Kenneth Ching Amona, 81, a retired fiscal officer for the First Circuit Court of the State of Hawaii, died Nov. 11 at the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his daughter Lorna C.A. Hodges; son-in-law Edward W. Hodges; sisters Amy Dang and Pearl K.L. Ching; stepchildren Debra E. Fitzgerald, Audrey A. Snow, Donna Y. Berry, Cathy L. Suratt and David K. Berry; and two grandchildren. Call 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Borthwick Mortuary of Honolulu. Mass: Thursday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Kaimuki. Burial tofollow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.
John Timothy Pelayre, 37, of Honolulu, a supervisor for the Pearl Harbor Navy Supply Center, died in November. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his father, Benito R. Pelayre; mother Juanita R. Colon; brothers William and Gregory; and sisters Janet F. Svare and Jennifer Colon. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial will be at Valley of the Temples at 11:30 a.m.
Robert Milo Porter, 72, of Hilo, a retired professor of dairy science at Ohio State University and evangelist at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, died Nov. 14 at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. He was born in Greenville, Penn. He is survived by his wife Betty; son Chuck; daughters Karen DeSoto, Doris Montgomery and Vicki Negley; sisters Cecil Nichols and Wilma Howell; 11 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Service: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire.
Tsurue Daimaru Hayase, 92, of Pearl City, a retired trimmer for California Pacific Corporation, died Nov. 3 at Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Harry and Ernest; daughters Harriet Yasuda and Evelyn Anzai; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Private services held.
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