geriatric Care Inc. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Doris; sons Glenn, Kevin and Kyle; stepson Robert Perkins; stepdaughter Laura Alfonso; sister Madeline "Maddy" Iwamoto; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Sadie J. Kaleiwahea, 86, of Honolulu, a retired nurse at Maluhia Hospital, died July 12 in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Lani S. Kim, brother Thomas H. Young, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harue Kawakami, 95, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, died last Friday at home. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons Yasuo, Minoru and Kenneth; daughters Fusako Oyama and Shirley Uyemura; sister Shizuko Yamada; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Monday at Kona Hongwanji Temple. Call after 4 p.m.

Ramon "Magsaysay" Madayag, 86, of Lawai, Kauai, a groundskeeper for Kauai Surf, died Sunday in Hale Omao Nursing Home. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Virginia A., son Froilan, stepson Rolando Agustin, daughters Soling "Solena" Sugimura and Romona Belliveau, brother Isabello, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Call 6 to 9 p.m. next Friday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. July 31 at Holy Cross Church. Call 8 to 9:45 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Filipino Cemetery. Casual attire.

Edna B. Medeiros, 78, of Kailua, died July 14 in Kaneohe. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband George, sons Richard and Jordon, daughter Elaine Elliot, sister Olga Bingo, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Usa Nakamura, 97, of Honolulu, a retired kitchen helper for the Waialae Country Club, died July 7 in Kuakini Hospital. Born on Okinawa, she is survived by sons Ichiro and Robert K.; daughters Fumie Cachero, Sayeko Furuken and Samae Moikeha; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Private services.

Kazuo Nishioka, 90, of Honolulu, a retired carpenter, died July 12 in Nuuanu Lani Care Home. Born in Waimea, Kauai, he is survived by sons Richard T. and Elvin K.; daughters Jane K. Higuchi, Linda S. Nishioka and Sharon S. Loo; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Sumie Okada, 83, of Lahaina, was a retired employee of the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Incorrect information for an obituary published Wednesday provided by the mortuary.

Shirley Ann Pacanas, 29, of Kapaa, Kauai, an employee at Cost-U-Less in Kapaa, died last Friday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Lihue, she is survived by sons Timothy and Travis Kanehe; daughter Tiffany Kanehe; father Edwin; mother Veronica Colobong; stepfather Jimmy Colobong; grandparents Betty Pacanas, Alma Soares and Simeon Colobong; brothers Scot Pacanas and Robin Colobong; and sister Tina Ferreira. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garden Island Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gene M. Kunioka Pitts, 77, of Jacksonville, Fla., an elementary schoolteacher, died June 27 at home. Born in Koloa Kauai, she is survived by husband William Pitts, daughter Janice Burns, son Robert, sister Kamee Nishihara, brother Kazuo Kunioka, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Services held.

Leroy B. Plemer, 46, of Haleiwa, is also survived by sisters Paulene Gomez and Elizabeth Sanchez. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Geraldine A. Proshuto, 84, of Honolulu died July 11 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Portland, she is survived by daughter Sally Flinn, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

Quintin Quinsaat, 94, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a restaurant cook, died Tuesday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by son Richard, daughter Linda Manatad, seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Call 10 to 11:15 a.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Lena B. Rego, 49, of Waimea died last Friday in Kona Community Hospital. Born on Oahu, she is survived by husband Jerry H.; sons Jerry, William, Louis, Lindsey and Shane; daughters Lena Lippertz and Christie Rego; sisters Charlotte Kahawai and Charlene Pringle; brothers Charles and Uncle Albert Kahawai; and 12 grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. tomorrow at 13-A Kamanawa St. in Waimea. Call after 11 a.m. Cremation to follow.

Agapito M. Rodriguez, 61, of Honolulu, an agriculturist for the Philippine government, died July 14 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in Albay, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Rosario R., son Jonathan R., daughter Jane R., and brothers Alfeo and Artury. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Elvira J. "Elvie" Sana, 46, of Waianae, an employee at Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center, died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Pangasinan, the Philippines, she is survived by husband John J.; son Joel K.J.; parents Celedonio and Fermina Jacab; brothers Celedonio T. Jr., Samuel T. and Gerry T. Jacob; and sister Cecelia J. Drig. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Irene "Shoko" Nagano Slover, 72, of Honolulu and California, a former employee of the District Council, Boy Scouts of America and a clerical worker for the state Department of Human Services, died July 1 in Asian Community Nursing Home in Sacramento, Calif. Born on Lanai, she is survived by sons Guy and Keith; daughters Jacqueline Hayashi and Stephanie Rombaoa; brothers Masami and Tom Nagano; sisters Kazuko Tamanaha, Jean Misaki and June Ozu; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services held.

Rose L.H. Tagavilla, 82, of Kona, Hawaii, died yesterday in Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kona, she is survived by sons Albert Roloos and Julian and Matthew Tagavilla; daughters Anne Galeng, Christine Hebenstreit, Pauline Moseley, Mary Alapai, Nancy Ohashi, Esminia Kanoeau, Loretta Simeon and Flora Ascino Jr.; brother Joseph Haili; 51 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Pukaana Congregational Church. Call from 8 a.m. to noon. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Nabe Tamamoto, 97, of Waipahu, died Sunday at home. Born in Kin Son, Okinawa, she is survived by sons Tadao, Ryoshin, Shinsuke and Jenshin; daughters Saeko Gouveia, Nancy Nakato and Shirley and Joyce Tamamoto; a hanai grandson; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rudolph C. Wassman Jr., 98, of Kailua, will be remembered in services 3 p.m. Tuesday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. Additional information for an obituary yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Maxine M. Wilkins, 65, of Hauula, is survived by son Palley Masada. He is also survived by mother Evelyn K.C. Awana. Incorrect and additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Grace Yi, 56, of Honolulu, died Tuesday at home. Born in Seoul, she is survived by husband Joo, daughter Soo Hee, a brother, and three sisters. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Kukame Shimabukuro Zukeran, 98, of Honolulu, owner of Ninth Avenue Bakery, died July 15 in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Okinawa, she is survived by sons Robert and Isaac; daughters Beatrice Takara, Grace Uehara, Grace Mekaru, Vivian Ichimura and Virginia Martin; 24 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Private services.



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