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Friday, October 15, 1999


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Antonette C. Aka, 89, of Honolulu, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by sons William B. Jr., Solon A., Wayne W., Damon D. and Rodney; daughters Marian H. Gomes, Beverly E. Berry, Alexandra K. Jenkins and Leona Aka, 19 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: noon Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Irvin Bainum, 76, of Bonnerdale, Ark., father of City Council member Duke Bainum, died Tuesday in Bonnerdale, Ark. Born in Clawsen, Mich,. he is survived by wife Evea, sons Timothy and Mark Duke, and three grandchildren. Services on the mainland. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Bainum Foundation, 3643 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu 96816.

Nestor Bakalar, 84, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a retired wheelwright inspector for the Griffin Wheel Co., died Wednesday in North Hawaii Community Hospital. He was born in Wisconsin. He is survived by wife Miriam, son Daniel, daughter Margaret Woodard, two brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren. Memorial services held. No flowers. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Community Hospital, Nestor A. Bakalar Memorial Fund.

Isabella M. Benevides, 96, of Severn, Md., formerly of Hawaii, died Saturday in Knollwood Manor Nursing Home in Maryland. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Richard and John; daughters Mabel Damasco, Eva Santos and Dorothy Costa; sister Agnes Foster; brother August Nascimento, 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Prayer services: 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 1. Casual or aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

Joan G. Crowne, 84, of Honolulu, retired owner of Santa Monica Pier Restaurant, died Sunday in Honolulu. She was born in Chelmsford, England. She is survived by daughter Maria Lowder and a grandson. Services at a later date. Donations suggested to the Honolulu Zoological Society.

Edward Ebinger Jr., 63, of Kealia, Kauai, a maintenance person for Coco Palms, died Wednesday in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by father Edward, sister Laverne Teves and brother Robert. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Kapaa. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Satoru Kakemoto, 76, of Waipahu, who retired from the U.S. Army, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Paauilo, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Paul H. and Warren K., brother Kenneth K., and sisters Shizue Matsuura, Jean Kuwahara and Helen Muroda. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call after 5:30 p.m. Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Mark Kuharcik, 41, of Mililani, an air traffic controller specialist, died Oct. 1 in Mililani. He is survived by wife Peggy; daughters Kristynn and Alyssa; parents Joseph and Dolores; brothers Joseph and David, and sisters Karen Kuharcik and Diane Taylor. Services in Florida.

Spencer Sui Ki Loo, 86, of Honolulu, a retired state employee, died Sept. 18 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Alyce, daughter Marjorie Ambrosewicz, sister Winnifred, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Betty K. Michitani, 68, of Kailua, a retired postal worker, will be remembered in services noon tomorrow at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Wednesday provided by the mortuary.

Ernest "Iwao" Nakai, 66, of Kaneohe, president of Ein Electrical Contracting, died Sunday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Elaine; sons Nathan and Craig Nakai and Stanton and Reagan Oshiro; daughters Nadine Shibata and Melanie Boehm; brothers Raymond and Harry; sisters Jeanette Maekawa and Marian Sasaki; and six grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Burial: 11 a.m. Oct. 23 at Valley of the Temples. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hilarion L. Rodriguez, 79, of Delano, Calif., formerly of Honolulu, died Tuesday in California. He was born in Langiden, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Teodora, son Robert, brothers Cenon, Zacarias and Mauro, sisters Marcelina Oca and Antonina Rodriguez, and three grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Shigeru Suehiro, 83, of Honolulu, a retired construction supervisor, died Tuesday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorraine Y., son Dr. Myles, daughter Mona L. Mozeico, brother Larry H., sisters Alice Kato and Michan Tanaka, and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary.

Jon J. Taylor, 57, of Waipio Gentry, who retired from the U.S. Navy, died Oct. 5 at home. He was also a field engineer for Lockheed Martin. He was born in New York. He is survived by wife Dolores T.; son Glenn Alos; daughters Darleen Johnson, Grace Hardy, Rorie Urban and Lisa Beck; brother James; and nine grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 1 p.m. Monday at the mauka chapel. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Hirotoshi Yamamoto, 79, of Waianae, a World War II veteran, died Oct. 5 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Ookala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Shizuko, daughter Kay, brothers Masayoshi and Masaaki, and sisters Alice K. Masuda, Kiyono Taketa and Misae Imai. Private services.

Kenneth T. Yamashita, 74, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Fleet Industrial Supply Center supply clerk, died Oct. 6 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Frances L., son Michael M., daughter Karen H. Tabin, and a grandchild. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Inurnment services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/education/hcc/library/hiindex.html
The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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