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Obituaries

Saturday, August 28, 1999


Dr. Brian T. Amano, 72, of Mount Vernon, Wash., a retired dentist, died Tuesday in Washington. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Mark, mother Tsuchiyo, brother Donald Shizuo, and sister Mabel Fumie. Services on the mainland. Remembrances suggested to Humane Society of Skagit County, 1641 Kelleher Road, Burlington, WA 98233 or the American Heart Association, 4414 Woodland Park Ave., Seattle, WA 98103.

Mary Brown, 93, of Spreckelsville, Maui, a French teacher at Baldwin High School, died Wednesday at home. She was born in Ohio. She is survived by sisters Margery and Elizabeth. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick/Norman's Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial in Ohio. Casual attire. No flowers.

Bernice Cahill, 91, of Volcano, Hawaii, a social activist, died Tuesday at home. She was active in Mothers for Peace, Women Against War and the Hawaii grape boycott. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. She is survived by husband Emmett, sons Jeremiah and Timothy, daughter Winifred, brother Edward Baumgarten, and two grandsons. Private services. Ashes to be scattered at later date.

Brilliantino Correa, 66, of Ewa Beach was a retired staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday provided by the mortuary.

James A. Dela Pena, 59, of Waialua died Aug. 20 in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Geraldine "Jeri"; sons James A. Jr., Jason A., Eric A. and Jeremy B.; daughters Jadine L. Keao and Melanie V. Redira-Dela Pena; brothers Patrick and Conrado; sister Violet Guzman; and six grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Church. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire.

Frances T. Dyer, 78, of Kaneohe died Monday in Kaneohe. She was born in Connecticut. She is survived by son Peter, daughter Kathryn, and a grandchild. Private services. Donations suggested to Waimanalo Health Center.

James L.L.M. Galinato, 40, of Honokaa, Hawaii, died Tuesday in North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. He was born in Kahului. He is survived by wife Roxanne E., daughter Sunshine Carvalho, son James L.L.M. Jr., father James L.L. Moikeha, brothers Weyland and Kevin, sister Tracy, and a granddaughter. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

William H. Keala, 75, of Makawao, Maui, a construction worker, died Thursday in Hale Makua. He was born in Kurtistown, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Verna, stepson Ronald Miller, stepdaughter Arlene Miller, sister Helen Alonzo, 10 stepgrandchildren, 14 stepgreat-grandchildren, and a stepgreat-great-grandchild. Services: 11 a.m. next Saturday at Kahului Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Jean T. Kong, 83, of Honolulu, is survived by daughter Joanne Vitela. Incorrect information for an obituary published Monday provided by the mortuary.

Julia Q. "Kuulei" Lopez-Botelho, 62, of Waianae, a steward supervisor for Hawaiian Regent Hotel, died Tuesday in Wahiawa General Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband James A. Botelho; son John Lopez Jr.; daughters Johnetta A. Adams, Valerie K. Kiili and Emily K. Jamora; sisters Ruth Elia and Margaret Lopes; 13 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Sumiko K. Nakamoto, 72, of Honolulu, a retired Bank of Hawaii branch services assistant, died Thursday at home. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Rinji; sons Bruce K. and Alan R.; daughter Valerie T. Zane; brother Kazuo Kiyota; sisters Kimie Nakada, Michie Kimura, Itsuko Hagino and Catherine Sakumoto; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jane I. "Janie" Rutter, 78, of Independence, Ore., died Sunday in Salem Hospital. She was born in Oakland, Calif. She is survived by son Larry, daughters Tamara Janssen and Randee Lee, sister Edith Wilson, three grandchildren, and four stepgrandchildren. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to Jane I. Rutter Hispanic Student Scholarship Fund in care of Farnstrom Mortuary, 410 Monmouth St., Independence, OR 97351.

Hugh Schuster, 71, of Honolulu, a small business owner, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Luebeck, Germany. He is survived by sons Kai and Mark, brother Heye, sisters Frauka Bargemenn and Unka Maug, and two grandchildren. Private services.

John I. Sekimoto, also known as "Joe" or "Maui," 81, of Honolulu, a retired plumbing contractor, died Tuesday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Lilikoi, Maui. He is survived by wife Irene T., son Ken T., daughter Kathy C.S. Ishii, and five grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

"Ipo" Claremont A.K. Strong-Pajela, 34, of Laie, who worked at Halawa Correctional Facility, died Monday in Honolulu. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by husband Manuel A. Pajela; children Manuel A. Jr., Bryant A.K. and Lyane A.K. Pajela; stepchildren Stephen K. Pajela; mother Margie M. Strong; father James A. Strong; brothers James A. and Lyle D. Strong and Hezan P. Keliikuli, and stepbrothers and stepsisters Isaac and Jennifer Manewa, Abraham Kahele, Zane Strong and Helen Kahele. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Aiko Watanabe, 84, of Honolulu, died Thursday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Harold T. and Warren W.; daughters Helene M. Watanabe and Trudy S. Funaku; brother George Kawatachi; sisters Ethel Furuya, Mabel Hirano, Florence Matsuura and Mae Chung, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Harry K.P. Wong, 68, of Honolulu, chairman of HH Sales & Marketing Inc., died Sunday. He was born in Honomu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Betty, sons Harrison and Brian, daughter Lisa Dowd, sisters Elaine Ewaliko and Janet Wong, brother Henry and five grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.



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