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Obituaries

Saturday, November 20, 1999


Ray H. Almeida, 61, of Honolulu, a banker, died Nov. 12 in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Hina; daughters Kacie and Kelly Almeida, Patricia Acevedo and Dawn Shimabukuro; son Raymond H. II; sister Karen DeCoito; brother Gary; and five grandchildren. Mass: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea Church. Call after 2 p.m. Private burial.

Julieta Y. Amby, 45, of Honolulu, an employee with Island Insurance Co., died Thursday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband Abraham; daughters Judith and Janet; mother Ellen Lamosao; brothers Rufino, Claudio, Ben, Eusebio, Felix and Romulo Lamosao; and sisters Abundia Pancipanci and Concordia Gako. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude Church in Makakilo. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elsie Q. Joyce, 71, of Honolulu died Monday in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Harold; sons Harold D. and Darrel D.; daughter Nellie J. Okamoto; sisters Caroline M. Dias, Mildred Courtney, Thelma L. Souza, Ednabelle U. Zaremba and Roberta Gardner; and three grandchildren. Services: Noon Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Mary E. Longmire, 87, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Honolulu, died Oct. 24. She is survived by son Michael; sister Agnes Conrad; and two granddaughters. Services held.

Kaoru Miyashiro, 80, of Waipahu, who retired from Mountain View Dairy, died Tuesday in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Matsuko; sons Kenneth S. and Steve S.; daughters Ann A. Young and Leatrice Miyashiro; brother Tamotsu; sisters Miyo and Yoneko; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Casual attire. No flowers.

Veronica Mizrahi, 29, of Honolulu died July 8 in Honolulu. She was born in New York. She is survived by mother Filomena Fitzhugh; sisters Mary Koper and Janet Glass; and brother Michael Fitzhugh Jr. Memorial services on the mainland. Donations suggested to the Mary Koper Memorial Fund, 3209 Reynard Road, Little Rock, Ark. 72210.

Vera E. Moore, 78, of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hawaii, a retired waitress, died Tuesday in Kau Hospital. She was born in Fort Smith, Ark. She is survived by sons Curtis L. and Eddie A. White and Robert L. Moore; brother Skeet; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Yutaka Nakashima, 66, of Waikapu, Maui, a retired carpenter for Hawaiian Dredging Co., died Wednesday at home. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by son Jaime; daughter Tracy; brother Moriaki; sisters Momoyo Miyazaki, Janet Eko, Sally Sugitaya and Alice Tamura; and two grandchildren. Prayer services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nakamura Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Inurnment: Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Rebecca K. Ouellette, 82, of Santa Ana, Calif., and formerly of Kona, Hawaii, a retired school bus driver, died Wednesday. She is survived by daughter Virginia Matsumiya; brother Julian Haleamau; stepdaughter Betty Tollefsen; stepson Albert Chock; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Private services.

Margaret Lung Pang, 77, of Carmichael, Calif., a Chinese brush painting artist, died May 9. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Karun Yee, Mariun Maestas and Janet Yoshihara; brother Dr. Walter Lung; sisters Beatrice Lee and Muriel Fong; and seven grandchildren. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kapahulu Bible Church.

Natividad "Nattie" Piena, 61, of Kapolei, who retired from the federal government, died Sunday. She was born in Waialua. She is survived by husband William "Randy"; sons Random Harvest, William "Randy" Piena Jr. and Melvin "Mel" Lantaka; daughters JoAnne "Nani" Nahooikaika and Natalie "Tita" Okouchi; sisters Mercedes Baldonado, Helen Cornel and Flora Tilson; and four grandchildren. Prayer services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Toru Sakamoto, 80, of Honolulu, a retired painter, died Nov. 10 in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by sisters Harriet Calpito, Mae Yoshiyama, Kimie Tomita and Lillian Uesugi. Private services.

Clark M. Shinkawa, 85, of Honolulu is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday provided by the mortuary.

John E. "Jack" Sterner Jr., 56, of Hilo, an automobile salesman, died Nov. 10 in Hilo Hospital. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran. He was born in Baltimore. He is survived by son Curtis; brothers James and Larry; and sister Tina Ziebart. Private services.

Hideo Tajiri, 77, of Hilo, owner of Tajiri's Seafood and Fishmarket, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Keaau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Sumie; son Bruce; daughter Evelyn Garbo; brothers Tatsuo and Takeo; sister Kayono Okamoto; and three grandchildren. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 10 a.m.

Ralph H. Tanimoto, 85, of Honolulu, a retired assistant chief of laboratories for the state, died Tuesday in Honolulu. He was born in Waipahu. He is survived by wife Yong Suk; sister Betty Sato and Alice Albin; brother Haru; daughters Delta Tanimoto and Theta Nakamura; stepson Neal Park; stepdaughter Mi Roy Kim; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial to follow.

Hazel M. Taylor, 79, of Kona, Hawaii, a retired caregiver, died Nov. 11 in Keauhou Rehabilitation Healthcare Center. She was born in Haina, Hawaii. She is survived by sons March and Drew; daughter Vera Crawford; sisters Mary Ellen Aruda and Sue Nelson; brothers Louie DeRego and Amos Botelho; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Louis V. Torres, 74, of Kailua, a retired welding supervisor, died Thursday in Kailua. He was born in Hana, Maui. He is survived by wife Jacqueline; sons Phillip, John, Patrick and Daniel; daughters Maria "Gina"; sisters Anna Brown and Theresa Besse; companions Lady, Mousy and Chachi; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Church in Kailua. Call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha or casual attire.

Jason H. Tran, 21, of Honolulu died Sunday at home. He was born in Vietnam. He is survived by father Muoi Van; mother Hon Thi; sisters Dinh Thi, Mai Thi and Be Thi; and brothers My Hung and Nhut Hung. Call from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Alma A. White, 77, of Los Angeles and Lahaina, died Nov. 8 in Los Angeles. She was born in Jamaica. She is survived by husband Cecil. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Maui Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Violet M. Wong, 70, of Kapolei, who retired from housekeeping at Ilikai Hotel, died Sunday at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dennis Brown and Victor, Mathew and Eric Flores; daughters Homelani Mercurio, Violet Brown and Chris-Ann Cradock; brother Samuel Kroger; sisters Louise Francis and Alice Patricia; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private services.

William T. Wong, 98, of Honolulu died Sunday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Ellen M.H.; daughters Margaret Yee, Yau Loy, Miriam Lee, Mew Lin Ching and Edna and Clara Wong; son Frederick; brother Franklin; sisters Beatrice Fong, Agnes Young and Carolyn K.Y. Ching; 25 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/education/hcc/library/hiindex.html
The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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