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Saturday, November 27, 1999


1941 attack marked
Army Dr. Chang, 77

During the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, a stray anti-aircraft shell landed across the street from Kenneth Y.E. Chang's home on King Street by McCully Drug Store.

Chang ran across the street to the building on fire, said daughter Heidi Chang. He tried to help someone whose legs had been blown off.

She said her father rarely talked about the incident that prompted him to go into medicine.

Chang, 77, a retired U.S. Army Medical Corps physician and colonel, died March 17 in Madigan Army General Hospital in Tacoma, Wash.

He was born in Honolulu.

He also is survived by his wife, Jane; son Ken; daughters Laurel Kime and Momi Chinn; and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. today at Makiki Cemetery; burial to follow.


Stanley L. "Junie" Akana Jr., 40, of Honolulu, a customer service agent for TWA, died Tuesday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by partner Richard Cheney; father Stanley L.; mother Eloise E. Basques; brothers Ben and Llewelyn Chun, and sisters Mercedes Haney, Valerie Tucker, Stanette Keaunui and Renee' Akana. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Kawaiahao Church. Call after 4 p.m.

Maria Q. Atalig, 50, of Waipahu died Nov. 19 in Honolulu. She was born in Saipan. She is survived by daughters Marie, Carla and AV; son Alex; hanai daughters Kehau Javellana and Christina Figueroa; hanai sons John Tagaloa and Thomas and Wesley Crews; brothers Oscar, Martin, Tony, Eugene, Fred, Ben, David and Billy, and sisters Elizabeth, Connie, Winnie, Angie and Terri. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at 94-352 Pupumomi St. Casual attire. No flowers.

Lorraine M. Chikasuye, 77, of Honolulu died Nov. 11 in Queen's Hospice. She was born in Minnesota. She is survived by husband Clesson; sons Clesson William and Kenneth Albert; brother Kenneth Schmoker; sisters Alma Thorpe, Verna Tyson and Helen Greden, and four grandchildren. Private services.

Mercedes A. De Le Sierra, 90, of Mililani died Nov. 20. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by children Manuel and Virgilio de le Sierra, Aida Necio and Rosenda Leano; sister Josie Gaerlan, 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Frank Freitas, 74, of Honolulu and Kona, Hawaii, a retired truck driver, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Marceline "Honey"; son Frank B.; daughters Margaret Adessa and Katherine "Kitty," Lei-Nora and Sydney Freitas; brothers Joseph, Peter and Alfred; sister Ludvina Jardine, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Dec. 4 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Clarence I. Fukushima, 90, of Waipahu died Nov. 20 in Maluhia Long Term Health Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ralph J., Alvin M. and Miles S.; daughters Martha M. Matsusaka, Lillian Y. Okunami, Karen K. Ormita and Aileen S. How; brothers Henry M. and Nobuo Takaki; sisters Jane Sandobal and Yukie Minagawa, 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Private inurnment. Casual attire.

Eliza K. Go, 79, of Honolulu died Nov. 8 in Edmonds, Wash. She is survived by daughter Charleen Dubbelaar; a brother; three sisters and five grandchildren. Graveside services and inurnment: 12:45 a.m. Dec. 4 at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

Chihiro "Chico" Ito, 70, of Honouliuli, retired from the federal government, died Monday in St. Francis-West Hospice. He was born in Ewa. He is survived by children Dr. Siri E., Paul T. and Daniel C.; mother Haruko; brother Lewis T., and sisters Bessie T. Ito, Dorothy I. Hoshino and Frances Y. Takushi. Private services.

Marjorie B. Joseph, 75, of Honolulu died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Peahi, Maui. She is survived by husband Theodore; daughters Charlene Joseph and Karen Dahlin; sons Michael and Thomas, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jane W. Killam, 81, formerly of Honolulu, who with her husband founded Pacific Laundry Co., died Tuesday in Reno, Nev. She was also a teacher and vocational counselor. She was born in Kansas City. She is survived by children Craig, Jan and Rad, seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services on the mainland. No flowers.

