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Obituaries

Friday, July 30, 1999


Walter W. Ah Sam, 73, of Honolulu, a retired sheetmetal worker at Pearl Harbor, died July 21 in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Haiku, Maui, he is survived by son Walter; daughters Stephanie Daugherty and Sheryl Ah Sam; brothers Kenneth, Jerry and Richard; sister Betty Domdoma; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. next Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Fred K. Antone, 77, of Lihue, a federal procurement officer, died Monday in Wilcox Hospital. He was also a Kauai police commissioner and public address announcer at Honolulu and Aloha stadiums. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Naninohea D., sons Fred and Mike, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual or aloha attire.

Juan R. Castro, also known as "Johnny" or "Pops," 88, of Las Vegas, a truck driver for Dole Pineapple Co., died June 15 in Las Vegas. He was also a heavy equipment operator. Born in the Philippines, he is survived by wife Bridget; daughters Kaim Oi Foley and Claire Toomey; sons Albert , Don and Stanley Snyder, Paul Mau and Juan Castro Jr.; brother Pedro; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Aloha attire.

Chock Jun Ng Chang, 91, of Honolulu, died last Friday at home. Born in China, she is survived by daughter Marjorie, six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Theresa P. Costa Brum, 76, of Lihue, a dietician for Wilcox Hospital, died Tuesday in Wilcox Hospital. She was also a cook for Wailua Marina Restaurant. Born in Hanamaulu, Kauai, she is survived by daughters Veronica and Patricia Christian, Eileen Costa Brum and Theresa Medina; sons Ernest and Stephen; sister Jean Eulelio; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Borthwick/Kauai Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Amy E. Furukido, 63, of Pearl City, a Moanalua/Aiea Community School adult education schoolteacher, died Monday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Henry T., sons Curtis T. and Stephen M., parents Tatsuto and Florence Sasaki, brothers Ralph M. and Stanley K. Sasaki, and a grandchild. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rita F. Greenspan, 70, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a retired high schoolteacher, died Tuesday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she is survived by husband Gilbert, daughters Karen Greenspan and Beth Odentz, son Steven, and four grandchildren. Memorial gathering: 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the residence in Laupahoehoe. Casual attire.

Mary F. Hamilton, 78, of Honolulu, a retired produce broker, died Wednesday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Santa Maria, Texas, she is survived by daughter Nicole Kennedy, sister Jeanne Eliason, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

George W. "Smokey" Holeso, 78, of Honolulu, who retired from the U.S. Army, died Monday in Tripler Hospital. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Violet, brothers Abraham and Samson, and two grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Oscar K. Kawashima, 79, of Wailuku, a retired maintenance man for C.M. Cooke III, died July 21 at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Alice K., and brothers James S. and David W. Private services.

Kathleen Ann G. Kinest, 47, of Waianae died July 22 in Waianae. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Michael; mother Betty Rodrigues; brother Adam Rodrigues Jr.; sisters Lila Rodrigues, Adamay Gazman, Anita Gaylord and Toney Garcia; and grandmother Eva Rodrigues. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thomas W.H. Leong, 76, of Kahaluu, a retired plumber with PAMCA Local 675, died Saturday at home. Born in Pahala, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Charlotte, sons Daniel and Matthew, daughter Charlene, brother William Lee, sisters Eleanor Punohu and Eloise Chow, and a grandson. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Pauline F.K. Meyers, 81, of Waianae, died July 21 in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons George K. "Raymond," Frank and August Meyers, Samuel Meyers Keoho and Christian Meyers Naki; daughters Pauline Clayton, Gertrude G. Waldron-Rosa, Katherine Meyers Gaison, Mary Montez, Diann Rosa, Davidene Williams and Georgette Meyers; brothers Samuel, George and Francis Keoho; sisters Sarah Palakiko and Katie Moa; 53 grandchildren; 123 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Mildred H. Tashiro Mochizuki, 90, of Kailua, formerly of Wailuku, died July 22 in Castle Hospital. Born in Kihei, she is survived by sons Roy and Kay, sister Hatsuyo Higuchi, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Ayako N. Nakamoto, 91, of Honolulu, a retired trimmer for California Pacific Corp., died Monday at home. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Edwin; daughters Hope Nakaima, Kay Enomoto and Audrey Asato; sister Sadie Kakuda; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masao Nakao, 91, of Ulupalakua, Maui, an independent vegetable farmer, died Sunday in Hale Makua. Born in Puunene, Maui, he is survived by brothers David and Tom; sisters Chizuko Hashizake, Dora Yamanaga and Vickie Kanno; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Makawao Hongwanji.

Richard S. "Tanji" Nakaoka, 80, of Honolulu, retired owner of Tanji House Movers Ltd., died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Papaikou, South Hilo, he is survived by wife Charlotte M.; sons Steven K., Ben A., Garrick N., Mevin S., Wayne and Reggie; daughters Diana Yanase, Doris Kawano, Jill Kido and Gloria Sakai; brother Glenn S.; sisters Hakuyo Hieda and Fumie Fukushima; and 23 grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kimiyo Nunotani, 84, of Honolulu and formerly of Lanai, a retired seamstress, died Saturday in Nuuanu Hale. Born in Wahiawa, she is survived by daughters Carol S. Yamamoto, Maisie K. Nagaishi and Shirley M. Smith; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Donna M. Page, 43, of Longview, Texas, formerly Honolulu, died Tuesday. She is survived by brothers Pat and Rusty; and sisters Penny Mosier, Imelda Page Forrest, Pauline Hairston and Anna Whitmore. Services on the mainland.

Juan Roldan, 71, of Waianae, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospice. Born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Naty; children Juan Jr. and Dwight Roldan, June C. Acidera and Rebecca C. Lee; brothers Avelino and Ricardo; sisters Leonora Agustin and Visitacion Carpio; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Monday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Flavia "Paliabia" Suyat, 91, of Lihue, a forelady for the pineapple industry, died Monday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in the Philippines, she is survived by son Rosalio Magsayo, daughters Loretta Baliaris and Elizabeth Ragasa, hanai daughter Caroline Ebinger, 35 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Nancy M. Takenaka, 81, of Waialua, who retired from Waialua Sugar Co., died last Friday in Wahiawa General Hospital. Born in Ewa, Hawaii, she is survived by son Earl; daughter Joyce Chee; brothers Walter, Fred, Daniel, Gary, Tom and Richard Takiguchi; sisters Clara Okimoto and Jane Kato; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

William H. "Bill" Watanabe, 79, of Honolulu, a retired electrical inspector for the city Building Department, died Wednesday at home. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by son Gary K., daughter Carolyn I. Yoshioka, brother Samuel, sisters Shin Miyamaoto and Shigeko Kondo, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Stanley K. Yoshida, 74, of Aiea, a retired executive sales manager at Waipahu Auto, died Tuesday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Emiko; sons Wallace K., Stanley K. and Thomas K. Yoshida and Richard Takushi; brothers James K. and Paul; sister Jane Omizo; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after noon. Casual attire. No flowers.



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