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Obituaries

Thursday, September 9, 1999


Emalia F.N.C. Abreu, 57, of Hanapepe, Kauai, died Aug. 30 in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Fibrium "Fib;" son Shannon P.; daughters Soncy and Melissa N.; brothers Hano Cornwell and Terry Gega; sisters Rosina Cummings, Willie Lau, Lana Sato and Nicol Gega-Chang; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Tipan and Marsina Amumu, twin infant daughters of Grassleen Amumu of Wailuku and Ted Nifon of Chuuk, Micronesia, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. They are also survived by grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Olery Amumu and Freddie Nifon, and great-great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Mataichy Sonmark. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Kahului Union Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday at Na Wai Eha Cemetery. Casual attire.

Ann E.C. Asam, 72, of Aiea, died Monday in Aiea. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Wayne and Michael; daughters Gail and Louann, sister Dorothy Munoz, brother Robert Copp, three grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. Services: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Walter "Scotty" Camacho, 44, of Honolulu, died Aug. 15 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Kristi Kei and brothers Henry and Keola. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, 41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway. Call after 9 a.m. Scattering of ashes: Waimanalo. Aloha attire.

Harry C. Cavaco, 71, of Honolulu, a retired employee with the city Department of Environmental Services, Refuse Division, died Aug. 28 in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Carla, stepson Terry Aguiar, brother Wilbert and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 5 p.m. Aloha attire.

Edith K.O. Chong, 85, of Honolulu, a retired supervisor for Dole Cannery, died last Thursday at home. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by son Clifford; daughters Sally Wong, Patsy Tong, Audrey Yuen and Carolyn Ching; brother Kam Man Leong; sisters Helen Lee, Ellen Higa and Edith Kam; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Burial: Diamond Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Henry C.K. Choy, 80, of Makawao, Maui, a retired clerk for the state, died Tuesday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Beatrice M. Chong Kee; sons Leslie "Lucky," Patrick and Greg Chong Kee and Wayne Yoshimura; daughter Jackie Hokoana; brothers Eddie, Arthur, Robert, Lawrence, Kenneth and Ronald; sisters Mabel C.K. Leong and Bernice C.K. Mau; and six grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Stevens K. Fernandez, 61, of Honolulu, a crafts maker with Lanikila Crafts, died Aug. 28 at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by companion Harvilee Pratt; sons Stevens Jr. and Patrick Fernandez, Jessie Martin, James Faria and Shane Fernandez-Pratt; hanai son Jerry; daughters Jessica Faria and Shavonne and Shayna Fernandez-Pratt; brothers John Fernandez and Buster Kauahikaua; sisters Carol Mae Hilacion, Alice M. Kepano, Diane Ii and Barbara Costa; and 14 grandchildren. Services: 7 tonight at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Aniano S. "Ani" Gavieres, 79, of Honolulu, a retired civil engineer for Hawaiian Electric Co., died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Pasay City, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Trinidad; sons Amado, Isagani, Aniano Jr. and Odino; daughters Norma Smith, Nelda Androus and Annie Embuscado; sisters Carmen Bolinao and Anastacia Gavieres; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m.

Katherine L. Halemano, 71, of Kaneohe, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Lance H.; hanai daughter and goddaughter Hedy L. Sullivan; goddaughter Katherine K. Tandal; godson Zane Chee; hanai daughter Lenora I. "Haruko" Solomon; brother William H. Gettle; sisters Rosaline K. Jarrett, Angeline L. Auld and Agnes K. "Nani" Jeremiah; and a hanai grandson. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9:30 a.m. Monday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Graveside services: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Manuel S. Julian, 55, of Waipahu, died Sept 1 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by son Joey; daughter Leilani; mother Petra Gomez; stepfather Aquilino Gomez; brother Carlito Sambrano; sisters Virginia Corpuz, Vangie Barba and Susan Salvador, and three grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Thomas D. Kaaukai Jr., 34, of Kahului, will be remembered in services 7 p.m. tomorrow at Rose of Sharon Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services: Saturday at Maui Assemblies of God Cemetery. Aloha attire. He apparently drowned Sunday in Kaupo, Maui. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Brenda, parents Thomas and Priscilla, brother Derek K., sisters Karlene Anderson and Corlette Collett, and grandparents Louis Kaaukai and Hattie Hall-Lau.

