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Obituaries

Saturday, October 30, 1999


Irineo "Inyong" Acoba, 62, of Hanapepe Cliffside, Kauai, a retired assistant mill operator with Gay & Robinson Sugar Co., died Sunday in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Leonora; sons Mario, Rudy and Michael; daughters Linda Inouye and Ruena Victorino Jr.; sisters Lorenza Acob, Velintina Suguitan, Ilominada Ramiscal and Elisa Ramones; and eight grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. next Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eleele. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Hanapepe Public Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edith T. Arakawa, 79, of Honolulu, died Thursday in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Raymond, son Dr. Reginald, daughters Pam and Renee, brothers James and Paul Taba, sister Irene Omine, and two grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Valentine K. Chai, also known as "Pops" or "Oldman," 69, of Nanakuli, a retired truck driver for Van Lines, died Tuesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Ruby; sons Val "Suki," Len, Valen and Kimo Chai and Derek Yabui; daughters Lucilia Ann "Ah-Lan" and Ruby Wong and Valerie Chai; sister Nani Young; and 15 grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Monday at 89-426 Keaulana Ave.

Agnes M. DeMotto, 65, of Waianae, a crafter and seamstress, died Monday in Honolulu. She is survived by son Eddie J. Jr., daughter Joann Caspino, brother Arthur Mahi, sisters Annie Mokiao, Helen Elisaga, Josephine Cacabelos and Mary Reyes, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. next Saturday at Yokohama Beach. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Anthony C. Evangelista, 49, of Keaau, Hawaii, a bulk-handler for Maunaloa Mac Nut Farm, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by companion Terrilyn Requelman, daughter Antoinette, son Delsonlee, brothers Paulino, Henry and JohnAlan, and sisters Aileen Gascon, Margie Cudal, Elizabeth Soares, Mildred Cabral, Yvonne Blair and Patsy Villasista. Services at a later date.

Miles K. Iwasaki, 49, of Kaneohe, a dry wall installer at Sinclair Drywall, died Monday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Doreen M., daughters Jolie M. and Kara H., and brother Dennis T. Services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sadao Kon, 87, of Kahului, a retired self-employed public accountant, died Thursday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by wife Chiyoko, son George, daughter Toni Goto, brothers Masao, Hideo and Megumi Kon and Rikio Shibuya, sister Betty Nakamoto, and a grandson. Services: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Burial services: 1 p.m. next Saturday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Coleen Nomura Maeda, 48, of Honolulu, a flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines, died Oct. 15 in the City of Hope in Duarte, Calif. She was born in Tokyo. She is survived by daughter Joni, son Kris, father Howard E. Nomura, sisters Marilyn and Betty Nomura, brothers Larry and Ronald Nomura, and soul mate Richard Gessler. Private services.

Kango Ohta, 87, of Kona, Hawaii, an insurance sales executive, died Oct. 13 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by niece and caregiver Emi Ura and sister Bessie H. Mori. Private services.

Cipriana S. Sabangan, 87, of Waipahu died Oct. 18 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Ilocos Sur, the Philippines. She is survived by son Alfonso, daughter Brigida Parayno, brothers Anacleto and Perfecto Sonico, sister Simeona Llana, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Eleanor W. Sroat, 94, died Monday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by nephew Michael Wilson and niece Delia Schmedding. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Oahu Cemetery.

Hotoku "Toku" Tokuda, 71, of Wailua Houselots, Kapaa, a retired supervisor with the County of Kauai, died Tuesday in Wilcox Hospital. Born in Wailua Homesteads, he is survived by wife Aiko, son Tommy, daughter Lani Madrona, sisters Fumi Miyahira and Betty Anderson, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. next Saturday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery Pavilion in Hanapepe. Burial to follow. Casual attire.



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