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Obituaries

Tuesday, December 7, 1999


Raphael A.C.N. Ai Jr., 71, of Honolulu, a retired supervisory technician with the Navy Defense Mapping Agency, died Nov. 25 in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by wife Beryl, son Steven, and brother Ronald. Services: 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hang Chui Lum Chan, 98, of Honolulu died last Tuesday in Hale Nani Health Center. Born in China, she is survived by godson Mun Cho Yim, daughter Xiu-Yaolin Au, two brothers, a sister, nine grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Taoist services: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary. Burial: Manoa Chinese Cemetery.

Kam Choy G. Chang, 84, of Honolulu died Friday in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by son Colin W.S., daughter Barbara Nagahama, brothers Edward and Francis Wong, sisters Elizabeth Davis and Lin Chun Wong, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Stanley T.L. Chang, 81, of Honolulu, a retired master sergeant for the U.S. Army, died Thursday in Tripler Hospital. He was born on Kauai. He is survived by wife Wai Hou, son Roland, daughter Marilyn Chock, sisters Annie St. Morris and Emma Lau, brother Stephen, and three grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire. No flowers.

Gladys C. Eldred, 87, of Honolulu and formerly of Kahului, a retired seamstress for Bell Top Tex Inc., died Nov. 29 at home. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by daughter Darlene, brother Minoru Murakami, and sisters Carol Hanada and Amy Miyagi. Private services.

Richard W. Field, 85, of Waikiki, a retired art director for George P. Clarke Advertising Inc., died Wednesday. He was born in Longmeadow, Mass. He is survived by sons Gary and Michael, daughter Patricia Dunphy, sister Peg McKnight, and six grandchildren. Private services.

Dorothy L. Freitas, also known as "Dora" or "Chola," 76, of Hilo, died Wednesday in Life Care Center. She was born in North Kohala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Roy, Clifford and Oran; daughters Rosemarie B. and Blanche Angay and Bernadette Kawailima; hanai son Kaleo James Ah Sing; brothers August, Albert B., Robert, Gilbert and Joseph M. Loando; sister Frances Lamarco; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: noon Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Sachiyo S. Furuhashi, 84, of Honolulu, died Nov. 18 in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Douglas, daughters Ann Uramoto and Heather Chun, brother Francis Sato, sister Elva-Ann Yonemori, and two grandchildren. Private services.

Shizuko Hashimoto, 91, of Papaikou, Hawaii, died Nov. 22 in Life Care Center of Hilo. Born in Papaikou, Hawaii, she is survived by sons Herbert Y. and Bruce T., daughter Shigeko Hirata, brother Teruo Kawamoto, sisters Hanayo Tanouye and Chiyoko Ebesuno, and three grandchildren. Private services.

Hannah K. Woodward Hiu, 84, of Punaluu, died Nov. 29 in Crawford's Convalescent Home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Douglas, daughters Hannah Sheldon and Carrie Jeremiah, brothers Samuel and Ernest Kam, 23 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley of the Temples. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples. Casual attire.

Helen P. Grube Hoke, 60, of Hilo, a PBX operator for Hawaii Secretarial and Answering Service, died Wednesday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Arthur Jr.; daughters Wanda Pua-Kaipo, Kris Hoke and Shelby Orwell; sons Arthur III and Mike; brothers Charles, Rufus and Laurens Grube; sister Dorothy Kennell; hanai daughters Genesis Kauhi and Linda Kaeo; hanai brother William "Buddy" Amina; hanai sister Rowena Adviento; and 10 grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at New Hope Christian Fellowship. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday at the fellowship. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire.

Gilbert Y. Ibara, 82, of Honolulu, a retired vegetable farmer, died Nov. 27 at home. He was born in Honokaa, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen, sons Kenneth, Edward and Patrick, daughter Sandra Abe, brother Richard, sisters Elsie Harada and Emily Tanisue, and five grandchildren. Private services.

Sueo "Iwa" Iwamoto, 78, of Honolulu, a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, died Saturday in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Haiku, Maui. He is survived by wife Lois, sons Loren and Tracy "Toby," daughter Dawn, sister Momoe "Ethel" Saka, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Private inurnment.

