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Obituaries

Tuesday, August 3, 1999


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Harriet L. Adams, 71, of Honolulu, a paramedical aid with Waimano Home, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Hilo, she is survived by sons Glenn and Samuel, daughter Kathy, brother David Moku, sisters Mary Lamp and Laverne Moku, 12 grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Private services.

Clara K. Akiyama, 71, of Honolulu, who retired from Dole Cannery, died July 18 in Honolulu. Born on Kauai, she is survived by daughters Wanda Oshiro and Gail Iwamoto; mother Natsuyo Iwamoto; brothers Robert, Gary and Sanford Iwamoto; sisters Katherine Tateoka and Grace Tanaka; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Nancy Lee Allen, 44, of Honolulu, a licensed vocational nurse for Maluhia Hospital, died July 12 in Honolulu. Born in Florida, she is survived by husband Robert; sons Evan, Garrett, Brandon and Kyle; and brother Michael Smith. Private services.

Doris V. Bassity, 82, of Honolulu died July 12 in Kaneohe. Born in Piedmont, Calif., she is survived by daughters Sheila Strahan and Modesta Bassity. Private services.

Elpidio T. Bilan, 73, of Honolulu, a retired meat cutter at Hickam Air Force Base, died July 24 in the Philippines. Born in Ilocos, the Philippines, he is survived by wife Maria Tuzon; daughter Anna-Betty Andaya; sons Reynaldo, Roland, Rogelio, Reuben, Rudy and Richard; sister Marcelina Villadolid; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Anderson J. "Happy" Camara, 84, of Aiea, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospice. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sister Ida Correa. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Aiea. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Clara S. Cheong, 71, of Aiea, owner of Kalihi Bowling Ball Clinic, died Thursday in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by daughter Michele M. Cheong Moore. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tsuruko E. Chinen, 83, of Mililani died July 26 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Kohala, Hawaii, she is survived by daughter Georganne Kubo; brothers Teiji and Wilbert Uehara; sisters Alice Yoza, Betty Uehara and Janice Ishihara; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Eugene H.Y. Chung, 89, of Honolulu, a retired collector with the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, died July 25 in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by sister Lily Kong. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Chinese Church of Christ, 1054 S. King St. Call after 9:30 a.m. Private burial. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Kathryn C. Felt, 93, of Virginia Beach, and formerly of Honolulu, died Friday in Virginia Beach Nursing Home. Born in Mobile, Ala., she is survived by son Donald L., brother James A. Cowley, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Burial: Arlington National Cemetery. Donations suggested to Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 945, Va. Beach 23451.

Sueki Fukeda, 75, of Aiea, died last Tuesday. Born in Wahiawa, he is survived by wife Misuzu. Private services.

Nee Fat Ho, 99, of Honolulu, who retired from Bank of Hawaii, died Wednesday in Honolulu. Born in Kula, Maui, he is survived by sons Hollis and Walter, daughter Hester Wong, brother Choy Kyau, sisters Stella Lau and Irene Shigenaga, 13 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Haito Kadota, 81, of Honolulu, a retired Fort Shafter mechanic, died July 22 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Elsie and daughter Lorraine. Private services.

Verna N. Kane, 56, of Honolulu, died last Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. Born in Ka'u, Hawaii, she is survived by son Kimo, sisters Victoria Kam and Hannah Reeves, brothers Paul and Melvin, and a grandson. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Call again from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hanaunau Chapel in Kona. Burial: Kona Memorial Park.

Paul M. Kanemitsu, 56, of Kailua-Kona, died July 24 in Kaunakakai. Born in Pukoo, Molokai, he is survived by wife Linda; daughter Cherrie; brothers Franklin, Ralph and Ted; sister Evelyn Grundy; and half-sisters Nancy Hiraiwa and Florence Bell. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kalamaula, Molokai. Call after 9 a.m.

Samuel Yates Keliinoi, 75, of Waianae, who retired from Pacific Marine & Supply, died July 24 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. Born in Hilo, he is survived by wife Hilda; sons Samuel "Patty Boy" Jr. and William "Kelly" Keliinoi and Gerald and Edward Cowell; daughters Ethyel "Mona" Archibald, Raina Keliinoi, Myra "Linda" Acosta, Donna Monagkholthan, Claudia Cornwell, Branda Tiapula and Kathleen Westbrook; brothers Alfred "Red," Edward "Coby" and William "Billy;" sisters Marie Moniz, Betty Burton and Bernice Keliinoi; 44 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Friday at the mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Barbara Krewson, 65, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Dwane; daughters Ana, Kris, Janna and Kari; sister Jeanette Deseve; and five grandchildren. Services: 8 a.m. tomorrow at beachside fronting the Hyatt Hotel. Casual attire. Call 373-4463 for information.