Johenry K. Kahananui, also known as "Joe Henry," 35, of Kona, Hawaii, an auto detailer for Hawaii Shine, died Aug. 28 in Kona Community Hospital. He was also a carpet layer for CK Flooring. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by son Justin K.; daughters Rynalynn K.K. Davis and Joslynn K. Kahananui; father John H. Kahoalii; mother Barbara Kahoalii; brothers John "Boy," Joel "Alani" and Jonathan "Fat Man" Kahoalii; sisters Joanna Ford and Julianna Kahoalii; half brothers John Roger K.A. "Small Man" Nobriga, Jerod K. and Jason K. "Fluff" Antonio, Jerome K. "Tabu" Heath, Jamie "Brother" Kahoalii, Kris Medeiros and Reuben Villanueva Jr.; brothers Charles and Luther Kahoalii and Joseph Jr., Henry "Honey Boy" and Clarence Kahananui; sisters Virgie Shim, Anna Ellis and Hattie Feltman; hanai brothers Patrick Close and Alexander K. Ellis; and hanai sister Lorilei Base. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kailua Stake Center at the top of Kalani Street. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Evangeline "Virgie" Kawamata, 80, of Waialua, died Aug. 30 in Kailua. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by daughter Carol Smouse, brother Daniel Pacheco, sister Helen Conroe, three grandchildren, a hanai grandson, and six great-grandchildren. Mass: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Wendal Kepaa, 41, of Hilo, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hilo Stake Center, 1373 Kilauea Ave. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Alae Cemetery, Mormon plot. Casual attire. He died in Hilo Hospital after a car accident Sept. 1. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by mother Eloise L.; sisters Noelani and Miniver Kepaa and Leihua Luhiau; and brothers Reid and Harry Kepaa and William Kahele.

James "Packy" Kim, 68, of Aiea, a retired state sheriff, died Aug. 15 in Kaiser Hospital. He also worked at Makalena Golf Course. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol, sons Kevin and Kris, daughter Kalani, brothers Paul and William, sister Mabel Stewart, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Jeanette Y. Kubo, 81, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Laie. She is survived by daughters Jean Kitamura, Evelyn Hayashi and Faye Kubo; brother Masaru Yamamoto, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m.

Jubilee "Maile" Lum, 21, of Honolulu, will be remembered in services 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Casual attire. Her body was found in a Honolulu trash bin Aug. 24. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by mother Melva "Momi" Casper; father Richard Lum; stepfathers Jerry Goode and Graig Casper; brothers Richard "Kalani" Matunding and Arthur Goode-Matunding; and sisters Bessie "Lani" Goode-Matunding, Katalina "Kanani" Powers and Misty Moeopono.

Melvin Malanog, also known as "Noy" or "Bulldog," 60, of Wahiawa, a retired heavy equipment operator, Local No. 3, died Aug. 30. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Barbara Black-Malanog; son Melvin Jr.; daughters Melvalyn Stiner and Melveen Wilson; stepsons Bruce and George Arakaki; stepdaughters Barbara Ann Lave and Terri-Lynn Arakaki; and sisters Numeriana "Nana" Hoefler, Loretta Wright and Patricia Tanaid. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Benjamin K. Manuel, 44, of Waipahu, a computer salesman, died Sept. 1 in Honolulu. He was born in Hoolehua, Molokai. He is survived by sisters Anne Manueal, Priscilla Holokai, Jane Melody and Faye Jones; brothers William and Andrew; and grandmother Priscilla Baker. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Timothy's in Aiea. Private scattering of ashes. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edna H. Matsuura, 85, of Honolulu, a retired Waikiki Grand Hotel chambermaid, died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Valorie Kama, Joy Nakamura and Judith Saito, 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Kaimuki Christian Church. Call after 5:30 p.m.

Kiyoko Miyamoto, 86, of Kahului, Maui, died Monday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Spreckelsville, Maui. She is survived by son Dr. Alan T.; sisters Margaret Cho, Dorothy Fujikawa, Rosalie Kanehira and Sue Johnson, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Inurnment: 9 a.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Mary T. "T" Nagao, 86, of Honolulu, a retired Reef Hotel housekeeper, died Aug. 25 at home. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by brothers Phillip H. Nagao and Grant T. and Perry T. Honjo, and sisters Rose K. Nakano, Sandra K. Suzuki and Violet S. Nagao. Private services.

Dr. Masaichi "Mas" Oishi, 75, of Kailua, a retired dentist , died Aug. 31 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Kapaa, Kauai. He is survived by wife Kazumae; sons Drs. Stephen, Martin and Calvin; daughter Donna Leibowitz; brothers Drs. Noboru and Robert; sisters Grace Kagawa and Kay and Akiyo Oishi; and eight grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to Kailua United Methodist Church Foundation, 1110 Kailua Road, Kailua, Hawaii 96734 or the Hawaii Dental Education Center, 1345 South Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96814.

