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Obituaries

Friday, October 29, 1999


Margaret E. Amanti, 91, of Waimea, Hawaii, a retired registered nurse, died Sunday at home. She was born in St. John New Brunswick, Canada. She is survived by daughter Josephine Piltz, brother Omar Galey, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment: 9:30 a.m. Monday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to North Hawaii Hospice.

Siu Quon Chee, 82, of Honolulu, who retired from Hon Kung Restaurant, died Saturday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Canton, China. She is survived by sons Alan Y.W. and Alvin Y.C. Private services.

Emily I. "Lee" Cox, 86, of Kailua-Kona, a retired hairdressing teacher, died July 4 in Kona Community Hospital. She was also a professional secretary. She was born in Chicago. She is survived by sisters Rosemary Garon, Florence Chruscielski and Josie Demorachi, and brothers Bernard and Joseph Egan. Memorial services: 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Keauhou Bay in Kona. Hawaiian canoe burial ceremony at sea to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Robert W. Galbraith, 54, of Mililani, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, died Tuesday. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Bernie Jay; daughters Laura Raynes and Sarah and Martha Galbraith; sons Stanley and Keith Rivera; mother Dorothy; brother Ted Gray; sisters Shirley Galbraith and Debbie Yokum; and four grandchildren. Memorial services: 4 p.m. Sunday at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha School Campus. Call after 2:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Iglicerio C. Guieb, 87, of Honolulu, a carpenter at Hickam Air Force Base, died Oct. 8. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Violet, sons Roland and Robert, daughters Josie Macalino and Carol Inouye, brother Fernando, five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Services: 6:45 tonight at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 8:45 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony Church. Call after 8:15 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Aloha attire.

Evelyn S. Kadoyama, 91, of Wailuku, a retired nurse supervisor for Malulani and Maui Memorial Hospital, died Sunday in Maui Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Tadayoshi, son Glen, daughter Gladys Fujii, brothers Paul and Benjamin Yamada, four grandchildren, and a great-grandson. Private services.

Blossom P. Kaonohi, 54, of Kaneohe, is survived by seven grandchildren. Incorrect information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Lorraine K. Komaki-Kali, 59, of Kalaheo, Kauai, died Monday at home. She was born in Makaweli, Kauai. She is survived by sons Robert Komaki and Christopher and Bruce Kali, brother Chuck Komaki, and five grandchildren. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire.

Sose C. Lafitaga, 62, of Waimanalo, a retired custodian at the Honolulu Airport, died Wednesday. She was born in Satitoa, Western Samoa. She is survived by husband Liona; sons Milton, Liona Jr., David, Vea and Vaga; daughters Dorothy and Tiffany; brothers Tala, Sua and Saofafo Masoli; sisters Len Olive and Shaniu Tupuola; and 15 grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kaneohe Stake Center. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Laie Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Julia K. Medeiros, 82, of Honolulu, died Oct. 21 in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Bernard, Norbert E. and Louis X. Palea and Samuel M. Medeiros, daughter Julie-Ann H., 29 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and 40 great-great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Marie K. Medeiros, 84, of Wahiawa, died Oct. 20. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Albert and Edward Lee, daughter Pearl Ahn, sister Sarah Halloran, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Thomas L.K. Mehau, 19, of Hilo will be remembered in prayer services 6 p.m. Monday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire. He died in Hilo Hospital after a car accident Saturday north of Hilo. He is survived by mother Veronica K., brother Errolwayne, and sisters Alberta K. Matsu, Gabrielle and Camille Mehau and Veronica Awai.

Anastacio E. Mena, 86, of Kailua, a retired supervisor with Lone Star Construction, died Oct. 20 in Honolulu. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by children Benedict A., Barney I. and Felix K. Mena, Adrienne J. Kekaulike, Elizabeth M. Laupola and Juliette K. Keliikoa; hanai children Martha Cabero, Lani Kanahele and Rosalani M. Utley; 30 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Tsuyoshi Nakamura, 86, of Mililani died Wednesday. He is survived by wife Tomiye; son David; daughters Elaine Nakamura, Arlene Kajiwara and Carol Hayashida; sisters Fumiko Uyeda, Taeko Iwaoka and Toshi Itoku; and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. tomorrow at Mililani Missionary Church, 95-801 Kipapa Drive. Casual attire. No flowers.

Masaaki "Masa" Nakashima, 68, of Hilo, a retired employee of TRW in Los Angeles, died last Friday in Life Care Center of Hilo. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by brothers Makoto and Yoshiharu and sisters Umeno Hirayama and Nancy Kainuma. Private services.

Charles T. "Chuck" Powers, 70, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired chief estimator for Keauhou Kona Construction Corp., died Saturday in Kona Community Hospital. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Worster, Mass. He is survived by wife Linda Lee, daughters Julie Fonda and Erin C. Powers, and two grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Thy Word Ministries in Captain Cook, Hawaii. Casual attire. No flowers.

James W. Roh, 39, of Honolulu, a limousine driver, died yesterday. He was born in Korea. He is survived by wife Mong Na Lai, son Paul, daughter Hanna, and mother Esther Lee. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Jane T. Suganuma, 76, of Hilo, a retired city reference librarian, died Oct. 20 in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Nathan, brother James Takano, sister Jennie Hagiwara, and three grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hatsuko K. Tamaribuchi, 90, of Honolulu died Sunday in Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Alvin, Albert and Franklin, daughters Mae Stanford and Janet Cunningham, brother Saburo Chiwa, 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after noon. Cremation to follow. Private inurnment. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yoshio "Tera" Terashima, 80, of Haleiwa, a veteran of Cannon Company, 442nd Infantry Regiment, died Oct. 19 in Mililani. He was also a retired carpenter from Mililani Town. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by daughters Joanne Y. Asato and Yvonne S. Kawamura, brothers Futao and Takashi, sister Ruiko Pao, and three grandchildren. Private services.

George H. Tokuyama, 77, of Honolulu, a retired research statistician and Vital Records Section Registrar General for the state Department of Health, died Saturday in St. Francis Hospice. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Lorraine, sons Greg Marshall and Russell Curtis, daughter Marcia Ena Omura, brothers Robert and George, sisters Rose Tokuyama and Margaret Nozawa, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Church of the Crossroads. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Donations suggested to the Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826. Casual attire. No flowers.

Honorio O. Vital, 67, of Kapolei, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Pampanga, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Aurelia, sons Virgilio, Rodolfo, John and Laurente, daughters Esperanza Manantan, Elena Kleimeyer and Richelle Vital, sister Purificacion Facundo, and 11 grandchildren. Services over ashes: 7 p.m. Monday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m.

Valentine On Wong Jr., 59, of Kaneohe, a retired master sergeant from Hawaii Air National Guard, died last Friday in Los Angeles. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Valerie P., son Michael V.K., father Valentine O., brothers Nick and Mathias, sisters Josephine Brentlinger, Agnes Nishioka, Aloha Dalire and Antoinette Wong, and a granddaughter. Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Elmer H. Yamada, 78, of Honolulu, a retired Yamada Brothers general contractor, died Oct. 21. He was born in Kohala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Tomoe "Betsy"; son Brian, daughters Lillian Yamada, Bernice Fujiwara and Irene Toba, brothers Edward, Raymond and Harry, sisters Midori Hirata, Evelyn Kamimoto and Jean Nagao, and three grandchildren. Services: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m.

Henry C. Yuen, 80, of Honolulu, a retired mason for the federal government, died Oct. 21 in Hospice Hawaii Kailua Home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ethel, brothers Wallace and George, and sisters Violet Chun, Margaret Chu and Bertha Goo. Private services.



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