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Obituaries

Thursday, October 28, 1999


Judith L. Anderson, 58, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Honolulu, a teacher, died Sept. 24 at home. She was born in Elmhurst, Ill. She is survived by father Wendell and brother Charles "Chuck." Services held.

Masaichi Arakawa, 81, of Pearl City, a retired proprietor of Arakawa Chicken Market, died Tuesday in Kapiolani Hospital of Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hatsuko; daughters Aileen S. Hokama, Karen N. Ohira, Sharon K. Toyama, Charlene S. Ramos and Joy S. Higa; sister Betsy F. Miyashiro; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. No flowers.

Fumitaka "Taka" Asano, 58, of Hilo, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Janis; sons Douglas and Jeffery; mother Takako; brother Yoshikatsu; sisters Hiromi Jones, Kazumi Ishihiro and Miyoko Asano; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 2:30 p.m. No flowers.

Jose A. Batul, 62, of Ewa Beach, who retired from the Inn at Schofield, is also survived by daughter Dulce. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

William W.M. Ching, also known as Pastor Bill Ching, 45, of Pearl City, died Oct. 19 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Karen, children Jennifer A.M.L. and Jonathan S.W.N., mother Lily Y.C. Kong Ching, sisters Gladys Ching and Violet Murakawa, and brother James. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 5 to 9 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Ethel K.S.L. Choi, 79, of Honolulu died Oct. 3 in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Wallace, sons Dr. Frederick, Steven and Bradley, daughters Cindra Minkami and Jennylee Tam Sing, brothers Walter and Godrey Lee, sister Lila Park, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Avelino E. Cruz, 72, of Baguio City, the Philippines, a professor at the Baguio Colleges Foundation, died Tuesday in Kailua. He was born in Malabon, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Belen J., daughters Rose Churma and Nelda Zulueta, sons Avelino Jr., Virgilio, Joselito and Gabriel, sisters Pura Domingo and Laura Tirol, brother Bienvenido, and 19 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church in Kailua. Aloha attire.

Jack A. Hansell, 86, of Kailua, a retired engineer, died Oct. 5 in Castle Hospital. He was born in Caldwell, N.J. He is survived by wife Drusilla, sons Randy and David, daughters Tina Murphy and Sonja Olsen, brother Ulf, and six grandchildren. Private services.

Vernon S. "Moose" James, 39, of Honolulu, a technician with Tele Communications, will be remembered in services 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. He died in Queen's Hospital after a car accident Saturday on Fort Weaver Road. He was born in California. He is survived by wife Shirley, daughters Natasha, Shayna and Sheriese, son Skyler, father Vernon, mother Lois Todd, brothers Randy and Willie Funn and Mike James, and sisters Delphine Funn, Francine Leialoha and Lisa Paoa.

Hideo "Husky" Kamimoto, 85, of Kahului, a journeyman general mechanic with Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., died Monday in Kahului. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by sons Malvin T. and Clyde H., brother Herbert, and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Donations suggested to Kahului Hongwanji Mission or to charity in Kamimoto's name. Casual attire. No flowers.

Blossom P. Kaonohi, 54, of Kaneohe, died Tuesday. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Solomon; sons Jacob, Aaron, Michael and Solomon Jr.; brothers Clayton and Joseph Kidder, and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center, Kahaluu Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Kathy N. Kunishige, 41, of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, a part-time teacher at Laupahoehoe School, died Tuesday at home. She was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. She is survived by husband Craig; daughters Pauline and Hulani; sons Stephen Ka'aloa and Elias and Alex Kunishige; brothers Chris Domingo, James Tabajunda, Johnny Iswan, Ben and Gitilio Ebana and Larry Ibana; sisters Rose Sameshima, Christy May, Evelyn Acasino, Anita Kaolowi, Lenora Aljo, Yolanda Dean and June K. Ma'e; hanai brothers Norman, Earl, Roy and Moses Kunishige and Akoni Malacas, and hanai sisters Carolyn Kunishige-Skinner and Sharon Kunishige. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Peggy T. Nakamura, 74, of Waialua, a retired seamstress for Young's Laundry at Schofield, died last Thursday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband Takashi "Bob"; sons Lester M. and Randall H.; daughter Carolyn M.N. Chinen; sisters Elsie Nishioka and Dorothy Hirayama; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Querida M. "Q" Punzal, 33, of Kapaa, Kauai, formerly of Makakilo, Hawaii, a Crazy Shirts employee on Kauai, died Oct. 19 in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by husband Michael; mother Angelita Cadavona; father Richard Patacsil; brother Richard Patacsil Jr.; sisters Ramona L. and Marie A. Patacsil, Mary A. O'Connell and Debra L. Seil; and grandparents Ceferino and Angeles Cadavona, Leo Patacsil and Mary C.V. Lawas. Services: 6 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thomas A. Shade, 83, of Kailua, a retired merchant marine, died Monday in Kailua. He was born in Clovis, N.M. He is survived by wife Fujiko, son John, daughter Margaret, brothers James, John and Joseph, and sisters Patricia and Marcella. Private services.

