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Obituaries

Wednesday, November 10, 1999


Sharon Lee Adame, 59, of Hilo, former office manager of Jewels & Jewelry Inc. in Honolulu, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Santa Monica, Calif. She is survived by daughters Sharoland H. Vicente and Dorian K. Lovell, mother Muriel F. Stadfelt, brother Robert A. Watt, sister Linda L. Resnick, and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 2 p.m. Aloha attire.

Masaichi "Mac" Araki, 83, of Hilo, a retired manager of the former Naniloa Surf Resort Shop, died yesterday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth A., daughter Michelle Y., sister Esther S. Maetani, and two grandchildren. Services over ashes: 4 p.m. Saturday at Hilo Meishoin Mission, 97 Olona St. Call after 3 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Teresa G. Castro, 71, of Waipahu, died Oct. 15 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Tarlac, the Philippines. She is survived by husband David A.; sons David G. Jr., Nomer G. and Freddy G.; daughter Myrna C. Feliciano; sister Dominga Ferrer; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Clarence L.Y. Chang, 84, of Honolulu, original owner of Chang Scale Center, died Saturday in Kaiser Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ruth, sons Vernon K.K.C. and Whitney C.K.Y., daughter Viva Ruth W.W. Inouye, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Cyrus M.H. "Bon" Ching, 47, of Kailua, a carpenter, died last Wednesday in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by son Dylan; father Valentine; brothers Valentine Jr., Mervyn, Garrett "Elani" and Chadwick "Dino"; sister Pearl "Keala" LaRue; and stepmother Jean. Scattering of ashes: 10 a.m. Sunday at Waikiki Beach, across from Kapiolani Bandstand. Casual attire.

Anthony R. "Tony" Drose, 89, of Honolulu, a retired electrician at Pearl Harbor, PWC, died last Wednesday in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Kaheka, Maui. He is survived by wife Marie L., son Anthony F., daughters Marylyn V. Drose and Judy Ann Davies, sisters Emily Ramon and Thelma Gusman, 14 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Santiago O. "Ago" Fajardo, 76, of Waipahu, a retired landscaper with Akahi Landscaping Services, died Oct. 13 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in La Union, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Zenaida N.; son Jose; daughters Mely Rivera, Erlinda Ledda, Fely Hulipas, Ana and Maribel Fajardo, Melba Burke, Nita Caguioa, Cora Estrada and Marlyn Guzon; sister Maria Ordinario; and 23 grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Betty L. Ferreira, 71, of Kailua, a retired accountant for Williams Mortuary, died Friday in Hale Mana, Kailua Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Doretta K. "Dori" Spondike and Michelle A. "Shelly" Ho'omana, mother Elizabeth Cuelho, a brother, and three grandchildren. Mass: 12:30 p.m. Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Kailua. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Florence K. Fujimoto, 87, of Kapaa, Kauai, a secretary, died Sunday at home. She was born in Wahiawai, Kauai. She is survived by husband Giichi, daughters Susan Yamamoto and June Araki, sisters Mitsuko Leach, Masayo Kokame and Agnes Murayama, brothers Dr. Harold T. and Paul S. Kimata, and four grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. tomorrow at Kapaa All Saints Church. Casual or aloha attire.

Janet A. Fukuya, 73, of Honolulu, died yesterday in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Shari Bishop and Linda Fukuya-Oshita, brother Frederick Abe, and sisters Violet Miyano, Betty Abe and Mildred Endo. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Taketo Harada, 93, of Aiea, a retired bookkeeper for Hamakua Mill Co., died Oct. 29 at home. He was born in Kumamoto, Japan. He is survived by wife Owari, sons Tokio and Allen, daughter Fay Maychrowitz, brother Mitsuto Harad, sister Natsuno Matsuo and five grandchildren. Private services.

Sally F. Higa, 72, of Kailua, a retired cashier for Kailua Safeway, died Oct. 28 in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Japan. She is survived by husband Koyu "Ko"; sons Randall T., Darryl K. and Russell T.; sisters Grace Higa, Sadako Uyeunten, Janet Matsuda, Mary Morikawa, Ada Maehara and Helen Oshio; and five grandchildren. Private services.