Matsue "Mabel" Kanda, 95, of Wailuku, an elementary schoolteacher, died Sunday in Hale Makua. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alvin and Leslie, sisters Elaine Kanda and Shieko Ohtani and brother Suewo Okazaki. Services: 5 p.m. Thursday at Iao Congregational Church. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Shizuko Kitazaki, 92, of Honolulu, died Nov. 26 in St. Francis Hospice. She was born in Waimea, Kauai. She is survived by sons Jimmy K., Edward Y. and Herbert Y.; daughter Marjorie M. Oda; brothers Gary K. and Walter Uchida; sisters Elizabeth Monji and Misao Hasegawa; and two grandchildren. Private services.

Joseph T.S. Lee, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Gaspro director of purchasing, died Sunday in Queen's Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Margaret, son Stephen, and sisters Marvie Lee and Annie Chun. Services: noon Friday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Felisa S. Lopez, 74, of Wahiawa, died Nov. 24 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Leo, daughters Helen Lalisan, Naomi Mamucod and Ethel Lopez Cavender, and six grandchildren. Wake: 7 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio. Call 6-9 p.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Elsie K. Lum, 79, of Honolulu, is also survived by brother Cain Nohara. Additional information for an obituary published yesterday from the mortuary.

Noboru Maehata, 89, of Waialua, a retired chemist assistant from Waialua Sugar, died Nov. 21 in Maluhia Long Term Care Health Center. Born in Waialua, he is survived by daughter Caroline Y. Namihara, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Richard T. Masuyama, 73, of Honolulu, a retired proprietor of RM Designs Ltd., died last Tuesday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Ellen Gilman, brother James Gilman, and sisters Violet Yamamoto and Pauline Ramos. Private services.

Harold T. "Matt" Mattos, 76, of Kailua, a retired lieutenant colonel with the Hawaii Air National Guard, died Wednesday in Kailua. Born in Honolulu, he is survived by wife Harriet, son Douglas C., daughters Janis Rodrigues and Georgiann Rudnick, five granddaughters, and three great-grandchildren. Private services. Call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the family residence, 627 N. Kainalu Dr. in Kailua. No flowers. Donations suggested to the Hawaii Heart Association.

Norman T. Mitchell Jr., 79, of Kaneohe, a retired baggage handler, died Nov. 20 in Kaneohe. Born in North Carolina, he is survived by wife Angela S., son Steven K., daughters Lauren A. Mitchell-Dawson and Joyce Mitchell-Mynar, and a granddaughter. Private services.

Chisako Miyamoto, 87, of Honolulu, a retired self-employed director of Kaimuki Day Care Center, died Thursday in Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. Born in Lihue, she is survived by husband Donald, son Dr. Michael, daughters Linda Ishikawa and Ann Ohara, brothers Koichi and Charles Moriwaki, sister Sue Ishibashi, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services: noon Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rufina Molaka-Lee, 87, of Honolulu died Nov. 28 in Kaiser Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Philomena Ching; granddaughters MaryJane Silva, Gloria Lai-Hipp and Nancy Pauoli; grandson Arthur Ching and other grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church. Call after 9:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Tiburcio C. "Ted" Pico, 86, of Ewa Beach, who retired from Oahu Sugar Co., died Nov. 30 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Joan A.; sons Melvin, Leland and Vernon "Ricky"; daughters Gale Daclison and Cynthia Miller; brothers Felix and Eugenio; sister Juliana; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mass: 7 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Services: 9 a.m. Friday at the church. Call after 8 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Roberta L. Silva, 51, of Honolulu, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. Born in California, she is survived by son Terry Starkey, parents Hardy and Bobbie Williams, brother Michael Williams, and sisters Thelma Gressett, Rita McBroon and Marsha Lundholm. Private services.

Robert B. Stobie, 58, of Honolulu, died Sunday. He was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He is survived by wife Lyn, sons Robb and David, sisters Colleen Fomison and Alison Mitchell, and brother Ron. Memorial services: 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Unity Church. Refreshments: Waikiki Yacht Club.

Ann Y. Teruya, 54, of Honolulu, a retired data processor for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, died Nov. 28 in Las Vegas. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Bob, mother Grace Arakaki, brothers Tommy, Eaton and Milton Arakaki, and sister Emmeline Miyashiro. Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 5 p.m. Cremation to follow. Casual attire.

Henry N. Yazaki, 64, of Hilo, a retired proprietor for a painting company, died Friday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Betty, son Glenn, mother Take, brothers Anselm and Albert, and sister Jeanne Liu. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Borthwick Hawaii Funeral Home. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ki Bun Yim, 61, of Ewa Beach, died Sunday in St. Francis-West Hospital. Born in Korea, she is survived by husband Moo Kil, sons Sang Do and Sang Hyun, daughter Misuk Song and two grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park.



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