Cathy A.L. Milam, 37, of Ewa Beach died Nov. 14. She was born in Germany. She is survived by mother Daisy; brothers Steven Maunakea and James, Sam, Thomas, Kevin "Billy" and Benjamin Milam, and sisters Darlene Cablay and Lurline Milam. Committal services: 1 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Romeo P. Montero, 48, of Honolulu died Oct. 11 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Rosario Dela Rosa; sons Robert and Romeo Jr.; daughters Maricel, Mary Jane, Carmelita and Rome R.; brother Rogelio; sisters Dolly Quebral and Teresita Francisco; mother Feliza Yadao, and two grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park.

Charles R. Norwine, 58, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, a bricklayer, died Tuesday at home. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran. He was born in Enid, Okla. He is survived by son Charles R. Crocker; brothers Jack M., Gene M. and Bobby L.; sisters Darlene Kemmerle, Melba Wood, Juanita Crocker and Sheryll Tieman, and two grandchildren. Memorial gathering: 5 p.m. tomorrow at Lava Java on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Casual attire. No flowers.

Jean H. Nunes, 77, of Waialua died Aug. 23. She was born in Pineville, Pa. She is survived by sister Pat Harling Jones, and stepchildren Don and Leslie Nunes and Ruth Heidrick. Private services. Memorial contributions suggested to St. Francis Hospice.

Charles N. Pallak, 83, of Honolulu, a retired federal employee of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, died Nov. 18 in Honolulu. He was born in Perth Amboy, N.J. He is survived by wife Tomiko Uraki. Services: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Fred R. Peck Jr., 81, of Haleiwa died Nov. 18. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y. He is survived by wife Joan and daughter Diane. Memorial services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. No flowers. Donations suggested to a charity or the Olive Methodist Church. Casual attire.

Antonio A. "Tony" Ramos, 69, of Wahiawa, retired from the federal government at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., died Nov. 14 in Wahiawa. He was also a grand master of Tony Ramos Kajukenbo Martial Arts Schools. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Constancia P. "Connie"; sons Anthony, Christopher, Lester and Conrad; daughters Leah Amiccuci and Arnessa Iranon; brothers Eddie, John and Alex; sisters Conchita Neal and Soledad Dizon, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Call after 9:15 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual or aloha attire.

Pedro A. Rivera, 72, of Honolulu, a retired upholsterer for Rattan Art Gallery, died Monday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Romana A.; daughter Elizabeth; son Peter D.; brothers Alberto and Nicolas; sister Hilda Rivera Tamoria and three grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Merle A. Sobieraj, 81, of Aiea, a retired cashier for Times Super Market, died Nov. 19 at Leeward Integrated Health Services. She was born in Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by son Dana F.; daughter Rhonda A. Bargayo; brothers James, the Rev. Mitsuo, Shiro, Ralph and Morris Aoki; sisters Evelyn H. Kuioka, Delna Shimamura, Ethel C. Takahashi and Bessie Kong, and four grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery.

Shinichi "Shin" Takahashi, 82, of Waialua, a retired work standard supervisor at Waialua Sugar Co., died Sunday in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Aiea. He is survived by wife Hanako; daughter Lynn; brothers Kaoru Goto and Richard and Lloyd Takahashi, and sister Frances Tsubata. Memorial services: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Casual attire.

Dorothy T. "Dot" Teruya, 84, of Honolulu, a retired Edgewater Reef room maid, died Nov. 17 in Kuakini Hospital. She was born in Ewa. She is survived by daughters Jeannette H. Kaneshiro and Muriel K. Seo; sister Margaret M. Sodetani, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Julian S. Valera, 87, of Wahiawa, a retired warehouseman with Lualualei Naval Magazine Ammunition Depot, died Nov. 14 in Wahiawa. He was also a veteran of World War II. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Conchita M.; daughters Gloria Diedrich, Lani Calma and Lisa Matsumoto; brother Saturnino, and four grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Church of the Nazarene. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Edith T. Webster, 86, who served as Hawaii state chairwoman of Common Cause in 1974 and 1975, died Tuesday in Westwood, Mass. She was born in East McKeesport, Pa. She is survived by daughter Dr. Meredith S. Repetto; stepchildren Robert and Dr. Thomas Webster and Martha Benedict, two granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Services on the mainland. Donations sugested to the Campaign for United Nations Reform, 418 Seventh St., S.E. Washington, D.C., 20003; or to Common Cause, 1250 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C., 20036.



You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:
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The index, which goes back several decades,
is available via Telnet software.



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