Louise I. Iinuma, 74, of Honolulu, a retired co-owner of College Pharmacy, died Oct. 31 at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by father Lewis I. and brothers Kenneth Y. and Tamotsu. Private services.

Nora H. Kema, 80, of Waipahu, a former housekeeper of Lydia Liliuokalani Kawananakoa Morris and Abigail Kekaulike Kawananakoa, died Saturday in Kuakini Hospital. Born in Honolulu, she is survived by son Steven, daughter Dona Sanders, sister Jean Espirito, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: Kaohe Cemetery in Kukuiopai, Kona. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Anita Kolish, 66, of Las Vegas, a retired housekeeper supervisor at Shriners Hospital, died Oct. 31 in Las Vegas. She was born in Koloa, Kauai. She is survived by husband Martin, son Marty, daughters Denise Gulia and Heidi Kolish, stepsons Kenneth, Paul and Leonard, stepdaughters Christine Fajardo and Sharon Kuhlmann, brother Gilbert Gonsalves, sister Margaret Vowell, 21 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 2 p.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Bernard Kuahulu, will be remembered in a burial at sea 8 a.m. Saturday at the beach fronting Outrigger Hotel. Dress for ocean cruise. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

Sumiko Kurano, 88, of Honolulu died Oct. 26 in Kaiser Hospital. She was born on Maui. She is survived by sons David and Peter, brother Kazuo Sugiura and two grandchildren. Private services.

Robert E. Lansing, 82, of Honolulu, a retired auditor for the the U.S. Navy, died Thursday in Honolulu. He was also a University of Hawaii instructor. He was born in Hailesboro, N.Y. He is survived by wife, children and grandchildren. Committal services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the National Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 450, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.

Gregorio M. Luis, 82, a supervisor for road maintenance for Hawaii County , died Oct. 27 in Hilo Hospital. He is survived by wife Cristeta; children Gregorio Jr., Chari-Ann, Maylane, Paulino, Richard, Kenneth, Larry, Robert, Henry, Mildred, Helen, Ellen, Piilani, Carol, Nancy, Dorothy and Margie; brothers Osias and Petronilo; 57 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park.

Mariano L. Manera, 79, of Hanamaulu, Kauai, a retired tractor operator with Lihue Sugar Plantation, died Oct. 31 in Wilcox Hospital. He was born in Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Consolacion; sons Mariano Jr., Mario, Maxwell, Michael and Gilmark; daughter Caroline Texeira; sister Toribia; and 10 grandchildren. Rosary: 7 p.m. tomorrow at Garden Island Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual attire.

Ruby O. Mann, 87, of Moberly, Mo., died Monday in Moberly Regional Hospital. Born in Crocker, Mo., she is survived by daughter Norman Van Natta, five grandchildren, brother Herb, and sister Cliffie Jones. Services on the mainland.

Alma E. McElheny, 90, of Haleiwa, died Monday in Honolulu. She was born in Anaheim, Calif. She is survived by sons Larry and Richard, sister Barbara Smith, and four grandchildren. Services at a later date.

Choshiro Nagata, 100, of Glendora, Calif., died Feb. 21. He is survived by wife Haruko; children Isamu, Richard and Alvin Nagata, Yoshiko Matsumori, Matsue Abe and Tsurue Yoshimura; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services on the mainland held. Final inurnment: 10 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Wasa Nakashima, 97, of Kahului died Oct. 23 in Kahului Hale Makua. She was born in Fukushima, Japan. She is survived by sons Fusao, Yoji and Jitsuo; daughters Yuki Nakashima, Sadako Yamada, Edith Matsumoto and Mae Biggins; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Theora P. Nakihei, 17, of Kahului, a student at Baldwin High School, died Saturday in Waihee, Hawaii. She was born in Wailuku, Maui. She is survived by parents Ramona and Terrell; brothers Mason K. and Terrell Jr.; grandparents Valentin Basa, Robert N. Nakihei, Theodor Cuelho and Unita Hall; and great-grandmother Agnes Ne. Services: 7 p.m. tomorrow at First Assembly of God Cathedral of the King. Call from 5 to 8 p.m. Services: 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at First Assembly of God Molokai. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Homelani Cemetery, Molokai. Casual attire. Leis only.