Francisco C. "Frank" Latorre, 86, of Hilo, a retired business agent for the ILWU Local 142, died last Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. Born in Tarlac, the Philippines, he is survived by sons Ernest and Francisco Jr., nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elsie Y.T.W. Lee, 99, of Honolulu, died Wednesday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by sons Bernard and Everett, daughters Alvina Choy and Cynthia and Dorraine Lee, six grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. Taoist services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Vaa Tunu "Maeata'anoa" Leiato, 78, of Kailua, died July 26 in Kailua. Born in American Samoa, he is survived by daughter Sailau; sons Melvyn and Clifford; brothers Fiataugaluia, Tanoa, Tasi and Toleafoa; sisters Maloa Amani and Inosia Maloata; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney's Catholic Church in Kailua. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Falefono T. Liva, 69, of Ewa Beach, a retired Pacific Laundry presser, died July 22 in St. Francis Hospital. Born in American Samoa, she is survived by husband Taualo, sons Muimoana and Tony, daughter Falefono Tauala and 13 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Areto Ole Ola Church, 3534 Kalihi St. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Michio "Mike" Munekata, 80, of Kailua, a retired carpenter, died July 25 in Kailua. Born on Maui, he is survived by wife Betsy, sons Lloyd and Ethan, daughters Patricia Munekata-Barlow and Susan Munekata-Pestana, brother Yoshio, sister Marian, and three grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kay Y. Nomura, 80, of Honolulu died July 2 in Queen's Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Richard, brother Masaji Mashita, and sister Gladys Hayata. Private services.

Mac M. Okakado, 84, of Hilo, formerly of Kahului, a bulk sugar handler for Kahului Trucking & Storage, died July 22 in Hilo Hospital. Born in Lahaina, he is survived by daughter Karen Nekoba, sister Toshie Fukumoto, five grandchildren and a great-grandson. Private services.

Joyce F. Oshiro, 72, of Monterey Park, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, a retired owner of Sally's Restaurant of Los Angeles, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. Born in Lawai, Kauai, she is survived by brother Edwin S. Okuma, and sisters Janet K. Aiu and Elsie K. Fujita. Memorial services: 8 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 7 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ethel S. Shimizu, 85, of Honolulu, a retired barber, died July 13 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Born on Kauai, she is survived by husband Chester Akamine, son Harvey S. Miura, daughters Doris M. Kozuma and Carole Kai Onouye, brother Charles Takeda, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Larry I. Tanimoto, 77, of Hilo, a U.S. Army veteran, died Sunday in Hilo Hospital. He was also the Big Island branch manager of Radio Television Corp. Born in Papaaloa, Hawaii, he is survived by wife Kazue; daughters Carol Ann Ikeda, Gweyn Eckart and Iris Makin; brother Ted S.; sisters Betty Hiromura and Myrtle C. Nakasato; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Doris Y. Teer, 84, of Honolulu, died Friday in Honolulu. Born in Kahaluu, she is survived by sons John Branciere and Seymour and Thomas Teer, daughter Lena Murison, brother Ernest Shimata, 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Patrick A. Vares, 66, of Honolulu, formerly of Maui, a retired auto repair supervisor for the Maui County Public Works Department, died Friday at home. He was also a retired sergeant for the Hawaii Army National Guard. Born in Makawao, Maui, he is survived by wife Catherine Leinaala; sons Alan, Brian and Carl; stepdaughters Kathleen N. and Sheryl Ann Souki; brothers Abel, Johnny, Thomas, Ernest and Wilfred; sister Dorothy Gomes; and five grandchildren. Services: 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Nelson D. Waikiki, 47, of Waipahu, died July 18. Born in Paia, Maui, he is survived by wife Raevyn; sons Joseph, Jessie and Ty; daughter Leola; father Nelson; brothers Wade "Chuckie," Jeff, Robert "Bobby," Cy "Kolomana," Craig "Ko 'onohi," Llewllyn "Kalani" and Darrel "Kimo;" and sister Dernine. Mass: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 5:30 p.m. Rosary: 6 p.m. Casual or aloha attire.

Irma K. Yamamoto, 68, of Waipahu, died last Tuesday in Waipahu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Hideo, sons Kurt and Jody, daughter Linda Murakami, brothers Stanley and Miles Muraoka, sister Edna Sakuda, five grandchildren and a great-grandson. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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