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Obituaries

Thursday, December 16, 1999


Abraham A. Ah Hee, 80, of Lahaina, Maui, a county refuse collection retiree, died Monday at home. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by sons Abraham "Snake" and Calvin "Deigo;" daughters Janice Hussey, Valerie Wright, Primrose Corpuz and Sandra Arlantico; brothers Stanley "King Kong" Kamohalii and Albert and Edward Ah Hee; sisters Dorothy "Lady Moon" Kauhane, Lydia Makuakane, Mary Lei Kubo, Pua Enos, Winifred Enriquez and Leilani Waikiki, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services: 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Waiola Church in Lahaina. Call from 5 to 8 p.m. Cremation to follow. Scattering of ashes: 9 a.m. Saturday at Launiupoko Beach Park. Aloha attire.

Edna E. Akui, 88, of Honolulu, died Dec. 4 in St. Francis Hospital. She was born in Keei, South Kona. She is survived by son Charles; sister formerly known as Mary Kamaka Grace; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. Wake services: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Kawaiahao Church. Call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Services: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Douglas W. Anduha, 63, of Wahiawa, who retired from the Air Force, died Dec. 11 in Tripler Army Hospital. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Vera; sons Duane, Darien, Darrel, Derrick and Devin; parents Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Anduha; brothers Wayne, Manuel Jr. and Allan Anduha and Randy and John West; sisters Sylvia Givens, Viola Fonseca, Susan Costa, Anita Kelly and Sandra Silva, and 10 grandchildren. Wake services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Call from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayer services: 10 a.m. Monday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha or casual attire.

Grace M. Arakaki, 83, of Honolulu, a retired cook from Zippy's Restaurant in Waimalu, died Dec. 8 in Hale Nani Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Tommy, Eaton and Milton; daughter Emmeline Miyashiro; sisters Alice Higa, Nancy Shimabuku, Helen Kaneshiro, Doris Yamaguchi and Agnes Kim, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services.

Severino V. Bautista, 85, of Honolulu, a retired stevedore, died Dec. 2 in Pali Momi Hospital. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Anita; sons Glen and Dixon, and sisters Catalina Jose, Juanita Bautista and Olivia Vicente. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Philomena Church. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Arnold G. Borges, 38, of Hilo and Kailua, died last Thursday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Kailua. He is survived by parents Patricia Borges-Grossman and Alvin Borges; brothers Alvin Jr. and Alan, and sisters Donna Freitas and Debbie and Michelle Borges. Services: 11:15 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Kailua. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Valley of the Temples.

Annie H. Burkle, 59, of Anahola, Kauai, formerly with the Alu Like Inc. Kupuna Program, died Dec. 10 in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. She was also a job training receptionist and Notary Public. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Michael, sisters Ethelreda Kahalewai and Carol H. Marino and three grandchildren. Memorial services: noon today at the Aloha Church Assembly of God in Lihue. Call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorial services: 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kailua. Inurnment at a later date. Aloha attire.

Milton W.B. Choy, 63, of Honolulu, an attorney and Realtor for Milton W.B. Choy Realty, died Dec. 7 in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Geraldine C.; sister Vivian C. Ma; and brother Edmund W.M. Services: 11:45 a.m. Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 10:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Moses R.L. "Moki" Foster, 63, of Wailuku, Maui, a tour bus driver for Roberts Hawaii, died Sunday at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Robert P., Moses R.L. Jr., Kimo A., Craig N., Brian I. and Michael A.; daughters Cherylann M. Hayes and Robin C. Worrell; brothers Raymond Foster and Joseph, Gordon and Andrew Zablan; sisters Margaret Fischer, Elizabeth Dela Cruz and Henrietta Ramos, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: Makawao Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Leighton K.O. Gandall, 59, of Ewa Beach, died Dec. 8 in St. Francis-West Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Geraldine "Gerry"; son Leighton Jr.; daughter Yvette Poki; brother Daniel Hugho; sister Pauline Kaneda, and three grandchildren. Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Downtown Mortuary. Call after 11:30 a.m. Burial: Hawaiian Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Paul N. Kajiyama, 74, of Kailua, a retired president of BeneFlex Hawaii Inc., died Dec. 11 in Kailua. He was also an employee of Benefit Administration Service. He is survived by wife Violet "Mia"; daughters Paula Daligcon, Lee Carson and Donna Shearer; son Shawn, and 10 grandchildren. Services for the scattering of ashes: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Kaneohe Yacht Club. Aloha attire.

Solomon L. Kalima Jr., 82, of Honolulu, a member of the Royal Hawaiian Band for 40 years, died Friday in Honolulu. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Emma K.; sons Solomon III and William K.; daughter Maile Ohira; sister Murial Macomber; brother Peter, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Sunday at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Call after 6 p.m. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe. Aloha attire.

Shannon K. Kamaka, 29, of Ewa Beach, died Dec. 4 in Ewa Beach. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Shalei Seward; parents Wilmore and Martha; sisters Shannett Arakaki and Shana Kamaka, and grandfather Domingo Rio. Services: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Nanaikapono Protestant Church, 89-235 Pua Ave., call after 6 p.m.; and 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church, call after 9 a.m. Burial: Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Daisy K.P. Kanamu, 93, of Honolulu, died Tuesday at home. She was born in Kalihi Wai, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Wynette K. Dilliner and Mapuana C. Kalani; son Julian N.; 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Inurnment: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Oahu Cemetery. Casual attire.