Masaru "Mac" Okimoto, 90, of Honolulu, a retired painting contractor, died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Kilauea, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Cary K., Lawrence M. and Melvyn A.; sister Yoshiko Kaneko; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hitoji Omi, 81, of Kapaa, Kauai, a retired truck driver with Lihue Plantation, died Sept. 1 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Huleia, Kauai. He is survived by son Clayton, brothers Suyeyoshi and Tsutomu, and sisters Kathleen Omi, Helene Shimura, Alice Artuyo and Mildred Fujimoto. Private services.

Christopher D. Peterson, 38, of Waipahu, a Hawaiian Dredging & Construction foreman, died Aug. 26. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents George and Marilyn, brother Joseph, and sisters Patrice Kaohi and Frances Peterson. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Charlotte M. McGregor Powell, 92, of Honolulu, a retired public high school teacher, died last Thursday in Honolulu. Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Arcadia Retirement Residence. Contributions suggested to family or Central Union Church.

Jane A. Rafael, 36, of Kihei, Maui, who worked in hotel services with the Four Seasons, died Friday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Santa Monica, Calif. She is survived by family on the mainland. Services in California. Condolences suggested to brother Michael Rafael at 3225 Iowa St. , Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Takeshi T. Sasaki, 85, of Pahala, Hawaii, owner of the former Ka'u Meat Market, died Tuesday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Naalehu, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Masako, son Richard Fujioka, daughter Mildred Galimba, sisters Haruyo Kodani and Nobuyo Hasegawa, five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. Services over ashes: 1 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after noon. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lois H. Schleif, 85, of Honolulu, a retired industrial nurse for Hawaiian Telephone Co., died Aug. 29. She was also a former head nurse for Kapiolani Maternity Hospital. She was born in Rochester, N.Y. She is survived by husband John, daughters Gwen Bell and Pamela Kapana, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Honolulu Elks Lodge, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Call after 10 a.m.

Richard P. Silva, 76, a middleweight professional boxer, died April 4 in Honolulu. He was also a World War II Navy Reserve veteran and retired Pearl Harbor Navy Base police officer. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by sons Richard P. Jr., Ronald P. and Glen S.; daughter Patricia Ann; brother Wallace; and grandchildren. Mass: 8 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Call after 7:30 p.m. Graveside services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Jonathan M. Souder, 48, of Honolulu, a manager at Vim and Vigor Health Food Stores, died July 30 in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Doris Grant, wife Maureen, and a sister. Mass: 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Call after 6 p.m.

John Swift, 79, of Kona, Hawaii, a caterer with British Airways in England, died Friday in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in South East Leeds, England. He is survived by wife Mary Ellen, sons John P. and James, sisters Margaret Lawrence and Mary Riddington, and two grandchildren. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Naalehu. Gathering and reception: Swift family residence. Casual attire. No flowers.

William T. "Bill" Tanji, 80, of Lihue, who retired from Garden Island Motors, died Tuesday. He was born in Kilauea, Kauai. He is survived by wife Lillian, sons Wayne and Nils, daughter Jan Tamamoto, brothers Albert and Robert, sisters Thelma Matsuo and Mary Tanji, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Lihue Christian Church. Call after 1 p.m. Casual attire.

Iosefa I. Wilson, 70, of Nanakuli, a retired staff sergeant with the U.S. Marines, died Sunday. He was born in Satupaitea, Western Samoa. He is survived by wife Nora; sons Joe, Joseph and Jason; daughters Johanna Wilson, Juliana Burgess and Janet Tauanu'u; brothers Piligi and Enosa; sisters Lita Sale, Nele Ne'emia and Alofa Tagatauli; and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Waipahu Stake Center. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Ralph A. Wilson, 64, of Honolulu, a broadcasting engineer for island radio stations, died Monday at home. He was born in Camas, Wash. He is survived by wife Cheryl, son Daniel, daughters April Wilson-South and Michelle Breslin, stepson Jason Bailey, stepdaughter Ellen Bailey, nine grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Celebration of life: 7-8:30 p.m. tomorrow at home. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Kwok Luen Wong, 82, of Honolulu, a retired shoe salesperson, died Monday in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Sio Pan Chan; sons Jian Fu Huang and Allan Kin Por and Kin Vai Wong; daughter E. Lin Chun; and nine grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist services: 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.



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