Evelyn Y. Shimizu, of Honolulu, a retired Honpa Hongwanji Mission schoolteacher, died Sunday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by husband Albert M., sons Richard E. and Edwin J., daughter Carol L. Nakatsu, brothers Tsuneo Obayashi and Henry Wakimoto, sisters Yukimi Yoshimoto and Kikuyo Nakano, four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services: noon Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Arthur C. Snodgrass, 86, of Kailua, a retired superintendent of Hickam Air Force Base Aircraft Maintenance, died Sunday in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Thomasville, Georgia. He is survived by sons James, Philip, David and Paul; daughter Marybeth, and eight grandchildren. Private services. Call 696-9640 for information.

Susan L. Steinke, 46, of Kaunakakai, died Oct. 8 in Honolulu. Born in Sheboygan, Wis., she is survived by daughters Anne Steinke and Nicole Dal Santo, mother Minnie Bauer, and sister Elizabeth West. Services: 6 p.m. next Thursday at First Assembly of God Church.

Roy S. Takasawa, 79, of Webster, N.Y., died Monday. Born in Hanapepe, Kauai, he is survived by wife Marjorie D., sons Keith D., Kevin S. and Peter C., sisters Matsue Tasaki, Fusako Moos, Betty McCoy and Harriet Hotchkiss, and six grandchildren. Services on the mainland. Donations suggested to Day Break II of St. John's Home, 150 Highland Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14620; or The Memorial Fund, First Congregational UCC, 26 East Church St., Fairport, NY.

Richard E. Thayer, 66, of Kailua-Kona, a retired crane operator in Long Beach, Calif., died Friday at home. Born in Onalaska, Wash., he is survived by wife Lyann, son Brian, daughters Teri Maplesden and Sheryl Auer, father Harold W., brother Bruce, five grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Monday at the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall. Formal attire.

Jesus B. Vasquez, 73, of the mainland, a merchant marine, died Oct. 15 on the mainland. He was born in Makaweli, Kauai. He is survived by brothers Jaime Basquez and David Vasquez, and sisters Constellecion Vasquez and Norma Barbosa. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Church in Kalaheo. Call from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Burial: Lihue Public Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Rose Villiados, 70, of Los Angeles is also survived by brothers William and Loreto Cateel, sisters Laura Gonzales, Ruth Thomas and Alice Ramos, and six grandchildren. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Teresa C. Williams, 33, of Pearl City, died last Thursday in Tripler Hospital. She was born in Georgia. She is survived by husband Theodus Jr., son Devante T., parents Jimmy Lee and Ella Mae Moring, and brothers Jimmy Lee Jr. and Cordell Moring and Tony Hannah. Burial in Florida.

Yeu Wah Wong, 89, of Honolulu, an employee with Jerry Hay Inc., died Oct. 19 in Hale Nani Health Center. He is survived by wife May; sons Dr. Kuang-Chung, Bing-Chung, Len-Chung and Way-Chung; daughter Ailin Lum; brother Yeu Cheong; sister Elizabeth Naylon; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Kapahulu Bible Church, 3224 Kaunaoa St. Casual attire. No flowers.

Buddy S. Yahiku, 74, a retired administrative executive from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, died Sunday in San Jose, Calif. He was also a World War II veteran. He was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. Private services.

Charles H. Zimmer, 62, of Honolulu, a retired lithographer, died Sept. 11 in Honolulu. Born in Wisconsin, he is survived by mother Lucille Arthur, brothers Joseph and Rudolph Zimmer and Bill and Henry Arthur, sister Jenny Lekander, hanai brothers Robert and Van Lee, and hanai sisters Janice Kusuda and Joyce Raskin. Services at a later date.



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