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Obituaries

Wednesday, November 3, 1999


Martina C.B. Amodo, 91, of Waipahu, a retired care home operator, died Oct. 9 in Kapiolani Hospital at Pali Momi. She was also the founder of the Filipino United Church of Christ. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by sons Rizal, Ephraim and Edison; daughters Filipinas "Pina" Sales, Raquel Parong, Rebecca Fernandez, Virginia "Jean" Dela Cruz and Luz "Minda" Marquez; sisters Serafina Castillo, Manuela Guerrero and Josefina Cadiz; brothers Everly and Danny Bolosan, 29 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Waipahu United Church of Christ. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Beatrice C. Andrade, 90, of Kula, Maui, died Sunday. She was born on Maui. She is survived by daughter Barbara Hudkins; sisters Sister Antoinette Almeida, Ruth Correa and Mary Phillips; hanai daughter Linda Leix, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Aloha attire.

Maria J. Arao, 72, of Wahiawa died Sept. 22 in S. Windsor, Conn. She was born in Aiea. She is survived by sons Theodulpho Jr., Allan and Gary; daughters Cynthia, Noreen, Stephanie Botelho and Leilani Grant; sister Louise Hezekia, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial mass held. Graveside services: noon Saturday at Valley of the Temples. No flowers. Donations suggested to local Hospice Center.

Rachel K.K. Bannister, 79, of Waimea, Hawaii, died Friday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Virginia Salazar, Alvie N., Lani and Leah Bannister, Ellen Luta and Rachel Kaniho; hanai son Albert Waiwaiole; sister Annie Ramsay, 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bannister residence, 64-1037 Kekauluohi St. in Waimea. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Waimea County Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Earl J. Bissen, 38, of Honolulu died Sunday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by parents Nobert and Johanna; brother Blaise, and sister Toni. Memorial Mass: noon Friday at the Benedictine Monastery of Hawaii at Waialua. Scattering of ashes to follow. Casual attire. No flowers.

Carolyn S.L. Ching, 56, of Honolulu, a retired state employee, died Monday in Straub Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by brother Rodney and sisters Peggy I.F. Matsui and Maxine Ching. Services: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Russell M. Date, 49, of Pearl City, a former senior operations manager for Bank of America, died Oct. 22 at home. He was also a Sears Credit Central manager. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Charlene E.; son Christopher S.; daughter Kimberly K.; parents Allan L. and Ethel M.; brothers Calvin, Cary and Randall, and sister Julie Nakamura. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire.

George Gallarde, 86, of Kihei, a retired maintenance man for University of Hawaii at Manoa, died Oct. 25 in Kihei. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by daughters Frances Gallarde, Sylvia Todd, Georgia Siliado and Andrea Pryzbylinski; stepdaughter Mary Ann Barbosa; sons Richard I. and Lawrence; sister Vickie Los; brothers Fuzzy and Domingo Alboro, 33 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow. Casual attire.

Kapono G.J. Kamoku, infant son of Sidney and Shelby, died Thursday in Kapiolani Hospital. He is also survived by sister Kaori; brother Kamalu; grandparents Samuel Kamoku and John and Kyle Kapuni III, and great-grandparents Kazutoshi "Kats" and Sarah "Bunsie" Kubo and Noelani and John Kapuni Jr. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Tsuruko Kaneshiro, 78, of Hilo died Friday at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Sozun; sons Roy and Wayne; daughters Carol Miyamoto, Sharon Smith and Joyce Kaneshiro; brothers Archie S., Ernest H. and Ted T. Kamisato; sisters Jessie K. Teruya, Gladys Kamisato and Jane S. Larson, and nine grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Earl K.A. "Kani" Leslie, 54, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, a drywall taper, died Oct. 24 in Kona Community Hospital. He was born in Kona, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Bonnie S.; son Neal A.; daughters Shawn Carlson and Stacey Moody; parents Earl and Helen; brothers Bucky and Weston; sisters Pearl Hind, Helen Doria and Fay Lai, and three grandchildren. Wake services: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Central Kona Union Church. Call after 6 p.m. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Inurnment: Kona Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Marilyn Mitobe, 55, of Mililani, a retired clerk stenographer at the University of Hawaii, died Friday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Denis T.; parents Sadami and Fumiko Morisato; brother Paul S. Morisato, and sisters Lianne K. Tong and Esther A. Auyong. Memorial services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ricardo S. Nazarino, 67, of Honolulu, a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Army, died Friday at home. He was born in Puhi, Kauai. He is survived by wife Mary; daughters Jennifer Cabinatan, Reinette Kutz and Maureen Caris; sons Derwin, Jared and Jason; brother Pedro; sister Aguida Catian, and seven grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8 to 10:15 a.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire.

Giukichi Oshiro, 96, of Ewa, who retired from Oahu Sugar, died Oct. 23 in Waipahu. He was born on Okinawa. He is survived by son Richard Y.; daughters Miyoko Kaneshiro, Kikue Fujino, Mary S. Suzuki and Alice T. Nakamatsu; brother Bokichi, 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Satoru Shiinoki, 93, of Honolulu, a retired bookkeeper, died Oct. 19. He was born in Pahoa, Hawaii. He is survived by sons Kenneth, Richard, Edward and Carl; daughter Sharon Teruya, 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Helen Y. Sunahara, 76, of Mililani Town died Saturday at home. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by husband Gilbert K.; son Alvin Y.; daughters Karen E. Teruya and Susan E.Ishikawa; sisters Pat Sakata, Frances Yasui and Lily Sugimoto; brother Toshimi Ogawa, and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Carol C. Tajima, 56, of Honolulu died Oct. 20 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dean; son John; daughter Julie; father Jack Iguchi; brothers Mel and Eric Iguchi, and sister Eleanor Tanaka. Private services.

George A. Torres, 54, of San Jose, Calif., a musician, died Friday in San Jose, Calif. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by sons George A. Jr. and Rodney C.; parents Angelino and Nancy, and sisters Linda Gouveia, Nancy Sakamoto and Brenda Walker. Services: noon Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Herbert W. Yamamoto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired executive secretary for Club 100, died Oct. 26 in Malamu Ohana. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys K.; son Ronald Y.; brothers Richard S. and Thomas I.; sister Vivian C. Nishimura, and a grandchild. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.



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