Walter S. Okabe, 69, of Waianae, a retired self-employed flower farmer, died Saturday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Ethel S.; son Wilfred M.; daughters Patricia S. Matsumoto, Christine Y. Nakamoto and Cynthia A. Shimizu; brother Benjamin; sisters Rose Watanabe and Grace Kamihara, and 10 grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shoichi "Roy" Okinaka, 78, of Kaneohe, an orchid grower, died Sept. 18 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Thomas, and sisters Florence Kaya, Clara Takeuchi, Shizuko Yamashita, Louise Miho, Sadie Kawamura, Mary Sako and Barbara Kawakami. Private services.

Helen F. Rosa, 81, of Kilauea, Kauai, a supervisor for Kauai Surf, died Saturday in Wilcox Hospital. She was born in Hanamaulu, Kauai. She is survived by sons Robert "Bobby," Howard, Philip and Lawrence "Larry," seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Burial: Kauai Memorial Gardens. Casual or aloha attire.

Max E. Sherley, 69, of Pukalani, Maui, a real estate agent, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Nobelsville, Ind. He is survived by wife Margaret, sons Scott and Phillip, sister Emogene Duvall, and a granddaughter. Services and masonic services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. No flowers. Donations suggested to Maui Shrine Club Patient Transportation Fund at 65 W. Kaahumanu Ave., No. 14, Kahului, HI 96732 in c/o Scott Sherley.

Isamu Shimabuku, 72, of Honolulu, a retired federal employee, died Oct. 28 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brothers Yusei and Yushin "Ray," and sisters Jenny Takaoka, Sally Ono, Lillian Motonaga and Rose Yamashiro. Private services.

Raymond Shiroma, 82, of Elk Grove, Calif., and formerly of Hakalau, Hawaii, a World War II veteran, died Thursday in Sacramento, Calif. He is survived by daughter Sharon Ordonia, son Curtis, brother Harold, sister Elsie Yonamine, and six grandchildren. Private services.

James E. Souki, 71, of Kahului, a retired solar repair owner, died Saturday in Maui Memorial Hospital. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by companion Irene Boteilho and sister Nancy Nebel. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Maui Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Pablo R. Tarape, 51, of Waipahu, a limousine driver for Aloha VIP Limousine Service, died Oct. 30 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Pangasinan, the Philippines. He is survived by wife Corazon Lazo; daughter Cheryl; sons Michael and Clifford; brothers Leonardo, Cipriano and Rodrigo, and sisters Lilia Sanchez, Delia Tira and Anna Yanos. Closing prayer: 8:45 p.m. Friday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 8:45 a .m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Kika L. Watson, 20, of Austin, Texas, died Oct. 30. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Donna, father Keith M.S., stepmother Audrey, fiancee Leia Perez, grandmother Gnit Wah, sisters Kristina, Kelcie, Kayla and Kiana, and brothers Randall, Bruce and Kameron. Services held.

King Kay Wong, 77, of Honolulu, died Oct. 24 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in China. He is survived by wife Yan Kui, son John, daughters Deborah Wong and Anna Leung, stepchildren Ming An, Qian Fang, Qian Li and Shu Min, three brothers, two sisters, two grandchildren, and two stepgrandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. No flowers. Donations suggested to Honolulu Chinese Alliance Church or St. Francis Hospital, Oncology Department.

Samantha N. Wong, 4, a student at Queen Liliuokalani Elementary School, died Oct. 20 in Santa Clara, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by parents Orrin and Ann, sister Melissa, grandmother Jeanette, and grandfathers Yoshinobu Oshiro and William K.C. Wong. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.



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