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Obituaries

Thursday, August 12, 1999


Belle K. Awai, 80, of Honolulu, a retired forewoman at Dole Cannery, died Friday in Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center. She is survived by son Harry Jr.; brother William "Didi" Whitford; care-giver Leona, and five grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park.

Leilani T. Baho, 61, of Lahaina is also survived by father Santiago Bisera. The additional information was provided by the mortuary.

Russell Bingo, 37, of Kapahulu, a painter, died Saturday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Diane; daughter Kelsy; sons Keanu and Kainoa; father and stepmother Raymond and Cheryl; mother Maydelle Alo; sisters Leslie, Linda, Tracie and Olga; brother Charles, and grandmother Olga. Mass: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire.

Kelii H.K.H. Brown, infant son of Brandon and Margaret, died Saturday. He is also survived by sister Napualani; brother Kainoa; grandparents Timothy and Monica Medeiros, Norman Brown, Nadine Gima and Frank and Leinora Millan; great-grandparents Edward and Dolores Wilhelm and Frank Millan Jr., and great-great-grandmothers Margaret Williams and Diolona Martin. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Jude's Church in Makakilo. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Clifford R. Cooper, 25, of Ewa Beach died July 31 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by father Kenneth R.; brother Adam Meacham, and sisters Maria L. Baisa, Maricar D. Velasco and Jovylyn Whitehead. Wake services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Casual attire.

Louis "Louie" De Mello, 69, of Pukalani, Maui, died Tuesday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by companion Josephine Ramos; sons Louis Jr. and Leonard; daughters Kathleen Haggerty, Bernie Davila, Sandra Stanford and Carol Feliciano; brothers Arthur and Eddie; sisters Gracie Delima, Agnes De Mello, Thelma Boteilho and Francis Tengan, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Peter Fernandez, 67, of Kailua will be remembered in graveside services at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

Robert J. Hullinger, 55, of Honolulu, a maintenance engineer for the Hawaiian Regent Hotel, died yesterday in Honolulu. He was born in Illinois. He is survived by wife Mary Jane; son Dillon; daughter Sherri Solt; sister Florence Briner; brother Frank, and a grandson. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

Derek M. Kawamura, 41, of Kaneohe, retired Maunawili Elementary School cafeteria manager, died Sunday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Debra; daughter Breeze Wada; sons Keleka and Kala'imehana; father Wayne; mother Florence T.; brother Wayne M.; sister Traci; grandmother Florence; two grandsons. Memorial services: 2 p.m. today at Ulumau Village Heeia State Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thelma T. Kayano, 87, of Honolulu, a retired seamstress for Baker Linen Co., died Aug. 2 in Castle Hospital. She was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Yasumasa; son George; daughters Sandra Ing and Jean Kayano; brothers Takeyomi, Juso and Fumio Ogawa; sisters Matsue Nishiyama, Harue Okino, Sueko Mukai, Shinayo Suyama, Masae Haraguchi, Midori Fuse and Yukie Kaneshiro, and a granddaughter. Private services.

Kiyo Kono, 101, of Kamiloloa, Molokai died Friday in Kaunakakai. She was born in Yamaguchi, Japan. She is survived by son Lewis; daughters Alice Kono and Agnes Nakamoto; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Satoru Kudaishi, 77, of Pullman, Wash., formerly of Kekaha, Kauai died Aug. 1 in Pullman, Wash. He was born in Mana, Kauai. He is survived by wife Jean; sons Glenn and Edwin; daughter Blanche McKennon; sisters Aiko Kudaishi, Harumi Kubo and Esther Yamaguchi, four grandchildren and a great-grandson. Private services.

Dorotea V.M. Longgat, 88, of Kahului died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Santiago Marlong and Rodrigo and Gerry Longgat; daughters Romana Espanto, Flora Yabes and Sally Barbosa, 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6-9 p.m. Burial in the Philippines.

Jordan R. Matsusaka, infant son of Brian and Lonnie "Dee," died Aug. 2 in Kapiolani Hospital. He is also survived by sister Nicole; grandparents Edwin and Linda Matsusaka and Patricia Wyss, and great-grandparents Shizue Matsusaka, Mary Gaiffe and Zona Wyss. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Harris United Methodist Church. Casual attire. No flowers.

Margaret K. McMurdy, 87, of Honolulu died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by brother Henry S. Naito and sister Nancy F. Fujino. Memorial services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Charles W. Riley, 58, a retired production manager for KITV, died Monday in Honolulu. He was born in Lawrence, Kan. He is survived by brothers Raymond and Glen. Private services.

Kenneth T. Tabe, 66, of Mililani, a retired maintenance supervisor for the Hawaii Housing Authority, died Aug. 3 in St. Francis Hospital. He was also a maintenance supervisor for the Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Hawaii. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by wife Violet E.; son Myles J.; daughter Gayle K. Serae; brothers Albert K., William M. and Richard Y.; sister Ichiko Hunter, and a granddaughter. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Constante U. Visoria, 73, of Kaunakakai, Molokai died Aug. 4 in Kaunakakai. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Carmen; sons Flory, Larry and Darrel; daughter Carmelita; mother Petrona; brothers Alfonso, Pedro, Calixto, Dominadar, Alejandro and Jovito; sister Cresencia Tabla, and five grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. tomorrow at St. Sophia Catholic Church in Kaunakakai. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Kapaakea Cemetery.

Gregory J. Walsh, 52, of Paia, Maui died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by friend and care-giver Gordon Shibaki. Services over the ashes: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Borthwick Mortuary-Norman's. Call after 5:30 p.m.

Gene V. Williams, 38, of Wailuku also known as "Jay" or "Chase," a police officer, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kahului Baptist Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Makawao Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to the officer Gene V. Williams Memorial Fund, First Hawaiian Bank, Kahului Branch. He died Monday in Lahaina. He was born in Jackson, Miss. He is survived by wife Dee; son Chase K.; daughter Madison K.; parents Val and Colleen; brothers Scott and David, and grandmother Eunie L. Price.

Kwock Sum Yee, 76, of Honolulu died Sunday in Straub Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Jean Kong; sons Michael and Merrill; daughters Leila Lee and Lynnell Yee; brothers K. Tim and Bay; sister Jennie Lau ,and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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