Richard "Rick" Kiyonaga, 61, of Honolulu, died Nov. 30 in St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bryon; mother Harriet Iriguchi; brothers Stanley and Warren; sister Kay Fujimori, and two grandchildren. Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Keehi Lagoon Park, beachside. Casual attire.

Chum Soon Lee, 66, of Honolulu, a retired gift shop sales clerk, died Tuesday in St. Francis-West Hospice. She was born in Seoul, Korea. She is survived by sons Hyun Soo and Brian Lee; daughters Anna and Jennifer, and five grandchildren. Korean Christian services: 11 a.m. Monday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Cremation to follow.

Carmen A. Mendoza, 70, of Kaneohe, died Friday in Queen's Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Patrick, Ronald, Hal, Darrel, Kevin, Anthony and Arthur; foster son Edward Merrit; daughters Georgia Kaneao, Paulette and Tracy Mendoza, Kathleen Bitonio and Donna Huddy; brother Johnny Tandal, 35 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Burial: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl.

Nami Mikamura, 97, of Honolulu. died Dec. 11 in St. Francis-West Hospital. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by son Arthur S.; sister Hama Nakamura, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire.

Henry T. Murakami, 78, of Honolulu, a co-proprietor of Aala Auto Machine Works Ltd., died Dec. 9 in Kuakini Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Gladys A.; daughters Lynn K. Murakami-Akatsuka, Gale M. Shoda and June M. Murakami; brother Paul M.; sister Anne S., and four grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Casual attire. No flowers.

Kiyome Nakamura, 92, of Hilo died Dec. 11 at home. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by sons Mamoru, Stanley and Mark; sisters Matsue Nishimura and Kiyoko Oshita, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Private services.

Raymond Pospieski, 68, Mililani Town, a retired communications specialist for U.S. Civil Service Navy, died Dec. 9 at home. He was born in Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife Abbie T.; sons Marvin Toliro and Gerald and Richard Thomas; daughters Alberta Rodriguez and Abbie Gail "Cindy" Thomas; mother Stella Zglinski, and 16 grandchildren. Memorial services: 5 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Casual attire. No flowers.

Ivan G. "Reuben" Rains, 83, of Honolulu, died Dec. 3 at home. He was born in Missouri. He is survived by son Michael I.; daughter Lisa F. Akana; sister Ione Maxwell, and two grandchildren. Services: 5 p.m. Sunday at Nuuanu Mortuary. Call after 4 p.m. Casual attire.

Pantaleon "Ling" Razon, 86 of Waianae died Nov. 27 at home. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by companion Violet Padayhag and sister Marita Lantayao. Mass: noon Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Rita A. Rosa, 87, of Hilo, died last Thursday in Hilo Hospital. She was born in Kona, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Charles and Gilbert; daughters Lucille Foster, Rita Sarme, Dorothy Rosa and Shirley Legaspi; sisters Mabel Gouveia and Matilda Adler; 22 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services: 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Mass: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Call after 10 a.m. Burial: Homelani Memorial Park. Casual/aloha attire.

Angela M. Rustin, 72, of Honolulu, died Dec. 10 in Straub Hospital. She is survived by son James Fulgoni; sister Sally Coleiaghi, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 9 a.m.

Masao Sakoda, 80, of Kalaheo, Kauai, a retired mechanic with Sakoda Garage, died Dec. 6 in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hanapepe, Kauai. He is survived by wife Rin; sons Ronald and Erwin; daughter Vivian Pereira; sisters Kozue Tayama and Chidori Ohara, eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Private services.

Rose C. Thompson, 75, of Honolulu, a retired secretary, died Saturday in Honolulu. She was born in Canada. She is survived by husband Duncan; daughters Terri Thompson and Liberta Fifield; son Thomas; brothers Mike, Joe and Sam Farano, and six grandchildren. Inurnment: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Alzheimer's Association.

Craig W. Tolman, 48, of Nawiliwili, Kauai, died Dec. 9 in Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital. He was born in California. He is survived by partner Robin Abrams; brothers Charles and Cary, and adopted sister Ligaya Lee C. Perry. Memorial gathering 3 p.m. tomorrow at Nawiliwili Harbor. Potluck to follow. Casual attire.

Robert A. Wong, 50, of Honolulu, a maintenance man for the state, died Sunday in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Gary; daughter Casey; mother of his children Clarice M. Tamura; sisters Kathleen and Darlene; brother Larry Jr., and father Larry. Memorial services: 11 a.m. tomorrow at Oahu Cemetery. Call after 10 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Yuk Hoon Wong aka Hoon Kee Wong, 87, of Honolulu, a retired cook for the State Hospital, died last Wednesday in Castle Hospital. He was born in Canton, China. He is survived by sons Riley M.K. and Randolph K.K.; daughter Elvina S. Yamashiro; brother Yuk Sung; sister Pui Hung Cheng, and eight grandchildren. Chinese Buddhist services: 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at Borthwick Mortuary. Private burial.

Brian T. "Yama" Yamashiro, 36, of Hilo, an employee of Ho'owaiwai Farm and Gardens and The Karaoke Box, died Saturday in Hilo Hospital. He was born in Pahala, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Lela; sons Joshua and Jordan; stepson Brandon Fukushima; mother Mildred; hanai grandmother Sadame Watanabe; sisters Debbie Doliente and Lorna Fujioka, and brother Mike. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Dodo Mortuary. Call after 1:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Cheryl N. Young, 54, of Ewa Beach, died Dec. 4 in Ewa Beach. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sister Liann and brother Nelson. Graveside services: 9 a.m. tomorrow at Diamond Head Memorial Park.



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